Set up to promote the interests of the Ferguson family in their commitment to education, peace and development. Grants are available for charities and for individual students.
Grants for charities are on a match-funding basis, only, up to a maximum of 50%. Grants of less than £50,000 are assessed monthly. Grants over £50,000 are assessed bi-annually (usually March and September).
A maximum of 250 grants for students are made each year on a first come, first served basis. Students must be travelling with a recognised organisation on a gap-year. The grant size is £300.
Funding is for the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community facilities and other buildings. The Screwfix Foundation offers local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations funding of up to £5,000.
All applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The review dates are in February, May, August and November. All successful and unsuccessful applicants are contacted. If you are unsuccessful in the the first instance, you are welcome to apply again.
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts operates 17 different independent grant-making trusts. It does not make grants itself: only the individual trusts make grants. Each trust is an independent legal entity. The trusts only fund registered charities or activities with clearly defined charitable purposes. They do not make grants directly to individuals.
Some of the trusts pro-actively seek out proposals, and do not consider any other applications. Seven of the trusts will consider proposals on the condition that they closely fit the trusts’ specific areas of interest.
If you are considering an application check that your project, activity and charity come within the specific trust’s remit.
See their website for more general information about the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. For a full details of each trust go to their About page.
This is a £3.7million fund providing small-scale repayable finance (£25,000–150,000) to socially-driven arts, cultural and creative organisations. It is for organisations committed to improving their impact practice and evaluation, and could benefit from external support. The deadline for investment applications is August 2021.
To support charities and social enterprises working in either the homelessness or the youth sector. It is for organisations that are thinking of exploring new models of trading to help them become more financially resilient. For organisations to develop or grow their enterprising activity, earned income and financial resilience. For organisations that require financial or business support to make the transition.
There are Feasibility Grants of £5,000–10,000 and Development Grants of around £50,000.
The grants programme is open on a rolling basis. The Social Investment Business Group, which is administering the programme expects it will be open for applications until June 2019. The exact date will depend on levels of demand for grants. They will update the guidance notes when they have set a final application date. They will aim to give as much notice of of the final application date as possible.
The Boshier-Hinton Foundation exists to improve quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and their families. They fund institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults, and other registered charitable trusts. They do not make grants directly to individuals.
This programme provides small grants (£500–2,500) for recreational trips and holidays for groups of children who are disabled or disadvantaged. Children must be aged 13 and under. The decision time-scale is 6 weeks.
Sport England delivers National Lottery funding for not-for-profit organisations to help more people get active. Sport England wants to encourage adults and young people to become more active and develop lasting sporting habits. Aiming for everyone, regardless of age, background or ability, to feel able to get involved in sport and physical activity. Grants are £300–10,000.
They have relaxed a few rules about what they cannot fund. Your application should focus on what difference your project will make, not what you purchase to make it happen.
The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. It is dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.
The chance to:
- Interact, play and train
- Compete, win and lose
- Learn, have fun and make friends
They run a range of programmes. Applications are reviewed at the end of each quarter.