The following list of funding opportunities have no published deadlines, although in some cases they do state when they meet to consider applications. In many cases they also have no websites, requiring applicants to write or email rather than filling in a form. Details about what they usually fund, and how, are gathered from the Charity Commission website, and in most cases, the link given is to the organisation’s page there.

These are generally lesser-known funders, and while the application process is not as simple as many of the larger Trusts, there will also be less competition. Discuss with the funder in advance, if you can, whether it is worth applying for your project.

Plymouth Ladies Charity Club

Offering small grants up to £500 for registered charities within the PL  postcode working with children and young people in need aged under 25. Awards are often for the benefit of individuals and families, given through the charities working with those people. For examples of previous awards made, see the charity’s website, as well as how to apply. There is also a Facebook page which has details of awards.

Schroder Charity Trust

One-off project grants up to £5,000 for UK registered charities supporting the armed forces, the arts, communities, culture, education, the environment, health, heritage, international development and young people. The fund does not support capital appeals, but has full details on their own website, including an application form. Applications are reviewed in June and November.

Stanley Foundation

Grants generally up to £10,000 for UK registered charities working in the UK or overseas in the areas of community support, culture, disaster relief, education, heritage and medicine. See the Charity Commission’s page for details.

Applications, which are reviewed regularly by trustees, may be made at any time in writing, addressed to: The Stanley Foundation Limited, N C Morris & Co., 1 Montpelier Street, London, SW7 1EX

CPF Trust

Grants generally of £1,000 and £2,000 for UK registered charities working in the fields of

  • Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • The welfare of animals, and
  • General Charitable Purposes

See the Charity Commission’s page for details.

Applications should be made in writing addressed to: Jenett Farrer, Trustee, The CPF Trust, 6 Priory Avenue, London, W4 1TX, Tel: 0208 994 6052 , Email:

Equitable Charity Trust

Grants for registered charities in England and Wales with the objectives of providing assistance to:

  • Relieve poverty
  • Support educational establishments
  • Support religious education, and
  • General charitable purposes.

Grants are not itemised in the charity’s accounts, so a guide figure cannot be given. Details of the charity can be found on the Charity Commission’s page.

Applications should be made in writing, addressed to: Mr A Vaisfiche and Mrs. E. Vaisfiche, The Equitable Charitable Trust, C/o Sefton Yodaiken & Co.
Chartered Accountants, Fairways House, George Street, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 9WS, Tel: 0161 773 9411

Cayo Foundation

Grants awarded in the past range between £1,000 and over £100,000, in the areas of:

  • Children and Young People.
  • Crime prevention.
  • Education.
  • Medical research.
  • Performing Arts.
  • Training, and
  • General charitable purposes.

Details of the charity can be found on the Charity Commission’s page. The board meets every three months to discuss applications, and interested applicants are invited to contact the Secretary to the Trustees to discuss their proposals, in the first instance: Angela McCarville, Secretary to the Trustees, The Cayo Foundation, 7 Cowley Street, London, SW1P 3NB
Tel: 020 7248 6700

Archie Sherman Charitable Trust

Awarding small and large grants for a range of UK registered charities. In the year to April 2019, this was their funding pattern:

  • Arts, Culture and general charitable causes: 10 grants totalling £528,068.
  • Education and training: 3 grants totalling £32,465.
  • Health: 6 grants totalling £528,068, and
  • Overseas Aid: 2 grants totalling £26,575.

Their preference seems to be for landmark projects, charities with a national reach and Jewish causes, and their awards in 2018-19 averaged around £50,000 per project, and they will conduct thorough due diligence before funding large projects. Details of the charity can be found on the Charity Commission’s page.

To enquire about making an request for grant aid, contact the Trust at: The Archie Sherman Charitable Trust, 274a Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2AA, Tel: 0207 493 1904, Email:

Sterry Family Foundation

Awarding small grants, generally between £500 and £3,000, for UK registered charities working in the UK and Africa (preferred areas: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

The trust awards to projects in the areas of working in the areas of

  • Amateur sport.
  • Arts and culture.
  • Education, and
  • Healthcare for sick and disabled children.
  • Some grants are also made for individuals.

Details of the charity can be found on the Charity Commission’s page.

Applications may be made at any time in writing, addressed to: The Sterry Family, The Sterry Family Foundation, RSM UK Tax and Accounting Limited, 5th Floor, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS14DL, Tel: 0113 285 5000