Signposts to funding

Support for your fundraising

28 January 2022

We understand that funding to run your vital support services remains a big concern for many, and we want to support wherever we can. As well as helping save money on supplies we signpost to new funding sources we hear about. Here are some current opportunities.

Tesco community grants

Tesco is giving 60 community projects grants of up to £5k to help make a difference to their communities. The grants are available charities, schools, voluntary and community organisations and other not-for-profit organisations.

Deadline: 6th February


VINCI UK Foundation

The VINCI UK Foundation supports projects that promote social cohesion and fight exclusion.  They have grants available for UK small and medium size registered community interest or non-profit organisations, with no political or religious orientation, to improve access to employment, mobility and housing.  This could could include purchasing, upgrading or refurbishing transport, equipment, ICT, tools, furniture or facilities.

Deadline: 31st March


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Arts Council England has set up a Let’s Create Jubilee Fund to help voluntary and community groups develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

Grants of up to £10k are available.  Applicants applying for a grant over £5k are expected to partner with an artist, creative or cultural organisation which has been in receipt of Arts Council England (ACE) funding within the last 4 years

All applications will need to be made through local community foundations. To find your nearest community foundation, click here.


The Leathersellers’ Small Grants

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund offers grants up to £5k for charities (including CIOs but not CICs) with an annual income of under £200,000 that provide assistance to vulnerable people in in geographical areas of deprivation in the UK.

They have 14 rounds for applications across the year and the Small Grants Committee meets regularly to ensure charities receive a decision within a month of submitting their application.


The Volant Trust

The Volant Trust was set up by author J.K. Rowling to help support Scottish charities and projects, whether national or community-based that alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk.  Awards are made to a maximum limit of £15k per year.