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Each week, we search for funding and grant opportunities to help strengthen the sector. If you work with children and young people, families and community groups, you could apply for any of the below in the upcoming weeks.

**SHORT DEADLINE** The KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme

Grants between £200 and £2,000 for grassroots UK not-for-profit organisations in areas where KFC restaurants are located for activities that enable young people aged 11-25 to fulfil their potential. 

Application deadline: Sunday 26 September for Expressions of Interest.
Funder: The KFC Foundation (founded 2015. Charity number 1163560. Total value of all grants awarded in the year ended 24 December 2019: £698,997).
Who can apply: UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs), unincorporated clubs or associations and unregistered charities with an annual income of less than £300,000.

The KFC Foundation‘s mission is to support young people aged 11-25 across the UK to help them fulfil their potential. Over the last year the Foundation has refocused its grant-making policy, moving away from funding a limited number of partnerships to a provider of small grants to grassroots community organisations in parts of the UK where a KFC restaurant is located.

Launching Monday: The Enterprise Development Programme Mental Health Grants

Grants up to £30,000 and additional business support for charities and social enterprises working in the mental health sector in England to develop new or grow existing enterprises.

Advance notice of programme: the programme will open to applications on Monday 13 September 2021 with an application deadline Monday 4 October 2021 for Expressions of Interest.  The deadline for Full Applications is Thursday 4 November 2021.
Funder: Access – The Foundation for Social Investment (founded 2014. Charity number 1159699. Total charitable expenditure during the year ended 31 December 2019: £9,022,000).
Who can apply: registered charities, voluntary sector organisations and social enterprises working in the mental health sector in England.

The Enterprise Development Programme will be launching a final application round for mental-health focused charities and social enterprises on Monday 13th September 2021. The programme gives successful organisations access to grant and learning support to develop their trading ventures.

The Screwfix Foundation

Grants up to £5,000 for local and national charities and not-for-profit organisations, including Community Interest Companies (CICs) across the UK to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for people in need in the UK.

Application deadline: Sunday 14 November 2021.
Funder: The Screwfix Foundation (founded 2013. Charity number 1151375. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 January 2020: £1,077,173).
Who can apply: UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Applicants can include Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies, Cooperative Societies and other forms of not-for-profit organisation.

The Screwfix Foundation provides grants up to £5,000 with no matched funding requirement to UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need across the UK. This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability.

The Wakeham Trust

Small grants of between £250 and £2,500 for UK registered charities and voluntary and community organisations working in a wide range of areas, with an emphasis on supporting community focused initiatives that are finding it hard to secure funding from elsewhere, particularly for unfashionable or unpopular causes.

Application deadline: none – applications may be at any time by email, following the guidance on the Trust’s website.
Funder: The Wakeham Trust (founded 1973. Charity number 267495. Total charitable expenditure during the year ended 30 June 2020: £55,262).
Who can apply: small registered charities and community and voluntary groups across the UK

The Wakeham Trust provides small grants, usually of £250 and £2,500 in support of small-scale community focused projects that find it hard to obtain funding elsewhere, especially for unfashionable or unpopular causes. The Trust is particularly interested in helping groups that are starting up and need a little seed money to help them get going. Projects that require a small investment in order to make a big difference are also prioritised by the Trust.