MHCLG Cold Weather Fund
Deadline: 6 December 2019
Great for: Frontline organisations providing emergency housing for rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping. Organisations must be able to demonstrate how grant funding will reduce rough sleeping and offer longer-term solutions from people sleeping rough accessing these shelters, by supporting moves into accommodation, and sustainable longer-term accommodation for those moving off the streets. Applicants much be registered charities/CICs. You can apply for grant funding up to £50,000
Nesta CareerTech Challenge Fund
Deadline: 9 December 2019
Great for: UK companies and charities working to develop digital solutions that support people to feel more confident navigating the world of work. Grants of between £100,000 and £250,000 will be made available for innovative tech solutions that can build career adaptability skills and / or motivation to learn for people who are most vulnerable to workforce changes. Nesta are looking for tech solutions which can be delivered within the context of an existing (or adapted) online course of 15-50 hours that builds core skills such as communication, numeracy or digital skills so that beneficiaries can build a sense of agency to navigate the changing job market, at the same time as improving on skills employers are looking for.
Climate Action Fund
Deadline: 18 December 2019
Great for: Community-led initiatives designed to reduce the carbon footprint of communities. The fund is open to registered not for profits and schools. TNL expect to fund a mix of different organisations through this funding round, from smaller organisations trialling pilot projects to organisations looking for longer term support (potential to access up to £2.5m over 5 years).
Road Safety Trust Small Grants Programme
Deadline: 20 December 2019
Great for: Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue Services or UK-based registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises or community interest companies can apply for up to £30,000. Funding is available for pilot projects to improve road safety at a local level.
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.
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.
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.