We have come across a variety of non-covid-specific funding streams that may nonetheless be important for charities facing an uncertain future in these difficult times.


Support Adoption for Pets

Grants for charities and other not-for-profits to rehome UK pets. Their website says: Support Adoption For Pets funds projects which have a direct impact on animal welfare. In light of the current coronavirus situation, we will currently only fund: Vet bills, Boarding costs, Food, Salaries of (non-furloughed) animal care staff, Utilities and consumables. Grants generally up to £10,000 (or 30% of annual expenditure, whichever is lower).

No deadline.

See their website for details.


The Clare Milne Trust

Offering grants between £1,000 and £2,500 (usually) for registered charities in Devon and Cornwall, working to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Deadline 22 June (and quarterly).

For full details, see the website.


Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

Deadline 31 July

UK charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives are invited to apply for grants between £10,000 and £50,000 for projects that will help resolve housing problems in local communities.

For more details, see the website.


The Boshier-Hinton Foundation

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for charities working with children and adults with special educational or other needs.

No deadline.

For more information see the website.


The Tree Council Branching Out Fund

Applications may be made at any time by community organisations town and parish council and schools, for tree planting projects (particularly during National Tree Week – 28 November to 6 December).

Grants can be between £300 and £1,500, and used for trees, hedges, fruit trees, and support posts, mulch, fertiliser, etc to support the planting and health of the trees.

Find out more on the website.


Hargreaves Foundation

The Hargreaves Foundation is a new trust offering grants up to £10,000 for charities and educational institutions that are supporting children and young people aged 18 and under living with a mental health issue, physical disability or growing up in poverty, through the mediums of sport and education. Charities across the UK may apply, although those operating in the South West of England will be prioritised.

There is no deadline.

Find out more on their website.