The Bridge Renewal Trust is working to encourage and support organisations to apply for funding. Subscribe to our Community Impact News Bulletin here to receive regular updates on funding opportunities.

Please let us know if you decide to apply for any of the funds below. You may also contact us if you need clarification and support to enable you to apply. Please let us know by emailing [email protected]

The opportunities below are not focused on the COVID-19 crisis


The Crisis Grant 

The Crisis Grant is open to those who are employed in the UK social care sector in a role that is involved in or supports the provision of adult, elderly or disability care, and who have had a change in circumstances in the last year that has had a significant financial impact such as:

  • A sudden or unexpected loss of income
  • A sudden or unexpected illness or injury
  • A sudden or unexpected change in living circumstances or loss of home
  • A relationship breakdown
  • An issue of domestic abuse
  • Death of a close relative

Update: You can now also apply for Child Care costs for up to £2000

Grant awards are typically limited to a maximum of £500. Maximum grants for daily living costs are limited to £250, which can assist with:

Daily living expenses, essential white-goods, essential household items, moving cost, health improvement aids and adaptations, travel expenses to hospital, essential household repairs, car repairs, funeral costs, bankruptcy and Debt Relief Order (DRO) application fee, fees to prevent eviction

More information here


The Morrisons Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000.

More information


The Edward Gostling Foundation - Small grants

Funding available for organisations working to enhance the quality of the lives of people living with a mental and/or physical disability or a long-term illness.

Under this programme, the Foundation aim to make decisions within 1 month of the application date. This programme is aimed at charities needing urgent grant support of up to £5K to help maintain an existing service. Any grant awards made under this programme are unrestricted and may be used to meet the cost of any charitable activity, however the grant must be spent within 6 months of receipt.

Apply here


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

The Ann Rylands Small Donations programme makes grants of up to £1,500 to support smaller charities across the UK providing support for older people, people with disabilities or others facing difficulties in their lives. Applications are only accepted from registered charities. Successful applicants are awarded grants of up to £1,500 towards the charity’s core costs or to support a specific project.

  • Applications are prioritised from charities which offer practical support for:
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities or living with serious illness, or
  • People facing challenges with mental health, social exclusion, Homelessness or other difficulties in their lives.

Apply here


Yapp Charitable Trust

Grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England (total annual expenditure of less than £40K) to help sustain their existing work. Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year and we will fund for up to three years.

Priority groups:

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 - 25
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

Apply here


Youth Futures Foundation

Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. We are looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to more young people.

Development Grants
Financial support available: £30,000 – £100,000 pa for delivery and development
Duration: 1-2 years
Supporting towards employment: Over 50 young people per year

Impact Grants
Financial support available:Circa £100,000 – £800,000 pa for delivery +
An independent evaluation paid for separately by Youth Futures
Duration:1-5 years
Supporting towards employment: Over 150 young people per year

Apply here


The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund  

Grants general and research work with people with learning disabilities. “Learning disabilities” is the same as “intellectual disabilities”; these terms are inter-changeable.for general and research work with people with learning disabilities. 

Application for funding is normally considered for capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs. Grants are awarded for amounts from £250 and depend on a number of factors including the purpose, the total funding requirement and the potential sources of other funds including, in some cases, match funding.

The Fund operates two general grant funding streams, a General Grant Programme for appeals over £10,000 and a Small Grant Programme for appeals below £10,000.

Apply here


Marsh Christian Trust

Funding is available for registered charities such as small organisations to help pay for various running costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. Marsh Christian Trust's funding strategy is to provide long-term core funding for such costs, for organisations who depend on unrestricted income in order to meet their operating needs. Grant funded areas are as follows:

- Arts and heritage  
- Education and training 
- Environmental causes and animal welfare 
- Healthcare  
- Social welfare 

Grants are unrestricted and range from £300-£2,000. Successful new applicants can expect to receive a grant at the lower end of this scale. 

Apply here


Garfield Weston - Regular Grants Programme

The Regular Grants Programme is open all year round for grants under £100,000. The Foundation awards grants for Capital, Project and Revenue costs.

  • UK registered charities working in the UK 
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) 
  • Schools, universities or registered educational charities that are either exempt under Charity Commission guidelines or are
    registered charities 
  • Faith based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities
  • Housing associations 
  • Museums and galleries 

Apply here


The Tudor Trust 

The Tudor Trust wants to support smaller groups which work directly with people who are on the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and independence.

Apply here


This page was last updated 02 December 2020

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