Social focused fund updates

Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund offers grant funding to voluntary and community organisations for projects that will make a real difference to local communities. Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations or groups working for the good of their community and … Continue reading

Arts Council England: Celebrating Age

The Celebrating Age programme is jointly funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation and supports the shared objectives of both organisations. Arts Council funded organisations can apply in a partnership or as a consortium, to do one or … Continue reading

Comic Relief: Active Ageing

Community-based organisations and partnerships can apply for grants of between £40,000 and £80,000 to support projects, initiatives and activities which benefit older people. There is a specific focus on those older people who do not usually participate in volunteering or … Continue reading

Dream Fund

The Dream Fund supports charities to develop innovative solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems. This is an opportunity for charitable organisations to apply for funding to do the project they’ve always dreamed of. Applicants need to think big, be … Continue reading

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

The Stelios Award aims to support disabled entrepreneurs as well as raising awareness of the skills and inventiveness of those with disabilities. There is a total prize fund of £70,000, with a top prize of £30,000 to the overall winner … Continue reading

Dunhill Medical Trust

The Dunhill Medical Trust supports community-based organisations that are working to enhance the lives of those who need extra support in later life. The trust particularly likes to support projects which have the potential to “scale up”, share resources and … Continue reading

Power to Change: Community Business Trade Up

This programme is intended for community businesses which are looking to increase their sales and trading so that they can become more sustainable. Successful applicants will benefit from a learning programme of 12 days spread over six months and a … Continue reading

Persimmon Healthy Communities

Persimmon Homes is giving away 30 monthly donations of £750 each to purchase sports kits and equipment for teams and individuals aged 21 and under. Each Persimmon Homes regional office will select an organisation from their area to receive a … Continue reading


Support is available for building projects to refurbish or create bed spaces for children and/or young people up to 25 years old, who are homeless or at severe risk of homelessness. Capital grants up to £75,000 are available to charitable … Continue reading

Alcohol Research UK Small Grants

Alcohol Research UK’s Small Grants programme offers grants for exploratory projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery. Grants of up to £8,000 are available … Continue reading

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