Current UK Funding Opportunities

People's Postcode Lottery Community Grants

Type of project: Employability and skills development, human rights, combatting discrimination and/or poverty prevention.
Location: Scotland, England or Wales
Eligibility: Registered charity; SCIO; Constituted voluntary or community group; Social enterprise; Community interest company (CIC); Not-for-profit organisation; Local club or other constituted community group
Grant size: Up to £20,000
Closing date: 15 August (opens August 1).
Apply: http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant 

Heritage Lottery Fund

Type of project: Large heritage projects of any kind. Examples include carrying out an archaeological dig, preserving a historic place of worship, helping people learn long-lost traditional skills, looking after rare species and habitats etc.
Location: UK. If your project is designed to benefit people in Wales, we expect you to make appropriate use of the Welsh language when you deliver your project.
Eligibility: not-for-profit organisations such as community or voluntary groups; Community Interest Companies; charities or trusts; social enterprises; community/parish councils;
local authorities; other public sector organisations, such as nationally funded museums
Grant size: £100,000 to £5,000,000.
Closing date: 16 August
Apply: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/heritage-grants

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
Type of project: Campaigning on democratic and political reform including projects promoting electoral reform; an open and responsive democracy; democratic culture including informed public debate and public participation
Location: UK
Eligibility: UK CSOs may apply
Grant size: Over £7,500 (applications for under £7,500 can be made at any time)
Closing date: 22 August (or additionally 31 October)
Apply: http://www.jrrt.org.uk/apply

British & Foreign School Society (BFSS)
Type of project: Maximising education for all. Projects which will benefit children and young people suffering from the impact of poverty, community disadvantage, social exclusion, special educational needs which are not adequately met and/or who are living in areas that have suffered from conflict or natural disaster. BFSS would particularly welcome applications for projects designed to address the need for re-establishing and renewing education in Nepal and other countries where the provision of education - including facilities, resources and teacher training - has suffered from conflict, natural disaster or neglect.
Location: UK and Worldwide. Examples of countries where projects have been funded include: Afghanistan, Burma, the DRC, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, the UK and Zambia.
Eligibility: UK charitable organisations including Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO); UK schools, colleges or universities with charitable status or which is an "exempt charity". The Funder requires continuous UK accounts for at least three years and can consider proposals for collaborative projects involving international partners and agencies.
Grant size: £3,000 - £40,000 over 1 - 3 years
Closing date: 27 August
Apply: https://bfss.org.uk/grants/ 

BFSS 'Looked-after' children and Young Carers Programme
Type of project: Novel approaches to improving the educational attainment of 'looked after' children and young carers up to the age of 25, which can be scaled up so that these groups are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment.
Location: UK
Eligibility: Organisations applying for funding should have UK charitable status and continuous UK accounts for at least three years. We can fund UK Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO); UK schools, colleges or universities with charitable status or which is an "exempt charity". We do not fund organisations whose average annual income is below £5,000
Grant size: Ideally over £20,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years 
Closing date: 27 August
Apply: https://bfss.org.uk/grants/looked-after-children-and-young-carers/ 

Powys Community Endowment Fund
Type of project: The Fund manages 4 grant programmes (Stanley Bligh Memorial Fund; Former Girls Grammar School, Brecon Fund; The Montgomeryshire District Trust Fund and Llandrindod High School Charity Fund). You do not need to specify which Fund you are applying to as we’ll ensure you are directed to the most appropriate scheme. The overall focus is to support groups or individuals who promote education and lifelong learning and support recreation and leisure activities.
Location: Powys, Wales
Eligibility: The Fund supports individuals and community/voluntary organisations based in Powys with precedence given to residents of Brecknockshire or those who have attended a Brecknockshire Secondary School for a minimum of 2 years.
Grant size: grants of up to £1500 are available for groups and up to £500 for individuals.
Closing date: 31 August
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/22-powys-community-endowment-fund 

Wrexham Community Endowment Fund
Type of project: Enhancing education and strengthening communities in Wrexham. Projects should meet wither of the two objectives: 1) To encourage, support and promote non-statutory educational attainment and lifelong learning, including early years and 2) To encourage, support and promote spiritual wellbeing and improve the lives of people with limited resources.
Location: Wrexham
Eligibility: Individual students who are currently full-time residents of the Local Authority area of Wrexham, provided that the initiatives do not fall within statutory provision, can apply under Objective 1 only. Groups and organisations in the Local Authority area of Wrexham running grass roots community projects are welcome to apply under Objective 1 or Objective 2. For example local charities and community groups, scouts/guides & boys/girls brigade, projects organised by churches and/or using the facilities of faith-based organisations, and community projects e.g. senior lunch clubs, youth clubs, mums & tots groups.
Grant size: Individuals can apply for grants of up to £500; Organisations can apply for grants up to £1,000
Closing date: 31 August
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/42-wrexham-community-endowment-fund 

Cardiff Community Endowment Fund
Type of project: To provide education bursaries for individuals in need e.g. course fees (where assistance is not otherwise available) and grants towards the costs of course materials and activities. Applications should meet at least one of the following priorities: Educational attainment including lifelong learning or Support for talented individuals in the form of scholarships, educational materials or other resources.
Location: Local Authority area of Cardiff
Eligibility: Individual applicants should have been resident within the Local Authority area of Cardiff for a minimum of three years prior to application. Priority will be given to those that have attended a Cardiff Secondary School. You may be required to provide evidence of this.
Grant size: Individuals can apply for grants of up to £500
Closing date: 31 August
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/21-cardiff-community-endowment-fund 

Powys Welsh Church Act Fund
Type of project: The primary object of the Fund is to provide assistance to groups for social, recreational and other charitable purposes. Capital grants (restoration of community/historic buildings) may be awarded to assist organisations in the furnishing and upkeep of buildings. Revenue grants are designed to support organisations with projects and activities to benefit the residents of Powys, such as those who are on low incomes or are sick or disabled or for projects focused on social and recreational activities.
Location: Powys
Eligibility: Not for profit organisations (for example a Registered Charity, Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Unincorporated Club or Association and Community Interest Company); Organisations that are based within Powys County and/or projects or activities specifically designed to serve Powys residents can apply. Churches and Chapels can apply.
Grant size: between £1,000 and £5,000. £10,000 may be awarded in exceptional cases.
Closing date: 31 August
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/50-powys-welsh-church-act-fund 

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme
Type of project: Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, Behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation
Location: UK
Eligibility: charities and not-for-profit organisations of any size that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Such groups include: Registered charities, Voluntary organisations with a clear not-for-profit clause in their governing document, Schools. Churches, Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee
Grant size: up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years
Closing date: 2 September
Apply: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/wWhd5lqf4RZ3xhL63G9Xmc/small-grants-what-you-need-to-know

The Fore (New closing date)
Type of project: development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies with annual income of < £500,000. For work implemented overseas, the applicant must be registered and have a base in the UK.
Grant size: up to £30,000 of unrestricted funding over 1 – 3 years.
Registration date: Opens 23 July. Registration is required to apply. Registrations are capped and run on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed.
Closing date: 3 September.
Apply: https://www.thefore.org/charities/ 

AB Charitable Trust 
Type of project: Hard to fund projects which champion human dignity and promote respect for vulnerable individuals. The Trust's focus areas are: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; human rights and access to justice.
Location: UK 
Eligibility: Grants are normally awarded only to charities registered and working in the UK with annual income between £150k and £1.5m. Please note, the date of your application should be dictated by the reporting date of your certified accounts, which must be no more than 12 months prior to the application deadline. If your accounts are outside these parameters your application will be ineligible.
Grant size: £10,000 to £20,000. This funder is happy to support core costs.
Closing date: 7 September 
Apply: http://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/application.htm 

Hilden Charitable Trust
Type of project: UK grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Overseas grant making priorities are for projects working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
Location: UK and Overseas
Eligibility: UK registered NGOs and local NGOs may apply. UK charities must have a history of working overseas for at least 5 years and have an income of over £100,000 in their last two financial years, but not more than £500,000. Hilden hopes that UK NGOs will encourage their local partners to apply directly. Local NGOs based overseas with a history of working for at least 5 years and have an income of over £25,000 in their last 2 financial years, but no more than £100,000 may apply directly.
Grant size: Average grants are £5,000. This donor is open to funding 'general running or core costs'.
Closing date: 11 September
Apply: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/ 

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme
Type of project: Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, Behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Location: UK
Eligibility: charities and not-for-profit organisations of any size that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Such groups include: Registered charities, Voluntary organisations with a clear not-for-profit clause in their governing document, Schools. Churches, Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee
Grant size: grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years. There is no upper limit for Main Grants but we make very few grants over £120,000 (£40,000 per year)
Closing date: 13 September
Apply: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/60DXlxYvbbtcTDm79Mjryj/main-grants-should-i-apply

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
Type of project: projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures under two priority areas: 1) Peace & Sustainable Security and; 2) Environmental Sustainability.
Location: UK based organisations working nationally or internationally
Eligibility: Organisations in the UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit. We give particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organisations. If you are an organisation that is new to PPCF, we would encourage you to get in touch with the Trust Secretary for an informal discussion about your work prior to submitting your application. We also support organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf.
Grant size: between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years. We usually support organisations whose annual income is between £10,000 and £500,000 approximately.
Closing date: 14 September
Apply: https://www.polden-puckham.org.uk/how-to-apply-report 

GSK Impact Award
Type of project: The GSK IMPACT Awards recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work so you do not have to present
a new project
Location: UK
Eligibility: UK registered charities that are at least three years old working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million
Grant size: Up to ten winners receive £30,000 plus the overall winner receives an extra £10,000. Up to ten runners-up receive £3,000. Award winners are offered free training and development valued at up to £6,000.
Closing date: 20 September
Apply: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/gsk-impact-awards 

Nuffield Foundation
Type of project: Research development and analysis projects which advance educational opportunity, welfare and justice in the UK. 
Location: UK 
Eligibility: Universities based in the UK for projects focused on the UK context. Collaborative projects involving overseas partners are also accepted. 
Grant size: £10,000 up to £500,000. Most grants range from £50,000 -£300,000. 
Closing date: 24 September (full applications due January 2019). 
Apply: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/grants-research-development-and-analysis 

ROSA’s Justice and Equality Small Grants Fund
Type of project: Projects which amplify the voices of all those who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse who are seeking to establish what works in changing the culture of impunity and preventing future harassment and abuse. The fund aims to resource the imaginative and creative grass-roots activism. It will award up to £1 million through a Challenge Fund which asks: “What would you do toward ending sexual harassment?” Cross-sector partnerships are encouraged which share expertise of specialist voluntary sector organisations to help drive broader change.
Location: Communities across the UK.
Eligibility: Women’s organisations may apply either by themselves, or in a partnership.
Grant size: £5,000 – £25,000 over 1 year
Closing date: 27 September
Apply: http://www.rosauk.org/how-to-apply/justice-and-equality-fund/nows-the-time/ 

The Dunhill Medical Trust Project Grants
• Type of projects: The development of care and support services for older people which are innovative and/or based on evidence of best practice and which can become self-sustaining within a planned period.
• Grant range: £5,000 - £40,000
Closing date: 28 September 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: http://dunhillmedical.org.uk/community-project-grants/

Southall Trust Overseas Development Fund
Type of project: We are particularly interested in projects which improve the life chances for the next generation of children born into war-torn nations and/or those in the Global South, as well as those born into nations with poor access to education.
Location: the global South
Eligibility: In the Overseas Development category, only charities that are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales can apply.
Grant size: average grant in the overseas development category is £1,800
Closing date: 30 September. Please note, requests over £3,000 must to be submitted by this deadline. Low requests can be submitted at any time.
Apply: https://southalltrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

Southall Trust Peace and Reconciliation Fund
Type of project: Conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Only charities that are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales can apply.
Grant size: up to £3,000. The average grant is c. £1,900.
Closing date: 30 September. Please note, requests over £3,000 must to be submitted by this deadline. Low requests can be submitted at any time.
Apply: https://southalltrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

Denbighshire Community Endowment Fund
Type of project: The Denbighshire Community Endowment Fund aims to support a number of initiatives:
• Projects that support the educational development of school aged children and young people
• Projects that support the educational development of children in the early years
• School based projects that support health matters and healthy living
• Educational attainment projects including lifelong learning
• Education inclusion projects with support for talented individual students in the form of scholarships, travel assistance, sport, prizes for attainment and educational materials
Location: Denbighshire
Eligibility: Students up to and including the age of 25 years who are currently a full time resident in the Local Authority area of Denbighshire, provided that the initiatives do not fall within statutory provision. Groups and organisations in the Local Authority area of Denbighshire running projects which fall outside statutory provision (e.g. after school clubs, breakfast clubs, gardening projects etc.) may apply.
Grant size: Individuals can apply for grants of up to £500; Organisations can apply for grants up to £1,000
Closing date: 30th September
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/24-denbighshire-community-endowment-fund 

Education Fund for Denbigh and Surrounding Area
Type of project: Education of individuals and specific educational initiatives supporting groups and/or organisations, to include projects that support the educational attainment of children and young people between the ages of 11 and 25 years; School/college based projects that support vocational training, health matters and healthy living and; Education inclusion projects with support for individual students between the ages of 11 and 25 years in the form of bursaries, scholarships, travel assistance, culture, sport, prizes for attainment and educational materials/equipment. This list is not exhaustive.
Location: Denbigh and the Community Council areas or Nantglyn, Henllan, Bodfari, Aberwheeler, Llandyrnog, Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmerch, Llanynys, Llanefydd and Llansannan
Eligibility: Students between the ages of 11 and 25 years of age who are currently a full-time resident in the above-mentioned locations provided that the application is not to cover an activity that falls within statutory provision. Charities, groups and organisations running projects and activities for the benefit of children and young people living in the above mentioned locations which fall outside statutory provision. (e.g. after school clubs, breakfast clubs, gardening projects etc.).
Grant size: Individuals can apply for grants of up to £500. Organisations can apply for grants up to £1,000. Where there is an exceptional case for support (case to be made by the applicant), grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded.
Closing date: 30 September
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/56-education-fund-for-denbigh-and-surrounding-area 

WHSmith Trust Community Grants
• Type of projects: Support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates and promote literacy and a love of reading.
• Grant range: 0 - £500
Closing date: 30 September 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/ 

DM Thomas Foundation's Central Grants Programme *New Closing Date*
Type of project: Projects supporting disadvantaged young people including those who are disabled, in hospital or requiring palliative care to improve their education and health
Location: UK and Ireland
Eligibility: charities registered in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with an annual expenditure of under £2m
Grant size: Up to £30,000 per year.
Closing date: 9 October
Apply: https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/dmtf-central-grants/ 

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust
Type of project: The Trust focuses on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community and are particularly interested in education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas. Other focus areas are agriculture and insurance.
Location: UK
Eligibility: Charitable organisations based and working within the UK seeking funding for charitable initiatives in the areas of education, research, social welfare and poverty relief can apply. It is not necessary to be a registered charity to apply.
Grant size: Although there are no set funding levels, grants tend to range from £1,000 to £30,000.
Closing date: 26 October
Apply: https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/about-us/charitable-trust/applications-for-funding/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: This call is focused on vaccines for diarrhoeal diseases or lower respiratory tract infections
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK); one of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grant size: between €5-10m over 36 - 60 months. 2-4 proposals are expected to be funded.
Closing date: 30 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/vaccines-for-diarrhoeal-diseases-or-lower-respiratory-tract-infections/ 

Friends Provident Foundation's Building Resilient Economies Programme *New Closing Date*
Type of project: Projects which contribute to a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system under two key focus areas: (1) Systems change - projects which develop and demonstrate methods which change policy and corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives; and (2) Local economic resilience - projects that share learning about effective ways for communities to create more sustainable economic systems and retain more of the value generated. This might include creating community assets or new approaches to local finance.
Location: UK
Eligibility: UK and International organisations can apply if the proposed project has a significant impact on the UK.
Grant size: Not stated. Past projects range from £30,000 - £200,000
Closing date: 5 November
Apply: https://www.friendsprovidentfoundation.org/grants/apply-online/

The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation *New Closing Date*
Type of project: Conflict resolution. Projects which deal primarily with the causes, circumstances and consequences of violence and include: protection for civilians, especially displaced persons and refugees; psychosocial assistance and rehabilitation of the victims of war and conflict; projects to prevent and resolve conflicts for people affected by war.
Location: Switzerland, the UK, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Myanmar, Yemen and Syria.
Eligibility: UK and Swiss registered civilian non-profit organisations working in the above stated countries.
Grant size: Not stated
Closing date: 15 November
Apply: https://www.johnsonstiftung.ch/en/applications/submitting-an-application/ 

AB Charitable Trust *Additional Closing Date*
Type of project: Hard to fund projects which champion human dignity and promote respect for vulnerable individuals. The Trust's focus areas are: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; human rights and access to justice.
Location: UK
Eligibility: Grants are normally awarded only to charities registered and working in the UK with annual income between £150k and £1.5m. Please note, the date of your application should be dictated by the reporting date of your certified accounts, which must be no more than 12 months prior to the application deadline. If your accounts are outside these parameters your application will be ineligible.
Grant size: £10,000 to £20,000. This funder is happy to support core costs.
Closing date: 30 November
Apply: http://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/application.htm 

The Waterloo Foundation - Tropical Rainforests
Type of project: Tropical rainforest conservation; prevention of deforestation
Location: Topical forests
Eligibility: UK-based charities, many of whom work in close partnership with smaller local NGOs based in the countries in which they operate. Non-UK CSOs need a UK reference to apply
Grant size: £50,000 - £100,000
Closing date: 1 December
Apply: http://www.waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentTropicalRainforests.html 

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme *New Closing Date*
Type of project: Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, Behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation
Location: UK
Eligibility: charities and not-for-profit organisations of any size that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Such groups include: Registered charities, Voluntary organisations with a clear not-for-profit clause in their governing document, Schools. Churches, Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee
Grant size: up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years
Closing date: 2 December
Apply: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/wWhd5lqf4RZ3xhL63G9Xmc/small-grants-what-you-need-to-know 

ROSA’s Justice and Equality Large Grant Fund
Type of project: Projects which amplify the voices of all those who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse who are seeking to establish what works in changing the culture of impunity and preventing future harassment and abuse. The fund aims to resource the imaginative and creative grass-roots activism. It will award up to £1 million through a Challenge Fund which asks: “What would you do toward ending sexual harassment?” Cross-sector partnerships are encouraged which share expertise of specialist voluntary sector organisations to help drive broader change.
Location: Communities across the UK.
Eligibility: Women’s organisations applying under this fund will need to apply in partnership with at least one other organisation.
Grant size: £25,000 – £100,000 over 1-3 years
Closing date: 14 December (opens 24 September)
Apply: http://www.rosauk.org/how-to-apply/justice-and-equality-fund/nows-the-time/ 

The Ironmongers’ Company
Type of project: The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. Projects should focus on children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged and consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills.
Location: UK
Eligibility: Registered UK charities
Grant size: The average grant is £4,000.
Closing date: 15 December
Apply: http://www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm 

Chrysalis Trust
Type of project: Relief of poverty and disability; provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water.
Location: UK & International
Eligibility: The Trust supports local projects in the North East of England, national organisations providing benefit across the UK, as well as international charities registered in the UK. Charities must be UK registered.
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000
Closing date: 15 December
Apply: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php 

Donald Forrester Trust
Type of project: This Trust has a broad remit including in particular the relief of poverty
and the advancement of education and religion.
Location: UK & Worldwide
Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply. The trust prefers to support small charities which rely on volunteers. They prefer low fundraising and overhead costs.
Grant size: Average grants are £5,000
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: http://forrestertrusts.com/donald-forrester-trust/ 

Southall Trust Overseas Development Fund
Type of project: We are particularly interested in projects which improve the life chances for the next generation of children born into war-torn nations and/or those in the Global South, as well as those born into nations with poor access to education.
Location: the global South
Eligibility: In the Overseas Development category, only charities that are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales can apply.
Grant size: average grant in the overseas development category is £1,800
Closing date: 31 January. Please note, requests over £3,000 must to be submitted by this deadline. Low requests can be submitted at any time.
Apply: https://southalltrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

Southall Trust Peace and Reconciliation Fund  
Type of project: Conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Only charities that are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales can apply.
Grant size: up to £3,000. The average grant is c. £1,900.
Closing date: 31 January. Please note, requests over £3,000 must to be submitted by this deadline. Low requests can be submitted at any time.
Apply: https://southalltrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

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Ongoing Opportunities

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De la Rue Charitable Trust
Type of project: Educational projects at home and abroad which promote relevant skills, international understanding and bring relief from suffering.
Location: The UK and under-developed communities where De la Rue does business.
Eligibility: an official registered charity preferably in the UK with a charity registration number.
Grant size: Approximate annual fund value is £60,000 with 10-12 charities supported in 2016/7.
Apply: https://www.delarue.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/relationships/de-la-rue-in-the-community/charitable-trust 

The Gibbs Trust
Type of project: These are innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations, other Christian Causes, especially of an ecumenical nature, and a wider category in the fields of the creative arts, education, social and international concern
Location: Wales and overseas
Eligibility: The Trust only makes grants to UK registered charities. It encourages applicants to be brief and to look at the list of grants made before applying.
Grant size: Grants totalling £43,250 were made to international causes in 2016/7. This figure included one £9,000 donation. The remainder were between £1,000 - £3,000.
Deadline: The pattern is for the Trustees to meet three times during the financial year: around Easter, in late summer, and after Christmas.
Apply: http://www.gibbstrust.org.uk 

The Noel Buxton Trust's African Grants
Type of project: hard-to-fund community-led organisations working to build local sustainable livelihoods, such as small business support and training and microfinance in both urban and rural settings. Applications in support of initiatives that are building sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Africa are especially welcome. Trustees also welcome appeals that support and protect street children, and help them find safe and sustainable livelihoods.
Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan. Within these areas, priority will be given to work with communities living in urban slums and semi-arid regions where economic hardship is most extreme.
Eligibility: Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations and do not generally respond to appeals from large and well-supported charities. The Trustees welcome applications from diaspora-led organisations based and registered in the UK. The Trust is also considers direct applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa.
Grant size: The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years. 
Apply: http://www.noelbuxtontrust.org.uk/2012africa.htm#Purposes 

The Noel Buxton Trust's Penal Grants
Type of project: projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community.
Location: England, Scotland and Wales. The emphasis of giving is on areas outside London and South-east England.
Eligibility: Registered Voluntary and Community Sector organisations. These include local campaigning organisations; self-help groups; and service providers.
Grant size: one off grants of up to £3,000
Apply: http://www.noelbuxtontrust.org.uk/2012penal.htm#Who 

The True Colours Trust Small UK Grants Programme
Type of project: local organisations and projects that work with disabled children, their siblings and their families on a daily basis. Grants are usually one-off contributions for projects or core costs rather than multi-year grants for on-going revenue costs. Trustees prefer to fund: Hydrotherapy pools; Multi-sensory rooms; Mini buses; Sibling projects; Bereavement support; Specialised play equipment / access to play and leisure; Family support / parent-led peer support.
Location: UK
Eligibility: The Trustees are unlikely to fund the following: condition specific organisations; residential play schemes; residential special schools; and free schools. Also, organisations whose annual income exceeds £300,000 are unlikely to be considered.
Grant size: up to £10,000
Apply: http://www.truecolourstrust.org.uk/small-grants-uk/ 

The True Colours Trust Small Grants Programme Africa
Type of project: Promoting and developing palliative care for adults and children in Africa, including improving access to appropriate pain relief. Trustees prioritise the following: Equipment for patients; Palliative care for children and young people; Palliative care medicines; Capital improvement costs; Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas; Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa.
Location: Africa
Eligibility: Local African and UK organisations may apply
Grant size: £500 – £5,000
Apply: http://www.truecolourstrust.org.uk/small-grants-uk/ 

Ernst Kleinwort Small Grants Programme
Type of project: The Trust has 3 focus areas: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International) and 3) Reproductive Health and Family Planning (International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size: Small Grants <£5,000 
Apply: http://ekct.org.uk/make-an-application/ 
Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities Grants
Type of project: Offering grants to cover core running costs to UK community organisations 
Location: UK
Eligibility: small local community organisations with an annual income of up to £100,000
Deadline: Various. Deadlines depend on region - check here: https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/our-network 
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000 for up to 12 months
Apply: https://www.comicrelief.com/apply-for-grants/open-grants-initiatives/core-strength-local-communities 

The Home Office's Building a Stronger Britain
Type of project: The programme allows organisations to bid for in-kind support for specific programmes that deliver goals set out in the UK government's Counter Extremism Strategy. In-kind communications support helps organisations to build their capability to reach larger audiences and expand their reach, for example through the design and delivery of specific campaigns, professionally built websites, or social media training.
Location: England & Wales
Eligibility: Registered UK Charity, Charitable Incorporated Organisation, company limited by guarantee, not for profit registered Community Interest Company, or a constituted community/voluntary sector organisation established for 12 months or more.
Grant size: The total value of in-kind support you receive cannot exceed £75,000
in equivalent value per application
Apply: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/building-a-stronger-britain-together

Ashley Family Foundation
Type of project: strengthen and protect rural communities especially in rural mid-wales. Trustees are also interested in receiving applications for small scale arts and community projects that encourage participation in the arts in all its forms.
Location: Clwyd, Dyfed, Gwent, Gwynedd, Mid Glamorgan, Powys, South Glamorgan, West Glamorgan
Eligibility: Charities; Unincorporated organisations; Community groups with a constitution or terms of reference and a charitable purpose
Grant size: we favour requests that are below £10,000
Apply: https://ashleyfamilyfoundation.org.uk/funding/how-to-apply/
The Give DIFFerently Fund
Type of project: The initiative will consider applications for funding from voluntary and third sector organisations providing professional support to individuals currently living on the street, with the aim of moving individuals away from homelessness and/or to stop they from returning to homelessness.
Location: Cardiff
Eligibility: Third sector service delivery organisations can apply
Grant size: up to £750
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/66-give-differently 

Rudbaxton Parish Education Fund
Type of project: Fund will support projects to advance the education of children and young people under the age of 25 young who reside in the Parish of Rudbaxton or community/voluntary groups and local charities either based in Rudbaxton or whose work directly benefits individuals under the age of 25 living in Rudbaxton. Funding can be used for the cost of higher education including materials and equipment. For organisations, funds can be used to towards running costs of a project, capital costs or equipment.
Location: Rudbaxton, Pembrokshire
Eligibility: Individuals or community groups
Grant size: Up to £1,000 for individuals. Up to £2,000 for community groups.
Deadline: This fund has a rolling deadline of the last day of every month.
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/26-rudbaxton-parish-education-fund 

Monmouthshire Further Education Trust Fund
Type of project: individuals under the age of 25 who are pursuing further/higher education or training. Funding can be spent on costs associated with entering into further/higher education including equipment, materials, travel and course/exam fees, or costs associated with preparing to enter a trade or profession including equipment, materials and training.
Location: the Gwent area (specifically the County of Monmouthshire as it existed in 1956), excluding Newport.
Eligibility: Individuals in the above locations
Grant size: up to £500
Deadline: This fund has a rolling deadline of the last day of every month.
Apply: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/25-monmouthshire-further-education-trust-fund