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Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK) 26th November 2020

Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation will award funding to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which should provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and aim to improv...

£1.4 Million Funding to Develop Local Social Prescribing Activities (England) 25th November 2020

The National Academy for Social Prescribing and Arts Council England have announced the launch of a new £1.4 million Thriving Communities Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities across England. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Funding will encourage partnerships led by voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise group...

Emergency Covid-19 Fund to Support Vulnerable Communities (Scotland) 25th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Weir Charitable Trust has launched a one-off £200,000 Emergency Fund to support the most vulnerable people across Scotland. Charities, and community and voluntary organisations can apply for funding to support projects addressing loneliness and isolation, mental health support, and food and fuel poverty, and to provide assistance for people with additional support needs, and young people and families...

Funding to Recruit Digital History Makers for Anti-Smoking Campaign (Greater Manchester) 25th November 2020

Voluntary Sector North West are working in partnership with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to recruit twelve young people living in Greater Manchester as Digital History Makers who will support their campaign to make smoking history. Grants of £300 are available for successful applicants aged 16-24 to produce at least two pieces of digital content based on their opinion of smoking or personal experience. The content...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) 24th November 2020

The Health Lottery South East 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 specific areas of Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are communi...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside) 24th November 2020

The Health Lottery North West 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 specific areas of Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also su...

Mayor of London's Victims Fund Opens for Applications (London) 24th November 2020

The Mayor of London has launched a new round of the MOPAC Victims Fund to benefit victims of crime across the Capital. The aim of the fund is to support collaboration between the many small voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations that provided services to victims of crime, with the ultimate aim of providing end-to-end victim services that run seamlessly and are led by the victim’s needs. Grants of up to £80,000 are...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach Programme to Re-open for Applications - Very Short Deadline (Scotland) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exlusion such as minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people and drug users, etc. For the remainder of 2020, the eligibility criteria have also been expanded so that registered charities in Scotland which have been operating for a year or more and have a...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 20th November 2020

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives...

Funding to End Violence Against Women and Girls (London) 20th November 2020

Organisations working to end violence against women and girls can apply for two-year grants of up to £100,000. The funding is available to build their resilience through capacity building, peer support and networking. Priority is given to applications from BME organisations focusing on ending violence against women and girls; women's community organisations; and Specialist community organisations (e.g. disability rights groups providing ser...

£1 Million Fund to Keep Care Home Residents Digitally Connected (Scotland) 20th November 2020

The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million fund to provide around 1,400 care homes in Scotland with digital devices to keep residents connected with their loved ones. The Digital Inclusion Connecting Residents in Scotland’s Care Homes initiative will enable care homes to apply for up to two iPads to help care home residents stay in touch with family and friends, and support the clinical management of health conditions remotely. T...

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

Zoo Animals Fund Application Deadline Extended (England) 19th November 2020

The deadline for applications to the UK Government’s £100 million Zoo Animals Fund has been extended until the 29th January 2021. The fund will provide grants of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Funding will also support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially...

Sector Challenge Programme (England) 19th November 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and civil society organisations working in early years; financial wellbeing; mental health and wellbeing; and sexual abuse and domestic violence. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must have one of these causes as one of their primary areas of operation. Three organisations working in each of those areas can apply for funding of between £5,000 and £10,000 is available to c...

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 18th November 2020

Charities, community groups and social enterprises that can demonstrate that their aims have identifiable public benefit in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool can apply for funding to the Sir James Knott Trust. 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 clubs, projects to help the e...

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK) 18th November 2020

Not for profit groups and settings such as local community groups, nurseries, schools, care homes, housing associations, and charities, etc can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds. The funding is being made available through Food for Life Get Together initiative and the aim is to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce ex...

Funding to Provide Meals for those in Need in the Run Up to Christmas (UK) 17th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant Scheme to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas. Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs. Fun...

Funding for Organisations that Support Older People (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 17th November 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to charities, community groups and social enterprises to help them continue to support older people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset and North Somerset during the winter months. The St Monica Trust’s Winter Support Fund will provide support to groups to restart activities that older people aged 55 and over have missed during lockdown. Funding could be used to purchase equipmen...

Funding for Initiatives to Transform Lung Cancer Care (UK & Global) 16th November 2020

Round two of the Initiatives in Lung Cancer Care (ILC2) programme has been launched by the Lung Ambition Alliance to support registered charities and not-for-profit organizations focused on lung cancer care. The programme will support projects which increase screening and early diagnosis, deliver innovative medicine, and improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with lung cancer around the world. ILC2 offers three categories of fundi...

Grants for Youth Work Activity Programmes for Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 16th November 2020

YouthLink Scotland is accepting applications from charities, and community and youth organisations for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund. A total of £700,000 is available in funding for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes for disadvantaged young people aged between 10 and 24 who are most at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or re-offending, and...

Rank Foundation Launches DCMS Covid-19 Response Programme (England) 16th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rank Foundation has launched a new DCMS Covid-19 Response Programme to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. In partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Foundation will provide funding in two strands: the Covid-19 Recovery Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for RankNet member organisations with urg...

Over £4 Million New Funding Available to Support London’s Civil Society Organisations Through the Second Lockdown (London) 16th November 2020

London Community Response has announced that grants of up to £10,000 are now available to help groups to support Londoners affected by covid-19 over the winter months. For this funding round, priority will be given to organisations that are led by and for marginalised communities; that are trusted by people at high risk of negative impacts from covid-19; and groups that have a turnover of less than £1m a year. The funding will be available...

Funding to Establish Local Food Partnerships (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) 12th November 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to areas such as town, cities and counties in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales that are interested in, or in the process of establishing a food partnership. The funding is being made available through Sustainable Food Places, a pioneering food partnership from towns, cities, districts and counties across the UK that are driving innovation and best practice on all aspects of healthy and sustainable food...

New Funding Programme to Strengthen Relationships Between Economic Development and Health (UK) 11th November 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new £1.72m funding programme for local partnerships to use economic development strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities. The Healthier Lives programme will support three to four partnerships across the UK with funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for up to three years. Partnerships will be led by a local authority or a statutory regional body and will bring together a range of org...

Funding to Address Inequality & Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man) 11th November 2020

Adult and children’s hospices based in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man can apply for grants of up to £35,000 to enable them to undertake proactive community engagement to dispel myths and misconceptions about hospice care, and to ensure that services on offer are culturally appropriate. The Masonic Foundation has made £450,000 available through their 2020/21 Hospice Grants - Improving Equality and Diversity in Hospi...

Welsh Government Launches Challenge for Innovative ideas in Response to Covid-19 (Wales) 11th November 2020

The Welsh Government is making a total of £250,000 available to support businesses with innovative products and services that will help communities and the public sector in Wales adapt to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available through the Small Business Research Initiative for projects running between January and March 2021. The focus will be on creating better lives closer to home, by deliveri...

Woodward Charitable Trust (UK) 10th November 2020

Charities, social enterprises, and community interest companies can apply for funding of up to £3,000 through the Woodward Charitable Trust. The Trust supports projects that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and c...

Emergency Funding for Charities Financially Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: educati...

HMRC Grant Funding for Advice Services (UK) 10th November 2020

HMRC is making funding of £4.98 million available to charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and co-operatives to help them provide advice and support hard to reach people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements, including those who are digitally excluded. This might include those with disabilities, mental health or learning difficulties; those on...

Funding for Projects that Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK) 9th November 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced that its Positive Pathways Programme is open for applications.  Fixed grants of  £35,000 for one year are available for projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces.  The funding is available to Armed Forces charities and CICs that have substantial experience in working with veterans. The closing date is noon on the 30th November 2020.

Funding for Charities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Central England) 9th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund will provide immediate financial support for charities, community groups, and local good causes suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic. Grants of between £100 to £5,000 (the average grant is £2,000) are available to employees and members of Central England Co-operative for projects which help local communities deal with the impact of...

Funding to Support Families in Need (UK) 9th November 2020

Not for profit front line organisations working directly with families in need can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000. This can include one year grants and grants for up to three years. Organisations applying should have a focus on family support in local areas of deprivation and this may further include early intervention; families coping with addiction; and prisoners' families. The funding is available for core costs, sala...

Funding to Tackle the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on BAME Communities (England) 5th November 2020

Small Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) -led charities, voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises in England can apply for support to help tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Voice4Change England’s Covid-19 Partnership Fund will provide organisations with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of th...

Comic Relief Launches Global Majority Fund (UK) 5th November 2020

Comic Relief have launched a new £2.1 million Global Majority Fund to assist with Covid-19 response work within communities experiencing racial inequality. The Fund will make 10-15 investments of between £150,000 - £250,000 to charities, voluntary and community organisations and other not-for-profit groups for up to 18 months to organisations. These intermediate organisations will use the investment to make grants to smaller local organisa...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 4th November 2020

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £15,000 for projects lasting up to three years 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 Foundation also offers funding on average of...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 4th November 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundations Early Years Opportunities Grant scheme. The Foundation operates two funding streams. Small grants of between £500 and £5,000 per year for up to 3 years and large grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to 3 years. The next clos...

Funding for Projects Promoting Blood and Organ Donations Within Minority Ethnic Communities (England & Wales) 4th November 2020

Community and faith/beliefs organisations can apply for grants to build support for blood and organ donations amongst Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities. The funding is being made through Round 3 of the NHS Blood and Transplant Community Investment Scheme. Applicants will need to consider the current uncertainty around COVID-19 and the possibility of further periods of lockdown in any applications. For this reason,...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 3rd November 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...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 3rd November 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 Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 30th October 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 Programme to Address Challenges in Migration & Integration to Re-open to Applications (UK) 30th October 2020

Grants of between £30,000 and 400,000 will be available to enable not-for-profit organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration across the UK. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund will re-open to applications on the 30th October 2020 for work that influences migration system reform, improves access to support services, supports communities to live well together and thrive, a...

Emergency Funding for Unpaid Carers (Wales) 30th October 2020

The Welsh Government, in partnership with Carers Trust Wales, has announced a new fund of over £1 million to help unpaid carers cope with the financial pressures of Covid-19. The fund will become available in the coming weeks and will provide grants of up to £300 to carers whose health, wellbeing and financial security has been significantly and negatively impacted by the pandemic. Funding can be used for a range of essentials, including foo...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 29th October 2020

Organisations, groups or individuals can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 for new community safety projects or schemes in North Yorkshire and the City of York. The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire – Community Fund will invest in projects at a local level which can achieve positive outcomes for individuals and communities, helping them to “Be Safe and Feel Safe”. This might include diversionary activit...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 28th October 2020

Small grants of up to £500 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders: The funding streams include home essentials to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility...

Chronicle Sunshine Fund (North East) 27th October 2020

Parents and carers of a child under the age of 19 living with a disability in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham can now apply for funding to purchase equipment such as specialist beds, wheelchairs, trikes, IT and sensory equipment that is not available through the NHS, local authorities or any other sources. Organisations and schools may also apply on the child’s behalf. There are quarterly application meetings and the deadline...

Grants to Support Road Safety Awareness (Cumbria) 26th October 2020

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charities, voluntary and community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, and schools for projects designed to reduce the risk of death and injury on Cumbria’s roads. This round of funding from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund will focus on raising awareness of ‘road safety’. Projects might include local road safety campaigns, support interventions and re-education to target vuln...

Grants to Support the Wellbeing of Young People (Salford) 26th October 2020

Salford-based voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding for projects supporting youth wellbeing and mental health. Through the Youth Wellbeing Fund 2020/21, Salford CVS will provide funding of up to £2,500 for youth-led wellbeing projects, or up to £7,500 for co-led projects supporting youth emotional wellbeing and mental health. Projects must be inspired and develo...

Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme (Leicestershire and Rutland) 26th October 2020

The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has announced that the Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme has opened for applications. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for a wide range of projects that respond to the to the pandemic. These include projects addressing mental health, domestic violence isolation getting back to work and making changes so that services can be delivered outside. Eligible applicants include chari...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 23rd October 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 9th February 2021. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. Thi...

Funding to Alleviate Mental Health Issues (UK & Global) 22nd October 2020

The Gamesys Foundation is a newly formed charity, set up by the Gamesys Group to alleviate Mental Health Issues. Funding is available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations with an income of more than £50,000 who support individuals suffering from mental health issues, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field. The Foundation will also consider funding for other types of organisation so long as they can be...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 21st October 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...

Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 21st October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose pr...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 20th October 2020

Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 20th October 2020

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among...

Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent) 19th October 2020

Registered not-for-profit organisations in Kent can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for projects that support the rehabilitation of offenders and to help reduce the consequences of their imprisonment. Grants are offered to local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or planning to offer their services in the county. Collaborative/partnership working is particularly welcome, but consortium applications must...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (England, Wales and Scotland) 19th October 2020

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across England, Wales and Scotland to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fun...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 14th October 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 30th November 2020.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK) 13th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,0...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 12th October 2020

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 2nd February 2021. 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 st...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 9th October 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 for Financial Capability Projects to Support the Under-25’s (UK) 9th October 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the February 2021 round of grant funding will be for financial capability projects which support young people under 25 years of age. Charities, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply for funding for projects which will target and support the younger generation who need help to develop and learn personal financial life skills, particularly du...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 8th October 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...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 8th October 2020

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. 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 available. Hi...

Training Fund to Help Boost the Numbers of Vets Qualified to Certify Animal Products for Export (UK) 8th October 2020

Defra has launched a £300,000 fund to boost the number of vets that are qualified to certify products of animal origin and equines for export in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. From the 1st January 2021 an Export Health Certificate will be needed to export live animals or animal products to the EU. The new fund aims to boost the certification capacity by providing free online training for vets and local authority offici...

Funding to Improve the Mental Health of Students (England) 8th October 2020

Funding of £1 million is being made available to higher education providers in England to improve mental health support for students. The Office for Students has re-launched the Mental Health Funding competition and is inviting universities and colleges to develop and implement projects that provide targeted approaches to improving mental health for particular groups of students who may be more at risk, and strengthen links between the health...

Funding to Help Build Resilience Within the Social Sector (UK) 7th October 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have su...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 5th October 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...

Funding to Encourage Staff to Travel to Work by Bike (Scotland) 2nd October 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to employers in Scotland for facilities and equipment that will encourage their staff and visitors to travel to and from work by bike. Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly Employer Development Fund is open to businesses and organisations who are working towards achieving or maintaining Cycling Friendly Employer status to support a happier, healthier workforce and enhance corporate social responsibility....

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 2nd October 2020

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start a; or improve their breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Schools are...

Scottish Veterans Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 30th September 2020

Funding is available for projects that improve the lives of former service personnel and their families in Scotland. Grants of up to £15,000 are available through the Scottish Veterans Fund for projects aimed at helping the veterans community overcome disadvantage experienced as a result of service, as well as supporting projects that help veterans and their families successfully transition to civilian life by providing health and social care...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 29th September 2020

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 13th November 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...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 28th September 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...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 24th September 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop their capacity and confidence to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for comm...

Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 23rd September 2020

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 Support the Most Disadvantaged & Vulnerable Affected by Coronavirus During the Winter (Norfolk) 18th September 2020

Charities, voluntary and community groups, churches, parish/town councils, and social enterprises can apply for funding of up to £5,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in Norfolk affected by coronavirus during the coming winter months. The Norfolk Community Foundation’s Norfolk Winter Resilience Fund will support groups and activities that will help those facing very real challenges as the weather gets colder; including the fr...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 17th September 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...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 17th September 2020

The Childs Charitable 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: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

Funding to Help Charities and Social Enterprises Become More Sustainable (UK) 17th September 2020

The Fore’s RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore and Trusts) has launched its second phase to help organisations as lock-down restrictions are eased. The RAFT Transition Fund will provide grants of up to £15,000 to small charities and social enterprises with an annual income below £500,000. Funding can be used for any purpose, including core costs, to enable grantees to strengthen their organisations, plan ahead, become more sustainable and refo...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 15th September 2020

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which receiv...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 9th September 2020

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 8th September 2020

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 30th November 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...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 4th September 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 Charities Supporting the Over 60’s and BAME Communities (UK) 3rd September 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK charities that focus on the often complex issues that have arisen from the Covid-19 pandemic for people aged 60 and over. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The Trust will also be prioritising charities that work in BAME communities, in light of the growing awareness that these communities are being disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis. T...

Funding to Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK) 3rd September 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Positive Pathways programme has reopened for applications for projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans by getting them out and active. Armed-Forces-supporting charities or CIC’s can apply for grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans which have a clearly identified activity for veterans to take part in, and should come under one of four themes: sports; arts and cultu...

New Fund Launched to Support LGBT Communities Affected by Covid-19 (UK) 1st September 2020

A new £350,000 funding scheme has been launched to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is available to any UK based non-profit groups, organisations or projects that work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) people. The funding is being made avail...

National Emergencies Trust Announces First New Charity Partners to Enhance Support for At Risk Groups (UK) 27th August 2020

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has announced plans to distribute £12 million from its Coronavirus Appeal to a range of charity partnerships offering support to some of the UK’s most at risk groups. Just over £2 million of funding will be distributed in a first wave to Disability Action NI and LGBT+ Consortium to support these disproportionately impacted groups which the NET believes may not have received adequate support through the...

Older People’s Community Grant (North Somerset) 26th August 2020

Community organisations working with older people can apply for grants to help to keep elderly people independent and living in their own community for as long as possible. The average grant available is £5,000 and priority is given to smaller groups with an average income less than £500,000. Applicant organisations must be based and working in North Somerset and the project should aim to reduce social isolation among older people. Apply at...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Reduction in Sugar Intake (Suffolk) 25th August 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to towards projects which encourage a reduction in sugar intake and a healthier lifestyle in young people. The funding is targeted specifically at PTAs or Friends of Schools/PRUs, or community group such as Brownies, Scouts and youth projects. Priority will be given to those organisations working in areas of high deprivation. This is a rolling programme; apply at any time. The Sugar Reduction Fund is offer...

Funding to Reduce Inequalities Emerging from the Coronavirus Pandemic (Wales) 21st August 2020

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has launched a new fund to focus on reducing inequalities across society which have emerged from the coronavirus pandemic, and to ensure a fair and just recovery. Charities and other voluntary sector organisations in Wales can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 from the Voluntary Services Recovery Fund to enable them to continue to deliver essential services to communities, to adapt...

Relief Fund and Volunteer Scheme to Support Vulnerable People Affected by Covid-19 (East Midlands) 21st August 2020

East Midlands Airport has opened phase 2 of its Covid-19 Relief Fund for charities and local voluntary and community groups which are helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of up to £1,000 and / or voluntary help from airport staff to allow organisations to continue to deliver much-needed support. The Fund has already helped foodbanks with the purchase of over 41,000 essential items tha...

Funding to Support Local Charities and Community Groups Affected by Coronavirus (Scotland) 18th August 2020

Foundation Scotland has opened phase 2 of its Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund. The Fund supports charities and constituted community groups in Scotland which are helping vulnerable people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help organisations with an annual income of up to £250,000 to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design t...

Funding to Support Migrant and Refugee Charities Affected by the Pandemic (England) 14th August 2020

The Barrow Cadbury Trust has re-opened the COVID-19 Support Fund. The fund provides emergency response funding to organisations suffering acute financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic and operating within the Specialist Migration Sector. The fund originally closed for applications on the 2nd August 2020 but had fewer application than expected. This, the second round of applications has also extended the eligibility criteria. The...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th August 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...

Volant Trust Announces Launch of Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 12th August 2020

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

Phoenix Fund Opens for Applications (England) 12th August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund together with the Global Fund for Children have launched a new £1.4 million fund. The Phoenix Fund, which is now open for applications, will provide grants of up to £20,0000 to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community. In particular...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 10th August 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...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities & Coronavirus Response (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 7th August 2020

Small not-for-profit organisations and community groups with charitable aims can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 for activities that aim to improve the lives of local people by addressing specific needs and disadvantages within their communities. The Quartet Community Foundation’s Express Grants Programme supports activities which reflect the concerns and priorities of the people they aim to benefit and where possible include t...

Common Call Grants Programme (UK) 7th August 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK based organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black for actions that have a positive impact on deprived communities and are providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financially. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call Covid Fund and is specif...

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