Ongoing funding


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

Stronger StartsTesco’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

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

City Bridge Trust: The Trust currently awards around £20m per year to charitable causes in London. Read more

Foyle Foundation Small Grants SchemeDesigned to support smaller charities in any field, across a wide range of activities. > 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. > 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



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 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



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



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
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. 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.  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. 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