Funding Opportunities

Newly Added

Please see below the newly added funds for yours and your organisation’s interest (updated weekly).


Inequality Grant | MK Council: MK Council are offering grants of between 250 and £5,000 for local groups, companies or organisations who have projects aimed at increasing vaccine uptake. The funding hopes to tackle vaccine inequality and encourages all minority groups, age, geographical areas and vulnerable groups. Deadline 30th June 2022.


Barchester’s Charitable Fund: Small community groups, local charities and individuals can apply for grants of between £100 and £5,000 for equipment and to support projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding can be used for day trips, outings and group holidays in the UK, activities, transport as well as equipment and materials. Grants can be submitted at any time.

Capital Grants Programme | RLWC2021
The Capital Grants Programme, created by Rugby League World Cup 2021, opened for applications on 23 October 2018 with the aim of investing in projects that offer opportunities for people from all different backgrounds to be active in rugby league. Delivered by RLWC2021 in partnership with The National Lottery, Rugby Football League, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the CreatedBy programme is a funding pot to support growth in participation in the sport.

Christmas Challenge | Big Give: The Big Give match funding campaign is now open for registration. Deadline for stage 1: 1st July 2022

Community Fund | OPCC: The Community Fund (previously Police Property Act Fund) is aimed at supporting voluntary & community groups working to prevent crime and ensure safety in the community. The Community Fund will launch on 22nd August and applications will close on 12th September 2022.

Equality & Human Rights Commission Legal Fund to Tackle Race Discrimination: EHRC have launched a landmark fund to tackle race discrimination and help victims seek justice. The Race Legal Support Fund sees the regulator dedicate one of its biggest ever funds to legal work to fight race discrimination. Open for a minimum of two years, the fund will see up to £250,000 allocated this year to tackling race discrimination, harassment, and victimisation, with more available in future years.

Friends of the Elderly – Low Income Grants:  Friends of the Elderly are providing grants to elderly people with savings of less than £4000. Online and email applications are currently open.

Help the Homeless  – Help the Homeless are offering grants for homeless charities aiming to help homeless people return to their community and rebuild their lives. To be eligible, charities should have an annual income of less than £1M. Applications will be considered monthly.The closing date for applications is the 15th September 2022.

Women & Girl’s Match Fund | Big Give: Thanks to funding from DCM’s Tampon Tax, the Big Give are offering extra support to organisations supporting women and girls.Deadline: Throughout 2022.

EA Funds – Animal Welfare Fund: EA Funds offer funding for projects primarily focused on the welfare of non-human animals, particularly farmed animals.

Leap – Coaching Fund for Organisations Working in Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes:Coaching Fund for organisations working in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Current funding priorities include: Coaches working with people with Long Term Health Conditions, Coaches delivering within a LEAP funded project and CYP Partner Programme Deliverers. For more information please call 01296 585604.

LGBT+ Futures | Equally Ours 
LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund. Consortium and its Community Collaborators, working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, are delighted to announce the launch of the LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund. This Fund has been enabled thanks to National Lottery players.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the programme will close to new applications on 30th October 2022.

Little Lives UK’s Technology Programme: this programme tackles technology poverty that many children and families in the UK face. The programme is aiming to help children develop, by assisting them with their education and by learning more skills online through donations of as many electrical items as they can. They work with schools, youth clubs, charities and councils that help to support children with their social, physical and mental well-being, and can offer up to 25 electronic devices to organisations applying.

Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good: The Matthew Good Foundation have recently launched the next round of Grants for Good Fund, supporting small charities, non-profit groups and social entreupeneurs helping to make a difference. The Foundation are hoping to fund some well established cprojects & charities as well as hear from people with innovative ideas looking for funding for upcoming projects. To be eligible, applicants will have to have had an income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months. The next deadline for applications is the 15th September 2022.

Music for All – June Funding: Music for All have opened the June round of their funding for Community Projects only.

Home Office: Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme: The UK Home Office have reopened their funding scheme aimed at protecting Places of Worship from crime.

Fund for Displaced Refugees | The Open University: The OU have announced a new initiative – The Open Futures Sanctuary Scholarship Programme, launching for the first time in academic year 2022/23, will provide the opportunity for new, UK-resident students who have been displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures, to study for free with The Open University.12 scholarships will be available and the deadline for applicants is 22 July 2022.

Royal Society of Chemistry – Chemistry Week Grants: Chemistry Week runs from 7th-13th November and the theme  this year is ‘Sustainability’. The Royal Society of Chemistry are providing funding for activities engaging with a range of audiences. Final deadline for applications is 3rd October 2022.

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund: The fund will grant up to £5,000 for projects that raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks and help make communities safer. Bids are encouraged from multiple organisations working together who can each bid for £5,000 to put towards a collective project. Deadline: 30th June 2022.

Together Fund | Sport England
The Together Fund is designed to support specific activities and increas opportunities for exercise in local communities. The fund will also support community groups with developing their business planning and reaching target audiences. Deadline for funding applications has been extended to 4pm on 31st July 2022. 

Thrive – Further Funding
A further £7m to support training for school mental health leads has today been announced by the Department for Education. Local groups and schools can apply for a grant of £1,200 to support mental health services.

The Hilden Charitable Fund: The Hilden Charitable Trust are offering grants for groups with an income of less than £250,000. There are two priority areas: Asylum Seekers & Penal Affairs (where organisations are working on projects in prisons).

The Woodland Trust: Free trees available to school and communities.

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund: Women’s Reproductive Wellbeing in the Workplace: Funding of between £200,000 to £600,000 per applicant is available over a period of three financial years to expand or develop projects or programmes in areas outlined in the information pack. Applications with a commitment secured for additional funding will be prioritised but all applications will be considered. The closing date for applications is 9:00 Friday 5 August.

VocTech Seed Grant Fund 2022: Ufi VocTech has a fund for projects that are at an early stage, helping to prototype ideas and work out the next steps on the journey to long term success. Groups can apply for grants of between £15000 – £50000 for projects lasting 3-12 months. Applications open: 15th June – 13th July 2022 5pm GMT.

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