Grant Directories

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Hargreaves Foundation (UK)

The Hargreaves Foundation is a grant-making charitable foundation set up in 2020 by Peter Hargreaves and his family.  Applications are open for charities and educational institutions seeking funding to support those under the age of 18, and living with a mental health problem, physical disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education.

East End Community Foundation – Societe Generale UK Foundation Fund (Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets)

The East End Community Foundation distributes grants to voluntary and community sector organisations in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham and the City of London.  The Foundation distributes funding from their own funds as well as working with corporate and statutory partners, and individuals to manage and administer grants programmes on their behalf.  Through the Societe Generale UK Foundation Fund, grants of up to £15,000 are available to support young people aged 13-25 on their journey into the world of work by improving their educational development, especially through sports, arts and cultural activities and improving their literacy. The Fund will support quality projects that will have a positive and measurable difference to young people in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

Youth Futures Foundation - Grants to Support Infrastructure Organisations (England)

The Youth Futures Foundation aims to transform the lives of young people by unlocking potential and addressing the root causes of youth unemployment.  With a £90 million endowment from the Reclaim fund, the Foundation will support cutting edge solutions and like-minded people to harness the potential of all young people missing out on meaningful employment.  Through the Grants to Support Infrastructure Organisations the Foundation is seeking to fund and evaluate infrastructure organisations that support the needs of frontline organisations across England delivering effective solutions to youth unemployment.

Kent Community Foundation - Vanquis Social Impact Fund (Kent)

The Kent Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference to their local communities. Through the Vanquis Social Impact Fund the foundation provides funding of between £1,500 and £5,000 to projects that meet one of the following themes: Improving people’s personal finance capabilities (debt and financial advice/education); Improving physical and/or mental health; Providing support which enhances, creates and sustains positive family relationships; Addressing issues of low educational attainment and improving learning outcomes; Providing people with opportunities to reduce inequality, exclusion and disadvantage, including projects which increase access to employment.

Community Foundation for Surrey - Surrey Young People's Fund (Surrey)

The Community Foundation for Surrey exists to benefit disadvantaged communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference to their local communities. Through the Surrey Young people's Fund the foundation provides funding of between £50 and £200 to support disadvantaged young people in Surrey to gain access to training and employment.

Daytrippers Foundation - Day Trip Grant (UK)

The Daytrippers Foundation provides grants for recreational and educational day trips for groups of children and young people aged 5-25 who have disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK. Applications can be made for grants towards a trip occurring on a single day. For example, this could be a day out to a wildlife park, the beach or an outdoor activity centre.

The Newby Trust - Education Grants (UK)

The Newby Trust funds local, regional or national charities registered and operating in the UK within the broad categories of education, health and social welfare.  Through the Education programme the Trust provides grants of up to £10,000 to enable people to benefit from educational opportunities and to support excellence.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Children and Young People Programme (UK)

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK. The Foundation does this by funding the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society.  Through the Children and Young people programme the Foundation will fund organisations that seek to challenge the inequalities faced by young people (age 0–25). The Foundation want to see the views of children and young people at the heart of organisations, and young people empowered to take action.

Westminster Foundation - Small Grants Programme (UK)

The Westmister Foundation is a grant making charity that aims to address social welfare issues in certain geographic areas. The Foundation’s funding is focused on creating opportunities for young people and their families to have the resilience, skills and capacity to lead happy and healthy lives. Through creating these opportunities, the Foundation aims to tackle the causes of inter-generational inequality and its impact, particularly by reducing the risk of homelessness and mental ill-health.

The Garfield Weston Foundation - Youth (UK)

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually. The Trustees have a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities to those in need and are especially keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage.   Through the Welfare grants programme, the Foundation’s support ranges from small local groups, such as girl guides and youth clubs to larger national youth development charities.

The Garfield Weston Foundation - Education (UK)

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually. The Trustees have a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities to those in need and are especially keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage.   Through its Education programme, the Foundations supports education projects, from small local projects such as reading schemes and after school clubs, to major institutions such as universities.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation - The Youth Fund (UK)

The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is to help young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation concentrate their support on those experiencing the most challenging circumstances: young people who are socially excluded or marginalised, whose experiences are often hidden or less well known, and whose voices are often erased or ignored.

Mercers Company – Young People and Education (London)

The Mercers Company is one of the most well-established Livery companies in the City of London. The Young People and Education programme aims to give children and young people the opportunity to achieve their potential through school and in communities and extends to helping young people through challenging transitions in their lives.

Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund (UK)

State funded schools that cater for pupils of military service families can apply for to help meet the needs of pupils that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another resulting in a change of school for the child and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment such as on operational tours, long exercises, training courses etc. 

Ironmongers Foundation Stem Grants (UK)

The Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training.  Preference will be given to projects engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants must be under the age of 25.  Activities must be within the UK, with a preference for urban areas outside London and particularly areas in the north and midlands with a manufacturing presence.

Hays Travel Foundation (UK)

Hays Travel Foundation was created in 2015. The foundation works with organisations that support people, who for one reason or another need help to achieve their potential. The foundations focus is on the following objectives: Education; Poverty; Health; Art’s and Culture; Sport. Support is provided to registered charities working with young people under the age of 25 in an area where Hays Travel operates.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Act for Change Fund (UK)

The Act for Change Fund is a £3.6 million partnership between the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, matched by the #iwill Fund, for organisations supporting young people working for change. The Act for Change Fund promotes the potential of young people with experience of disadvantage to devise and develop activities and programmes to shape the world around them. It aims to create a more diverse group of social, cultural and political leaders for the future. Applications need to cover how young people lead change in organisations or, alternately, show how organisations are taking steps to make sure that young people can lead change in the future, including involvement at all different levels of the organisation. Funding of between £20,000 and £100,000 is available over 2 years.

Education Endowment Foundation – Improving outcomes for pupils with SEND (UK)

The Education Endowment Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. The Improving outcomes for pupils with SEND programme aims to support projects which improve attainment and other educational outcomes, such as social and emotional learning, for children with special educational needs or disability (SEND). To be considered for funding, projects should be informed and supported by evidence of impact on learning outcomes; be practical, cost effective and scalable; be clear how they will support children with SEND; and aim to work with pupils between the ages of 3 and 18

The London Community Foundation – Skills for Life (London)

The Skills for Life Fund provides grants of up to £12,500 to local charities and community groups who are working to improve the life chances of children and young people in Southwark and Tower Hamlets. Organisations should be working with young people between 8 and 18 years and those who are 18-25 years who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) or have special educational needs (SEN). Funding for up to 1 year is available for projects that: Increase educational achievement; Tackle barriers to achievement in education or employment especially for vulnerable groups; Help young people to find their own pathways to education, training and enterprise, improving their overall skills in preparation for working life.

The London Community Foundation – Grenfell Young Peoples Fund (London)

The Grenfell Young Peoples Fund aims to improve the lives of children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire. Funding of up to £15,000 per year over a three-year period is available to organisations who can provide the following outcomes for the children and young people: Children and Young people have improved wellbeing; Children and young people are engaged, empowered and have a role in society; Young people are ‘work ready’ and/or employed. The following types of activity are likely to be supported: Mental health support, trauma, therapy, early years therapy and counselling; Access to safe spaces; Creative arts, sports, music and dance; Youth engagement; Violence reduction.

Masonic Charitable Foundation Early Years Opportunities Grants Programmes (England and Wales)

Charities in the in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation.  The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.  The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years; and grants of between £10,000 and £80,000 to charities with an annual income of above £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years.

Les Mills Fund for Children (UK)

British and Foreign School Society - Looked after Children Programme (UK)

The Looked after Children Programme aims to improve the educational attainment of ‘looked after children' and young carers in the UK. The programme offers funding and non- financial support and aims to pilot novel approaches to improving the educational attainment of these children and young carers which can be scaled up so that in time they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. Funding of up to  £100,000 is available over a 3-year period and match funding will be required.

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme (UK)

The Sutton Trust Summer School Programme is delivered in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission and gives bright, state school students a taste of life at an American University. Applications are open to Students in Year 12 or equivalent who have an interest in US culture and higher education. The programme is centred on a one-week summer school in the US with introductory events and application support in the UK before and after. The programme provides participants with a wide range of activities to help them make the right decisions about American higher education and covers all programme costs, including residential events, accommodation and travel.

The Froebel Trust – Innovation Grants (UK)

Friedrich Froebel was a German educator who devised a set of principles and practices which formed part of an interactive education process. The Froebel Trust promotes the principles developed by Froebel and their vision is a world in which childhood is valued in its own right and each child’s capacity and potential is recognised. The Innovation Grants programme supports the application of Froebelian principles in new areas and environments to support children between the ages of 0 and 8 to play expressively and creatively. Projects funded under the Innovation Grants programme should achieve the following outcomes: Children are supported to play expressively and creatively; New organisations have developed an understanding of Froebelian principles; The Froebel Trust’s profile and awareness has increased.

BlueSpark Foundation (England)

BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Community groups, colleges and schools in England can apply for grants for relatively small-scale projects which are for the public benefit and which otherwise might not happen or would only happen on a lesser scale. In schools, the projects which are supported may relate to intra or extra-curricular activities. The foundation is particularly keen to support projects which the Trustees consider will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

Curiosity Fund (UK)

Curiosity is a £2.5m partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust which will use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK. Grants of up to £10,000 will fund projects that engage children and young people in science based activities. Projects should encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons. As well as the funding, successful applicants will receive support from the Curiosity team to help them deliver and learn from high quality science activity in an informal setting.

The Cruach Trust (UK)

The Cruach Trust is a small Scottish charity that aims to make a difference with its donations. Although the Trust has a preference for supporting gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom, donations can be made to a wide range of organisations with charitable objectives in the UK and abroad. Previous grants have been awarded to support horticultural apprenticeships; gardens, wildlife and the natural environment; music, the arts and cultural charities; medical research and support and to organisations working with children, the elderly and vulnerable.

Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK)

The Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme gives financial support for the delivery of a range of pathology-related events throughout the UK. Grants of up to £1000 are available for individuals or organisations wishing to develop pathology-related public engagement activities or events. Eligible proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or laboratory scientists as a key part of the activity and be pathology-based, exploring underlying concepts and issues, rather than just providing information.

Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund (England)

The Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund (DADF) provides funding to support new degree apprenticeships by: Creating new higher-quality apprenticeships; establishing capacity and expertise to deliver them and making broader educational opportunities available to learners. This funding is available for the development of degree apprenticeships courses only.

The Aspirational Awards Scheme (UK)

The Aspirational Awards scheme is a young people-led individual grants fund aiming to empower care experienced young people aged 21-26 to think big about their future and transform their lives with a significant grant to help them reach their potential. Funded applications will be likely to have a long-term, positive impact on the young person's life; support them in achieving their aspirations; be something that they have already made steps towards achieving.

UK-German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme (UK)

UK-German Connection's special flexible funding scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to exchange ideas, promote joint learning and open discussions on special topics and current issues. Grants of £500 to £5,000 are available for projects that ensure that young people actively engage in an educational learning and thinking process, including discussion, debate and reflection. Activities funded must also show strong wider impact, and that the young people take an active role in this.

Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances (UK)

Knowledge Alliances are transnational projects that bring higher education institutions and business together to help strengthen Europe's capacity to innovate and to support the modernisation of Europe's higher education systems. The scheme offers the opportunity for organisations to develop a project that contributes to one of four focus areas: Developing new, innovative, and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning: Stimulating entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial skills of higher education and company staff; and exchanging knowledge and working together on new solutions. Interested organisations must apply as a consortium of a minimum of six independent organisations from at least three Programme Countries. Projects will be 2 to 3 years long with the maximum funding for a two-year project being €700,000, and for a three-year project €1,000,000.

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust (UK)

The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust supports organisations working with young adults aged 18 to 25 years with a learning disability who are leaving formal education. The Trust aims to give these young people the practical skills needed to prepare them to be able to lead independent lives and will fund projects designed to support young people outside the school environment. For example projects may offer life skills or accredited training, employment experience or opportunities for social interaction to allow self-expression and build self confidence. Applications that demonstrate the involvement of people with learning difficulties and their families, partnership working, a demand for the project and either match funding or active fundraising are more likely to be successful.

The Shackleton Foundation Leadership Award (UK)

The Shackleton Foundation Leadership Award offers early stage venture capital funding for social entrepreneurs with the will to make a difference to young people in challenging circumstances. Grants of up to £10,000 provide seed funding and support to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures to help young people in challenging circumstances. Priority is given to projects that are not solely reliant on grants and donations.

Mandarin Excellence Programme (UK)

The Mandarin Excellence Programme aims to deliver a minimum of 5000 speakers of Mandarin on their way to a high level of fluency by 2020. Funding of a minimum of £20,000 per year is available to state-funded secondary schools. Schools on the programme should also be able to provide a programme of at least eight hours a week, made up of a combination of class-time teaching, extra-curricular teaching, self-study and intensive language courses in China and the UK. Schools funded through this programme should also act as or work with a hub school, growing the number of schools and pupils in the local area on the programme; and work to ensure that pupils will be on course to complete HSK IV and V exams within 6 years of starting the programme. Pupils should also be on course to complete Chinese GCSE and A Level, IB or Pre-U qualifications during and beyond the programme lifespan

UK-German Connection Partnership Bursaries (UK)

UK-German Connection is offering schools special partnership bursaries of £1,000 (to UK and partner German schools). Grants are available to UK schools to help to sustain their existing partnerships with German schools. Schools that have had joint activities with German schools can apply and to be eligible for funding the school must show evidence of joint plans.

The National Lottery Community Fund - Youth Investment Fund (England)

The National Lottery Community Fund's Youth Investment Fund will support voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) youth organisations to deliver, expand and create high quality local youth provision in targeted communities across England. Grants can fund current services and activities but priority may be given to organisations looking to expand existing services and develop new ones. Proportionate overheads are eligible, and up to £50,000 of the grant can be used to help with the refurbishment of existing youth facilities, the development of new ones, and the purchase of equipment.

Royal Society of Chemistry Inclusion & Diversity Fund (UK)

The Royal Society of Chemistry believes that for chemistry and the chemical sciences to prosper; it must attract, develop and retain a diverse community of talented people. The Inclusion and Diversity fund has been created to provide financial support of up to £5,000 to members, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations to enable them to develop innovative products, activities and research projects which promote inclusion and diversity. Proposed activities must demonstrate their relevance to the Society's Inclusion and Diversity strategy.

Sanctuary Housing Grand Ideas Fund (England & Scotland)

Sanctuary Housing has around 100,000 homes in England and Scotland and is one of the UK's leading social landlords. Sanctuary's Grand Ideas Fund offers up to £1,000 for projects which aim to make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents and their communities. The fund is open to charities, residents' groups and voluntary organisations. Projects funded will fit with one of Sanctuary's five priority themes, as outlined in their Community Investment Strategy. These are: Employment, Education, Skills and Training; Health and Wellbeing; Community safety and infrastructure; Environment and Financial inclusion. Projects must also benefit a significant number of Sanctuary residents, have a community focus and be open to, and inclusive of, all

The Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution (UK)

The Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution offers grants to help those families who have lost a seafaring parent. The Institution supports families by providing awards for the children throughout their education and can in some circumstances offer grants to mothers for the children's monthly maintenance, clothing, holidays etc.

Buttle UK Employment Education and Training Grants Programme (UK)

Buttle UK provides packages of support worth up to £2,000 to young people who receive no support from their parents or guardians to help them to further their education or employment. To apply, the young person must have a clear education, training or employment goal that they are pursuing or want to pursue within 3 months of applying. Grants can provide direct financial support; help them to set up home and/or to improve their emotional, mental or physical well-being. Some of the essential items that may be funded are: Equipment to take up a training opportunity; interview clothes; a computer for study; travel costs to college; essential household items; recreational or social activities and counselling.

Royal Society of Chemistry - Enhanced Equipment Grant (UK)

The Royal Society of Chemistry awards grants for equipment that cannot be purchased through a school's mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students in either primary (science) or secondary (chemistry) studies. In particular, this would be for equipment that supports delivery of the practical aspect of chemistry education and an application will be enhanced by a demonstration of the diversity of application of the equipment within and between student cohorts. A teacher at a primary or secondary school should make applications.

Royal Society of Chemistry - Funding through RSC Local Sections (UK)

In addition to their other funding streams The Royal Society of Chemistry makes grants to encourage RSC Local Sections to interact with their local schools and colleges to initiate outreach activities that promote chemistry to students. These might be targeted at a particular age group and may include hands-on activities, discussions sessions, talks, site visits, careers events and so on. In fact, anything that might encourage an interest in the subject (and its impact on the wellbeing of ourselves and our environment) and/or give a student an insight into what a future in chemistry might hold for them. The application must be made through the RSC Local Section committee membership for funds in the region of £100 to £500.

Royal Society of Chemistry - Partnership of 3 Grants (UK)

The Royal Society of Chemistry makes grants to support activities that bring together at least three different partners in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centered outreach activity. For example a scheme might involve a university and an industry providing an initiative for secondary students or a university / sixth form college collaboration providing an experience for KS3/ 4 students. The activity should involve the development of the practical skills/ experience in chemistry of the target group in a manner that is not  achievable through normal timetabled activities. Strong applications will demonstrate key scientific benefits and show how all partners in the scheme will develop through their involvement. Schemes that involve visits from one partner constituency to another will be particularly favoured.

Royal Society of Chemistry - Chemistry Club Grant Scheme (UK)

Royal Society of Chemistry Chemistry Club Grant Scheme is targeted at activities run at schools or colleges outside the normal science timetable which are focussed on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated. Teachers from Primary or Secondary schools can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to expand existing chemistry clubs or to set up new clubs. Successful applicants will have explained how the club will be sustained and shared with other, for example feeder primary, schools.

STEM Directories Maths & EE Grant Scheme (UK)

The Royal Institution and the Clothworkers' Foundation are offering UK schools grants of up to £500 to host a show, talk, workshop, challenge or other maths activity to supplement their students' classroom activities. Grants of up to £500 are being offered to eligible state-funded schools, academies and FE colleges to take part in an Enrichment and Enhancement maths activity from the STEM Directories. This is an exciting opportunity for students to take part in a mathematics activity and help integrate mathematics enrichment in school practice.

Engineering Education Grant Scheme (UK)

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) is a merger of the IET and IMechE education grant schemes. The scheme aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. Awards of up to £5,000 for standard applications and up to four awards of £15,000 are available each year for projects that promote better understanding of engineering, inspire young people to study STEM subjects or raise awareness of engineering and technology based careers. Applications have to be endorsed by an authorised representative of the IET or IMechE.

CASH for Schools Science or Engineering Clubs (Herts, Beds, Cambridge, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex)

East of England Engineering Science & Technology Association (EEESTA) are able to support any after school science or engineering club in the six counties of Herts, Beds, Cambridge, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex in the purchase of equipment. Their grant will be normally be limited to £300 and they will expect it to be matched equally by the school's own resources. They are limited to about 10 schools, at the maximum rate of £300 per year, on a first come basis.

Education Endowment Foundation - Financial Education Funding (UK)

The Education Endowment Foundation(EEF) is an independent grant making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. The EEF Financial education funding grants works with the money advice service to support projects that help children develop skills and habits that can both improve academic attainment and maximise their chances of being financially capable in adulthood. Applications should: focus on improving the learning and development of UK children aged 3-16; be informed and supported by evidence of an impact on educational or financial capability outcomes; be practical, appropriate, cost effective and scalable, be able to be independently evaluated

Education Endowment Foundation - Character and Education Grants (England)

The Education Endowment Foundation is an independent grant making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. The Character and Education funding supports organisations that help children and young people develop ‘non-cognitive skills' for life and work which complement and underpin academic attainment. These skills include motivation, resilience, grit, self-control, self-confidence, social and emotional skills and communication skills. Applications should: focus on improving the learning and development of UK children aged 5-16 through building character and non-cognitive skills; be informed and supported by evidence of an impact on educational or employment outcomes; be practical, appropriate, cost effective and scalable and be able to be independently evaluated.

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust (UK)

The Trust primarily funds projects both in the UK and abroad which support the Trust's interests of education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. Students can also apply for a gap year grant. However as the Trust is unable to provide funding to individuals the student must therefore be travelling with a recognised organisation (eg Raleigh International) in order to be eligible for a grant.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust (UK)

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust was set up in 1998 to promote and support charities in the UK working in agriculture, rural development and insurance. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas; the relief of poverty within rural areas; research into agriculture associated activities; to advance the education of the public in relation to agriculture and to promote the benefit and social welfare of inhabitants of rural communities. The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust also provides small grants of up to £1000 through the NFU Mutual's Community Giving Fund which supports worthwhile community events, charities, schools and community group activities that are local to their operations.

The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund (UK)

The Leathersellers' Company is one of the ancient livery companies of the City of London. It makes grants in the areas of Education, Disability, Children and young people and the relief of need. The Trust particularly welcome applications supporting the use of leather within the fashion industry, education in leather technology and the leather trade.

Newcomen Collett Foundation (Southwark)

The Newcomen Collett Foundation makes the majority of funding towards the education of young people under 25 in Southwark and the Foundation often donates grants to schools. Grant making priorities include assisting schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; supporting extra-curricular activities for children and young people - eg school trips, after-school clubs, holiday clubs, uniformed organisations; assisting organisations which provide educational opportunities to schools and colleges in the Borough of Southwark - eg visiting theatre companies and musicians

Sir William Boreman's Foundation (Greenwhich & Lewisham)

The Sir William Boreman's Foundation makes grants to promote the education of young people under the age of 25 who live in Greenwich and Lewisham, particularly those from a low-income or otherwise disadvantaged background. Grants are awarded to both individuals and organisations. Registered charities and educational organisations can apply by setting out in writing: which projects or activities they need funds for; how this will benefit the education of young people living in Greenwich or Lewisham; the operational/project budget; and any other funding they have received or applied for. Applications are considered at meetings in November, February and June each year.

WHSmith Trust (UK)

The objectives of the WHSmith Trust is to support the local communities in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work and; to support education and lifelong learning, helping people of any age to achieve their educational potential. Grants can be made under the following headings: Grants to local charities in which members of staff are directly involved, Grants to support education and lifelong learning, Supporting employee volunteering - Volunteers in Schools, Supporting employee volunteering - Community challenges and Supporting employee volunteering.

JJ Charitable Trust Grant (UK)

The JJ Charitable Trust Grants main areas of interest are: Literacy - to help improve the effectiveness of literacy teaching in primary and secondary education for children with learning difficulties, including dyslexia, and for ex-offenders or those at risk of offending. Social and cultural change towards more sustainable lifestyles - creative approaches that visualise a sustainable future in positive ways and the role of the media in communicating about sustainability; environment projects overseas, especially community-based agriculture initiatives, which aim to help people help themselves in an environmentally sustainable way. The funding amount is discretionary, and applications can be submitted at any time.

BBC Children in Need - Small Grants Programme (UK)

BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme distributes grants of up to £10,000 to not for profit organisations such as Registered charities; Voluntary organisations; Schools ; Churches; and Community groups, etc  that work with disadvantaged children below the age of 18 living in the UK. . In particular, grants are available for projects that help children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Applications should demonstrate how your project will change the lives of children for the better.