Community Safety Issues

Safer Cornwall has funding available to enable community led projects that specifically address community safety issues in Cornwall. £20,000 is available to be spent on local projects that help to create safer communities across Cornwall.

Community based organisation can apply for up to £1,000 to spend on local projects that support Safer Cornwall priorities and/or Safer Town delivery plan.
For more information visit the Safer Cornwall website.


Poverty and hardship with ongoing medical problems

The Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation is currently offering grants for charitable organisations in the UK working with individuals suffering from poverty and hardship with ongoing medical problems. Applications to support victims of domestic violence and people who are homeless are also considered. The Foundation awards between 800 and 900 grants each year, totaling between £150,000 and £200,000. Charitable organisations and local authorities can apply on behalf of individuals in need.

For more information email


Healthy Ageing Trailblazers competition

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is running a competition for collaborations, including charities, to develop products, services and business models which support people as they age, and demonstrate how they will be adopted at scale.

The Healthy Ageing Trailblazers competition is a two-stage process, with this development and demonstration part constituting the first stage, for which there is a prize pot of £2 million, with individual grants capped at £100,000, and single applicants may enter. Stage Two will be the delivery stage, with £38 million in funding, and applications must be collaborative. For more information visit the website.


Road Safety Trust grants

Charities working towards the reduction of casualties on the road can join police forces, fire and rescue services and local authorities in applying for funding from the Road Safety Trust.

The RST’s Small Grants Programme is offering grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 to organisations that can demonstrate measurable interventions that link to local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures.

Applicants are advised to download the full information pack on the Road Safety Trust website.

Closing date is 20 December 2019.


Grants for charities working with marginalized and excluded people in society

Grants are available from The A B Charitable Trust for charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances. Grants usually range from £10,000 to £20,000. The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society, with a focus on: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; human rights, particularly access to justice.

Find out more on the A B Charitable Trust website.


Disadvantaged and disabled children 

Grants averaging £15,000 are available for charities and not-for-profit organisations that are working to support disadvantaged and disabled children in the UK. Applications can be made at any time to the Wooden Spoon Society and projects must meet one or more of the following grant making priorities;

  • health and wellbeing
  • sensory rooms and gardens
  • specialist equipment and facilities
  • playgrounds and outdoor activities
  • educational projects

To apply visit The Wooden Spoon website.


Cold Weather Fund to the Homeless

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is providing up to £1 million of the Cold Weather Fund to Homeless Link to administer funding to charitable organisations that are not commissioned by local authorities. Organisations can apply for a grant up to £25,000, and larger grants up to £50,000 may be considered for projects working across multiple authorities. The project’s overall aim is to financially support local providers in helping get people sleeping rough off the streets this winter. The grant application window closes on Friday 6th December.

Find out more and read guidance on how to apply on the Homeless Link website.