The Women Thrive Fund

This programme will fund work supporting the UK’s most vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or under-represented women and girls to:

  • Improve their mental health and wellbeing, gaining confidence, tools, skills and support to sustain those improvements; and/or
  • Improve their financial resilience, increasing their routes out of poverty, gaining confidence, tools, skills and support to secure a stable financial future.

Grant size: up to £40,000
Organisation type: specialist women’s organisations across the UK

Deadline: 25 March 2021  Apply here

Youth Covid-19 Support Fund

The £16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth organisations, to help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open. 

Grants: up to £250,000
Funding covers: Essential business expenditure, such as staff salaries, and fixed/operational costs.
Organisation type: grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations.
Organisation size: Income per most recent accounts less than £1 million.

Deadline: 5pm, 19 February 2020  Apply here

Community Business Renewal Fund

The Community Business Renewal Fund provides grants to community businesses in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their business so they can remain financially viable.

Grant size: £10,000 and £20,000
Funding covers: grant could be used to cover core staffing costs, contribute to meeting capital costs of adapting your community business and ensuring that your community business can continue to provide the vital support to local people.
Organisation type: incorporated organisations

Round three: Opening 10am on Tuesday 2 March – closing at 4pm on Tuesday 9 March  Apply here

National Churches Trust - Cornerstone Grants Programme

The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers grants towards the cost of major urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. We will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT.

Grant size: £10,000 and £50,000
Decision timescale: July 2021
Funding covers: up to 50% of major urgent structural repair projects
Organisation type: Christian places of worship

Deadline: 1 March 2021  Apply here

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund - General & Small grants

Grants for work with people with learning disabilities.

Grant size: General Grant Programme for appeals over £10,000 and a Small Grant Programme for appeals below £10,000.
Decision timescale:  
Funding covers: capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs.
Organisation type: Charities

Deadline: 1 March 2021. Deadline only apply for the General Grant Programme.  Apply here

The Grocers’ Charity

The Grocers’ Charity provides grants for work in the following areas:

  • Disability
  • Health
  • Children & Young People
  • Environment
  • Heritage & The Arts
  • Relief of Poverty
  • The Elderly, Military

Grant size: up to £5,000
Decision timescale: if invited, 2nd stage application decisions are in June
Organisation type: Registered charities with annual turnover of under £500K

Deadline: 9 March 2021  Apply here

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Large grants / Small grants

The Masonic Charitable Foundation provide grants in two funding streams:

  • Children and Young People Grant - support for disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the barriers they face.
  • Later Life Grant - support for work to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

Large grants
Grant size: £10,000-£60,000, awarded over one to three years.
Funding covers: salary costs, activities, materials etc.
Organisation type: larger charities whose annual income exceeds £500,000

Small grants
Grant size: £1,000 to £15,000
Organisation type: charities whose annual income does not exceed £500,000.

Deadline: 31 March 2021  Apply here

The Voice4Change England – Windrush Scheme

This fund is open to help ensure that organisations and groups can raise awareness and support engagement among those eligible for the government’s  Windrush Scheme and Windrush Compensation Scheme.

Grant size:  £2,500 - £25,000
Decision timescale:  8 weeks
Organisation type: charities, community organisations and/or grassroots groups

Phase 2 will open for applications on 1 April 2021 and will close on 30 June 2021.  Apply here

BBC Children in Need - Small & Main Grants Programme

Grants for work with Children and young people aged 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
  • Any kind of disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Grant size: Small grants - up to (and including) £10,000 per year. Main grants - £10,001 or more, per year Grants may be up to 3 years in length. No more than £40,000 per year
Funding covers: Project delivery (Including staffing and salary costs); Organisational costs to support stability and adaptation; (including the day-to-day running costs of an organisation as opposed to specific project costs).
Organisation type: not-for-profit organisations
Deadline: 12 April 2020  Apply here

The A B Charitable Trust

The AB Charitable Trust support work on the areas:

  • Migrants and Refugees
  • Criminal Justice and Penal Reform
  • Human Rights, particularly access to justice.

Grant size: between £10,000 and £20,000
Organisation size: turnover of between £150,000 and £1.5 million
Funding covers: project or core costs, however capital appeals are rarely supported.
Organisation type: Registered Charities

Deadline: 25 April 2021 Apply here

The Concertina Charitable Trust

Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.

Grant size: £250
Funding covers: project delivery costs.
Organisation type: small organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding

Deadline: 30 April 2021 Apply here

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation

The Foundation primarily provides funding towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

Grant size: Grants from £250 to £1000
Decision timescale: next meeting 10 March. If your application is successful, you’ll receive the fund after 7 days of the meeting.
Funding covers: Donations usually fund items of "capital expenditure". That means items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity's running costs. Organisation type: UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1m.

Deadline: 3 May 2021  Apply here

Trust for London

Trust for London fund long-term work which tackles poverty and inequality in the capital.

Grant size: There is no minimum or maximum size of grant and the amount you request should be the amount you need. However, the average grant will be around £80,000 in total - The amounts may be spread over one, two or three years. Small groups will be around £25,000 in total
Decision timescale:  around 4 months
Organisation type: organisations undertaking charitable activities. You do not need to be a registered charity
Deadline: 1 June 2021  Apply here