Community money - invested by the community
25 August 2016

Looking for Funds?

Our Big Fund require that you have looked for funding from other places – We are in the process of creating this page so that you can find many of the local and national funders and explore other ways than just grant applications.

We are also developing a local statistics guide which could be used to help give your application an evidence based approach.

There are a variety of options for securing funds for your project, such as:

  • Individual Giving – Asking major donors to make gifts to your organisation
  • Major Donor Groups – May include board giving, a finance or development committee, etc
  • Events – Both large and small
  • Direct Mail
  • Telemarketing
  • Online and E-Giving
  • Grants – Foundations, Corporate, Government
  • Corporate Giving Programs
  • Minor Donor Groups
  • Participatory Fundraising – Like sponsored marathons and Big Local Dragons’ Dens
  • Annual Giving and Multi-Year Giving Campaigns

Grant search websites:

Funding Central:

Connecting Capacity (funding advice):

Get Grants:

Grant Finder:

Turn2Us:  The Portal is used by a number of Authorities across the region and features a listing of all potential contract opportunities in excess of £50,000 and for some services contract opportunities below this figure..

Grant giving bodies:

Local –

Radstock Town Council: – Occasionally have a grants pot and will consider speculative applications that aim to benefit the area.

Westfield Parish Council: – Occasionally have a grants pot and will consider speculative applications that aim to benefit the area.

Radstock Cooperative supports community projects: – Get in touch with them to find out how.

B&NES Ward Councillors Initiative has now ended, but you can still contact your Ward Councillors to see if they can help – they tend to have many interesting, resourceful and powerful contacts!
Radstock Ward Councillors: Cllr Bruce Shearn,
Bruce_Shearn@BATHNES.GOV.UK and Cllr Chris Dando, Westfield Ward Councillors: Cllr Eleanor Jackson, and Cllr Robin Moss,

Ralph and Irma Sperring Charity: – Grants for people in need who live within a five-mile radius of the Church of St John the Baptist in Midsomer Norton, Bath.

St John’s Foundation – Support for Individuals and Organisations: – financial assistance and practical support to individuals and charitable organisations across Bath and the surrounding area (Bath and North East Somerset).

Quartet Community Foundation: – Effective grant-making -which responds to the needs of community-based organisations in their focus area of benefits. Fund development – revenue and endowment which provides current and prospective donors with relevant opportunities for giving and consolidates their endowment as a basis for long term, sustainable charitable funding

Wider – (with thanks to B&NES Funding Bulletin

Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

Funding for early years (0-3) preventative work in England and Wales (funding pot ended for 2016). For charities. Up to £50,000.

The Alborada Trust

The charity’s aims are the funding of medical and veterinary causes, research and education – and the relief of poverty and human & animal suffering, sickness and ill-health. For registered charities.

Al-Mizan Charitable Trust

General Welfare Fund: Support for individuals and/or families, irrespective of race, creed or culture, in hardship or need, because of poverty, deprivation and/or disadvantage. Small grants and interest-free loans of up to £500 to individuals who are living in a condition of social or economic deprivation.

Andrews Charitable Trust

For the advancement of the Christian religion, including the declaration of eternal life & The alleviation of poverty, sickness or distress, as an expression of Christian love. They approach organisations they choose (can’t approach them).

The Asda Foundation

For charities and local causes – top up grants and significant local community projects.

The Ashley Family Foundation

For charities, constituted groups and unincorporated orgs. No upper limit but favour applications below £10,000. Grants to projects that fit with the family ethos of protecting rural communities and encouraging participation in the arts, particularly that of textiles.

The Association of Church College Trusts 

To promote excellence of religious education.

Awards for All

Funding: Grants of between £300 and £10,000
Funder: The National Lottery
What projects does it support? For people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.

Deadline Applications are accepted at any time.
How to apply Grants can be made for a range of purposes, including creating or upgrading facilities, buying equipment and hiring or training staff. Visit and click your area, for example England, then How to Apply.
Contact 0845 600 20 40 or

Auriga Services Ltd

Auriga is the Trading Company of Severn Trent Trust Fund formed in 2004 to offer a range of services to companies wishing to have funds administered for charitable purposes.

Bank Workers Charity

Provides support, including financial grants, to people who work or used to work in banks.

Barchester Healthcare Foundation

•Older people 65+
•Adults (18+) with a physical disability
•Adults (18+) with a mental disability
We are a unique charity that mostly helps individuals, but we also help small community groups and small local charities. We help people and groups based in England, Scotland and Wales.
We favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. Our grants range from £100 up to £5,000.
This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2016.

Baring Foundation

Funding activity: Collaborative working, audience engagement, developing relationships, commissioning work, developing spaces – arts, cultural and otherwise.
Grant range: £50,000 – £100,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be working in partnership in a consortium with one lead organisation. To be eligible to apply, the lead applicant needs to be Arts Council funded, or have presented work to the public through one of our programmes. More information can be found in the Guidance for Applicants.
Key dates: The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 13 October 2016

BBC Charity Appeals

For charities. Must demonstrate your work has significance beyond one local project

BBC Children in Need Appeal

Applicants must be properly constituted not-for-profit groups working with disadvantaged children under 18 years and in the UK. Main grant over £10,000. Small grant under £10,000. Emergency Essentials (through funds household items (up to £300).

The Bell Foundation

Become a partner to affect change through language.

Big Lottery Fund

A variety of funds from £300 to £500,000.

British and Foreign School Society

Grants will be made for education or training for children and young people up to the age of 25.   Priority will be given to projects which widen educational access and opportunity and reduce the barriers to achievement, in keeping with the Society’s vision to maximise educational opportunity for all.

Bromley Trust

Funding is broken down into three main funding streams:
1) Human Rights
2) Prison Reform
3) Environment

The Bulldog Trust

We are looking to fund charities and organisations where either: -The grant will generate a result which is proportionately much greater than just the small sum of money received, or -The grant will allow the organisation to overcome a temporary hurdle, setting it on track to succeed in what it aims to do.

Buttle UK

See the BBC Children in Need section.

Noel Buxton Trust

The Trustees prefer to fund registered charities (exceptionally, organisations that are applying for charitable status can be considered).  Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations. Up to £5000 a year for 3 years.

Barrow Cadbury Trust

Invests in criminal justice, economic justice, migration, social investment.

Carnegie UK Trust

Work in Partnerships – No application. Themes:
Test Town – To develop innovation in town centres.
Enable wellbeing.
Digital futures.
Fullfilling work.

CHK Charities Limited

The trust’s objectives are to promote and support a range of general purpose charitable activities; preference is given to national or west midlands charities.

Comic Relief

Building Stronger Communities Grant – for locally-based groups or organisations which have a clear understanding of local need.
Local Communities (grants of £1,000 to £10,000) is currently open for applications. Please check with your local community foundation to find out when their deadline is – there will be periods when the grant round temporarily closes.
Community Cash (grants of £500-£1,000) is currently closed for applications. Community Cash runs alongside Comic Relief’s annual Campaign and local media partners across the UK.
Large Grants (grants up to £30,000) are nominated by community foundations and chosen by Comic Relief every year.

Commercial Education Trust

Grants for Research; Dissemination; Practical Projects. For the improvement of learning in work and to become leaders in work.

The Ernest Cook Trust

Funding: Grants between £100 and £50,000; most awards range from £4,000-£10,000

Funder: The Ernest Cook Trust

What projects does it support? Projects must be clearly educational. The Trust is particularly interested in applications that educate young people about the environment and the countryside, the wide spectrum of the arts, crafts and architecture, and literacy and numeracy.
Deadline Various depending on grant size.
How to apply The applications process is set out on the website at
Contact 01285 712492 or

The Credit Union Foundation Ltd

Supplies grants to Credit Unions.

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Marvellous Family Grant of up to £500 for families with financial hardship who have a child with a long-term illness.

The DHL UK Foundation 

A range of funding that helps DHL employees to do good in the community.

The Dickie Bird Foundation

Funding: Generally amounts between £250 and £800
Funder: The Dickie Bird Foundation
What projects does it support? Provides or assists the provision of facilities which enable young people in schools, universities and other educational establishments, local clubs and community groups to participate in sporting activities in the interests of healthy recreation or the advancement of physical education. Only individuals under the age of 18 may apply.
Deadline Applications are accepted at any time.
How to apply and click Grants, then follow the links.
Contact Mr Smith, 47 Ripon Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury


Grants of up to £5000. To encourage social inclusion; To advance education; To develop the arts; To advance equality and diversity by creating opportunities for women; To promote religious understanding.

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Funding: Grants from £500 to £5,000
What projects does it support? Funds groups connected with the arts, the environment and medical welfare. Promoting access to the arts for young people is a specific goal of the Trust.
Deadline Applications are accepted at any time.
How to apply Contact the Trust (details below) for application details
Contact Jane Thorne, 1 Savoy Hill, London, WC2R 0BP, Tel: 020 7420 2600

The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust

For charities, CIOs and CICs. Grants of up to £5000 to support people with a learning disability after they reach normal school leaving age, to learn skills to help them live more independent lives.

The Dulverton Trust

Supports largely mid-income charities for priorities such as: youth opportunities; general welfare; conservation; preservation; peace and humanitarian support. Usually single year grants initially. £5000 and over.

Eaga Charitable Trust

Grants between £2,500 and £25,000. For any organisation that researches the causes and solutions to fuel poverty. The subject of research needs to demonstrate direct relevance and application to UK fuel poverty policy.

Education Endowment Foundation

Open to any organisation working in schools or other educational setting. Application must show it will raise the attainment of economically disadvantaged pupils, be measurable and can be upscaled.

EIRIS Foundation

Can help charities invest in ways that are true to their values.

John Ellerman Foundation

For charities with an income of between £100,000 and £10m. Funds for arts; environment; welfare. Must have a national footprint.

The EY Foundation

Young people who are entrepreneurs and/or economically disadvantaged can apply to a number of projects to gain professional skills, experience and contacts – Smart Futures; Our Future.
Social enterprises can gain business skills by applying to the Accelerate programme.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Offer three types of support: grants, social investments and Grants Plus. Small to large grants for core or project costs.

Fidelity UK Foundation

Grants are generally made only to charities with an annual operating budget in excess of £250,000.
Grants are normally made towards significant, transformational projects with a total budget of £50,000 or more, and are unlikely to cover the entire cost of a project. Grants are one-off investments; they are rarely awarded for, or across, multiple years and will not normally be awarded to the same organisation in successive years.

Foyle Foundation

For charities and schools. Can be towards core costs. Small grants (any field), main grants (for arts and learning), library scheme pots.

Jill Franklin Trust

Grants of £500 to £1000 to charities working with refugees, self-help mental health groups, churches for restoration, holidays to give carers respite, and to prisoners for education anywhere in the UK.

Friends Provident Foundation

For constituted organisations. Projects focused on building resilient economies (using systems change or local economic resiliences). Their aim is to stimulate feasible new ideas and scaleable, practical examples.

Gilchrist Educational Trust

Grants to Individuals :- HE students facing hardship.
Grants to Organisations :- Project(s) for which funds will fill up educational gaps or make more widely available a particular aspect of education or learning.  

Global Dialogue

They help funders and philanthropists make grants for human rights and social change with ease, intelligence and impact.

GLL Sport Foundation supports talented athletes across the UK. There are various bursaries and awards available.

The Adint Charitable Trust

The Adint Charitable Trust The Trust does not have a web site. Please contact: Mr. Douglas Oram FIH MCIPS, The Adint Charitable Trust Suite 512, 517 Finchley Road, London NW3 7BN Email:

The Adint Charitable Trust makes grants of between £250 and £15,000 to registered charities for general charitable purposes, but has a preference for charities working in the fields of education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation. Previous awards indicate that charities with a regional or national remit or significance are more likely to receive funding.

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Awards emergency grants for anything that is required to take away hardship from the day-to-day life of an older person. Grants can include: o Mobility scooters. o Walk-in showers. o Radiators. o Cookers. o Fridges. o Washing machines. o Beds. o Bedding. o Clothing. o Rise/recliner chair. o Tumble drier. o Small emergency house repairs. o Carpeting. o Essential or emergency house cleaning. o Microwave. o Rewiring. o Central heating boiler. o Video intercom. o Installation of phone line. o ‘Blind’ software for a PC. o Wheelchair access ramp. o Bath lift. Grants are not available for: Ongoing or retrospective payments or Repayment of debts.

The Alec Dickson Trust http://www.alecdicksontrus

Supports young people who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.

The Archer Trust, The Secretary, The Archer Trust, Bourne House, Wadesmill, Ware, Herts, SG12 0TT.

The Archer Trust provides funding for small UK charities who support needy or deserving people including those with physical or mental disabilities and the disadvantaged. Grants vary from £250 to £3,000. They prioritise organisations working in areas of high unemployment/deprivation and favour charities who make good use of volunteers. Apply in writing. Trustees only meet twice a year (normally in March and September) so replies may take some time. They do not reply to unsuccessful applications.

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Project Viability Grants (PVG) are designed to fund short studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition. Successful completion of this initial stage will be used to judge whether applicants can then apply for the AHF’s Project Development Grant funding. This grant is administered on a rolling basis

Project Development Grant (PDG) scheme is intended to assist an organisation to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on site. To qualify, an organisation must have established that the end use of the project is likely to be viable and have decided to take the project forward.

The Arts Council

Ambition for Excellence [] is an Arts Council England programme designed to stimulate ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England. The programme aims to: • Contribute to the development of strong cultural places; • Grow and develop talent and leadership in the regions and across art forms; • Give an international dimension to excellent work; and • Create the highest quality new work including for outdoor and festival contexts. Ambition for Excellence will also support the creation of work for major national moments that build on the legacy of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, enabling organisations to reach international and national audiences.

Celebrating Age [] Jointly funded with the Baring Foundation, Arts Council England’s (ACE) Celebrating Age grants programme will support cultural spaces and other organisations working collaboratively, in a partnership or as a consortium, to do one or more of the following: 1. Support arts and cultural spaces to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people. This could involve: o Empowering older people to help shape what is on offer or lead quality activities; o Embedding proven approaches to engaging older people as visitors, audiences, or participants in creative processes (e.g., ambassadors or buddying schemes); o Testing and applying new ways to engage older people; o Commissioning older artists or art that has particular relevance for older people; and/or o Showcasing or curating and celebrating art created by and with older people. Taking arts and culture into places where older people will find it easier to engage. This could involve, for example: o Residential care settings or sheltered accommodation; or o Libraries. Social and community settings (eg, luncheon clubs). Activities can last up to three years and they must take place between 1 March 2017 and 31 March 2020. This includes a planning stage of up to six months once the grant is agreed.

The Libraries Fund

The aim of the Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund is to inspire innovative partnerships between local authority public libraries and arts organisations, and encourage library users and those living locally to take part in artistic and cultural activities. Applications can be for between £1,000 and £100,000 and may cover activities lasting up to three years. Applications should support arts activities, i.e. time-limited arts projects with their own artistic aims and outcomes. This includes a wide range of arts activities that support, enhance and enrich public libraries’ core work, and develop libraries’ role as a cultural provider in their communities. Activity must be additional to public libraries’ core work. Work that a library service receives funding through the local authority to deliver can’t be grant funded through the scheme. The programme can include funding activities involving any of the art forms that come under the Arts Council’s remit. Saturday 31st March 2018

Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material

The Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund awards grants to help charitable bodies and Accredited museums acquire and conserve items Ongoing (PRISM) Grant Fund or collections which are important in the history and development of science, technology, industry and related fields.

The Asda Foundation To apply for funding contact your local store or depot. The Asda Foundation offers grants to help transform communities and the lives of people in the UK. It has 4 funding programmes: • Significant Local Community Projects – supports charities/not-for-profit organisations who support the wider community by tackling an underlying problem in the local community • Top Up Funding Grants – provides funding for smaller local projects • Chosen by You Given by Us – for good causes nominated by customers • Colleague Hardship Fund – a fund to support current, retired or past employees (colleagues) who find themselves at risk of financial hardship

The Ashworth Charitable Trust

The Ashworth Charitable Trust is a South West based Trust that supports registered charities undertaking humanitarian causes locally, nationally and internationally that share the Trust’s vision and underlying principles of: o The oneness of humanity; o The establishment of true justice; o The paramount importance of education for all; o The need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society; o That all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society; o That to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and 31st August and 28th February annually.

The Aviva Community Fund d-thinking/communityfund/

Insurance company Aviva is making over £1.5 million available to support not-for-profit groups to deliver projects that will make a real difference to their local community. The Community Fund operates like a competition with the most-voted for projects receiving funding or going forward to a judging panel depending on the amount of funding requested. All applicants are encouraged to promote their projects widely and gather as much support from their local community as possible. Awards will be made against the following 6 categories: • Health, Disability and Well-being • Supporting the Younger Generation – • Supporting the Older Generation • Sport in the Community • Environment in Association with the Mirror • Community Support • Voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, and faith organisations (for projects that are not solely religious and are open to the wider community) are eligible to apply.

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Communities and voluntary organisations across Avon and Somerset will continue to benefit from £200,000 a year to tackle issues in their local area, following the re-launch of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ Community Action Fund.

Green Spaces Avon Gardens Trust – No website – contact: news@avongardenstrust.

The Avon Gardens Trust is able to give some financial support to community groups with a communal green space for growing food or perhaps a community orchard. The Avon Gardens Trust is keen to help communities make the best use of land available to them as well as to conserve historic uses. We like to keep in touch with community projects we have helped and form an ongoing relationship with them.

The Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation

The Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation helps small, non-religious charities to serve severely disadvantaged children and young people anywhere in the world. In recent years, the Foundation has provided grants to organisations working on youth projects in the following categories: o Education; o Health and wellbeing; o Holidays; o Sport, play and leisure; and o Support, care and respite.

Cultural and Creative Challenge Fund for arts projects Bath & North East Somerset Council

The Cultural & Creative Challenge Fund is for awards of £5,000 only. The fund is open to: • Properly constituted voluntary sector groups/organisations. • Consortia where the lead body is a properly constituted voluntary sector organisation with a bank account in the name of the group/organisation.

Ward Councillors’ Initiative programme Bath & North East Somerset Council

Applications from B&NES Ward Councillors only.

Home Energy Top Up Grant Bath & North East Somerset Council

The purpose of the grant is to help towards the costs of installing energy saving home improvements such as new boilers, insulation, windows and external doors, and renewable technologies such as solar panels, and is available to home owners, private landlords, and private tenants.

Affordable Warmth Assistance Grant Bath & North East Somerset Council

A grant for vulnerable residents to help meet the cost of loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and new heating systems, after other funding has been taken into account.

Energy Company Obligation Grant Bath & North East Somerset Council

ECO funding provides a grant for low income and vulnerable households, those in solid walled properties and those living in low income areas.

Supporting Communities and Wellbeing Fund Grant Bath & North East Somerset Council t-programmes/banessupporting-communities/

The Fund is provided by the B&NES Adult Care, Supporting People and Communities Team to enable local communities to tackle some of the causes of mental ill health, social isolation and distress, and to promote and improve people’s mental and physical well-being.

Bath & West Community Energy Fund

The Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) Fund is the mechanism through which Bath & West Community Energy distributes its surplus profits for community benefit. Bath & West Energy develops community owned renewable energy projects, and is a community enterprise, set up for the benefit of the community and to support local action to reduce the impact of climate change. The BWCE Fund grant programme: To be eligible for funding the project must aim to reduce carbon emissions and/or address fuel poverty. Carbon reduction does not just relate to energy projects; it might also include local food, sustainable transport or waste reduction or indeed any activity that reduces carbon emissions. Fuel poverty relates to the lack of affordable warmth and projects might focus on approaches to improving the conditions of those in fuel poverty.

The Ben Cohen Foundation

The Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation was formed in 2012 when the former rugby union player and World Cup winner was moved to launch the Foundation after his father was fatally injured trying to protect an employee. The Foundation has the following charitable objectives to raise awareness of bullying and its damaging effects in particular within schools, the workplace and targeting homophobia in sport.

The Bernard Sunley Charitable Trust

The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation supports a wide range of community charities and organisations that include children, the elderly, health and social welfare. The Foundation has previously provided funding for the Drake Music Project (for disabled people), National Blind Children’s Society and the Homes for Heroes Charitable Foundation. Applications are to be made by letter including details of funding required, money raised and sustainability of the project.

Awards for all England The Big Lottery

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects which will benefit the community. Applications from voluntary and community groups

Celebrate England The Big Lottery

The Celebrate England grants will enable voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory organisations to hold one-off events and activities which celebrate their local community’s history, a local hero or generally bring people together. Applicants must have a constitution and a bank account.

Fulfilling Lives: HeadStart The Big Lottery

Enabling young people to deal with mental health issues.

National Vegetarian Week Events
If you’re planning an activity or event for National Vegetarian Week (15th – 21st May 2017), the Vegetarian Society may be able to help fund it with a grant of between £200 and £2,000. Grant applications should come from not for profit organisations and be for activities which promote a vegetarian diet to the wider community.

Postcode Local Trust Funding The Postcode Local Trust was established in 2015 to provide financial support for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community. In 2017 Postcode Local Trust will fund projects across Great Britain which support wildlife areas, sustainability initiatives, local indoor and outdoor spaces and citizenship (local volunteering projects).

Parks for People The Big Lottery

Parks for People is a joint initiative between the Big Lottery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The programme awards grants of between £100,000 and £5 million to revitalise historic parks and cemeteries.

Performing Rights Society Open Fund This fund supports the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds and at different stages of their career. Support is available to any music creator or not-for-profit organisation whose project fits with the PRS’ funding priorities. The Open Fund is split into two strands – one for organisations and one for music creators.

Reaching Communities Buildings The Big Lottery

The buildings strand of Reaching Communities provides funding for land and buildings projects costing more than £100,000. It can also provide revenue funding to help to get the building running and deliver project activities.

Reaching Communities England The Big Lottery

Reaching Communities funding is for projects that help people and communities most in need. Grants are available from £10,000, upwards and funding can last for up to 5 years. If you think you need more than £500,000 you must call us before you apply to discuss why you believe a larger project is appropriate. There is no upper limit for total project costs.

Forces in Mind The Big Lottery

The Forces in Mind Trust will invest and spend £35 million over the next 20 years to support the psychological well-being and successful and sustainable transition of veterans and their families into civilian life. It will provide long-term help that supports and joins up with the valuable work already being carried out by a range of organisations.

Big Potential The Big Lottery

Big Potential, a Big Lottery Fund grant fund, will deliver approximately £20m of grant funding over 3 years to eligible VCSE organisations with the aim of improving the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations in order that they may deliver greater social impact. The programme aims to raise awareness of the social investment market and support VCSEs who want to prepare themselves for social investment or winning contracts.

The Birkdale Trust

Funding is available for: • Assistance with the purchase of specialist hearing equipment or other aids which will benefit an individual or organisation; • The provision of funding for special courses or individual tuition or speech therapy; • Support for professional assessments and advice or support for appeals against local authorities; • The financial support of another charity for hearing impaired.

The BOOST Charitable Trust

The BOOST Charitable Trust was created in 2005 to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport (Boost stands for Build On Over-looked Sporting Talent). The Trust aims to give opportunities to those who wish to fulfil their sporting ambitions, at any level. Charities and non-profit making organisations in the UK that have a focus on sport are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £500. However, larger awards are often made by the Trust.

The Bramble Charitable Trust Applications may be made in writing at any time to: Mary Smallwood Bramble Cottage Dinghurst Road Churchill Winscombe North Somerset BS25 5PJ Tel: 01934 852 589 Email: om To provide grants for the benefit of charitable institutions including, but not restricted to, schools. Particular attention is given to applications involving young people and those with disabilities and special needs in and around the West of England.

The Bridging Fund Charitable Trust Mrs Debbie Cockrill The Bridging Fund Charitable Trust PO Box No 3106 Lancing West Sussex BN15 5BL Tel: 01903 750008 Email:

The principal objective of the Bridging Fund Charitable Trust is to assist those who the Trustees feel are in temporary difficulty and who could be helped to ‘get back on their feet’ with a little help. To meet this objective the Charity makes grants to other charities that have an infrastructure in place to pass funds efficiently on to those individuals.

Education and training projects for young people The British and Foreign School Society  For projects: • That widen educational access and opportunity and reduce the barriers to achievement, in keeping with the Society’s vision to maximise educational opportunity for all; and • In areas of deprivation or educational disadvantage. This may include areas that have suffered some form of natural disaster.

The Burges Salmon Charitable Trust Applications should be made in writing to: Sharon Herniman The Burges Salmon Charitable Trust Burges Salmon LLP 1 Glass Wharf Bristol BS2 0ZX Tel: 0117 902 7726 Email: sharon.herniman@burges

The Burges Salmon Charitable Trust offers small grants to UK charities with a preference for Bristol and the surrounding area, especially small and medium sized charities. Grants are rarely made to national charities. Types of grant-aided charities included: • Children’s charities; Medical support and research charities; • Charitable community groups; • Victim support groups and; • Some heritage charities.

Life Chances Fund Cabinet Office

The Life Chances Fund (LCF) is an £80m fund, which aims to help those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. An initiative that will provide grants to increase the sustainability of around 250 organisations working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. The fund will provide grants that will enable recipients to implement organisational changes and access professional advice that might currently be out of their reach. It will give VCSEs access to a wider range of skills and support, with all grant recipients establishing a strong volunteering relationship with a local business. These cross sector relationships will help grant recipients to strengthen their resilience and long term sustainability. The Local Sustainability Fund will be £20 million of government funding delivered over 2 years, and will be available to medium-sized VCSE organisations that deliver vital support to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Alongside working with local businesses, recipients will also work with skilled advisors so that the fund generates maximum impact.

The Casey Trust K C Howard Casey Trust 27 Arkwright Road London NW3 6BJ Tel: 0207 4359601 Email:

The Casey Trust aims to assist the setting up of new and innovative projects by UK registered charities to support children and their welfare. Funding is available for projects that are concerned exclusively with children and their welfare. The Trust defines children as aged 0 to 18. The Trust is increasingly looking at start-up projects or new initiatives within an existing project. Grants are available for UK based and worldwide initiatives. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £12,500, although the vast majority of grants are for £2,500 or less. There is no requirement from the Trust for applicants to have match funding in place. The Trust has stated that it intends to continue to achieve its objectives through the awarding of grants and donations to a wide variety of charities working for children, both nationally and internationally. Applications should be made in writing and provide a brief outline of: • What the organisation does; and • What the project is. A clear budget and, if possible, a recent set of the organisation’s accounts should also be included.

Start and Grow Cavendish Enterprise

The Start & Grow programme provides a range of premium pre and post start support to individuals looking to start a business. Clients must have aspiration and the capability to make the business a success. The programme is available to those looking to start a business which expects to employ people from its early stages and where start-up financing will be required to get the venture off the ground. The support provided is tailored to the individual needs of the owner and the business idea, and could include one to one support and advice, workshops and training, mentoring and help to access appropriate start up funding.

The Chidwick Trust

The Chidwick Trust awards funds to charities who provide support to the disabled children and adults including the elderly. Grants usually range between £2,000 and £10,000 for projects. The Trust also provides funds to charities which support the Jewish faith and the care of Jewish people in need. To apply applicants should write to the Trust Administrator. Download further guidelines for details.

The CLA Charitable Trust

The CLA Charitable Trust supports projects that promote and provide facilities for the disadvantaged and disabled to access the countryside. It prefers to help small projects and organisations by funding specific capital purchases or identifiable parts of projects. Previous awards have been made to a Riding for the Disabled group and special schools for residential weeks on working farms. They may also be willing to fund equipment for countryside pursuits. The Trust does not provide core funding or applications for sensory gardens. Applications should be made in writing providing details of your organisation, the proposed project and costings.

The Cobb Charity does not have a web site. Grant awards are designed to benefit projects promoting a more sustainable environment through education. Eligible education topics include: • Traditional country skills; • Recycling; • Food and health; and • Organic food production. Smaller UK charities are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £750.

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The Comino Foundation

The Comino Foundation offers funding to educational and charitable organisations in England and Wales for activities that are: o Small scale; o Innovative; and o Enterprising, and which have the chance of changing national policy and practice, once their effectiveness has been demonstrated over a period of time.

Community Investment Fund

The Fund invests between £250,000 and £1m in community based, locally led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community. The Fund aims to improve the quality of life of local individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, and to enhance community engagement and cohesion by empowering people to develop locally-determined solutions to challenges and opportunities. To be eligible for investment your organisation must demonstrate the following: • Be a community led social sector organisation with a neighbourhood focus (please note Community Investment Fund does not provide start-up capital) • Based and have operations in England • A clear social mission with significant measurable, direct outcomes • Strong management with proven capability to deliver • Robust business plan and financial projections • A clear demonstration of how investment repayment will be made.

The Concertina Charitable Trust

Concertina provides grants to other charities in England and Wales that provide musical entertainment and related activities to the elderly. It supports smaller organisations that might have difficulties in finding funding. Grants are awarded up to a maximum of £250. The Trust has previously funded singing groups, concerts, music for reminiscence groups and music therapy. To apply: download an application form from the website. Accounts and financial statements will be required.

People with disabilities and/or socially disadvantaged The Cotton Trust. Please contact: Mrs J B Congdon The Cotton Trust PO Box 6895 Earl Shilton Leicester LE9 8ZE

The Cotton Trust offers grants to registered charities in the UK working in the following areas: • The relief of suffering. • Elimination or control of disease. • Assisting people with disabilities and disadvantaged people of all ages.

Crowd Funding – on-line fundraising Crowd Funder Ltd

Crowdfunding is a way to raise money, awareness and support for a project, from the people around you. Its means of funding that allows individuals to make their ideas a reality with the power of the crowd. Crowdfunding enables people with great ideas to raise the money they need, in return for ‘rewards’. The public can back your idea with pledges of money and project owners can ‘thank’ their backers with rewards that reflect the money contributed.

Just Act Community Fund Crowd Funder Ltd

Just Act has become part of the Crowdfunder family. The Just Act Community Fund to distribute £50,000 to community projects in England and Wales. They are giving grants of up to £1,000 to inspiring crowdfunding projects that are creating a buzz in their local area and changing lives for the better.

The David Solomons Charitable Trust Graeme Crosby Administrator, The David Solomons Charitable Trust, Jasmine Cottage, 11 Lower Road, Breachwood, Green Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8NS Tel: 01438 833254 Email:

In particular, the Trust wishes to support: • Smaller, local projects which focus on care and treatment of those with learning difficulties; and • Research into learning disabilities. To be eligible for funding, organisations must be UK registered charities working with both physically and mentally disabled people and able to show that at least 75% of those supported have learning difficulties. Eligible projects include furnishing or equipping rooms.

Debbie and Andrew’s Micro Sponsorship Awards

Debbie & Andrew’s Sausage Company, established in 1999, now wishes to invest back into rural communities by providing micro-sponsorship grants to support local and grass roots fundraisers across the UK. Grants up to £1,000 are available for projects that support projects promoting rural values, the countryside and community life by supporting fundraising activities for good causes. Preference will be given to applications under £500.

The De Brye Charitable Trust Contact details: George Georghiou The de Brye Charitable Trust (Stanley Smith General Charitable Trust) Mercer & Hole Trustees Ltd 72 London Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 1NS Tel: 01727 869141

The Trust offers grants for charitable projects in the UK and overseas that benefit people with physical disabilities, especially: • The care and housing of older people; • Orphans and neglected children; • Physically disabled children; and • The blind.

Community Business Bright Ideas Fund DCLG, My Community Advisory Team, Locality, 33 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR Tel: 0300 020 1864 Email:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Power to Change are jointly funding a new two-year £1.85 million Community Business Bright Ideas Fund. The funding is to help community groups set up their own business and carry out the necessary consultations with local people and feasibility studies to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs. The Fund offers a programme of support and grants of up to £20,000 to develop a promising community business idea. It is anticipated that the average award will be around £14,000 per organisation. The Fund will offer a programme of support and tools as well as early stage finance so that community groups can carry out consultation with local people and feasibility studies to develop their idea. The support includes: • Online induction and ongoing support, either online, by phone or where possible through visits; • Community Business development plans, to help successful groups shape and develop strategies and plans for their community business; • Mentoring and visits, to inspire applicants and give them the opportunity to learn from peers; and • Regional networking and events, to learn from social finance experts, successful community business leaders, funders and technical specialists.

Early Years Voluntary and Community Sector Grants DfE Contact details for the scheme are: Early Years Portfolio Office The Department for Education (DFE) Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT Email: EnquiriesEarlyYears.VCS GRANTS@

Early Years Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Grants are provided and distributed by the Department for Education (DfE). Grants are intended to develop and further the DfE’s strategic aims and achieve the four early years priorities listed below. Applications are accepted for the revenue costs (ie staff, project, overhead and administrative costs) of voluntary, communiTy and social enterprise organisations delivering projects which support the most vulnerable children. The DfE’s four strategic priorities for early years are: 1. Supporting Disadvantaged Children; 2. Early Years Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (EYSEND); 3. Workforce Development – Quality; and 4. Implementation Support. 19th October 2016 Bath & North East Somerset Council Funding Bulletin October 2016 Page 25 of 70 A total fund of £5.2 million is available with no specific minimum or maximum grant amount available. However, the DfE expects to make grant awards in the region of £150,000 to £450,000. Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and consortia/partnerships with a VCSE sector organisation as their lead body. Organisations which are not VCSE can be part of a partnership of consortium but they cannot be the lead or sole body. Applications will also be accepted from universities. The following are not eligible for funding: • Local authorities; • NHS Trusts; or • Capital purchases.

Urban/Rural Community Energy Funds DECC

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to the community. The fund will provide up to approximately £150,000 of funding for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help projects become investment ready. RCEF provides support in two stages: The funds are being delivered on behalf of the government by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and there is no set deadline for bid. The Urban Community Energy Fund (UCEF) is the urban counterpart to the RCEF and was launched on 13 November 2014. UCEF is a £10m fund to kickstart renewable energy generation projects in urban communities across England. Community groups will be able to access grants and loans to support renewable energy developments. The application deadline is the last Friday of every second month.

The Great British Food Campaign DEFRA

Defra’s new fund is part of the wider Great British Food Campaign, which was launched at the beginning of 2016 to celebrate the UK’s world-class food industry and culture, drive growth and jobs in the sector and establish Britain’s reputation as a great food nation. The scheme is only open to organisations acting as a group; organisations acting on their own are not able to apply for the scheme.

Community Transport Minibus Fund The Community Transport Association, Aeroworks, 5 Adair Street, Manchester, M1 2NQ Tel: 0161 351 1475 Email:

The Department for Transport created the £25 million Community Transport Minibus Fund in December 2014 with the purpose of supplying new minibuses for not-for-profit community transport operators in England. The first round of funding saw more than 300 charities and community groups receive minibuses, with many successful applications from operators in the South West. The second round of funding, worth £2 million, is now open to applications. One minibus will be awarded to each successful proposals. Requests for proposals that will serve rural areas will be prioritised. The funding is available to any community transport operator running not-for-profit services of benefit to their local community with one or more permits under section 19 of the Transport Act 1985.

The Derek Butler Trust The Derek Butler Trust Underwood Solicitors LLP 40 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8LN Email:

Organisations undertaking projects in the following areas: o Music and music education; o HIV and AIDS relief and education; and o Cancer care and research.

Discovery Grants The Discovery Foundation

The Discovery Foundation will provide grants to support knowledge, skills and innovation to give disadvantaged people the confidence to discover and create a new world of opportunities. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK Registered Charities, Community Interest Companies and Credit Unions to fund local projects helping disadvantaged people.

The Drapers’ Company

The Drapers Charitable Fund awards grants to charities that support disabled adults. Especially individuals with less visible disabilities such as hearing impairment, dyslexia, mental health issues, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Grants are provided for both capital costs (buildings and equipment) and core costs for salaries. They are usually one off payments but may be awarded for a longer period up to a maximum of 3 years. Applications should be made in writing on the organisation’s headed notepaper with financial information appropriate for the request.

The DWF Charitable Foundation

The DWF Foundation is a relatively new charitable trust, registered with the Charity Commission in May 2014. The Foundation has been set up to help with initiatives that develop and improve local communities by: o Tackling a specific community issue; o Helping voluntary and community groups become more effective and efficient; o Encouraging the involvement in the community of those too often excluded; and o Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.

The Edgar E Lawley Foundation

The Edgar E Lawley Foundation prefers to support small charities that engage in and run community projects for the benefit of disadvantaged groups. In particular, the Foundation seeks to fund projects relating to: o Elderly people in need; o Educational purposes with reference to the arts, commerce and industry; o Children and young people; o Medicine and medical research; o People with disabilities; and o Hospices and other miscellaneous projects.

The Elephant Trust

The Elephant Trust aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. The Trust is committed to helping artists, art institutions and galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. Available grants are usually limited to £2,000 for artists in the fine arts, for smaller organisations and galleries in the UK. Larger grants up to £5,000 are occasionally awarded.

The Esmee Fairburn Foundation

The Foundation will be offering small grants throughout the South West Region. This Small Grant Programme is for grants up to £1,000. It is aimed at supporting small Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations working with people most in need in communities. Priority is given to organisations in rural areas, market and small coastal towns.

Community Training or improving local woodland The Forest of Avon Trust – No website contact:

Community training or support for improving local woodland. The Forest of Avon Trust has received grant from the OVO Foundation Training/ support is available for local groups to improve woodlands across the area, supported by OVO Energy and other volunteers.

The Francis Winham Foundation Mrs J Winham, The Francis Winham Foundation, 41 Langton St, London, SW10 0JL Tel: 0207 795 1261 Email:

The Francis Winham Foundation provides grants to charitable organisations – not necessarily registered charities – carrying out social welfare projects for older people. The Foundation has been known to award grants up to £50,000 in the past and usually makes a number of substantial grants each year. However, the vast majority of grants are for £5,000 or less.

The Gannett Foundation To apply download an application form or obtain one from your local Newsquest office. Completed application forms should be returned to your local office.

The Gannett Foundation provides funding to registered charities in areas where the Newquest group operates in the UK (there are many locations from Glasgow to Falmouth!). It supports local projects and organisations that bring a lasting benefit to communities served by its newspapers. This includes schemes for the disadvantaged, the disabled and youth development. The Foundation will consider single events and projects of a limited duration. Awards usually range between £5,000 and £10,000.

The Gerald Palmer Eling Trust Company Jevan Booth, The Gerald Palmer Eling Trust Company, The Eling Estate Office, Wellhouse, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9UF Tel: 01635 200268

The Gerald Palmer Eling Trust Company offers grants to small, local charitable organisations working in the UK undertaking charitable projects, particularly in the following fields: • The relief of sickness and/or poverty; • The advancement the Christian religion, more particularly according to the teaching and usage of the Orthodox Church; • The advancement of medical research and the study of medicine; and • To further other general charitable purposes.

Carriers for Causes Groundwork

The scheme is intended to help with the direct costs of projects that benefit local communities within two miles of a One Stop store in England, Scotland or Wales. The maximum grant available is £1,000. There is no match funding requirement and the scheme does offer a marginal contribution towards administration and management costs. The funding can be spent as follows: o 90% of the grant must be spent on direct delivery, by which is meant physical works and labour costs; o 10% of the grant can be spent on indirect costs, including management, administration, evaluation, promotion, fundraising, and training.

Aspire Awards The Guinness Partnership

Applications are accepted from Guinness Partnership residents, groups of residents, service users, advocates and recognised groups of service users who have the proven support of their local community.

The Hedley Foundation

The Hedley Foundation provides grants to registered charities for one-off projects that benefit young people, the disabled and terminally ill. This includes the provision of specialist equipment and support for carers. Funding is provided up to a maximum of £5,000. To apply: download an application form from the website.

Help for homeless people Help the Homeless

Grants from Help the Homeless are available to small and medium-sized charitable organisations. They do not make grants to individuals. They fund capital costs of projects with grants of up to £5,000. Quarterly – 15th March, June, September and December

The Henry Smith Charity

This is a large grant making charity which provides funding for a number of different types of organisations and charities. In particular, it provides grants toward Carers projects (including Young Carers) and Disability projects providing rehabilitation, training or advocacy support to people with disabilities. It runs the following programmes: • Main Grant Programme – for grants over £10,000 providing capital grants and revenue grants for 3 year core funding costs. • Small Grants Programmes – for grants under £10,000 a year • Medical Research • Holiday grants for children – for organisations, schools and youth groups organising holidays for disabled children under 13 years or holidays for children who live in an area of high deprivation. Funding is usually between £500 and £2,500 and is normally limited to two-thirds of the total cost of the trip. As each of the programmes has a different application procedure do check the individual guidelines for each of the programmes on the website.

Heritage Endowment Grants Heritage Lottery Fund

The scheme is intended to: o Attract additional private money into the heritage sector through the offer of match funding; and o Achieve a significant growth in endowments in the heritage sector, invested to provide sustainable funding for the long term. Heritage Endowments grants of £250,000, £500,000 or £1 million are available. Grants must be matched £ for £ by private donations raised by the applicant. In addition to the match funding element, organisations can also apply for up to 10% of the grant to help resource campaigns.

Kick the Dust Programme The Heritage Lottery Fund, 3rd Floor Balliol House, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1NP Tel: 01392 223 950 Email:

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) opened its new £10 million Kick the Dust grants programme on Friday 23rd September 2016. The new fund is intended to support ambitious youth-focused projects that transform how heritage organisations engage with young people aged 11 to 25 years. Grants of between £500,000 and £1 million will be available for projects that take between 3 to 5 years to complete to consortia of three or more organisations, including heritage and youth organisations. The funding is intended to: • Make heritage relevant to more and a greater diversity of young people, • building on their needs and interests; • Increase the ambition, scale and quality of youth engagement with heritage; • Develop and embed sustainable, ongoing work with young people within heritage organisations; • and Evidence the value of youth engagement with heritage. Projects will also need to meet at least one of the HLF outcomes for heritage, for people and for communities. The Heritage Lottery Fund is providing pre-application information workshops across the UK in preparation for the launch of the programme. Disappointingly, no workshops have been arranged in the South West. There will be a mandatory project enquiry stage followed by a two round application process: The deadline for project enquiries will be Friday 2 December 2016; The deadline for first-round applications will be Monday 20 February 2017.

Skills for the Future Heritage Lottery Fund

Skills for the Future is a Heritage Lottery Fund programme designed to help not-for-profit organisations in the UK deliver paid training placements to meet skills shortages in the heritage sector and to help diversify the workforce. The new £10 million initiative is open to not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations in the UK for grants of between £100,000 and £750,000. The programme aims to: o Fund high quality, paid work-based training opportunities; o Provide placements that equip people with the skills to pursue a career in heritage; o Address identified skills shortages in the heritage sector; o Increase the diversity of the heritage workforce; o Enhance the capacity of the heritage sector to deliver sustainable training and share good practice.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive HM Government

Money towards renewable heating costs for biomass boilers, solar water heating and certain kinds of heat pumps.

Building a Stronger Britain Together Home Office Contact details for the Programme are: The Office for Counter Extremism, The Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF Email:

There are two deadlines for applications: 5pm on Friday 14 October 2016 for grants and combined in-kind/grant 5pm on Friday 9 December 2016 for in-kind support which will be assessed on a monthly basis from October 2016 onwards.

The Home Office’s new four-year Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme has been established to help deliver a key strand of the government’s Counter-Extremism Strategy published in 2015. The BSBT programme offers both grant funding and in-kind support to civil society and community organisations working to create more resilient communities, to stand up to extremism in all its forms and to offer vulnerable individuals a positive regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age, and gender. Applications will be considered on a firstcome-first-served basis. The Fund offers the following: • In-kind support up to a value of £75,000, which might include, for example, social media training, help establishing a website or advice on media activity; and • Grants of between either £1,000 to £14,000 or £15,000 to£50,000.

Any registered UK charity, charitable incorporated organisation, company limited by guarantee, not for profit registered community interest company, or constituted community and voluntary sector organisation may apply. Groups applying for grants of up to £14,999 must have an income of less than £200,000. For applications for grants between £15,000 and £50,000, priority will be given to groups with an income of less than £250,000. However, groups with a larger income will not be excluded from applying. Proposals must be aligned with one or more of the BSBT programme outcomes which are: • Fewer people holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values; • An increased sense of belonging and civic participation at the local level; • More resilient communities. The government is also particularly keen to receive applications that demonstrate the following criteria: • Expounding effective practice, with evidence that the methodology being used will be successful; • The ability to work in partnership; • Where the proposal is supported by co-funding from other sources; • Grant investment to leverage match funding; and • Long-term sustainability.

Hate Crime Community Project Fund The Home Office, Hate Crime and Legislation Team, Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF Email:

The aim of the one-off £300,000 Hate Crime Community Project Fund is to work with affected communities to develop a range of pilot projects that tackle hate crime, by funding the development of innovative projects supporting the delivery of the five key aims of the UK Government’s plan for tackling hate crime. The Home Office defines hate crime as acts that are motivated by hostility on the grounds of race (including colour, nationality and citizenship, religion, ethnicity and national origin), disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. The five key aims of the Fund are: 1. Preventing hate crime – by challenging the beliefs and attitudes that can underline such crimes; 2. Responding to hate crime in communities – reducing the number of hate crime incidents; 3. Increasing the reporting of hate crime – while there has been an increase in all recorded hate crime, hate crime is still significantly under-reported; 4 Improving support for the victims of hate crime – this is crucial for increasing victims’ confidence to report incidents and enabling them to feel confident that the criminal justice system understands their needs; and. 5 Building understanding of hate crime – if the drivers of hate crime are understood, all forms of hate crime can be effectively combatted.

Grants for social welfare projects The Inman Charity

The charity provides grants to UK registered charities for social welfare projects and for charities working with people who are disadvantaged. It is particularly interested in supporting projects in the following fields: • Care of the elderly. • General welfare. • Hospices. • The deaf and blind. • Care of the physically and mentally disabled. • The Armed Forces; and • Medical research.

The Invigorate Charitable Trust Applications should be made in writing to: Cathy Hillam Trustee, The Invigorate Charitable Trust C/o Baker Tilley, 2 Whitehall Quay, Leeds, LS1 4HG Tel: 0113 285 5000 Email:

The Trust makes grants to organisations and individuals in England and Wales in the fields of: o Education and training; o The prevention or relief of poverty; o Arts and culture; o Heritage and conservation; o Economic and community development; o Equality and diversity; o Human rights; o Racial and religious harmony; o Science; o The environment; o Disability; and o Religious activities.

The Ironmongers Company

The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. Grants are only given to registered charities. Projects must meet all of the following criteria: • For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged • Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills • Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale • Are within the UK The Company is looking for projects that deliver clearly defined educational benefits to a specific group of children or young people. Items of equipment will be considered only where a full explanation is given of how they will support this activity.

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation

The Foundation’s support prioritises the development of talented and dedicated individuals at transitional stages of their careers, and is delivered primarily through partnerships with outstanding arts organisations throughout the UK. Opportunities to influence sector and art form development and policy making are also sought by the Foundation.

The John Spedan Lewis Foundation Dr Ruth Bone, The John Spedan Lewis Foundation, Partnership House, Carlisle Place, London, SW1P 1BX Tel: 0207 592 6284 Email:

The John Lewis Spedan Foundation supports projects with the following themes: o Entomology – the scientific study of insects; o Horticulture – the art, science, technology and business of growing plants; and o Ornithology – the study of birds.

The Joss Stone Foundation

The Foundation supports more than 200 charities in England, Wales and particularly worldwide. Its primary Ongoing Bath & North East Somerset Council Funding Bulletin October 2016 Page 38 of 70 aim is to help raise public awareness for the charities it supports.

The Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust

The Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust supports projects in South West England with the following themes: o Music in a social or therapeutic context; o Music and special needs; o Children and young people’s welfare; and o Arts activities. Grants are normally between £500 and £2,000 (occasionally up to £5,000) and can be used for capital or revenue costs. There is no match funding requirement.

The Kathleen Laurence Trust The Kathleen Laurence Trust c/o Trustee Department Coutts & Co. 6th Floor Trinity Quay, 2 Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PT Tel: 020 7663 6825 Email:

The Kathleen Laurence Charitable Trust is a Bristol based Trust that supports UK registered charities working in the area of health and social welfare with a preference for the following: • Children and young people; • Health and medical care; • Older people; and • People with disabilities.

The Langdale Trust Miss Jaime Parkes, The Langdale Trust, Veale, Wasbrough Vizards, LLP 2nd Floor, 3 Brindley Place. Birmingham B1 2JB Tel: 0121 227 3705 Email:

The Langdale Trust offers supports charitable organisations across the UK working in the following areas: • Youth projects; • Social welfare schemes; • The relief of poverty; and • Medical care. Preference is given to capital projects rather than applications to fund ongoing running costs.

The Leach Fourteenth Trust Guy Ward Leach, Fourteenth Trust, BHP Chartered Accountants, Bathurst House, 86 Micklegate, York, YO1 6LQ Tel: 01904 628551 Email:

The Leach Fourteenth Trust offers grants to registered charities, particularly those working in the South West of England, with a preference for the following areas: • Community services; • The environment; • Missionary work; and • Residential care.

The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation Dr. Terence Bramall The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation C/o Raworths LLP Eton House 89 Station Parade Harrogate HG1 1HF Tel: 01423 566 666 1. The advancement of the Christian faith for the benefit of the public. 2. The promotion of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation by various means: 3. The relief of sickness and the advancement of health.

Lloyd’s Bank Investment Programme Pentagon House 52-54 Southwark Street London SE1 1UN Tel: 0870 411 1223 Email:

The Lloyds Bank Foundation Invest Programme provides longer term core or direct delivery funding for charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) that are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work with people experiencing multiple disadvantage. Grants are available for between £10,000 and £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period of up to six years in total. Organisations must be working with people experiencing multiple disadvantage at one of the following critical points in their life: • Offending • Children leaving the care of a local authority • People moving from community based or institutional care Unemployment • Homelessness/vulnerably housed • Independent living for those with a learning disability • Dependency on alcohol, drugs, or gambling • Abusive or exploitative relationships • Trafficking or sexual exploitation • Refugees and asylum seekers • Parenthood for young parents • Those taking on caring responsibilities • Older people losing independence

Lloyd’s Register Foundation

In particular, the Foundation seeks to fund projects that meet its 2014-2020 strategy, which sets out four strategic themes: 1. Promoting safety and public understanding of risk; 2. Advancing skills and education; 3. Supporting excellent scientific research; and 4. Accelerating the application of research.

Within this, the Foundation gives priority to four research themes: 1. Structural integrity and systems performance. 2. Resilience engineering. 3. Human and social factors. 4. Emergent technologies.

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust makes grants to registered charities working with young adults with learning disabilities on projects that give them the skills to lead more fulfilled and independent lives.  Funding can cover salaries, equipment, printing/marketing and in some circumstances, running costs.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support have a grants programme ” Supporting you to help others” for groups and individuals who support people affected by cancer. It is able to help with: • Start up funds to support the start up of a new self-help and support projects for people affected by cancer • Development funds – to help existing groups to expand and extend their reach. • User Involvement Grants – to encourage the involvement of people affected by cancer in the design and improvement of cancer services • Individual Development Grants – to enable people affected by cancer to develop their skills and use their cancer experience to help support others affected by cancer. Grants range from £500 for start up projects to £3,000 for existing projects. The application form and further guidance can be downloaded from the website.

The Matthews Wrightson Charity Trust awards 46 Foreland Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5XW Tel: 0845 241 2574 Email:

Grants across the UK (and occasionally overseas) for general charitable purposes, with a preference for: • Children and young people; • People with disabilities; • Homelessness; • Social welfare; • The arts; • Rehabilitation; • Christian causes; and • Financially developing countries. Individuals undertaking charitable work may also apply for a grant, particularly if the work is in a developing country. Grants are typically one-off awards around £500 and will cover capital, core costs, salaries and start-up funding. The majority of grants are made for projects benefiting children and young people. Applications may be made at any time online to the relevant trustee. A list of trustees and the causes they take a particular interest in can be found on the Trust’s website. Applications are considered on a monthly basis. Applicants who want to be informed of the outcome of their request should enclose a stamp addressed envelope.

Mayor’s Relief Fund The Major of Bath

The Mayor of Bath’s Relief Fund was set up many years ago to help the citizens of Bath. The Charity provides support to Bath residents who are in need, hardship or distress by making grants of money or providing or paying for items, services or facilities. Grants of up to £850 are given dependant on the individual case. This fund is the last resort for most who have already exhausted all other channels such as Social Security, Social Services and other local charities. The grants given help to pay bills, provide carpets, basic second-hand furniture and appliances and school uniforms. One key criterion is that children should have clean clothes, hot food and a warm house. Grants are not given for tuition fees nor rent arrears as the fund is not linked to the Council in any way.

The Medlock Charitable Trust No web site. Write to: The Medlock Charitable Trust, 7 Old Track, Limpley Stoke, Bath, BA3 6JY. The Medlock Charitable Trust is a South West (Bath) based Trust that offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK. The objects of the charity are: • to make donations to other registered charitable trusts; • to make donations to universities or other establishments for educational purposes; and • to make donations to local community charities in any part of the country.

The Michael Crawford Children’s Charity Requests for funding may be made at any time in writing to: Kenneth Dias, The Michael Crawford Children’s Charity, Regina House, 124 Finchley Road, London, NW3 5JS Tel: 020 7433 2400

The charity was established in order to promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of children and young people and in particular the relief of sickness and poverty. Grant applications are invited from individuals and organisations throughout England and Wales.

The Michael Marks Charitable Trust awards grants Lady Marina Marks, 5 Elm Tree Road, London, NW8 9JY Tel: 020 7286 4833 Email:

The objects of the Trust are to apply capital and income to, towards or for the benefit of, such charitable purposes or charitable institutions as the Trustees in their absolute discretion shall determine. In pursuance of such objectives the Trustees have decided to exercise their discretion in favour of charitable objects concerned with the environment and the arts. Awards ranged from £500 to £21,000. The Trust will consider unsolicited applications when received. The Trust meets twice a year, in January and July, to consider applications, but will only respond to successful applicants.

Covenant Fund Ministry of Defence

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION/DELIVERY OF LOCAL SERVICES – Grants up to £20,000 for projects that respond to the local needs of the Armed Forces Community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant, and: • Help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or • Deliver valuable local services to the armed forces community. Round Two opens on 23rd September 2016 and closes on 2nd November 2016

Momentum Music Fund

The Momentum Music Fund is designed to help talented artists and bands further their careers. It covers a broad range of contemporary popular genres, including innovative and emerging genres. The Fund is open to applications from artists and bands in England that are at a crucial point in their development, with the potential to significantly further their career within the next two years. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf.

The Monica Rabagliati Charitable Trust

Grants are primarily intended to support organisations which are focusing on the alleviation of child suffering and social deprivation.

Morrison’s Foundation

The Morrison’s Foundation was set up to make a difference to local communities. It is able to match fund money raised by Morrison’s colleagues up to £500 twice a year. The Foundation is also able to registered charities looking for funding towards projects that improve people’s lives.

The Nani Huyu Trust Maureen Whitmore, Rusling House, Butcombe, Bristol, BS40 7QX Tel: 01275 474433 Email:

The objectives of the Trust are to: “give to charities whose primary object is to help people who are underprivileged, suffering or ill, young people in matters of accommodation or training or old people requiring assistance for medical care or who are at the end of their lives”. The Trust awards capital grants and revenue costs for up to one year.

Early Stage Support Programme The Nationwide Foundation

The Early Stage Support programme, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, offers expert mentoring and small grants to help affordable community-led housing projects get started. This is a programme to help community groups in England in the critical early stages of their project. It provides help with everything from choosing a legal structure to funding guidance.

Join In Stay In NESTA, Join In Stay In Enquiries, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE Tel: 020 7438 2500 Fax: 020 7438 2501 Email:

The desired outcomes of the Fund will be a significant number of people giving their time and energy to help others, alongside public services, as well as new insights about what works in retaining volunteers who are 50 and over. ‘Join In Stay In’ is a £500,000 fund that will support up to 10 organisations across England to hold large one-off volunteering events for volunteers who are aged 50 and over, and then run randomised control trials to understand what approaches work best to retain these people in impact volunteering activities. Grants of up to £50,000 and significant non-financial support from a behavioural science evaluation partner are available. Match funding (including in kind contributions of staffing or premises) of at least 25% is usually required as part of the grant conditions.

The Newby Trust

The Newby Trust makes grants to individuals and registered charities throughout the UK under the following headings: o Education: to fund postgraduate research and to provide financial support to enable disadvantaged people to access and stay in education and training; o Health: to fund equipment and activities in hospitals, residential and nursing homes, day care centres and hospices; and to fund support services to improve the mental and physical health of adults and children. The Trust will also contribute funds towards medical research; and o Welfare: to provide small grants for short-term emergency relief and to fund support and activities for vulnerable and disadvantaged people

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations in the UK to further its charitable objectives. Applicants do not have to be a registered charity to apply. Following a recent strategic review, the Trust has indicated that it will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The Trust is especially interested in funding initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relieving poverty within rural areas.

Community Awards One Family Foundation

The Community Awards run twice a year and offer funding from £5,000 to £25,000 for customers to improve their local communities. The Foundation has previously funded a wheelchair swing for a special needs school, sensory rooms and gardens, premises for sports clubs & the renovation of a school swimming pool. Customers can nominate projects by completing a simple online application form. A public vote will determine the winners of the awards.

The Patrick Charitable Trust Interested applicants may apply at any time in writing to: Mr J Alexander Patrick, The Patrick Charitable Trust, The Lakeside Centre, 180 Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3NU Tel: 0121 486 3399 Email:

The Patrick Charitable Trust funds a wide range of charitable causes, in particular: • Education and training; • Disability; • Prevention or relief of poverty; • Arts, culture, heritage; • Science; • Children and young people; • Elderly and older people; and • General charitable purposes.

The Paul Bush Foundation

The Paul Bush Foundation is able to assist registered UK charities working with physically disabled adults and children. Grants up to a maximum of £10,000 are awarded for one year and preference is given to discrete projects with defined outcomes. For example they have previously funded projects which improve the health and wellbeing of physically disabled individuals and services to for individuals and their families overcome social deprivation related to their disability. To apply: download an application form. Financial details will be required. Trustees meetings are held twice a year in April and October.

The Paul Cottingham Trust Lord Michael Cashman CBE, Flat 4, 94 Narrow Street, London, E14 8BP.

The Trust was founded by Labour peer Lord Michael Cashman CBE in memory of the humanitarian activist Paul Cottingham, with the following objectives: 1. The promotion of equality and diversity on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by making grants to organisations which: o Work to eliminate discrimination and inequality based on sexual orientation or gender identity; o Work to educate and raise awareness about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity; o Conduct or commission publicly available research on issues around sexual orientation or gender identity; and o Cultivate equality and diversity in relation to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. 2. The promotion of health by making grants to organisations that conduct or commission research into cancer, particularly angiosarcoma. 3. The relief of poverty amongst those who face financial hardship during their treatment for cancer, particularly angiosarcoma, by making grants to individuals or to organisations supporting such individuals.

Youth Fund The Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Applicants must be able to show that they: o Seek to build on and develop young people’s strengths and talents, helping them to reach their potential; o Are strongly committed to youth participation and voice and working in partnership with young people; o Support young people to understand and realise their rights and entitlements; o Collaborate with others to improve the lives of young people, including working across sector boundaries; o Have a positive impact and has the potential to achieve more – perhaps through replication of the organisation’s approach, but also through spreading practice and knowledge, and influencing policy; and o Are committed to using data and evidence to improve outcomes and increase the organisation’s impact.

The Percy Bilton Charity

The Percy Bilton Charity provides grants to organisations who support: • Educationally or socially underprivileged or disadvantaged young people under 25 years • Individuals with physical or learning disabilities, or mental health difficulties. This includes children, young people and adults • Older people over 60 years It offers two grant programmes: Large grants – Approximately £2,000 and over for capital expenditure such as furniture, equipment and building refurbishment Small grants – Up to £500 towards furnishings and equipment for small projects. Applications should be made in writing on headed note paper providing information on the organisation and how the money would be used. Further details are available on the website.

The Peter Cruddas Foundation

It prioritises UK charities who provide: • support into education, training or employment for young people aged 14 to 30 years. • Work experience/skills projects for young people aged 16 to 30 years • Youth work in London for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 30 years The Foundation has previously provided funding to Great Ormond Street Hospital, Alzheimer’s Society, Caudwell Children, Combat Stress, Irish Cancer Charity and Willow Foundation. To apply: download the application guidance and application form. There are two funding rounds on 1st March and 1st September each year.

The Pink Ribbon Foundation

The Pink Ribbon Foundation funds projects and financial support to UK charities who relieve the needs of people who are suffering or have been affected by breast cancer. Applications are open to registered charities that benefit those affected by breast cancer through any specific initiative. This might include nurses to provide support, complementary therapies, research initiatives and the provision of a pleasant and comforting environment. To apply: download an application form from the website.

Playing Fields Legacy Fund

The Playing Fields Legacy Fund provides grants to voluntary organisations that run or manage playing fields. Applicants will be expected to secure a major percentage of the total eligible project costs from other sources, and we strongly urge applicants to involve local businesses and other funding partners. Above all, we expect that the project, once completed, will result in more people using playing fields to take part in outdoor sport.

Community Pub Business Support Programme Plunkett Foundation

The Community Pub Business Support Programme is a unique two year programme established to help support community ownership of pubs in England. Its value is £3.62 million and is jointly funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government and Power to Change. A comprehensive package of business development support, advice and loan and grant funding has been developed to assist community pub businesses consider their viability at all stages of their development which includes: A flexible package of support including: – an advice line – Events – Workshops – peer-to-peer study visits – business development advice. Flexible bursary awards of up to £2,500 (inclusive of VAT) to fund pre-feasibility costs such as public consultation and valuations. Combined loan and grant funding up to £150,000 but not exceeding £75,000 in grant

Porticus UK

It has four priority programme areas: • Education • Society • Faith • Care – includes organisations providing support networks, connections or respite for families where there is a bereavement, disability or illness. Porticus considers applications for core and project costs including staff salaries. Most grants are awarded for amounts over £10,000 but may occasionally offer smaller grants. Applications can be made at any time.

Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund

Provides grants for building or refurbishing grassroots facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces for community benefit, with money provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundation. The Fund is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations and gives grants for projects that: • Improve facilities for football and other sport in local communities. • Sustain or increase participation amongst children and adults, regardless of background age, or ability. • Help children and adults to develop their physical, mental, social and moral capacities through regular participation in sport. Grants are available for between £10,000 and £500,000.

The Pret Foundation

In 2009 the Trust expanded beyond simple food donations, and now fulfils its remit through 3 key activities: 1) Cash, Equipment and Food Donations – The Trust supports smaller, grass-root homeless charities where tangible results can be seen as a result of making cash donations, kitchen equipment donations and food donations. Pret continues to strengthen relationships with existing charities with repeat donations, while also establishing Food Distribution partnerships with new charities; 2) The Trust arranges for charities to collect unsold food directly from shops or arranges delivery at no cost to the beneficiary. These various charities then distribute the food to the homeless via shelters, hostels and outreach programmes; and 3) The Simon Hargraves Apprenticeship Scheme – which offers young homeless people the opportunity of a three-month work experience programme, with the aim of helping them to build a new future. The scheme offers 3 month placements within Pret. A Manger, giving individuals from homeless backgrounds and/or with criminal records the same benefits as Pret. A Manger employees, together with a mentor, career advice and a reference for future employers. It can lead to a permanent position within Pret or help to provide the confidence and experience to follow a career elsewhere.

Express Grant Quartet Community Fund

To be eligible for a grant from the Express Grant Programme the work/activity must benefit people who are disadvantaged. The beneficiaries may be disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, location or culture. The work/activity should reflect the concerns and priorities of the target beneficiaries and fit well with existing community services/activities. Express Grants are targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference. Applicant organisations can be awarded up to a maximum of £5,000 in any 12 month period.

The Rachel Charitable Trust Mr Robert Chalk, 5 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1PB

The main areas of charitable activity of the Rachel Charitable Trust are the provision of financial support to charitable organisations, schools and colleges undertaking social welfare work engaging in: • Philanthropic aid to relieve the sick and the needy; • Religious education; and • The advancement of religion. The Trust accepts applications for grants from representatives of a wide range of charities, which are reviewed by the trustees on a regular basis.

The Radcliffe Trust

The Trust makes grants principally for classical music education, and heritage and crafts education. A limited number of grants are also made for conservation and other educational projects. Registered charities, exempt organisations and not-for-profit organisations, including Community Interest Companies (CICs), based in the UK are eligible to apply.

Royal Horticultural Society is asking groups to get Greening Grey Britain for wildlife. The RHS will support a number of groups, working in partnership with young people, to develop wildlife-friendly pockets of green. The charity will provide hands-on support from expert advisors as well as up to £500 per project towards plant and material costs. The opportunity is available to all Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups, as well as gardening clubs affiliated to the RHS.

Small Appeals The Rank Foundation

This is a small funding stream for registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects which are costed at under £1million. If you are raising money for a particular project for which the mainstay is capital costs (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) and have already raised a third of the total costs, you may be eligible for this.

Social welfare, arts and wildlife projects The Rhododendron Trust

The Trust wishes to support: • UK charities – The Trust wishes to support those disadvantaged by disability or mental illness (such as those suffering from epilepsy). It also regularly support charities which work with prisoners and ex-offenders, or those addicted to drugs, and the homeless. It funds charities that support carers and which help the elderly or disadvantaged children. • Arts and Nature – The Trust tends to work through large organisations such as the National Churches Trust and Fauna and Flora International. However, the Trust is open to proposals for small theatre and music projects, and to proposals for the protection of cultural and natural heritage. It is interested in projects which help sustain the environment. • Developing world charities – The Trust prefers to support charities which benefit people affected by more than just poverty, for example people disadvantaged by disability, age, gender or ethnic status, or by the poor medical, welfare or educational infrastructure in their country.

The Royal British Legion External Grants

The External Grants scheme aims to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who have served in the Armed Forces. This includes, under certain circumstances, other support and defence organisations and the Mercantile Marine. Grants up to £50,000 are available for charitable organisations that have been operating for at least two years.

Community-based projects The Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time in writing to: The Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust, PO BOX 1268, Chobham Surrey GU24 8WE Email:

The Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust awards grants to charitable organisations in Southern England undertaking community-based projects in the following areas: • Healthcare; • Churches; • Children; • Older people; • Special needs; • Education; • The Environment; • National disasters; and • Animal welfare. Grants between £50 and £5,000 are available.

Groundmatch Grant Scheme Rugby Football Foundation, RFF Administrator,Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA Tel: 020 8892 2000 Email:

The aim of the Groundmatch Grant Scheme is to improve facilities which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players in line with the following strategic themes for Community Rugby: o More people; o Better places; o Access for all; and o Enjoyment. The minimum grant available is £1,500 and the maximum is £5,000. There is a £1 for £1 match funding requirement. The following projects are examples of successful applications under the Groundmatch Scheme: Pitch facilities: • Pitch drainage; • Pitch improvement; • Rugby posts; and • Floodlights. Clubhouse facilities: • Changing room additions or improvements; • Shower facility additions or improvements; • Washroom/lavatory additions or improvements; • Measures to facilitate segregation for certain teams (eg women, juniors); • Improvement or installation of disabled facilities; and • Facilities for match officials. Equipment: • Large capital equipment; and • Pitch maintenance capital equipment (eg mowers). Equipment will be assessed on an individual basis. However, items such as balls, tackle bags, contact shields, kicking nets and other similar items will not be considered as capital equipment. All clubs at level five and below in the English Clubs Rugby Union Championship are eligible to apply to the scheme.

The Sabina Sutherland Charitable Trust Applications should be made in writing to: Peter Durrant Trustee, 84 Beech Lane, Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 5QE Tel: 07940 266478

The Sabina Sutherland Charitable Trust was registered with the Charity Commission in August 2015 with the objective of awarding grants to organisations and individuals in the following areas: o The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science; o The advancement of environmental protection or improvement; o The prevention or relief of poverty; o The advancement of religion; and o Any other purpose currently recognised as charitable.

Grand Ideas Fund Sanctuary Housing

Sanctuary Housing’s Grand Ideas Fund is designed to help the housing association’s residents tackle those things that are important to them in their community and improve their quality of life. Projects must mainly benefit Sanctuary Housing residents, have a community focus and be open to, and inclusive of, all.

The Screwfix Foundation

The Screwfix Foundation supports projects run by registered charities that help fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need in the UK. Projects can be varied from improving facilities such as heating systems to redecorating homes for those living with disability or sickness. An application form can be downloaded from the website.

Lady Neville Charity The Skinners’ Company

The Lady Neville Charity provides funding for registered charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of disability, local community, local heritage, performing and visual arts. Grants in the region of £500 and £1,000 are available for items of non-recurring expenditure eg: Equipment or an event.

Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation Skipton Building Society

The Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation awards revenue grants to charities whose objectives are to benefit (a) children through their education and/or welfare, and (b) the elderly and their care. The Foundation will particularly seek to help those charities where clear and immediate benefit to the recipients can be demonstrated. Grants up to £10,000 are available, although the vast majority of awards are for less than £5,000.

W H Smith Community Grants W H Smith

The scheme offers grants of up to £500 to voluntary organisations and schools from the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag levies across the UK. Grants are awarded every six months to charities, schools and community groups of any size, provided they support UK communities. The following community groups may apply for a WHSmith Community Grant: o Registered or Exempt Charities; o Constituted voluntary and community groups; and o Schools and pre-school playgroups.

Big Potential Social Investment

Approximately £10m of grant funding over 3 years to eligible VCSE organisations with the aim of improving the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations in order that they may deliver greater social impact. The programme aims to raise awareness of the social investment market and support VCSEs who want to prepare themselves for social investment. Eligible VCSE organisations will be able to access specialist one to one support from the Big Potential programme partners before making an application for grants between £20,000 and £75,000 to undertake more in-depth investment readiness work with one of Big Potential’s approved providers.

The Society for the assistance of Ladies in Reduced Circumstances

Financial support is available to women who: o Live alone; o Have limited savings of less than £5,000; o Have limited income; o Receive some form of means tested benefit; o Are not eligible for help from any other charity; and/or o Are not students.

Society Foundation

The Society Foundation is a new Charitable Trust with the following aims: “To offer grants to programmes or organisations seeking to help people from the following groups move towards paid employment: The recently homeless or vulnerably house; o Ex-offenders; and o 16-24 year olds not in employment, education or training (NEETs)”. Typically, micro-grants up to £1,000 for small or growing organisations are available.

Grant Somerset Crime Beat Trust

Groups can apply to the Somerset Crimebeat Trust for projects that: • Promote safer communities through the prevention of crime • Give young people the opportunity to use their own energy, imagination and enthusiasm to prevent crime, or reduce the risk of crime • Educate young people on the causes and effect of crime

Young people with special needs St James’s Place Foundation

The Foundation will support projects that provide directly for young people (under the age of 25 years) within the UK who suffer from physical or mental health difficulties or conditions, or a life threatening or degenerative illness, or are disadvantaged. This will include young people under the age of 25 caring for others. Where organisations include other groups, 75% of beneficiaries must fit the above parameters.

Supporting People with Cancer St James’s Place Foundation

The Foundation will support projects that provide directly for people with Cancer. Where organisations include other groups, 75% of beneficiaries must fit the above parameters.

Small Grants Programme St James’s Place Foundation

Small Grants Programme – The amount applied for should be up to a maximum of £10,000 in any two year rolling period.

Community Grants St John’s Hospital

St John’s Hospital is seeking to fund projects build resilience in people, enterprises and communities in B&NES. Applications are welcomed from registered charities which focus on supporting and developing people to achieve their aspirations and potential.

Social Lending St John’s Hospital

The Social Lending Programme aims to make a significant and lasting difference to our local community and the people who live there. If you’re working on a new idea that will have a positive impact in your community, please contact St John’s Hospital. Each loan application is treated individually and St John’s Hospital will work with you to achieve your aims. The loans are straightforward, transparent and provide a good deal for you. As part of the lending process STH provide business expertise and knowledge to support you at every step. If you’d like to discuss your project ideas, please get in touch with the Head of Social Investment or ring 01225 486 449.

The Swire Charitable Trust No web site – write to: Sarah Irving, Swire House, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ Tel: 0207 843 7717 Email:

Providing donations and grants for charitable purposes in the UK and elsewhere

Social welfare projects The Sydney Black Charitable Trust, please contact: Mrs Jennifer Crabtree, Sydney Black Charitable Trust, Welford Place, London, SW19 5AJ  • The preservation of child life wherever it is menaced by conditions of economic hardship and distress; • The relief of child distress by the provision of money, food, clothes, medical assistance and nursing; • The advancement of religion and religious thought of all creeds or denominations; and • The relief or redemption of prisoners or captives.

The Bags of Help Grant Programme Tesco cheme/

Every year, over 7,000 projects will receive funding through this scheme. There is no match funding requirement. Projects can be a stand-along project or a discrete, self-contained part of a larger scheme or part of a phased project. Grants must be used for projects which deliver improvements to the physical environment and/or encourage the use and long-term stability of outdoor spaces.

Tesco Charity Trust

The Tesco Charity Trust runs two grant schemes – The Tesco Community Award Scheme and Larger Grants. The Community scheme provides one off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to community and voluntary groups in the areas around their stores. Funding is available to local projects that support children, the elderly, adults and children with disabilities. They offer two categories of Community Awards: • Grants to support children’s welfare and education (including special schools) • Grants to support the elderly and/or adults and children with disabilities There are four rounds of funding each year for these grants.

The Larger Grants scheme provides grants between £4,000 and £25,000 to charities working on an international, national and regional basis. It considers requests from charities working with children’s welfare and education, elderly people’s welfare and adults/children with disabilities. The trustees meet three times a year to consider these applications.

The Thompson Family Charitable Trust Applications may be made at any time either in writing to Katie Woodward, Hillsdown Court, 15 Totteridge Common London N20 8LR or by email to:

The Trust is a grant making charity to other registered charities in the UK. It has a large investment fund making over £3.5m in donations last year. Last year’s grants ranged from £500 to £500,000 to 3,109 charities with children’s hospices and cancer charities generally getting the larger amounts. It will fund large capital projects.

Investment in digital development The Transform Trust

Grants up to £18,000 are available for charities that need funding for the strategy, design and development of ‘building an amazing web presence’. The Foundation’s mission has three core areas: • To provide Tech Grants to help charities make a digital ‘step change’ • To conduct research on best practice in digital impact for non-profits; • To brings together expertise across sectors to move charities forward. UK registered charities in England and Wales may apply for a grant. To be eligible, charities must: • Generate an annual income of less than £30 million; • Be able to show that their website is getting in the way of their fundraising and marketing; • Have the potential for a bigger income by raising more money and impact by reaching more supporters.

The Triangle Trust

The Triangle Trust offer funding for organisations working with carers and the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders in the UK. It is only able to help specialist carer organisations and community groups. Grants are available for up to £40,000 or 50% of the organisation’s annual income – whichever is lower.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The Foundation provides grants for running costs and one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations running projects addressing rural issues and urban deprivation. This may include transport for the elderly and disabled, contact networks for the young disabled, carers projects, arts and sports programmes for rehabilitation, outreach services and specialist equipment not available on the NHS.

Project and Capital Grants The Tudor Trust

Funding goes towards the core costs of running an organisation, including salaries, overheads and day-to-day running costs. They can also provide project grants, capital grants for buildings or equipment and grants to help strengthen your organisation. There is no maximum or minimum grant.

The Conservation Foundation Tools for Change

The Conservation Foundation to make old and broken tools as good as new, through their HM prisoner Tools Shed workshops. Your reconditioned tools will then be given back to the community, creating everything from school veggie patches to public gardens. Tools are available free to school and community gardens in the areas surrounding the prisons and collection points with which we work. They are given away on giveaway days, so please bear in mind you may have to wait several months to receive tools.

Ulverscroft Foundation

Applications should be made in writing detailing how many visually impaired people would benefit from the project and the amount of funding already obtained. Contact: Mrs Joyce Sumner, The Ulverscroft Foundation, The Green, Bradgate Road, Anstey, Leicester, LE7 7FU. Applications are considered four times a year. Deadlines for applications: 15th March, 15th June, 15th October and 15th December.

Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust offers grants typically between £1,000 and £5,000 to support arts organisations active in the UK. Match funding is not an essential requirement. Applications may be submitted at any time but must be made in writing and should include a copy of the applicant’s most recent report and financial statements. Funding is not available for individuals or to applicants not connected with the arts and only successful applicants will be notified of the Trust’s decision. The Trust does not have a website but its contact details are: The Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust; Kleinwort Benson; 14 St George Street; London W1S 1FE. Tel: 0203 207 7232. Email:

Discover England Fund Visit Britain

The following types of revenue activity will be supported: • Developing thematic and/or geographic clusters/groupings of bookable product e.g. heritage, gardens, culture; • Integrated transport solutions/options e.g. regional gateway development, work with transport operators, digital travel planning, through-ticketing and local solutions, such as cycle routes and buses to link up product; • Passes and other pricing products; • Research and product/market testing; • Product distribution; or • Project delivery staff required to run the project.

Inter-faith dialogue Westhill Endowment (The)

The Westhill Endowment Charity promotes education while reflecting the principles of Christian religion and the historic Free Churches, and promotes both dialogue and educational exchange between Christianity and those of other living faiths. Not-forprofit organisations, churches and cathedrals, hospitals and hospices, as well as higher and further educational institutions both in the UK and overseas are eligible to apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £20,000.

Western Power Distribution Community Chest

Western Power Distribution Community Chest has reopened offering community groups a share of £50,000 to install energy saving improvements in their village halls and community facilities. Eligible buildings in the WPD network area (covering much of the South West of England, South Wales and the Midlands) can apply for the costs of installing simple improvements which reduce energy use and running costs, and improve the carbon footprint of their building. The grant is administered by CSE and funded by WPD. Eligible measures include insulating roof spaces, installing energy saving appliances, draught proofing windows and doors, fitting effective heating controls and upgrading lighting.

The Wheelsforgood Community Fund

The accident management company provides grants to support worthy causes related to the motor industry, wheels or transport.

The Wilfrid and Constance Cave Foundation New Lodge Farm, Drift Road, Winkfield, Windsor, SL4 4QQ Email:

Provides grants to support charitable organisations undertaking projects in the following areas: o Health; o Welfare; o Animal Welfare; and o Conservation.

The Woodward Charitable Trust

Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs, including core cost and salaries. Applications must be in support of the following activities within the Trust’s current funding priorities: • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour; • Minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers. (projects that promote integration and community cohesion will be favoured): • Prisoners and ex-offenders (projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families); • Disability projects which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or have a learning disability, as well as help to improve employment prospects; • Homelessness, especially affecting young people and women, and covering facilities such as women’s refuges; • Arts outreach work by local groups for the benefit of disadvantaged people; • Environmental projects, especially with a strong educational element.

The Wyseliot Charitable, 17 Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LF.

For charitable organisations in the UK for general charitable purposes. This includes disability, age ill health, financial hardship or some other disadvantage. There is no maximum amount that can be applied for but grants usually range from £2,000 to £5,000.

The Yapp Charitable Trust

Grants for running costs and salaries for charities with a total expenditure of less than £40,000 per year.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

It’s main focus is children or those with physical/mental/communication disabilities, the elderly and vulnerable, people suffering hardship and animal causes. Charities and good causes recommended by members and staff may receive up to a maximum of £2,000. Groups that apply direct will be considered for grants up to a maximum of £500. The charity has previously funded sensory toys and adapted equipment for individuals with physical, mental health and communication difficulties. To apply: complete the on-line application form.