The Vision Fund
Deadline: 9 January 2020
Great for: Individuals and organisations with great ideas to create new opportunities and improve well-being and inclusion for blind and partially sighted people across London.
AI For Social Good (Scotland)
Deadline: 10 January 2020
Great for: Scottish organisations promoting the use of AI for social good. Winners will receive £15,000 - £20,000 to develop support their work.
Deadline: 13 January 2020
Great for: Storytellers. Alternarratives is funding R&D into new, imaginative, approaches to storytelling. How can we harness new technologies or formats to engage young people in reading for pleasure? Successful applicants will receive a £1,000 R&D bursary, and the chance to win a £15,000 prize.
Deadline: 16 January 2020
Great for: Engaged citizens, activists, pioneers! £10,000 is available to support ideas that can help redefine how people engage with democracy. Nesta are looking for initiatives that support citizens to become better informed, and help our political system become more transparent, inclusive and accessible.
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Great for: Patagonia are offering grants to support work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seek to protect the environment and affected communities. Grants of up to $12,000 may be requested (UK projects are eligible).
Education Grant 2020
Deadline: 4 February 2020
Great for: Organisations taking an innovative approach to education for refugee children affected by the Syria crisis. The funders objective is to support civil society and educational institutions in addressing problems currently facing refugee education by giving them the resources to deliver creative and innovative solutions.
Elrha Journey to Scale: funding for scaling humanitarian innovation
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Great for: Elrha are proving support and up to £580,000 over three years for humanitarian innovation teams to develop their scaling strategy.
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Deadline: Ongoing, several deadlines throughout the year
More info: https://www.jrct.org.uk/what-we-fund
Great for: JRCT fund projects across five priority areas: Peace and Security, Power and Accountability, Rights and Justice, Sustainable Future and the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. Their funding priorities reflect the organisation's Quaker values of equality, human rights, justice and environmental sustainability. Funding applications are reviewed four times a year.
Get Up Rise Up Direct Action Fund
Deadline: Ongoing, rolling basis
More info: http://directaction.beautifultrouble.org
Great for: The Get Up Rise Up direct action fund seeks to make resources available to local groups (both registered and unregistered) that often find themselves underfunded or under-resourced for a myriad of reasons, and who are planning creative direct actions as part of an ongoing campaign.
DM Thomas Foundation for Young People Central Grants
Deadline: Ongoing, quarterly deadlines
Great for: UK charities working with babies and young people up to the age of 25 can apply to the central grant scheme. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting projects that aim to help young people who have disabilities, are sick in hospital, or have a pre-existing life limiting condition. Grants of up to £30,000 per year are available.
City Bridge Trust
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
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
Wolfson Foundation - Funding for Places
Great for: Capital initiatives (e.g. buildings) and equipment. Wolfson fund a broad range of organisations and sectors including education, science, health & disability, arts & humanities.
People’s Postcode Trust
Great for: Non-profit and community organisations working to eliminate poverty, combat discrimination or protect human rights.
More info: https://www.asdafoundation.org/what-we-fund
Great for: Local charities and community groups
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
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
More info: https://schrodercharitytrust.org/
Great for: UK registered charities seeking grants of up to £5,000
Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All
Great for: Community organisations, charities and social enterprises working in the UK.
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
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
More info: https://www.thegirlgeneration.org
Great for: Groups campaigning to end FGM
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
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.
More info: https://garfieldweston.org
Great for: UK charities, regardless of size.
Great for: Small, community-based organisations and charities working in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. Funding up to £10,000 is available.
Architectural Heritage Fund
More info: http://ahfund.org.uk
Great for: The Architectural Heritage Fund supports communities across the UK find enterprising new ways to revitalise old buildings. They provide advice, grants and loans to support sustainable heritage projects.