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Recipients must be registered charities but the trustees have complete discretion as to the type of charitable work supported. In recent years there has been some concentration on support for charities working with children or young people and those active in the environment and the arts. There has also been a preference for applications from and for Scotland but not to the exclusion of applications from elsewhere.
The trustees of the Linbury Trust make grants to organisations and towards causes across a broad range of categories, including the Arts; Education; Environment and Heritage; Medical; Social Welfare and Developing Countries.
Amount: up to £3,000
Make grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work.
Amount: £1,000 to £150,000
Sport England's Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active. There are a number of things that they want to achieve with this funding, but most importantly they want to help local organisations to create quality and financially sustainable facilities that benefit their community for years to come – which may mean providing help to get things up and running too.
Amount: £100 to £5,000
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2017.
Amount: n/a to £2,000
The Ageing Better Fund will support citizens in Birmingham who can empower older people over 50 to make contributions to their community through starting Ageing Better Networks.
Amount: £10,000 to £60,000
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has a grant fund of £25m a year until 2021 and £4m a year has been set aside for projects focused on helping marginalised young people. Youth work organisations can apply to two new funds - a Youth Fund and a Growth Fund. The Youth Fund will provide grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 to go towards core operating costs.
Amount: up to £500
Leicester City Council and Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport have created a funding programme that is offering sports clubs, groups, individuals and coaches the opportunity to improve infrastructure, as well as increase the number of people engaged and sustained in sport and physical activity.
Amount: up to £2,000
Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund grants are awarded from the earnings of a number of endowment funds, which are created from contributions by individuals, companies and trusts and managed by Heart of England Community Foundation.
Full funding is available for coaching qualifications as part of a Sport for Change project in the Lakenham and Tuckswood area of Norwich.
Amount: up to £15,000
The Eveson Charitable Trust is a regional Trust that only funds registered charities that are delivering projects that benefit people living in the West Midlands. In their eyes the West Midlands is classed as Herfordshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.
Amount: up to £2,500
The scheme is intended to support groups undertaking adventurous endeavours. In particular, the scheme wishes to fund adventurous "firsts", which have not previously been attempted.
Amount: up to £4,000
Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.
Community Foundations harness the generosity of individuals, families and businesses to support local communities and thousands of people in need.
Our heritage should be protected for the future, and our aim is that everyone should have the chance to explore and look after it..
Amount: up to £500
WHSmith donates proceeds from the compulsory carrier bag levies to charitable causes.
The Screwfix Foundation is a registered charity set up in 2013. We have a clear purpose of raising funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need throughout the UK.
The Transform Foundation provides grants for charities to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams.
Amount: up to £5,000
The Active Spaces programme combines the protection in perpetuity of green spaces, together with revenue funding to engage inactive people on those spaces. Each site will be offered delivery of a physical activity project on-site to the value of £5,000 to serve local needs and target identified groups of inactive people.
Amount: £20,000 to £60,000
The Main Grants: Improving Lives Fund is the largest of the Charity’s funds, and will support the work of established charitable organisations with incomes of up to £2 million. Funding is available for projects that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.