Funding Alerts

Check back regularly for the latest funding alerts - don't miss those deadlines!


Asda in Sinfin and Spondon undersubscribed for community support programme!

Asda's community programme - 'You Choose' - is running at the Spondon and Sinfin stores. The programme asks shoppers to vote for community projects using green counters that are added up after a three month period with the winning project receiving £500 and two runners up receiving £200.

You can nominate your own project or ask someone to do so on your behalf. It's a very simple application with a link on each store's page. Both 'You Choose' programmes are currently undersubscribed so if your project is looking for a boost apply now!

For more details email the Spondon store or the Sinfin store or for information on all Asda's funding programmes visit the Asda website.

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund - opens 7 November until 26 February

First signs of winter - the leaves are falling, temperature's dropping, and the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is open. Each week from 7 November they will make five £300 donations to help small local community groups across UK and Ireland. For more information visit

Sport England - new funding streams - now open!

£3 million volunteering fund

Sport England's new £3 million funding streams aims to increase the diversity of people who volunteer and support people from lower socio-economic groups to volunteer in sport. The fund will be open in the New Year. For more information visit

Facilities - now open for bids

Places where people play sport have a really big impact on a person's experience and infuence the likelihood of them coming back regularly. In December the first phase of the new Community Asset Fund will be launched. If you're an organisation looking to take over sports facilities, a sports club that wants to expand or you have a great idea for a project that's clearly needed in the community, then this could be the fund for you. £7.5 million will be available for single and multi-sport community facilities in this phase. For more information visit Sport England website.

National Vegetarian Week (15th-21st May 2017) - deadlines begin from 22 January

Large and small grants are available to help groups with their planned activities or events for the week. They expect small grants to be up to £200 and larger grants to be up to £2,000. For more information visit

RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund - deadline 24 February

Grants up to £35,000 are available to charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland. The funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves, specifically in the areas of financial capability and enterprise. For more information visit

The National Churches Trust Community Grants - deadline 27 February

offers grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 towards the cost of projects introducing facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. They priortise projects that include toilets and catering facilities. For more information visit

Patagonia's Environmental Grants - deadline 28 February

Patagonia support small, grassroots activist organisations with provocative, direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment.  For more information visit

Allen Lane Foundation - deadline 1 March

The foundation is interested in funding work which benefits people in the following groups - asylum-sookers and refugees, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender people, gypsies and travellers, migrant workers, offenders and ex-offenders, older people, people experiencing mental health problems, people experiencing violence or abuse.  For more information visit

Peter Cruddas Foundation - deadline 1 March

This foundation aim to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in our society here in the UK by ensuring their funding reaches those most in need.  For more information visit


Greggs Foundation welcomes applications for Local Community Projects Fund - deadline 3 March 2017

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects and to provide equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities. Eligible organisations should be working with people who are disabled or suffering chronic illness, living in poverty, voluntary carers, homeless and/or isolated older people.

For more information visit

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance - deadline 22 February

The Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England are inviting from voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to join a new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Members will be asked to show how they will:

Encourage co-production in the creation of person-centred, community-based health and care which promotes equality for all

enable the voice of people with lived experience and those experiencing health inequalities to inform national policy making and shape the delivery of services

build evidence of sustainable, scalable solutions to mitigate and prevent inequalities impacting on health and wellbeing of communities

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to cover membership of the Alliance, and work by members which meets those objectives.

For more information visit

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund - deadline 26 February

The fund is looking to help small, local community projects and groups through their Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund. Donations of £300 are being given to help community groups and people across UK and Ireland. Five donations will be awarded each week. For more information visit

National Churches Trust - deadline 27 February

offers funds Christian church projects which help maintain the UK's heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities. Applications are being accepted to these grant programmes:

Community grants of £10,000 - £25,000 to enable increased community use of places of worship

Repair grants of £10,000 - £40,000 are available towards the cost of urgent and essential structural repair projects

Project Viability and Project Development Grants up to £10,000. For more information visit

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - deadline 28 February

Grants up to £1,000 are available for projects supporting the elderly. Priority is given to projects focusing on homelessness, domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders, training and education, counselling and support and activities for those who have limited access or opportunities. You must be a charity with an income from £50,000 to £1 million. For more information visit

Money Saving Expert Charity - deadline 3 March

The fund gives grants mostly up to £5,000 to help people improve their financial life skills. Each round will focus on particular client groups. This one is:

raising the next generation

living with long term challenges

The majority of the grants made are for activity costs although some grants fund salaries and running costs. They don't fund capital costs. For more information visit

Arts Council England - Small Capital Grants - deadline 9 March

Grants of £100,000 - £500,000 for capital expenditure are available to help arts organisations to be more resilient by having the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work. The Arts Council want to support organisations to become more sustainable and innovative, including increasing their environmental performance and reducing their carbon emissions. For more information visit

The Tech v Abuse Grant - deadline 13 March

This initiative is based on a six month research project commissioned by Comic Relief in order to understand the potential opportunities, gaps and risks for technology in the context of domestic violence and abuse. The Tech v Abuse is investing funding through the Tampon Tax Fund, a partnership between HM Government and Comic Relief. They anticipate making up to seven grants from a total fund of up to £300,000. For more information visit

Comic Relief - Levelling the Field Initiative - deadline 16 March

This initiative is about empowering women and girls so that they are safe and free to lead the lives they choose. Sport is a powerful tool for social change, and can be used to address issues affecting women and girls. For more information visit

Mercers' Charitable Foundation Mercer's Educational Trust Fund - deadline 28 March

This funding is for a Heritage and Arts programme and includes:

Material or fabric conservation and refurbishment

Library and Archive conservation

Wildlife/Environment conservation

Young Professional Artists

For more information visit

Football Foundation - deadline 29 March

The Foundation's Grow the Game scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications. The following types of team are eligible:

Male teams - Under 14s to adult

Female teams - Under 7s to adult

For more information visit

Comic Relief - Try for Change - deadline 31 March

Grants of £2,500 to £10,000 to promote, support and grow rugby as a tool for social good, working with charities, clubs and individuals who use rugby and these core values to drive change. For more information visit

Armed Forces Day - deadline 2 April

Funding is available to run events celebrating Armed Forces Day on 24 June. It could be things like:

picnic in the park

themed BBQ

knees up in your living room

street party


For more information visit

Impact Management Programme - deadline 10 April

aims to build the capacity of charities and social enterprises to manage their impact, with an ultimate view to helping them access social investment and/or build their commissioned income. a £1.8m grant fund is available under this strand, with 50 grants expected to be awarded. There are two strands

Pathway - for organisations that are new to impact management

Growth - for organisations with more developed impact practices, seeking investment/contracts

For more information visit