Current Funding Opportunities

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On this page you will find a wide range of funding opportunities, which we hope you will find helpful. If you would like any other support with finding funding and grants, please call us on (029) 2048 5722.      

For an update of Funding opportunities during COVID-19 please go to
COVID-19 – C3SC Briefing- Funding and support to groups

COVID-19 High Risk Groups: Charity and Voluntary Groups Small Grant Calls for Expressions of Interest


Climate Action Fund 

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund that will enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency.

The new fund will build a network of people and communities, well-placed to drive change within, between and beyond their community.

For more info, please visit the Climate Action Fund website:  


Age Cymru

Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn project has some community grants available for the Gwanwyn festival. These grants are open to all so please apply if of interest.

Further details are available here  

Free Fundraising Coaching Support for Charities/ Hyfforddiant Codi Arian ar gael yn Rhad ac am Ddim i Elusennau

Registered charities based in Wales with two or more members of staff and with a voluntary income of up to £100,000 – excluding grant income –  are invited to apply for fundraising support as part of the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Health Check and Executive Coaching Project.

Successful charities will be matched with an experienced coach who will help them develop a new fundraising strategy, helping to increase their fundraising skills and knowledge.

The project’s supporters:

  • Loteri Genedlaethol Cronfa Gymunedol – National Lottery Community Fund
  • Cymdeithas Codi Arian Cymru – Institute of Fundraising Wales/Cymru
  • Richard Newton Consulting

For an information pack and application form please contact: [email protected] or call 02920 397 341.

Gwahoddir elusennau cofrestredig sydd â dau neu fwy o aelodau staff a gydag incwm gwirfoddol o hyd at £100,000 – ac eithrio incwm grant– i wneud cais am gymorth codi arian. Mae’r cymorth yn rhan o brosiect Archwiliad Iechyd Codi Arian a Hyfforddiant Gweithredol Cymdeithas Codi Arian Cymru.

Caiff elusennau llwyddiannus eu paru â hyfforddwr profiadol a fydd yn eu cynorthwyo i ddatblygu strategaeth codi arian newydd, ac o ganlyniad cynyddu eu gwybodaeth a sgiliau codi arian.

Cefnogwyr y prosiect:

  • Loteri Genedlaethol Cronfa Gymunedol – National Lottery Community Fund
  • Cymdeithas Codi Arian Cymru – Institute of Fundraising Wales/Cymru
  • Richard Newton Consulting

I dderbyn pecyn gwybodaeth a ffurflen gais cysylltwch: [email protected] neu ffoniwch 02920 397 341. 

Welsh Government Wales for Africa Grant Scheme

WCVA are pleased to announce the first round of the Welsh Government Wales for Africa Grant Scheme is now open for applications. Grant funding will enable organisations throughout Wales to access funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects.

To find out more information about project eligibility and to apply, please visit WCVA’s webpages on the WFA grant scheme here.

If you have any queries please contact [email protected]

Steve Morgan Foundation Enable Fund

The Steve Morgan Foundation supports projects that help to make a positive effect on people’s welfare or quality of life. They want to improve opportunities and life choices for children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly, or those that are socially disadvantaged.

The Foundation, established in 2001 by businessman Steve Morgan CBE, is committed to help people who most need it in North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire through their grant programmes:  

  • Main Grant Programme provides support to charities, organisations and community groups which help: children and families, the elderly, those with disabilities and the socially isolated;

  • Enable Programme for individuals and organisations offers support for disabled people of all ages in financial hardship, who are in need of specialist equipment;

  • Enable Smiley Bus Programme contributes funding for standard or wheelchair accessible minibuses for charitable and voluntary organisations, special needs schools, community transport groups, etc.

For more information please check their or call 01829 782808.

Cardiff Community Endowment Fund

The Cardiff Community Endowment Fund is an umbrella of Funds and donations dedicated to enhancing education and strengthening communities in Cardiff.


 •Individual students who are resident in the Local Authority area of Cardiff, provided that the initiatives do not fall within statutory provision can apply under Objective 1 only.

•Community groups and local charities based in Cardiff whose work directly benefits the residents of Cardiff are welcome to apply under Objective 2 only.

Preference will be given to applicants who best show how they meet the Fund’s objectives and priorities, and who have not previously received support from this Fund. 


 •Individuals and organisations can apply for grants ranging between £500—£1,000 

Please note:

•Grants will NOT be awarded retrospectively i.e. for costs already incurred prior to the application closing date

•Individual applicants should have been resident within the Local Authority area of Cardiff for a minimum of three years prior to application.  Priority will be given to those that have attended a Cardiff Secondary School. You may be required to provide evidence of this.

•Applicants (particularly individual applicants) must be able to demonstrate the financial and social need the grant will address

•Grants will NOT be awarded to individuals towards costs where financial support is otherwise available e.g. tuition fees where the applicant is eligible for a student loan


All applicants must complete an application form which can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website  Alternatively you can contact the Foundation on 029 2037 9580 or email [email protected]  to have an application pack sent out to you. 

Applications will be considered twice a year: 31st August.

Active Inclusion Fund

The Active Inclusion fund is managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) supported by funding from European Structural Funds. It aims to reduce economic inactivity in Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market.

WCVA, as an Intermediate Body acting on behalf of the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), will offer the following areas of funding covering:

• West Wales and the Valleys for over 25s
• East Wales for over 25s

• West Wales and the Valleys for 16-24s

• East Wales for 16-24s

The fund will work with those who are designated long term unemployed or economically inactive and have complex barriers to employment. Further details can be found in the information sheets which can be downloaded from the ‘More Information’ section on the right of this page.

Active Inclusion will be delivered through two complementary strands:

Read more on the WCVA website

Social Business Growth Fund

WCVA’s new Social Business Growth Fund (SBGF) is now open for applications. The fund will support social businesses in Wales financially to enable them to grow and create job opportunities. SBGF is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government and is added to the suite of investments administered by Social Investment Cymru.

The application process is split into two stages:

1. Eligibility Questionnaire (EQ) – this determines your suitability for the fund and gathers required information about your organisation

2. Financial Assistance Application – if you pass the eligibility questionnaire you will need to complete a specific application form in response to an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Please contact WCVA by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0800 2888 329 to discuss your project idea.

Find out more on the WCVA website.

Applications are ongoing.

Transform Foundation Website Grant

The Transform Foundation is a charity that is offering grants of £18,000 to cover strategy, design and development to build an amazing website. The grant covers 100% of the upfront costs. Your organisation will only need to fund ongoing costs.

Who should apply?

The Website Grant is aimed at small- to medium-sized charities and other not for profit organisations with a social mission (including, for example Community Interest Companies). The grant is most suitable for non-profits with an income between £400,000 and £20 million. Organisations outside of this income range may apply, but depending on the nature of the project, Transform Foundation may require a preliminary discussion to determine whether it is appropriate.

Find out more at

Please refer to the FAQs section for more details.

The website grant process should take no more than a month from application to start and applications are received on an ongoing basis.

Heritage Lottery Fund – Resilient Heritage Programme

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has opened new £8 million annual investment programme, Resilient Heritage, to support UK based organisations to build their capacity or achieve strategic change in order to improve the management of heritage in the long term.

Not for profit organisations and partnerships led by not for profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of between £3,000 and £250,000. As Resilient Heritage is a flexible programme it has the ability to support a wide range of activities. Examples of what can be funded include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Activities to support a group taking on new responsibility for heritage, such as working with a local authority on an asset transfer process.
  • Conducting a viability appraisal or feasibility study looking at transforming the use of a historic building or other heritage asset.
  • Investigating and trialling new approaches to fundraising, trading or other income generating activities.
  • Conducting research into engagement with existing and potential audiences and customers, and identifying improvements that can be implemented.
  • Paying for specialist support to undertake a review of governance and an audit of trustee skills, and implement changes.
  • Getting advice and support from a professional to review the business and operating model, develop a new business plan for the organisation and implement the key stages.
  • Exploring alternative income streams and testing new approaches, which might include improving how the organisation demonstrates its social impact in order to attract a wider range of investors.
  • Identifying opportunities to reduce negative environmental impacts and make efficiency savings.
  • Providing short-term staff cover to release senior personnel from some of their duties, to increase their capacity to work on activities critical to organisational development.
  • Identifying and paying for training for staff, volunteers and trustees to support the organisational changes necessary.
  • Providing support for networking and mentoring activity to enable the organisation to increase its reach and impact.
  • Ensuring the organisation is prepared to take on a future capital project through undertaking specialist work such as condition surveys and initial planning to demonstrate long-term financial sustainability.
  • Exploring options for winding down or merging with another organisation, including getting support in passing on responsibility for a heritage asset to ensure it is well managed in the long term.
  • Exploring options on behalf of a group of organisations, for example, around the establishment of more formal networks or partnerships, and developing new strategic plans and approaches to looking after shared heritage.

Partnerships between heritage organisations and service providers, and umbrella organisations, can also apply for funding for activities such as training and capacity building for organisations with responsibility for managing heritage.

Applications above £100,000 will need to make a contribution of 5% towards the total project cost, made up of cash, volunteer time, non-cash contributions, or a combination of all of the above.

There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted online at any time.

Ford Britain Trust

The Ford Britain Trust was set up to help fund the education and advancement of neighbours.

The Trust pays special attention to projects focusing on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to our UK locations. The Ford Britain Trust particularly encourages applications from Ford employees, but is open to all, provided that the qualifying organisations meet our selection criteria.
There are two types of grants to apply for: 
  • Small grants for amounts up to £250, available four times each year.
  • Large grants for amounts over £250 and usually up to a maximum of £3,000. Large grants are considered by the Trustees twice a year.

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Every year, the Trust focuses on particular categories to support. These categories are repeated on a three-year cycle. In 2017, the focus is on ‘Music and the Arts’, and ‘The Elderly’.

In 2017, the grant structure is changing. Charities with an annual income up to a maximum of £1,000,000 will be able to apply for a grant of £1000.

There will be four deadlines throughout the year (these will be confirmed in due course). Charities with an annual income above £1,000,000 will not be eligible to apply for this grant.

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects taking place within the UK.

Please keep an eye out for the 2020 application dates. Coming soon

Viridor and Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund

Viridor is keen to support the activities of local community associations and projects. The Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund can provide financial support to community initiatives that operate in the Local Authority regions that make up Prosiect Gwyrdd: Caerphilly County Borough Council, City of Cardiff Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Newport City Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council.

£50,000 will be made available each year from April 2016 for 25-years. This represents the term of the Prosiect Gwyrdd contract for Viridor to handle the treatment of its residual (non-recyclable) waste at the Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility, Cardiff. Funding of projects is awarded on a set of criteria based around sustainability, local need, community involvement, value for money and education.

Panel meetings will be held quarterly towards the first week of the month in: March, June, September and November. The closing date for applications will be 1 month before the panel meeting and applications will be circulated to the panel within 2 weeks of the meeting.

Tesco Bags of Help grant

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces.

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork and supported in Scotland by greenspace scotland.

How does Bags of Help work?
Bags of Help is now is always open to applications from community projects.

Groundwork assesses all of the applications received to ensure they are eligible. This is followed up by Tesco shortlisting groups who decide which projects go forward to the in-store vote.

Three local community projects will be voted on in Tesco stores each month across Tesco regions throughout England, Scotland and Wales. In each region, the project that received the most votes from all stores in their region will receive a grant of up to £5,000. The second placed project receives up to £2,000 and third placed up to £1000. Every year, over 7000 projects will receive funding through this scheme.

Find out more on the Tesco community scheme website.

You can apply for the scheme all year round.

Tudor Trust

The Trust offers grants to voluntary and community organisations for work in the UK that meets the needs of people at the margins of society.

The Trust supports smaller groups, embedded in their communities, which work directly with people who are on the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and independence.

The Trust is particularly interested in supporting work that develops and promotes the social connections and relationships which make an important contribution to the well-being and quality of life of individuals, and which strengthens communities.

Grants can be used for the following:

  • Core organisational costs, such as salaries and day-to-day running costs.
  • Project grants.
  • Capital grants for buildings or equipment.
  • Grants to help strengthen the organisation.

Charitable organisations working in any part of the UK are eligible to apply. There is no maximum or minimum level of grant, although it is unusual for a grant of less than £10,000 to be made.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Care and Wellbeing Fund

The £12 million investment fund focuses on community-based provision, integrated health and social care services, and prevention and wellbeing approaches. It is looking to invest in ventures that are structured as social enterprises – either as CICs or limited companies – and that tackle the challenges faced by those with long-term health conditions.

Up to 30% of the Fund can be invested directly into social enterprises, supporting them to grow their delivery platforms and scale their impact. The Fund will tailor the structure of its investments to fit the needs of each organisation and can consider both equity and debt (secured or unsecured).

Social enterprises will have access to:

  • Analytical support to develop a fully costed and evidence-based model.
  • Financial investment to support development and growth.
  • Business advisory support and mentoring.

The Fund is looking to invest in projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Community focus – community based health and social care services, from prevention to clinical services.
  • Link to cancer – projects supporting people affected by cancer or generating learning that can benefit people affected by cancer.
  • Financial criteria – Projects of between £500,000 and £2.4 million with the potential to repay capital with a financial surplus.

Projects must meet at least three of the Fund’s target social impact outcomes, including at least one from each of the following groups:

  • Direct impact:
    • Improved health and wellbeing.
    • Reduced health and economic inequalities.
    • Greater independence and dignity.
    • Co-created with service users.
  • Indirect impact:
    • Replicable approach.
    • Building capacity of local health and social care system.
    • Improving financial sustainability of health and social care.

Discussions can be held at any time. There is no formal application process or set funding rounds.

Covenant Fund Grant

The £10 million per annum Covenant Fund to support the armed forces community will open again in May 2016. The priorities this year are:

1. Veterans’ Gateway
2. Families in Stress
3. Improving Local Covenant Delivery
4. Community Integration / Delivery of local services

Find out more on the Gov. UK website.

Active Communities – People’s Health Trust

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. We’re looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.

Read more on the People’s Health Trust website.

Read their top tips.

Will Charitable Trust Open to Applications Relating to Cancer Care in the UK

Applications are now being invited for grants for the care of, and services for, people suffering from cancer and their families.

UK registered or exempt charities are eligible to apply. Applicants must be based mainly within the UK, although some work abroad may be permitted. Applicant organisations must have proven track records of successful work in their field of operation or, in the case of newer charities, convincing evidence of ability.

Grants vary in amount, but generally fall within the range of £5,000 to £20,000.

Find out more at

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

The Triangle Trust holds one round of Development Grants per year for organisations working with carers, and one round per year for organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders. This ensures applicants have a higher success rate and high quality applications are not rejected, compared to holding two or more rounds with lower success rates.

The application process is two-stage.  Following the submission of your initial online application, shortlisted applicants will be asked to host a visit from the Triangle Trust where they will be required to present their strategic plan for the next few years.

Sport Wales grants

On the Sport Wales website you will find details of the following:

– Community Chest

– Development Grant

– Coach Cymru

– Calls 4 Action

Visit the Sport Wales website to find out more.

UnLtd Spark Awards, supported by Santander

Apply for an award of up to £500 to facilitate peer support.

UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, is supporting a national movement of people who can pass on their own skills and experience gained from establishing a social venture. They’ve teamed up with Santander to offer support, advice and resources to help make this happen.
Find out more on the UnLtd website.

Persimmon Homes

Housebuilder Persimmon Homes has created a £750,000 community fund to support local groups and charities across the UK. These organisations can apply for up to £1,000 each to match money they have already raised themselves.
For more information see:

Woodward Charitable Trust – Main Grants

Small grants of between £100 and £5,000 and large grants of over £5,000 are available to UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £300,000.
Applications must be in support of the following activities:
– Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour.
– Minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers. Projects that promote integration and community cohesion will be favoured.
– Prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’
– Disability projects which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or have a learning disability as well as help to improve employment prospects.
– Homelessness, especially affecting young people and women, and covering facilities such as women’s refuges.
– Arts outreach work by local groups for the benefit of disadvantaged people.
– Environmental projects, especially with a strong educational element.
The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives.

Keep an eye on the website for further dates: charity fund

The MSE Charity addresses the UK’s massive problem of financial illiteracy by funding relevant guidance and education for individuals and groups.

The MSE Charity provides grants to constituted groups and charities to promote financial literacy through education or other activities.  So if you’ve an innovative idea to help lots of people, or you’re an established charity wanting funding for such a project grants may be available as long as it helps educate and inform people about  financial literacy, consumer or debt issues.

Find out more at

Awards for All Wales

Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All provides voluntary and community groups with a quick and easy way to get small National Lottery grants of between £500 and £5,000 for projects which aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. 

The programme encourages a wide range of community, health, educational and environmental projects.

Application deadline: ongoing.

Arts Wales – Small Grants

The Small Grants rolling programme is open.The Arts Wales Information Team is available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
More information is available on their website:

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s strategy focuses on six new priorities relating to the changes it wishes to see in the UK. The Foundation is one of the UK’s largest independent grant-making foundations.

The Foundation’s grant funds support the priorities. These include:  

  • Shared Ground Fund
  • Youth Fund
  • Access and Participation Fund
  • Ideas and Pioneers Fund
  • Arts-based Learning Fund
  • Teacher Development Fund

Find out more at

Healthy Heart Grants

Are you interested in promoting heart health in your community?  Does your organisation have a project in mind that could get a particular group into heart-healthy habits? Could you be Heart Research UK’s next Healthy Heart Grantee and join the hundreds of others that have been helping people of all ages and backgrounds, across the UK, to take better care of their hearts?

The Dunhill Medical Trust

The Dunhill Medical Trust supports four main areas of activity:

  • the development of new and innovative projects
  • support for pilot research studies that could establish whether major funding is justified
  • pump-priming projects that have the potential to develop and attract other sources of funding
  • developing research capacity within the medical, clinical and scientific community, particularly where this relates to issues of ageing and older people.

Find out more on The Dunhill Medical Trust’s website.

Various funds – The SIB Group

The SIB Group helps civil society organisations as a whole prosper through better access to finance, support and long term strategic thinking. All their funds provide capital, knowledge and expertise to help organisations thrive.

For a full list of funds, visit The SIB Group website.

Mrs D M France-Hayhurst Charitable Trust – UK

The Trust is currently focusing on supporting charities concerned with the advancement of animal welfare and charities that help people in need or that further educational projects through interaction with animals. Grants will be considered for project costs and capital expenditure. The Trustees will generally consider grant applications for up to £10,000, but in certain circumstances larger grants may be available.
Application Form: Available to download from the website:
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at anytime. The trustees meet quarterly.
Penelope Byatt, Secretary, The Trustees of Mrs D M France-Hayhurst Charitable Trust, C/O Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP, Second Floor, 3 Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2JB.
E-mail: [email protected]

Wooden Spoon – The Children’s Charity of Rugby

Projects supported by Wooden Spoon vary greatly in size and nature but all fulfil Spoon’s mission statement: “To enhance the quality and prospect of life for children and young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.”

Find out more on the Wooden Spoon website. 

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Depending upon its surplus income the Board will award grants towards capital projects and start-up costs.  Each application will be prioritised on merit against the total funds available that year.  In the case of larger projects the Board may consider partnership funding with other charities.  If a joint application to another maritime charity is being made, the Board will accept applications on the other organisations form.
The Board will consider grants of up to £5000 for small projects throughout the year.  Grants in excess of £5000 will normally be decided towards the end of each calendar year.  
All grants for local purposes must be reviewed by the appropriate Port Welfare Committee and their view will be taken into account.

Find out more on the Merchant Navy Welfare Board website.   

Garfield Weston Foundation   

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact to the lives of the communities in which they work, and that are driven by a desire to achieve excellence.

The Foundation makes grants across the UK to organisations in the following categories:

            Arts                           Education         
            Youth                        Health
            Community               Environment
            Religion                    Welfare

You’ll find the guidelines and application form on the Garfield Weston website at  

Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund

A £14 million fund to support the growth of innovations that mobilise people’’s energy and talents to help each other, working alongside public services.

Find out more on the Nesta website.  

Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant 

The Trust supports organisations undertaking charitable projects, in particular with the following themes:
Heritage, education, health care and sports facilities.
Grants typically range from £1,000 to £10,000. Applications can be made at any time.
Contact: The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust, 7 Swan Walk, London SW3 4JJ  

Happy Days Children’s Charity

Happy Days supports groups who work with disadvantaged and disabled children and young people aged three to 17, funding day trips, theatre trips, family holidays and residential trips.

An application form is available to download from the website

Applications can be submitted at anytime.

For further information, please contact: Happy Days Children’s Charity, Clody House, 90-100 Collingdon Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1RX

Tel: 01582 755999  Email: enqu[email protected]    

Lord Barnby’s Foundation

The Foundation makes grants for charitable organisations and religious establishments, primarily for environment, conservation and heritage projects. Grants are generally between £1,000 and £5,000. The application process is ongoing and potential applicants can apply any time.Application should be made in writing and include a brief description of the organisation and project and a copy of the organisation’s most recent accounts to PO Box 71, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon PL8 2YP.  

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme   

The Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 per annum.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to charities which can demonstrate that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work. Applications can be made at any time but itmay take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees. More information is available at:   

Sported Small Grants Scheme

Sported, the UK’s leading sport for development charity. Membership of Sported is free and open to not-for-profit groups who are changing young lives through sport. Being a Member of Sported offers a number of benefits including the opportunity to apply to the Small Grants Scheme, a one-off grant of up to £2000.

Richard Thomas the Wales Manager for Sported said “This is a great opportunity for groups here in Wales to benefit from the Small Grants Scheme. Sported already over 1000 organisationsacross the UK to deliver positive outcomes including reducing crime and antisocial behaviour, removing barriers to participation for excluded groups, educating in health and wellbeing, building stronger communities and providing young people with skills for work place and life.”

A free membership organisation created to help deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympics, Sported helps to transform the lives of disadvantaged youth by supporting community and voluntary groups delivering sport for development; helping them grow and run their organisations to the best of their ability. It provides the business support and funding groups need, allowing them to not only become sustainable, but allowing them to focus on what they do best – changing young lives through sport.

Sported is now open and accepting membership from groups across Wales. There is already great a great membership base across the country who are accessing Sported’s membership support. If your organisation is changing young lives through sport, apply to be Member of Sported at 

Magdalen Hospital Trust

The fund benefits deprived children and young adults (regardless of gender) up to 25 years old; those in care, fostered and adopted; parents and children; families in need; and people disadvantaged by poverty.

Projects for deprived and disabled children and young people, with priority for literacy, special needs education, training for work and personal development; clubs; crime prevention; emergency care; play schemes; and counselling.

No grants are made to non-registered charities, individuals, charities with an annual income in excess of £150,000 or national charities. Grants are usually one-off and project-based. The Trust is happy to consider established or start-up organisations. Grants are normally within the range £500-£2,000.

Application Form: available to download from the website:

Contact: Magdalen Hospital Trust, 9-13 Byron Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3HN. Tel: 01903 217108 or email: [email protected]

Deadline: applications for the November meeting must be received by the end of September.

The Edward Gostling Foundation (formerly ACT Foundation) 

They grants with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled).
Grants generally fall into the following areas:

  • Building – funding modifications to homes, schools, hospices etc.
  • Equipment – provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment

including medical equipment to assist independent living.

  • Financial assistance – towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at a registered

respite centre.
Apply in writing following the guidelines on the website:
Applications can be submitted at any time.
For further information, please contact:  Email:   [email protected]  Tel: 01753 753900

Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation

The aims of the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation are broad, although particular emphasis is placed on causes that support the following areas: the care, welfare and support of children (including education); the promotion of health, welfare and the advancement ofmedical services; the relief of poverty, indigence and distress; the care, welfare and support of the aged, infirm, handicapped and disabled; and the support of the arts.

The Foundation will also consider granting a small number of substantial capital donations for worthy causes that fall within its priority areas.

Further details are available from: Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation, 2nd Floor, Fitzrovia House, 153-157 Cleveland Street London W1T 6QR

Tel: (020) 7383 5111   Fax: (020) 7383 4999  Email: [email protected]     

Greggs Foundation

The Greggs Foundation donates around £1.3million per year to disadvantaged people in the heart of Gregg’s local communities. The following two grant programmes operate in Wales:

Regional Grants
The regional grants programme makes grants of up to £2,000 to support charitable organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. Regional grants are administered by charity committees based in the bakeries around the country. The programme prioritises project costs including activities and equipment.

Breakfast Clubs
The breakfast club programme provides grants, food and equipment to primary schools to run breakfast clubs. There are currently over 150 breakfast clubs helping around 7,000 primary school pupils to get a healthy start to each school day.

You’ll find details of how to apply here. 

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Through the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation’s Merger Fund, support is available for not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are in the early phases of thinking about a merger. Funding is intended for organisations that are uncertain about what the decision might involve or those who need reassurance that a proposed merger makes sense.

Applications requesting funding for the following types of work will be considered:

  • Consultancy on pre-merger issues including feasibility work.
  • Consultation with staff, beneficiaries, members and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitation of discussions with the potential merger partner(s).
  • Governance, planning, financial, legal, HR or communications advice.

This is not an exhaustive list and consideration will be given to any reasonable request for work that helps to make the decision of whether or not to merge easier.

The focus of the merging organisations must come under the Foundation’s areas of interest: the arts; education and learning; the environment; and social change.

The total value of the Fund is £100,000 and the Foundation anticipates making between 10 and 15 grants from this amount.

There is no closing date for the Fund. However, applicants should be aware that the Foundation is assessing applications as they are submitted and this means that once all the funds have been allocated no new applications will be considered.

Watch a video clip from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.


The True Colours Trust

The True Colours Trust is passionate about making a difference to the lives of children with special needs and their families. They believe that all children and their families should be able to live happy, fulfilled lives with opportunities for play, friendship and education without the burdens of poverty, exclusion and discrimination.

Who can apply?

Small organisations.

What can it fund?

The small grants programme is for one-off projects to help smaller organisations develop and deliver programmes for children, their siblings and families. They are keen on how these projects will be
sustained in the future.

How much?

Up to £10,000

Deadline: Application are accepted at any time and should be made using their online application form.

Contact: The True Colours Trust, Allington House (1st Floor), 150 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5AE

Tel: 020 7410 0330

Email: [email protected]     

The Chestnut Fund

The Chestnut Fund is an independent charity, and aims to encourage and enable community groups in the United Kingdom to carry out conservation activities.

Who can apply?

Small groups that carry out practical conservation work that have unrestricted reserves of less that £2000. Groups must be part of the BTCV Community Network to qualify for grants. Membership fees apply.

What can it fund?

Start-up grants: These are for groups who have no money who are in their first year of existence. The grant will enable them to begin practical work and will cover administrative expenses, e.g. postage, publicity, hire of meeting rooms, telephone bills and/or the first year of BTCV Community Network Membership plus Insurance fees. The maximum grant will be £150.

Support grants: These are for groups who have no money for tools, equipment and training. Preference will be given to resources selected from BTCV sources. This grant is available to all groups, regardless of how long they have been constituted. (Groups within their first year can apply for both the start-up grant and the support grant). The maximum grant will be £350.

Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time.

Contact: Groups must discuss their grant application with their local office before they submit a  formal application. Forms can be downloaded or obtained from the Community Network Administrator

Tel: 01302 388 834

Email: [email protected]

Chartered Institute of Horticultural Trust

The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust aims to further the advancement of horticulture in the UK and abroad.
Who can apply?
Individuals, organisations and institutions with an interest in the furtherance of horticulture.
What can it fund?
Grants are available for projects that support:

  • Horticultural research
  • The creation, preservation & maintenance of public gardensPublication of books on horticulture
  • Study visits
  • Plant collecting expeditions
  • Training schemes for gardeners.

How much?
Small grants of up to £1,000 and larger grants from £1,000 to £10,000 are available.
Several horticultural traineeships are supported each year.
Grants may be awarded for the whole sum requested, or for a proportion of that sum.
Deadline: Grant applications should be submitted well before 15 February and 15 August each year and the end of March each year for traineeships.
Contact: Dr James Cullen – Director, Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust, Cory Lodge, PO Box 365, Cambridge CB2 1HR
Tel: 01223 336 299
Email: [email protected]               

Turn2us – free funding website

Elizabeth Finn Care has been helping people overcome the worst effects of poverty for over a century. They aim to support people who were once self-sufficient, but who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in need of help. Turn2us is part of the Elizabeth Finn Care Group. It exists to help people access the money available to them through benefits, grants and other financial help.
This free, accessible website has been designed to help find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on particular needs and circumstances of the individual. The website includes a:

Benefits checker

This service helps people ensure that they are receiving all the welfare benefits they are entitled to.

Grant search

This step by step wizard collects details of the individuals background, occupation and location to find the best match between their needs and possible grant funders. The grant search facility consists of a database of over 3000 grant-giving charities that may be able to help.

Managing Money

The website also has a section on managing money and it provides information on common issues and useful resources.


A free and confidential helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday on:
T: 0800 802 2000

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK provides grants for projects favoured by the late Miss Wadilove.
Who can apply?
Grants are available to registered charities with a turnover of less than £500,000. Community Interest Companies (CIC) may be considered if they meet the Foundation’s eligibility criteria.
What can it fund?
Projects relating to education, music composition and performances, herbal medicine, medical research, disability, elderly and farming. Preference is given to small charities that rely on volunteers, will carry out the work themselves and can demonstrate a successful track history.
How much?
Between £1,000 and £10,000.
Deadline: the Trustees meet in January, April, July and October each year.
Contact: contact is preferred by email, quoting ‘The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK’.
Pothecary Witham Weld, Solicitors, 70 St George’s Square, London SW1V 3RD.
Email: [email protected]

The Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity.
Who can apply?
Registered charities or those with officially recognised charitable status.
What can it fund?
The Trust supports a wide range of activities in the following categories: Youth and Education; General Welfare; Conservation; Preservation; Peace and Humanitarian Support; Africa. (Please note: the last two categories are currently closed to applicants who have not previously received a Dulverton grant.)

While the Trust has a broadly Christian ethos, priority will be given to projects which are open to all members of the community, especially in areas where there is a significant amount of deprivation.
How much?
There are two levels of Grant. The minor grant is for up to £5,000. However, no upper limit is stated on the major grant.
Deadline: there are no deadlines or closing dates.
Contact: In Wales the trust is administered by the Community Foundation in Wales (CFIW). Visit to find out more. Applications should be made directly to CFIW.

Awards for All Wales programme

If you are planning a project and you need between £500 and £5,000, then Awards for All may be able to help you. Sometimes quite small sums of money can have a big impact.

The application form is short and simple, and you will find out if you are successful within eight weeks.

This is an ongoing programme.

Are you eligible?

You may only apply for an Awards for All grant if:

• you are a not-for-profit group, or you are a community or town council, school or health body

• you have a bank account that requires at least two unrelated people to sign each cheque or withdrawal

• you have a governing body with at least three unrelated members

• you can spend the grant within one year.

We cannot award grants to profit-making companies, statutory bodies or individuals. 

Communications Information Sheets (English)
Funding Information Sheets (Cymraeg)

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