Funding opportunities

If you are looking for funding opportunities you have come to the right place. This list will be updated at least twice a month with exciting 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 – August 2019

Organisation

The National Hockey Foundation

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

Who can apply

Organisations within Milton Keynes. Please see website for criteria.

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

How to apply
Via their website

Deadline
n/a

 

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

 

 

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
28th February (round 1)

 

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
1st April for the Spring 2019 application

 

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 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
April 26th 2019

 

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
WHSmith Trust

Grant Size
Up to £500.00

Who can apply
Voluntary organisations and schools

To be used for
Matching fundraising in charities and schools. Funding large scale literacy projects with the National Literacy Trust

How to apply
Application on their website

Deadline
There are two annual application rounds – 1st October to 31st March, and 1st April to 30th September

Local funding opportunities

Area
Bedfordshire

Organisation
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation

Grant Size
Up to £1,000

Who can apply
Groups with annual income of less than £30,000 within Bedfordshire.

To be used for
Assisting community voluntary organisations and groups in Bedfordshire

How to apply
Submission form online – call before hand on 01254 834 930

Deadline
Currently closed – due to re-open late 2018

 

Area
Birmingham

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

Grant Size
£20 – £100 to 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

 

Area
Luton

Organisation
London Luton Airport Ltd – Youth Services Fund

Grant Size
£250 – £7,500

Who can apply
Local charities and Non profit organisations

To be used for
Bringing benefit to people living in Luton, Central Bedfordshire, North Herts, Stevenage, St Albans or the Aylesbury Vale District

How to apply
Download application form on their website

Deadline
N/A

 

Area
Norfolk

Organisation
Redhouse Youth Projects

Grant Size
Up to £21,000

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