Funding News - March 2024


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Information and Guidance 

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust – Meet the Funder 
Hastings Voluntary Action - Finding the Funds Training 
Sussex Lund – to reopen for new applications in April 
Wealden Community Lottery 1st Year Celebration Event 


Arts Council England - Museum Estate and Development Fund 
National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) – New Funding for Climate Action 
New National Lottery Heritage Grants 


Community Ownership Fund – Expressions of Interest 
Department for Education (DfE) - The Turing Scheme 
Rother District Council - Rural Spaces Improvement Grant Fund (RSI) 
Rother District Council- Rural Community Infrastructure Grants 

Trusts and Foundations 
Abrdn Financial Fairness Trust 
Albert Hunt Trust 
Alpkit Foundation 
Ashley Family Foundation 
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund Refurbishment Grants Programme 
The Association of Independent Museums (AiM) – Training Grants 
Barclays Community Football Fund 2024 17
Baring Foundation - Arts and Mental Health Programme 
B&Q Foundation 
Charles Hayward Foundation 
CLA Charitable Trust 
Comic Relief Re-Rooted - Safety and Security for Refugees and Asylum Seekers 
Dan Maskell Tennis Trust 
Edward Gostling Foundation – Capital Grants Programme 
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation - Youth-Led Creativity Funding Programme 
Gatwick Airport Community Trust Fund 
Grow Wild Youth Grants 
Henry Smith Charity - Holiday Grants for Children 
Hollick Family Charitable Trust 
Impetus Connect Fund - Youth Employment Grant 
Kellogg’s School Breakfast Clubs Grants Programme 
KFC Youth Foundation 
LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme 
McCarthy Stone Foundation – Spring Community Grants 
Michael Tippett Musical Foundation 
Music for All - Community Project Funding 
Noel Buxton Trust – Penal Grants 
People’s HealthTrust – Nature for Health 
Percy Bilton Charity 
Peter Sell Annual Award - Grants for Scout or Guide groups 
Radcliffe Trust 
Royal Society - Tomorrow’s Climate Scientists 
7Stars Foundation 
Swire Charitable Trust 
True Colours Trust – Small Grants Programme 
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation 
Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund 
Will Charitable Trust 
Yapp Charitable Trust - Grants for Running Costs and Salaries 

Funding Diary 

Information and Guidance

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust – Meet the Funder

The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust is a Sussex based grant funder, providing support to charities operating within East and West Sussex, and Brighton & Hove.

The Trust is holding a “meet the funder” online event on Thursday 14th March 2024 – from 2.30-3.30pm.

This informal chat will provide an opportunity for new and existing charity applicants to ask any questions they may have about the Trust’s funding, application process or grant strategy.

The joining details are on Trust’s website.  (Meeting ID: 826 4474 3906 // Passcode: 627074).

Hastings Voluntary Action - Finding the Funds Training

Hastings Voluntary Action’s FREE training is aimed for people who are fairly new to fundraising or who are looking for small amounts of money up to £10,000. In this training session we will think about different sources of funding for charities, community groups and social enterprises, and look at how to fill in a funding application form for a small grant. This training is FREE for two representatives of voluntary/community organisations that operate in East Sussex.

There is a choice of sessions:

  • Monday 25th March 2024 2.00pm-4.00pm (online on Zoom)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2024 9.30am-12.30pm (in person in Hastings)

To book a place on Hastings Voluntary Action’s events page or phone 01424 444010

Sussex Lund – to reopen for new applications in April

Sussex Lund is a grant programme supported by Lund Trust and administered by the High Weald National Landscape team.

It supports small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald National Landscape and the towns, villages and hamlets on its fringes. It also supports projects that help people to experience the landscape and build connections to it.  Previous successful applications include:

  • Planting community orchards
  • Restoring ponds and wetland areas
  • Hedge planting to restore historic boundary lines
  • Managing precious wildflower grassland; and
  • Creating new habitats for dormice and barn owls

Projects could also include community events or initiatives that celebrate and raise awareness of the High Weald landscape and its special qualities. This year the fund is keen to support projects that improve nature and scenic beauty in community green spaces, particularly in urban areas on the fringes of the High Weald.

Sussex Lund will reopen for new applications in April 2024.   If you think you may have an idea for a project, please read all the information on the Fund’s website and then submit an enquiry, using the enquiry button on their website.

Wealden Community Lottery 1st Year Celebration Event

Wealden District Council is delighted to invite community groups to their Wealden Community Lottery 1st Year Celebration Event.

Join local organisations and key partners in Wealden to celebrate the success of the Wealden Community Lottery over the past 12 months.   If you’re part of a local organisation in Wealden, whether that may be a charity, community group, sports club, residents’ association, community interest company, village halls, town or Parish council, PTA and more, you may be eligible to start raising monthly funds on the Wealden Community Lottery to help your organisation.

Check out this video to find out why Rotherfield St Martin has signed up to the lottery.

Come along to this event to find out more about how the Community Lottery works, the benefits it can have for your organisation and have an opportunity to network with local partners and organisations.

Here is an overview on how the Wealden Community Lottery works:

  • Launched in March 2023, Wealden Community Lottery raises funds within the community for the community
  • From every £1 ticket sale, 50% of the ticket proceeds goes to support a local Wealden good cause which could be a local charity, voluntary organisation, or other not-for-profit group, with the remainder being put towards a central fund, prizes, and operating costs.

To date:

  • Wealden Community Lottery is selling on average 1900 tickets a week and have raised £40,655.60 for good causes and central fund combined in just 9 months
  • Have 80 good causes already signed up raising unrestricted funds on a monthly basis.

The event will be held in the Hailsham Community Civic Hall on Tuesday 19th March 2024, 2pm – 4pm

Due to limited spaces, each organisation can only request 3 tickets max. To find out more or register your interest please email Wealden Community Grants.  If you are unable to attend the Celebration event but wish to find out more about the Wealden Community Lottery, please email Wealden Council Community Grants.  

For more information and to sign up to the Wealden Community Lottery Event, go to Eventbrite to confirm your tickets.



Arts Council England - Museum Estate and Development Fund

This is the Museum Estate and Development Fund’s final round of funding.  Round Four has a total of £23.8 million to award in grants ranging between £50,000 and £5 million.  

For grants between £50,000 to £499,999 – 5% of the total project costs must come from other sources.  For grants from £500,000 to £5 million – 10% of the total project costs must come from other sources.

Funding is aimed at supporting museums to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Become more financially resilient and environmentally responsible
  • Increase the environmental performance of buildings and equipment to help reduce carbon emissions in the museum sector
  • Improve access for disabled people and accommodate diverse user needs
  • Strengthen contributions to local communities and regeneration by preserving landmark buildings.

The Fund is open to:

  • Non-national Accredited museums
  • Local authorities responsible for maintenance of non-national Accredited museum buildings
  • Partnerships between a local authority and a non-national Accredited museum. Lead applicants must be registered with Companies House and/or with the Charity Commission or similar regulatory authority

The fund will invest in the following broad categories:

  • Protecting fabric/longevity of the structure
  • Protecting the exhibits and collections
  • Upgrading building services
  • Dealing with equality and accessibility issues
  • Improving environmental performance of museum infrastructure through repairs

The Fund opens for Expressions of Interest on 4th March 2024 (9am) and closes on 18th April 2024 (midday).

Tel: 0161 934 4317


National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) – New Funding for Climate Action

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) announced that from 27th March 2024 it will be delivering new funding as part of its wider Climate Action programme.

The new funding will provide up to 25 grants of between £500,000 and £1.5 million (over three to five years) for projects that involve more people in climate action in the UK and inspire 'bold and exciting change'. Some exceptional projects of up to £3 million, for up to seven years, may be funded.

The funding is for partnership projects that reach more people by either:

  • Linking climate action to the everyday lives and interests of local communities and inspiring them to take action
  • Influencing work with communities at a regional or national level, for example by linking up groups across locations, or a campaign that inspires change across one country, or the whole UK

 Applications will be accepted from partnerships with:

  • A mix of organisations and sectors
  • Smaller groups that represent the people they are working with.

It is not necessary to be a climate or environment-focused organisation to apply.

NLCF will be holding three information sessions:

  • 27th March 2024 (1pm to 2pm) (including British Sign Language)
  • 16th May 2024 (11am to 12 noon)
  • 21st May 2024 (2pm to 3pm).

Please note, you need to register in advance on NLCF’s website.

A session recording will be uploaded to the Climate Action Fund webpage after the sessions.

The fund is expected to open for applications on 27th March 2024.

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New National Lottery Heritage Grants

National Lottery Heritage Grants form part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund's new 10-year strategy, Heritage 2033, that aims to invest £3.6 billion across the UK with grants ranging from £10,000 up to £10 million.

The strategy is centred around a simplified framework of four investment principles:

  • Saving heritage
  • Protecting the environment
  • Inclusion, access and participation
  • Organisational sustainability

Grants will support projects of up to five years that care for and sustain heritage. This could include nature and habitats, historic buildings and environments, or cultures, traditions and people’s memories.

Two levels of funding are available:

  • Grants from £10,000 to £250,000 for projects of no more than five years in duration – this strand is open to not-for-profit organisations, private owners of heritage and partnerships
  • Grants from £250,000 to £10 million for projects of no more than five years in duration (excluding the development phase) – this strand is open to not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations

Please note, applications for more than £250,000 require an Expression of Interest which can be submitted at any time. If successful, applicants will then need to submit a development phase application. These have quarterly application deadlines.

Applications for grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are open all year round with decisions in about two months.

Tel: 020 7591 6044



Community Ownership Fund – Expressions of Interest

The Government has announced that ahead of the launch of the fourth and final round of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund (COF), it has published a new Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

According to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities:

  • The new EOI has been simplified to give applicants a result within minutes, meaning that they will be able to see whether their project could be suitable for COF much quicker than before
  • To enable the move to the new system, EOIs submitted prior to February 2024 will no longer be valid
  • Organisations that wish to submit a full application to COF in a future application window, will need to complete a new EOI
  • Only applicants who submitted an EOI in the new system will be informed when a bidding window is about to open and will receive the link needed to apply to COF

The Community Ownership Fund helps community groups buy or renovate assets that would otherwise be lost to the community.

Voluntary and community organisations can apply as long as they are an incorporated organisation set up to deliver charitable purpose, social purpose or public benefit and have a viable plan for taking ownership of a community asset at risk and running it sustainably for community benefit.

Proposals will need to prove the value of the asset to local people and that the asset can run sustainably for the long-term benefit of the community.

An updated prospectus and accompanying guidance for the final round are expected to be published soon.

My Community, the official delivery partners for the Community Ownership Fund support programme, has published a number of different guides on their website which new applicants may wish to refer to.


Department for Education (DfE) - The Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme offers grant funding to education providers to support students who wish to pursue study and work placements around the world. This funding allows providers to give their students the chance to develop new skills, gain international experience and boost their employability.

Providers can apply for funding for students going to multiple destinations, as part of a single application. Funding is a contribution toward the costs of international educational placements. In most cases, it is provided on a per-student basis. The amount each student can receive depends on the destination.

Applications are accepted from UK and British overseas territories organisations from across the education and training sector, including schools, further education (FE) providers, and higher education (HE) providers.

For the 2024 to 2025 academic year, applicants must be responsible for delivering education or training to the student taking part in a placement.

Funding can be used towards the direct costs of travel from the UK to the destination for a placement and back again, for one return journey including transfers. Funding is also permitted for accompanying staff to chaperone students where necessary as part of safeguarding or duty of care.   

Applications for the 2024 to 2025 academic year will close on 21st March 2024 (4pm).


Rother District Council - Rural Spaces Improvement Grant Fund (RSI)

Rother District Council’s Rural Spaces Improvement Grant Fund, uses funding provided by the Rural England Prosperity Fund to support projects in rural areas.  This means that Rother District Council can only fund projects outside of Bexhill and the surrounding area (including Cooden Beach, Little Common, Sidley and Pebsham).

The objectives for this funding are to support the creation of and improvements to local rural green and blue spaces. This includes community gardens, watercourses and embankments, along with incorporating natural features into wider public spaces. All projects must demonstrate positive improvements for nature.

The Council welcomes applications to the scheme from properly constituted organisations for services and activities which benefit the residents of Rother.

Organisations can apply for capital grants up to £20,000. Your project must have at least 20% of the total project funding in place. An applicant organisation’s project needs to be delivered by March 2025 and comply with the grant eligibility.

To prepare your application for submission please read the guidance for Eligibility and Before you start.

Funding will be decided on a first come first served basis, until the funding pot has been allocated.

If you are unsure if your project is eligible, please contact

For help and support completing application forms, please contact Rother Voluntary Action (RVA).

Rother District Council- Rural Community Infrastructure Grants

The Rural Community Infrastructure Grant Fund is administered by Rother District Council. This funding has been provided by the Rural England Prosperity Fund to support capital projects in rural areas. This means Rother District Council can only fund projects outside of Bexhill and the surrounding area.

The levelling up objectives for this funding are to strengthen our social fabric and foster a sense of local pride and belonging in Rother through investment in activities that enhance physical, cultural and social ties and amenities; however, Rother District Council wants to ensure that projects meet local objectives, which should be included in your application.

Applications to the scheme are welcomed from properly constituted organisations for services and activities which benefit the residents of Rother.  

You will be able to apply for up to £20,000. Your project must have at least 50% of the total project funding in place.  The funding is for capital projects only.

Example projects could be:

  • EV charging points for community use
  • Community energy schemes such as scaled-up biomass, heat pumps or solar
  • Capital grants for kitchens in community hubs

Permissions should be obtained prior to making an application, in particular, Planning Permission or Building Regulations approval.   Rother District Council strongly advises reading the Eligibility page before making an application.

Applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the total budget has been awarded.     

To check funding available before you apply, please contact

For help and support in completing these application forms, please get in touch with Rother Voluntary Action (RVA).

Trusts and Foundations

Abrdn Financial Fairness Trust

Abrdn Financial Fairness Trust (formerly the Standard Life Foundation) funds strategic work, including policy work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve financial wellbeing at a national scale in the UK, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes.   Please note, the Trust’s priority therefore is to support projects that are larger than town or borough in scale.

The Foundation is interested in funding projects that examine and promote measures to:

  • Increase incomes for those on low-to-middle incomes
  • Ensure people have an adequate safety net, building savings and assets
  • Reduce the cost of living, making sure those on lower incomes are not paying more
  • Address issues related to spending and borrowing, particularly where it becomes problematic
  • Ensure that there is fair taxation

Eligible applicants include voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities.

Abrdn’s grants typically range between £10,000 and £200,000, with most being between £50,000 and £120,000. Abrdn’s funding may be spread over one, two or three years, and sometimes shorter periods, for example six months.

Funding can be used for project costs and ongoing costs, including staff salaries and overheads.

There is a two-stage application process. There are typically two application deadlines per year.   The next deadline for outline applications is 3rd June 2024.

Tel: 0131 528 4243


Albert Hunt Trust

The Albert Hunt Trust supports local registered charities throughout the UK.  The Trust’s funding can be used for a range of purposes, which could include core funding to include staff costs and ongoing running costs for specific projects.  

The Trust’s grant giving focuses on the following:

  • Core funding of hospices. The Trust’s grants tend to range from £10,000 to £20,000
  • Core funding support for the homeless. Grant sizes typically range from £5,000 to £10,000.   This strand is for organisations with an annual fundraised income (non-statutory) below £500,000
  • Promoting health and wellbeing, including providing support in the areas of mental health of children and young people, carers, cancer support, prisoner support and rehabilitation, social challenge and deprivation. Grants tend to range from £500 to £5,000.  This strand is for organisations with an annual income below £250,000

Please note, charities that wish to apply under the health and wellbeing heading should first contact the Trust to see if their application would be considered.   Please also be aware, the Trust is not accepting applications for capital costs.

The trustees review applications on a rolling monthly basis, subject to the trustees availability.

Tel: 0330 113 7280


Alpkit Foundation

Alpkit Foundation supports grassroots direct action projects that tackle issues such as diversity and inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of the natural environment and health and well-being.

Community groups, schools and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to £500. 

Funding is intended for:

  • Diversity and inclusion projects that engage individual and groups from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Environmental projects that seek to support, conserve, or generate understanding of our environment and wild places
  • Health projects enabling people to gain physical and mental wellbeing from the Great Outdoors
  • Education projects such as First Aid, D of E, Forest Schools and Mountain Leader
  • Participation projects that get more people experiencing the Great Outdoors

Organisations can apply anytime.  The Trustees consider applications every two months.  Please note, the Foundation recommends applying at least three months before before a project's start date.

Tel: 01773417007


Ashley Family Foundation

Ashley Family Foundation supports community museums, farms, gardens, schools and other charitable organisations in England and Wales with small-scale arts and community projects. The Trustees focus funding towards developing strong communities, social welfare and creative arts, with a particular emphasis on supporting rural communities.  The Foundation provides examples of projects they have funded on their website.

Organisations registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales or Companies House are eligible to apply to apply for up to £10,000.  Funding is for revenue costs only.    The Foundation also considers unregistered organisations when supported by a registered charity or charitable company, who can receive the funds on their behalf.

The Foundation awards funding three times per year.  The next deadline for applications is 31st March 2024.   

Tel: 03030 401005


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund Refurbishment Grants Programme

The Trust’s Capital Housing Fund Refurbishment Grants Programme assists the refurbishment or extension of rental accommodation offering high quality support for veterans with a housing need.   

This Programme awards up to £75,000 (though, please note most will be under £40,000).

Funding is aimed at projects that:

  • Enable refurbishments of existing affordable homes for rent to veterans
  • Enable refurbishments of sites that increase the availability of veteran housing
  • Ensure properties meet decent homes and energy efficiency standards

Applicants need to show how a refurbishment grant would meet the wider aims of the Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund, with a particular focus on the refurbishment of transitional/homeless accommodation, care homes, supported/sheltered accommodation housing, and social housing.

The Fund prioritises projects focusing on:

  • Single Veterans
  • Veterans and their families, including veterans who have shared custody arrangements for their children
  • Veterans with disabilities
  • Homeless Veterans
  • Female Veterans
  • LGBT Veterans
  • Veterans leaving prison

The Fund is open to registered charities that can show experience of supporting veterans. The charity must have been registered with the relevant regulator for at least three years, and Registered social housing providers that support veterans.

There will be two funding rounds in the 2024/25 financial year.

The first deadline for applications is midday on 19th June 2024 for decisions by the end of September 2024.  The second deadline for applications is 3rd January 2025.


The Association of Independent Museums (AiM) – Training Grants

The Association of Independent Museums (AiM) offers grants up to £350 for member museums to develop their paid or voluntary workforces’ skills and expertise.

Grants can support fees, accommodation (where distance travel is involved) and environmentally sensitive travel costs towards:

  • Attendance of courses, seminars, and workshops
  • Online remote courses and training
  • A bursary to attend the AIM National Conference in June 2024
  • Subject specialist training
  • Museum study visits
  • Mentoring placements

This year, AiM is offering 15 bursaries to attend AiM National Conference. In addition, bursary applicants can request up to £200 towards accommodation and travel costs to attend the conference.

Applicant museums must be AIM members, with priority for smaller museums, staff members, and volunteers who have not previously received a training grant.

AIM training grants awarded in 2024 need to be completed and claimed before 16th  December 2024.

Apply anytime.  AIM considers applications on a monthly basis throughout the year.

Tel: 0333 305 8060


Barclays Community Football Fund 2024

Barclays Community Football Fund in partnership with Sported Foundation is offering up to £1,000 to Community Sports groups in areas of high deprivation to support delivery of football activities to engage with young people under the age of 25.

This fund supports activities for underrepresented groups: women and girls, young people with disabilities, young people from racially diverse communities, young people from the LGBTQ+ community and young people from lower socio-economic groups.

Typical examples of eligible costs include venue hire with floodlights and heating, insurances, volunteer expenses, coaching costs, training and qualifications, equipment and kit.

There will be two funding rounds in 2024, each of which be open for applications for about two months. Applications may close earlier than the deadline. Groups should apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applications for Round One closes 12th April 2024. Round Two opens 15th July and closes 15th September 2024.

Tel: 0203 848 4670


Baring Foundation - Arts and Mental Health Programme

Baring Foundation supports arts organisations promoting the role of creativity in the lives of people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Baring’s current call is for projects focused on men, creativity and mental health.  The Foundation is seeking to make awards ranging from £20,000 to £50,000 to arts organisations who would like to develop new participatory arts opportunities for men with mental health problems.

The Foundation is particularly interested in intersectionality, meaning that men are not a homogenous group but differ in a large variety of ways including through age, racial background, sexual orientation, disability status, and class and the way in which multiple discrimination and disadvantage impacts participation. Some men will define as Trans.  The Foundation prioritises work that encourages men who are least likely otherwise to attend.

To be eligible, applicants must be an established arts organisation of any kind (including museums). This could be a charity or a regulated social enterprise, such as a Community Interest Company.

Applicants must have delivered creative opportunities to people with mental health problems for at least two years and have an annual income of over £75,000 for the last two years.   Applicants working in partnership with relevant community groups and sharing resources are encouraged to apply.

The Foundation is running a Zoom meeting on 19th March (2pm – 3.15pm) to answer any questions about this funding round.  Register via the Baring Foundation website.

The deadline for applications is 23rd April 2024 (12 noon).


B&Q Foundation

B&Q Foundation helps charities supporting people in need – those experiencing homelessness, in financial hardship, impacted by health, disability, or other disadvantage or distress.

Their grants support decorating, renovating, or creating spaces, both indoors and outdoors, where people can feel at home and have a sense of belonging.

Registered charities can apply for up to £5,000 for garden projects, and up to £10,000 for building or indoor projects. 

B&Q will cover the full cost to complete a project, including staff time required.  Projects could include creating community gardens, redecorating properties, installing new boilers, and creating new buildings or rooms.

B&Q’s next 2024 funding rounds are 26th April to 17th May, 22nd July to 9th August, and 28th October to 15th November.  

Tel: 0117 422 0866


Charles Hayward Foundation

Charles Hayward Foundation’s areas of interest include social and criminal justice, and work with older people.  

The Foundation accepts applications from registered charities or exempt charities.  An organisation’s eligibility to apply for either a main or small grants programme depends on their annual income:

  • Social and Criminal Justice - Main grants awards £15,000 to £25,000 per annum for one to three years, or up to £25,000 for a pilot project. (This strand is open to charities with an income between £350,000 - £4 million).  The overall aim is to prevent people entering the criminal justice system and to support those already in the system to move on and rebuilt their lives.  See the Foundation’s website for detailed guidance about the specific interventions eligible for applications
  • Older People - Small grants awards up to £7,000. (This strand is open to charities with an income less than £350,000). The Foundation is particularly interested in creativity approaches to improve the quality of life of older people, and focuses on a range of outcomes, including alleviating isolation, using volunteers supporting older people to live in their own homes, and meeting the needs of people with dementia 

Charities can apply for a small grant anytime.   There is a two stage application process for Main Grants.  The deadline for the Main Grants (Stage one) is 26th April 2024.    

Tel: 020 7370 7063


CLA Charitable Trust

The CLA Charitable Trust is dedicated to helping those who are disabled or disadvantaged to visit and participate in learning experiences about the countryside.

The size of grants awarded is at the Trustees discretion.  The average grant is in the region of £2,500.  Eligible costs and activities include running costs, project works and capital works.

The Trust accepts applications from small and medium-sized charities and not-for-profit organisations such as Community Interest Companies.  CLA’s Trustees particularly welcome applications for projects benefitting children and young people, disadvantaged financially, physically, mentally, or from areas of deprivation.

Apply anytime.

Tel: 020 7235 0511


Comic Relief Re-Rooted - Safety and Security for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Comic Relief’s new funding programme, Re-Rooted: Safety and Security for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, is offering flexible, core funding for organisations that specialise in supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

The fund offers grants up to £200,000 over three to five years.   Organisations with an income between £250,000 and £10 million are eligible to apply.

Funding is for proposals focusing on: Services and support for refugees and asylum seekers;  Influencing and advocacy focusing on safer routes and improved outcomes for refugees and asylum seekers, or a combination of both.

The Fund prioritises organisations that involve people with lived experience of forced migration to the UK. This should include current practice in involving lived experience in developing the organisation’s work and priority areas, and/or in the running of the organisation. It could also include plans for reinforcing existing good practice for involving people with lived experience.

The first step is to submit the online eligibility questionnaire. Those who are successful may then submit a full application.

The deadline for applications is 26th March 2024 (12 noon).

Tel: 0207 820 2222


Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust’s mission is to support disabled people to play tennis. 

Disability groups, clubs, schools and individuals are eligible to apply for wheelchairs, tennis equipment and coaching.  

The Trust’s 2024 deadlines for applications are 14th April, 7th July and 27th October.

Tel: 01737 831707


Edward Gostling Foundation – Capital Grants Programme

Edward Gostling Foundation’s Capital Grant Programme is encouraging registered charities to bring forward major capital projects aligned with one or more of the Foundation’s 4 themes that will build new capacity, promote sustainability and bring about step change in the way care is provided.

Charities registered and regulated by the Charity Commission for at least three years are eligible to apply.  The Foundation’s themes are:

  1. Health & Wellbeing: Improving people’s physical/mental health and general welfare
  2. Independent Living: Helping people to live independently
  3. Respite: Recognising family carers for the fantastic and vital work they do
  4. Transition: Helping people into employment, housing or supported living

Capital projects are defined as the construction and fitting out of new buildings and/or extensions to existing buildings costing at least £1 million.  Please note, the Foundation’s Capital Grants Programme does not fund operating costs.

Please note, the Foundation’s Capital Fund is the only fund still open to charities this funder does not currently have a partnership with.   Charities can apply for any amount up to £250,000, however the Foundation prefers to be part of a consortium of grant makers and will never fund the entire project.

The Foundation recommends you have at least 50% of the project’s funding secured before applying.  See the Foundation’s guidance for examples of projects funded and full details about eligibility. 

Tel: 01753 753 900


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation - Youth-Led Creativity Funding Programme

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation’s Youth-Led Creativity Programme aims to build on young people's power to make change, use creativity to enhance their lives, develop their careers, and influence the world around them.

The Foundation anticipates awarding £1 million in 2024.  The maximum organisations can apply for is £120,000 for up to three years.  Funding can be used for single or multi-year grants and for project and/or core costs.  The Foundation anticipates awarding 8 to 12 grants.

The Programme focuses on work led by and for young people (aged 14 to 30) who have less access to creative programmes or who are underrepresented in arts and culture.  This includes young people who:

  • Are D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent
  • Are from communities experiencing racial inequity
  • Are economically or educationally disadvantaged
  • Identify as LGBT+
  • Have migration or care experience

A Learning Programme will run alongside the funding. Organisations will be compensated to support participation.

There is a two-stage application process.  Expression of Interests will be accepted until 15th March 2024 (5pm).

Tel: 020 7812 3700


Gatwick Airport Community Trust Fund

Gatwick Airport Community Trust focuses their grant giving to projects taking place within the Trust's geographical areas of benefit, which includes parts of Surrey and Kent, West and East Sussex. 

The Trust provides a list of villages and towns within the Trust’s area of benefit.

Voluntary and community groups are eligible to apply. Parent and Teacher Associations (PTAs) are also eligible to apply for projects over and above the school’s core activities which are the responsibility of the Local Education Authority or Academy Trust.  The Trust also considers applications from Parish or Town Councils for projects that benefit the local community, have identified other funding sources, and have demonstrated they will cover maintenance costs or ongoing costs.

Organisations can apply for up to £5,000 to contribute towards physical projects, additional facilities, or set-up costs for a new service that will be self-sustaining thereafter. All applications should demonstrate that projects will benefit the wider community.

Funding is targeted towards:

  • Development of young people
  • Art projects, including amateur drama, music and art
  • Sporting facilities
  • Environmental improvement and conservation
  • Improvements to community facilities such as village halls
  • Support for the disabled
  • Support for the elderly
  • Encouragement of additional volunteering or giving in the area

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2024.

Tel: 07444 737518


Grow Wild Youth Grants

Grow Wild’s Youth Grants programme is offering up £500 to young people aged 14-25 to bring their nature project to life this summer.

Grants can be used for anything needed for the project such as materials and equipment,  along with support and online training from Grow Wild.   There are also opportunities to connect with a community of young nature enthusiasts, and the chance to complete Kew's Young Environmental Leader Award.

The Programme is open to individuals or groups of up to six people, with an innovative project idea that celebrates why UK native plants and/or fungi are so special.    Supporting organisations eligible to apply are voluntary, youth or community groups, education bodies (excluding primary schools), arts or environmental charities, local authorities, other council bodies or health authorities.

Successful projects can be started in May 2024 and must be completed by the end of October 2024.

The deadline for applications is 19th March 2024 (15:00).

Tel: 07824 104 632


Henry Smith Charity - Holiday Grants for Children

Henry Smith Charity’s Holiday Grants for Children provides £500 - £2,750 provide groups of children aged 13 years or younger who are disadvantaged, disabled or from areas of high deprivation with a short recreational holiday or outing they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

The Holiday’s Grants programme is open to schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities.     

This funder prioritises projects benefiting disadvantaged and disabled children in the most deprived areas in the UK. This means areas within the bottom 20% of the National Indices of Deprivation. For groups of children with disabilities, there is flexibility regarding the level of deprivation.

The next application round opens from 13th March to 22nd July 2024 (for trips taking place 1st May to 31st August 2024).   Note, grants are made on a first come, first served basis until funding has been fully allocated.

Tel: 020 7264 4970

Hollick Family Charitable Trust

Hollick Family Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in a range of geographical areas in the South East, including the areas of Kensington East Sussex.

Funding awarded is at the Trustees discretion.   The Trustees objective is to make a number of relatively small but significant donations to a range of charities each year and also to identify at least one cause to which they are able to provide more substantial funding.

Trust does not maintain a website. Groups should write to the Trust for further information about how to apply.

David W Beech, Hollick Family Charitable Trust, Prager Metisx LLP, 5A Bear Lane, Southwark, London, SE1 0UH

Tel: 020 7632 1400 


Impetus Connect Fund - Youth Employment Grant

Impetus’s Youth Connect Fund is looking to partner with organisations helping young people from ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds into employment. 

The Fund is particularly keen to partner with organisations supporting young people from Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Black communities as these communities are the most likely to be impacted by unemployment in the UK.

The Fund will offer unrestricted grant funding (£100,000 per year for two years), coaching and capacity building support to three organisations.   To be eligible, applicants must be a registered charity or social enterprise, and meet all of the following criteria:

  • Young people (aged 14-25) from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds must make up more than 50% of the young people they serve
  • Young people from ethnic minority backgrounds must make up more than 50% of the young people they serve
  • Have at least five members of staff
  • Deliver a programme/intervention that targets employment or employment-related outcomes for the young people they work with
  • Have achieved at least break-even in two of the past three years, OR hold at least two months of operating costs in reserves

Impetus is running a webinar about the fund on 14th March 2024 at 10am.  

The deadline for applications is 7th April 2024.  

Tel: 07774 437 701


Kellogg’s School Breakfast Clubs Grants Programme

Kellogg’s, in partnership with Forever Manchester, is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools across the UK to help fund breakfast clubs aimed at pupils between reception class and year 13 to ensure that those who need it most receive a morning meal.

The programme prioritises schools that either:

  • Have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding, or
  • Are based in an area which is classified as falling in the 10% of most deprived areas according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Only one grant per school in each academic year is available.  Please note, a limited number of grants are available, and the fund may close at short notice if oversubscribed.

Apply anytime.

Tel: 0161 214 0940


KFC Youth Foundation

The KFC Youth Foundation supports grassroots organisations in communities where KFC’s restaurants are located.

The Foundation works with organisations empowering young people to fulfil their potential. Their grant scheme awards up to £2,500.  Registered charities, Community Interest Companies, unincorporated clubs or associations or unregistered charities with a turnover of less than £300,000 are eligible to apply.

Funding is for projects and activities that:

  • Benefit young people aged 11-25 years old
  • Support those in a position of economic disadvantage (ie, care leavers, those experiencing homelessness, young carers, young parents, refugees, young people at risk of or with experience of the criminal justice system)
  • Empower young people to fulfil their potential and build a positive future by providing spaces that allow young people to feel safe and secure, helping them to unlock talent, build life skills, provide mentoring and improve their chances to gain meaningful employment
  • Empower all young people to fulfil their potential and build a positive future

The next deadline for applications is 17th March 2024.


LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme

LoveReading4Kids provides £1,000 - £5,000 to schools via a credit to spend on their online bookstore to purchase non-curriculum books with a specific focus on reading for pleasure. 

LoveReading is open to applications from state funded schools - this includes primaries, secondaries and early years’ settings.  (Please note, PTAs are not eligible applicants).

The fund considers applications relating to schools with an income or cultural deprivation, Free School Meals, Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index, Literacy levels, and schools looking to improve standards.

Schools can apply anytime.

Tel: 020 3004 7204

McCarthy Stone Foundation – Spring Community Grants

McCarthy Stone Foundation’s current round of Community Grants focuses on one-to-one projects to alleviate loneliness for over 65-year olds.

Additionally, funding has been prioritised to organisations able to demonstrate they are working in specified locations across certain regions across Great Britain. selected based on data from the Office for National Statistics, Age UK, and the Centre for Ageing Better.   

Interested applicants should check the Foundation’s website for full details about locations. Hastings and some areas of Eastbourne are among the areas identified.  Please note organisations located in Eastbourne should contact the funder for details about the specific eligible areas within Eastbourne.

The scheme awards up to £7,500 for project or core costs. (Project funding is where all the funds applied for are used for the direct costs of a particular charitable activity, while core costs are shared across a number of activities or programmes.  If applying for project funding, the Foundation encourages full cost recovery).  The Foundation suggests requests should not be for less than £3,000. 

Project funding with full cost recovery, and Core funding is only available to registered charities and community groups.  Community Interest Companies can apply for Project funding only.

Applicant organisations must have an income under £250,000 per year.    Applicants must be working with adults over 65 years of age and providing DIRECT person-centred interventions e.g., Befriending to address loneliness. (Please note, funding does not cover connector or infrastructure services, such as Citizens Advice or Community Transport).

There is a two-stage application process. Initially, an online expression of interest form should be submitted. This will be reviewed and, if selected, the main form will be sent to successful applicants

The closing date for applications is 22nd March 2024 for decisions in April.  Applicants should contact the Foundation to confirm the deadline date.

Tel: 01202 292480



Michael Tippett Musical Foundation

The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation aims to honour Tippett’s desire to fund young musicians and composers and to support the performance and promotion of his own music.

For 2024, the Foundation is looking to support the performance or recording anywhere in the world of music composed by Tippett. The Trustees will consider applications pertaining to any of his compositions but are likely to prioritise plans for specific works that are less frequently performed or projects which are unlikely to be mounted without additional financial support.  Projects which involve young people, or which have a participatory element will be looked at with particular interest.

Grants are likely to be between £500 and £3000, with the average grant in the region of £2000.   The Foundation considers projects taking place in or out of school, college or university, or in community settings.

The deadline for applications is 30th September 2024.  (Please note, projects for consideration should start not earlier than January 2025).


Music for All - Community Project Funding

Music for All’s Community Grants scheme supports groups who need assistance to fulfil their potential to develop truly sustainable music programmes.

Music for All’s current funding round, focuses on the following distinct areas:

  • Projects working with secondary school age children - awards up to £2,000 to provide music-making opportunities to nurture underprivileged young talent for young-people aged 11–16
  • Degenerative conditions - awards up to £2,000 to provide opportunities for those with degenerative conditions to engage with music making. Applications are welcomed from groups operating in caring settings including care homes and hospitals
  • Learning and cognitive challenges - awards up to £2,000 providing opportunities for those with learning and cognitive challenges to engage with music making
  • Electric guitars and amplifiers offer for groups using electric guitars and amplifiers to support disadvantaged music makers
  • Acoustic guitars offer for groups using acoustic guitars to support communities in deprived or marginalised areas and developing music education for those living in the area

Groups, schools, and organisations bringing music to their communities are eligible to apply. Applicants will also be required to nominate an independent referee who must complete a witness statement in support of the application.

The next deadline for applications is 1st April 2024.

Tel: 01403 628892


Noel Buxton Trust – Penal Grants

The Trust supports registered charities concerned with the welfare of prisoners.

The Trust’s Penal Grants scheme is open for applications, offering funding for project and core costs. The areas of penal affairs activities funded include:

  • One-off grants of up to £3,000 to pay for specific projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community
  • Grants up to £4,000 per year over two to three years, particularly where a guaranteed ongoing contribution is going to make a difference to the sustainability of a programme or activity

The Trustees support local campaigning organisations, self-help groups and service providers in their commitment to the rehabilitation of offenders for the benefit of both the offender and society as a whole. The areas of penal affairs activities that are funded include:

  • Peer support and mentoring to provide offenders with appropriate support to help them through times of difficulty
  • Making social connections with friends, family or local community, eg opportunities for serving prisoners to stay in touch with their children or community circles of support for high risk (ex) offenders within the community
  • Skill-based activities through volunteering or training
  • Activities that both help rehabilitate offenders and help build bridges through various benefits to local communities

The Trust is open for applications at any time. Please note, it can take up to six months to assess an application.


People’s HealthTrust – Nature for Health

People’s Health Trust’s Nature for Health aims to improve mental health and provide greater access to natural spaces and nature-based activities.

The Programme defines outdoor spaces and activities eligible for funding as:

  • Natural spaces in towns and cities, the countryside, or the coast - these can be parks, community gardens, woodland, canals, lakes, rivers, beaches, and greened/reclaimed urban spaces
  • Nature-based activities can include creating, maintaining, accessing and using natural spaces

Nature for Health is open to small not for profits with activities for adults and young people (11-18 years old).  Funded activities should focus on working with people who are experiencing mental health problems (for example anxiety, panic attacks, depression, loneliness) and:

  • Are experiencing socio-economic disadvantage
  • Are experiencing marginalisation and discrimination (for example, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, excluded young people and those struggling to attend school (aged 11-18)
  • Or are otherwise less likely to access support (for example, men of all ages)

Not for profits can apply for £20,000 to £40,000.  (The funder expects match funding for at least 25% for the grant value).  Grants can be used for running activities, for example staff salaries, events, venue hire, small capital items and small contribution towards overheads.  Activities funded should last for two years.

There is a two stage application process.  The first stage is to submit an initial online application by 20th March 2024.

Tel: 020 4548 0939


Percy Bilton Charity

Percy Bilton Charity provides grants for capital items.  The fund is open only to registered charities whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups: 

  1. Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25) to assist with supported housing, educational and training projects to encourage young people who may be homeless and/or unemployed away from crime, substance/alcohol misuse and homelessness. The charity also supports recreation facilities and outdoor pursuits for young people who are disadvantaged
  2. People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems) is aimed at residential, respite care, occupational and recreation establishments for children, young people and adults
  3. Older people (aged over 60) is aimed at day centres, nursing and residential homes, and respite care for the frail, sufferers from dementia and age-related disorders, and projects to encourage older people to maintain their independence

Percy Bilton’s large grant fund generally awards £2,000 to £5,000.  Their Small grants fund awards up to £750.  The Charity prefers to give to specific items of furniture and equipment, which they can fund entirely. The Trustees consider contributing towards larger cost items such as minibuses,  only at the final stage of a fundraising appeal. 

Apply anytime.

Tel: 020 8579 2829


Peter Sell Annual Award - Grants for Scout or Guide groups

The Peter Sell Award is dedicated to Scout or Guide group(s).  Groups can apply for up to £5,000 for projects that widen engagement and involvement in Scouting and Guiding.   

Additionally, the potential legacy of the award should be demonstrated e.g. the purchase of equipment that can be used in later years or by encouraging engagement of people, some of whom may then remain involved in the long term.

The closing date for applications is 14th September 2024.

Tel: 01727 843603


Radcliffe Trust

The Radcliffe Trust supports not for profits working in the Music, Heritage and Craft sectors.

Music: The Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research

Heritage & Crafts: supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and crafts sectors. This includes support for emerging craftspeople,  craft and conservation projects and training, capacity building within the sector, and special needs projects focusing on therapeutic benefits of skills development

The Trust may also make occasional grants in other areas of cultural creativity related to their concerns for heritage and crafts, including theatre, performance, and literature, especially where projects can be shown to contribute to the promotion and development of high-level skills among early career practitioners and disadvantaged groups.

Charities and not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply. The Trust generally awards £2,500 to £7,500.    Organisations can apply for both a Music grant and a Heritage & Crafts grant in the same funding round.

The next deadline for applications is 31st July 2024.

Tel: 01285 841900


Royal Society - Tomorrow’s Climate Scientists

Tomorrow’s Climate Scientists is an extension to the Royal Society’s annual Partnership Grant scheme

Schools can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to run investigative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) projects in partnership with STEM professionals from academia or industry.

The programme provides an opportunity for students to have a voice in the direction of scientific research around climate change and biodiversity by working with their STEM partner. It also supports students to develop green skills as the UK moves towards a net zero future.

The Royal Society is running free online training sessions for teachers, aimed to give attendees a better understanding of the Partnership Grants scheme, including Tomorrow’s climate scientists, and application process

The Society welcomes applications throughout the year with three deadlines (end of April for term projects starting October,  end of June for term projects starting January, and end of November for term projects starting from April)

If you have any questions about the Tomorrow's climate scientists programme or would like to get involved, please contact the Schools Engagement team.

Tel: 0207 451 2531.


7Stars Foundation

7Stars Foundation aims their grant giving to charities supporting young people (16 years or under) who are challenged by abuse or addiction, are young carers, or who are homeless.  

The Foundation runs the following initiatives:

Project Grants scheme which awards up to £2,500 to:

  • Enable young people to have the best start in life and aim high
  • Have a direct impact and respond to a need in an immediate manner
  • Are hosted in geographical areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage
  • Address a lack of provision (due to a lack of funding from alternative sources)
  • Provide immediate support, not just in the short-term but with long-term benefits too

Shine Bright which awards up to £1,500 to purchase educational, well-being, or recreational items for young people, aged 16 years old or under

Social Impact which provides funding for three charities across the year for projects that align with various awareness days (such as Race Equality Week, PRIDE month, World Homeless Day or Black History Month).

The Foundation’s current funding round runs from 1st March to 30th April.


Swire Charitable Trust

Swire Charitable Trust’s focuses their grant giving to registered charities supporting the UK’s most vulnerable people and to charities protecting the UK’s environment and heritage.

The Trust  does not specify minimum or maximum grant values.  The trustees award grants on a restricted or unrestricted basis, and are willing support core costs, capital expenditures and salaries.  Projects must address at least one of the Trust's funding programme objectives:

Opportunity: focusing on ex-service men and women,  victims of slavery and trafficking, children and young people from the most socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, who are in the care, or who are involved with the criminal justice system


  • Connecting people to the environment
  • Supporting the UK's biodiversity - activities that improve the health and resilience of the UK's eco-systems, habitats and native species


  • Regeneration through restoration, for grass-roots organisations strongly engaged with their local communities to deliver meaningful social and economic benefits to deprived communities or disadvantaged people
  • Safeguarding endangered skills, to protect and cultivate the skills and knowledge underpinning the UK's heritage sector.

The Trust runs a rolling programme.  Charities can apply anytime.

Tel: 020 7963 9417


True Colours Trust – Small Grants Programme

True Colours Small Grants programme supports local organisations and projects that work to improve the lives of disabled children and young people up to the age of 25, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Small Registered charities and Community Interest Companies with an income below £350,000 are eligible to apply.  The Trust is particularly keen to receive applications from organisations operating in areas of high deprivation.  

The Trust awards up to £10,000 for the following:


  • Activities for disabled children, children with life-limiting conditions and their families
  • Activities which support siblings of disabled children or siblings of children with life-limiting conditions
  • Bereavement support for children and young people and families bereaved of a child
  • Family support / parent-led peer support for parents of disabled children
  • Respite which supports the whole family

Equipment and Materials:

  • Renovation, upgrading and additional equipment for hydrotherapy pools and multi-sensory rooms
  • Minibuses
  • Specialised play equipment/access to play and leisure for disabled children, children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Organisations can apply anytime.  The Trust aims to respond to applications with a final decision within eight weeks.

Tel: 0207 410 0330


Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Trusthouse supports organisations based in and carrying out work to improve the lives of people in areas of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural districts.

Applications must fall into the following two categories:

  • Community support – small grants £2,000 to £10,000 for one year. Successful applicants can reapply for a further two years.  This strand is open to organisations with an income below £250,000
  • Family support – major grants awards £10,000 to £50,000 for one year or multi-year grants for a maximum of three years up to a maximum of £100,000 over this period. This strand is open to organisations with an annual income up to £500,000

Funding can cover revenue costs including core costs, salaries, running costs and project costs.

The Foundation accepts applications from charitable organisations, including social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies and voluntary organisations.   

To be eligible, applicants must have a demonstrable track record of working to address deprivation and be located either in an urban area ranked within the most deprived 15% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation,  or a rural area ranked within the most deprived 50% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Apply anytime.

Tel: 020 3150 4517


Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund

Weaver’s Company focuses their charitable giving to rehabilitating offenders, particularly young offenders, helping young people at risk of criminal involvement, and other disadvantaged young people.

The Fund is open to registered charities, and provides Small Grants up to £5,000, and a Main Grants stream which does not set a maximum amount.   All grants are for projects taking place for up to one year, although in exceptional circumstances Weavers considers applications for multi-year funding for up to three years.

Weaver’s funding is focused on the following priority areas:

  • Supporting offenders and ex-offenders into work, specifically for those looking to build skills and capability to get into sustainable work
  • Projects working with young people (up to age 25 years) from disadvantaged and socio-economically challenged groups, such as immigrants, to ensure they are given every possible chance to realise their full potential and to participate fully in society

The next deadlines for applications are 14th March and 4th July 2024. (Midday for both dates).  

Tel: 020 7606 1155


Will Charitable Trust

Will Charitable Trust supports small registered or exempt charities working within the following three areas:

  1. Care of and services for blind people, and the prevention and/or cure of blindness
  2. Long-term care of people with learning disabilities either in a residential care or supported living environment in a way that provides a family environment and wide choice of activities and lifestyle, or: by providing long-term day/employment activities
  3. Care of and services for people suffering from cancer and their families

The Trust offers Project Grants for a wide variety of projects.  They also offer in some circumstances unrestricted grants for core funding/ongoing costs as long as applicants can demonstrate a clear need for unrestricted rather than project funding. The Trust prioritises smaller charities for this type of funding as they are most likely to benefit from an award.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must have a turnover of at least £50,000.  The Trust’s grant values vary, but generally range from £3,000 to £30,000.  The Trust expects applications for core funding/ongoing costs to be under £10,000.

Apply anytime.  The Trustees meet to review applications at least three times a year.

Tel: 020 8941 0450


Yapp Charitable Trust - Grants for Running Costs and Salaries

The Yapp Charitable Trust makes grants to small charities to help sustain their existing work. The Trust usually awards up to £3,000 per year for up to three years.   

Work must fit into the Trust's priority areas:

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged five to 25
  • 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

Yapp is open to small charities registered with the Charity Commission. To be eligible, charities must have been established for at least three years, and have a total annual income of less than £40,000.  Newly registered charities can also apply but the organisation must have appointed a management committee and adopted a governing document at least three years ago.

The Trustees prioritise:

  • Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders
  • Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people
  • Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers
  • Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning
  • Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self-sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users

Please note, applications that do not address at least two of the above priorities are unlikely to receive a grant. The Trust prefers to make a grant when other funding is coming to an end.

Apply anytime.  Decisions on applications can take up to five months.

Tel: 0191 389 3300


Funding Diary

March 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies-Digital Accelerator for Cultural Organisations - 13/03/2024

Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund – 14/03/2024

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Youth-Led Creativity Programme – 15/03/2024

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme – 15/03/2024

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/03/2024

KFC Youth Foundation – 17/03/2024

Grow Wild Youth Grants – 19/03/2024

People’s Heath Trust – Nature for Health – 20/03/2024

Department for Education Turing Scheme – 21/03/2024

McCarthy Stone Foundation – Community Grants – 22/03/2024

Comic Relief Re-Rooted – 26/03/2024

Ashley Family Foundation – 31/03/2024

DPO Centre Charity and Community Fund – 31/03/2024

Gatwick Airport Community Trust – 31/03/2024

Hinrichsen Foundation – 31/03/2024

UnLtd - Awards for Social Entrepreneurs – 31/03/2024


April 2024

Ironmongers’ Company – Charitable Grants for STEM Projects – 01/04/2024

Music for All’s Community Grants scheme – 01/04/2024

Impetus – 07/04/2024

Veolia Environmental Trust – 11/04/2024

Barclays Community Football Fund 2024 – 12/04/2024

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust – 14/04/2024

Arts Council England – Museum Estate and Development Fund – 18/004/2024

Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund  - 22/04/2024

Baring Foundation – Arts and Mental Health – 23/04/2024

A B Charitable Trust – 26/04/2024

Charles Hayward Foundation – Main Grants (Stage one) 26/04/2024

Thomas Wall Trust – 29/04/2024

British Council’s International Collaboration Grants  - 30/04/2024

Concertina Charitable Trust  - 30/04/2024

7stars Foundation – 30/04/2024


May 2024

Sussex Community Foundation – General Awards – 03/05/2024

Screwfix Foundation – 10/05/2024

Youth Music – Catalyser Fund (Expression of Interest) – 10/05/2024

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust – Medium Grants – 12/05/2024

Amazon Literary Partnership – 17/05/2024

B&Q Foundation -  17/05/2024

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust – 24/05/2024

Pink Ribbon Foundation – 31/05/2024


June 2024

Abrdn Financial Fairness Trust – 03/06/2024

Theatres Trust – Small Grants Scheme – 07/06/2024

Leeds Building Society Foundation – Small Grants – 10/06/2024

Help the Homeless – 15/06/2024

Toy Trust – 15/06/2024

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/06/2024

Armed Forces Covenant Fund – Veterans Housing Fund – Major Capital Grants - 17/06/2024

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund Refurbishment Grants – 19/06/2024

Hinrichsen Foundation – 30/06/2024


July 2024

Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund – 04/07/2024

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust – 07/07/2024

A B Charitable Trust – 26/07/2024

Anchor Foundation – 31/07/2024

Radcliffe Trust – 31/07/2024


August 2024

Ironmongers’ Company – Charitable Grants for STEM Projects – 01/08/2024

Screwfix Foundation – 10/08/2024

Toy Trust – 15/08/2024

B&Q Foundation  -  09/08/2024

7stars Foundation – 31/08/2024


September 2024

The Wolfson Foundation - Funding for Places – 01/09/2024

Sussex Community Foundation – General Awards – 06/09/2024

Leeds Building Society Foundation – Small Grants – 09/09/2024

Barclays Community Football Fund 2024 – 15/09/2024

Help the Homeless – 15/09/2024

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/09/2024

Department of Health and Social Care – Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund – 21/09/2024 (may close before if all have been spent)

Hinrichsen Foundation – 30/09/2024

Michael Tippett Musical Foundation – 30/09/2024


October 2024

NextEnergy South East England Solar Impact Fund – 24/10/2024

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust – 27/10/2024

Concertina Charitable Trust – 31/10/2024


November 2024

Screwfix Foundation – 10/11/2024

Leeds Building Society Foundation – Small Grants – 11/11/2024

B&Q Foundation  -  15/11/2024


December 2024

Help the Homeless  - 15/12/2024

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/12/2024


January 2025

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund Refurbishment Grants – 03/01/2025