The Barratt Developments PLC Charitable Foundation

The Barratt Foundation is the new stand-alone body that represents Barratt Developments, including Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Barratt London, across all of its charitable work.

The Foundation has a general charitable purpose, which means that it is able to donate to a wide variety of charities within the UK. However, the Foundation will look to provide support in some key areas, particularly through our national partnerships:

  • Promoting social inclusion, with a specific focus on young people, the armed forces and the most disadvantaged and excluded in society
  • Helping the environment and nature alongside our commitment to being the country’s leading national sustainable housebuilder
  • Promoting physical and mental health
  • Education and opportunity

Click here to find out more.

National Lottery Community Fund UK Portfolio – Growing Great Ideas Programme

The Growing Great Ideas programme is part of the National Lottery Community Fund’s (NLCF) UK Portfolio, which is where NLCF explores new approaches, experiments with how to do things differently and looks to fund work that is more focused on the future. The Growing Great Ideas programme is focused on supporting transformational and long-term change.

The minimum grant size is £150,000. The minimum length is two years. Funding can be available for up to ten years in some circumstances.

Proposals need to:

  • Be about people, communities and organisations working together to further a mission or purpose that goes beyond anything a single project or organisation can achieve alone.
  • Clearly demonstrate something transformational, alternative and able to challenge the current rules and create the conditions for change.

Click here for the NLCF website.

J.A.C Trust – Climate Change and Displaced People Programme

Deadline 21st March 2021

J.A.C Trust are accepting applications from initiatives that work with refugees, IDPs or returnees and their host communities to respond to the climate crisis. The deadline for applications is 21 March 2021.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available and the funds must be used within 12 months.

All proposals must fulfil all three of the following criteria to be eligible for funding: 

  1. Deliver tangible improvements in the quality of life of the people we work with,
  2. Have a positive impact on the natural environment,
  3. Target one of these groups:
    1. Forcibly displaced people and their host communities, 
    2. Returnees and the communities that host them,
    3. People at acute risk of displacement.

Click here for the J.A.C Trust website.

Comic Relief – Supporting and Sustaining Specialism Funding Programme

Deadline 5th March 2021

The programme supports Comic Relief’s vision that women and girls should have equal power and agency in decision-making at all levels. To this end, Comic Relief has been funding organisations working to end gender-based violence.

The funding is intended to support organisations in England led ‘by and for’ Black and minoritised women and providing frontline services responding to violence against women and girls.

Grants of between £30,000 and £250,000 are available for 12-15 months.

Click here for further information.

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

Deadline 26th March 2021

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) are offering grants to non-profit environmental groups, local authorities and businesses to stimulate private investment and mechanisms that improve and safeguard England’s domestic natural environment.

The scheme aims to stimulate private investment and market based mechanisms that improve and safeguard the natural environment by helping projects become investment ready. The intention is to establish a pipeline of projects for the private sector to invest in, and develop new funding models that can be replicated elsewhere.

Projects must protect or enhance the domestic natural environment in line with one or more of the Government’s 25 year environment plan goals in the context of the following natural capital asset types:

  • Urban or areas of transition from rural to urban land uses (peri-urban).
  • Enclosed farmland.
  • Mountain, moor and heathland.
  • Freshwaters and wetlands.
  • Woodland.
  • Coastal margins.
  • Marine.
  • Semi-natural grassland.

Click here for further information.

Rosa – Women Thrive Fund

Deadline 25th March 2021

This fund has been created by Rosa and Smallwood Trust in response to the ‘devastating’ impact that the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and girls across the UK.

The funding is intended to enable women’s and girls’ organisations to respond to the crisis and support women and girls to overcome the barriers they face due to the pandemic.

Grants of up to:

  • £15,000 for organisations with a turnover up to and including £200,000.
  • £40,000 for organisations with a turnover of £200,001 – £999,999.

Click here for the Rosa website.

The Prospectory – Idea Fund

Rolling Fund

I’ve got an idea” is a micro fund for individuals (or small groups or organisations) who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out.

The fund offers grants ranging from £250 to £5,000. Once the fund’s allocation has been used, it will be closed for applications until the funding pot has refilled.

Proposals for projects will be welcomed that:

  • Are based on a novel technical idea.
  • Would deliver a social or environmental benefit.
  • Are intriguing, inventive and have an element of fun.

Click here for the The Prospectory website.

Assura Community Fund and Rugby League World Cup 2021 Grants Programme

Deadline 28th February 2021

The following funds are available for charitable organisations in England supporting vulnerable people in the towns and cities which host the Rugby League World Cup or locations that have received Rugby League World Cup 2021 CreatedBy grants.

Grants range from £1,000 to £5,000.

Programme activities should take place at community rugby league organisations, using their facilities as a conduit to deliver activities that contribute to:

  • Improved emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Gaining support for life challenges.
  • Providing increased activities and opportunities to learn new skills.
  • To enable improved self-confidence, self-esteem and a strong sense of belonging.

Click here for more information.

Swimathon Foundation – COVID-19 Relief Fund

Deadline 26th February 2021

Swimathon Foundation are offering grants to support small organisations working in the swimming and aquatic community in the UK so that they can continue to operate during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

You can apply from grants from £250 and £1,000.

Fixed costs or loss of revenue and might include, for example:

  • Swim coaching costs
  • Transport charge
  • Pool space hire cost
  • Event entry fee
  • Event hosting fees
  • Club kit subsidies
  • Insurance premiums

To find out more click here.

Hope for the Young – COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Deadline 12th February 2021

Hope for the Young is a small charity with limited funds which it uses to alleviate hardship and remove obstacles to young refugees and asylum-seekers’ education and wellbeing. It provides both financial and mentoring support.

The charity has set up an emergency relief fund in response to the growing impact of coronavirus/COVID-19, to support young asylum-seekers and refugees during the pandemic.

Grants of up to £250 are available.

Click here for more information.