Latest Funding Opportunities

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2023

 

If you would like assistance with applying for any of the funding opportunities listed below, we are here to help you. Please contact our Funding & Development Officer, Stephen Smith, for support at fdo@communitylinksbromley.org.uk

If you have submitted a funding application using the information provided by Community Links Bromley and, more importantly, have been successful we would be grateful if you could let us know by emailing fdo@communitylinksbromley.org.uk

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May deadlines

Greenhall Foundation

The objective of the Green Hall Foundation is to sustainably improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK.

Preference is given to appeals where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required and to appeals where permanent equipment or building is required as opposed to funding salaries or the charity running costs.

The Trustees meet in May and November.

  • Each May meeting will be open to Charities in all income brackets.
  • Each November meeting will only be open to Charities with an annual income of £250,000 or less.

 

Screwfix Foundation

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 May 2022)

 

South London Communities Platinum Jubilee Grant

Are you seeking funding to support an event or activity you are planning for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? Grants  up to £300 are available to groups and organisations who are planning to host Jubilee themed celebration events and commemorative activities (including those that have a long-lasting impact) throughout the month of June 2022.

The grant contribution can be used towards: hospitality (food and refreshments); venue hire; chair/table hire; entertainment and activities.

Application deadline: 5pm on Friday 13th May 2022 (successful organisations will be notified by email by Friday 20th May 2022)

The Andrew Wainwright Trust

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. 

 

Better Temporary Accommodation for Londoners

Better Temporary Accommodation for Londoners is a strategic initiative funded by Trust for London and Oak Foundation that aims to strengthen the voice, connections and influence of people in Temporary Accommodation (TA) and ultimately to improve people’s experience of TA. The programme will run from 2022-25, with the first grants awarded in June 2022.

Grant size: £30,000 - £150,000; Micro-grants (under £1000), for small (turnover below £300,000)

Application deadline: Tuesday 17th May 2022

 

The National Portfolio 2023 onwards

Are you an arts organisation, library or museum in England? As a National Portfolio Organisation, you could receive regular investment to help deliver our strategy.

Arts Council England’s National portfolio is a group of organisations that gets regular funding from them, and in return provides a backbone of creative and cultural provision across the country, and plays a major role in helping them realise their new strategy, Let’s Create.

Through the portfolio, Arts Council England will invest in arts organisations, libraries and museums who are excellent at what they do: engaging communities, collaborating with others, and producing high quality work that engages and moves us. Making sure that access to this work is available to people the length and breadth of the country, regardless of who they are, or where they live, will be vital to the success of this portfolio.

Applications deadline: close at 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 18 May 2022

 

Round 10 of the Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme

  • Digital Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects committed to getting Clarion residents and the wider community online.
  • Projects must aim to support individuals to improve their digital skills to safely and confidently access online services on a regular basis.
  • Please contact your local Digital Inclusion Officer to discuss eligibility and project proposal before application submission. Attached guidance notes.

 Application deadline: 12 noon Wednesday 18th May 2021.

 

Henry Moore Foundation grants

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

 

County Lines Programme

As part of the County Lines Programme funding package, the Home Office will invest up to £5m in grant funding over three financial years 2022-25 to continue support for vulnerable young people criminally exploited through County Lines and their families. The support will aim to help young people to safely move away from dangerous County Lines activity.

Application deadline: 25th May 2022, 12:00pm

 

The Fidelio Charitable Trust

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

Upcoming deadlines in 2022 (both at 5pm): Monday 24 January 2022, Thursday 26 May 2022

 

The John Coates Charitable Trust

The John Coates Charitable Trust is a grant-making charitable trust, committed to offering financial assistance to UK-registered charities which work in the following areas: education; the arts; medicine and healthcare; heritage and the environment and societal and community cohesion.

Grant size: £5,000 - £10,000 (unrestricted)

Application deadline: for the Summer 2022 meeting is midnight on 27th May 2022.

 

Children's Community Support Programme

Little Lives UK aims to ensure that they are doing everything they can to support valuable grassroots programmes that will hugely help the children in our community. The charity’s Children’s Community Support Programme was founded in order to guarantee that support is going to the best possible groups.

The programme aims to support children’s groups and organisations, such as play groups or sports classes. However, it is open to applications from other projects, as long as their primary objective focuses on providing services to children.

Grant size: up to £1,500

Application deadline: 31st May 2022, 5pm

 

Magdalen Hospital Trust grants

Applications can be made by charities working with vulnerable children and young adults, especially those at risk of sexual and other forms of exploitation. The 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.

Grants range from £500-£2,000 and they 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

 

June deadlines

Funding from the L&Q Foundation

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 June 2022

 

John Lyon’s Charity – School Holiday Activity Fund

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
  • October half-term – 21 September
  • Christmas holiday – 16 November
  • February half-term – 18 January
  • Easter – 5 weeks before Easter Monday
  • May half-term – 25 April

 

Field Studies Council Kids Fund

The FSC aims to bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people. It provides financial support for people aged 4-18 years (or up to 25 years for those with special needs) to attend a course at an FSC learning location. They'll fund up to 80% of the course fee for groups. There are three funding rounds each year which close on 1st March, 1st June and 1st November.

 

School Grants Scheme - Institute of Physics

 The aim of the scheme is to provide schools with grants of up to £600 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering. Grants can be used to support a range of projects, for example: 

  • running a school/college based science week activity
  • purchasing materials/resources outside of the normal department resources
  • organising a visit to or from a working physicist

 The scheme is open to all UK educational institutions (schools and colleges) catering for pupils/students in the age range 5-19.  Application deadlines: 

  • 1 February (for projects taking place in the following summer term)
  • 1 June (for projects taking place in the following autumn term)
  • 1 November (for projects taking place in the following spring term)

 

Partners For Health 2022

Open for applications for projects that can demonstrate:

  • Positive outcomes for people facing significant barriers to health*
  • A new approach or thoughtful development of service
  • Partnership between health and community organisations

Grant size: between £3,000 and £10,000
Charity size: annual income of <£500,000 and which have not previously received a Partners for Health grant.

To discuss a proposal, contact: Victor Willmott at London Catalyst 020 3828 4631 victor.willmott@peabody.org.uk.

Application deadline: 5:00pm on Thursday 2nd June 2022

The Foundation’s funding programmes are focussed on three significant areas that influence financial well-being: income, spending and assets. Organisations that can apply are: Registered charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities. Grant application deadlines are in February and June each year.

Next application deadline: 3 June 2022, 1pm

 

Trust for London grants

Trust for London funds work which tackles poverty and inequality in the capital. They support work providing greater insights into the root causes of London’s social problems and how they can be overcome; activities which help people improve their lives; and work empowering Londoners to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes.

Trust for London’s seven funding programmes for 2018-2022 are detailed in the funding guidelines available on the website: Good Homes and Neighbourhoods; Better Work; Decent Living Standards; Shared Wealth; Pathways to Settlement; Stronger Voices; Connected Communities

Application deadlines:

  • 1 February 2022, 1pm
  • 7 June 2022, 1pm
  • 4 October 2022, 1pm

 

VSSN (Voluntary Sector Studies Network) development opportunity grants

The third round of development grants is launched during April 2022 with a deadline of Wednesday the 8th June. While grants can be related to any topic, there is particular interest in applications focused on equality, diversity, and inclusion issues within the voluntary sector (for more information see here). We welcome applications from any VSSN member, but especially welcome applications from people from under-represented groups.

Grant size: up to £750

Application deadline: Wednesday 8th June 2022

 

Physical Activity Grants

Grants programme to help people with Parkinson's to be active.

Grant size: £500 - £2,500

Application deadline: Friday 10th June 2022

 

The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation

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.

Application deadlines:

  • (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 D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

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: 15th June 2022 (for grant making meeting on 20th July 2022)

 

Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good

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.

Next application deadline: 15th June 2022

 

Help The Homeless Grant scheme

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.

 

Ulverscroft Foundation

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

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 June).

 

Hedley Foundation

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.  

The Trustees meet four times per year to review grant applications which should be received at least 6 weeks before the review meeting. The forthcoming meetings are as follows:
  • 27 October 2021
  • 26 January 2022
  • 27 April 2022 
  • 27 July 2022 (6 weeks from 15th June)
  • 2 November 2022

 

The Span Trust

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

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.

 

The Fat Beehive Foundation grants

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.

Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022 at 5pm

 

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

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.

 

Unltd Awards Social Entrepreneurs

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.  

Application dates:

  • (Q1) January 1 - March 31
  • (Q2) April 1 - June 30
  • (Q3) July 1 - September 30
  • (Q4) Oct 1 - December 31

 

Patagonia's Environmental Grants Program

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)

 

Toy Trust grants

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)

Application deadlines:

  • March meeting – end of February
  • July meeting – end of June
  • September meeting – end of August
  • December meeting – end of November

 

July deadlines

The National Allotments Gardens Trust

The National Allotments Gardens Trust (NAGTS) award funding for carious Allotment & Garden projects. The NAGTS objective is to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement by Education, Training, Workshops & Support.

Grant size: minimum £250, maximum £2,000

Applications will be dealt with on a quarterly basis; the deadlines for the applications are 1st Jan, 1st April, 1st July, 1st October. 

 

Music for All

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.

 

National Churches Trust – UK

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. They now offer four types of grant - Cornerstone, Gateway, Foundation, and Preventative Maintenance.

  • Cornerstone - For urgent and essential structural repair projects with estimated costs of at least £100,000 that will help places of worship become wind and watertight, and for installing kitchens and toilets with estimated costs of at least £30,000, to improve access for all.

  • Gateway - Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 available to support churches in their project development up to RIBA stage 1; supporting local church trusts; and essential repair projects with estimated costs of between £10,000 and £100,000.

  • Foundation Grants for Maintenance - Small grants available of £500 to £5,000 to support small, urgent maintenance and repair issues or to carry out small investigative works costing up to £10,000.

  • Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants - Grants to support the cost of MaintenanceBooker maintenance services.

Application deadlines:

  • (Cornerstone) 7th March 2022 for a decision in July 2022, 4th July 2022 for a decision in November 2022
  • (Gateway) 13th January 2022 (Midnight) for a decision in March 2022
  • (Foundation) Rolling
  • (Micro-Grants to support services booked on MaintenanceBooker) Rolling

 

The Veolia Environmental Trust grants

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. For the next funding rounds:

  • Applications open on 27 January 2022 and closed on 24 March 2022
  • Applications open on 26 May 2022 and close on 7 July 2022

 

British and Foreign School Society (BFSS)

The BFSS supports charitable organisations running UK and International projects to improve access to education or the quality of education for vulnerable or deprived children and young people under the age of 25.

For UK projects, BFSS have recently narrowed its focus and will only consider applications for new and innovative interventions to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers and Care Experienced Young People.

The organisation will fund between £30,000 to £100,000 per project (maximum £30,000 per year for multi-year projects).

Funding is available for new or pilot projects. Existing programmes are not funded. BFSS will fund between 25% to 100% of the total project costs but will give preference to projects with some degree of matched funding.

Application deadlines: 

  • (Spring 2022) 25 January 2022 
  • (Autumn 2022) 13 July 2022 

 

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

The Trust aim to give grants to those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited. The focus for grant rounds 1 & 2 this year are for projects that support homelessness and applications that help BAME communities will be prioritised. Available grants for Round 1 - £1,000. Available grants for Round 2 - £5,000. Available grants for Round 3 - £1,000. Available grants for Round 4 - £5,000.

Application deadlines:

  • (Grant Round 1, opening 1st February) 28th February 2022
  • (Grant round 2, opening 1st April) 30th April
  • (Grant Round 3, opening 1st July) 31st July
  • (Grant Round 4, opening 1st September) 30th September

 

A B Charitable trust

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 2020/2021:

  • 30th April 2022 - Decisions in July 2022
  • 31st July 2022 - Decisions in October 2022
  • 30th October 2022 - Decisions in January 2023
  • 29th January 2023 - Decisions in Apil 2023
  • 30th April 2023 - Decisions in July 2023
  • 30th July 2023 - Decision in October 2023

 

The Ford Britain Trust

Ford Britain Trust pays particular attention to projects focusing on education, the environment, children, those with disabilities, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to local communities.

There are two types of grants to apply for: 

  • Small grants for amounts up to £250. Accepting applications from 1st December 2021 to 28th February 2022 for review in April 2022.
  • Large grants for amounts over £250 and up to a maximum of £3000. Accepting applications from 1st March 2022 to 31st July 2022 for consideration at the Board of Trustees Meeting in September 2022.

 

Ironmongers Company

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.

 

Volant Charitable Trust - C-19 Response Fund

Grants are available to UK charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the pandemic.

  • To receive a decision by October 2022 applications must be submitted between 1st January and 31st July 2022

 

The Radcliffe Trust - Heritage & Crafts - UK

The Radcliffe Trust support two funding schemes: -

  • Heritage and Crafts:

Supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and crafts sectors.  This includes support for: craft and conservation training; practical projects, particularly those that include a strong training element; strategic and capacity-building projects which demonstrate clear benefits to the sector; Special Needs projects whose emphasis is on skills development. However, the Trust remains committed to flexible, open and inclusive grant-giving and will consider other projects, should they fall broadly within its remit. The Radcliffe Trust wishes to promote standards of excellence through all its support.

  • Music:

Supports classical music performance and training, especially chamber music, composition and music education.  Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects.

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.

 

Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)

AHF help communities across the UK find enterprising new ways to revitalise the old buildings they love. We provide advice, grants and loans, and our support acts as a catalyst for putting sustainable heritage at the heart of vibrant local economies.

In England, you can apply for the Transforming Places scheme only if:

  1. Your project involves a heritage building located in a high street or town centre in England, and:
  2. This location is the focus of a wider strategy or initiative which aims to revitalise the high street or town centre - a place-based initiative.

Applications of up to £20,000 in England and Scotland, and applications of up to £7,500 in Wales and Northern Ireland, can be submitted at any time and you will normally get a decision in 6 to 8 weeks.

The quarterly Grants Panel considers applications from England and Scotland of more than £20,000, and all applications of more than £7,500 in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Deadlines for submission of applications to be considered at Grants Panel are:

  • 10 January 2022 for a decision in March 2022
  • 30 April 2022 for a decision in June 2022
  • 31 July 2022 for a decision in September 2022
  • 18 October 2022 for a decision in December 2022

 

AB Charitable Trust

Funding is available for charities working in three priority areas: migrants and refugees; criminal justice and penal  reform, and human rights, particularly access to justice. The Grants Committee meets four times a year to decide upon grant applications

Grant size: grants are usually between £10,000 to £20,000.
Next application deadline: 30th April 2022

 

7 Stars Foundation

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who are homeless or without a safe place to call home.

Application deadlines:

  • January 31st for March funding review
  • April 30th for June funding review
  • July 31st for September funding review
  • October 31st for December funding review

 

August deadlines

 

The Golsoncott Foundation grants

 

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.​

 

Marc Fitch Fund

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.

 

Baily Thomas Charitable Fun

The Fund offer grants to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disabilities.

  • General Grant Programme for appeals over £10,000
  • Small Grant Programme for appeals under £10,000

Eligible organisations are charities and organisations who aim to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. The Fund consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism. In this area, we consider projects concerning children or adults.

The Fund operates two general grant funding streams, a General Grant Programme for appeals over £10,000 and a Small Grant Programme for appeals below £10,000. The small grants programme awards grants up to a maximum of £5,000.

The deadlines for submitting an appeal for funding over £10,000 are:

  • 1 December for consideration at the interim meeting in March
  • 1 March for consideration at the June meeting
  • 1 August for consideration at the November meeting.

There are no submission deadlines for applicants seeking funding up to £10,000.

 

WCIT Charity

Applications for funding and/or the provision of pro bono IT advice may be submitted throughout the year and are considered by the Charitable Operations Committee at its four meetings each year.

Grant size: up to £15,000
Application deadlines:  April 25th and August 8, 2022

 

London Catalyst Grants

  1. Project Grants: support new initiatives and service developments targeted at people disadvantaged as a result of long term ill-health, disability and poverty. Grants range from £1,000 to £5,000; the average in 2019 was £3,000. Occasionally our trustees will consider a larger grant for projects which are ‘catalytic’ and likely to demonstrate impact.
  2. Samaritan Grants: a hardship fund which we make available to frontline health, social work and advice agencies to offer immediate assistance to people in an emergency. The partner agency distributes small one-off grants on our behalf; the average size of a hardship grant is £16, and 70% of all grants are for food and travel.

The dates of London Catalysts 2021 Grants Scrutiny Committee meetings for Project and Samaritan grant applications are:

  • 8th February 2022
  • 3rd May 2022
  • 6th September 2022
  • 15th November 2022

Grant applications must be received at the very least, four weeks before these dates (next deadline: 9th August 2021). Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, rather than leaving it until the deadline.

 

Enterprise Development Programme

The programme will be aimed at supporting Environmental not for profit voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies) whose primary purpose is to deliver environmental programmes and projects. 

Grant size: up to £30k can be awarded, subject to agreed conditions, milestones, and evidence of growing trading income.

Charity size: have an annual revenue of between £50k and £1.5M.

Application windows:

Opens Monday 25th July, 10am – closes Monday 15th August, 12 noon

Opens Tuesday 18th October, 10am – closes Tuesday 8th November, 12 noon

 

Jewish Child's Day Grants

Jewish Child’s Day aims to assist disabled, disadvantaged, neglected or abused Jewish children worldwide, through awarding financial grants to organisations that have programs which help those children. Grants may be given for items of equipment or a specific project. Grants are never made to individuals or for capital projects. All grants made must directly benefit children up to the age of 18.

Upcoming deadlines: 26th August, 30th December

 

Royal Victoria Hall Foundation grants

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 (25th February 2022) for the spring round of funding, and by 5.30pm on the last Friday in August (26th August) for the autumn round.

 

William and Jane Morris Fund - Church Conservation Grants

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.  

 

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. 

 

Ashworth Charitable Trust

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.

 

September

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

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)

 

SYP Trust

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 the 31st March and for November grants, from 1st June to 1st September.

 

Kelly Family Trust

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 Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. Grants are given to charitable organisations involved in projects supporting the interests of the Trust, and also to individual students who are undertaking a gap year or studying for a PhD.

Applications by charities for small to medium grants (up to a maximum of £50,000) may be submitted at any time and will be considered on a regular basis.  Applications for larger grants will be considered at bi-annual meetings held in March and October and applications should be submitted at the very latest in the previous months i.e. February or September.

 

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF)

The Foundation is a grant giving trust with Quaker family roots in the United Kingdom.  PPCF aim to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability. They support:

  • work that addresses the underlying causes of violent conflict, develops ways to prevent and resolve conflict and promotes human security. 
  • work that addresses the pressures and conditions that contribute to climate change and global environmental breakdown. 

Grant size: £5,000 and £20,000 per year, for up to three years.
Charity size: annual income of between £10,000 and £500,000 approximately.

Application deadline (Autumn 2022): midnightFriday 2nd September 2022

 

The Fore

For its Spring 2022 funding round, The Fore is offering 6-18 month grants of up to £15,000. Unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation are available.

Registration is run on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed, so early registration is recommended (Registrations open at 10am).

Funding rounds:

(Summer) Opened Tuesday 19th April, 10am. Closed Monday 9th May, 5pm

(Autumn) Opens Monday 25th July, 10am. Closes Monday 5th September, 5pm

 

Idlewild Trust

Idlewild Trust awards grants in two areas within the Arts and Conservation.

Charity size: organisations that have an income of £5,000pa or under are not eligible.

Application deadlines: 

  • Apply by 15 March 2022 at midday for a decision by the end of May 2022; the application forms will be available from early January 2022.
  • Apply by 7 September 2022 at midday for a decision by the end of November 2022; the application forms will be available from early July 2022.

 

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

The Foundation's aim is to develop good relations between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other's culture, society and achievements.

It seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation through financial support for activities in the following fields:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Humanities and Social Issues
  • Japanese Language
  • Medicine & Health
  • Science, Technology and Environment
  • Sport
  • Youth and Education

Whilst encouraging applications in each of the above fields, the Foundation particularly wishes to support activities/projects in science & technology; medicine & health; environment & social issues; Japanese studies; and in the Japanese language. Awards do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects.

Application deadline: 15th September 2022

 

The Thomas Wall Trust

The Thomas Wall Trust welcomes proposals which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment e.g. women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.

Grant size: up to £5,000
Charity size: annual turnover does not exceed £500,000

Application deadline (1st stage applications): Monday 19th September 2022

 

October

Trust for London’s Connected Communities programme

Suitable for small groups with priority given to those that serve and are led by people from Black and minoritised groups, and organisations that serve and are led by Deaf and Disabled people. This programme will fund:

  • Strengthening voice - Supporting groups of people who are directly experiencing poverty and inequality, to speak out for themselves and to campaign on solutions to emerging or long-standing problems in communities.
  • Advice work - Supporting groups already providing social welfare advice and to improve the quality of that advice and which have clear referral pathways to specialist advice where it is needed. This work should support the people receiving advice to take more control over their lives, and prevent problems from becoming more serious, complex and costly.

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant and the amount you request should be the amount you need. However, the average grant will be around £80,000 in total. A number of grants will be for a lesser amount, while some will be for more. We do not normally make grants that exceed £150,000.

Next deadline: October 2022

 

Sustainability Fund

Organisations that have been funded by the Wolfson Foundation previously can apply for this fund.

the funding covers: refurbishment, maintenance and equipment to improve the environmental and financial sustainability of the organisation. Projects must not be completed before a funding decision is made.

Grant size: £10,000 – £50,000

Round 1

Open to applications: Wednesday 30 March 2022
Application deadline: Monday 25 April 2022, 5pm
Funding decision: No later than Wednesday 15 June 2022

Round 2

Open to applications: Friday 30 September 2022
Application deadline: Tuesday 25 October 2022, 5pm
Funding decision: No later than Thursday 15 December 2022

 

The Triangle Trust

One grants round per year for organisations working with young carers and one round for organisations working with young offenders. This ensures applicants have a higher success rate and high-quality applications are not rejected as we can compare similar applications in one go. 

Application deadlines:

For organisations working with young offenders you can make an application for funding between 19th September 2022 and 28th October 2022.

 

LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund

Consortium and its Community Collaborators, working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, are delighted to announce the launch of the LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund. This Fund has been enabled thanks to National Lottery players.

£465,000 is available through small grants to grassroots groups and organisations who are run by and for one or more of the following 5 communities of focus:

  • D/deaf, Disabled, Neurodivergent LGBT+ people.
  • LGBT+ People of Colour and People from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities.
  • LGBTQI+ Women.
  • Older LGBT+ people.
  • Trans and Non-Binary people

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the programme will close to new applications on 30th October 2022.

 

Concertina

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.

 

Third House Trust

Grants are made to UK-registered charities for the advancement of the education and training and the promotion of the moral and spiritual wellbeing of prisoners.

Application deadlines: end of April for consideration in July and by the end of October for consideration in January.

 

November

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust's Sustainable Futures fund

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust's Sustainable Futures fund offers grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £100,000. Projects must fit one of three themes: Better Economics (moving towards sustainability rather than traditional forms of economic growth); Beyond Consumerism (engaging people to transition away from consumerism and towards sustainability); and New Voices (enabling marginalised groups and young activists to have a voice). Applicants must register an account before applying; next registration deadline is 28 October 2022.

Next application deadline: 14 November 2022

 

December

 

2023

Community Housing Fund (GLA)

Revenue and capital funding to support community groups in developing their own homes. Applications are open to community groups, HA’s and Local Authorities.

Application deadline: ongoing until funding is used up or March 2023 (whichever is first).

 

Dynamic Collections

This new campaign supports collecting organisations across the UK to become more inclusive and resilient, with a focus on engagement, re-interpretation and collections management. Dynamic Collections is primarily aimed at collecting organisations, including: 

  • museums (accredited and non-accredited)
  • archives
  • historic libraries
  • community and other organisations that hold collections, or are working in partnership to develop a collection-based project

Grant size: below £250,000

Application deadline: Friday 31st March 2023