Health and wellbeing funding

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Below is a list of ongoing grants relating to health and wellbeing 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.

Ulverscroft Foundation / Deadline: 12 June

Grants up to £500,000 are being offered by the Ulverscroft Foundation to fund projects that benefit visually impaired people. Deadline: 12 June.

Cure Parkinson’s Trust / Deadline: 24 June

Discretionary grants are available for clinical research or laboratory projects that have the potential to advance knowledge that may lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Deadline: 24 June.

AbbVie UK Grants

Grants are available to healthcare organisations and charitable institutions in the UK for health, science, learning and community-based projects. AbbVie has not set a minimum or maximum grant amount. Grants can support a range of projects. Project proposals from healthcare organisations must be able to demonstrate how the funding will either advance medical education, science, or contribute to improvements in the quality of healthcare/patient care. Applications can be submitted at any time but are only reviewed from February to October.

Ann Ryland Small Donations

Grants up to £5,000 to support charities with core costs which offer practical and emotional support to improve health and care for Older people, People with disabilities or living with serious illness, People needing palliative and end of life care, or People facing challenges with mental health, social exclusion or homelessness. Grant expected to open in January 2024.

Albert Hunt Trust

This funder has three categories of funding: Promote Health and Well-Being, Provide Hospice Care and Provide Support for the Homeless. Grants can be between £500-£20,000 depending on the category. Applicants are encouraged to make contact prior to applying for further guidance under the broad category of Promote Health and Well-Being. The Trust plans to spend its entire resources by 2029.

Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust

Grants up to £10,000 are available to charities for projects that support people of all ages who are socially disadvantaged and/or have disabilities.

Archer Trust

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000  are available to small UK charities who provide aid or support to a defined group of ‘needy or deserving’ people, e.g. those with physical or mental disabilities or disadvantaged people. The Trust prefers to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation, and it favours charities that make good use of volunteers.

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announce Themes for 2024/25 Funding

The Trust operates a three-year rotation system, with different fields of interests being funded each year.

In 2024, support will be available for the following priorities:

  • Rounds 1 and 2 – Disability, specifically employment and training for people living with disabilities to ensure better access
  • Rounds 3 and 4 – Food Poverty, with a focus on providing nutritious meals[JF1] , food education, cooking skills, and eliminating food waste
  • Grants of £1,000 are available for charities with an operating income of between £100,000 and £1 million.
  • Grants of £5,000 are available for charities with a minimum operating income of £1 million. There is no maximum level.

The first round is expected to open on 1 February 2024 and close on 29 February 2024.

B&Q Foundation Grants

One-off grants are available to registered charities for projects that improve homes and communities spaces for those who are experiencing homelessness, in financial hardship, impacted by health, disability or other disadvantage or distress. There are two levels of grants (up to £5,000 for garden projects and up to £10,000 for building or indoor projects). There is a two-step application process. The first step is to complete the Expression of Interest form which can be found on the B&Q Foundation website. EOIs can be made at any time.

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund (Capital funding included)

Grants are available to voluntary organisations, charities and schools in the UK to assist with the care and relief of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in the UK. The Charity operates the following grant schemes:

  • Small Grants:  up to £9,000
  • General Grants: over £9,000.

The main grants and small grants programmes provide funding to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. The Charity will fund projects concerning children and adults with the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties or autism.

Funding is normally considered for capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs.

Small Grant applications are accepted at any time and will be considered monthly, or as demand decrees.

The deadlines for submitting a General grant for over £10,000 (if both satisfactory references are received) are:

  • 1 March for consideration at the June meeting
  • 1 August for consideration at the November meeting
  • 1 December for consideration at the interim meeting in March the following year.

Applicants should keep checking the website as submission deadline dates may be subject to change.

Bally's Foundation

Grants are available for organisations who support individuals suffering from mental health issues and who focus on research in the mental health field. Applications are open to UK-based organisations with a minimum annual income of £50,000. Funding is at the discretion of the Foundation. There are no application deadlines.

Barchester Healthcare Foundation

Grants from £100 to £2,000 are available for small local groups and small local charities to improve the quality of life and combat loneliness in older people as well as adults with a physical or mental disability. In 2021, the average grant was £725. Priority will be given to innovative projects that help older people and those with a disability to get active, meet people, and reduce isolation. Funding is intended to help small community groups and local charities with the following:

  • Activity projects
  • Equipment and materials for use by members
  • Member transport
  • Day trips, outings and group holidays in the UK.

Apply any time.

Boshier-Hinton Foundation

The Boshier-Hinton Foundation provides grants for work with children and adults with special educational or other needs. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. The maximum grant available is £2,000. Apply any time.

 

Bruce Wake Charitable Trust

The trust provide grants for the provision of leisure activities for the physically disabled in the UK. No minimum or maximum level of grant is specified. Charitable organisations (or equivalent groups) in the UK are eligible to apply. The Trustees will consider grant applications related to the provision of leisure activities for the disabled but favour applications where one or all of the following criteria are met:

  • The potential beneficiaries are physically disabled wheelchair users
  • Improved access for wheelchair users
  • A sporting or leisure activity involving disabled wheelchair users.

Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered quarterly.

Caron Keating Foundation

Grants are available to cancer charities in the UK to support all types of cancer causes. The maximum grant amount is £25,000; however, the majority of grants are between £2,000 and £5,000. The list of beneficiaries on the website gives an idea of the type of work that the Foundation will support. Applications can be made at any time and are considered annually.

CRASH

Grants and other support are available to homelessness charities and hospices in the UK for refurbishment and construction projects. Assistance is offered in the following three ways:

  • Pro bono professional expertise, which could include architects, engineers, quantity surveyors or specialists who can advise on the replacement or repair of existing building components such as damp-proofing, roofs or heating systems
  • Sourcing free-of-charge or discounted construction products.
    Cash grants (no minimum or maximum grant levels are listed) provided through donations from the construction and property industry.

There are no deadlines for applications.

Department of Health and Social Care – Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund

The government is inviting community organisations to bid for funding for a defibrillator for their area. A total of £1 million is being made available. Funding will provide an estimated 1000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England.

To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are most needed, such as places with high footfall, vulnerable people, rural areas or due to the nature of activity at the site.

To accelerate the administration of the grant in advance of the partner being chosen, prospective organisations who wish to obtain funding for a defibrillator are now invited to register an expression of interest with the Department of Health and Social Care.

Family Action - Welfare Grants Programme

This grants programme primarily provides grants for essential personal and household needs to assist families and individuals with low incomes, particularly those living on benefits. Applications must be made by a suitable referring agency (such as statutory agencies or charities providing health or social care, housing associations, probation services and GPs). It is anticipated that grants will be for approximately £200 (up to a maximum of £300). Grants up to £600 for women’s holidays (depending on the size of the family) are considered. Applications are accepted any time.

Fletchers Foundation

Grants are available to charities and organisations in the UK working to support individuals or families who have suffered life changing circumstances as a result of severe personal injury, accident or clinical negligence. The Foundation has not set a minimum or maximum grant amount. Applications can be made at any time.

Friends of St Monica's Hospital

Friends of St Monica’s Hospital are keen to support projects across our local community – the area served by the Ampleforth, Easingwold, Hovingham, Stillington and Tollerton GP Surgeries. Projects need to be linked to improving the health and well-being of our residents. We will consider funding one-off projects or projects that might need support for a 2–3-years. However, it is important that these have a clear plan for ongoing funding once our support ends. There is an online pre-application process that allows to submit proposal, support is available from the Grant Committee as part of the application process.

 

Freshgate Foundation

Grants up to £2,000 are available to charitable groups for projects in Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster that address the areas of recreation, education, heritage restoration, music and the arts, environment, welfare or health and social care. (Deadline: ongoing).

Harrogate Street Aid

Grants are available of up to £500 for organisations working with people in Harrogate who are or have been street homeless. Funding is intended to support charitable organisations and agencies to provide practical help to people who are or have been street homeless in Harrogate with the aim of getting people off the street or preventing them from returning. Applicants must be referred by a relevant support organisation that has assessed their circumstances and can confirm they are in need of funding. Funding will be given to the agency working with the individual. The fund is administered by Two Ridings Community Foundation. Applications can be made at any time but will be subject to available funding.

Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants

Grants up to £15,000 are available to support not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of less than £1 million to provide new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in local communities.

 

Henry Smith Charity

Main grants and County grants supporting a wide range of groups including Carers, Community Service, Disability, Healthcare, Mental Health, Young and Older People. Apply any time.

Heworth Moor House Trust

Grants up to £250 for local charitable organisations in the Diocese of York that are working with residents who are in need, hardship and distress because of pregnancy or having children. The trust offers grants to help those eligible to purchase clothing, prams, bedding and household and baby items (Deadline: ongoing).

Home Instead Charities

Grants are available for small grass roots community groups and small local registered charities that are providing activities and projects to prevent social isolation and loneliness for older people (the over 55s) in the UK.

  • Small grass roots organisations can apply for up to £500
  • Small local registered charities can apply for up to £1,500. Larger grants can be considered for exceptional projects.

Applications can be made at any time and can take up to three months to process.

Hospice UK - Society for Disabled Artists Bursaries

Grants up to £1,500 are available for hospice or palliative care workers to fund study for art and music therapy qualifications. Email: Grants@hospiceuk.org  to find out how to how apply locally. (Deadline: Ongoing).

Inman Charity

Grants are available for registered charities in the UK carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees and no minimum or maximum level of funding is specified. Most grants tend to be between £2,000 and £5,000, with an occasional larger grant. Applications are considered in April and October.

James Tudor Foundation

Grants are available to UK registered charities for work in the areas of palliative care; medical research; health education; the direct relief of sickness; prevention and relief of sickness overseas. No minimum or maximum level of grant is specified but is usually between £5,000 and £10,000. Applications are accepted any time and must be submitted online.

Update: For palliative care requests, the Foundation is restricting support to hospices located in the South West of England and South Wales.

Leeds Building Society Foundation

Grants are available for UK registered charities undertaking projects to support those in need of a safe and secure home. Two levels of funding are available: small grants of between £250 and £1,000 – large grants of between £25,000 and £100,000. The grant can be a one year grant, or split across two or three years. Applications may be submitted at any time for consideration at quarterly meetings of Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation.

Lionel Wigram Memorial Trust

Funding is available for charities that are providing services for blind, deaf and disabled people in the UK. Grants are usually made for between £400 and £3,000. The average grant is £400. Funding should assist with the project costs and core funding. Priority will be given to innovative, new ideas such as music in hospitals, or Wheelyboats enabling people in wheelchairs to go fishing. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation

Discretionary grants are being offered up to charities that advance Christianity, promote urban and rural regeneration in deprived areas, whilst also relieving sickness in Yorkshire. Deadline: ongoing.

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Bursaries for Hospice Staff

Bursaries are available to support the professional development of individual staff in Hospices that are members of Hospice UK in England. Individuals can apply for a maximum of 80% of course or module fees, up to £1,500 in any one year. Hospices (both adult and children’s) in every Masonic Province in England are eligible for funding. In order to spread the funding equally, there is a maximum amount of around £1,700 available to each organisation. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme

Grants are available for local and national charities in England that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life. There are two funding levels:

  • Large grants starting from £10,000 are available to charities with an annual income exceeding £500,000. The average large grant will range from £20,000 to £60,000
  • Small grants of between £1,000 and £15,000 are available to charities with an income of under £500,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over the age of 50 years and provide:

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Gateway and access to service, eg, transport and technology
  • Community based approaches, ie, volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support
  • Advocacy, social and welfare support.

The Trust has changed from an application deadline system to a rolling grants programme.

McCarthy Stone Foundation - Connecting at Christmas

Grants from £250 to £1,000 are available to UK grassroot community organisations and charities, including CICs, for projects to benefit older people experiencing isolation or loneliness at Christmas. Organisations must have an annual income below £500,000 and priority will be given to groups that receive under £100,000 per year. Funds will be restricted to the specific Christmas activity stated in the application but should be presented on a full cost recovery basis. Applications are accepted any time until funds are depleted.

Motability Foundation - Active Travel Grants / Deadline: March 2025

Grants of £100,000 to £4 million are available until March 2025 to local not-for-profit groups for projects which expand access to quality and affordable travel equipment and journeys, and ensure disabled people have the same opportunities to make decisions about how they travel in the UK. Medium to large charities and organisations with established ways of working may apply. Applications may be submitted at any time before March 2025.

Motability Foundation - Reducing Barriers to Driving Programme / Deadline: March 2025

Grants of £100,000 to £2 million are available to local not-for-profit groups for projects which improve and expand private transport options for disabled people and their families in the UK. Medium to large charities and organisations with established ways of working may apply. Applications may be submitted at any time before March 2025.

Motability Foundation - Research Grant Programme / Deadline: March 2025

Grants of £50,000 to £1 million are available for not-for-profit groups to undertake research to help better understand the problems that disabled people face in the transport system and to how they can be solved. Medium to large charities and organisations with established ways of working may apply. Applications may be submitted at any time before March 2025.

Motability Foundation - Travel with Confidence Grants / Deadline: March 2025

Grants of £100,000 to £1 million are available to local not-for-profit groups for projects which develop, expand and improve confidence in making journeys and active travel for disabled people. Medium to large charities and organisations with established ways of working may apply. Applications may be submitted at any time by March 2025.

Motability Foundation - Wheelchair Sector Grants / Deadline: March 2025

Grants are available to not-for-profit groups for projects which make immediate impact for disabled people, by improving and expanding their access to good quality wheelchairs in the UK. Grants of £100,000 to £4 million are available for a maximum of three years. Medium and large charities and not-for-profit organisations with well-established ways of working may apply. Applications can be made at any time before March 2025.

National Garden Scheme Professional Development Grants

Grants up to £1,500 are being offered via the National Garden Scheme to hospice staff to fund professional development courses. (Deadline: Ongoing).

North Yorkshire Horizons - Building Recovery in the Community Fund

The Building Recovery in the Community Fund provides small grants, up to £500, for projects which benefit people in North Yorkshire who are affected by or recovering from substance additions. Activities should be open to anyone in recovery and be intended to develop a group or community which helps sustain recovery. Individuals or groups can apply. Apply any time.

Olive and Norman Field Charity

The Charity operates a charitable fund for people with disabilities and/or illnesses. The charity provides or pays for items, services or facilities which will alleviate the suffering or assist the recovery. Apply any time.

Percy Bilton Charity (Capital Funding included)

Funding is available to UK registered charities with primary objectives to assist one or more of the following groups: disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25); people with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems); older people (aged over 60). Two grant programmes are in operation as follows:

  • Large grants – one off payments for capital expenditure of approximately £750 and over. The majority of grants fall within the range of £2,000 to £5,000
  • Small grants – donations of up to £750.

Applications can be made at any time.

Randal Charitable Foundation

This fund aims to support work connected to health, mental health, addiction, poverty, education, and social disadvantage. Grants are available for UK based charities, voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations to support projects and activities that directly assist people in the most desperate need, with a particular focus on directly saving lives and improving quality of life. Both small scale-grants (under £3,000) and larger-scale grants are available. Applications can be made at any time.

Rayne Foundation

Grants are available to charities in the UK working in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense and those that cover social issues, to support activities that bring clear and direct benefits to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Grants typically range from £10,000 to £20,000 per year for up to three years.

The funding is intended to support salaries and project costs. Core costs will also be considered but the Foundation tends to only award these when an organisation is making a step-change in the way that it works or tackles a particular issue and where a core grant will provide greater flexibility during the transition period. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Rhododendron Trust

Grants between £500 and £1,500 are available to small UK registered charities for social welfare and humanitarian projects in the UK (and the developing world). Cultural and wildlife projects can also be funded. Apply any time.

Tabhair Charitable Trust

Grants between £500 and £5,000 are available for registered charities across the UK to support projects and activities that improve wellbeing in local communities through education, training, and employment opportunities. Funding can be used for project or core costs (where core costs are requested, the maximum length of commitment considered would be three years). Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Albert Hunt Trust (Capital Funding included)

Grants are available to local charities in the UK that provide hospice care, provide support for the homeless or promote health and wellbeing. The following funding is available:

  • Core funding of hospices – typical grant sizes range from £10,000 to £20,000
  • Core funding support for the homeless – typical grant sizes range from £5,000 to £10,000
  • Promoting health and wellbeing – typical grant sizes range from £500 to £5,000.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling monthly basis subject to the trustees availability.

UPDATE: Please note that the scheme is currently closed to capital funding.

Groups that wish to apply under the health and wellbeing heading should first contact the Trust to see if their application would be considered. 

The Craven Trust – Providing Local Money for Local Needs

Grants up to £1,500 are available to local voluntary and community groups for projects that improve the quality of life of local people living within the Craven Trust area. Deadline: 22 March.

The Edward Gostling Foundation (Capital Funding included)

Grants are available to support disadvantaged people of all ages who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness, or those on low income. Two grant programmes are available:

  • Small Grants of less than £5,000 available to charities with an annual income of less than £3 million
  • Capital Grants of more than £5,000 available to charities with an annual income of less than £5million.

Charities requesting over £10,000 may be visited as part of the Foundation’s due diligence. Apply anytime. The Trustees meet four times a year but procedures exist to give approvals between meetings.

 

The Pixel Fund

Grants are available for registered UK-based charities and registered community interest organisations to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults. The fund generally offers first grants of between £2,500 and £5,000. However, no single grant is ever more than 5% of annual income. Applications can be made at any time.

The Seafarers' Charity Grants (Capital funding included)

Grants are available for charitable organisations to improve the outcomes for seafarers and fishers, and their families. Funding is at the discretion of the trustees. Grants can be used for core costs, project costs and capital costs. Applications can be made at any time.

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Ann Rylands Small Donations

Grants are available to support the core costs of smaller hospices, including hospice at home services, who are providing practical and emotional support to people with, or at high risk of, physical or mental ill health, people living with disability, and their families and carers. The maximum grant available is £5,000. Around 300 grants are awarded each year. Apply anytime.

Weinstock Fund

Grants are available for smaller UK registered charities to support a wide range of charitable causes in the UK. The trust is particularly interested in supporting charitable causes in the arts, community groups and projects, cultural and environmental causes, disability groups and charities supporting people with disabilities, educational projects, welfare causes to include hardship alleviation, and medical charities encompassing treatment, care and support. Funding is at the discretion of the trustees. Typically grants range from £2,000 to £5,000.

April 2023 Update:

The Fund has decided to prioritise charities that it has supported historically. An application by a charity that has not received funding since 2018 is unlikely to succeed.

W.G. Edwards Charitable Foundation (Capital Funding included)

Grants are available to UK registered charities providing care for older people over the age of 65 years in the UK. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Although there is no set minimum or maximum grant, grants tend to be between £1,000 and £3,000. The average grant is £1,500. Applications can be made at any time. and will be considered at quarterly Trustee meetings which are held in January, April, July and October each year.

Will Charitable Trust

Grants are available to UK registered charities whose work is within the field of care of and services for blind people; long-term care of people with learning disabilities; and care of and services for people suffering from cancer. Grants vary in amount, but generally fall within the range of £3,000 to £30,000.

The Trust offers:

  • Unrestricted grants for core funding/ongoing costs as long as the applicants can demonstrate a clear need for unrestricted rather than project funding. This need might be related to the pandemic and/or to substantial rises in costs because of the current economic conditions. Priority will be given to smaller charities as they are most likely to benefit from an award. Charities with healthy unrestricted funds are unlikely to be successful.
  • Project grants for a wide variety of projects.

Applications are accepted any time.

Wolfson Foundation - Hospice Care Home Training Programme

Grants are available to allow hospices to run training courses on dementia care at free or heavily discounted cost to care home staff in the UK. Grants of up to £2,000 per course are available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be received at least one month before training commences.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

Grants between £250 up to £2,000 are available to support registered charities and good causes in local communities across the UK to alleviate poverty, improve health and save lives. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Deadlines for application each year are: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

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.

50+ TLC Fund

Grants up to £1,000 are being offered to charities and community organisations who provide support and organise activities for people over 50 in Bridlington, to reduce isolation or support them if they have ill health. (Deadline: ongoing).