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


Frugi's Happy Childhood Fund

The aim of the Fund is to support small charities who are supporting children living in poverty in the UK. The Fund will support projects which focus on Hunger, Shelter and Nature. No minimum or maximum grant amount has been specified.

Application deadline: 06/08/2021


The Community Ownership Fund

The Community Ownership Fund is a £150 million fund over four years to support community groups across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets which are at risk of being lost to the community. It forms part of a package of UK wide levelling-up interventions, helping to support recovery, build opportunity and empower communities to improve their local places.

Deadline: 13/08/2021


Public Health England - Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2021-22

The Innovation Fund aims to maximise the potential in the voluntary sector to develop innovative ways of addressing inequalities and poor sexual and/or reproductive health and HIV outcomes.
Now in its seventh year, the Fund is open to projects across sexual health, reproductive health and HIV. Grants of between £30,000 and £60,000 are available.

Deadline: 13/08/2021


Golsoncott Foundation

The Foundation's declared objective is "to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and, in particular, the fine arts and music". Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be between £250 and £3,000 with most in the £500 to £1,000 range.

Deadline: 14/08/2021


Co-op Community Fridge Fund

Co-op have partnered with Hubbub Foundation to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. The funding is intended to support the development of Community Fridges that help to reduce food waste and meet the needs of diverse populations. Each successful applicant will receive a grant of £4,000.

Deadline: 16/08/2021


Kusuma Trust

Funding is intended to support organisations working in the areas of informal learning, SEN and air pollution and green spaces. Grants of up to £50,000 are available. There is no minimum size of grant, so organisations are encouraged to apply for the amount they need.

Deadline: 20/08/2021


National Lottery Grants for Heritage

The funding will continue to support a broad range of heritage projects and activities, such as industrial sites, castles and historic places of worship, to the stories and memories of communities, and through to public parks, natural landscapes and native wildlife. Grants are between £3,000 and £5 million.

Deadline: 25/08/2021


The Dunhill Medical Trust- Capability Support Programme

Support is available for eligible community-led organisations working with older people to access a tailored programme of capability-building support, through the Trust's partner, Moore Kingston Smith which specialises in developing financial sustainability and evaluating impact. The total support package for successful applicants amounts to approximately £5,000 to £6,000 worth of in-kind support over a 9- to 12-month period.

Deadline: 30/08/2021


UnLtd Social Entrepreneur grants

Funding (up to £15,000) and specialist support are available for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.

Deadline: 30/08/2021


Safety of Women at Night Fund

The main aim of the fund is to be used to protect women and girls in public spaces, including the rollout of initiatives to improve the safety of women in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy. The total amount available for this fund is £5 million.

Application deadline: 01/09/2021


William Wates Memorial Trust

The Trust's objective is to support projects that encourage young people (aged 5-19) resident in London and the South East experiencing severe disadvantage to keep away from antisocial behaviour and criminal activity, enabling them to fulfil their potential. Most grants are for approximately £30,000 over three years.

Application deadline: 03/09/2021


Archives Revealed - Scoping Grants

Archives Revealed 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: 06/09/2021


National Churches Trust/ChurchCare - Wolfson Fabric Repair Grants

The funding is intended for essential fabric repairs at church buildings of all Christian denominations across the UK. The building must be of heritage significance. Grants are usually of up to £10,000.

Deadline: 09/09/2021


Music for All - Community Project Funding

The grants programme aims to give a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that are seeking to bring music to their communities. The funding is for groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes. Grants of up to £2,000 are available.

Deadline: 10/09/2021


Community Ideas Grants

Walking and Cycling Grants London is a grants programme which aims to enable all communities to benefit from active travel. Grants of up to £10,000 over three years are available to community groups, charities and social enterprises to deliver walking and cycling projects. Example projects include rides for children with disabilities, learning to cycle or repair bikes, or walks for people suffering from ill health or isolation.

Deadline: 10/09/2021


Grow Back Greener Fund

The funding is intended for community projects across London that will improve access to green space and give Londoners the chance to get involved, as well as helping adapt to climate change. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available for Access to green space. Climate adaptation and water grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available.



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


Patagonia International Environmental Grants

Patagonia believes that “local battles to protect a specific stand of forest, a stretch of river, an indigenous wild species or a community from a polluting refinery are both effective at building public support and confronting larger, more complicated issues - like climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental justice” and accordingly provides grants for grassroot initiatives in the UK and the Republic of Ireland that are addressing these issues. Grants of up to £10,700 are available.

Deadline: 30/09/2021


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


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).

Application deadline: 06/10/2021


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


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


Tesco Community Grants

We’re currently looking for applications from charities and community groups who deliver projects that help to tackle food insecurity in their communities. This might include, for example, breakfast clubs, holiday clubs and food banks. Grants of up to £1,500 are available.

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:

Fitton Trust
P.O Box 289

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 minimum value of invoices (excluding VAT) for any one claim to the scheme is £1,000. To allow places of worship undertaking smaller works to benefit from the scheme, each listed place of worship will also be allowed to submit one claim with a value of between £500 and £1,000. The maximum value 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.


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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