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February Roundup of Current Funding Opportunities

Updated: Feb 15

Below is a selection of current funding opportunities available to charitable organisations across B&NES.

The 24 opportunities below are listed in order of closing date, and separated into two sections; Local and National.

Local Opportunities

🪙 £500 - £5,000

Quartet Community Foundation Express Grants aim to support local grassroot groups and small to medium sized organisations. Eligible activities include projects and services that strengthen communities experiencing inequalities and disadvantage, and/or improving the lives of local people who face difficulties with limited access to appropriate services.

Deadline: The programme will be paused from mid-February to the end of March 2024 (exact dates to be confirmed) - Find Out More

🪙 £500

Small grants of £500 are available to organisations supporting residents with the ongoing cost of living crisis, including through the provision of Warm Spaces. Applications encouraged from groups and organisations helping with access to food, Warm Spaces, and any other community initiatives that relate to helping with the cost of living challenge.

Deadline: Friday 16th February - Find Out More

🪙 £15,000 main grant and two smaller grants of £4,000 which will be awarded in June 2024

This year's theme is: 'Increasing the resilience of women and/or girls facing barriers such as health issues, mental health difficulties, poverty, or addiction. Full guidance for applicants here.

Deadline: Expressions of Interest to be received by 5pm on Tuesday 20th February - Find Out More

🪙 £500 - £5,000

In addition to their commitment to supporting education, care for older people and social enterprise, SMV has a tradition of supporting a broad range of local causes that benefit Greater Bristol - Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The primary areas supported are social needs; youth; education; environment; social enterprise; health care; culture and the arts; and projects that will benefit Greater Bristol and its economic development.

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 18th March - Find Out More

🪙 £500 - £2,000

Charities, community groups and voluntary groups in Bath and North East Somerset that are supporting displaced people from Ukraine can now make an application for a grant from a new round of funding. A total of £15,000 is available

Deadline: Friday 31st May, or earlier if all funds are allocated - Find Out More

National Opportunities

🪙 Between £7,500 – £15,000 and £15,001 – £25,000

Coordinated by the charity National Energy Action (NEA), grants are available for charities, housing associations and public sector organisations who can reach adults who are without essential digital skills, primarily those who are aged 75+, to help them understand how to better manage their energy use with the help of a smart meter.

Deadline: 12 midday on Friday 9th February Find Out More

🪙 Up to £5,000

The Screwfix Foundation offers local registered charities and not for profit organisations funding up to the region of £5,000. The purpose is to support projects that improve, repair and maintain homes and community facilities used by those in need throughout the UK.

Deadline: Saturday 10th February, for outcomes by 30th March. Friday 10th May, for outcomes by 30th June - Find Out More

🪙 £100,000

Two organisations that support young people who are from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in school, work and life, will be awarded £100,000 in core, unrestricted funding per year for at least two years. 

Deadline: Friday 16th February - Find Out More

King Charles III Charitable Fund 🪙 Up to £5,000 a year

UK registered non-profits, particularly those working in the countryside or in heritage and conservation, are invited to apply for a small grant of £5,000. Approximately 100 community based organisations will be supported each year. Organisations must have an annual income under £1 million, have been active for at least 2 years, and have less than 6 months free reserves. Organisations tackling food insecurity, food waste or food poverty are unfortunately ineligible.

Deadline: Monday 19th February - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £35,000 a year

The aim of this fund is to promote learning and development that enables young people and adults to gain additional skills and confidence to enter the labour market. Applications are welcome to cover both project and/or core costs, and Living Wage salaries. Open to registered charities, CIC's, social enterprises, and cooperatives including Community Benefit Societies, with a turnover under £1 million.

Deadline: 6pm on Monday 19th February - Find Out More

🪙 £20 million fund, minimum grant request £20,000

Registered organisations can apply for grant funding to deliver energy related projects that meet the scheme priorities. The Innovation and Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund is also open to CIC's, Community Benefit Societies, and Co-operative Societies. Activities that can be funded through the Energy Redress Main Fund (minimum £50K grant request) and Small Projects Fund might include crisis support, training and education on energy issues supporting vulnerable consumers, installation of energy saving or renewable energy measures, and delivering energy advice and support.

Deadline: Friday 20th February - Find Out More

🪙 £10,000 - £10 million

The National Lottery Heritage Grants fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Funding is for all types of heritage projects. There is two sets of guidance, one for applications for funding between £10,000 - £250,000, and another for £250,000 - £10 million.

Deadline: No deadline - Find Out More

🪙 £1,000

Open to registered UK charities with a minimum income and expenditure of £100,000 (maximum £1 million), working with communities in the UK including those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited. The priority for this round of funding is Disability, specifically projects and initiatives that improve employment and training.

Deadline: Wednesday 28th February - Find Out More

The Delamere Dairy Foundation 🪙 £1,000 - £5,000

Charities and other non-profit organisations working to benefit local communities are eligible to apply to this fund if their purpose fits with the objectives of the Foundation, which include: The advancement of agriculture and of environmental protection; the advancement in life of young people by developing their capabilities so that they may mature as contributory members of society; the relief of financial hardship; the advancement of education; the relief of sickness.

Deadline: Thursday 29th February - Find Out More

🪙 £1,000 - £60,000

Supports excellence and emerging talent in the arts in the UK and welcomes funding applications from organisations with a focus on making art available for public benefit and working with their Collection. For projects starting, or opening to the public, 

from 1 June 2024 - 1 March 2025.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 1st March - Find Out More

🪙 £10,000 - £200,000

Prudent Trust's new funding round offers between 5 to 8 grants for youth mental health organisations with an annual income of more than £250,000 across the UK to deliver evaluation projects. Two stage application.

Deadline: Expressions of interest by 4pm on Friday 8th March - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £5,000

Open to registered charities with an annual turnover under £500,000 looking to fund capital projects with a focus on homelessness.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 15th March - Find Out More

🪙 £15,000 between five shortlisted projects

Direct funding only to small and growing local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that are making a big impact on communities, people or the environment. Average income must not exceed £50,000 in the last 12 months. Applications received in this funding round will be awarded in May.

Deadline: Friday 15th March - Find Out More

🪙 £250 - £10,000

Grants are available to charities and organisations that aim to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. Grants are not given for research into or care of those with mental illness, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, nor ADHD, if they do not also have learning disabilities.

Deadline: No deadline - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £2,500

Open to registered charities with income under £400,000, working to improve their digital presence. Their funding priorities for the first quarter of 2024 are Social Justice, Refugees and Housing.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 29th March - Find Out More

🪙 Dependant on need

This fund awards grants to safeguard the UK’s most important heritage, which is either at risk or of memorial character. Heritage projects of all sizes are funded, and there is no limit to the percentage of funding that can be applied for, however NHMF operates as a fund of last resort.

Deadline: 11:59pm on Sunday 31st March - Find Out More

🪙 Usually range between £10,000 - £50,000, with some larger grants possible

The Foundation is set to make £23m-worth of single grants over the next two years to UK registered charities and schools, for Arts, Learning, Community Small (below) Grants, State Schools Libraries and Health that will be completed by 2025, when the Foundation will close.

Deadline: Applications at any time - final deadline 31st January 2025 - Find Out More

🪙 £2,000 - £10,000

The Foyle Foundation will complete its grant giving programme in 2025, thereby marking 25 years of giving to the fields of the Arts, Learning, Community Small Grants, State Schools Libraries and formerly Health. The Small Grants Scheme is open to registered charities with income under £150k pa, to support the performing or visual arts and for projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learning. Core funding with priority to support local charities delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community.

Deadline: Applications at any time - final deadline 31st April 2025 - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £35,000

Registered animal welfare charities demonstrating an active re-homing and rehabilitation policy (unless animals are endangered species), and are involved with conservation of wildlife, are eligible to apply to this fund, which may support: general running costs; feeding, capture, neutering and release of feral cats and dogs; assistance with vets fees; costs associated with the direct protection of endangered species; and supporting the purchase or improvement of property. Smaller charities are favoured.

Deadline: Wednesday 1st May - Find Out More

🪙  £25.5 million scheme

The £25.5 million aims to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency. Eligible organisations must be delivering frontline services or operating a hub, and have been in operation for 2 years. Eligible organisations can apply for the cost and delivery of an independent energy assessment.

Deadline: August 2024 - Find Out More

More funding opportunities can be found via the BaNES Funding Journal - Click Here

3SG member organisations also benefit from free access to our Funds Online account, allowing you to search a library of over 8,000 funders giving a combined total of £8 billion.

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