Latest Funding Opportunities

Woodroffe Benton Foundation – apply at any time
One-off small grants of up to £2,500 are available to UK registered charities with an an annual income of less than £1million. The grants focus on the priorities of relief of hardship, care for the elderly, environment and conservation.  Find out more here.

Golsoncott Foundation – apply by 31 July 2020
Small grants are available to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music. The foundation’s objective is “to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally, and in particular, the fine arts and music.” Grants are usually in the ranges of £250 to £3,000.  Find out more at www.golsoncott.org.uk.

Woodward Trust – funding round closes 31 July 2020
This trust will consider applications for core costs which will achieve a positive impact in a range of areas including arts outreach, children and young people,  disability projects, disadvantaged women and families, prisoners and ex-offenders and projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly amongst minority groups, refugees and traveller communities.  Most grants awarded are in the range of £3000 for one year and they favour small scale, locally based initiatives.  For more details, visit www.woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk.

Cockayne Grants for the Arts – funding round closes 31 July 2020
Grants are available to registered charities for arts projects in London that provide opportunities to artists from diverse cultures for the creation, development, performance, or exhibition of the performing arts (music, opera, dance, theatre) and literary or visual arts. Average grants range from £1,000 to £25,000 and can cover up to 20% of a project’s total cost.  Find out more here.

Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme – apply by 9 August 2020
This is a government commitment in the 2016-2020 Hate Crime Action Plan. It provides funding for protective security measures to places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime.  Eligible buildings include churches, gurdwaras, mosques, temples and associated faith community centres.  Applicants can submit bids for up to 3 protective security measures. Applicants are required to contribute 20% of the total cost of the security measures. The maximum government funding available to any place of worship or associated faith community centre is £56,000.  See more details here.

Souter Charitable Trust – apply by 21 August 2020
Small grants are awarded for the relief of human suffering in the UK or overseas, particularly those with a Christian ethos. Average grant awards are £1,000 to £3,000. Visit www.soutercharitabletrust.org.uk.

GSK Impact Awards 2021 – apply by 14 September 2020
These awards recognise charities that are achieving excellent work to improve health.  Winners receive funding of up to £40,000 plus free training & development worth £9,500 and invaluable publicity and promotion.  Find out more and apply here.

Michael Tippett Foundation – apply by 30 September 2020
Small grants in the range of £500 to £4,000 are available for the development of group music making in the UK, especially involving young people, with composing central to the project.  Find more information at www.tippettfoundation.org.uk.

Thriving Communities Hounslow Response Fund
This fund is aimed at supporting charities who are delivering services that support Hounslow residents. If you can demonstrate that your service caters for these residents, because there is nothing similar in borough, they will consider your application. The key areas they are particularly interested in funding are digital Inclusion, support for the unemployed, mental health, young people and sustainable response to food poverty.  For more information and to apply visit www.hounslow.gov.uk.

Garfield Weston Foundation
Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage. There are two levels of funding, which can be used towards capital, revenue or project costs.  Regular grants offer up to £100,000 and Major grants are over £100,000. Applications for a Regular grants may be made at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  For Major grants, get in touch with the Foundation before applying.  See more information at www.garfieldweston.org.

Hargraves Foundation
Grants are available for charities and educational institutions that support young people under 18 years old who are living with a mental health problem, physical disability or growing up in poverty, through sports and education. The funding is intended for projects that offer beneficiaries the opportunity to fulfil their potential and improve wellbeing, self-esteem and independence. Find out more at www.thehargreavesfoundation.org.

Wilko Helping Hands
Helping Hands is the Wilko retail chain’s community initiative to support projects at local level within the community.  The support could be gift cards, products or a volunteer team to help achieve work within your community.  The scheme can, for example, help local schools, playgroups and nurseries, parent or family groups, disabled groups, youth clubs, elderly groups, luncheon clubs, community and tenants’ associations and more.  See more here.

Percy Bilton
Grants are made to registered charities and individuals in need in the UK.  Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure. Large grants are one-off payments for capital expenditure to a maximum of about £3,000 (eg. furniture and equipment, building/refurbishment projects).  Small grants are donations of up to £500 towards furnishings and equipment for small projects. Social workers may apply on the behalf of individuals who have a disability or mental health problem, or who are over 65, for grants to purchase basic furniture, equipment and clothing.  Find out more at www.percy-bilton-charity.org.