Peoples Health Trust

Deadline 1st July 2020

Funding is available for local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to help create a society without health inequalities.

You can only apply for funding from the Active Communities programme if:

  • Your organisation supports people to create or shape local projects that will help their community or neighbourhood to become even better
  • You are a not for profit organisation or group (for a full list of eligible organisations, click here)
  • Your income is less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 or less over the last two years
  • You have less than six months’ annual running costs in savings (with no restrictions on the money) after you have deducted the grant you wish to request from us
  • Your organisation has been constituted for at least three months

Click here for more information.

You can share this post here:

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF), offered by Social Investment Business (SIB), has been expanded and improved to make more loans to charities and social enterprises affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It offers:

  • Maximum loan amount now £1.5m (minimum still £100k)
  • Interest-free & fee-free for the first 12 months
  • Faster than applying for a standard loan

The fund is intended for charities and social enterprises who have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Specifically, RRLF is aimed at UK organisations which fit certain eligibility criteria.

A RRLF loan can be used to:

  • provide working capital until normal business resumes
  • cover delays in trade payments
  • meet increased demand for services

To find out more, please click here.

You can share this post here:

Hargreaves Foundation

Funding is available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health problem, physical disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education.

The Foundation can fund projects that support one or more of the following:

  • Enables individuals to experience the mental and physical health benefits of participatory sport
  • Ensures participatory sport is accessible
  • Provides sporting or educational activities that foster life skills
  • Aims to improve academic engagement and attainment
  • Encourages the development of skills and personal attributes to aid future employability

To find out more, please visit the foundation website here.

You can share this post here:

Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants)


Funding is available for specialist women’s organisations across the UK to deal with the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic on their work.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available for a period of up to six months.

Rosa particularly welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that: 

  • Address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most, including: marginalised populations, BME women, LGBTQ+ women and girls, women and girls with disabilities, older women, homeless women, survivors of gender violence, women in prison and ex-offenders, and other underserved and disadvantaged groups of women.
  • Operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK. 

To find out more, please visit the website here.

You can share this post here:

ASDA Covid-19 Grant

The Asda Foundation grants programme is designed to support grass roots organisations in the heart of the stores communities.

In response to Covid-19, Asda Foundation have developed 2 new grant streams:

  • Hygiene Grant: This grant is focused on personal hygiene dignity, supporting residents/patients in facilities, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support. We would expect applications from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters.
  • Healthy Holiday Grant: This grant is designed to support groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal. If social distancing is relaxed before school holidays, then standard (Transforming Communities Improving Lives (TCIL) criteria would apply (Option 1). If social distancing hasn’t relaxed, we would provide grants for groups to deliver provisions to children at home (Option 2).

To be eligible to apply for a grant, your group must be one of the following;

  • a Charity
  • a not for profit company
  • a Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • an unincorporated Club or Association

Click here for more information.

You can share this post here:

Civil Society: Lottery funder sees record number of applicants for £200m government pot

Covil society publish (29th May 2020) that the £200m government fund for smaller charities, run by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), received a record-breaking number of applications when it opened last week.

A spokesperson for NLCF said that the funder has received bids to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund worth “multi millions of pounds”. They added that on Friday, the day that £200m from government became available, the fund received a record number of applications. 

Find out more on the Civil Society website here.

You can share this post here:

Children in Need: Covid-19 Response Grant Programmes

The COVID-19 Response Programmes are as follows:

  • The COVID-19 2020 Booster Grants programme will open to current BBC Children in Need grant-holders from Monday 18th May 2020 and will enable organisations to apply for funding up to £5,000 over a 6 month period. Closed
  • COVID-19 Next Steps Grant programme – The Next Steps programme is the response programme designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will enable organisations to apply for funding up to £80,000 over an 18 month period. – Deadline 1st July

More details on both of these funds will be made available on the website.  Please check regularly for updates.

You can share this post here:

CAST: Explore Programme


The Explore fund is for charities and not-for-profits looking to:

  • scope how a digital solution can improve outcomes for beneficiaries, and
  • build the skills to develop a strong, user-led approach to digital service delivery. 

Grant funding and 12 week support programme for charities and not-for-profit organisations to explore digital service delivery challenges. Programme closes 12pm, Monday 22nd June. It will give each participant access to the tools and resources needed for their specific project. All support will be delivered online or via video / phone calls.

  • Cohort 1 programme start: 20th July – 9th October
  • Cohort 2 programme start: 7th September – 27th November

Click here for the CAST website.

You can share this post here:

The Antonio Carluccio Foundation

Currently Closed

The Antonio Carluccio Foundation are offering grants for charities in the UK working to feed those in need and promote a better understanding of food origins and nutrition.

During the current coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation is making a total of £500,000 available for 2020. Charities can apply for funding of up to £5,000 are available.

To be eligible, applicants need to have up-to-date policies covering the following areas:

  • Equal Opportunities / Diversity
  • Whistle-blowing
  • Staff Complain / Grievance Process
  • Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Click here for The Antonio Carluccio Foundation website.

You can share this post here:

Sport England: £1 million crowdfunding support for clubs and organisations

Currently No Close Date

Sport England have committed another £1 million to combating the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on sports clubs and community activity groups, in the form of match funding through Crowdfunder.

This ‘Active Together’ partnership with Crowdfunder follows a successful collaboration back in November 2018, which saw them committing to match fund 23 projects up to the value of £15,000 each.

This time they’re matching crowd funds of up to £10,000 raised by clubs and organisations hit by the coronavirus crisis.

Click here for more information.

You can share this post here: