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Funding to Help Young People Volunteer in Response to Covid-19 (UK) 1st March 2021

UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old can apply for grants of up to £500 for actions which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. The funding is being made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. Applications must align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic. The deadline for applications is midday on the 21st March 2021.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund - New Funding Programmes Opening in April 2021 (UK) 1st March 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced new funding programmes opening in April 2021 to support veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, to recover from some of the wider impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme will provide grants of up to £100,000 for existing charitable projects which need short term support to continue. Round 2 of the NAAFI Fund will also open...

Funding for Creative & Mental Health Opportunities for Ethnically Diverse Communities (UK) 1st March 2021

The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme has launched a new Fund supporting projects that promote the use of art to address mental health problems in people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit arts organisations that focus on offering creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems in ethnically diverse communities across the UK. The type...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 26th February 2021

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 Benefit Disadvantaged Communities (South Yorkshire) 26th February 2021

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to volunteer-led charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in South Yorkshire for projects which will make a difference to their local communities. South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation’s Community Grants Programme will provide funding for projects that benefit disadvantaged communities Funding can be used to cover costs such as equipment, build...

Grants to Support Dementia Groups & Memory Cafés (Cornwall) 26th February 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 per year are available to Dementia support groups/organisations and memory cafés to run workshops and activities that enhance the wellbeing of people with dementia in Cornwall. The Memory Activity & Support Groups Grant will provide funding for groups with four members or more. New groups can initially apply for a start-up grant of £500, then apply for further funds of up to £500 at a later date. The Fund aims to imp...

Chronicle Sunshine Fund (North East) 25th February 2021

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...

Funding for Medical Health Charities (UK, Isle of Man & Republic of Ireland) 25th February 2021

Registered charities, hospices and medical organisations within the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland can apply for grants to support medical projects, care, research or medical training. The Hospital Saturday Fund provides two types of funding: standard grants of up to £2,000 or €3,000, or large grants of up to £10,000 or €13,500. The Fund will also consider grants for running costs, however large gran...

New £7 Million Fund to Improve Equality & Human Rights (Scotland) 25th February 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new £7 million fund to improve equality and human rights in Scotland. The new fund will support advances in human rights, promote equality and tackle discrimination around age, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability and race. Successful applications from civil society organisations, charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations will help identify where there are gap...

Grants to Support Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Residents Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Salford) 25th February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations supporting communities most affected by Covid-19 in Salford. Through the Community Response Fund, Salford CVS will award funding for activities that support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents to stay well nourished, connected, warm and well during the months of April to September 2021. Activities might include food parcels, welfare/k...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 23rd February 2021

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...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk) 22nd February 2021

The Health Lottery 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 Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also supports Communities...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 22nd February 2021

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 Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus (UK) 22nd February 2021

In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 19th February 2021

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 11th May 2021. This will consider applications to the Project and Samaritan's grants programmes. Appl...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 19th February 2021

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...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 19th February 2021

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...

Additional Covid-19 Funding for Zoos & Aquariums (Scotland) 19th February 2021

Zoos and aquariums in Scotland can apply for a share of an additional £2.5 million in funding to help them continue to care for their animals through the coronavirus pandemic. Establishments covered by the Zoo Licensing Act which are experiencing severe financial difficulties will be able to apply for a 0% unsecured loan or grant of up to £100,000 from the Scottish Government to pay for three months of animal care costs. Loans are the primar...

Grants for Interventions which Address Self-Harming (Leeds) 19th February 2021

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations in Leeds can apply for funding for activity which addresses self-harming. The Leeds Community Foundation’s Addressing Self-Harming grant programme will provide small grants of up to £10,000 and large grants of up to £25,000 for activity which reduces the stigma around self-harming to encourage help-seeking, and which provides effective interventions for supporting people who self-harm. The p...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 18th February 2021

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.

Grants to Support Grassroots Community Groups (Greater Manchester) 18th February 2021

Grassroots community groups in Greater Manchester can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support their work in the community. The Auto Trader Community Fund, run in partnership with Forever Manchester, aims to encourage and support small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves and encourage people to get involved as volunteers. For this round the Fund specifically want to support activity which is aimed at supp...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 18th February 2021

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...

Fund Launches to Increase Access to Immigration Advice for Rough Sleepers (Greater London) 18th February 2021

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has announced £233,000 of funding for charitable organisations to support people that are sleeping rough in London with accessing free immigration advice. Frontline homeless, migrant and advice organisations who are supporting destitute migrants sleeping rough, or in emergency or hostel type accommodation, can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £70,000 for an initial six-month period, with a potential...

Funding of Up to £10,000 Available to Tackle Social Deprivation (North East) 17th February 2021

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...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 17th February 2021

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...

Coronavirus Resilience and Recovery Fund for Legal Aid (Scotland) 17th February 2021

The Scottish Government has made £9 million in funding available to enable legal firms and law centres in Scotland to continue to offer legal aid services to the public. The Coronavirus Resilience and Recovery Fund for Legal Aid is open to any legal firms whose turnover is usually at least 20% derived from legal aid payments, and who have experienced a drop in projected legal aid revenue because of the restrictions in place, once any other f...

Funding to Alleviate Social Deprivation (Scotland) 17th February 2021

The Volant Charitable Trust’s Grants programme has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to support Scottish charities and projects that help alleviate social deprivation, particularly amongst women, children and young people at risk. Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to three years to support work that will make a las...

Funding to Support Women’s Organisations During the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 16th February 2021

Grants of up to £40,000 are available to charitable women’s organisations across the UK working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic. With funds from the Tampon Tax Fund, Rosa UK and Smallwood Trust have collaborated to create the Women Thrive Fund which will enable organisations to respond to the crisis and support women and girls to ov...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 16th February 2021

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 for the Evening...

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK) 15th February 2021

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...

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 12th February 2021

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £400 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, Place or Skills for families in their community. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. T...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Greater Manchester) 12th February 2021

Grant funding of up to £3,000 is available to charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with the most disadvantaged people within Greater Manchester. The Charity Service Grant Fund provides funding to assist with the purchase or supply of equipment, activities and amenities to improve the general welfare of the local community or individuals. Priority will be given to projects that prevent homelessness, reduce social isolation, and...

Funding to Help Reduce Food Waste (England) 11th February 2021

Food production businesses in England with surplus food can apply for up to £50,000 worth of funding to help them reduce their food waste. Fareshare’s Surplus with Purpose Fund aims to offset the additional costs faced by companies seeking to redistribute their edible surplus food to frontline charities and community organisations who can use it to create meals for their service users. Funding can be used to cover the additional staff costs...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 11th February 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

Funding for Organisations Supporting Black and Minority Women Affected by Violence (England) 11th February 2021

Grants of between £30,000 and £250,000 are available to frontline organisations in England led by and providing services for Black and minority women and girls affected by violence. The funding is being provided through a partnership between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Comic Relief and funded through a grant from the Tampon Tax Fund. A total of £1.2 million is available and up to 15 grants will be awarded. The...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 10th February 2021

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...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 10th February 2021

Not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annual incomes of under £30,000 can now apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship. The funding is available to support volunteer led activities, projects or one-off events related to health or wellbeing that may include, for example, dance, drama or football etc. The next deadline for The City Health Car...

Funding to Improve Local Community Paths (Scotland) 10th February 2021

From the 1st March 2021, projects across Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to develop and improve the quality of local paths and provide volunteering opportunities. Paths for All Community Path Grants help charities, community groups, community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups improve, maintain and promote local community path networks creating safer, more welcoming environments that encourage...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 9th February 2021

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £80,000 for projects lasting up to three years that help to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people aged over 50. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Later Life Inclusion Large grants programme to charities with an annual income over £500,000 per year. Funding can be used to cover salary co...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 8th February 2021

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 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 standa...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 5th February 2021

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 £1.000 and £15,000 per year for up to 3 years and large grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 per year for up to 3 years. The next c...

Grants for Interventions which Address Self-Harming (Leeds) 5th February 2021

Not for profit organisations in Leeds such as charities, community groups, social enterprises can apply for funding for activity which addresses self-harming. The Leeds Community Foundation’s Addressing Self-Harming grant programme will provide small grants of up to £10,000 and large grants of up to £25,000 for activity which reduces the stigma around self-harming and which provides effective interventions. The programme will offer one-yea...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 4th February 2021

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 Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th February 2021

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their c...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 3rd February 2021

Charities working at a local level in both the UK and in developing countries can apply for grants of around £5,000 for projects that may find it difficult to raise funding from other sources. The funding is being made available through the Hilden Charitable Fund and within the UK their focus is on Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Charities...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 3rd February 2021

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...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (Wales) 3rd February 2021

The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications.  Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Wales for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000...

People's Postcode Trust Opens for Applications (Scotland) 2nd February 2021

The People’s Postcode Trust has re-opened its grants programme and will award grants on a monthly basis until October 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Scotland for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply fo...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 1st February 2021

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...

Safer Street Fund Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 1st February 2021

The Home Office has launched a new funding round through the Safer Street Fund. A total of £20 million is available to police and crime commissioners (PCCs) and local authorities across England and Wales to fund crime prevention plans in neighbourhoods affected by high levels of neighbourhood crime, such as burglary and robbery. Successful areas will receive grants of up to £432,000. The deadline for bids is midnight on 25 March 2021. Bidd...

Grants to Help Older People Lead More Fulfilling Lives (England, Scotland & Wales) 1st February 2021

Funding of between £100 and £5,000 is available for individuals and small community groups to help older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. The funding which is being made through the Barchester's Charitable Foundation focuses on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th January 2021

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...

Devon Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Devon) 28th January 2021

In response to the current lockdown measures, the Devon Community Foundation has re-opened their Devon Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund. Charities, voluntary and community clubs, social enterprises, parish and town councils, schools, faith groups, and other not-for-profit organisations working to support vulnerable and isolated people affected by the pandemic can apply for funding to deal with issues which are arising due to the virus and...

Funding to Provide Health and Wellbeing Services for Disadvantaged People (North Somerset) 27th January 2021

Local charities, and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations providing health & wellbeing services for disadvantaged people in North Somerset can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The North Somerset Community Partnership Grant has been set up by the Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Community Partnership to support small community-based organisations which help people disadvantaged by poverty, disability, age,...

Funding to Overcome Barriers to Volunteering (Wales) 26th January 2021

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to voluntary and third sector organisations, to tackle barriers to volunteering. The focus this year will be on projects supporting the Well-being of Future Generations Act. The Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) aims to improve the way that Wales achieves economic, social, environmental and cultural Well-being. Volunteering by young people is encouraged through this grant and 30% of the funding...

Funding to Deliver Local Social Prescribing Activities (Manchester) 25th January 2021

The Big Life Group have announced the launch of the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities to people over the age of 18. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Funding will encourage new and established groups and organisations to build capacity and deliver projects to support social pres...

The National Lottery Community Fund - Growing Great Ideas Programme (UK) 22nd January 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas Fund has £25 million available to fund projects that support long-term societal change and are future-focussed. The National Lottery Community Fund wants to invest in different combinations of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term that demonstrate an ability to seed and grow alternative systems, develop and test new ways of building a stronger civil socie...

Community Winter Support Grant Funding Re-Opens (Devon) 20th January 2021

The Devon Community Foundation has re-opened their Community Food Programme: Winter Support Grant to charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations that are providing emergency food support for vulnerable families in Devon who have been particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme, which is run in partnership with Devon County Council, will provide support during the winter months, with a particular focus on...

Funding to Improve Lives Through Better Supply Chain Practices (UK) 20th January 2021

The Chartered Institute for Supply and Procurement has announced that it is looking to support a charity that is based and operating within the UK that improves supply chains or develop new ones, eradicates poor practices within supply chains, develops best practice or supports individuals within the chain to access information and support. One grant of between £10,000 and £50,000 is available for activities which improve access to education...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 14th January 2021

The Robertson Trust has announced that small charities and constituted community groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000 through the Wee Grants for Wee Groups scheme. To be eligible organisations must have an income of less than £25,000 per year and must fit within the Trusts funding strands. These are tackling the financial and material effects of poverty on people and communities; ensuring people have emotional wellbeing, and confiden...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 13th January 2021

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...

Grants of Up to £35,000 Available to Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) 13th January 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 each are available to support projects which seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care, in particular for people over the age of 85, people from black and minority ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people from socially deprived communities. The funding has been made available by the Masonic Charitable Foundation under the Hospice Grants – Improving Equality and Diversity in Hos...

Expansion of Dormant Assets Scheme to Aid Coronavirus Recovery (UK) 13th January 2021

The Government has announced a major expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme to support the UK as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme, which allows banks and building societies to donate funds to good causes and charities from dormant accounts, will now include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment, wealth management, and securities sectors. More than £800 million will be made available to continue supporting urg...

Tramsformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 12th January 2021

Small organisations working with marginalised groups will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The funding is being made available t...

Surviving Winter Grant (West of England) 8th January 2021

The Surviving Winter Grants Programme is now open for applications for projects to be delivered during the Winter of 2020/21. Grants of up to £3,000 will fund the activities of voluntary and community groups which address the immediate needs of older people in crisis due to fuel poverty. Supported work will help to keep activities going during winter months e.g. the provision of advice and/or information, preventative work to beat isolation a...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 8th January 2021

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 the UK to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awarenes...

Covid-19 Emergency Loan Fund for UK Social Enterprises (UK) 8th January 2021

Social Investment Business has announced that their Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund will close to new applications at 11.59pm on the 31st March 2021. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 with no fees or interest for the first twelve months to social enterprises and charities which are facing financial difficulty and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is intended...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 7th January 2021

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...

Childrens Winter Clothing Fund to Open for Applications in January 2021 (Scotland) 6th January 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million children’s winter clothing fund. Through the fund Nurseries and other Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings can apply to the fund for help to buy winter clothing for young children who need it. The fund will be open to any setting delivering funded ELC and will ensure that three and four year olds and eligible two year olds have access to suitable outdoor clothing during their t...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 5th January 2021

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...

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 4th January 2021

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance mi...

Government Announces £7.5 Million to Tackle Loneliness (England) 4th January 2021

The UK Government has announced £7 million of funding to tackle loneliness this winter and will be aimed at those most at risk of loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will be targeted at sectors that are well-known for having the power to bring people and communities together such as the arts, libraries, charities and radio. It will also support cultural organisations, charities and local community groups who are delivering...

The Hospital of God Grants Programme to Re-Open (North East) 24th December 2020

The Hospital of God, the grant making trust that supports charities working with people on the edges of society within the ancient diocese of Durham, has announced that their normal grants programme will reopen to applications in January 2021. Charities and voluntary organisations in Hartlepool, Stockton, Darlington, County Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland will be able to app...

Funding to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women & Girls (Scotland) 15th December 2020

Frontline organisations working to tackle violence against women and girls in Scotland can apply for a share of up to £13 million to help them develop and further their work over the next three years. The Delivering Equally Safe Fund, has now re-opened to applications to support organisations and projects that broaden access to support survivors, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. Priority will be given to organisations suppor...

Funding for Community Food Projects (Aberdeenshire) 15th December 2020

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support local community or resilience groups tackling food security in Aberdeenshire communities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations can apply for funding from Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Food Fund for local projects such as community food growing, community shops, cooking projects, and community kitchens to promote the availab...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 14th December 2020

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The F...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 14th December 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 the Avon and Somerset police force area 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 31st July 2021.

New £4 Million Voluntary Sector Grant Fund (Wales) 11th December 2020

The Welsh Government has announced a new £4 million grant fund to sustain volunteering and community action during recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Third sector organisations working in partnership with the public sector can apply for funding from the Coronavirus Recovery Grant for Volunteering to continue to support and strengthen local communities, build community cohesion, and provide long-term support for the most vulnerable, including...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 9th December 2020

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme and can be used to purchase 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 r...

Funding to Extend the Reach of Christian Organisations (UK & Republic of Ireland) 9th December 2020

Funding is available for Christian organisations to extend their reach to a greater number of people who will benefit from their work. Allchurches Trust’s Transformational Grants Programme provides funding for major, multi-year capital projects and equipment. This year the Trust will also fund salaries and other revenue costs. Churches, cathedrals, Christian denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and the Republic of Irelan...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 8th December 2020

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas or electric cookers and other essential household items. Applications need to be submitted by a referr...

Lankelly Chase Announces New Knowledge Fund (UK) 8th December 2020

Lankelly Chase is an independent foundation working with people across the UK to change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage. The Foundation is opening a new Knowledge Fund which aims to explore how knowledge about severe social harm is created, interpreted and used. Grants of up to £30,000 will be available to partnerships to develop their thinking and activity, and engage in collective inquiry and a shared learning p...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 7th December 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...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 4th December 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) 3rd December 2020

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 22nd March 2021. 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 pow...

Funding to Support LGBT Communities Affected by Covid-19 (UK) 2nd December 2020

The Consortium for stronger LGBT+ Communities has announced that due to an overwhelming demand, the LGBT+ Futures Grant Programme is now closed for applications, except those organisations based in Wales or Northern Ireland. The aim of the grant is 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 Covi...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 1st December 2020

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is open for applications. 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; the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic...

£1.28 Million Boost from Tampon Tax Fund to Help End Violence Against Women & Girls (England) 1st December 2020

£1.28 million in funding is to be made available to frontline specialist Black, Asian and minority-led (BAME) women’s organisations in England delivering projects working to end violence against women and girls who face multiple disadvantage. Comic Relief has been selected to receive the funding from the Tampon Tax Fund to work with organisations that help BAME women at risk of violence and abuse, especially those who find it harder to acce...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 30th November 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 for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 30th November 2020

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...

Covid-19 Fund to Support Black and Minoritised Women’s Organisations (UK) 27th November 2020

Rosa, a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations, has announced plans to build a Covid-19 response fund that gives multi-year grants to specialist not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised (BME) women across the UK. Rosa aims to raise a minimum of £1 million for this fund to meet the holistic needs of disadvantaged BME women and girls who have been hardest hit by the pandemic such as those with...

£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 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 to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 16th November 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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