Funding Opportunities

Henry Smith Charity - Main Grants - Strengthening Communities


Grants to support the running costs of small community-based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK to help people to make positive changes in their lives.

The Charity's three main priorities are as follows:

  • Increasing resilience Empowering people, encouraging integration and personal independence, helping people to recover and move on.
  • Creating opportunities and life chances Raising aspiration – equipping people with new skills, unlocking and enabling potential, and providing the means to improve life circumstances.
  • Empowering communities Strengthening and connecting communities and making people feel valued, providing opportunities for social connections and relationships, encouraging participation and inclusion.

The Henry Smith Charity's Strengthening Communities programme is part of the Charity's Main Grants programme. The Fund focuses on funding small charitable organisations working at grass-roots level, to ensure that funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, targeting places that are economically marginalised and affected by poverty.

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year, for up to three years, are available (most grants are for three years).

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