Available funding for Voluntary Sector organisations will be listed here. This is specifically nor non-Covid related funding. 

For funding around Covid-19, please see our Coronavirus page: here.


Arts Council England: National Lottery Projects Grants 

Grants are available for arts, museums and libraries that engage people in England with arts and culture. The programme supports development by allowing artists, cultural practitioners and organisations to work in new ways and get their work out to new audiences. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. Match funding of at least 10% is expected.

The fund is expected to reopen on the 22nd July 2020.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants


Baring Foundation – Arts and Mental Health Programme

Grants are available for established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems, using the skills of professionally trained artists.

Grants are expected to be of between £12,000 and £15,000 in value.

The deadline for applications is the 18th August 2020.

https://baringfoundation.org.uk/news-story/baring-foundation-launches-first-funding-round-to-support-arts-and-mental-health-organisations/


Baring Foundation – Strengthening Civil Society (Implementation of Successful Litigation Fund) 

Grants are available for civil society organisations who want to implement a court judgement, or other outcome of a litigation process, that has the potential to achieve social change for people facing discrimination and disadvantage. It also aims to build sustainable collaborations, partnerships and networks that leverage existing expertise within the sector to ensure the use of these approaches is as effective as possible.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for up to one year.

The deadline for applications is the 12th August 2020.

https://baringfoundation.org.uk/programme/strengthening-the-voluntary-sector-programme/


 

City Bridge Trust – Connecting the Capital 

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations that are working for the benefit of London inhabitants and which make London’s communities stronger, more resilient and thriving.

The scheme aims to benefit people living in Greater London by tackling social and financial inequality, leading to stronger, more resilient communities where local people have more access to facilities and more involvement in the way their communities are run.

Grants can be used for capital or revenue costs, but not both.

Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the Trust will only be accepting applications for small grants at this time. These are valued at between £1,000 and £10,000 and are only open to organisations with an annual income of less than £100,000.

https://www.citybridgetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/grant-making/what-we-fund/connecting-the-capital/


Digital Funding and Support for UK Charities (Explore by CAST)

Grant funding and a 12 week support programme for charities and not-for-profit organisations to explore digital service delivery challenges is available from CAST. Explore is an early stage digital funding opportunity funded by Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation and delivered in partnership with Cast. It has been designed for charities looking to:

  • scope how a digital solution can improve outcomes for the people they support, and
  • build the skills to develop a strong, user-led approach to digital service delivery.

Applications close on the 22nd June.

https://wearecast.org.uk/explore/


Forces in Mind Trust 

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to support ex-Service men or women and their families as they make the transition to civilian life within the UK. The funding is intended to support vulnerable ex-serving members of the Armed Forces and their families in their transition to civilian life in the UK. It funds targeted, conceptually sound, evidence generation and influencing activities that allow policymakers and services deliverers to help it achieve its goal.

https://www.fim-trust.org/


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 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.

Applications for a regular grant may be made at any time and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

https://garfieldweston.org/


 Golsoncott Foundation 

Grants are available to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music. The foundation’s objective is “to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally, and in particular, the fine arts and music.” Grants tend t be between £250 and £3,000.

The deadline for applications is the 31st July 2020.

http://www.golsoncott.org.uk/about-us.html


Hampton Fund – Community Grants 

Grants are available for local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in Richmond upon Thames for projects that tackle need and improve the quality of life for local residents. The broad objectives of the fund are as follows:

  • The relief of need, hardship or distress of those within the area of benefit
  • Support for those who are sick, convalescent, disabled or infirm
  • Promoting the education of children and young persons
  • Provision and support for recreation and other leisure-time occupations in order to improve the conditions of life in the interest of social welfare.

 https://www.hamptonfund.co.uk/grants.asp


Hargreaves Foundation 

Grants are available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health problem, physical disability or growing up in poverty through the medium of sports and education. The funding is intended for projects that give those under the age of 18, and living with a mental health problem, physical disability, or growing up in poverty, the opportunity to fulfil their potential, improving wellbeing, self-esteem and independence.

https://www.thehargreavesfoundation.org/


IETF Deployment of Energy Efficiency Technologies in Industry Competition 

Businesses and other organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for a share of up to £30m in grants for energy efficiency projects that reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions.

The minimum grant companies of any size can receive is £250,000. The maximum funding that an organisation can claim is €15 for each project that it is involved with. Projects must start by the 1st April 2022 and end by 31st March 2024.

Industrial businesses of any size can apply, either on their own or in collaboration with other organisations. The lead applicant must operate in an eligible manufacturing site. The lead can collaborate with other businesses, research organisations, academic institutions or public sector bodies.

Applications close on the 28th October 2020.

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/608/overview


IETF Industrial Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation Studies Competition 

Businesses and other organisations in the UK can apply for a share of up to £30m in grants to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation. The total eligible project costs for experimental development (engineering studies) must be at least £100,000. For feasibility studies they must be at least £60,000. Projects must start by the 1st October 2021 and end by the 30th September 2023.

Industrial businesses of any size can apply, either on their own or in collaboration with other organisations. The lead applicant must operate in an eligible manufacturing site. The lead can collaborate with other businesses, research organisations, academic institutions or public sector bodies.

Applications close on the 28th October 2020.

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/607/overview


Inter Faith Youth Trust Small Grants Programme 

Grants are available for organisations involved in inter faith projects for young people that take place in the UK during Inter Faith Week.

Grants of up to £800 are available and match-funding is expected.

https://www.interfaithweek.org/


London Catalyst Grants 

Project grants are available for new initiatives and service developments that are targeted at people disadvantaged as a result of long-term ill health, disability and poverty. Grants range from £1,000 to £5,000.

This is a rolling fund and applications are accepted throughout the year, to be decided on at grants committee meetings.

https://www.londoncatalyst.org.uk/grants/


London Community Foundation – Cockayne Grants for the Arts 

Grants are available to registered charities for arts projects in London that provide opportunities to artists from diverse cultures for the creation, development, performance, or exhibition of the performing arts (music, opera, dance, theatre) and literary or visual arts. Average grants range from £1,000 to £25,000 and can cover up to 20% of a project’s total cost. Applications will open at the beginning of July and will close on the 31st July 2020.

https://londoncf.org.uk/grants/cockayne-grants-for-the-arts


London Community Foundation – Peabody Community Fund

Grants are available to local charities, not-for-profit groups and community organisations for projects and activities that benefit the residents of Peabody estate and housing areas which are located in London. Grants are available covering costs related to the proposed project for one or two years. Groups can request:

  • Grants of up to £10,000 per year over two years for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less.
  • Grants of up to 15,000 per year over two years for organisations with an annual income between £250,001 and £500,000.

The fund is expected to open this summer.

https://londoncf.org.uk/grants/peabody-community-fund


Michael Tippett Musical Foundation 

Grants are available to publicly funded schools, academies and free schools in the UK to mitigate the effect of significant mobility and/or deployment of their service communities.

Schools are a critical part of supporting service families. Children may have to change school when a service parent is posted or the school may support a pupil when a parent is absent for long periods of time. This fund is available to support schools in embedding practices that can benefit the service children and their school.

Bidding will close on the 7th October 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-support-fund-for-schools-with-service-children-grant-application-pack


Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme (Home Office) 

Grants are available to provide security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to hate crimes that target people because of their religion. The scheme is part of the Government’s Action Against Hate Plan. Hate crimes are crimes motivated by hostility on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity. This scheme is focused on religion. Grants of up to £56,000 per place of worship are available. Match funding of at least 20% is expected.

The deadline for applications is the 9th August 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/places-of-worship-security-funding-scheme#history


Rowing Foundation 

Grants are available to support rowing in Britain with preference shown to encouraging participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 area available for up to 50% of the overall project costs.

The deadline for applications is the 26th October 2020.

http://www.therowingfoundation.org.uk/home/


Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund

Grants are available for local charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies in England for projects that target illegal money lending. Grants of up to £5,000 are available and successful applicants will be expected to participate in relevant training.

Applications will be accepted until 31st August 2020, and projects must be completed by 31st August 2021.

http://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/cash-seized-from-loan-sharks-to-fund-community-projects/


The Span Trust 

Grants are available to London based charities for projects that alleviate poverty, disability, age or ill health, and advance urban regeneration through the improvement of the built environment. funding is at the discretion of the Trustees, but grants tend to be in the range of £5,000 to £20,000.

Applications must be received by the 29th January 2021.

https://www.spangroup.com/our-trust/vision/


Third Sector Investment Fund

Loans are available to UK based registered charities and social enterprises that are working in any social sector to improve the economic and social wellbeing of individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.

The fund provides secured and unsecured loans, finance for payment-by-result (PBR) contracts and equity type investments that range from £250,000 to £3million to registered charities and social enterprises working to improve the economic and social wellbeing of individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged in the UK.

This is a rolling programme; applications can be made at any time.

https://www.socialandsustainable.com/third-sector-loan-fund


Trust for London 

Grants are available for work that develops new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London’s poverty and inequality, especially work which has the potential to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes.

The average grant will be around £80,000 and will not normally exceed £150,000. The Trust funds voluntary and community organisations undertaking charitable activity in London. Although the funding priorities remain the same during the pandemic, the Trust is particularly interested in supporting work that responds to emerging needs as a result of coronavirus.

Applications must be submitted by the 6th October 2020.

https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/funding/apply-grant/


Woodroffe Benton Foundation 

Grants are available to smaller UK registered charities for relief of hardship, care for the elderly, environment and conservation. One-off grants are available of between £500 and £2,500. Applicants must have an annual income of less than £1million.

The fund operates on a rolling basis.

https://www.woodroffebenton.org.uk/


Woodward Charitable Trust – Small Grants 

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to fund core costs of small to medium-sized charities in the UK working in the following areas: arts outreach, isolated children and young people, disability and disadvantaged women, and families, prisoners and ex-offenders, and community cohesion among minority groups.

UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £200,000 can apply. The deadline for applications is the 31st July 2020.

http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/


Youth Futures Foundation: Infrastructure Grants

The Youth Futures Foundation is inviting applications from key infrastructure organisations that demonstrate their ability to play a pivotal role in responding to rising youth unemployment. The funding aims to build resilience given significant income shortfalls due to the COVID-1 pandemic and to support future planning and delivery.

Funding is available for:

  • National infrastructure bodies that strengthen the youth and/or employment sector across England for all young people.
  • National or regional infrastructure bodies that strengthen the youth and/or employment sector specifically for young people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, including those of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller heritage.

Funding closes on the 31st July.

http://youthfuturesfoundation.org/infrastructure-grants/


7 Stars Foundation - Charity Support fund

Opening in July, a support fund for charities working with young people on issues around abuse, addiction, homelessness and young carers. Grants of up to £2.5k are available for charities with a turnover under £1.5 million for core costs. The application is very simple.

https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/