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.

If you would like support to improve your fundraising skills, please contact our development team. We also offer regular courses on funding applications, fundraising and funding strategy; see our dedicated training and events website, the VCSE Academy, for details.

Racial justice and mental health grants

21 May, 2024 - 11:48

Not-for-profit groups led by and for Black people and people of colour with lived experience of mental illness, distress, or trauma can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Synergi Small Grants Fund Round 2: Democratising Policy. The Fund will...


Grants for enviromental and community projects

21 May, 2024 - 11:44

Local charities, volunteer and community groups, schools, colleges and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent Water region can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £200,000 to support new local community projects. The funding is being made available through...


One Stop shop grant and partnership programme

21 May, 2024 - 11:41

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support...


Capital and equipment grants

21 May, 2024 - 11:32

The Wolfson Foundation’s main grants Programme – Funding for Places – has re-opened for applications. Through Funding for places, a wide range of organisations working across the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, heritage, humanities &...


Match funding for women and girls organisations appeals

24 April, 2024 - 11:36

The Big Give has opened a match funding campaign to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in the UK. The Women and Girls Match Fund is making up to £10,000 in match funding available to enable charities...


Grants for churches developing capital projects

24 April, 2024 - 11:28

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the...


Grants for local community projects

24 April, 2024 - 11:24

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities for projects that positively impact communities across England, Scotland, and Wales. The Morrisons Foundation provides funding to support projects that tackle poverty and social deprivation, enhance community spaces...


Grants for young people experiencing life-changing issues

24 April, 2024 - 10:55

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle...


Grant support for BAME communities facing economic inequity

22 March, 2024 - 15:13

Grants of up to £75,000 will soon be available to charities and CICs led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to help people experiencing economic inequity. The funding will be made available through the Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Fund. As well as the grants...


Climate Action funding for Bristol community organisations

28 February, 2024 - 14:53

Learning and mentoring programme

The Community Climate Action Project learning and mentoring programme is aimed at supporting and...


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