March Deadlines

1 March
Armed Forces Day
If you are organising an event to Celebrate Armed Forces Day - 27 June - and to show support for servicemen and women, past and present, you can apply for a grant from the above fund.  The event should take place ideally as near to 27 June as possible, or between 20 June - 5 July 2020.  There are a lot of resources/ideas on the website to inspire you.

11 March @12noon
Clarion Future Grants
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000,  for innovative community projects benefitting local residents.
London Marathon Trust
Grants for the renovation, modernisation, or creation of sports facilities. Apply for a small grant up to £50,000 or a larger grant up to £250,000. They have a particular interest in groups working with children, young people, and under represented groups.

13 March
Swimathon Community Grants
Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available to support sustainable activities that will increase participation in swimming. Organisations including community groups, swimming clubs, senior groups, youth groups, sports clubs, disability charities, scout groups and healthy living groups in the UK are eligible to apply.
London Together Sport for Change
Final year to apply for funding for projects that use sport to improve social integration in London, bringing people together from different backgrounds to strengthen local communities within London. Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 (lasting between 12 and 18 months) for projects that demonstrate wider social outcomes and use sport as a tool for change in their approach.  Deadline is at 12noon.

(There's an information session on 17 February at City Hall on the above fund.  Places are limited and you can book here.)

16 March 
BBC Children in Need Small Grants 
The above grant programme has been refreshed making it easier to apply for a grant.  Eligible groups can apply for up to £10,000 a year for three years.  Eligible projects are those working with children/young people disadvantaged through: illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. 
(Main grants deadlines are 15 January; 4 May). 
Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund:  Collections Innovation & Engagement Grants
The above fund supports projects that demonstrate the inspiring and engaging potential of collections to deliver social impact for people and communities. Grants of between £20,000-£90,000 for up to three years for outstanding ideas that make a strong link between the collection, the people that the organisation wants to work with, and the activities and context of the organisation. 

22 March @10pm
New! Mayor of London:
 Shared Endeavour Fund
Grassroots voluntary and community groups who are undertaking impactful and innovative work in countering hate, intolerance and extremism in London are invited to apply for grants of up to £50,000.

23 March
World Habitat Awards
Recognising projects providing solutions to current housing needs and problems.  Open to individuals, organisations and governments.
Hospice UK Rank Foundation Awards 
Grants of up to £20,000 available for capital projects in adult hospices in the UK that are members of Hospice UK.

25 March @1pm
Grants available under the Citizens Food Behaviour change strand to encourage people to waste less food.

26 March @1pm
Grants between £20,000-£100,000 to support new projects that can demonstrate the commercial potential of biochemical processing options for high-volume challenging / hard-to-tackle streams of wasted food.

31 March
 Transforming Places through Heritage 
Grants of up to £350,000 are available to support charitable organisations with historic-building restorations that will contribute towards reinvigorating local high streets in England.
Thomas Walls Trust
Grants up to £5,000 for projects that help disadvantaged adults get online and provide them with basic digital skills.

Local Funding

Check out our Local Funding page click here

April 2020 Onwards

27 April
Awards for Young Musicians
Small grants to support the UK’s most talented young instrumentalists who because of financial need may be prevented from fulfilling their creative potential. This annual programme is aimed at families that are struggling to pay for the next key step in their child's musical progression. The grants aim to help with many of the major costs of music education for instrumentalists between the ages of 5 and 17 years.

11 May
Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund: Strategy and Development Grants
The above fund supports projects that demonstrate the inspiring and engaging potential of collections to deliver social impact for people and communities.  Grants of between £90,000-£250,000 for up to five years for initiatives that use collections to make a difference to people’s lives and to contribute significantly to the long-term strategy or vision of the organisation or partnership (eg to transform the way an organisation works with its collection and communities, or to solve a problem with collections that allows other work to happen or influence an area of practice across the sector). 

3 June
Childnet Film Competition
Open to schools and youth groups.  Looking for films that give a clear message about positive use of the internet.

(Expected to be) September 2020
More than a Pub
Offering communities support in the form of a pre-feasibility bursary award; then possibly a combined grant and loan package to help them save their local pub and to grow the range of services they offer to help local people.

30 October 
National Churches Trust: Foundation Grants 

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination are invited to apply for grants towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works in 2020.