Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities available for charities.

funding sources

Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants is always open for applications from charities and community organisations to bid for up to £1,500. Three projects in 575 local communities are voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months.

Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers.

Details are available here.

Philip Henman Trust

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world.

The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year.

Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation to support community-based living for the disabled in Rwanda; and Just a Drop, a schools water and sanitation project in Kenya.

Deadline for applications is 10th September, more details available here.

Women Make Music

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career.

The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music.

The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Woman make Music Grants Programme and the closing date for applications is the 14th June 2021.

Deadline for applications is 18th June more details are available here.

CHCP Foundation - Small Grants Programme

Not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annual incomes of under £30,000 can now apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship.

The funding is available to support volunteer led activities, projects or one-off events related to health or wellbeing that may include, for example, dance, drama or football etc.

There are 3 rounds per year in March, July and November. The next deadline for CHCP Foundation small grant applications is 1 July 2021, 5pm. Details are available here.

FCC Community Action Fund (England)

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities.

This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature reserves; public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access; and Museums.

The funding is being made available through the FCC Community Action Fund and is available to projects located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment site.

Deadline for applications is 1st June, more details are available here.


Avon and Somerset Police - Road Safety Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in Avon and Somerset for projects that improve road safety and prevent road traffic injuries. The funding is being made available through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust’s Road Safety Grant.

Deadline for applications is 1st June and details can be found here.

Museums Galleries Scotland - Covid-19 Adaption Fund

Museums Galleries Scotland has launched a £330,000 fund to support museums in Scotland with the costs of re-opening safely while restrictions are still in place due to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund will provide grants of up to £7,500 for museums, and up to £10,000 for partnerships, to support the costs of essential adaptations, equipment and training that will ensure the safety and confidence of staff, volunteers and visitors, and enable them to reopen safely in accordance with government guidance.

Funding can be used to cover costs such as PPE, screens and barriers, signage, and contactless payment technology.

More details are available here.

Heritage Fund - Community Woodlands

Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations for projects that will restore, enhance and in some instances acquire land to create new community woodlands in Wales.

Funding is available through the Community Woodlands Fund for community-led projects which create new blocks of woodland and improve existing woodland, such as street trees within an urban neighbourhood, or a broad corridor including a new footpath to link two existing woodlands.

Funding could be used for the installation of footpaths, and the adoption of a woodland by the local community. The Scheme is jointly funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government.

Deadline for applications is 21st June and details are available here.

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