Funding support for the third sector

Posts by jon matthews

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Grants for rural areas up to £30,000, with some preference for projects making national impact. Objectives include: To advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to agriculture To advance the education of young people within rural areas To relieve poverty within rural areas To promote the […]

Wakeham Trust (small grants)

They  like to help projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts. Grants from £125 to £2500. They prefer orgs with no paid staff They  almost never make contributions to large appeals, such as for buildings or minibuses. In general, they look at what it is costing per-head to […]

Coastal Communities Fund Reopens

The Coastal Communities Fund supports the development of coastal locations by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs, enabling local people to respond to the changing needs and opportunities in their area. A range of organisations can apply now for grants to support projects exceeding £50,000 that will lead to regeneration and economic growth while safeguarding […]

Greggs Foundation – Local Commu...

Local Community Projects Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to enable not for profit organisations to do something they otherwise couldn’t afford to. Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply, however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful. They […]

Coming Soon – landfill tax sche...

A new grant funding programme to help communities living within 5 miles of certain waste transfer stations or landfill sites take action for their local environment. What is it? The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is a new Welsh Government funding programme that will be managed by WCVA and launched in Spring 2018. The scheme […]

Rank Foundation – ‘Pebble...

A small funding stream for UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £1million. If you are raising money for a particular project for which the mainstay is capital costs (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term […]

Online Training courses

My current programme for webinars is : Get ready for Funding -28 Feb (10am) Why Applications Fail -27 march (10am) Awards for All – 11th April (10am) Psychology and Fundraising – 24 April (10am) Get Ready for Funding -8th May (2pm) Bigger bids – June TBC If there are any topics you would like me […]

Santander Discovery Grants

The Discovery Grants scheme is provided by the Santander Foundation. Discovery Grants combines the previous ‘Community Plus’, ‘Learn and Grow’ and ‘Money Skills’ grant schemes into one new funding programme. UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies and Credit Unions with local projects that improve skills, knowledge or innovation and benefit disadvantaged people may apply for grants of up […]

NFP Synergy reports

Here are 2 recent reports from NFP which I’ve found very useful: A resource to help organisations  understand the key political, economic and social trends influencing their organisations AND – This report gives an overview of volunteering over time from as far back as 2003 up until August 2017. Here are some of our key findings: […]

DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund

Purpose Grants to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered charities to help enhance their capacity to carry out work in the priority countries in efforts to tackle poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. All applications must be submitted online. Applications sent via email or post will not be accepted. Eligibility the […]

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