The Rayne Foundation

The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK in four areas of special interest: young people's improved mental health; arts as a tool to achieve social change; improved quality of life for carers and for older people; better opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers. Grants typically fall in the range of £10,000 - £20,000 per annum for up to three years. The two-stage application process is designed to reduce time spent on your application.  

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Cadent Foundation

Cadent Foundation offer grants to charitable organisations for projects which address the root causes and impacts of fuel poverty. Grant applications are by invitation only, but if you have a project you think could benefit from their funding you can get in touch and submit a project outline.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Small and Major grants available to organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation. They will fund revenue costs including core costs, salaries, running and project costs.

  • Small grants - single year grants between £2,000 and £10,000
  • Major grants - single year grants or up to 3 year multi-year grants between £10,000 and £1000,000. Organisations should have a focus on Early intervention, families coping with addiction or prisoners' families.

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The Henry Smith Charity - Holiday Grants

The purpose of the Holiday Grants programme is to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities. You must apply at least six weeks before your trip or holiday is due to take place. 

Grant size:£500 – £2,500

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City Bridge Trust - Small grants

Grants are available for the following areas of work:

- Greening and growing projects which bring communities together and improve the local environment.
- A project which enables disabled people and/or older people who are disadvantaged to actively participate in the arts, sports and health and wellbeing opportunities.

Grant size: £1,000 and £10,000 per year are available for a maximum of five years
Decision timescale: within 12 weeks
Organisation size: income of less than £100,000
Funding covers: Capital funding, Revenue funding, or a mixture of the two.
Organisation type: Registered charity, CIC, CIO

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City Bridge Trust - Advice and Support Grants

They welcome applications for up to five years of funding, and core funding will be considered. Applications must be for one of the Trust’s priority areas:

1. Advice and support for disadvantaged individuals in the following areas: benefits; debt & money; fuel poverty; employment problems; housing; or immigration status.

2. Food poverty
The Trust want to tackle issues related to hardship and crisis by funding the infrastructure needed to support the distribution of donated food. They are particularly keen to hear from organisations who work to ensure that clients receive culturally appropriate food. Please note that the Trust are not able to directly fund the purchase of food for distribution.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation

Small and local charities with a yearly income of £25,000 to £1 million who are helping people experiencing complex social issues can now apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000. Applications for funding will remain open throughout the year. 

Grant size: £50,000
Decision timescale: decision within four months of application

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Alpkit usually supports organisations that encourages people to get outdoors and have great experiences that otherwise couldn’t happen. Now, they are also focusing on Pandemic Projects that are a community response to Covid 19 such as food access, health, well-being and recovery issues.

Grant size: £50 to £500
Decision timescale: Trustees meet every 2 months to consider applications.

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Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation are currently accepting applications for two funding schemes: Main Grants (for charities whose core work covers Arts and Learning) and Small Grants (for small charities in all fields).

Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000 | £10,000 - £50,000, one-year grants only
Decision timescale: 3 months
Funding covers: core costs, favouring those with no, or without significant, public funding; essential equipment or re-equipping to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, delivery of on-line digital services and education work.
Organisation type: the Small Grants Scheme supports charities in all fields with a turnover of less than £150K per annum.

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Garfield and Weston Foundation

The Foundation supports UK registered charities working in the areas of Welfare, Youth, Community, Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health and Museums & Heritage.

Grant size: up to £100,000
Decision timescale: around four months
Funding covers: Capital, Project and Revenue costs.
Organisation type: UK registered charities

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Henry Smith Charity - Improving Lives

Grants for small and medium sized organisations in the UK to support projects and the running costs of organisations.

Grant size: £20k – £60k per year
Length: 1-3 years
Decision timescale: 6 Months
Organisation size: £50k – £3m (in exceptional circumstances up to £5m)
Funding covers: Running costs, salaries and projects
Organisation type: Charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises

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Hope Beyond

Hope Beyond grants programme aims to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities, helping them and the communities they support to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Grant size: up to £50,000
Funding covers: capital costs, some revenue costs and project-related salaries
Organisation type: Christian charities

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Marsh Christian Trust

The Trust will fund work in the areas: Arts and heritage, Education and training, Environmental causes and animal welfare, Healthcare, Social welfare

Grant size: £300-£2,000
Funding covers: core funding
Organisation type: registered charity with annual income under £25,000.

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Tesco Stronger Starts

Tesco Stronger Starts is open to charities and community organisations to apply for a grant of up to £1,500. Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK. 

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The Edward Gostling Foundation

Small Grants - This programme is aimed at charities that support people living with physical or mental disability or a long-term illness needing urgent grant support to help maintain an existing service.

Grant size: up to £5,00
Decision timescale: 1 month
Organisation type: small and medium-sized charities with a gross annual income of £3M or less
Funding covers: cost of any charitable activity

Capital Grants
Grants for projects that support people living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness.

Grant size: £5000 - £15000
Organisation type: all charities with a gross annual income of £5M or less
Funding covers: project costs

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The Leathersellers’ Company - Small Grants Programme

The Leathersellers’ Company want to hear how you are making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people.

Grant size: up to £3000
Decision timescale: within a month of submitting the application
Organisation type: UK registered charities (this includes Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) but not Community Interest Companies (CIC)) with annual income under £200K

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The Morrisons Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities.

Grant size: up to £25,000
Funding covers: project costs
Organisation type: registered charities

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The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Ann Rylands Small Donations programme

Grants to support smaller charities providing support for older people, people with disabilities or others facing difficulties in their lives.

Grant size: up to £1,500
Funding covers: core costs or to support a specific project.
Organisation type: registered charities

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The True Colours Trust

Grants to support organisations working with

  • disabled children and young people;
  • children and young people with life-limiting conditions;
  • and their families, particularly BAME

Grant size: up to £10,000
Decision timescale: 6 weeks
Organisation size: annual income is less than £350,000.
Organisation type: registered charitable organisations and CICs
Funding covers: Projects, Equipment and Materials;

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Invest around £30 million each year across six areas:

  • Arts access and participation
  • Education and learning through arts
  • Migration and integration
  • Investing in young people
  • Nurturing ideas and people
  • Supporting people and communities in India

Grant size: Youth Fund typically makes grants of up to £150,000 over three years. Arts-based Leaning Fund, Access and Participation Fund and Shared Ground Fund make grants between £30,000 and £400,000.
Decision timescale: 4 months (around 20% of applications are successful)
Organisation type: registered charities, CICs, companies limited by guarantee. Individuals can apply for the Pioneers Fund.

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The 4814 Trust

The 4814 are a new grant giving trust. They support small charities with limited resources to tackle crucial issues such as mental health, homelessness, injustice, climate, education, crime prevention, disability, and food poverty. Applications begin with an email describing your work, approach, impact, and road map for the future. Full details can be found on their website below. 

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The Tottenham Grammar School Foundation

Providing grants to charities, voluntary groups and other organisations who work with young people (under 25) in the London Borough of Haringey. Request an Application Pack via email ([email protected]). Application Pack includes eligibility details, advice sheet, and application form. 

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