Ongoing funding

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


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 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


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


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 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, 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


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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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


TESCO Bags of Help: grants of up to £5,000 are available to support community projects that involve the development and use of open spaces. Projects that involve volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities are welcomed. > 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 Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable trust which is located in the United Kingdom. They make grants to charities which are registered through two different programmes:

Main grant programme

Social & Criminal Justice and Heritage & Conservation (for charities with an income of more than £350,000) and Overseas (for charities with an income between £150,000 and £5,000,000).

 

Small grant programme

Social & Criminal Justice and Older People (for charities with an income of less than£350,000).

 

The Foundation predominantly funds capital costs. Projects that are preventive or provide early intervention are encouraged with a preferred area of impact at the community and neighbourhood level.

 

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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.

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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’ CompanyCrisis 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


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:

  • 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 fo children and young people in England and, in particular, those in challenging circumstances. > Read more