The Rayne Foundation

Grants up to £20,000 are available for UK charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education and those that cover social issues.
Applications for projects that support young people’s mental health, arts as a tool to achieve social change and improving the quality of life for carers and older people are particularly welcomed.

Applications can be made at any time for a grant of between £10,000 and £20,000 per year for up to 3 years.

See the Rayne Foundation website for more details.


Swimathon Foundation Community Grants 2020

Grants up to £2,500 to support local community organisations which increase access to swimming and provide activities aimed at helping individuals and communities enjoy the benefits of swimming throughout their lives. Community groups, swimming clubs, senior groups, youth groups, sports clubs, disability charities, scout groups and healthy living groups in the UK may apply for a grant of between £500 and £2,500.

Apply by 13 March 2020

For information about applying, visit the Swimathon Foundation website.


Revamped Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund has opened for applications with a new structure which includes Aviva employees having the final say on which charities get funding.
The fund will award £250,000 per quarter to projects that include an element of novelty (the use of a new technology, a new approach or a new focus).

Apply by 12 Feb 2020

Find out how to apply at on the Aviva Crowdfunder page.


The Sea-Changers Grant Programme

One-off grants up to £1,000 are available for UK based marine conservation charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that address issues around marine conservation areas. They run two funding programmes:

  1. General Grants Fund – which has particular interest in grassroots projects that galvanise community action and increase the number of people taking action to conserve the marine environment.
  2. Marine Litter Fund – which specifically addresses marine litter issues.

Apply by 31 March 2020

Information and application guidance can be found at on the Sea Changers website.