Funding

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Calor Rural Community Fund

It’s all about your community and your project. For the past two years, our Rural Community Fund winners have created remarkable projects that have improved the lives of their local community. Deadline 29th March 2019

Partnership with Jobcentre Plus

JCP is looking for local organisations assisting access to employment for economically inactive members of the public that struggle with metal health. Deadline 29 March 2019 midday.

The Bright Ideas Fund

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support. Deadline 9th April 2019

Wooden Spoon Charity

Our aim is to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people through our commitment to quality charitable work. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Elephant Trust

The Trust was set up to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. Deadline 25th March 2019

Ulverscroft Foundation

The Ulverscroft Foundation supports projects which will have a positive effect on the quality of life of visually impaired people (blind and partially sighted).

British Ecological Society Grants

British Ecological Society Grants for activities and research related to Ecology. Mainly to support education - teachers in schools. Various Deadlines

Help the Homeless

All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance. Deadline 15th March 2019

Stephen Lawrence Day

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has opened grant applications for community groups to deliver activities on Stephen Lawrence Day. Deadline 22 March 2019

Start-Up Support Programme

Community Led Homes is looking for early stage voluntary and community organisations exploring community led housing. All funding must be committed by March 2020

Transforming Places

...through Heritage Programme. The Government has announced £15 million of funding

Rayne Foundation

funds creative ways of tackling entrenched social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing, education. Applications any time.

Forward Enterprise

award to support organisations run by, or creating employment opportunities for those with convictions or in recovery from addiction

Reaching communities

Big Lottery grants of over £10,000 for project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. ongoing deadline

Express Grants

for activity that benefits people who are disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, location or culture. open for applications all year.

More than a Pub

loans and grants available to community groups in England that want to take on the ownership of their local pub. deadline March 2019

JJ Charitable Trust

grants for Literacy, Environmental Education in the UK and Environment projects overseas.no deadlines.

Screwfix Foundation

Grants for local and UK good causes that will change change people's lives, donating funding to help all sorts of projects. no deadline

CAF Tourle Fund

from the CAF Tourle Foundation Fund with monies for local charities delivering services for local people in all parts of the UK.

Veolia Trust

grants for community and environmental projects, including for play areas, skate parks, footpaths, green spaces, natural habitats.

Pilkington Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 to registered charities that work in the UK. 2018 themes are Medical (not research) and Community.

Concertina Grants

small grants to provide musical activities and related facilities for the elderly community in need. 2 deadlines per year.

Architectural Heritage

grants to cover the costs of developing and co-ordinating a building project and taking it toward the start of work on site.

Ideas and Pioneers

grants to support early development of ideas with unusual promise to improve the life opportunities for individuals/communities.

Charles Hayward Foundation

Small grant scheme up to £7,000 and Main grants. For heritage, conservation, criminal justice, older people. rolling deadline

Improving Lifes

grants for charitable groups to help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are not available. no deadline

Being Active

GLL Community Foundation is looking to support future projects for facilities/support for people to be active, to learn and to play together.

ASDA Foundation

funding for the local charities and good causes nominated by Asda customers and colleagues.apply at any time.

Mark Leonard Trust

environmental education, rehabilitation of young people involved in anti-social or criminal activities. apply at any time.

Fund Finder

A resource listing all Big Lottery funding schemes, so you can easily review if any of the lottery funds can support your project

Potter Foundation

grants to encourage a stronger, fairer civil society. Trustees interested in supporting work that will create lasting social change.

Old Possum’s

grants to support literary, artistic, musical and theatrical projects and organisations. Applications can be made at any time.

Homeless Link

New Social Investment Fund to offer homelessness organisations help that is can be effectively used alongside other forms of funding.

Core Funding: An investment

Blog from Faruk Barabhuiya, assistant consultant at NCVO Charities Evaluation Services about the role and importance of Core Funding

Reach Fund

providing grants of £5,000-15,000 to help charities and social enterprises to raise social investment.

Older People’s

grants upto £5,000 available to older people's groups addressing health and well being issues. open all year

Hard to Reach Youth

Funding from Eramus+ for organisations working with young people from hard to reach backgrounds

Adoption For Pets

Grants for projects that have a direct impact on animal welfare, UK domestic pets in rescue. applications can be made at any time

Garfield Weston

Foundation that offers grants to support charities that make a positive difference. Their new website making applying more straightforward.

Trusthouse Foundation

grants to address local issues in areas of urban deprivation or in remote rural areas. applications are ongoing.

Website development

monthly £5k grant to help transform its website or get online for the first time.

Adint Trust

grants of £250 and £15,000 with preference for work in education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation. no deadlines

ACT Foundation

grants to enhance the quality of life for people in need specifically the mentally and physically disabled. no deadlines.

Council for British Archaeology

grants for projects that say something new about the history of local area, contribute to archaeological innovation, or help original research.

Community Fund

grants for work that improves the quality of life and opportunities by those in disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion

Ideas and Pioneers Fund

from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, supporting people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities. deadline

Combating loneliness

grants for work with adults with mental and physical difficulties and older people over 65.

Gibbs Trust

funds innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations, other Christian causes

Midlands Pilgrim Trust

social welfare, scholarship related to historic and archaeological records and places of worship. no deadline.

Communities Fund

to help local people who are struggling to manage, with funding, training and advice for grassroots voluntary, community groups

Yapp Trust grants

grants for registered charities with priorities of working with the elderly, young people, disability

Causes Grants

for creative arts, education, social and international concerns

Local Communities Grants

from Comic Relief for work with clear evidence of having sustained impact on lives of those disadvantaged.

Test it and Build it

grants for young people who want to start, grow or build their social enterprise idea

ACT Foundation

for work with the mentally, physically disabled and the aged