Below is information which covers both ‘Small Grants’ and ‘Large Grants’. Each grant is for a specific cause, click the links to find out more information and to find out which is most relevant to your organisation.
Alternatively you can also check the Tower Hamlets Council’s website for information about current funding opportunities
Comic Relief’s Change Makers programme is working with 45 small charities across 20 initiatives to tackle social issues that have been overlooked. Charities and groups that are led by and delivering services for black and minoritised women that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of £10,000 towards the running costs of their organisation. Deadline is 3pm on the 1st October 2021.
Do you have an idea for an innovative, collaborative arts-for-social-change project working with communities?
Do you want to join forces with unlikely allies to amplify your work and maximise your collective potential for social impact?
Do you need funding and strategic support to make this project happen? Up to £30,000 available. The application window launches on Tuesday 5th October – check back here for full details of how to apply then!
Providing funding to Youth charities in London & Essex to hire young interns for a year.
The EIF is now open and looking for projects which are disruptive and innovative in their thinking and approach, challenging the current education system approach. Be innovative, address broad curriculum and address EIF priorities. Grant size between £20,000 and £100,000
Seeking applications from local voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations and groups to the PCN Community Microgrants Fund to support Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams. Grants of up to £5,000 per Primary Care Network (PCN) within City and Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets are available for projects to be delivered by the end of March 2022. Deadline is 15th October 2021
EECF has two funding streams available, the Isle of Dogs Grants Chest and the Millwall Park Endowment Fund. Both funds will award grants to support positive community activities across their geographic areas of benefit.
Through our grant making, we aim to fund high quality projects or services that will make a positive and long-lasting difference to local residents. Grants of up to £10,000 either through the Isle of Dogs Grants Chest or Millwall Park Endowment Fund to support community needs. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered by the EECF Grants Committee and Board of Trustees usually within 4-6 weeks of submitting your application.
Faith groups in England can apply to a new £1 million pilot fund to support projects combating loneliness and isolation, providing debt advice and helping those who were unemployed during the pandemic get back to work. The funding is being made available through the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s new Faith New Deal pilot fund and aims to meet the Governments Covid-19 recovery objectives. Organisations can bid in their own right or as part of a consortium of organisations. The maximum grant available is £200,000. The closing date for applications is the 7th October 2021.
Help the Homeless makes grants of up to £5,000 to small and medium-sized charitable organisations (with a turnover of less than £1 million) whose aim is to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life. Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. Deadline is 15th December 2021
If you’re an organisation in London tackling the root causes of poverty and inequality and your work fits one of our seven funding programmes, Trust for London would love to hear from you.
How they support:
Deadline is 5 October 2021, 1pm.
The KFC Foundation is providing grants up to £2000 to support grassroots organisations in the heart of our restaurant’s communities. Organisations empowering young people to fulfill their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills.
This grant programme is for registered charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations or unregistered charities with a turnover of less than £300,000.
Grants of up to £10,000 for community sport projects that haven’t yet been funded (by any funder). We’re looking for projects where you have a brilliant and exciting idea to tackle one or more of our priorities and would benefit from our investment and support. Deadline is Friday 12 November 2021
The Veolia Environmental Trust is a Registered Charity (1064144) established in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund. They support a wide range of community and environmental projects throughout England. The money they use for grants is made available through the Fund.
How they support:
Average grants: Between £10,000 and £75,000 available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community. Deadline: 30th September 2021
Grants of up to £5,000 for VCS organisations based in Tower Hamlets
Deadline: Ongoing for a limited period
For a limited period, VCS organisations in Tower Hamlets will be able to apply for funding and organisational support. Two grants are being offered:
The BME Health Forum will be offering a second funding round for organisations with incomes under £100,000 who want to help communities in London experiencing racial inequality. Register your interest via their mailing list.
Public sector organisations, charities, voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a share of £40 million in funding to protect nationally important heritage which is at risk due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) – Covid-19 Response Fund will allocate £20 million in funding to safeguard nationally important heritage assets within England such as works of fine and decorative art, museum collections, archives, and historic buildings. This funding has been made available by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport through the Cultural Assets Fund to distribute alongside the NHMF’s own commitment of £20 million to applicants across the UK. Funding is available until the end of April 2023 and applications can be made at any time.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched the third and final round of the Culture Recovery Fund to help the cultural, heritage and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity. Approximately £220 million in funding will be available via two funding streams: the Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support programme will help organisations that have already received funding from the Culture Recovery Fund; and the Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support programme will provide support to organisations which haven’t received funding and are at imminent risk of failure. Funding will be distributed by Arm’s Length Bodies, including the Arts Council England. Guidance for each funding stream will be published shortly. The deadline for applications is ongoing.
Recognising that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 the Foundation, has pledged £500,000 towards its Homeless Support Fund to support charities working with homeless people. Areas of funding include outreach and support for rough sleepers, delivery of services in hostels and shelters and information and advice. The deadline for applications is ongoing.
support for smaller, grass roots and local charities, with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community, either directly or through online support, can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial sustainability. The deadline for applications is ongoing.
Sport England has launched a new fund that will support groups, clubs and organisations that have been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19. The Return to Play Fund includes:
Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. The funding which is being made available through the Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants Fund and can cover costs such as minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation, and training courses for clubs in areas of high deprivation, the Fund will now also support ongoing running costs. Applications can be submitted at any time until the end of 2021.
The UK Government has announced an additional £400 million will be awarded to arts, culture and heritage organisations across England in the form of grants and loans from the Culture Recovery Fund. Funding, which was held back in previous rounds, will be available for Cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of collapse. £300 million in grants and £100 million in loans will be offered to support organisations’ transition back to their usual means of operating from April 2021. The Fund will be administered by the Arts Council England. The deadline for applications is ongoing.
Grants of up to £1,000 to support small community organisations to become stronger and more robust and improve their ability to deliver, both during and after the Covid-19 crisis. The deadline for applications is ongoing.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Little Lives UK are making grants of up to £1,500 available to support London based organisations working with underprivileged children who are in need of support during the crisis. Charitable children’s groups and organisations, such as play groups or sports classes, can apply for funding from the Children’s Community Support Programme to provide a range of initiatives which allow children to access free services and support. Funding could also be used for the purchase of equipment such as sports equipment or to help groups remain sustainable during the crisis. Little Lives UK will also promote successful applicants on their social media and website. Applications from start-up projects are also encouraged. The deadline is the 1st of each month.
The aim of the Trust is to enable young people, particularly those from disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds, to experience life-enhancing educational opportunities. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for. Sometimes projects are funded in their entirety while others require match funding. Areas funded include widening access and participation in further and higher education, truancy, and prisoner education. Applications can be made at any time and will be considered three times a year (usually in March, June, and October).