January funding update

Welcome back. We hope you had a pleasant and restful Christmas and New Year. To help you start 2024 on the front foot here are some new and interesting funding oportunities. Cash for Kids is supporting children and young people through the cost-of-living crisis, with £1.6 million available to support 32,200 children across the UK. Learn more. The Jerwood Foundation supports excellence and emerging talent in the arts in the UK. Support is available for organisations with a focus on making art available for public benefit and working with their Collection.Learn more. The Morrisons Foundation supports registered charities that make Read more »

Published: January 25, 2024.

Plunkett Foundation Funding

The Plunkett Foundation have funding to offer free business support, advice, and in some cases grants for groups investigating the idea of running a community-owned business from a church or chapel. Sign up for the webinar next month (12th September) to learn more. Read more »

Published: August 31, 2023.

Funding update

Growth Impact Fund Big Issue Invest, UnLtd and Shift partnered to create a £25M fund designed to address the structural barriers that diverse social enterprises face, focusing on diverse-led social enterprises tackling inequality in the UK. We are particularly interested in organisations based outside of London or disabled-led. If you think you know of an organisation who may be interested please forward this email on and ask them to make an application. Find out about the Growth Impact Fund apply here or register your interest by contacting us by email. Big Energy Saving Loans We’re offering loan finance between £20,000 to Read more »

Published: August 22, 2023.

Free(ish) money from HMRC

HMRC has an open grant funding window open to support voluntary and community groups. Turnover must be over £60K pa. Many organisational forms are eligible including charity, social enterprise, mutuals etc. The window closes late August (21st August). Find out more at the UK Governement website. Read more »

Published: July 31, 2023.

June Funding Update

Hubbub has launched a £200,000 fund to support innovative ideas to tackle food waste. See Eat It Up Fund for more details. Landsec community grants are now available. See the website and scroll down to community grants for more details. These are funds are unrestricted. Awards for All grants to be increased from £10K to £20K Autumn 2023. See the national lottery website for more details Read more »

Published: June 28, 2023.

April Funding update

Community Fridge and assoicated services fundingEnvironmental charity Hubbub is broadening the impact of the Community Fridge Network, through food hub funding which will help local residents to learn new food and growing skills and connect with their neighbours. Starbucks has now committed £350,000 of funding, which will be made available to a further 50 community fridges across the UK. The funding is available to community fridges that are already open and running. Grant £7000.See Hubbus’s website for more details.Deadline 31 May. Lloyds Bank Foundation funding for racial equity Open to registered charities and CICs, which are led by the communities Read more »

Published: April 12, 2023.

Funding update

The UK Youth Fund in partnership with Pears Foundation opens fund The new £5-million fund aims to support youth organisations across the country with the Cost Of Living crisis. Read more »

Published: March 27, 2023.

Funding alerts

Know Your Neighbourhood Fund UK Government and partners confirm £29m Know Your Neighbourhood Fund to boost volunteering and help people connect with others. Click here for more details. Cambridge Social Innovation Prize Social Innovators: Do you want a £10,000 cash award for personal and professional development? Check out the Social Innovation Prize. The deadline is noon on 6th April. Click here for more details. Read more »

Published: March 24, 2023.

Quick funding update March 2023

Magic Little Grants 2023 is open until 31st October Micro grants of £500 are available for small or new community organisationsSee this link for more details. Impact on Urban Health IUH fund unincorporated and registered community interest groups within Lambeth and Southwark areas in London. More information can be found at their website. Sustainability funding for companies Amazon has announced sustainability funding for small organisations. The funding is a £10K grant, advertising and AWS credits. See Amazon for further details. Read more »

Published: March 6, 2023.

Funding update

Here are couple of bits of funding news I’ve seen recently may be of interest to you. Phase 2 of the DCMS Youth Investment Fund is now open for applications. The Fund is designed to support the development of new or existing youth facilities and activities in priority areas, delivered by 2025. Read more »

Published: August 12, 2022.

Business Boost Award closes 17th August

£25K can help change someone’s life for the better. The business boost grant has been launched to do just that. Read more »

Published: July 19, 2022.

Businesses still struggling with aftermath of Covid

A recent study from Simply Business showed the impact Covid-19 continues to have on UK SMEs, alongside the wider effects of the current economic climate. The key findings showed: Read more »

Published: July 19, 2022.

Community Ownership Fund window to open soon

The Community Ownership Fund launched the updated prospectus on 27 May 2022 with the first bidding window commencing 10 June 2022. Read more »

Published: May 31, 2022.

The Pitch 2022

Get your business in front of investors and access prizes worth £10K. The Pitch winner gets a £5,000 grant and a money-can’t-buy mentoring package, while the winner of the side hustle competition – new for 2022 – will get £5,000 towards equipment for their business. Read more »

Published: May 25, 2022.

Music funding

The Youth Music Catalyser Fund offers grants £30,001-£300K to organisations in England who support children and young people who face barriers to make, learn or earn in music. Read more »

Published: May 18, 2022.