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Support for groups - latest funding opportunities

This page aims to keep you up-to-date with useful info about funding opportunities inside Westminster and more widely in London. Also make sure to check the training and events page for an updated list of training opportunites and events. 

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Funding

Funding

Westminster Local Funders

Westminster Local Funders

For a list of the Westminster local funders please consult the Westminster Funding Directory on our Online Resources

October

October

Masonic Charitable Foundation's Community Support Grants

Masonic Charitable Foundation's Community Support Grants

Grants are available to support registered charities working in areas of financial hardship, health and disability, education and employability and social exclusion and disadvantage.
Small Grants - up to £5,000 are available for core expenditures such as general running or overhead costs.

Deadlines: 27 October 2017; 23 February 2018.

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CREATE CHURCH STREET - ARTS & CULTURE FUNDING

 

As part of the Church Street Futures plan, Westminster City Council has created an Arts and Culture Funding Scheme for the local area with a sum of up to £200,000 to be spent on arts and creative projects over a two year period, from March 2016 – March 2018.

This funding scheme is designed to create a programme of creative activities that local people of all ages and backgrounds can take part in. Examples of creative activities are theatre, music, singing, dance, film, photography, visual art, creative writing, crafts. Applications might propose one of these types of activities or a combination of them, or a festival or outdoor event or performance or something completely new.

The local community, artists, individuals, groups and arts and cultural organisations are invited to submit applications for funding for arts and creative projects that will begin within three months of an award being made. It doesn’t matter if you are based outside the Church Street area as long as your project will benefit the area.

The maximum funding that can be applied for is £10,000 per project although the funder envisage a number of smaller awards in the region of £2,000. The minimum amount of funding you can apply for is £200.

The deadline is 12am on Monday 30 October 2017.

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CELEBRATING PARTICIPATION IN HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY GRANTS

 

Has your voluntary/community group done some amazing patient, service-user or carer engagement work that’s improved healthcare services? If so, NHS England wants you to tell them about it. In fact, they want to support you to tell everyone about it!

NHS England will be awarding grants of up to £2,000 to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen participation in healthcare.

Deadline: 31 October 2017

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MAGIC LITTLE GRANTS FUND

 

In association with Postcode Community Trust, Localgiving is offering charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of either £250 or £500.

The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver physical activities.

Grants can be used to support the general running costs of new and existing sports and physical activities. For example, this could include: facilities hire, kit & equipment, coaching qualifications, other volunteer expenses etc.

The fund is open to charitable organisations with an annual income of under £50,000.

The application process will be open from 1st August to the 31st October 2017 and is open to all members of Localgiving that meet the criteria.

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INNOVATION FUND - TURNING POINT

 

The innovation fund rewards grants between £500 and £2500 for innovative ideas that enhance the lives of people in recovery and members of the local communities by:

  • Reducing social isolation both locally and for people who access our services
  • Encouraging personal growth within the 5 ways to wellbeing

The grant is open to charity, voluntary or community group with an income of less than £100,000 per annum located within the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster.

The grant is available to support new and innovation ideas, they are therefore unable to provide continuation for funding you are already receiving that is due to come to an end.

The deadline is October 31st

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HENRY SMITH - HOLIDAY GRANTS FOR CHILDREN

 

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for recreational trips or holidays for groups of children who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities. Trips that would not take place without the grant are particularly welcome.Grants are only available to support children who are aged 13 and under.

For trips taking place in September through to December, applications can be submitted from 3 July to 17 November.

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November

November

 TRIANGLE TRUST: REHABILITATION DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

 

The Triangle Trust is currently inviting applications for Development Grants from not for profit organisations whose sole purpose is to support the rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders.  The grants provide funds towards core costs to allow your organisation to make a step change development towards increasing its long-term sustainability. The Triangle Trust would like to see applicants use these grants as part of a programme of work to develop sustainable income sources, so that when the grant comes to end your organisation’s income will not be reduced. Funding is available for up to £80,000 over 3 years. 

The deadline is noon on 2 November 2017.

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SPORT ENGLAND'S TACKLING INACTIVITY AND ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE FUND

 

Grants are available for charities, community interest companies (CICs), local authorities, universities and companies limited by guarantee who are working with inactive people in employment and/or inactive people who have an unreliable income or no income. Two grants may be of interest:

  • £25,000 - £100,000 for projects working with people less likely to have a steady income, or any income, who are at risk of offending or substance misuse.
  • £1,000 - £10,000 is for smaller scale projects working with one or two of the above groups.

Expressions of interest by Monday, 6 November.

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OCTAVIA BETTER LIVES COMMUNITY FUND

 

The Octavia Better Lives Community Fund (OBLCF) provides grants of £2,000 - £5,000 to fund work with residents of Westminster and/or the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC).

The grants will support local charities and voluntary groups that are working with communities, groups and individuals on low incomes and/or experiencing isolation.

Grants will be given to organisations that clearly demonstrate outcomes and impact and specifically how they reach local people, how many they reach and what difference they expect the project to make.

The deadline is Friday 17th November 2017.

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HENRY SMITH CHARITY HOLIDAY GRANTS

 

The Henry Smith Charity gives grants of up to £2,500  for recreational trips or holidays for groups of children who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities. Trips that would not take place without the grant are particularly welcome.Grants are only available to support children who are aged 13 and under.


For trips taking place from September through to December, the deadline is 17 November.

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MOPAC VICTIMS FUND

MOPAC VICTIMS FUND

Grants of between £10,000 and £35,000 are available to individual organisations providing support to victims of crime to help them cope and recover from their experience. Partnerships of three or more organisations applying together can receive up to £100,000.

Application deadline: 5pm Friday 24 November 2017

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December

December

BBC CHILDREN IN NEED

 

BBC Children in Need gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that work with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  1. Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  2. Any kind of disability
  3. Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  4. Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

Projects we fund make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

  • Small Grants Programme is for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Deadline: 1 December
  • Main Grants Programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years. Deadline: 16 January 2018

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HELP THE HOMELESS

 

Help The Homeless's main funding remit is the regular allocation of Small Grants (generally up to £5000) for capital costs to small and medium-sized charities only (those with a turnover of under £1m per annum).

All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.

All applicants must use the official form downloadable from the website and clearly describe the aims and structure of their organisation, their future plans and specific details of how any grant money will be spent. A copy of the latest available audited accounts is also required.

Deadline: 15 December

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January

January

Span Trust

Span Trust

The Span Trust seeks to fund projects by awarding grants between £5,000 and £20,000 that will alleviate poverty, disability, age or ill health, and advance urban regeneration through the improvement of the built environment. They offer grants to both registered and exempt charities.

Deadline is 29 January 2018

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February

February

TRUST FOR LONDON

 

Trust for London offers grants to organisations undertaking charitable activities (you do not need to be a registered charity) that aim to tackle poverty and its root causes in London by dealing with issues such as deprivation, unemployment, inequality, homelessness and poor health.

The trust has seven funding programmes:

  • Good Homes and Neighbourhoods
  • Better Work
  • Decent Living Standards
  • Shared Wealth
  • Pathways to Settlement
  • Stronger Voices
  • Connected Communities

Each of the funding programmes is explained in detail on their funding guidelines

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant and the amount you request should be the amount you need. The amounts may be spread over one, two or three years however they will not normally offer grants that exceed £150,000.

The next deadline is 6 February 2018, 1pm

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COMIC RELIEF LOCAL COMMUNITIES - CORE STRENGTH PROGRAMME

 

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available for organisations with an annual income of £100,000 or under. The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs - meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs.

Deadlines: 26 February 2018; 28 May 2018

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March

March

Peabody Community Fund

Peabody Community Fund

The Community Grants programme awards grants from £500 up to £5,000 to charities, resident and community organisations that want to improve the quality of life of Peabody residents by supporting local activities that:

  • Are responding to identified community need
  • Bring communities together
  • Promote wellbeing

The Fund is able to support activities benefitting residents of all ages and priority will be given to:

  • Organisations/projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the community
  • Peabody resident-led projects. If an applicant organisation is not resident-led, they will need to demonstrate strong connections with local residents, strong partnership working in the locality, a commitment to the locality after the proposed project is complete, and a clear understanding of community needs
  • Youth led projects up to the age of 24

Application deadline:

Wednesday 21st March 2018 by 12 noon

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Anytime

Anytime

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

Charitable Grants are available to UK registered charities working within the UK. Whilst we prioritise those charities working for the benefit of people in Greater London, we do welcome and support applications from all corners on the UK. Fund is available for special projects, capital grants and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. You can apply for up to four years of funding.
The Fund operate two grant giving programmes for charities:- 

  1. The Small Grant Programme is a fast track grant assessment for one-off grants of up to £3,000. Applicants can expect a result within six weeks of making an application.
  2. The Main Grants Programme is a far more thorough assessment for single and multiple year grants of £5,000 or more. A successful application can take up to nine months to receive a result.

The Fund particularly welcome applications supporting the use of leather within the fashion industry, education in leather technology and the leather trade.

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Changemaker - Santander

Changemaker - Santander

Changemaker is a fund to help social enterprises, small charities and community groups to deliver projects in the UK that create innovative solutions to improve communities. Santander has £200,000 to support projects that help disadvantaged people to have confidence in the future by achieving at least one of the following:

  • Grow insight or knowledge
  • Build skills, training or experience
  • Tackle social problems or issues in an innovative way

If you have a project which the Crowd support Santander provide the final 50% to help you reach your target, up to £10,000.

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Henry Smith Main Grants Programme/Revenue Grants

Henry Smith Main Grants Programme/Revenue Grants

Applications for Revenue funding of £10,000 or more per year for work taking place in the UK (including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands) can be made through Herny Smith Main Grants Programme.
The amount requested must be at least £10,000 in each year.  The maximum length of funding that can be requested is three years. 

Revenue grants can be used to fund running costs, salaries and/or project costs.
Full information about what we do and do not fund, and details of how to apply can be found on the website.

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ERNEST HECHT CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

 

The Foundation provides funding to a broad range of UK charities working to support or improve the lives of UK nationals through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre. The Trustees give priority to projects where their donation can make a difference and can progress the Charity’s initiative. There is a broad remit and all applications will be considered on their own merits.

There is no maximum or minimum limit to funding requests.

There are no deadlines for applications, which are reviewed at regular intervals.

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Heritage Lottery Young Roots

Heritage Lottery Young Roots

Grants from £10,000 to £50,000 to help young people aged 11 to 25 to explore their heritage, from green spaces, museums, and historic sites to language, local memories and youth culture.

There are no application deadlines for this programme – apply anytime

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JOHN LYON'S CHARITY SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY FUND 

 

The School Holiday Activity Fund is designed to enable organisations to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays.  This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the summer holiday. You may apply to the School Holiday Activity Fund once a year for a maximum of three consecutive years.

The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments.  Up to £5,000 is available.

Organisations that are currently in receipt of a grant from John Lyon’s Charity for core services are also eligible to apply to this Fund as long as funds from the Charity are not already being used for holiday activities.  

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Tesco Bags of Help Grants

Tesco Bags of Help Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support community projects that involve the development and use of open spaces. Projects that involve volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities are welcomed.

Three local community projects will be voted on in Tesco stores each month across Tesco regions throughout England, Scotland and Wales. In each region, the project that received the most votes from all stores in their region will receive a grant of up to £5,000. The second placed project receives up to £2,000 and third placed up to £1000. Every year, over 7000 projects will receive funding through this scheme.

Applications are now open on a rolling basis and will be accepted at any time.

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 YAPP CHARITABLE TRUST

 

The Yapp Charitable Trust offers grants only for core funding to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 and are undertaking work that focuses on one of these 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 (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

The charity will fund running costs for up to three years.  Grants are for a maximum of £3,000 per year

Applications are accepted at any time.

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YOUNG PEOPLE LEAVING CARE

 

Esmée Fairbairn has launched a new £10m fund for charities working with young people leaving care. Its five-year programme, Young People Leaving Care, aims to invest £2m per year in projects that support young people leaving care to make the transition to adulthood.

Funding is limited to the charitable work of organisations, and could be for core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads. There are no limits on grant size or length, with the median average 2015 grant being £100,000 over 3 years. Most support is likely to be in the form of grants, but they would consider making social investments.

Applications can be made from 31 October 2016, with the first Young People Leaving Care grants likely to be made early in 2017.

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Sanctuary Housing Grand Ideas Fund

Sanctuary Housing Grand Ideas Fund

Funding of up to £1,000 is available to charities, residents’ groups and voluntary organisations
for projects that aim to make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary Housing residents and communities within Westminster.

Successful projects will meet at least one of these themes:

  1. Employment, Education, Skills and Training
  2. Health and Wellbeing
  3. Community safety and infrastructure
  4. Environment
  5. Financial inclusion

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The Drapers' Charitable Fund

The Drapers' Charitable Fund

The Fund supports registered charities in London who are involved in the activities outlined below:

Social Welfare, including:
• Homelessness
• Prisoners
• Ex-service personnel
• Support services for the elderly, carers (especially young carers), and community and family services.
• Disabled adults (not children), especially those with less visible disabilities such as sensory impairment, mental health issues and learning disabilities.

Education and training:
Projects which raise the aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people under 25 years old particularly in deprived areas of Greater London.

Textiles and Heritage, including:
• Textile conservation
• Support projects within the textiles industry
• Museums, memorials and monuments relating to the armed forces, history of London or the textile trade

There is no minimum or maximum grant. Grants are normally awarded for sums up to £15,000, but larger grants may be awarded.

You can apply at any time of the year. The Charities Committee meets five times a year and applications will normally be considered at the next meeting following submission.

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