Humber Gateway Community Fund

Deadline 1st January 2024

This fund is being hosted by Lincolnshire Community Foundation which aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations deliver projects that improve the lives of people living in North East Lincolnshire.

You can apply for grants of up to £2,500.

The current project fund themes, including community cohesion, young people, community facilities & older people.  Registered charities, community groups or social enterprises can apply and applications from school PTA’s, Churches and Parish Councils may also be considered, but cannot be used to replace government or other statutory funding, for example, an application to replace the toilets in the church hall to improve community facilities would be considered, however an application to cover the general maintenance costs of a school, church or parish building would not be accepted.

Click here for Lincolnshire Community Foundation Website.

Updated 29th November 2023: View or download the latest press release below.

Morrisons Foundation

The funding is aimed at specific projects which make a difference to people’s lives, with special consideration for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

This is open is open to UK Registered Charities.

Funding is up to £25,000.

The projects should benefit the local community and can cover a wide range of areas including:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Arts and culture
  • Community
  • Other

Click here for the Morrisons Foundation website.

The Ironmongers’ Company

Deadline 15th December 2023

The Ironmongers’ Company offer grants for projects in the UK that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 years to fulfill their potential.

The maximum grant you can apply for it £10,000. All funds much be spend within 12 months from the date of receiving the award.

to be eligible, the project must meet the following criteria below:

  • Be for children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged
  • Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills
  • Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale
  • Be within the UK

Click here for The Ironmongers’ Company website.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts-based Learning Fund

No deadline

Arts-based Learning Fund aims to support projects that enables pupils in formal education settings, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.

The funders five priorities for the UK are:

  • Investing in young people
  • Migration and integration
  • Arts access and participation
  • Education and learning through the arts
  • Nurturing ideas and people

Applicants can apply for £30,000 to £400,000 for up to two or three years. Majority of successful grants have ranged from £150,000 to £250,000 over two to three years.

Click here for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website.

The National Lottery Community Fund: The UK Fund

The UK Fund has come from the new NLCF strategy, ‘It starts with community.’ The aim of this fund is to support organisations that want to do more to help communities come together and help make a better-connected society.

It is suggested that before applying applicants should watch the pre-recorded webinar on the NLCF website.

NLCF want to fund projects that:

  • Strengthen relationships between people whose experiences of life have not been the same. For example, relationships between people of different ethnic backgrounds, generations, occupations or geographies
  • Create connections between online and offline worlds
  • Help make sure people from all backgrounds can shape the future of their communities.

You can apply for funding from £500,000 to £5m.

Click here for the NLCF website.

FREE office equipment/items for VCSE

We at Sector Support are clearing out some old stock and office equipment. Below is a list of items we are happy to give to any VCSE group who may find use for it.

If interested in any of the following items please email

  • VGI Cables, Ethernet cables

Computer Monitor – comes with lead (this monitor will only accept VGI ports, which we have a cable for)

Hole Punches – 3 spare

Magic Chart – Can be used to place on walls to use as a white board.

4 Cordless Phones – all connect together when set up.

7stars Foundation

Deadline 1st November 2023

The foundation makes grants to projects which support young people (16 years and under) who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless/without a safe place to call home.

Funding can be up to £2,500.

Applications will be considered from organisations who require funding in the areas of:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Child carers
  • Homelessness

Funding is intended to cover the costs of projects which:

  • Enable young people to have the best start in life and aim high.
  • Have a direct impact and respond to a need in an immediate manner.
  • Are hosted in geographical areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage.
  • Respond to one or more of the funding priorities of the7stars foundation.
  • Address a lack of provision (due to a lack of funding from alternative sources).
  • Provide immediate support, not just in the short-term but with long-term benefits too.

Click here for the 7stars Foundation website.