We will be adding information on relevant funding sources to support VCSE organisations facing financial pressures and to help develop new services to respond to the Coronavirus below.

For more details of how we might support you, please visit our capacity building page or contact our Funding and Organisational Development Officer, Alison Ewart, at alison.ewart@kva.org.uk

To see the July 2021 funding e-bulletin click here

 

Which? Fund

Grants for UK registered charities and universities with exempt charitable status to support research projects aiming to improve understanding of the specific consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: 29/09/2021 

 

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

The Trust operates a three-year rotation system, with different fields of interests being funded each year:

2021: Homelessness; refugees and asylum seekers.
2022: The Arts.

The Trust awards grants of either £1,000 or £5,000 depending on the grant round.

Deadline: 30/09/2021 

 

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity

Funded by Money Saving Expert, the MSE Charity gives grants to UK not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. Grants of up to £7,500 are available.

Deadline: 30/09/2021 

 

Adamson Trust

The funding aims to support organisations and registered charities that provide assistance with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17 years) with physical, mental, or emotional impairments. Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. The Trustees award a total of around £85,000 a year in grants.

Deadline: 30/09/2021

 

National Allotment Gardens Trust

Grants are available for registered allotment associations and committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. Grants of £250 to £2,000 are available.

Deadline: 01/10/2021 

 

Black and Minoritised Women's Fund

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations, led-by-and-for Black and minoritised women, that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 to support their core costs and enable continued service delivery in England. Grants of £10,000 are available.

Deadline: 01/10/2021

 

Keychange Talent Development Programme

The aim of the programme is to support women and gender minority artists and innovators reach the next stage in their career through targeted training. Baseline bursaries available to Europe-based Participants will range from €1,400 for Innovators and between €1,800-€3,000 for Artists.

Deadline: 04/10/2021 

 

Jerwood Arts 1:1 FUND

Funding available to independent early career artists, curators and producers to connect, develop their practice and generate new ideas after the isolating impact of COVID-19. The funding available for each awarded pair is £2,000.

Deadline: 04/10/2021 

 

London Fund for Racialised Communities

Grants are available to charities and social enterprises supporting communities experiencing racial inequality which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic in Greater London. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

Deadline: 04/10/2021

 

Art Fund – Reimagine

The aims of the Reimagine programme are:

  • To support arts organisations as they reimagine their activities following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To help organisations build expertise, capacity and connections within and outside the arts sector.

Small grants of £5,000 to £15,000 and large grants of £15,000 to £50,000 are available.

Deadline: 04/10/2021 

 

ChurchCare - Grants for Books and Manuscripts

Anglican churches in England can apply for funding for the conservation of books and manuscripts and parochial libraries. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

Deadline: 04/10/2021 

 

ChurchCare - Grants for Metalwork

Funding is available for the conservation of monumental brasses and decorative metalwork that is of artistic or historical interest. Grant awards under this programme are usually up to £10,000.

Deadline: 04/10/2021

 

ChurchCare - Grants for Textiles

Funding is available for the conservation of textiles of artistic or historical interest. Grant awards under this programme are usually up to £8,000.

Deadline: 04/10/2021

 

ChurchCare - Grants for Timberwork and Wooden Objects

Funding is available for the conservation of woodwork and wooden objects that are of artistic or historical significance. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

Deadline: 04/10/2021

 

Friends Provident Foundation – Developing a Fair Economy Grants Programme

Grants are available for charities, social enterprises, and private companies across the United Kingdom to support projects that seek to address systemic economic inequalities. Grants of up to £200,000 are available

Deadline: 05/10/2021 

 

Trust for London - Connected Communities Programme

Grants are available to small community groups for work that improves the lives of people and communities in London who are affected by poverty and inequality. Priority will be given to organisations led by people from Black and minoritised groups, and organisations that serve and are led by Deaf and Disabled people. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant and the amount requested should be the amount needed.

Deadline: 05/10/2021 

 

Heroes of Net Zero Competition (Together for our Planet)

UK small businesses that commit to becoming net zero by 2050 can access support to grow their enterprise to the next level. Grants of up £4,500 are available.

Deadline: 06/10/2021

 

BBC Children in Need - Small Grants Programme

The Trust distributes the funds raised each year as grants to organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people, under the age of 18, living in the UK. Grants of up to £10,000 are available per year for up to three years (£30,000 total request).

Deadline: 06/10/2021

 

Faith New Deal Pilot Fund

Grants are available to faith-based organisations for innovative projects which strengthen engagement between local and national government and faith groups as they tackle social issues, including those arising from the impact of COVID-19 in the recovery efforts of communities in England. Grants of up to £200,000 are available

Deadline: 07/10/2021 

 

Arts Award Access Fund

Small grants are given to Arts Award centres in the United Kingdom working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to achieve an Arts Award. Grants of between £100 and £1,500 are available.

Deadline: 08/10/2021

 

London Impact Awards - Powered by Women

Grant awards are available to women-led, not-for-profit organisations in London creating meaningful change in their communities. There are three award categories:

• Standout Women's Champion.
• Collaboration Award.
• Best Emerging Voice.

A grant of £30,000 will be awarded to the winning organisation from each of the three award categories.

Deadline: 08/10/2021

 

Matrix Causes Fund

Funding is intended to promote access to justice (particularly for people trying to get support for their basic needs), equality of opportunity or a sustainable environment. Funding of up to £9,000 is available.

Deadline: 11/10/2021

 

Loneliness Engagement Fund

Grants available to charities or benevolent and philanthropic organisations in England who can engage with target groups at high risk of loneliness. Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 are available.

Deadline: 13/10/2021 

 

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)

Registered providers of social housing in England can bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: 15/10/2021

 

Road Safety Trust

Grants are available to public and professional UK-based organisations for new road safety initiatives, trials and research.

Two levels of grants are available:

  • Major themed grants: between £25,0000 and £200,000.
  • Small grants programme 2021: grants of between £10,000 to £30,000 over a two-year period.

Deadline: 18/10/2021

 

Rowing Foundation

The Rowing Foundation aims to aid and support young people and the disabled of all ages through their participation in rowing. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available for up to 50% of the overall project costs.

Deadline: 25/10/2021

 

Arts Council England - Capital Investment Programme

Capital funding is available to support cultural organisations in England to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic, improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. Grants of up to £750,000 are available.

Deadline: 26/10/2021

 

Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Charity

Funding of IT related projects and provision of pro-bono IT consultancy which help achieve the WCIT Charity's priorities:

  • Enhancing opportunity for young people through more effective education.
  • Improving the quality of life for those who are disadvantaged, disabled or socially excluded.
  • Helping charities get the best out of IT.
  • Improving the public's understanding of IT and its capabilities.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available

Deadline: 26/10/2021 

 

Bikeability Trust - Widening Participation Fund

Funding available to current Bikeability training providers and organisations for innovative pilot projects that encourage underrepresented children in England to take part in cycle training. Awards of up to £75,000 are available.

Deadline: 29/10/2021 

 

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe - Museums Programme

Grants are available to support museums in Europe looking to preserve, study and promote European Jewish history and culture. Grants of up to £225,000 are available.

Deadline: 31/10/2021

 

Sea-Changers Marine Conservation Social Fund

The funding is for projects that will achieve marine conservation outcomes alongside social, health and/or wellbeing benefits for the individuals and communities that participate. Grants will be in the region of £3,000 to £4,000.

Deadline: 31/10/2021 

 

A B Charitable Trust

The Trust aims to support charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances. The grants range in size, with most grants being in the range of £10,000 to £20,000.

Deadline: 31/10/2021

 

The Linnean Society – Our Local Nature Grants

The scheme provides grants to support innovative projects, designed and led by young people in the UK, which aim to increase access to local natural spaces and encourage a deeper appreciation and understanding of nature. Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Deadline: 01/11/2021 

 

Asda Foundation - Bringing Communities Back Together

Support is available to local groups to reunite communities and celebrate togetherness as coronavirus restrictions are eased. Grants between £250 and £1,000 are available.

Deadline: 01/11/2021 

 

Learning through Landscapes – Local School Nature Grants

The aim of this fund is to promote outdoor learning among young children by providing schools and early years providers with outdoor resources and training. Successful applicants will receive an assortment of nature equipment up to the value of £500 along with a two-hour training session.

Deadline: 12/11/2021 

 

Sport Unites Fund

The new Sport Unites Fund will support community sport projects across Greater London that take place between summer 2021 and June 2022.
There are two different grant awards:

  • Grants of up to £10,000 for New Ideas projects.
  • Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for Tried and Tested projects.

Deadline: 12/11/2021 

 

Healthy Ageing Challenge - Designed for Ageing

Through Innovate UK (IUK), the Healthy Ageing Challenge is funding service-led innovation projects designed to support healthy ageing. These projects should deliver a clear game-changing service-led innovation to help people as they age, positively, actively, independently and with dignity. IUK has allocated up to £14.4 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.

Deadline: 17/11/2021

 

National Lottery Community Fund - Together for Our Planet

The Together for Our Planet funding programme aims to support the nurturing and development of local ideas, contributing to a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities across the UK. Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available.

Deadline: 18/11/2021

 

Community Environmental Project Fund Set to Open - September 2021

The Together for Our Planet programme aims to support the nurturing and development of local ideas, contributing to a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities across the UK. Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 will be available. Funding is intended to support projects that focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Food
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Waste and consumption
  • The natural environment

Deadline: 18/11/2021 

 

Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund

Through its Benevolent Fund, the Weaver's Company provides funding for smaller charitable organisations that are providing direct services for young people who are vulnerable and at risk of becoming involved with crime. The maximum grant is usually £15,000 per annum.

Deadline: 19/11/2021

 

Comic Relief Community Fund for England

Grants are available to support local not-for-profit groups in England to drive change in their communities. Funding is intended to support community-led organisations to deliver change by drawing on the 'lived experiences' of people who have experienced the issues being tackled. Grants of up to a maximum of £10,000 are available.

Deadline: 29/11/2021

 

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice Programme

Funding is available to support projects promoting racial justice and equality of opportunity as a basis for a harmonious multi-racial, multi-ethnic society in the UK. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: 29/11/2021 

 

Archives Revealed - Scoping Grants

Grants are available to public sector bodies, registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK to help analyse collections, supporting development of future plans for cataloguing priorities and projects. The Fund is designed to transform access to archives for a wide range of users, enabling more people to engage with the UK’s rich documentary heritage. The maximum grant available is £3,000.

Deadline: 29/11/2021

 

Alice McCosh Trust

Small grants for work or study related to natural history and/or the environment worldwide, such as field trips, expeditions or the development of new teaching materials; with a preference for applicants from Scotland, England, Turkey and Uganda. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: 30/11/2021

 

Castle Studies Trust

The aim of this fund is to support the study and research of castles to enhance both scholarly and public education. Grants of up to £10,000, including VAT, are available.

Deadline: 01/12/2021

 

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grants Programme

This fund provides support for cultural and educational projects that help develop mutual understanding between the UK and Japan. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: 15/12/2021 

 

Ironmongers' Company

The Company offers support to registered charities in the UK providing opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 to fulfil their potential. Grants are available for projects that will deliver clearly defined, educational benefits and develop learning, motivation and skills. Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000.

Deadline: 15/12/2021 

 

Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Response Fund

The COVID-19 Response Fund aims to help charities in the UK (and abroad) to alleviate social deprivation, helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

Deadline: 31/12/2021 

 

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Grants are available to animal welfare charities for projects or activities in the UK that benefit and protect animals, relieve the suffering of animals, address the conservation of wildlife or encourage a greater understanding of animals. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: 03/01/2022

 

Anchor Foundation

The aim of the Foundation is to support Christian charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of healing and the arts. Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available.

Deadline: 31/01/2022

 

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme

Grants are available to support grassroots organisations providing safe social spaces, mentoring, work, or social skills for young people aged 11 to 25 years old in the UK. Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available.

Deadline: 28/02/2022

 

Greater London - Royal Victoria Hall Foundation

The Foundation has two major aims:

  • To help professional productions in need of financial support.
  • To introduce high-quality live performance to groups who are not traditional or regular theatregoers.

Grants are normally in the range of £250 to £2,000.

Deadline: 25/02/2022 

 

Peter Cruddas Foundation

Funding is available for registered charities in England and Wales that are working to support disadvantaged and disengaged young people as they move towards pathways into education, training and employment. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: 01/03/2022 

 

ChurchCare - Grants for Stained Glass

Anglican churches in England can apply for funding for the conservation of stained and painted glass and historic plain glazing. Grant awards under this programme are usually up to £10,000.

Deadline: 22/08/2022

 

Tree Health Pilot Scheme

Landowners and farmers in England can access funding to help protect their trees from pests and diseases. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified 

 

MOREwoods

MOREwoods offers financial support to farmers and landowners in the UK to help them plant more woodland on a large scale. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

MOREhedges

Financial support is available for farmers and landowners in the UK to help them plant more hedges. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified 

 

England and Wales Cricket Board - Emergency Support Programme

Grants and interest-free loans are available for affiliated cricket clubs and leagues in England and Wales to adapt to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines and cover any shortfall in essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs during the pandemic. Grants of up £ 50,000 are available.

Deadline: None specified

 

National Lottery Awards for All – England

Grants are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools and local authorities in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

Deadline: None specified

 

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

The Trust aims to support UK registered charities by offering small, medium and large grants for projects that fall within one of the following priority areas:

  • Care of the elderly.
  • Disability.
  • General welfare.
  • Hospices.
  • Reproductive health (international).
  • Wildlife and environmental conservation (UK and international).
  • Youth.

The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Barrow Cadbury Trust - Criminal Justice Programme

The Criminal Justice Programme aims to support projects that will strengthen the evidence base for practical, structural change to the criminal justice system to account for the distinct needs and contexts of young adults, women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified 

 

Will Charitable Trust

Grants are available to UK registered charities for activities in the UK that fall within the following categories: care of and services for blind people; long-term care of people with learning disabilities; and care of and services for people suffering from cancer. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Gosling Foundation Limited

Grants are available for charitable organisations carrying out projects in the UK that are related to social welfare, advancement of religion or education or other purposes beneficial to the community. Most grants tend to be in the range of £1,000 to £10,000. A few larger grants are made for exceptional projects.

Deadline: None specified

 

Rural Community Energy Fund

Grants are available to rural communities in England for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help community renewable energy projects become investment ready. A maximum grant limit of £100,000 is available.

Deadline: None specified

 

Fleabag Support Fund

A fund to provide grants to theatre workers in the UK who are in financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund will provide grants of £2,500 to freelancers working in the theatre industry who are in urgent financial need.

Deadline: None specified

 

CIMSPA ReTrain to Retain

100% funded training and support is available for sport and physical activity professionals and volunteers who have had to find work outside the sector or had their hours reduced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Hilden Charitable Fund

Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women). The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Foyle Foundation Main Grants Scheme

Grants are available to registered charities in the UK to support the performing or visual arts and for projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learning. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified 

 

London Housing Foundation

The London Housing Foundation (LHF) supports organisations who work with homeless people, or work to prevent people becoming homeless. It does this by awarding grants and making awards, or by offering expert advice, assistance and training either free or at a low cost. The normal maximum grant for proof of concept and early stage development applications is between £25,000 and £35,000.

Deadline: None specified

 

Toy Trust

The funding is intended for UK based children's charities who are working for the benefit of disadvantaged children under the age of 13 years and their families. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified 

 

Bernard Sunley Foundation

The aim of the foundation is to help raise the quality of life in England and Wales, particularly for the young, disadvantaged and older people. The majority (roughly 80%) of grants awarded are under £5,000. Grants exceeding £25,000 are exceptional and are typically awarded to major capital projects.

Deadline: None specified 

 

Thomas Wall Trust - Grants for Registered Charities

The funding is for registered charities that are working to develop communication skills for people from disadvantaged groups who want to improve their employment prospects. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Deadline: None specified 

 

Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund - Small Grants

Small grants are available for charitable organisations to support community-based projects in the areas of heritage and conservation, education, health and wellbeing, social inclusion, environment, and countryside. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. The average grant is £1,500.

Deadline: None specified

 

Constance Travis Charitable Trust

The Constance Travis Charitable Trust offers grants to local, national and international charities in line with its strategic allocation covering activities in medical care and research, environment protection, international aid, animal welfare, community projects, social mobility enhancement, educational projects and outreach in the arts. The grant value is discretionary.

Applicants should note that the Trust does not maintain a website. For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Mr Ernest Raymond Anthony Travis
Constance Travis Charitable Trust
86 Drayton Gardens
London
SW10 9SB
Email: travistrust86@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline: None specified

 

John James Charitable Trust

Grants are available to provide support for individuals and organisations with a Christian focus, as well as funding for ministry training. No minimum or maximum value of grant is specified. The average grant is £2,000.

Deadline: None specified

 

Rank Foundation - Pebbles Grants

Funding is available for charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities. This fund is focused on smaller charities that may not be covered by the Rank Foundation’s larger programmes. Grants are awarded on a discretionary basis. Grants range from £250 to £4,000 depending on the total cost of the project.

Deadline: None specified

 

Football Foundation - Return to Disability Football Fund

The aim of the Return to Disability Football Fund is to enable football clubs and organisations in England to restart or deliver new disability football activities following the period of COVID-19 restrictions. Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Deadline: None specified 

 

Sporting Capital Fund

Sporting Capital is a social investment fund operating with the objective of helping organisations that make a difference by developing people and communities through sport. Funding of up to £150,000 is available.

Deadline: None specified

 

Allen Lane Foundation
The Foundation makes grants to voluntary not-for-profit organisations in the UK for work which benefits groups of people who are under-represented in UK society. One-off grants of between £500 and £15,000 are available. The average grant is between £5,000 and £6,000.

Deadline: None specified

 

Community Shares Booster Programme

The Programme offers support and funding to help new and existing community businesses in England that are soon planning to make, or have recently launched, community share offers. Grants of up to £ 10,000 are available.

Deadline: None specified

 

Veterans' Foundation

The aim of the Foundation is to help charities and other organisations that support serving and former members of the British Armed Forces, and sometimes their dependants, who are in need. The maximum grant available is £30,000.

Deadline: None specified

 

People's Health Trust - Active Communities Programme

This funding aims to close the gap between those communities which experience the worst health in England, Scotland and Wales and the majority of the population. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year for two years are available.

Deadline: None specified

 

Monica Rabagliati Charitable Trust

Grants are primarily intended to support organisations which are focusing on the alleviation of child suffering and deprivation. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees and most grants tend to be in the range of £500 to £3,000.

Deadline: None specified

 

Big Local

The aim of the fund is to create empowered, resilient, dynamic and asset-rich communities making their own decisions on what is best for their area. This will involve forming a Big Local partnership and creating a plan unique to each community. The funding provides at least £1 million to each of 150 communities across England.

Deadline: None specified

 

Fitton Trust

The aim of the charity are to benefit by way of grants such legally charitable institutions as the trustees shall in their absolute discretion think fit. Most grants tend to be between £150 and £350.

The Trust does not have a website or publish any contact details other than the postal address. For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Secretary
Fitton Trust
P.O Box 289
Bramhall
Stockport
SK7 0DZ

Deadline: None specified

 

Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme makes grants towards the VAT incurred in maintenance and repairs to listed buildings that are primarily used for public worship, or which are listed places of worship owned by, or under the authority of, a number of specified organisations that look after redundant places of worship. The value of the grant is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Environmental Funders Network – Rapid Response Fund

The Rapid Response Fund aims to support groups who are trying to seize unexpected opportunities or react to unforeseen crises with a potentially significant environmental outcome. This means supporting organisations who need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate. The maximum grant available is £25,000.

Deadline: None specified

 

Rolling funding opportunities:

   

London funders:

 

City Bridge Trust

The Trust currently awards around £20m per year to charitable causes in London. The majority of these grants are made under the Investing in Londoners scheme, which has a number of programmes.

 

Trust for London

Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation aiming to tackle poverty and inequality in London.  This is achieved by: funding voluntary and charity groups – each year they make grants totalling around £7.5 million, and at any one time, we are supporting up to 400 organisations. Funding is aimed at tackling poverty and inequality under 7 themes: Good Homes and Neighbourhoods; Better Work; Decent Living Standards; Shared Wealth; Pathways to Settlement; Stronger Voices and Connected Communities.

 

London Marathon Trust

The London Marathon Charitable Trust awards grants for capital projects that inspire and increase the numbers of people regularly taking part in physical activities.

 

Jack Petchey Foundation

Supports programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25 in London and Essex. Their biggest programme, the Achievement Awards, is a 'peer recognition scheme' operating in grass-roots youth clubs, youth organisations, secondary schools and uniformed organisations.  The young award winners choose how best to spend their £250 award money to the benefit of their club or school.

 

The Kingston Lottery

The Kingston Council has launched the ‘Kingston Lottery’, which aims to raise money for local charities and community groups. The draw takes place every Saturday night with results posted on their website, Facebook and Twitter. The winners are advised directly.

 

Kingston Charitable Trust

The Kingston Charitable Foundation is providing an average of 3 x £500 grants with an emphasis on getting timely help to small, Kingston-based charities.

 

Kingston council funds

The Kingston Council’s Community grants programme is open with grants of up to £3,000 available to community organisations via a new funding programme for projects that will build stronger connections across communities.

 

National funders

 

Persimmon Community Champions fund

One off grants of £1,000are available for local community organisations and charities that have already secured matched funding for local community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales.

 

Pets At Home Animal Rescue Grants

Grants of £250 are available for charities and non-profit organisations in the UK whose main objective is the rescue and rehoming of domestic pets in the UK.

 

 Pilgrim Trust

Two levels of grants are available for projects in the UK concerned with heritage preservation and social welfare, especially improving the life chances of vulnerable members of society (particularly women and girls). Grants are up to £5,000 and beyond.

 

English Cricket Board Emergency Fund

Grants and interest-free loans are available for affiliated cricket clubs and leagues in England and Wales to adapt to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines and cover any shortfall in essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs during the pandemic.

 

Tesco Community Grants

Eligible organisations can apply online for a grant, applications are assessed and shortlisted. Every three months successful shortlisted applications are put into a customer vote in Tesco stores across the UK.

The project that receives the most votes (via customer’s blue tokens) in its area will be awarded a grant of up to £1,500 second place receiving up to £1,000 and third place up to £500.

 

Stuart Halbert Foundation

Grants of usually up to £10,000 are available to UK registered charities and other charitable organisations for projects that support disadvantaged people, animal welfare, the Armed forces or the local community.

 

Family Action Welfare Grants Programme

Family Action aims to support families during times of hardship to enable them to become stronger, happier and healthier. See website for info on their National and Greater London programmes.

 

DPD Green fund

The DPD Eco Fund (the "Fund") is a fund to be spent on sustainability-related programmes by a range of different organisations. The maximum amount that an applicant may receive from the Fund is £2,000 per application. All applications must be made via the website at www.green.dpd.co.uk, using the 'apply for funding' form.

  

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Unrestricted grants of up to £50,000 over two years to support small and medium-sized local charities, with a proven track record of helping people in England and Wales with complex social issues, to recover and renew beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Includes core costs and tailored development support.

The Foundation will ringfence 25% of its funding to charities led by, and which support, minoritised and racialised communities. The Foundation has announced that by the end of Spring 2021, it will open its Racial Equality strand of funding. 

The Foundation's grants team will hold a live Q&A webinar on 30 March (14:00 to 15:30) to discuss the eligibility criteria, details of the grants, what is meant by complex social issues, and the application process. Registration is required via eventbrite COVID-19 crisis.

 

Heritage Lottery Fund

Phase 1 - applications for grants from £3,000-£10,000 and £10,000-£100,000 will be accepted starting from 25 November 2020. This will provide some much-needed financial assistance, particularly to those heritage sector organisations who have, so far, been unable to access COVID-19 emergency funds. NLHF will be looking for projects with a particular emphasis on creating organisational resilience, boosting the local economy, supporting health and wellbeing and inclusion.

Phase 2 – applications for grants from £100,000-£250,000 and £250,000-£5 million will be accepted starting from 8 February 2021. This will mark a return to NLHF’s core business, but NLHF will not be returning to pre-Covid-19 “business as usual” in its approach.

 

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) is responsible for distributing 40 per cent of all funds raised for good causes (about 11 pence of every pound spent on a Lottery ticket) by the National Lottery - around £670 million in 2016.  BLF grants range from £300 to more than £500,000 to community and voluntary groups and charities. 

 

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation fund the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society. The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK, focusing on the arts, children and young people, the environment and social change.

 

Tesco Bags of Help

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag is used to fund local projects in communities right across the UK.  Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces, to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

 

Waitrose Community Matters

Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in convenience shops) between 3 local good causes that customers choose.

 

Arts Council

Invest money from Government and the National Lottery to support arts and culture across England. It offers awards from £1,000 to £100,000 to support a wide variety of arts-related activities, from dance to visual arts, literature to theatre, music to combined arts. 

 

Pro Bono support

 

Cranfield Trust

The Cranfield Trust is a national charity offering free business skills, advice and guidance to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. Support includes business consultancy, HR support, masterclasses and training.

 

Law Works: the solicitors Pro Bono group

LawWorks is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid. 


 

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