July – December funding deadlines


July deadlines

Wolfson Foundation aims to support excellence through the funding of capital infrastructure in the fields of science, health, education, arts and humanities. Deadline 1 July. > Read more

Comic Relief’s programmes: 

Tackling Violence against Women and Girls: This initiative will invest in projects across the UK that are working to end violence and abuse experienced by women and girls, particularly those who are more at risk because they have multiple and complex needs. Deadline 2 July. > Read more

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. Application windows between August 2017 until July 2018. Please contact your local Community Foundation to find out more information. > Read more

Mayor of London GLA | Young Londoners Fund: £15 million from the Young Londoners Fund is now available for projects that support children and young people (aged 10-21) across London, who are either at risk of exclusion or involvement in criminal activity or have been involved in criminal activity. Deadline 9 July. > Read more

Young London Inspired  – Multi Year Grants. Grants of £10,000 – £30,000 per year to community groups and small charities to run projects which encourage young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action. Deadline 9 July. > Read more

Peer Support Grants. Hackney CVS is running this fund in partnership with City & Hackney CCG. Grants of up to £4000 are available to run peer support groups in for people with long term health condition. Deadline 13 July. > Read more

The Good Neighbourhood Fund
Grants of up to £10k in three areas: to reduce isolation of older people, peer support projects on mental health and integration support for refugees and asylum seekers. Deadline 16 July. > Read more

Deutsche Bank Small Grants. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that reduce social isolation and advance mental health and well-being. Deadline 20 JulyRead more

Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving
Applications for Grassroots Giving community funding scheme 2018 are now open. This year they have a total fund of £82,500 to help small groups and organisations make a difference in their neighbourhood. Deadline 31 July. > Read more

August deadlines

Postcode Community Trust
Funding for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain that improve health and wellbeing through:

  • grassroots sports arts and recreation projects that improve health and wellbeing;
  • projects that improve the health of communities through, for example, first aid courses, befriending, counselling or reducing isolation. Deadline 15 August. > Read more

Postcode Local Trust
Funding for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects that improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces such as:

  • community gardens and play areas using sustainable materials;
  • outdoor education and heritage;
  • green energy projects and flood prevention. Deadline 15 August. > Read more

People’s Postcode Trust
Funding for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain that focus on:

  • employability and skills development programmes;
  • promotion of human rights through combatting discrimination;
  • poverty prevention. Deadline 15 August. > Read more

Team London
Grants for community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run volunteering projects that bring Londoners together and lead to improvements in social integration. Deadline 20 August. > Read more

Building Connections Fund
The fund is a partnership between Government, Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation which was set up in response to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness to support projects that prevent or reduce loneliness.

The fund aims to:

  • increase social connections;
  • support organisations to build on their existing work;
  • encourage organisations to join up with others locally;
  • improve the evidence base and use learning to inform longer term policy and funding decisions.

Deadline: 24 August. > Read more

September deadlines

The Fore
The Fore is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. They offer grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years and access to business expertise. Deadline 3 September. > Read more

Esmee Fairbairn Collections
Grants of between £20,000-£120,000 are available to museums, galleries and heritage organisations for time-limited projects that use collections for a social purpose, demonstrating that collections change lives and enhance public benefit. Deadline 12 September. > Read more

Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Recognising outstanding achievements. There are 4 categories:  Innovation; International Trade; Sustainable Development; Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility. Deadline 12 September. > Read more

Winston Churchill Fellowship
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to expand your professional and personal horizons by travelling abroad for up to 2 months researching your chosen topic on innovative practice. Deadline 18 September. > Read more

Pioneer and Prosper (P&P)
A two-year pilot programme that will support a small number of ambitious charities and social enterprises with a repayable grant and support to help them to increase their social impact, raise investment, grow their business and become more financially resilient. Deadline 21 September. > Read more

Building Connections Fund Youth Strand.
Grants up to £80,000 to expand or enhance their work tackling youth loneliness. Funding is available for projects that support any groups of young people within the most deprived 30% areas of England. Grants can also support projects from any location in England that mainly benefit young people with any one or more of the following circumstances:

  • Being a carer;
  • Being unemployed or precariously employed;
  • Experiencing bereavement;
  • Having a disability or long-term health condition;
  • Having been in the care system.

Deadline: 26 September 2018. > Read more

Rosa: Justice and Equality Fund

The fund aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects. Grant of £5,000 – £25,000. Deadline 27 September. > Read more

October deadlines

Mayor of London – Greener City Fund
Grants are available for boroughs, local communities and environmental organisations to improve and increase green spaces in neighbourhoods across London. Deadline 1 October. > Read more

Groundwork – The Our Space Award
Grant scheme that aims to help Londoners green their city through active community engagement and participation. It supports Londoners of all ages and backgrounds, communities and schools in improving community open spaces, making them inclusive places for all to enjoy. Deadline 1 October. > Read more

Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Invest Grant Programme
Following the launch of its brand new strategy, the Foundation has made some small changes to its funding criteria. The fund is open to registered charities with income between £25,000 and £1 million, for either core costs or a project costs. Deadline: 5 October. > Read more

Trust for London
Grants to organisations undertaking charitable activities (you do not need to be a registered charity) that aim to tackle poverty and its root causes in London by dealing with issues such as deprivation, unemployment, inequality, homelessness and poor health. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant and the amount you request should be the amount you need. Deadline: 5 October. > Read more

Magic Little Grants Fund
Small charities and community groups can access grants of £500 to be used to support the general running costs of new and existing sports and physical activities. For example, this could include: facilities hire, kit & equipment, coaching qualifications, other volunteer expenses etc. The fund is open to charitable organisations with an annual income of under £50,000. Deadline: 31 October. > Read more

December deadlines

Rosa: Justice and Equality Fund

The fund aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects. Grant of £25,000 – £100,000. Deadline 14 December. >Read more