Isles of Scilly Steamship Group Community Fund (for residents of the Isles of Scilly)

Designed to support local projects and good causes that have a tangible on-going positive impact from a community, social or environmental perspective.
There are two kinds of grant available – One ‘HERO project’ of up to £10,000, with a further possibility for up to eight projects to receive grants at levels of up to £5,000, £2,500 or £1,250.
Round 9 for applications closes on 30 December 2019. Visit the Isles of Scilly Travel Company’s website for details.


Music For All Community Project Grants

Grants of up to £2,500 for UK community organisations that are seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is for groups that need assistance to fulfill their potential in developing sustainable music programmes.
UK-based groups, schools and organisations that are bringing music to their communities may apply for a grant of up to £2,500
Deadline for applications is Friday 1 November 2019
See the Music for All website.


The Balmain Environmental Conservation Trust

Small grants are available for registered charities in England and Wales who are working for the conservation, protection and improvement of the environment. Previous awards have ranged from £948 to £4,000 and included the Butterfly Conservation Trust, Surfers Against Sewage and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s effort to save the Spoon Billed Sandpiper from extinction.
Applications can be made at any time by contacting:
The Balmain Environmental Conservation Trust, BSR Bespoke, Linden House, Linden Close, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8HH or email


National Lottery Community Fund – 25 year anniversary fund

A one-off grant programme with a budget of £7.5 million to celebrate the National Lottery Community Fund’s 25th anniversary on 19 November 2019.
The funding will support activity designed to bring people and communities together all over the UK.
Further information and a toolkit can be found on the National Lottery website.


The B-C H 1971 Charitable Trust

Small grants of up to £1,000 are available for registered charities in Cornwall and Devon, particularly those working with children’s and medical charities.
Applications can be made at any time in writing to Edward Reed, B-C H 1971 Charitable Trust, c/o Macfarlanes LLP, 20 Cursitor Street, London, EC4A 1LT (Tel: 020 7831 9222)
The trust meets every six months to review applications.


The Rural Four Grant Programme

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is offering up to 10 grants worth up to £25,000 for community initiatives in England, Scotland and Wales that will improve the wellbeing of isolated rural communities with a population of under 2,500 residents.
There is particular interest in projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Communities in sparse areas with a ranking of 40% or lower on their respective Housing Indices of Deprivation,
  • Population of under 2,500 residents, and
  • Communities with an ageing population and limited number of working age people remaining in or moving to the area.

Applications may be made at any time

Grants can be used for salaries, volunteers, staff training costs, rent and utilities bills, internal refurbishment (fittings and fixtures), and purchase of equipment.
Find out more on the Prince’s Countryside Fund website.