Funding

We regularly update this page with available funding we think might be of interest to the organisations we support. 

 

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  • Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust  - is offering £5,000 for projects that are focused on disability, specifically employment and training for people living with disabilities to ensure better access. Applications will be accepted during the month of April from UK registered charities or organisations that are exempt from registration in the UK. Charities must have a minimum operating income and minimum operating expenditure of £1 million to apply. There is no maximum income or expenditure. Deadline 30th April 2024.

 

  • Biffa Launches Contest for Green Business Ideas -  The contest will support a business or entrepreneur who is enthusiastic about reusing and/or recycling with an innovative project or idea using waste to create new products or improve existing recycling rates.  The winner will receive a cash prize of £10,000, coupled with tailored business support. Entrepreneurs and new or existing businesses based in the UK can apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Deadline 30 April 2024.

 

  • 7Stars Foundation -  is offering grants of up to £2,500 for registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million across the UK to deliver projects and activities that support young people aged 16 years and under across the priority themes of abuse, addiction, child carers, and homelessness. Deadline 30 April 2024.

 

  • Mayor of London's Shared Endeavour Fund -  Registered charities, constituted community groups and other not-for-organisations working to tackle intolerance and extremism in all its forms can now apply for the fifth call of the Shared Endeavour Fund, provided by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). Deadline 5 May 2024.

 

  •  Screwfix Foundation is offering grants of up to £5,000 to local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects which improve a physical building (or land attached to it) that is used by people in need. Applications are due by 12 noon on 10 May, 10 August and 10 November 2024,

 

  • Alec Dickson Trust   - is offering grants to support volunteering projects in the UK, organised and run by young people (under 30 years). Deadline 14 May 2024.

 

  • Spar Community Cashback - invites entries for a third year in a row, SPAR shoppers can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for a local voluntary or community organisation or charity they feel deserves funding. Applicants for grants are open to UK residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland mainland only) aged 16 years or over. All applicants need to do is share the exceptional contribution that a local organisation has made to their local community and what the grant would be used for. The grants will be given based on the strength of the applicant’s story, the recipient’s levels of dedication to their community and the credibility of what the grant would be spent on and its impact for the local community. Deadline 22 May 2024.

 

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Programme - will be providing 42 unrestricted grants of £75,000 over three years (£25,000 per year) with tailored development support to registered charities and community interest companies which are led by and working with people who are experiencing economic inequity because of the race or ethnicity. The 2024 programme is open to small, local and specialist registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) and community interest companies (CICs) registered in England and Wales. Deadline 30 May 2024.

 

  • City Bridge Foundation - is offering grants of up to £200,000 over five years for registered charities, community groups, community interest companies, and other not-for-profit organisations across Greater London, to deliver projects and activities that aim to reduce isolation and increase community connection among those at risk of suicide.   Deadline 31 May 2024.

 

  • Postcode Society Trust - is supporting organisations in the South of England with unrestricted funding in 2024. Depending on their not-for-profit legal structure, organisations can apply either for a grant of between £500 and £2,500 or between £500 and £25,000.  There will be three funding rounds in 2024. The second round will open at 9am on 27th May and close at 12 noon on 3rd June 2024.

 

  • Help the Homeless Grant Scheme  - Grants for capital projects are available to small and medium-sized charities registered in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community.  Deadline 15 June 2024.

 

  • Hilden Charitable Fund - has grants available for charitable organisations working in the areas of penal affairs and asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. Deadline 18 June 2024.

 

  • The Big Bike Revival -  is offering grants of up to £3,500 for voluntary and community cycle groups across England to deliver projects and activities that: Encourage people who don't cycle to cycle; encourage people to cycle more often; increase short cycling trips; improve the perception of cycling safety; improve people's confidence to cycle.  Deadline 25 June 2024.

 

  • Pets Foundation - Pets Assisting People Grants - are available for charities who help children and adults through the provision of specially trained assistance animals, or through the provision of structured animal-assisted learning and therapy. Deadline 28 June 2024.

 

  • Steel Charitable Trust - is accepting Applications for Rolling Grants Programme. Charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) and municipally funded museums across the UK with an annual income of more than £50,000 can apply for funding to deliver a variety of projects and activities across the following core categories: Arts and Heritage; Education; Environment; Health; Social or Economic Disadvantage.  Proposed projects for the health category should have a focus on one of the following: Programmes and activities that aim to support, maintain, and improve mental health in any demographic; Health care for older people. Proposed projects for the social or economic disadvantage categories should focus on one of the following: Disadvantaged children; Housing and homeless people. Deadline 11 July 2024.

 

  • The Radcliffe Trust -  is offering grants averaging between £2,500 and £7,500 for charities, not-for-profit groups, and exempt organisations for projects that fall under the following categories:   Funding for classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition, and music education; Funding for the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and crafts sectors. Deadline 31 July 2024.

     

  • VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme - The £25.5m VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is now open to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.  Deadline August 2024.

 

  • The Grocer's Charity - has one-off grants available to small UK registered charities for work in the specific areas of: relief of poverty, disability and inclusion, the elderly, health, military, environment and conservation, and the arts and heritage.  Deadline 6 September 2024.

 

  • Voluntary and Community Sector Grant Funding - is available for organisations providing support to the community such as: Nutritional meals for residents, espectially clinically vulnerable residents (following NICE guidelines); Warm/Community Spaces for residents to attend; Provision of household equipment to help with keeping warm, eg. electric blankets, hot water bottles and thermos flasks. Applications welcome from April - September 2024.

 

  • Barclays Community Football Fund - Grants of £500 are available for not-for-profit groups in the UK to help improve access to football for all by running football activities for underrepresented groups. Deadline December 2024.

 

  • Morrisons Foundation is offering grants of up to £10,000 to  registered charities in England, Scotland and Wales for specific projects that help to improve people’s lives. To be eligible, projects must address at least one of the Foundation’s funding objectives of: Tackling poverty and social deprication; enhancing community spaces, facilities and services; improving health and wellbeing. Ongoing.

 

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grants are available to support projects of up to five years that care for and sustain heritage in the UK. This could include nature and habitats, historic buildings and environments, or cultures, traditions and people’s memories. Applications for grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are open all year round. Applications for more than £250,000 have quarterly application deadlines. Ongoing.

 

  • Community Ownership Fund - is accepting expressions of interest from community groups to buy or renovate assets that would otherwise be lost to the community. Voluntary and community organisations from across the UK can apply as long as they are an incorporated organisation set up to deliver charitable purpose, social purpose or public benefit and have a viable plan for taking ownership of a community asset at risk and running it sustainably for community benefit. this is the fourth and final round. Ongoing.

 

  • Biffa Award  - is giving grants to Community Projects near Landfill sites.   Ongoing. 

 

  • Benefact Trust Building Improvement Grants Fund - is offering grants to support capital works to protect and enhance Christian church and charity buildings, ensuring their continued use and viability, and the safeguarding of their heritage. Ongoing.
  • Skipton Charitable Foundation - is offering grants of up to £6,000 to UK registered charities whose objectives are to: Benefit children and adults particularly those living in socially deprived areas, through education to develop core skills and support wellbeing and mental health; Benefit the wellbeing and welfare of children and adults by preventing or reducing poverty and homelessness in the community; Support the elderly and improve their wellbeing by reducing isolation, helping reduce the effects of Dementia and Alzheimer's and support later life/palliative care. Ongoing.

 

  • Warburtons -  has small grants of up to and including £400 available for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families in England, Scotland and Wales. Ongoing.

 

  • The Cruach Trust - is offering Grants to charities and other organisations to support gardeners, retired gardeners and the preservation of gardens throughout the United Kingdom. Additionally, funding can support a wide range of activities.  Ongoing.

 

 

  • The True Colours Trust -  is offering grants of up to £10,000 for registered charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £350,000 across the United Kingdom. to deliver projects that work to improve the lives of disabled children and young people up to the age of 25, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Ongoing.

 

 

  • The UK Fund (The National Lottery) - A fund supporting organisations that want to do more to help communities come together and help create a better-connected society. Ongoing.

 

  • Percy Bilton Charitable Trust - Funding is provided to UK registered charities whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups: Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people, people with disabilities and older people. Ongoing. 

 

  • City Bridge Foundation - Aimed at a wide range of organisations. Applications can be submitted at any time. The Grants Committee meets six times a year to consider applications. Ongoing.
Fund categories
Fund iconCommunity DevelopmentFund iconHealth & Social WelfarGrants up to £5,000,000 are available to not-for-profit groups for projects which forge connections between communities to create a better-connected societCity Bridge Trust Reopens for ApplicatioConstituted voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations based in London may apply for funding from a range of programme themes, including (but not limited There is no minimum or maximum grant specified, with awards varying depending on the type of grant applied for. The smallest ever given is £1,000 and the largest £10 million. The grants can cover a period of up to five years.

 

  • British Gas Energy Trust - If any of your beneficiaries are struggling with increased utility bills, they should be encouraged to apply for this grant. Only individuals and families can apply and they need to 

 

  • Cash for Kids Cost of Living grant - The charity helps children and young people (up to 18 years old) affected by poverty, neglect or those living with additional needs. Ongoing.

 

  • British Gas Energy Trust Offering Fuel Poverty Grants - In response to the cost-of-living crisis and energy price cap increase, the independent charitable trust is currently providing two funds: Individuals and Families Fund and British Gas Energy Support Fund. No official deadline but will be cancelled once fund runs out.

 

  • Jane Hodge Foundation - Grants are available to UK registered or exempt charities for projects that address the objectives of the Foundation which are welfare, education, medical treatment and research and religion. Ongoing.

 

  • Gosling Foundation - For charities and non profit organisations with an income of less than £30m working with young people, in education, health and with Royal Marines. Ongoing.

 

  • Ovo Energy Fund - Supports OVO customers who’ve fallen behind with their energy payments to OVO. You must be in receipt of: Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, or Universal Credit (but only if not working). Ongoing.

 

 

  • Mercers Company and Philanthropy - Grants are intended to support charitable organisations with community-led projects that 'will make a real difference in people's lives' and which address the Foundation's priorities within its three funding programmes.

 

  • The Clothworkers' Foundation - has grants available to UK registered charities working in the UK in one of the following areas: communities experiencing racial inequalities, disabilities, domestic and sexual abuse, economic disadvantage, homelessness, LGBT+ communities, older people facing disadvantage, prison and rehabilitation, substance misuse and addiction, and young people facing disadvantage. Ongoing.

 

  • Matthew Good Foundation - Grants are available of up to £3,500 for local community groups, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the UK for projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment. Ongoing.

 

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • 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. Ongoing. 

 

  • Home Instead charities - Grants of up to £1500 are available for grass roots community groups and charities addressing mental health and isolation in older people in the UK. Ongoing. 

 

  • Hargreaves Foundation - Grants up to a discretionary amount are available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education. Ongoing.

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • Goldsmiths Charity - general charitable support - Grant support of up to £30,000 is available for projects addressing prisoner resettlement, youth and an ageing population. Currently, only prisoner resettlement activities are considered. Ongoing.

 

  • Sobell Foundation - Grants are available to registered charities in England and Wales for causes benefiting children, the sick, elderly, needy and disabled. Ongoing. 

 

  • Henry Smith Charity - Main Grants - 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. Ongoing. 

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • 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. Ongoing. 

 

  • London Housing Foundation - The London Housing Foundation (LHF) supports organisations who work with homeless people, or work to prevent people becoming homeless. Ongoing. 

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • Monica Rabagliati Charitable Trust - Grants are primarily intended to support organisations which are focusing on the alleviation of child suffering and deprivation. Ongoing. 

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • Displacement Education Grant - The new £1 million Displacement Education Fund has been launched to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education. Ongoing.

 

  • Lionel Wigram Memorial Trust - Funding is available for charities that are providing services for blind, deaf and disabled people in the UK. Ongoing. 

 

  • Trust for London - Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation aiming to tackle poverty and inequality in London. Ongoing. 

 

  • The Pixel Fund - Grants of between £500 and £5000 are available for registered UK-based charities and registered community interest organisations to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults.

 

  • 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.

 

  • The Kingston Lottery - The Kingston Council has launched the ‘Kingston Lottery’, which aims to raise money for local charities and community groups. Ongoing.

 

  • Jack Petchey Foundation - Supports programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25 in London and Essex. Ongoing.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • Stuart Halbert Foundation - Grants for projects that support disadvantaged people, animal welfare, the Armed forces or the local community. Ongoing.

 

 

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

 

  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation - Fund the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society. Ongoing.

 

  • Garfield Weston Foundation - The foundation supports a broad range of charities and causes across the UK with small and larger grants. Ongoing.

 

  • Cranfield Trust - The Cranfield Trust is a national charity offering free business skills, advice and guidance to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. Ongoing. 

 

  • 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. 

 

  • Groundwork One stop Community Partnership - This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-income families or running youth sports teams. Ongoing.

 

  • Smallwood Trust - Open to women aged 18 or above, living in the UK, on a low income / not in work and in receipt of all benefits entitled to, or have no recourse to public funds, with savings under £2,000. Ongoing.

 

  • Sense Cost of Living Support Fund - To provide financial support to people with complex disabilities who live in the family home and are on low incomes. Ongoing.

 

  • Turn2us - Comprehensive list of grant givers to individuals and families. Ongoing.

 

 

  • Hargreaves Foundation - Grants up to a discretionary amount are available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education. Ongoing. 

 

  • Buttle Trust - Grants of up to £2000 available to enable vulnerable children and young people in the UK to overcome financial barriers preventing them from achieving their education, training or employment goals. Ongoing.

 

  • Matthew Good Foundation - Grants are available of up to £3,500 for local community groups, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the UK for projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment. Ongoing.

 

  • Sobell Foundation - Grants are available to registered charities in England and Wales for causes benefiting children, the sick, elderly, needy and disabled. Ongoing. 

 

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • 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. Ongoing.

 

  • Sporting Capital Fund - A social investment fund operating with the objective of helping organisations that make a difference by developing people and communities through sport.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Displacement Education Grant - Its new £1 million Displacement Education Fund has been launched to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education.

 

  • Barchester Foundation - Funding is intended to help small community groups and local charities with activity projects, equipment and materials for use by members, Member transport and day trips, outings, and group holidays in the UK.

 

  • The Pixel Fund - Grants are available for registered UK-based charities and registered community interest organisations to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults.

 

 

  • Family Action grants - Grants of up to £600 to support families and individuals for essential personal and household needs to assist families and individuals with low incomes, particularly those living on benefits.