Age UK offers Small Grants for purposes that will improve the longevity, sustainability and services offered for older people across the UK. Read more
Big Lottery Fund
National Lottery | 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
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
Bags of Help Grant: 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. > Read more
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. > 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 Fund: Loans 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
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
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 Foundation: Grants 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 Scheme: Designed 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:
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 Roots: Grants 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:
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, Invest, Enable and Enhance grants: Invest grants provide longer term core or direct delivery funding up to £25,000 per year for two or three years. Enable grants (up to £15,000) are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs. Enhance grants provide a range of non-financial, tailored support to help charities thrive. > 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
Grants between £250 and £5,000 are available for local groups and organisations to run new activities that:
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 Organisations: Grants to support education and rehabilitation projects. > 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
The Drapers’ Charitable Fund supports registered charities in London who are involved in the activities outlined below.
Social Welfare, including:
• 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
The Henry Smith Charity, Improving Lives: Grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. > Read more
The Skinners’ Company: Crisis grants of up to £250 for individuals and families to assist towards purchasing essential household items. > 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
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
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:
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 fo children and young people in England and, in particular, those in challenging circumstances. > Read more