Posted by Rebecca on 21/04/2021

Fundraising Opportunities

Funding opportunities

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List of available funds – July 14th 2021

Urgent Deadlines

Youth Music Network

UK wide

Various funds music related activities for children and young people.

Fund A – from £2,000 - £30,00 lasting from 6 to 24 months

Next deadline 30th July 2021

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/i-need-funding

The Steel Charitable Trust

UK wide

The five current funding priority categories are Arts & Heritage, Education, Environment, Health, and Social or Economic Disadvantage.

Grants of £2,500 - £25,000

Next deadline 20th July 2021

https://steelcharitabletrust.org.uk/grants/application-process/

 

Camden Giving – Changemakers Fund

Camden, London

Grants for projects projects which will improve the safety of Camden’s young people aged 16-25, with a focus on the following criteria:

1. Providing opportunities for young people to have positive and relatable role models or mentors.

2. Skills and Employment opportunities to improve mental health, life skills and career progression.

Grants up to £10,000

Deadline 25th July 2021

https://www.camdengiving.org.uk/futurechangemakers-fund-1

 

Armed Forces Covenant Fund – Veterans places, pathways and people

UK

Funding for a portfolio of projects working regionally to provide places of safety and mental health and treatment pathways to veterans.

Grants are for two years and between £600,000 and £800,000

Deadline 23rd July to complete form of intention to apply.

https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/veterans-places-pathways-and-people-programme/#introduction

 

National and International

Santander Foundation

UK wide – charities and CIC’s

Grants to support organisations to deliver digital and financial empowerment.

Grants for up to 3 years – can differ over the years but with a minimum of £25,000 per year and a maximum of £150,000 over the 3 years.

Deadline 13th August 2021

https://www.santandersustainability.co.uk/the-santander-foundation

 

 JAC Trust

International

Climate change and displaced people programme  - grants for initiatives supporting communities respond to the climate crisis who are:

·       people at acute risk of displacement

·       returnees and their host communities

Grants up to £30,000 for 12 months.

Deadline 1st August 2021

https://jaclarktrust.org/how-to-apply/

 

Welsh Government Wales and Africa Grant Scheme

Welsh organisations and the counterparts in Africa

Funding for work under the following priorities – Health, Sustainable Livelihoods, Lifelong Learning and Climate Change and Environment

Grants between £3000 and £15,000

Currently open on a tight turnaround for decisions – suggest submitting applications as soon as possible as cycle will close when allocation has been met.

https://wcva.cymru/funding/wales-and-africa/

 

The Wingate Foundation

UK Charities

Grants to support the following categories:

Jewish life and learning; Performing Arts; Music and Medical Research travel grants.

No maximum amount given, but previous grants around £3,000 - £6,000

Deadline 17th September 2021

http://www.wingatefoundation.org.uk/

Ceres Charitable Foundation

International

Grants available to NGO’s in a number of countries across the world for infrastructure funding for the development of new schools, financial support to existing educational programs, and grants to support non-evasive, non-life threating, but life changing medical procedures in developing nations.

Grants up to $35,000

No deadline

http://cerescf.org/submit_grant_request

 

OPEC fund for international development

International

Grants available for a range of programmes including capacity building, technical assistance and special development initiatives.

High priority given to initiative benefiting low income LDC’s.  Regional programmes as well as country specific eligible.

No specific grant amount given, but any grant amount above $100,000 should not be more than 50% of the project total so will require co-funding.

No deadline

https://opecfund.org/what-we-offer/grants/grant-application

 

 

Area specific – national and international

David East Fund

Birmingham – Charities and constituted community groups

Funding for one of the following:

·       Projects that support local community activity addressing homelessness

·       Projects that support families living in disadvantage

·       Projects that support general community activity, making a difference to people’s lives

Grants up to £2000.

https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/the-david-east-fund/

 

Natural Capital Challenge Fund

Devon (excluding Torbay and Plymouth)– charities, community groups, businesses and social enterprises

Fund for natural capital initiatives that can achieve both:

Economic outputs – job creation, new skills

·       Natural Capital outputs – eg. restoring habitats, carbon capture & storage

·       Maximum grant £50,000 capital and revenue funding

Deadline 20th August 2021

https://www.devon.gov.uk/economy/natural-capital-challenge-fund/

 

Culture Recovery fund – Arts Council

England – any constituted for profit and not for profit organisations

Funding for organisations who were financially sustainable before Covid-19 but are now at imminent risk of failure and have exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience.

Grants from £25,000 - £3 million

Grant deadline 30th September 2021

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/CRFgrants

 

St Monica Trust

Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

Grants for projects that address inequalities, support and empower older people to understand their mental health issues and to improve their overall quality of life.

• Empower older people.

• Have a strong input from older people into the shaping of the project.

• Engage with other services and collaborative models such as the Bristol Support Hub or similar collective approaches.

• Connect with existing health provision.

• Address inequality and/or promote diversity through its delivery.

• Have considered the sustainability and longevity of the project.

Grants up to £45,000 for up to 18 months – target of 12 months plus of actual project delivery

Deadline 13th August 2021

https://www.stmonicatrust.org.uk/supporting-communities/community-giving

 

 

List of available funds – July 1st 2021

 

Urgent Deadlines

Tampon Tax Fund

UK wide

Funding to support organisations providing support to women and girls.  There is a general  programme and a specific programme towards ending violence against women and girls.

Minimum grant of £350,000 over 2 years – amount per year must not exceed 50% of annual turnover.

Deadline 4th July 2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tampon-tax-fund-application-form-2021-2022-funding-round

 

Art Fund – Reimagine Grants

UK constituted not for profit organisations

Funding for projects that:

·       enable experimentation rooted in the current context for your organisation

·       include meaningful engagement with diverse audiences

·       result in greater expertise within the sector.

Grants from £5,000 - £50,000

Next deadline 5th July 2021

https://www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/programmes/reimagine-grants

 

Youth Music Network

UK wide

Various funds music related activities for children and young people.

Fund A – from £2,000 - £30,00 lasting from 6 to 24 months

Next deadline 30th July 2021

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/i-need-funding

The Steel Charitable Trust

UK wide

The five current funding priority categories are Arts & Heritage, Education, Environment, Health, and Social or Economic Disadvantage.

Grants of £2,500 - £25,000

Next deadline 20th July 2021

https://steelcharitabletrust.org.uk/grants/application-process/

 

National and International

Friends Provident Foundation

UK wide

Funding for work that looks at why problems like inequality, poverty and climate breakdown exist and try to get to the root causes of those problems. They don’t fund activities that deal with the symptoms of those problems but instead support work that gets at the economic systems and structures that cause them. 

2 areas of focus – local economies and systems changes.

Maximum grant £200,000

No deadline – 2 stage application process.

https://www.friendsprovidentfoundation.org/grants/what-we-fund/

 

National Lottery Heritage Grants

 UK Wide

Funding for heritage projects that prioritise boosting the local economy; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellbeing; create better places to live, work and visit; improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage.

Grants are available from £3,000 - £5 million

No deadlines

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/national-lottery-grants-heritage-2021-22

 

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

International funding with focus on specific countries and regions for thematic programmes and pivotal place programmes.

Thematic programmes -  Democratic practice, Sustainable Development, Peacebuilding

Pivotal place programmes – Central America, China and Western Balkans

Full guidance is available for each of the priority areas. States that they rarely fund unsolicited proposals.

https://live-rockefeller.pantheonsite.io/grants/for-grant-seekers

 

LandAid Charitable Trust

UK Wide

Core grants programme makes grant awards for projects that will increase the number of homes/bedspaces available for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

No specific application process – in the first instance email grants@landaid.org to introduce your project.

https://www.landaid.org/our-impact/apply-funding

Comic Relief  - Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund

England and Wales only

Funding for organisations supporting survivors / victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led 'by / with and for' communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities. Funds will support activities and offer wrap-around support which improve digital and remote capacity, provide continuity in support, and enhance future sustainability.

Grants form £5,000 - £70,000 for 6 months

Deadline 20th July 2021

https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/ministry-justice-specialist-fund/

 

Area specific – national and international

Postcode Local Trust

West of England – charities, CIC’s and voluntary organisations

Core or project funding for smaller charities with an income of less than £1million under these themes:

Improving mental wellbeing; Enabling community participation in the arts; Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty;  Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality; Improving biodiversity & green spaces; Enabling participation in physical activity; Responding to the climate emergency & promoting sustainability; Increasing community access to outdoor space.

Maximum grant either £2,000 or £20,000 depending on charity registration.

Next round opens 1st July 2021

https://www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/

 

Oxfordshire Community Foundation

Organisations in Oxfordshire

Step Change programme – Transformational change for organisations with strong leadership.  Grants £10,000 - £50,000

Deadline – 16th September 2021

https://oxfordshire.org/ocf_grants/step-change/

 

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Wales

Two grants available:

local places for nature  - £10,000 - £250,000

community woodlands - £10,000 - £250,000

No deadlines

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding#programmes

 

Sport England

England

Returning to play: small grants

Grants of up to £10,000 to support clubs and community groups respond to the challenges of returning to play during the coronavirus pandemic and getting people active for the first time after it.

Programme open until end of 2021

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-small-grants

 

 

List of available funds – June 16th 2021

 

 

National and International

Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust

UK registered charities

Work in the UK on electoral reform, open and responsive democracy and thriving democratic culture.

Small grants up to £7,500 apply anytime

Grants over £7,500 next deadline for outline proposals is 23rd August 2021

https://www.jrrt.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/what-we-fund/

 

Dulverton Trust

UK wide charities

Funding categories – Youth Opportunities, Conservation, General Welfare and Heritage

General grant £25,000 - £30,000 per year.

No deadlines

https://www.dulverton.org/apply/

 

The Fore

Any UK registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply.

Core funding of up to £30,000 which can be spread over 3 years. They look to fund small organisations working with marginalized groups and led by people in the community.

Operates a first come first served registration process – next registration opens 26th July 2021 at 10am

https://www.thefore.org/applying-for-funding/

 

The Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation

UK Charities

The Foundation provides grants of between £250 and £1,000 for registered charities undertaking music and recreation projects for young people in the UK. Grants of up to £2,000 may be available in exceptional circumstances.

No deadline.

Application to:

Mr Rodney Dartnall,

Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation

Avington Lane,

Itchen Abbas Manor,

Itchen Abbas,

Winchester,

Hampshire SO2 11BJ

Tel: 01962 779 538

 

The Micheal Tippett Musical Foundation

Projects in the UK

The foundation has a single priority:

the development of group music making especially involving young people, with composing central to the project.

Grants between £500 - £3,000

Next deadline 30th September 2021

http://www.tippettfoundation.org.uk/html/guidelines.htm

 

The Beaverbrook Foundation

UK registered charities

Grants made for capital expenditure, running costs and specific projects.

No particular area of priority, but they do like to see match funding.

No guidance on grant amounts but do state they like to give to small charities.

No deadlines

https://beaverbrookfoundation.org/grants/

 

The Charles Hayward Foundation

UK registered charities working in the UK and project in Commonwealth Countries in Africa

Priorities:

Overseas - Clean water and sanitation, Development of sustainable livelihoods in the context of environmental and wildlife conservation, Self sustainability through training in farming skills and income generation activities. – Grants up to £15,000

Criminal and social Justice – Small grants programme up to £7,000 Main grant £15,000 - £25,000 per year up to 3 years

Heritage and conservation – Grants up to £50,000

Older people – Grants up to £7,000

http://www.charleshaywardfoundation.org.uk/

Art Fund – Reimagine Grants

UK constituted not for profit organisations

Funding for projects that:

  • enable experimentation rooted in the current context for your organisation
  • include meaningful engagement with diverse audiences
  • result in greater expertise within the sector.

Grants from £5,000 - £50,000

Next deadline 5th July 2021

https://www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/programmes/reimagine-grants

 

Area specific – national and international

Blue Spark Foundation

England only

Project grants supporting the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

Grants up to £5,000

No deadline.

https://bluesparkfoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/

 

The Calmcott Trust

UK particularly Yorkshire

The Trust supports organisations undertaking projects in the areas of Health; Education; Social welfare; and the arts.

Apply in writing:

Calmcott Trust

Trustee Management Limited

19 Cookridge Street

Leeds

LS2 3AG

Tel: 0113 243 6466

 

Urgent Deadlines

Windrush Community Fund

UK Charities, community and grassroots organisations

Funding to support activities that promote and raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme, or both, to members of your community who can apply for them.

Maximum grant £25,000

Deadline for phase 2 is 30th June 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-windrush-community-fund

 

Rothschild Foundation

Supporting residents of Buckinghamshire

Covid-19 Support Fund – support for communities disproportionately disadvantaged by COVID-19.

Grants between £5,000 - £50,000

Deadline 30th June 2021

https://rothschildfoundation.org.uk/buckinghamshire-grants/covid-19-support-fund/

 

Drapers Charitable Fund

UK registered charities – main focus Greater London

Areas of focus: Education and Young People; Social Welfare; Textiles and Heritage.

Grants generally up to £15,000.

Project with some core costs considered.

Deadline 24th June 2021

 

https://thedrapers.co.uk/drapers-charitable-fund/

 

The Elephant Trust

UK wide

The trust is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.

Grants of up to £2000

Deadline 27th June 2021

https://www.elephanttrust.org.uk/

 

List of available funds – June 2nd 2021

 

Urgent Deadlines

Windrush Community Fund

UK Charities, community and grassroots organisations

Funding to support activities that promote and raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme, or both, to members of your community who can apply for them.

Maximum grant £25,000

Deadline for phase 2 is 30th June 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-windrush-community-fund

 

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

UK Charities

 2021 Projects supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

Grant round 3 open 1st – 31st July. Grant amount £1,000

Grand round 4 open 1st – 30th September.  Grant amount £5,000

https://austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk/what-we-fund/

 

Rothschild Foundation

Supporting residents of Buckinghamshire

Covid-19 Support Fund – support for communities disproportionately disadvantaged by COVID-19.

Grants between £5,000 - £50,000

Deadline 30th June 2021

https://rothschildfoundation.org.uk/buckinghamshire-grants/covid-19-support-fund/

 

Ulverscroft Foundation

UK and overseas

Supporting projects that help visually impaired people.

Project costs only.

Next deadline 15th June 2021

https://www.ulverscroft-foundation.org.uk/grants/

 

Drapers Charitable Fund

UK registered charities – main focus Greater London

Areas of focus: Education and Young People; Social Welfare; Textiles and Heritage.

Grants generally up to £15,000.

Project with some core costs considered.

Deadline 24th June 2021

 

https://thedrapers.co.uk/drapers-charitable-fund/

 

Evan Cornish Foundation

UK Registered organisations

Current funding round focused on Homelessness and Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Project should benefit people in the following areas: Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Durham, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Northumberland (inc Tyne & Wear), Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire. (There are some exceptions in the guidelines)

Deadline 11th June 2021

https://www.evancornishfoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply

 

The Elephant Trust

UK wide

The trust is committed to helping artists and art institutions/galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.

Grants of up to £2000

Deadline 27th June 2021

https://www.elephanttrust.org.uk/

 

 

National and International

The Adint Charitable Trust

UK registered charities

Funds a range of charitable work with a preference for education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation.

Provide grants of between £250 and £15,000.

Apply any time to:

Mr. Douglas Oram FIH MCIPS

The Adint Charitable Trust

Suite 512, 517

Finchley Road

London

NW3 7BN

Email: adintct@btinternet.com

 

Feminist Review Trust

Individuals and organisations – national and international

Projects that aim to further gender equality and end oppression with a particular focus on: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls, Women, girls and environmental activism related to place and locality.

Maximum grant £15,000.  Next deadline is 10th September 2021.

https://www.feminist-review-trust.com/guidelines/

 

Allchurches Trust

UK Registered charities

Funding for churches and Christian organisations.

General grant fund is for capital projects and equipment.

Transformational fund is for organisations to make a step change in their capacity, reach, impact and spiritual growth, enabling them to forge connections with many more people and communities who will benefit from their work. This programme funds project costs.

Grants generally from £1,000 - £15,000.

No deadlines.

https://www.allchurches.co.uk/how-to-apply/

 

The Coutts Foundation

UK charities supporting Women and Children.

They do not accept unsolicited applications – but they do accept an information submission form if you meet their priorities.

Further information and a link to the form: https://www.coutts.com/coutts-foundation.html

 

The Finnis Scott Foundation

UK registered organisations

Funding categories are Support for Fine Art and Art History, Support for Gardening, Plant Science,

Horticulture

Capital and revenue projects.

Generally, up to £10,000

No deadline

https://www.finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/                                                                                            

 

The February Foundation

UK

Supporting charities which are for the benefit of people making an effort to improve their lives; those benefiting people no longer physically or mentally able to help themselves; charities with a long-term beneficial impact on the future of individuals, groups and organisations; charities which protect the environment; small charities where small grants have a significant impact.

Average grant £5000

Capital and core costs funded.

https://www.thefebruaryfoundation.org/

 

 

Area specific – national and international

The Karibu Foundation 

Global South

Supports activities and movements that are anchored in the Global South, which are providing alternatives to the dominant paradigms of power, distribution, and development. Projects that Karibu supports are primarily related to the areas of information exchanges, mobilizing efforts, legislative and research efforts, bridge-building, dialogue, and capacity building.

Karibu prioritizes projects that are South-South in nature (one or more countries or territories in collaboration)

No specific grant amount but rarely above US$15,000 for first time grantees

Next deadline 16th August 2021

https://www.karibu.no/our-partners/apply-for-a-grant/

 

Agnes Hunter Trust

Scotland

Funding focus:  Charities that help disabled people and Charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school.

Project and core costs funded.

Grants £3000 - £15,000 per year for 1 to 3 years.

Next round opens 24th June 2021.

https://www.agneshunter.org.uk/applications/

 

 

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