Last updated 6 December 2023
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Applications for the 'Cost-of-Living Grant' are open the first week of each month for 1 week only.
Grant size: from £500 to £750
Next application deadline: 7th December 2023 (applications open 1st December 2023)
Applications for the Cost-of-Living Grant are open the first week of each month for 1 week only
Trustees are interested in supporting a diverse range of charities which support older people, from large institutions to small community-run organisations.
Around 70 organisations each year are successful in obtaining grants usually between £1000 to £3000. The average grant is £1,500.
The Foundation was established to support capital projects and innovative projects but is unable to assist with running costs or salaries.
If your charity has a mixed age group of beneficiaries, the Foundation will consider a donation if around 80% are over the age of 65.
- (for the January meeting) December 10
- (for the April meeting) March 10
- (for the July meeting) June 10
- (for the October meeting) September 10
The Our Space Award (OSA) aims to help Londoners clean and green the city through active community engagement and participation, increasing a sense of community ownership over shared spaces. It supports Londoners of all ages and backgrounds, communities and schools in greening their neighbourhoods, making them inclusive places for all to enjoy. It does this by enabling more groups to access funding for projects.
OSA is available for group applicants. Your group does not have to be formally arranged or constituted, but it does need to put energy and enthusiasm into your project.
- Small grants of £500 up to £2,000;
- Standard grants of £2,000 up to £5,000; and
- Flagship grants of £5,000 to £20,000
Groundwork London will be running online application workshops delivered via zoom on Tuesday 14th November, 12.00 -1.30pm and Wednesday 29 November, 5.30 - 7.00pm.
Application deadline: Monday 11th December 2023
The National Churches Trust supports a wide variety of projects through their grant programmes. From repairing a roof to helping to install an accessible toilet - and many other projects - their grants help people to continue to serve, and to serve better, their local communities. Current grants available:
- Large Grants
This programme offers the Trust's largest grants of up to £50,000 towards the cost of major urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £80,000 including VAT. Next Stage 1 deadline: 7 November 2023 (midnight)
- Medium Grants
This programme offers the Trust's medium sized grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects costing between £20,000 and £80,000. Next Deadline: 11 December 2023 (midnight) - further deadlines for decisions in 2024 to be announced.
- Small Grants
This programme offers the Trust's small grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection, Building Survey or Condition Report. Also, small investigative works and surveys. Next Deadline: 31 October 2023 (midnight)
The Hedley Foundation awards grants to those charities that are able to demonstrate quantifiable outcomes to beneficiaries. Typically, grants of up to £5,000 are regularly made and occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Similarly, smaller charities often benefit from smaller grants of £250 upwards.
- 26 July 2023
- 08 November 2023
- 24 January 2024 (6 weeks from 13th December 2023)
- 24 April 2024
Overall Programme Aim: Tackling the UK’s most pressing health issues through scale and innovation.
This is an Open Call to support up to 5 charities to receive initial scale up funding of up to £500,000 for the launch or scale of existing initiatives to tackle the UK’s most pressing health issues through innovation in process, patient care or structural and systemic changes in primary healthcare.
The Open Call is open to organisations with national reach and potential to scale programmes across the UK and minimum turnover limits of £5m+.
Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest forms is 14th December 2023 at 5.00pm.
CIF is available to eligible academies, voluntary-aided (VA) schools and sixth form colleges to support condition, and a small number of expansion projects, with the focus being to keep school and college buildings safe and in good working order.
The priority for the Department for Education (DfE) in administering the fund is to address significant condition needs, that is, keeping education providers’ buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects that address health and safety issues, building compliance and buildings in poor condition.
Application deadline: 14th December 2023, 11:59pm
Applications for one-off grants up to £10,000 will be considered, but because of the high demand, most grants are currently £5,000 or less. Exceptionally, when funds permit, grants of as much as £60,000 are made, payable over several years.
The Trustees are keen to support horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. Grants are not offered for covering usual salary commitments, nor for expenditure already incurred.
The trustees meet quarterly, usually in January, April, July and October. Applications need to reach the Foundation's administrator four weeks before a meeting.
The date of the next Trustees’ meeting is 24 January 2024.
The last date for receipt of applications is 4pm on 15 December 2023.
Arts for Impact Fund utilises our ‘1:1’ model of match funding. Arts and culture charities apply to Big Give, and their application is assessed by Big Give and our partners, New Philanthropy for Arts & Culture (NPAC). Successful charities are awarded a sum of match funding which is ring-fenced for their organisation. This match funding is unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the week of the campaign.
Application deadline: 15th December 2023
Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company's grants programme.
The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.
Application deadline: 15th December 2023
Funding for capital costs of projects with grants of up to £5,000 to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enable them to resume a normal life. They are able to help only small and medium-sized charities with an annual turnover of under £1m and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months annual running costs. All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society. The quarterly deadlines for applications for funding each year are: 15th March / 15th June / 15th September / 15th December.
The Ulverscroft Foundation supports projects which will have a positive effect on the quality of life of visually impaired people (blind and partially sighted).
Their funding is channelled via recognised organisations which help the visually impaired, for example, libraries, hospitals, clinincs, schools and colleges, and social and welfare organisations.
Applications should be made in writing (they do not have an application form). Make your proposal as detailed as possible. Include details of your current service to the visually impaired, if any, and how the proposed project will be integrated or enhanced. If possible, please give an estimate of how many visually impaired people use/will use your service. Also include the amount of funding obtained to date, if any, and the names of other organisations to whom you have applied.
Application deadline: Trustees meet quarterly to consider appeals in January, April, July and October each year; deadlines for appeals are the fifteenth day of the previous month (next deadline - 15th December).
Grants are available for local community groups, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the UK for projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment.
Every three months, the Foundation share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment. These five charities will all receive a share of £10,000 – the more votes a cause receives, the bigger the donation. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 and fourth and fifth place will both receive £1,000.
Charities and projects are welcome to apply all year round, and applications will be considered in the next funding round. Funding will be awarded every three months, in April, July, October and January, with an application deadline of the 15th of the month before.
Annual application cycles:
- 16 December – 15 March (Applications for funding awarded in May)
- 16 March – 15 June (Applications for funding awarded in August)
- 16 June – 15 September (Applications for funding awarded in November)
- 16 September – 15 December (Applications for funding awarded in February)
Two rounds of funding annually for registered charities which provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people (under 25 years) to fulfil their potential. Grants usually range between a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000. Deadlines to apply are 15th December and 31st July.
The Windrush Day Grant Scheme provides funding to communities looking to commemorate, celebrate and educate about the Windrush Generation and their contribution.
New Music for All
Music for All’s funding round 4 is now open to applicants! Music for All are delighted to be able to offer financial awards as well as donations of instruments in the categories below.
- Working with children in early years age group 0-4
This award is open to community group applicants, providing music-making opportunities to young-people aged between 0-4. We welcome applications from groups operating in caring as well as more formal educational settings. A grant of up to £2150 is available for this award.
- For groups working with those facing financial hardship
This award is open to community group applicants, providing music-making opportunities to those facing financial hardship of any age group and background. A grant of up to £2150 is available for this award.
- Choral Groups
This award is for community-based groups providing choral singing opportunities. We welcome applications from groups operating in caring, community and formal educational settings. A grant of up to £2150 is available for this award.
- Guitars (electric)
- Ukulele group bundle offer
- Behringer Multipurpose Headphones
Application deadline: 8am, Monday 18 December 2023
Grants are made primarily for project costs to organisations registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and to unregistered organisations providing arts and/or community and social welfare projects when supported by a registered charity.
The Foundation are keen to fund good small scale arts and community projects in England and Wales and welcome proposals from community museums, organisations, farms and gardens for funding for arts subjects.
Application deadline: 22nd December 2023
Trust for London want to fund work to reduce poverty in London’s Black and minoritised communities, with a focus on:
- increasing household income in Black and minoritised communities; and
- increasing the level of household and community wealth in Black and minoritised communities.
Trust for London are open to giving grants for up to five years. As a guide, in the first round, they funded six organisations from a period from two to five years, with grants awarded between £50,000 to £248,000.
Application deadline: Friday 22nd December
The Recovery Loan Fund supports organisations that are improving people’s lives, or the environment they live in. The Ubele Initiative’s partnership with the Social Investment Business (SIB) and Access – the Foundation for Social Investment is making loans more accessible for charities and social enterprises led by people from Black and Minoritised Ethnic (BAME) communities. The Recovery Loan fund offers loans of up to £1.5m to charities and social enterprises.
The Recovery Loan fund is open for applications until 11.59pm on Sunday 31st of December 2023
The Gisela Graham Foundation is a small charity which reflects the wishes and support of the proprietor, Gisela Graham, together with her fellow Trustees. The Foundation aims to provide financial benefit to those in need through the provision of grants and other payments to provide assistance in specific cases of poverty and poor education; it will also help to further the advancement of public health and safety and to provide education and cultural life for the general benefit of society.
Grant size: Grants awarded are normally for sums under £10,000, but most donations are for less than £5,000
There are two deadline periods: 30th June and 31st December
Unltd specialist support for social entrepreneurs to help them grow as social leaders. Inclusion is very important to the organisation – the organisation are committed to 50% of our awards going to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs across our funding programmes.
Grants of £500 - £5,000 are available to support start-up ventures, and grants of up to £15,000 are available to help established ventures grow and increase their impact. Looking for social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.
- (Q1) January 1 - March 31
- (Q2) April 1 - June 30
- (Q3) July 1 - September 30
- (Q4) Oct 1 - December 31
The Charitable Foundation has two priority areas: Alleviating poverty, and Improving health / saving lives. It supports these priorities by making donations of up to £2,000 to UK registered charities, recommended by the Society’s members and colleagues. The deadlines for applications are: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December annually. Applications are currently being accepted and you can nominate a charity on the website.
The Britford Bridge Trust is a charitable trust that donates funds to a number of UK registered organisations and charities primarily involved in the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or the saving of lives; and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage, or science. Applications are invited from any UK registered charity.
Grant size: up to £30,000 to a number of organisations each year. In exceptional circumstances, the trustees have the discretion to award larger or multi-year grants.
You can apply throughout the year. Applications to the trust are reviewed quarterly. Quarterly cut offs are 30 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December each year.
The L&Q Foundation Place Makers local fund has been adapted to make funding available quickly to charities and groups that are active in supporting their local community during the Covid 19 pandemic. Groups can apply for up to £10k.
Submission deadlines fall on the 1st of each month, with the next deadline on 1st January 2024
The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one or more of the following:
- to benefit or protect animals
- to relieve animals from suffering
- to conserve wild-life
- to encourage the understanding of animals
Application deadlines: 3rd January (for Spring meeting), 1st May (for Summer meeting), 1st September (for Winter meeting)
The Trust support community and environmental projects across England through the Landfill Communities Fund, using money provided to us by Veolia.
Two grant schemes available:
- Community Grants: Available to constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community.
- Environmental Improvement Grants: Available to Environmental Bodies that are enrolled with ENTRUST, the regulator of The Landfill Communities Fund. Grants of over £75,000 are available to enable landscape scale improvement projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection.
The Trust have four funding rounds each year. It is important that you apply at the right time, as only one grant application may be submitted per project site, in a 12 month period.
The Trust have four funding rounds a year.
Next funding rounds:
- 25 May 2023 - 22 June 2023
- 31 August 2023 - 5 October 2023
- 30 November 2023 - 4 January 2024
The Fore offer unrestricted grants that can be used for any purpose, including core costs and capital funding. The Fore will make grants of up to £30,000 which may be spread over one to three years. They ask you to state in your application the total amount of funding you are requesting and over what time period. Please note that the maximum grant size is £30,000 in total.
Autumn 2023 funding is now open. Charities have from 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 6th December, to 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 13th December to register to apply.
Charity size: with annual income of less than £500,000
Application deadline: Mid January
Together with Starbucks, Hubbub is offering 50 groups up to £6,000 of funding to develop green space initiatives and increase access to nature. Groups will be partnered with a local Starbucks store, who will support projects in a number of ways.
The Nature Hubs Fund is part of Hubbub and Starbucks’ wider ambition to build stronger, greener communities across the UK. This fund will improve access and connection to nature in the communities Starbucks serves, by creating green spaces within a 5km radius of Starbucks stores.
Application deadline: 3pm, Thursday 11th January 2024
The Grocers’ Charity typically provides one-off grants up to £5,000 for U.K. registered charities. This year the funder is leaning towards, but not exclusively funding, applications which support youth, e.g., preventing (re)offending; helping those struggling due to financial hardship and environment charities helping to reduce plastic waste and reducing emissions.
Charity size: with a turnover of over £500,000, except for Health/Medical Charities (up to £15m turnover)
Grant size: up to £5,000
Deadlines for an initial enquiry: 8th September 2023 and 12th January 2024
Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, funds small projects that make a big impact to a theatre’s resilience, sustainability, accessibility or improving the diversity of audiences.
This new scheme will provide grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future.
Grant size: up to £5,000
Application deadline: noon, 12 January 2024
The objectives of the Trust are framed in general terms to work for a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices.
The Trust will prioritise organisations that are ineligible for charitable funding because they are considered too political or radical to come within the Charity Commission’s guidelines.
The directors meet three times a year - in March, July and November - and Stage 1 registrations forms must be submitted by 14 January, 14 May or 14 September respectively.
The School Holiday Activity Fund is designed to enable organisations to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the summer holiday. You may apply to the School Holiday Activity Fund once a year for a maximum of three consecutive years.
The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. Up to £5,000 is available.
Organisations that are currently in receipt of a grant from John Lyon’s Charity for core services are also eligible to apply to this Fund as long as funds from the Charity are not already being used for holiday activities.
Applications to the School Holiday Activity Fund can be submitted at any time, but must be received by the Grants Office by the following deadlines:
- Summer holiday – 1 June 2023
- October half-term – 21 September 2023
- Christmas holiday – 16 November 2023
- February half-term – 18 January 2024
- Easter – 5 weeks before Easter (6 March 2024)
- May half-term – 25 April 2024
The Hedley Foundation award grants to those charities that are able to demonstrate quantifiable outcomes to beneficiaries. Typically, grants of up to £5,000 are regularly made and occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Similarly, smaller charities often benefit from smaller grants of £250 upwards.
The Trustees meet four times per year to review grant applications. These should be received in good time before each meeting and at least 6 weeks before the meeting date. The forthcoming meetings are as follows:
- 26 July 2023
- 08 November 2023
- 24 January 2024
- 24 April 2024
This programme is for small, local, specialist charities supporting people facing complex issues.
Under this programme the Foundation will support charities to strengthen their capacity and capabilities and become more resilient through a range of tailored development support offers alongside a three-year unrestricted grant of £75,000. As a 'specialist' charity you will provide services in one of eight themes:
- Asylum Seekers and Refugees
- Care Leavers
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
- Trafficking and Modern Slavery
The funder encourages potential applicants to take an eligibility quiz to ensure minimum criteria are met.
Charity size: with an annual income of between £25,000 and £500,000
The funder encourages potential applicants to take an eligibility quiz to ensure minimum criteria are met. A webinar with Q&A will take place on Monday, 9th November 2023, which you can sign up for now via the link on the website.
Application deadline: Thursday 25 January 2024, 5pm
A B Charitable Trust (ABCT) promotes human dignity and defends human rights for marginalised and excluded people. Funding is available for small to medium sized charities
who work in three priority areas:
- Migrants and refugees
- Criminal justice and penal reform
- Human rights, particularly access to justice
Open programme grants are usually between £10,000 to £20,000 and awarded annually.
Application deadlines for 2023/2024:
- 27th October 2023 - Decisions in January 2024
- 26th January 2024 - Decisions in April 2024
- 26th April 2024 - Decisions in July 2024
- 26th July 2024 - Decisions in October 2024
The Span Trust seeks to fund projects by awarding grants between £5,000 and £20,000 that will alleviate poverty, disability, age or ill health, and advance urban regeneration through the improvement of the built environment. We offer grants to both registered and exempt charities. The Trust accepts applications twice annually
- Deadline 1: 11.58pm on the last Friday of January (26th)
Trustees will meet at the end of February and applicants will be notified shortly after.
- Deadline 2: 11.58pm on the last Friday of June (24th June)
Trustees will meet at the end of July and applicants will be notified shortly after.
DWF Foundation supports charities that work in areas including homelessness, health, employability, education, and the environment. Wider grants are also available to other community initiatives. The Foundation does not have a minimum grant size but the majority of the grants will fall under £5,000.
Application deadline: 31st January 2024 (rolling)
Patagonia supports environmental organisations with bold, direct-action agendas and a commitment to long-term change. They support innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities.
Application deadlines: 30th June (applications received by this date will receive a response by the end of October); 31st January (applications received by this date will receive a response by the end of June)
Anchor Foundation’s vision is to support Christian Charities working with Art, Healing and through those seeking to offer Social Inclusion. He foundation particularly target Christian Charities because they may find it harder, if not impossible, to obtain grants funding from secular grant givers on account of their religious rooting.
Grant size: up to £12,000
Applications are considered at twice yearly Trustee meetings, usually held in April & October and deadlines for receipt of applications are 31st January and 31st July.
The Radcliffe Trust supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s cultural heritage and crafts sectors.
- For consideration by the Trustees in June: The deadline is 31st January for applications to both the Music and Heritage & Crafts schemes for consideration in June.
- For consideration by the Trustees in December: The deadline is 31st July for applications to both the Music and Heritage & Crafts schemes for consideration in December.
Supporting Christian charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of healing and the arts.
Grant size: the maximum grant provided is £12,000
Application deadline: applications are considered at twice yearly Trustee meetings, usually held in April & October and deadlines for receipt of applications are 31st January and 31st July respectively. Please take these dates into account when submitting your application - particularly with time sensitive projects.
Warburtons' financial giving programme is aimed at supporting projects, activities and organisations.
Grant size: up to £400.
Application deadline: quarterly deadlines in November, February, May and August.
The Charitable Foundation supports registered charities based in the UK where there is clear benefit to the recipients. Donations of up to £3,000 will be considered, that enable specific tangible items or activities to be purchased rather than donating to general funds.
Consideration will be given to charities whose objectives are:
To benefit children (aged under 16), through their education and or welfare i.e. literacy, numeracy and reducing poverty.
To provide youth schemes and projects supporting those in their late teens / early 20s in socially deprived areas with literacy, numeracy and employment.
To support the elderly by reducing isolation, helping reduce the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The trustees meet at the beginning of March, June, September and December. Submission deadline dates are the 1st of the month prior to each meeting. Applications received after the cut-off date will be presented at the following quarterly meeting. (next deadline: 1st February 2024)
The Golsoncott Foundation is an arts-funding trust whose declared object is ... to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular ... the fine arts and music.
The Trustees meet in early March, June, September, and December. Those applications deemed suitable, after a first appraisal, are then considered at a quarterly determination meeting. Grants rarely exceed £3,000, and are given on a non-recurrent basis with some exceptions.
All applications for grants should be sent to the administrator at the registered office, at least a month before the month of the trustees meeting, i.e., by early February, May, August and November in advance of the March, June, September and December meetings.
The volume of applications is often very high, and the trustees may close the nominal deadline before the end of the quarter. Applicants therefore are advised not to wait until the end of the quarter before submission, the earlier the application the more considered the first appraisal.
The Fidelio Charitable Trust supports the Arts in the United Kingdom. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support, particularly those who are at an early stage in their careers.
The Trust aims to support individuals (over the age of 21) or groups of exceptional ability, to enable them for example:
- To receive special tuition or coaching (e.g. in the case of musicians to attend Master Classes)
- To participate in external competitions
- To be supported for a specially arranged performance
- To receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art
Trustee meetings are normally held three times a year, in the spring, summer and autumn. The provisional closing dates for receipt of applications in 2024 are 12.00 midday on:
- Thursday 1 February 2024
- Thursday 16 May 2024
- Thursday 19 September 2024
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds registered charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. The majority of the Trust’s grants are single grants in the range £500 - £5,000 over a one-year period. Occasionally longer-term grants (usually up to 3 years) are agreed by the Trustees when deemed to have particular merit. The Trustees will consider applications for core costs or projects, and they also consider applications for matched funding.
The Trustees usually consider applications three times a year in March, July and November.
Next application deadline: 6th February 2024
Screwfix are offering grants of up to £5000 to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need throughout the UK. Applications must meet the following criteria:
- Your organisation or project is part of a Charity or Not for Profit Organisation
- The funds will help people in need (by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability or other disadvantage or distress) in the UK
- The project relates to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community facilities and other buildings
Please note: our Trustees meet to review applications in March, June, September and December. The cut-off date for applications will be the 10th of the month prior to the Trustee meeting. (next deadline: 10th February 2024)
Henry Moore Grants support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display. If your exhibition or commission project aims to encourage new thinking about sculpture or sculpture history, or contributes to public awareness and appreciation of sculpture, you should consider applying for a Henry Moore Grant.
Applications are assessed in terms of their:
- development of the study of sculpture
- contribution to the public awareness and understanding of sculpture
- encouragement of new thinking in sculpture, including the history of sculpture
- artistic quality
- careful financial management
Application deadlines: 22 February, 24 May, 2 September, 6 December
Funding for UK-based Charities/Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) working with vulnerable children and young adults, especially those at risk of sexual and other forms of exploitation.
The Magdalen Hospital Trust prefer to fund project costs rather than core costs. Projects can include those that provide:
- training for work and personal development,
- clubs and play schemes,
- safeguarding education,
- mental health support and counselling,
- emergency care.
Grant size: usually £500 - £2,000
Grants are usually one-off although longer-term proposals will be considered very occasionally.
The Trustees will be meeting in March, June, September and December. Submission dates for applications:
- For March meeting - between 1st and 28th February
- For June meeting - between 1st and 31st May
- For September meeting - between 1st and 31st August
- For December meeting - between 1st and 30th November
The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation awards between twenty and thirty grants each year to smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London. There are two rounds of funding, with deadlines in February and August.
The Foundation has two major aims: to help professional productions in need of financial support and to introduce high-quality live performance to groups who are not traditional or regular theatregoers.
Applicants should be theatre companies, not individuals. Grants will normally be in the range of £250 – £2,000.
Applications must be received by the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation by 5.30pm on the last Friday in February for the spring round of funding, and by 5.30pm on the last Friday in August for the autumn round.
The Cherry Family Foundation gives funding to charities with operations in London, the East and the South East of London who organise programmes that support young people. Grants range from £1,000 to £40,000 and are limited to one annual grant per organisation. Funds must be spent within 18 months of receipt.
Charity size: registered charities that turnover under £5M annually.
Upcoming application cycles:
- 1st – 29th February 2024
- 1st – 31st August 2024
The Delamere Dairy Foundation, established in October 2020, is a self-governing, independent registered charity with a clear purpose of giving back to local and wider communities through the provision of discretionary grants and other financial assistance.
Applications are welcome from charities and organisations whose purpose fits with the objects of the Delamere Dairy Foundation for the benefit of the public, namely:
- The advancement of agriculture and of environmental protection
- The advancement in life of young people by developing their capabilities so that they may mature as contributory members of society
- The relief of financial hardship
- The advancement of education
- The relief of sickness
Grant size: a minimum of £250 up to £5000. Charities and organisations may apply once per calendar year.
Application deadline: Thursday 29th February 2024
Directors operate a grant giving policy aimed at making annual distributions of £325,000. They support a wide range of UK Registered Charities. See website for application guidelines and exclusions. Key areas of charitable work supported include: care of the elderly, general welfare, hospices care of the physically & mentally disabled.
Application deadlines: Applications must be received by the end of February or the end of August for consideration at Spring or Autumn Meetings.
The Ashworth Charitable Trust (“the Trust”) is a small grant-making charity. It was created primarily to support humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally, as opposed to animal or utilitarian projects. For the most part, the Trust looks to fund projects and not core funding. The work of the Trust is informed by a set of underlying principles:
- The oneness of humanity;
- The establishment of true justice;
- The paramount importance of education for all;
- The need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society;
- That all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society; and
- That to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions.
Levels of grant do not usually exceed £3,000. Very occasionally, a grant of up to £5,000 may be made.
Application deadline: The Trustees meet twice a year, in May and November. Applications need to be submitted by the end of February or the end of August respectively.
During 2021, the Toy Trust welcome applications from small UK children's charities - working for the benefit of children across the UK. As part of your application you will be asked which area of the UK you work.
Trustees meet 4 times a year and encourage applicants to note the upcoming deadlines. Every effort is made to review all applications that meet the Trust’s criteria but the Toy Trust reserves the right to review any funding applications received at future meetings should a higher volume than normal be received.
All applicants should:
- Be in support of disadvantaged children aged below 13 years
- Be in support of children and projects regardless of faith, sex or disability
- Come from a charity that has been running for a minimum of one full year
- Be for less than £5000 unless a compelling case can be put forward
- Be for equipment and services but generally NOT for salaries, wages and research
- Applications must be for less than £5000 unless a compelling case can be put forward.
(additional requirements on the Trust’s website)
- March meeting – end of February
- July meeting – end of June
- September meeting – end of August
- December meeting – end of November
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: Various
- Applications of up to £5,000 should be submitted for the consideration of the Small Grants Committee ahead of the following deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1
Funding for charities whose work involves all or most family members, where possible, in projects that aim to tackle problems facing one or more of those family members. They've funded work which has included early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others. Grants are generally offered up to £5,000. There are 2 rounds of funding each year with application deadlines of 1st March and 1st September.
The Marc Fitch Fund is an educational charity established in 1956 by Marc Fitch (1908-1994). The Fund makes small grants towards the costs of publishing scholarly work in the fields of British and Irish national, regional and local history, archaeology, antiquarian studies, historical geography, the history of art and architecture, heraldry, genealogy and surname studies, archival research, artefact conservation and the broad fields of the heritage, conservation and the historic environment.
Application deadlines: 1 March and 1 August each year.
The Fund’s principal aim is to support people in trouble, particularly young offenders and ex-offenders, as well as other disadvantaged young people. Preference is given to pump-priming new projects, especially those that are innovative and can serve as a model elsewhere.
Charity size: Though income is not a barrier to an application being considered, the Committee’s preference is to support small organisations. Local organisations, such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an annual income of less than about £100,000. For those working in larger cities and/or across the UK, annual income should not be more than about £250,000.
Grant size: of up to £15,000 per annum
Closing dates for applications in 2023/2024:
- Thursday 16 November 2023
- Thursday 14 March 2024
- Thursday 4 July 2024
- Thursday 14 November 2024
The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities. It aims to help these organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit.
Charities eligible for grants must have average income of less than £1 million a year. Grants of up to £2500 are available.
The Foundation aim to provide a response within three months of receiving a bid. Once completed applications have been received, they will be considered at the next quarterly trustee meeting – these are normally held in April, July, October, and January.
Upcoming deadlines based on the Foundation's funding priorities:
- Friday 29th March 2024, 17:00 (Social Justice/Refugees/Housing)
- Friday 28th June 2024, 17:00 (Education)
- Friday 27th September 2024, 17:00 (TBC)
Grant-making programme to strengthen the support available to vulnerable, disadvantaged and excluded young people in London by supporting opportunities for them to learn, be healthy, be heard, and be active citizens. The fund is available to organisations that are providing one or more of the following outcomes for children and young people in London:
- Supporting young people to access learning and employment
- Supporting young people to live a healthy, active life
- Supporting young people to be active citizen
- Supporting young people to give a voice to their situation
Grant size: £5,000 to £10,000
Charity size: income of up to £1m per year
Grants are typically made twice a year in approximately November and June. The application window for June grants runs from 1st February to 31st March and for November grants, from 1st June to 1st September.
The Small Grants Programme seeks to develop opportunities for communities to get more people physically active. Awards are to help inactive and less active people become more active. The priority is to support projects working with people living in areas of disadvantage as defined by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation areas 1 to 3.
Grant size: £300-£15,000. Multiple applications can be submitted, but organisations can only have awards of up to £15,000 in any 12-month period.
Application deadline: 31st March 2024
Through their Small Grants Programme, Sport England wants to support projects that bring communities together and provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active. They also particularly want to support projects focusing on environmental sustainability.
Sport England wants applications from projects that demonstrate how they connect with their communities, make best use of the existing skills and assets in an area, and will provide the biggest possible impact to those who need it most.
Awards of £300-£15,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations. Multiple applications can be submitted, but organisations can only have awards of up to £15,000 in any 12-month period.
Application deadline: 31 March 2024
The Rose Foundation provide financial assistance to registered charities and exempt bodies undertaking building projects less than £200,000 in the London area.
The donation is usually between £5,000 and £10,000.
Apply anytime after July 1st each year and before March 31st of the following year.
Two rounds of funding annually for churches, chapels and other places of worship. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs. Examples of what they support are: stained glass windows; sculpture; furniture; monuments and tombs, and wall paintings, all of which must date no later that 1896. Yearly application deadlines: 31st March and 31st August.
Friends of Parks groups and local stakeholders, including Resident Associations are invited to apply for funding to improve their local park, with monies from the Platinum Jubilee Parks fund.
Grant size: up to £20,000
- (for applications under £3,000) applications can be made at anytime
- (for applications over £3,000) 1st October and 1st April each year
Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. This not only brightens up their lives, but also provides a therapeutic benefit to their health and well-being.
Concertina is keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Since its inception in 2004, it has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.
Application deadlines: The trustees review applications after the deadline dates of April 30th and October 31st each year.
Organisations across England are being invited to bid for a share of £1 million of government funding to buy life-saving defibrillators for community spaces like town halls, local parks or post offices. The DHSC Community Automated External Defibrillator (CAED) Fund will support provision of 2000 AEDs. These will be distributed across England during 2023-2024, supporting any organisation based in England that is not eligible for the current Department of Education AED programme.
Application deadline: 21 September 2024, 11:59pm
Three rounds of funding annually, for individuals (e.g musical instruments and lessons) and community projects (e.g initiatives that bring music into the community). Application deadlines for both are on 1st February, 1st July and 1st November.