Funding

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 October 2021 funding e-bulletin click here

   

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Teacher Development Fund

Grants are available to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and up to ten schools to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom. Grants of up to £150,000 per partnership for two academic years are available.

Deadline: 23/11/2021

 

Centre for Cultural Value - Collaborate Fund

Grants are available to support the development of collaborative research projects between UK cultural sector organisations and academic researchers. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available.

Deadline: 24/11/2021

 

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

 

Youth Endowment Fund

Funding is available for organisations in England and Wales to support interventions to prevent children and young people who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence, and to build up knowledge of what works to prevent this happening. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: 01/12/2021

 

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 

 

 

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups, charities, and schools based in London to help local people improve community open spaces, making them inclusive places for all to enjoy.

Deadline: 15/12/2021

  

Tree Council - Branching Out Fund

Grants are available to assist schools and community groups in undertaking well-planned tree planting projects across the UK, preferably during National Tree Week. Grants of between £300 and £1,500 (excluding VAT) are available.

Deadline:17/12/2021 

 

Arnold Clark Community Fund Winter Edition

Grants are available for UK registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum grant available is £1,000.

Deadline: 31/12/2021

 

Didymus Fund

Grants are available for small to medium UK based registered charities to support disadvantaged people in the UK, Africa or Central and South America. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Deadline: 31/12/2021 

 

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 

 

Grants are available for registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities and other organisations to support skills development or sustainability projects that bring benefit to communities across the UK.
 
Deadline: 31/12/2021

 

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: 01/01/2022 

 

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

 

Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) - Project Development Grants

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland to cover some of the costs of developing and coordinating a building project and taking it towards the start of work on site. Grants of up to £ 40,000 are available.

Deadline: 10/01/2022

 

Untold Stories (GLA)

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to local not-for-profit groups for making changes to public spaces to better reflect the culture and diversity of Greater London.

Deadline: 12/01/2022

 

Steel Charitable Trust

Grants (usually in the region of £10,000) are available to registered charities in the UK working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage.

Deadline: 20/11/2022

 

Radcliffe Trust

Funding is available for UK charities, not-for-profit and Exempt organisations working in the areas of music, especially chamber music, composition and music education, or in heritage and crafts. Grants are generally in the region of £2,500 to £7,500.

Deadline: 31/01/2022

 

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.

DeadGrants are available for registered charities in the UK carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities.line: 25/02/2022 

Grants are available for registered charities in the UK carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities.

 

Inman Charity

Grants of up to £5000  are available for registered charities in the UK carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities.

Deadline: 28/02/2022

 

Armed Forces Day Grant

Grants are available to help organisations and individuals in the UK to host an Armed Forces Day event which can take place within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day event. A maximum grant of £10,000 is available per application.

Deadline: 01/03/2022 

 

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 

 

Idlewild Trust

Grants are available to registered charities for arts and conservation projects in the UK. The maximum grant available is £5,000.

Deadline: 15/03/2022

 

City Bridge Trust: Positive Transitions

Grants (amount is discretionary) are available to not-for-profit organisations that are working for the benefit of London inhabitants to make positive transitions in people’s lives by addressing inequality and disadvantage.

Deadline: None specified

 

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

Sobell Foundation

Grants are available to registered charities in England and Wales for causes benefiting children, the sick, elderly, needy and disabled. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Shackleton Foundation Leadership Award

Seed funding grants and support are available to inspirational leaders and early stage social enterprises in the UK to establish their own non-profit ventures with the potential to provide solutions to intractable social problems faced by disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people. A maximum value of £10,000 is available.

Deadline: None specified

 

SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Communities Fund - Primary Fund (England)

Grants are available to non-profit making organisations in qualifying areas of England for improvements to local community facilities, historic buildings and structures, sport and recreation facilities. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Friends of Friendless Churches - The Cottam Will Trust

Grants are available for the purchase of works of art to be placed in medieval churches in England and Wales for the advancement of religion. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified 

 

Deo Gloria Trust

Funding is available for the promotion of Christianity in the UK. Funding is at the discretion of Trustees. Grants tend to be in the range of £500 to £5,000.

Deadline: None specified 

 

The Reach Fund

Grants are available to assist charities and social enterprises in England that require extra support to become 'investment ready'. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities

Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England for projects that make positive changes in their communities. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Joseph Rank Trust

Grants are available in the UK to support organisations that work to either advance the Christian faith or carry out other charitable purposes. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified 

 

Henry Smith Charity - Main Grants - Improving Lives

Grants are available for registered charities, social enterprises and constituted charitable groups to help people in the UK when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for one to three years (most grants are for three years).

Deadline: None specified 

 

Volunteering Futures Fund

Match funding is available to grant making organisations such as charitable foundations and philanthropic institutions to administer high quality volunteering programmes in England based on community and youth initiatives. Applicants can request a minimum of £300,000 and maximum of £1.7 million of DCMS funding.

Deadline: None specified

 

Historic England - National Capacity Building Programme

Grants are available to third sector and voluntary organisations in England for projects which are national in coverage and that strengthen the ability of the sector to reduce or avoid risk to the historic environment. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

Ernest Cook Trust

Grants are available to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations in the UK for educational projects that will encourage young people's interest in the countryside and the environment. Grants of up to £15,000 are available.

Deadline: None specified

 

Barrow Cadbury Trust - The Connect Fund

Investments and grants are available to organisations providing support services for charities and social enterprises in England seeking social investment. Funding provided for individual projects will vary. Recent grants have ranged from £6,000 to £60,000.

Deadline: None specified

 

Baring Foundation - Strengthening Civil Society (Tackling Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System)

Grants are available for smaller charities and other not-for-profit entities undertaking legal action activities to address racial injustice in the criminal justice system within the UK. Grants of up to £50,000 for up to 18 months are available.

Deadline: None specified

 

GEM Road Safety Charity Grants

Grants are available to support road safety projects which help to improve the safety of all road users throughout the UK through research, education, engineering or enforcement. The grant value is discretionary.

Deadline: None specified

 

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.