Funding with deadlines in 2020

The list of funding opportunities in 2020


Trust for London
Trust for London funds work which tackles poverty and inequality in the capital. They support work providing greater insights into the root causes of London’s social problems and how they can be overcome; activities which help people improve their lives; and work empowering Londoners to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes.

If you would like to speak to a Grants Manager directly to discuss your application ahead of the deadline, you can now book an appointment to do so here. Deadline: 6 October. Read more

Aviva Community Fund
Applications are open all year, with quarterly funding rounds for eligible charities. Funding is available for fresh ideas looking to secure up to £50,000. Deadline: 13 October. Read more


Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund (value: £2,000 – £5,000) for projects that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners together from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths, helping isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected. Deadline: 15 May. Read more


Erasmus+ Programme – Sport (2014-2020); value: € 500,000.
The Sport Chapter of the Erasmus Plus Programme aims to support European partnerships on grassroots sport in order to tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, promote and support good governance in sport and to promote voluntary activities in sport. Deadline: 2 April. Read more


The Mayor’s European Social Fund (ESF) 2019-23 Programme (Round 2). Bidders are requested to email to be put on a mailing list to be notified when the Questions and Answers have been published online. Deadline: 3 April. Read more


Thrive LDN has launched a grant scheme that is designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of Londoners who may experience higher levels of unfair treatment or discrimination. Deadline: 2 March. Read more

London Community Foundation – #iwill (value: £1,000-£10,000) – to deliver social action opportunities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering for young people aged 10 to 20, to 25 for disabled people. Deadline: 3 March. Read more

Culture Seeds
Value: £1,000 – 5,000 | Apply by 6 March 2020
This is a two-year rolling programme, so you can apply at any time until 6 March (for projects that finish by 31 May 2020).
The new grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough. Culture Seeds will support not-for-profit, small or informal organisations and groups as well as individuals as it is often harder for them to access funding. Read more

The London Marathon Charitable Trust has announced new funding to deliver its vision of inspiring activity and enabling people to become and remain physically active regardless of age, gender, ability, race or background. 2020 grant application deadlines: 11 March, 27 May, 10 September, 10 December. Read more

London Together invests in sport for change approaches that aim to improve social integration. There are two aims for this round of funding: reducing social isolation and strengthening relationships between and within communities. Deadline: 13 March. Read more


Healthy Communities Together is a new programme developed in partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund and The King’s Fund. The programme aims to support local areas to develop effective and sustainable partnerships between the voluntary and community sector, the NHS and local authorities to improve health and wellbeing, reduce health inequalities and empower communities. Deadline: 27 March. Read more

Digital Skills 2020 grants programme (value: £5,000) for projects to improve the basic digital skills of disadvantaged people aged 18 years or older. Deadline: 31 March. Read more


Community Led Homes – Start-up support programme
Value: £10,000 | Apply by 14 February 2020
Funding for early stage voluntary and community organisations exploring community-led housing. Read more


London Catalyst – Project Grants
Value: £1,000 – £5,000 | Apply by 6 January 2020
Grants for charities and voluntary and community organisations to fund initiatives that will tackle the effects of poverty and ill health and make a difference. Read more

Funding to Create Catalogues of Important Archival Collections
Value: £40,000 | Apply by 9 January 2020
Grants of up to £40,000 to create catalogues of important archival collections. Read more

Civil Society Roots Fund
Value: up to £100,000 | Apply by 22 January 2020
The Mayor of London and City Bridge Trust have developed a fund to support specialist civil society infrastructure in London. They will be offering two year grants of up to £100,000 for organisations to develop their capacity building offer to civil society organisations. The grants will be focussed specifically on equalities organisations. Read more

The Span Trust
Value: £5,000-20,000 | Apply by 31 January 2020
Grants to alleviate poverty, disability, age or ill health, and advance urban regeneration. Read more

Windrush Justice Fund grants scheme.
Value: up to £5,000 | Apply by 31 January 2020
Grants for grassroots, faith groups and voluntary organisations supporting victims and families members accessing Windrush Taskforce and Compensation scheme. The fund is open organisations nationally. Read more