Apply at any time funding

Categories of funding opportunities and grants to support groups/organisation client bases:


Arts, music and culture

The Art Fund

Grants for museums and galleries for art of all types and media from across history. They also support special collections and help to place gifts and bequests. Grants range in value from a few hundreds to thousands of pounds. Recipients include UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives that open for at least half the week for at least six months of the year and which are fully or provisionally accredited under the Arts Council Scheme.


Arts Council - National Lottery Projects Grant

Grants from £1,000 to £100,000 for individuals and organisations for art, museum and library projects that engage people in the arts and culture. Applications must meet the programme’s four criteria: Quality, Public Engagement, Finance and Management.


The Backstage Trust

The Backstage Trust’s main focus is to support projects in the performing arts, mainly theatre, however the Trust is open to hear from arts organisations with projects in which the arts touch society in other ways. 

This is a continuous rolling programme. For more information and how to apply please contact: 

Helen Cave, Executive Administrator
North House
27 Great Peter Street
Phone: 020 7072 4498


The Classical Association

The Classical Association is a major provider of grants to classical projects, mainly but not exclusively in the UK. The Association's grants fund schoolteachers, students, academics and organisations to provide wider access to teaching and learning about the classical world.

Grant size: Grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, typically up to £2,500.


Creative England - Production funding

Creative England Production funding is open to networks and organisations whose work supports and promotes filmmaking activities in the English regions. Funding is available for a range of eligible activity including provision of editorial and technical support for emerging talent looking to produce work, delivery of networking, screening and industry speaker events and master classes, and provision of peer-to-peer support, mentoring, training and advice.


Ernest Hecht Foundation

Funding is available for a broad range of UK registered charities which are working to support or improve the lives of people through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre. To apply you must:

  • be a charity registered in the UK
  • be able to provide copies of your most recent 2 years audited accounts.


Old Possum’s Practical Trust

The Trust makes a number of grants each year for literary, artistic, musical and theatrical projects.

The amount of each grant usually falls within the range of £500 - £5,000. The Trustees do, however, retain the right to give discretionary grants, and development grants, outside the criteria listed above, but do so only in exceptional circumstances.



Racial Equity grants

Grants available from Lloyds Bank Foundation for charities with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues.

Grant size: a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change.

Charity size: annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million.


Capital/core costs

Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

One-off grants for capital projects, e.g. new buildings, refurbishments, transport and equipment. (They do not fund running costs) Grants are from £1,000 upwards and the majority (roughly 80%) of grants awarded are under £5,000. Grants are awarded for projects in the following categories: Community, Education, Health, Social Welfare. 


The Charles Hayward Foundation

This grant-making charitable trust funds charities which are registered in the UK. They run a main and small grant programme:

Main grant programme, £15,000 - £25,000: Social & Criminal Justice and Heritage & Conservation (for charities with an income of more than £350,000) and Overseas (for charities with an income between £150,000 and £5,000,000).

Small grant programme , up to £7000: Social & Criminal Justice and Older People (for charities with an income of less than £350,000).

Within all of the above they fund project costs and capital expenditure.


Community Ownership Fund

The government is providing £150 million over 4 years to support community groups in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of being lost.

Voluntary and community groups can bid for match funding to acquire important assets and run them for the benefit of the local community.

The Fund will run until 2024/25 and there will be at least 8 bidding rounds in total.

Read the prospectus


The February Foundation

The Foundation supports project or core or capital costs, their median award is £5,000. Organisations which received funding from the Foundation's now-closed covid-19 emergency fund are eligible to re-apply for a standard grant if at least 12 months have passed since their last standard grant.

Re-applications can be for the continuation of previously-funded projects.

There are no application forms. Applications should be emailed to Richard Pierce-Saunderson.

Fidelity UK Foundation

The Foundation seek to work on strategic, transformational projects. They aim to help organisations to increase their impact, reach, effectiveness, earned revenue, operational efficiency or long-term financial sustainability. Grants are made for capital improvements; technology projects; organisational development and planning initiatives. Most grants range between £25,000 to £150,000.  Grants will not normally cover the entire cost of a project and grants are generally made only to organisations with an annual operating budget in excess of £250,000.


Foyle Foundation – Small Grants Scheme

Scheme designed to support smaller UK-registered charities (especially those working at a grass roots and local community level), in any field, across wide range of activities. Applications welcomed from charities with annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 available for core costs, equipment or project activities. Scheme make one-year grants for core costs, equipment or project funding to charities which can show how grant will make a significant difference to their work.


Garfield Weston Foundation

Grants to registered charities and a range of not for profit organisaitons for a wide range of work - the arts, community, education, environment, faith, health, museums and heritage, welfare and youth. There are 2 types of grants available:  regular grants of up to £100,000 and major grants for applications of £100,000 or more. They support capital, revenue/core and project costs.


The GC Gibson Charitable Trust

For the 2021 online process, The GC Gibson Trust will support capital or product purchases for UK registered charities in the areas of education, of social inclusion, and of physical and mental health for all ages anywhere in the world.

The following will not be supported: the fabric of Christian churches; hospices; educational farms; riding and carriage driving for the disabled; cancer care and research; theatres; museums.

Grant size:  of up to £4,000.

Charity size:  income up to £1 million.


Pebble Grants

Pebbles funding is for small registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000.

This money can be spent on short breaks (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people), equipment (such as white goods), or capital costs (building work or refurbishment). Grants are awarded on a rolling basis.

Grant size: £250 to £4,000 depending on the total cost of the project

Charity size: annual income of less than £500,000


The Pilgrim Trust grants

The Pilgrim Trust favours giving to organisations where our relatively modest grants will make a significant impact. The Pilgrim Trust will consider applications for:

  • Revenue costs such as staff salaries and overheads
  • Project costs
  • The costs of initial exploratory work for organisations seeking to rescue important buildings, monuments etc
  • Capital costs where the total capital cost is less than £5 million (Preservation and Scholarship programme only)

The Trust providing funding under two areas of interest: Preservation & Scholarship and Social Welfare.

We make grants available through one of two schemes, the Main Grant Fund and the Small Grant Fund. The Main Grant Fund is our primary grant outlet and distributes approximately 90% of our annual grant budget. If your project fits our funding criteria, you can apply for sums above £5,000 through this scheme. The Small Grant Fund is reserved for requests of £5,000 or less.


Premier League and The Football Association

The Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 for capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities. They'll award up to 50% of the total cost of items such as: replacement of unsafe goalposts; portable floodlights; storage containers; grounds maintenance equipment - check the website for further items. The grants are open to a wide range of applicants including clubs, local authorities and schools.


Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Their focus is on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations within the UK, with a total annual income under £500,000, who work in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas. Grants of between £2,000 and £60,000 are available for work in the areas of community support, performing, visual and creative arts, education and heritage. Examples of work might include:- youth clubs; training schemes to help people out of unemployment; drop in centres for the homeless. For urban deprivation they mean postcode areas that are ranked within the most deprived 20% of the latest Government Indices of Multiple Deprivation, within cities/towns with a population of more than 10,000 people.

Funding can be used towards general running costs including core costs, salaries and projects costs or capital expenditure on buildings or essential equipment.



Social entrepreneurs providing solutions to any issues can apply for a range of support - access to technical business support, connections to mentors, support to prepare for investment, including the opportunity to secure repayable capital of up to £50,000.

They also have specific areas they focus on - building employability; building resilient communities and soluntions for an ageing society and they encourage social entrepreneurs tackling these focus areas to apply.


Woodroffe Benton Foundation Small Grants Programme

Four rounds of grant funding annually for charities working in the following categories: relief of hardship; care for the elderly; education & youth development; environment & conservation;  human physical well-being. Grants are usually between £500 - £2,500. Applications are considered at the Trustees' quarterly meetings in January, April, July and October with the deadline for applications normally six weeks prior to the meeting. If you apply after the deadline, your application is automatically held over for consideration at the subsequent one. They prefer to contribute to core operating costs.


Yapp Charitable Trust

This Trust make grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. In brief:-

  • grants only to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000
  • do not fund work that does not focus specifically on one of their priority groups
  • only fund running costs
  • Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year and they'll fund for up to three years.
  • most grants are for more than one year because they like to fund ongoing needs.

Trustees meet 3 times a year to consider applications.


Children & young people

Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust

Grants that enable disadvantaged young people to take part in outdoor activities. They usually support programmes run by schools or youth groups.


Betsy Foundation

Betsy Foundation is a family run initiative giving grants to small and medium sized charities which make the world a better place for those in need. The Foundation's mission is to assist the organisations which provide this deeply needed support to young people in our communities. 

The Foundation normally provides financial grants of up to £30,000 to UK-based charities that operate in London and the South-East to help them overcome poverty, abuse and homelessness for the younger members of our society.

Grant size: up to £30,000

Charity size: gross revenue of less than £750,000 (charity must be at least three years old)


Blue Spark Foundation

BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. 

Funding  is provided for relatively small-scale projects which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without the support of BlueSpark; funding provided must be crucial to your project rather than marginally incremental to its funding.

Buttle UK – Grants for Individual Children

Buttle UK, a charity helping children and young people in need, has established the COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund, with the support of The National Lottery Community Fund and others.

It is an emergency response to children living in poverty who were already very vulnerable and living in crisis, but whose situations have worsened in the pandemic and lockdown.

On offer are individually tailored grants of up to £2,000 for children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or significant change in life to improve their social and emotional wellbeing and increase their capacity to engage in education.


The Daylesford Foundation

Traditionally, the Daylesford Foundation’s priorities have been to support children and young people in the three areas described above.  Through the funding programme, the Foundation placed an emphasis on supporting educational projects which display one or more of the following:               

  • practical, hands-on experiences to connect children and young people with their food and its production
  • the promotion of responsible land use and respect for our natural environment; notably organic principles           
  • a focus on enterprising, green-field projects; pioneering in approach and execution

In response to a noticeable demand, the Trustees and Grants Board focused on these three areas and in 2015 developed the Agricology project.

The Grants Board will review grant applications twice a year, usually in April and September.

Disability access fund

Bromley Council logoThe disability access fund (DAF) is a measure for early years providers. It is designed to support  children with disabilities or special educational needs.  The DAF aids access to early years places by supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings and helping with building capacity (be that for the child in question or for the benefit of children as a whole attending the setting).


  • Three and four year olds will be eligible for the DAF if they meet both of the following criteria:
  • the child is in receipt of child disability living allowance (DLA)
  • the child receives free early education

Note:  Four-year olds in primary school reception classes are NOT eligible for DAF funding. Children become eligible for free early education at different points in the year depending on when they turn three.



Emergency Essentials Programme

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child’s wellbeing.

All applications must be made by a registered referrer.


Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

Grants are provided for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.


Happy Days Children's Charity

Grants are available for families with children aged 3-17 who are disabled, have a special need or have been abused. There are 3 streams of funding: day trips and visiting theatre; family respite breaks and group activity holidays.


Kellogg's Grants for Schools

From September 21st, Kellogg’s are offering your school the opportunity to apply for a grant of £1000 to help fund your breakfast club.

A limited number of grants are available so priority will be given to those schools that have 35% and above of children in receipt of pupil premium funding.


Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Marvellous Family Grants are for families facing financial hardship while caring for a child with a serious illness. Grants of up to £1000 are available to help families cope. Applications have to be made by health or social care professionals on behalf of the family. No deadline and applications are reviewed at monthly meetings.


The Taylor Family Foundation

The Taylor Family Foundation’s objective is to empower disadvantaged children and young people to better their future. Areas of focus:

  • Children and young people
  • The arts
  • Social inclusion
  • Age group (The majority of future grants will be used to fund projects which focus on young people 11-25 years old)
  • Geographical focus (For smaller projects, the Foundation have a particular focus on the London Borough of Merton in which it is based)

If you feel your project aligns with the Foundation’s funding objectives, please complete the contact form on the website with a summary of your project aims, beneficiaries and location with your contact details.


Variety - The Children's Charity

Variety have a range of grants for children and those working with children, (up to and including the age of 18) who are experiencing sickness, disability or disadvantage:

  • Sunshine coaches
  • Wheelchairs
  • Children's hospital grants
  • Equipment grants
  • Youth club grants
  • Variety Great Days Out


Variety: The Children’s Charity - Youth Clubs Grants

Funding for tangible resources including, but not limited to:

  • Sports, gym and games equipment
  • Computers, printers and IT equipment
  • Photography and film equipment
  • Consoles, accessories and games
  • Arts and crafts materials
  • Musical instruments and recording equipment

Allocation will very much depend on how many eligible applications the Charity receive and the funds available to the Youth Clubs Committee at any one time. Currently, the average grant is between £250 and £600.

To be eligible for a Youth Club Grant, you must be affiliated to a national youth organisation such as Ambition, UK Youth or Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. At present uniformed organisations are not funded.


Wooden Spoon

Grants of up to £30,000 available for projects or physical assets that benefit children and young people under 25 years old and disadvantaged by either physical or mental disability or social deprivation – or any combination of the three.


Community improvement

Clarion Housing

Clarion Housing Group provide all sorts of grants for projects which benefit their residents and their local communities.


Housing Innovation Fund

The Mayor's Innovation Fund is available for those using innovative ways to deliver more affordable homes in London. This is part of Homes for Londoners, which brings together the Mayor's work to tackle the housing crisis.

Innovation can take many forms, but the Mayor is keen to understand how funding can support:

  • community-led housing
  • offsite and precision manufacturing of homes
  • new accommodation for homeless households

We are encouraging proposals from those that provide genuinely affordable homes to Londoners.


Persimmon Community Champions

Persimmon Community Champions fund local good causes across the UK.

Each of their 31 businesses and their PLC head office are giving away up to £2,000 every month – £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.

Applying for a donation is really simple. All you need to do is complete the online form telling why your group or charity deserves our donation.

Covid-19 relief/recovery

Buttle UK – Grants for Individual Children

Buttle UK, a charity helping children and young people in need, has established the COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund, with the support of The National Lottery Community Fund and others.

It is an emergency response to children living in poverty who were already very vulnerable and living in crisis, but whose situations have worsened in the pandemic and lockdown.

On offer are individually tailored grants of up to £2,000 for children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or significant change in life to improve their social and emotional wellbeing and increase their capacity to engage in education.


Covid Reflections

Covid Reflections’ purpose is to raise money to provide support to people who have been disadvantaged as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funder does this by issuing grants to individuals, charities or other organisations who are working to lower the impact of Covid-19.

If you want to have an informal chat about any application you may be considering contact


COVID-19 Response Fund

Launched in June 2021, this funding stream offers project grants to support any heritage asset which is:

  • of outstanding importance to the national heritage 
  • at risk due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)



Funding during Covid-19 (COVID-19)

TNLCF is open to all applications that meet the funding criteria, including support during COVID-19. The funding can support you to:

  • continue to deliver activity, whether you're responding to the immediate crisis or supporting recovery activity 
  • change and adapt, becoming more resilient in order to respond to new and future challenges.

Follow the links below for more information and to apply:

Grants up to £10,000

Grants above £10,000


London Resilience Fund: Supporting innovation in resilience

The London Resilience Fund is the Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £1m innovation programme to support London’s businesses and community groups in their recovery from the coronavirus crisis, and to ensure they’re better prepared for future emergencies. The Fund is open to a broad range of public, private and third-sector organisations in London that are looking for solutions to the challenges they are experiencing and who are set to benefit from the innovations.

The fund will support the designing and testing of innovation with grants that enable:

  • the creation of tools to help London’s economy
  • emerge from the current crisis, and fare better during future stresses and shocks
  • London’s community of small businesses and community organisations to adapt, diversify and deliver services in new ways, while boosting their levels of preparedness, awareness, skills and capacity
  • positive social change that addresses London’s major stresses – from inequality and food insecurity to poor health and wellbeing

The first round of applications opened in September 2020. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available to support designing and testing these innovations. 


Rank Foundation’s Covid-19 Response Programme

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rank Foundation has launched a new DCMS Covid-19 Response Programme to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. In partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Foundation will provide funding in two strands: the Covid-19 Recovery Fund, which will provide grants of up to £25,000 for RankNet member organisations with urgent and immediate financial needs as a result of the pandemic and the Covid-19 Time to Shine Leadership Programme.


Return to Play: Active Together Fund

An additional £1.5m of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs and organisations in England affected by the crisis are invited to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, or any other Covid-19 related needs. Through the Fund, Sport England will also provide expert guidance and support. 





Alpkit Foundation grants

The Alpkit Foundation is the charity that helps people ‘Go Nice Places Do Good Things’. The Foundation supports by making small awards to people, groups and schools that work to remove the barriers in getting outdoors and experience wild places. The Foundation support grass-roots direct action projects that tackle issues such as the community response to Covid 19, diversity & inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of our natural environment and health & well-being. Support takes the form small awards to many projects and help projects get off the ground.


City Bridge Trust Small Grants

Small Grants to support local greening and growing projects, and projects which enable disabled people and/or older people who are disadvantaged to actively participate in wellbeing opportunities.

Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000

Charity Size: income of less than £100,000


DPD Eco 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.

Any monies transferred from the Fund to an applicant shall be considered a donation and not an investment. In order to be eligible to apply for a donation from the Fund, applications must be made on behalf of a: 

  • third sector organisation;
  • charity;
  • school;
  • community organisation; or
  • a small or medium enterprise with less than 10 employees.


Ernest Cook Trust grants programme

Grants for registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations working to encourage young people’s interest in the countryside and the environment. As of January 2019 they are reviewing the focus of their grant giving. Keep an eye on their website for news.


Gardening for Disabled Trust

Small financial grants for individuals and small groups to help people continue to garden actively.  Their most common request is for raised beds and planting tables: they often pay for accessibility ramps, handrails for outside steps, adapted tools, polytunnels and much more.  Sometimes funding is simply to pay for seeds or bulbs. People with all kinds of physical or mental abilities can apply.


The Swire Charitable Trust

Application windows close 2-3 weeks before their Trustee Meetings. Applications for less than £25,000 are considered at monthly meetings and large requests (£25,000 plus) at quarterly meetings. Next quarterly meeting will be held in October.


UK Community Tree Planting Programme

ITF’s UK Community Tree Planting Programme supports grassroots community engagement in tree planting. The programme has supported more than 50 small-scale projects over the last 20 years, from community orchards to native woodland planting. ITF is now seeking to continue and expand this work with a new round of UK tree-planting projects in 2021, focused on community-led initiatives across the UK. We award grants of up to £6,000 to local community projects.




Allchurches Trust grants

Grant funding supporting projects run by churches of many denominations and Christian organisations. When considering applications, the Trust considers how well the aims of the project align with its areas of funding focus. These are:

  • Building communities, especially where they are hurting or broken
  • Helping people, especially those in particular need, to flourish
  • Growing churches, spiritually and numerically

Grants normally fund capital projects and equipment, not salaries or running costs.

The Trust’s primary charitable object is to promote the Christian faith or any other charitable purpose.

No application deadlines; applications are dealt with as they come in. Every application is reviewed by the Trustees and a decision communicated within three to six months. 



The Chestnut Fund – grants for conservation

The Chestnut Fund is part of TCV’s (The Conservation Volunteers) commitment to support Community Network members. The fund makes grants available to encourage and enable community groups to carry out conservation activities. The applications are considered and administered by TCV Chestnut Fund Committee.

The grants fall into two categories:


  • ‘Start-up’ grants: the maximum grant will be £160
  • ‘Support’ grants: the maximum grant will be £350


Digital Skills for Heritage Tranche 8: Digital Volunteering funding

Funding is available for organisations and partnerships to create and support new digital volunteering opportunities.

Is your organisation looking to establish new digital volunteering opportunities and roles in the UK?

  • Will your project support UK heritage?
  • Do you require a grant of between £10,000 to £100,000?
  • Will your project last no longer than 18 months?
  • Are you a not-for-profit organisation or a partnership led by a not-for-profit organisation?
  • If you answered yes to these questions, then Digital Skills for Heritage Tranche 8: Digital Volunteering funding is for you.


Historic England Grant Schemes

Historic England have different schemes available:-

  • Grants for people who own or manage individual historic sites and need to repair them or understand them better
  • Grants for local authorities, for sites and buildings in their area
  • and grants for organisations who want to encourage better understanding, management and conservation of the historic environment in its many and varied forms.

To find out more, take a look at their website and their funding priorities. They strongly recommend that you contact your local office to discuss your project before making any grant application.


National Heritage Memorial Fund’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Launched in June 2021, this funding stream offers project grants to support any heritage asset which is:

  • of outstanding importance to the national heritage
  • at risk due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)

A total of £40million is being distributed by NHMF, made up of two lots of £20m:

  • NHMF has made a commitment of £20m, which is available to applicants from across the UK.
  • A £20m Cultural Assets Fund has been made available by DCMS as part of the government’s wider Culture Recovery Fund. This funding will safeguard nationally important heritage assets within England.

Distributing NHMF’s own commitment as a single fund with the Cultural Assets Fund will ensure a UK-wide balance of funding.

This funding is available until the end of April 2023. There are no deadlines for applications.


National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grants for Heritage

Non-profits and partnerships led by non-profit organisations can apply for grants of £3,000 to £5million. Private owners of heritage can apply for up to £100,000 and partnerships led by commercial organisations (for the purposes of achieving economic growth), £250,000 - £5m.





Alec Dickson Trust

The Alec Dickson Trust supports volunteering or community service projects that are organised and run by people under the age of 30. Grants of up to £500 are available. The trustees meet approximately once every three months to discuss applications.


Alburys Charitable Foundation

The Foundation make grants to other charities engaged in the relief of children in need by reason of ill-health, disability or financial hardship; helping young artists to develop their careers in musical theatre; protecting animals indigenous to the UK or providing a welfare environment for displaced domestic animals; and, occasionally, supporting major charities at the time of an international emergency. Bromley, Croydon, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Sutton, West Sussex.

For more information contact


The Ann Rylands Small Donations programme

The Ann Rylands Small Donations programme makes grants of up to £1,500 to support smaller charities across the UK providing support for older people, people with disabilities or others facing difficulties in their lives.

Applications are only accepted from charities registered and operating within the UK. The Trust does not accept applications from individuals, faith-based charities, or from charities whose annual income exceeds £5 million.

Successful applicants are awarded grants of up to £1,500 towards the charity’s core costs or to support a specific project. This programme does not award multi-year funding or provide substantial sums for capital appeals.

Applications will be prioritised for charities which offer practical support for:

  • older people
  • people with disabilities or living with serious illness, or
  • people facing challenges with mental health, social exclusion, homelessness or other difficulties in their lives.

All applications must be submitted using the online application form. Charities are asked not to send appeals by letter or e-mail as these will not be considered.

There are no specific dates for submitting applications. Appeals may be made at any time and will be considered by the Trustees as soon as possible. Applicants should contact the Trust, should they have any further questions on


Antony Hornby Charitable Trust

The Trust makes general charitable donations to organisations working in the following causes: education, training and employment; medical, health and sickness; arts and culture; animals and environment; and community development.

Grant size: typically around £1,000 and rarely over £5,000, however no maximum amount you can apply for is stipulated.
Application deadline: continuous rolling programme.

The Trust does not operate a website. For more information, and how to apply, use the contact details below.

Antony Hornby Charitable Trust
C/O Saffery Champness LLP
71 Queen Victoria Street

Phone: 020 7841 4000

Arora Family Foundation

Applications from organisations or individuals based within England and Wales will be
considered where the main purpose of the applicant is to:

  • Further the relief of poverty;
  • Carry out research into health eg. Cancer, heart, other;
  • Further child welfare.


The Archer Trust

The Archer Trust is a UK Christian charitable grant-making trust, set up in 1994 in memory of Ronnie Archer, who rose through the ranks of Unilever to become Vice-Chairman. It is hoped that the Archer Trust will be a fitting memorial to a talented but modest man.

The Trust prefer to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation. They favour charities which make good use of volunteers. The Trust support projects both in the UK and overseas, but for overseas projects only via UK charities which can ensure that funds are being well used.



ARTCRY is a new fund supporting urgent artistic responses to current social and political events.

They are looking to support projects which need funding immediately in order to make them possible: projects and people who are looking to make change and are making work of a time-critical nature which means they can’t access other funding options.

  • Work must be free for audiences and presented in the public realm which includes digital spaces. 
  • We are focusing on UK audiences at the moment and funding artists currently living in the UK.
  • Work funded by ARTCRY could be part of an international project, or in response to international events but targeting UK audiences. 

Grant size: there is no minimum amount, the maximum grant is £2,500.  
Application deadline: on a rolling basis, there are no deadlines for submission.


Axis Foundation

Grants of up to £10,000 for small, local projects or causes that will make a measurable impact on people’s lives. A range of organisations can apply, registered charities, community groups, schools, limited companies and individuals.


The Blakemore Foundation

The Blakemore Foundation is a charitable trust established by the Blakemore family to support good causes across A.F. Blakemore’s trading area (see map on the website).

The Foundation offers four types of grants: In Kind Donations; Monetary Donations; Match Fund Donations and Independent Retails Donations.


Black Heritage Fund

If you are a project or organisation in the UK that works with the Black community and you’d like our support, please get in touch by emailing

The Fund’s initial focus is on grassroots organisations and projects, but are keen to hear from anyone who thinks Black Heritage Fund could help them support the Black community.


Bringing People Together funding

This is funding from The National Lottery Community Fund’s (TNLCF) UK Portfolio. The UK Portfolio is where the Fund explore new approaches, experiment with how to do things differently, and look to fund work that is more future focussed. 

The Bringing People Together funding can support projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections. 

Grant size: up to £300,000 in total for up to two years


Bromley Trust

Grants of between £5000 and £20,000 per year for up to 3 years, are available for registered charities that are working in the areas of human rights and prison reform. 


Building a Stronger Britain Together

The Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to increase the resilience of individuals and communities to extremism, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender.


Caron Keating Foundation

The Caron Keating Foundation aims to support small cancer charities across the country by awarding grants for a variety of work/equipment e.g pieces of machinery which detect faster, counselling services, different types of hospice care, drivers to take cancer patients to and from treatment centres, complementary therapies to help with pain control and bereavement counselling.


Celia Blakey Charitable Trust

Grants for charitable organisations carrying out projects to help children, older people and disabled people in the UK. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount for this fund and the there are no application deadlines as the Trust operates a continuous rolling programme.

For more information and to apply please contact: 

The Celia Blakey Charitable Trust
Portrait Solicitors
21 Whitefriars Street

Tel: 020 7092 6990


The Chapman Charitable Trust's (CCT)

CCT are a UK grant-giving charity focused on organisations which promote physical and mental wellbeing, conserve our natural environment, and increase the accessibility of the arts. CCT trustees meet twice a year to distribute the income of the charity. Only applications from registered UK charities will be accepted.


City Bridge Trust

Small Grants - for organisations with an annual income of less than £75,000, grants of between £1,000-£10,000 over 12 months, for the following:

  • greening and growing projects which bring communities together and improve the local environment;
  • projects which enable disabled people and/or older people who are disadvantaged, to take part in the arts, sports and health and well-being activities.



The Community Shares Booster Programme

The ReBoost fund helps all types of community businesses to prepare a community share offer, to support their recovery from COVID-19.


  • Development grants – up to £5,000.
  • Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £25,000


The Connect Fund

The Connect Fund currently has four programme areas – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Post Covid-19 Recovery; Peer Networks and Challenge Funds.

The funding strands for each area have been developed to align with Access’ strategic objectives and to respond to the current needs of the social investment market.

Connecting the Capital

City Bridge Trust’s mission is to help make London’s communities stronger, more resilient and thriving. Applications for up to five years of funding are welcomed, and core funding will be considered and must be for one of the Trust’s Connecting the Capital priority areas, listed below. These priorities will be subject to review throughout the lifetime of Bridging Divides to make sure we best achieve our outcomes.

  • Infrastructure funding: capacity building and representation
  • Open to new applicants
  • Increasing the quality and scale of giving
  • Voice and leadership
  • Place-based giving schemes
  • Growing, greening and environmental projects
  • Eco-audits
  • Arts, sports, health and/or well-being projects for D/deaf and disabled people
  • Arts, sports, health and/or well-being projects for older people
  • Access improvements to community buildings

Grant size and application deadlines vary depending on the priority area.



Community Business Crowdmatch

Whether it’s launching new ideas to help your neighbourhood, help meet increased demand, save a community space or help bridge a funding gap, Community Business Crowdmatch will match fund what you raise from the crowd.

Power to Change will match fund up to 50% of your target, to a maximum of £10,000, as long as you can raise the rest through crowdfunding.


The Drapers' Company Charitable Fund

This Fund awards grants to help improve the quality of life for people and their communities. They focus on the disadvantaged and socially excluded, with grants in the fields of education and young people, and social welfare. Grants are also awarded in support of textiles and heritage. There is no minimum or maxiumum grant. Grants are normally awarded for sums between £5,000 and £15,000 to charities working in Greater London. 


Dulverton Trust

Categories of funding offered by the Trust:

  • Youth opportunities - the largest category, which aims to support charities working with socio-economically disadvantaged children and young people. We fund initiatives that support young people to develop the life skills to enable them to thrive.
  • General Welfare – support for a wide range of charities that benefit disadvantaged people and communities
  • Conservation – support for charities working to support the health and resilience of the UK’s wildlife habitat
  • Heritage – support for the development of craftsmanship in the traditional techniques of repair and restoration


EA Foundation

The EA Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. The Foundation receives funds from Energy Aspects that it distributes to good causes, but it is run independently from the company.

​Funding is provided to eligible organisations and projects which further the aims of the EA Foundation:

  • To provide educational opportunities for children, young people and adults, particularly from disadvantaged communities;
  • To improve access to basic services such as healthcare, clean water and electricity in disadvantaged communities;
  • To address poverty and financial hardship; and
  • To tackle environmental challenges and promote sustainable development. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

Round six of the Energy Redress Scheme is now open for applications! There is an incredible £17 million available to help support vulnerable energy consumers and reduce fuel poverty.

The Energy Redress Scheme is open to supporting a wide range of different activities. It can provide capital or revenue funding and can provide up to 100% of the project cost. It can fund projects lasting up to 2 years and the minimum grant request is £20,000.


Family Action's Grants Programme

Family Action has been distributing grants to help people and families in need since 1869. Making a small financial investment can make a big difference to the lives of families. Family Action’s small grants programmes focuses on the two areas of Welfare and Education.


Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme

Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.  Please note we are not able to support individuals.

Grant size: between £1,000 and £10,000
Charity size: annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum



Goldsmiths Company small grants

Grants of up to £5000 for charities working in 3 areas:- cultural projects; general welfare and medical welfare/disabled.  Grants are made to charities with a turnover of less than £5 million.


The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust

The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust was the largest single shareholder in the Gordon Fraser Gallery and when the company was sold in 1989 the funds that were released enabled a much more significant programme of donations to commence. At present donations totalling some £140,000 are made to about 100 charities each year.

Recipients must be registered charities but the trustees have complete discretion as to the type of charitable work supported. In recent years there has been some concentration on support for charities working with children or young people and those active in the environment and the arts. There has also been a preference for applications from and for Scotland but not to the exclusion of applications from elsewhere.


Growing Great Ideas

Growing Great Ideas programme has a focus on supporting transformational and long-term change. The aim of the funding is to invest in ecologies, platforms, ecosystems, assemblages, networks and constellations that are working towards a common purpose and new philosophy. These could be existing ones that want to extend and/or deepen their work, or new ones that emerge. This work can take place at a local or national level.

Grant size: the minimum grant size is £150,000. The minimum length is two years. Funding can be available for up to ten years in some circumstances.


Henry Smith Charity

Various funding programmes are available. The Charity funds organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage. Here are some of the programmes:

  • Improving Lives - grants of £20k-£60k per year for small and medium sized organisations to support projects and the running costs of the organisation.
  • Holiday Grants - one off grants of £500–£2,500 for schools, small charities and not-for-profit organisations towards recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under who are disabled or disadvantaged.
  • Christian Projects - grants of £10k plus per year to support projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith, helping to grow faith communities and churches.


Ladbrokes Coral Trust

The Trust supports a range of causes ‘with the overriding requirement being that the causes supported operate and serve the community in which the shops and businesses of Ladbrokes Betting and Gaming Ltd or Ladbrokes e-Gaming Ltd operate’.

Grants are commonly given in the following categories:  

  • Health: research/treatment, hospice services and disability support
  • Education: supporting people who are disadvantaged or who have disabilities
  • Community: with a focus on projects for people who are older or homeless or social activity projects for people who are at risk

To receive funding, the support of your local Ladbrokes shop should be secured in raising funds on behalf of your cause. The shop will submit your application to the board of trustees for review. Trustees meet every four to six weeks to consider grant requests from shop and head office fundraisers and registered charities across England and Wales. 

For more information please contact your local Ladbrokes shop.


The Laurence Plummer Foundation

Grants are issued four times per year and can be applied for through the apply for a grant page.  Small grants available for: 

  • Individuals
  • Sports Clubs
  • Charities
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Schools
  • Youth Groups


Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

There are two grant giving programmes for charities.

  • Main Grants Programme is for single and multiple year grants of £5,000 or more;
  • Small Grant Programme is a fast track grant assessment for one-off grants of up to £3,000.

They prioritise charities working for the benefit of people in Greater London, but do welcome applications from the whole of the UK. They also welcome applications supporting the use of leather within the fashion industry, education in leather technology and the leather trade.


Lloyds Bank Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation support charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support. The Foundation offer unrestricted funding, including around core costs, and tailored development support to help your charity be more effective.


Lord Barnby Foundation

Lord Barnby’s Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations in England and Wales for general charitable purposes, the advancement of health or saving of lives, disability, the prevention or relief of poverty, environment, conservation and heritage.

Grant size: between £1,000 – £5,000

Application deadline: Continuous rolling programme. The Trustees meet in February, June and November.

For more information and how to apply please contact:

The Lord Barnby Foundation, Po Box 442, Market Drayton, TF9 9EQ


The Mackintosh Foundation

Grants of up to £10,000 are available. The Mackintosh Foundation gives priority to: the theatre and the performing arts; medical aid particularly research into cancer and HIV and AIDS; homelessness; community project; the environment; refugees.

For more information and to apply contact: 

Richard Knibb, General and Company Secretary
The Mackintosh Foundation
1 Bedford Square


Magic Little Grants 2022

Magic Little Grants 2022 has now launched, with applications taking just 10 minutes to fill out and submit!

After successfully distributing 2,000 grants to Localgiving members last year, making it our biggest ever Magic Little Grants programme, we’re incredibly excited to announce that 2022 is going to be even bigger and better than ever before! We will be awarding £500 grants to 2,650 charitable organisations on Localgiving.

Grant size: £500
Charity size: annual income under £250,000


Making a Difference Locally

Making a Difference Locally (MADL) is a charity launched to help independently run local stores to add value to their communities #MakingADifferenceLocally.

The charity helps the stores achieve this by allowing them to nominate charities or good causes that are local to them to receive a specific donation from us. Donations may be to local sports teams, hospices or one of the many charities operating in the UK.

Marsh Christian Trust grants

The Trust focuses on providing funding which could help small organisations pay for various running costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. Grants are unrestricted and range from £300-£2,000. Funded areas are:

  • Arts and heritage
  • Education and training
  • Environmental causes and animal welfare
  • Healthcare
  • Social welfare

There is no deadline for applications. Applications are processed on an on-going basis. 


Morrisons Foundation – Charities funding boost

The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000.

Application at any time.


National Lottery Awards for All England

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, The National Lottery continues to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19.

National Lottery Community Fund has the following 3 funds:

1. Awards for All - Voluntary and community organisations, charities, schools, social enterprises and others, can apply for funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

2. Reaching Communities - grants of over £10,000 for organisations with projects focused on enabling communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years.

3. Partnerships funding -  grants for community and voluntary groups of over £10,000 for partnership work on a shared set of goals and values. They'll support different types of partnership, including:

  • cross-sector partnerships
  • local place-based collaboration
  • local and national organisations working together around a particular theme.


Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Various funding streams available for work which aligns with the Foundation's 6 strategic priorities. Their focus is to enable people to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and disadvantage; enable people to access, enjoy and benefit from the arts, and, to improve opportunities and life chances for young people.


People's Postcode Lottery

The higher level of grant available (£25,000) is now open to Community Interest Companies and community benefit societies for the first time. The amount available to other types of non profit organisations has also grown to £2,500.

Organisations now have a longer period in which to deliver activities – 18 months from payment of the grant. In order to better serve good causes we are also challenging ourselves to deliver funding within two months of an application


Peter Harrison Foundation

The Peter Harrison Foundation is an independent grant-making trust which supports voluntary and community organisations working in any part of the UK. Grant programmes open for applications:

Opportunities through Sport

The Trustees wish to support sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills. They will consider applications for capital, revenue or project funding.

Special Needs and Care for Children and Young People (applications are only accepted from charities meeting the needs of children and young people in specific counties including Kent). The Trustees welcome applications for the following types of project:  

  • Projects that work with or benefit disabled, chronically or terminally ill children and provide support for their parents and carers
  • Projects that help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction
  • Projects organised for young people at risk of homelessness or that provide new opportunities for homeless young people


The Percy Bilton Charity – UK

The Percy Bilton Charity is a grant-making trust and company limited by guarantee founded in 1962. Grants are made to organisations and individuals in need throughout the U.K.

Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure.

Social workers may apply on the behalf of individuals who have a disability or mental health problem, or who are over 65, for grants to purchase basic furniture, equipment and clothing.

Organisation that may apply should be a registered charity in the U.K. whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups:

  • Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25)
  • People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems)
  • Older people (aged over 60) 

Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next appropriate Board meeting. Applications for Small Grants are considered monthly.


Persimmon Community Champions

Persimmon Community Champions fund local good causes across the UK.

Each of their 31 businesses and their PLC head office are giving away up to £2,000 every month – £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.


Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant

The grant is provided and administered by the Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust and is available for TSOs in the UK. The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking charitable projects. In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes: 

  • Heritage
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Sports facilities 

Grant size: range from £1,000 to £10,000
Application deadline: ongoing - interested applicants may apply at any time

Contact: The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust, Soditic Ltd, 12 Charles II Street, London, SW1Y 4QU

Positive Transitions

City Bridge Trust aim is to help Londoners experiencing inequality and disadvantage to make important transitions in their lives. Applications must be for one of the Trust’s Positive Transitions priority areas, listed below. These priorities will be subject to review throughout the lifetime of Bridging Divides to make sure we best achieve our outcomes.

  • Specialist support services for children and young people: affected by domestic abuse; with mental health needs; in care moving into adulthood; who are disabled transitioning into adulthood
  • Support for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
  • Support and services for deaf and disabled people
  • Specialist support services for older people
  • Tackling abuse, exploitation and hatred
  • Ex-offenders leaving custody or serving community sentences
  • Mental health support and homelessness issues

Grant size and application deadlines vary depending on the priority area.

The R G Hills Charitable Trust (miscellaneous)

The R G Hills Charitable Trust supports local and national registered charities mainly, but not exclusively, in the fields of health, poverty and education. Overseas charitable work is also available. There is no specified maximum amount you can apply for however grants tend to average around £2,000. For more information please contact:

Harvey Barrett (Trustee), Furley Page, 39-40 St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TX


Rayne Foundation

This foundation supports work which aims to tackle social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing, and education. They fund projects that can be replicated and are particularly interested in projects which focus on:

  • young people's mental health
  • arts as a tool to achieve social change
  • improved quality of life for carers and for older people.

Grants typically fall in the range of £10,000 - £20,000 per annum for up to three years. There is a 2 stage application process and you can apply any time.


Rescue Centre Grants

Funding available to organisations whose main activity is the rescue and rehoming of UK pets.

Grant size: grants from £250 upwards

Pet at Home Foundation funds the following: vet bills; boarding fees; trap and neuter schemes; food; equipment; vehicles and building work.


Rhododendron Trust

This small family Charitable Trust makes grants of between £500 and £1500 to charities registered in the UK which support social welfare and humanitarian aid projects both in the developing world and the UK. It also supports some cultural and wildlife projects. It generally prioritises smaller charities over larger ones. Applications are made in writing. The trust meet annually, usually in January to consider applications. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by email within about a month.


The Robert Gavin Charitable Trust

The Robert Gavin Charitable Trust gives financial support, for the public benefit, to a range of charitable causes. Principal fields of interest include the arts, education, social policy and research and charities for the disabled.

There are no guidelines as to the amount you can apply for. For more information and how to apply please contact: 

Anthony Dance
c/o The Folio Society Ltd
44 Eagle Street


The S M B Trust

The S M B Trust award grants of up to £2,000 to UK registered charities with activities that:

  • support the Christian Faith;
  • provide social care in the UK and abroad;
  • provide famine/emergency aid;
  • protect the environment and wildlife; or
  • support education or medical research.

Any expenditure will be considered.

Application deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Applications are reviewed quarterly.

For more information and how to apply please contact:

Mrs Barbara O’Driscoll (Chair), The S M B Trust, 15 Wilman Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9AJ

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 17 different independent grant-making trusts established by members of three generations of the Sainsbury family. The trusts only fund registered charities or activities with a clearly defined charitable purpose. None of the trusts directly supports individuals, education fees or expeditions. Collectively, the areas of interest, in the UK, are:

  • Arts and education projects in Southwark
  • Civil liberties and human rights
  • Practical autism projects
  • Support for older people and their carers
  • Family welfare
  • Youth work
  • Christian mission, education, evangelism, media and art
  • Literacy
  • Dyslexia
  • School inclusion
  • Sustainable environments, food or finance
  • Archaeology
  • Conservation of industrial, maritime and built heritage
  • Display, study or purchase of British ceramics
  • Regional museums and galleries, especially curatorial support and purchase of objects with local significance
  • Restoration and repair of cathedrals and major churches


The Schroder Charity Trust

The Schroder Charity Trust makes grants of up to £5,000 towards core and project costs to charities registered in the UK for work under the following categories: 

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Education, Training and Employment
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Strengthening Communities

Grant size: up to £5,000

Charity size: it is unlikely that charities with an annual income over £2,500,000 will receive a grant


Screwfix Foundation

Grants of up to £5,000 for registered charities and not for profit organisations, for work to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need, due to financial hardship, sickness, disability or other disadvantage or distress. Applications are reviewed on quarterly basis, in February, May, August and November. 


Secure Communities Scheme

Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme offers a cash award and security products to community projects to help secure their success. During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme changed its terms to focus purely on providing free security kits. It remains committed to supporting communities who require extra security and have limited funds to meet these needs.

To achieve this and optimise the number of communities supported, the scheme now provides successful applicants with the option of choosing one of five standard security kits worth an average of £150 each.


Shanly Foundation

The main philosophy of Shanly Foundation is to help local good causes. In particular, applicants that are helping to improve the welfare and quality of life of those that are disadvantaged within the community.

The Foundation also support many local community events and festivals, scouts and girl guides, local schools and sports and social clubs.


The Skinners Charities

The Skinners Charities continue the Company’s core philanthropic purpose of bringing help and opportunity to those in need. They do so by tackling poverty and the restrictions it places on people; providing homes for older people in financial or social need; and creating opportunity through education, training or sponsorship. They have four main grant making charities:

  • Lawrence Atwell’s Charity
  • Skinners’ Benevolent Trust
  • Lady Neville Charity
  • Sir Thomas Smythe Charity.

Each charity has different areas of giving but are working towards the aims of tackling poverty and the restrictions it places on people; creating opportunity through education, training or sponsorship; and enriching local communities.

Social Investment Business

Social Investment Business provide loans, grants and strategic support to charities and social enterprises. Here's a summary of their funding programmes some of which you can apply to at any time. Some of the areas supported include youth and homelessness, addiction and criminal recovery, community regeneration.


The SpeedoMick Foundation

The SpeedoMick Foundation’s objective is to work with groups supporting the vulnerable to:

  • advance education;
  • prevent or relieve poverty;
  • mental health; and
  • physical health

The Foundation will focus particularly on helping disadvantaged young people and the homeless. Smaller local charities will be favoured over large national charities.


Steel Charitable Trust grants

The Trustees make discretionary grants where they believe that their contribution will make a real difference. The five current funding priority categories are: Arts & Heritage, Education, Environment, Health, and Social or Economic Disadvantage - applications for purposes outside these categories are only permitted at the direct invitation of a Trustee. Grants are generally made as single payments between £2,500 and £25,000.

Applicants may apply for support towards:

  • capital projects
  • specific projects
  • research programmes
  • core costs

The Trust does not fund expeditions or projects that promote religion.


Strengthening Communities

The Henry Smith Charity’s Strengthening Communities grant programme aims to support small, grass roots organisations who are embedded in the community, working within the most deprived areas of the UK, delivering services directly to beneficiaries do work that enables:

  • People from across the community to participate in activities which improve connectedness, opportunities and wellbeing
  • People who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship to have access to community-based services that support positive lasting change
  • A stronger, active, more engaged community

Grant size: £20k – £60k per year.

Charity size: £20k – £500k


Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants help to fund thousands of local projects across the country. Since 2016 the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £85million in grants. The scheme aims to make a positive difference – because where our communities thrive, our business and our colleagues thrive too.

Tesco Community Grants is always open for applications from charities and community organisations to bid for up to £1,500. Three projects in 575 local communities are voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months. 


Trust for London Connected Communities Programme

Provides funding for initiatives which help disadvantaged and underrepresented people to access their rights and entitlements and to speak out about issues which directly affect them. Priority will be given to charities led by and for Black and minoritised groups and Deaf and Disabled people.


Tudor Trust

Awards grants to support voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK, with a focus on smaller, community-led organisations (in 2018/19 77% of their grants went to groups with an annual income of less than £500,000) that work directly with people who are at the margins of society.  There is no maximum or minimum grant, though in practice it is unusual for them to make a grant of less than £10,000. Thre is a two stage applicaiton process and on average it takes around four months for a grant to be approved.

The VINCI UK Foundation

The VINCI UK Foundation funds projects which aim to tackle the issues in the following four areas of action through an innovative approach and which will make a positive, measurable impact on the local areas:

  • Access to employment
  • Insertion through housing
  • Inclusive mobility
  • Building better communities

Only tangible goods (e.g. tools and equipment, vehicles, IT, furniture, building works) can be funded by the VINCI UK Foundation. Applications requesting money for wages or running costs have no chance of being successful.

The purchasing of tangible goods should be part of a project (development of new/current activities, refurbishment of premises, improvement of marketing tools…) whose total cost does not exceed £100,000.


Volunteering Futures Fund

The Government is launching a new Volunteering Futures Fund. The fund aims to support high quality volunteering opportunities for young people and those who experience barriers to volunteering in DCMS sectors and across the Voluntary and Community sector. It aims to test and trial solutions to known barriers through the use of informal, micro, flexible and digital approaches.

There are two delivery strands for this fund as follows: 

  1. For arts, culture heritage and sport initiatives involving volunteers.
  2. For community and youth initiatives involving volunteers.

For more information on this funding opportunity please contact

The Wakeham Trust

This Trust helps projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts. Their grants usually range between £125 and £2,500 and are only awarded to registered charities.  In recent years they have become increasingly focused on education, in the broadest sense of the term. N.B They do not help arts/performance and hard-science medical projects. Read more about who they will fund and how to apply at their website.


Waitrose Community Matters

If your organisation is looking to be supported financially, you can apply for the Waitrose Community Matters scheme. Speak to a Partner in store to apply or head to the Waitrose website to find out more.


Waitrose Community Support Fund

Last week, Waitrose & Partners announced a £1 million Community Support Fund to enable Waitrose shop managers across the UK to help those in need in their local communities throughout the coronavirus outbreak. Shops are using this fund to provide care packages to help local charities as well as elderly and vulnerable customers. To find out more and to see if your organisation could be supported, please head to your local Waitrose shop and speak to a Partner.


Wilko Helping Hands

Local groups and community projects could be eligible to get a little helping hand from their local Wilko store. Wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with your community project are available.

Groups eligible to apply are: local state schools, playgroups and nurseries, parent or family groups, disabled groups, youth clubs, elderly groups, luncheon clubs, community and tenants’ associations plus appeals from the local police, fire service and local councils and many more

The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation award grants to support and promote excellence in education, science & medicine, heritage, humanities & the arts and health & disability.

The programmes can be grouped into funding for places (capital funding) and funding for people.



People at a disadvantage/isolated/low income/homeless

The 7 Stars Foundation

Project funding for those challenged by abuse; addiction; those who are young carers; those who are homeless/without a safe space to call home. Project grants awarded of up to £2,500. Available to organisations with a turnover of under £1.5M.


Allchurches Trust

Grants for registered charities and churches to tackle issues such as: homelessness and poverty; mental health and counselling; social exclusion and loneliness; ex-offender support; community health and wellbeing; substance misuse.


Bromley Relief in Need

This charity, Bromley Relief in Need, often known as BRIN, offers small grants or purchased items (usually up to £300) to a person in need living in Bromley.  All requests should be sent from professional third parties such as health or social care professionals, charities etc.


Coutts Foundation

The mission of the Coutts Foundation is to support sustainable approaches to tackle the causes and consequences of poverty, focusing on the communities where Coutts has a presence.

The Coutts Foundation adopts a proactive approach to its philanthropy and in its identification of organisations to support. The Foundation's focus is supporting UK organisations or programmes that support women and girls, with a particular focus on addressing the causes and consequences of poverty. It is especially interested in organisations that are developing innovative solutions and/or those whose successful work has the potential to be scaled up. The Foundation applies clear criteria in its selection of funding recipients.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for funding. However, if you wish to bring information about your organisation or programmes that fit with the Foundation’s funding priorities to their attention complete the information submission form and either email it to us or post it.

Coutts Foundation,
440 Strand,
London WC2R 0QS


Crisis – In This Together grants

The effect of the COVID19 virus has been significant on those supporting people who are experiencing rough sleeping and homelessness. Crisis is calling on national governments and local councils to take emergency measures to ensure people experiencing homelessness can receive the same care as other vulnerable population groups. Crisis also want to support groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and have established an emergency grant fund for this purpose.

Written application form consideration and decision within 24 hours of receipt of form.


Friends of the Elderly

Grants to older people living on low incomes. Applications can be for financial support towards the person’s home essentials, bills and household repairs. Training or equipment to enable them to get online is also provided, helping them to stay connected. Applications have to be made by a referring agent such as someone working in local health or social care teams, Citizens Advice, or other charities and community groups. Grants are on average around £300 and rarely above £500.


Frontline Network Training Fund

The Frontline Network Training Fund is now open for applications. Individual Frontline Workers can apply for up to £500 towards the cost of training, and groups can apply for up to £1000.

The training fund was created to help frontline staff access training; to support them in their work with people experiencing homelessness.

If you have any questions about the training fund, contact

Hilden Charitable Trust

The Trust's grant making priorities for organisations working in the UK are: homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, and community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 25. Average grants are £5,000.  Hilden will consider funding for more than one year. You can apply at any time during the year, they post their deadlines for their decision meetings on their website.


Homeless Link Social Investment Fund

Homeless Link Social Investment Fund offers flexible blended finance to support organisations working to help homeless people in England. They offer dedicated support and flexible loan/grant packages from £25,000 to £150,000 to enable sector organisations to increase their impact by developing new models for income generation/funding, or to invest in other areas to strengthen their long-term sustainability.


Housing Innovation Fund

The Mayor's Innovation Fund is available for those using innovative ways to deliver more affordable homes in London. This is part of Homes for Londoners, which brings together the Mayor's work to tackle the housing crisis.

Innovation can take many forms, but the Mayor is keen to understand how funding can support:

  • community-led housing
  • offsite and precision manufacturing of homes
  • new accommodation for homeless households

We are encouraging proposals from those that provide genuinely affordable homes to Londoners.


Lloyds Bank Foundation

Grants available to charities with an income of between £25,000 and £1m that work across England and Wales tackling complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse and with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change in their local communities. Grants avaliable of up to up to £50,000 over 2 years that can be used entirely for core costs, with charities able to flex how much they spend each year. Your charity must also have been delivering direct services for at least one year and be supporting people over the age of 17. 


Local Action Poverty Fund

Trust for London has once again teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch the Local Action Poverty Fund.  Match funding available for communities tackling poverty and inequality in outer London. Eligible projects must be raising funds to undertake charitable work that:

  • Provides practical solutions to support people on low incomes
  • Addresses local problems in creative ways
  • Are led by the communities that will benefit from the work

Grant size: £10,000

Charity size: annual income of under £100,000.


London Housing Foundation

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for organisations working to tackle the problems of homeless people. The Foundation has 2 key priorities:  developing partnerships amongst organisations working with homeless people in London and the second priority is to support organisations developing 'proof of concept' for innovative services or products.


The Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000. Charities applying for a grant from the Covid-19 Homeless Support Fund can apply for a maximum of up to £10,000.


People with learning/physical disabilities or mental health difficulties

The Archer Trust

The Archer Trust is a UK Christian charitable grant-making trust, set up in 1994 in memory of Ronnie Archer, who rose through the ranks of Unilever to become Vice-Chairman. Grants available of between £250 and £3,000 to small charities.

Grants available to charities who provide aid or support to a defined group of needy or deserving people, for instance those with physical or mental disabilities or the disadvantaged.

You are competently run and can support your application with up-to-date accounts.

The Trust prefer to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation. They favour charities which make good use of volunteers.


Barchester Health Care Foundation

Funding available to small community groups and small local charities that help older people (aged 65+) or adults (aged 18+) with a disability or with a mental health problem.  Applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life are welcome and in 2019, they have a particular focus on combatting loneliness and enabling people to be active and engaged. Grants range from £100 up to £5,000.


Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Grants available for a range of organisations including voluntary organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity, schools and PTAs, for work to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability.  Grants available include: general grants - 2 rounds of funding each year, research grants - 2 rounds of funding each year and small grants - apply any time for grants under £10,000.


Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired Ltd

The Charity makes grants to young people up to an age in their mid-twenties resident in the UK. This funding provides support in a variety of ways and to organisations linked to deaf young people.

The completed form should be sent by post to:
The Administrator, BTHI Ltd, 21 Gleneagles Drive, Southport, PR8 3PP.


Boost Charitable Trust

The Boost Charitable Trust was created in 2005 and its mission is to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport.

Boshier-Hinton Foundation

Awards grants to charities and other organisations of up to £2000 to improve quality of life for people with disabilities, learning difficulties or sensory impairment, and their families. Apply at their website any time.


Edward Gosling Foundation small and large Grants

Grants available for charities that support people of all ages living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness. Projects must support one of their 4 life "themes". Small grants of up to £5000 and large grants of over £5000 are available.


Gamesys Foundation

Grants are available for organisations with a minimum annual income of £50,000 who support individuals suffering from mental health issues and who focus on research in the mental health field. 

The Foundation predominantly fund registered charities and NGOs, however they will consider funding other types of organisation so long as they can be proven to have an impact with regard to mental health issues, support, and treatment. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount mentioned. 


Greater London Fund for the Blind

One-off grants of up to £20,000 are available for registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), educational establishments and social enterprises who are working with blind and partially sighted people in London. Grants are for work which focuses on their priority areas of:

improving access to education or employment; supporting wellbeing and mental health; supporting independence; work with minority groups; eye care and prevention of sight loss; supporting blind and partially sighted people facing additional challenges (including, but not limited to: those facing domestic violence, homeless people, refugees, care leavers, parents and carers). 

They particularly welcome applications for activities which take place in a small number of London boroughs, one of which is Bromley.  (In May 2019 they will be launching a new funding strategy)


Helplines Fund with Bupa Foundation

The Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to announce the launch of the third round of grants: a Helplines Fund with Bupa Foundation. 

This fund will be used to provide grants of up to £5,000 to support the sustainability of mental health voluntary, community, and social enterprise helpline provider organisations, who have been operational/registered for 2 years+ with turnover of less than £250,000.

Grant size: up to £5,000

Charity size: with turnover of less than £250,000

Percy Bilton Charity

Grants available to organisations and individuals in need. Charities working with disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems and older people can apply for grants towards furnishings and equipment (excluding office items), building or refurbishment projects.

Professionals, e.g social workers can apply on behalf of individuals in financial need who have a disability or severe mental health problem, or who are over 65 on low income, for basic household items including white goods, single beds, flooring and clothing vouchers.

There are 2 types of grants: large grants of between £2000-£5000 and small grants of up to £500.


Positive Bones

Positive Bones believes in empowering those with limb difference by providing grants for specialist equipment, services or prosthetics.

Grant size: £3,000


St James Place Charitable Foundation Small Grants Programme

Funding of up to £10,000 for registered charities and for Special Needs Schools. The main focus of their funding is: young people with special needs; disadvantaged young people; people with cancer.


Physical/mental wellbeing

Albert Hunt Trust

Funding for charities working to promote and enhance the physical and mental welfare of individuals, or groups of individuals. This excludes research or the diagnosis of specific medical conditions. Most grants are for £1,000-£2,000. Apply in writing. For more information and to apply contact:

The Albert Hunt Trust
Wealth Advisory Services
Coutts & Co.
440 Strand


The Happiness Fund

Funding grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects throughout the UK.

The Happiness Fund is available to enable and support projects which improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities. Ultimately it creates happier people and neighbourhoods.

The fund will award £2,500 per quarter - allowing up to four different projects per year to apply. Each project and associated people can only apply once in a funding year. Application are invited between:

  • Q1 were invited between January 1 and midnight on March 18. Funding will be announced on April 8 2022.
  • Q2 are invited between April 1 and midnight on June 17. Funding will be announced on July 8 2022.
  • Q3 are invited between July 1 and midnight on Sept 16. Funding will be announced on Oct 7 2022.
  • Q4 are invited between Oct 1 and midnight on Dec 16. Funding will be announced on Jan 6, 2023.


Home Instead Charities

Home Instead will specifically fund activities and projects that further the needs of our ageing adult population through well-being activities and programmes to prevent social isolation and loneliness such us:

  • Regular weekly or monthly events and activities such as weekly cinema club, weekly knit and natter or Thursday lunch club
  • One-off activities such as a day trip or a Christmas lunch
  • Activities such as yoga or a guest speaker for your group such as a local historian



British Cycling - Improving your Places to Ride

There’s up to £15,000 for your community cycling project!

British Cycling’s Places to Ride programme is funding the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities and activities in communities across England.


Emergency funding available for storm-damaged facilities

Organisations with facilities – such as clubhouses, courts and pitches – affected by the recent storms can now apply for grants of up to £15,000 after an emergency storm damage option was added to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund.


The Hargreaves Foundation

Grants will only be allocated to fund defined projects, initiatives or the purchase of specific items and wherever possible payments will be made directly to suppliers. All requests must fit with the Foundation's objective: transforming young lives through sport and education. There is no minimum or maximum grant size. 


Premier League Defibrillator Fund

An investment from the premier league to install automated external defibrillators (AED) and external storage cabinets at thousands of grassroots football facilities, aimed at helping save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.


Proud To Pitch In

Proud To Pitch In is an initiative from Greene King IPA, paying cash grants to grassroots and community sports clubs across the United Kingdom.

£100,000 worth of grants available from October 2021 to February 2022. Projects can apply for funding of up to £3,000 each.


Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fun

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund aims to use sport and physical activity as a means of bringing a community together and tackling inequalities via awards of between £300 and £10,000 from a pot of £5 million of National Lottery funding.


Sport England National Lottery Small Grants

Grants from £300 to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations for projects involving adults and young people aged 14 or over which meet one or more of the aims of their ‘Towards an Active Nation’ strategy.  Funding might go towards things like purchasing new kit or equipment, coaching fees or helping youth groups to work together with local sports clubs. 


Sport England funding package to help sport and physical activity through Coronavirus

Sport England are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The package, which is a combination of National Lottery and government funding, is made up of the following: 

  • A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available
  • A £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they're facing specific financial difficulty
  • An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment 
  • A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England. 


Sporting Capital

Grants and loans to organisations that make a difference to individuals and communities through sports and physical activity. They're interested in supporting organisations that are, or aspire to become, local community businesses. There are a range of opportunities on offer, including

  • a £3m Sporting Capital Fund that provides un-secured loan funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 to eligible organisations
  • feasibility grants of between £5,000 - £10,000 to enable organisations to investigate and develop an enterprise proposition from the very earliest stage into a proposed delivery plan
  • an enterprise development programme is available to support organisations progress towards a social enterprise model
  • grants are available to support not-for-profit organisations, working in youth and homelessness services.