Much of the funding we have featured in recent week has application deadlines, and we have been hurrying these out, in an approximate order, to ensure that people have time to complete the application processes. (There have been a few where we have only heard about them with very short notice, and we apologise for those!)

However, there are many funders which do not operate application deadlines, or else meet to consider applications every month, so a deadline is purely administrative, and has no real affect on applicants. These we have been holding on to, to focus on the funds with deadlines. In most cases, the full details of the grants can be found on the organisations’ website, but a few are by letter only.

This is our current list:

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund – grants up to £1,000 for small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations across the UK that are finding it difficult to manage the financial impact of COVID-19.

Morrisons Foundation – grants up to £25,000 for registered charities in England, Scotland and Wales for new projects that directly improve the lives of local people and communities.

Banister charitable trust – a keen supporter of Wildlife Trusts and Royal Societies for the Protection of Birds, Bristol-based the Banister Trust provides often substantial grants for UK charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations working to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the UK’s physical and natural environment. Grants often between £5,000 and £50,000.

There is no website, and applications must be made in writing, setting out the project details and either the budgeted cost or the amount being requested. See the Charity Commission for organisation details, and apply to The Banister Charitable Trust, The Trustee Department, Messrs Coutts and Co., 1st Floor, Trinity Quay 1, Avon Street, Bristol, BS2 0PT.

Ward Blenkinsop Trust – Usually, small grants are available for registered charities and voluntary organisations working in the areas of education, training, health, arts, culture, heritage, science and general charitable purposes.

There is no website, and applications must be made in writing, setting out the project details and either the budgeted cost or the amount being requested. See the Charity Commission for organisation details, and apply to the address given there.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation– the Foundation sometimes makes quite significant grant awards to UK not-for-profit organisations working in the area of arts and culture. Grants can be for several years for arts based initiatives that make a significant difference to the quality of people’s lives.

Central Social and Recreational Trust– grants up to £1,000 for sports clubs and organisations in England to provide facilities for leisure time activities that benefit disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21.

February Foundation – grants averaging £8,700 to UK registered charities for a wide range of charitable causes, in particular charities working with people in need in the areas of the arts, culture, disability, education, end-of-life care, financial hardship, healthcare and patient support, and heritage.

Gamesys Foundation – the charitable arm of the Gamesys Group, a leading operator of online casinos and bingo-led brands, the Foundation was launched earlier this year with the aim of supporting UK registered charities working with people facing mental health challenges, as well as funding for research in the field of mental health field. 

Elmgrant Trust – small grants averaging less than £1,000 local voluntary and community organisations in the South West of England (with a preference for Cornwall and Devon) that are working to improve the lives of residents through the arts, education and social sciences.

Hadley Trust – grants averaging £45,000 for small to medium sized UK registered charities carrying out social welfare activities.

There is no website, and applications must be made in writing, setting out the project details and either the budgeted cost or the amount being requested. See the Charity Commission for organisation details, and apply to the address given there.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund – grants up to £30,000 per year for each of 3 years (i.e. £90,000 in total) for UK not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 14-25 who are socially excluded or marginalised.