Community cohesion

Culture Seeds

Culture Seeds is part of the Mayor of London’s draft Strategy for Culture, Culture for all Londoners.


The new grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough.

Culture Seeds will support small or informal organisations and groups.


Health Heart Community Grants

Grants are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote heart health and help to reduce of prevent the risk of heart disease.

Over £1.7m has been awarded in the last 10 years.  Previous projects cover exercise, education, using green spaces and cycling. The grant application rolls out on a regional basis throughout the year.  Dates for Scotland, Tyne Tees and Granada have already passed for this year but dates are still open for other areas in the UK.  Check the website for details of when grant applications open.

Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation Fund

The Fund supports charitable organisations that help young musicians aged 13-25 particularly those at the beginning of a professional career.

Funding is available for expenditure costs associated with projects. Due to the volume of applications received, applicants are advised to submit a proposal, or give notice that they intend to do so, at least six months in advance.

Applications should be made in writing to the Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation.

Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities

Funding for ideas that make positive changes in communities e.g. lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces, stronger and happier relationships between communities and action to focus on the root causes of social problems.

Voluntary or community groups can apply but need to have three unrelated members on the management committee. Grants must fund activity where the people who will benefit have influenced and/or be involved in its development, planning and delivery.

Tower Hamlets Event Fund

The Fund aims to support organisations to improve access to arts based events and the quality of festivals and events in Tower Hamlets, encourage participation and increase community involvement.

Applicants will need to demonstrate how the event meets the criteria listed below and how the event will address of at least one of the Community Plan priorities.

Benefit for the Community of Tower Hamlets: how will local people benefit from this event or activity? Who will benefit and how will you know if the benefits you intend are achieved?

The Fore Trust

The Fore is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises.

We provide access to business expertise to help our grantees achieve their goals.

We match successful applicants with friendly professional support – ongoing mentoring, strategic advice, governance support or other assistance. And because we are committed to helping all organisations learn, we give feedback to unsuccessful candidates and offer access to our regular, high quality training and networking events.

Tŷ Cerdd – Youth Funding

Tŷ Cerdd’s mission is to promote the music of Wales in all its variety to every community. Their funding aims to help communities use music to enhance their
society activities and to promote musical activity in all parts of Wales.

Tŷ Cerdd recognizes the fundamental importance of young people becoming involved in music making. The future of music in Wales depends upon this.