Community and citizenship

Community and citizenship

Introduction

Here you will find funding opportunities from other organisations relating to our universal theme of community and citizenship.

Aberlour Children's Charity

The Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund awards cash grants to assist children and young people (aged 21 and under) across Scotland, and their families, who are suffering extreme hardship. This support is usually via cash grants to assist with a range of needs, such as food, prepay power cards, clothing, bedding or other essentials. To qualify for cash grants from the trust, a sponsor must submit a fully completed and legible application on an official application form.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities. They welcome applications from across the country and encourage applications from all areas outside London and the South East. The Main Grants Scheme supports charities registered and operating in the UK with a core remit of the arts or learning. Smaller arts or learning charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum are usually more suited to the Small Grants Scheme.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is committed to supporting underfunded, grassroots charities that enable people, especially disabled and disadvantaged people, to play a fuller role in society. Applications are accepted from organisations with recognised charitable status, which fit within the published grant-giving criteria. The foundation aims to support those who are disadvantaged and/or have additional needs in the community. In order for organisations to be eligible to apply for grant programmes, they must have an income of less than £1 million in the previous 12 months. For registered charities with a headquarters based outside Northern Ireland, the income of their Northern Ireland operation will be the figure used to assess eligibility.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Lloyds Bank

The fund from Lloyds Bank supports small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales. Charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support can apply. The funding is unrestricted, including around core costs, and tailored development support to help your charity be more effective

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Lloyds of London Foundation

Lloyd’s of London Foundation is inviting charities that directly support people and communities in the UK or internationally, with focus in one or more of the areas of employability, social mobility, mental health, climate, disaster avoidance and disaster relief to apply for a grant between £25,000 and £50,000.

The grant will give the charity the opportunity to partner with the Lloyd’s of London Foundation and engage with the Lloyd’s community both through their employees in the corporation and the wider Lloyd’s insurance market. The Foundation wishes to partner with organisations that support the people and communities in which they work and support employee engagement activities such as fundraising and volunteering. Grants can support salaries to deliver the project, materials and equipment, training and direct activities.

Deadline: 11 December

Apply here.

Matthew Good Foundation

Every three months, the Matthew Good foundation will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment. Charities and projects are welcome to apply all year round, and your application will be considered in the next funding round. Your application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people or the environment and has an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Moondance Foundation

The Moondance Foundation is keen to help Welsh charities continue their operations during the Covid-19 crisis. They understand that these are challenging and uncertain times for the third sector and will support applications that relate to staff retention, current activities and services in jeopardy, and evolution of services to adapt. Grants are available to registered charities, charities based and working in Wales and charities based outside Wales for work which takes place in Wales only.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

National Lottery Community Fund

National Lottery Awards for All supports smaller charities and community-led groups to prosper and thrive. This is a UK-wide funding programme for voluntary, public sector or community organisations for awards of £300 to £10,000. The funder will prioritise applications from organisations that will support people at high risk, or that have high potential to support communities with the impact of Covid-19.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

New Philanthropy Capital

The Open Philanthropy Funds aim to relieve and reduce financial hardship in the UK. There are two Funds: applicants can only apply for one and grants will be made only to organisations that are led or informed by representatives of the groups they serve.

The Tackling Financial Hardship Fund (A) will award grants of up to £15,000 to charities and community groups (registered and unregistered) with a turnover of less than £100,000, with a specific focus on supporting:

  • Asylum seekers
  • Young people
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Those with experience of domestic violence
  • Single parent households
  • Women and girls

The Tackling Financial Hardship Fund (B) will award grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to charities and community groups (unregistered or registered) with a turnover of less than £200,000, with a specific focus on supporting:

  • Young people
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
  • Single parent households
  • People with disabilities
  • Asylum seekers and those with NRPF

Deadline: 5pm, 16 December

Apply here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Youth Fund from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports organisations that help young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood. Support is concentrated on those experiencing the most challenging circumstances: young people who are socially excluded or marginalised, whose experiences are often hidden or less well known, and whose voices are often erased or ignored. Organisations must be non-profit and work at either local, regional or national levels, to support young people aged 14-25, with an income between £25,000 and £5 million.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant making charity. They support UK charities and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations) tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. The trust will prioritise organisations that are medium-sized (with income between £200,000 and £3 million), have a national footprint and do not receive a significant proportion of income from government or local authority contracts.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

The Edward Gostling Foundation

The Edward Gostling Foundation provides financial support to UK registered charities that are seeking to create significant and positive change to the lives of disadvantaged people; those living not only on a low income but who have the added ‘challenge’ of a long-term illness or disability. They must also support their charitable vision “that people living on a low income who have a disability or long-term illness should have as many as possible of the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others more fortunate than themselves”. Small grants are available to support charities to help maintain an existing service. Capital Grants are also available to support the cost of funding a new project. Day to day operational costs will not be funded. Applications will be prioritised from smaller charities, operating at a local level, with an annual income of less than £1 million, who are making a significant impact in their local community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Fore

The Fore offers unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 that can be spread over one to three years. Grants can be used for any purpose, including core costs and capital funding. they are looking to make grants that will strengthen organizations internally and help them take the next step forward in their growth or sustainability. The Fore encourages applications from small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past. The Fore accepts applications from registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies, with an income of under £500,000.

Deadline: You must register on Monday 12th December 2022 for the Spring 2023 round of funding. Registration is on a first come first served basis.

Apply here.

The Happiness Fund

The Happiness Fund supports grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects throughout the UK. It enables and supports projects which improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities. The fund is intended to support the setting up of new groups and activities to support happier people and neighbourhoods. Applicants will need to indicate how the activity or group can become self-sustainable or able to attract funding from other sources for the longer term. The fund will award £2,500 per quarter, allowing up to four different projects per year to apply.

Deadline: 16 December 2022.

Apply here.

The Leathersellers’ Company

This programme from The Leathersellers’ Company will consider applications from UK registered charities that are working in geographical areas of high deprivation (within the UK) to support vulnerable people. Charities must have an annual income under £200,000.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Morrisons Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. Grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000. Charities must have been registered with the Charity Commission or OSCR for a minimum of one year, and projects must support people in a local community in England, Scotland or Wales.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Shears Foundation

The Shears Foundation welcomes applications for grants of £5,000 from registered charities. The Foundation will support core costs, including staffing but will not contribute to capital projects. Charities must be working in one of their priority areas, currently:

  • The development of culture and the arts.
  • The development and provision of educational opportunities for adults and / or children.
  • Protection, preservation or enhancement of the natural environment.
  • Creating stronger / better / more sustainable communities.
  • Promoting health and medicine, with an emphasis on research or education. They currently don't consider applications from Hospices.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

The Yapp Charitable Trust

The Yapp Charitable Trust offers grants to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 that are undertaking work with:

  • Elderly people.
  • Children and young people aged five - 25.
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending).
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children).

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to improve the capacity and sustainability of sight loss sector organisations in the UK to deliver positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people. Thomas Pocklington Trust is inviting charitable organisations to submit an application for new and innovative projects that will achieve a positive impact under their strategic priority, “Collaboration and Sustainability”. The Trust will consider applications in the following areas:

  • Infrastructure and impact – including developing technological capabilities, restructuring reviews, Theory of Change, feasibility studies, partnership working (including resource sharing) and integrations and mergers
  • Insights and research – gaps in data and evidence that can improve knowledge across the sector
  • Innovation Seed Fund – initial funding for ideas and projects which can have a transformative benefit to the lives of blind and partially sighted people
  • The funding can be used to support costs such as new staff posts, paid training, professional fees, printing, marketing, website design, and capital items such as computers

Deadline: 5 February 2023

Apply here.

Aberlour Children's Charity

The Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund awards cash grants to assist children and young people (aged 21 and under) across Scotland, and their families, who are suffering extreme hardship. This support is usually via cash grants to assist with a range of needs, such as food, prepay power cards, clothing, bedding or other essentials. To qualify for cash grants from the trust, a sponsor must submit a fully completed and legible application on an official application form.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities. They welcome applications from across the country and encourage applications from all areas outside London and the South East. The Main Grants Scheme supports charities registered and operating in the UK with a core remit of the arts or learning. Smaller arts or learning charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum are usually more suited to the Small Grants Scheme.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is committed to supporting underfunded, grassroots charities that enable people, especially disabled and disadvantaged people, to play a fuller role in society. Applications are accepted from organisations with recognised charitable status, which fit within the published grant-giving criteria. The foundation aims to support those who are disadvantaged and/or have additional needs in the community. In order for organisations to be eligible to apply for grant programmes, they must have an income of less than £1 million in the previous 12 months. For registered charities with a headquarters based outside Northern Ireland, the income of their Northern Ireland operation will be the figure used to assess eligibility.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Lloyds Bank

The fund from Lloyds Bank supports small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales. Charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support can apply. The funding is unrestricted, including around core costs, and tailored development support to help your charity be more effective

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Lloyds of London Foundation

Lloyd’s of London Foundation is inviting charities that directly support people and communities in the UK or internationally, with focus in one or more of the areas of employability, social mobility, mental health, climate, disaster avoidance and disaster relief to apply for a grant between £25,000 and £50,000.

The grant will give the charity the opportunity to partner with the Lloyd’s of London Foundation and engage with the Lloyd’s community both through their employees in the corporation and the wider Lloyd’s insurance market. The Foundation wishes to partner with organisations that support the people and communities in which they work and support employee engagement activities such as fundraising and volunteering. Grants can support salaries to deliver the project, materials and equipment, training and direct activities.

Deadline: 11 December

Apply here.

Matthew Good Foundation

Every three months, the Matthew Good foundation will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment. Charities and projects are welcome to apply all year round, and your application will be considered in the next funding round. Your application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people or the environment and has an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Moondance Foundation

The Moondance Foundation is keen to help Welsh charities continue their operations during the Covid-19 crisis. They understand that these are challenging and uncertain times for the third sector and will support applications that relate to staff retention, current activities and services in jeopardy, and evolution of services to adapt. Grants are available to registered charities, charities based and working in Wales and charities based outside Wales for work which takes place in Wales only.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

National Lottery Community Fund

National Lottery Awards for All supports smaller charities and community-led groups to prosper and thrive. This is a UK-wide funding programme for voluntary, public sector or community organisations for awards of £300 to £10,000. The funder will prioritise applications from organisations that will support people at high risk, or that have high potential to support communities with the impact of Covid-19.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

New Philanthropy Capital

The Open Philanthropy Funds aim to relieve and reduce financial hardship in the UK. There are two Funds: applicants can only apply for one and grants will be made only to organisations that are led or informed by representatives of the groups they serve.

The Tackling Financial Hardship Fund (A) will award grants of up to £15,000 to charities and community groups (registered and unregistered) with a turnover of less than £100,000, with a specific focus on supporting:

  • Asylum seekers
  • Young people
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Those with experience of domestic violence
  • Single parent households
  • Women and girls

The Tackling Financial Hardship Fund (B) will award grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to charities and community groups (unregistered or registered) with a turnover of less than £200,000, with a specific focus on supporting:

  • Young people
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
  • Single parent households
  • People with disabilities
  • Asylum seekers and those with NRPF

Deadline: 5pm, 16 December

Apply here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Youth Fund from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports organisations that help young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood. Support is concentrated on those experiencing the most challenging circumstances: young people who are socially excluded or marginalised, whose experiences are often hidden or less well known, and whose voices are often erased or ignored. Organisations must be non-profit and work at either local, regional or national levels, to support young people aged 14-25, with an income between £25,000 and £5 million.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant making charity. They support UK charities and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations) tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. The trust will prioritise organisations that are medium-sized (with income between £200,000 and £3 million), have a national footprint and do not receive a significant proportion of income from government or local authority contracts.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

The Edward Gostling Foundation

The Edward Gostling Foundation provides financial support to UK registered charities that are seeking to create significant and positive change to the lives of disadvantaged people; those living not only on a low income but who have the added ‘challenge’ of a long-term illness or disability. They must also support their charitable vision “that people living on a low income who have a disability or long-term illness should have as many as possible of the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others more fortunate than themselves”. Small grants are available to support charities to help maintain an existing service. Capital Grants are also available to support the cost of funding a new project. Day to day operational costs will not be funded. Applications will be prioritised from smaller charities, operating at a local level, with an annual income of less than £1 million, who are making a significant impact in their local community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Fore

The Fore offers unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 that can be spread over one to three years. Grants can be used for any purpose, including core costs and capital funding. they are looking to make grants that will strengthen organizations internally and help them take the next step forward in their growth or sustainability. The Fore encourages applications from small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past. The Fore accepts applications from registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies, with an income of under £500,000.

Deadline: You must register on Monday 12th December 2022 for the Spring 2023 round of funding. Registration is on a first come first served basis.

Apply here.

The Happiness Fund

The Happiness Fund supports grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects throughout the UK. It enables and supports projects which improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities. The fund is intended to support the setting up of new groups and activities to support happier people and neighbourhoods. Applicants will need to indicate how the activity or group can become self-sustainable or able to attract funding from other sources for the longer term. The fund will award £2,500 per quarter, allowing up to four different projects per year to apply.

Deadline: 16 December 2022.

Apply here.

The Leathersellers’ Company

This programme from The Leathersellers’ Company will consider applications from UK registered charities that are working in geographical areas of high deprivation (within the UK) to support vulnerable people. Charities must have an annual income under £200,000.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Morrisons Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. Grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000. Charities must have been registered with the Charity Commission or OSCR for a minimum of one year, and projects must support people in a local community in England, Scotland or Wales.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Shears Foundation

The Shears Foundation welcomes applications for grants of £5,000 from registered charities. The Foundation will support core costs, including staffing but will not contribute to capital projects. Charities must be working in one of their priority areas, currently:

  • The development of culture and the arts.
  • The development and provision of educational opportunities for adults and / or children.
  • Protection, preservation or enhancement of the natural environment.
  • Creating stronger / better / more sustainable communities.
  • Promoting health and medicine, with an emphasis on research or education. They currently don't consider applications from Hospices.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

The Yapp Charitable Trust

The Yapp Charitable Trust offers grants to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 that are undertaking work with:

  • Elderly people.
  • Children and young people aged five - 25.
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending).
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children).

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to improve the capacity and sustainability of sight loss sector organisations in the UK to deliver positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people. Thomas Pocklington Trust is inviting charitable organisations to submit an application for new and innovative projects that will achieve a positive impact under their strategic priority, “Collaboration and Sustainability”. The Trust will consider applications in the following areas:

  • Infrastructure and impact – including developing technological capabilities, restructuring reviews, Theory of Change, feasibility studies, partnership working (including resource sharing) and integrations and mergers
  • Insights and research – gaps in data and evidence that can improve knowledge across the sector
  • Innovation Seed Fund – initial funding for ideas and projects which can have a transformative benefit to the lives of blind and partially sighted people
  • The funding can be used to support costs such as new staff posts, paid training, professional fees, printing, marketing, website design, and capital items such as computers

Deadline: 5 February 2023

Apply here.