27 August, 2021


Bristol City Council has set up the Youth Sector Support Fund to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people, aged 8-19 years. This grants programme will support community-based activities that are preventative and focussed on children and young people who may be at risk of adverse outcomes. This can be preventative and early intervention work that addresses:

•    Risky behaviour – e.g. anti-social, crime and being at risk of criminal exploitation
•    Mental health
•    Low aspirations

Writing successful funding bids isn’t about being good at spelling, it’s about being good at telling a clear and compelling story. There are lots of simple ways you can help this happen, and get organised to deal with bidwriting stress! This workshop is for anyone who is new to writing funding bids, or who would like an update or refresher for skills they haven’t used in a while.

We’ll concentrate on looking at smaller, less complex bids. The workshop will cover;

Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

Not sure where to go next with fundraising or feeling like it is a lot of work for little gain? If so, this course is for you. It introduces fundraising strategies and explains why they are useful, looks at external challenges and opportunities and starts to think about a variety of funding sources.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
12 July, 2024

This grant programme aims to support projects and activities that improve the lives of the residents living in the Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Ward, including the area of Shirehampton. See a map in the guidelines for the area covered by this programme.

Priorities for funding will be projects and activities that aim to achieve any of the following:

4 July, 2024

Sport England have now changed their Small Grant and Active Together programmes consolidating them into one application process. This launch is accompanied by the Movement Hub which should make it easier to find existing tools and resources to support applications to the fund.

 Key info about the Movement Fund:

18 June, 2024


22 November, 2023


8 June, 2023

The National Lottery Community Fund has just announced that from the Autumn, Awards 4 All grants (the Lottery Small Grants) will be available for up to £20,000 and will be awarded over two years instead of the current 12-month deadline.If your group is contemplating an application, it might be worthwhile waiting until the new grant levels go live.

This is part of a new strategy for the Fund that will see several changes. To find out more, click here

9 November, 2022

The Antony Hornby Charitable Trust makes general charitable donations to organisations working in the following causes:

  • education, training and employment;
  • medical, health and sickness;
  • Arts and culture;
  • animals and environment; and
  • community development.

Grants are typically around £1,000 and rarely over £5,000, however no maximum amount you can apply for is stipulated.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

5 September, 2022

BBC Children in Need will for the first time directly fund charities’ core costs over the next three years as part of its new strategy and in response to the economic climate. Children in Need will offer grants through three streams including one for core organisational and development costs and another aimed at its traditional project-based funding, both of which will open in October this year. It will also launch a funding stream for smaller, emerging organisations who may need greater support to access funding in spring 2023.


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