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Porticus UK

Accept applications from charitable, not-for-profit organisations operating in England, Wales or Scotland. There are no funding limits. The organisations they advise prefer to tailor their support based on the merits of an application and a variety of other factors. Their values are based on the Catholic faith, but welcome applications from religious and secular organisations. […]

John Ellerman Foundation

The grants  reflect thier interest in wellbeing and excellence. Funding is in three categories,  allocated broadly as follows: Arts 25% Environment 25% – contribute to greater harmony between people and the planet. We fund in two areas: managing habitats and protecting the seas. Welfare 50% – people facing poverty, hardship and other forms of disadvantage. It aims to help them lead fuller, […]

Hilden Charitable Fund

Hilden Charitable Fund provides grants to small charities throughout the UK and in developing countries. They like to support causes which are unlikely to raise funds from public sources, (unpopular causes) and their funding is directed largely at supporting work at a community level. VERY IMPORTANT: THE OVERSEAS PRIORITY HAS CHANGED. Applicants please note they […]

Goldsmiths’ Company – Gen...

Most of the Company’s grant-making falls into the following main categories:   Education and General Charitable Support.  They aim to make grant funding in support of the following: General welfare, Medical welfare, Youth, Culture and Church. Grants are made to London-based or national charities with a turnover of less than £5 million.   Potential applicants are advised to contact the Charity to ensure […]

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

This trust makes grants to voluntary organisations and charities for research into learning disability or to assist with the care and relief of those affected by learning disability in the UK. Small grants are available up to £5000 and are considered monthly They do not fund physical disability unless associated with learning disabilities. They also […]

Big Lottery Evaluation Guide (updated...

Many organisations and groups receiving grants from the Big Lottery Fund will plan and carry out some form of evaluation of their project. This brief guide will help you think about the benefits of evaluation and how to get started. It also provides links to additional resources which will help you along your evaluation journey. […]

The Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1m in grants each year to projects across the UK. We have grants of up to £50,000 available for innovative projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit. We recognise that rural communities face a range of challenges. One way […]

Comic Relief – strengthening Co...

This programme is responding to the growing need of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs. The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs – meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs. […]

Henry Smith Charity Main Grants

Their Main Grants Programme will be taking a short break from accepting applications at the end of August whilst we make some changes. They will be back in October with a new website, and with new guidelines and application materials. If you are already working on an application, please note that applications using the current form […]

Department for International Developm...

Any small-sized, not-for-profit UK registered organisation with an annual income of £250,000 or less can apply. The funding is for projects to scale-up and increase the reach and efficiency of their interventions in: Any of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI). The countries that DFID considers to be of high […]

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