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2020

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2021

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2020  

October deadlines

London Catalyst Project Grants (See also London Catalyst Partners for Health grant programme below)

Grants of between £1000-£5000 for new initiatives and service developments which aim to help people disadvantaged as a result of long term ill-health, disability and poverty. They will prioritise organisations with an income of less than £500,000. There are 4 rounds of funding each year. Applications must be received at least four weeks before the Grants Scrutiny Committee meet - the next meeting dates are: Tuesday 8th September 2020 and Wednesday 11th November 2020 (deadline of 14th October)

 

Petplan Charitable Trust- Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund

Petplan Charitable Trust, in partnership with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council, has created a COVID-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund for smaller UK equine welfare organisations with an annual turnover of less than £500,000. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000, with Petplan expecting the average grant to be around £2,500. Round 3 of funding is currently open.

Application deadline: Friday 16 October

 

Self employment income support scheme – second payment

Self-employed people whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by coronavirus are now able to claim a second payment of up to £6,570. Claims can be made for the second grant even if there was no claim made for the first grant.

Claims must be made by 19 October 2020

 

BAME ​Healthy Communities Surviving Covid-19

Micro-grants of between £500-£100 to help build capacity and resilience in your organisation.

You must meet the following eligibility points to be considered for funding:

  • You must be BAME led organisation
  • Your services are directed towards primarily BAME service users 

Applications deadline: 30th October 2020 (midnight)

 

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.

Deadline: The trustees review applications after the deadline dates of April 30th and October 31st each year. 

 

The Magic Little Grants 2020 programme

Together with Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery, Localgiving is delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500.

The fund will be awarding over 900 grants to community projects across Great Britain. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

Applications will receive a decision on their application and, if successful, the funding within two months of submitting a complete application.

Deadline: 31st October 2020

 

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:

  • 31st July 2020 - Decisions in October 2020
  • 31st October 2020 - Decisions in January 2021
  • 31st January 2021 - Decisions in April 2021
  • 25th April 2021 - Decisions in July 2021

 

November 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 November 2020.

 

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.

 

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

 

Youth Futures Foundation's Development and Impact Grant Funding

The Youth Futures Foundation's Development and Impact grant funding is still open! The level of financial support has changed:

  • £30,000 - £150,000 pa for delivery of their development grant for 50-150 young people per year, duration 1-2 years.
  • Circa £100,000 - £1.2m pa for delivery of their impact grant for 150+ young people per year, duration  1-5 years.

Applications deadline: Applications must be submitted by the 9th November for a decision by the 31st December. 

 

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new fund for social enterprises and charities that are improving people’s lives across the UK who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS - see below) more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises. 

Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 13th November 2020

 

Asda Foundation - Getting Schools Back on Track

The Getting Schools Back on Track grant has been designed to help ease the pressures that have been placed on all families during the pandemic. Getting children back to school in September is a priority not only for learning needs but to also enable parents to go back to work. We know that for many families whilst returning to school is a huge positive it will potentially create extra costs at a time when are struggling to afford the basics, never mind any extra’s. Asda Foundation is committed to supporting those families who need our help.

Application deadline: 15th November 2020

 

Violence Reduction Unit (VRU)  - MyEnds Community Connectors

In some parts of London, violence is very localised and is often concentrated in areas as small as an estate or a cluster of streets.

The energy and effort to tackle violence is often held by those communities that are most affected by it. The new MyEnds programme seeks to channel that energy and effort into community-led solutions. 

VRU are inviting applications for the MyEnds programme because they want to develop new sustainable, effective, community-led responses to violence.

Applications deadline: before 5pm on 23rd October 2020

 

Clarion Futures Digital Grant Funding

Clarion Futures is the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group – the country’s largest housing association with 125,000 homes nationwide. Clarion Futures exists to deliver local support to transform lives and communities for the better.

The Clarion Futures Digital Team is committed to getting residents online; giving them the basic digital skills and access to equipment and connectivity to safely and confidently access online services on a regular basis.

The final round of Digital Grant Funding for 2020 (Round 6) is now open, and grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be available to organisations seeking to deliver innovative, well designed projects that support Clarion residents and the wider community to address digital exclusion. The Fund is designed to support residents and communities to get and stay online and to use the internet as an everyday tool, safely and confidently.

Application deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 25 November 2020.

For further information or enquiries, please contact grants@clarionhg.com.

 

Worshipful Company of Weavers Benevolent Fund

Fund aimed at supporting people in difficulty, including young offenders, prisoners and ex-prisoners and disadvantage young people (especially those at risk of criminal involvement). Preference is given to pump priming new projects, particularly those which are innovatory and can serve as a model elsewhere.

Applications welcome from registered charities or charities in the process of applying for registration.

Key interest in helping smaller organisations that provide direct services. Grants of up to £15,000 per annum may be awarded. Grant can be awarded to local organisations with an income of less than £100,000; income of no more than £250,000 for larger and/or UK-wide organisations.

Application deadlines: 31 March (shortlisted applications considered at June meeting), 31 July (shortlisted applications considered at November meeting), 30 November (shortlisted applications considered at February meeting the following year).

 

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). 

Upcoming deadlines: 30th November 2020, 22nd March 2021

 

December deadlines

OPDC: In the Making grants

Small grants scheme, In The Making, is a new funding programme for community projects that share our aim of embedding art, culture and heritage at the heart of the major development and regeneration planned for Old Oak and Park Royal.

We are offering micro-grants to support community arts, culture and heritage projects taking place in Old Oak and Park Royal, led by those living and working in the area.

Deadline: rolling until December 2020.

 

Leche Trust

The Leche Trust is a registered, grant-making charity founded and endowed by the late Mr. Angus Acworth CBE. The Leche Trustees offer grants in two areas: performing arts and conservation. They prefer to give grants to smaller projects, or specific elements of projects, where their contribution can have a greater impact. Projects may include conservation surveys and preventive measures as well as remedial work, and they will consider grants towards the acquisition of items for collections.

Trustees meet three times a year to review applications, normally in February, June and October.

  • The deadline for the June 2020 meeting is midnight on Friday 24 April 2020.
  • The deadline for the October meeting is midnight on Friday 28 August 2020.
  • The deadline for the February 2021 meeting is Friday 4th December 2020.

 

The Near Neighbours grants programme

The Near Neighbours programme offers small grants between £250 and £3,000, as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours.

Eligible groups and organisations must be working to develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities.

Application deadline: applications are accepted on a rolling basis with the final deadline being Friday 11 December 2020; however, the organisation reserve the right to close earlier, when all funds have been dispersed.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. The Foundation particularly wishes to support activities/projects in science & technology; medicine & health; environment & social issues; Japanese studies; and in the Japanese language.

Grants are intended to be “pump-priming” or partial support for worthwhile projects which would not otherwise be realised, and evidence of core funding should be available before any application is made for an award.

There are no set budgets for any category of activity, but emphasis is placed on innovative projects and on those involving groups of people in both countries (especially young people) rather than individuals. Awards do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects.

Deadlines:

  • March 31st for a decision by the end of May
  • September 15th for a decision in early November
  • December 15th for a decision in early March

 

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.

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 for charities in England and Wales that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people (up the age of 25 years) to overcome the barriers they face in order to achieve the best possible start in life. The current funding categories are:

  • Creating the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people
  • Reducing isolation in later life
  • Medical research into degenerative disease
  • Care services in the hospice sector

The target areas are reviewed regularly to ensure grants are making the greatest possible impact.

Upcoming small grants application deadlines:

  • Opens 1 October – closes 23 December 2020 (4pm)
  • Opens 1 March 2021 – closes 31 March 2021 (4pm)

 

Volant Charitable Trust

The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered.

Application deadline: applications must be submitted between 1st August and 31st December 2020 to receive a decision by April 2021; to receive a decision by October 2021, applications must be submitted between 1st January and 31st July 2021.

 

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 April 2021 applications must be submitted between 1st August and 31st December 2020.
  • To receive a decision by October 2021 applications must be submitted between 1st January and 31st July 2021.

 

2021

January deadlines

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

Deadline: 15th January (for Spring meeting), 1st May (for Summer meeting), 1st September (for Winter meeting).

 

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

Trustees will meet at the end of July and applicants will be notified shortly after

 

February deadlines

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. 

Deadlines: Applications must be received by the end of February or the end of August for consideration at Spring or Autumn Meetings. 

 

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.

 

March deadlines

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.

 

Peter Cruddas Foundation

Funding to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30. Priorities for funding include:-

  • pathways/support for young disadvantaged or disengaged people in the age range 16 to 30 into education, training or employment
  • work experience/skills projects for young people aged 16 to 30
  • youth work in London particularly evening work for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 30.

Upcoming deadlines: 1st March and 1st September.

 

The Lady Neville Charity

One-off capital grants are available to grassroots charitable organisations in the UK that are offering a diverse range of activities and interests within one of the Charity's areas of priority: local heritage, local community; and performing arts and visual arts.

Yearly deadline dates: 13th March 2020 (for May funding round), 11th September 2020 (for November funding 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 2020 and 31st August 2020.  

 

October deadlines

Rugby League World Cup 2021 Capital Grants Programme

CreatedBy is the Capital Grants programme for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021). The programme is dedicated to improving the environments where Rugby League takes place; giving people more and better opportunities to engage with the game and to get active. The programme will invest in facilities and equipment that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities. Types of awards available are small-scale awards of up to £15,000 and large-scale of over £15,000. The fund opened for applications on 23rd October 2018 and closes for new applications on 23 October 2021.