Grants News

Building Connections Fund (reminder)

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 to support current work that helps to prevent or reduce loneliness and help people, communities and local services connect in a variety of different ways.

The funding is to be used to for projects which reach out to people of all ages who feel lonely or isolated, and encourage them to take part in activities, helping them to feel more connected. This could include making the most of community spaces, improving access to transport, using digital technology, or joining up local services to have a bigger reach.

The funding must be spent on activities that will directly prevent or reduce loneliness and help to build connections between individuals and communities.

Find out more here.
Application deadline: Main fund closes Friday 24 August by 12 noon.
Telephone the Big Advice Line on 0345 4 10 20 30

Architectural Heritage Fund

A social investment programme to support UK-based community and social businesses working with or within buildings of heritage significance. The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is an independent charity that promotes the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK by providing advice, information and financial assistance in the form of early project grants and loans for projects undertaken by charities and not-for-private profit organisations.

The Fund can provide either:

  • Standalone unsecured loan finance.
  • A blend of both loan finance and community shares.

Applications are invited from UK organisations with a built heritage focus, which operate on a not-for-private profit basis, and which bring about demonstrable and positive impacts upon their respective communities and society as a whole. Find out more here:

Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund

An £8 million fund available to organisations in England and Wales to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse. Bids are encouraged from commissioning bodies and consortia. Find out more here

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