Funding with Deadlines

Thomas Wall Trust
Grants are available for registered charities for specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed in August 2020

Screwfix Foundation
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings in deprived areas or for those in need. This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability. Projects should be environmentally friendly.
Deadline: Applications are being reviewed in August 2020.

Power to Change: Community Led Covid-19 Recovery Scheme
Offering grants up to £100,000 to community organisations who are facing financial difficulties caused by Covid-19. The scheme is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community to support people who are at high risk from Covid-19, with an emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses. There are two rounds for Stage 1.
11 August 2020 from 10.00am - 1.00pm

Spring Impact: Scale Accelerator
The above scheme helps mission-driven organisations to maximise their impact on people’s lives by offering £30,000 worth of consultancy from a dedicated team of experts.
Deadline: 12 August 2020

Allen Lane Foundation
Making grants to charities and organisations that work with the following beneficiary groups:  asylum seekers & refugees; gypsies & travellers; migrant communities; offenders & ex-offenders; older people; people experiencing mental health problems; people experiencing violence or abuse.  There is also a new social cohesion programme.
Deadline: 14 August 2020

Gvt: Charities Coronavirus Support
Small and medium-size charities are encouraged to apply on the National Lottery Community Fund website. 
Deadline: 17 August 2020

Postcode Local Trust
Final round in 2020.  Grants of between £500 - £20,000 for projects that relate to: improving biodiversity and green spaces; increasing community access to outdoor space; combatting climate change and promoting sustainability.
Deadline: 19 August 2020

Postcode Community Trust
Final round in 2020.  Grants of between £500 - £20,000 for projects that relate to: improving community health and wellbeing; increasing participation in arts and physical recreation; reducing isolation.
Deadline: 19 August 2020

People's Postcode Trust
Final round in 2020.  Grants of between £500 - £20,000 for projects that relate to: promoting human rights; 
combatting discrimination; preventing poverty.
Deadline: 19 August 2020

National Lottery Awards
The 2020 Awards will celebrate those who have made an extraordinary impact in their community, especially in relation to the challenges of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. There are eight categories.  
Deadline: 19 August 2020

Social Enterprise Support Fund (Opens 13 August 2020)
The above fund offers emergency grants of £10k to 300k to social enterprises who have been incorporated/registered for at least a year.  In addition enterprises must be working with people at high risk of Covid specifically those who: connect with older people; connect with disabled people, provide advice and support to those pushed into crisis; provide support to those in medical or end of life care.
Deadline: 20 August 20202 @1pm.
(Next round is from 10 - 17 September 2020 @1pm)

New! Next Steps Accommodation 
Available to local authorities, registered providers, and their local partners to engage with the next stage of the COVID-19 Rough Sleeping response. The overall objectives of the above programme are to reduce rough sleeping and to seek to ensure rough sleepers brought into emergency accommodation in response to COVID-19, do not return to sleeping rough.
Deadline: 20 August 2020

New!  Phoenix Fund
The above fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic response. The initiative will support a network of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community.  There are several rounds, dates below.
Round 1: 21 August 2020
Round 2:  2 September 2020
Round 3: 16 September 2020
Round 4: 30 September 2020

Cultural Recovery Fund 
This programme is open to arts and cultural organisations, including charitable and non-profit organisations as well as private organisations and commercial for-profit ventures. Local Authorities, Universities and other Public Sector bodies who run or maintain cultural services can also apply. Grants of between £50,000 and £3m are available. There will be 2 rounds - dates below- you can only apply to one round.
Deadline:  21 August 2020 @midday (Round 1)
Round 2:  Opening 21 August 2020 @5pm, closes 4 September @midday.

Independent Age Grants Fund
Applications are now being accepted for a new Fund that aims to support registered charities that are making a real and immediate difference to vulnerable older people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and beyond.
Deadlines: 21 August, 18 September 2020 - all at 9am.

Veterans Mental Health & Wellbeing
Armed Forced charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) that primarily support Armed Forces veterans can apply now for fixed, one-year grants of up to £35,000. Projects should aim to improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing by getting them out and active, and grants will only be awarded to projects that are addressing a clear need.
Deadline: 25 August 2020 @5pm

Do it Now Now: Common Call
The Common Call COVID Fund is specifically aimed at supporting Black-led social enterprises and charities so that they are able to survive and even thrive in the COVID period.  Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available.
Deadline: 31 August 2020

Croydon Council:  Community Grants
There are 5 priorities for funding for projects/activities: health and wellbeing programmes; children and young people activities; access to homes or preventing homelessness; safety improvements for neighbourhoods, streets or homes; employment and careers advice.
Deadline: 31 August 2020

Westhill Endowment Trust
Grants and other resources are available to support formal and informal religious education projects and faith-motivated activities that enable people to transform their lives and the life of their communities in the UK.
Deadline; 8 September 2020

Lloyds Bank Covid Recovery Fund

The above fund will provide 140 charities with a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside the support of a Development Partner to help identify and act on any organisational challenges they are facing. In Croydon the Fund is open to charities supporting asylum seekers and refugees, care leavers, young parents, communities experiencing racial inequity, people experiencing homelessness or who are vulnerably housed, people experiencing sexual abuse and exploitation, trafficking and modern slavery or mental ill health.
A Q&A webinar will be held on 11 August (2pm – 3.30pm). Registration can be done through the Foundation’s website.
Deadline: 11 September 2020 @5pm

The Awards recognise and reward small to medium-sized charities in the UK that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. The Awards recognise excellence in existing work and do not seek to fund new projects. The assessment is based on the work of the whole organisation and the assessment will focus on excellence in the six areas of IMPACT:  Innovation; Management; Partnership; Achievement; Community Focus; Targeting Needs.
Deadline: 14 September 2020 @5pm.

Children Young People Awards
Shining a spotlight on the vital role that so many organisations, teams and committed individuals play in improving the lives of children, families, and young people.  There is a new category this year - The Youth Relationships Award.
Deadline: 25 September 2020.

Architectural Heritage Fund
The transforming places through heritage programme is for individual heritage buildings in, or transferring to, community ownership. It supports charities and social enterprises to develop projects with the potential to bring new life to high streets by creating alternative uses for redundant or underused historic buildings in town centres.  There are quite a few grants under this programme.
Deadline:  30 September 2020

William Sutton Prize
Open to individuals/organisations presenting an innovative idea that will have a positive social impact on the community.  There are two categories:  William Sutton for Social Innovation and William Sutton Prize for Placemaking.
Deadline: 30 September 2020

D M Thomas Foundation
Funding for organisations working with disadvantaged children/young people in the areas of education or health with one of our four chosen focus groups are selected or considered: children and young people with disabilities; children and young people who are sick in hospital; children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care); mental health of children and young people.
Deadline: 6 October 2020

Trust for London
Funding schemes remain unchanged during the pandemic. They recognise that your plans may need to adapt due to the current circumstances. For example, you may need to think about project delivery in light of social distancing and that some organisations may not be set up to deliver services digitally and may need support to transition to working in new ways. Programme areas they fund: good homes and neighbourhoods; better work; decent living standards; shared wealth; pathways to settlement; stronger voices; connected communities.
Deadline in 2020:  6 October 2020 @1pm 

Trust for London
Grants are available for work that develops new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London’s poverty and inequality, especially work which has the potential to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes.
Deadlines:  6 October 2020, 2 February 2021, both at 1pm.

Centre for Social Justice Awards
Awards for small innovative grassroots charities and social enterprises that are effective at preventing and tackling poverty.
Deadline: 11 October 2020.

Rowing Foundation
Grants between £500 and £3,000 are available to support rowing in Britain with preference shown to encouraging participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment.
Deadline: 26 October 2020

Culture Recovery Fund: Independent Cinemas
The scheme is designed to help venues that are facing prohibitive challenges in being able to reopen and operate while social distancing is in place, restricting admissions for performances and takings. It is intended to help those businesses that have been heavily impacted following a UK-wide closure since the end of March.
Deadline: 30 October 2020

Magic Little Grants
Grants up to £500 for groups delivering sports and physical activities.
Deadline:  31 October 2020

Local & National Government Funding

Clinks: Criminal Justice System
Voluntary organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 can apply now for a grant of up to £5,000. The funding is to be used for activities and resources which help organisations deliver support to people in the criminal justice system during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. For example, this could be additional equipment or a contribution towards a salary.  Read more

(There are no deadlines, applications will be looked at weekly starting 25 May 2020)

Gvt.Barnardos £7m Fund
Barnardo’s will help distribute £7m of coronavirus funding from the government to children’s charities. The money has been made available by the Department for Education, and comes from the government’s £750m support package announced in April. Barnardo’s said the fund, which will finance a scheme called See, Hear, Respond, will open for expressions of interest from partner charities in the coming weeks

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


Government: Help for Universities
Additional support for universities facing severe financial difficulties as a result of the 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. 


Mayor of London Warmer Homes 
Grants up to £4,000 for low income Londoners who own their own homes or rent privately. The energy improvements which can be funded are:  wall and loft insulation; first time central heating; boiler upgrades; solar PV panels in electrically heated properties.  Although home visits to survey properties, and to fit the measures are suspended until it is safe to resume, the funding will be allocated by date of application, and you are advised not to delay applications until the coronavirus pandemic has passed.
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