FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

A library of current funding opportunities relevant to our sector and agenda.

The Landsec Futures Community Grant Scheme

  • Delivered by: Braintree Village
  • Available funding: Between £1,000 and £3,000
  • Apply by: 19th February 2024

To support local voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations in the community which are already creating value in the places they know best.

Screwfix Foundation Grants

  • Delivered by: Screwfix Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £5,000
  • Apply by: 10th February 2024

The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK.

Delamere Dairy Foundation Grants

  • Delivered by: Delamere Dairy Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £250 and £5,000
  • Apply by: 29th February 2024

Providing support for charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations delivering projects that fit the objectives of the Foundation:

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U18 Better Starts Grants

  • Delivered by: Asda Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £400 and £1600
  • Apply by: 1st March 2024

To support a wide range of activities for children under 18 years old to improve their lives and transform the community.

Community Safety Development Fund

  • Delivered by: Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex
  • Available funding: Up to £20,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

Committed to working with our local voluntary and community sector partners to deliver on the ambitions of the Police and Crime Plan to keep our communities safe.


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The Weavers Company Funding

  • Delivered by: The Weavers Company
  • Available funding: Small Grants Up to £5,000 and Uncapped for main grants
  • Apply by: 14th March 2024

Work with organisations that can demonstrate impact with ex-offenders, young offenders or young people at risk of offending, either within a local area or nationally.

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Holiday Grants For Children

  • Delivered by: Henry Smith Charity
  • Available funding: Between £500 and £2,800
  • Apply by: 19th March 2024

Grants available to schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations, and charities to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children aged 13 years and younger who experience disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation.

Small Grants Programme

  • Delivered by: Sport England
  • Available funding: Between £300 and £15,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024
Sport England

We want to support projects that bring communities together and provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active.


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Stronger Starts

  • Delivered by: Tesco
  • Available funding: £1500
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

The scheme is open to all schools, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people.

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Morrisons Foundation Grants

  • Delivered by: Morrisons Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £10,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

Supports charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives in communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Community Grants

  • Delivered by: Stansted Airport
  • Available funding: £5,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

For voluntary and community organisations working in areas affected by the operations of Stansted Airport to support projects with long lasting benefit to the local community.


Jack Petchey Foundation Grants

  • Delivered by: Jack Petchey Foundation
  • Available funding:
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

Offer many programmes for schools and youth organisations, to help celebrate the achievements of young people in London and Essex.

Food Education Fund

  • Delivered by: Essex County Council and Active Essex
  • Available funding: Up to £3,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024
Active Essex Logo

We are inviting organisations to complete the application to deliver a 6-8 week program to families, educating them around cooking on a budget, energy saving ways of cooking as well as healthy eating.

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The Rayne Foundation

  • Delivered by: The Rayne Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £10,000 and £20,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

We favour work which could change the way issues are tackled in our society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation

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Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People

  • Delivered by: The Allen Lane Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £5,000 and £25,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024
Allen Lane

Working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who may have experienced significant issues within their lives.

The grants can be used to support a range of activities, including core costs, project work, and capital expenditure.


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Garfield Weston Foundation Grants

  • Delivered by: Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Available funding: Regular Grants up to £100,000 or Major grants over £100,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

The grant can support capital projects, revenue/core costs or project costs.

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Small Grants

  • Delivered by: King Charles III Charitable Fund
  • Available funding: Up to £5000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

Focuses on supporting projects that contribute to the environment, countryside, social inclusion, health and wellbeing, education, heritage and conservation.

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Food Support and Winter Warmth Essentials Fund

  • Delivered by: The Essex Association of Local Councils
  • Available funding: Up to £4000 for food plus £1000 for warmth essentials
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

This funding is for the provision of food and winter warmth essentials for families with children and for individuals from across the Essex County Council local authority areas who are most in need.

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Awards For All

  • Delivered by: The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Available funding: Between £300 and £20,000
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024
TNL Community

We're here to support communities with the things that are important to them, including helping with the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

You can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support your organisation to change and adapt to new and future challenges.

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Partnerships Funding

  • Delivered by: The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Available funding: Over £10,000
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024
TNL Community

For organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

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The Community Fund UK

  • Delivered by: The National Lottery
  • Available funding: Between £500,000 and £5 million.
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024
TNL Community

We’re looking to fund organisations that want to do more to help communities come together and help make us a better-connected society.

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Reaching Communities

  • Delivered by: The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Available funding: Over £10,000
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024
TNL Community

We're here to support communities with the things that are important to them, including mitigating the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and supporting them as they seek to recover, rebuild and grow following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Youth Fund

  • Delivered by: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £150,000 for 3 years (£50,000 a year)
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024

The Youth Fund is designed to be a strategic investment in your organisation, so we only fund for the full three years and at the amount appropriate to your plans for wider impact.

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The Percy Bilton Charity Grants

  • Delivered by: The Percy Bilton Charity
  • Available funding: £2000 and over
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024

One off payments for capital expenditure of approximately £2,000 and over (the majority of grants fall within the range of £2,000 to £5,000)


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Major Grants

  • Delivered by: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £10,000 and £100,000
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024

Offering single yaer grants between £10,000 and £100,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs or multi-year grants for a maximum of 3 years,

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Small Grants

  • Delivered by: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £2,000 and £10,000
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024

Single year grants between £2,000 and £10,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs

Projects must have a focus on Community Support

Multiple Grants available

  • Delivered by: The Henry Smith Charity
  • Available funding: Between £20,000 and £70,000
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024

Two Grants of Interest:

  • Strengthening Communities
  • Improving Lives
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The Eastlight Community Alliance Grants 2024

  • Delivered by: Eastlight Community Homes
  • Available funding: Between £750 and £1,250
  • Apply by: 16th February 2024

Funding will enable a variety of local community-based groups across Witham, Braintree, Halstead and Colchester to continue making a difference in our communities, whilst providing new opportunities for residents to get involved with local projects.

Opportunities through sport and physical activity

  • Delivered by: Peter Harrison Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £30,000
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024
Basildon Council

Funding available to create access to opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enable people across the UK who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their potential.

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Positive futures for children and young people

  • Delivered by: Peter Harrison Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £30,000
  • Apply by: 25th February 2024

Funding available to enhance the lives of children and young people in the Southeast who are physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged.

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Adventurous Activities for Young People

  • Delivered by: Pawprint Family Trust
  • Available funding:
  • Apply by: 31st March 2024

Grants allowing young people from across the UK to apply for funding for life-changing adventures that develop their skills, capacities, and capabilities.

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Proud to Pitch In

  • Delivered by: Greene King
  • Available funding: Up to £4,000
  • Apply by: 1st November 2024

Grants for registered charities, community groups, social enterprises, community amateur sports clubs, and other organisations across the UK to deliver grassroots sports activities that positively impact local communities. Examples of projects that have previously received funding include:


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