Education & Employment

Ashworth Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Ashworth Charitable Trust supports humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally by awarding grants of up to £5,000 (typically no more that £3,000) to small, UK registered charities. The work of the Trust is informed by a set of underlying principles: The oneness of humanity; The establishment of true justice; The paramount importance of…

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The SpeedoMick Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The SpeedoMick Foundation awards grants to small, local charities working inline with the Foundation’s objectives – to work with groups supporting the vulnerable to: advance education; prevent or relieve poverty; improve mental health; and improve physical health. The Foundation has a particular focus on helping disadvantaged young people and the homeless with initial priorities for…

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The Tudor Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The Tudor Trust makes unrestricted grants, and provides other types of support, to small, community-led organisations that are often under resourced and work directly with people who are on the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and independence. The Trust wishes to support work that develops and promotes the social connections and…

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The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust: The Mount Fund

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust make grants of up to £20,000 over two years to UK registered charities whose beneficiaries are in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey and London. The Trust aims to assist disadvantaged people towards greater independence or a better quality of life. Their current priorities are: Mental Health The…

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Matthew Good Foundation: Grants for Good

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Social Enterprise Youth Wednesday December 15th, 2021 11:59pm

The Matthew Good Foundation’s Grants for Good supports local community groups, charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises from across the UK with an annual income under £50,000 that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment. Throughout 2021, the Foundation will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on…

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Ideas & Pioneers Fund

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Social Enterprise Youth

Paul Hamlyn Fondation’s Ideas and Pioneers Fund awards grants of up to £15,000 to support people with a vision of a better society to explore their ideas for change. The Fund seeks to support: Applications that focus on early stages of exploring ideas. This will mean that your activities will help you figure out the things…

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The Philip & Connie Phillips Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Monday January 31st, 2022 10:59pm

The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation awards grants in the region of £5,000 to £10,000, over one or two years, to charities registered and operating within Kent and Medway (annual income between £10,000 and £1 million). Applicants must be able to demonstrate their impact on the health and wellbeing of their local community. The Foundation…

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Henry Oldfield Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The Trust’s main aim is to support programmes which reduce offending and reoffending, promote entrepreneurship amongst the young and disadvantaged, and tackle other challenges such as homelessness and addiction. The Trust sets no upper limit you can apply for. For more information and how to apply please contact: Henry Oldfield TrustDoddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington,…

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Kent Community Foundation: Themed Funds

Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Youth

Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Fund programme awards grants typically up to £4,000 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 Vulnerable AdultsProjects that help vulnerable…

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Lloyds Bank Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

Lloyds Bank Foundation (LBF) awards two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 to UK registered charities (annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million) with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support. In-depth: LBF fund charities which work with people over a prolonged period (a…

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The Woodward Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Woodward Charitable Trust awards grants of up to £3,000 (however they are typically under £1,000) 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…

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DWF Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The DWF Foundation was founded by DWF LLP to provide funds, resources and support to help communities achieve their full potential. They aim to help local communities work together to implement change, focusing on the four key areas of Homelessness; Health & Wellbeing; Employability, and Education. Within these areas, the Foundation seeks to support projects that…

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The Edward Gostling Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The Edward Gostling Foundation (previously The ACT Foundation) provides grants to UK registered charities (over three years of filed accounts) with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness.  Grants to individuals are also…

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The Allen Lane Foundation: Social Cohesion Programme

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The Allen Lane Foundation’s Social Cohesion Programme seeks to support community-led grassroot groups or organisations at a very local level where there are issues which identify marginalised groups of people (especially those from within the Foundation’s priorities, but not exclusively) who are excluded. Project applications should propose ways to make communities more inclusive for the…

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A B Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The A B Charitable Trust awards grants to UK registered charities (income between £150,000 and £1.5 million) that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers criminal justice and penal reform human rights, particularly access to justice…

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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 Rehabilitation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Rehabilitation programme makes grants of between £7,500 and £75,000 (however no more than 50% of the applicant’s annual turnover) to charities, CICs, social enterprises or other properly constituted not-for-profit organisations that support the rehabilitation of offenders and help reduce the collateral consequences of their imprisonment for their families; with the overall…

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Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Young People

Education & Employment Local Grants Youth

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’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, disadvantaged and/or…

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation awards unrestricted grants of over £30,000 for up to three years to charitable organisations whose work aligns with the Foundation’s aims. These are: Our Natural WorldEnsure that our natural world is restored and protected and that people benefit from that recovery. A Fairer FutureContributing to a just and anti-racist society, where those…

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The Liebreich Foundation

Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Sports

The Liebreich Foundation makes occasional small grants to charitable organisations focusing on the following areas: Climate and Environment Disability and Inclusion Education Entrepreneurship Sport and Health Sustainable Development Veterans, Refugees and Victims of Violence Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. 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

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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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, makes grants of up to £5,000 to projects which: encourage children, young people and families to participate in sports; improve community facilities such as village halls and community centres; encourage volunteering; improve employability; and support the elderly and the disabled. The fund will also…

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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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Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Arts-based Learning Fund

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Youth

Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund makes grants of between £30,000 and £400,000, of which the majority are in the region of £150,000 to £250,000, over two to three years to organisations enabling pupils in formal education settings (Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision and Further Education) to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based…

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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 R S Brownless Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The R S Brownless Charitable Trust aims to support charities throughout the UK undertaking general charitable purposes. The Trustees’ have expressed a particular interest in supporting projects within the following areas: Long-term and terminal illness; Disability; and Disadvantage. Grants are usually one-off, ranging between £100 and £2,000. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and…

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation: Small Grants

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

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation awards single year grants of between £2,000 to £10,000 to small, well-established charitable organisations (annual income under £250,000) whose postcode falls within the following on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation: if you are located in an urban area, you must be in the bottom 15% most deprived areas if you are located in…

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Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation awards grants from £250 (generally up to £2,000) to UK registered charities working to alleviate poverty and improving health / saving lives. To be considered for a grant, applicants must be recommended by a YBS colleague or member (customer). Local branches in Kent include: Canterbury (CT1 2TH) Maidstone (ME14…

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Warburtons: Community Grants

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

Warburtons’ award small Community Grants of up £250 to not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes that are delivering work that aligns to Warburtons priorities and which has a direct and tangible impact. The funding is for projects that focus on supporting families that need help the most and fit with Warburtons’ priorities which are to: Work…

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Social Investment Business & The Forward Trust: Forward Enterprise Fund

Education & Employment Loans Social Enterprise

The Forward Enterprise Fund is £2 million social investment fund that supports charities and social enterprises run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction. The Fund provides access to unsecured loans between £25,000 – £150,000 for revenue and/or capital projects (typical interest rate 7.5%) for up to a five year term. Eligible organisations…

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The Mary Kinross Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The Mary Kinross Charitable Trust awards discretionary funds to charities and voluntary organisations with projects for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, medical research into the causes and cure of diseases and other purposes beneficial to the community as are recognised or permitted by law as being charitable. Only a few unsolicited applications are…

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The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care 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: 2021 Rounds 1 and 2: HomelessnessThe…

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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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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Religion

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation looks to fund pioneering organisations in the UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit. The Foundation gives particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organisations.…

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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 Grants 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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The Lawson Trust: Lawson Endowment for Kent

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Lawson Trust awards grants of up to £5,000 to projects across Kent and Medway, working around four broad themes – Children Young People & Families; Elderly & Isolated; Employability, Skills & Enterprise; and Vulnerable Adults. Project and core costs considered, as are small capital requests. Larger grant requests are sometimes considered by the trustees however they…

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund

Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care

The Prince’s Countryside Fund awards grants of up to £10,000 to projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. Locally-focussed, legally-constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply for one year of grant funding from the Fund. Projects must be completed by 31 March 2022. The grant is supported by players of People’s Postcode…

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The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Religion

The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust makes grants to UK registered charities, schools, hospitals and similar similar charitable institutions whose work typically falls within the areas of: medicine education welfare Grants are intended for capital or fixed term projects and with particular, although not exclusive, regard to the needs of the Jewish community. No minimum or…

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Ladbrokes Coral Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People

Ladbrokes Coral Trust (formally Ladbrokes in the Community Charitable Trust) was established in 2003. Its funding comes not from the Ladbrokes company, but via the fundraising efforts of the head office and shop staff, customers and ‘Event Days’. The Trust supports a range of causes ‘with the overriding requirement being that the causes supported operate…

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The Wakeham Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Wakeham Trust generally fund projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts. The Trust does not favour any particular areas of activity. They usually look for the following characteristics in a project: It is something new for this particular area/community It is small It does not…

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Shared Ground Fund

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund makes grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 (typically between £60,000 and £250,000) for work lasting between 12 months and four years with an option to extend for a further period to organisations working towards the following long-term objectives: Influencing migration system reform: helping to build a policy and legal…

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The Yapp Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Yapp Charitable Trust awards grants of typically up to £3,000 (per year up to three years) to small registered charities (annual expenditure under £40,000) who are undertaking work with the following priority groups: Elderly people Children and young people aged 5 – 25 People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges Social…

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The Clothworkers’ Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Clothworkers’ Foundation aims to improve the quality of life, particularly for people and communities facing disadvantage. The Foundation operates two grant programmes: Main and Small. Main Grant Programme Criteria: Annual income under £15 million / no maximum project total / no maximum grant size however the average grant is £25,000 Small Grant Programme Criteria: Annual…

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The CLA Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Youth

The CLA Charitable Trust provides one-off grants, typically under £5,500, to small to medium UK registered charities and not for profit organisation with a clear social purpose that access the benefits of the countryside to pursue the health and wellbeing of people and to provide opportunities for education about the countryside in England and Wales.…

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