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.

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.

Breckland - Large Match Funding Grants

The Large Match Funding scheme forms part of Breckland Council's Community Funding Reserve, which is a group of funding streams that have been designed to empower groups and individuals within the district to deliver projects at a local level that align with the Council's objectives. It is an 'enabling fund' that aims to encourage 'localism' in addressing identified community need.

The Large Match Funding scheme offers grants to cover up to 30% of the total project costs

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Main Grants

The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK and takes pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund.

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new funding strategy , which provides much more definition about what the Foundation will fund and details of its plans to introduce a single funding platform and develop an impact and effectiveness framework.

Ambition for Excellence

Funding to support organisations and partnerships, including private sector arts companies, community and charitable arts organisations, museums with production, commissioning or creative projects that have potential for significant impact on the development of talent and leadership, and the growth of an ambitious international-facing arts infrastructure in England, especially outside London.

Stratford Town Trust

The Stratford Town Trust's mission is to support and enhance the quality of life of the people of Stratford-upon-Avon. To that end, its grants programme has given out £1 million a year since 2001 to a range of local good causes, community projects and things that make Stratford a better place to live, work and study.

KCC Combined Members Grant Scheme

The Combined Members Grant Scheme provides support to small-scale, local community projects that meet Kent County Council's overall objectives.
These grants can support a lot of different activities, including:
• Marketing and training costs.
• Community safety schemes.
• Sports projects.
• Larger refurbishment projects in community halls

Any organisation or group with a current bank account may apply.

Greenham Common - Reactive Grant Awards

The Reactive Grant Awards scheme is administrated by Greenham Common Trust in partnership with West Berkshire Council and West Berkshire Partnership.
The Greenham Common Trust now uses an online system called findmeagrant that can host grant applications on a web portal to make it viewable and accessible to multiple grant making organisations in the local area and the general public (and local businesses) who can donate online.

Active Communities

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding from ‘Active Communities’ to turn their ideas into reality.

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years.