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Category: Funding and awards

Bags of help grant by Tesco

17th April 2019

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across Great Britain. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. How does Bags of Help work? Bags of Help is … Read more

Berkshire Community Foundation funding available

11th April 2019

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) manages a number of named funds, and awards grants to support community groups and projects benefiting people living in Berkshire. One of the funds aims to support projects tackling issues of isolation, disability and/or disadvantage affecting the elderly. Grants awarded will aim to improve health and well-being, improve access to facilities, … Read more

Somerset Community Foundation Grants

10th April 2019

Introduction Somerset Community Foundation manages over 84 different funds on behalf of individuals, companies, and local government. Most of the grants that are made from these funds are called Foundation Grants. They are awarded every three months by a panel of local people. Grants are available from between £250 and £5,000 for projects and organisations … Read more

The Allen Lane Foundation grant for small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations

8th March 2019

The Allen Lane Foundation offers grants to small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations. The Foundation focuses on offers to 7 particular beneficiary groups, including: Older people People experiencing mental health problems Find out more about the other beneficiary groups The maximum grant is £15,000 with the average grant size being around £5,000-£6,000. While … Read more

The Scottish Charity Awards are back!

20th February 2019

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is calling for charities and individuals across the country to enter its annual charity awards. Now in its 13th year, the Scottish Charity Awards highlight the best, most innovative and effective charity organisations and individuals from the past year, and celebrate those who make a difference in our communities. … Read more

Funding to help build better communities and reduce exclusion

12th February 2019

The VINCI UK Foundation is welcoming applications for funding from small and medium size registered community interest or non-profit organisations. To be eligible the project must fit into one of the following categories: Building better communities – Projects that aim to strengthen social links and fight social isolation of inhabitants of underprivileged neighbourhoods. Initiatives aimed at … Read more

Funding for leaders with lived experience

7th February 2019

Leaders with Lived Experience is a pilot programme providing National Lottery grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support lived experience leadership. A lived experience leader is someone who uses their first-hand experience of a social issue to create positive change for, and with, communities and people they share those experiences with. At this stage … Read more

Postcode Community Trust grants available

6th February 2019

The People’s Postcode Lottery have just opened their Postcode Community Trust which offers grants of between £500 to £20,000 for initiatives involved in working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation. There are two funding rounds in 2019 as follows: Round 1 Stage 1: 6th … Read more

Funding opportunities in Somerset

5th February 2019

There are a whole raft of funding opportunities available in Somerset this month: The Somerset Fund – Unrestricted grants up to £1,500 for grassroots community groups across Somerset particularly those which focus on any of the following: Giving the best start in life to the most disadvantaged children Growing the life skills of young people Improving … Read more

Grants for community-based organisations working directly with older people

4th February 2019

The Dunhill Medical Trust have two funding schemes available for community-based organisations which work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier – click on the links to find out more: Project grants – Time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older … Read more