September's Funding News

September's Funding News

Tree Council: Branching Out Fund, apply any time for projects that must be completed by 31st March 2021

  • Size of grant available: £300-£1,500
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support communities and children/young people aged up to 21 to run well-planned tree/hedge planting and care projects during the winter of 2020/21 (November 2020-March 2021)
  • Additional information: Preference for activities to be run during National Tree Week 28th November–6th December 2020
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7407 9992/07927 550431
  • Email: info@treecouncil.org.uk
  • Website: https://bit.ly/2SdG4Lv




Weavers' Company:
Benevolent Fund, Charitable Grants. Due to Coronavirus pandemic deadlines/meeting dates have been altered, next deadline 19th November 2020 for Committee meeting 22nd February 2021

  • Size of grant available: Up to £15,000 per annum (most grants for one year only)
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Disadvantaged young people (aged 5-30) at risk of criminal involvement giving them opportunities to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society; young offenders/ex-offenders and prisoners/ex-prisoners addressing their complex problems
  • Additional information: Only small local registered charities with income below £100,000 a year can apply
  • Contact details: Mrs. Anne Howe (Charities Officer), telephone 020 7606 1155
  • Email: charity@weavers.org.uk
  • Website: https://bit.ly/30fBWiH


Schroder Charity Trust: Apply any time, trustees meet twice a year around June and November

  • Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 (average grant in 2019/20 was £4,368) with 20% success rate
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support a variety of purposes as follows: education for young people; community projects/activities; environment and conservation; health; arts and culture; international development; heritage; the Armed Forces
  • Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 3170 5793
  • E-mail: info@schrodercharitytrust.org
  • Website: https://bit.ly/3ie7jQL


Department of Health and Social Care: VCSE health and wellbeing fund Starting Well, apply by 30th October 2020, applications will be assessed in November/December with decisions in December 2020.

  • Size of grant available: £200,000-£510,000 over three years to expand/develop existing schemes for projects focused on starting well in life in areas of high deprivation
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects that develop/expand services for children from preconception up to two-and-a-half years old so they receive the best possible start in life focusing on improving health outcomes in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities
  • Additional information: This is a partnership programme between Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and Improvement and Public Health England (PHE)
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7210 4850
  • E-mail: startingwell@dhsc.gov.uk
  • Website: https://bit.ly/3jfCWLf


Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations: LGBT+ Futures National Emergencies Trust Fund, apply any time

  • Size of grant available: Main grants £5,001-£15,000 (must be fully spent by 31st May 2021) from a £350,000 funding pot available to Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) non-profit groups, organisations and projects
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work that addresses the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic; support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations affected by Covid-19
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7064 6500
  • E-mail: grants@consortium.lgbt
  • Website: https://bit.ly/34aprWT


Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations: LGBT+ Futures National Emergencies Trust Fund, apply any time

  • Size of grant available: Small grants up to £5,000 (must be fully spent by 31st May 2021) from a £350,000 funding pot available to Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) non-profit groups, organisations and projects
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work that addresses the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic; support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations affected by Covid-19
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7064 6500
  • Email: grants@consortium.lgbt
  • Website: https://bit.ly/33fMRuI


Fat Beehive Foundation: Apply any time, trustees meet quarterly in January, April, July and October

  • Size of grant available: Small Grants up to £2,500 for websites/digital products so that organisations can carry out their work in a more efficient/effective way resulting in positive social benefit
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Funding priorities: environmental protection/climate change mitigation; human rights; international development; equality and diversity; social justice; refugees; housing; education; art/culture; health/wellbeing; prisoner rehabilitation
  • Additional information: Only registered charities with annual turnover below £1M can apply
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7739 8704
  • Email: hello@fatbeehivefoundation.org.uk
  • Website: https://bit.ly/2Seb7Hf


Birmingham Disability Resource Centre: Disabled Peoples Organisations Covid-19 Emergency Fund, apply by 5th October with grants to be awarded by 30th October 2020

  • Size of grant available: £1.5M fund providing grants £1,000-£25,000 for grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) to respond to Covid-19 needs of disabled people during eight months funding period 1st November 2020-30th June 2021 (£174,000 has been allocated to the Midlands region)
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Following Coronavirus pandemic looking for Covid-19 related work addressing independent living, isolation and income helping local disabled people access benefits/entitlements and manage their debt issues

  • Additional information: Only DPO's with minimum 51% of governing body/management committee made up of disabled people set up to support disabled people/advance their equality and inclusion can apply

  • Contact details: Neha Parmar or Steve Moralee, telephone 07929 203183

  • Email: nparmar@disability.co.uk or smoralee@disability.co.uk

  • Website: https://bit.ly/36kax2M


Philip Bates Trust: Apply by the end of January, May or September for trustee meetings in February, June and October

  • Size of grant available: Up to £500 (organisations) or £100-£250 (individuals) for up to 12 months

  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Advance the education of young people aged under 25 in the arts by encouraging/supporting their creative and artistic achievements or by developing their creative and artistic interests/skills

  • Additional information: Prioritise applications from organisations (prefer specific projects) and individuals in the West Midlands

  • Contact details: Telephone 0121 747 5705

  • Email: info@philipbatestrust.org.uk

  • Website: https://bit.ly/2EQwMSQ



Groundwork/Tesco: Tesco community grant, apply any time

  • Size of grant available: Up to £1,000 available during October, November and December 2020 for projects that can be completed within twelve months

  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support local projects focusing on vulnerable/at risk children/young people addressing their mental health through outdoor/non statuary educational activities, helping young carers affected by isolation or loneliness and providing bereavement counselling

  • Additional information: The priority of this fund is to address child poverty that has been further impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic where vulnerable children/young people are affected by challenging home/family circumstances and organisations are able to offer family support

  • Contact details: Jenna Small (Community Project Officer), telephone 07796 695452

  • Email: Jenna.Small@groundwork.org.uk

  • Website: https://bit.ly/3lciBXR



National Lottery Community Fund: Leaders with Lived Experience 2020, apply by 13th October 2020

  • Size of grant available: £20,000-£50,000 (expect to award 30-40 grants)

  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations set up/run by leaders with first-hand experience of a social issue to create positive change for communities and people shaping how these communities move towards recovery and renewal following the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic

  • Contact details: Telephone 028 9568 0143

  • Email: livedexperience@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

  • Website: https://bit.ly/34aaGDo



Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

  • The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund support the care and relief of children, young people and adults affected by learning disabilities prioritising severe learning difficulties with or without autism. They offer two levels of grant funding as follows:

  • 1. General Grant Programme above £10,000 for registered charities only. Trustees meet in March, June and November each year and the deadlines are 1st December, March and August.

  • 2. Small Grant Programme up to £10,000. Applications can be made at any time however if the request is above £5,000 then the application will be referred to the next trustee meeting held in March, June or November.

  • Most grants provided are one-off.

  • For more information contact Ann Cooper (Secretary) or Sharon Green (Administrator):

  • Tel: 01582 439225

  • E-mail: info@bailythomas.org.uk

  • Website: https://bit.ly/3kZlpap



School for Social Entrepreneurs Community Business Trade Up Programme

  • The Community Business Trade Up Programme is available for community businesses prioritising those that are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led and/or are located in/giving support to BAME/very deprived or disadvantaged local communities enabling them to recover/rebuild their income and impact. As part of this FREE support programme Trade Back grants up to £10,000 are provided to help “early stage” (1-5 years old) community businesses adapt, digitise and diversify income from trading so that they become stronger and more sustainable.

  • Only locally rooted organisations benefitting the local neighbourhood and are accountable to the local community (trading for their benefit) by making a broad community impact can apply by sending an Expression of Interest to register for an application. The programme will run 1st April-30th Nov 2021 for a duration of 12 days spread over a 9 month period. To learn more about this programme there is an information webinar on 15th October 2020 at 10.30am.

  • For more information contact: Amber Sorrell (SSE programme manager)

  • Tel: 020 7089 9120

  • E-mail: applications@sse.org.uk

  • Website: https://bit.ly/3jhhFkh



Youth Futures Foundation

  • The Youth Future Foundation support work aimed at young people aged 14-24 from diverse backgrounds and who are furthest from the labour market helping them overcome barriers to finding meaningful work in which they can progress providing two grant programmes:

  • 1. Development Grants £30,000–£150,000 per annum for 1-2 years for delivery and development plus non-financial support through training and peer learning working with 50-150 young people per year.

  • 2. Impact Grants £100,000–£1.2M per annum for 1-5 years for delivery/independent evaluation plus non-financial support through training and peer learning working with over 150 young people per year.

  • Only organisations with annual turnover above £100,000 that have been operating for at least three years can apply. Applicants must have a track record of working directly with young people who are, or are at risk of, becoming NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) facing barriers to finding and keeping decent jobs improving access to employment/the labour market for them

  • Applications can be made at any time.

  • For more information contact:

  • Tel: 020 7553 4539

  • E-mail: grants@youthfuturesfoundation.org

  • Website: https://bit.ly/3jf6zMI



National Lottery Community Fund

The Reaching Communities and Awards for All grant programmes are currently prioritising applications for projects addressing COVID-19 in communities. During the Coronavirus pandemic both programmes will provide emergency funding to organisations supporting people and communities experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of COVID-19.

Size of grants available are as follows:

• Awards for All £300-£10,000 (unchanged).

• Reaching Communities grants are usually above £10,000 however during this period amounts available are £10,000-£100,000 for up to six months.

In addition, following the closure of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund on 17th August 2020, applications are invited for the following COVID-19 Response Funds each one available to cover six months expenditure:

1. £10,001-£100,000 prioritising organisations that are people led involving their beneficiaries in the design, development and delivery of projects/activities. A strengths-based approach should be adopted building on the knowledge, skills and experience people/communities already have to make the changes they want. In addition applicants must be aware of other activities/services in the community and how these can be complimented providing added value by being connected.

2. £10,001-£100,000 to support partnerships (new or existing) led by a voluntary or community sector organisation helping communities thrive by testing new approaches to the issues affecting them.

3. £300-£10,000 for projects/activities led by beneficiaries who are involved in the design, development and delivery of the work planned.

These three funding programmes are available for projects and organisations that provide a vital role in helping their communities during the Coronavirus pandemic supporting:

• work with disadvantaged people/communities facing specific challenges;

• those in crisis providing them with advice and support;

• people and their families with end-of-life care;

• elderly/disabled people including those with long-term health conditions;

• lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) communities;

• Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Applications to all five programmes can be made at any time.

For more information contact:

Tel: 028 9568 0143

E-mail: Midlandsteam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or general.enquiries@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

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