Health, Justice and Welfare

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Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 30th March 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureau, charities, etc in London and the South East of England that provide free legal advice services. The funding is being made available through the London Legal Support Trust, which is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need ti...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 30th March 2020

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 1st September 2020. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants. The Trust makes grants to...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 30th March 2020

Not for profit organisations working solely to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders can apply for grants to help them to implement changes to enhance their long term sustainability. Grants ranging from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years are available. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office. The funding is being made...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 27th March 2020

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisation...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) 27th March 2020

The Quartet Community Foundation has announced emergency funding to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Funding of up to £5,000 for a single organisation and up to £20,000 for partnerships is available to small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims to help vulnerable groups including the elderly (aged...

Funding to Provide Support for Vulnerable Groups and Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (Devon) 27th March 2020

Charities and community organisations can apply for funding to help the most vulnerable affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Devon. Through the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, the Devon Community Foundation will provide support in two stages: response and recovery. Initially, funding will be provided to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups which will be older people who are most seriously affected by social isola...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull) 27th March 2020

The Two Ridings Community Foundation has announced an emergency fund to help those affected by the coronavirus in North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull. Small charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 from the Two Ridings Community Foundation Coronavirus Community Fund. The fund has two streams of activity and groups can only apply for up...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 26th March 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

Funding to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation (Tower Hamlets) 26th March 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects that tackle loneliness and social isolation within the borough of Tower Hamlets. The funding will support local actions that help people to connect with each other, enjoy each other’s company and enhance their quality of life. This can include activities such as volunteer befrienders, support to use the internet, projects to increase confidence in you...

New £3 Million Fund to Boost Health in Disadvantaged Areas (England) 25th March 2020

The King's Fund in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3 million Healthy Communities Together programme to empower voluntary and community sector organisations and the local health and care sector to work together to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities. The programme consists of two phases. In phase 1, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding and a package of learning and...

Funding to Support NHS Mental Health and Well Being Projects (County Durham and Darlington) 25th March 2020

Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support mental health and wellbeing projects that enhance the work of the NHS in County Durham and Darlington. Registered charities, volunteer-led organisations, Social enterprises, and other organisations with clear charitable purposes can apply for funding for both one year and two-year projects of up to £10,000 per year from the NHS Health Improvement Fund. Projects to reduce smoking, create smoke...

New Funding Programme Announced to Keep Children Safe from Crime and Violence (UK) 25th March 2020

A new £6 million fund has been launched to support organisations working to prevent youth offending and make communities safer. Comic Relief and the Youth Endowment Fund have joined forces to help keep children safe from violence by co-designing a new funding programme with help from young people affected by youth violence; and those organisations and individuals with experience of prevention. The programme will aim to ensure that children mo...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities and Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales) 25th March 2020

The Steve Morgan Foundation has announced an emergency hardship fund for those affected by the coronavirus in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside. Funding of up to £1 million per week for twelve weeks is available to charities and not-for-profit organisations to help with the costs of additional emergency services to support people affected by the coronavirus. The Steve Morgan Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Fund will help those affected by th...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 24th March 2020

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 24th August 2020. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which po...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 24th March 2020

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually av...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 23rd March 2020

Registered charities and organisations with a charitable purpose within the greater Bristol area can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Society of Merchant Venturers Charity. The primary areas supported are social needs; youth; education; environment; social enterprise; health care; culture and the arts; and projects that will benefit greater Bristol and its economic development. The charity meets four times a year, typically in J...

Funding to Encourage Young People with Experience of Care to Share Their Views (Scotland) 23rd March 2020

Young people aged between 18-35 who currently live in Scotland and have at least three months experience of the care system can now apply for grants of between £100 and £2,000 to attend events such as workshops, seminars, network events and national gatherings, where they can contribute to discussions either as a participant or as a presenter. The funding is being made available through the Life Changes Trust’s Conference Grant which aims...

Funding of £8 million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK) 20th March 2020

The Home Office has announced a further £8 million of funding to help vulnerable EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. Charities and local authorities can apply for further funding to provide face-to-face, online and telephone support which may include legal support, caseworker services or general advice as either individual or in group...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 19th March 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 22nd May 2020. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, E...

Funding to Provide Support for Vulnerable People Affected by the Coronavirus (Northern Ireland) 19th March 2020

The Community Foundation Northern Ireland has made grants of £2,500 available to community groups that are helping people aged 50 and over who are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. The aim of the Coronavirus Community Fund is to offer emergency funding to deal with issues which are arising due to the virus and the need for self-isolation. The focus will be on reducing the potential for loneliness and the feeling of isolation, ensuring the...

Grants of up to £5,00 to Provide Practical Support for the Homeless (Leeds) 19th March 2020

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Big Change Leeds Fund to help provide practical support to meet the needs of people in Leeds who are homeless, rough sleeping or in need. The fund will enable those working with individuals in or displaced from the City Centre to feel safe and supported. Funding is being made available via donations to the Big C...

Funding to Explore Innovative Approaches to Target Mental Health for Students (England) 18th March 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has made £1 million available to tackle some of the barriers faced by groups of students who may be at risk of poor mental health. Higher education providers can apply for grants of between £70,00 and £200,000 for projects which provide innovative approaches to improving mental health for students and aim to strengthen links between the health and higher education sector. The projects should focus on...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 17th March 2020

Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available thr...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (West Midlands) 17th March 2020

The Health Lottery West Midland has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in certain areas of the West Midlands region of England for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-p...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 17th March 2020

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The fundi...

Charities Encouraged to Apply to the £15 Million Tampon Tax Fund (UK) 17th March 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that it is inviting large charities to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Applications should be for £1 million or more. The aim of the Tampon Tax Fund is to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing. Charities that successfully bid for funding are expected to dist...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 16th March 2020

Charitable organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to 3 years to increase their capacity to deliver quality services. Grants can cover running costs and core salaries for not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 who work in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside. This is Round 3 of the Greggs...

Funding to Champion the Rights of Deaf and Disabled People (London) 13th March 2020

Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPPOs) in London can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to champion the rights of Deaf and Disabled people. The fund is being made available by Trust for London and City Bridge Trust as part of Phase 2 of their Strengthening Voices, Realising Rights Initiative. The aim of the fund is to assist DPPOs in their work to tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality that Deaf and Disabled people face...

Funding to Bring Communities Together Through Food (UK) 13th March 2020

The Soil Association has announced that schools, nurseries, charities, care homes, community groups, housing associations and other not-for-profit organisations in specific location within the UK can now apply for small grants of between £50 and £150 to host Food for Life Get Togethers events. The aim of these events is to use the power of good food to connect people of all ages and from different backgrounds to get more people eating healt...

Funding to Bring Communities Together Regardless of Faith or Race (England) 12th March 2020

The Ministry of Housing has launched a £2 million Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme to support projects that bring communities together, regardless of faith or race. Charities and other established community organisations as well as consortiums can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 for projects lasting nine months The aim of the scheme is to support organisations that are working to bring different faith and ethnic gr...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 11th March 2020

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust is currently accepting applications through its General Fund. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in Avon and Somerset for projects that improve community safety. This can include protecting local people and property from crime; reducing anti-social behaviour; etc. The closing date for applications is the 1st June 2020.

Funding to Encourage Conversations About Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (UK) 10th March 2020

Individuals, charities, community groups, statutory organisations and educational institutions can apply for grants of between £1,500 and £3,000 from the Lankelly Chase Foundations's Connected Grants Programme to promote and support new conversations about severe and multiple disadvantage in their local area. The funding is available to cover costs incurred in organising and running an activity or event such as venue hire, catering, material...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 6th March 2020

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes i...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 6th March 2020

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2020. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice:...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 5th March 2020

Individuals that have Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or care for someone with MND can apply for small grant of up to £1,000 towards the cost of a holiday or other ‘time out'. The aim is to give people suffering from MND and their carers the chance to enjoy quality time outside their usual routine. People with MND who do not have a carer are not eligible to apply for this grant programme. The grants can be used to go on a holiday, take a regula...

Fire Safety Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 5th March 2020

Electrical Safety First, a leading UK consumer safety charity, has just opened its Fire Safety Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help reduce electrical fires and accidents in UK homes. The Fire Safety Fund is open to community services such as local Fire and Rescue Services, Trading Standards and charities, as well as other organisations promoting an electrical safety message. Preference will be given to those applications addres...

Funding for Projects that Help Young People Support Each Other Through Bereavement (UK) 4th March 2020

Co-op Foundation has launched the latest round of its #Iwill Fund. Through the fund charities, social enterprises or other form of not-for-profit voluntary or community groups can apply for funding to deliver peer support and/or youth-led advocacy projects to help young people up to the age of 20 experiencing bereavement. In this round, £50,000 is available and the Foundation expect to make around 5 grants of up to £10,000 each, for 1 year....

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 2nd March 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Mus...

Funding for Young People's Social Action Projects (Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent) 2nd March 2020

Voluntary and community organisations in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent can apply for grants of £1,000 to £5,000 for projects that get more young people to undertake social actions such as volunteering, fundraising and campaigning. The funding is available to organisations that are working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20; disabled people the age range is 10 to 25; as well as organisations working to promote social action a...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 28th February 2020

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 26th February 2020

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Widening Access to Dementia Care and Mental Health Support (UK) 25th February 2020

Capital grants of up to £40,000 are available for projects that improve the physical environment within which adult and children’s hospices deliver care. The grants will seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for people with dementia or a mental health condition. This can be through putting into practice the recommendations or findings from an organisational or local scoping exercise; piloting a new project based on a r...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 24th February 2020

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The funding is being made available through London Catalyst which runs a number of different grant making programmes. . The next grant scrutiny meeting is on the 4th May 2020. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. This i...

Funding to Improve Health Care Within Communities (UK) 24th February 2020

Funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 is available to support up to five teams across the UK for two to three years to improve health care through collaboration between those who use health services and those who deliver them. The funding is available to support collaborations between providers of NHS services and voluntary or community sector organisations, such as charities or social enterprises. The funding is being made available th...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Tackle Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 21st February 2020

Not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and schools can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for work which is not part of the normal curriculum and where the school can show that children experiencing some kind of disadvantage will benefit are also accepted. Grants are usually awarded for one year’s work; core costs can be funded and the awar...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 21st February 2020

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £2,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 20th February 2020

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life small grants programme. The next closing date for applications to the sma...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 20th February 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years to help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Early Years Opportun...

National Lottery Launches Helping End Homelessness Grant Scheme (Wales) 20th February 2020

A new £10 million fund has been launched to address the causes and impact of homelessness in Wales. The funding is available to partnerships of charities, businesses, community organisations, and local authorities. Applicants can initially apply for development grants of up to £50,000 prior to the submission of a full phase 2 application for projects lasting between 5 and 7 years. The funding is being made available through the National...

Funding of Up to £10,000 Available to Tackle Social Deprivation (North East) 19th February 2020

Registered charities exempted or excepted organisations can now apply for up to £10,000 of funding for core costs and charitable activities that benefit the residents of Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside. Priority will be given to projects that ease social deprivation and/or enrich the fabric of the local community and the quality of life of individuals within that community. The funding is being made available from the...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 18th February 2020

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th February 2020

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is admini...

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 14th February 2020

Charities with community projects that can demonstrate that their aims have identifiable public benefit in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool can now apply for funding. The funding has been made available by the Sir James Knott Trust and special consideration will be given to charitable activities that are known to have been of interest to Sir James Knott including military and maritime organisations, youth cl...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 13th February 2020

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 2nd June 2020 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent living...

Funding for Summer Play Schemes (UK) 13th February 2020

Community and voluntary groups in the UK can apply for grants to run summer play schemes for children aged 5 – 18. To be eligible for funding, summer play schemes should be locally based, last between two and six weeks and have strong volunteer support. Priority will be given to projects which show that they are inclusive of children from refugee families and have BME involvement. The funding is being made available through the Hilden Chari...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 12th February 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in Avon and Somerset for projects that improve road safety and prevent road traffic injuries. The funding is being made available through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust’s Road Safety Grant. The closing date for applications is the 1st June 2020.

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Charities to Supporting Vulnerable People (Scotland) 11th February 2020

Registered Charities in Scotland can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 for one year projects to support disadvantaged people and people suffering social exclusion. This can include people suffering homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health issues; etc. To be eligible, charities will need to have an incom...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 10th February 2020

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 5th May 2020.. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small cha...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 10th February 2020

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 7th February 2020

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become e...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 6th February 2020

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 6th February 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 6th February 2020

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2020. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase the ski...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 6th February 2020

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the cu...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 6th February 2020

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity and the closing date for applications is the end of August 2020.

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 4th February 2020

Grants are available to not for profit organisations and schools in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset in the South West of England for welfare and art projects which help to improve the quality of local life. Grants can cover the core running costs or project costs of small established organisations who have a proven record of making a significant difference. For example, Dartington Hall trust received a grant to support a b...

Grants for Human and Legal Rights Organisations (UK) 31st January 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession. Projects supported will be working to promote human rights, provide access to justice or to provide legal education. Priority is particularly given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities. Applications are assessed at quarterly Trustee...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 30th January 2020

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

YHA Family Support Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 30th January 2020

The Youth Hostel Association is offering a free two-night stay with meals in Youth Hostels in England and Wales to families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances. One break per year at a YHA Youth Hostel (a list of participating hostels is on the website) is available to families with up to two adults and children aged 2 – 18 years where the annual h...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th January 2020

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

Funding for Physical Activity Community Projects (London) 28th January 2020

Not for profit organisations, informal groups and individuals can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 for activities that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. The funding is being made available through the Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund and will support recognised sporting activities a...

Funding for Projects Supporting Disadvantaged People (Scotland) 27th January 2020

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to housing associations and voluntary organisations linked to housing associations for projects that help provide solutions for people in housing need. This can include the provision of services to older people to enable them to continue living at home; provision of services promoting digital participation and access to online services to digitally excluded individuals and groups; and provision of services...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 17th January 2020

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 2020. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding support...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 13th January 2020

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £1...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 10th January 2020

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...

Grants of up to £5,000 for Palliative Care in Africa (UK / International) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of palliative care across Africa and in particular to items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. The funding is being made available through the True Colour Trust Small Grants programme for Africa and priority is given to equipment for patients; palliative care for children and young people; palliative care medicines; capital...

Funding Available to Promote Cycling and Walking (Scotland) 11th December 2019

Grants of £25,000 are now available to social housing providers, local authorities and registered social landlords in Scotland who actively promote walking and cycling options for their residents. Funding is available for infrastructure proposals such as secure cycle parking, street furniture such as seating, litter bins, bollards and planters as well as improvements to access points and lighting. The Social Housing Fund is supported by the S...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 6th December 2019

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of...

Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 29th November 2019

Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation cos...

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK) 22nd November 2019

Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising. Applications should ad...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 15th November 2019

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire (including Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (including Southampton and the Isle of Wight), Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity’s County Grants scheme. Projects ca...

Health Foundation Announces New Funding Programme to Improve Health and Address Health Inequalities (England) 15th November 2019

The Health Foundation has announced that it will be launching a funding programme in partnership with the Local Government Association for councils to work with others from their local area to improve health and address health inequalities. The Shaping Places for Healthier Lives programme is due to launch on the 20th November 2019 and will provide grants of up to £100,000 per year for up to 3 years to take system-wide action on the wider det...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 14th November 2019

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

Toyota Parasport Fund (Northern Ireland) 14th November 2019

Organisations in Northern Ireland who are working to improve the quality and quantity of sports activities for people with a disability can now apply for funding to enable the delivery of Mencap NI’s Learning Disability Awareness Training. This training will improve accessibility in sports facilities, improve the quality and quantity of sports and activities available to people with mental and physical impairments and will provide staff with...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 13th November 2019

Registered charities in Scotland working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £25,000. Projects working with families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority. Grants may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. The Trustees prefer to fund reven...

Grants of Up to £35,000 Available to Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) 12th November 2019

£450,000 of funding has been made available to adult and children’s hospices based in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Grants of up to £35,000 each are available to support projects which seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for people experiencing homelessness (or who are vulnerably housed) and people with learning disabilities. Funding has been made available by the Masonic Charitable Founda...

£10 Million Fund to Help Vulnerable People Claim Universal Credit (UK) 11th November 2019

The Secretary of State has announced a new £10million Universal Credit Transition Fund. The fund will be available to organisations across the UK who are working to help vulnerable people, including the disabled, care leavers and those with mental health issues to claim Universal Credit as a route into work. Current figures show that a fifth of claimant’s delay making a Universal Credit claim because they don’t know how to make a claim or...

Funding for Activities that Reduce the Amount of Sugar Eaten by Children (London) 29th October 2019

Organisations working with families in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea can apply for grants to deliver activities that cut back the amount of sugar eaten by children. Organisations can apply for up to £500 for one-off events, or up to £1,000 for activities that take place over several sessions. This can include purchasing equipment or additional staffing. Priority will be given to activities that reach children and families most at r...

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 24th October 2019

Limited funds for new applications are still available for projects concerned with alleviating the social effects of alcohol abuse/misuse within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. Applications are accepted for specific projects from registered charities. National Charities may apply where the funds will be ring-fenced for work within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. General running costs are not normally supported. Apply...

Support for Third Sector Organisations Delivering Scotland’s New Benefits System (Scotland) 22nd October 2019

The Scottish Government is launching a new £500,000 fund for organisations which help people access the new benefits system to be delivered in Scotland. The new Scottish Benefit Take-up Fund will support charities and third sector organisations in their work to address barriers which prevent people from applying for benefits. This includes tackling perceived stigma and supporting people through the application process. The fund is due to op...

New Fund Announced to Tackle Loneliness (UK) 21st October 2019

The Government has announced that a new £2 million fund is being launched to help organisations tackle loneliness. The funding aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups. The investment will help small organisations promote themselves more widely, help fund the use of suitabl...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th October 2019

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment and activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The funding is being made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 18th October 2019

Local community-led grassroots groups and organisations can apply for funding for projects that break down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and help to build a more cohesive and inclusive community. This could be a housing estate or a distinct community. The funding is being made available through the Allen Lane Foundation’s Social Cohesion Programme. The Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in comm...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 14th October 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2019

Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be eligible for a grant. Projects invited to apply could benefit from grants that have previously ranged from £2,600 - £32,000. Projects supported will tackle the underlying problems in the local area and make a real long-term difference by transformi...

Home Secretary Launches £25 Million Fund to Prevent Burglary and Theft in Crime Hotspots (England and Wales) 8th October 2019

A new £25million fund has been announced to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime hotspots. The Safer Streets Fund has been made available by the Home Office and Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales will be able to apply for funding for measures aimed at preventing acquisitive crime in disproportionately affected areas. Initiatives could target vehicle theft, robbery or burglary, among other crimes, and could i...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 7th October 2019

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation m...

Funding for Hospital Parent and Carer Rooms (UK) 2nd October 2019

All UK hospitals with a PICU (a ward specialising in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of children with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs) are invited to apply via their hospital charity for grants of up to £20,000 to renovate or create parent and carer rooms. Up to £1,500 (which will be deducted from the total grant amount) may be available in advance towards the costs of designing a room. Offered by the Tr...

Funding to Overcome Severe and Multiple and Severe Disadvantage (Southward and Lambeth) 27th September 2019

Charities with a turnover of between £25,000 and £300,000 operating in Southward and Lambeth can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years for projects that bring communities together, helping residents overcome severe and multiple challenges. The funding is unrestricted, which means that they can be used by the charity in a way they choose. The funding is being made available through the Peter Minet Trust. There...

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