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2020 GSK IMPACT Awards

The Anchor Foundation supports Christian charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of healing and the arts. Deadline 31st July 2019

The Anchor Foundation

The Anchor Foundation supports Christian charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of healing and the arts. Deadline 31st July 2019

The Radcliffe Trust

The Radcliffe Trust support organisations that seek the development of skills, knowledge and experience either in Music and Heritage, and Crafts. Deadline 31st July 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Applications are invited for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation’s new funding framework to champion access to arts and heritage across the country. Deadline 31st July 2019

Accelerate your education venture

The Young Academy’s Accelerator supports cohorts of early-stage education ventures, helping them to develop more effective products and services and become more sustainable organisations that can scale up. Deadline 28th July 2019

Express Grant Programme temporary closure

The Quartet Community Foundation is making some changes to their Express Grant programme to improve their service. They will close in August to start the new platform in September.

Tech to Connect Challenge

The Tech to Connect Challenge is looking to help civil society develop their early stage ideas for tech that enables more or better interactions. Deadline 7th August 2019

Social investors & advisors directory

Good Finance has a free directory with social investors, advisors and live funds listed. If you are looking for finance and funding, you can save time by using the directory which has more than 80 investors and 60 live funds listed.

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 30th September 2019

Grants Advice Session

South Gloucestershire Council is offering the opportunity to meet with Grants/Funding Officers from the Council and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Porticus UK

This organisation's mission is to have solidarity with the poor and the marginalised and fund charitable services that focus on strengthening family relationships, enriching education, transformation through Faith, and ethics in practice. No deadline.

National Grid: Community Grant Programme

National Grid’s Community Grant Programme is aimed at community groups and charities in areas where National Grid is affecting local people through our operations and site activities.

Space to Connect Fund

Community organisations across England looking to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate can now apply for grants of up to £50,000. Deadlines on 31 July and 12 August 2019

Next Generation innovation fund

This fund is seeking well established and experienced community energy businesses in England who want to develop innovative business models, building on their past achievements. Deadline 15 September 2019

Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF)

Rural sports clubs, schools and churches could power their buildings with clean electricity, cut their bills and reduce emissions thanks to a £10 million government fund.

Youth Endowment Fund

The Youth Endowment Fund is looking to fund and evaluate interventions primarily targeting children aged 10-14 who are judged to be at risk of being drawn into crime and violence.

Boost Charitable Trust – UK inc. N.I.

This sports-focused trust aims to assist disabled and disadvantaged sportsmen, women and children and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport.

Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation grant-making reflects the Foundation's aim of bringing about improvements in society through research and practical experiment.

Esmee Fairbairn – Food Strand

Applications open from organisations focused on understanding and investigating the critical role that food plays in wellbeing and the interplay between food, sustainability and poverty.

Ibrahim Foundation Grants

This Foundation makes grants to organisations which aim to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK, both now and in the future.

Help the Homeless Small Grants

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.

Building Resilient Economies

Friends Provident Foundation has opened grants and investment work to support the development of local economic resilience through projects across the UK.

Neighbourhood Planning Grant

The funding is available to volunteer groups for locally-led neighbourhood plans to provide discounted homes for younger people and families in need of housing.

Fidelio Charitable Trust

Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts particularly for Music, including Opera, Lieder, Composition and Dance. Next deadline 1st June 2019.

Field Studies Council – Kids Fund

Field Studies Council (FSC) is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world on children and young adults. Next deadline 1st June 2019

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

The Foundation has a rigorous grant process which aims to identify the most effective projects helping disadvantaged young people in the UK and Ireland. Various Deadlines.

Masonic Charitable Foundation

This grant-making charity is providing assistance to charities that focus on the early years of life, later life, medical research and hospice care. Various Deadlines.

Horse Racing Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to charities associated with the UK horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry, supporting work in social welfare, training and education, racehorse welfare, equine science research, heritage and culture. Various Deadlines.

Golsoncott Foundation

This organisation aims to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular the fine arts and music. Various deadlines.

The Richard Davies Charitable Foundation

This discretionary grant-making trust awards grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations in Bristol, Dorset and South Gloucestershire. No deadline.

Christian Community Grants

Andrews Charitable Trust welcomes applications from local churches to fund a community project that supports disadvantaged or marginalised people (of all faiths and none) in their community.

The Small Grants programme

The Small Grants programme by Sports England aims to support everyone in England, regardless of age, background or level of ability, to feel able to get involved in sport and physical activity. No deadline.

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.

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). Various deadlines during the year.

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.