Funding for activities

Grants that allow disadvantaged young people to take up opportunities to develop an exciting interest in the great outdoors. Visit Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust website.

Offers a number of grants to projects which support serving personal and veterans and their families. Visit Armed Forces Covenant Fund website.

Awarding funds from the National Lottery in the field of arts and culture. Visit Arts Council England website.

Operates on a three-year rotation of categories for grant applications, currently; 2017 - Music and the Arts; and the Elderly, 2018 - Medical and Community, 2019 - Children and young people. Visit Austin Hope Pilkington Trust website.

Supporting community projects through public voting. Visit Aviva Community Fund website.

Supports projects which serve severely disadvantaged children anywhere in the world on the themes of education, support, care and respite, holidays, health and wellbeing and sport, play and leisure. Visit Barbara Ward Children's Foundation website.

Awarding funds from the National Lottery The Big Lottery Fund offer a number of grant opportunities to bring real improvements to communities and to the lives of people most in need. Visit Big Lottery Fund website.

Offer a variety of grants for organisations working with children and young people experiencing disadvantage. Visit BBC Children in Need website.

Fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing. Visit Bupa UK website.

Small grants supporting a wide range of sports facilities, equipment and activities, priority is given to clubs that play an active role in their local community. Visit Cash 4 clubs website.

Supporting projects working in the field of social and criminal justice, heritage and conservation and older people. Visit Charles Hayward Foundation website.

For faith-based organisations to engage in social action, either for initiating or developing community work. Visit Church Urban Fund website.

Offer a variety of grants through money raised by Comic Relief tackling inequality and making lasting change through their values of safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Visit Comic Relief website.

Supporting organisations wishing to provide musical entertainment to the older generation. Visit Concertina Charitable Trust website.

Funding projects which offer the provision of music and art therapy to improve the quality of life for the elderly and the disabled, and in palliative care and hospices. Visit D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust website.

Supports projects working in the areas of education or health with children/young people with disabilities, who are sick in hospital or who are life limited (requiring palliative care). Visit DM Thomas Foundation for Young People website.

Funding organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society which grants focusing on the arts, children/young people, environment, food and social change. Visit Esmee Fairbairn Foundation website.

Supports organisations working in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage. Visit Garfield Weston Foundation website.

Supporting local community projects to deliver activities that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to and a grant to help organisations improve their local environment. Visit Greggs Foundation website.

Assisting small groups and organisations to work at a grassroots level and become sustainable, supporting local projects with a charitable purpose which benefit the community as a whole. Visit Heart of Experian Charity Fund website.

Supports projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Visit Heart Research UK and Subway website.

Offers a variety of grants encouraging the exploration and restoration of our heritage. Visit Heritage Lottery Fund website.

Supporting disorder-specific charities and patient groups to fund projects and services for children affected by genetic disorders. Visit Jeans for genes website.

Supports projects which involve all or most family members in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members. Visit Kelly Family Charitable Trust website.

Helps give people affected by cancer the opportunity to use their experiences to support others, while also receiving support themselves. Visit Macmillan's Supporting you to help others website.

Offer community support grants on the themes of financial hardship, health and disability, education and employability, social exclusion and disadvantage. Visit Masonic Charitable Foundation website.

Supporting projects which help fight financial and consumer illiteracy and educate and inform adults and children about consumer and debt issues focusing on particular points in life and target groups. Visit Money Saving Expert Charity website.

Supporting projects that benefit local communities located within two miles of a One Stop store. Visit One Stop Carriers for Causes website.

A variety of grants including supporting disadvantaged young people transition to adulthood, migration and integration, arts based learning, access and participation and nurturing ideas and people. Visit Paul Hamlyn Foundation website.

Supporting projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups. Visit Peoples Postcode Trust website.

Offers a Community Champions programme for local community groups and charities and a Healthy Communities programme supporting amateur sport for young people. Visit Persimmon website.

Supports projects which help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales towards pathways into education, training and employment through charitable organisations. Visit Peter Cruddas Foundation website.

Supports charities concerned with breast cancer. Visit Pink Ribbon Foundation website.

Focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve a community's physical and mental health. Visit Postcode Community Trust website.

Helping communities to enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community through environmental, sustainability, wildlife and ecology projects. Visit Postcode Local Trust website.

Supporting projects that help children and young people in their development and well-being through activities that support happiness and confidence as an antidote to modern pressures. Visit Quadstar Foundation Award.

Supporting capital costs or one-off short term activity such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people. Visit Rank Foundation website.

Supports projects that provide directly for young people (under 25 years) who suffer from physical or mental health difficulties/conditions, a life threatening degenerative illness, or are disadvantaged. This includes young people under the age of 25 caring for others. Visit St James Place Foundation website.

Designed to help residents tackle those things that are important to them in their community and improve their quality of life. Visit Sanctuary Housing Grand Ideas Fund website.

Supporting projects that improve people’s knowledge, skills or which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges under three priority areas - Explorer, Transformer and Changemaker. Visit Santander Discovery Grants website.

Awarding funds from the National Lottery Sport England offer a number of grant opportunities to encourage participation in active pursuits. Visit Sport England website.

Helping to deliver positive and lasting change to UK society focusing on community and social welfare, education and training and heritage. Visit Swire Charitable Trust website.

For projects which develop local communities, including purchasing equipment, improving buildings and outdoor spaces and events. Visit Tesco Bags of Help website.

To encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Visit The Anchor Foundation website.

Supporting the promotion of Islamic culture and facilitate positive relations between Muslims and Christians through hosting exhibitions, producing publications and running educational programmes. Visit The Altajir Trust website.

To acquire or upgrade physical assets such as buildings, fixtures and fittings, machinery, furniture and other equipment; for revenue costs; and for special projects. Visit The Beaverbrook Foundation website.

Supporting community-based organisations who work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier. Visit The Dunhill Medical Trust website.

Supporting work benefitting groups experiencing social and/or economic disadvantage and work that tackles problems in areas of high deprivation. Visit The Henry Smith Charity website.

The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions.  The fund also offer a summer playscheme grant. Visit The Hidden Charitable Foundation website.

Supports projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children/young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Visit The Ironmongers Company website.

Supporting creative ways of tackling entrenched social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing, and education, in particular for young people’s mental health and carers and older people. Visit The Rayne Foundation website.

Funds charitable organisations that help people whose lives are affected by fuel poverty. Visit The Scottish Power Energy People Trust website.

Supports smaller groups, embedded in their communities, which work directly with people who are on the edges of mainstream society, encouraging inclusion, integration and independence. Visit The Tudor Trust website.

The Trust likes to help projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts. Visit The Wakeham Trust website.

Supporting organisations working with young offenders, prisoners and ex-prisoners, or young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement. Visit The Weavers Company website.

For projects working with a variety of groups which are considered to be disadvantaged, also support summer playschemes. Visit Woodward Charitable Trust website.

Supporting projects that help disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences and encourage achievement through adversity. Visit Toy Trust website.

Supporting established small to medium charitable organisations with a track record of addressing local problems in communities of extreme urban deprivation or remote, needy rural locations. Visit Trusthouse Charitable Foundation website.

Offers young people grants to create social action projects to change their communities for the better, designed to inspire and enable a new generation of social entrepreneurs to make a difference to the issues they care about. Visit V.inspired website.

Supporting the local communities in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work; to support education and lifelong learning, helping people of any age to achieve their educational potential. Visit WHSmith Community Grants website.

Supporting the care of and services for blind people and people with cancer, and their families, long-term care of people with learning disabilities in residential care or a supported living environment. Visit Will Charitable Trust website.

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