Educational Opportunity Foundation

UK Funding Projects

The Educational Opportunity Foundation is offering grants to initiatives that aim to improve the educational outcomes and life prospects of care-experienced young people aged under 25.

Funding Details:

  • Duration: 1 to 3 years
  • Amount: £30,000 to £90,000

Eligible projects include new initiatives, pilot projects, or those started within the last 12 months.

UK-registered charities can apply with an annual income between £25,000 and £2.5 million.

For more details and to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.

UK criteria and eligibility – Educational Opportunity Foundation

Peter Harrison Foundation

Deadline: 1st July 2024

The Peter Harrison Foundation is dedicated to providing access to sports and physical activities, to help support those who are disadvantaged physically, mentally, socially, or economically. Enabling them to build life skills and thrive.

There are two levels of funding:

  • Major grants: between £5,001 and £30,000
  • Small grants: up to £5,000

The Foundation meet quarterly to consider grant applications.  The next quarterly deadlines are:

  • 1st July 2024
  • 1st October 2024

Find out more by visiting their website: 

Opportunities through sport and physical activity | Peter Harrison Foundation

True Colours Trust

The True Colours Trust invites applications for its UK Small Grants Programme, aimed at supporting organisations and initiatives dedicated to:

  • Disabled children and young people,
  • Children and young people with life-limiting conditions,
  • And their families.

Eligible projects can receive grants of up to £10,000 to enhance opportunities for these groups. The programme accepts applications year-round.

Visit their website to find out more:

The True Colours Trust | UK small grants

Parkinson’s Physical Activity Grants

Parkinson’s UK offers grants ranging from £500 to £3,000 to support projects that encourage people with Parkinson’s to stay active or boost their physical activity levels. This funding is available to activity providers, community groups, networks, and organisations across the UK.

Carefully read through their essential guide before applying and contact your local Parkinson’s UK staff member.

You are also encouraged to complete their FREE online course ahead of submitting your application. Click here.

For more information, visit their website:

Grants for physical activity providers | Parkinson’s UK (parkinsons.org.uk)

People’s Health Trust – Advice for Health Funding

Applications Deadline: 19 June (3pm)

The Trust have two funding programmes:

1. Health Justice Fund

The Health Justice Fund supports communities facing significant health inequalities by using their experiences to improve health outcomes. It prioritises thematic areas identified by those most affected by these issues and supported by evidence. Insights gained will influence decision makers and drive actions toward achieving health justice for communities across Great Britain.

Advice for Health, a priority within the Health Justice Fund, provides funding for organisations assisting individuals facing financial, social, and discriminatory challenges, who feel overwhelmed and unable to access advice services. The funding aims to improve existing advice services to better serve marginalised groups.

Advice for Health applications will close on Wednesday 19 June at 3pm. Read the application guidance to find out more.

2. Active Communities

Active Communities is a funding initiative supporting community groups, nonprofits organisations, and local people wanting to improve their areas. It backs small, locally-driven projects aimed at fostering social connections and empowering communities. The program encourages participants to develop their own ideas to address local issues and enhance collective control.

It funds two project types:

  • Neighbourhood-based projects; resident-led initiatives in disadvantaged neighborhoods
  • Communities of Interest; projects connecting groups facing health inequalities due to discrimination.

Find out more via their website:

Funding | People’s Health Trust (peopleshealthtrust.org.uk)

FCC Community Action Fund

The FCC Community Action Fund is a program that provides grants for amenity projects under Object D and Object DA of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility.

Grants ranging from £2,000 to £100,000 are available for projects with a maximum total cost of £500,000 (including VAT if relevant). This funding assists not-for-profit organisations in enhancing amenity sites that are open and accessible to the public. The grants aim to improve local facilities such as parks, community centres, and sports facilities, supporting community-beneficial projects and enhancing the local environment.

The program will accept applications for the provision, maintenance or improvement of the following types of public amenity:

  •  Village Halls and Community Centres
  • Public Play Areas
  • Publicly available Multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks
  • Sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access
  • Churches – community spaces only
  • Nature Reserves
  • Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access
  • Museums

The project site should be somewhere the general public can go, join or use without any limit or restrictions of use (or with reasonable access costs) being in place.

Examples of projects eligible for funding include:

  • Replacement doors and windows in village hall or community centre.
  • Provision of children’s play equipment in public open space.
  • Construction of footpaths and cycleways in a public park.
  • Providing all weather play surface for MUGA (multi use games area).
  • Dipping platform and all weather paths at a local nature reserves.
  • Provision of Skate Park.

Application Rounds

The scheduled funding rounds are as follows:

  • 2024-2 Round opens 20 March 2024 and closes at 5.00pm on 5 June 2024
  • 2024-3 Round opens 19 June 2024 and closes at 5.00pm on 4 Sept 2024
  • 2024-4 Round opens 18 Sept 2024 and closes at 5.00pm on 4 Dec 2024.

For more detailed information visit their website here.

You can also download the Guide for Applicants click here.

The Hedley Foundation

The Foundation offers grants to charities that can show measurable outcomes for their beneficiaries. Grants typically range up to £5,000, with larger sums available for projects with substantial impact. Smaller charities can receive grants starting from £250.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply, your charity must be a small UK registered charity with an annual income below £1 million that has not previously applied to The Hedley Foundation in the past two years.  Your application should not be for:

  • Core salaries
  • Building construction
  • General running costs
  • Transport
  • Financial deficits
  • Overseas projects

Application Deadlines

The Trustees review grant applications quarterly. Submit your application at least six weeks before their upcoming meeting dates:

  • 17 July 2024
  • 13 November 2024
  • 22 January 2025

To find out more and how to apply, visit their website:

The Hedley Foundation – A Grant Giving Charity

Delamere Dairy Foundation

Application window: Open from June 2024

The Delamere Dairy Foundation is a registered charity that aims to give back to communities by offering available grants ranging from £1,000 to £5,000. Charities and organisations that benefit the public and who also align with the Foundation’s objectives are encouraged to apply for projects that help towards:

  • The advancement of agriculture and of environmental protection
  • The advancement in life of young people by developing their capabilities so that they may mature as contributory members of society
  • The relief of financial hardship
  • The advancement of education
  • The relief of sickness

Eligible charities and organisations can apply once per calendar year. The application window for the Autumn 2024 Panel will reopen on June 1, 2024.

For more information, and to apply, visit their website:

Home – Delamere Dairy Foundation

Centre for Homelessness Impact – Test & Learn Programme

Deadline to apply: Open

This programme is aimed at advancing smart government solutions to tackle homelessness.

For this project, people experiencing, or at risk of rough sleeping, will have access to a budget of up to £4,000. The money will be held by a caseworker who will undertake a collaborative application process to decide how this money would be spent to prevent or alleviate homelessness.

This personalised budget can be spent on anything ranging from a laptop, a sofa, driving licence or art therapy.

For more information, and to apply visit their website:

Portal homepage – Centre for Homelessness Impact (flexigrant.com)

Please click the link to read the Guidance Notes.

Creative comms agency seeks charities for summer pro bono scheme

Deadline to apply: 21 June 2024

Full Fat, a creative communications agency, invites nonprofits promoting racial, sexual, gender, ability, and social equity to apply for its Summer 2024 pro bono scheme.

They will offer their expertise to support charitable organisations achieve their goals without incurring additional costs.

The agency will invest up to £2,500 of time per month over four months, to selected organisations. They will also provide support to services including profiling, messaging, social media strategy, media coverage generation, or opening up the agency’s network for good. 

 For more information click here:

The deadline for applying is 21 June:

Summer / Autum 2024 pro bono scheme open (wearefullfat.com)