Funding sources with rolling funds, and no closing dates.
Cosmetic retailer Lush donates all proceeds from its hand and body lotion brand ‘Charity Pot‘ to grassroots charitable organisations working in the fields of the environment, human rights and animal welfare. The product raises around £40,000 each month which is then distributed to good causes.
You can apply to be Lush’s Charity pot recipient for a month, and they favour small charities, either in the UK or overseas, run wholly or primarily by volunteers.
Grants can be awarded between £100 and £10,00 with an average grant of £3,000 being given. There is no requirement for match funding, and charities and CICs can apply.
For full information, including exclusions and priorities, see the Lush website.
The Tudor Trust is one of the UK’s largest independent grant-making trusts. 77% of its grants go to smaller, grassroots charitable organisations working with people on the margins of society, encouraging inclusion, integration and independence.
Grants are usually over £10,000, and can be for up to three years, and can be used for core costs, project costs and capital expenditure.
Applications should be made initially by post or in a single email, following clear guidelines set out on the Trust’s website, where you will also find exclusions.
Grants up to £9,000 towards the running costs of small registered charities in England and Wales working with:
- Elderly people;
- Children and young people aged 5 to 25 years;
- People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges;
- Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse and a history of offending; and
- Education and learning, with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children.
The trust prefers to work with very small charities, and give grants for more than a year. See full details, together with their other priorities, on their website.
Grants for organisations working with disabled, underprivileged and other children in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to provide outings, daytrips, holidays and entertainments.
They operate three schemes:
- Day trips for disabled children and young people, or those with life-limiting conditions
- grants for events, workshops and projects for the same groups
- legacy programme for organisations that the Foundation has links with already.
Details can be found on the website.
Caron Keating Foundation
Set up in memory of the TV pPresenter who died of cancer in 2004, this Foundation offers grants to UK-based cancer charities, including
- Professional carers
- Complementary healing practitioners and support groups
- Via cancer charities to individuals and families affected by cancer.
Grants awarded up to £25,000, with no requirement for match funding, but may not be used as part of a larger fundraising enterprise eg for equipment or building projects.
For more information, see their website.
The Heinz, Ann and Carol Kroch Foundation
A micro-grant scheme with an average award of £200 for individuals with an ongoing medical condition and living in severe poverty. Individuals who are homeless and/or victims of domestic abuse may also be considered for grant support.
Applications must be made by a recognised body (for example a Social Worker, Welfare Rights Officer, Citizens Advice office, or a GP/Consultant) on behalf of the individual requiring assistance.
Applications, which should include the following information, may be made in writing and submitted either by post or email:
- The background of the client: family makeup, age, income and expenditure;
- What the grant will be used for;
- Details of any other funding which has been sought and secured; and
- A copy of estimates for any equipment or adaptations.
Contact details for the Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation are:
Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation
PO Box 327
Tel: 020 8979 0609