Funding opportunities - lots of them!

08 September 2016


Andrew LLoyd Webber Foundation -  deadline 16 September

The objects of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation are to promote culture, heritage and the arts for the public benefit. As well as providing Musical Theatre scholarships, the Trustees welcome applications to support projects in the areas of culture, heritage and the arts and will consider funding towards projects that make a real and ongoing difference to people's lives. For more information visit

Dream Fund - deadline 22 September

The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life

Applications for projects that fit with any of the six objects of People's Postcode Trust are welcome:

  • Sports
  • Community development
  • Environmental protection
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Prevention of poverty

For more information visit

East Midlands Airport Community Fund - deadline 23 September

Not-for-profit organisations located in areas affected by the operations of East Midlands Airport may apply for grant assistance of up to 2000 through this scheme, to undertake initiatives that have a lasting community benefit. For more information visit

People's Postcode Trust - deadline 30 September

The Peoples Postcode Trust is the grant giving independent charitable trust of Peoples Postcode Lottery. We distribute funds to small organisations, community groups and registered charities. Funding is available for 3-month projects ranging from 500 up to 10,000 in Scotland and England, and up to 5,000 in Wales.

Magdalen Trust - deadline 30 September

The fund benefits deprived children and young adults (regardless of gender) up to 25 years old; those in care, fostered and adopted; parents and children; families in need; and people disadvantaged by poverty. For more information visit

Ambition Giving Small Grants - deadline 30 September

Ambition Giving will offer grants of up to 2,000 throughout the year to groups or individuals to help deliver activities to young people in their community. For more information visit the Ambition UK website.

Fidelio Charitable Trust - deadline 1 October

The Fidelio Charitable Trust supports the Arts in the United Kingdom. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support, particularly those who are at an early stage in their careers. For more information visit the Fidelio Charitable Trust website.

The Elephant Trust - deadline 3 October

The Trust was set up to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and institutions that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. For more information visit the Elephant Trust website

D M Thomas Foundation - deadline 11 October

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (DMTFYP) is able to reach directly into communities and offer help where it is needed, as a funder to smaller charities and organisations that may be otherwise overlooked. They run a number of campaigns which seek to support young people. For more information visit the D M Thomas Foundation website.

Heritage Lottery Fund - Skills for the Future Fund - deadline 13 October

Skills for the Future funds work-based training in a wide range of skills that are needed to look after buildings, landscapes, habitats, species, and museum and archive collections, as well as equipping people to lead education and outreach programmes, manage volunteers and use new technology. For more information visit The HLF website.

Ulverscroft Foundation deadline - 15 October

The Ulverscroft Foundation supports projects that have a positive effect on the quality of life of visually impaired people. For more information visit the Ulverscroft Foundation website.