General funding

Below is a list of ongoing general grants for you to have a browse through.

Please note: the ongoing grants listed below do not represent all the funds available to groups.

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If you wish to make a key-word search, please click below on the relevant section, then press CTRL + F. In the search box that pops up,  write down the funding body or the name of the grant your are looking for.

 

Please note this page is reviewed monthly. For this reason, please always have a look at the funder’s websites for up-to-date information. If you know of other sources to be included below please email communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire - Community Safety and Serious Violence Fund / Deadline: 25 July

Grants up to £30,000 are available for community groups and organisations in North Yorkshire to support projects focused on community safety. Deadline: 25 July.

Adint Charitable Trust

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be in the range of £5,000 to £10,000 to registered charities for general charitable purposes, but has a preference for charities working in the fields of education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation. Apply anytime. Applications should be in writing to the address below and include full details of the charity for which funding is requested. adintct@btinternet.com

Affordable Homes Programme 2021-26

Discretionary grants are now live for councils, housing associations and private providers as part of Homes England’s £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme. The programme will be delivered over five years from 2021 to 2026, providing up to 180,000 new homes across the nation. (Deadline: ongoing).

Allen Lane Foundation

Average grants are around £5,000 for various funding programmes. Currently these are Young People, Asylum seekers and refugees, Gypsies and Travellers, Offenders and ex-offenders, Older people, People experiencing mental health problems and People experiencing violence or abuse. They are particularly interested in unusual, imaginative or pioneering projects which have perhaps not yet caught the public imagination.

Alpkit Foundation

Grants of between £50 and £500 are available to community groups, schools and other not-for-profit organisations. The funding is for grassroots direct action projects that tackle issues such as diversity and inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of the natural environment and health and well-being. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered every two months.

Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust

Registered UK based charities who support people of all ages, who are socially disadvantaged and/or have mental and/or physical disabilities can apply for grants. Applications up to a maximum of £10,000 can be made. UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £500,000 can apply. Applications can be made at any time and are considered twice a year in Spring and Autumn.

Astor Foundation

Grants, £250 to £1500, to registered charities in the UK undertaking a variety of charitable activities. Applications should be in writing to the secretary and must include accounts and an annual report if available. The Trustees meet twice yearly, usually in October and April. Tel 07901 737488; email astor.foundation@gmail.com

Aviva Community Fund (with Crowdfunding)

Grants up to £50,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign for projects that address Aviva’s current themes of climate champions and financial empowerment. Apply anytime.

BA Better World Community Fund (with Crowdfunding)

Grants are available for charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises in the UK who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign to support projects that deliver benefits for climate, communities and nature. Please note this is a match-funding initiative delivered in partnership with Crowdfunder and thus not a traditional grant scheme (funds awarded are conditional upon applicants first securing crowdfunding via Crowdfunder’s platform). The funding is for innovative projects that can help create a better world. Grants of up to £50,000 can be awarded. BA will match up to 50% of the money raised by groups through Crowdfunder, up to a maximum of £50,000.

Benefact Trust – Community Impact Fund (Capital funding included)

Grants are available for churches, cathedrals, denominational bodies, Christian charities, schools, and theological institutions across the UK to deliver projects and activities that have a positive impact on communities. Funding is awarded at the discretion of the trustees. Funding can be used to cover direct capital and/or revenue costs. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Benefact Trust - General Grants (Capital funding included)

Grants are available for churches of all denominations and Christian charities in the UK that are repairing, restoring, protecting and improving church buildings, cathedrals and places of Christian workshops, and helping the most vulnerable by tackling pressing social issues, including homelessness, poverty, climate change and cultural cohesion. Most of the grants awarded are between £1,000 and £15,000 for projects with a total cost of up to £1 million. Larger grants are available for projects costing over £1 million. Grants normally fund capital projects and equipment. Applications from all parts of the UK are welcome, particularly from areas of social and economic deprivation. Apply any time.

Benefact Trust – Methodist Grants

Grants of up to £100,000 are available, based on a percentage of the project costs, to Methodist churches, circuits and districts, and some key Methodist heritage sites across the UK to support building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement, and improving accessibility. Funding will support Methodist churches in their mission and ministry with a particular focus on church growth, community engagement, accessibility, building development, and projects with an environmental benefit. There is no fixed deadline. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Bettys and Taylors Group Community Fund

Grants up to £10,000 are now live for small charitable organisations in North Yorkshire whose work is primarily focused on enabling employability and social mobility. Deadline: 1 July.

 

Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation (Capital Funding included)

One-off capital grants are available to registered charities in England, as well as those with ‘accepted’ and ‘exempt’ status, for projects in the areas of community, education, health and social welfare. Although applicants may specify how much funding they need, the Trustees decide the level of grant to award based on the information contained within the application. The Foundation offers three levels of grants:

  • Large grants of £20,000 and above
  • Medium grants of up to £20,000
  • Small grants of £5,000 and under.

The majority (roughly 60%) of grants awarded are under £5,000. Grants exceeding £25,000 are exceptional and are typically awarded to major capital projects. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed in order of receipt.

Big Local

Big Local is a place-based investment programme supporting residents in 150 Big Local areas around England to lead change in their area. The funding provides at least £1 million to each of 150 communities across England. A few areas operate local small grants schemes/commissioning opportunities. Applicants should contact their local partnership for details on how to get involved and apply for funding. Groups should check the Big Local website to find out if their location is eligible.

British Science Week 2024 - Community Grant Scheme

£1,000 grants are available for community-based groups and organisations to create events or activities that engage underrepresented audiences as part of British Science Week (BSW) 2024. No deadline specified.

Broadacres Community Development Fund

Grants of up to £500 are available to community organisations based in Broadacres Housing Association locations of Yorkshire and the North East of England for projects that deliver benefits to local residents. Funding is intended for projects and activities that deliver at least one of the following themes:

  • Community Projects: Set up or support of projects that promote personal or community development
  • Environmental Projects: Projects and activities that are focussed on and improve the sustainability and environment of local communities
  • Health & Wellbeing Projects: Projects that tackle health and wellbeing issues, particularly those that benefit children
  • Inclusion: Projects that address issues around digital, social, and financial inclusion.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Britford Bridge Trust

Grants are available to UK registered charities involved in the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or the saving of lives; and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science. Grants are typically up to £30,000. Applications can be made throughout the year and are reviewed quarterly with cut off dates of: 30 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December each year.

Bruce Wake Trust

Discretionary grants are being offered by the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust to charitable organisations who lead projects that encourage and assist the provision of leisure services for disabled people. Deadline: ongoing.

CAF Venturesome

Social investment loans are available for charities, community groups and social enterprises throughout the UK to sustain and grow their social impact. CAF Venturesome offers affordable social investment loans of between £10,000 and £400,000 to charities and social enterprises to support them to grow and thrive. It provides the following funds:

  • Development Fund – loans to build the capacity of high-impact social organisations (Unsecured, but in some cases secured, loans and standby facilities from £25,000 to £600,000+, repayable up to six years)
  • Community-Led Housing Fund – loans and blended finance to support building of affordable homes in the community (Loans and blended finance from £20,000 to £400,000)
  • SE-Assist Fund – a place-based fund that works with businesses, the community and the public sector to help early stage social enterprises with interest-free loans (Interest-free loans from £10,000 to £30,000 to help early stage social enterprises to build capacity).

Support may be accessed at any time.

Calmcott Trust

Discretionary grants are available for charitable organisations undertaking health, education, welfare or arts projects in Yorkshire. Call 01904 424340 to find out more about this grant. Deadline: ongoing.

Cayo Foundation

Discretionary grants are available to registered charities for projects taking place that are charitable in nature. Call 020 7248 6700 to find out more about this grant. Deadline: Ongoing.

Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust

Grants are available to registered charities for projects that benefit Yorkshire through the relief of need, particularly those related to youth, old age, welfare and medicine. Registered charities, schools, further education establishments, primary care trusts, hospitals or medical research organisations in Yorkshire can apply. Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees. Apply any time. Applications are considered at quarterly meetings which take place in March, June, September and December. The deadline for each meeting is the last Friday in January, April, July and October.

Clothworkers' Foundation (Capital funding included)

Capital grants are available to UK registered charities working in the UK in one of the following areas: communities experiencing racial inequalities, disabilities, domestic and sexual abuse, economic disadvantage, homelessness, LGBT+ communities, older people facing disadvantage, prison and rehabilitation, substance misuse and addiction, and young people facing disadvantage. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees who will determine what level of grant they will give. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Constance Travis Charitable Trust

Grants are available for local, national and international charities for activities in medical care and research, environment protection, international aid, animal welfare, community projects, social mobility enhancement, educational projects and outreach in the arts. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. From 2019, the Trust’s strategy has been to award larger grants to fewer charities. Applicants should note that the Trust does not maintain a website. Applications can be made at any time and must be made in writing. The Trustees may make grants with no formal application; however, if considered appropriate, organisations may be invited to submit a formal application. For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please email Mr Ernest Raymond Anthony Travis travistrust86@yahoo.co.uk.

Co-operative Bank Customer Donation Fund

The Co-operative Bank offer Community Directplus account holders the opportunity to apply for up to £1,000 for community projects  through their unique Customer Donation Fund. Deadlines: end of September, end of March (scroll down to bottom of webpage to download application form).

Cuthbert Horn Trust

Grants are available for UK registered charities for general charitable purposes. This is a small trust with a small amount of funding to give away each year. Although funding is at the discretion of the Trustees, grants tend to be for about £4,000. Voluntary and community organisations operating in the UK are eligible to apply. The Trust does not have a website or a formal application form. Applications should be made in writing with details of the project. Applications are considered once per year at an annual Trustee meeting.

Tel: 020 7306 9100
Email: ian.woodhouse@arnoldhill.co.uk

Dulverton Trust

Grants of between £25,000 and £35,000 are available to UK registered charities working to produce significant impact in the Trust’s priority areas: youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation, heritage, Africa (Kenya and Uganda), and international stability and reconstruction. Priority is given to organisations that are medium-sized (with income between £200,000 and £3 million), have a national footprint and do not receive a significant proportion of income from government or local authority contracts. Apply any time.

DWF Foundation

One-off grants are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that enable communities achieve their full potential. Funding is usually at the discretion of the Foundation but the majority of grants are under £5,000. Projects must address one of the following themes which complement DWF’s Corporate Social Responsibility:

Education, employability, homelessness, health and wellbeing, environment and sustainability. Applicants will need to provide their local DWF office location as the local offices are involved in the distribution of funding and have knowledge of the local area. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered at the Grant Committee Meeting in March, June, and December. The Foundation runs online sessions on making an application. Book your place here.

Eastfield Cash for Causes Grant Scheme

Grants are available for charities, voluntary and community groups, and businesses that are for community benefit in Eastfield to develop projects and activities that improve health and wellbeing, community facilities, access to green spaces and employment opportunities for local communities. There is no maximum or minimum award size. Grants will be awarded at the discretion of the Council. Apply anytime.

Eastgate Solar Farm Community Benefit Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for local groups to support projects and activities that will have positive social, economic and/or environmental impacts within 4 km of Scarborough YO12 4NE. Applications are open between 30 October 2023 and 30 September 2024. Decisions will be made quarterly. The funding will be allocated on a ‘first come first served basis’.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Grants

Grants are available to organisations doing legally charitable work in the UK that focuses on the Foundation’s funding priorities of improving the natural world, securing a fairer future, and strengthening the bonds in communities in the UK.

The minimum grant size is £30,000. Applicants should apply for the amount that they need. The Foundation makes grants across a fairly wide spectrum of sizes.

Expressions of Interest are accepted on a rolling basis with no deadlines.

To apply for funding, organisations first need to complete the eligibility quiz available on the Foundation’s website to determine if their organisation meets the minimum criteria for support.

Forces in Mind Trust

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to support ex-Service men or women and their families as they make the transition to civilian life within the UK. Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. Not-for-profit organisations – from small groups and charities to larger institutions such as universities – working for the benefit of ex-Service men or women and their families can apply. There is a two-stage application process. The Trust aims to respond to the initial application within three months of receipt.

Foyle Foundation Main Grants Scheme

Grants are available to registered charities in the UK such as registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), excepted charities and exempt charities to support the performing or visual arts and for projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learning. The majority of grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000 for revenue projects, with some larger grants possible depending upon need and purpose. Applicants requesting funding of £75,000 or more for a building project should contact the Foundation to discuss their request before starting their application. Please note the revised criteria for the Main Grants Programme  for support due to the consequences of the pandemic. Apply any time.

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

Grants are available to smaller charities registered and operating in the UK for projects that will make a significant impact on their work. The Foundation’s priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities that are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, and disadvantaged or the general community. This is a highly competitive scheme, and the Trust receives many more applications than it is able to fund. Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 are available for 12 months. One-year grants are available for core costs, projects, essential equipment, or building projects.  UK charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to charities that are working at grass roots and local community level. Apply any time.

Garfield Weston Foundation (Capital Funding included)

Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage. The Foundation offers two levels of funding, which can be used towards capital, revenue or project costs:

  • Regular Grants of up to £100,000
  • Major Grants of £100,000 and above. (When awarding major grants, the Foundation typically expects the project and organisation’s overall annual income to be in excess of £1 million.)

Applications for a Regular Grant of less than £100,000 may be made at any time throughout the year and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. There are no deadlines.

Gay and Peter Hartley’s Hillards Charitable Trust

One-off grants of up to £1,000 are available for local voluntary and community organisations doing charitable work to improve social welfare in areas formerly served by a Hillards store in North and Central England. In North Yorkshire, eligible areas are Scarborough, Selby, and Skipton. Registered charities, not-for-profit making, voluntary or community based organisations that are independent, locally managed and accountable (with a local bank account) can apply. Apply any time.

George A Moore Foundation

Grants are available for registered charities undertaking general charitable activities in North and West Yorkshire. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Most grants are in the range of £500 to £2,500. Registered charities that are locally based and working in North and West Yorkshire can apply. The Applications are accepted at any time and are considered at quarterly meetings (February, May, August and November).

Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charities for general charitable purposes in Great Britain. The Trustees have complete discretion as to the type of charitable work supported, however the Trust has focussed on supporting projects relating to young people, people with disabilities, the environment and the arts over the last few years. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to range from £500 to £2,500. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered quarterly in January, April, July and October.

Gosling Foundation

Grants are available for charitable organisations carrying out projects in the UK that benefit the Foundation’s focus areas: Royal Navy/Royal Marines, Youth, Education or Health. The minimum grant awarded is £5,000. There are no set grant amounts; trustees may award more or less than requested, and will rarely fully fund projects. Applications should therefore include a fundraising plan. Applications are accepted from registered charities/CIOs/CICs in the UK that have an income of less than £30 million per annum. Apply anytime.

Green Hall Foundation

Grants ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 are available for registered charities to fund special projects or the purchase of equipment that will benefit their charitable purposes. Deadline: 1 September.

Hamish Ogston Foundation

Grants/investments starting from £1.5 million are available for charities across the UK to deliver heritage, music, and health projects that promote long-term sustainability and measurable social outcomes. Charities that align with the Foundation’s guiding strategy and donation criteria can apply. Please note however that preference will be given to projects north of the line from the Severn to The Wash. Apply any time.

Henry Smith - Main Grants - Strengthening Communities

Grants between £20,000-£70,000 support  the running costs of small community-based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK to help people to make positive changes in their lives. Charities and not-for-profit organisations including community interest companies (CICs) can apply. Applications can be submitted at any time. There are no deadlines and applications are assessed when they are received.

Henry Smith Charity - Main Grants - Improving Lives

Grants of between £20,000 and £70,000 per year for one to three years are available for registered charities, social enterprises and constituted charitable groups to help people in the UK when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. Grants are for revenue costs and direct service delivery. Funded work should help people for whom other sources of support have failed, been inappropriate or are simply not available, and particularly, people who are excluded, vulnerable, or facing other forms of hardship. Apply any time.

Hodge Foundation (Jane Hodge Foundation)

Grants are available to UK registered or exempt charities for projects that address the objectives of the Foundation which are welfare, education, medical treatment and research, and religion. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. UK registered or exempt charities, such as special needs schools and universities, can apply. Apply anytime.

Hollyhock Charitable Foundation

Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups for projects which bring general benefit to residents and communities across Great Britain, with a focus on health, poverty, education and Christianity. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previously, the Foundation has awarded grants ranging from £5,000 to £400,000. Applications can be submitted at any time, for consideration on a quarterly basis.

Home Instead Charities

Grants up to £1,500 are available for small grassroots community groups and small local registered charities that provide activities and projects to prevent social isolation and loneliness for older people (the over 55s). Deadline: application windows are in January, April, July and October.

Howardian Hills AONB Project Fund (Capital Funding included)

Grants are available for public, private, and voluntary sector organisations to assist with works that contribute to the management of the landscape, biodiversity, historic environment and enjoyment of the Howardian Hills AONB, as well as community and sustainable development projects. Grants are normally in the range of £100 to £4,000, depending on the type of project. Some projects may be eligible for larger awards. Apply any time.

Jack Brunton Charitable Trust

Funding is available to support local organisations and groups working to benefit communities within the boundaries of the old North Riding of Yorkshire. Funding is at the discretion of the trustees. Apply any time.

John Ellerman Foundation

The Foundation aims to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world by focusing on three categories: arts, environment and social action. It seeks to support work that is genuinely distinctive, has a high impact and achieves positive change or long-lasting benefits. The Foundation’s website provides more detailed application guidance for each category. The minimum grant is £10,000, but there is no upper limit. Apply any time.

Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Fund

Grants are available to small local charities, voluntary organisations, and community groups for projects that are innovative and can demonstrate that they will make a real difference to the lives of local people in the Harrogate area. The scheme supports charitable projects in the Harrogate area (Felliscliffe, Hampsthwaite, Birstwith, Norwood, Menwith with Darley, Haverah Park with Beckwithshaw, and Fewston/Washburn) that:

  • Enhance quality of life for local residents
  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities
  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

The following funding is available:

  • Large grants of up to £3,200
  • Micro grants of up to £500.

The fund is open for micro grants. Applications can be made at any time and the foundation aims to respond with a decision within 4-6 weeks of receiving a fully completed application.

King Charles III Charitable Fund - Small Grants

Approximately 100 grants of up to £5,000 each year are awarded to not-for-profit organisations for grassroots, community-based projects that fall within the core funding themes of Heritage and conservation, Education, Health and wellbeing, Social inclusion, Environment or Countryside. Fund opens January 2024.

Laing Family Trusts (Capital Funding included)

The Laing Family Trusts include four grant-making trusts (Beatrice Laing Trust, Kirby Laing Foundation, Maurice and Hilda Laing Charitable Trust and Martin Laing Foundation) sharing one administration. Focus is on: the relief of poverty, the advancement of the evangelical Christian faith, education, particularly science and engineering, and youth development, medical research, social/ medical welfare projects, preservation of cultural/environmental heritage, improving access to the arts, and Relief of Poverty. Funding is available as follows:

  • The Beatrice Laing Trust – grants typically range between £2,000 and £10,000, although the Trust has the capacity to make a few larger grants each year
  • Maurice & Hilda Laing Trust – grants typically range between £5,000 and £25,000, although the Trust has the capacity to make a few larger grants each year
  • Kirby Laing Foundation – it is anticipated that most grants awarded will be in the region of £2,000 to £20,000
  • Martin Laing Foundation – most grants range between £500 and £10,000.

Apply anytime. Applications will automatically be directed to the most appropriate of the four Trusts.

Leathersellers’ Foundation - Small Grants Programme

One-off grants of up to £5,000 can be used to support the activities of small, registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations but not community interest companies, that are currently supporting vulnerable people and working in geographical areas of high deprivation.
Next application round opens on 4 December, then 2 January. Once 45 applications have been received the round closes. 10 rounds per year.

Liz & Terry Bramall Foundation

Funding is available to charities for projects that advance the Christian faith, promote urban and rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation, and relieve sickness within Yorkshire. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Although there is no set amount, grants tend to range from smaller grants of around £1,000 to a few larger grants of £275,000. Charities working in the Yorkshire region may apply. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at one of the quarterly Trustees’ meetings. These meetings are normally held in January, April, August and November but can be subject to change.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Three-year unrestricted grants of £75,000 with tailored development support aimed at helping to strengthen specialist charities (in one of 8 themes) and build the knowledge, skills and capabilities of staff and trustees. In addition, grants of up to £500 are available for groups who need accessibility support (such as a scribe or BSL interpreter) to apply for this programme.

This fund would sit well under the category, as per the website, “Social Enterprise and Organisational Development”.

Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good Fund

Grants are available for local community groups, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the UK for projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment. A total of £15,000 will be made available every three months, and five shortlisted organisations will each receive a share. Local community groups, charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises in the UK with an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months are welcome to apply. Applications can be submitted at any time. Funding will be awarded every three months in April, July, October, and January, with an application deadline of the 15th of the month before.

Marsh Charitable Trust

Grants are available for UK registered charities that are working in the fields of social welfare, healthcare, arts and heritage, environmental causes and animal welfare, and education and training. Grants range from £300 to £2,000 with new applications at the lower end of this scale. Funding is available for long-term, core funding for various running costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days or equipment maintenance for charities working in the fields mentioned above. Applications can be made at any time. The Trust does not have a standard application form.

Marshall and Viggars Charitable Trust

Grants of between £250 and £750 are available to charitable organisations based or working in Yorkshire and the Humber for projects that address disability; medical care, relief and welfare; medical research; care, relief or protection of animals. Applications can be made any time throughout the year and will be considered twice a year at the Trustee meeting which are usually held in February and August.

Military Order of the Collar Foundation

The scheme is intended to support medium and small charitable organisations undertaking projects which aim to help those who are in need, particularly in the areas of poverty relief and education. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations which benefit disadvantaged people in the UK can apply. Small and medium charities led by those in the field are favoured for funding. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Mortgage Advice Bureau Foundation (with Crowdfunding)

Grants are available for registered charities and Community Interest Companies who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign to support sustainable community projects based across England. The total fund is £100,000. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Mortgage Advice Bureau Foundation will match up to 50% of the money raised by groups through Crowdfunder, up to a maximum of £5,000. Applications are accepted from existing UK Community Interest Companies or charities. Applications to Mortgage Advice Bureau Foundation are done through the Crowdfunder site and considered on a rolling basis.

Morrisons Foundation

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to registered charities for new projects which directly improve the lives of local people or communities, especially those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged. The projects should benefit the local community and can cover a wide range of areas including: health, education, arts and culture, community, other. Applications can be made at any time.

National Lottery Awards for All - England

Update: The Lottery has released its new strategy. From 15 November 2023, the funding limit is increasing. Groups can apply for grants of up to £20,000 and for up to two years funding.

Grants are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools and local authorities in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community. Grants of between £300 and £20,000 are available for up to one year.

National Lottery Community Fund - Partnerships

Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years are available to voluntary and community organisations in England which work together with a shared set of goals and values to help their community thrive. The funding is intended for new or existing partnerships of community and voluntary organisations where everyone takes responsibility to work toward their shared goals together, while offering their own insights and perspectives. The National Lottery Community Fund calls this “generous leadership”.

National Lottery Community Fund - The UK Fund (Capital funding included)

Grants of £500,000 to £5 million are available to not-for-profit groups for projects which forge connections between communities to create a better-connected society across the UK. It is expected that most awards will be for two to five years, though funding for up to ten years may be considered. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities

Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England for projects that make positive changes in their communities. The funding is for projects that work to make positive changes in their community. “Communities” can be people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences. Projects that can test new approaches to issues in the community are encouraged. Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years.

National Lottery Community Fund - Bringing People Together (Capital Funding included)

Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom for projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections. Grants of up to £1 million for up to five years are available. It is expected that most of the funding will go to projects requesting between £200,000 and £500,000. There will be a smaller number of awards for projects above £500,000. The fund is keen to support projects led by, or supporting people and communities experiencing racial or ethnic inequity, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and people who are refugees or seeking asylum. Applications may be made at any time while funding remains available.

Norman Collinson Charitable Trust (Capital Funding included)

Grants are available to local charitable organisations for projects that benefit the residents, particularly the young, aged, infirm, of York and surrounding areas. Grants rarely exceed £5,000 and are often in the range of £200 to £2,000. The Trust provides the following financial support:

  • General grants which are for charitable organisations to assist the young, the disabled, the aged and infirm, and local community organisations where need is demonstrated
  • Social grants which are provided through third party agencies for individuals.

Apply any time.

Persimmon Community Champions

One-off grants are available for local community organisations and charities for local community initiatives across England,  in communities where Persimmon has a presence. Grants of £1,000, £5,000 or £6,000 are available. Each of Persimmon Homes 30 offices across the UK make a donation of up to £6,000 every three months to local charities and organisations in their communities. Local charities, sports clubs and voluntary and community groups based and working in England can apply. There are no deadlines.

P F Charitable Trust

Grants are available to UK registered charities for a wide range of charitable purposes in Great Britain. The Trust awards grants to UK registered charities over a wide range of charitable objects with a current focus in the following areas:

  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
  • The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science
  • The advancement of education.

Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees. The Trust does not have a website.

Applications may be made at any time. For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please email charities@rftrustee.com

Rank Foundation - Pebbles Grants (Capital Funding included)

Funding is available for charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities. Grants range from £250 to £4,000 depending on the total cost of the project. The total cost of the project should not exceed £150,000.

The funding can be used for either:

  • Capital costs – funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred for building work, refurbishment and equipment
  • Short break – funding is targeted towards respite breaks or holidays for disadvantaged young people.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Awards are made on a quarterly basis.

Road Safety Trusts Grants

Grants from £20,000 to £500,000 are available for charities and not-for-profit organisation to run new road safety initiatives, trials and research. No deadline specified.

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

Funding for registered charities in the UK for projects in the following areas: arts and heritage UK, cathedrals and major churches, parish churches, arts and heritage overseas, developing countries, education, and health and social welfare. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Most applications will not secure a grant because the amount of funding requested from the trusts greatly exceeds the funding available. General applications to the Trust may be submitted at any time.

Sanctuary Housing - Community Investment Fund

Grants are available for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England with priority for initiatives which build resilience and foster connections between Sanctuary customers and their communities. Funding is at the discretion of Sanctuary Housing and dependent on the impact the project will have on Sanctuary residents. Interested groups can discuss their project proposal with Sanctuary by contacting Joe Leighton in the Community Investment team on 01905 335163 or by emailing community@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

Stuart Halbert Foundation

Grants are available to UK registered charities and other charitable organisations for projects that support disadvantaged people, animal welfare, the Armed forces or the local community. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. The level of funding varies each year depending on the donations received by the Foundation. However, requests for over £10,000 are considered. Apply any time.

Schroder Charity Trust

Grants are available for UK charities supporting education, communities, the environment, health, arts, culture and heritage. The Trust generally makes grants of up to £5,000 for one year. The funding aims to support work under the following categories:

  • Arts, culture and heritage
  • Education, training and employment
  • Environment and conservation
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Strengthening communities.

Grants can be used to cover both core costs and specific project costs, but not large capital appeals. Applications are open and will be accepted at any time.

Stronger Communities NYC – Inspire Community Grants

Grants up to a maximum of £1,000 are available to support eligible projects to help meet essential or start-up costs. If you have an idea for a project or event in your community and it meets at least one of the key outcomes and priorities, then North Yorkshire Council would love to help.

Swire Charitable Trust (Capital Funding included)

Grants are available for UK registered charities working to deliver positive and lasting change to UK society under three programme areas: opportunity, environment and heritage. Charities can also apply for support if they are providing a critical response to the coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis or are facing severe short-term funding pressures as a result of this. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. There is no maximum or minimum grant size. There are no deadlines or closing dates. Applications may be submitted throughout the year.

Tarn Moor Estate - Skipton (Capital Funding included)

The Tarn Moor Estate provides grants to organisations and groups with proposals of benefit to Skipton residents. Applications may be made for capital grants of all sizes and for grants for educational purposes. Grants are only approved for applications of benefit to Skipton residents. Apply any time.

Tesco Stronger Starts

Grants are available to non-profit making, constituted groups and organisations for local good causes that focus on supporting children and families in the UK. Three levels of grants are awarded. Three projects in 575 local communities are voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months.

  • First place (the most votes in its area) – a grant of up to £1,500
  • Second place – a grant of up £1,000
  • Third place – a grant of up to £500.

The current focus of the programme is projects working in schools to provide healthy food and snacks to pupils and equipment for indoor and outdoor activities.

There are no deadlines.

The February Foundation (Capital funding included)

Grants are available to UK registered charities for a range of charitable projects, including end-of-life care, healthcare and patient support, and education. Funding is at the discretion of the trustees but the average (median) award is £5,000. The Foundation is happy to part-fund projects and will consider applications for continuation funding for previously funded projects. There are no application deadlines as trustees normally make grant decisions on a monthly basis.

THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District

This is a fundraising opportunity for local charities and voluntary/community groups across the Harrogate district. Once registered (for free) as a LOCAL LOTTO partner, you can encourage your supporters to participate in the lottery for £1 per week. You will then keep 50p from every £1 ticket sold from your own customisable lottery page.

The Wolfson Foundation (Capital Funding included)

The Foundation aims to support excellence in the UK, generally through the funding of capital infrastructure in the fields of science and medicine, heritage, arts and humanities, education, and health and disability. There are no minimum or maximum levels of grant that can be applied for and the size of the grants varies greatly across different programme areas. Projects where the total cost is below £15,000 will not be funded. There are two funding rounds per year and the Foundation operates a two-stage application process. The deadlines for Stage 1 applications are generally 5 January and 1 July each year but these can vary between specific categories, so applicants are advised to check the Foundation’s website before applying.

Two Ridings Community Foundation - Small Grants

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available to support small voluntary and community groups, small charities and other types of not-for-profit organisation in North and East Yorkshire with direct project costs or costs relating to the ongoing development needs of the organisation. Applications can be made at any time and are assessed on a rolling basis.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Grants are available for small and medium sized local charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK with a track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural areas. Projects should fall into the following two categories:

  • Community support – small grants
  • Family support – major grants.

Applications are accepted from charitable organisations (including community interest companies, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies and voluntary organisations) in the UK. Funding is available for revenue costs including core costs, salaries, running and projects costs. Applications for small and major grants are accepted at any time and are assessed on a rolling basis.

Unity Trust Bank

Unity Trust Bank is a socially responsible bank that offers flexible banking services including current and savings accounts, and loan finance to charitable organisations in the UK. The bank offers a number of services including savings and current accounts. Loans of between £250,000 and £20 million are available to support UK organisations seeking funding that will help them create jobs or bring wider economic, social or environmental benefit. (Loans are subject to fees of 1.5% of the loan value plus legal and valuation fees). Applications may be made at any time.

Wakeham Trust

Grants are available to community and voluntary groups to support small-scale projects with a community emphasis that would find it hard to obtain funding elsewhere. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Applications may be submitted at any time. For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please call 01730 821274 or email: thewakehamtrust@icloud.com

William and Jane Morris Fund (Church Conservation Grants)

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the UK for the conservation of decorative features and monuments. Funding is available for smaller programmes of work concerned with the conservation of decorative or non-structural features, for example stained glass windows, sculpture, furniture, internal monuments and tombs, and wall paintings. Applications may be submitted any time and are considered at biannual meetings.

Yapp Charitable Trust

Grants of up to £3,000 per year are available for small registered charities, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, to help them cover running costs. The Trust gives grants for work focused on the following 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, education and learning. Please note, Trustees meet 3 times per year to consider applications and a decision time can take up to 5 months from the date of submission.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) grant programme

Grants of £250 to £10,000 are available for projects and organisations that benefit the people, landscape and wildlife in and around the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale. The scheme can support a wide range of projects, including natural, built and cultural heritage, access improvements, educational and training initiatives, and activities that support community development. Grants can also contribute to an organisation’s core costs such as rent, insurance and volunteer travel expenses. Applications can be submitted at any time.