Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - Round 4

Aims/priorities: The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust offers funding to UK registered charities whose work takes place in the UK and directly supports the theme selected by the Trustees for that year. The field of interest this year is 'Music and the arts; people aged 60 and over'. In particular, it will support projects that focus on the many complex issues that have arisen from the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that address the specific needs of people aged 60 and over.

Leeds Building Society

Aims/Priorities: Grants are available to cover the costs involved directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. 

Who can apply? The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1 million per year.

Grant amount: £250 - £1,000

Application process: Aplications can be made online on their website. 

Deadline: Ongoing

True Colours Trust - Small Grants UK - COVID-19 Support

Aims/priorities: The funding aims to help smaller organisations to adapt and continue to deliver their vital services in light of coronavirus/COVID-19 in order to support families in the short to medium term. This may include normal running costs of programmes which are resuming, or adaptations to existing services to allow them to take place safely. Proposals for the following areas of work will be considered, in no particular order:

LGBT+ Futures Fund

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to provide funding for LGBT+ organisations and projects to enable them to continue through the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and meet the immediate needs of LGBT+ people and communities adversely affected by the pandemic. Grants will be awarded towards ongoing work, core costs and additional work which strengthens the position of organisations and their ability to respond to community needs at this challenging time.

Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to help small BAME led VCSE organisations to respond to the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities must be expected to end by 31st March 2021.

Applications should be in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will need to show how they have taken into account government guidance about keeping people safeand must be for at least one of the below:

Foyle Foundation

Aims/Priorities: This Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Online applications can be accepted from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000. Our focus will be to make one-year grants only to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability.

COVID-19 Digital Response Fund

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to support organisations dealing with the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis to develop the digital, data and design capabilities that allow them to address urgent issues and serve the most vulnerable. There are two funding streams available:

Discovery Programme

Help the Homeless (UK)

Aims/priorities: Help The Homeless makes grants to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enabling them to rebuild their lives. Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. The grants are available for capital costs.

Who can apply? Small and medium sized charitable organisations (with a turnover of less than £1 million)

Grant amount: Up to £5,000

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: