Funding Opportunities

Comic Relief’s Safe, Secure Settled Fund – One Month Left to Apply

Comic Relief continues to accept proposals from not-for-profit organisations to support projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil and Kenya that are using sport to improve the lives of children and young people (up to 25 years) who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives.

Grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available to cover a period of between two and four years. The grant request should be appropriate to the size of the organisation that is applying.

Projects should take a creative approach, use sport as a tool for social change in their approach and contribute to at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Children and young people increase and/or sustain their engagement with education.
  • Children and young people have increased pathways into training or employment.
  • More children and young people have a safe and supportive network or trusted place to go for advice.
  • Children and young people increase life skills, for example money management, daily living skills, legal rights, problem solving, creative thinking, communication, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, assertiveness, empathy, coping with stress, trauma and loss, resilience.

Proposals will need to:

  • Go above and beyond confidence building and be able to demonstrate how sport can be used to achieve positive social change.
  • Demonstrate wider social outcomes and not just focus on increasing participation in sport for the physical health benefits.

Comic Relief ‘wants to hear from organisations who can demonstrate a deep understanding of what makes a positive difference for young people in this situation in their local context’.

Applications for work in India, South Africa, Brazil or Kenya can be made by a locally registered organisation directly delivering the project or in partnership with a UK-based organisation.

Please note that applications that are made earlier in the process may be reviewed before the deadline of midday on 14 June 2018. Click here for more information.

New Opening Date for Green Hall Foundation’s Next Grant Round

Charities in the UK looking for funding for projects or equipment to support their work can apply to the Foundation from 1 September this year, rather than 1 November, following changes to its next application cycle.

Formerly known as the Constance Green Foundation, the Green Hall Foundation aims to sustainably improve lives among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged, particularly in the UK, and supports a wide range of charitable work, with some preference towards the fields of social welfare and medicine.

Grants of around £1,000 to £10,000 are available to assist with special projects or the purchase of specific equipment that will make a tangible and lasting difference to the relevant charity, such as:

  • Where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required.
  • Where permanent equipment is needed or building required.

Preference is given to projects that will benefit a number of people rather than just a few.

The next application cycle will now open on 1 September 2018 (9am).

Only the first 100 applications will go forward to the Trustees for consideration. Once the limit has been reached, the application cycle will be closed. Click here for more information.

Diversity Access Fund

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has announced a Diversity Access Fund for this year’s Fundraising Convention. This will enable people working or volunteering in fundraising to apply for bursaries to attend, covering both ticket prices and travel or accommodation costs.

The IoF is dedicated to increasing the diversity of the fundraising profession and the Diversity Access Fund is designed to enable a wider diversity of fundraisers to attend this important event. You have until 8 June to apply for the fund and you can find more details here.

Warburtons Community Grants of up to £250

Warburtons the bakers make grants to charitable organisations across England for a wide range of community benefit. Based on its localism approach, Warburtons’ community investment funds are allocated to its local bakeries and depots. This helps the company to make the best decisions for the local community. Applications for grants are open four times a year. The next deadline is 16 May. Read more and applyClick here for more information.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales – Invest

Invest provides longer term core or direct delivery funding for charities which meet the programme aim and are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work. Deadline 18 May. Click here for more information.

MacRobert Trust

Every year, the MacRobert Trust conducts a programme of charitable donations, grants and awards using income from financial investments, and surplus income generated by the estate and its activities. Overall, this amounts to over £1 million a year. Deadline 31 May. Click here for more information.


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