Miscellaneous funding

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Below is a list of ongoing miscellaneous 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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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.

Kelly Family Charitable Trust (Capital funding included) / Deadline: 1 March 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for UK registered charities, working locally or regionally in England, whose activities nurture and support family life. Registered charities based and working in the UK can apply. The Trust actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The Trust offers both capital and revenue grants. Applications must be submitted by 1 March and 1 September each year to be considered at the subsequent meeting.

Weavers Company Benevolent Fund / Deadline: 14 March

 

Small grants up to £5,000 or larger main grants are available for UK registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations that can demonstrate impact with ex-offenders, young offenders or young people at risk of offending. Deadline: Midday, 14 March 2024.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme / Deadline: March 2024

Grants and technical support are available for town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums to draw up a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order in England. There is a two stage application process. Expressions of Interest can be submitted at any time before March 2024.

Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme / Deadline: 31 March 2025

Grants are available towards the VAT incurred during repairs and maintenance of listed buildings that are used principally as public places of worship, or which are listed places of worship owned by specified organisations that look after redundant places of worship. The minimum value of invoices (excluding VAT) for any one claim to the scheme is £1,000. To be eligible, the place of worship must be listed with the relevant statutory listing agency. This is a rolling programme. Applications can be made at any time until 31 March 2025.

The Access Foundation

Grants of between £25,000 and £100,000  are available to registered charities, CICs, educational establishments and CIOs for projects that mitigate the digital divide by making computing facilities, support and/or learning available to disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The funding is for specific services, activities, initiatives or projects with clearly identified and measurable outcomes. The guidelines and the online application form can be found on The Access Foundation website. All grant applications will be subject to initial assessment to ensure they meet the basic criteria for funding. Grants will be considered by the Foundation and the Foundation will aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome, or the next requested steps, of their application for funding within 12 weeks.

Advantage Coast CLLD Programme

Grants are available to a range of organisations in Bridlington and Scarborough (with a particular emphasis on benefitting the most deprived area) to help those furthest from the workplace move closer to employment and support businesses to sustain and grow. Funding is at the discretion of the Advantage Coast CLLD Programme. Advantage Coast has a two stage application process, with an Expression of Interest followed by a full application.

Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) 2021 to 2026

An £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme will be delivered over five years from 2021 to 2026, providing up to 180,000 new homes across England, should economic conditions allow. Homes England welcomes proposals from existing and new partners – housing associations, local authorities, developers, for-profit providers, community-led organisations and others who have an ambition to develop affordable homes. Grants can be used to fund replacement homes where they are being delivered alongside net additional affordable housing.

Allen Lane Foundation

Grants are available to small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations in the UK for work that makes a difference to people’s lives as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems and should aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination. The Foundation makes single grants, or grants split over two or three years. One-off grants of between £500 and £15,000 are available. Grants repeated for more than one year vary from around £500 per annum up to £5,000 per annum, for a maximum of three years. Applications can be made at any time and are considered three times a year, generally in February, June and October.

The Altajir Trust

Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK that are promoting Islamic culture, history and Muslim-Christian relations. Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees. The trustees meet four times a year to review applications. Applications may be submitted at any time but may have to await the next trustees’ meeting for a decision.

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

Grants are available for UK registered charities or educational institutions for projects promoting education, international friendship and understanding, and world peace and development. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees and no minimum or maximum grant amount has been specified. Deadlines are as follows:

Applications by organisations for small to medium grants (up to a maximum of £50,000) may be submitted at any time and will be considered on a regular basis.
Applications for larger grants (over £50,000) will be considered at biannual meetings held in March and September each year and should be submitted at the very latest in the previous months.

American Express - Community Giving Programme

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to help empower more diverse and inclusive workforces and communities, build inclusive economic growth and financial literacy, and advance climate innovation and action. There are no minimum or maximum funding levels stated in the guidelines. The Foundation does not actively solicit applications for grants and new partnerships. However, interested organisations are invited to submit details about their work at any time via an online form on the Foundation’s website. These submissions will be reviewed each year between November and January and those organisations that align with the funder’s priorities may be contacted for further information and invited to submit a grant application.

Armed Forces Day – Events Grant

Grants up to £10,000 are available to help organisations and individuals in the UK to host an Armed Forces Day event, which can take place within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day event (the last Saturday each June). Applications for event funding and registration are normally accepted from 1 November to 1 March each year.

Biffa Award - Community Buildings

Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations to provide and improve community buildings that are located within the vicinity of a Biffa operation in order to ‘act as mechanisms’ for community involvement. These grants can be used for site-based improvement work (not for equipment or running costs) on community buildings such as village halls, community centres and church halls located near Biffa Landfill sites and Biffa Group Ltd operations. Submissions of Expression of Interest are accepted on a rolling basis. The Board meet four times a year to decide which projects to fund.

Biffa Award - Recreation

The Biffa Award Recreation theme provides grants to support projects that will benefit people within their free time who are living in communities within five miles of a significant Biffa Group Ltd operation or within 10 miles of an active Biffa Landfill site in England. Grants of £10,000 to £75,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations. Expression of Interest applications are accepted at any time. The Trust meets four times a year to review applications – in February, May, July and November.

Bishop Radford Trust

Grants are available for UK registered charities to support the work of the Christian church in the UK. In 2021/22, over £500,000 was given in grants to 58 charities. Core donations rarely exceed £2,000. There are no cut-off deadlines. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. If all the funds have been committed for the year, the Trust will close the grant application process on the website and announce when it is due to reopen. Apply any time.

The Brelms Trust

Grants are available for registered charities based in Yorkshire that are working within local communities to tackle disadvantage and to provide sustainable benefit. Grants of between £1,000 and £6,000 per year are available, either as a one-off grant or up to a maximum of three consecutive years. Therefore, over a three year period, organisations can receive a total of between £3,000 and £18,000. Grants can be used to cover core costs and specific project costs. Applications are accepted at any time and are considered at Trustee meetings taking place quarterly (usually in March, June, September and December).

Bromley Trust

Grants are available for UK registered charities that are working in the areas of human rights and prison reform at a national or regional level within the UK. UK registered or exempt charities with an income of between £100,000 and £1.5 million can apply. Funding is available for the core costs of the organisation. The first step in the application process is to complete the eligibility quiz on the Trust’s website. If successful, applicants will be able to access the online application form. There are no application deadlines.

B&Q Community Re-use

B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches in the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment.  B&Q also works with Community Repaint, a network of schemes that collects any surplus, re-usable paint and redistributes it within their communities to individuals and families on low income, charities and community groups.

CAF Bank (Capital funding included)

Flexible loans are available for UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations looking to sustain or grow their social impact. The CAF Bank loan is to assist charitable and not-for-profit organisations with cash flow, a new project or property purchase. Tailored loans of between £150,000 and £5 million, repayable over two to 25 years, are available. Social housing schemes may apply for loans of up to £8 million. Applicants should initially contact the CAF Bank loan experts to discuss their needs.

Chelsea and Mr French Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local dog welfare and animal health charities working to support dog owners in the UK in times of personal struggle. Registered charities in the UK may apply. Applicants must have an annual income of less than £500,000. Applications can be submitted at any time, with quarterly assessments each year.

Childs Charitable Trust

Grants are available for Christian-based charities across the UK that actively share the Christian faith in their work. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Applications can be submitted throughout the year for consideration at one of the Trustees’ quarterly meetings. Applications received in:

  • December, January and February will be considered in April
  • March, April and May will be considered in July
  • June, July and August will be considered in October.

Community Ownership Fund

Discretionary grants are available to voluntary, community and charitable organisations in the UK to support taking ownership of local assets such as sporting and cultural venues, meeting spaces, community centres, pubs and shops that are at risk of closure. Fund runs until March 2025.

Congregational and General Charitable Trust Grants (Capital funding included)

Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to support the provisions and repair of church buildings, particularly those of the United Reformed and Congregational denominations. Applications can be made at any time and are considered quarterly.

COSARAF – Hardship Grants

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for third party social organisations (such as charities, housing associations, schools and social services who are acting on behalf of a family or individual in need) to support individuals and families across the UK who are in financial need and have exhausted all other sources of funding. COSARAF is dedicated to the following strategic priorities:

  • Promoting strong and cohesive communities
  • Enabling young people to realise their potential
  • Empowering women and girls.

This fund aims to support individuals and families who are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, or rent arrears. Applications can be made at any time and are assessed every six weeks.

Deo Gloria Trust

Funding is available for the promotion of Christianity in the UK. Registered charities are eligible to apply. Funding is at the discretion of Trustees. Grants tend to be in the range of £1000 to £10,000 and can be one-off or up to three years. Applications may be submitted at any time. Grants are made in most months of the year other than December and during the summer break.

Financial Relief for England’s Flood-hit Businesses

Businesses impacted by recent flooding will benefit from Government funding to help  them recover from the impact of Storm Babet. Further guidance on eligibility criteria and the application process will be disseminated by the local councils responsible for administering this assistance.

Friends of the National Libraries - Grants for the Acquisition of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives

Grants are available for collecting institutions to acquire rare books, manuscripts and archives that they would not otherwise have the resources to purchase. The Trust prefers to consider applications at Trustees’ meetings, which are in March, June and November. There is no lower or upper limit for grants but typically they range from £200 to £20,000 and will rarely be for more than £20,000. Applications should be received by the first of each month.

Funding to support community and faith groups collaborate together on the use of church buildings

The Plunkett Foundation is delighted to be working with the Benefact Trust to support its ‘Places of Worship’ campaign to reach and inspire new community and faith groups to consider co-locating in a place of worship and to provide specialist support and bespoke advice to community groups and Christian places of worship throughout the UK. Recognising that access to funding is critical in the early stages of a project’s development, Benefact Trust funding has enabled Plunkett to offer small grants of up to £5,000 to support a group’s development and help with the costs of any feasibility work being completed. More information can be found on the Plunkett website or by calling 01993 630 022.

Giving World

Giving World partners with companies to redirect end-of-line and discounted stock to those in need in the UK. Charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations can register and request items for their beneficiaries. Whilst all goods are free you must pay for delivery.

Goldsmiths' Company - General Charitable Support

Normally, grant support is available for projects addressing prisoner resettlement, youth and an ageing population. Currently, only prisoner resettlement activities are considered. Grants up to £30,000 are available. Applications are accepted from registered charities and charity organisations in the UK. All faith and non-faith charities are encouraged to apply. Applicants should contact the Grants Manager at the Charity (Tel: 020 7606 7010, Email: ciorsdan.brown@thegoldsmiths.co.uk) to discuss the project before starting the application process.

Henry Smith Charity - Christian Projects

Grants of over £10,000 are available to churches, small charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK. There are no deadlines. Applications will be considered three times a year.

Jack Brunton Charitable Trust

Discretionary grants are available to support local organisations, charities and groups working to support rural villages, towns and communities within the boundaries of the old North Riding of Yorkshire. Deadline: ongoing.

Just Act and Crowdfunder Community Projects Funding

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for UK registered charities, working locally or regionally in England, whose activities nurture and support family life. Registered charities based and working in the UK can apply. The Trust actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The Trust offers both capital and revenue grants. Applications must be submitted by 1 March and 1 September each year to be considered at the subsequent meeting.

John James Charitable Trust

Grants are available to provide support for individuals and organisations with a Christian focus, as well as funding for ministry training. Applications are accepted from Christian individuals (including students and ministry trainees) and registered charities. No minimum or maximum value of grant is specified. The average grant is £2,000. Apply any time.

Joseph Rank Trust (Capital funding included)

Grants are available in the UK to support organisations that work to either advance the Christian faith or carry out other charitable purposes. There are no minimum or maximum levels of grant available. The Trust will consider funding one-off grants for capital expenditure and three-year grants for project funding/core costs. The Trust considers applications from registered charities, excepted or exempted charities in the UK. Methodist churches can also apply. There are no deadlines.

Kenneth Hargreaves Trust

Small grants are available for charitable organisations in the UK, particularly Yorkshire, undertaking social welfare, medical, arts or local conservation projects. The amount of funding given each year fluctuates depending on the Trust’s income. Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for up to £2,000.

Contact Mrs Kathryn Hodges Secretary, Kenneth Hargreaves Trust, 5 Grimston Park Mews, Grimston Park, Grimston, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9DB. E-mail: khargreavestrust@btinternet.com. Apply any time.

The Law Society Charity

Grants are available to registered charities for work related to the law and the legal profession in England. This covers projects that promote human rights, access to justice, and legal education. The average grant tends to be a £5,000 one-time award. An application form can be found on the Charity’s website. Apply any time.

Lush Charity Pot

Grants from £100 to £10,000 are available to small grass-roots organisations working in environment, animal protection and human rights, with priority for less popular causes that aim to create long-term change and struggle to find funding. Applications can be made at any time.

Merchant Navy Welfare Board (Capital funding included)

Grants are available to support serving and retired seafarers, fishers and their dependants. No minimum or maximum grant award is stated. In the case of larger projects, the Board may consider partnership funding with other charities. The Board will consider providing financial assistance to its Constituent Voluntary Societies in the UK. Applications are accepted any time.

Migrant Help Community Hubs Grant Scheme (Capital funding included)

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to start a new community hub, or expand an existing hub, in order to support asylum seekers, refugees and survivors of modern-day slavery in the UK. Two grants are available: small bridging grants of up to £2,000 and sustainability and start up grants of up to £5,000. The funding can be used for capital and revenue costs. There are no deadlines for applications; however, when the maximum funding available for each year has been distributed, the applications will close until the following round in the next year.

Motability Foundation - Community Transport Grants / Deadline: March 2025

Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups for projects which develop, expand and improve community transport options for disabled people in the UK. Grants of £100,000 to £4 million are available for a maximum of three years. Applications can be made at any time before March 2025.

National Churches Trust - Small Grants Programme

Grants are available for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK to support interventions to investigate or address small problems before they turn into large, expensive repairs. Normally grants of between £500 and 5,000 are available for up to 50% of the cost. The funding is for small repair projects to buildings that were originally built as churches. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Noel Buxton Trust

Grants are available to registered charities in Great Britain which are concerned with the welfare of both families and prisoners.  Funding is available under the programmes as follows:

  • Family Grants – The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years. (Currently closed.)
  • Penal Grants – Funding is available for project and core costs. The kinds of grants the Trust expects to make are:
  • One-off grants of up to £3,000 to pay for specific projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community
  • Grants of up to £4,000 per year over two to three years, particularly where a guaranteed ongoing contribution is going to make a difference to the sustainability of a programme or activity.

Applications may be submitted at any time. Note: Applications for Family grants are currently closed.

Normanby Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations carrying out social welfare activities in North Yorkshire and the North East of England. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be in the £1,000 to £10,000 range with some larger grants made in exceptional circumstances. The funding is to be used for costs directly relating to the project or activities. The Trust does not maintain a website. Applications can be made at any time and will be considered by the trustees two or three times a year. Contact the Normanby Trust for further information: nct@normanby.org

North Yorkshire UK Shared Prosperity Fund 

Various strands of funding are open including:

 

Oak Trust

Grants between the values of £250 and £4,000 are available for registered UK charities that are supporting people who are disadvantaged, plus there is assistance for medical and environmental groups. Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered twice a year.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Shared Ground Fund

Grants are available for projects that ensure that young migrants in the greatest need can overcome the barriers that affect their ability to thrive, and to support work that will help communities experiencing high levels of migration become stronger and more connected. Grants range from £30,000 to £400,000 for work lasting between one year and four years with an option to extend for a further period. Not-for-profit organisations working in the UK are eligible to apply so long as the funding is exclusively used for activities that support PHF’s charitable objectives and have public benefit. There are no deadlines. Applications can be made at any time.

The Prospectory - Idea Fund

Grants ranging from £250 to £3,000 are available to small groups or organisations based in the United Kingdom who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out. This is a ‘doing’ fund. It only covers the costs of making and/or testing the idea itself. Applications may be made at any time.

Pub is the Hub

Pub is the Hub advises and helps rural pubs, owners, licensees and communities in Great Britain to make a positive impact in responding to and supporting the needs of their local communities by using pubs for the co-location of necessary services and articulating their specialist local needs. Grants of up to £3,000 may be provided through Community Services Fund. This is a rolling programme. Apply any time.

The Reach Fund

Grants are available to assist charities and social enterprises in England that require extra support to become ‘investment ready’. Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available. Reach Fund grants can be used to fund specific pieces of work to help secure investment. This could include anything from legal to business planning costs. Applications will be accepted at any time from organisations who have been referred to the Reach Fund by a designated Access Point.

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund 

The Fund provides support for education and research in transport, and helps fund projects that improve the roadside environment for motorists and other road users. There is no upper or lower limit for grant applications although grants most commonly fall in the range £5,000 – £30,000. The Trustees have re-opened the application process. There is a two-stage application process. Proposals 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 in the UK. The grants might be of interest to Whitby, Scarborough, Filey, and Bridlington areas. 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 Screwfix Foundation (Capital funding included)

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need across the UK. The funding is for capital type projects which relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community facilities and other buildings in deprived areas. This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability. Applications can be made at any time. In 2023, the Trustees will review applications in March, June, September and December.

Sir Halley Stewart Trust

Grants are available to UK based charitable organisations for UK and/or international research projects that address the themes of medical, social, or religious with the aim of assisting and promoting innovative activities or developments. There are two levels of funding:

  • Main Grants of between £5,000 and £60,000 (normally for salary costs) which can be spread across one to three years. The maximum annual allowance is £30,000. Grants up to £80,000 may be awarded under exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. Applications are considered three times a year. Applicants are advised to check the website for Board Meeting dates and application deadlines.
  • Small Grants of up to £5,000 for a one-off project. Applications are accepted any time.

Souter Charitable Trust

Grants are available to registered charities for projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in the UK or overseas, particularly those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.  Each application will be assessed individually and assessed on its own merits, however, an average grant would be a small one-off amount in the region of £1,000 to £3,000. Applications may be submitted at any time. The trustees generally meet once a month to assess applications.

Stewardship Loans for Churches and Christian Charities

Finance for building projects is available to churches and Christian charities in the UK. Loans of between £40,000 and £4 million are currently available, however, more can be loaned if need be. The loan should not exceed 65% of the value of the property to be secured. Applications will be considered from churches and charities that are in line with Stewardship’s statement of faith. Full details, including the online loan application form, can be found on the Stewardship website.

Ticket Bank

The Ticket Bank aims to improve access to arts and cultural events. Charities, community and not-for-profit organisations can register to receive a monthly allowance of tickets that have been donated to the Ticket Bank, for use by their service users/beneficiaries – free of charge.

Vegetarian for Life Grants

Funding is available for charities and charitable organisations supporting older vegetarians and vegans. Individual grants are normally subject to an upper limit of £3,000. Grants are normally made to assist ‘independent living’, for example: to provide ramps, grab handles, minor kitchen/bathroom adaptations, stair lifts, mobility scooter or perhaps respite care (a short stay in a care home for a person being cared for at home, to provide a break for the carer). Apply any time.

Veterans' Capital Housing Fund – Refurbishment Grants Programme

Grants of up to £75,000 for projects that assist in the refurbishment or extension of rental accommodation that will offer high quality support for veterans with a housing need. There will be two funding rounds in the 2023/24 financial year. Applications received by midday on 8 January 2024 will receive a decision by 31 March 2024.

Westhill Endowment Trust

Grants and other resources are available to support educational projects with strong underlying Christian values that enable people to transform their lives and the life of their communities in the UK. There are no formal upper or lower limits for grants. Most grants are between £500 and £20,000. The larger value grants are usually for projects running over two years. Not-for-profit organisations, churches and cathedrals, hospitals and hospices, and higher and further education institutions both in the UK can apply. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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. The Foundation will not fund projects where the total cost is below £15,000. Applications are accepted from organisations and educational establishments in the UK which are registered charities or which have charitable status. The main grants programme provides support for places. These grants are for capital initiatives, ie buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. 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.