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.

Grant support for BAME communities facing economic inequity

22 March, 2024 - 15:13

Grants of up to £75,000 will soon be available to charities and CICs led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to help people experiencing economic inequity. The funding will be made available through the Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Fund. As well as the grants...

Grants to support adults into employment

19 March, 2024 - 12:11

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 the critical life skills necessary to gain employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing...

Climate Action funding for Bristol community organisations

28 February, 2024 - 14:53

Learning and mentoring programme

The Community Climate Action Project learning and mentoring programme is aimed at supporting and...

Grants and support for Community Share Issues finance

27 February, 2024 - 13:10


Community businesses in England that are looking to launch or in the early stage of launching a community share issue can apply for grants and equity match funding of up to £100,000. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Community Shares...

Grants for Youth Music

27 February, 2024 - 13:06


Grants of between £30,001 and £300,000 are available to organisations in England that want to support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The Youth Music Catalyser Fund will support organisations who want to make music...

Grants to support children and young people via education and sport

20 February, 2024 - 14:55


UK charities, educational institutions and NHS Trusts seeking funding to support those under the age of 18 who are living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty can apply for funding through the Hargreaves Foundation....

Small grants for Playschemes this Summer

20 February, 2024 - 11:15

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 will soon be available to registered charities across the UK to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. Charities with an annual income of less than £100,000 can apply for funding to run playschemes for a minimum of...

VCSE Energy Efficiency assessment and grants

14 February, 2024 - 11:31


Voluntary, communication and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England are being invited to apply to this £25.5m scheme.  It is part of the package of over £100m committed to the charity sector in the spring budget 2023.  Eligible organisations can apply...

Funding promoting a fair and sustainable economy

23 January, 2024 - 10:42

Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding for projects and activities that help to create fairness and sustainability in the economy. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation’s 4D Economy Grants to support the...

Motability grants supporting disabled people's travel

20 December, 2023 - 12:00

This grant programme aims to help charities and organisations to make an immediate impact for disabled people, by awarding funding to develop, expand and improve community transport options. Disabled people make 38% fewer journeys than non-disabled people every year – a figure...


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