The Woodward Charitable Trust

Application Deadline: 26th July 2024

The Trustees prioritise projects that benefit families and young people, aiming to enhance their life prospects. Initiatives that foster community cohesion and skill development are encouraged to apply.

Their funding is to support core expenses for charitable organisations that strive for a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:

  • Children and young people (up to 25 years) who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour and projects to help those who have been in the care system.
  • Disadvantaged families this covers parenting support and guidance, mental health, food poverty, refuges and domestic violence.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that maintain and develop contact with prisoners’ families and help with the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders after their release.

Available funding is up to £3,000.

For more details, please visit their website via link below:

General Application Guidelines – The Woodward Charitable Trust

Home Instead Charities

Application Deadline: 31st July 2024

Home Instead Charities UK strives to improve the lives of people over 55 by addressing loneliness and isolation, helping them remain active, healthy, and connected to their communities.

Funding is available to small local groups, grassroots community organisations, and small charities that support the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of older adults.

There are two levels of funding:

  • Up to £500 for small grassroots organisations.
  • Up to £1,500 for small registered charities. Larger grants are available for exceptional projects.

Full funding is granted only if the applicant holds no more than three months’ operating costs in reserve. If an organisation has more than this, the charity will co-fund up to 50% of the project costs.

Funding applications are accepted four times a year: in January, April, July, and October.

Click the link below to visit their website for more details:

Apply For A Grant | Home Instead Charities

ASDA Foundation: Investing in Spaces and Places Grant

Application Deadline: 28th July 2024

The Foundation aims to support grassroots community groups to transform local spaces at the heart of their local community.

Community-led organisations are encouraged to apply if they have a clear community mission, are efficiently run and compliant with not-for-profit requirements, who prioritise people by promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity, and focus on local community needs. 

Funding ranges from £10,000 to £25,000.

Special consideration will be given to groups located in areas of deprivation, those that are inclusive and diverse, initiatives tackling food poverty or local crime/anti-social behavior, and projects with positive environmental impacts.

Website link: Asda Foundation – Investing in Space and Places Grant

Get More Young People Active with Cash for Kids Sports Challenge!

Deadline to sign-up: 2nd September 2024

Cash for Kids invites grassroots sports groups in East Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Coast, and Lincolnshire to join their fundraising competition!

The Sports Challenge aims to remove barriers to sport for disadvantaged or disabled children and young people.  The funders are seeking groups that can make a significant impact.

From 7th September to 7th October, participating groups will raise as much as they can. Cash for Kids will support them every step of the way with expert fundraising advice and comprehensive materials, helping them develop valuable skills for future efforts.

The selected applicant organisations will retain the total money raised during the fundraising period.

The top three fundraising groups will receive an additional £5,000, £2,500 and £1,500, respectively. Furthermore, there are special awards of £500 each for the Teamwork Award and Sports Challenge Champion Award.

Groups will have from 7th September to 7th October to raise as much as they can – Deadline to sign-up is 2nd September.

Visit their website for more details:

Hits Radio Cash for Kids | Children’s Charity | Hits Radio (hellorayo.co.uk)

Benefact Group: Movement for Good Grant – Larger Grants

Application closes: 2nd August 2024

The Benefact Group offers the larger grants of £10,000 and above to fund charities with projects that align with one of their four key themes: Climate Change or Environment, Arts, Heritage or Culture, Education & Skills, and Rural or Community Development.

Charities with specific projects or innovative initiatives that demonstrate clear outcomes and benefits are encouraged to apply.

The Benefact Group values long-term funding to help charities bring ambitious ideas to life and support large, transformative projects.

The application window for larger grants closes on Friday, 2nd August 2024.

Website link: Movement for good – Larger Grants

Youth Music NextGen Fund

NextGen Fund Round 10
Deadline: 15 November 2024

The Youth Music NextGen Fund provides grants of up to £2,500 to help young creatives turn their ideas into reality. This fund is for early-stage musicians and other music-related creatives who need financial support to start or grow their projects. It’s aimed at young people aged 18-25, or up to 30 for those who identified as disabled, living in the UK.

Who Can Apply?

The fund is open to a wide range of people in the music industry, including singers, rappers, songwriters, producers, DJs, A&Rs, managers, agents, and other roles.

Purpose of the Fund:

The goal is to support the future of the music industry by helping new artists and professionals develop the skills they need to succeed. This fund is perfect for those who are passionate about a career in music but lack the necessary contacts, resources, or knowledge to move forward.

Website link: NextGen Fund | Youth Music

McCarthy Stone Foundation

Grant Deadline: 23 August 2024

The Community Grants program will reopen for applications on July 26th, 2024. Grants are available in two categories: Core Cost Funding and Project Funding.

Core Cost Funding:

This type of funding provides financial support to help grassroots charitable organisations cover their overall operational expenses. It is aimed specifically at those that focus on serving people aged 65 and over. Eligible applicants include registered charities and community groups, but not Community Interest Companies. Organisations that align well with the foundation’s objectives can apply for funding of up to £7,500.

Project Funding:

This type of funding is designed to support new or existing projects that serve people over 65. It is available to a broader range of organisations, including registered charities, community groups, and Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee.

A copy of their guidance for this round will be posted on their website shortly. 

Website link: Who We Support | McCarthy Stone (mccarthystonefoundation.org)

The Veterans’ Foundation Grants Programme

The Veterans’ Foundation provides grants to charities and non-profit organisations that support serving armed forces, veterans, qualified seafarers, and their immediate families. Eligible organisations can apply for funding to aid various aspects of social care needs to improve the lives of its beneficiaries.

Read guide for more details.

Key Points:

  • Priority: The Foundation prioritises grants to those organisations with low to medium incomes.
  • Available Funding: Standard Grants range from £5,001 to £30,000, either as a one-year or multi-year grant (e.g., £10,000 annually for three years).

Key dates for Standard Grants applications – quarterly rounds:

  • 30th July 2024 – for a decision in September 2024
  • 15th October 2024 – for a decision in December 2024
  • 28th January 2025 – for a decision in March 2025

Visit their website via the link:

Apply for a grant | Veterans’ Foundation (veteransfoundation.org.uk)

Rosa: Stand With Us Fund

Application Deadline: 30 July 2024

The Rosa’s Stand With Us fund aims to make organisations stronger and more effective in supporting women and girls across the UK.

Funds of up to £25,000 is available to organisations providing frontline services that address violence against women and girls and have an annual income between £100,000 and £500,000. It offers financial support for organisational development to help towards growth and to succeed in the future.

You can refer to the  Stand With Us fund application guidance 2024 for details about the type of work they fund. 

They will also be hosting a webinar to help applicants apply. You can register using the link below:

Tuesday 23rd July, 11.00-12.00

Visit their website via this link: Rosa’s Stand With Us Fund – Rosa (rosauk.org)

Lloyds Bank Foundation: Development Support Programme

Applications close: 1 August 2024, 5pm

Please be aware that this is not a funding program and does not include any cash grants.

This year, Lloyds Bank Foundation is supporting 60 charities that assist refugees and asylum seekers through their Organisational Development Support program.

Targeting charities with annual incomes between £25,000 and £500,000, this two-year initiative aims to help those who often lack access to such support. While it does not include direct financial grants, the program provides free services to help these charities identify and prioritise their development goals and build on their existing strengths.

Click the link to visit their website:

Organisational Development Support programme by Lloyds Bank Foundation