2021 Funding Deadlines

Croydon Relief in Need
Grants for Croydon organisations working with the elderly/young.
Deadline: 17 September 2021.

Fidelio Trust
Offering grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support
Deadline: 17 September 2021

GSK Impact Awards/New Grow Programme
The above awards provide core funding and free training for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing.  2021 is the 25th anniversary of the awards, and to mark this milestone they have increased our funding and launched the new GSK Grow Programme, which will support smaller charities.
The new GSK Grow Programme supports small charities with total annual income between £20,000 and £120,000. Up to 10 charities will receive £10,000 in unrestricted funding plus training and development valued at £3,200.
Deadline: 20 September 2021, @5pm

KFC Grants
Offering grants up to £2,000 to organisations working with young people.
Deadline: 26 September 2021

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize
Established in 1996, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is awarded annually to a not-for-profit organisation making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. Nominations are sought from throughout the international community.  Only established, non-governmental, publicly supported charitable organisations can be nominated.
Deadline: 29 September 2021

Money Saving Expert 
The September 2021 round is targeting and supporting groups who provide and deliver practical financial life skills to those particularly going through a life changing transition. Projects must focus on building financial capability skills assisting groups who support bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders, and resettlement.
Deadline: 30 September 2021, @5pm

The Education Support Fund (ESF) is available to support schools to mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of their service communities. Children may have to change school when a service parent is posted or the school may support a pupil when a parent is absent for long periods of time. This fund is available to support schools in embedding practices that can benefit the service children and their school.
Deadline: 30 September 2021

Cultural Recovery for Heritage
Emergency support grants available for cultural and heritage organisations who are at imminent risk of failure to ensure they have sufficient funds as they transition out of lockdown and resume business activity.
Deadline: 30 September 2021

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Funding small and medium sized local organisations with a demonstrable track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts. It's an ongoing application process but the next time the grants committee meets is October. 
Deadline: October 2021

BBC Children in Need: Small Grants
If you'd like to make a different to disadvantaged children/young people the above grants programme is open.  The part of your application that they are most interested in are the three most important differences your project will improve children's lives.
Deadline: 1 October 2021, @11.30am.

Leeds Building Society
Offering grants of between £250 - £1,000 to registered charities who support those in need, including disabilities, homelessness, or with serious health issues. 
Deadline: 4 October 2021

Aviva Community Fund
Is our community project building a brighter future?  Apply for a grant from the above funder to move it forward with extra skills resources and funding.
Deadline: 5 October 2021

William Sutton Prize
There are two prizes up for grabs: social innovation; sustainability and placemaking with a common theme on innovation and ground breaking new ideas that would make a positive difference to a community. 
Deadline: 6 October 2021, @12noon

London Impact Awards
This year, the Awards aim to shine a spotlight on women-led organisations and inspiring women leaders making a meaningful difference in their communities in London-  to celebrate these women and their contribution to the lives of those they support. There are three award categories: Standout Women's Champion; Collaboration Award; Best Emerging Award. There are also awards available for two young women between the ages of 16 and 35 who are demonstrating inspirational leadership in their communities. This category is Young Leader with Impact. 
Deadline:  8 October 2021, @midday.

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund
Registered providers of social housing can apply for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes.  
Deadline: 15 October 2021

Croydon Council: Holidays, Activities, and Food Programme
Grants up to £25,000 are available.  Croydon Council is looking for local partners (e.g. charities, schools, children’s centres, sports providers, leisure centres and others) who are interested in delivering Holiday Activities and Food programmes in the 2021 Christmas holiday.
Deadline: 15 October 2021

Shackleton Foundation
Providing up to £10,000 of seed funding and support to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures to help young people in challenging circumstances. It's only open to early-stage ventures less than a year old and beneficiaries of the work must be young people predominantly based in the UK.
Deadline: 18 October 2021.

Clarion Futures Digital Grants
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to organisations seeking to deliver innovative, well designed projects that support Clarion residents and the wider community to address digital exclusion. The Fund is designed to support Clarion residents of all ages to get and stay online and to use the internet as an everyday tool, safely and confidently.
Deadline: 20 October 2021, @12noon

VCSE Health & Wellbeing Fund
The latest round is based on the theme of “starting well”, and will support projects that: aim to improve outcomes for babies and their mothers from preconception up to two-and-a-half years of age; and those focused on improving health outcomes in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities or areas of high deprivation.  
Deadline: 30 October 2021

7 Stars Foundation
Grants up to £2,500 - core funding - for projects working with at risk young people across the themes of abuse; addiction; homelessness and those who are supporting our young child carers.
Deadline(s):  31 October 2021

Magic Little Grants
Smaller charities and community groups can apply for a one-off £500 grant from the above fund.  Unlike previous years when projects had to deliver sports or physical activities, this year (2021) there are 8 different themes:  improving mental wellbeing; enabling community participation in the arts; preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; supporting marginalised group and promoting inequality; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability; increasing community access to outdoor sports.  This year they are doubling the amount of grants they give.
Deadline: 31 October 2021.

Thomas Wall Trust
Funding for registered charities for specific projects or core activities that equip disadvantaged people aged 18 and over with the necessary communication skills for employment.  After a three-month pause, the Thomas Wall Trust is once again accepting applications. 
Deadline:  November 2021 - applications will be looked at during the November meeting.

Unltd Awards for Social Entrepreneurs
Funding and specialist support are available for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.
Deadline: 2 November 2021

Outdoor Learning for Schools
Funding to provide outdoor learning training and equipment.  All schools (Infant, Primary and Secondary) are eligible to apply. Early years providers must have at least five staff and a building – either stand alone or part of a school.
Deadline(s): 12 November 2021

Mayor of London: Sports Unites
The new above fund will support community sport projects taking place  between summer 2021 and June 2022 that address either of the following two strands: new Ideas grants of up to £10,000;  tried and tested grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are for successful existing initiatives looking to expand their work.
Deadline: 12 November 2021

New! National Lottery Community Fund:  Together for our Planet
A £2.5 million funding programme available to voluntary and community organisations for small-scale projects to take action on climate change is set to open.  The Together for Our Planet programme aims to support the nurturing and development of local ideas, contributing to a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities.
Deadline:  18 November 2021, @5pm

eCargo Bike Grant Fund
Organisations across all sectors can access grants towards the purchase of eCargo bikes for their delivery staff.
Deadline: 14 December 2021

Community Tree Planting Programme
Funding for community groups and voluntary organisations across the UK to protect and plant trees in their local communities.
Deadline:  16 December 2021, @5pm

DfE: Education Trust Capacity Fund
Academy trusts and local authority maintained schools are eligible to apply to the above fund to help to develop their capacity to grow and take on underperforming schools in higher need areas.
Deadline: 17 December 2021

Local & National Government Funding

Gvt. Business Support Grants
Business grant funding and business rates holidays are being provided for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England.  
Find out more

Gvt. Council Guidance Hardship Fund
The Government has launched a £500 million Hardship Fund to provide council tax relief to help those affected most by coronavirus. 
Find out more

Gvt. Covid Adoption Support Funding
Adoptive families will be offered emergency support including online counselling and couples therapy as the government expands the scope of the Adoption Support Fund to meet needs arising from the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).  Read more

Govt.  Insurance and Long Term Savings Industry
New funding for community-based charities and charities supporting the most vulnerable.  Please note charities will not be able to apply for funding directly as the money will be distributed through umbrella bodies.
For more information.