Funding

The latest funding opportunities on this page can be found on this page.

If you are a funder and would like to add details of available funding, or if you are aware of funding not listed here, please get in touch.

Capital Grants for Charities (England & Wales)

Registered Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs in England and Wales can apply for capital funding through the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation.
The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation is a long-established independent grant-making charity. Unlike many Foundations and Trusts, it solely supports capital projects, such as new builds, refurbishments, equipment and specialised transport, distributing around £2.5 million a year throughout the charity sector. The Foundation offers three different tiers of grants.
These are:
• Small grants of up to and including £5,000
• Medium-grants of £5,001 to £25,000
• Large grants of £25,000 and over.
There are no closing dates and applications can be submitted any time.
http://www.bernardsunley.org/funding-policy.html

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund (UK)

The Triangle Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grants programme is noon on the 24th May 2014.
During this funding round, the Trust will provides grants to not for profit organisations working with carers, The Trust would like to see applicants use these grants to develop sustainable income sources, so that when the grant comes to end the applicant organisation's income will not be reduced. Grants are available for up to £40,000 or 50% of the organisation's current annual income, whichever is lowest, per year for 3 years. The Trust also holds a separate funding round for organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders. This is due to open for applications in October 2014.
Previous projects supported include:
• A grant of £20,000 to the Junction 42 Foundation to recruit and train mentors and befrienders to provide effective support for ex-offenders within the community.
• A grant of £19,606 to Carers Lewisham for a project to help older carers (aged 75 plus) to access the support that they need.
http://www.triangletrust.org.uk/

Tesco Charity Community Awards (UK)

The Tesco Charity Trust has announced that its Community Awards for grants for children's welfare and/or children's educations (including special needs schools) will re-open for applications on the 1st May 2014. Through the Awards, one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 are available to local projects that support children and their education and welfare.
Previous projects supported have included:
• Sensory garden or room projects
• Outdoor classrooms
• Breakfast and after school clubs
• Holiday play-schemes
The closing date for applications will be the 30th June 2014.
http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=121#ref_tescocharitytrust

Funding to support disadvantaged young people - Ironmongers Company

The Ironmongers Company is inviting registered charities that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 to apply to its grants programme for funding of up to £10,000. The company is particularly interested in supporting projects that provide opportunities to disadvantaged children to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support:

  • Special educational needs
  • Address behavioral problems or promote citizenship
  • Parenting or life skills.

Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.


Click here to apply and to find out more; applications must be received by the 31 July 2014. Grants are available given across the UK with preference given to projects in inner London.

First Regional Social Investment Fund to be in the North East

Northern Rock Foundation and Big Society Capital have announced their intention to create a £11.5m social investment fund for the North East of England to support the development and expansion of voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises. This will be the first regional fund of its kind to be set up with Big Society Capital support.

Big Society Capital has committed, in principle, to invest £4.5m initially in the fund and Northern Rock Foundation has committed, in principle, to invest £3m, subject to completion of negotiations. ASubject to completion of negotiations between Big Society Capital and Northern Rock Foundation, the Company will be set up early in the New Year and the Fund will be open for lending by mid- 2014.

Find out more here.

 

Big Lottery announces new "Power to Change" programme

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a new initiative which will invest up to £150 million to support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England. The new initiative is a response to challenges that many communities are experiencing at the local level. The aim is to use the power of social enterprise to help more people respond to local need and opportunity, and change the places in which they live for the better. Eligible projects must be 'community-led', and the lead partner must be a charity, social enterprise, not-for-profit or member (co-operative) organisation.

Click here for further information.

New programme for disabled artists

Shape and Arts have been awarded £1.5 million by Arts Council England to deliver a new three year commissioning programme to support disabled artists in developing ambitious and high quality work.

The programme, 'Unlimited', which will be delivered throughout England and Scotland, will not only help disabled artists develop their practice and encourage the development of new relationships and collaborations with producers, venues and promoters, but will also increase distribution of disabled artists' work (through digital means and touring up to an international level), affording greater opportunities for audiences to see the work. Funding is available both to individual disabled artists and organisations applying on behalf of disabled artists.

Applications must be received by 12pm on the 17 February 2014 to be taken into consideration.

Click here for further information.