Current UK Funding Opportunities

Hilden Charitable Trust 

Type of project: Community level projects which address disadvantages, especially those which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. In the UK, Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25.

Overseas, their priorities are projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
Location: UK and developing countries
Eligibility: Trustees will be pleased to hear from UK NGOs and charities and also welcome their local partners to apply directly to Hilden for grant aid.
Grant size: Average grants are £5,000
Closing date: 19 December
Apply: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/ 

Donald Forrester Trust
Type of project: This Trust has a broad remit including in particular the relief of poverty
and the advancement of education and religion.
Location: UK & Worldwide
Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply. The trust prefers to support small charities which rely on volunteers. They prefer low fundraising and overhead costs.
Grant size: Average grants are £5,000
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: http://forrestertrusts.com/donald-forrester-trust/ 

Gwyneth Forrester Trust
Type of project: The 2019 theme is ‘Children in Crisis’. Grants will be made to support charities in this field.
Location: UK and Worldwide
Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply. The trust prefers to support small charities who rely on volunteers and prefer low fundraising and overhead costs.
Grant size: Average grants are £40,000
Closing date: 31st December
Apply: http://forrestertrusts.com/gwyneth-forrester-trust/ 

The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust
Type of project: Categories for grant giving: Quaker work and witness; Peace-building and conflict resolution; Interfaith and ecumenical understanding; Community development work in the UK and overseas; Work with forced migrants, including internally displaced people; Sustainable development.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises with a turnover of less than c. £350,000 may apply. Those who can demonstrate other sources of funding for their project and innovative charities/projects not normally able to attract other funding are prioritised.
Grant size: Small grants of up to £3,000; Interest free loans of up to £5,000 repayable over 5 years. In exceptional circumstances larger grants may be given.
Closing date: End of December
Apply: https://theedithmellischaritabletrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

British & Foreign School Society
Type of project: The education of poor and disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 25 and skills training for poor or disadvantaged young adults that will directly increase their ability to earn a living. We are also prioritizing grant applications for overseas projects that address the need for re-establishing and renewing education in countries where the provision of education has suffered from conflict, natural disaster or neglect.
Location: Examples of countries where we have funded projects are: Afghanistan, Burma, the DRC, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, the UK and Zambia.
Eligibility: Grants are given to organisations with UK charitable status
Grant size: Not stated. Funding is project based which means that we only fund projects for a defined period of up to 3 years. We also only fund new projects and expect BFSS funding to form a significant proportion of the total project grant.
Deadline: 2 January
Apply: https://bfss.org.uk/grants/ 

Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Type of project: The funding is intended to support multi-disciplinary teams from UK NHS trusts to develop partnerships with hospital institutions in the target countries to improve antimicrobial stewardship. Grants are available for projects focussed on: Antimicrobial stewardship, including surveillance (AMS) – requirement; Antimicrobial pharmacy expertise and capacity – requirement; Infection Prevention Control (IPC).
Location: Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
Eligibility: Applications for the larger funding range of £30,000 - £75,000 must be made by established health partnerships between a UK health institution(s) and an overseas health institution(s). Applications for the lower funding range of £10,000 - £30,000 must be made by new partnerships between a UK health institution(s) and an overseas health institution(s).
Grant size: There are two tiers of funding available: Category A. £10,000 – £30,000: for new partnerships; Category B. £30,000 – £75,000: for established partnerships.
Closing date: 4 January
Apply: https://www.thet.org/our-work/grants/cwpams/cwpams-call-documents/ 

Wellcome Trust’s Public Engagement Fund
Type of project: Creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. Your project should do at least one of the following: 1) empower people to access, use, respond to, and/or participate in health research and innovation; 2) improve health research by making it more people-centred, to better understand people’s experiences and draw on that knowledge; 3) help people to value and think critically about science, health research, innovation and the role these play in society. We’re especially interested in work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and economic disadvantage.
Location: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific.
Eligibility: You don’t need funding from another organisation to be eligible, but it may make your proposal more competitive.
Grant size: Most proposals received are for £25,000 to £100,000. Requests under £250,000 should meet the stated deadline. Requests over £250,000 should first send an EOI to pef@wellcome.ac.uk 
Closing date: 11 January
Apply: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/public-engagement-fund 

Wellcome Trust Multi-User Equipment Grants
Type of project: These grants provide support for multi-user items of equipment.
Applications need to show how the equipment will directly benefit your research and that of others; the evidence of need for the equipment; whether similar equipment may be available locally/nationally; pilot data showing the suitability of the equipment; management and sustainability plans; expertise in operating the equipment and; the added value for Wellcome Trust-funded research.
Location: UK, Low- or middle-income countries
Eligibility: You can apply for a grant if you, and any co-applicants, have an academic or research post and a track record in getting grant funding. Any co-applicants who don’t have salary support for the duration of the grant are eligible to apply if they have at least one year’s personal salary support at the proposed start date of the grant.
Grant size: £100,000 to £1 million for up to 5 years. Your host organisation should contribute at least 25% towards the cost of the equipment. Contributions can include support in-kind as well as money, such as the provision of a key support post.
Closing date: 15 January
Apply: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/multi-user-equipment-grants 

Southall Trust Overseas Development Fund
Type of project: We are particularly interested in projects which improve the life chances for the next generation of children born into war-torn nations and/or those in the Global South, as well as those born into nations with poor access to education.
Location: the global South
Eligibility: In the Overseas Development category, only charities that are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales can apply.
Grant size: average grant in the overseas development category is £1,800
Closing date: 31 January. Please note, requests over £3,000 must to be submitted by this deadline. Low requests can be submitted at any time.
Apply: https://southalltrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

Southall Trust Peace and Reconciliation Fund  
Type of project: Conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Only charities that are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales can apply.
Grant size: up to £3,000. The average grant is c. £1,900.
Closing date: 31 January. Please note, requests over £3,000 must to be submitted by this deadline. Low requests can be submitted at any time.
Apply: https://southalltrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

Global Giving Accelerator Programme
Type of project: The platform is accepting applications for the March 2019 Global Giving Accelerator. Graduates of the Accelerator will become full Global Giving partners with benefits such as professional and personalised fundraising pages; extra funding in matching offers and bonus prizes and access to corporate partnerships.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Please see here for the paperwork you must submit with your application:
Deadline: 1 February
Apply: https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/application/start.html 

Joint Global Health Trials scheme 
Type of project: DFID, the UK Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research and Wellcome announce a call for proposals to fund research addressing any major health related problem affecting vulnerable populations in low and middle-income countries. Research into chronic non-communicable diseases, including mental health, and reproductive, maternal and new born health are particularly welcomed.
Location: Low- and Middle-Income countries.
Eligibility: Applications are encouraged with principal investigators from these countries. Applications must engage with the potential users of research for future implementation and impact for policy. Stakeholders, such as policy makers, should be engaged throughout the research process to ensure trial results are implementable, scalable and in line with policy needs.
Grant size: £20m total fund
Closing date: 5 February
Apply: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/jght-9/joint-global-health-trials-scheme-call-9-development-grants/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery 

Green Hall Foundation
Type of project: Those which sustainably improve lives among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged, particularly in the UK. Overseas projects are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Preference is given to appeals where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required and where permanent equipment or building is required, as opposed to funding salaries or the charity running costs.
Location: UK & overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Deadline: Calls for proposals opens 1 March at 9am UK time and closes when 100 applications have been received.
Apply: £1,000 to £10,000 

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (Additional deadline)
Type of project: projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures under two priority areas: 1) Peace & Sustainable Security and; 2) Environmental Sustainability.
Location: UK based organisations working nationally or internationally
Eligibility: UK registered charitable NGOs. We also support organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf. If you are an organisation that is new to PPCF, we would encourage you to get in touch with the Trust Secretary for an informal discussion about your work prior to submitting your application.
Grant size: between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years. We usually support organisations for whose annual income is between £10,000 and £500,000.
Closing date: 8 February
Apply: https://www.polden-puckham.org.uk/how-to-apply-report

Ernst Kleinwort Medium Grants Programme (Additional deadline)
Type of project: The Trust has 2 focus areas under its Medium Grants Programme: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size: £5,001 – £10,000
Closing date: 11 February
Apply: http://ekct.org.uk/application-medium-grant/ 

AB Charitable Trust (Additional deadline)
Type of project: Hard to fund projects which champion human dignity and promote respect for vulnerable individuals. The Trust's focus areas are: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; human rights and access to justice.
Location: The UK. The Trust does not normally fund charities with large national or international links.
Eligibility: Grants are normally awarded only to charities registered and working in the UK with annual income between £150k and £1.5m. Please note, the date of your application should be dictated by the reporting date of your certified accounts, which must be no more than 12 months prior to the application deadline. If your accounts are outside these parameters, your application will be ineligible.
Grant size: £10,000 to £20,000. This funder can support core costs.
Closing date: 1 March
Apply: http://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/application.htm 

Ernst Kleinwort Large Grants Programme (Additional deadline)
Type of project: The Trust has 2 focus areas under its Large Grants Programme: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size: £10,001 and over.
Closing date: 4 March (opens 4 January)
Apply: http://ekct.org.uk/application-large-grant/ 

BBC Radio 4 Appeal
Type of project: Activities that fall within the following categories will be considered eligible for an appeal: Medical research; Hospitals/hospices; Other medical/health/sickness; Disability; Housing/homelessness; Social welfare and services; Humanitarian aid/famine; disaster relief; Human rights; Education/training; Arts/culture; Amateur sports/recreation; Environment/wildlife; conservation/ heritage.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: A charity can only have an appeal broadcast on the BBC once every three years. UK registered charities whose work has an impact at UK or international level are eligible. Priority will be given to UK charities that deliver activities for beneficiaries located in more than one of the nations of the UK. Priority will be given to international charities that deliver activities for beneficiaries located across several regions within a country or across countries.
Grant size: On average charities raise between £5,000 and £20,000
Closing date: 19 March 
Apply: https://www.bbc.co.uk/charityappeals/appeals/apply-now 

DFID Small Charities Challenge Fund
Type of project: SCCF welcomes applications for projects strengthening the capacity of grassroots development organisations by working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised to carry out work in priority countries towards achieving the Global Goals. It also particularly welcomes applications focused on securing better outcomes for widows.
Location: DFID's project countries can be seen here.
Eligibility: It is open to any small, UK-registered charity or not-for-profit organisation, with an annual income of £250,000 or less.
Grant size: Grants of up to £50,000 for up to 2 years. The fund does not specify how much of the budget should go to capital expenditure, monitoring and evaluation activities or UK costs.
Closing date: 28 March
Apply: https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/ 

AB Charitable Trust
Type of project: Hard to fund projects which champion human dignity and promote respect for vulnerable individuals. The Trust's focus areas are: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; human rights and access to justice.
Location: UK. The Trust does not normally fund charities with large national or international links.
Eligibility: Grants are normally awarded only to charities registered and working in the UK with annual income between £150,000 and £1.5m.
Please note, the date of your application should be dictated by the reporting date of your certified accounts, which must be no more than 12 months prior to the application deadline. If your accounts are outside these parameters, your application will be ineligible.
Grant size: £10,000 to £20,000. This funder is happy to support core costs.
Deadline: 10 May
Apply: http://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/application.htm 

Ernst Kleinwort Medium Grants Programme
Type of project: The Trust has 3 focus areas: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International) and 3) Reproductive Health and Family Planning (International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size: Medium Grants are for £5,001 – £10,000
Deadline: 19 May (opens 18 April)
Apply: http://ekct.org.uk/make-an-application/ 

Chrysalis Trust
Type of project: Current focus: Relief of poverty and disability; Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water.
Location: UK & overseas
Eligibility: The Trust supports local projects in the North East of England, national organisations providing benefit across the UK, as well as, international charities registered in the UK.
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000
Deadline: 15 May
Apply: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php 

BBC Radio 4 Appeal
Type of project: Activities that fall within the following categories will be considered eligible for an appeal: Medical research; Hospitals/hospices; Other medical/health/sickness; Disability; Housing/homelessness; Social welfare and services; Humanitarian aid/famine, disaster relief; Human rights; Education/training; Arts/culture; Amateur sports/recreation; Environment/wildlife conservation/ heritage.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: A charity can only have an appeal broadcast on the BBC once every three years. UK registered charities whose work has an impact at UK or international level are eligible. Priority will be given to UK charities that deliver activities for beneficiaries located in more than one of the nations of the UK. Priority will be given to international charities that deliver activities for beneficiaries located across several regions within a country or across countries.
Grant size: On average charities raise between £5,000 and £20,000
Deadline: 20 May
Apply: https://www.bbc.co.uk/charityappeals/appeals/apply-now 

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Ongoing Opportunities

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The Cumber Family Charitable Trust
Type of project: Agricultural, conservation and rural development work both locally and in developing countries. The Trust also has a preference for projects focusing on welfare, education, medical or disadvantaged children's needs, or those that are agriculturally, or conservation focussed. Preference also goes to longer term projects that do not necessarily appeal to the general public.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: To qualify for our support, your project must be either: working outside the UK; a UK national charity or a charity active in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Grant size: Up to £2,000
Apply: https://www.cumberfamilycharitabletrust.org.uk/grants.php 

The Edward Smart Charitable Trust
Type of project: Those which support the education of disadvantaged young women.
Location: UK and India
Eligibility: Funding applications cannot be for individuals; research or feasibility studies; general charitable appeals; core funding for national charities; UK based schools
Grant size: One-off grants for up to £5,000. No repeat funding can be requested within 3 years.
Apply: http://www.esct.org.uk/apply.htm 

The Genesis Charitable Trust
Type of project: The Trust prioritises income-generating projects in developing countries. It actively seeks to support entrepreneurial initiatives; targeted improvement of economic opportunities; improvements to the efficiency of markets and the ease of doing business. Short pilots, one-off awards and projects lasting around three years are considered equally.
Location: Developing countries. See here for a list of the countries supported.
Eligibility: Non-profit organisations registered in their operating country may apply. Non-profit organisations associated with an organisation recorded on an official register of charities in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or Singapore may also apply.
Grant size: it is exceptional for grant payments to exceed £400,000 in any single year of a project.
Apply: https://www.giml.co.uk/genesis-charitable-trust 

Thackery Medical Research Trust
Type of project: Within the Trust’s overseas development focus areas, it will consider supporting international charitable medical supply organisations. This may include establishing sustainable supply chains for the production, distribution and use of medical equipment in areas of the world that are poorly supplied. It will also consider projects which relieve and prevent disease and sickness in under-developed countries by supporting appropriate research and manufacture of medical products.
Location: UK and developing countries.
Grant size: The Trust has an annual budget of £30,000 and aims to offer grants to more than one organisation.
Apply: http://www.tmrt.co.uk/guidance-to-applicants/ 

The Austin Bailey Foundation
Type of project: Within the fund's Overseas Charities category, approximately 25% of unrestricted income is given to relief agencies for the relief of poverty and ill-health, and the fostering of opportunities for young people in the developing world.
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: For the June meeting, apply by March to mid-April and by December for the January meeting. If you are applying under Overseas Charity category, you must be registered UK charity operating in the developing world.
Grant size: Grants for new applicants rarely exceed £400. Grants for charities known to the Trust can reach approximately £4,000.
Apply: http://www.austinbaileyfoundation.org/grants/applying-for-a-grant 

Trusthouse Charitable Trust
Type of project: Trusthouse is an independent grant making foundation which makes approximately 150-200 grants totalling around £2.5 million a year to a variety of charitable organisations based in areas of extreme deprivation focusing on the following thematic areas: 1) Rural issues - for example, projects providing transport for the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged; contact networks for the young disabled; community centres and village halls; employment training schemes especially those promoting local, traditional crafts; projects addressing issues such as drug/alcohol misuse or homelessness. 2) Urban Deprivation - youth clubs; training schemes to help people out of unemployment; drop in centres for the homeless. National charities might be eligible if working in a specific area which is within the deprivation ranks described above.
Location: UK
Eligibility: General costs including core costs, salaries, projects costs; capital expenditure on buildings or essential equipment
Grant size: not stated
Apply: http://trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/applications/ 

Danson Foundation
Type of project: Education projects. Examples of projects supported can be seen here.
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply.
Grant size: various grants between £1,000 - £150,000
Apply: https://www.thedansonfoundation.com/contact-us/ 

Denise Coates Foundation
Type of project: Charities are invited to present proposals to the Foundation's Trustees detailing how a grant would be used and the benefits that it would deliver. The Foundation’s focus areas include: Education and Training; Disaster Recovery/Emergency Relief
Community Development; Medical Research and Development. Charities are invited to present proposals to the Foundation's Trustees detailing how a grant would be used and the benefits that it would deliver
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply
Grant size: In the 2016-17 financial year the Foundation committed to provide £5,964,536 of grants and donations to 21 charitable entities, 19 of which totalled more than £20,000
Apply: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/ContactAndTrustees.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1149110&SubsidiaryNumber=0 

Woodward Charitable Trust
Type of projects: Areas of focus include: Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour; Prisoners and ex-offenders; Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders; Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting; Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled; Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people and; Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers.
Location: UK
Eligibility: Trustees will not fund unsolicited applications from charities whose annual income exceeds £300,000.
Grant size: Most grants are for less than £5,000
Apply: http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/ 

Hebb Finn Charitable Trust  
Type of projects: The prevention or relief of poverty especially in Africa and Wales. In Africa the focus is on initiatives which have humanitarian and Christian aims, including: Projects to improve health or address health issues; Education of children and professional education and; Support for micro-businesses.
Location: Wales & Africa
Eligibility: Charities and individuals
Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000 past grantees can be seen here.
Apply: http://www.hebffin.com/uploads/3/9/3/5/39352763/hf_funding_guidelines.pdf 

The John Lewis Foundation
Type of projects: The current focus of the Foundation is to invest in disadvantaged communities that support the John Lewis business throughout the world to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment and improve social inclusion.
Location: The Foundation welcomes applications for projects with these objectives both in the UK and overseas. The project must benefit communities in which there is a John Lewis store, supplier, manufacturer, distribution hub, call centre etc.
Grant size: The Trustees will consider projects of varying amounts
Eligibility: groups and organisations that are registered with the appropriate Charity Commission or where the grant is for an exclusively charitable purpose. Funding cannot support building renovation or other capital expenditure or consumables.
Apply: http://www.johnlewisfoundation.org/content/fnd/en/how-to-apply.html 

The Ashworth Charitable Trust
Type of project: The Trust is a small grant-making charity created primarily to support humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally. Its underlying principals are: justice; education for all; the need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society; that all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society; and that to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities whose turnover is under £1 million.
Grant size: Grant levels do not usually exceed £3,000
Apply: http://www.ashworthtrust.org/funding.html 

The Paul Hamlyn Shared Ground Fund
Type of project: The Shared Ground Fund will provide organisations with the financial support they need to test new approaches, explore ways of exploiting emerging opportunities and address new challenges on migration. Applicants must contribute to one of the following aims of the Shared Ground Fund:
• Staying safe – ensuring that young people who have migrated can address the significant barriers that affect their ability to thrive;
• Living well together – supporting work which helps communities experiencing high levels of migration become stronger and more connected.
Location: UK
Eligibility: We welcome applications from not-for-profit organisations of any size working anywhere in the UK. Partnership proposals and other forms of collaboration (particularly cross sector) where this is a route to greater and lasting change are welcomed. We are particularly interested in work which involves organisations whose primary focus is not migration, but where there is an opportunity to increase positive benefits for people who have migrate.
Grant size: There are two grant types:
• Shared Ground ‘explore and test’ grants – each year we expect to make around 10 grants to help explore and test new approaches awards will be for a maximum of £60,000, usually for up to two years.
• Shared Ground ‘more and better’ grants – each year we expect to make around 10 longer, larger grants to help develop and embed more established activities. Awards will be for between £100,000 and £400,000 for up to four years. We expect most grants to be in the range of £100,000 – £250,000. Larger grants will be considered on an exceptional basis and usually by invitation.
Apply: https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/shared-ground-fund/#the-purpose-of-the-fund 

The Dorfred Charitable Trust
Type of project: Relief of third world poverty. Applications should concentrate upon an identifiable current need and how the requested sum could meet it, the consequences of non-intervention, the expected results of the project and its sustainability in terms of people being trained to help themselves.
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: UK registered charities only
Grant size: £18,000 of grants were awarded in 2016/7
Apply: http://www.dorfred-trust.org.uk/how-to-apply.html 

John M Archer Charitable Trust
Type of project: prevention and relief of human suffering; welfare of sick, distressed or afflicted people; alleviation of need; advancement of education; advancement of religious or missionary work; advancement of medical or scientific research and discovery; preservation of Scottish heritage and the advancement of associated cultural activities.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: Not stated
Grant size: Maximum £5,000. Average £1,000
Apply: http://fundingscotland.com/Funds/Fund/a0Rb0000000Ng4cEAC 

The C J W Trust
Type of project: The Trust focuses its grant making on: General charitable purposes; Disability; The prevention or relief of poverty; Other charitable purposes.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: Not stated
Grant size: £14,500 worth of grants were made in 2017 between £1,000 - £5,000
Apply: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends61/0000297061_AC_20170405_E_C.PDF

The Weslyan Foundation
Type of project: The Wesleyan Foundation provides support in the following areas:
• Health - Projects working to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community
• Education - Projects that work to promote education and lifelong learning
• Social - Projects that create innovative solutions to social challenges, promoting community cohesion and developing resilience within communities.
Location: the City and County of CARDIFF
Eligibility Local constituted community groups and registered charities with an income below £250,000 can apply
Grant size £2,000
Apply http://cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/64-wesleyan-foundation 

De la Rue Charitable Trust
Type of project: Educational projects at home and abroad which promote relevant skills, international understanding and bring relief from suffering.
Location: The UK and under-developed communities where De la Rue does business.
Eligibility: an official registered charity preferably in the UK with a charity registration number.
Grant size: Approximate annual fund value is £60,000 with 10-12 charities supported in 2016/7.
Apply: https://www.delarue.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/relationships/de-la-rue-in-the-community/charitable-trust 

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation
Type of project: A grant making body that supports a wide range of causes, the primary areas of interest being the built environment, responsible business and enterprise, young people and education, and global sustainability. n recent years, we have awarded major and small grants in the following funding areas: Arts and Culture; Education and Young People; Conservation and Heritage; Environmental Sustainability; Community Support; Health and Hospices; Religion; Emergency relief; and Welfare of service personnel.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered non-for-profit organizations that support grassroots community-based projects. While you may apply anytime, applications submitted one month before the small grants committee meeting will be considered at the next meeting. Please note that the Small Grants Committee will consider applications in February, May, July and October 2018.
Grant size: a maximum of £5,000. The average award is £1,500.
Apply: https://www.princeofwalescharitablefoundation.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/application-checklist 

The Queen Anne's Gate Foundation
Type of project: Projects which ‘make potentially unproductive lives productive’. This tends to mean a bias towards educational and rehabilitative charities and those that work with underprivileged areas of society. There is a focus on the UK and Asia. In principle, there is a willingness to commit funding for three years if it enables the chosen charity or project to plan more effectively. The Foundation also supports one-off appropriate causes, as they become available.
Location: Predominately supports projects in the UK and Asia.
Grant size: Total grant funding for 2017 was £204,049
More information: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/ContactAndTrustees.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1108903&SubsidiaryNumber=0 

The Gibbs Trust
Type of project: These are innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations, other Christian Causes, especially of an ecumenical nature, and a wider category in the fields of the creative arts, education, social and international concern
Location: Wales and overseas
Eligibility: The Trust only makes grants to UK registered charities. It encourages applicants to be brief and to look at the list of grants made before applying.
Grant size: Grants totalling £43,250 were made to international causes in 2016/7. This figure included one £9,000 donation. The remainder were between £1,000 - £3,000.
Deadline: The pattern is for the Trustees to meet three times during the financial year: around Easter, in late summer, and after Christmas.
Apply: http://www.gibbstrust.org.uk 

The Noel Buxton Trust's African Grants
Type of project: hard-to-fund community-led organisations working to build local sustainable livelihoods, such as small business support and training and microfinance in both urban and rural settings. Applications in support of initiatives that are building sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Africa are especially welcome. Trustees also welcome appeals that support and protect street children, and help them find safe and sustainable livelihoods.
Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan. Within these areas, priority will be given to work with communities living in urban slums and semi-arid regions where economic hardship is most extreme.
Eligibility: Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations and do not generally respond to appeals from large and well-supported charities. The Trustees welcome applications from diaspora-led organisations based and registered in the UK. The Trust is also considers direct applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa.
Grant size: The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years. 
Apply: http://www.noelbuxtontrust.org.uk/2012africa.htm#Purposes 

The Noel Buxton Trust's Penal Grants
Type of project: projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community.
Location: England, Scotland and Wales. The emphasis of giving is on areas outside London and South-east England.
Eligibility: Registered Voluntary and Community Sector organisations. These include local campaigning organisations; self-help groups; and service providers.
Grant size: one off grants of up to £3,000
Apply: http://www.noelbuxtontrust.org.uk/2012penal.htm#Who 

The True Colours Trust Small UK Grants Programme
Type of project: local organisations and projects that work with disabled children, their siblings and their families on a daily basis. Grants are usually one-off contributions for projects or core costs rather than multi-year grants for on-going revenue costs. Trustees prefer to fund: Hydrotherapy pools; Multi-sensory rooms; Mini buses; Sibling projects; Bereavement support; Specialised play equipment / access to play and leisure; Family support / parent-led peer support.
Location: UK
Eligibility: The Trustees are unlikely to fund the following: condition specific organisations; residential play schemes; residential special schools; and free schools. Also, organisations whose annual income exceeds £300,000 are unlikely to be considered.
Grant size: up to £10,000
Apply: http://www.truecolourstrust.org.uk/small-grants-uk/ 

The True Colours Trust Small Grants Programme Africa
Type of project: Promoting and developing palliative care for adults and children in Africa, including improving access to appropriate pain relief. Trustees prioritise the following: Equipment for patients; Palliative care for children and young people; Palliative care medicines; Capital improvement costs; Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas; Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa.
Location: Africa
Eligibility: Local African and UK organisations may apply
Grant size: £500 – £5,000
Apply: http://www.truecolourstrust.org.uk/small-grants-uk/ 

Ernst Kleinwort Small Grants Programme
Type of project: The Trust has 3 focus areas: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International) and 3) Reproductive Health and Family Planning (International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size: Small Grants <£5,000 
Apply: http://ekct.org.uk/make-an-application/ 
Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities Grants
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