Latest funding opportunities

for community groups

Latest Funding Opportunities

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.

Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund: The Ben Ogden Memorial Fund has been established by Allen & Overy in memory of Ben Ogden who was on his way to becoming a very successful solicitor. He passed his Legal Practitioners Course with flying colours and at the end of his two year training contract with Allen & Overy he was taken on in their employment and pensions department. It was during his qualification break that he tragically died in the Nepalese air crash on 28 September 2012.

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 for residents in the London boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

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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 and which fall outside the remit of the NHS.

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Bags of Help Grant: Bags of Help is 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. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community.

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BBC Children in Need’s Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

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CAN Invest – Early Intervention Fund: Loans and business support is available to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations that are planning to deliver innovative, demonstrably effective products and services in the ‘early intervention space’ for the benefit of children and young people in London.

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Charles S French Charitable Trust: The principal objective of the Charles S French Charitable Trust is to provide grant giving support to a wide range of charitable activities, primarily within Essex and North East London, whilst maintaining and developing the value of the Trust’s investments and assets.

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Consolidated Charities for the Poor Grant: Grants are available for small, charitable organisations in Inner London to relive poverty, disadvantage and homelessness; assist those who are elderly and infirm, and to support people with disabilities; and enhance education.
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Community Grants: Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects which contribute to the programme’s priorities and equality objective. Applications are now open and will close at 12 noon (midday) on Wednesday 6 December.

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Core Strength Local Communities Grants: UK Community Foundations is supporting Comic Relief to deliver a £2 million investment into supporting small community led organisations across the UK.

The Core Strength Local Communities Grants programme provides funding for essential core running costs for grassroots organisations, that are often the first and sometimes only point of support for individuals and communities trying to make a difference in their lives.

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Comic Relief: Comic Relief‘s 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 and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community. The programme has grants available between £1,000 and £10,000, with the average grant expected to be around £5,000.

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Community-led Buildings: Two grants are available for the different stages of a Community-led Buildings project.

Pre-feasibility Grant: When you have identified a possible community-led building project and are assessing the way forward – looking at costs, how you will manage the project, legal concerns and more.

Project Support Grant: To help you pay for the advice you need to progress your community-led building project to the point of submitting a Community Right to Build Order.

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Citizenship and Integration Initiative: The Citizenship and Integration Initiative (CII) brings together funding from independent foundations to work closely with the Mayor of London to advance shared goals on social integration.

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Diana and Allan Morgenthau Charitable Trust: Grants are available to charitable organisations undertaking a variety of general charitable activities in London and overseas.

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East End Community Foundation: Grants are available for voluntary and community sector organisations in the East End of London to support activities which make a huge difference at grassroots level and deliver support directly to vulnerable people.

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

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Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme: Designed to support smaller charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note they are not able to support individuals.

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Heritage Lottery Fund: Apply for a grant of £10,000-£50,000 to help young people aged 11 to 25 to explore their heritage, from green spaces, museums, and historic sites to language, local memories and youth culture.

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Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.

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London Catalyst – Project Grants: Grants are available for charities and voluntary and community organisations working in Greater London to fund initiatives that will tackle the effects of poverty and ill health and make a difference.

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MOPAC Community Seed Fund (Knife Crime): The Mayoral Knife Crime Strategy commits a provision of new funding to support grass-roots community groups involved in protecting young people and ridding our communities of violence.

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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 throughout London.

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Sustainability Funding: The Early Years Service has a sustainability grant from the Early intervention Grant to provide short-term support to not for profit local childcare providers who experience occasional periods of threatened business viability.

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Sir John Cass’s Foundation – Grants to Schools and Organisations: Grants are available for schools and organisations to support education and rehabilitation projects in inner London boroughs.

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The Skinners’ Company: The Skinners’ Benevolent Trust provides immediate needs crisis grants of up to £250 for individuals and families to assist towards purchasing essential household items.

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Zurich Community Trust – Local Grants ProgrammeGrants are available for local voluntary organisations and charities that work with disadvantaged people and help them achieve a more fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

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