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Awards to Recognise Women-led Organisations (London) 23rd September 2021

Women-led groups and organisations in London are invited to submit nominations for the London Impact Awards: Powered by Women. This year there are three award categories to recognise women-led organisations who are creating lasting change in their communities: Standout Women's Champion; Collaboration Award; and Best Emerging Voice. The Awards will be presented at an Awards Ceremony in February 2022, where three grants of £30,000 will be award...

Funding for Projects to Help Prevent Suicide (Salford) 23rd September 2021

Small grants of up to £10,000 are available to Salford-based voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations for projects which help prevent suicide amongst adults. The Suicide Prevention Fund will focus on: suicide prevention and economic adversity (e.g. relating to debt, housing advice, employment); suicide prevention and isolation, particularly amongst frontline workers, males, bereaved people, and those falling between primary car...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach Programme Re-opens for Applications - Very Short Deadline (Scotland) 22nd September 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exclusion such as minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people and drug users, etc. The funding is being made available through the Bank of Scotland Foundation's Reach Programme and is available to registered charities in Scotland that have been operating...

Funding for Projects to Address Systemic Economic Inequalities (UK) 21st September 2021

Charities, social enterprises, and private companies across the UK can apply for grants of up to £200,000 for projects that seek to address systemic economic inequalities. The Friends Provident Foundation - Developing a Fair Economy Grants Programme aims to make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable by supporting projects that tackle the causes of economic disparity, such as inequality, poverty, or climate change. Funding will oper...

Funding to Support Hospices Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 21st September 2021

In recognition of the continued pressures that many hospices are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust is running an additional round of its Hospice Fund Programme. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the core costs of hospices that are UK registered charities, and are members of either Hospice UK or Together for Short Lives whose current level of free reserves is equivalent to 12 months o...

Funding to Support Mental Health in Schools (Derby City & Derbyshire County) 20th September 2021

The Foundation Derbyshire has launched round two of the Rolls Royce Fund 2021 to support mental health in schools. In recognition of concerns regarding the availability of mental health services for young people, the Foundation are making grants of up to £8,000 available to not-for-profit organisations including registered charities, CIOs, CICs, PTAs and constituted unincorporated groups in Derby City & Derbyshire County to support programmes...

Grants of Up to £50,000 Available to Engage with People Affected by Loneliness (England) 20th September 2021

Charities and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 to engage with people in England most affected by loneliness during COVID-19. The funding is open to organisations that have a track record of delivering effective communications and engagement activity at a national level; and who have a proven reach and track record of engaging with one or more of the target groups most affect ted by lonelines...

New Community Fund Launched to Support LGBTQ+ People (Greater Manchester) 17th September 2021

A new initiative benefiting LGBTQ+ people and communities across Greater Manchester has been announced by the LGBT Foundation and George House Trust. The Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Community Fund will support new creative projects, events and activities that improve the experience of LGBTQ+ groups and spotlights the issues that affect their lives. Community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of up to £1,000 for...

Funding for Projects which Tackle Crime (West Yorkshire) 17th September 2021

Charities, voluntary and community groups, CIOs, and CICs can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for projects which tackle crime across West Yorkshire. The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund will support one-year youth-led projects which encourage young people aged 5-25 years to work together to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities. Applications are requested from existing projects, community groups looking for continuation fun...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 16th September 2021

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

Funding to Address Health Inequalities Exacerbated by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Dorset) 15th September 2021

NHS Charities Together are making grants of up to £4,000 available to support partnership work between community organisations and the NHS, working together to address health inequalities exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Charities, community organisations and social enterprises already working with the NHS can apply for funding from the Covid-19 Community Partnership Grants Programme for projects lasting up to one year which support the...

Grants to Combat Fuel Poverty & Improve Energy Efficiency (London, the East and South East of England) 14th September 2021

Round 5 of the UK Power Network’s Power Partners Scheme is now open for applications. Registered charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations in London, the East and South East of England can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 to combat fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency and support disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community, particularly those experiencing difficulties resulting from Covid...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (South East) 13th September 2021

The Health Lottery South East has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease (Northern Ireland) 13th September 2021

The Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart grant scheme has re-opened for applications in Northern Ireland. Registered charities, community and voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative community projects lasting up to 12 months that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce the risk of heart disease. In response to the pandemic, grants...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 10th September 2021

Charities registered in the UK and 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 the conservation of wildlife, 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 charitie...

The Government Launches New Safety Tech Challenge Fund to Protect Children Online (UK / International) 10th September 2021

The UK government has launched a new Safety Tech Challenge Fund to help tackle child sexual abuse online. Five organisations from across the world will be awarded up to £85,000 each to develop innovative technologies to detect sexually explicit images or videos of children within end-to-end encrypted messaging services. Potential applicants are invited to participate in a supplier engagement event on 14 September 2021. The closing date for...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 9th September 2021

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 December 2021.

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 7th September 2021

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

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 6th September 2021

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to not for profit organisations to support projects that build the financial skills and capabilities of people going through life-changing transitions such as bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders and resettlement. The funding is being made available through the MSE Charity which gives grants to UK not for profit organisations that deliver activities that mak...

Stronger Communities Fund (Manchester) 6th September 2021

We Love MCR have re-launched its Stronger Communities Fund. The fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to individuals and groups for initiatives that bring communities together. We Love MCR is looking to support projects that address one of the following themes: Helping Early Years; Combatting Loneliness and Social Exclusion; Protecting and Improving Open Spaces; and Offering Positive Youth Activities. The next deadline for applications is th...

£7 Million Fund to Improve Air Quality Opens for Applications (England) 6th September 2021

Local Authorities in England can apply for a share of £7 million to make air quality improvements in their area and to meet their statutory duties under the Environment Act 1995. The funding is being made available through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Air Quality Grant which aims to help Local Authorities develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities and reduce the impact of polluted air...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 3rd September 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 30th November 2021. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Children, Young People & Families; Elderly & Isolated; Vulnerable Adults; Employability,...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 3rd September 2021

The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 2nd September 2021

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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 2nd September 2021

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 29th November 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...

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd September 2021

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfill 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...

Funding to Support Research Projects to Identify and Tackle the Types of Harms Experienced by Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 2nd September 2021

Consumer association Which? has launched a new £75,000 fund to support a small number of high-quality research projects to improve the understanding of the specific types of consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities, and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms. This can include low-income households, women, people living with disabilities or health conditions, or members of diverse ethnic communitie...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 1st September 2021

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

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 1st September 2021

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...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 31st August 2021

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

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 27th August 2021

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...

Greenhall Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 27th August 2021

The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund will re-open for applications on 1st September 2021. The objectives of the fund is to improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Only the first 100 applications received will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration an...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 19th August 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...

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

Tesco Community Grants (UK) 19th August 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by T...

Grant Programme to Empower Young People to Create a More Resilient & Mentally Healthy Future (Wales) 19th August 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new programme to improve Young People’s mental health and resilience, with a focus on collaborative, innovative youth work where the young people being affected are at the forefront of decision making. The Mind Our Future grant programme will award a share of £10 million in grant funding to up to ten third sector and public sector organisations in Wales working in partnerships for initiativ...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 18th August 2021

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...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th August 2021

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...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 16th August 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...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 16th August 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 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...

Funding to Support the Work of Small Charities (UK) 12th August 2021

Charities supporting sick and disadvantaged people across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 from the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Ann Rylands Small Donations programme. Funding is intended to support projects of a humanitarian nature or supplement core funding, with priority given to organisations supporting the elderly, people with disabilities or living with serious illness, or those facing challenges with mental health, soc...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 12th August 2021

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of betwee...

Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (Salford) 12th August 2021

Salford CVS has launched a second round of their Wellbeing Fund. The fund gives grants of up to £1,000 to small voluntary, community or social enterprise sector organisations undertaking health and wellbeing projects for the benefit of Salford residents most affected by Covid-19. Eligible projects for the grants include those which fall under one or more of the established ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’: connect, be active, take notice, keep l...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Open to Applications (Central England) 10th August 2021

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to develop and improve communities. The funding is being made available through the Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund and is available to good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises in central England that are full members of the Central England Co-operative. The types of projects supported include access to healthy food; health and wellbeing...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 4th August 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...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 4th August 2021

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

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 4th August 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with sub...

£30 Million Investment to Provide Changing Places Toilets (England) 4th August 2021

£30 million worth of funding is being made available by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to increase the number of Changing Places toilets across England. Local Authorities can bid for a proportion of the funding to install facilities and increase the number of Changing Places toilets in places such as country parks, public spaces, tourist attractions, and transport networks. The aim of the programme is to ensure more d...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 2nd August 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...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 2nd August 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...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 2nd August 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 Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 29th July 2021

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available, to support organisations who are looking to provide essential support and services to directly facilitate in the recovery from Covid-19, or who have lost significant core income and req...

Funding to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing (Somerset) 27th July 2021

Charities, CICs, social enterprises, unincorporated groups and other voluntary sector organisations can apply for funding for projects which improve the mental health and wellbeing of residents in Somerset. Open Mental Health Community Grants, delivered by the Somerset Mental Health Alliance, will award grants of up to £15,000 for projects which support those affected by moderate to severe mental ill health. Local groups/individuals who are n...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 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) 26th July 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...

Funding for Mental Health Services Working with Young Women (Northern Ireland & Greater Manchester) 23rd July 2021

The Pilgrim Trust has launched a new five-year funding programme to support mental health services working with young women aged 16-25. The Young Women and Mental Health PLUS Fund aims to improve the mental health of young women by increasing their access to high quality, age and gender specific mental health services. Three-year funding of between £60,000 to £90,000 is available to ten to twelve organisations providing support either in-hou...

PH Holt Foundation Opens New £250,000 Resilience Fund (Merseyside) 19th July 2021

The PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund which aims to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon charities already supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in Merseyside. This is a one-off grant fund available to eligible organisations with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes, and who can demonstrate how the funding will make a difference. New and previous applic...

Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK) 15th July 2021

The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers.  Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as fund...

Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund for Children’s Social Care Announced (England) 14th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a new £24 million recovery fund aimed at tackling harms facing vulnerable children, and boosting Covid-19 recovery for the children’s social care sector in England. The Children’s Social Care Covid-19 Regional Recovery and Building Back Better Fund will support projects tackling the issues facing society’s most vulnerable children, including Female Genital Mutilation abuse, care for unaccompanied asylum-s...

New £10 Million Grant Scheme to Help People Struggling to Pay their Rent During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Wales) 13th July 2021

The Welsh Government is introducing a new £10 million grant scheme to help people struggling to pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tenancy Hardship Grant is designed to support people living in private rented accommodation who have fallen behind on their rent by more than eight weeks between the 1st March 2020 and the 30th June 2021. The grant will be open to people who are not receiving housing-related benefits and have dev...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 12th July 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 Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK emplo...

Funding for Charity Building Projects (London) 9th July 2021

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London undertaking building projects of less than £200,000 can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The building work can include general refurbishments or a specific scheme; repairs; creating disabled access; or fulfilling of Health and Safety requirements or fire protection. The funding is being provided through the Rose Foundation and the next closing date for applications is the 31st...

Funding to Alleviate Social Deprivation (Scotland) 8th July 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...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 8th July 2021

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

Premier League Launches Defibrillator Fund for Grassroots Facilities (England) 6th July 2021

The Premier League has announced that it will provide funding for the implementation of more than two thousand defibrillators at grassroots football clubs and facilities in England. Working in partnership with the Football Foundation and the FA, a first phase of the Premier League Defibrillator Fund will provide defibrillators in time for the start of the 2021/22 season to Football Foundation funded facilities which are currently without a lif...

New £50 Million Partnership to Boost Funding to Black & Minoritised Community-Led Charities (England) 2nd July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of the Phoenix Way Partners, has announced a new £50 million partnership to boost funding and support to black and minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups across England. The ‘Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels from leaders from black and minoritised communities who will work with the National Lottery Fund to identify t...

Funding to Improve the Lives or People Living with Disabilities (Devon & Cornwall) 1st July 2021

The Clare Milne Trust are inviting applications to their latest round of funding to support and improve the lives of people living with disabilities in or close to Devon and Cornwall. The Trust award a small number of carefully researched one-off grants to small registered charities with good volunteer support working directly with people suffering from any physical or mental disability such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, downs syndrome, mus...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 1st July 2021

The latest round of the East Midlands Airport Community Fund is open to applications from communities around East Midlands airport. Charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community g...

Grants to Improve the Digital Capacity of Domestic Abuse Charities (England & Wales) 28th June 2021

Grants of up to £70,000 are available to improve the digital capacity of specialist organisations that support survivors and victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led by, with and for communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities. Funding from the Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund will support costs, including hardware and software, which improve digital and remote capacity, provide continuity...

£160 Million Support Boost for Families Struggling with Food & Utility Costs (England) 28th June 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced an extension to the Covid Local Support Grant. The boost is worth an extra £160 million to families in England who are struggling with food, key utility costs and other essentials. The scheme will now run until the end of September 2021, in line with the end of other Covid-related support. Councils will be able to continue to provide support and adapt their offer to suit the needs of families...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 25th June 2021

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Hi...

Funding to Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 25th June 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for facilities that will encourage social housing residents in Scotland to be healthier and more active through walking and cycling. The Social Housing Partnership Fund offers grants to social housing providers in areas of high deprivation to improve cycle parking, storage, shelter, security and lighting at their properties. It also funds street furniture, planters, litter bins and community gardens to ma...

£1 Million in Funding Available to Make a Difference to Charities (North West of England) 23rd June 2021

Philanthropic energy consultancy, Box Power, are inviting applications to their 2021 donation fund which is expected to donate £1,000,000 over the next twelve months to charities across the North West of England. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to make a difference to as many charities as possible from all sectors and all sizes. Charities previously supported include those helping people, and their families, affected by cancer; chariti...

£3 Million Fund Launched to Provide Respite & Short Breaks for Unpaid Carers (Wales) 22nd June 2021

The Welsh Government has launched a £3 million fund to provide respite and short breaks for unpaid carers. The fund will provide flexible support to meet the needs of individual carers through a range of person-centred and innovative options, including face-to-face support and short breaks, helping unpaid carers have regular periods away from their caring routines or responsibilities. Funding will be split into two phases: local authorities w...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 21st June 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 Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

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...

Funding for Food & Activities for School-Age Children During the Christmas Holidays (Dorset) 14th June 2021

Voluntary and community organisations, educational settings and private providers in Dorset can apply for funding to provide hot meals and enrichment activities for school-age children during the Summer holidays. Through the UK Government’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, Dorset Council will provide funding for projects that encourage children and young people aged 5 – 16 who are eligible for free school meals to be more active, eat...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 11th June 2021

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th October 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 sta...

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 11th June 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK is to relaunch a public engagement funding scheme to help tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The Inspire Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the progress being made in research into the condition. Networking opportunities will be an important feature of the application process, with the aim of cr...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 10th June 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...

Funding for Charitable Organisations working with Disadvantaged Individuals (Greater Manchester) 9th June 2021

Funding is available to registered charities and other not for profit organisations working with disadvantaged communities and individuals in the Greater Manchester area. The Charity Service’s Grant Fund will assist with the purchase or supply of amenities, activities or equipment to improve the general welfare of the local community or individuals. The average grant awarded is £1,000, with larger grants of up to £3,000 considered in excep...

Third Round of the Safer Streets Fund Launched (England & Wales) 9th June 2021

The third round of the UK Government’s Safer Streets Fund has opened, providing £25 million in funding to help make women and girls feel safer in public spaces. The Fund will enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to work with local partners in areas that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood and acquisitive crime, investing in preventative approaches to make communities safer. This round of funding...

Funding to Support Improvements to Drugs Services (Scotland) 8th June 2021

Not-for-profit organisations working in the drugs sector are invited to apply for a share of £18 million in Scottish Government funding to support improvements to drugs services. Organisations including integration authorities, alcohol and drug partnerships, third sector organisations and grassroots/community organisations can apply for funding from four separate funds: a £5 million Local Support Fund to increase capacity in community and th...

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 4th June 2021

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that in...

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

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 26th May 2021

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...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

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 Bursaries for Hospice Staff 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 palliativ...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 20th May 2021

The MSE Charity has announced that the next round of its grants programme will re-open to applications on the 1st September 2021. The MSE Charity gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. This round will support projects which aim to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to people in one of the following life transitions: bere...

Funding for Innovative Crime Prevention Projects for Young People (Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 17th May 2021

Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £1,500 for innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people in Bath, North East Somerset and the North Somerset area. Grants from the Somerset Crimebeat Trust are available for projects that educate disadvantaged young people aged between 5 and 25 years on the causes and effect of crime, and give them the oppor...

Grants to Support Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 17th May 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to small, local charities that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK. Global's Make Some Noise provides funding for projects that make a difference to people’s lives by providing safety and shelter, supporting physical and mental health, reducing poverty and deprivation, developing life skills, and reducing isolation. This year the charity is encouraging applications for i...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged People Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Sussex) 12th May 2021

The Sussex Community Foundation has reopened the Sussex Crisis Fund in a new Support and Recovery phase to support community and voluntary sector organisations working to help disadvantaged people experiencing greater health inequalities and financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support both online or in person activity that reconnects people and communities, offers mental health...

Funding to Support Food Security Projects (East Sussex, excluding Brighton & Hove) 11th May 2021

The Sussex Community Foundation are accepting applications from community and voluntary sector organisations that support people who are struggling to afford to eat. The ESCC Food Security Fund will support initiatives in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) which tackle food security and reduce reliance on foodbanks. Funding could be used for activities which support community allotments and food growing; food pantries, community fridges a...

Social Housing Fuel Support Fund Goes Live (Scotland) 26th April 2021

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills has gone live. Funded by the Scottish Government, the Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund will enable housing associations to provide tenants with energy and cash vouchers, redeemable at Paypoint and Post Office locations. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is distributing £375,000 from the £2 million...

Funding for Charities that Support Back, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities (England & Wales) 21st April 2021

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support charities that are led by and support black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) communities across England and Wales. The funding will support initiatives which help people from BAME communities to overcome complex social issues, and which helps them to develop new skills, confidence, independence, and security. More than half of the trustee boards of those that apply must self-identify as Black...

BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme Expanded (UK) 20th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children 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 equi...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Covid-19 (County Durham) 15th April 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, social enterprises, and town, parish or community councils supporting the most vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Believe Housing Association area. The Coronavirus Crisis Fund will support projects in County Durham that are tackling isolation and financial hardship during the crisis. Support could include foodbanks, help with shopping...

£4 Million Funding for Councils to Support Families to Resolve Parental Conflict (England) 13th April 2021

To support more families to resolve parental conflict, the Department for Work and Pensions’ Reducing Parental Conflict programme will now provide funding to enable councils in England to train frontline staff who regularly come into contact with families experiencing severe relationship difficulties. £3.87 million in funding has been made available to provide support and intervention aimed at resolving parental conflict, not domestic abuse...

Funding to Commemorate the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has established a fund to enable Scottish communities to commemorate those who have lost their lives to the virus. Community groups, faith groups and those hit hardest by the pandemic will be supported by commissioned artists to develop projects that reflect local people’s experiences of the pandemic. The £4.1 million Covid Community Memorial Projects fund, which will be administ...

Grants to Support Women’s & Girls’ Charitable Organisations (UK) 23rd March 2021

Women’s and girls’ charitable organisations will be able to apply for a share of more than £525,000 to continue their work to make the UK a fairer and safer place for women and girls. Rosa, the grant making charity that supports women and girls’ organisations in the UK, will manage the distribution of the funds that have been raised though a JustGiving Crowdfunder set up by Reclaim These Streets. Grants awarded will be awarded to organi...

Funding to Raise Awareness of the Covid-19 Vaccine & Vaccination Programme Amongst Minority Ethnic Communities (Scotland) 19th March 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities and community organisations to hold engagement sessions and create information resources to raise awareness of the Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination programme amongst minority ethnic communities in Scotland. The BEMIS Scotland Vaccine Information Fund will provide grants for initiatives which help develop a fully informed consent for the Covid-19 vaccination programme amongst groups such as as...

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