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Bromley 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.
- 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.
- 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: 19th October 2021). Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, rather than leaving it until the deadline.
Grants 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 and the wider community to get and stay online and to use the internet as an everyday tool, safely and confidently.
Grant size: between £1,000 and £5,000
Application deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 20th October 2021
Crowdfunder and the National Emergencies Trust have teamed up to make more than £1.2m match funding available to help voluntary and community organisations in the UK overcome the effects of the pandemic.
This exciting new opportunity aims to support long-term sustainability and open up new avenues of income for brilliant local groups who are making a real difference to the people in their communities.
Grant size: up to £10,000
Application deadline: 22nd October 2021
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
London Youth are recruiting 120 member organisations to work with them to deliver sport, dance, physical activity, and movement sessions for young Londoners and receive £1500 grants to make this happen.
Grant size: £1,500
Application deadline: Sunday 24th October 2021
Not-for-profit organisations and community groups are invited to apply for sums of between £2,000 and £20,000 for initiatives that combat fuel poverty, or support people in vulnerable circumstances by increasing their energy resilience.
Grant size: between £2,000 and £20,000
Application deadline: 25th October 2021
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.
- (for organisations working with young carers) Noon, 11 May 2021
- (for organisations working with young offenders) Noon, 26 October 2021
The Arts Council has announced a new fund to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic, improve access, seize on technological opportunities and reduce environmental impact.
Grant size: £100,000 (minimum) – £750,000 (maximum)
Key dates: the online Expression of Interest form will be open on Grantium between 12 noon on 5 October 2021 and 12 noon on 26 October 2021. The online application form will open on Grantium between 12 noon on 10 November 2021 and 12 noon on 13 December 2021.
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
Grants available for youth organisations in London and Essex to apply to. This year, the ReIgnite Grants are focused around funding 'A Year of Opportunities' for young people, in which organisations can use the funds to attract more young people into their services as well as to increase the services they can provide.
Grant size: Smaller grants of between £3-5,000, or larger grants of up to £20,000.
Application deadline: 29th October 2021
- 31 October 2021, for a decision in December 2021
- 6 February 2022, for a decision in March 2022
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.
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.
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
- January 31st for March funding review
- April 30th for June funding review
- July 31st for September funding review
- October 31st for December funding review
The Sustainability Fund will provide cash sponsorship, in-kind resources or staff volunteers to support not-for-profit organisations and community groups to transform their local community or environment.
A successful project will provide evidence of one or more of the following:
- Enhancing biodiversity
- Promoting sustainable waste behaviours (reduce, reuse and/or recycle)
- Protecting or preserving resources and the environment
- Its use of recycled, reused or reclaimed materials
Veolia’s team looks favourably on projects that have considered the long-term or ongoing benefits for the community and will consider all projects based on merit.
Application deadline: 31 October 2021
Grants available to promote lifelong learning and development that enables people to enter the labour market or gain additional skills to further develop their career.
Grant size: pp to £30,000 a year will be available for up to two or three years. You may only apply for a maximum of 15% of your last year’s turnover.
Charity size: income level must be equal to or less than£1 million. Priority will be given to smaller organisations.
Application deadline: 1st November 2021
Application deadline: October/November meeting
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.
(Gateway) 13 May 2021 for a decision in July; 9 September 2021 for a decision in November
(Cornerstone) 1 November 2021, midnight
- (Micro-Grants to support services booked on MaintenanceBooker) Rolling
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 (phase 2): 1st November 2021
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The L&Q Foundation Place Makers local fund has been adapted to make funding available quickly to charities and groups that are active in supporting their local community during the Covid 19 pandemic. Groups can apply for up to £10k.
Submission deadlines fall on the 1st of each month, with the next deadline on 1st November 2021.
The Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. We ask charitable organisations across Great Britain to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project.
The focus of this year's Dream Fund will be projects that are looking to deliver systemic change in the following funding categories:
- Social inequality
- Pandemic recovery
There is a total award fund of £3.5 million and charities can apply for up to £1.25 million for their project.
Application deadline: 1st November 2021
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.
Next application deadline: Tuesday 2nd November 2021
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
The Theatre Trust provide grants to theatres in need and at risk through its Theatres Protection Fund. The Trust’s grant schemes address improvements and urgent repairs to theatre buildings and we welcome applications and enquiries from all eligible theatres.
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 8 November 2021
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
Sport Unites is the Mayor of London’s community sport programme, which was launched in 2018. At the heart of the Mayor’s approach to sport in London is his belief in the power of sport to bring people together and improve their lives.
Grants of up to £50,000 are available for community sport projects taking place between summer 2021 and June 2022 across two grant streams: New Ideas and Tried & Tested.
Sports Unites expect to stay open to applications until at least Friday 12 November 2021. The webpage will be updated before the fund deadline is closed.
National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cove an area like food; transport; energy; waste and consumption and the natural environment.
Information sessions: Tuesday 7th September, 11am and Tuesday 21st September, 11am
Grant size: £1,000 to £10,000
Application deadline: 5pm on 18th November 2021
This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-COVID recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.
To be eligible to apply, your organisation must be one of the following:
- A registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities and have been registered for at least one year at the time of your application.
- An Armed Forces unit or base.
- A local authority.
- A school.
Round 3 – if you apply by midday on 19 November 2021, you’ll receive a decision in late February 2022.
Two or more organisations with a shared idea for an arts-for-social-change project are invited to apply for one of two funding grants - up to £30,000 per project.
Application deadline: 19th November 2021
Grants of up to a maximum of £10,000 are available to support local not-for-profit groups in England to drive change in their communities.
Funding is intended to support community-led organisations to deliver change by drawing on the 'lived experiences' of people who have experienced the issues being tackled. These issues should align with one of Comic Relief's four strategic themes:
- Children Survive and Thrive – ensuring every child has the best start in life.
- Fighting for Gender Justice – tackling gender-based violence, inequality and exploitation.
- A Safe Place to Be – supporting those who have been displaced to access secure housing and feel settled in their new homes.
- Mental Health Matters – helping people with poor mental health to access appropriate support.
Application deadline: Monday 29 November 2021
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 application deadline: 29 November 2021
The GVC Fund offers grants of up to £10,000 to groups delivering sport, healthy activity projects, and projects supporting men's physical and mental health across London.
The fund will support a range of activities that can achieve this aim, for example:
- Men's health projects
- Community sport activities
- Men's sheds
- Mentoring projects
Organisations can be working anywhere in London. Priority will be given to small, local organisations in areas of disadvantage, run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and that have a clear understanding of the needs they are supporting.
Application deadline: 29 October 2021
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).
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
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)
- March meeting – end of February
- July meeting – end of June
- September meeting – end of August
- December meeting – end of November
The Youth Endowment Fund exists to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence. We do this by finding out what works and building a movement to put this knowledge into practice. They are looking for 5-10 programmes to fund and evaluate.
Application deadline: 1st December 2021
Several application workshops to go into more detail about the assessment criteria and an opportunity to ask members of the programmes and evaluation teams about the application process are available during October and December. Registration information on the website.
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.
If you want to find out more about what this fund and what the evidence says about family support, sign up to one of the introductory workshops on Monday 20 September, 11:00 - 12:00pm or Thursday 23 September, 12:00 - 1:00pm.
If you want to learn more about the application process and find out what makes a good proposal, sign up to one of the application workshops: Wednesday 29 September, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Application deadline: 1st December 2021
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.
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 December).
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.
- 27 October 2021
- 26 January 2022 (6 weeks from 15th December)
- 27 April 2022
- 27 July 2022
- 2 November 2022
Jewish Child’s Day aims to assist disabled, disadvantaged, neglected or abused Jewish children worldwide, through awarding financial grants to organisations that have programs which help those children. Grants may be given for items of equipment or a specific project. Grants are never made to individuals or for capital projects. All grants made must directly benefit children up to the age of 18.
Upcoming deadlines: 26th August, 30th December
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:
- community organisations
- community interest companies
- academic institutions, and
- local authorities
Applications are accepted between 15/02/2021 – 31/12/2021.
Grants are available to UK charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the pandemic.
- To receive a decision by April 2022 applications must be submitted between 1st August and 31st December 2021.
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.
Next application deadlines: 31st December
AHF help communities across the UK find enterprising new ways to revitalise the old buildings they love. We provide advice, grants and loans, and our support acts as a catalyst for putting sustainable heritage at the heart of vibrant local economies.
In England, you can apply for the Transforming Places scheme only if:
- Your project involves a heritage building located in a high street or town centre in England, and:
- 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 Transformational Project Grants in England are:
31 December 2021 for a decision in March 2022
Deadlines for submission of applications to be considered at Grants Panel are:
10 January 2022 for a decision in March 2022
The EIF is now open and looking for projects which are disruptive and innovative in their thinking and approach, challenging the current education system approach.
Grant size: the minimum funding amount is £20,000 for a single year project. The maximum funding amount for a single year project is £100k.
Application deadline: the EIF will remain open until the end of 2021 or until the funds to grant are exhausted whichever is the earliest.
The National Allotments Gardens Trust (NAGTS) award funding for carious Allotment & Garden projects. The NAGTS objective is to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement by Education, Training, Workshops & Support.
Grant size: minimum £250, maximum £2,000
Next application deadline: 1st January
The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one or more of the following:
- to benefit or protect animals
- to relieve animals from suffering
- to conserve wild-life
- to encourage the understanding of animals
Application deadlines: 3rd January (for Spring meeting), 1st May (for Summer meeting), 1st September (for Winter meeting).
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 11 November 2021 and closes on 6 January 2022.
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: Friday 7th January 2022 at 5pm
The Thomas Wall Trust welcomes proposals which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment e.g. women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.
Grant size: up to £5,000
Charity size: annual turnover does not exceed £500,000
Application deadline (1st stage applications): Monday 10th January 2022
The Marketors are launching a Charity Marketing Grants Programme, offering an opportunity to smaller charities to apply for grants for marketing campaigns that will have a real impact in support of their cause.
Supported and funded by The Marketors’ Trust this is the first year of the Programme and there is a total fund of £20,000 available, which will be awarded as follows: one top grant of £10,000 and four grants of £2,500 each.
Application deadline: 10th January 2022
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.
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: 23 January 2022
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 Fidelio Charitable Trust supports the Arts in the United Kingdom. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support, particularly those who are at an early stage in their careers.
The Trust aims to support individuals (over the age of 21) or groups of exceptional ability, to enable them for example:
- To receive special tuition or coaching (e.g. in the case of musicians to attend Master Classes)
- To participate in external competitions
- To be supported for a specially arranged performance
- To receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art
Upcoming deadlines in 2022 (both at 5pm): Monday 24 January 2022, Thursday 26 May 2022
The 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 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)
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.
Supports classical music performance and training, especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects.
For consideration by the Trustees in June: the deadline is 31st January for applications to both the Music and Heritage & Crafts schemes for consideration in June.
For consideration by the Trustees in December: thedeadline is 31st July for applications to both the Music and Heritage & Crafts schemes for consideration in December.
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: 1 February
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
- 1 February 2022, 1pm
- 7 June 2022, 1pm
- 4 October 2022, 1pm
The Foundation is a grant giving trust with Quaker family roots in the United Kingdom. PPCF aim to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability. They support:
- work that addresses the underlying causes of violent conflict, develops ways to prevent and resolve conflict and promotes human security.
- work that addresses the pressures and conditions that contribute to climate change and global environmental breakdown.
Grant size: £5,000 and £20,000 per year, for up to three years.
Charity size: annual income of between £10,000 and £500,000 approximately.
Application deadline: the Trustees meet twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. Applications should be submitted on an application form before the relevant deadline (usually in February/March and September).
The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. Grants are given to charitable organisations involved in projects supporting the interests of the Trust, and also to individual students who are undertaking a gap year or studying for a PhD.
Applications by charities for small to medium grants (up to a maximum of £50,000) may be submitted at any time and will be considered on a regular basis. Applications for larger grants will be considered at bi-annual meetings held in March and October and applications should be submitted at the very latest in the previous months i.e. February or September.
The 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
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.
Next application deadline: 9th February 2022 (for grant making meeting on 16th March 2022)
The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation awards between twenty and thirty grants each year to smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London. There are two rounds of funding, with deadlines in February and August.
The Foundation has two major aims: to help professional productions in need of financial support and to introduce high-quality live performance to groups who are not traditional or regular theatregoers.
Applicants should be theatre companies, not individuals. Grants will normally be in the range of £250 – £2,000.
Applications must be received by the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation by 5.30pm on the last Friday in February (25th February 2022) for the spring round of funding, and by 5.30pm on the last Friday in August for the autumn round.
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 1, opening 1st February): 28th February 2022
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.
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.
Funding for charities whose work involves all or most family members, where possible, in projects that aim to tackle problems facing one or more of those family members. They've funded work which has included early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others. Grants are generally offered up to £5,000. There are 2 rounds of funding each year with application deadlines of 1st March and 1st September.
The 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.
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 April round): 15th March 2021
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.
Charity size: organisations that have an income of £5,000pa or under are not eligible.
- Apply by 15 March 2022 at midday for a decision by the end of May 2022; the application forms will be available from early January 2022.
- Apply by 7 September 2022 at midday for a decision by the end of November 2022; the application forms will be available from early July 2022.
Two rounds of funding annually for churches, chapels and other places of worship. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs. Examples of what they support are: stained glass windows; sculpture; furniture; monuments and tombs, and wall paintings, all of which must date no later that 1896. Yearly application deadlines: 31st March and 31st August.
Grant-making programme to strengthen the support available to vulnerable, disadvantaged and excluded young people in London by supporting opportunities for them to learn, be healthy, be heard, and be active citizens. The fund is available to organisations that are providing one or more of the following outcomes for children and young people in London:
- Supporting young people to access learning and employment
- Supporting young people to live a healthy, active life
- Supporting young people to be active citizen
- Supporting young people to give a voice to their situation
Grant size: £5,000 to £10,000
Charity size: income of up to £1m per year
Grants are typically made twice a year in approximately November and June. The application window for June grants runs from 1st February to the 31st March and for November grants, from 1st June to 1st September.
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.
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).