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.

This page has been set up to help you access funding for your voluntary group and will be updated regularly. Please let us know if you need any support with funding applications or if you have been awarded any funding or service contracts using our service. We welcome your feedback.

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Here are links to the latest funding opportunities:


ASDA Foundation Community Grants

Various grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to develop stronger better connected communities across the UK by targeting the key social issues that are affecting local communities. Click here for more details.

Awards For All England – 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

Big Issue Invest – Impact Loans England

Big Issue Invest has launched the new £5 million three-year Impact Loans England fund, which is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. The Big Lottery Fund and Big Social Capital, its partners, are providing the finance. Loans of up to £150,000 are available for social enterprises and registered charities in England to help them grow and continue the good work they are currently doing. Click here for more details.

 Big Lottery Fund – Funding Finder

The Big Lottery Fund Funding Finder gives details of all the programmes currently open for funding. To find out more click here

Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has simplified its Reaching Communities Fund application process. Through Reaching Communities the fund provide grants between £10,000-£500,000 for voluntary or community groups making a positive change to their community. This includes projects that support:

  • Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
  • Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
  • Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage

Read the simplified guidance notes to find out more.

Big Potential Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has announced Big Potential, a £10m fund designed to help charities and social enterprises in England get ‘investment ready’. The ultimate aim of the fund is to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations so they can deliver greater social impact. Aimed at voluntary or community organisations at the beginning of their social investment journey. Read more here

Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme

UK Community Foundations is partnering with advertising agency M&C Saatchi to deliver grants and in-kind support as part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism. The ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme will support civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative. The programme offers two forms of support through a competitive bidding process: in kind support and grants. Applicants can apply for both if needed. There is no deadline for in-kind applications, which are open all yearClick here for more information.

Charles S French Charitable Trust

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations carrying out 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.

Please see website here for more information.

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

Crowd Match Fund

Big Society Capital has joined with three partners to announced a £10 million Crowd Match Fund to allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises. The new £10 million fund will provide individuals with an opportunity to invest directly in charities and social enterprises through three of the fastest growing crowdfunding platforms, who will list social sector organisations that want to raise debt and equity finance. This investment will then be match funded by Big Society Capital. For more information click here

Erasmus+ Programme – Sport (2014-2020)

Max. Value: € 500,000. The Sport Chapter of the Erasmus Plus Programme aims to support European partnerships on grassroots sport, promote and support good governance in sport and to promote voluntary activities in sport. It also promotes social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport. For more information click here

Evening Standard Red Nose Day Dispossessed Fund

(Deadline 12th May 2017)

Comic Relief has given a £1 million boost to the Dispossessed Fund that is being made available to groups tackling social exclusion across the capital. Charities are invited to apply for grants of £5,000 to £20,000. To be eligible you will have annual income of less than £250,000 and you will be working to lift people out of poverty in one of the following areas: tackling educational disadvantage; getting people into work; fighting gangs, knife and gun crime; improving mental and physical health and supporting carers, or addressing other manifestations of poverty, such as homelessness. For more information, please see website here.


Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to support new and innovative projects that promote heart health and prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities in the UK. The grants are available in specific regions at certain times of the year. To find out when London grants are available, sign up for the grant alerts here. Click here for more information about the scheme.

Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund offers a number of different programmes, funding all kinds of heritage projects from £3,000 to over £5 million. Click here to find out more.

#iwill Fund

The #iwill Fund brings together £40m of seed funding from Government and Big Lottery Fund, to create new opportunities for young people aged 10-20 to take part in social action, including volunteering. Click here for more information.

Near Neighbours Fund – Church Urban Fund

Funding of between £250 and £5,000 is available for communities with significant religious diversity to help them run projects which will bring about lasting benefits to their neighborhoods. It is also intended to further equip people with the skills, relationships and confidence to improve their local communities, building on the achievements on the first phase of Near Neighbors. Find out more and apply here

Royal British Legion External Grants (Deadline: 12 May 2017)
Max value: £ 50 000 

The External Grants programme is provided by the Royal British Legion and can support charities and community groups that aim to safeguard the welfare of people who have served in the Armed Forces.

Applications for projects supporting the following outcome themes will be prioritised:

  • Employment and training
  • Family support
  • Homelessness and outreach
  • Supporting the elderly

More information here

Safer Neighborhood Board: Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

(Deadline: 1 May 2017) 

There is currently a total of £29,450 funding available from The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to tackle and see a reduction in crimes within Haringey.

The aim is to identify and support local organisations that currently deliver or plan to deliver work that will: clearly evidence a reduction, prevention and/or community engagement to make Haringey a safer place and reduce crime.

For more information, please see here

To apply, please complete the application form here

Sport England Community Asset Fund

This is a new capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community. As well as traditional sports facilities, there are thousands of outdoor spaces up and down the country with great potential to be used and enjoyed as part of an active lifestyle. Sport England is keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people play sport and get active. Click here for more information.

The Summer Give

The Summer Give is an online match funding campaign run by the Big Give in partnership with The Childhood Trust, London’s child poverty charity. The campaign is focused on alleviating the impact of child poverty during the summer holidays when children are particularly vulnerable.

Charities working with children in London over the school holidays are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications open on 27 February 2017. Please refer to the website for more information and to register an interest.

Tesco Bags of Help initiative

Tesco has changed the way it distributes funding from its Bags of Help initiative. From December 2016 it will give more charities and groups the chance to share in the £24 million it distributes from the income received from charging for plastic bags. Customers will now be invited to vote for their favourite community projects every month, rather than every nine months. Groups will get grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000, to use and develop outdoor spaces in ways that will benefit their local community. Click here for more information.

Tottenham Hale ward funding opportunity

Tottenham Hale ward has been given a small sum of money (£10k) for local projects for this financial year. The three ward councillors (Lorna Reith, Reg Rice and Vincent Carroll) make the decision about which projects get funded. They are now calling for applications and will give priority to bids addressing one of the following two themes:

  • Projects which help improve the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of older people
  • Projects which help young people avoid getting involved in gangs.

Click here for general information about eligibility and an application form.

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund – Development Grants Scheme

(Deadline: 4 May 2017)

Core funding for charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies in the UK that are working to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders to help them make a step-change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future.
More information here

Trust for London

(Deadline 30th May 2017)

Trust for London fund work which tackles poverty and inequality in the capital. They support work providing greater insights into the root causes of London’s social problems and how they can be overcome; activities which help people improve their lives; and work empowering Londoners to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes.

Please see website here for more information.

Veolia Recycling Fund for Communities

(Deadline: 30 April 2017)

Veolia London has launched its Recycling Fund for Communities, a new community fund for 2017 designed to support small grassroots projects in London that inspire people to think differently about waste and resources, by making use of recycled or reused materials and/or helping to protect the local environment. The fund can provide a cash boost of up to £1,000 for equipment, materials and volunteers to help get projects off the ground.

The Fund is being managed via community crowdsourcing website, SpaceHive, which allows projects to fundraise from multiple targets and attract support from within the community at the same time. Click here for more details and to apply.


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