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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Community Energy Feasibility grants

17 July, 2024 - 16:34

This fund is aiming to support voluntary sector orgs in the South West, who have land or buildings. Grants can include  grant revenue of up to £40,000 for feasibility work at stage one, and up to £100,000 at stage 2 to make projects ready for delivery, including sign posting...

Wessex Water - Avonmouth and Shirehampton grants

12 July, 2024 - 17:06

This grant programme aims to support projects and activities that improve the lives of the residents living in the Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Ward, including the area of Shirehampton. See a map in the guidelines for the area covered by this programme....

Grants to combat antisemitism and islamophobia and build inter-community links

12 July, 2024 - 16:43

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for their grants programme is 5pm on the 6th August 2024. The programme is open to small UK-registered charities involved in music and Jewish culture. In addition, the Foundation wants to...

Funding to support resilience of intersectional LGBTQ+ organisations

12 July, 2024 - 16:07


Not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in England can apply for a share of £500,000 in funding to help them stay well-resourced, sustainable and resilient. The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund will award grants of up...

Small grants for holiday activities

12 July, 2024 - 16:02


Sports or holiday clubs across the UK can apply for a share of £150,000 to provide activities for children under 18 during the summer holidays. The Tesco Stronger Starts Fund – Activity for All campaign, delivered in partnership with the Sun Newspaper, aims to improve...

Small grants to tackle food poverty

12 July, 2024 - 15:59

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has re-opened for applications. The focus of this funding round will be on Food Poverty. Organisations eligible to apply are registered charities with an operating income/expenditure of between £100,000 and £1 million. The level of funding...

Grants for ex-offenders and disadvantaged young people

12 July, 2024 - 15:55


Registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and in exceptional circumstances Community Interest Companies can apply for grants for projects that support offenders and ex-offenders as well as into work and helping specific less popular groups within the...

Movement fund and Movement Hub launch from Sport England

4 July, 2024 - 15:51

Sport England have now changed their Small Grant and Active Together programmes consolidating them into one application process. This launch is accompanied by the Movement Hub which should make it easier to find existing tools and resources to support applications to the fund...

Asda Foundation community capital grants

4 July, 2024 - 15:45


The Asda Foundation is offering grants of between £10k and £25k to small community groups to enable them to upgrade and maintain well-used community spaces. The next grant round opens on 6th July and closes Sunday July 28th.

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Capital grants for small homelessness support charities

18 June, 2024 - 13:58


Small Homelessness charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enable them to rebuild their lives.  Typically, such organisations operate residential or training facilities to assist...


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