Manchester Stronger Communities fund


Themes of the Fund - grants available up to £4000 (applicants must be based in Manchester).

See list of deadlines and decision dates.

Nobody knows what's best for our communities better than the communities themselves. We listen to their ideas and help where we can. Applications must meet at least one of the fund’s core themes. We’re happy to discuss whether your project fits our themes before application.

Golsoncott Foundation


Arts organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that demonstrate and deliver excellence in the arts. 

The funding is made available by the Golsoncott Foundation, an arts-funding trust whose objective is to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts, particularly the fine arts and music. 

Priority is given to applications from arts organisations whose raison d’être is the art form itself, and its perfection or excellence in performance.​ 

Interest free funding for musical instruments, equipment and software


Interest-free loans are available to musicians at all stages for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play music. 

The loans, which are made available through the Take it Away Scheme, work with 130 music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument and can also be used for musical equipment, software and tuition. 

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England)


The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The Trust funds projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. 

Grants of between £1,000 and  £5,000 are available to a wide range of organisations including charities, schools, and sports clubs. 

The Hedley Denton Charitable Trust


The Hedley Foundation is inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. 

The Foundation typically makes around 250 awards of up to £5,000 each year for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. 

Trailblazer and Catalyst funds


Youth Music, which is a national charity that aims to give every young person the chance to make, learn and earn in music has announced that it has updated and re-opened its Trailblazer and Catalyst Funds.  

The Trailblazer Fund makes grants of between £2,000 to £30,000 for organisations that support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music.  

The Catalyser Fund makes grants of between £30,001 and £300,000 for established organisations that support children and young people to make, learn and earn in music.  

Creative Steps for Organisations


The aim of this programme is to support individuals and organisations who have experienced barriers to accessing Arts Council Wales funding. Creative Steps aims to address this by supporting artists, creatives, and organisations throughout their developmental journey. 

You can apply if your organisation is led by ethnically and culturally diverse people, Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent people, or people who have experienced racism or discrimination. 

Young People’s Programme - UK excluding Greater London


The Allan Lane Foundation is offering grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to charities and not-for-profit organisations 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. 

The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting organisations that focus their work on: