One-off grants available to registered charities for a variety of purposes including arts, culture and community projects. A preference for organisations based in the Midlands.
Grants are awarded for up to five years and we can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs.
We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what you think will improve your community.
Flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations in England who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.
Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.
National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
National Lottery Awards for All has three funding priorities. Tell us in your application how you meet at least one of them.
Our priorities are:
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.
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 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 City of London Corporation aims to keep the Square Mile as the creative heart of a world-leading city of culture. It also wishes to fulfil its historic role as a steward of unique heritage of international importance.
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
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.