Magic Little Grants 2020

Aims/priorities: Magic Little Grants will be awarding over 900 grants to community projects across Great Britain.  

The aim of the fund is to engage with organisations that are supporting hard to reach individuals, projects need to meet either of the following themes:

  • Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
  • Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities

The funder issued the following coronavirus (COVID-19) update on 1 April 2020:

Peter Cruddas Foundation

Aims/priorities: Peter Cruddas Foundation funds projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales.

Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent.

Who can apply? Registered charities

Grant amount: There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year.

The Clothworkers' Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Clothworkers' Foundation is the independent charitable arm of The Clothworkers' Company, and is one of the top 50 charitable grant makers in the UK.

The Clothworkers' Foundation aims to use its funding to improve the quality of life for people and communities that face disadvantage. Grants are available to UK charities under its Open Grants Programme to fund capital projects, such as buildings, equipment and vehicles, that fit within one its nine areas of interest:

The Lawrence Atwell's Charity (for individuals)

Published date: 
Sunday, 28th June 2020

Aims/priorities: The Lawrence Atwell's Charity aims to help young people free themselves from poverty and disadvantage by heading into the job they want.  Through tailored grant-making to those people who are most in need, the Charity will invest in their talents and aspirations to help them find their way – either straightaway or through a series of steps - into satisfying work.

Who can apply? To be eligible, applicants must be:

BlueSpark Foundation

Published date: 
Sunday, 28th June 2020
Blue Spark Foundation logo

Aims/priorities: The BlueSpark Foundation’s objective is to fund or part-fund projects that aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities.  The funding is intended to support projects that have the following objectives:

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Published date: 
Sunday, 28th June 2020

Aims/priorities: The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people living throughout the UK and takes pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund.  The Foundation offers grants across the following range of priority areas:

  • The arts
  • Children and young people
  • The environment
  • Food
  • Social change

Funding can be used for core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads.