Local and national funding opportunities including funds for theatres, sports engaging with women and BAME communities, music programmes and self-help mental health groups.


UK Theatres Grants Scheme

The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is a fund that awards up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities. Priorities include projects that address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility.

Awards up to £5,000 can be awarded and the next round will close on 2 September 2019 at noon.

Find out more, and apply, on their website.


Workforce Diversity Great Ideas Fund

Sport England have a new fund with up to £1 million of National Lottery funding to invest in projects that engage women and/ or Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities into quality volunteering or coaching opportunities.

It doesn’t matter what stage of development the idea or project is at. It can be an idea on paper, or something already being delivered which you think has the potential to be scaled up or replicated with a different audience or in a new community.

Find out more on the Sport England website.


Music for All

Music for All offers individual grants to help people fulfil their musical dreams, and community project funding to help bring music into communities and create truly sustainable music programmes.
The next deadline is 1 July followed by 1 November 2019.

Find out more, and apply, on the Music for All website.


Holiday Grants Programme

The Henry Smith Charity offers holiday grants for recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under in the UK who are disabled or disadvantaged.
Grants range between £500 – £2,500 and the submission and deadline dates vary depending when trips or holidays take place.

Find out more, and apply on the Henry Smith Charity website.


Mental Health Self-Help Group Grant

Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC) have grants available to groups of people aged 16 and over throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who wish to set up and run self-help initiatives for people who have experienced, or are experiencing poor mental health or mental illness.

Groups can apply for up to £1,250 per year for running costs e.g. meeting room hire, refreshments, group outings etc.

See the CRCC website for details.


Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia, an American clothing and outdoor gear company, is awarding grants to innovative local work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities. Patagonia seek to fund projects that:

  • are action-oriented;
  • focus on root causes;
  • have a clear strategy;
  • identify specific goals and objectives that can be effectively measured to evaluate success;
  • build public involvement and civic engagement;
  • work to build an inclusive and diverse environmental movement

All applications received by 31 January 2020 will receive a response by the end of June 2020.

Find out more via the Funding for All website.


Community Grants

Nationwide Building Society award grants of up to £50,000 to local housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable by:

  • Preventing people from losing their home
  • Helping people in to a home
  • Supporting people to thrive within the home environment

Find out more on the Nationwide programmes website.