The Forbes Foundation

The Forbes Foundation provides financial support to children, and their families, who are in need, by reason of ill health, disability, and/or financial hardship within England and Wales but predominantly the North of England, by providing facilities, equipment and monetary grants.

The support comes in many different shapes and sizes. For example it could be:

  • a financial contribution to much needed treatment
  • to provide life changing facilities to aid walking
  • to provide people with lots of helping hands to decorate a new room or create a sensory garden
  • to support talented and gifted children where financial hardship may be a barrier to maximising their potential.

For more information, please visit The Forbes Foundation website here.

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Power to Change: Community Business Crowdmatch

Up to £6,000 of extra funding to help start or grow community businesses in England such as community owned shops, pubs, sports facilities and local landmarks.

Community Business Crowdmatch will support communities to develop, test or grow your community business. Use the power of the crowd to raise funding to cover key costs, as well as build your network of supporters. 

Whether it’s a community building (shop, pub or hub), green space, an energy project or sports or arts facility or service – if it’s owned and run by the community this fund is for you.

Power to Change will match fund up to 50% of your target, to a maximum of £6,000, as long as you can raise the rest through crowdfunding.

To apply for this fund take the first step and start crowdfunding. If you’ve already started, continue setting up your project.

For further information please visit the Crowdfunder website here.

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Bring Joy Foundation

The Bring Joy Foundation was set up in 2014 by the founders of Home Instead Senior Care UK Ltd Samantha and Trevor Brocklebank. Home Instead Senior Care UK Ltd provides non-medical care for older people in their own home.

The Bring Joy Foundation will make donations to not-for-profit groups, organisations and charities that can demonstrate their commitment to creating activities designed to improve the lives of the elder

They will fund events, activities or pastimes that bring the joy and fun back into ageing. This is open to groups or organisations across the UK that work with the elderly.

For further information, please visit the Bring Joy Foundation website here.

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Hinrichsen Foundation

Deadline 4th September 2019

The Foundation offers grants to support organisations and individuals undertaking projects to promote music.

In addition to one-off project funding, the Foundation has set up a scheme under the broad heading of New Initiatives. Under this scheme support can be provided on a larger scale (up to £10,000 per annum) for more complex performance projects that may require guaranteed funding over a period of time, initially up to three years.

Three categories of project eligible for consideration for funding under the New Initiatives scheme have been identified by the trustees:

  • Innovative or original projects that involve planning beyond or outside the established work of the applicant. These may mainly be on a larger scale than previously undertaken projects, or they may involve a complete rethink of existing concepts or resources.
  • More conventional or traditional projects that are new to the applicant that need guaranteed funding over a minimum period of years.
  • New approaches to, or new initiatives within existing schemes.

For further information, please visit the Hinrichsen Foundation website here.

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Boshier-Hinton Foundation

Grants are available for charities in the UK working with children and adults with special educational or other needs.

The maximum grant available is £2,000.

Boshier-Hinton Foundation is a small grant-making trust that awards grants to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, learning difficulties or sensory impairment, and their families.

The funding is intended to support the Foundation’s objectives, which are to:

  • Provide relief for children and adults with special educational or other needs, and their families, in any part of the country.
  • Make donations to institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs.
  • Make donations to other registered Charitable Trusts.
  • Make donations to local community charities or other agencies in any part of the country whose objects are no wider than the charity’s own, or to any charity for use for particular purposes, which fall within the charity’s objects.

For further information, please visit the Boshier-Hinton Foundation website here.


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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Deadline 1st September 2019

Grants are available to animal welfare charities for projects or activities in the UK that benefit and protect animals, relieve the suffering of animals, address the conservation of wildlife or encourage a greater understanding of animals.

Grants are normally in the range of £1,000 to £10,000, although smaller amounts may be considered.

Grants can be used towards revenue and capital costs. The Trust may pledge up to £35,000 for large capital building projects; this would only be released when all other funding is in place and the work is ready to commence.

The objectives of the Trust are to donate to projects or activities encompassing one or more of the following areas:

  • The benefit and protection of animals.
  • The relief of suffering in animals.
  • The conservation of wildlife.
  • The encouragement of a greater understanding of animals.

For further information, please visit the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust website here.

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The Will Charitable Trust

Blind people and Learning disabilities deadline 31st January 2020,
Cancer care deadline 31st August 2019

The Trust provides financial assistance to UK registered or exempt charities whose activities fall within the following three categories:

  • care of and services for blind people, and the prevention and/or cure of blindness;
  • long-term care of people with learning disabilities either: in a residential care or supported living environment in a way that provides a family environment and wide choice of activities and lifestyle; or: by providing long-term day/employment activities;
  • care of and services for people suffering from cancer and their families;

Grants vary in amount, but generally fall within the range of £3,000 to £30,000.

For further information, please visit The Will Charitable Trust website here.

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The Elephant Trust

Deadline 14th October 2019

The Trust aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions and galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.

Grants are usually limited to £2,000, but larger grants up to £5,000 may be considered.

For further information, please visit the Elephant Trust website here.

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The Inman Charity

Deadline 30th August 2019

The Inman Charity offer grants to registered charities in the UK carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities.

Grants range from £2,000 and £5,000, with an occasional larger grant.

The directors are particularly interested in supporting the following areas of charitable work:

  • Medical research.
  • Care of the elderly.
  • General welfare.
  • Hospices.
  • The deaf and blind.
  • Care of the physically and mentally disabled.
  • The Armed Forces.

For further information, please visit The Inman Charity website here.

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Idlewild Trust

Deadline 5th September 2019

Idlewild Trust support programmes that address the lack of opportunities for young professional musicians, dancers, actors, writers, artists and those involved creatively in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their career. 

The maximum grant available is £5,000.

Funding is available for projects in two areas:

  • Arts Grants: Nurturing Young Professionals – Supporting programmes that improve opportunities for young professionals working creatively within the arts, particularly at an early stage in their career.
  • Conservation Grants: Objects and Works of Art – Supporting the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of art in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds.

For further information, please visit the Idlewild Trust website here.

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