There are various sources of funding available to businesses, start-ups and voluntary and community organisations from grants, loans to crowd funding. Below is a list of funding opportunities with deadline dates.
HSBC Golf Roots Foundation
An exciting funding opportunity. Looking to fund health based projects in particular those with an interest in the many life-skilled benefits of the game.
Their ‘Do It Differently Fund’ is open to emergency and professional musicians. Apply for a grant of between £500 – £3,000 to fund professional development opportunities/creative projects.
9 October @12noon
Power to Change
The Community Business Fund is open to community libraries, bakeries, pubs, hubs, art centres etc. Grants of between £50,000-£300,000 are available.
Funding for social entrepreneurs who blend profit with purpose to have a positive impact on the world. Previously funded examples: lifting people out of homelessness through coffee; turning cow manure into sustainable fashion; turning plastic waste into affordable housing.
Tampon Tax Community Fund
Funding for charities and community groups to support women and girls of all ages to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem.
14 October @4pm
London Good Growth Fund
The above fund is Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £70 million regeneration programme to support growth and community development in London. There are two funding opportunities: Capital grants and repayable capital grants. Partnership bids are encouraged which build on the strengths of different organisations. A South London workshop is offered on 11 September book HERE.
Help Musicians UK
Up and coming jazz musicians with the ambition to build a sustainable career in jazz can apply for a £5,000 award towards a creative project from the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award.
15 October @5.30pm
Postcode Dream Trust
Funding for projects that seek to implement systemic change in order to address an important social or environmental problem. There are 3 new funding themes: Environmental Systems Change; Sustainability Systems Change; Health and Wellbeing Systems Change.
Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme
Charities that support energy customers are invited to apply for grants to support individual energy consumers in vulnerable situations. Grants can pay for anything from making homes more energy efficient to providing advice that helps consumers keep on top of their bills.
Gannett Foundation UK
Grants for local projects that take a practical and creative approach to fundamental issues such as neighbourhood improvements, local problem-solving, economic development, youth development, education and cultural enrichment, care of the elderly or infirm, help for the disadvantaged or disabled, and environmental conservation. While preference will be given to ideas which create a tangible and durable benefit, consideration will be given to single events, performances or other projects of limited duration that otherwise meet the criteria. Although no specific grant limits have been indicated, grants tend to range from around £1,000 to £9,000.
New!Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme
The Energy Saving Trust distributes payments to charities from energy companies who have breached rules. The funds can pay for anything from making homes more energy efficient to providing advice that helps consumers keep on top of their bills. (The deadline is at 5pm).
The above award is now open and they are looking for women who are making a tangible difference in social enterprise, impact investment, or mission-driven business. There are six categories.
Henry Smith New Housing First
Grants of up to £400,000 are available for projects which help people with multiple and complex needs who are experiencing homelessness.
National Churches Trust
The above trust’s church conservation fund is now open. There are grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to support the conservation and sustainable use of church buildings focusing on larger and more complex projects i.eg.urgent structural repairs; projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use.
Capacity Building Programme now open to voluntary organisations. Funding for national-level projects and activities that will reduce heritage at risk and sustainably manage heritage assets, for statutory consultees to provide advice to local authorities and for projects that enable national third sector organisations to reduce their reliance on public funding.
11 November @5pm
British Science Week 2020
Community groups that need some funding to create events or activities to engage under represented people as part of British Science Week can apply now. Grants up to £500 to run one or more events during British Science Week and grants up to £1,000 to run one or more events as well as follow-up activities that will lead to continued engagement after British Science Week which will take place 6-15 March 2020.
28 November @5pm
Small Charities Challenge Fund
Providing a grant up to £50,000 for small registered charities doing outstanding development work improving the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised.
Teacher Development Fund
Paul Hamlyn are offering grants up to £150,000 to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom.
Energy Globe Award
Acknowledging and rewarding large and small projects addressing climate change. Categories: earth; fire; water; air; youth; special category on the issue of ‘energy for the poorest’.
One Croydon Alliance
Will fund voluntary and community groups to provide services or activities that will help reduce social isolation and loneliness – targeting people over 55 with complex health or care needs including those with dementia and mental health conditions.
There are no deadlines.
New! Local Road Safety Projects
A small grants programme aiming to improve road safety at a local level and make our roads safer for vulnerable people. Eligible projects are pilots/trials, expanding successful trials across a new area, and/or the evaluation of interventions.
DfE Trust Capacity Fund
There are 4 strands to the above fund which aims to support trust growth and development. To apply, applicants must take into their trust at least one additional school, be able to demonstrate how they plan to use the funding efficiently and effectively and also must be of sound financial health.