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.



Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund

Grants for organisations undertaking projects involving young people who are vulnerable or may become involved in crime in the UK.

Amount: £ 15,000

Deadline: 28th March



Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK


Grants for registered charities in the UK working in the following areas: education; the visual and performing arts; medical research; the relief of disability and severe illness; the preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance; the accommodation of those in need; and the skills based training of young people.

Amount: £ 12,500

Deadline: 31st March




National Manuscripts Conservation Trust


Grants are available to non-national institutions as well as owners and custodians of manuscripts in the UK to help preserve manuscripts of historical or educational value.

Amount: £ 25,000

Deadline: 1st April




Elephant Trust

The Trust awards grants to artists, small organisations and galleries within the United Kingdom to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds.

Amount: £ 2,000

Deadline: 5th April



Wingate Foundation

Funding is provided for charitable organisations active in the UK under the following categories: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts (excluding music); Music; and Medical Research Travel Grants

Deadline: 5th April




Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Peace and Security Programme

Grants are available to support projects in the UK aimed at working towards the creation of a peaceful and just world.

Deadline: 11th April




Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund gives grants to projects tackling the following key rural issues:

  • developing thriving rural communities by improving service provision in rural areas.
  • transforming rural livelihoods by supporting rural enterprise and farming businesses.
  • creating the farmers of the future by providing training opportunities for young people and unemployed people.

Amount: up to £50,000

Deadline :13th April




Bits of churches

Church Care provides funding to support the conservation of listed Anglican church buildings and their historic contents.Grants are available, with this round covering church plate, churchyard structures, metalwork, monuments, textiles & timberwork.

Amount: up to £8,000

Deadline: 15th April




Nominet Trust – Tech Seed

Grants for projects using the internet and digital technologies to deliver social change.
Amount:  £15,000 – £50,000
Deadline:  14th April 


Triangle Trust 1949

The Triangle Trust 1949 fund supports organisations working with carers, and the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders. Development grants for three years are available, to help groups form a sound foundation for their future.

Amount: up to £40,000

Deadline: 28th April




More than a Pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme

A finance package of loans and grants is available to community groups in England that want to take on the ownership of their local pub.



Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Grants are available to UK charities that help to promote peace and security, and environmental sustainability.  The Foundation supports projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures.

Amount: £ 15,000



The Rank Foundation – Small Appeals Programme

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply. Applications can be submitted at any time.




WREN funding

 Due to cuts in funding, the landfill operator WREN will no longer fund biodiversity or heritage projects. The  only scheme remaining open is their community action fund, which supports development of community facilities. Click here for more information

Our crowdfunding platform

Crowdfunding is a way of paying for projects by raising money from ‘the crowd’ including local people, councils and businesses. The Growing a Greener Britain fund of £50,000 supports local communities to crowdfund their projects in green spaces. Crowdfunding enables anyone- from members of the community to public and private bodies- to pledge money to projects to turn ideas into reality. To help local projects hit their target, Growing a Greener Britain is able to pledge up to £5,000 to projects that match our aims, demonstrate creativity and innovation and critically support from ‘the crowd’!

For more information, click here

Charity Property Survey

The Ethical Property Foundation has launched the third Charity Property Matters Survey in partnership with the Charity Commission. By completing the survey – which takes just 5 minutes – you will be contributing to a clear picture of the property challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time of significant change. The finished report will be of vital importance for everyone involved in the sector, whether service users, staff, trustees, funders, advisers, landlords, policy makers or local authorities.



The Hive

This is a new business support programme from Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Bank, for people wanting to start or grow co-operative or community enterprises. Find out how our mix of online resources, training and advice can help you build a better co-operative business.


Power to Change

Power to change have announced that their Community Business Fund will be open again from 26th April to 1stJune. Grants between £50,000- £300,000 will be available to support and develop community businesses in England. There will be a further two funding rounds in July and October 2016.Full criteria will be published on 5th April, and a helpine opened. There will be a free Q&A webinar about the programme on 19th April. Details on how to register will be sent out nearer the time.You can register to be sent details when they are announced here

Current information can be found on their website



Training and events

Using social media in your fundraising

Thursday 12th May, 9.30 – 12.30South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Unit 3 – G1 Building, 6 Leeds Road, Attercliffe, Sheffield, S9 3TY

Cost: £40.00 per person

Millions of people use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter every day. Wouldn’t it be great to utilise these networks in your fundraising?This training session explores how social media can be used in your fundraising and to engage with potential donors.

This session will help you:

• Explore how social media could help your organisation
• Consider how you write and interact online
• Decide what social media tools may work for you
• Consider the implications of using social media
• Explore online tools for fundraising and donations.

Click here to book