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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.


July deadlines 

Black & Minoritised Women's Fund

Grants of either of £5,000 or £10,000 are available to help Black and minoritised organisations, led-by-and-for women, which have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, to support women and girls, dealing with the impact of COVID-19.

Grants can be used for core costs - the funder is really keen to fund small organisations that have limited access to funds and without funding core costs may consider reducing services or closing.

To be eligible for a grant, an organisation must:

  • Be a Black and minoritised led-by-for women’s organisation, which is at least 75% of your senior team and/or trustees are women from Black and minoritised backgrounds.
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 for £5,000 grants and less than £350,000 for £10,000 grants.
  • Directly deliver services to Black and minoritised women and girls.

Applications for £5,000 grants will open on 21st June 2021. The application deadline is 3pm on 21 July 2021.

Applications for £10,000 grants will open on 1st September 2021. The application deadline for these grants will be 3pm on 1 October 2021.


London Fund for Racialised Communities

The BME Health Forum has opened a first funding round for organisations wishing to help communities in London experiencing racial inequality meet their immediate needs related to COVID-19. Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

This funding round is for charities and social enterprises with an average annual income of at least £100,000 but less than £600,000. A second funding round for organisations with incomes less than £100,000 will be run no later than 1st September 2021.

Smaller organisations wishing to ensure they hear about the second round can join the BME Health Forum’s mailing list here

The BME Health Forum is acting as an intermediary partner for Comic Relief, in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Barclays and The Clothworkers' Foundation to distribute funds from the Global Majority Fund.

Application deadline: 12 noon (BST), Monday 26 July 2021


Enterprise Development Programme – Equality Strand

The Equality strand of the Enterprise Development Programme will take a pan-equality approach. It will focus on organisations or partnerships working to advance equality and human rights in relation to women, Black and ethnic minority people, LGBT+ people, or disabled people; and organisations working across more than one of these groups or intersectionally.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available.

Application deadline (for Stage 2 applications - Black and Minoritised Communities programme sector): Tuesday 27 July 2021


Bounce Back Grants

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

  • Adapted and reinstated activities that support Clarion residents and the wider community to improve lives and neighbourhoods 
  • Essential services to residents, communities and vulnerable people
  • Projects and activities seeking to connect and support communities in response to COVID-19 and its on-going impact
  • Core costs to support the operational viability and on-going delivery of organisations working for the benefit of Clarion Communities 

Download the guidance

Application deadline: 12 noon, 29th July 2021


Clarion Futures Bounce Back Grants

Grants are available to organisations delivering adapted and reinstated activities and essential services for Clarion residents and the wider community. Funding can be provided for any initiative helping communities to reverse the impacts of COVID in our communities. Outcome notification week commencing 20th September 2021; earliest project start date from October 2021.

Grants size: £1,000 - £5,000.
Charity size:  annual income last year was less than £500,000.
Application deadline: 12 noon, Thursday 29th July 2021


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.


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 2021 - Decisions in October 2021
  • 31st October 2021 - Decisions in January 2022
  • 31st January 2022 - Decisions in April 2022
  • 25th April 2022 - Decisions in July 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 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)


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 (Grant Round 3, opening 1st July): 31st July 2021


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


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 Englandyou 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: 

  • 31 March 2021 for a decision in June (Transformational Project Grants only)
  • 30 April 2021 for a decision in June
  • 31 July 2021 for a decision in September
  • 30 September 2021 for a decision in November


August 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 August 2021


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.​


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


Leeds Building Society Foundation

Since 1999, Leeds Building Society Foundation has donated more than £2,000,000 to 3,000 local projects and good causes across the UK, which support those who are disadvantaged or in vulnerable circumstances. The Foundation primarily provides funding towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

The Foundation receives funding from Leeds Building Society and from member donations via the ‘Your Interest in Theirs scheme’*. It is run independently by a board of six trustees who review applications every quarter.

Donations usually fund items of "capital expenditure". That means items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity's running costs.

2021 Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 10 March. Last date for applications is Monday 1 February.
  • Wednesday 2 June. Last date for applications is Monday 3 May.
  • Wednesday 8 September. Last date for applications is Monday 2 August.
  • Wednesday 3 November. Last date for applications is Monday 4 October.


Clarion Futures Digital Grants - Round 8

Digital Grants 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. Outcome notification week commencing 13th December 2021; earliest project start date from January 2022.

Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000

Application deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 4 August 2021


Local Connections Fund - Round 2

This is the second round of the Local Connections Fund, designed to help small charities & community groups working to reduce loneliness through community connections. This second round of funding will fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’  so small, local organisations can bring people and communities together.

Grant size: £300 - £2,500

Charity size: an annual income of £50,000 or less

Application deadline: 6th August 2021


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.


Jeans for Genes

Jeans for Genes focus on this funding round will be on supporting small but vital disorder specific charities adapt, respond and recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

A simplified grant application will be open for genetic disorder charities in the UK on 1 July 2021. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 12 August 2021, for funding to be given to charities by November 2021. In this funding round we will be awarding a series of one- off unrestricted grants of £2,500.


Bringing communities and archives together using digital technology

The Audience Agency is looking for 10 to 15 action research projects for an exciting new opportunity funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage. It is offering funding and support for projects, that use digital technology in some way to engage communities with archiving or archive collections.

Each successful project will receive:

  • A £1,000 to £5,000 grant to support a new activity or piece of work that uses digital technology to engage communities with archives or archiving.
  • Training and development to help get your idea off the ground and support to evaluate the outcomes of your project.
  • A mentor who will offer one-to-one guidance, expertise and support through individually tailored sessions.

Application deadline: 13th August 2021

The Santander Foundation

The Santander Foundation has announced the launch of a new £1.8million Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund focused on providing grants to support UK charities and CICs working to build people’s digital and financial skills.

The Fund will support 12 projects equipping people with the tools, knowledge and confidence to make better, informed decisions about money.

Grants of up to £150,000 per organisation will be awarded over a three-year period. Differing amounts can be requested in each of the three years, but the minimum amount requested in any one year must be £25,000 with the maximum over three years £150,000.

Application deadline: 13th August 2021

Boost Drinks - Choose Now Change Lives 

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Boost Drinks has launched the Choose Now Change Lives programme with grants to support community groups with the delivery of activities supporting people in their local area. Examples include:

  • Community groups that bring the local community together
  • Homeless charities that help rough sleepers to find shelter and help provide them with the support they need

Food banks that provide food and essential supplies for families or individuals in crisis.

The programme fund has a total value of £20,000 and in each application round, three groups will be shortlisted, with the overall winner put out to a public vote. Organisations will be notified with the public casting their votes for the organisation that they would like to receive a grant.

Organisations can bid for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000.

Application deadline: 15 August 2021


Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

This trust gives grants to further the advancement of horticulture in the UK and abroad, grants are available for projects in support of horticultural research, the creation, preservation and maintenance of public gardens, publication of books on horticulture, study visits, plant collecting expeditions and training schemes for gardeners.

Application deadline: 15th August 2021


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:

  • 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


Bringing Communities Back Together

The ASDA Foundation’s ‘Bringing Communities Back Together’ grant will provide financial aid to local groups in two phases. Phase 1 July – September and phase 2 October – December; either through a celebration event (following social distancing guidelines) or by getting their activities and services back on track. Groups who cannot physically be back together, but whose activities are still open and available to the community, may also be included in this award. Guidance for phase 2, October – December activity will launch in August 2021.

Asda Foundation supports local grass roots organisations to transform communities and improve the lives of people living within the Asda community. The Foundation welcomes applications from not-for-profit groups which:

  • Have a presence in the local community and / or work to benefit that geographical area
  • Are local to an Asda store
  • Have the aim of bringing people back together as social distancing guidelines have eased • Ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to become involved
  • Are UK based

Groups may apply for one grant only to the maximum value of £1,000 and minimum of £250 per grant.

Application deadline: 20th August 2021

It is suggested that groups submit applications to the Community Champion prior to 16th August to allow the store time to process and submit to the Asda Foundation prior to the deadline on 20th August.


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


BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need’s Main and Small Grants programmes are for not-for-profit organisations applying for grants of up to three years. Organisations may only apply for a Main Grants or a Small grant in this round, not both.

  • Main Grants programme

Applications can be for £10,001 or more, per year. You cannot apply for more than £40,000 per year. The chairty expect the average grant size to be around 30k per year. If you are applying for three years of funding, you are unlikely to be awarded more than £100,000 in total. The charity expect most awards to be less than this and proportional to the size and capacity of the organisation. Please only ask for what you need to support children and young people at this time. If you want to apply for less than this, please see the Small Grants Programme.

Application deadline: 11.30am, August 23rd, 2021

  • Small Grants programme (Opens 16th August 2021)

Eligible organisations will be able to apply for up to £10,000 per year. Organisations will not be able to apply for more than £30,000 in total. If you want to apply for more than this, please see the Main Grants Programme.

The charity is unable to fund work supporting young people who have experienced Child Sexual Exploitation through our Small Grants Programme. If you are looking to apply for this type of work, please see the Main Grants.

Application deadline: 11.30am, October 6th, 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


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 August30th December


The Leche Trust

The Leche Trust offer grants in two areas: performing arts and conservation.

As trustees, the Trust meet three times each year and at each meeting have an allocation of around £30,000 for performing arts projects and £30,000 for conservation projects.

The Trust will consider offering grants up to £5,000 but, because of demand, £5,000 grants are exceptional. In 2019 we received 302 applications and awarded 84 grants totalling £175,300. The average grant was £2,000.

Trustees meet three times a year to review applications, normally in February, June and October. Meeting dates in 2021, and the closing dates for applications, are:

  • 22nd June – deadline Friday 7th May 2021
  • 12th October – deadline Friday 27th August 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


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


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.  


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: 31 August 2021


Stephen Lloyd Awards

The heart of the Awards is the bringing together of experts that can deliver practical, free support to shortlisted candidates as well as Award winners. In addition, funding of up to £20,000 will be made available to support Award winners in developing their initiatives.

Application deadline: 31st August 2021


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


September deadlines

Strategic Legal Fund

The SLF supports strategic legal work in the UK which benefits asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Then SLF define this as those:

  • Who are living in poverty, and
  • Who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their immigration status.

Generally, there are application deadlines every two months and a decision will be made on funding within three weeks of the application deadline. (Most recent deadline: 1st July 2021)


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.


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).


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.


Local School Nature Grants Scheme

Funding to provide outdoor learning training and equipment. All schools (Infant, Primary and Secondary) are eligible to apply. Early years providers must have at least five staff and a building – either stand alone or part of a school.

This outdoor learning grant fund has two elements – a fully funded outdoor learning training for your staff and £500 of equipment for outdoor learning.

The grants are available in England, Wales and Scotland only. They are available to all schools. Early years providers must have at least 5 staff and a building – either stand alone or part of a school.

Application deadline(s): 25th June; 3rd September; 12th November 2021


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 - 26th July 2021, 10am
  • Application Deadline for Registered Organisations - 6th September 2021, 5pm
  • Funding Decisions Announced - November 2021


Horse Racing Foundation

The Racing Foundation was established in 2012 with funding derived from the UK government’s sale of the Horserace Totalisator Board ("Tote"). The Racing Foundation aims to use these funds to achieve a lasting legacy for the sport of horseracing.

The Foundation makes grants to charities associated with the UK horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry, supporting work in social welfare, training and education, racehorse welfare, equine science research, heritage and culture.

The Racing Foundation offers three funding rounds a year and accepts applications from organisations whose projects directly benefit the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry.

Three types of grants are offered:

  • Small Grants – of up to £20,000
  • Open Grants – from £20,000 upwards
  • Equine Science Research Grants 

Application deadline: Friday 9th September 


Grants from the Horse Racing Foundation

The Racing Foundation was established in 2012 with funding derived from the UK government’s sale of the Horserace Totalisator Board ("Tote"). The Racing Foundation aims to use these funds to achieve a lasting legacy for the sport of horseracing.

The Foundation makes grants to charities associated with the UK horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry, supporting work in social welfare, training and education, racehorse welfare, equine science research, heritage and culture.

The Racing Foundation offers three funding rounds a year and accepts applications organisations whose charitable projects directly benefit the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry.

Three types of grants are offered:

  • Small Grants – of up to £20,000
  • Open Grants – from £20,000 upwards
  • Equine Science Research Grants

Application deadline (3rd round): 9th September 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 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)


2021 Grow Back Greener Fund

Applications are now open for the 2021 Grow Back Greener Fund, co-funded by the Mayor of London and Thames Water. The fund is looking for community projects across the capital that will improve access to green space, improve existing green spaces and help us adapt to climate change.

Grants between £10,000 and £75,000 are available across two themes: access to green space, and climate adaptation and water, to support local projects that will help create community gardens, revitalise parks, plant trees, create wildlife habitat, restore waterways and turn grey spaces into green. The fund will prioritise locations with poor access to green space and high vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

Applications are open to civil society organisations, local authorities and schools. Projects must be completed by November 2022. 

Application deadline: 5:00pm on Monday 13 September.


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. 


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 October round): 15th September 2021


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 September).


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.


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


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

Application deadline: Friday 17 September 2021



The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The awards are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.

Grants size: £4,000 - £50,000.

Charity size: total annual income between £120,000 and £3 million.

Application deadline: 5.00pm on Monday 20th September 2021


Tackling Inequalities Fund (England)

Versus Arthritis & Sport England are distributing grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. This is to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and widening inequalities in sport & physical activity, by increasing exercise opportunities in local communities.

The funding will be targeted to support Black, Asian minority ethnic groups, lower socio-economic groups & those with long-term health conditions.

All funds are expected to be awarded by 30th September 2021


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 September, 5pm


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 deadlines: 30 September 2021


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 28 days before the review meeting. The forthcoming meetings are as follows:
  • 28 October 2020
  • 27 January 2021
  • 28 April 2021
  • 28 July 2021
  • 27 October 2021 (Deadline: 30 September 2021)


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.


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 next funding round opens on 12 August 2021 and closes on 30 September 2021.


October 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


Aviva Community Fund

Aviva Community Found has teamed up with Crowdfunder. They want to support projects that are fighting climate change and building stronger, more resilient communities across the UK, so we’re investing in three key areas:

  • Building back better: helping society to bounce back from the pandemic by addressing the health and wellbeing, and economic impacts on communities and individuals
  • Climate champions: helping communities to prevent, prepare for and protect against the impacts of climate change
  • Financial empowerment: supporting financial inclusion and giving people the tools to become more financially resilient and independent

Application deadline: 5th October 2021


Elephant Trust

A funding programme offering grants, usually £2,000 (however larger grants of up to £5,000 may also be considered) to artists working in the visual arts and small organisations and galleries to undertake and complete projects.

Application deadline: 10 October 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

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

  • Tuesday 27th July (closing date for applications 29th June)
  • Tuesday 9th November (closing date for applications 12th October)


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.

Application deadline: 13th October 2021



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


The Triangle Trust

Our primary focus for 2021 is to help support the needs of young carers and young people caught up in the criminal justice system.

Grants of up to £60,000 over two years are available. A maximum of £30,000 per year can be requested.

Application deadlines:

  • (for organisations working with young carers) Noon, 11 May 2021
  • (for organisations working with young offenders) Noon, 26 October 2021


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.



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.


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 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.


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 deadline: 1st November 2021


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.


Theatre Trust's Small Grants Programme

Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, funds small projects that make a big impact to a theatre’s resilience, sustainability or accessibility.

This new scheme will provide grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future.

Application deadline: 5pm, Monday 8th November 2021


December deadlines

The Ocado Foundation

The Ocado Foundation is the charitable arm of Ocado Group, working for the benefit of communities across the UK.

Through the Ocado Foundation for Good programme, the Foundation provides grants of up to £1,000 for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas (skills for the future, natural resources and responsible sourcing) to:

  • charities
  • community organisations
  • community interest companies
  • academic institutions, and
  • local authorities

Applications are accepted between 15/02/2021 – 31/12/2021.



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 deadline: 24 January 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 (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


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)


Standard Life Foundation funding

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: 4th February 2022, 1pm



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).