3 February, 2020


Bristol will receive a share of a new £33 million investment programme that is aimed at tackling inequality through boosting the social economy. The money will support charities and social enterprises in the city and help grow the local social economy and tackle local issues.

Community event
28 January, 2020


The Airbus Community Awards will fund a range of local community groups and non-profit organisations, giving them £1,000-7,000 to fund a future project.

The awards, run by Airbus and Bristol Post, recognise 10 local heroes for their community work. Organisations must work towards one of four different causes:

Aviva Community Fund
28 January, 2020


The Aviva Community Fund has been redesigned and is now quarterly, offering community organisations a share of £250,000 every three months. Aviva is looking to support forward-thinking organisations, and Aviva staff will be able to choose the local causes they want to fund, by browsing the unique project page for each organisation. 

Eligible organisations will have a project that fits into either of these two categories:

Father and child
23 January, 2020


Applications are open for the next round of funding from the Kelly Family Charitable Trust, which provides grants of £1,000-5,000 (though higher amounts will be considered) to charitable organisations helping families in difficult times. The aim of the funding is to reinforce the family unit. 

Funding can be put towards core costs or projects. 

Examples of charity causes funded:

Comic Relief social investment fund, Red Shed, has launched a new report on changes that are required to make social investment more effective and sustainable in supporting social organisations and encouraging social innovation.

What’s in it For Us? Looks at social investment from the view of small and medium-sized charities and is based on engagement with 233 Comic Relief funded organisations. The research aimed to address a number of questions, including:

Good Grief Community Events grants
8 January, 2020


Funding is available to help organisations run community events and activities for the Good Grief Festival which takes place in May 2020. This is a brand new festival to encourage people to think, talk and learn about grief - a topic that can often feel taboo.

The programme of events already includes talks, exhibitions, workshops and films, but community activities will make up an important part of the festival schedule. 

7 January, 2020


The government is investing up to £11.8 million in additional funding for breakfast clubs in order to support disadvantaged families.

So far around 1,800 school breakfast clubs have been created or improved by the National School Breakfast Programme.

7 January, 2020


The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to write a small funding application.

 What is the course about?

It can be hard to get funding for your group, and even small bids present a challenge if you aren’t sure of the right approach. This workshop will take you through the basics, from identifying the right opportunity to receiving a grant.


Here are some testimonials from people who have taken the course:

Friday, 3 April, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
Online charity donation habits
16 December, 2019


A new report on how the public engages with charities online has shown that 44% of people have donated digitally, and that older people’s online donations make a significant contribution.

The report, based on a survey of over 2,000 people by Reason Digital and Populus, found that:


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