Funding opportunities

If you are looking for funding opportunities you have come to the right place. This will be updated at least twice a month with opportunities for projects throughout the UK.

If you have been successful with any of the funding below, please contact [email protected] to share your story.

New funding

Organisation: Woodland Trust – Free Trees (UK) 

Grant size: Free trees and resources. 30, 105 or 420 saplings

Who can apply: Anyone

To be used for: Planting trees during  March or November

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Local funding

Birmingham

Organisation: The City of Birmingham Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Association

Grant Size: £20 – £100 for individuals

Who can apply: Applicants who belong to an Award Unit in the City of Birmingham which includes parts of Sutton Coldfield and Solihull.

To be used for: To support a specific section of the Award by providing a sum to enable the purchase of equipment, travel or fees.

How to apply: Application on their website

Deadline: N/A

Luton

Organisation: London Luton Airport Ltd Small Grants Fund

Grant Size: £1,500 – £10,000

Who can apply: Community groups and charities.

To be used for: Organisations who work to address safer and stronger communities, Environment and Economic Development, Health and Wellbeing and Children and Young People.

How to apply: Please contact a member of the BLCF team to discuss on 01582 522422 prior to submitting an application.

Deadline: N/A

Milton Keynes

Organisation: The National Hockey Foundation

Grant size: Between £10,000 and £75,000

Who can apply: Organisations within Milton Keynes. Please see the website for the criteria.

To be used for: Supporting hockey, young people and sport in Milton Keynes.

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: N/A

Norfolk

Organisation: Redhouse Youth Projects

Grant Size: Up to £2,500

Who can apply: Young people resident in Norfolk under 21. Youth Groups and Charities which have 60% of their members under 21.

To be used for: Delivering youth work / social education. Support training of adults in charities and voluntary organisations. Improvement and development of charities and voluntary organisations.

How to apply: Application through their website

Deadline: Reviewed each February / May / August / November

National funding

Organisation: Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust

Grant size: Not specified

Who can apply: Anyone

To be used for: Projects that give disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors.

How to apply: Via email on their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Arts Council England

Grant size: £1,000 – £1000,000

Who can apply: Individuals, organisations, schools or colleges where the activity benefits the wider community.

To be used for: Events, productions, residences, projects and workshops etc.

How to apply: Via email on their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Awards 4 All

Grant size: £300 – £10,000

Who can apply: Voluntary or community organisations, registered charities, constituted group or clubs, not for profit companies or community interest companies, social enterprises, schools, statutory body (including town, parish and community council).

To be used for: Equipment, one-off events, small capital projects, staff costs, transport, utilities/running costs, volunteer expenses.

How to apply: Application on their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Boshier Hinton Foundation (UK)

Grant size: Typical grants are up to £5,000. In exceptional cases, more substantial amounts may be awarded.

Who can apply: Individuals and Families and/or organisations for capital and revenue costs.

To be used for: Improving the quality of life for children and adults with special or other needs and their families in any part of the UK.

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Calor Rural Community Fund

Grant Size
£1,000 £2,500 and £5,000
5 x £5,000 grants
6 x £2,500 grants
10 x £1,000 grants

Who can apply: Off-grid rural communities

To be used for: Off-grid rural community projects. Funding must be for at least 50% of the total project cost.

How to apply: Application on their website

Deadline: Interested groups should register their details to receive a notification with funding dates for 2019.

 

Organisation: Children In Need

Grant size
Small grants – £10,000 per year up to 3 years
Main grants – over £10,000 per year up to 3 years

Who can apply: Charities and Not for Profit Organisations

To be used for: Various – see website FAQ

How to apply: Application on their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Field Studies Council – Kids Fund (UK)

Grant size: Up to 80% of the course fee for groups of disadvantaged young people to attend a non-curriculum day or residential course.

Who can apply: Disadvantaged young people aged 4 – 18 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs).

To be used for: Courses and residentials. funded costs include all equipment and tuition. see website for more details.

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Gift Your Gear
Gift Your Gear is an award-winning nationwide organisation that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors.

 

Organisation: Greggs Foundation

Grant size: Up to £2,000

Who can apply: Any not for profit organisation supporting people in need. Charities and Not for Profit Organisations

To be used for: Sessional activities, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. New approaches and innovative ideas to support the community

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: 16th November 2019

 

Organisation: Grow Wild UK

Grant Size: £500.00

Who can apply: Young people aged 14 – 25

To be used for: Raising awareness of UK flowers and fungi and to inspire others within the community.

How to apply: Application on their website

Deadline: Currently closed until next year, however, you can sign up to be notified.

 

Organisation: Heart of England Community Foundation

Grant size: Various organisations, maximum between £1,000 and £10,000

Who can apply: Please see individual organisation details on the website.

To be used for: Various projects – see website for details.

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Learning through landscapes

Grant Size: £500.00

Who can apply: Schools in England, Scotland and Wales.

To be used for: Outdoor equipment and 2 hours of professional outdoor training

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Lord Taverners Minibus Grant Programme (UK)

Grant size: Not specified

Who can apply: Anyone. To be used for disability cricket, disability play spaces or accessible minibuses.

How to apply: Via email addresses on their website

Deadline: All applications reviewed the end of each quarter

 

Organisation: Morrisons Foundation

Grant Size: No Limit

Who can apply: Any registered charity.

To be used for: Projects which will help improve people’s lives.

How to apply: Application on their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Grant size: £30,000 – £60,000

Who can apply: Not for profit organisations in the UK. Organisations whose main purpose is supporting young people aged 14-25.

To be used for: Various – please see website FAQ.

How to apply: Application on their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: Reaching Communities Programme (England)

Grant size: Grants fro £10,000 – £500,00 for revenue projects and /or smaller capital projects up to £50,000.

Who can apply: Schools, Associations, Trusts or companies.

To be used for: Supporting projects which will make positive changes to communities and support; lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces.

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: N/A

 

Organisation: The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Grant size:
Small grants up to £5,000
Main Grant from £250 (dependent on a number of factors)
Research grants not specified

Who can apply: Groups which support people with learning disabilities (ie intellectual disabilities) see websites eligibility criteria and definition of learning disabilities

To be used for: Renovation and refurbishment, employment schemes, play schemes, activity centres, support for families and respite schemes and community schemes.

How to apply: Application on their website

Deadline: All applications reviewed the end of each quarter

 

Organisation: The Burns Price Foundation

Grant Size: from £100.00 to £5,000.00

Who can apply: Any UK based young person aged 11-18.

To be used for: Encouraging young people to volunteer to undertake a project that will change the lives of the people in the community as well as their own.

How to apply: Application on their website

 

Organisation: The Edward Gostling Foundation

Grant size:
Fast-track Small Grants Programme up to £5,000
Large Grants Programme over £5,000

Who can apply: Established charities with 3 years filed accounts and additional need Schools

To be used for: Health and Wellbeing, Indpendent Living at Home, Respite and  Transition.

How to apply: Via their website

Deadline: N/A