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Hate Crime Awareness Week Grant

The Multi Faith Centre has been commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner to co-ordinate the race, religion and islamophobia strand of hate crime in Derby and Derbyshire and is administering the Hate Crime Awareness Week grant on behalf of the PCC. If your organisation works to combat hate crime or is interested in doing so email Lorraine Stokes or call 01332 593815.

For more information about the grant click here.

Please note the deadline is 26 August 2019.




Masonic Charitable Foundation - early years grant

The Masonic Charitable Foundation Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

Application deadlines for small grants is 27 September 2019

Application deadline for large grants is 19 August 2019

For more information visit the MSF website.


Centre for Social Justice Awards

The CSJ Awards find the very best grassroot charities and social enterprises from across Britain, give them £10,000 to scale their impact and put them in the spotlight for senior politicians, philanthropists and business and charity leaders to be inspired by and learn from.

The event is designed to give Award Winners unique opportunities to connect with other people passionate about furthering the cause of social justice in Britain.

For more information about applying visit the CSJ website.

United Way UK Give Local Grants Open Now!

United Way UK are very pleased to announce the launch of our 2019 ‘Give Local’ grants! Applications are now open and charities are encouraged to apply.

The ‘Give Local’ program started in 2016 with United Way and Costco supporting 29 organisations across the UK that were working to help those in their local communities. To date the ‘Give Local’ grants programme has helped more than 50,000 people across the UK. In 2019 there will be 30 grants of £1,000 each available, charities are encouraged to apply between now and the 6 September closing date.

Grants are available in the following regions:

England: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Chingford, Coventry, Croydon, Derby, Farnborough, Gateshead, Haydock, Hayes, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Reading, Sheffield, Stevenage, Southampton, Sunbury, Thurrock, Watford, Wembley

Grants aim to support small charities delivering services in their local communities. United Way UK is particularly interested in supporting organisations whose work addresses our priority areas of health, education and income and those that support disadvantaged people. 

More information and applications can be found here:

About United Way UK:

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 8.3 million donors worldwide and $4.6 billion raised globally every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWayUK.

NESTA Tech to Connect Challenge


The Tech to Connect Challenge is looking to help civil society develop their early stage ideas for tech that enables more or better interactions.

The aim of the Tech to Connect Challenge is to draw out and help develop ideas enabling civil society to combat social isolation using technology. This can be by developing new ways for people, or the organisation itself, to interact with others. By lending the right assistance to organisations that know the problem of isolation best, the hope is that technology can be targeted properly and delivered in a way that best reflects the needs of its users.

The Challenge prize will help finalists develop their ideas into working prototypes and plan for their implementation. The £1 million prize will be split into £500,000 of business support from Nesta Challenges with the other £500,000 being awarded as financial support. Find out more here.

Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund will be open for applications from Tuesday 6 August 2019 until Monday 30 September 2019.


Funded by Power to Change, the £3.2m Bright Ideas fund offers tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to develop their projects.

The fund gives community groups the early stage finance they need to work with local people to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs. It also gives them support and tools to start setting up their community businesses. The funding programme is delivered by Locality in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.

To read the funding criteria or register for the Bright Ideas Round Six Webinar on Tuesday 16 July at 11am, click here.

Derbyshire PCC match-funding for #iwill campaign for young people

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner teams up with National campaign to support local youth.

In partnership with the National #iwill campaign, the Police and Crime Commissioner has offered match funding to ensure Derbyshire young people get a slice of the action. 

A grant programme has been launched across Derby City and Derbyshire county to encourage young people to take action and volunteer in their community. The UK-wide #iwill campaign aims to get six out of ten young people involved in social action by 2020 and is being fully supported by Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, said: "We are very pleased to be able to secure additional funds to help our young people make a positive social impact. These grants aim to increase youth volunteering, develop skills and confidence and increase community safety.  We wanted to fund enjoyable projects that demonstrate a positive impact on the wider community as well as improving social cohesion and crime prevention."

The Big Lottery Fund and Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund.  Nottinghamshire Community Foundation are acting as administrators and are awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill fund across both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Grants are open to apply for now - to see guidance criteria and apply for a grant for your group please go to or email;, or telephone 01623 620202.

D M Thomas Foundation for Young People

Maximum grant: £30,000
Grants are available to UK registered charities that are working with young people (up to 25 years) for projects that make a real difference to those most in need and which focus on children and young people with disabilities, who are sick in hospital or who are life limited.

For more information visit the website.

Tudor Trust Grants

Tudor Trust funds a wide range of organisations working to support positive changes in people's lives and in their communities around the UK. Tudor supports work which tries to meet the many different needs of people at the margins of our society in a wide variety of ways. Applications which detail how they plan to  tackle these needs, their root causes, and which communicate a clear sense of how their work will make a difference. are looked on favourably. 

There is no maximum or minimum grant, though in practice grants are usually a minimum of of £10,000.
Around 1 in 10 applications receive a grant. Usually grants are made over one, two or three years. Trustees understand that tackling deep-rooted problems takes time so sometimes fund over a longer period, usually by making a further grant following on from the original one.

To explore whether Tudor could be right for your project, look at the Tudor Trust website

Awards for All

Grants of between  £300 and £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations in England. Funding is offered for:

•    equipment
•    one-off events
•    small capital projects
•    staff costs
•    training costs
•    transport
•    utilities/running costs
•    volunteer expenses

Focus should be upon bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities, improving the places and spaces that matter to communities, and enabling more people to fulfill their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.  

Read more and apply online at the National Lottery website

Hilden Charitable Trust

The Hilden Charitable Trust awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. Grants average around £5,000, and aim to fund more ‘unpopular causes’, particularly those seeking to benefit their local community. In the UK, the charity’s grant making priorities are:

•    Homelessness
•    Penal Affairs
•    Asylum Seekers and Refugees
•    Community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25

For more information click here. 

Reaching Communities Grants

The National Lottery Community Fund offers grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting voluntary and community organisations with ideas designed to help communities thrive. You may be eligible if your project will: 

•    bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities 
•    improve the places and spaces that matter to communities 
•    enable more people to fulfill their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage

What we fund:

Staff salaries; project activities; running costs; small-scale refurbishment; equipment; organisational development.

For more information and to apply online click here. 

Persimmon Building Futures

Throughout 2019 the Building Futures campaign is offering donations to organisations supporting children in health, sport, education and the arts.

This year the campaign is bigger than in previous rounds, with monthly cash donations of £1000 for 128 groups, and in the final stages, prizes from £5000 - £100,000!

For more information click here. 

Hedley Foundation - grants for young people

The Hedley Foundation makes grants to small, UK charities working with young people in the areas of recreation, sport, training, health and welfare, support and outdoor education. Grants average £3000. The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and adventure-type activities and the funding of appropriate kit and equipment. 

Click here for more information and application form

Trustees meet on 16 July, so you should submit your application as soon as possible in June in order for it to be considered by the board. Download the application form from the link above and submit via post to:  

Miss Lucy Janes
Appeals Secretary
The Hedley Foundation
1-3 College Hill
London EC4R 2RA

Rosa UK - Voices from the Frontline

Rosa - the UK fund for women and girls, is pleased to open the fourth round of its flagship grants programme, Voices from the Frontline. The programme offers grants of up to £5,000 to women's organisations of all sizes for advocacy, campaigning and activism.

Applications are encouraged from a wide range of women's organisations across the UK. 

The first three rounds of Voices from the Frontline have supported organisations and campaigns like the Good Night Out Campaign, an organisation working to change how licensed organisations deal with gendered violence and sexual harassment; Yorkshire Sound Women to lobby the music industry for better opportunities for women; and Women in Sport, to launch a campaign about the visibility of sporting role models for women. 

To date, Voices from the Frontline has supported more than 60 grassroots and national women’s organisations across the UK.

To apply or find out more about Voices from the Frontline please read the application guidance

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 14 May. 

Rosa UK will be running two 'How to apply' webinars for Voices from the Frontline. Please register below:


Wednesday 27 March 11.00 – 12.00pm Register here

Tuesday 30 April 12.30 – 1.30pm Register here

Gem's Cash for Kids Grants

Gem Radio's Cash for Kids is now open for applications from projects and organisations that make a positive impact on the lives of children in the East Midlands. Cash for Kids awards grants to families, community projects and other small charities that support children living in poverty, with a serious illness or disability, or children subject to neglect or abuse. 

Consideration for grants will only be given to those who help children up to the age of 18, who match our eligiblity criteria here and live within the Gem broadcast area which includes Derby.

We are looking for applications with a maximum value of £2,000 and in keeping with a timeline whereby funding will be made available in June/July 2019.

Click here to access the application form (please note applications are only accepted through this online form).

Applications close at 11:59pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

Lloyds Bank Foundation - opens 7 January

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives and promote practical approaches to lasting change. To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.

Support can be provided through our two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact upon improving the lives of disadvantaged people and addressing complex social issues.


The Invest programme is a flexible, long term core funding programme for organisations addressing complex social issues. You can apply for up to £100k over 3 years. This programme is open for applications between 7 January and 8 February 2019.  


A grants programme for organisations that have identified clear development needs in areas such as governance, planning, evidencing need, monitoring, communications etc. Grants of up to £15k are available for you to develop your organisation This is a rolling programme and grant application can be completed at any time

All grantees will be eligible for additional support through our ENHANCE programme –providing an option of tailored in-kind support to strengthen and develop charities. If you are successful in applying for an Enable or Invest grant, we will work with you to identify whether support under the Enhance programme is right for you.

How to apply:

We operate an online application process and encourage applicants to find further information on our programmes and strategy at:

It is always wise to have an informal chat first. If you wish to do so then please contact Gary Beharrell at


Telephone          07734 973060


Weston Charity Award Open for Applications

Pilotlight and the Garfield Weston Foundation are excited to announce that applications for the Weston Charity Awards are opening today.

Established to celebrate and support ambitious charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community, we are looking for charities who would like mentoring and coaching support to get their organisation to the next stage in its development. This year the Awards are will support 20 charities across the North, the Midlands and Wales.

Winners will receive £6,500 unrestricted grant funding alongside business mentoring support from award-winning charity Pilotlight.

For more information or to apply visit the website here or call us on 020 7283 7022.

Deadline for applications: Friday 11 January 2019.


BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme provides grants for items that meet the most basic needs and/or those that are critical to the wellbeing of children and young people facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.


The fund can provide critical items such as:


  • Gas or electric cookers
  • Essential household items
  • Furniture and kitchen equipment
  • Children’s beds and bedding
  • Washing machines, fridges and freezers
  • Baby equipment

Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations

The grant is a referrer only programme -.for more information and how to register as a referrer on visit the Family Fund Services website.   

Tampon Tax Community Fund

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. It makes grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to community groups that deliver projects to support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, and build social networks. 

For more information email: 

Yapp Charitable Trust

The Trust is a grant-making charity that supports existing charities in England and Wales to help make grants for running costs and salaries to sustain their existing work. Grants are offered to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 that are working with the Trust’s priority groups.

For more information visit the Yapp Charitable Trust website.

Derby City Council Small Arts Grants

Small Arts Grants support creative projects that are of benefit to the residents of Derby. It is a rolling grants programme with no deadlines and is open to individuals and organisations.

For further information please visit the Derby City Council website

Rolls Royce Crowdfund Derby Youth

Do you have a great idea that could benefit young people in Derby? 

Crowdfund Derby Youth provides a space for groups to raise awareness and funds for activities that are important to them and their community.

Up to £1,000 match-funding is available for projects led by not-for-profit groups that will give young people in Derby a great start in life.

The Rolls-Royce Crowdfund Derby Youth Fund can be used in conjunction with CrowdFund Derby giving eligible projects the potential to receive 75% match-funding based on a funding target of up to £4000 for a limited period.

Rolls-Royce is looking to support innovative projects designed to help young people from disadvantaged communities to achieve their potential and has created a £10,000 fund to help make your great idea into a reality. Check the funding criteria to see if your idea could be eligible for support.

If you have already started a project, find out how to apply for this fund here

Aviva Commuity Fund - deadline 9 October 2018

Submissions for this year close at noon on 9 October 2018!

Now in it’s fourth year, the Aviva Community Fund is back. This year Aviva is pledging funding for over 500 projects – if you’ve got a local project in need of funding, the Aviva Community Fund could be just what you’re looking for. It offers funding for community projects of all sizes in three different categories - health and wellbeing, environment and skills for life. Simply put forward an idea, cause or project that will benefit a local community and they could gain funding, ranging from £1,000 up to £25,000.

Submissions are now open and close at noon on - 9th October. Submit your project today

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme provides grants for items that meet the most basic needs and/or those that are critical to the wellbeing of children and young people facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.

We can deliver or fund critical items such as:

  • ·         Gas or electric cookers
  • ·         Essential household items
  • ·         Furniture and kitchen equipment
  • ·         Children’s beds and bedding
  • ·         Washing machines
  • ·         Fridges and freezers
  • ·         Baby equipment
  • ·         Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations

Becoming a referrer and supporting the families you work with

The grant is a referrer only programme and we want to work with as many organisations as possible in order to reach the families who are eligible for the grant. 

You can find more information & register as a referrer on our website:  

All applications are made through the referrer’s online portal which you can access at:


You can find out more information about our eligibility criteria and what being a referrer for the grant means in these guidelines:


If you would like any advice on how to apply or if you would like to check whether a child is eligible please call our team on 01904 55 00 11 or email:



Good Neighbour Fund - Stay Warm and Healthy - deadline 31 October

Voluntary and community organisations can apply for up to £500 from the fund to help people through the winter in cold, icy weather. 

Funding could be for staying warm and healthy events, volunteer driver expenses to take people to hospital, doctors appointments or shopping or to purchase small items - for example shovels, salt and grit. 

Click her for the application form and guidance notes.

For more information please email Liz Gumbley

The fund opens on Monday 1 October and closes on Wednesday 31 October.


Derbyshire Older People's Fund

The Derbyshire Older People’s Fund originates from an anonymous donor who kindly, and with great foresight, created a pot of money specifically for grassroots community groups helping elderly residents. The fund has been very well received and has already helped 28 local organisations since its launch last July. The fund’s impact has been so important during a time of austerity and concern regarding social care in general, the fund has successfully helped groups tackle:

Isolation and loneliness

Mental health and well-being

Independence and physical health

Grants of up to £5,000 are still available but not for too much longer as the fund, as it stands, is due to be fully spent in the next few months.

If your group or a group you know could benefit then now is the time to act. Call the grants team on 01773 525860 and talk to one of the team about your project ideas and see if they are suitable for the fund.

Grow Wild Community Project Funding

Grow Wild funding opportunities

Grow Wild, the outreach project of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, has two grant funds open for application: community projects and for youth-led projects. We’re interested in projects inspired by UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi, that help people connect to each other and nature.

Our community project fund (deadline 10 December) awards £2k or £4k for groups and organisations trying something new or different to engage hundreds of people in their community about UK native wildflowers/plants/fungi, where there are opportunities to help people connect with, learn about and give to each other and nature. Full details:

Our youth-led project fund (rolling deadlines) awards £500 to young people aged 14-25. Projects should be creative, actively engage other people in their delivery, and be inspired by UK native wildflowers or fungi. Beyond that, anything is up for grabs! Full details:


Community Grants 2018

Celebrating involvement in healthcare community grants 2018 – apply now!

Has your voluntary, community or social enterprise group done some amazing patient, service-user or carer involvement work that has improved healthcare services?

If so we want you to tell us about it. In fact we want to support you to tell everyone about it.

NHS England will be awarding grants of up to £2,500 to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare.

In your application you will need to tell us about how you have involved patients and citizens in a healthcare project, and how you plan to use the grant to share and showcase your work in a creative way.

The grants can only be awarded to a voluntary organisation. Please ensure you read the community grants guidelines document before you apply, to check that your organisation and project is eligible. If you are eligible, you will need to complete the application form by 20 September 2018 using the ‘apply now’ button.

If you would like to receive the application form in another format such as large print or in Word please email

Justice and Equality Fund

Grants of up to £25,000 available through the Justice and Equality Fund’s ‘Now’s the Time’ small grants programme.


Now’s the Time is the second programme from the Justice and Equality Fund managed by Rosa. The programme aims to amplify the voices of individuals and groups who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in their workplaces and in their communities.

The Justice and Equality Fund aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects.  Inspired by the phenomenal campaigners of #metoo, TIME’s UP, Ni Nunca Mas, the #lifeinleggings movements and others, a group of UK-based women from the entertainment industry have come together to challenge the culture that permits people in positions of power to sexually harass and abuse others.

We want to resource imaginative, collaborative and creative grassroots activism so we are asking organisations to apply by answering the question: What would you do towards ending sexual harassment (in work places and in communities)? We want to fund:

  • Prevention work
  • Awareness raising activities
  • Imaginative and creative grassroots activism
  • Influencing work
  • Work with groups and communities who might face additional barriers to getting their voices heard, or might be at higher risk of sexual harassment and abuse to amplify those voices
  • Work that tries out new ideas
  • Work that replicates tried and tested approaches in new settings
  • Work that others can learn from

We are particularly keen to see cross-sector partnerships where the expertise of specialist voluntary sector organisations at the forefront of this work is shared with others to help drive broader change.

How to apply

It is important that you read our programme guidance and application guidance as both go into further detail about the criteria for applying along with the aims and deadlines for the programme.

We will be hosting a series of ‘How to Apply’ webinars which will introduce you to the Justice and Equality Fund and take you through the fund’s Now’s the Time (small grants) programme, offering guidance on making an application. Please register to attend by clicking on your preferred date:


You must then complete a short online application form and submit a three minute video answering the following questions :


  • What does your organisation do?
  • What does your organisation want to do, where and when?
  • How will this contribute to ending sexual harassment?
  • What difference will it make and why are you the best organisation to make it happen?
  • How will you spend your grant?

Closing date: Friday 28 September at 5pm.

When will you hear the outcome: Early December 2018.

You help decide: We are going to use a process called participatory grantmaking to decide who is awarded funding.  Your video will be shared with other applicants who will rank your application according to the clarity and credibility of your plans. You can therefore expect to hear from us during October-November 2018 asking you and your group to look at some of the other videos we have received and voting for the ideas you like the best.

Still unsure? We’d like to talk to you! Please email us to request a chat and one of our team will get back to you.

Contact us:                                        Web:




Children affected by domestic abuse fund - Home Office

Home Office – Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund

As part of the Government’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse, we have committed to allocate £8 million of funding (from April 2018 - March 2020) to interventions designed to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse.

Around 20% of young people in the UK have been exposed to domestic abuse and domestic abuse is a factor in 50% of social worker assessments of children in need, over half of serious case reviews and two-thirds of child contact applications.

Studies indicate that one in five children live with domestic abuse and that children exposed to parental violence are almost three times more likely to experience violence in their own adult relationships. They are at greater risk of substance abuse, juvenile pregnancy and criminal behaviour than those raised in homes without violence. 52% of children who witnessed domestic abuse experienced behavioural problems and issues with social development and relationships (Safelives).

We are looking to award a total of £8 million over the next two financial years (2018 – 2020) to organisations in England and Wales delivering interventions designed to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse.

We welcome bids from local commissioners, be they PCCs, local authorities or health commissioners, or from any other suitable organisations across England and Wales. Consortium bids incorporating larger and smaller organisations are particularly encouraged but must have a Legal lead, to enter into the Grant Agreement.

Organisations must bid for a minimum amount of £500,000. While there will not be a formal cap placed on the amount an organisation can bid for, we expect all bids to be scalable. To ensure diversity of funding, please be aware that we may scale back top scoring bids in line with the scalability details provided. All submissions will be evaluated using the criteria made available in the published documents.

To find out more about the programme, and to see the prospectus head to the Government website

Creative Civic Change

Creative Civic Change is a new programme to help you make positive change in your community using the arts and creativity.

The programme will provide funding as well as other support, like advice and mentoring, to at least 10 local areas in England over the next three years. We want to support creative projects and activities led by local communities, so you can achieve your vision for your area.

At this stage, we are inviting you to say if you want to get involved. We will then select some communities to work with us from autumn 2018 onwards – together we will develop your ideas further, and decide how best the programme can help with delivering those plans from spring 2019 (and for up to three years after). In this stage, we will identify how much funding might be needed to support your ideas (between £50,000 and £300,000 in each local community).

We are interested in sharing experiences and learning from the programme to inspire others to use the arts and creativity to make positive change.

The programme is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Local Trust.

For more information visit the Local Trust website.

GSK Impact Awards 2019

2019 GSK IMPACT Awards - Core funding and free training for health charities

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to:

Closing date: 20 September 2018


Gem Radio Cash for Kids Grants

Applications for grants are now open!

Too many children across the East Midlands aren't having the childhood they deserve.

They could be subject to neglect or abuse, living in poverty or with an illness or disability. Gem's Cash for Kids is here to make a positive impact on the lives of these children.

We help by awarding grants to families, community projects and other small charities who support these children - applications are open now. Consideration for grants will only be given to those who help children up to the age of 18, who match our eligiblity criteria here and live within the Gem broadcast area (see below map).


Applications are open until midnight on Sunday 19 August 2018 and we will contact successful applicants from 10 September 2018 onwards.

Please note that for this grant round we would encourage grant applications up to a maximum of £1,500 per application.

Applications are only accepted through our online platform, click here to access the application form.

Peter Cruddas Foundation

The Foundation is funding projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales.  Priority is given to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. 

For more information visit

Community projects to benefit from seized criminal profits

The Commissioner has ring-fenced income derived from criminal acts in 2016-17 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and offers charitable groups and community organisations the opportunity of applying for a cash grant to fund capital projects. Organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 from the NICE (Neighbourhoods Investing Criminal Earnings).

The Commissioner is keen to fund organisations that can deliver innovative projects that leave a lasting legacy for their communities and  also plans to fund at least one project in each policing area to achieve geographical coverage. 

For more information visit

The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants

Through its music grant making programme, this Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education.  Particular interest within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels.  Applicants must be a registered charity or an exempt charity. 

For more information visit

Community Share Booster Programme

The programme's objectives are to help disadvantaged and under-represented communities develop successful community businesses, especially in under-represented trade sectors, and financed through community share offers based on new forms of investment proposition, institutional support and business appraisal methodologies. 

Community businesses are organisations rooted in a local area, run by and answerable to members of the community, and which make a trading profit to re-invest in doing more social good.  For more information visit

Ernest Cook Trust

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the countryside, literacy, numeracy and science.  All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. 

For more information visit

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK/International)

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, re-homing and rehabilitation to animals can apply.  The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible you should be a UK registered charity, have independently examined up to date annual accounts, and have an active re-homing and rehabilitation policy for animals taken into care. 

For more information visit

The Idlewild Trust

This grant making trust supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after these works. 

For more information visit

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs

Supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings.  This programme helps PCC's with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Works eligible for funding tend to be Category A or B recommendations in a quinquennial inspection report and include things such as roof repairs, masonry repairs, rainwater disposal and drainage. 

For more information visit

Essential Life Skills Grant Fund

This funding will support a range of extra-curricular activities aimed at children and young people aged 5-18 years.  Funded activities will develop non-cognitive abilities, collectively named 'essential life skills' these include but are not limited to:

  • resilience, perseverance and persistance
  • hard work, self-control, discipline, good time keeping
  • self-confidence, leaderships and team working
  • honesty, integrity and engaged citizenship
  • attitude, respect and empathy
  • curiosity and problem solving

Grants are for up to £24,999 on a single application.  The large grant worth up to £1 million is also now live and available to apply to. 

For more information visit

Ironmongers Company's Grants Programme

Registered charities (including schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. 

The Company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills e.g. special educational needs, parenting or life skills or addressing behavioural problems or promote citizenship. 

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Registered charities (including schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. 

The Company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills e.g. special educational needs, parenting or life skills or addressing behavioural problems or promote citizenship. 

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The Anchor Foundation

The Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts.  Funding can be awarded for three years.  The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. 

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The Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts.  Funding can be awarded for three years.  The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. 

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Building A Stronger Britain Together - In-kind support

In-kind support allows civil society organisations to transparently bid in for support to produce communication assets and to receive training.  All support is provided with the aim to increase capacity and self-sufficiency.  Support available includes: brand identity development, website development, printed posters/leaflets, paid for media support and campaign development. To be eligible for this support your organisation must be working on projects to prevent hate crime and counter terrorism.   

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The Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme Awards

Grants of up to £20,000.  The Trust works in association with the Wolfson Foundation and each year funds projects with a specific theme - in 2018 the theme is Improving Accessibility.  Grants will be awarded to projects which make theatres more accessible through changes to the building or its systems. 

Early stage pre-application conversations are encouraged.  Application forms should be downloaded from the website and emailed to

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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.  Grants can be up to three years. 

The Foundation's priority is to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level.  The Foundation also supports organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf. 

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