Prince’s Countryside Fund

Funding is available for projects operating in rural areas of the UK that will have a long-term positive impact to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit.

Funding up to £25,000 is available.

Deadline: 21 February, 12pm.

Fund Objectives:

  • To sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy.
  • To improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses.
  • To support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience.

The funding is intended to have a long-term positive impact on rural communities, helping those that live and work there to sustain the countryside, by tackling key rural issues.  For more information, see the Prince’s Countryside Fund website.


Cornwall Councillor community chest funds

Each Cornwall Councillor has a small grant allocation to assist projects run by voluntary and community groups in the Cornwall Council area they represent. The grants can be used for a wide range of groups and activities including helping vulnerable children or adults, helping young people, providing facilities for older people, supporting community facilities, local environment projects and helping projects to tackle community safety issues.

Minimum of £100, maximum of £1,000.

Closing date 28 February 2019.

For full details, including guidance notes and how to find your local councillor, see the council’s website.


Henry Smith holiday grants

The Holiday Grants programme provides grants for recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under in the UK who are disabled or disadvantaged.

One-off grants are offered of between £500 and £2,000.

Priority to most deprived areas of the UK (lowest 20%) for short holidays and recreational trips. Schools, small charities and not-for-profit organisations may apply.

Applications are dealt with on a first-come, first served basis, and there is no deadline.

For full information, see the Henry Smith charity website.


Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Grants are available to voluntary organisations and charities in the UK to assist with the care and relief of those affected by learning disability in the UK.

The Charity operates two schemes:

  • Small Grants: from £250 up to £10,000 – applications are accepted at any time
  • General Grants: over £10,000 – application deadline of 1 March for consideration at the June meeting (and quarterly after that)

Funding is normally considered for capital or revenue costs and for both specific projects and general running and core costs. Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity. Exempt charities such as schools, Parent Teacher Associations and Industrial & Provident Societies can also apply.

For full details, examples and restrictions, see the Baily Thomas website.

BBC Children in Need small grants programme

Grants for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Maximum grant of £30,000 (£10,000 per year for a 3-year project)

Deadline 11.59pm 3 March 2019, and 2 June 2019.

BBC Children in Need distributes the funds raised each year as grants to organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK, experiencing disadvantage. They fund organisations working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people’s lives.#

For full details, see the Grants page on the BBC Children in Need website.

Boardmasters Foundation

This grant funding programme has only just been announced, using money raised by attendees at the Boardmasters Festival in Newquay over the summer.

36 local Cornish charities have been announced as the beneficiaries in 2018, including charities, community groups and organisation, and nine schools, sharing £53,696 between them.

The three aims of the organisation are

  • CULTURE – Recipient or organisation is heavily involved with and promotes surfing, sports, music, arts or Cornish Culture.
  • FORCE FOR GOOD – Recipient or organisation is involved with improving, raising awareness and supporting societal issues such as (but not limited to) homelessness, mental health and negative environmental impacts.
  • COMMUNITY – Recipient or organisation is local to Cornwall (preferably Newquay) and enhances, educates or supports the lives of locals in the area.

To apply for the 2019 event’s donations, and for more information, visit the Boardmasters Foundation website. There is a possibility of organisations having a stand at the event, which would be a different way of raising awareness or funds. Applications close on 31 July for the fund, and 24 May for stands.