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.

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.

Essex Community Foundation

Essex County Council Chairman’s Fund (excludes Southend and Thurrock) supports voluntary and community organisations and charitable activities that enrich the lives of young people by increasing their awareness and participation in activities exploring culture and heritage.

Essex Millennium Fund (excludes Southend and Thurrock) supports voluntary and community organisations whose work meets one or more of the following four priority areas: Carers, Community Support, Enhancing the Environment and Young People.

The Allen Lane Foundation

We are interested in funding charitable causes which we believe to be unpopular both in society, and with other funders. Our focus is currently on adults within eight beneficiary groups:
• Asylum seekers and refugees*
• Gypsies and Travellers
• LGBTQ communities
• Migrant communities*
• Offenders and ex-offenders
• Older people
• People experiencing mental health problems
• People experiencing violence or abuse
* We do not fund organisations working with single nationalities

Clore Duffield Main Grants

Whilst the Foundation does occasionally make donations to the health and social care sectors, it should be noted that the majority of its support is directed towards the cultural sector, and in particular to cultural learning and to museum, gallery, heritage and performing arts learning spaces. Support for enhancing Jewish life has largely been directed towards JW3: London's Jewish Community Centre.

The majority of expenditure is for capital projects – only a small number of grants are made each year for programme funding.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

We accept applications from organisations which are addressing issues in rural areas, and from local or national charities or not-for-profit organisations which are working with residents of urban areas (i.e. more than 10,000 inhabitants) which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the most deprived 20%.

Within these overarching themes, we are interested in three areas:

Enable grants

Enable grants are up to a total of £15,000 over one or two years, and can reinvigorate charities through funding organisational improvements, development of areas such as leadership and governance, improved systems and demonstrating outcomes. These developments put charities in a stronger position to better deliver services and attract funding.

Celebrate England

Six out of ten people surveyed* say they cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community. The Big Lottery Fund wants to help change this with our Celebrate! programme.

We are offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.

You could celebrate something from your community's history or a local hero. Or maybe it's a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.

We have a total of £3.875m for projects in England.

Small Grants Programme

The Arts Council has designed this programme to encourage you to develop and deliver your ideas, linked to your artistic needs and to your future plans.

The aim of this programme is to assist organisations to deliver arts projects which contribute to the growth of arts in the community for new and existing audiences and which reflect the diversity of Northern Ireland’s society and culture.

We want to support activities which benefit the people of Northern Ireland or that help arts organisations in Northern Ireland carry out their work.