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.

Community Ownership Fund Round 3 open

15 June, 2022 - 13:16

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has announced that Round 3 of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest. The fund is part of the government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense...


Racial Justice Social Investment Fund

15 June, 2022 - 12:44

A new multi-million pound social investment fund focused on tackling inequality and promoting racial justice in the UK, has opened to applications from diverse-led social enterprises looking to grow their impact. The Growth Impact Fund, managed by Big Issue Invest, will invest...


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....


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...


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...


Community Learning Funding Opportunities

13 April, 2022 - 16:05

The Community Learning Teams in Bristol and North Somerset (Community Learning West) are making funding available to learning providers wishing to deliver community learning courses.

Organisations may apply for funding between £7,500 - £15,000 in Bristol and North Somerset for the period...


Vacant Commercial Property Grant Scheme open to applications

6 April, 2022 - 10:43

Bristol City Council have allocated £1.3 million to support small businesses, sole traders, charities, community interest companies (CICs) and arts and culture groups who will bring something different to Bristol, employ local people, and make Bristol a better place to live for our residents....


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