31 August, 2023


Empowering Local Communities is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities which contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives. Groups helping to integrate refugees arriving to the UK are welcome to apply under this grant.

The application window is 28th August – 3rd November 2023, but could close early if the budget cap is reached.

22 August, 2023

This programme offers over £10,000 for up to 5 years for voluntary and community organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

The Community Fund will fund partnerships which aim to:

15 August, 2023


The St Monica Trust has launched the Improving Connections Fund for projects that support older people to live their best lives. Through this fund they want to specifically address connection as a persistent barrier to enabling people to live well as they age.

Applications can range from a few thousand pounds to a maximum of £30,000.

24 July, 2023

The Community Organisations cost-of-living fund is now open. This funding is for organisations that support people and communities under severe pressure because of the increased cost of living.


The main priority is to fund organisations supporting low-income households and individuals. You can apply for between £10,000 and £75,000.


To apply your organisation must already run critical services around at least one of the following:

12 July, 2023

GrantFinder is a leading funding database that hold information on all types of funding, not just charitable. You can access it for free at the following venues; the Business & IP Centre (BIPC) in Central Library, Junction 3 Library, Knowle Library and Southmead Library

11 July, 2023

Healthier with Nature is the Green Social Prescribing Programme for Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire.

5 July, 2023

The second Bristol Impact Fund (BIF 2) puts community building at the forefront of tackling inequality in the city.

The Small Grants fund aims to fund community groups to build capacity in communities that have experienced the greatest inequality and empower them to act on the issues that matter most to their communities.

The next round of small grant funding is now open and closes 5pm, Monday 14 August 2023.

29 June, 2023

Not for profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to assist young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to aid youth organisations to sustain or expand their work. The Foundation provides core funding to organisations that aim for sustainability, growth, and impact. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund.  There are no deadlines, and applications can be submitted at any time.

13 June, 2023

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) has launched a second funding round through the Night Shelter Transformation Fund. The Night Shelter Transformation Fund is available to small to medium VCSE sector organisations to enhance their services and improve outcomes for people experiencing rough sleeping. Organisations can apply for capital and revenue funding. Revenue funding of up to £100,000 can be for one-year or two-year funding. Capital funding of up to £100,000 is only available for one-year: 2023/24.

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


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