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The MSE Charity Announces New Funding Programme (UK) 18th June 2024

Following a strategic review, the MSE Charity has announced that its new grants programme is opening on the 19th June 2024. Not-for-profit organisations across the UK will be able to apply for project grants of up to £10,000 for activities that impact how people think, behave and manage their money. The activities that could be funded include money management workshops, volunteer training, upskilling staff, and financial inclusion activities...

Funding to Help People with Parkinson's to Become & Stay Active (UK) 18th June 2024

Community groups and organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help people with Parkinson's to become and stay active. The Funding is for new activities that encourage people affected by Parkinson’s to participate in physical activity and sports or increased participation in these areas. This could be anything fun that encourages people, particularly those from isolated and ethnic communities, to get moving such as...

Funding to Encourage Volunteering Amongst Young People (UK) 17th June 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under who aim to make a difference through volunteering or community service. The funding is made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. It prioritises projects involving many volunteers, addresses the specific needs of disadvantaged communities and individuals, and is innovative and sustainable. The Trust is looking for projects that identify a specif...

Windrush Justice Programme (UK) 17th June 2024

Grassroots organisations based in the UK can apply for funding from the Windrush Justice Programme to support their advocacy efforts for those seeking to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme. The programme, made available through Action for Race Equality, is offering small grants of £22,000 (over two years) to help organisations cover the costs of caseworkers, administrative expenses, venue fees, and staffing costs. The programme aims to s...

Funding Available to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland & Wales) 14th June 2024

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) has launched its eighth funding round. Charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland, and Wales can apply for grants to help households vulnerable to cold homes and high energy bills, and for projects developing innovative energy-related products and services or reducing carbon emissions. Funding streams include the Main Fund (£50,000 - £1.5 million), Sma...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable & Marginalised People (UK) 14th June 2024

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to organisations such as local community, voluntary or faith-based groups and charities working to support vulnerable and marginalised people across the UK. The funding will support projects that help communities tackle poverty, combat challenges faced by women, support refugees, and foster youth and family development. Grants can cover salaries, room hire, equipment, materials, and organisational or core...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 12th June 2024

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of February 2024 to be considered at the Autumn meeting.

Grants of up to £15,000 for Projects to Help Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease (England South) 12th June 2024

Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations in the south of England can apply for funding for local community projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease. The Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grant Scheme awards grants of up to £15,000 for projects lasting up to twelve months that encourage people to look after their hearts and pr...

Funding to Support Core Costs of Small Charities (UK) 12th June 2024

UK charities and social enterprises supporting children and young people, disadvantaged families, prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for funding to help cover their core costs. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000 are available. However, only a few large grants are awarded. The funding will support small-scale, local initiatives that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, and...

Funding to Support the Human Rights Sector (Scotland) 11th June 2024

Grants of up to £150,000 over three years are available for third sector organisations seeking to protect and promote human rights. The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland is for organisations taking action to help realise and defend rights, and tackling issues affecting people’s daily lives. The Fund will focus on people whose rights are most at risk, such as those facing issues around poverty, housing, education, health, racism, an...

Grants of up to £75,000 for Charities Led by and Working with d/Deaf and Disabled People (England and Wales) 10th June 2024

Small and local charities in England and Wales led by and working with d/deaf and disabled people experiencing poverty can apply for a three-year unrestricted grant of up to £75,000.  The funding is available through the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. To be eligible, applicants must be led by the communities they serve, provide advice and/or advocacy on social security, deliver services that meet the individual needs of the Di...

Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK) 10th June 2024

Grants are now available to support children and young people in the UK experiencing a crisis or emergency.  The grants which are made available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme support families with children up to the age of 17 who are living with financial, health and social difficulties by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs, such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, cl...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children & Vulnerable Older People (England & Wales) 7th June 2024

Funding is available for registered charities that are working to support disadvantaged children and young people, as well as vulnerable older people in England and Wales. The Masonic Charitable Foundation Charity Grants programme awards Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, and Large grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 to support projects that are focusing on: children affected by domestic abuse; early years; children with special...

Funding to Enhance Mental Health Provision in Schools and Colleges (England) 7th June 2024

The Department for Education (DfE) offers the Senior Mental Health Lead Training Grant, to support schools and colleges in enhancing their mental health provision. This initiative reflects a growing recognition of the importance of mental health in educational settings. It aims to equip senior leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a sustainable, whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. Eligible schools and col...

Buttle UK Support for Boarding Grant (UK) 7th June 2024

Funding is available to offer boarding school places to children facing significant and ongoing crises at home. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK’s Support for Boarding grant and covers boarding school fees and additional costs such as school trips and uniforms. Eligible uses of the grant include funding boarding school placements in both independent and state boarding schools with strong pastoral support. The grant is s...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 6th June 2024

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those disadvantaged and vulnerable, can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each year, the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill, and otherwise disadvantaged people...

Funding to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 6th June 2024

Grants of up to £12,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. The Building, the Community-Pharmacy Partnership Programme, is available to pharmacists with commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor, a community group, or a voluntary organisation. Projects could, for example, address a wide range of health a...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 5th June 2024

Grants between £20,000 and £70,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people in times of crisis. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enter...

Grants to Support Work that Improves Living Standards and Financial Fairness (UK) 5th June 2024

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies, and universities for strategic work to enhance the living standards and personal finances of people on low-to-middle incomes. The funding is offered through the Aberdeen Financial Fairness Trust's grant programme, which seeks proposals focused on policy, research, and advocacy in income, spending, and assets, includi...

Arts Council Announces New Mental Health and Arts Programme (Northern Ireland) 5th June 2024

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) and the Baring Foundation have jointly announced that they will launch a new three-year Mental Health and Arts Programme with a total funding pot of £600,000. This initiative aims to improve mental wellbeing within the arts community and leverage the power of creative expression to benefit wider society. The programme will include, general and specialised training for artists and funding for collabo...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 4th June 2024

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 next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2024.

Funding to Prevent Violence Black and Racially Minoritised Young People (England and Wales) 4th June 2024

Not-for-profit organisations actively working with Black and racially minoritised young people can apply for a share of £2.2 million to support work that prevents violence and fosters positive development. The funding is provided through round 2 of the Phoenix Fund: Children and Youth, which aims to address systemic issues and challenges these young people face. The grants can be used for educational programmes, mentorship schemes, community...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 3rd June 2024

Community groups and other not for profit organisations within a two mile radius of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the One Stop Community Partnership programme. The programme, administered by the environmental charity Groundwork, will support projects and activities tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-income families, running youth sports teams, improving the...

Hilden Charitable Fund Re-Opens its UK Funding Programme (UK) 31st May 2024

The Hilden Charitable Fund has reopened its UK funding programme and is now accepting applications. The fund is offering grants ranging from £5,000 to £7,000. It focuses on two key areas: supporting asylum seekers and refugees by integrating them into the community and aiding prisoners, especially women, with coping, maintaining family bonds, and successful resettlement post-release. They also welcome applications for post-release projects t...

Upcoming Changes to the Robertson Trust Funding Programmes (Scotland) 31st May 2024

The Robertson Trust, which supports Scottish organisations and initiatives tackling poverty and trauma, has announced details of upcoming changes to its funding programmes. These changes, taking effect in September 2024, will include adjustments to the income thresholds and maximum award sizes available through the Wee and Small Grants programmes. The maximum Wee Grant award will increase from £2,000 to £5,000, and the maximum Small Grant wi...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 30th May 2024

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £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 established. Th...

Funding for Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK) 30th May 2024

Grants are available for UK registered charities seeking to enhance and improve people’s lives through advancing the arts, health and medical welfare, and the environment. The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust typically awards grants of between £500 and £6,000 for projects and core costs, with a preference for small-scale, locally based initiatives. Community services could include promoting access to the arts, conservation activities, music a...

Home Office Launches Transition to eVisa Fund (UK) 30th May 2024

The Home Office is offering £3 million in grants through its Transition to eVisa Fund to support organisations aiding vulnerable customers in transitioning from physical immigration documents to eVisas. Eligible organisations must provide trusted, community-based assistance to vulnerable individuals. The funding targets various vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, mental health conditions, victims of domestic abuse, individual...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 28th May 2024

Homelessness charities and hospices in England and Wales can apply for advice, support and grant funding to help with their construction projects. The grant is being provided by the Construction Industry's Charity (CRASH), and can be used for a variety of purposes, including refurbishing or renovating buildings, building new facilities, improving accessibility, and installing energy-saving measures. The grant is open to registered charities th...

Funding of Up to £40,000 Available to Provide Advice Services for Marginalised Communities (England - Various Regions) 24th May 2024

Grassroots community organisations operating in specific areas of the East of England, West Midlands, the South East and the East Midlands, with annual incomes below £500,000 are invited to apply for grants between £20,000 and £40,000 to address the critical advice needs of marginalised communities facing financial, social disadvantages, and discrimination. The aim is to improve their mental and physical health. The funding is available th...

£2.2 Million Fund Opens in Response to the Cost-of-Living Crisis Facing Women (England) 23rd May 2024

The National Lottery Community Fund has provided £2.2 million in funding for round two of the Women's Urgent Support Fund. The fund aims to tackle the effect of the cost-of-living crisis on women. Administered by the Smallwood Trust, the Fund will award three-year grants of between £15,000 and £60,000 to enable around 35 women’s-led community organisations to respond to the increase in demand for urgent and basic needs from women in Engla...

Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK) 22nd May 2024

The Seven Friends Foundation has reopened for applications. It offers small grants of between £300 and £3,000 to charities and charitable projects in deprived areas of the UK that are unpopular or do not receive widespread public attention. This could be due to negative focus within the media, difficulty accessing funding, political controversy, or the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause. Examples of these types of groups or ca...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequality (UK) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations working towards a just and democratic society and redressing political and social injustices can apply for grants 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 received a...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 13th May 2024

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 to Improve the Mental Health of Young Women (North East & North West of England, Yorkshire & Humber, Northern Ireland) 10th May 2024

The Pilgrim Trust has announced that its Young Women in Mind grant programme (previously known as the Young Women’s Mental Health programme) will reopen to applications on the 13th May 2024. The programme provides grants of between £60,000 and £100,000 (spread over three years) to help improve the mental health of women aged 16-25 by increasing their access to high-quality, age and gender-specific mental health provisions. This round of f...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th May 2024

The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations that provide vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis...

Funding to Provide Support for Dementia Carers (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) 9th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that provide relief, respite and support for full-time unpaid carers caring for a loved one with dementia. The funding, which is made available through the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation’s Dementia Carers Fund, will support charitable projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that give support to unpaid carers who need to attend appointments of...

Funding Programme to Advance the Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th May 2024

The ORIT Impact Fund Programme offers grants of up to £10,000 and volunteer support to groups and individuals. These grants aim to accelerate the UK's transition to net zero by funding innovative projects that enhance the environment and strengthen communities. ORIT is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that promote a "just transition" to ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits from the green economy. The programme ai...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK) 8th May 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grassroots and local charities currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community across the UK. The funding, which is being made available through Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme, can be used to cover projects, core costs, building projects, or essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision for charities with a turno...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 3rd May 2024

Charities registered in the UK that are working to offer sanctuary, rehoming, and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with wildlife conservation, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charities...

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 3rd May 2024

Applications are invited from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreation...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 2nd May 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day t...

The Charles Hayward Foundation (UK / International) 30th April 2024

UK registered charities, and not-for-profit organisations seeking financial assistance for their projects can apply for funding from the Charles Hayward Foundation. The focus of the Foundation is on supporting projects in the sectors of heritage and conservation, criminal and social justice, older people, and overseas aid. The next deadline for the main grants programme for both UK and overseas projects is the 16th August 2024.

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th April 2024

UK-registered charities working to combat human rights abuses can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years. The funding is available to charities supporting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, criminal justice reform, and access to justice. The funding is being made available through the AB Charitable Trust. It typically makes one-off grants to eligible charities with annual incomes between £150,000 and £1.5...

Grants of up to £7,000 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 29th April 2024

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 26th April 2024

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 local projects that can achieve positive outcomes for individuals and communities, helping them to “Be Safe and Feel Safe”. This might include diversionary activities for chil...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 24th April 2024

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to support serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of bene...

Grants to Help Older People and Adults with Disabilities Lead More Fulfilling Lives (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th April 2024

Funding of between £100 and £2,500 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...

New Fund for National Partnership to Support Newly Released Prisoners (Scotland) 16th April 2024

The Scottish Government is making funding available to establish a single, national partnership of voluntary sector organisations to provide throughcare support to people leaving prison after a short sentence or a period on remand. Applications are sought from groups of at least five organisations working collaboratively to deliver services that support people to resettle into the community after release. This could include finding a home, pro...

Funding to Support Migrant Justice (UK) 16th April 2024

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is making grants of up to £60,000 per year (over 3 to 5 years) available to support not-for-profit organisations working towards migrant justice in the UK. The Migration Fund aims to support organisations to build on their services to strengthen relationships with migrants and diaspora communities, and help them plan for positive change. The Foundation will consider applications for core funding and funding dedicate...

Match Funding Campaign to Support Vulnerable & Underrepresented Women & Girls (UK) 16th April 2024

The Big Give has opened a match funding campaign to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in the UK. The Women and Girls Match Fund is making up to £10,000 in match funding available to enable charities that are led by and for women and girls to run their own match funding campaign during one week in October. Priority will be given to applications from charities that ar...

Grants to Support Individuals and Families Living in Temporary and Emergency Accommodation (London) 15th April 2024

The Stef & Philips Foundation is offering grants to individuals and families residing in temporary and emergency accommodation in London, including single-parent households and care leavers transitioning to independent living. Grants are available for essential home or family items, training and education, recreational trips for children, and community initiatives that foster social inclusion and well-being. Two grant types are provided by the...

Funding to Support the Human Rights Sector (Scotland) 10th April 2024

The Corra Foundation has announced that it will be launching a new fund to support the human rights sector in Scotland. The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland will help realise and defend rights, and tackle issues affecting people’s daily lives. The Fund will focus on people whose rights are most at risk, such as those facing issues around poverty, housing, education, health, racism, and disability. The funding is intended to help or...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 9th April 2024

Small grants of up to £500 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. The funding which is being made available through the charity Friends of the Elderly assists individuals and couples who are of or over the state pension age, have savings of less than £5,000, and do not meet the criteria for other funders. The funding aims to assist with various needs such as purchasing a new fridge, payi...

Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children & Young People (South East - excluding London & Greater London) 5th April 2024

Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs throughout the South East (excluding London & Greater London) can apply for grants of up to £30,000 through the Peter Harrison Foundation Positive Futures for Children and Young People grant scheme. The aim of the grant scheme is to support projects that improve the lives of children and young people who are physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged. Previously funded organisations include th...

Funding to Support Families in Need (UK) 28th March 2024

Voluntary sector organisations in the UK working on the frontlines of family support can apply for grants of £10,000-£100,000 for a period of one to three years. These funds, made available through the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, can be used for core costs, salaries, running expenses, and project costs. The programme prioritises organisations with an annual income up to £500,000 located in, or serving of high deprivation. Focus areas...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (Scotland) 27th March 2024

Grants of between £20,001 and £200,000 are available to support people, communities and organisations that are facing increased demands and challenges as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. The funding is available to voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland for activities that help people so that they are better able to identify ways to take control over their lives and build resilience; are able to shape the acti...

Grants to Improve Health & Wellbeing for Underserved Communities (Birmingham & Solihull) 26th March 2024

Voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations can apply for a share of £2.46 million in funding for projects that improve the health and wellbeing of underserved communities in Birmingham and Solihull. The Fairer Futures Fund - Citywide Small Grants scheme offers grants of up to £45,000 over three years (£15,000 per year) for initiatives that reduce health inequalities and improve access to health and care. Organisations a...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 21st March 2024

Registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and in exceptional circumstances Community Interest Companies can apply for grants for projects that support offenders and ex-offenders as well as into work and helping specific less popular groups within the criminal justice sector. The funding is being made available through the Weavers' Company who are looking specifically to support projects helping offenders find work as well a...

Funding to Boost the Capacity of Charities (UK) 19th March 2024

Capital grants of up to £250,000 are available to expand the capacity of UK registered charities and CIO’s working to improve the quality of life for people in need, particularly those living on very low incomes who have a disability or long-term illness. The Edward Gostling Foundation makes the funding available through its Capital Grant Programme. This programme encourages organisations to bring forward major capital projects costing £1...

£2.5 Million Fund to Deliver Specialist Mobility Equipment for Veterans (UK) 15th March 2024

£2.5 million in government funding is available to provide seriously injured veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life. The Veterans’ Mobility Fund will deliver grants and equipment for veterans with mobility needs linked to their service, providing aids usually unavailable through the NHS, such as specialist wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and orthotics such as splints and braces. The fund is administe...

Funding for Projects that Raise People’s Quality of Life (England & Wales) 13th March 2024

Grants are available to charities, specialist schools, CIOs, and other not-for-profit organisations including scout and guide groups, and housing associations, that are working to raise the quality of life for people in England and Wales. The Bernard Sunley Foundation aims to provide greater opportunities for the young, elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged by supporting capital projects in the areas of community, education, health and social w...

Funding to Improve Menopause Support for Underrepresented Women (UK) 8th March 2024

Holland and Barrett, in partnership with Wellbeing of Women, has launched a new fund to address inequalities in menopause care amongst under-served communities across the UK. The Women’s Health Community Fund will provide small grants to groups and individuals for projects that raise awareness and improve education around the menopause, particularly amongst those from lower income families, ethnically diverse communities, those with disabili...

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 7th March 2024

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now apply to the Field Family Trust for grants of up to £5,000. Organisations applying must have an annual income of under £1 million and be working in the West Midlands and London (within the boundaries of the M25). The Trustees will consider applications for a wide variety of purposes, such as outreach, engagement, equipment, furni...

St Monica Trust Announces New Charitable Foundation (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 28th February 2024

The St Monica Trust has announced that their Charitable Foundation will officially launch in June 2024. The Foundation’s primary objective will be to provide greater support to older people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset and North Somerset, enabling them to thrive and flourish. The Foundation will work collaboratively with various stakeholders across a range of sectors, including not-for-profit organisations, co...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 26th February 2024

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation’s Social Impact Grants Programme will provide funding for projects which support young people living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. The programme will fund projects wh...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Projects that Support Disadvantage People (UK / International) 16th February 2024

UK-based registered charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 to £10,000 to enhance the lives of people facing social and economic challenges, particularly amongst the sick, elderly, disabled, and other disadvantaged groups in the UK. Grants will be awarded to fund special projects or purchase specific equipment, rather than funding general operating costs or salaries of the charity. The Foundation also considers supporting overseas p...

Funding for Community Food/Cooking Projects (London) 14th February 2024

The Worshipful Company of Cooks is offering funding for local charities and voluntary groups running community food or cooking projects.  Applications must have a connection with the City of London or be located in neighbouring City fringe boroughs. Set up in commemoration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Elizabeth Fund offers small one-off grants of up to £1,000 to deserving projects or good causes that are related to food and cookin...

Grants to Promote Mental Health & Wellbeing for Young People (UK) 9th February 2024

Funding is available for registered charities that are core-focused on mental-health-related matters.to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults across the UK. The funding is made available by the Pixel Fund, which generally awards grants of between £2,500 and £5,000 for specific projects that will provide a measurable difference to children and young adults under 26 years old. No single gran...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 1st February 2024

Grants of up to £12,000 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 for applica...

£20 Million Available to Support Vulnerable Households At Risk from Cold Homes (England, Scotland and Wales) 31st January 2024

Charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for grants to support vulnerable households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, develop innovative products and services related to domestic energy use, or support carbon emissions reduction projects. A total of £14 million is available for grants through four funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Ofgem Energy Industry...

New Funding Opportunity to Improve Health Outcomes for Marginalised Communities (Manchester) 31st January 2024

Manchester Council has announced that it will be launching a new fund for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations that are working to address health inequalities amongst marginalised and underrepresented communities. The aim of the Community Health Equity Manchester Grant Programme 2024 is to improve the health outcomes of communities who already experience discrimination and disadvantage such as disabled people, LGBTQI...

New Funding Opportunity for the Migration Sector (UK) 30th January 2024

As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief has announced that it will be launching a new fund for organisations that are supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and/or who are doing influencing work for safer routes and improved outcomes for people affected. The opportunity will be for organisations that are already working in this area. Information about the funding and the application process will be made available in Februar...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 25th January 2024

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The National Garden Scheme Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliative...

Bursaries to Support Hospice Staff to Improve Care through Art & Music Therapy (UK) 23rd January 2024

Bursaries are available to help hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers through music and art therapy. The Society for Disabled Artists (SODA) Bursaries will support hospice staff to gain Art and Music Therapy qualifications, including accredited Masters and Bachelors degrees, along with professional diplomas like Art Therapy Supervision. Applicants can...

Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 19th January 2024

Hospices across the UK are invited to apply for funding to deliver courses and study days specifically focused on dementia care for people nearing the end of life. Grants of up to £2,000 are available per course to a hospice to run a training course at free or heavily discounted cost to local care home staff to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s area of operation. The funding aims to make education and t...

£9 Million Fund to Support Disabled People to Live Independently (Scotland) 5th January 2024

The Scottish Government has announced that the Independent Living Fund will re-open to applications in spring 2024. The fund will offer financial help to disabled people, supporting them to live more independently within the community. A total of £9 million in funding will be available to support a phased reopening of the fund, which will see an additional 1,000 disabled people receive maximised self-directed support payments. Further details...

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 4th January 2024

Charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational...

New Fund to Help Organisations Grow their Social Impact (UK) 4th January 2024

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced the launch of a new £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact. A mixture of unsecured loans and grants will be available to social organisations operating across the UK, including those with international projects. The funds will be unrestricted, allowing organisations to invest in infrastructure and capacity building, which are often not covered by grant fund...

New Fund to Improve Access to Clinical Support for Female Veterans (UK) 29th November 2023

The UK government has announced a new £200,000 fund to improve clinical support for women veterans who have suffered sexual trauma in the military. The funding will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff to support women veteran survivors across healthcare services, military and civilian charities. The grant was introduced in response to the findings of three reports commissioned by the Office for Veterans�...

New £25 Million Fund to Support LGBTI Communities in the Global South and East (International) 27th November 2023

The Baring Foundation has announced a new £25 million UK-led multi-donor fund to support grassroots organisations supporting LGBTI communities in the Global South and East. The fund, called Equal, Safe and Free: a partnership fund for LGBT+ rights, will be the first of its kind for the FCDO (UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office). The funding can be used for a variety of activities, including supporting LGBTI advocacy and campaigning,...

Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust Announce Funding Themes for 2024 (UK) 6th November 2023

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has announced its new funding themes for 2024. The Trust awards grants to UK registered charities that are working to support those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited. In 2024, the first two rounds will focus on projects that support and improve employment and training for disabled people. The third and fourth rounds will address food poverty by supporting p...

New Fund to Improve Access to Clinical Support for Female Veterans (UK) 30th October 2023

The UK government has announced a new £200,000 fund to improve clinical support for women veterans who have suffered sexual trauma in the military. The funding will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff within the UK healthcare and charity sector. The grant was introduced in response to the findings of three reports commissioned by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs that give recommendations to service pro...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK – excl Greater London) 9th October 2023

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The grants can be used to support a range of activities, including core costs, project work, and capital expenditure. To maximise the impact of its grants, the Foundation will only fund smaller organi...

£2.5 Million Fund to Deliver Specialist Mobility Equipment for Veterans (UK) 5th October 2023

£2.5 million in government funding is being made available to provide seriously injured veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life. The Veterans’ Mobility Fund will deliver grants and equipment for veterans with mobility needs linked to their service, providing aids usually unavailable through the NHS, such as specialist wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and orthotics such as splints and braces. The fund,...

Funding for Community & Environmental Projects (London) 4th October 2023

Charities and voluntary organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London can apply for grants of up to £20,000 per year for up to five years. Projects supported will include greening and growing projects, and those working with older people, Deaf and Disabled people, the LGBTQIA+ community, and migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The funding, which is made available through the City Bridge Foundation’s Small Gr...

Grants Available for Christmas Activities for Older People (UK) 29th September 2023

UK charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run activities for older people over the Christmas period. The funding is made available through the McCarthy Stone Foundation Christmas Connections 2023 grants programme, which aims to helps people over 65 to feel connected and supported over the festive period. The grant can be used for a variety of activities taking place between the 1st December 2023 and the 2nd Jan...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 28th September 2023

Small not-for-profit organisations and community groups with charitable aims can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 for activities that strengthen communities experiencing inequalities and disadvantage, or improve the lives of local people who face difficulties and have limited access to appropriate or affordable services and support. The Quartet Community Foundation’s Express Grants Programme supports activities in Bristol, Bath...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 17th August 2023

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palli...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK & Worldwide) 10th August 2023

Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations in the UK and Worldwide can apply for grants of up to $500,000 from the EA Animal Welfare Fund which supports advocacy, research, and movement-building work aimed at improving the wellbeing of animals, primarily farmed and wild animals, in relatively neglected geographic regions around the world. The fund has historically supported many different interventions, including research that improves unders...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged & Disabled People (UK) 26th July 2023

Registered charities working to improve the lives of socially disadvantaged and disabled individuals of all ages across the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 from the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust. To be eligible, charities must be registered in the UK and have an annual income of less than £500,000. Applications can be submitted at any time, with review periods taking place twice a year in the spring and autumn.

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 21st July 2023

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Grants to Promote Fair Immigration System (UK) 20th July 2023

Organisations that are working to promote an immigration system in the UK that is fair to both migrants and established residents can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust.  A total of £1 million is available.The grant is open to organisations working at a national level, both individually and in partnership with others. Applicants must demonstrate how their project will contribute to the Trust's objectives of promoting an effec...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 18th July 2023

Small charities and constituted community groups with an income of below £25,000 per year can apply for grants of between £300 and £2,000 for projects that address the impact of poverty and/or trauma on people and communities in Scotland. To be eligible, projects need to focus on tackling financial and material effects of poverty; promoting wellbeing through befriending, mental health support and other social activities; and providing peop...

Funding to Address Structural Inequalities Within the UK Immigration System (UK) 17th July 2023

Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund. The Foundation also has a particular interest in the li...

Research Grants Available to Help Make Transport More Inclusive (UK) 7th July 2023

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £1 million to develop, expand and improve transport related research for disabled people, and produce data and findings that can be freely accessed by all and make travel more inclusive. This could include, for example, looking at independent journeys taken by people with sight loss, research to help understand the end-to-end experience of disabled peo...

Bids Invited for £1 million Defibrillator Fund (England) 29th June 2023

The Department of Health and Social Care is inviting community organisations to bid for funding for an automated external defibrillator (AED) for their area. The total value of the funding available is £1 million. It is estimated that this will provide for 1,000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England. As part of the grant award, applicants will be asked to demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 28th June 2023

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. The grants can be used to support legal work that benefits young migrants living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination as a result of their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Le...

Funding to Tackle Injustice and Structural Inequalities (UK) 27th June 2023

Registered charities and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of £30,000 and above for projects that create a more inclusive society. The funding is being made available through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Fairer Future grants programme. Through the programme, the Foundation wants to support initiatives within five priority areas. These are arts and creativity making change; children and young people's rights; racial...

Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2023

Hospice UK has announced that the Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme has re-opened for applications. The Hospice Care Home Training programme consists of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care for people approaching the end of life, run by a hospice (or group of hospices). Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s...

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