December Deadlines

Accepting Applications for their January Trustees Meeting
Rank Foundation
Small grants up to £1,000 available under their Pebbles Grants scheme.  If you are raising money for a particular project i.e. a one off short term activity such as annual respite, or perhaps purchase of long term equipment, and have raised a third already, you could be eligible.

Deadline 1 December
Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
Registered charities can apply for a grant for projects that address severe learning disabilities. Previously successful applications have included short breaks, play group, refurbishing. If you are applying for under £10,000 apply any time, for £10,000 and over deadline is above. 
Classical Association of Grants
Open to applications from summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation.

2 December
BBC Children in Need Small Grants 
Offering funding up to £10,000 to support disadvantaged and neglected children. Previous projects have included: school sailing lessons to disadvantaged children; lunchtime horse riding lessons to children with disabilities, and much more.

Deadline: 3 December
New! Big Lottery Digital Fund
There are 2 strands:  strand 1 offers grants up to £500,000 to help established charities use digital to take a major leap forward; strand 2 grants up to £500,000 for newer organisations that have already launched promising services using digital to achieve scale/impact.
also on
3 December
Kingston Smith Creative Video
Win a short animated film created specifically to promote your charity's message.

Deadline: 6 December
Rank Foundation Awards: Hospice UK
Theme is 'Enhancing Wellbeing'.  Grants are available for projects that improve the physical space to encourage and enable hospices to improve the environment in which they deliver care. The programme is primarily to support capital costs but revenue costs that help deliver the capital activity can be included in the project costs - however revenue costs must not be the primary expense.

Deadline; 7 December
New! Hate Crime Community Project Fund
Funding community led projects up to £75,000 each, to tackle hate crime in communities most affected by hate crime.  If you have any questions please contact the hate crime team at
Nationwide Community Grants
Registered charities, community land trusts, and housing cooperatives can apply for a grant up to £50,000 for projects that support the vulnerable with housing needs; find new approaches to increasing the supply of housing. 

Deadline; 12 December
Comic Relief: Power Up
Funding is available to women and girl-led organisations partnerships consortia and women's funds who are supporting women to have collective power, built movement and become change agents.

Deadline: 15 December
Ironmongers Company
Registered charities can apply for up to £10,000 to fund projects providing opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfill their potential through projects addressing 
special educational needs; behavioural problems; promote citizenship; parenting; life skills.
Sasakawa Foundation
Grants up to £6,000 available to cultural organisations, universities, and schools that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations.
Help the Homeless 
Grants up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people resume a normal life.

Deadline: 31 December
New! Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
The above 'Tackling Serious Stress in Veterans, Families and Carers' programme will support charities and health professionals working together to develop new ways to help veterans with severe mental health needs.