More funding opportunities – closing soon, or without dates.

Surviving Winter Fund

The Surviving Winter Fund offers financial support to the people at the most risk in Cornwall, helping them to stay warm, active and healthy. Grants are made to charitable organisations and agencies throughout Cornwall over the winter for distribution to people on low incomes, who struggle to heat their home and maintain a reasonable quality of life during the winter.

Cornwall Community Foundation has also received £33,000 funding from The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity specifically to help fund projects supporting older people and alleviating loneliness.

Grants can be made between £200 and £1,000, and must be spent no later than 31 March 2019.

Find out more on the CCF website.


Smallwood Trust

The Smallwood Trust is inviting applications for projects that demonstrate good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations, to enable them to enter into employment.  For this funding round, the Trust is looking for existing, ongoing projects.

The Trust plans to fund 10-15 projects at an average size of £10-£15,000, and among other areas, in rural communities in Cornwall.

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 4th March 2019.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply please visit the Smallwood Trust website.


The Wooden Spoon Charity

supports projects that benefit children and young people under 25 years of age who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.  Projects must normally be of a capital nature, with a reasonably long-term prospective lifetime. Community organisations, schools and registered charities may apply for a grant for projects that address one or more of the following areas:

  • Health and well-being;
  • Sensory rooms and gardens;
  • Specialist equipment and facilities;
  • Playgrounds and outdoor activities; and/or
  • Educational projects.

There is no minimum or maximum grant allocation, although projects with a total cost of less than £5,000 are unlikely to be funded.  For more information, see the Wooden Spoon Charity website.

The committee meets four times a year, and does not give application deadlines.


The Toy Trust

Grants up to £15,000 for UK registered charities undertaking projects to support disadvantaged and disabled children aged 13 and under, and their families, to:

  • Alleviate suffering;
  • Support children through awful experiences;
  • Encourage achievement through adversity;
  • Purchase vital equipment;
  • Provide care;
  • Bolster existing initiatives;
  • Initiate brand new projects; and/or
  • Satisfy basic needs.

Registered charities may apply, and awards are typically between £4,000 and £15,000, although no min and max are given. There is a match-funding requirement.

Again, there is no deadline for applications.

For full information, see the Toy Trust’s website.