Masonic Charitable Foundation - Later Life Inclusions small grants programme

Aims/priorities: Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Inclusions grants programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Inclusion grants programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. 

Grants can be offered to charities that provide:

Theatre Reopening Fund

Aims/priorities: In response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, Theatres Trust has repurposed its small grants schemes to support not-for-profit theatres across the UK to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure. The Theatre Reopening Fund offers capital funding for building improvements and for purchasing equipment that will allow the theatres to reopen viably and safely. Capital grants are available for necessary building alterations and equipment to allow theatres to reopen safely with regards to coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions.

Theatre Improvement Scheme

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for not-for-profit theatres in the UK for capital improvement projects on a specific theme each year. The theme for the 2020 fund is Improving Environmental Sustainability. Funding will be given to projects that demonstrate how a small intervention can have a big impact on reducing the theatre's environmental impact. Examples of eligible projects might be:

The Phoenix Fund

Aims/Priorities: The Phoenix Fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of COVID-19 pandemic response. The initiative will support a network of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community.


Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Response Fund

Aims/priorities: The COVID-19 Response Fund aims to help charities in the UK and abroad to alleviate social deprivation, helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered.

Who can apply? Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises based and working in the UK (or abroad) may apply.

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. 

Thomas Wall Trust

Aims/priorities: The funding will support a project or running costs for a charity that equips people (aged 11 and over) with the skills ready for employment. The funding is intended to support people with an emphasis on building confidence, knowledge and skills, and therefore increasing prospects of employment within the UK.  Priority will be given to:

Common Call COVID Fund

Aims/priorities: The funding for this scheme comes from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The fund is administered by Do It Now Now, an open innovation organisation driven by the desire to bring social empowerment to Black Communities across the globe.

Grants are available to support Black-led social enterprises and charities in the UK, so they are able to survive and thrive, even during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

The fund aims to help its grantees:

Postcode Community Trust

Aims/priorities: The Postcode Community Trust has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 4th August 2020.  The Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills and resources to make positive changes within their own communities. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities for projects that benefit communities through:

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)

Aims/priorities: Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Wooden Spoon Society’s Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports projects help mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Each year the charity supports around 70 projects. Through the programme funding is available for:

Asda Foundation (UK) Covid-19 Grants - Hygiene Grant

Aims/priorities:  This grant is focused on personal hygiene dignity, supporting residents/patients in facilities, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support. 

Who can apply? Not for profit organisations. We would expect applications from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters. 

Grant amount: Up to £500