Funding Opportunities

If you are looking for funding opportunities you have come to the right place. This section of the website 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 – December 2018


Organisation  Morrisons Foundation
Grant Size No Limit
Who can apply Any registered charity
To be used for Projects which will help improve peoples lives.
How to apply Please see link on the 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 See website for details
Deadline  The Fund re-opens on the 20th March 2019 – interested groups should register their details to receive a notification with funding dates for 2019


Nationwide Funding Opportunities


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 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 See their website for application details
Deadline N/A




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 See their website for application form
Deadline N/A


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                 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 Via the website – link above

30th November 2018 to be considered for the Winter 2018 meeting

1st April for the Spring 2019 application


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 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 Please see website for application form
Deadline N/A




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 Please see their website
Deadline All applications reviewed the end of each quarter

Local Funding Opportunities



Organisation Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation
Grant Size Upto £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




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 submission form on webpage
Deadline  N/A




Organisation Oadby & Wigston Council Community & Youth Grant
Grant Size Unspecified
Who can apply Local voluntary groups and clubs that are based and active within the Oadby, Wigston or South Wigston area.  Applications can be made by individuals and will be reviewed by the council.
To be used for The funding can be used to assist with travel, equipment or costs associated with the setting up of a new project.
How to apply Application form and contact details available on their website.
  • 6 February 2019




Organisation London Luton Airport Ltd – Youth Services Fund
Grant Size £250 – £7,500
Who can apply Local Charaties 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 Please download and complete the application form on their website
Deadline N/A




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 Document and address available on their website
Deadline reviewed each February / May / August / November

In order to view our website, you need to upgrade your browser. Please consider the following options.

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer