Latest funding opportunities

for your organisation


Are you looking for funding for your community project or an event? 

This page provides up to date opportunities to help your organisation achieve its aims and objectives.

You can find the latest grant streams, advice and tips at the Funding Central website. To use it you must be subscribed –  it’s free for small organisations and just £100 for organisations with an annual income over £100,000. > Read more

Below you can find links to local funders and programmes.

Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund: East End Community Foundation is distributing grants of up to £2,500 on behalf of the Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund to improve access to and opportunities in education, employment and training. > Read more

Barts and the London Charity – Small Project Grant: Grants for innovative projects that enhance the health and wellbeing of patients in the five hospitals of Barts Health NHS in the City and East London. > Read more

Bags of Help Grant: Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. > Read more

BBC Children in Need’s Small Grants: Programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations. > Read more

CAN Invest – Early Intervention Fund: Loans and business support is available to organisations that are planning to deliver innovative products and services in the ‘early intervention space’ for the benefit of children and young people. > Read more

Charles S French Charitable Trust: Support to a wide range of charitable activities, primarily within Essex and North East London. > Read more

City Bridge Trust: The Trust currently awards around £20m per year to charitable causes in London. The majority of these grants are made under Bridging Divides scheme, which has three programmes: Connecting the Capital, Positive Transitions and Advice and Support > Read more

Comic Relief’s funding programmes

Safe, Secure, Settled: grants for projects that are using sport to improve the lives of young people without a safe or secure place to live, helping them to gain the skills and resources to lead safe and positive lives. Closing date 14 June.

London Together: grants for projects that use sport to improve social integration across London, bringing people together from different backgrounds and strengthen local communities. Closing date 16 June.

Local Communities: Programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with.

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Contracts Finder: Information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies. > Read more

East End Community Foundation: Grants for organisations in the East End of London to support activities which make a huge difference at grassroots level. > Read more

Family Fund: The Mayor of London is offering £600,000 over three years to improve social networks, reduce isolation and bring children and families together. The London Family Fund will provide grants of up to £85,000 to innovative projects that promote social integration in London. The Mayor wants to fund grassroots projects that help bring Londoner’s together. Bids will be encouraged from parenting organisations, local community groups, early years providers, family services and others who want to promote greater social integration among parents and families. Deadline 27 April 2018. > Read more

Fidelity UK Foundation: Grants are available to registered charities located near a Fidelity International office in London, Kent or Surrey for projects in arts and culture, community development, education or health. > Read more

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme: Designed to support smaller charities in any field, across a wide range of activities. > Read more

Hackney Council, Community Grants: Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects which contribute to the programme’s priorities. > Read more

Hackney Parochial Charities: Grants to individuals who live in Hackney or for projects that are based in Hackney or that will benefit people in the borough. > Read more

Hackney Council, Tenders and contracts: Current opportunities. > Read more

Healthier City and Hackney Grant Fund: Provides a scheme to make grants which will help achieve joint health and wellbeing aims for communities in the City of London and Hackney. > Read more

Heritage Lottery Fund, Young Roots: Grants of £10,000-£50,000 to help young people aged 11 to 25 to explore their heritage. > Read more

Improving Lives: Grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. > Read more

Lloyds Bank Foundation, Invest, Enable and Enhance grants: Invest grants provide longer term core or direct delivery funding up to £25,000 per year for two or three years. Enable grants (up to £15,000) are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs. Enhance grants provide a range of non-financial, tailored support to help charities thrive. > Read more

London Catalyst: Grants for organisations to fund initiatives that will tackle the effects of poverty and ill health. > Read more

Sir John Cass’s Foundation – Grants to Schools and Organisations: Grants to support education and rehabilitation projects. > Read more

Stepping Stones Fund: Grants for organisations in the Greater London area. The fund focuses on capacity building for organisations looking to become investment-ready and attract social investment. Deadline 11th May. > Read more

The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund: One year’s funding towards projects that are supporting participants to gain essential employability skills. > Read more

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE): Grants for people who want to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations in the UK. > Read more

The Skinners’ Company: Crisis grants of up to £250 for individuals and families to assist towards purchasing essential household items. > Read more

Trust for London: The funding strategy reflects on what the key drivers of poverty and inequality are. > Read more

Zurich Community Trust – Local Grants ProgrammeGrants for organisations that work with disadvantaged people and help them achieve a more fulfilling and independent lifestyle. > Read more

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