idverde Community Investment Fund

idverde’s Community Investment Fund grants up to £40,000 per year, through small awards of matchfunding, to support community-led projects.  The fund aims to empower people to improve their green spaces, enhance their environment, and boost wellbeing.

They are interested in funding:

• projects that improve to a public open space such as a park, playing field, recreation ground, playground, nature reserve, wood or a cemetery.

• spaces that are freely accessible to all members of the public

To see how it works and what they have supported to date, visit the Spacehive idverde webpage.

Shared Endeavour – apply by 22 March 2020

Groundwork are working with the Mayor of London to offer grants of up to £50,000 for projects which identify opportunities to counter violent extremism in London.

The Shared Endeavour fund welcomes applications from groups who can show that their projects will satisfy one or more of the following outcomes:

• Directly counters and / or offers positive alternatives to the promotion of hateful, intolerant and extremist messages and content (both online and offline)

• Raises awareness of and increases resilience to the dangers of hate, intolerance, extremism and radicalisation (particularly in relation to vulnerable people)

• Encourages and empowers others to stand up to hate, intolerance and extremism (both online and offline)

There are three tiers of grants, leading to a maximum of £50,000, as follows:

Tier 1- Up to £10,000
Work will take place in at least one London borough within 6 months.

Tier 2 – Between £10,001 to £25,000
Work will take place in two or more London boroughs within 7 months.

Tier 3 – Between £25,001 to £50,000
Work will take place in four or more London boroughs within 8 months.

Project delivery will start on the 1st June 2020.

For full details, visit the Groundworks Shared Endeavour webpage.

This Girl Can Community Fund – apply by 25 February 2020

This Girl Can Community Fund is provided with funding from the National Lottery and administered by Sport England.

It aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active – from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to cost and availability of childcare.

Grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to up to £10,000 and support activities that boost the heart rate.   Activities could include a wide range of physical projects and grant-making decisions will be based on the difference that can be made with the funding.  Ideas can have a short-term focus or provide longer-term support to help women achieve sustainable behaviour change.

Applications can be made by individuals and groups, including not-for-profit organisations, voluntary or community clubs, registered charities or community interest companies, social enterprises, schools and statutory bodies.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 25 February 2020.

Get full details from the This Girl Can Community Fund website.

The Mount Fund – apply by 14 February 2020

The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust aims to assist disadvantaged people towards greater independence or a better quality of life.  Their main funding programme is The Mount Fund which has updated its priorities to:

  • Mental Health
  • Homelessness
  • Health in the Community

Applications are considered three times a year in March, July and November and the application period for consideration in March is open until 14 February 2020 (at the latest).

All applications must be submitted using the Trust’s online application form, which is accessed by successfully completing an eligibility quiz.

See the full details at the Mrs Smith & Mount Trust website.

Lady Neville Charity – apply by 13 March 2020

The Lady Neville Charity offers one-off capital grants to grassroots charities in the UK.

Charities that apply should offer a diverse range of activities and interests within one of the following priority areas:

  • local heritage
  • local community
  • performing arts and visual arts.

The grants awarded are usually up to a maximum £1,000.

There are two application rounds in 2020 with the following deadlines:

  • Friday 13 March 2020 (for May 2020 round)
  • Friday 11 September 2020 (for November 2020 round)

For further information, click here.

London Together – apply by 13 March 2020

This is the third and final round of this three-year funding partnership between Comic Relief and the Mayor of London which was launched in 2018.

London Together invests in Sport for Change approaches that aim to improve social integration.

Comic Relief defines Sport for Change as bringing about positive social change for individuals and communities through the intentional use of sport and physical activity.

The two aims for this round of funding are reducing social isolation and strengthening relationships between and within communities.

Applications can be made for between £25,000 to £150,000.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 13 March 2020.

For full details, visit the Comic Relief London Together webpage.

Right to Thrive – apply by 2 March 2020

Do you have an idea to improve mental health and wellbeing at a community level in London?

Thrive LDN has launched a grant scheme designed to support Londoners who may experience higher levels of unfair treatment or discrimination.   The grants are part of the Mayor of London’s commitment to offering all Londoners an equal opportunity to good mental health and well being.

Grants will range from £500 to £10,000 and fund grassroots projects, run by organisations or individuals, that work with intersectional or marginalised communities in London.

Marginalised communities are defined as people who, for various reasons, are denied involvement in mainstream economic, political, cultural and social activities.

Intersectional communities are people who are often disadvantaged (or privileged) by multiple backgrounds and/or identities, for example race, age, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and other identity markers. Inersectional communities who are especially vulnerable to be the subject of prejudice in London are: Black LGBTQ+, Asian LGBTQ+, the Latin community, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community, refugees and asylum seekers, and transgender people.

Find full details, including eligibility and the application process at the Groundwork website.


Greggs Foundation Round 1 – apply by 23 February 2020

Greggs Local Community Projects Funding offers grants of £2,000 to organisations supporting people in need.

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Book now: Managing Personal and Professional Boundaries – 16 March 2020

This half day course  is for staff or volunteers who manage and support volunteers, who work directly with service users.

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