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2020

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2021

October deadlines

 

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2020

May deadlines

EnAble Fund for Elected Office (money from Government Equalities Office and administered by Disability Rights UK)

The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is available to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability or health condition, that would otherwise prevent someone from seeking elected office. The money comes from the Government Equalities Office and is administered by Disability Rights UK.  Funding is available until May 2020 and so it's mainly intended to support disabled people seeking election in the Local Elections in May 2019 and the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections in May 2020.

 

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

Grants of between £1000-£5000 for new initiatives and service developments which aim to help people disadvantaged as a result of long term ill-health, disability and poverty. They will prioritise organisations with an income of less than £500,000. There are 4 rounds of funding each year. Applications must be received at least four weeks before the Grants Scrutiny Committee meet - the next meeting dates are: Thursday 6th February 2020 and Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Road Safety Trust

The work of the Road Safety Trust is vitally important in helping to reduce the numbers of people killed or injured on UK roads every year. All of the Trust’s funds come from its trading subsidiary company, UKROEd, which operates the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS). UKROEd is a not-for-profit organisation which gifts any surplus to the Road Safety Trust at the end of the financial year, enabling the Trust to award grants to support a whole range of road safety initiatives every year. These grants are available for up to two to three years, and can be worth as much as £200,000.

Closing date for this round: 5pm on 14 May 2020

 

Greater London Authority - Stronger Communities Fund

This is a new one year rolling programme awarding small grants of between £2,000-£5,000 for sport and physical activities which aim to increase social integration across London. Both individuals and orpganisations can apply. Projects should be delivered within 12 weeks. You'll need to be able to show how your project either (i) brings Londoners together from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths, or (ii) helps lonely and socially isolated Londoners feel better connected in their communities. Apply at any time before 15 May 2020

 

Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant scheme

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s 2020 to the 2021 Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant scheme aims to promote inter-faith and community work, and build bridges between people of all backgrounds. It is offering funding to established community organisations and charities for projects that meet at least one of the following aims:

  • To promote shared values among people of all backgrounds through sustainable social integration & meaningful civic participation.
  • To effectively tackle & prevent religiously & racially discriminatory behaviour & those acting against others because of their faith or race.

Funding is for projects spanning the nine-month period from July 2020 to March 2021. Organisations are invited to apply for a minimum of £100,000, and up to £450,000, and will need to be able to demonstrate and justify the geographical reach of their proposed project as well as the intended reach and impact on faith or ethnic groups.

Deadline: 15 May 2020

 

London Marathon Charitable Trust - Facilities grants

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects which help improve amenities or build facilities that enable the community to become and remain active. This is a rolling programme and applications are considered quarterly.

Upcoming Small Grants application deadlines:

  • 11 March 2020 – notification of decision date by the middle of May 2020
  • 27 May 2020 – notification of decision date by the beginning of August 2020
  • 10 September 2020 – notification of decision by the middle of November 2020

 

Tampon Tax Fund

The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. The fund was announced by the then Chancellor during the 2015 Autumn Statement.

The 2020/21 round of Tampon Tax Funding is inviting charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom to bid into one of three categories: violence against women and girls, young women’s mental health and well being, and a general programme. 

Applications are welcomed from individual organisations or formal consortia with an identified lead organisation.

Deadline: 31 May 2020

 

June deadlines 

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

 

Childnet Film Competition

Open to schools and youth groups.  Looking for films that give a clear message about positive use of the internet.

Deadline:  3 June 2020

 

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.

  • Deadline 1: 11.58pm on the last Friday of January

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

  • Deadline 2: 11.58pm on the last Friday of June

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

 

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.

 

The Yapp Charitable Trust

The Yapp Charitable Trust has invited small UK charities tackling the impact of COVID-19 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, can apply for funding for core costs and staffing. The Trust fund:

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 - 25
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental
    health challenges
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship
    difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

Deadline: 30th June 2020

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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).

 

August deadlines 

Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to organisations seeking to deliver innovative, well designed projects that support Clarion residents and the wider community to address digital exclusion.

The Fund is designed to support Clarion residents of all ages to get and stay online and to use the internet as an everyday tool, safely and confidently. Clarion Futures is looking to fund projects and activities that focus on:

  • Supporting residents to discover the full scope of how the internet can assist them in their everyday lives, and to provide them with the skills and confidence to do so
  • Support residents to access the tools that meet their individual needs and circumstances
  • Encourage residents to use the internet securely and with confidence
  • Support residents of all ages, regardless of whether they go online regularly, to use it safely, and avoid risky and/or illegal behaviour.

Application dates:

Round 4 - opened 1 April 2020; closes Tuesday 12 May 2020, 12 noon

Round 5 - closes Tuesday 11 August, 12 noon

Round 6 - closes Wednesday 21 October 2020

 

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.

Small Grants application deadlines:

  • Opens 14 October 2019, closes 3 January 2020 (4pm) – outcome notification: June 2020
  • Opens 3 February 2020, closes 17 April 2020 (4pm) – outcome notification: November 2020
  • Opens 8 June 2020, closes 14 August 2020 (4pm) – outcome notification: March 2021

 

Leche Trust

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

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

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

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. Next application deadlines: 31st March 2020 and 31st August 2020.  

 

Directors operate a grant giving policy aimed at making annual distributions of £325,000. They support a wide range of UK Registered Charities. See website for application guidelines and exclusions. 

Key areas of charitable work supported include: care of the elderly, general welfare, hospices care of the physically & mentally disabled. 

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

 

September deadlines 

Power to Change Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

This is a £3.2m fund which offers tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 for 150 groups to develop their projects. The tailored support programme is open to community groups, associations and organisations across England which have a good idea for a community business but need help developing it, or which are just starting out.  Application rounds:

  • August – September 2019
  • February 2020 – April 2020
  • August – September 2020
  • February 2021 – March 2021

 

OPDC: In the Making

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

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

Deadline: rolling until September 2020.

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.

Upcoming deadlines: 1st March 2020 and 1st September 2020.

 

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one or more of the following:

  • to benefit or protect animals
  • to relieve animals from suffering
  • to conserve wild-life
  • to encourage the understanding of animals

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

 

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). 

Deadlines: 23rd March 2020, 1st September 2020

 

Idlewild Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 for registered charities doing work in either:-

  • the arts - nurturing young professionals aged 18+
  • conservation – objects and works of art.

The Trust make grant decisions about twice a year. Deadlines as follows: 

  • 5 September 2019 (midnight) for a decision in November 2019 
  • 13 February 2020 (midnight) for a decision in May 2020 
  • 10 September 2020 (midnight) for a decision in November 2020  

 

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.

The deadline date for the May 2020 funding round is Friday 13th March 2020 and the deadline date for the November 2020 funding round is Friday 11th September 2020.

 

Help The Homeless Grant scheme

Funding for capital costs of projects with grants of up to £5,000 to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enable them to resume a normal life. They are able to help only small and medium-sized charities with an annual turnover of under £1m and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months annual running costs. All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society.  The quarterly deadlines for applications for funding each year are: 15th March / 15th June/ 15th September/ 15th December.

 

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

The Foundation's aim is to develop good relations between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other's culture, society and achievements. The Foundation particularly wishes to support activities/projects in science & technology; medicine & health; environment & social issues; Japanese studies; and in the Japanese language.

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

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

Deadlines:

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

 

October deadlines

Concertina

Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. This not only brightens up their lives, but also provides a therapeutic benefit to their health and well-being.

Concertina is keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Since its inception in 2004, it has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.

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

 

November deadlines

  

December deadlines

 

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.