Local Grants

The Hilden Charitable Fund

Local Grants

The Hilden Charitable Fund’s priorities in the UK are homelessness, asylum seekers and refugees, penal affairs and community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25. For projects in developing countries, priorities are projects which focus on community development, education, and health. Preference is given to charities that work at a community level with an income of…

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Tesco Charity Trust

Local Grants

The Tesco Charity Trust supports charities and local community organisations every year through relationships at a local level, with the help of our Community Champions. Community Champions act as ambassadors for Tesco within their area so the Trust can bring genuine benefit to the local community. They work with their Store Manager and other shops…

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WHSmith Trust: Community Grants

Local Grants

The WHSmith Trust Community Grants offer up to £500 to charities, schools and community groups of any size, provided they support the community in the UK. The funding is generated through proceeds from compulsory carrier bag levies. Grants are awarded every six months. For more information and how to apply please click here.

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South East Business Boost

Local Grants

  Grants of up £10,000 (and support and guidance) are available to small to medium sized businesses in Kent and Medway to help boost companies and increase employment. The aim of the scheme is to improve business resilience, profitability and competitiveness. The programme will provide ‘growth grants’ to local businesses, creating new jobs and ‘new…

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Kent County Council: Kent Sheds

Local Grants

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to community groups and organisations to establish a Shed project in their community. The Shed project is targeted at men of all ages and ex-service personnel and is open to women. Sheds offer those engaged in the project, the opportunity to socialise, find friendship, share and learn skills,…

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One Stop: Carriers for Causes

Local Grants

Local retailer One Stop’s Carrier for Causes funding scheme offers community groups the opportunity to apply for funding grants of up to £1,000 towards a variety of local projects. The scheme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge.  Projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes: Improving the lives…

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Kent County Council: Combined Members Grant

Local Grants

Every year Kent County Council help community projects across Kent by using the Combined Members Grant to fund them. Funding is divided equally across Kent’s 12 districts. Each county councillor can award £22,000 in grants. These grants can support a lot of different activities, including: local events and activities purchase or repair of equipment and…

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Kent County Council: Capital Grant Scheme for Sport

Local Grants Sports

Kent County Council’s Capital Grant Scheme for Sport awards grants of up to £10,000 to Voluntary Sports Clubs, Schools, Governing Bodies of Sport and Parish Councils. Funding is intended for the following purposes: Provision of facilities for the community of Kent, including specialist facilities, training centres and centres of excellence and performance Purchase of new…

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Coast to Capital – Growing Places Fund

Local Grants

This is an investment fund of £23million to unlock stalled construction and infrastructure projects. It is designed to enable these projects to boost economic growth in the London Borough of Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, Brighton & Hove, Coastal West Sussex, Rural West Sussex, Lewes, and Surrey areas. The Gatwick Diamond area includes parts of West Kent.…

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Morrisons Foundation

Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Morrisons Foundation awards grants to UK registered charities for projects which will improve people’s lives in the UK. There is no minimum or maximum grant level. Funded projects should benefit the local community and can cover a wide range of areas including young people, older people, health and wellbeing and improving the local environment.…

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Santander Foundation: Discovery Grants

Local Grants

The Santander Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people make the most of their future. Activities should support one or more of their three priority themes: Explorer: improving knowledge and insight (for example, a Freedom Training course giving abused women knowledge of how to regain control over their lives) Transformer: developing skills…

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The Wakeham Trust

Local Grants

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 It is small It does not…

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Social Investment Business: Community Investment Fund

Local Grants

Social Investment Business’ (SIB) Community Investment Fund aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, and to enhance community engagement and cohesion by empowering people to develop locally-determined solutions to challenges and opportunities. The Fund is open to community-based, charities and social enterprises which provide essential support and services to improve…

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QBE Foundation

Local Grants

Grants are available to support charities that help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. The Foundation typically awards grants up to £10,000.  However, a small number of grants over £10,000 may be approved each year. Grant applications with QBE employee sponsorship will have a greater likelihood of success…

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Asda Foundation: Significant Local Communities Project

Local Grants

The Asda Foundation are committed to developing stronger, better connected, sustainable communities across the UK. This programme allows colleagues to nominate initiatives which will make a real long term difference, benefiting the wider community with our vision to ‘Transform Communities, improving lives locally. The Foundation support requests which have the direct support and involvement from…

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The Law Society Charity

Local Grants

The Law Society Charity supports organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession, and whose activities would be likely to benefit from funds made available on behalf of solicitors. Projects will be considered for support if they help meet the charity’s aims and objectives criteria. Grants are normally in the range…

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Chaucer Foundation

Local Grants

The Chaucer Foundation was established in 2013 and is the charitable foundation of Chaucer Syndicates, a leading Lloyd’s insurer and reinsurer. Chaucer has always believed that with success comes responsibility, prior to the Foundation being formed they have taken part in a range of activities to help local communities including the Million Makers project and…

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Astor of Hever Trust

Local Grants

Grant for registered charities in the UK, and particularly Kent or the Grampian region, undertaking projects in the arts, medicine, religion, education, conservation, youth and sport. The Trust operates a continuous rolling programme and there are no upper or lower grant limits. Applications must be made in writing and more information can be gained by…

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