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Grants & funds for charity & NGO digital work

  • Do you work for a charity or NGO?
  • Could your organisation have a bigger impact by doing better digital work?
  • Are you being held back from doing better digital work because of budget?
  • Do you have the sneaking suspicion that there are groups out there who are looking to fund great work like yours?
  • Would you love to get that funding but don’t even have the time or support to start finding out where it is?

...then you’ve come to the right place.

We’re a fully not for profit co-op digital agency and we believe that a lack of budget shouldn’t get in the way of amazing charities and NGOs from doing better digital work.

We also know that, usually, you get what you pay for and for most charities and NGOs, this means putting scarce resources into digital work. So what are you going to do if you’ve got a digital project you want to get off the ground but no budget? You need to find support and this often takes time, connections, and the ability to do some serious research. Or in this case, it means just scrolling down through the rest of this piece.

We’ve put together a quick breakdown of the best upcoming funds and grants that we’ve seen out there. We’ll keep this updated, so keep checking back here.

If you’ve looked through and don’t see anything that’s the right fit for you, get in touch and we’ll try to help you find a fund that fits.

And if you’ve seen a grant or fund that isn’t listed below (or you work for a funder not listed), then please get in touch or tweet us and we’ll add it in.

Now, without further delay, dive in and start looking for the perfect fund to make your idea a reality.


Upcoming Deadlines

Comic Relief Bridging the Gaps: Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children

Deadline: 28 June 2019

More info: https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/current-opportunities

Great for: Work which provides mental health support to children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop.

Google Impact Challenge Fund - Safety

Deadline: 28 June 2019

More info: https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/safety2019

Great for: Experts, organisations and communities across Europe who are working to improve online safety. Initiatives can range from new educational approaches to community projects and innovative technologies.

Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund

Deadline: 2 July 2019

More info: http://missdotafrica.digital/apply-now/call-seed-fund-eoi-2/

Great for: Individuals or NGOs based in Africa. The fund offers grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles.

Lloyds Bank Foundation, Enable Grants

Deadline: 31 August 2019

More info: https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/wefund/enable/

Great for: Charities looking to develop, or trial new approaches to service delivery. Enable provides grants of up to £15,000 over two years.


Ongoing

City Bridge Trust

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://www.citybridgetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/grant-making/

Great for: Charitable organisations and projects with an emphasis on reducing inequality and enabling voice and representation for disadvantaged groups. Applicants must be based in London

Lush Charity Pot

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://uk.lush.com/tag/charity-pot

Great for: Grassroots orgs working in environmental, animal and human rights. Selected organisations will be featured on Charity Pot body lotion & sold in Lush stores - so it’s a great opportunity to showcase the work you do!

Woodward Charitable Trust

Deadline: March, May, October

More info: http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk

Great for: The Trust fund a huge range of activities, but they focus on small charities with an income under £300,000 who meet the trust’s criteria

People’s Postcode Trust

Deadline: Annual

More info: http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

Great for: Non-profit and community organisations working to eliminate poverty, combat discrimination or protect human rights.

ASDA Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://www.asdafoundation.org/what-we-fund

Great for: Local charities and community groups

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/what-we-fund

Great for: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation funds charities and social enterprises, and supports work that focuses on The Arts, Children and Young People, Environment, Food and Social Change. Funding is targeted at larger organisations, with a turnover of over £50,000.

Schroder Charity Trust

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://schrodercharitytrust.org/

Great for: UK registered charities seeking grants of up to £5,000

Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/under10k

Great for: Community organisations, charities and social enterprises working in the UK.

Anglo-American Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://www.angloamericangroupfoundation.org

Great for: Registered charities working on community development, education and training, environmental initiatives or HIV/AIDS and welfare projects

Ashworth Charitable Trust

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: http://www.ashworthtrust.org

Great for: Humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally. For the most part, the Trust looks to fund projects and not core funding.

The Girl Generation

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://www.thegirlgeneration.org

Great for: Groups campaigning to end FGM

Frontline AIDS

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://frontlineaids.org/our-work-includes/rapid-response-fund/

Great for: Urgent situations where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) and men who have sex with men (MSM) struggle to access HIV services because of stigma and discrimination – often leading to threats and violence.

Noel Buxton Trust

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: http://www.noelbuxtontrust.org.uk

Great for: The Trust supports voluntary and community based organisations in Great Britain and in some of the most vulnerable parts of Africa. UK grants have a focus on the welfare of both families and prisoners.

Garfield Weston

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: https://garfieldweston.org

Great for: UK charities, regardless of size.

Wesleyan Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

More info: http://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/wesleyan-foundation-grants/

Great for: Small, community-based organisations and charities working in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. Funding up to £10,000 is available.