Local and national funding opportunities including grants for organisations working to defend human rights, to reduce youth offending and the care and relief of those affected by learning disabilities.

The A B Charitable Trust
Applications are now open for small to medium-sized UK charities working with vulnerable people and to defend human rights.
Grants of up to £20,000 are available.
The Trust has a preference for funding charities supporting sectors in society that are the most marginalised and neglected, particularly in the following fields:

– Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
– Criminal justice and penal reform
– Human rights, particularly access to justice

The vast majority of grant awards are for between £10,000 to £20,000.
The next two application deadlines are 28th July 2019 and 27th October 2019.
For more information and to see full eligibility, visit http://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/index.htm


The Urban Tree Challenge Fund
The Urban Tree Challenge Fund is a £10 million grant scheme available in 2019 and 2020 as the government looks to plan for one million urban trees by 2022.
The Forestry Commission will administer the fund, which is open to individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs. Grant awards will fund the planting of the trees and the first three years of their care to guarantee that they flourish.
Further information and an application form can be found here. 


Youth Endowment Fund
The government has launched a £200m fund to tackle youth offending and knife crime over the next ten years.
Organisations operating in England or Wales and work primarily with young people aged 10 to 14 can apply for unlimited funding of more than £200,000 for up to two years, although the project must be designed to last at least a year and the organisation must be ready to spend the first £100,000 in the first six months, which will begin in October.
More information can be found here https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/youth-endowment-fund


The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
Small grants of up to £10,000 and large grants over £10,000 for UK registered charities working in the areas of the care and relief of those affected by learning disability in the UK. The Charity will fund projects concerning children and adults with the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties or autism. Funding is normally considered for capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs.
Applications of small grants can be made at any time, the deadline for large grants is 1st August 2019. More information can be found here.


Improving the health of rough sleepers
The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced that £1.9 million will be given to councils by Public Health England to help improve the health of rough sleepers. The funding will be awarded to projects that improve access to health services and continuity of care for people with mental ill-health and substance misuse problems who are sleeping rough or at risk of returning to rough sleeping. Applicants should read the guidance and application pack before submitting their completed expression of interest and budget template to roughsleepinggrant@phe.gov.uk. The deadline is 5pm on Friday 5th July 2019. Find out more here.