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 support to young people on the edge of the criminal justice system

19 September, 2023 - 14:16


Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises, and community interest companies in the UK can apply for funding for projects which support young people on the edge of the criminal justice system (aged 11-25). The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund will award grants of...

Ocado small grants

19 September, 2023 - 14:12


The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group will provide grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on the...

Social Action small grants to support cost-of-living crisis support

18 September, 2023 - 16:30


The Social Action Grant Programme is a fund from Bristol One City to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. The aim is to support activities in priority neighbourhoods, by diverse and inclusive organisations, that address the impact of the...

Asda Foundation Empowering Local Communities Grants open

31 August, 2023 - 14:11


Empowering Local Communities is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities which contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives. Groups helping to integrate refugees arriving to the UK are welcome to apply...

Funding to create partnerships in your community

22 August, 2023 - 14:54

This programme offers over £10,000 for up to 5 years for voluntary and community organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences....

Major grants for frontline cost-of-living services launches today

24 July, 2023 - 12:30

The Community Organisations cost-of-living fund is now open. This funding is for organisations that support people and communities under severe pressure because of the increased cost of living.


The main priority is to fund organisations...

Access GrantFinder Funding Database for free

12 July, 2023 - 09:09

GrantFinder is a leading funding database that hold information on all types of funding, not just charitable. You can access it for free at the following venues; the Business & IP Centre (BIPC) in Central Library, Junction 3 Library, Knowle Library and Southmead Library...

Core funding for youth organisations

29 June, 2023 - 10:02

Not for profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to assist young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to aid youth organisations to...

Small grants for projects supporting older people

4 May, 2023 - 09:34

UK registered charities can apply for grants of up to £7,000 for projects that improve the quality of life of older people. The funding, which is made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation’s Small Grants programme, will support preventative and early intervention...

Capital grants supporting disabled children

28 March, 2023 - 13:01

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports projects help mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Each...

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