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New Fund Launched to Promote Mental Health through Nature (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd February 2024

Local community organisations in specific areas in England, Scotland, and Wales can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £40,000 for nature based projects that enhance the mental health of people who experience socio-economic disadvantage, discrimination and marginalisation. The funding is being provided through the Peoples Health Trust’s new Nature for Health grants programme has been launched in response to the growing recognition of...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 22nd February 2024

The Pink Ribbon Foundation is offering grants of up to £6,000 to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations that are working on practical projects and initiatives aimed at improving the physical and mental health of individuals with or recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded in special cases. The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2024.

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 22nd February 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 Tackle Hateful Extremism (Manchester) 22nd February 2024

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that tackle hateful extremism in Manchester. The RADEQUAL small grants programme will support organisations to deliver engagement, events, and training that raise awareness and build resilience against extremism within the community. Supported activities could include discussion groups, creative arts projects, social media campaigns, and inte...

Grants of up to £7,500 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st February 2024

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to grassroots charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people in England, Scotland and Wales. The McCarthy Stone Foundation’s Community Grants Programme will support the delivery of befriending and other 1-1 direct support services that are designed to reduce levels of loneliness and social isolation experienced by people aged over 65. The funding will support the core a...

Funding to Improve Participatory Arts & Mental Health Provision for Men (UK) 20th February 2024

A £1 million fund has been launched to help UK arts organisations develop new activities involving men with mental health problems. The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme will award grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support charities and not-for-profit arts organisations to provide new and attractive creative opportunities for men who are not already taking part, and encourage those men who are least likely otherwise to take part....

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 19th February 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring, 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 that have a local KFC restaurant in their community. Expre...

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 to Reduce Inequalities in Poor Mental Health for Young People from Minority Ethnic Groups (Leeds) 14th February 2024

Grants of between £2,500 and £7,500 are available to charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in Leeds that are supporting young people from minority ethnic groups with their mental health. The Leeds Community Foundation’s Addressing Mental Health Inequalities in Minority Ethnic Groups Grants programme will support innovative ideas that reduce inequalities in poor mental health for young people...

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...

Funding to Address the Mathematics Attainment Gap for Pupils from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (England) 14th February 2024

The Education Endowment Foundation has launched their first funding round for 2024. The Foundation funds and evaluate projects taking place in educational settings in England that will raise the attainment and wider outcomes of children and young people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Research by the Education Policy Institute shows that the mathematics attainment gap for students from disadvantaged backgrounds worsens durin...

Grants to Support Work which Tackles Financial Problem and Improves Living Standards (UK) 9th February 2024

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies, and universities for strategic work aimed at enhancing the living standards and personal finances of those 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 areas such as income, spending...

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 Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK) 9th February 2024

Grants are available for UK registered charities seeking to enhance and improve people’s lives through the advancement of 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. The types of services provided to communities could include promoting access to the ar...

Grants to Tackle Health Inequalities (London) 9th February 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for social action projects tackling health inequalities in London. The The London Castalyst's Partners for Health funding programme is open to registered charities working with an experienced health agency (including NHS and specialist services) or community partner to improve the health of vulnerable people, or support clients with long term health conditions, complex needs and/or disabilities. Priority...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 7th February 2024

The Leathersellers Company is currently seeking applications from small Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations that are providing 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, fi...

Grants to Support Serving Soldiers, Veterans & their Families (UK) 7th February 2024

Charities and organisations that provide support to soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families will soon be able to apply for funding from ABF the Soldiers’ Charity. A variety of projects and activities can be funded, including mental health support, educational programmes and employment assistance, family support, housing assistance, independent living, and elderly care. This might include helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life aft...

Funding for Youth-Led Creativity Programmes (UK) 7th February 2024

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that their Youth-Led Creativity Programme will re-open to applications with a revised funding strategy to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. The programme will support work led by and for young people who are underrepresented in arts and culture, encouraging them to use their creativity to improve their lives, careers, and the world around them. This includes young peopl...

£20 Million in Funding Available to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th February 2024

The Energy Redress Scheme is now open for its seventh funding round. A total of £20 million is available for charities and community energy groups to apply for grants through four funding streams. Projects will be considered that focus on supporting households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, the development of innovative products and services related to domestic energy use, or carbon emissions reduction projects. The deadl...

Grants to Support Individuals and Families Living in Temporary and Emergency Accommodation (London) 5th February 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 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...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 1st February 2024

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 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 Support Disadvantaged Children & Vulnerable Older People (England & Wales) 1st February 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...

£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...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 30th January 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 and typically makes one-off grants to eligible charities with annual incomes between £150,000 and £1.5...

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...

Funding to Improve Community Health & Wellbeing (Dorset) 30th January 2024

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding for projects which improve the health and wellbeing of residents in Dorset. The Dorset Community Foundation, in partnership with Community Action Network, are making one-year grants of up to £10,000, and two-year grants of up to £80,000 available for organisations supporting disadvantaged people whose health and wellbeing are negatively af...

£2.8 Million Fund to Boost Financial Advice Services for Older People (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th January 2024

Not-for-profit organisations providing advice for elderly people who may be at risk of financial hardship can apply for a share of £2.8 million in funding to increase the capacity of their services. The Independent Age Boosting Advice fund will support organisations to deliver advice for elderly people in priority areas across England, Scotland and Wales to help them access the financial support they are entitled to, such as pension credit, a...

Grants for Animal Welfare Projects (UK) 29th January 2024

Funding is available to help frontline animal welfare organisations across the UK to provide a second chance to animals who have been affected by the illegal pet trade. The Naturewatch Foundation will make at least £5,000 in funding available each year to support projects that help with the rescue or rehabilitation of dogs, cats or rabbits who have been exploited for breeding and selling. The funding can be used for things like veterinary car...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 26th January 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 projects at a local level which can achieve positive outcomes for individuals and communities, helping them to “Be Safe and Feel Safe”. This might include diversionary activit...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 26th January 2024

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 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 disadvantage...

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...

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 23rd January 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...

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 19th January 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 Spring meeting.

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...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th January 2024

Not for profit organisations working 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 received...

Funding to Alleviate Social Deprivation (Scotland) 17th January 2024

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

Funding to Help Create a Fair & Sustainable Economy (UK) 17th January 2024

Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding for projects and activities that help to create fairness and sustainability in the economy. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation’s 4D Economy Grants to support the development of new economic ideas and approaches that push for and create a more just and sustainable economy based on the four D’s : Diversified; Decarbonised; Dem...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 11th January 2024

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...

Funding to Provide Support for Dementia Carers (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) 8th January 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 who are 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 appointm...

Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK) 5th January 2024

The DPO Centre is inviting applications to their Charity and Community Fund which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations with access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate. Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compliance failure across their organisation, leading to fewer data breaches. Organisations can apply...

£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...

Funding for Projects that Raise People’s Quality of Life (England & Wales) 2nd January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 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, he...

Funding for Charity Building Projects (London) 21st December 2023

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London planning building refurbishment 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 applications can be submitted until the...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 21st December 2023

Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders. Whilst priority will be given to funding essential items including clothing, food, medicines, and books, the funding can also...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 13th December 2023

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...

Round 3 of the Windrush Justice Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th December 2023

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 programmme, which is being 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 pro...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 8th December 2023

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 March 2024.

£2 Million Winter Fuel Poverty Fund Launched (UK) 1st December 2023

A new £2 million fund has been launched to provide energy and food support to vulnerable people across the UK during the winter months. The Cadent Foundation’s Winter Support Fund will allow charities offering energy and money guidance, to have rapid access to additional financial resources, helping to make an immediate impact for people needing extra support. The food and energy vouchers will be available to people who are living in the mo...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 30th November 2023

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...

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,...

Disability Justice Fund Round Two Now Open (London) 23rd November 2023

Deaf and Disabled People's Organisations (DDPOs) in Greater London are now able to apply for funding from the Disability Justice Fund Round Two. There are two strands of funding available: development grants of up to £20,000, for new and small organisations and larger grants for up to £180,000 over a period of 2-3 years. The fund, which is being delivered by Trust for London in partnership with City Bridge Trust, aims to support DDPOs in the...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 17th November 2023

Grants are available to registered charities and other charitable organisation to support ex-offenders, young offenders, and at-risk youth. The funding is being made available through the Weavers' Company who are looking specifically to support projects helping offenders find work as well as projects that support marginalised groups. A secondary priority is given to projects aiding disadvantaged young people, including immigrants, in realisin...

Funding to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 15th November 2023

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 who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted community group or voluntary organisation. Projects could for example focus on addressing a...

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...

Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK) 20th October 2023

Grants are available to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The grants which are made available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme supports 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, clothing, a...

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 to Care for Animals Suffering from Cruelty and Neglect (England and Wales) 2nd October 2023

Registered animal welfare charities in England and Wales that care for animals that have suffered from cruelty and suffering are eligible to apply for grants from the Animal Defence Trust. The charity aims to promote animal welfare and protect animals from cruelty and suffering through various means, including supporting research to reduce the use of animals in scientific experiments and conducting inspections of animal transportation to ensur...

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...

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 31st August 2023

Charities, community groups and social enterprises in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool can apply for funding to the Sir James Knott Trust. Special consideration will be given to charitable activities that are known to have been of interest to Sir James Knott including military and maritime organisations, youth clubs, projects to help the elderly, education and training. The Trust operates on a rolling grants...

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 of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK) 16th August 2023

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grass-roots and local charities which are 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 w...

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...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 2nd August 2023

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 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...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th July 2023

Grants of up to £2,000 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...

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...

Grants of up to £7,500 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 23rd June 2023

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.

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...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 23rd May 2023

The MSE charity, which provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations for projects that have a lasting impact on how people think, behave, and manage their money through has announced that its next funding round will open for applications on the 4th September 2023.  This round will focus on supporting groups that help to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to adults affected by bereavement, redundancy, retirement,...

Financial Support for Individuals and Families who are Experiencing Fuel Poverty and Struggling to Pay their Energy Bills (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th May 2023

The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, is now open for applications. The fund provides eligible applicants with a grant of up to £1,500 to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Unlike some other funds, eligibility is not limited to British Gas customers. However, customers of Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, and Octopus should apply to their respective funds instead. T...

Funding for LGBTQ+ Pride Events (UK) 14th April 2023

The Grassroots Pride Fund in Wales is providing funding for LGBTQ+ Pride events with the goal of creating opportunities for people to come together and be their true selves. The Fund is looking to expand its reach to more rural areas and smaller towns in order to engage and support both LGBTQ+ individuals and broader communities. In addition to supporting these events, the Fund will also undertake outreach with wider communities to create safe...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces Funding Programmes for 2023/24 (UK) 10th March 2023

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will be launching three funding programmes during Spring and Summer 2023, providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. The Force for Change programme will now offer grants up to £15,000 for one-year projects. This is in recognition of the increased cost of living, and the Trust will focus funding on vulnerable Armed Forces communities who are being most impacted. Th...

Grants to Reduce Social Isolation Amongst the Elderly (North Somerset) 19th December 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and community groups to help them continue to support older people in North Somerset. The St Monica Trust’s North Somerset Older People’s Community Grant Programme will award funding for activities and projects that reduce social isolation amongst the elderly. Previous initiatives that have received funding include cinema nights within residential homes, outreach work to encourage older p...

Transformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 12th December 2022

From 10 am on the 12th December 2022, small organisations working with marginalised groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The...

£12 Million in Funding to Enable Vulnerable People to Access Legal Help (England and Wales) 1st December 2022

The UK Government is making £12 million in funding available over the next two years to enable vulnerable people struggling with legal problems to access early legal help. The funding will be awarded to charities and organisations providing support for people facing disputes, helping them to better understand their issues and avoid costly court proceedings. It will support organisations to provide specialist guidance in person, by telephone o...

Funding to Support Charitable Organisations During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 29th November 2022

In response to the current cost of living crisis, Severn Trent Water is making £150,000 in funding available to cover core costs for charities and community groups finding it hard to maintain their activities during the current economic crisis. Through the Severn Trent Community Fund: Core Funding, grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to help not-for-profit organisations to continue delivering their vital services to communiti...

Funding to Deliver Local Social Prescribing Activities (Manchester) 22nd November 2022

The Big Life Group are inviting expressions of interest to the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities to people over the age of 16. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Grants of up to £3,000 will support new and established groups and organisations to build capacity and deliver projec...

Funding to Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 17th November 2022

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...

Grants to Help Voluntary Sector Organisations Manage Increasing Costs to Deliver Services (East Sussex) 17th November 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in East Sussex working to support vulnerable people that have been hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis. The Winter Support Fund aims to help local organisations manage increasing costs to deliver services this winter. This might include increased running costs such as salaries, fuel, electricity, heating, and volunteer expenses; supplying additional resources such as r...

£1 Million Fund to Support People in Need (Scotland) 15th November 2022

Charities, community groups, and social enterprises across Scotland will be able to apply for a share of £1 million in funding to provide support to low-income families and individuals who are experiencing hardship. The Household Hardship Fund, administered by Corra Foundation on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund, will award grants of up to £5,000 to enable organisations to deliver cash or vouchers directly to families and indivi...

Grants Available for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th November 2022

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...

£5 Million Fund to Tackle Youth Crime Through Sport (England & Wales) 8th November 2022

Charities across England and Wales are invited to apply for a share of £5 million in funding to run sports programmes designed to steer young people away from crime, anti-social behaviour, and serious violence. The aim of the funding is to prevent young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from becoming involved in crime or anti-social behaviour by offering them sporting activities aimed at teaching teamwork, resilience and discipline. The f...

Grants to Provide Warm Spaces for Vulnerable People (London) 2nd November 2022

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations can ally for grants of up to £2,000 as part of a City of London Corporation campaign to offer ‘warm space’ events for vulnerable people throughout the winter. The Corporatiom will support organisations to hold events anywhere in the City of London and on the housing estates it runs across the capital, that enable the elderly, those living on their own, and vulnerable people to come together...

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