• Funding opportunities are shared on this website and in regular bulletins
  • We hold events to provide information about funding opportunities and how to make a successful grant application. Check out our calendar for future events.
  • We can help with specific funding advice for your organisation, just get in touch.

Update from Funding Central

If your organisation works to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the UK then check out the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards. The awards provide funding and training and development for charities doing excellent work in a health related field.

Administered by the King’s fund – ten award winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding with one overall winner receiving £40,000. There’s also awards for runners up of up to £3000. So it’s well worth a look if you are working in this area.

If you are not a charity working in a health related field there is still loads of info on funding available to you on Funding Central. Among the thousands of funding opportunities is theTrusthouse Charitable Foundation offering grants for organisations working in community support, arts, education and heritage projects in areas of urban deprivation or remote, deprived rural areas.

To find out more about these funds or to search for thousands of other funding opportunities visit Funding Central


£20 million investment to help tackle loneliness

Charities and community groups will get £20 million of new funding to help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness

  • Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together
  • The money will go to support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society
  • Thousands of people will be helped to make connections in their communities

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  • Access grants, contracts and loans, in one place, through one search
  • Receive tailored funding updates
  • Work through advice and online tools.

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Are you looking for funding for your charity? If so then read on…

Applications for the #ChristmasChallenge18 will open later this month and after a record breaking campaign in 2017, we are looking for more charities to take part than ever before.

What is the #ChristmasChallenge18?
The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. It launches on #GivingTuesday and brings together hundreds of #charities in one high profile campaign to raise millions of pounds for charity.

The Christmas Challenge gives you the chance for your donors to double their donations to help you raise vital funds for your work. It takes place from midday Tuesday 27th November – midday Tuesday 4th December. Applications will open on Monday 21st May. For more information, please see here.


How does it work? Watch this quick video to find out more.



Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking ideas for projects that will improve communities across England and will make grants of more than £10,000 available to support organisations that want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

The funding can support project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs and can support work for up to five years.

To be eligible, groups need to show how their ideas meet the following three priorities:

* Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities.
* Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.
* Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Organisations that are interested in applying will need to have an initial discussion with the Big Lottery Fund about their proposed idea. If the idea is accepted, the Big Lottery Fund panel of staff will then invite a full proposal.

This is a rolling programme with no deadlines.

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Funding from Surrey County Council Members’ Local Allocations


‘Bags of Help’ for local projects

‘Bags of Help’ is Tesco’s local community grant scheme, raising money from the sale of carrier bags, to fund local projects in communities across the UK.  Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.



Fund Supporting Summer Play Schemes is Open for Applications

Each year the Hilden Charitable Fund allocates a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 to support the following:

*   Summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years.

*   Local schemes lasting for two to six weeks.

*   Schemes with strong volunteer support.

Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

Applications are invited from voluntary agencies in the UK with an income of less than £150,000.

The next deadline for applications is 1 June 2018.

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