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Bromley Day Opportunities and Respite COVID-19 Fund

Bromley Council logoBromley Council has set aside up to £50,000 in grant funding to enable day centre and respite organisations to develop or expand alternative provision so that day centre and respite service users can be offered some additional support whilst the COVID-19 lockdown arrangements are in place.

The aim of the fund is to support adults who have care needs, and/or who are at risk of social isolation, and who were previously engaged in social and organised activities prior to the pandemic, thereby providing a regular break to carers. The fund also seeks to increase opportunities for respite support carers.

Assessments and decisions will be made within 14 days of receipt. Applications will be accepted on a weekly basis and will continue until the fund is exhausted.


April deadlines 

Funding will be made available for eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations through the local Community Foundations links below. In order to be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues. Applicants can apply for a one-off grant of up to £2,021.

Applications open on 12th April 2021


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.

Application deadline: 15th April 2021, 12.00pm


Postcode Society Trust grants

The aim of Postcode Society Trust is to support smaller charities and good causes in the south of England to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet.

Future application rounds:

  • April 1st until 15th April at 5:00pm
  • May 3rd until 17th May at 5:00pm
  • June 1st until 15th June at 5:00pm
  • July 1st until 15th July at 5:00pm
  • August 2nd until 16th August at 5:00pm
  • September 1st until 15th August at 5:00pm
  • October 1st until 15th October at 5:00pm


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 April).


The Hilden Charitable Fund for Community-Based Projects

Charities working locally can apply for grants of around £5,000 for projects finding difficulty raising funding from other sources. The Fund’s focus is on adult homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers, refugees, and community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25.

Application deadline: Friday 16 April 2021


Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

This programme has helped more than 2,000 people to start up, build and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations. The programme is run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The programme could support you with:

  • A free learning programme, shaped by your needs, to help you adapt to a post-Covid new normal
  • A grant (£1,000 – £7,000)
  • A mentor
  • A supportive community of peers in a similar role to you

Applications are welcomed from social entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and are looking to make a real difference to the lives of their local communities. The School for Social Entrepreneurs want to make sure this programme supports communities that face systemic barriers. Applications are welcomed from everyone with priority given to:

  • those working in deprived areas
  • people of colour and from minoritised ethnic backgrounds
  • disabled people
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • and/or organisations supporting these groups.

No educational qualifications are needed to join this programme.

Application deadline: 1pm, 16th April 2021


The Baring Foundation: Arts Programme

The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme is a new fund for projects that promote the role of creativity in the lives of people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

In this round, the Foundation is looking for projects that:

  • find ways to attract participatory artists from ethnically diverse communities into this area of work and to support them. Examples might include shadowing, internships or apprenticeships, or mentoring or free training opportunities.
  • undertake activity to offer creative opportunities to members of specific ethnically diverse communities who have mental health problems.
  • or a combination of these approaches.

Grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 are available.

Application deadline: 12pm midday on Wednesday 21 April


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


Community Leisure Recovery Fund

Sport England’s Community Leisure Recovery Fund (CLRF) aims to support community-run leisure centres in England with £5 million of National Lottery investment to assist the reopening and recovery of their services.

It is an open fund that will be allocated over a single funding round in April and is to cover the period from 1 April to 30 September 2021.

This Fund has limited funds available and to help reach as many communities as possible you can only apply for up to £50,000.

Application deadline: noon on 29 April 2021


The Global Majority Fund - Charities Forum (MCF)

The Global Majority Fund was launched by Comic Relief in early 2021. In February 2021, MCF were selected as Intermediary Partner to distribute funds on behalf of Comic Relief, National Emergencies Trust (NET), The Clothworkers Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

The Global Majority Fund is for organisations who work with communities facing racial inequality within the UK.

MCF has now opened the funding application process for small-medium organisations to apply for project or core costs for up to £10,000. This fund is for:

  • Organisations that are led by individuals from and/or focused on communities experiencing racial inequality and the emergency needs within these communities within the UK
  • Organisations working under one or more of the following themes:

Health including mental health; Vulnerable people; Food poverty; Domestic abuse; Education; Poverty; Supporting refugee and asylum-seeker communities.

Application deadline: 30th April 2021, 5.00pm

MCF will be hosting two Q&A webinars for those interested in applying to the fund, to be held on 6th and 13th April. Details of how to book will be released shortly on the website.


Thomas Wall Trust

Grant programme that aims to support people with an emphasis on building confidence, knowledge and skills, and therefore increasing prospects of employment. Grants of up to £5,000 available towards specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.

Applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest and if successful, will be invited to Stage two of the application process. Deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest form: Friday 30th April 2021. 



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 Feminist Review Trust

The Feminist Review Trust gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women. In 2020 and 2021, the Trust will particularly welcome applications from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas:

  • Lesbian and transgender rights
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Disabled women and girls
  • Refugee women and girls

The maximum value of any individual award is UK £15,000 (or its equivalent). However, the Trustees rarely give out awards of this amount so when you prepare your application please bear in mind that you may only be offered partial funding. It is therefore helpful if you can identify different sub-elements in your application.

Upcoming deadlines:

  • January 31st submission deadline for 30 April decision (Round 1 – 2021)
  • April 30th submission deadline for 31 July decision (Round 2 – 2021)
  • September 10th submission deadline for 15 December decision (Round 3 – 2021)


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.

Application deadline (Round 2, opening 1st April): 30th April 2021


Little Lives UK - 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 Children’s Community Support Programme was founded in order to guarantee that our support is going to the best possible groups.

Little Lives UK can support your organisation by offering you up to £1,500 worth of funding. There is no monetary minimum you can apply for, and we will additionally support the work you do through our social media channels and on our website.

Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021


May 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 May 2021.


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


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.​


Funding from The Fore

From Spring 2021, The Fore is returning to its standard offer of grants of up to £30,000, which can be spread over up to 3 years. The Fore make unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The organisation sees its grants as investments in the organisations it supports.

The number of registrations accepted for each round is capped to ensure we are able to give every application the attention it deserves. Registration is run on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed, so please register early.

Dates for the Summer 2021 funding round:

  • Registration - 12th April 2021, 10am
  • Application Deadline for Registered Organisations - 3rd May 2021, 5pm
  • Funding Decisions Announced - July 2021


Ragdoll Foundation - Grant Giving

The Ragdoll Foundation directs its resources and funding through three strands:

  • Open Grants Scheme: Small and Main Grants – supporting arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people through the arts, artists and creative media
  • Legacy – supporting projects that continue the work and vision of Anne Wood, founder of the Foundation
  • Advocacy – supporting initiatives that support the voice of and rights of children and young people

The Ragdoll Foundation’s Open Grants Scheme supports the cultural sector’s work with children and young people. There are two strands: Small Grants and Main Grants.

  • Small Grants Programme: Innovative, arts-based small projects, pilots, or research & development to inform a new project or programme of work. Applications for up to £1,500 can be made and there are five deadlines per year. Upcoming deadlines: 7 May 2021, 2 July 2021, 27 August 2021, 29 October 2021, 7 January 2022
  • Main Grants Programme: Larger or longer-term new projects, or proposals that significantly develop the scope or scale of an existing programme, project or pilot. The majority of Main Grants awarded are in the region of £5k to £20k, however we accept applications of up to £50k for multi-year projects from organisations with appropriate experience. Upcoming deadlines: Rolling


Youth Music Network’s ‘I need funding’ grants

Youth Music is a national charity supporting young people's lives in music. Equity, diversity and inclusion drive their vision and mission. Currently available funding programmes:

  • Fund A - Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 for high-quality projects that will help to achieve a musically inclusive England. Next application deadline: Application deadline: Friday 30 July 2021.
  • Fund B - Grants of £30,001 to £150,000 (or up to £200,000 in rare circumstances and with permission from the Youth Music team) are available. Fund B is a 2-stage process, an Expression of Interest form followed by a full application. Next Expression of Interest deadline: Friday 07 May 2021.
  • Incubator Fund
  • Grants of £5,000 to £30,000 are available to businesses, collectives, and not-for-profits working in the music industries. Next application deadline: Friday 20 August 2021.
  • Emergency Fund - The Emergency Fund offered grants available of up to £10,000 for music-making organisations who were in immediate need due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


Advice in Community Settings Grant Programme

The Advice in Community Settings programme will fund advice partnerships to support Londoners experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship. Eligible organisations include: Local Authorities, other public sector organisations (such as schools), civil society organisations (such as advice providers or food banks), and these must be supporting Londoners, particularly those on low incomes.

The Advice in Community Settings programme has two stages:

  • Stage 1: Support partnerships between community settings and providers of advice. Between £5,000 and £7,500 is available for each partnership. 
  • Stage 2: Fund these partnerships to deliver targeted interventions to help families or individuals on low or no incomes to access advice and support.

Application deadline: 12pm, Friday 7th May 2021


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 - 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 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.


  • (Foundation) Rolling
  • (Gateway) 13 May 2021 for a decision in July; 9 September 2021 for a decision in November
  • (Cornerstone) 1 March 2021 for a decision in July; 5 July 2021 for a decision in November
  • (Micro-Grants to support services booked on MaintenanceBooker) Rolling


The Youth Endowment Fund - applications open 19 April 2021

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has announced a new fund of up to £20 million, to find out how diversionary programmes can keep children out of the criminal justice system.

The Trust will be running a series of online workshops for organisations interested in becoming a YEF partner in this grant round. The dates for these workshops are as follows:

  • 12:00-1:00pm, Mon 8 March 
  • 10:00-11:00am, Wed 17 March
  • 5:00-6:00pm, Thurs 25 March

Application deadline: 14th May 2021


The Mayor’s ESF 2019-23 Programme: Higher Level Skills (HLS)

The GLA has launched a call for bidders for two Higher Level Skills projects. Each £2.5m grant is funded by European Social Funds (ESF). They will help Londoners move into higher-level skilled training, qualifications and jobs. There's a focus on supporting BAME people and those in low paid work without a Level 4, or above, qualification.  

These projects contribute to the Mayor's recovery plans by providing targeted skills development and employment support to Londoners who are disadvantaged in the labour market, and likely to be further disadvantaged by the impact of COVID-19 on London’s economy.

Please note for the HLS Project:

  • To ask a question, please email
  • Questions asked by 4pm on Tuesday will have answers published on the website by 5pm on Friday. The deadline to ask questions is Tuesday 4 May 2021
  • The deadline to submit completed applications is 12:00pm (noon) Friday 14 May 2021

A Market Launch event took place 18 March 2021. Click here for links to the presentation and Q&A from the event.


The Arnold Clark Community Fund

From 1st March 2021, the Arnold Clark Community Fund will be open to all UK registered charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At the end of each month, 500 applications will be granted.

If your application is unsuccessful one month, we’ll keep you in the draw, which will roll over to the following month. Maximum grants are up to £1,000.

Application deadline: 31st May 2021


June deadlines

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:

  • 2 February 2021, 1pm
  • 1 June 2021, 1pm
  • 5 October 2021, 1pm


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 March1st June and 1st November. 


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.

Next application deadline: 3rd June 2021, 1pm


London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund – Partners for Health 2021 grants

London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund have come together to launch a new round of the ‘Partners for Health’ grants programme for 2021. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for social action projects tackling health inequalities in London. ‘Partners for Health’ is open to charities that have understanding and expertise and are developing a response to social or health care needs. This should involve joint working with an expert health partner

Applicatgion deadline: 5:00pm, Thursday 3rd June 2021.

If you have read the guidance and would like to discuss a proposal contact London Catalyst’s Director, Victor Willmott at, M: 07530 290 476.


Challenge LDN | Discover London's challenges

This is the Mayor of London's new open innovation challenge programme - leveraging our city's innovation and creativity to support the recovery from the impacts of Covid. It aims to deliver a collaborative, design-led approach to supporting London's Recovery missions.

Designing London’s Recovery, funded by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), will pioneer a new way of working with organisations across London using a method that ensures solutions are designed with Londoners’ needs at the heart.

Deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest: 15 June 2021


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 (for July round): 15th June 2021


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.


London Councils Pan-London Grants Programme from April 2022

London Councils is developing a new four-year programme that will focus on combatting homelessness and tackling domestic and sexual abuse, with preliminary intentions to commission the following types of services:

  • Combatting Homelessness
  • Tackling Domestic and Sexual Abuse

This invitation to express an interest is aimed at voluntary and community, and not-for-profit organisations specialising in combatting homelessness and tackling domestic and sexual abuse, that are interested in helping us to develop the programme further, and who are thinking of applying for funding to deliver services from April 2022. London Councils aims to call for funding proposals during the summer of this year.

Deadline for submitting an expression of interest: 12 noon, 25 June 2021


Dan Maskell Tennis Trust grants

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs

Dates for meetings in 2021 and the closing date for applications are as follows:

  • Tuesday 20th April (closing date for applications 23rd March)
  • Tuesday 27th July (closing date for applications 29th June)
  • Tuesday 9th November (closing date for applications 12th October)


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: Wednesday 30th June at 5pm


The Windrush Community Fund

The Windrush Community Fund is up to £500,000 of financial support available to charity, community or grassroots organisations across the UK to fund projects which raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme (documentation), the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both.

This support is available to fund activities across the UK. Awards will range from a minimum of £2,500 to a maximum of £25,000.

You can apply to the Windrush Community Fund if you are a charity, community or grassroots organisation.

Applications will be considered in 2 phases. If your application is successful in Phase 1, you will not be eligible to bid for funding in Phase 2. If your application is unsuccessful in Phase 1, you can apply again in Phase 2.

  • Phase 1 - opens 14 December 2020 and closes 12 February 2021 at 11.59pm.
  • Applications received after this date will not be considered.
  • Phase 2 – opens 1 April 2021 and closes 30 June 2021 at 11.59pm.

Applications received after this date will not be considered.


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 (29th 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 (25th June)

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


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

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.


Community Project Funding

Funding available to support projects and initiatives bringing music to communities.

Three Opportunities Each Year

  • Apply by 1st November to receive funding in January
  • Apply by 1st February to receive funding in April.
  • Apply by 1st July to receive funding in September


The Woodward Charitable Trust - General Grants

The Trust primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK. The Trust’s grant-making focuses on the following areas:

  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour
  • Disadvantaged families
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders

The Trustees particularly look to fund projects that help families and young people and that are aiming to improve the life chances of the beneficiaries.

The Trustees make two types of grants – the majority are smaller grants, around 100 per year, of up to £3,000, but usually of £1,000 or less; and a few larger grants of over £3,000, only to charities that are known to the Trustees. Please note that unsolicited grants for more than £3,000 will always be rejected.

The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year. Please note that we will only fund organisations for a maximum of 3 consecutive years, or 3 grants within 5 years, and that after the last grant you should wait 2 years before reapplying for a further grant.

Applications open for the next general grant round on Monday 3rd May 2021 and close on Friday 30th July 2021 (noon). Applicants are advised not to send any applications in before the grant round opening date.


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 2021 applications must be submitted between 1st January and 31st July 2021.


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.

Deadline: (for the December meeting) 31st July 2021 for both funding schemes.


The Pilgrim Trust grants

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

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

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

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

Application deadlines:

  • (for the Social Welfare Funding Programme) 31 July 2020
  • (for the Preservation & Scholarship programme) apply at any time


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).


Masonic Charitable Foundation's Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme

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 deadlines:

  • (Large grants) Opens 1 July 2020 – 31 July 2020 (5pm)


August deadlines

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

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.


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


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:

  • Tuesday 9th February 2021
  • Tuesday 11th May 2021
  • Tuesday 7th September 2021
  • Tuesday 16th November 2021

Grant applications must be received at the very least, four weeks before these dates (next deadline: 10th August 2021). Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, rather than leaving it until the deadline.


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). 

Next deadline: 23 August 2021


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 for the spring round of funding, and by 5.30pm on the last Friday in August for the autumn round


Inman Charity 

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.


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.  


September deadlines

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.


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.

Next application deadline: 17th September 2021


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.

Next application deadline: Friday 17th September 2021


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.

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to organisations seeking to deliver:

·        adapted and/or reinstated activities that support Clarion residents and the wider community to improve lives and neighbourhoods

·        essential services to residents, communities and vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19

·        projects and activities seeking to connect and support communities in response to COVID-19 and its on-going impact


Local Giving’s Magic Little Grants Fund

Magic Little Grants Fund will be even bigger this year with eight different funding themes to choose from. The programme will be launching on 1st March 2021 and organisations with an annual income of under £250,000 will be able to apply for a £500 grant in just ten minutes for any of the following funding themes:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

Applications can be sent at any time. The programme will close on 31 October 2021.



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).