The Church Urban Fund runs a grant-funding programme for churches and Christian community groups that work to tackle poverty in deprived communities. The Together Grants Programme offers grants of up to £5,000, particularly aimed at projects focused on the underlying causes of poverty. Applicants should be working in partnership with at least one other organisation, but only the lead organisation needs to be faith-based.
The BBC’s Children in Need Main Grants programme is now accepting applications until the 15th of May. The Main Grants programme is aimed at charities and non-profit organisations working with disadvantaged (e.g. illness, abuse, neglect, disability, behavioural issues, etc.) children and young people and awards grants of over £10,000 per year for up to three years.
The Volant Charitable Trust, founded by J K Rowling, is now accepting applications until the 24th of June. The Trust offers grants to charities and projects that work to alleviate social deprivation, particularly focusing on children’s and women’s issues.
The City Health Care Partnership Foundation’s Small Grants Programme is now accepting applications until the 1st of March. The programme awards grants of up to £1,000 to local community organisations, schools, and non-profits for projects that contribute to health and wellbeing. To be eligible, organisations must be at least one year old and have an annual income below £30,000. Only certain areas of the UK are considered per grant period.
The Northern Rock Foundation’s Fresh Ideas Fund is now accepting initial applications until the 5th of February from organisations in the North East. The fund offers grants of up to £50,000 to help voluntary, community and social enterprises explore options for growth, sustainability and impact. Successful applicants also receive expert advice and guidance from Northstar Ventures in developing proposals.
Comic Relief and the Heart of England Community Foundation’s Sports Relief Community Cash fund is now accepting applications until the 25th of February from organisations in Birmingham, The Black Country and Solihull. The fund offers grants of between £500 and £1,000 to small local projects working to make people feel included in their community, improve their skills and foster a sense of achievement.
The Community Foundation of Surrey’s Comic Relief Local Communities Programme is now accepting applications until the 12th of February from organisations in Surrey.. The programme offers grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for local projects to make positive and lasting changes to their community, such as improving skills, education and employability, increasing access to local services, or reducing social exclusion and disadvantage.
The London Legal Support Trust is now accepting applications until the 1st of March from organisations in London and the South East. The Trust provides grants of up to £5,000 to charitable organisations that offer free and/or pro bono legal support, including the set up of new pro bono surgeries.
Camden Council has launched a £5m Strategic Partners Fund, now accepting applications until the 6th of March. The Fund will be an investment in support of Camden, with two areas of focus: Neighbourhoods (support of local residents) and Equalities (ensuring mainstream services are available for all).