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.

Shared Prosperity Fund launches

19 April, 2022 - 19:21

Communities across the United Kingdom will benefit from £2.6 billion of funding.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund will see places that need...


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....


Small grants to tackle problems within families

21 March, 2022 - 16:31

Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 (but trustees will consider requests for higher amounts) through the...


Grants for Christian Charities promoting social inclusion

14 February, 2022 - 14:59

The Anchor Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either...


Grants to improve education and job opportunities for young carers

14 February, 2022 - 14:14

The British and Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) supports work that aims to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers and Care Experienced Young People under the age of 25 living in the UK.

Applications must be...


Discount scheme for IT software to help your organisation grow

7 February, 2022 - 15:40

The UK Government has launched a new digital scheme to support small and medium sized businesses (minimum 5 employees) in adopting digital technologies so they can grow. Under the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, businesses can receive discounts of up to £5,000 off the costs of...


Social Enterprise Support Fund

25 January, 2022 - 15:06

Social Enterprises can apply for grants from £10,000 to £100,000 to help get back on track. Most grants will be between £10,000 and £50,000.

The application window for round 2 is 1pm on 28 February until 1pm on 24 March 2022....


Bristol Pride Community Fund

25 January, 2022 - 14:42

Bristol Pride Community Fund has been created to provide opportunities and activities which enhance or improve the lives of LGBT+ people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. 

Grants can be offered to individuals, collectives,...


Grants for Arts-based partnerships with Schools

17 January, 2022 - 11:27

Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-...


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