Funding Opportunities

Community Impact Haringey provides a number of services to Haringey’s voluntary and community sector, including funding support. We can help you secure funding by promoting funding opportunities and assisting with funding applications.

To book a appointment to discuss a funding application, or to find out more about the funding options available to your group, please email

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Some ongoing funding opportunities which may be of interest to your group include:

A G Manly Charitable Trust

The A G Manly Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active in South East England, particularly London, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey.

The primary but not exclusive objective of the Trust to provide financial assistance to further the science of engineering for the benefit of the public and to advance education in engineering, especially to young people.

To obtain an application form, please contact:

A G Manly Charitable Trust
The Warren
KT21 2SN

Telephone: 01372 278630


Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in 1979 in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote their particular interest in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.

The Trust aims to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and world peace and development.

For more information, please click here.

Amal Grants Programme – Said Foundation

The Said Foundation is a British charity founded in 1982 by international businessman and philanthropist, Wafic Said, and his wife Rosemary.

Amal (‘hope’ in Arabic ) is a programme of the Said Foundation making grants in the UK in support of a rich diversity of arts projects and activities, including storytelling, visual arts, theatre, poetry, film, music and dance.

The programme aims to further the following dual interlinked objectives:

  • To increase understanding of Britain’s Muslim communities among people of other faiths and none.
  • To foster a stronger sense of belonging in the UK among its Muslim communities.

Projects need to take place in London, Birmingham and/or Bradford or in multiple locations around the UK.

For more information, please click here.

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

Arts Council England has created National Lottery Project Grants as an open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects (arts projects taking place in libraries). It provides a means to support a broad range of not-for-profit projects that create and sustain quality work and help people across England to engage with arts and culture.

The programme supports development by allowing artists, cultural practitioners and organisations to work in new ways and to get their work out to new audiences.

To find out more, please click here.

ASDA Foundation

The ASDA Foundation, set up in 1988, supports a range of good causes around the UK, including support to charities, playgroups and football teams. The foundation exists primarily to give support to existing projects being run by ASDA colleagues.

The funding is for registered charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are willing to work with their local ASDA Community Champion. The support and involvement of local ASDA Community Champions is a requirement.

For more information, please click here.

Ashendene Trust

The Ashendene Trust offers grants to charitable organisations operating in Greater London, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. The Trust aims to give ‘relatively large grants to small organisations where the grant will have a real impact’.

Funding is intended to support projects that help people who are in need, including the homeless, drug prevention, carers, prison after care and advice centres. Funding can also be used for projects that support horticulture and wild life.

To obtain an application form, please contact:

Ashendene Trust
34 Sackville Street

Telephone: 0207 382 4110

Awards For All  – Big Lottery Fund

Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. It doesn’t have a deadline and you can apply at any time. Read more here.

Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation

This award is funded by the Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation. Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations undertaking projects anywhere in the world that benefit children who are disadvantaged.

In recent years, the Foundation has provided grants to organisations working on youth projects in the following categories:

  • Education
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Holidays
  • Sport, play and leisure
  • Support, care and respite

For more information, please click here.

Blythe Watson Charitable Trust 

Funding is provided by the Blyth Watson Charitable Trust and is available for registered charities in the UK.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking charitable projects, particularly those for humanitarian purposes.

To find out more, please contact:

Blyth Watson Charitable Trust
Bircham Dyson Bell Solicitors
50 Broadway

Telephone: 0207 227 7000

Cadogan Charity

Grants are available to national charities in London or Scotland that are supporting social and welfare aspects of the community; medical research; conservation and the environment; as well as military charities; educational charities; and animal welfare charities.

For further information contact:

The Cadogan Charity
10 Duke of York Square

Telephone: 0207 730 4567


Chapman Charitable Trust (Deadline: 31 August 2019)

The Chapman Charitable Trust is a UK grant-giving charity which provides funding to registered charities whose beneficiaries are in North Wales, London, and Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

The Trust focuses new grants on registered charities which:

  • Promote physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Conserve the natural environment and promote the sustainable use of resources.
  • Increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people.

Preference will be given to charities which address the root causes of problems and applications for research projects are welcomed.

Grants for care and counselling are normally applied to organisations where a small grant can make a real difference.

For more information, please click here.

City Bridge Trust

Awards capital and revenue grants to charitable organisations for work in 12 programme areas that benefits Londoners, including Improving London’s Environment, Making London More Inclusive, Improving Londoners’ Mental Health and Strengthening London’s Voluntary Sector. The grants committee meets six times a year and there is no minimum or maximum award.

Find out more here.

Cobb Charity

The Cobb Charity offers grants to small charities working throughout the UK.

The scheme aims to benefit projects promoting a more sustainable environment through education. Eligible education topics include:

  • Traditional country skills
  • Recycling
  • Food and health
  • Organic food production

To find out more, contact:

Eleanor Allitt

Cobb Charity
2 New Cottages
Village Street
Leamington Spa
CV33 9AP


Community Led Homes – Start Up Support Programme (Deadline: 14 February 2020)

The Start Up Support Programme has been established by Community Led Homes, which is run by four leading community-led organisations: Confederation of Co-operative Housing, Locality, National Community Land Trust Network and UK Cohousing. They have joined together to make it easier for communities to access support and build a lasting movement.

The programme is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) through the Community Housing Fund. The Community Housing Fund aims to support an increase in housing supply in England, by increasing the number of additional homes delivered by the community led housing sector; to provide housing that is affordable at local income levels and remains so in perpetuity.

Community led housing is a way that people and communities can come together to solve their own housing challenges and provide high quality and affordable homes. The homes are managed or owned by the community in the way they want.

The Start Up Support Programme aims to help groups of local people to develop their own community led housing solutions. The grant programme is targeted to support the earliest stages of a community led housing group’s development and help community led housing projects at an early stage to explore options, to enable community led housing solutions to become a reality.

For more information, please click here.

Charles S French Charitable Trust

The Charles French Trust offers small grants to local charities for charitable activities in North East London and Essex.

Funding covers a wide range of charitable activities including for children and young people, those with disabilities and who are disadvantaged, the elderly, arts, education, community and sports.

For more information, please see here.

Diana and Allan Morgenthau Charitable Trust

The Diana and Allan Morgenthau Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations undertaking a range of charitable projects, including those in the following areas:

  • Health.
  • Education.
  • Overseas aid.
  • The arts.
  • Reduction of poverty

Application forms can be obtained by contacting:

The Diana and Allan Morganthau Charitable Trust
274a Kentish Town Road

Telephone: 0207 4931904


Drapers’ Charitable Fund

The Drapers Charitable Fund is administered and provided by The Drapers Company and is available to charities within the UK.

The Fund aims to help improve the quality of life for people and their communities by targeting the disadvantaged and socially excluded, through grants in the fields of social welfare, education and young people, and textiles and heritage.

For more information, please click here.

Emergency Essentials Programme

Family Fund Business Services are working in partnership with BBC Children in Need to deliver their Emergency Essentials Programme (previously the Buttle UK Families Programme).

This programme provides items for the most basic needs of vulnerable children and young people who may be:

  • Living in severe poverty and suffering deprivation as a result
  • Affected by additional social issues such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, estrangement, disability or serious illness, mental health or behavioural difficulties, abuse or neglect

For more information, please click here.

Fidelity UK Foundation

The Fidelity UK Foundation, established in 1988 by the Chairman of Fidelity Investments, focuses its charitable investments on strategic initiatives that will strengthen and scale up UK registered charities that are widely recognised as making an impact in their sector.

The Foundation seeks to make investments that have significant potential for measurable return, wider leverage and fundamental, lasting change.

For more information, please see here.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Grants

Grants are available for projects that relate to the national, regional or local heritage of the UK and make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities in the UK. For more information, click here.

Heritage Enterprise

Grants to support community organisations in the UK to achieve economic growth by helping them to rescue neglected historic buildings and sites and return them to a viable productive use. Read more here.

Young Roots

The Young Roots grant programme has been established to help local youth organisations promote the involvement of young people with the heritage of the UK. Young Roots is aimed at young people aged 11 to 25 and encourages them to take part in activities exploring heritage. Find out more here.

Jack Petchey Foundation

The Jack Petchey Foundation, established in 1999, gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. The Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.

Since 1999 the Foundation has awarded grants totalling over £70 million to programmes and projects in Essex and London.

The Achievement Award Scheme is the Foundation’s flagship programme, and it is run in almost 1,600 schools, colleges and youth organisations throughout London and Essex. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.

For more information, please click here.

London Catalyst – Samaritan Grant

The London Catalyst Samaritan Grant scheme is provided and administered by London Catalyst and is available to frontline organisations operating in Greater London.

The Samaritan Grant provides a ‘pot’ of money to the agency to assist people in immediate need. A grant is made available to frontline agencies, social work professionals, charitable and community groups, that are working directly with people in need and that have the expertise to assess need, offer welfare rights advice and distribute hardship grants on the charity’s behalf.

The charity’s objectives are to:

  • Improve the health and well being of people most in need.
  • Help remove people from poverty.
  • Raise awareness of the needs of the sick and poor of London.
  • Make a difference by acting as a ‘catalyst’ for change.

For more information, please click here.

London Housing Foundation

The London Housing Foundation (LHF) supports organisations who work with homeless people, or work to prevent people becoming homeless. It does this by awarding grants and making awards, or by offering expert advice, assistance and training either free or at a low cost.

LHF will consider making grants in the following areas:

  • Proof of concept – to support ideas that are new and need testing. The funding is for small projects (up to £30,000 over 12 – 18 months) that test out whether an idea is scalable and can make a real difference. LHF is currently keen to explore issues to do with homelessness and migration and destitution, homelessness and the criminal justice system, and the impacts of homelessness on young people and vulnerable women.
  • Sector collaboration – support to help organisations explore the possibility of partnerships or mergers where they can be shown to improve outcomes for clients.

For more information, please click here.

London Marathon Charitable Trust – Facilities Grants Programme

The Major Grants scheme is provided by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which has awarded more than £73 million to more than 1,300 projects in London and beyond since 1981.

The funding is intended to help local not-for-profit organisations improve existing amenities or to build new facilities that will enable them to encourage and support all members of the local community to become and remain physically active.

The facilities to be improved must be located at a site in one of the areas in which the Trust’s trading company, London Marathon Events Limited, organises mass-participation sporting events. The areas currently eligible for a Major Grant through the Facilities Grants Programme are:

  • One or more of the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London.
  • Surrey

For more information, please click here.

Metropolitan Public Gardens Association 

The Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), established in 1882, gives modest grants and practical assistance to community gardens and green sites across London.

As stated in its constitution, its principal objective is protect, preserve, safeguard and acquire for permanent preservation for public use, gardens, disused burial grounds, churchyards, open spaces, areas of land likely to be used for building purposes, strips of land adjoining roads and footpaths, or any land situated within the Metropolitan Police District or in its vicinity.

For more information, please click here.

The Master Poulter’s Pelican Trust

The Master Poulter’s Pelican Trust offers very small grants to charitable organisations active in London.

Funding is intended to support charitable projects, including projects that alleviate poverty, sickness and distress within the City of London and other London boroughs.

For more information, please see here.

Nesta Cultural Impact Development Fund (Deadline: ongoing until 31 August 2021)

The Cultural Impact Development Fund will pioneer the use of financial incentives to drive the achievement of social impact targets in its investment portfolio, making it one of the few impact investment funds with a clear trade-off of financial return for the attainment of social outcomes.

The Fund is supported by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment through the Growth Fund programme, with finance being provided by its partners Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital.

Objectives of the fund are to:

  • Enable risk-taking, ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes.
  • Increase the capability of arts and cultural organisations to articulate, achieve, monitor and evaluate their intended social impact.

For more information, please click here. 

Peter Cruddas Foundation (Deadline: 1 September 2019)

The Peter Cruddas Foundation, registered in 2006, provides funding to registered charities in England and Wales for charitable work that benefits disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales, supporting them in their pathways into education, training and employment.

For more information, please see here.

Pret Foundation Trust

The Pret Foundation Trust is working to tackle the issue of homelessnes in the UK in order to help alleviate poverty.

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 partnerships with new charities.

For more information, please click here.

Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust

The Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust Grant is provided and administered by the Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust and is available for voluntary and community organisations in the UK.

The scheme is intended to support general charitable activities.

For more information contact:

Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust
Lewis Golden & Co
40 Queen Anne Street

Telephone: 020 7580 7313

QBE Foundation

The QBE Foundation is a global initiative and plays a significant part in QBE Insurance Group’s corporate responsibility programmes. It was launched in 2011 to mark the 125th anniversary of the QBE Group. The Foundation’s philosophy is to support charities that help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. Its Discretionary Grant scheme offers funding to UK charities to support healthcare, educational and community-based projects around the UK and in Europe. Previous support has included providing mobility equipment for young children, funding a helpline for women who experience domestic abuse, educational cookery workshops for teens with cancer, and funding a build-a-book project for children and adults with disabilities.

For more information, please see here.

Shanly Foundation

The Shanly Foundation provides funding in support of its aim to help members of society across a broad spectrum of worthy causes including the young, the elderly, those with a physical handicap, mental illness, injury or life limiting illness.

The Foundation mainly supports local community groups, charities, schools and organisations operating in the Home Counties and Thames Valley but does, from time to time, support both national and international causes such as The Scout Association, the 2014 Ebola crisis and the 2015 Syria survival kits.

For more information, please click here.

Sir Edward Lewis Foundation

The Sir Edward Lewis Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations in London and Surrey for a range of charitable projects.

Although the Trustees ‘are more inclined to benefit charities known personally to them’, or charities which were known to be favoured by Sir Edward Lewis, they will review applications from charitable organisations that are new to them.

For more information please contact:

The Sir Edward Lewis Foundation
Rawlinson & Hunter
Eighth Floor
New Street Square
New Fetter Lane

Telephone: 020 7842 2000


Sport England

Community Asset Fund

Grants are available for community organisations, sports clubs, statutory bodies and educational establishments to enhance local community spaces which encourage people to play sport and get active. Read more here.

Small Grants Programme

Grants are available to help not-for-profit sports clubs, local authorities and schools in England to carry out local community sports projects and encourage more people (aged 14 years and older) to be involved in sport.

Find out more here.

Swire Family Trust

The Swire Charitable Trust, set up in 1975, is an independent UK grant making charity that receives its funding from John Swire & Sons, the parent company of the Swire Group.

The Trust offers funding to charities registered in the UK who are working in the Trust’s three core funding areas, which are:

  • Welfare
  • Opportunity
  • Heritage

Projects must address at least one of the Trust’s funding programme objectives, which are:

  • Community and social welfare – the funding is for charities that help to foster long-term positive change in the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities with particular interest in charities working with:
    • Young people leaving care.
    • People with physical and learning disabilities.
    • Homeless people.
    • Ex-servicemen and women.
    • Victims of slavery and human trafficking.
  • Education and training – the funding is for charities that help children and adults from all backgrounds to fulfill their potential and make the most of their talents with particular interest in charities that are:
    • Working to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged and marginalised children.
    • Targeting improvements in essential skills such as literacy and numeracy.
    • Empowering young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), or marginalised adults, to engage with education or training.
  • Heritage – the funding is for charities working to restore neglected buildings and monuments which can contribute to community regeneration, particularly in areas of deprivation with particular interest in smaller heritage charities that focus on providing employment or volunteering opportunities for the local community – and contributing to the regeneration of the area. The restoration must have public benefit.

The grants can be awarded on a restricted or unrestricted basis and the Trust is willing support core costs, capital expenditures and salaries.

For more information, please click here.

Tesco Bags of Help initiative

The Bags of Help Grants Programme has been funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a Government carrier bag levy which was introduced in England on 5 October 2015. The funding is intended for not-for-profit organisations with projects that deliver physical environmental improvement and encourage the use and long-term sustainability of outdoor spaces. An in-store vote each month will determine which projects are funded.

Three local community projects will be voted on in Tesco stores each month across 200 regions throughout England, Scotland and Wales. In each region, the project that received the most votes from all stores in their region will receive a grant of up to £4,000. The second placed project receives up to £2,000 and third placed up to £1000. This means that each year more than 7,000 projects will receive funding through this scheme.

To find out more, please click here.

Tottenham Grammar School Foundation – Somerset Grants

The Tottenham Grammar School Foundation, a registered charity, offers the Somerset Grants scheme to charities and voluntary and community organisations operating for the benefit of young people under the age of 25 years who are living or being educated in the London Borough of Haringey.

Find out more here.

Toy Trust Grants

The Toy Trust grant scheme is provided and administered by the British Toy and Hobby Association. It is available to registered charities working with children in the UK and throughout the world.

The funding is intended to help disadvantaged children under the age of 13 years and their families to:

  • Alleviate suffering
  • Support children through awful experiences
  • Encourage achievement through adversity
  • Purchase vital equipment
  • Provide care
  • Bolster existing initiatives
  • Initiate brand new projects
  • Satisfy basic needs.

For more information, please click here.

Wooden Spoon Grants

Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. It was set up in 1983 ‘to positively transform the lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland through the power of rugby’.

The funding is for projects that enhance the quality of life of children and young people in the UK who are mentally, socially or physically disadvantaged. This could be through sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas, respite, medical and community care.

For more information, please click here.

Bridge Renewal Trust. Registered Charity No: 1131941. Laurels Healthy Living Centre, Rooms 15-18, 256 St Ann's Road, South Tottenham, N15 5AZ