Youth

Land Securities LINK Fund

Education & Employment Local Grants Youth

The Land Securities LINK Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small, local voluntary and community groups and charities in the Swanscombe/Northfleet area. Projects which benefit young people with a focus on NEETS, education and training projects with a focus on addressing employability and homelessness are eligible to apply. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For…

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Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund

Local Grants Youth Monday November 30th, 2020

The Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small organisation providing direct support to young people (under 18 years old) in East Kent, in particular Thanet.  Deadline: Monday 30 November 2020 For more information and how to apply please click here.

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Kent Community Foundation: Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Covid 19 Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

Kent Community Foundation’s (KCF) Coronavirus Emergency Fund offers emergency funding of up to £10,000 to small grassroots community organisations in Kent and Medway to deal with emerging issues in the community affecting vulnerable people as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus. Priority will be given to smaller constituted community groups e.g. charities/CICs, with…

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Leslie Sell Charitable Trust

Youth

The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to the Scouting and Guiding movement to help with the cost of making building repairs, purchasing equipment or replacing minibuses. Assistance is also given to groups and individuals wishing to make trips in the UK or overseas. Unfortunately the Trustees are unable to consider applications for trips submitted…

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St James’s Palace Charitable Foundation: Small Grants Programme

Health & Social Care Youth

St James’s Palace Charitable Foundation’s Small Grants Programme awards grants of up to £10,000 (in any two-year rolling period) to UK registered charities and Special Needs Schools in the UK with projects that fall into one of the following themes: Supporting young people with special needs Disadvantaged young people Supporting people with cancer The Foundation…

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Peter Cruddas Foundation

Youth

The Peter Cruddas Foundation awards grants to UK registered charities that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to education, training and employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. The Foundation’s priorities are: Pathways/support for young disadvantaged or disengaged people…

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Kent Community Foundation: Themed Funds

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People Youth

Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Fund programme awards grants of up to £5,000 (£7,500 considered for exceptional applications) to not-for-profit organisations and registered charities with projects in one of the following themed areas: Employment, Skills & EnterpriseProjects which raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people who are far from the labour market…

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Tesco: Bags of Help Community Grants

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Tesco’s Bags of Help, administrated by Groundwork, awards grants up to £2,000 to charities and community organisations whose projects bring benefits to local residents. Funds are raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores. Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. To be eligible applicants can be either a voluntary or…

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Burg-Wächter: Secure Communities Scheme

Community Buildings/Halls Health & Social Care Older People Sports Youth

BURG-WÄCHTER, Europe’s largest safe and post box manufacturer, is awarding up to £1,000 and security products/advice to charities, social enterprise, not for profit and community ventures to help secure their success. Any grassroots project or activity that would benefit most from this scheme are those with a security aspect as well as a funding need.…

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The Woodward Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Woodward Charitable Trust award grants (typically around £3,000) towards the core costs for small charities, CIOs and CICs. Please note that the Trust does not fund unsolicited applications from charities whose annual income exceeds £200,000 or an organisation that has more than six months running costs in its unrestricted reserves.  Trustees will consider applications…

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Comic Relief: Community Fund (England)

Health & Social Care Youth

The Comic Relief Community Fund (England), administrated by Groundwork, is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000. There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes: Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of…

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The True Colours Trust: Small Grants UK

Health & Social Care Youth

The True Colours Trust’s Small Grants UK programme supports smaller organisations and projects that work with disabled children and their families on a daily basis. Grants of up to £10,000 are usually one-off contributions for projects or core costs rather than multi-year grants for on-going revenue costs. The Trustees are particularly keen to support: Hydrotherapy…

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The Dulverton Trust: Small Grant

Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Youth Thursday December 31st, 2020

The Dulverton Trust, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to small charities and charitable organisations (with an annual income under £200,000). The Trust currently supports a wide range of activities in the following categories: Youth Opportunities; General Welfare; Conservation; and Preservation of Habitats or Heritage Skills. Deadline: Thursday 31 December…

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The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund awards grants of up to £15,000 per annum to smaller UK registered charities working with: Young Offenders  Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement Local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than…

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Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Young People

Education & Employment Local Grants Youth

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust (CFCT)’s Investing in Young People grant programme seeks to support disadvantaged young people living at the margins of society; with the aim of improving their skills, building their confidence and resilience and supporting their transition into independence. The Trust is interested to hear from organisations in Kent working with: • disengaged,…

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Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation

Education & Employment Youth

Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation awards grants (no minimum/maximum specified) to registered charities. The Foundation looks for opportunities to provide multi-year funding over two to five years where possible. The Foundation seeks to support long-term strategies for dealing with youth education and employability, and therefore organisations, whose work is particularly effective and continues to meet the Foundation’s…

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Masonic Charitable Foundation: Early Years Opportunities Grant

Health & Social Care Youth

The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Early Years Opportunities Grant awards grants of up to £80,000 to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (under 25 years old) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. Grants can be offered to charities that provide: Mental and physical health support Learning and…

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The Overstone Fund

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Local Grants Youth Monday August 31st, 2020

The Overstone Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to projects with a focus on reducing…

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Ward & Partners Charitable Fund

Health & Social Care Local Grants Youth

The Ward & Partners Charitable Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to enable parents, carers and support groups to help very ill and disabled children get the most out of life. The Fund offers invaluable funding to projects which benefit children with physical disabilities and/or life limiting conditions. Ward &…

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The Crown Charitable Fund

Local Grants Youth Thursday December 31st, 2020

The Crown Charitable Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to volunteer-led groups working in Canterbury, Herne Bay and the surrounding areas with preference for projects supporting children and young people. Deadline: Thursday 31 December 2020 For more information and how to apply please click here.

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The Brook Trust Fund for Kent

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Brook Trust Fund for Kent, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to local community groups and charities working to achieve positive social outcomes, using early intervention where possible, tackling disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion. This fund is specifically seeking to fund small grassroots groups with an annual income of…

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Kent Reliance Provident Society: Community Fund

Local Grants Older People Youth

The Kent Reliance Provident Society Community Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £3,500 to local community groups, charities and social enterprises working across Kent and Medway. Projects must be to work with children and young people or provide support to the elderly. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Decisions made three times a…

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Frank Brake Charitable Trust Fund

Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

The Frank Brake Charitable Trust Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to projects for children, young people and families, participation in sports, improvements to community facilities such as village halls and community centres, volunteering, employability, the elderly and the disabled in South East Kent with a priority given to…

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Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm: Community Fund

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm Community Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants up to £5,000 to community groups and projects within a 10 km radius of the Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm in Dungeness, Romney Marsh. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme For more information and how to apply please click here.

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The Gisela Graham Foundation

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Gisela Graham Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to UK registered charities that support the Foundation’s aims. They are: Further advancement of public health and safety through the research and treatment of chronic illnesses and conditions. Alleviate poverty and deprivation amongst children in less developed countries through care, education, and family support. Assist the…

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The William Wates Memorial Trust

Youth

The William Wates Memorial Trust typically awards grants of between £30,000 – £50,000 over three years to charities and or not for profit enterprises. Projects should encourage young people (5-19 year olds) experiencing severe disadvantage to keep away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activity, through the mediums of sports, arts and education, enabling them to…

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Shackleton Foundation

Social Enterprise Youth

The Shackleton Foundation awards seed-funding of up to £10,000 to early-stage social entrepreneurs with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people – just as Sir Ernest Shackleton helped others to overcome their doubts and fears in the face of true adversity. Projects must: be innovative and fresh; fulfil a…

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BlueSpark Foundation

Youth

The BlueSpark Foundation provides funding for projects which aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities. Projects which the Trustees consider to help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people (aged 5-22) will be prioritised.…

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The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust award grants to UK registered charities or organisations that are exempt from registration with projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year. The Trust operates on a three-year rotation of categories for grant applications. The upcoming categories are as follows: 2020 Rounds 1 and 2: Music…

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The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity is committed to supporting community groups by making small grants (typically under £1,000) towards projects that will directly benefit disadvantaged people in East Kent. Specific areas the Charity will consider funding are projects that address the needs of Vulnerable People – improving the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities…

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Comic Relief: Safe, Secure, Settled

Health & Social Care Sports Youth

Comic Relief’s Safe, Secure, Settled fund awards grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 to not-for-profit organisations with projects that are using sport to improve the lives of children and young people (up to 25 years) who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives. Projects should take a creative approach,…

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Brett Landscaping

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

Brett Landscaping’s Community Engagement scheme supports small charities and community and voluntary groups with cash (up to £250) and product donations, such as concrete, bricks or paving slabs. Organisations wishing to apply must be working within the vicinity of a Brett Landscaping plant (Cliffe or Sturry, Kent). Projects renovating public outdoor spaces are favoured, but…

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The Tony and Sheelagh Williams Charitable Foundation

Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Tony and Sheelagh Williams Charitable Foundation aims to have the greatest benefit to people most in need. The Foundation favours charities that support the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in society. This may include, charities that address the needs of people who are suffering because of poverty, homelessness, abuse, neglect, illness, disability, addiction or…

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Lord Barnby’s Foundation

Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Older People Youth

Lord Barnby’s Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations for, general charitable purposes, the advancement of health or saving of lives, disability, the prevention or relief of poverty, animals, environment, conservation and heritage. Grants are between £1,000 – £5,000, but no maximum amount is specified. Applications should be made in writing and include a brief description of…

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Woodroffe Benton Foundation

Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Woodroffe Benton Foundation welcomes applications from any charitable organisation based in the UK, as well as any educational institutions (schools, universities, etc.) whether or not they have charitable status. Projects should fall within one of the following categories: Relief of Hardship Care for the Elderly Education and Youth Development Environment and Conservation Grants range…

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Allchurches Trust

Health & Social Care Heritage Religion Youth

The Allchurches Trust supports the mission and work of the Christian church and charitable projects that have a Christian foundation. The Trust likes to assist in areas of greatest social and economic deprivation. Trustees especially favour projects that show vision, illustrate enthusiastic support and demonstrate financial sustainability. The Allchurches Trust offer grants of between £1,000…

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Biskra Charitable Trust

Health & Social Care Youth

The Biskra Charitable Trust has been set up to for the public benefit of all persons regardless of age, race, religion or gender with special emphasis on organisations that operate for the benefit of young people. Its grant making policy is determined by the charity’s focus on providing opportunities for self-improvement, learning, skills training and…

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Hedley Foundation

Health & Social Care Sports Youth

The Hedley Foundation’s principal aim is ‘to effect change for the better in the lives of young people’. The Foundation makes grants to small charities working with young people in the areas of Recreation, Sport, Training, Health and Welfare, Support and outdoor Education of young people. The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and…

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Donald Forrester Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Donald Forrester Trust target their support where they believe it is most needed and are increasingly look towards UK registered charities that are dependent upon volunteer support and a small amount of money will go a long way. The Trust also favours organisations where both overheads and fund raising costs are kept to a minimum. Grants are made twice yearly…

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William Brake Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

The William Brake Charitable Trust provides funding to registered charities which are based and working in Kent. Typically the Brake family suggest charities which are known to them to be considered for funding from the Trust. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Trustees meet twice per year. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr…

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Tory Family Foundation

Health & Social Care Religion Youth

The Tory Family Foundation offer grants to local charitable causes in Folkestone, Kent but also for both national and international charitable causes. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Funding is intended to support educational, religious, social and medical causes. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr…

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: Tampon Tax Fund

Health & Social Care Youth

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. The fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom for projects focusing on one of three categories: violence against women…

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Kent County Playing Fields Association

Local Grants Sports Youth

The Kent County Playing Fields Association offer grants of up to £1,000 to parish councils and voluntary organisations towards the cost of providing children’s recreational facilities only. The fundamental objective of the Association is to ensure that there are adequate facilities for recreation in every city, town and village in Kent and to encourage the provision, improvement,…

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The Gibbons Family Trust

Local Grants Youth

The Gibbons Family Trust offers grants to charitable organisations, registered charities and individuals working with children and young people under the age of 25 years in the Isle of Thanet, Kent. Funding is intended to support the Trust’s main priorities, which are the care, benefit, welfare, education and support of young people under 25 years…

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Lord’s Taverners: Disability Play Spaces

Health & Social Care Youth

Lord’s Taverners’ grants for disability play spaces provide indoor and outdoor equipment to help young people with disabilities enjoy play time. Grants are available to SEN schools that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/sensory/learning disability. The Lord’s Taverners generally award grants of up to 80% (of the net cost) to…

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Lord’s Taverners: Accessible Minibuses

Health & Social Care Sports Youth

The Lord’s Taverners provides a range of specially adapted minibuses for SEN Schools catering for young people (under 25 years old) with learning and physical disabilities. Each minibus costs in the region of £61,000. The customised minibuses are provided to enable schools to engage pupils in a range of sporting and recreational activities within the local…

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The Cole Charitable Trust

Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Youth

The Cole Charitable Trust supports charities in the West Midlands, Kent and Cambridgeshire areas preferring to fund small charities for whom the modest grants available can make a significant difference. The Trust welcomes applications from small and local (as opposed to regional or national) organisations, or local branches of organisations, working in the fields of: social welfare, all age…

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BBC Children in Need: Main Grants

Youth

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years. Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or…

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The Fore

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Older People Social Enterprise Sports Youth

The Fore is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. Unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years and access to business expertise are available to any UK registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company with an annual income less than £1m.…

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Garfield Weston Foundation: Regular Grants

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Religion Youth

The Garfield Weston Foundation’s Regular Grant programme awards grants of up to £100,000 to UK registered charities, CIOs, schools, faith-based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities, housing associations or museums and galleries with activity in the following areas of Welfare, Youth, Community Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health…

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