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Morrison’s Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation supports charities making a positive difference in local communities. The Foundation is calling for applications to its grant funding programme, which supports charities delivering projects that help to improve people’s lives, from support groups to children’s hospitals and homeless shelters to hospices, with grants of up to £25k.

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Armed Forces Covenant Grants (UK) Positive Pathways

The Positive Pathways programme will award grants of up to £35k for projects developed by and for veterans. Projects should aim to improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing by getting veterans out and active. Projects should come under one of four themes:

  • Sports
  • Arts and culture
  • Getting outside
  • Heritage

Deadline: 30 November 2020.

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Magic Little Grants 2020

Together with Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Localgiving is delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500.

The fund will be awarding over 900 grants to community projects across Great Britain. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

Applications will receive a decision on their application and, if successful, the funding within two months of submitting a complete application.

Coronavirus Update: organisations now have longer than 12 months to spend the grant and the funders do not require specific dates for projects that you would like them to support; they want funding to be able to be used flexibly and trust that you will deliver projects only when it is safe to do so. They are happy to support projects that support people to stay active during social distancing, such as online fitness classes delivered via video conferencing software or Youtube.

Deadline: 31 October

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*Please note, To apply for the grant you must complete the Localgiving membership registration.  See eligibility here.

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The Tudor Trust

Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. The trustees particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. They want to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards. Their ability to be flexible can mean that they are well-placed to support organisations which are in transition, whether they are entering a period of growth and development or are responding creatively to challenging circumstances.

Tudor wants to support organisations which:

  • Display positive organisational characteristics
  • Address marginalisation
  • Make a difference

Grants are usually made over 1, 2 or 3 years and there is no maximum or minimum grant, though in practice it is unusual for grants of less than £10,000 to be made.  Grants may be for:

  • Core funding, including salaries, overheads and day-to-day running costs.
  • Projects
  • Capital for buildings or equipment
  • Help to strengthen your organisation

Sometimes trustees may decide to offer unrestricted funding, through a grant which can be used entirely freely to further an organisation’s charitable objectives.

The Trust remains open for non-emergency applications from organisations that they do not currently support. The trustees want to provide support to voluntary and community groups to continue their core work in the medium and long term, and don’t have funding allocated specifically for ’emergency’ or ‘recovery’.

Application deadline: rolling

Read here to find out more on the Trust’s priorities and how to make an application.

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Yapp Charitable Trust

 

 

 

The Trust make grants to small registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 to sustain their existing work within the following areas:

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 to 25
  • People with disabilities or mental health problems
  • Moral welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

Grants are for core funding and are only awarded to registered charities that have been formally established for at least three years.

The Trust prioritises:

  • Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders
  • Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people
  • Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers
  • Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning
  • Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self-sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users

There are no deadlines specified.

Grant size: Up to £3,000 per year for up to three years

Application process: Yapp Charitable Trust website

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Screwfix Foundation

The Screwfix Foundation works with both national and local charities, donating much needed funds to help all sorts of projects – from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities.

The Foundation supports projects with grants of up to £5,000 that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage in the UK.

No deadline – all applications are reviewed individually by our team on a quarterly basis, the review dates are in February, May, August and November.

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Edward Gostling Foundation

The Foundation provides grants with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, specifically those on low income who have a physical or mental disability or those with long-term illness, across the following themes:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Independent living at home
  • Respite
  • Transition

Due to the Covid-19 crisis the Foundation has taken the decision to suspend accepting applications from charities with a gross income in excess of £5 million and to focus resources on helping smaller charities providing front line community services who have less than six months’ of free reserves. This funding can be used to support their core operating costs.

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Percy Bilton Charity: Grants for organisations

Capital grants are available for whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups:

  • Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (under 25 years of age)
  • People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities) or mental health problems
  • Older people (aged over 60)

There are two programmes – large grants (£500+) and small grants (up to £500).

No deadline

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BlueSpark Foundation

BlueSpark provides funding for projects of up to £5,000 that aim to improve the education and development of children and young people (age 5-22) by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities. It will give particular consideration to projects that it believes will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

Funding must support a specific project and must constitute a significant proportion of the costs of that project. Funds are made for relatively small-scale projects that might not happen at all or would only happen on a smaller scale without the support of BlueSpark.

Grant applications must state exactly what the grant will be used for – e.g. physical assets, such as sports equipment or lighting for stage productions, services or facilities, such as music or drama tuition, or the provision of experiences,such as theatre visits. These examples are intended to be illustrative and not restrictive.

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George Bairstow Charitable Trust

Grants are available for the provision of Emergency Aid in communities, the encouragement of volunteering among young people and the enhancement of skills among young people. The Trustees acknowledge the unique challenges faced by the world at this current time and remain ‘open for business’, welcoming new grant applications.

The Trust has few restrictions on the purpose for which a grant may be made, providing it is in keeping with the aims. Capital investments, expeditions, projects and other costs will be considered. Trustees are particularly keen to support small organisations or groups that make a direct impact on communities. Previous grants have typically been for less than £10,000.

No deadline

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