The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards
The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme Provides one-off donations of between £1,000 and £4,000. The funding they give goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local communities around their stores in the UK.
There are two categories of Community Awards:
1. Grants to support children's welfare and/or children's educations (including special needs schools)
Applications can be made between:1st December & 31st January or 1st May & 30th June
2. Grants to support elderly people and/or adults and children with disabilities
Applications can be made between: 1st February & 31st March or 1st August & 30th September
Applications can be made via the website or click here for the application guidelines.
Heritage Lottery Funding
The Heritage Lottery Fund concentrates on projects which focus on heritage, this includes many different things from the past that they value and want to pass on to future generations. For example: memories and experiences, history of communities, cultural traditions, historic buildings and streets, archaeological sites, landscapes, wildlife and places linked to industrial, maritime or transport.
Current programmes are:
Heritage Grants (Grants above £50,000)
Your Heritage (£3000 to £50,000)
Young Roots (£3000 to 25,000)
Townscape Heritage Initiative (£500,000 to £2,000,000)
Parks for People (£250,000 to £5million)
Landscape Partnerships (£250,000 to £2million)
Repair Grants for Places of Worship (From £10,000 to £250,000)
For more information visit www.hlf.org.uk
Young Persons Volunteering Fund - Grants of up to £10,000
The Young Person's Volunteering Fund is designed to involve young people in the community in community volunteering projects. The Fund has been specifically designed to support projects that actively involve young people aged 14-25yrs to gain experience of voluntary work, creating a project that can be enjoyed by the whole community. Read more...
Deadline for applications: 13 February, 19 April, 11 June, 13 August, 15 October
The Worshipful company of Weavers - Grants of up to £15,000
The object of the fund is to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. This includes:
helping young people at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble
assisting in the rehabilitation of offenders, particularly young offenders both in prison and after release
The Company has laid down certain criteria in selecting projects: it prefers to help new projects in the early stages and, in particular, innovatory projects which could act as a model for similar work elsewhere; it sees its role as pump-priming and does not usually provide long-term funding, although it does sometimes provide more significant help to particular projects.
For further information including details on how to apply click here…
Abel Charitable Trust
The Abel Charitable Trust favours projects that support offenders, young people and those with addiction problems. They feel it is important for people to be able to help themselves and consider charities that provide training, information and education.
Charities should be based in the South East and grants tend to be between £3,000 and £5,000 however, larger grants may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
For more information and to download an application form click here...
Monica Rabagliati Charitable Trust
The Monica Rabagliati Charitable Trust gives grants primarily in support of organisations that focus on the alleviation of child suffering and deprivation. The trustees have decided to prioritise small/medium sized organisations where possible and grants are usually between £1,000 and £5,000
For further information including details of how to apply click here...
Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications.
Peter Harrison Foundation
Opportunities Through Sport – The trustees welcome grant applications from charities in the UK whose projects fall into the following categories:
Provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport
Have a strong training and/or educational theme within the sporting activity
Provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people
Have a high degree of community involvement
Help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction
Special Needs and Care for Children and Young People – The trustees welcome grant applications from charities in Kent whose projects fall into the following categories:
Work with or benefit disabled, chronically or terminally ill children and provide support for their parents and carers
Help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction
Projects organized for young people at risk of homelessness or that provide new opportunities for homeless young people.
For further information including details of how to apply click here… There are no specific deadlines and trustees meet throughout the financial year to consider grant applications.
The Gibbons Family Trust
The Gibbons Family Trust supports charitable projects which provide care, support and education to children and young persons up to the age of 25 in residential and day care establishments within the Thanet area of Kent.
For further information and details on how to apply click here…
Trustees meet every 3 months to assess grant applications
Wooden Spoon aims to support projects which will enhance the quality and prospect of life for children and young people who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.
Projects must normally be of a capital nature, with a reasonably long-term prospective lifetime (Computers and electronic equipment are only rarely supported). Capital projects are projects that create an asset on completion and generally comprise bricks and mortar such as medical treatment and recovery centres, sports and activity areas, sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and hydrotherapy pools.
Grants are generally in the range £20,000 - £100,000 and representing 25% - 100% of the total project cost.
For further information and details of how to apply please click here..
Mothercare Group Foundation
The Mothercare Group Foundation has objectives closely linked to the interests of their customers and staff. Each year the Foundation focuses a significant donation to one charity with others supported to a lesser extent.
Their objectives are:
Ensuring the good health and well-being of mums-to-be, new mums and their children
Special baby-care needs and premature births
Other parenting initiatives relating to family well-being.
They also make available two discrete funds for Mothercare Group employees. These are:
The Chairman's Fund (an annual allocation donated following a competition among Mothercare staff to propose the most deserving or inspiring cause)
Area Managers Fund (available on response to requests from local charities made to the Group’s area managers)
For more information click here…
O2 Think Big
The O2 Think Big programme is for people aged 13 – 25 living in the UK. It supports projects that make your community a better place. This could be anything from starting a dance club to starting a revolution.
Initially if your project is accepted you will receive £300, training and support, £30 mobile credit plus more. Once you have completed your £300 project and things are going well you may be invited to Think Bigger and apply for up to £2500 plus free O2 broadband for a year, £50 mobile credit, a laptop and more. For more information and details on how to apply click here…
The True Colours Trust - Small Grants UK
The Trust has a small grants programme, open to application at any time, which provides grants of up to £10,000, usually for one-off purposes, to help smaller organisations develop and deliver programmes for children, their siblings and families.
The Trustees are particularly keen to support hydrotherapy pools, multi sensory rooms, mini buses, young carers projects, sibling projects and bereavement support. For more information and details of how to apply click here...
Barbara Ward Children's Foundation
The BWCF is a small grant-making body that helps smaller non-religious charities to serve severely disadvantaged children anywhere in the world.
They focus their support on financially healthy children’s charities where funding is not forthcoming from statutory bodies, where incomes and fund balances are constantly put to good use and where administration overheads are kept to a minimum. They welcome all applications that fit these simple criteria.
Applications for a grant should be made in writing detailing the specific purpose for which the grant is requested and should be accompanied by a copy of the latest Report & Accounts.
The application should be addressed to the Trustees and sent to the registered office of The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation at 5 Great College Street, London, SW1P 3SJ. For more information visit www.bwcf.org.uk
The Pilgrim Trust
The Pilgrim Trust aims to preserve and promote Britain's historical and intellectual assets and provides assistance to vulnerable members of society by supporting projects where funds will make a great impact. They are also interested in projects where charities are having difficulty in raising funds from other sources.
Main funding areas are preservation & scholarship and social welfare.
Trustees meet four times a year.
For more information visit www.thepilgrimtrust.org.uk
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Trusthouse gives grants for running costs or one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations. They accept applications which address the following issues:
Rural community projects, urban deprivation, community support, drugs and alcohol rehabilitation, elderly support and respite for carers, ex-offender projects, young people - life skills and employment, physical and mental disability, palliative care, arts projects, education and heritage.
For more information and how to apply visit www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk
The Nationwide Foundation Small Grants Programme
Small grants can be applied for by registered charities working for the benefit of vulnerable people with housing and homelessness issues.
The small grants programme makes grants every two months. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities with incomes of under £750,000. For further information including details on how to apply click here...
Kent Community Foundation - Potential Funding £1,000-£5,000
Kent Community Foundation manages funds on behalf of Kent philanthropists who want to strengthen their local communities. They are particularly interested in hearing from projects and groups making a positive and sustainable difference in the following areas:
Working with offenders
Young people in the Herne Bay area
Employability and NEETS projects in North Kent
Activities that directly benefit disabled children
Initiatives that support the spirit and well-being of the community
If you would like further information or a grant enquiry form please contact Kent Community Foundation on 01303 814500 or
Small Grants for Young People
Southern Housing Group has £20,000 Youth Fund.
This fund is specifically to support and develop youth provisions for SHG residents in your area.
Click here to find Southern Housing Group regions or contact Ruhul Alam on 079 0320 2072 / 020 7515 6794 for more information.
The Crown Charitable Fund
Grants for community groups in and around Herne Bay
To provide funding towards a project that will enable a group to develop facilities and opportunities for young people that are currently lacking. Read more....
The main objective (currently about 70% of the Foundations budget) is Young people: their education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare.
The subsidiary objectives are Disabled people and the terminally ill: provision of specialist equipment and support for carers.For more information and to download an application form click here...
Peter Cruddas Foundation
The foundation aims to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the UK. It gives priority to programmes which help disadvantaged young people to pursue their education and develop their potential whether through sport or recreation, voluntary programmes or otherwise. Read more....
Grants of up to £10,000 are available from the Santander Foundation for charities working to help disadvantaged people. The foundation funds local, regional and national charities working in the UK. www.santanderfoundation.org.uk Santander operate a rolling programme, with no deadlines
The Percy Bilton Charity
Large Grants of £2,000 and above & Small Grants of £500
The Percy Bilton Charity is a grant-making trust and company limited by guarantee founded in 1962.
Grants are made to organisations and individuals in need throughout the U.K.
Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure.
Social workers may apply on the behalf of individuals who have a disability or mental health problem, or who are over 65, for grants to purchase basic furniture, equipment and clothing.
For more detailed information please click here....
The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust
The AFMT funds projects that give disadvantaged young people, usually schools and youth clubs, the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors.
They support projects taking place within the UK for reasons of cost-effectiveness and prefer that applicants have done some fund-raising. Visit www.andyfanshawe.org for more information.
Yapp Charitable Trust
The Yapp Charitable Trust make grants to small registered charities to sustain their existing work with: elderly people, children and young people aged 5 -25, people with disabilities or mental health problems, people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical origin - such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, a history of offending.
They also make grants to sustain small registered charities' existing work in the fields: education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged whether adults or children.
To see if you are eligible to apply please click here... or visit www.yappcharitabletrust.org.uk for more information.
The Lankelly Chase Foundation
The LankellyChase Foundation support work that has a recognisable charitable purpose and which falls within the programme areas agreed by their Trustees. They will support service delivery but also seek to help third sector agencies prove the impact of what they do and develop an influence with policy makers.
They concentrate on small charities but may consider applications from large national charities.
Visit www.lankellychase.org.uk for more information or click here to download a guide for grants 2009-2014
Garfield Weston Foundation
The foundation is delighted to support a wide range of organisations but will only consider applications from UK registered charities.
It will not fund one off events or make a commitment to fund over several years. Grants made are typically for a single year. For more information click here...
The Wakeham Trust
The Trust provides grants to help people rebuild their communities. They are particularly interested in neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded. Read more….
Give grants to families across the UK who are raising disabled and seriously ill children aged 17 and under.
Families often apply for essential items such as washing machines, but they can also help young people aged 17 and under with grants that have particular meaning to their age group, such as equipment for college.
The Family Fund website features exclusive savings available to families caring for disabled children that include offers and discounts from high street gift vouchers, Comet, Haven, AA and Stone Computers.
For further information please click here
Student Cash Point
Is a FREE website designed to help students find the funding required to cover the costs of going to college and university.
It’s the UK’s most comprehensive source of information on student grants, loans, bursaries, scholarships and awards – that’s hundreds of millions of pounds worth of FREE money on offer every year!
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|The Variety Club Children's Charity
The aims of the charity are to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people up to and including the age of 18 years.
Applications can be made on behalf of individual children and also from non-profit making groups and organisations. They consider requests for funding which will be of a clear direct benefit to a child or children.
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Provides a wide range of mobility equipment for children and young people up to the age of 25 with disabilities that are not funded through the NHS. These include powered, manual and sports wheelchairs, specially adapted tricycles, bicycles, buggies and walking aids as well as specially designed communication aids and sensory equipment such as fibre optic sprays.
Applications must be for specialised pieces of equipment for individual children (not groups or schools) and must be made by the individual applying, their parent, or legal guardian.
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|The Woodward Charitable Trust
||Grant Value: £500 - £1,000
|Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for summer play-schemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.
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