Funding Opportunities

Newly Added

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



Lloyds Banking Foundation: A new funding programme open for funding applications from small specialist charities. The programme will support small specialist charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £500,000 who are helping people overcome complex issues like homelessness, addiction and domestic abuse. The Foundation will award unrestricted grants of £75,000 over three years to around 70 charities in 2023. As well as funding, charities will be able to access additional capacity building support and resources. Applications will remain open until 5 pm on 3rd March 2023.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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