FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

Sports and Lifeskills Small Grants - Essex and Southend

  • Delivered by: Active Essex Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £4,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2025

Small grants are available to groups and organisations in Essex County Council areas and Southend only to support working with young people involved in the criminal justice system or at risk of criminal behaviour and exploitation.

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U18 Better Starts Programme

  • Delivered by: Asda Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £400 and £2000
  • Apply by: 24th May 2024

Grants available to local organisations in the UK to support a wide range of activities for children under 18 years old to improve their lives and transform the community.

Essex Short Breaks Mainstream Inclusion Fund

  • Delivered by: Essex County Council
  • Available funding: Between £500 and £40,000
  • Apply by: 31st May 2024

ECC have developed a fund for improving access to clubs and activities in mainstream settings for children and young people with SEND that will run alongside their existing clubs and activities offer.

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Grants for Good

  • Delivered by: Matthew Goode Foundation
  • Available funding:
  • Apply by: 15th June 2024

Funded by the John Good Group and is designed to direct funding only to small and growing local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that are making a big impact on communities, people or the environment

Big Bike Revival Summer 2024

  • Delivered by: Cycling UK
  • Available funding: Up to £3,500
  • Apply by: 25th June 2024

The Big Bike Revival programme is for adults returning to cycling, complete beginners or those cycling non-regularly. In other words, it’s for adults who do not cycle on a regular basis, which generally means cycling once a month or less.

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Funding for Places (Mental Health)

  • Delivered by: Wolfson Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £20,000 and £75,000
  • Apply by: 1st July 2024

Accepting applications from charitable organisations and educational establishments in the UK who are seeking grants for capital initiatives, ie buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment.

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Grants to Charities

  • Delivered by: Ironmongers Company
  • Available funding: Up to £10,000
  • Apply by: 31st July 2024

Supporting projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

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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Major Grants

  • Delivered by: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £10,000 and £100,000
  • Apply by: 31st December 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: 31st December 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: 31st December 2024

Two Grants of Interest:

  • Strengthening Communities
  • Improving Lives
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Opportunities through sport and physical activity

  • Delivered by: Peter Harrison Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £30,000
  • Apply by: 31st December 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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Community Grants

  • Delivered by: Stansted Airport
  • Available funding: £5,000
  • Apply by: 31st December 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.


Morrisons Foundation Grants

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

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

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Positive futures for children and young people

  • Delivered by: Peter Harrison Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £30,000
  • Apply by: 31st December 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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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 December 2024

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

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Awards For All

  • Delivered by: The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Available funding: Between £300 and £20,000
  • Apply by: 31st December 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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Youth Fund

  • Delivered by: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Available funding: Up to £150,000 for 3 years (£50,000 a year)
  • Apply by: 31st December 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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Partnerships Funding

  • Delivered by: The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Available funding: Over £10,000
  • Apply by: 31st December 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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Jack Petchey Foundation Grants

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

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

Reaching Communities

  • Delivered by: The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Available funding: Over £10,000
  • Apply by: 31st December 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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The Community Fund UK

  • Delivered by: The National Lottery
  • Available funding: Between £500,000 and £5 million.
  • Apply by: 31st December 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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The Percy Bilton Charity Grants

  • Delivered by: The Percy Bilton Charity
  • Available funding: £2000 and over
  • Apply by: 31st December 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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Children and Young People Grants Programme

  • Delivered by: Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £1,000 and £60,00
  • Apply by: 31st March 2025

Grants available for local and national charities in England and Wales who are working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The Rayne Foundation

  • Delivered by: The Rayne Foundation
  • Available funding: Between £10,000 and £20,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2025

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: Up to £15,000
  • Apply by: 31st March 2025
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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