Grant Directories

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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.

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.

Mercers Company – Church and Communities (London, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Teesside)

The Mercers Company is one of the most well-established Livery companies in the City of London. The Church and Communities programme supports churches, as well as other faith and secular community-based organisations, to enable adults and families to lead fulfilling lives. Funding is available for organisations with projects that will strengthen communities and families; building positive inclusive relationships between people, increasing a sense of belonging and reducing isolation.

The London Community Foundation – Living Communities Fund (London)

The Living Communities Fund was established by Grosvenor in 2014 for the benefit of communities in South Westminster. The aim of the fund is to see the lives of people living and working in the South Westminster area improved through community-building activities.Funding is available to support the following themes: Health and Wellbeing; Better Together; Creating Positive Futures for Young People.

National Express Foundation (West Midlands and Kent)

Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards (London and Essex)

The Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award Scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding. Participating groups regularly select a young person to receive an Achievement Award and the nomination and selection processes are led by the young people within the organisation.

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.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)

Through the Sustainable Future Programme, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) aims to support work that develops and promotes sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm. Funded projects will focus on: Better economics that reflect the true costs and risks of resource depletion, climate change and other environmental problems: Campaigns, initiatives and work that promote alternatives to consumerism: Campaigns and movements that give a voice to young activists and marginalised groups on issues of economic and environmental justice.

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.

Peoples Postcode Local Trust

The Postcode Local Trust was established in 2015 to provide financial support for charities and good causes that help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community. Postcode Local Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery. The Trust support projects that advance community development, have a clear charitable purpose with visible results, and are longer than one year in duration.

One Stop - Carriers for Causes (UK)

One Stop has partnered with the charity Groundwork UK to deliver the Carriers for Causes scheme. Grants of up to £500 will be available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop to support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places'. A broad range of projects is supported and grants will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project. For example, grants could be used to buy litter pickers and bags for a community cleanup days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group or the materials needed to paint a room at the local hospice. One Stop's ‘Carriers for Causes' is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

Jack Petchey Foundation - Leader Award (London or Essex)

The Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.The Leader Awards programme is linked to the Achievement Award Programme and enables schools and youth organisations to honour the dedication and commitment of staff and volunteers - particularly those who "go the extra mile" to support young people. This is a chance for young people themselves to recognise their leaders, especially the ones that inspire and support them - and say thank you. The award winner will be invited to attend a celebration event where they are congratulated in front of friends and family. By participating in this scheme your organisation will be offered the opportunity to apply for a "small grant" once a year.

Jack Petchey Foundation - Achievement Award (London or Essex)

The Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. The Achievement Awards programme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding. Each school or club has a ‘coordinator' who is responsible for the internal management and overseeing of the scheme in the school/club. Young people within the organisation will nominate and select someone to receive an achievement award; they will then be publicly congratulated and receive a certificate, badge and membership of the JPF Achievers Community. They will also have £250 to spend on something of their choice which will benefit your organisation e.g. a piece of equipment or a day out for the team.

Jack Petchey Foundation - Small Grant (London or Essex)

The Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. The Small Grants Fund allows those organisations who are running the Achievement Award Scheme well, to apply for a small grant of up to £750 to enhance their work with young people, the organisation must have received a Jack Petchey Leadership Award within the last 12 months. Projects should make a meaningful difference to the organisation, involve the Leader Award winner and must benefit a group of young people. Examples of previous awards include Greig City Academy in Haringey put the funding towards a student run Rocket Club, Northgate School in Edgware built an outdoor enclosure to house two rabbits, Sedgehill School in Lewisham opened a breakfast club to prepare students for the day.

BBC Children in Need - Main Grants Programme (UK)

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme distributes grants of over £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.

Ford Britain Trust (England & Wales)

The Ford Britain Trust provides grants for the advancement of education and other charitable purposes. Grant applications supporting the following activities will be considered; work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment; work with young people/children; education/schools (mainstream); special education needs; people with disabilities. Grants made by the Trust are usually one-off donations for a specific capital project or part of a project, typically items of furniture, equipment or computers. The fund is open to organisations based in Essex (including East London); St Albans; Bridgend (South Wales); Southampton; and Daventry - areas close to Ford UK locations. Exceptions may be made for initiatives in which Ford Motor Company Limited employees and retirees are involved.

The Community Trees Fund (UK)

The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment.  Funding is available for community and civic groups, or other non-profit organisations to establish community-led tree planting projects in areas that would benefit most. The trees must be planted in streets or in green places that are open to all to visit or where local people will benefit from them, children under the age of 16 must be included in the planting project. Whoever owns the land must give permission and support to the project, and there must be a plan to care for the trees after they are planted.

Trees for Schools (UK)

The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. The trees for schools grant is open to all schools within the United Kingdom with pupils aged 16 or under. The Tree Council will fund up to 4 fruit trees (but no more than that) on semi-vigorous, vigorous and very vigorous rootstocks. If you wish to plant more than 4 fruit trees, please apply to our Orchard Windfalls Fund. Projects must fall between £100 and £700 and children under the age of sixteen must be actively involved in the planting process.

Roman Society School Grant (UK)

The Roman Society is the leading organisation in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Rome and the Roman Empire. The Society's Schools Committee makes grants to schools to help promote the teaching of Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics, but the Committee also makes awards to groups and schools organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and has recently made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Latin are particularly welcome.  Grants usually range from £50 to £500.

Wooden Spoon Society Grant (UK)

Schools, charities and community organisations can apply for grants for projects that improve the quality and prospect of life for children and young people who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially including those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). The grants available include capital projects such as medical treatment and recovery centres, sports and activity areas, sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and hydrotherapy pools as well as revenue grants to support outreach programmes for children in their communities.

The ASDA Foundation (UK)

The ASDA Foundation trust was set up in 1988 to support local good causes chosen by employees and is funded by profits from the mid-week national lottery. The Foundation can support charities within the UK, as well as people and projects who require financial assistance, including everything from local charities and playgroups to football teams as long as they have the support of local ASDA colleagues. The foundation also provides a hardship fund for Asda Colleagues (including current, retired and those who have left through sickness/ill health). Potential applicants should contact their local Store or Depot in the first instance.

Gannett Foundation Grants (UK)

The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co. Inc. Through its Community Grant Programme, Gannett Foundation supports non-profit activities in the communities in which Gannett does business. This includes the USA and the UK. Community action grant priorities include education and neighbourhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. Through its other programs, the Foundation invests in the future of the media industry, encourages employee giving, reacts to natural and other disasters, and contributes to a variety of charitable causes.

John Lyons Charity (London)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. The Charity's mission is to promote the life-chances of children and young people through education, the grant-giving is divided into 9 programme areas: Arts & Science; Children and families; Education and Learning; Emotional Wellbeing; Special Needs and Disability; Sports; Training; Youth Clubs and Youth Activities; Youth Issues.

Reaching Communities Programme (England)

Reaching Communities provide grants to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need, including hard to reach communities. There is a small revenue and a capital scheme and a larger buildings only fund. All projects must address one or more of the following outcomes. People have better chances in life, with better access to training and development to improve their life skills;  Stronger communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems;  Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy; and Healthier and more active people and communities.

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.