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Trading for Good: a report on the work of small and medium-sized social enterprises

Trading for Good was published by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and commissioned by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales to provide a greater depth of understanding into the work of social enterprises. This report shows the important impact social enterprises are having on some of the poorest communities in the UK, and calls for more … Read more

Help for charities with finding new trustees

Getting on Board provides help to charities with finding new trustees. This is a free recruitment service for charities which is available nationwide, and you can find out more by clicking here.   Read more

The Reaching Communities Fund

The National Lottery funded Reaching Communities Fund provides flexible grant funding over £10,000 years to organisations in England who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years, and can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational … Read more

Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Fund 2018

Applications for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving community funding scheme 2018 are now open – this year there is a total fund of £82,500 to help small groups and organisations make a difference in their neighbourhood. The idea behind the Grassroots Giving campaign is to help community organisations, or groups, who only have access to limited funding from … Read more

Have your say on the Government’s new Civil Society Strategy

The Government has launched a public call for evidence which is open to anyone to share their views on how government can work with and for civil society to tackle challenges and unlock opportunities to build a stronger society now and in the future. This consultation closes on 22 May 2018, and you find out how to … Read more

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018

Applications are open for the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018, run in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs, and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund. This programme helps people to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations, and it offers a year of free support including a learning programme, … Read more

Support for charities on AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same selection of products, and shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected … Read more

Grants from the Ashworth Charitable Trust

Registered charities can apply to the Ashworth Charitable Trust for a grant that normally does not exceed £3,000. Priority is given to smaller charities, and you can find out more by clicking here. Read more

Good Help Award from Nesta

Nesta’s Good Help Award will reward an organisation or team that demonstrates they are helping people transform their lives by helping them develop their sense of purpose and confidence to take action. There are three awards available – one £15,000 winner, and two £5,000 runners up.  The winners of these awards will be asked to spend … Read more

Enable grants from the Lloyds Bank Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation award Enable grants to charities which have identified clear development needs, and provide an opportunity to strengthen charities to deliver more effectively. Enable grants are up to a total of £15,000 over one or two years, and can reinvigorate charities through funding organisational improvements, development of areas such as leadership and … Read more