19 July, 2018

Bristol City Council has set up the Youth Sector Support Fund (SSF) to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people. The fund, which launches on Monday 23 July, will support projects and collaborations that result in a diverse range of services for children and young people 8-19 years old and a stronger youth and play sector. This fund aims to complement Targeted Youth Services (TYS) contracts by filling gaps in services across the city.

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:

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. 

Community division
16 December, 2019


Allen Lane Foundation is currently offering grants to grassroots organisations to enable them to run activities which will bring people together and help heal the divisions that the Brexit referendum opened up.

This funding is part of the Social Cohesion Programme, which has three aims:

4 December, 2019


Charities and community groups can apply for a portion of £30,000 in grant funding from Sovereign Housing Association, distributed by The Good Exchange. 

After a successful first round of funding, the grant makers are interested in second round applications linked to the following causes:

26 November, 2019


Postcode Community Trust provides project based funding in Great Britain under the themes 'Improving community health & wellbeing, arts & physical recreation and reducing isolation' . 

They have a two-stage application process. The dates for the stages in 2020 will be;

Stage 1: 21st January - 4th February

26 November, 2019


Groundwork is working with One Stop stores to administer the Carriers for Causes grants initiative, to fund good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. 

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Windrush Day 2020 celebrations
29 October, 2019


Grants are now available to help communities celebrate Windrush Day in 2020, educating local people about the Windrush Generation's contribution to British social, economic and cultural life. 

The government has created the grant scheme to help charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs), local authorities and community groups fund their celebrations, involving people from all ages and all backgrounds.

28 October, 2019


The Cold Weather Fund from Homeless link will distribute £1 million to charities or CICs not commissioned by local authorities, to support homeless people.

Rough sleeping is a particular concern in winter time, and the funding aims to cut the number of rough sleepers on the streets by helping them find short-term and long-term accommodation. 

Grants of up to £25,000 will fund work with either one or both of these aims:

Community garden funding
28 October, 2019


The National Garden Scheme Community Gardens Award has funding available to support community garden projects around the UK.

So far it has supported 59 projects, giving a total of £112,174 in funding, in memory of the garden writer and journalist Elspeth Thompson. 


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