Please be aware that the items on this list are published weekly (more or less) and deadlines will have passed in many cases.
**For Hardship funds for individuals and families see our alternative list.**
Funding 11 March to support people with LD to get online (Deadline 15 March), for marine conservation, good causes in Newquay, armed forces charities, programmes diverting young people from crime, and performing arts.
Funding 5 March, to support people with complex social issues, to make a difference in local communities, participatory art and culture in Cornish towns and villages, youth music, new and existing social entrepreneurs, community support, big climate change and transformational change partnership projects.
Funding 25 February Funding for human rights matters, to encourage angling, for homelessness, people with disabilities, women and girls’ mental health, environment projects, and various other charitable causes. Plus awards for museums and heritage.
Funding reminder – the big ones! It can be easy to lose sight of the major funders that exist both nationally and here in Cornwall, so here is a summary of the biggest funding sources that are available more-or-less continually.
Funding 11 February for outdoor water bottle refill stations, improving outcomes for prison leavers, electric vehicle infrastructure, and various other vulnerable groups.
Funding 5 February for resilient rural communities, zoos and aquariums, church and chapel repairs and building projects, various vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, Plus a government announcement of domestic abuse funding from April, and funding for businesses to donate their surplus food through FareShare.
Funding without deadlines Funding opportunities with no published deadlines. In many cases they also have no websites, requiring applicants to write or email rather than filling in a form. Details about what they usually fund, and how, are gathered from the Charity Commission website, and in most cases, the link given is to the organisation’s page there.
These are generally lesser-known funders, and while the application process is not as simple as many of the larger Trusts, there will also be less competition. Discuss with the funder in advance, if you can, whether it is worth applying for your project.
Funding 28 January Microgrants to benefit families, for the arts and the environment, for youth clubs to cover the cost of COVID, to develop ideas around social impact investment, promoting ecological sciences, social relief and care, those around the criminal justice system and substance abuse, and encouraging employment prospects.
Funding 21 January – Funding for vulnerable individuals/human rights, homelessness, improving digital skills in over 18’s, young people’s mental health, social change and easyfundraising, a scheme that allows good causes to receive corporate donations while their supporters to shop online.
Funding 15 January – Tech for Good to investigate digital delivery, Capacity Building for small organisations, and for those working with veterans. Plus the first awardees from Cornwall Women’s Fund.
Funding 7 January – Featuring funding for loneliness, cultural organisations, encouraging people to access Windrush compensation, Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund for charities & social enterprises, and for public amenities, historic buildings and biodiversity.
Funding 17 December – The final funding update for 2020, with just a few funding opportunities. Government funding to change systems to support adults with multiple disadvantage, and to tackle loneliness, and funding for community music, and various other topics.
Funding 11 December – National Lottery regular funds reopening, Youth COVID support fund preliminary announcement, access to employment and for unemployed adults, environment and community funding, for the cultural sector, for gas safety for vulnerable people, and for disadvantaged families, children and young people, plus ex offenders.
Funding 3 December – Short deadline funding for mental health organisations, plus for sports, heritage, community businesses, communities wishing to take over their local pub, loneliness in older people, disadvantaged children and young people, the arts, and families in severe poverty.
Funding update 25 November – for village halls and other businesses that pay zero business rates, organisations that work with various hard-to-reach and disadvantaged groups, heritage organisations, Community-wide social prescribing projects, community businesses, equine welfare and those with ideas for digital innovation around mental health.
Funding update 18 November – **Short deadlines – funding opportunities for youth organisations, supporting people to claim their tax entitlements, digital solutions for community problems, and Christmas food for those in need.
Funding opportunities with no deadlines – published 10 Nov, covering a huge variety of causes and project specifications.
Funding update 6 November – Giving Tuesday, for solutions to food poverty, digital investment, rural and urban deprivation, vulnerable people and homeless support.
Funding update 28 October – bridge-building in communities, support for the most vulnerable, Cornwall Women’s Fund, new or adapted services around COVID-19, short turn-around, small grants, and to encourage people back into physical activity.
Funding resources 20 October – community businesses, LGBTQ+ and BAME organisations, Theatres, supporting children in food poverty, digital inclusion, young people & the environment, and the most vulnerable in society.
Funding resources 13 October – Funding opportunities – community groups, via CRCC, housing projects, cultural support for arts venues, community projects, and around the catering industry.
Funding resources 5 October – Rural resilience, small BAME community organisations, women and girls, large-scale job access programmes,
Funding resources 28 September – Creative Cornwall Calling crowdfunder; Leaders with Lived Experience; for financial inclusion; for cultural organisations plus updates on NET and Gov’t funding allocations.
Funding 21 September – for local climate-related projects, disabled people affected by COVID-19, young people at social disadvantage, big environment projects and marine conservation.
Funding resources 10 September – Funding opportunities for community support, social enterprises, LGBTQ+, reopening football venues, community justice, museums and galleries, and developing enterprise opportunities.
Funding resources 4 September – Funding opportunities, both COVID-related and more general, for community groups, deprived children, disabled adults, theatres, music, and other groups.
Funding resources 25 August – Funding update – for community projects in TR12, emergency digital projects, Homelessness charities, horticulture, and fine arts.
Funding resources 19 August – Funding opportunities – to develop a website or digital products, around renewable energy adoption, for heritage, galleries & artists, and significant change projects.
Funding 14 August – CRCC’s wellbeing community grants, for children with special needs, the environment, social enterprises, BAME-led groups, the arts and heritage, literacy & employment skills, and news about VAT on digital advertising.
Funding 6 August – Funding with short deadlines for community led organisations, challenging discrimination, fighting poverty and promoting human rights, Heritage organisations, and Arts for mental health. Plus health charities and energy advice. Plus news around SME grants, and a funding call for start-up business training/support.
Funding resources 29 July – Funding for: reopening the arts, environment, medical welfare, recovery for those supporting people with complex social issues (especially BAME charities) and marginalised groups, veterans support, and sports development
Funding resources and news 23 July – for disadvantaged young people, community initiatives, building repairs and disabled people.
Funding resources 16 July – New funding announced – the National Lottery Community Fund Partnerships, including for social enterprises (SHORT DATE), plus for armed forces, and children & young people.
Funding resources 9 July – for the cultural sector, domestic abuse support services, for suicide prevention, a ‘small charity survival fund’, and focussed on rights and justice
Funding resources 2 July – creating entrepreneurs in S & E Cornwall, for children, homeless, equine and animal welfare, suicide prevention, innovative community projects and around human rights. (2 July)
More funding resources – for COVID-19-related welfare support (with short deadlines), and others around welfare, support for vulnerable groups, and heritage preservation. (24 June)
Further funding – SHORT DEADLINE National Lottery fund, plus BBC Children in Need, registering for the Big Christmas Give, and protective security around places of worship. (18 June)
Further funding opportunities – Covid-19-related funds for dairy farmers, heritage buildings and food-aid charities, and organisations supporting older people, people of colour and domestic abuse victims. (11 June)
Non-covid-specific funding opportunities including for housing, children and adults with disabilities or other special needs, rehoming pets, and planting trees. (11 June)
News from Clinks, for voluntary sector organisations working in the criminal justice sector (20 May) Includes a grant fund for small organisations working in criminal justice sector
Announcing the new government support for charities (9 April) includes details of how to access the funding.