FUNDING: Main and Small Grants, Charles Hayward Foundation – next deadline 4 November 2022

This Foundation runs a main grants programme for UK registered charities in the areas of Social and Criminal Justice, Heritage and Conservation and Overseas, plus a small grants programme in the areas of Social and Criminal Justice and Older People.

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FUNDING: Sustaining Spaces Fund – opening 22 August 2022

Small grants are to be made available to groups facilitating community spaces where people with shared identities and experiences come together in support of one another’s wellbeing.

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FUNDING: Crane Valley Grants Programme – deadline extension

This programme is aimed at activity provided by voluntary and community groups that starts or continues to deliver environmental and community benefit to the Crane Valley area. The catchment area for the funding includes parts of Twickenham and the borders with Isleworth.

It is part of Thames Water’s Smarter Water Catchments initiative and, with the Crane Valley Partnership, it recognises that grassroots, community, environment and conservation groups are uniquely placed to carry out works and projects which will bring a wide range of benefits.

The programme wants to benefit all communities in the Crane Valley area and, alongside physical works, elements such as education, awareness raising, research and development, organisational costs and feasibility are also supported.

The programme consists of a small grants Community Fund and larger grants Project Fund.

The Project Fund offers between £2,000 and £100,000 for projects that will help to deliver actions which are set out within the River Crane Smarter Water Catchment Plan and the updated plan. It may support a range of project types including:

  • Feasibility
  • Implementation and delivery
  • Education and engagement
  • Research and development.

The application deadline has been extended to 9am Thursday 25th August 2022.

Awards are expected to be made in early September 2022.

The Community Fund offers grants of up to £2,000 to cover organisational costs such as field equipment, PPE, operational services and training, promotional material, site infrastructure and events. It will allow community groups and organisations in the area to start or to continue to deliver environmental and community benefits to the Crane Valley area and should help bridge the gap between community supporters and community practitioners.

A free application workshop is available on Friday 26 August 2022, 11am – 12pm. Register here.

Applications can be submitted at any time up to 6 March 2023 but there are there are awarding points on 26 September 2022 and 28 November 2022.

For full details, visit Groundwork’s Crane Valley Grant Programme webpage.

FUNDING: Walking and Cycling Grants from TfL – apply by 12 September 2022

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, My Life Films – apply by 2 September 2022

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 per annum subject to experience / 5 days per week (flexible working to include occasional evenings and weekends)

Could you be the ambitious and inspirational strategic and operational leader for this local organisation, including their TV sales and marketing function?

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FUNDING: Betsy Foundation – apply at any time

Betsy Foundation is a family run initiative giving grants to small and medium sized registered charities. Their mission is to assist organisations which help young people overcome poverty, abuse and homelessness.

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FUNDING: Span Trust – next deadline January 2023

This Trust offers small building grants to projects in London that aim to alleviate poverty, disability, age or ill health, and advance urban regeneration through the improvement of the built environment.

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FUNDING: The Wakeham Trust – apply at any time

The Wakeham Trust offers small grants to micro-scale community projects that may find it hard to appeal to larger and more formal funding bodies.  They are especially interested in helping groups that are starting up and need a little seed money to help them get going

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FUNDING: BlueSpark Foundation Small Grants – rolling fund

This Foundation supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

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FUNDING: Henry Smith Charity – apply at any time

The Henry Smith Charity aims to help people and communities at a time of need and to bring about positive change.

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