CRCC Wellbeing Community Grants

Grants are available for individual carers, carers support groups, mental health support groups and dementia support groups, plus CRCC has two grants available for organisations which would like to develop a support network for either mental health groups or dementia groups.

Please email for an application pack at

The funds are available as follows:

  • Carers Groups Grants – up to £1,000 per application to fund unpaid carers’ groups
  • Mental Health Support Groups Grant up to £1,000 per application to fund support and self-help initiatives
  • Memory Activity and Support Groups Grant– up to £1,000 per application to fund memory cafes and support groups for people with dementia
  • Carers Resilience Enablement Grant to meet any unforeseen circumstance that prevents unpaid, informal carers from fulfilling their caring role
  • Mental Health Peer Network Development Grant – up to £3,000 per year to assist the development of mental health self-support groups
  • Memory Activity and Support Network Development Grant – up to £3,000 per year to assist the development of self-support dementia groups


Social Enterprise Support Fund

Grants up to £50,000 (usually, though theoretically up to £300,000) to support social enterprises in England during the pandemic. There is no match funding requirement.

Application deadline: Round 2 of the scheme opens on Thursday 13 August with a deadline of 1pm on Thursday 20 August 2020.

The fund is designed to help social enterprises across the next six months, to meet additional demands, change their working practices and premises, and manage liquidity. The Fund is aimed at social enterprises supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19.

Applications are particularly welcomed from organisations that are led by people from BAME backgrounds, people with disabilities, from the LGBTQ+ community or by people with lived experience of their beneficiary group(s).

For more details see the Fund’s website.


The Edge Fund

Grants up to £750 for community organisations in the UK and Ireland that are taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. The fund is limited to organisations with an annual income of £25,000 or less that struggle to secure funding from other sources and supports those taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world (please note that registered charities, CICs and social enterprises are rarely funded).
For more details of the specific type of projects that are funded, and what is not covered, see the website.

Application deadline: Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 5pm.


The Daniell Trust

The Daniell Trust awards small grants to to locally based charitable organisations in England, Scotland and Wales working with children with special needs and projects that benefit the natural environment.
Their deadline is 30 September, for consideration in November.

Further information, together with an application form, can be found on the Trust’s website.


Ragdoll Foundation’s main grants programme

The Ragdoll Foundation’s main grants programme is reopening after a gap, awarding grants between £1,500 and £50,000 (though most are £5,000-£20,000). They award to non-profits in the UK that

Evidence the power of arts and creativity and their transformative power for children and young people.

  • Promote the development of children through their imaginative thinking.
  • Encourage innovative thinking and influence good practice elsewhere.
  • Ensure effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning, and
  • In particular, demonstrate how concerns of children can be heard.

There is a match funding requirement for the Main Grants programme. A minimum of 20% match funding is expected. Between 30% and 80% of the total project costs are likely to be funded.

For more details, see the Foundation’s website.

No deadline

(The Small Grants Programme has a deadline of 28 August for grants up to £1,500. For more details, see the website.)


Thomas Wall Trust

Grants up to £5,000 for UK registered charities for core activities or projects that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that will improve the employment prospects of beneficiaries.

Application deadline: Friday 4 September 2020 for Expressions of Interest, with a short description of the project to be funded. The second part of the application process is by invitation only, and involves a more detailed form.

For more details, see the Trust’s website


Phoenix Fund

Emergency grants to support the core costs of small organisations (i.e. with a maximum annual turnover of £100,000) in England that are Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) led, and work within those communities.

Application deadlines: Friday 21 August, Wednesday 2 September, Wednesday 16 September, and Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Applications will be accepted from organisations that:

  • Are registered, unregistered, incorporated, unincorporated, and/or are not constituted.
  • Work with participants and communities of any age.
  • Are led by representatives of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities and work within BAME communities.
  • Have annual operating budgets up to £100,000 per year, and
  • Are located and work in England.

There is no match funding requirement, and the funding is for core costs.
Full details can be found on the Global Fund for Children’s website.


VAT and digital advertising

HMRC has changed its policy on ‘digital advertising’ which could result in significant VAT savings for some charities. VAT is no longer considered due on the majority of internet search browsing advertisements. However, all advertising sent to a social media address that is a ‘personal account’, or where the recipient has paid a subscription for the site continues to be treated by HMRC as standard rated for VAT purposes. You can find out more here.