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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Grants for social relief and inclusion projects

16 May, 2022 - 16:03

UK Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for international social relief projects. Didymus, the grant making charity, will award funding for projects that support work amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK, Africa, and Central and South America which...


Grants for property repairs and maintenance

16 May, 2022 - 15:57

The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability,...


Grants for employment skills

16 May, 2022 - 15:50

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple...


Small grants to support disabled and disadvantaged children

16 May, 2022 - 15:45

Little Lives UK is offering grants of up to £2,200 through its Children’s Community Support Programme to provide services to disadvantaged and disabled children. The programme is open to applications from children’s groups and organisations such as play groups or sports classes...


Grants for work across UK country boundaries

16 May, 2022 - 15:39

This funding is for projects that build stronger connections across communities. The Community Fund is looking for ideas that strengthen these connections by exploring and developing the conditions needed to build better and longer-lasting ways of bringing people together....


Rosa "Stand With Us" fund opens

10 May, 2022 - 17:26

Rosa, the fund for women and girls, has announced the Stand With Us fund is now open.

Rosa are offering one-year grants of up to £25,000 to organisations delivering frontline services addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the UK....


New Local funder for Bristol

4 May, 2022 - 09:57

The Sarah Jayne Charitable Trust is a newly-established grant funder serving Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucester.. The Trust supports smaller, less well-resourced registered charities that are unlikely to receive government or other major funding. There are no publicised deadlines.

To find...


Grants for global-majority led arts organisations

25 April, 2022 - 12:39

The Baring Foundation Arts programme is currently open for applications from Global Majority led arts organisations to develop creative work with people with mental health problems.

Grants of £20k-60k available. Deadline 26 July...


Small grants to support homeless people

25 April, 2022 - 12:30

Help the Homeless is looking to offer grants of up to £5,000 to registered UK charities that will help homeless individuals reintegrate into mainstream society.  As Help the Homeless is a small charity itself, it is only able to fund small and medium-sized charities with an...


Commissioners Crime Prevention Fund open

19 April, 2022 - 19:39

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC)has reviewed and relaunched its small grants scheme and commitment to supporting local communities reduce crime and improve public safety. The new Commissioner's Crime Prevention Fund will seek to deliver the specific aims...


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