Community cohesion

Aurelius Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations involved with conservation of culture inherited from the past and the dissemination of knowledge, particularly in the humanities field.

The Aurelius Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in England or Wales. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

London Community Foundation

The London Community Foundation is part of the Community Foundation Network (CFN), made up of more than 40 Community Foundations from across the UK.

The Foundation has awarded over £70 million in grants to more than 11,500 charitable projects across the capital since 1995. In the last five years alone, it has supported around £1,000 community projects annually across the capital.

Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in the North East of England.

The Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine was brought up and resided.

Last year, the trust awarded around £970,000 in charitable donations.

Grants of between £250 and £100,000 are available.

Spear Charitable Trust

The Spear Charitable Trust Grant is provided and administered by the Spear Charitable Trust and is available for voluntary and community organisations in the UK.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking charitable projects, with particular charitable assistance to employees, or former employees, of JW Spear and Sons Plc.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees and although there are no minimum or maximum funding levels set, most grants are for less than £8,000.

This trust does not have a website or an email address.  A contact address is:

Jerwood Charitable Foundation – Large and Small Grants

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible funding of the arts across the UK, with a particular focus on supporting emerging talent and excellence. The aim of the funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity.

Support is available to individuals and organisations in the United Kingdom. Organisations do not need to be registered charities providing the project has charitable aims.

Hugh Fraser Foundation

Grants are available to non-profit organisations for charitable work in the UK, with a preference for Scotland.  The Trustees favour smaller, more focused causes rather than large highly-publicised appeals.

Grants are made to non-profit organisations for charitable purposes. The Trustees' focus is on making grants to charitable bodies to assist them with their work.

The Trustees' policy is to pay special regard to applications from Scotland, particularly from parts of Scotland where the local economy and/or circumstances make fundraising for charitable purposes difficult.

Graham Kirkham Foundation

Grants are available for charitable organisations carrying out education, welfare or community projects in the UK.

The Graham Kirkham Foundation aims to fund a wide range of projects, including those focusing on the promotion or development of the study and/or appreciation of literature, art, music or science.

Registered charities and voluntary organisations in the UK are eligible to apply.

Although there are no minimum or maximum funding levels stated, most grants are in the £4,000 to £5,000 range with several larger grants being awarded.

ASDA Foundation

Capital grants are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK for local charitable projects and activities that benefit the wider community, address local needs and make a significant difference to the local community.

The funding is for registered charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are willing to work with their local ASDA colleagues. The support and involvement of local ASDA colleagues is a requirement.