Independent Age Grants Fund

Aims/priorities: The coronavirus has changed life for everyone in the UK, but older people are amongst the hardest hit. It is humbling to see the huge efforts that are being made across the UK to make sure that older people get the practical help they need and can stay safe, healthy, connected and contributing during a long period of socially isolating. Despite the challenges they are facing, organisations are keeping vital services running, providing advice, support, opportunities, and practical help.

GC Gibson Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: Last year the Funder supported capital equipment purchases and building refurbishment projects which provide benefit to the aged or the disadvantaged young or to the disabled.  They want to encourage projects that increase engagement for the benefit of both individuals and society.

Who can apply? Charities must be UK registered but can operate anywhere in the world.

Grant amount: Applications given out last  year did not exceed £4,000

The Charity Service Grant Fund

Aims/priorities: The Grant Fund is provided and administered by the Charity Service, a registered charity supporting third sector organisations in Greater Manchester. The funding is intended for local organisations working with people who are disadvantaged, sick, infirm, or living in poverty in the area.

Who can apply? Registered charities, community interest companies (CICs) and voluntary organisations are welcome to apply. Multiple applications from one organisation will be considered although these must not be for the same purpose.

Asda Foundation - COVID-19 Healthy Holiday Grants

Aims/priorities: The ASDA Foundation's grants programmes aim to support grassroots charitable organisations working at the heart of its stores' communities with initiatives that will make a real long-term difference, benefiting the wider community. Healthy Holiday Grants are designed to support charitable groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal.

Places of Worship (POW): protective security funding scheme

Aims/priorities: This scheme provides funding for protective security measures to places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime. Any crime that is motivated by hostility on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity can be classed as a hate crime. For this scheme, they are focusing on religion.

The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust

Aims/priorities: Aware that the COVID-19 crisis is having an extreme and significant effect on the whole charitable sector, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has reviewed its criteria for its next round of grants. In order to spread the Trust’s available funding as far as possible, grants will be for £1,000 rather than the usual £5,000 for grant round 3, which is for projects to deal with people aged 60 and over. You can apply for a grant from the Trust if you have an operating income and expenditure of between £100,000 and £1m.