Funding opportunities

We’ve gathered a list of relevant funding opportunities for local organisations. They range from small one-off grants to larger long-term programmes. Please check the deadline, funding priorities and criteria for each opportunity before applying – your organisation won’t be eligible for everything.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

9 November, 2022 - 15:34

The Garfield Weston Foundation’s Regular Grants programme awards grants to UK registered charities, CIOs, organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities or housing associations with activity in...

Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

9 November, 2022 - 15:33

The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation is an independent grant-making charity. Funds are given to charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales within a set of carefully considered guidelines. They do not support individuals or overseas projects.

Grants are...

Antony Hornby Charitable Trust

9 November, 2022 - 15:31

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...

The Ocado Foundation - small grants of up to £1,000

1 November, 2022 - 15:07

The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group, supports charities, CICs and community projects by awarding small grants of up to £1,000, donating certain goods and by offering volunteer help (currently, due to Covid-19, only requests for digital volunteering can be accepted).


Children in Need to fund core costs for the first time

5 September, 2022 - 14:16

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...

Small grants for individuals with complex needs

1 September, 2022 - 12:09

In response to the cost of living crisis in the UK, Sense, the national disability charity, has launched a fund to provide financial support to people with complex disabilities who live in the family home and are on low incomes. The Sense Cost of Living Support Fund will award...

Funding to support blind and partially sighted people

20 July, 2022 - 10:57

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to improve the capacity and sustainability of sight loss sector organisations to implement new and innovative services focusing on education, employment and engagement which increase independence and improve the lives of blind and partially...

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