Assorted funding for human rights matters, to encourage angling, homelessness, people with disabilities, women and girls’ mental health, environment projects, and various other charitable causes. Plus awards for museums and heritage.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Grants are available from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust in a number of areas. These all have deadlines of 22 March BUT organisations must register on line by 5 March in order to apply. There isn’t a lot of information on the website about amounts.

  • Rights and Justice, to support projects aimed at growing public support and empathy for the rights of racial and religious minorities.
  • Peace and Security, to support projects in the UK aimed at working towards the creation of a peaceful and just world.
  • Power and Accountability, to support people in the UK to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.
  • Sustainable Future, to enable organisations in the UK to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm.

Grocers’ Charity Memorial Grants

One-off grants usually up to £5,000 for small UK registered charities working in the areas of education, environmental causes, health, heritage, people with a disability, the relief of youth poverty, the arts, the elderly, and the military.

Please note that, although the Grocers’ Charity awards across the UK, it tends to prioritise charities working in the City of London and its adjoining boroughs.

Find out more on the Charity’s website. Deadline Tuesday 9 March.

Angling Trust Get Fishing Fund

Introduced as a result of more people taking up fishing during COVID-19, the £100,000 Get Fishing Fund offers grants up to £5,000 for charities, schools, local authorities, angling clubs and fisheries in England for activities and events that will encourage more people to start and continue the sport of fishing. Please note that funded activities must take place on freshwater fisheries where angling requires a fishing licence.

Small grants up to £500 and large grants up to £5,000 are available, to find out more, see the website. Deadline Friday 12 March. 

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme

Grants up to £5,000 from the Help the Homeless Grant Scheme for capital projects are available to small and medium-sized charities registered in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community. Funding is targeted at projects to find practical ways to help disadvantaged individuals return to the community through training or residential facility provision, rather than merely providing short term shelter.

Find out more on the Help the Homeless website. Deadline 15th March.

Clare Milne Trust

Grants are available for registered charities that are working to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall. No details are given regarding minimum and maximum grants awarded.

Full details on the Clare Milne Trust website. Deadline 22 March

Women Thrive Fund

The Women Thrive Fund is distributing grants of up to £40,000 to specialist women’s organisations across the UK. Organisations should be working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience. The fund responds directly to what women’s and girls’ organisations have told us throughout the pandemic: that declining mental health, increased risk of emotional trauma and increased poverty levels are their biggest concerns for women and girls across the UK.

Organisations can apply for:

  • Grants of up to £15,000 with a turnover of £200,000 inclusive
  • Grants of up to £40,000 with a turnover of £200,001 – £999,999.

For more details, see the Fund’s website. Deadline 5pm 25 March. 

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

A new £10 million Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to help charities, local authorities and businesses develop nature projects in England to a point where they can attract private investment.

This has just been announced by the Government, and you can read the press release here. You can find out full details, and apply, here. Deadline 26 March.

Museums and Heritage Awards – not grants

Applications are currently open to this annual award competition, which aims to highlight and celebrate some of the best cultural organisations in the UK. There are 16 award categories this year, including a number that reflect the impact of COVID-19 on the UK cultural sector, as well as a Sustainable Project of the Year Award sponsored by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The deadline for entries to all award categories is Wednesday 31 March. Find out more on the website. Some of the categories are free to enter, including the new pandemic categories, and others are £90+VAT.