Funding Opportunities

TCC Sept 2021 Funding report

Description

Anchor Foundation UPDATED
Grants are available to UK-registered Christian charities for projects that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts.

The aim of the Foundation is to support Christian charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of healing and the arts.

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available.

Registered charities in the United Kingdom are eligible to apply.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time, but in order to be considered for the meeting in April, applications should be received by 31 January and for the October meeting, they should be received no later than 31 July.

Application forms are available to complete online or can be downloaded from the Foundation's website and submitted via email or post.

Online applications will automatically receive a copy, which also confirms the application has been received. The Foundation are unable to acknowledge postal applications. If successful, the Foundation will contact the applicant for further information such as a project budget and annual accounts.

Applicants should note that the Foundation do not have the resources to enter into correspondence about applications and that all of the relevant information is contained on the Foundation's website.

Useful links

Anchor Foundation
http://www.theanchorfoundation.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Secretary
The Anchor Foundation
PO Box 7689
Perth
PH2 1JX
E-Mail: secretary (at) theanchorfoundation (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Asda Foundation - Bringing Communities Back Together UPDATED
Grants are available to local groups to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness and support groups as coronavirus restrictions are easing.

There are now four funding streams available:

  • Celebration Event eg welcome back party, community celebration.
  • Getting Activities Back on Track eg gardening clubs, supporting groups and recreational activities, lunch clubs.
  • Combination (of the above) for those wanting to apply for both celebration event and getting activities back on track.
  • Essential Support for groups who provide help for the immediate needs of disadvantaged local people.

Support is available to local groups to reunite communities and celebrate togetherness as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Grants between £250 and £1,000 are available.

Funding includes the following allowances for a Celebration Event: up to £50 for decorations; a maximum of £12.50 for a meal per person; entertainment up to £125 per application.

How To Apply

The closing date for Phase 2 applications to be submitted to the Community Champion is 1 November 2021. However, if funds are depleted before the closing date, the fund will close early. Applicants are advised to check the website to confirm closing dates.

Application forms can be obtained from Asda Community Champions, who are based in local Asda stores. Applicants can use the store locator link on the Foundation website to get in touch with their local store and speak to their Community Champion about their project proposal.

Application forms can be obtained from Asda Community Champions, who are based in local Asda stores. There are two different application forms, one for groups who are government entity organisations and another for groups who are non-government entities. (Guidance notes on completing these forms are available on the Asda Foundation website.)

All applications must be made via the applicant's local Asda Community Champion; applications made directly by organisations will not be accepted by the Foundation.

Decisions will be made within six weeks of application receipt from a Community Champion.

Useful links

Asda Foundation - Funding
https://www.asdafoundation.org/foundation-grants

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
ASDA Foundation
Asda House
Southbank
Great Wilson Street
Leeds
LS11 5AD
                                                                                                                                               

Bernard Sunley Foundation UPDATED
One-off capital grants are available to registered charities in England and Wales, as well as those with 'accepted' and 'exempt' status, for projects in the areas of community, education, health and social welfare.

The aim of the foundation is to help raise the quality of life in England and Wales, particularly for the young, disadvantaged and older people.

The minimum grant available is £1,000.

The majority (roughly 80%) of grants awarded are under £5,000. Grants exceeding £25,000 are exceptional and are typically awarded to major capital projects.

Grants are usually paid as single payments in a one-year period but, if considered particularly beneficial to the project, they may be extended over three years.

How To Apply

There are no formal application deadlines. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed in order of receipt.

Projects with budgets of £50,000 upwards should apply at least six months before their project start date.

An online application form is available to complete at the Bernard Sunley Foundation website.

Note: The Foundation receives more than 100 applications each month and does not have the resources to fund all eligible projects.

Useful links

Bernard Sunley Foundation
http://www.bernardsunley.org/index.html

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Bernard Sunley Foundation
Green Park House
15 Stratton Street
London
W1J 8LQ
Tel: 020 3036 0090
E-Mail: office (at) bernardsunley (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

Biffa Award - Community Buildings
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to provide and improve community buildings that are located within the vicinity of a Biffa operation in order to ‘act as mechanisms’ for community involvement.

The Biffa Award Community Buildings theme provides grants to improve community buildings such as village halls, community centres and church halls within five miles of a significant Biffa operation or within 10 miles of an active Biffa Landfill site with the aim of encouraging and enhancing community involvement.

Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available.

The total cost of the project must be less than £200,000, inclusive of VAT.

How To Apply

Submissions of Expression of Interest are accepted on a rolling basis. The Board meet four times a year to decide which projects to fund. Applications will go to the next available meeting so there are no restrictions on when to apply. However, groups may wait for up to six months to hear the outcome of their application.

Guidance notes, faqs and the online application form are available from the Biffa Award website.

Useful links

Biffa Award - Community Buildings
https://www.biffa-award.org/community-buildings/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Grants Team
Biffa Award
The Wildlife Trusts
The Kiln, Waterside
Mather Road
Newark, Notts
NG24 1WT
Tel: 01636 670000
E-Mail: biffa-award (at) wildlifetrusts (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

Bishop Radford Trust
Grants are available for UK registered charities to support the work of the Christian church in the UK and internationally.

The funding is intended to support UK registered charities whose work supports Christian ministry and benefits their local community in the UK or who are working internationally on larger projects that support the Christian ministry.

There are two levels of funding for unsolicited applications:

  • One-off low-level grants of up to £2,000.
  • Mid-level grants of up to £5,000 for networking organisations.

A third level of larger grants is only available for organisations that have already received a grant from the Trust and will be working in partnership with the Trust.

How To Apply

Guidelines, FAQs, and the online eligibility quiz are available from the Bishop Radford Trust's website.

There is a two-stage application process:

  • Groups will first need to take the online eligibility quiz to determine if they are eligible to apply. Those who are eligible will then be directed to the short online application form.
  • Successful applicants will go through a review process and will be considered at the next quarterly Trustee meeting.

There are no cut-off deadlines. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. If all the funds have been committed for the year, the Trust will close the grant application process on the website and announce when it is due to reopen.

If after reading the FAQs page, applicants still have questions and want to contact the Trust, it is advised they use the 'contact us' page on the Trust's website.

Useful links

The Bishop Radford Trust
https://bishopradfordtrust.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Mr D Marks
Bishop Radford Trust
Devonshire House
1 Devonshire Street
London
W1W 5DR
E-Mail: enquiries (at) bishopradfordtrust (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Bowland Charitable Trust
Grants for charitable organisations with outdoor and character-building projects for young people in the North West England as well as for educational, religious and cultural activities and institutions in the North West of England.

The programme is intended to promote:

  • Outdoor and character-building projects for young people in the North West England.
  • Educational, religious and cultural activities and institutions.

Funding is available at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be in the range of between £1,000 and £20,000 with larger grants made as the exception.

The majority of grants are made as one off payments. On occasion loans will be provided on the basis of considered responses to applications.

How To Apply

This Trust does not maintain a website. Applications must be made in writing.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Carol Fahy
The Bowland Charitable Trust
Bowland House
Phillips Road
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 5NA
Tel: 01254 688051
E-Mail: carole fahy (at) cannco (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Brigadier D V and Mrs H R Phelps Charitable Trust
Grants are available for registered charities undertaking social welfare projects in England and Wales, particularly in Norfolk and Merseyside.

A small amount of funding is provided each year at the discretion of the Trustees.

Donations tend to range from £100 to £5,000.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. The applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Applications must be made in writing.

Contact Brigadier D V and Mrs H R Phelps Charitable Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

The Trustees
Brigadier D V and Mrs H R Phelps Charitable Trust
c/o Grant Thornton LLP
Kingfisher House
1 Gilders Way
St James Place
Norwich
NR3 1UB
Tel: 01603 620481
E-Mail: julie l masterson (at) uk (dot) gt (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Cayo Foundation
Grants are available to registered charities for projects taking place in England and Wales that are charitable in nature.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. The Trustees meet quarterly to review applications.

Application is by letter to the Cayo Foundation stating the purpose for which the funding is needed.

Applicants may call the Cayo Foundation for details about how to make a submission, but all other enquiries should be made in writing.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Cayo Foundation
Ground Floor
3 Devonshire Square
London
EC2M 4YA
Tel: 020 7248 6700
                                                                                                                                               

Charles Hayward Foundation UPDATED
Grants are available to UK registered charities for projects in the following categories: Heritage and Conservation; Social and Criminal Justice; Overseas; and Older People.

The Foundation will make grants in the following areas:

  • Heritage and Conservation.
  • Social and Criminal Justice.
  • Overseas.
  • Older People.

The Foundation offers the following:

  • Small grants of up to £7,000.
  • Main grants for Social & Criminal Justice for £15,000 to £25,000 per annum (for one to three years) are considered. Up to £25,000 may be available for a pilot project, if it addresses complex problems in an innovative way and may lead to replication if proven effective. One-off Heritage & Conservations projects will be awarded up to £50,000.
  • Overseas grants of up to £15,000 for one-off projects.

How To Apply

Applications to the Small Grant Programme may be submitted any time and are considered every two to three months.

Applications to the Main Grant Programme is a two stage grant process as follows:

  • Stage 1: A Grant Committee meets on a quarterly basis (usually usually February, May, September and November). The Committee’s role is to forward applications to stage 2.
  • Stage 2: Applications recommended by the Grant Committee are considered at one of the Trustees’ meetings which take place on a quarterly basis and are usually held in: February; April; July; and October.

For the Main Grants Programme, there is no application form. Applicants should read the guidelines before starting the application process. Initial applications should be made in writing to the Administrator and include the following:

  • Name and location of organisation.
  • Contact details.
  • Description of organisation.
  • Description of project.
  • Project aims.
  • Project cost.
  • Funds already raised and pledged.
  • Outstanding shortfall.
  • Project timetable.
  • Most recent set of audited accounts.

Application forms for the Small Grants Programme are available to download from the Foundation's website.

Contact The Charles Hayward Foundation for further information.

Useful links

The Charles Hayward Foundation
http://www.charleshaywardfoundation.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Dorothy Napierala
Charles Hayward Foundation
Hayward House
45 Harrington Gardens
London
SW7 4JU
Tel: 020 7370 7063
                                                                                                                                               

Co-op Community Fridge Fund UPDATED
Grants are available to non-profit organisations across the UK to establish a new Community Fridge to minimise food waste.

The funding is intended to support the development of Community Fridges that help to reduce food waste and meet the needs of diverse populations.

Priorities include:

  • Supporting applications in regions with a sparsity of Community Fridges (a map can be found on the Hubbub Foundation website).
  • Supporting groups in areas with high levels of multiple deprivation.
  • Ensuring a fair and inclusive application process with equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of background, culture or race.

Each successful applicant will receive a grant of £4,000.

There are 50 spaces to fill for this round.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications was 16 August 2021 (9am).

Applications from the following areas will be accepted until 20 September 2021 (9am):

  • Cornwall
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northumberland
  • Cumbria
  • Shropshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Derbyshire
  • Essex
  • Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Belfast
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Perth and Kinross

An online application form and further guidance notes can be found on the Hubbub Foundation website.

Useful links

Hubbub Foundation - Community Fridge Fund
https://www.hubbub.org.uk/grant-funding-for-community-fridge

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Hubbub UK Ltd
Somerset House
The Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
E-Mail: communityfridge (at) hubbub (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Create Charity
Small grants are available to charitable organisations for projects in the field of prevention and relief of poverty and for religious activities.

Create provides grants to charitable organisations in the UK that meet its charitable objectives:

  • The advancement of the Christian faith and the promotion of Christain unity.
  • The advancement of education on the basis of Christian principles.
  • The relief of persons who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress, or who are aged or sick.

Funding is at the discretion of the trustees.

How To Apply

Applicants should contact the charity to discuss the application procedure.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
CREATE
c/o 30 York Street
Bedford
MK40 3RJ
E-Mail: info (at) create-charity (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

David Wilson Homes North West - Our Space Your Place Grants
Grants available to local community groups, charities, and schools in the North West for projects that will genuinely enhance or improve services, facilities or the environment within their local area.

The funding aims to improve and enhance local communities in the North West, which the scheme defines as Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Merseyside, Flintshire, Wrexham and Lancashire. This could be by providing a charitable service, enhancing the local environment or offering educational facilities.

A maximum of £3,000 will be available each quarter.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

How To Apply

There are no deadlines. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

An application form and terms and conditions can be found on the Our Space Your Place website.

Completed applications should be submitted by post to Hannah Elwell at Unsworth Sugden, 86-92 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DD.

Useful links

Our Space, Your Place
http://www.ourspaceyourplace.co.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Hannah Elwell
David Wilson Homes North West
Unsworth Sugden
86-92 Regent Road
Leicester
LE1 7DD
E-Mail: hannah (at) unsworthsugden (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Denise Cohen Charitable Trust
Grants are available to charitable organisations carrying out general charitable purposes in the UK.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. In the past grants have ranged from £250 to £1,000 with the occasional larger grant being awarded.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

The Trust does not maintain a website or an email account. Applications should be made in writing, applicants are advised to contact the Denise Cohen Charitable Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Martin Paisner CBE
Denise Cohen Charitable Trust
Berwin Leighton and Paisner
Adelaide House
London Bridge
London
EC4R 9HA
Tel: 020 3400 1000
                                                                                                                                               

Dorothy Holmes Charitable Trust
Grant for registered charities undertaking benevolent projects in England and Wales.

The scheme is intended to support general charitable purposes. In particular the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes:

  • Medical research.
  • Disability.
  • Older people.
  • Young people and children.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Applications must be made in writing.

Contact Dorothy Holmes Charitable Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Dorothy Holmes Charitable Trust
5A Bear Lane
London
SE1 0UH
E-Mail: mcody (at) pragermetis (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Eric Wright Charitable Trust NEW
Grants are available to local charities delivering community benefit projects in the North West of England.

The Trust offers:

  • Major Grants - by invitation only
  • Community Grants - aimed at assisting and supporting the development of smaller local charitable organisations which deliver services directly to beneficiaries in seven different areas of interest to the Trust.
  • Minor Grants - aimed at supporting small local charitable organisations which deliver services directly to beneficiaries. There is no restriction on the sector.

Two different grants are available:

  • Minor Grants of between £500 and £4,999.
  • Community Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000.

How To Apply

Applications for both grant schemes are accepted on a rolling basis.

Decisions are expected as follows:

  • Community Grants: six weeks from receipt of application.
  • Minor Grants: four weeks from receipt of application.

Full guidelines can be found on the Eric Wright Charitable Trust website.

Prospective applicants should contact the Trust to discuss the nature of their applications and the process involved before starting the application process.

Useful links

Eric Wright Charitable Trust - Grant Programmes
https://www.ericwright.co.uk/charitable-trust/grant-programmes/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Rebecca Massey
Eric Wright Charitable Trust
Eric Wright Group
Sceptre House
Sceptre Way
Bamber Bridge
Preston
PR5 6AW
Tel: 01772694613
E-Mail: rebeccam@ericwright.co.uk
                                                                                                                                               

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Grants
Grants are available to organisations doing legally charitable work in the UK that focuses on the Foundation's funding priorities of improving the natural world, securing a fairer future, and strengthening the bonds in communities in the UK.

The funding is intended for projects with the following aims:

  • Improving the natural world.
  • Securing a fairer future.
  • Strengthening the bonds in communities in the UK.

The minimum grant size is £30,000.

Applicants should apply for the amount that they need. The Foundation makes grants across a fairly wide spectrum of sizes.

Most grants are for three years or longer.

How To Apply

To apply for funding organisations first need to complete the eligibility quiz available on the Foundation’s website.

They can then submit a 100 word Expression of Interest and will hear back from the Foundation within two weeks.

The Foundation will discuss the proposal with the organisation and will invite them to submit a full proposal if the project is a good fit.

Guidance notes and FAQs are available on the website of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Useful links

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
Tel: 020 7812 3700
E-Mail: info (at) esmeefairbairn (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme
Grants are available to smaller charities registered and operating in the UK for projects that will make a significant impact on their work.

The Foundation supports charities in three main areas:

  • Main Grants Scheme, supporting charities whose core work covers Arts and Learning.
  • The Foyle School Library Scheme.
  • Small Grants Scheme, supporting charities in all fields with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum.

The Small Grants Scheme is provided by the Foyle Foundation to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities in the UK with projects that have the potential to make a significant difference to their work.

Coronavirus/COVID-19:

The Foundation understands that charities are operating within very different circumstances since the March 2020 coronvirus/COVID-19 lockdown. It has revised its application criteria to offer flexible support to help small charities impacted by coronavirus/COVID-19, while maintaining a focus on those which can demonstrate a clear (usually local) need for their services and financial viability over the twelve months from the date of their application.

This is a highly competitive scheme, and the Trust receives many more applications than it is able to fund.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available for 12 months.

Grants can be used for core costs or essential equipment.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

Applications should be made online via the link on the Foundation's website.

Useful links

Foyle Foundation
http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/

Foyle Foundation - Small Grants Scheme
http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/small-grants-scheme/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Small Grants Scheme
Foyle Foundation
Rugby Chambers
2 Rugby Street
London
WC1N 3QU
Tel: 020 7430 9119
E-Mail: sgs (at) foylefoundation (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Friends of Friendless Churches - The Cottam Will Trust
Grants are available for the purchase of works of art to be placed in medieval churches in England and Wales for the advancement of religion.

The Trust exists to give grants towards “the purchase, for the advancement of religion, of objects of beauty to be placed in ancient Gothic churches either in England or Wales.”

The Trust takes the phrase ‘ancient Gothic’ to rule out the exclusively post-medieval but as long as the building is recognisably medieval, even if restored, it is likely to be considered for funding.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Both large and small grants are available. From time to time grants of up to £20,000 have been awarded.

How To Apply

An application form is available upon request from the office of the Friends of Friendless Churches.

The completed form may be submitted at any time

and are considered quarterly. Applications should be made in writing and include the following:

  • Drawings or photos of the item and its proposed location.
  • An explanation of how the proposal is considered to meet the criteria of the Cottam Will Trust.
  • Copies of the last two audited accounts of the PCC.
  • An indication that the proposal either has a faculty or is likely to earn one.
  • An idea of how much the applicant expects to contribute.

Useful links

Friends of Friendless Churches
http://friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/

The Cottam Will Trust
http://friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/funding-for-art/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Friends of Friendless Churches
St Ann's Vestry Hall
2 Church Entry
London
EC4V 5HB
Tel: 0207 236 3934
E-Mail: office (at) friendsoffriendlesschurches (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

G F Eyre Charitable Trust
Grants are available for charitable organisations for general charitable purposes in the UK.

Funding is available for general charitable purposes. Previously the Trust has supported a wide range of different local, national and international causes, including charities working for human medical research, the relief of suffering and respite, and religious and heritage charities.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £200 and £10,000.

Costs associated with eligible projects related to a charitable purpose.

How To Apply

The G F Eyre Charitable Trust does not maintain a website or an email address. Groups should write to the Trust for further information on how to apply.

Contact G F Eyre Charitable Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Andrew Richards
G F Eyre Charitable Trust
Francis Clark Llp
Centenary House
Peninsula Park
Rydon Lane
Exeter
EX2 7XE
Tel: 01392 667000
E-Mail: andrew richards (at) pkf-francisclark (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

G S Plaut Charitable Trust Limited
Grants are available to charities registered in the UK that are established for charitable purposes.

The scheme is intended to support work undertaken for charitable purposes.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £4,000.

How To Apply

Applicants should note that the Trust does not maintain a website.

Applications are considered twice a year but interested applicants may apply at any time. Interested applicants must submit a brief proposal in writing and should include a stamped addressed envelope.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
G S Plaut Charitable Trust Limited
39 Bay Road
Wormit
Newport-on-Tay
Fife
DD6 8LW
E-Mail: GSPCTrust (at) gmail (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Garfield Weston Foundation
Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage.

The Foundation awards grants for capital, project and revenue costs to UK registered charities working within the UK in the areas of Welfare, Youth, Community, Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health and Museums & Heritage.

The Foundation offers two levels of funding, which can be used towards capital, revenue or project costs:

  • Regular Grants of up to £100,000.
  • Major Grants of £100,000 and above. (When awarding major grants, the Foundation typically expects the project and organisation's overall annual income to be in excess of £1 million.)

Typically grants are made for a single year; however, the Trustees may consider a multi-year request for up to three years for previously successful applicants, provided they can demonstrate that a longer term commitment will add value to their organisation’s objectives.

How To Apply

Applications for a Regular Grant of less than £100,000 may be made at any time throughout the year and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. There are no deadlines. It takes around four months from the time an application is received to notification of a decision.

The guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Foundation's website. Groups should read the guidelines before starting the application process.

Major Grants cannot be applied for via the Foundation’s website. Instead, applicants should email a one page summary to Grants Assistant Ciara Molloy (cmolloy (at) garfieldweston (dot) org) outlining what they are raising funds for, the total cost and fundraising target. They will then be given bespoke guidance on whether they are eligible. Charities applying for £100,000 or more are expected to have an annual income in excess of £1 million.

Useful links

Garfield Weston Foundation
http://www.garfieldweston.org/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Ciara Molloy
Garfield Weston Foundation
Weston Centre
10 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4QY
Tel: 020 7399 6565
E-Mail: cmolloy@garfieldweston.org
                                                                                                                                               

Henry Smith Charity - Christian Projects
Grants are available to churches, small charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK.

The Christian Projects programme provides grants to support projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK, and grants are only awarded to work that comes from an Anglican context or that is fully ecumenical.

The funding is for projects that meet at least one of the fund's three priorities, which are:

  • Meeting the spiritual needs of older people, including those with dementia.
  • Reaching out to the unchurched - especially young people and young families - by nurturing spiritual interest and wellbeing.
  • Projects that support and care for Anglican clergy at times of acute need.

Grants of over £10,000 are available per year.

Funding for up to three years is available (most grants are for 1-2 years).

How To Apply

There are no deadlines. Applications will be considered three times a year.

Applications must be submitted using the online application form on the Charity's website. Applicants must first complete a short eligibility quiz before gaining access to the form. Detailed guidance notes are also available to download from the website.

Assessment of applications can take up to five months. Applications will be expected to detail how organisations would wish to deliver their services once the current government coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Useful links

Henry Smith Charity - Christian Projects
https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/christian-projects/christian-projects-funding-guidelines/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The Henry Smith Charity
6th Floor
65 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3A 2AD
Tel: 020 7264 4970
                                                                                                                                               

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).

The Charity will not consider making a grant that is equivalent to more than 50% of the projected annual running costs of an organisation.

Applications for continuation funding will be considered.

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted at any time. There are no deadlines and applications are assessed when they are received.

There is a two-stage application process. An online stage-one application form is available to complete via the Henry Smith Charity website. This first stage can take up to eight weeks and applicants will then be contacted to inform them if they are successful and will be put through to the second stage.

The Charity acknowledges that the information it requires from applicants (eg organisational budgets) may be subject to change as a result of the current coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, and it will take this into account when assessing applications.

Useful links

Henry Smith Charity - Strengthening Communities
https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/strengthening-communities-grants/strengthening-communities-overview/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The Henry Smith Charity
6th Floor
65 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3A 2AD
Tel: 020 7264 4970
                                                                                                                                               

Hodge Foundation (Jane Hodge Foundation)
Grants are available to UK registered or exempt charities for projects that address the objectives of the Foundation which are welfare, education, medical treatment and research, and religion.

The Foundation supports general charitable purposes, in particular medical care, medical research, education and religion.

In 2020/21, the Foundation:

  • Continues to encourage applications from charities whose objectives are in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Foundation. Particular emphasis will continue to be given to supporting medical research, especially in the fields of cancer and mental health, and to funding educational initiatives, projects relating to business and economics and religious and other charities.
  • Will focus on improving outcomes for those living in less affluent areas of Wales.
  • Is particularly interested in funding projects that support the most vulnerable in society, including the homeless and the elderly. For example, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will have a disproportionate impact on the daily life of the elderly as it is likely that they will have to endure a longer period of “lockdown” than other parts of society, with a consequent greater risk to their mental health.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

A total of 119 grants were awarded last year.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered quarterly.

There is no formal application form; rather groups should send a description of their project of no more than three pages along with their budget and timetable. This should be done by email. The Foundation no longer accepts applications by post.

Full details of the information required by the Foundation can be found on the Foundation's website under the 'how to apply' section.

Useful links

Hodge Foundation
https://www.hodgefoundation.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Foundation Administrator
The Hodge Foundation
One Central Square
Cardiff
CF10 1FS
Tel: 029 2078 7674
E-Mail: contact (at) hodgefoundation (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Welcome Programme Grant Scheme
Grants for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations to help BN(O) status holders and their eligible family members settle into their new communities in the UK.

Objectives of Fund

There are four different strands:

  • Regional VCSE Grant Scheme (the focus of this report) (up to £1.4 million across the 9 regions in England), depending on interest, will provide 50 to 100 grants across nine English regions. It is anticipated that the majority of support will be provided by small community organisations.
    • It aims to provide community support to BN(O) status holders in regions across England in areas such as ‘buddying’ and befriending, help to access services, such as registering for GPs or opening bank accounts, and employment support. This is being delivered in partnership with the Strategic Migration Partnerships and applications should align with regional priorities.
  • National VCSE Grant Scheme (the focus of this report) (up to £886,000) will support two to three organisations/consortiums.
    • It aims to provide national support to BN(O) status holders in areas such as employment, mental health and wellbeing, to complement what is being delivered locally.
  • Educational Resources Grant Scheme (up to £100,000) for one organisation.
    • Part of the National VCSE fund, and in collaboration between MHCLG and the Department for Education, this funding will support the development of dedicated Hong Kong educational resources for schools so that they can teach young people about Britain’s historic connection and commitment to Hong Kong and its people, and celebrate the contribution of the Hong Kong-British diaspora to the UK.
  • Hate Crime Reporting Service (up to £300,000) for one organisation to deliver a hate crime reporting service, a hate crime helpline and website for BN(O) status holders and all other people of East and South-East Asian descent.

In addition to the VCSE grant schemes, councils in England will receive £30.7 million to provide targeted support for new arrivals, offering help with English language and to those whose circumstances change and are at risk of destitution. The Government issued new guidance at the end of July for local authorities in England to deliver this work.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive a total of £5.8 million to deliver similar activity.

Up to £1.4 million is available for the Regional VCSE Grant scheme with grants of between £10,000 and £40,000.

Up to £886,000 is available through the National VCSE Grants scheme. It is anticipated that up to three projects will be funded.

All projects need to be delivered by 31 March 2022.

How To Apply

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is running two events on 10 and 11 August to talk about the grant schemes in more detail.Register here

The deadline for all applications is 23:59 on 1 September 2021.

All relevant documents can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Useful links

GOV.UK - National VCSE Grant Scheme
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-vcse-grant-scheme/national-vcse-grant-scheme-prospectus

GOV.UK - Regional VCSE Grant Scheme
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regional-vcse-grant-scheme/regional-vcse-grant-scheme-prospectus

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG)
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF
Tel: 030 3444 0000
E-Mail: HKRegionalGrant (at) communities (dot) gov (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

John James Charitable Trust UPDATED
Grants are available to provide support for individuals and organisations with a Christian focus, as well as funding for ministry training.

The overall aims of the Trust are as follows:

  • Promote education in the Christian faith amongst children and young people.
  • Support people in training for Christian ministry.

No minimum or maximum value of grant is specified. The average grant is £2,000.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

Students and ministry trainees should apply by the annual deadline of 31 May.

Guidance can be found on the John James Charitable Trust's website. Applications can be made online via the website.

Contact the Trust for further information.

Useful links

John James Charitable Trust
https://www.johnjamestrust.org/apply/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Trust Administrator
John James Charitable Trust
6 Mina Road
London
SW19 3AU
Tel: 01483 464224
E-Mail: info (at) JohnJamesTrust (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

Joseph Rank Trust
Grants are available in the UK to support organisations that work to either advance the Christian faith or carry out other charitable purposes. Uncommitted funds are limited and only a very limited number of grants are made in response to unsolicited appeals.

The scheme is intended to support organisations which work to either advance the Christian faith or carry out other charitable purposes with consideration of a Christian approach to the practical, educational and spiritual needs of people.

There are no minimum or maximum levels of grant available, however the resources available for unsolicited appeals are very limited.

The Trust will consider funding one-off grants for capital expenditure and three-year grants for project funding/core costs.

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted at any time. The Trustees will next meet in 2021: in January, April, July and October to consider applications.

There are no application forms and written applications should be submitted in hard copy, not by email. Applications submitted by email will not be considered.

Applicants should endeavour to set out the essential details of the project on two sides of A4 paper (plus a separate covering letter) and the following information should be included:

  • Charity name and charity registration number.
  • A detailed description of the project for which funding is sought.
  • What the applicant is doing, why they are doing it and what they aspire to do.
  • Who is benefiting from the mission outreach. (If it is a building project applicants must provide evidence of existing mission, how this mission will grow in the future, and confirm that the faculty has been granted - if appropriate - and planning permission has been secured).

A summary of budget and costings of the project (for revenue applications a three-year income and expenditure budget for the period that funding is being sought), including details of grant applications made to other external funders, should be placed in an appendix. Applicants should also enclose copies of their most recent monthly management accounts and most recent audited annual report and accounts.

Useful links

Joseph Rank Trust
http://www.ranktrust.org/the-trust.htm

Joseph Rank Trust Grants
http://www.ranktrust.org/rank-trust-grants.htm

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Dr John Higgs
The Joseph Rank Trust
Worth Corner
Turners Hill Road
Pound Hill
Crawley
RH10 7SL
Tel: 01293 873947
E-Mail: secretary (at) ranktrust (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

Joseph Strong Frazer Trust
Grant for registered charities in England and Wales carrying out a range of charitable activities.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants have previously been made for up to £2,000.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Contact the Joseph Strong Frazer Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Joseph Strong Frazer Trust
Joseph Miller & Co.
A Floor
Milburn House
Dean Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 1LE
Tel: 0191 2328065
E-Mail: jsf (at) joseph-miller (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme UPDATED
Grants are available to support grassroots organisations providing safe social spaces, mentoring, work, or social skills for young people aged 11 to 25 years old in the UK.

The Foundation aims to fund work that helps young people create firm foundations, by addressing their needs through early intervention.

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available.

How To Apply

Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2022.

There are two stages to the application process:

  • Applicants should first submit a two minute video about their organisation.
  • Applicants should then complete and submit an Expression of Interest form, via the link on the KFC Foundation’s website.

Guidance notes are available on the KFC Foundation’s website.

Useful links

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme
https://www.kfc.co.uk/kfc-foundation-community-grants

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
KFC Foundation
Orion Gate
Guildford Road
WOKING
GU22 7NJ
E-Mail: uk-kfc-foundation (at) yum (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Laing Family Trusts
The Trusts support a diverse range of charitable purposes with a focus on promoting the Christian faith and values in the UK and overseas.Each of the four Family Trusts funds work in their specific areas of interest.

The Trusts share the overall objectives of promoting Christian faith and values, caring for those in need, and encouraging young people to realise their potential (especially, but not exclusively, in the field of science and engineering and through Christian youth activities).

Funding is available as follows:

  • The Beatrice Laing Trust - grants typically range between £2,000 and £10,000, although the Trust has the capacity to make a few larger grants each year.
  • Maurice & Hilda Laing Trust - grants typically range between £5,000 and £25,000, although the Trust has the capacity to make a few larger grants each year.
  • Kirby Laing Foundation - it is anticipated that most grants awarded will be in the region of £2,000 to £20,000.
  • Martin Laing Foundation - most grants range between £500 and £10,000.

How To Apply

Applications may be made at any time. Applications will automatically be directed to the most appropriate of the four Trusts.

There is no formal application form. Applicants will have to download and complete an application cover sheet, which is available on completion of the eligibility quiz on the Laing Family Trusts website.

This should be submitted along with a concise proposal (usually about three to four pages) including the following information:

  • Description of the project / activity for which funding is sought; this should identify the need the project addresses and the difference it will make.
  • Anticipated start and end date of the project.
  • A detailed budget breakdown.
  • Fundraising plan, to include anticipated sources of funding, funds already secured and plans for securing the shortfall (including any loan arrangements, sale of assets etc).
  • Arrangements for monitoring and evaluating the project.
  • A copy of the charity’s most recent annual report and audited accounts.

Applications by email will not be accepted.

Useful links

Laing Family Trusts
https://www.laingfamilytrusts.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Ms Elizabeth Harley
The Laing Family Foundation
Laing Family Trusts
33 Bunns Lane
Mill Hill
London
NW7 2DX
Tel: 020 8238 8890
                                                                                                                                               

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation UPDATED
Grants are available for UK registered charities undertaking projects to support those who are disadvantaged in areas where Leeds Building Society branches are located.

This charitable foundation offers grants to UK registered charities and to groups affiliated to registered charities, to support community based projects that relieve suffering, hardship or poverty. The grants usually fund items of capital expenditure which will directly help those in need.

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 4 October 2021.

An online application form is available on the Leeds Building Society website.

Useful links

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation
http://www.leedsbuildingsociety.co.uk/your-society/about-us/foundation/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

The Secretary
Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation
105 Albion Street
Leeds
LS1 5AS
Tel: 0113 2257518
E-Mail: foundation (at) leedsbuildingsociety (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
Grants are available towards the VAT incurred during repairs and maintenance of listed buildings that are used principally as public places of worship, or which are listed places of worship owned by specified organisations that look after redundant places of worship.

The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme makes grants towards the VAT incurred in maintenance and repairs to listed buildings that are primarily used for public worship, or which are listed places of worship owned by, or under the authority of, a number of specified organisations that look after redundant places of worship.

The scheme applies to listed places of worship of all religions and faith groups throughout the UK.

The scheme has an annual budget of up to £42 million, which has been confirmed until the end of March 2022, and receives around 4,000 claims each year.

The minimum value of invoices (excluding VAT) for any one claim to the scheme is £1,000. An application may comprise a number of smaller invoices, but each claim must apply to works that are eligible under the scheme and together generate combined invoice values of no less than £1,000 excluding VAT.

In addition, to allow places of worship undertaking smaller works to benefit from the scheme, each listed place of worship will also be allowed to submit one claim with a value of between £500 and £1,000 (excluding the VAT paid) in any 12 month period.

Claimants are expected to ensure that that all other eligible VAT reliefs are sought before seeking a grant under the scheme.

How To Apply

This is a rolling programme. Applications can be made at any time until 31 March 2022.

Applications are only accepted in arrears for works already completed.

Application forms and additional guidance are available to download from the website.

Application forms can be submitted by email or post.

Contact Topmark for further information.

Useful links

Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
http://www.lpwscheme.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Topmark (LPOW) Davies Group
2nd Floor, The Forsyth Building
5 Renfield Street
Glasgow
G2 5EZ
Tel: 0800 5003009
E-Mail: dcms cm (at) davies-group (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales - Grants Programme
Unrestricted grants to support small and medium-sized local charities, with a proven track record of helping people in England and Wales with complex social issues, to recover and renew beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

The grants programme offers long-term funding, including core costs and tailored development support to small and medium-sized charities that have a track record of working to help people overcome the following Complex Social issues:

  • Addiction and dependency on alcohol, drugs and/or gambling
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Care leavers
  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Homeless and vulnerably housed
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents

A full explanation of each social issue can be found in the guidelines which are published on the Foundation's website.

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales - Racial Equity Funding launched on 20 April 2021. This funding strand is for small and local charities that are led by and that support Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic communities. The charity must have a a focus on supporting people from specific Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities to overcome at least one of the Complex Social issues listed above.

There is a total of £9.5 million for 2021.

Unrestricted grants of £50,000 over two years. The Foundation expects to fund around 190 charities in 2021.

In addition to the funding, charities will be supported by a Regional Manager who will work with them to identify priority development needs and support them to access a wide range of organisation development support to meet those needs.

How To Apply

The Foundation has opened its grants programme for 2021.

The first step in the application process is to read the eligibility criteria and then complete the short eligibility checker, both of which are available on the Foundation's website.

Applications can be submitted at any time as there are no closing dates.

Charities should apply whenever they feel they are ready and can expect a decision within four months of starting the application process.

Useful links

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
http://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
Pentagon House
52-54 Southwark Street
London
SE1 1UN
Tel: 0370 411 1223
E-Mail: enquiries (at) lloydsbankfoundation (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Lord Barnby's Charitable Foundation
Grant for charitable organisations undertaking general charitable purposes in the UK.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £500 and £12,000, with average grants being in the range of £2,000 to £3,000.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time and should be made in writing. Applications should also include the following:

  • A brief description of the organisation and project.
  • A copy of the organisation’s most recent accounts.

Contact the Lord Barnby's Foundation via post for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Mrs Catherine Thomason
The Lord Barnby's Foundation
PO Box 442
Market Drayton
TF9 9EQ
Tel: 07835441168
E-Mail: lordbarnbyfoundation@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                               

Magic Little Grants Fund 2021
Small one-off grants are available to small local charities and community groups for community projects in Great Britain that address themes set out by the funders.

The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to launch or deliver their services.

A total of £1 million is being made available in 2021.

It is expected that more than 2,000 organisations will receive a grant of £500 in 2021.

Organisations that receive a grant will also be awarded a year of free membership (funded by the player’s of the People’s Postcode Lottery). This means that the grant recipient will not have to pay the £80 + VAT membership fee, although they will still be required to set up a direct debit upon registration.

How To Apply

The 2021 application window is now open. Applications can be made at any time until 31 October 2021.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application, regardless of whether they are successful or not, within two months of their submission.

Groups should first read the guidance notes, on the Localgiving website.

Localgiving members can log in to their account to access the online application.

The application process is administered entirely by Localgiving and all enquiries should be directed to the Localgiving Help Desk

Each organisation may only apply once in 2021.

Useful links

Localgiving - Magic Little Grants
https://localgiving.org/about/magic-little-grants/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Help Desk
Localgiving
189-190 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6HU
Tel: 0300 111 2340
E-Mail: help (at) localgiving (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

Matrix Causes Fund NEW
Grants are available to UK charitable organisations promoting access to justice, equality of opportunity or sustainability.

Funding is intended to promote access to justice (particularly for people trying to get support for their basic needs), equality of opportunity or a sustainable environment.

Two levels of funding are available:

  • One-off grants of up to £5,000.
  • Grants of up to £3,000 a year for three years.

How To Apply

Applications are considered at quarterly meetings each year. The next meeting will take place on 21 October 2021. The deadline for applications to this meeting is 11 October 2021 (5pm).

Any applications submitted after this date will be considered at the next quarterly meeting.

An online application form and full guidance notes can be found on the Matrix Law website.

Useful links

Matrix Causes Fund
https://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/csr/matrix-causes-fund/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Zoe Willis
Matrix Chambers
Griffin Building
Gray’s Inn
DX400 Chancery Lane
London
WC1R 5LN
Tel: 020 7404 3447
E-Mail: ZoeWillis (at) matrixlaw (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Matthew Good Foundation - Grants for Good Fund
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.

The Grants for Good Fund has been launched to extend the impact of the Matthew Good Foundation, and allow small charities, community projects and social enterprises to apply for funding directly.

A total of £10,000 will be made available every three months, and five shortlisted organisations will each receive a share.

Funding awarded will be based on the number of votes received by employees from John Good Group, in the following order:

  • First place - £3,500
  • Second place - £2,500
  • Third place - £2,000
  • Fourth place - £1,000
  • Fifth place - £1,000

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Funding will be awarded every three months in April, July, October, and January, with an application deadline of the 15th of the month before.

The application form is available from the Matthew Good Foundation website.

Useful links

Matthew Good Foundation - Grants for Good Fund
https://www.matthewgoodfoundation.org/grantsforgood/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Michelle Taft
Matthew Good Foundation
Matthew Good House
Bridgehead Business Park
Orchid Road
Hessle
HU13 0DH
E-Mail: michelle (at) matthewgoodfoundation (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

Morrisons Foundation
Grants are available to registered charities for new projects which directly improve the lives of local people or communities, especially those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged, in England, Scotland or Wales.

The Foundation is offering grants to help get new projects off the ground that will benefit the local community.

The funding is for specific projects which make a difference to people’s lives, with special consideration for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

Grants up to £25,000 are available.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

An online application form is available on the Foundation's website.

The Foundation aims to respond to completed applications within three months of receipt.

Charities that successfully apply for a grant from the Foundation may apply again only after they have submitted a 'Post Grant Report' to detail the impact of the support provided by the Foundation. Reports are generally requested at the one-year anniversary of the charity's approved application, although the time varies dependent on nature of the project.

Useful links

The Morrisons Foundation
https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The Morrisons Foundation
Hilmore House
Gain Lane
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD3 7DL
Tel: 0845 611 5364
E-Mail: foundation enquiries (at) morrisonsplc (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

National Churches Trust - Cornerstone Grants Programme 2019-2023
Grants are available to support the conservation and sustainable use of church buildings in the UK, focusing on larger and more complex projects with priority given to urgent structural repairs or the introduction of kitchens and accessible toilets.

The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism.

The National Churches Trust has launched the first grant of its new grants programme in line with the Trust's new strategy for 2019-2023.

The funding is for projects which can demonstrate how they meet the outcome in line with the new strategy:

  • Preserving heritage.
  • Promoting sustainability.
  • Inspiring support.

The Cornerstone Grants programme is intended to support structural repairs and maintenance issues costing more than £100,000 or the installation of kitchen and toilets costing over £30,000.

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available.

Grants of between £40,000 and £50,000 are extremely limited.

In previous years the average grant has been around £15,000.

The Trust has a very limited amount of funding available and can only offer grants to a small proportion of applicants.

Priority for funding is for urgent structural repairs (costed at more than £100,000 including VAT), but the Trust will consider projects for the installation of kitchens and accessible toilets (costed at more than £30,000 including VAT).

How To Apply

The next deadline for applications is 1 November 2021 (midnight) with decisions in March 2022.

There will be a further deadline in March 2022.

Guidance notes and the online application form are available on the Trust's website.

Useful links

National Churches Trust
http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/

National Churches Trust - Cornerstone Grants
https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/cornerstonegrants

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The National Churches Trust
7 Tufton Street
London
SW1P 3QB
Tel: 020 7222 0605
E-Mail: grants (at) nationalchurchestrust (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

National Churches Trust - Foundation Grants Programme 2019-2023
Grants are available for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK to support interventions to investigate or address small problems before they turn into large repairs.

The funding is for projects which fit within the scope of the National Churches Trust Strategy for 2019-2023:

  • Preserve heritage.
  • Promote sustainability.
  • Inspire support.

The Foundation Grants Programme provides funding for:

  • Urgent maintenance works and items identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report.
  • Small investigative works and surveys.

Normally grants of between £500 and 5,000 are available. The project costs should not exceed £10,000 (excluding VAT).

Please note that the Trust has a limited amount of funding available.

How To Apply

Starting from January 2021, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Guidance notes and an application form are available on the Trust's website.

Applications must be submitted online.

Useful links

National Churches Trust
http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/

National Churches Trust - Foundation Grants
https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/foundationgrants

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The National Churches Trust
7 Tufton Street
London
SW1P 3QB
Tel: 020 7222 0605
E-Mail: grants (at) nationalchurchestrust (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

National Churches Trust - Gateway Grants Programme 2019-2023
Grants are available for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK to support developing a church building project.

The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism.

The National Churches Trust has launched its new grants programme in line with the Trust's new strategy for 2019-2023.

The funding is for projects which can demonstrate how they meet the outcome in line with the new strategy:

  • Preserving heritage.
  • Promoting sustainability.
  • Inspiring support.

The Gateway Grants programme will support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Some funding will be awarded to local church trusts for strategic or capacity building projects.

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to cover work costs up to £100,000 (including VAT and fees).

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by midnight on 9 September 2021.

The Grants Committee meets three times a year with decisions made in March, July and November.

Guidance notes and the online application form can be found on the Trust's website.

Contact The National Churches Trust for further information.

Useful links

National Churches Trust - Gateway Grants
https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/gatewaygrants

National Churches Trust - Grants
https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/our-grants

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The National Churches Trust
7 Tufton Street
London
SW1P 3QB
Tel: 020 7222 0605
E-Mail: grants (at) nationalchurchestrust (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

National Lottery Awards for All - England
Grants are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools and local authorities in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community.

National Lottery Awards for All is a small grants programme provided by the National Lottery Community Fund, previously known as the Big Lottery Fund until the name was changed in January 2019.

The funding is intended for projects that support communities to thrive by:

  • Building strong relationships in and across communities.
  • Improving the places and spaces that matter to communities.
  • Helping more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available for up to one year.

Organisations can receive funding of a maximum of £10,000 within a 12-month period.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis there is high demand for funding and the time it takes to get a decision from the National Lottery Community Fund might vary. The Fund aims to inform organisations of the outcome of their application within 12 weeks.

The online application form can be found on the National Lottery Community Fund.

Useful links

National Lottery - Awards for All England
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-england

National Lottery Community Fund
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
National Lottery Community Fund
1 Plough Place
London
EC4A 1DE
Tel: 0345 4 10 20 30
E-Mail: general enquiries (at) tnlcommunityfund (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

National Lottery Community Fund - Bringing People Together
Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom for projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.

The programme seeks to fund ideas that enable communities to thrive by creating the conditions, infrastructure and social fabric that enable better and longer lasting ways of bringing people and communities together. This will be achieved by supporting:

  • Bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches.
  • New projects or projects that build on existing work.
  • A range of projects reflecting a mix of communities and places from across the UK.

Grants of up to £300,000 are available, for up to two years.

It is expected that up to 20 awards will be made for the 2021/22 period.

How To Apply

Applications may be made at any time while funding remains available.

Funding proposals can be submitted using the online application form on the National Lottery Community Fund website or applicants can send an email or video to their regional funding officer (details are on the National Lottery Community Fund website).

Organisations invited to the next stage will then be contacted by the National Lottery Community Fund to discuss the next steps of the application process.

Useful links

National Lottery Community Fund - Bringing People Together
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/bringing-people-together

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Bringing People Together Enquiries
National Lottery Community Fund
Head Office
1 Plough Place
London
EC4A 1DE
Tel: 028 9568 0143
E-Mail: bringingpeopletogether (at) tnlcommunityfund (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

National Lottery Community Fund - Partnerships
Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England which work together with a shared set of goals and values to help their community thrive.

The funding is intended for new or existing partnerships of community and voluntary organisations where everyone takes responsibility to work toward their shared goals together, while offering their own insights and perspectives. The National Lottery Community Fund calls this “generous leadership”.

The aim of the programme is to encourage organisations to work in partnership to help their communities thrive by focusing on the bigger picture, rather than just what their organisation can do on its own. “Communities” can be people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

The funding can support different types of partnership, including:

  • Cross-sector partnerships.
  • Local place-based collaboration.
  • Local and national organisations working together around a particular theme.

Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Funding proposals can be submitted using the online application form on the National Lottery Community Fund website or applicants can send an email or video to their regional funding officer (details are on the National Lottery Community Fund website).

Organisations will then be contacted by the National Lottery Community Fund within 12 weeks of submitting a proposal to discuss the next steps of the application process.

Useful links

The National Lottery Community Fund - Partnerships
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/partnerships-england#section-1

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Funding Team
National Lottery Community Fund
1 Plough Place
London
EC4A 1DE
Tel: 028 9568 0143
E-Mail: general enquiries (at) tnlcommunityfund (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities
Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England for projects that make positive changes in their communities.

The funding is intended for projects that support communities to thrive by:

  • Building strong relationships in and across communities.
  • Improving the places and spaces that matter to communities.
  • Helping more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Funding proposals can be submitted using the online application form on the National Lottery Community Fund website or applicants can send an email or video to their regional funding officer (details are on the National Lottery Community Fund website).

Organisations will then be contacted by the National Lottery Community Fund within 12 weeks of submitting a proposal to discuss the next steps of the application process.

Useful links

The National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communities-england

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Funding Team
National Lottery Community Fund
1 Plough Place
London
EC4A 1DE
Tel: 0345 4 102030
E-Mail: general enquiries (at) tnlcommunityfund (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

National Lottery Community Fund - Together for Our Planet NEW
Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom for small-scale projects to take action on climate change.

The Together for Our Planet funding programme aims to support the nurturing and development of local ideas, contributing to a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities across the UK.

The fund has a total value of £2.5 million.

Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available.

It is expected that approximately 400 to 500 awards will be made through this programme.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 18 November 2021 (5pm).

It is expected that most of the funding awarded will be to support activities taking place after the COP26 conference (which runs from 1 to 12 November 2021).

Guidance notes and the online application form are available at the National Lottery Community Fund website.

Useful links

National Lottery Community Fund - Together for Our Planet
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/together-for-our-planet

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

UK Portfolio Team
National Lottery Community Fund
Head Office
1 Plough Place
London
EC4A 1DE
Tel: 028 9568 0143
E-Mail: UKPortfolioTeam (at) tnlcommunityfund (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

National Lottery Community Fund UK Portfolio – Growing Great Ideas Programme
Funding for not-for-profit organisations working together to test new ideas, new approaches that experiment with how to do things differently with a focus on supporting transformational and longer-term change.

The Growing Great Ideas programme is focused on supporting transformational and long-term change.

The programme is at an early stage where NLCF is still testing an approach. Currently, NLCF is looking to invest in different compositions of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term, which they describe as ecologies, platforms, ecosystems, assemblages, networks and constellations.

A total of £25 million is available for this programme until March 2022 with more funding expected beyond that.

The minimum grant is £150,000. The minimum length is two years. Funding can be available for up to 10 years in some circumstances.

The funding awarded will reflect the stage of the idea.

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Full details and the online application form are available from the National Lottery Community Fund website.

Useful links

National Lottery Community Fund – Growing Great Ideas
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/growing-great-ideas#section-1

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Growing Great Ideas Programme Team
National Lottery Community Fund
Head Office
1 Plough Place
London
EC4A 1DE
Tel: 028 9568 0143
E-Mail: growinggreatideas@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk
                                                                                                                                               

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Access and Participation Fund
Grants for organisations to widen and deepen participation in the arts.

PHF believes in the power of the arts as a force for change and one that enriches people’s lives and communities.

The aim of the Access and Participation Fund is to support change in the way the arts are created, presented, accessed and experienced so that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice, both as audiences and participants.

Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 for activity lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. Most grants are in the £60,000 to £250,000 range.

Pre-application access support and a bursary of up to £500 is available to help groups apply.

How To Apply

There are no deadlines. Applications can be made at any time.

There is a two-stage application process. The Foundation aims to reach a final decision on applications within four months of receipt of stage 1 applications.

Groups that wish to discuss their proposal may book an optional Enquiry Call with the Arts Access and Participation team.

The guidance notes, sample application form and the online application form are available from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website.

Contact the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for further information.

Useful links

Arts Access and Participation Fund
https://www.phf.org.uk/our-work-in-the-uk/arts-access-participation/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
5-11 Leeke Street
London
WC1X 9HY
Tel: 020 7812 3300
E-Mail: information (at) phf (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Persimmon Community Champions
One-off grants are available for local community organisations and charities that have already secured matched funding for local community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales.

Persimmon Community Champions is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £2,000 to match money they have already raised themselves

The funding is available for local community initiatives across Great Britain.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available

Each of Persimmon Homes 32 business units will donate funding up to the value of £1,000 to two community organisations or charities each month.

How To Apply

There are no deadlines. A winner for each of region is selected at the end of every month.

A simple online application form is available to complete on the Persimmon website.

Groups should fill in the form, explaining why they deserve the donation, how much money they have raised and how much they need for a donation. This application will then be forwarded to the nearest local Persimmon business.

Useful links

Persimmon
http://www.persimmonhomes.com/

Persimmon Community Champions
https://www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Persimmon Plc
Persimmon House
Fulford
York
YO19 4FE
E-Mail: contact (at) persimmonhomes (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Porticus UK and Ireland
Grants are available to charitable organisations (faith and non-faith based) in the UK and Ireland for initiatives in the areas of areas of education, society, faith and climate.

Funding is offered to charities in the UK and Ireland for projects that promote human dignity and social justice, with a particular focus on the areas of child protection, criminal justice, migration and human trafficking, primary and secondary education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) establishments, and vital church communities.

There are no funding limits. Support is tailored based on the merits of an application and a variety of other factors.

How To Apply

Porticus does not accept unsolicited applications for funding. However, organisations may submit an online introduction form. These are accepted throughout the year.

The introduction form is not a formal request for funding, rather it is an opportunity for organisations to inform Porticus about their organisation and the work they are doing. The form can be found on the Porticus website in the 'Partnering with Us' section.

Before submitting the online form, organisations should read the guidelines and FAQs on the Porticus website to ensure that they and their programmes 'closely match' the mission and funding priorities set out by Porticus.

Useful links

Porticus UK and Ireland
https://www.porticus.com/en/our-hubs/uk-and-ireland/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Porticus UK
Michelin House
Fourth Floor
81 Fulham Road
London
SW3 6RD
Tel: 020 7024 3503
E-Mail: porticusuk (at) porticus (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust - North of England
Grants are available for smaller charities and good causes in the north of England.

The funding aims to support smaller charities and good causes in the north of England to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet.

Grants range from £500 to £20,000.

The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:

  • Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with the Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
  • Applicants that are registered with the Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.

How To Apply

A funding round will open for a couple of weeks each month from February until October 2021.

The application form will appear on the Trust’s website each time the Trust opens for application.

The Trust has removed the previously published deadlines for May through October.

The Trust announced at the end of April 2021 that ‘in order to process the high number of applications that it is likely to receive, each month it will be accepting a limited number of applications in line with the amount of funds available for that round. Once a round has closed, organisations who did not get to apply are encouraged to apply in the following month’s round.

Applications will open at 9am on the following dates:

  • 1 June
  • 1 July
  • 2 August
  • 1 September
  • 1 October

The guidance notes are available from the People’s Postcode Trust website.

Useful links

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust
https://www.postcodeneighbourhoodtrust.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Postcode Neighbourhood Trust
28 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh
EH2 4ET
Tel: 0131 322 9390
E-Mail: info (at) postcodeneighbourhoodtrust (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Rachel Charitable Trust
Grant for charitable organisations in England and Wales undertaking social welfare activities.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking projects for general charitable purposes, particularly the relief of poverty and the advancement of religion and religious education.

Funding is provided at the discretion of the trustees.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Applications must be made in writing.

Contact Rachel Charitable Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Rachel Charitable Trust
30 Market Place
London
W1W 8AP
Tel: 020 78463036
                                                                                                                                               

Rank Foundation - Pebbles Grants UPDATED
Funding is available for charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities.

This fund is focused on smaller charities that may not be covered by the Rank Foundation’s larger programmes.

Grants are awarded on a discretionary basis. Grants range from £250 to £4,000 depending on the total cost of the project.

The total cost of the project should not exceed £150,000.

How To Apply

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis and applications can be made at any time.

The first step in the application process is to complete the online eligibility form. Those that are eligible can proceed to the online application form for either Capital Costs or Short Break on the Foundation's website.

Grant recipients may apply for a Pebble Grant once every three years (exactly three years after their original application date).

Unsuccessful groups may only apply 12 months after the original date of submission.

Contact the Rank Foundation for further information.

Useful links

Rank Foundation
https://www.rankfoundation.com/

Rank Foundation - Pebbles Grants
https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The Rank Foundation
12 Warwick Square
London
SW1V 2AA
E-Mail: pebbles (at) rankfoundation (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Rayden Charitable Trust
Grants are available for charitable organisations in England and Wales that are undertaking general charitable activities.

The scheme is intended to support the following:

  • General charitable purposes.
  • The advancement of religion in accordance with the Jewish faith.
  • The relief of poverty.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Most grants are under £2,000. Annually, the Trust awards a total of around £25,000 in grants.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

The Trust does not have a website.

Organisations should contact Rayden Charitable Trust for further information about the application process.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Rayden Charitable Trust
Beavis Morgan LLP
82 St John Street
London
EC1M 4JN
Tel: 0207 417 0417
E-Mail: clive rayden (at) rcpgroup (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Rest-Harrow Trust
Grants to charitable organisations in England and Wales for general charitable purposes.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £100 and £2,000.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time.

This Trust does not maintain a website or email address. Contact Rest-Harrow Trust in writing for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Rest-Harrow Trust
21 Whitefriars Street
London
EC4Y 8JJ
Tel: 02070926990
                                                                                                                                               

Reverend Robert Neil Russell Trust Fund
Grant for registered charities undertaking social welfare and community projects in the UK and abroad.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking projects in the following areas:

  • Education.
  • Medicine.
  • Social welfare.
  • Promotion of the welfare of the aged and the young.

Grants are made between the values of £200 and £500. The annual income of this fund is usually below £10,000.

How To Apply

Applications must be made in writing.

This Trust does not maintain a website. Contact Reverend Robert Neil Russell Trust Fund via email, telelphone or in writing for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Reverend Robert Neil Russell Trust Fund
Brown Turner Compton Carr
11 St George's Place
Lord Street
Southport
PR9 OAL
Tel: 01704 542 002
E-Mail: matthew skeels (at) brownturnerross (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust
A limited number of small grants are available for charitable organisations undertaking general charitable activities in the UK.

The Trust supports a small number of charitable activities each year.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Annually, the Trust awards a total of between £60,000 and £80,000 in grants.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Applicants should note that this trust does not have a website. Applicants are advised to contact the Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust
Lewis Golden & Co
40 Queen Anne Street
London
W1G 9EL
Tel: 020 7580 7313
E-Mail: Charity (at) LewisGolden (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts - Jerusalem Trust
Grants are available for voluntary and community organisations undertaking projects for the promotion of the Christian faith and Christian education in the UK.

The objects of the Trust are to advance:

  • The Christian religion and promote Christian organisations and the charitable purposes and institutions they support.
  • Christian education and learning.

In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes:

  • Evangelism and Christian Mission in the UK - particularly work with children, new and emerging evangelists and work with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families
  • Christian Education - particularly curriculum resource materials for schools and support of RE as a subject; adult lay Christian training and education, and projects which encourage Christians in leadership in schools
  • Christian Evangelism and Relief Work Overseas - priority areas are Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Iran; programmes which support theological training colleges or build capacity of local churches; translation of Christian books and provision of aid to the persecuted church
  • Christian Media - particularly media projects promoting Christianity in the UK, North Africa and the Middle East; training and networking projects for Christians working in the media and the creative use of digital media and the internet to promote Christianity
  • Christian Art - commissions of works of art for places of worship

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

In 2020, 116 grants were awarded with a total value of £2.8 million. The majority of grants were awarded for projects in the Evangelism and Christian Mission in the UK category.

How To Apply

Proposals are generally invited by the Trustees or initiated at their request.

Applications can be made online and will be acknowledged by email within two working days. The Trustees meet to consider grant applications approximately four times a year.

Funding enquiries can be made by post; however, it may take a long time to get a response.

Contact The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts for further information.

Useful links

Jerusalem Trust
http://www.sfct.org.uk/jerusalem.html

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
http://www.sfct.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
The Peak
5 Wilton Road
London
SW1V 1AP
Tel: 020 7410 0330
E-Mail: info (at) sfct (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund UPDATED
Grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England and Scotland with priority for initiatives which respond to the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England and Scotland. Priority is currently being given to initiatives which respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund is currently prioritising projects and community groups that are responding directly to the challenges of COVID-19 and for the time being the Grants Ideas Fund is closed in order to provide flexible and responsive support where it is most needed.

Sanctuary Housing recognises this is a hugely challenging time for communities and hope that this fund will provide vital support for their residents and the amazing local groups supporting them through the crisis.

Funding is at the discretion of Sanctuary Housing and dependent on the impact the project will have on Sanctuary residents.

How To Apply

Interested groups can discuss their project proposal with Sanctuary by contacting Joe Leighton in the Community Investment team on 01905 335163 or by emailing community (at) sanctuary-housing (dot) co (dot) uk.

Useful links

Sanctuary Housing - Community Investment Fund
https://www.sanctuary-housing.co.uk/community-investment-fund

Sanctuary Housing Group
https://www.sanctuary-group.co.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Joe Leighton
Sanctuary Housing
Chamber Court
Castle Street
Worcester
WR1 3ZQ
Tel: 01905 335163
E-Mail: community (at) sanctuary-housing (dot) co (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Screwfix Foundation
Grants are available to UK registered charities for projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need across the UK.

The Foundation's purpose in funding is to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities specifically for those in need in the UK.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

How To Apply

The online application form can be found on The Screwfix Foundation website.

Applications can be made at any time and are reviewed on a quarterly basis:

  • The 2021 review dates are in March, June, September and December.
  • The cut off date for applications is the 14th day of the month prior to the Trustee meeting.
  • The 2021 deadlines for application are thus: 14 February, 14 May, 14 August and 14 November.

All successful applications will be contacted by post, email or phone to arrange the next step. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted within one month of the review meeting.

Once the outcome has been received, applicants (either successful or unsuccessful) must wait 12 months to reapply for funding.

Useful links

The Screwfix Foundation
http://www.screwfixfoundation.com

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The Screwfix Foundation
Trade House
Mead Avenue
Houndstone Business Park
Yeovil
BA22 8RT
Tel: 01935 414100
E-Mail: foundation (at) screwfix (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Sir Halley Stewart Trust
Grants are available to UK based charitable organisations for UK and/or international research projects that address the themes of medical, social, or religious with the aim of assisting and promoting innovative activities or developments.

The Trust emphasises prevention rather than alleviation of human suffering.

Projects must address at least one of the following:

  • Innovative research projects, ie. those which explore and test new ideas, methods, approaches, interventions and/or devices.
  • Pioneering and/or ground-breaking development projects, ie. those which are original and represent the first of their kind and/or lay the foundations for further developments.

The maximum grant available is £60,000.

There are two levels of funding:

  • Main Grants of between £5,000 and £60,000 (normally for salary costs) which can be spread across one to three years. The maximum annual allowance is £30,000. Grants up to £80,000 may be awarded under exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.
  • Small Grants of up to £5,000 for a one-off project.

How To Apply

There are no deadlines for Small Grant applications. Main Grant applications are considered three times a year.

Proposals are considered as they arrive and suitable applications reviewed on an ongoing basis. Meetings will be closed to submissions at the discretion of the Trust and without prior warning when the number of suitable applications received far exceeds the grant funds available for the next Trust Board meeting.

The Trust has an online application form. In order to access the form, applicants will need to register with their email address and a password.

Applicants are advised to contact the Secretary to discuss the potential project before starting the application process.

Useful links

Sir Halley Stewart Trust
http://www.sirhalleystewart.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Vicky Chant
Sir Halley Stewart Trust
London
WC1N 3XX
Tel: 020 8144 0375
E-Mail: email (at) sirhalleystewart (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Skinners Company - 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 objective of the Lady Neville Charity is to provide grants that will make a clear and significant contribution to grassroots charitable organisations offering a diverse range of activities and interests.

One-off capital grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects with a total cost of less than £10,000.

Please note that as the Trust has a limited funding pot, it may not always be able to fully fund the requested amount.

The applicant success rate is currently standing at 75% of all eligible applications received.

How To Apply

The 2021 deadlines for applications are 12 March 2021 and 17 September 2021.

Application forms are available from the Charity's website.

Useful links

Skinners Company
https://www.skinners.org.uk/

Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity
https://www.skinners.org.uk/neville/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Grants Administrator
The Skinners' Company - Welfare, Education and Organisational Grants
Skinners’ Hall
8 Dowgate Hill
London
EC4R 2SP
Tel: 020 7213 0562
E-Mail: charitiesadmin (at) skinners (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Social Business Trust
A package of professional business support and targeted grant funding is available for social enterprises across all sectors in the UK to help them grow and to achieve greater social impact.

The Social Business Trust provides grants and business advice to UK-based social enterprises. Successful organisations will have the opportunity to work in partnership with Social Business Trust and its partners and to use the advice and guidance offered to pursue substantial growth for further social impact.

The Social Business Trust does not make loans or standalone grants, rather it provides a package of professional business support and targeted grant funding.

How To Apply

The first step in the application process is to contact the Social Business Trust for an initial discussion.

This can be done by sending an email to info (at) socialbusinesstrust (dot) org.

Useful links

Social Business Trust
http://www.socialbusinesstrust.org/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Social Business Trust
BWB Charity Hub
10 Queen Street Place
London
EC4R 1BE
Tel: 0203 0968021
E-Mail: info (at) socialbusinesstrust (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

Souter Charitable Trust
Grants are available to registered charities for projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in the UK or overseas, particularly those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.

The Trust’s stated policy is to assist projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in the UK or overseas, particularly those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Each application will be assessed individually and assessed on its own merits, however, an average grant would be a small one-off amount in the region of £1,000 to £3,000.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time. The trustees generally meet once a month to assess applications.

There is no application form. Applications should be made in writing and submitted by post or email (application@soutercharitabletrust.org.uk)

Applications should be no more than two sides of A4. Applicants should also send audited accounts.

All applications are acknowledged, whether successful or not.

Contact the Souter Charitable Trust for further information.

Useful links

The Souter Charitable Trust
https://www.soutercharitabletrust.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Souter Charitable Trust
PO Box 7412
Perth
PH1 5YX
E-Mail: enquiries (at) soutercharitabletrust (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

St. Jude’s Trust
Grants are available for individuals and charitable organisations helping those who are disabled or disadvantaged in the UK.

The scheme is intended to support general charitable purposes, particularly projects which aid the disadvantaged or disabled.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees but the majority of grants awarded are of up to £2,000.

Annually, the Trust awards a total of around £30,000 in grants.

How To Apply

Applications should be made in March/April and September/October for review in May and November.

The Trust does not maintain a website or email address. Applications should be made in writing.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
St. Jude’s Trust
Druces LLP
Salisbury House
London Wall
London
EC2M 5PS
Tel: 02076389271
                                                                                                                                               

Steel Charitable Trust UPDATED
Grants are available to registered charities in the UK working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage.

The funding is intended for projects that make a real impact in the areas of arts and heritage; education; environment; health; and social or economic disadvantage.

The minimum grant size is £10,000. Awards of more than £25,000 are rare.

The Trust awards between 100 and 150 grants per year but receives many more applications than it has funds to support. In recent years, approximately 10 to 12% of applications received were successful (since the COVID-19 outbreak the success rate has dropped to under 4%).

How To Apply

The next deadline for applications is 20 October 2021.

Applications are considered at meetings that take place four times a year, in March, June, September and December.

Applications must be made using the Trust's online application form.

Contact the Steel Charitable Trust for further information.

Useful links

Steel Charitable Trust
https://steelcharitabletrust.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The Steel Charitable Trust
Suite 411
Jansel House
Hitchin Road
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 7XH
E-Mail: info (at) steelcharitabletrust (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Communities Fund - Primary Fund (England)
Grants are available to non-profit making organisations in qualifying areas of England for improvements to local community facilities, historic buildings and structures, sport and recreation facilities.

The LCF Primary Fund Programme supports community improvement projects that make physical improvements to community facilities such as village halls, public parks and sports facilities; to projects that restore or repair buildings of religious worship or buildings of architectural or historic interest; and to projects which conserve biodiversity.

Grants of between £1 and £50,000 are available. Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £250,000. Projects must start within six months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded.

How To Apply

Initial applications can be submitted at any time.

The application process is operated through a two-stage process via an online application system. Stage one applications will include a short eligibility check and brief questions about the project.

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a stage two application.

Applications will be thoroughly assessed and applicants will be visited (normally at the project site) by a SUEZ Communities Trust project manager.

Useful links

SUEZ Communities Trust
http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/

SUEZ Communities Trust - Landfill Communities Fund
http://www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk/apply-for-funding/england/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
SUEZ Communities Trust
301-304 Parkway
Worle
Weston-Super-Mare
North Somerset
BS22 6WA
Tel: 01934 524013
E-Mail: sct uk (at) suez (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Communities Fund - Smaller Projects Fund (England)
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations in qualifying areas of England for physical improvement to community facilities, such as village halls, public parks, sports facilities, historic buildings and structures.

The Smaller Projects Fund supports community improvement projects that make physical improvements to community facilities such as village halls, public parks and sports facilities, and to projects that restore or repair buildings of religious worship or buildings of architectural or historic interest.

Grants of between £1 and £20,000 are available.

Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £40,000.

Projects must start within three months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded.

How To Apply

There are no deadlines. Applications can be made at any time.

There is a two-stage online application process.

Stage one applications can be submitted at any time and will include a short eligibility check and brief questions about the project. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a stage two application within 12 weeks.

An application guide can be found on the Trust's website.

Useful links

SUEZ Communities Trust
https://www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk/

SUEZ Communities Trust - Funding
https://www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk/apply-for-funding/england/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
SUEZ Communities Trust
301-304 Parkway
Worle
Weston-Super-Mare
North Somerset
BS22 6WA
Tel: 01934 524013
E-Mail: sct uk (at) suez (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Sydney Black Charitable Trust
Funding is available for social welfare, education and the advancement of religion in England and Wales.

The scheme aims to support projects focusing on the following:

  • Welfare and relief of the aged and poor.
  • Education and preservation of child life.
  • Advancement of religion.
  • Relief and redemption of prisoners or captives.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £300 and £2,000.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

Contact the Sydney Black Charitable Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Sydney Black Charitable Trust
Po Box 1251
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 9JU
Tel: 07814 009 039
                                                                                                                                               

Tesco Community Grants
Grants are available to non-profit making, constituted groups and organisations for local good causes that focus on supporting children and families in the UK.

Funding in 2021 is aimed at projects that focus on supporting children and families within the UK. This could be for example a local school needing food for a children’s breakfast club, a voluntary organisation working with families to run holiday clubs, a charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health, a brownie or scout group needing new tents or a youth sports club needing new equipment, a family advice centre wanting to recruit more volunteers, or a local friends of a park group wanting to develop a new toddler area.

Tesco’s funding has supported thousands of local community projects across the UK, helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events and much more. Originally launched in 2016 as Bags of Help, the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £85 million in grants. The scheme aims to make a positive difference – because where Tesco communities thrive, Tesco business and colleagues thrive too.

Three projects in 575 local communities are voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months.

Three levels of grants are awarded with projects receiving:

  • First place (the most votes in its area) - a grant of up to £1,500.
  • Second place - a grant of up £1,000.
  • Third place - a grant of up to £500.

How To Apply

There are no deadlines. This is a rolling programme and applications can be made at any time. Groups can also reapply at any time.

The application process is as follows. Groups should:

  • Read the guidance notes and frequently asked question document before starting the application process.
  • Find their local store. This can be done by entering their project's postcode into the store locator on the Tesco website. This information is required for the application form.
  • Complete the eligibility checker.

Eligible organisations can apply online for a grant, applications are assessed and shortlisted. Every three months successful shortlisted applications are put into a customer vote in Tesco stores across the UK.

The project that receives the most votes in its area will be awarded a grant of up to £1,500 second place receiving up to £1,000 and third place up to £500. Customers are given a blue token when they buy their shopping that they can use to make their choice using the voting units in most stores.

Contact Groundwork Tesco Programme Team for further information.

Useful links

Tesco Community Grants
https://tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Tesco Community Grants Team
Groundwork
The Walker Building
52 Oxford Street
Birmingham
B5 5NR
E-Mail: tescocommunitygrants (at) groundwork (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

The Altajir Trust
Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK that are promoting Islamic culture, history and Muslim-Christian relations.

The Altajir Trust offers grants to organisations to support the promotion of Islamic studies by Muslim and non-Muslim scholars and the advancement of understanding and appreciation of Islamic culture and history.

The Trust's main objective is, 'for the public benefit, the advancement of education in Britain or in any of the Arab states or Islamic states for needy young people and adults, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on subjects of relevance to the Arab states or Islamic states and the publication of books in English and Arabic furthering the understanding of the history and religions of those states'.

Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees.

How To Apply

The trustees meet four times a year to review applications. Applications may be submitted at any time but may have to await the next trustees' meeting for a decision.

An application form can be found on the Trust's website. Once completed, it should be returned by post.

Useful links

The Altajir Trust
http://www.altajirtrust.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The Altajir Trust
11 Elvaston Place
London
SW7 5QG
Tel: 020 7581 3522
E-Mail: enquiries (at) altajirtrust (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

The J & J Charitable Trust
A small number of grants are available for charitable organisations in England and Wales for general charitable activities.

The funding is for organisations undertaking a range of charitable purposes.

In particular, the Trust supports projects for the benefit of:

  • Children and young people.
  • Elderly.
  • People with disabilities.

The Trustees only award a small number of grants each year. Most grants in previous years have been of £5,000.

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted at any time.

The J & J Charitable Trust does not maintain a website or an email address. Groups should write to the Trust for further information on how to apply.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The J & J Charitable Trust
Blick Rothenberg Limited
Palladium House
1-4 Argyll Street
London
W1F 7LD
Tel: 0207 437 7666
                                                                                                                                               

The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust
Grants are available to UK registered charities in England and Wales in support of a variety of charitable causes.

The Charity's objectives are to promote and support a wide variety of charitable causes in England and Wales.

Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Trust reports that last year it made 107 grants totalling £714,030.

The Trustees awarded a mixture of smaller (below £2,000), medium (up to £25,000) and larger grants.

How To Apply

The Trust does not maintain a website or a formal application form.

The Trust only accepts written applications which can be made at any time and are reviewed twice a year.

Applications should be posted to the Trust's registered office.

Contact the Lennox Hannay CharitableTrust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Trust Administrator
Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust
RF Trustee Co Limited
15 Suffolk Street
London
SW1Y 4HG
E-Mail: charities (at) rftrustee (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

The S M B Trust
A small number of grants are available for UK registered charities that work to support the Christian faith, in the area of social care, provide famine/emergency aid, protect the environment, and/or are supporting education and medical research.

The Trust offers funding to UK registered charities for activities that support the Christian Faith, social care, famine and emergency aid, the environment and wildlife, and/or education and medical research.

The Trustees generally make a standard grant of between £1,000 and £2,000 although this can, and does, vary.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at quarterly Trustee meetings.

Applications should be made in writing.

For further information on the application process, organisations should contact the S M B Trust.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The S M B Trust
15 Wilman Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 9AJ
Tel: 01892 537301
E-Mail: smbcharitabletrust@googlemail.com
                                                                                                                                               

The St Lazarus Charitable Trust
Grants are available to charitable organisations based in England and Wales for projects that relieve poverty and sickness, provide support to the disabled and advance Christianity throughout the world.

The St Lazarus Charitable Trust offers funding to charitable organisations based in England and Wales for projects that benefit those who are sick, disabled or poor throughout the world.

In particular, the scheme wishes to support the following types of work:

  • Relief of people suffering from leprosy.
  • Relief of the aged.
  • Relief of victims of disaster and war.
  • Advancement of the Christian faith.

The Trust offers a small number of grants each year.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for up to £30,000.

How To Apply

The Trustees meet twice a year, in April and October. The majority of grants are made following the October meeting.

Applicants should write to the St Lazarus Charitable Trust to request an application form.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Gareth Vaughan
The St Lazarus Charitable Trust
Flat 2 The Glove Factory
Montacute Road
Tintinhull
Yeovil
BA22 8SL
Tel: 01935 826723
E-Mail: ewsecretary (at) gmail (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Thomas Wall Trust - Grants for Registered Charities UPDATED
Grants are available for UK registered charities for specific projects or core activities that equip disadvantaged people aged 18 and over with the necessary communication skills for employment.

The Trust views communication skills as critical capabilities for people who want to improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience, and life chances.

The funding is for registered charities that are working to develop communication skills for people from disadvantaged groups who want to improve their employment prospects.

As an inclusive charity, the Trust welcomes proposals which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment, such as women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

The Trust will support annual repeat funding for up to three years – subject to satisfactory annual reviews of progress and impact.

How To Apply

Applications are currently being accepted for the November 2021 meeting.

There is a two-stage application process.

  • Stage one is to complete an online Expression of Interest form (available on the Trust's website) which requires some basic contact details and a description of what the funding is required for.
  • Stage two is by invitation only and involves completing a more in-depth application form and to submit a Project Plan, budget, latest set of financial accounts and any relevant policies.

Successful applicants will be notified in writing along with the terms and conditions of the grant and asked for their payment details.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email unless the Trust receives an unusually high volume of applications.

Groups that would like to contact the Trust will need to use the Trust's online message form which is on Trust's website contact page.

Useful links

Thomas Wall Trust
http://www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Grants Administrator
Thomas Wall Trust
8 Dowgate Hill
London
EC4R 2SP
                                                                                                                                               

Truemark Trust
Grants are available for small, locally based charitable organisations addressing social distress and disadvantage, with a preference for neighbourhood-based community projects and for innovatory work with less popular groups.

The Trust funds small charitable organisations undertaking innovative projects in their local community that address all kinds of social distress and disadvantage.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

Most grants are between £1,000 and £5,000, with a few larger ones available.

Annually, the Trust awards a total of around £400,000 in grants.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Applications are considered at quarterly Trustee meetings.

The Trust does not have a website. Organisations should contact the Truemark Trust for further information on the application process.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Truemark Trust
PO Box 2
Liss
Hampshire
GU33 6YP
Tel: 07970 540015
E-Mail: truemark trust01 (at) ntlworld (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Tudor Trust
Grants are available to smaller community-led groups that support people at the margins of society in the UK, encouraging independence, inclusion and integration.

The Trust funds a wide range of organisations working to support positive change in people's lives and in their communities around the UK. It does not have any specific funding programmes to advance any particular agenda, but it is keen to work with organisations that have a real understanding of the challenges facing the communities they support and a clear sense of the difference they seek to make through their work.

There is no maximum or minimum level of grant, although it is unusual for a grant of less than £10,000 to be made. Grants are usually for one, two or three years.

Funding is sometimes available over a longer period, usually by making a further grant following on from the original one.

Advice and development support for organisations is also available from the Trust.

The Trust currently funds around one in eight applications.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time and are assessed on a rolling basis.

Applications should be made online. There is a two-stage process:

  • Applicants should create an account, then fill in a brief online form and upload their cover letter, answers to the five application questions (see funding guidelines) and a copy of their latest annual accounts.
  • Those who are successful at this initial stage will go through to the second stage, which involves an in-depth conversation, via phone or Zoom with one of the Trust's grant managers.

Useful links

Tudor Trust
http://www.tudortrust.org.uk

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Information Team
Tudor Trust
7 Ladbroke Grove
London
W11 3BD
Tel: 020 7727 8522
                                                                                                                                               

Tweed Family Charitable Trust NEW
Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups working to inspire socially disadvantaged young people to achieve their full potential in England and Wales.

The aim of the fund is to see young people develop their social and practical skills through mentoring, education and community activities.

Grants consisting of one-off payments of £5,000 up to £10,000 per year for three years are available.

How To Apply

The deadline for formal applications is 30 September 2021, or earlier subject to the number of applications received.

Applicants must first submit an online enquiry form. If the funders wish to consider the enquiry further, they will forward a formal application form by email.

Full guidelines and an online enquiry form can be found on the Tweed Family Charitable Foundation website.

Useful links

Tweed Family Charitable Foundation
http://www.tweedfamilycharitablefoundation.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Tweed Family Charitable Foundation
5 High Ridge
Cuffley
Potters Bar
EN6 4JH
Tel: 01707873067
E-Mail: tweedfcf (at) gmail (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

UK Community Foundations

Grants for projects in all sectors of the local community. Each foundation has its own character appropriate to the location and grants may be made to a wide range of activities including: health; children and young people; arts and culture; the environment; services.

The broad purpose of UK Community Foundations is to promote and support local charitable and community activity. This is achieved through managing donor funds, building endowments and making grants to charities and community groups. Community foundations are created by and for local people.

Each community foundation has its own grant-making policy and may administer funds on behalf of other agencies. Levels of grant assistance, therefore, vary greatly.

How To Apply

Each community foundation has its own grant-making timetables, and the various funds administered by UK Community Foundations often have different application deadlines.

Applications should be made to the respective local community foundation. Details of local community foundations can be found on the UK Community Foundation's website.

Useful links

UK Community Foundations
http://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
UK Community Foundations
Unit 1.04 Piano House
9 Brighton Terrace
London
SW9 8DJ
Tel: 020 7713 9326
E-Mail: info (at) ukcommunityfoundations (dot) org
                                                                                                                                               

Veolia Environmental Trust UPDATED
Grants for constituted, not-for-profit organisations and local authorities for projects that make improvements to community facilities and the natural environment that are located near a qualifying Veolia site in England.

The Trust currently offers three grant schemes:

  • Community Grants are for constituted, not-for-profit organisations and local authorities to create or improve community buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community.
  • Environmental Improvement Grants are for Environmental Bodies that are enrolled with ENTRUST, the regulator of The Landfill Communities Fund, and are a registered charity. Grants are available to enable landscape scale improvement projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection.
  • Habitat and Biodiversity Grants are for constituted, not-for-profit organisations that are enrolled with ENTRUST to support structural improvements to a single habitat, such as a waterway, woodland, or nature reserve.

Three different grants are available:

Community grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for:

  • Projects with a total cost of no more than £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs).
  • Projects where the 10% Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment has been secured.

Habitat and Biodiversity Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for:

  • Projects with a total cost of no more than £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs).
  • Projects where the 10% Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment has been secured.

Environmental Improvement Grants start at £75,000. There is no upper limit. CTP payment is applicable.

Grants will be paid by BACS transfer in three separate payments.

How To Apply

There are four funding rounds each year. It is important that groups apply at the right time, as only one grant application may be submitted per project site, in a 12-month period.

The next application windows are:

  • 12 August 2021 to 30 September 2021 (12 noon) with a decision by 7 December 2021.
  • 11 November 2021 to 6 January 2022 (12 noon) with a decision by 8 March 2022.

Applicants should refer to the new guidance notes/criteria which are available to download from the Trust's website.

Please note the criteria is reviewed quarterly. Applicants need to read the criteria that is current at the time that they are making an application to ensure their grant request remains eligible.

Community grant applications will be reviewed against the following:

  • How much the project will benefit the general public
  • What evidence has been provided that the project is needed
  • The opportunities for volunteering and community involvement that will be created or maintained by the project.
  • The effect the project will have on the environment.
  • The financial viability and sustainability of the project.
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation

Limited funding is available each round and grants are awarded to the projects which most closely match the Trust’s funding priorities.

Environmental Improvement Grant applicants will need to submit a proposal. Full details can be found in the guidance notes on the Trust's website. The Trust will contact applicants within five days to discuss the proposal and the next steps.

Contact Veolia Environmental Trust for further information.

Useful links

Veolia Environmental Trust
https://www.veoliatrust.org/

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants
https://www.veoliatrust.org/funding/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Trust Team
Veolia Environmental Trust
Ruthdene
Station Road
Four Ashes
Wolverhampton
WV10 7DG
Tel: 0203 567 6820
E-Mail: UK Trust (at) veolia (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-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 coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 Response Fund aims to help charities in the UK (and abroad) to alleviate social deprivation, helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

How To Apply

Applications must be received by 31 December 2021.

Guidelines and an online request form for an application pack can be found on the Volant Charitable Trust website.

Contact the Trust for further information.

Useful links

COVID-19 Response Fund
https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/

Volant Charitable Trust
https://www.volanttrust.org/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Foundation Scotland
Empire House
131 West Nile Street
Glasgow
G1 2RX
Tel: 0141 341 4960
E-Mail: grants (at) foundationscotland (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Wakeham Trust
Grants are available to registered charities, community and voluntary groups in the UK to support small-scale projects with a community emphasis that would find it hard to obtain funding elsewhere.

Funding is provided by The Wakeham Trust to organisations for the support of small-scale projects in the UK. The Trust is particularly interested in helping projects that would find it hard to get funding from big trusts, or are currently unfashionable or unpopular among mainstream funders, but are making a real contribution to the local community. It is especially interested in helping groups that are starting up and need a little seed money to help them get going.

All the community projects the Trust supports have, as a common theme, the empowerment of ordinary non-professional people.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. However, as a a guide, grants are normally given to projects where an initial £125 to £2,500 will make a real difference.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time, preferrably by email.

To apply to the Trust, applicants are required to send the following information below in the order requested:

  • Contact name, address (including postcode), telephone number and email.
  • Name and address of the project the applicant is applying on behalf of, plus its telephone number and email.
  • Name and address of a UK charity which is willing to accept a grant on the applicant's behalf, plus the name of a contact the Trust can talk to at that charity.
  • Account name, bank sort code and account number of the charity’s account into which the applicant would like a grant to be paid.
  • Details of the project. Who does it help? How big is it? Is it new, or already established?
  • How much money is being requested from the Trust?
  • What would the money be spent on? Applicants should give a rough breakdown and overall budget.
  • How else has the applicant tried to raise funds and how successful has this been?
  • Has the applicant ever received a grant from the Trust before?

Useful links

Wakeham Trust
https://thewakehamtrust.wordpress.com/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
The Wakeham Trust
c/o Millbank Financial Services
4th Floor, 10 Bruton Street
London
W1J 6BX
E-Mail: TheWakehamTrust@icloud.com
                                                                                                                                               

Weinstock Fund
Grants are available for smaller UK registered charities to support a wide range of charitable causes in the UK.

The trust is particularly interested in supporting charitable causes in the arts, community groups and projects, cultural and environmental causes, disability groups and charities supporting people with disabilities, educational projects, welfare causes to include hardship alleviation, and medical charities encompassing treatment, care and support.

Funding is at the discretion of the trustees. Typically grants range from £1,000 to £5,000.

Last year, 152 grants, totalling around £672,000, were awarded to the charitable sector.

Multi-year grants up to a maximum of three years are considered.

How To Apply

The guidance notes and online application form are available on the Weinstock Fund website.

There are no application deadlines as the Trustees consider batches of applications on a rolling basis. The trustees meet three to four times a year and will notify applicants of the result of their funding request though it can several months before a group is informed of a decision.

Groups that are requesting funding for a time-dependent project should submit their application at least six months before the start of their project.

Useful links

The Weinstock Fund
https://www.weinstockfund.org.uk/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Administrator
Weinstock Fund
PO Box 5369
Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 0BG
E-Mail: enquiries (at) weinstockfund (dot) org (dot) uk
                                                                                                                                               

Westhill Endowment Trust
Grants and other resources are available to support formal and informal religious education projects and faith-motivated activities that enable people to transform their lives and the life of their communities in the UK.

The Trust provides grants to charities and other not-for-profit organisations for faith-motivated religious education and community transformation projects in the UK.

Grants are usually made between the values of £500 and £20,000. Larger grants may be considered for projects running over two years.

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Applicants should initially email the Trust with a 100-word summary about their project. Those with eligible proposals will then be sent an application form to complete and be advised of the next submission deadlines.

Useful links

Westhill Endowment
http://www.westhillendowment.org/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Westhill Endowment
The Lodge Westhill
South Drive
Selly Oak
Birmingham
B29 6WE
Tel: 0121 472 8000
E-Mail: info (at) westhillendowment (dot) com
                                                                                                                                               

William and Jane Morris Fund (Church Conservation Grants)
Grants are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the UK for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs.

The Society received the residuary estate ‘for the purpose of providing a fund for the protection of ancient buildings'.

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for up to one year.

This is a competitive grant programme.

How To Apply

The annual deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • 31 March with notification by 31 May.
  • 31 August with notification by 30 November.

However, applications may be submitted any time.

Application forms are available to complete online or to download from the Society's website.

Useful links

Society of Antiquaries of London
https://www.sal.org.uk/

William and Jane Morris Fund
https://www.sal.org.uk/grants/morris-fund-conservation-grants/

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Society of Antiquaries of London
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J 0BE
Tel: 020 7479 7080
E-Mail: admin (at) sal (dot) org (dot) uk