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.

A B Charitable Trust

The A B Charitable Trust is an independent grant making organisation, which champions human dignity and focuses on supporting the most marginalised and excluded groups in the UK, who are often from communities experiencing poverty and racial inequality. In supporting access to justice, the trust recognises that high-quality legal advice and representation is a powerful tool to help bring about both individual redress and systemic change. The fund supports UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights. Charities should usually have an annual income between £150,000 and £1.5 million and have operated for at least a year. The trust’s three priority areas are currently migrants and refugees, criminal justice and penal reform, and human rights.

Deadline: 30 April / 31 July / 30 October 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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 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: 17 June / 16 September / 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 Scottish Power Foundation

The Scottish Power Foundation invites applications from UK charities which will support the most vulnerable people in society. Your application must address at least one of the foundation’s strategic aims:

  • Education, training and research.
  • Biodiversity and climate change.
  • Art and culture.
  • Social initiatives.

Deadline: 22 July 2022.

Apply here.

The Volant Trust

The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered.

Deadline: 31 July 2022.

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.

UK Government Community Ownership Fund

The £150 million Community Ownership Fund is for communities across the UK. It has been set up to help communities take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of closure. Funding may support the purchase and/or renovation costs of community assets and amenities. The fund will support a range of community ownership proposals. Proposals will need to prove the value of the asset to local people and that the asset can run sustainably for the long-term benefit of the community. Applications will only be accepted from incorporated organisations which are set up to deliver charitable purpose, social purpose or public benefit.

Deadline: the next funding round opens in May 2022.

Apply here.

A B Charitable Trust

The A B Charitable Trust is an independent grant making organisation, which champions human dignity and focuses on supporting the most marginalised and excluded groups in the UK, who are often from communities experiencing poverty and racial inequality. In supporting access to justice, the trust recognises that high-quality legal advice and representation is a powerful tool to help bring about both individual redress and systemic change. The fund supports UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights. Charities should usually have an annual income between £150,000 and £1.5 million and have operated for at least a year. The trust’s three priority areas are currently migrants and refugees, criminal justice and penal reform, and human rights.

Deadline: 30 April / 31 July / 30 October 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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 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: 17 June / 16 September / 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 Scottish Power Foundation

The Scottish Power Foundation invites applications from UK charities which will support the most vulnerable people in society. Your application must address at least one of the foundation’s strategic aims:

  • Education, training and research.
  • Biodiversity and climate change.
  • Art and culture.
  • Social initiatives.

Deadline: 22 July 2022.

Apply here.

The Volant Trust

The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered.

Deadline: 31 July 2022.

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.

UK Government Community Ownership Fund

The £150 million Community Ownership Fund is for communities across the UK. It has been set up to help communities take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of closure. Funding may support the purchase and/or renovation costs of community assets and amenities. The fund will support a range of community ownership proposals. Proposals will need to prove the value of the asset to local people and that the asset can run sustainably for the long-term benefit of the community. Applications will only be accepted from incorporated organisations which are set up to deliver charitable purpose, social purpose or public benefit.

Deadline: the next funding round opens in May 2022.

Apply here.