This is your weekly funding update, a mix of grant information and general funding news. If you would like a 1:1 funding support visit and funding searches specifically for your organisation please drop me a line.


Funding Fair : Save the date

We are in the midst of planning a Funding Fair. It will be on Wednesday 30th March from 10.00am til 2.00pm. Our hosts for the day will be the lovely folk from The Irish Centre in Bletchley. Some funders will have stalls and some will be delivering workshops. We have also invited other funding related organisations to give you lots of food for thought about funding your organisation in the year to come. We will keep you informed as we add funders to the list of the attendees so keep checking your Funding Update for details!



Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts-based Learning Fund


Grants are available to encourage the development, use and sustainability of effective arts-based activities in education in order to have a positive effect on children’s lives and learning.

Amount: £ 400,000

Deadline: 1st February



Fidelio Charitable Trust


The Trust provides grant funding to help individuals and organisations of exceptional ability in the UK who would not otherwise be able to carry out an artistic project or activity without financial support.

Amount: £ 5,000

Deadline: 1st February



Rowing Foundation


Grants to support rowing in Britain with preference shown to encouraging participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment.

Amount: £ 3,000

Deadline: 8th February



DM Thomas Foundation for Young People


The Foundation aims to make a real difference to those most in need. It supports projects within the UK and Ireland that focus on Young People and Education, and Young People and Health

Amount: £ 30,000

Deadline: 9th February



Idlewilde Trust

The Trust makes grants up to £5,000 to charities or churches concerned with:

  • the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts,
  • the advancement of education within the arts and the
  • preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the UK.

Deadline: 11th February



Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation

This is a grant giving trust with Quaker family roots in the United Kingdom. They give grants for the following:

  • peace and sustainable security: the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes.
  • environmental sustainability: work that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.

Amount: £5,000 to £15,000

Deadline: 15th February




The Rothschild Foundation

Offers grants for educational, health, disability and community lead initiatives which provide much needed help to the elderly, children and young people, the disadvantaged or excluded. They also provide grants to local recreation and arts organisations.

Amount:  £10,000

Deadline: 15th March





Lloyds Bank Foundation re-opens

The Foundation has opened for applications again. It has moved from a rolling grants programme to fixed rounds. The grant schemes are unchanged –

  • Invest – a flexible, long-term core funding programme for charities delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people at critical points in their lives. Grants are £10,000 to £25,000 per year for two or three years.
  • Enable – a smaller and shorter grants programme for charities that have identified clear development needs. This funding aims to help the organisations deliver their mission more effectively. These grants are up to a total £15,000 over two years.

The next deadline is 4th March 2016. Grants are given only to registered charities or CIOs. Click here for details

Acknowledgement SYFAB, Funding Central