Ongoing funding


Age UK offers Small Grants for purposes that will improve the longevity, sustainability and services offered for older people across the UK. Read more

The Archer Trust supports organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation. They favour charities which make good use of volunteers. Read more

Buttle UK was established to ensure that children and young people in desperate need are given a brighter future. They achieve this through a range of grant programmes that are designed to provide vulnerable individual children and families the support they need to overcome immediate crisis, or ensure the best possible opportunity for a successful education. Read more

Bags of Help GrantTesco’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

The Barchester Healthcare Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability. They hope their grants will help people lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. Read more

Barts and the London Charity – Small Project GrantGrants 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

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

CAN Invest – Early Intervention FundLoans 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

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

The CLA Charitable Trust aims to help to provide facilities for the disabled to take part in country sports and recreation, and training in agriculture and horticulture. Read more

Comic Relief Community Fund
Value: £500-£4,000
Comic Relief and Groundwork have joined forces to offer grants of up £4,000 to support community projects across England. Read more

Commercial Education Trust funds projects which give individuals and organisations information, training and the intellectual tools to be able to trade profitably in a socially and ethically responsible manner. Read more

Culture Seeds (GLA)
Value: £1,000-£5,000
For arts, culture and heritage projects and activities, including visual and performing arts, filmmaking and film screenings, heritage projects, digital art, cultural events/festivals, literature, spoken word, reading groups, craft and making activities, choirs/singing groups, creative writing. Read more

Cycling Places to Ride Programme
Value: up to £1,000-50,000
Grants for the development of new, or the improvement of existing, cycling facilities in communities. Read more

The David and Elaine Potter Foundation is a charitable family foundation established in 1999 to encourage a stronger, fairer civil society. Read more

The Drapers’ Charitable Fund supports registered charities in London who are involved in the activities outlined below.

Social Welfare, including:
• Homelessness
• Prisoners
• Ex-service personnel
• Support services for the elderly, carers (especially young carers), and community and family services.
• Disabled adults (not children), especially those with less visible disabilities such as sensory impairment, mental health issues and learning disabilities.

Education and training:
Projects which raise the aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people under 25 years old particularly in deprived areas of Greater London.

Textiles and Heritage, including:
• Textile conservation
• Support projects within the textiles industry
• Museums, memorials and monuments relating to the armed forces, history of London or the textile trade. > Read more

Dulux – Let’s Colour is open to community groups, charities and individuals who have the desire to transform grey spaces with colourful paint all over the United Kingdom. Read more

Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation provides funding to a broad range of UK charities working to support or improve the lives of UK nationals through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre. >Read more

Fidelity UK FoundationGrants 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 SchemeDesigned to support smaller charities in any field, across a wide range of activities. > Read more

Happy Days Childrens’ Charity supports groups who work with disadvantaged and disabled children and young people aged 3 to 17, funding day trips, theatre trips, family holidays and residential trips. Read more

Henry Smith – 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. It supports established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. There are 6 funding priorities:

  • Help at a critical moment;
  • Positive choices;
  • Accommodation / housing support;
  • Employment and training;
  • Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements;
  • Support networks and family.

The amount requested must be between £20,000 and £60,000 per year. The maximum length of funding that can be requested is three years. The grants are for revenue costs and direct service delivery. > Read more

Henry Smith – Strengthening Communities grant programme aims to support and strengthen the most disadvantaged and deprived communities across the UK and is only open to grassroots organisations with annual incomes of between £20k and £500k that are working in areas in the bottom 10% on the government Indices of Multiple Deprivation. > Read more

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

Hilden Charitable Fund supports the following areas:

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Community Based Initiatives for Young People Aged 16-25
  • Homelessness
  • Penal Affairs
  • Overseas Countries

Preference is given to charities with an income of less than £200,000 per year. Capital or revenue grants rarely exceed £5,000. > Read more

Lloyds Bank Foundation supports charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support with long term funding and tailored support to develop. > Read more

The London Community Foundation
Value: varies
We award grants to a wide range of charitable organisations, from constituted community groups to social enterprises and registered charities. Since we started out, we’ve awarded more than £70 million in nearly 13,000 grants. Read more

Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund
Value: £2,000-5,000
Grants 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. Read more

Morrisons Foundation | Local Community Projects: Charities can apply for grants of £5,000 to £10,000 from the newly established Morrison’s Foundation. The Foundation is looking to award approximately £2 million a year for community projects that improve people’s lives. Applicants must demonstrate how the project will deliver public benefit and how it will bring about positive change. > Read more

The National Lottery Community Fund

Awards for All: National Lottery Funding can help you to make a difference in your community by offering funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. It will fund great project ideas that: shape the places and spaces that matter to communities, bring more people together and build strong relationships in and across communities and enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. Read more

Partnership funding
Value: £10,000
Grant available for organisations which work together with a shared set of goals and values. > Read more

Reaching Communities England: Flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations in England who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities. > Read more

Near Neighbours
Grants between £250 and £5,000 are available for local groups and organisations to run new activities that:

  • bring together people of two or more different faiths and/or ethnicities, to develop relationships of trust;
  • work locally and sustainably to improve the community;
  • involve a diverse group of people in planning and implementation.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund
Value: £30,000-£60,000
For organisations whose main purpose is helping young people (aged 14-25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging. Read more

Royal National Institute of Blind People
Value: up to £500
Grants to registered blind or partially sighted people for useful technology helping them to live independently. Please make a copy of the completed application form and then send the original to: RNIB Technology Grants Team, 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE. Read more

Santander Foundation funds programmes to support disadvantaged people through education and training or financial capability. Read more

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

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

Sport England Small Grants
Value: £300 to £10,000
Need a little bit extra to help more people get active in your community? Read more

Trust for London supports projects which tackle poverty and inequality in the capital. They have 7 funding programmes.
There are three closing dates for applications: 5 October 2018, 5 February 2019, and 4 June 2019. > Read more

The Wakeham Trust helps projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts. Grants usually range between £125 and £2,500 and can only be awarded to registered charities.

They do not help arts/performance and hard-science medical projects. > Read more

The Woodward Charitable Trust awards grant funding to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: children and young people; minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers; prisoners and ex-offenders; disability; homelessness; arts outreach; and environmental projects. The Trust offers the following types of funding: Small grants of between £100 and £5,000. Large grants of over £5,000 (around five grants are made per year). Read more

The Worshipful Company of Weavers Benevolent Fund‘s principal aim is to support people in trouble, particularly young offenders and ex-offenders, and other disadvantaged young people. Preference is given to new projects, especially those which are innovatory and can serve as a model elsewhere. Deadline: 30 November. Read more

Yapp Charitable Trust offers grants only for core funding to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 and are undertaking work that focuses on one of these priority groups:

  • Children and young people aged 5 – 25
  • Elderly people
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

The charity will fund running costs for up to three years. Grants are for a maximum of £3,000 per year. Read more

Youth Music Programme supports music-making opportunities for children and young people in England and, in particular, those in challenging circumstances. > Read more