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.

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 from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor space.

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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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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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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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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 Victims Fund: Grants of between £10,000 and £35,000 are available to individual organisations providing support to victims of crime to help them cope and recover from their experience.

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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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Round Two Of Transform Foundation’s Charity Website Grant Programme: The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to:

  • increase their ability to raise funds;
  • more effectively serve their beneficiaries;
  • raise broader awareness of their cause.

For more information on the grant programme and how you can apply


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 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund: East End Community Foundation (EECF) has partnered with 20 Fenchurch Street to establish The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund with the aim of improving employment prospects and opportunities for people living in London’s most deprived areas.

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The Master Poulter’s Pelican Trust: Small grants to charitable organisations for work which relieves poverty, sickness and distress in London.

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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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We Decide Youth Fund: Grants are available to Southern Housing Group residents or those working with groups that include Southern Housing Residents for projects which benefit young people in the local community in London and across the South of England.

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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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3SC: Contracting opportunities for third sector organisations (TSOs) to deliver services to, or on behalf of voluntary and not-for-profit delivery organisations.

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