B&Q Foundation

Aims/priorities: The B&Q Foundation wants to help local communities shape the spaces that means so much to them. It will provide grants to local charities to support communities with projects to improve homes or a community space. They want to fund projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces.

GM Mental Wellbeing Grants

Aims/priorities: GMCVO, working in partnership with 10GM, have launched a grants programme to support adults from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester, that may struggle to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing. 

The communities we want to reach are:

BAME Healthy Communities Surviving COVID-19 Fund

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to enable small and medium sized BAME-led organisations and the communities they support to build wellbeing, resilience, and capacity through a range of projects taking place during the pandemic/post-pandemic period. 

Three different types of grants are available:

Option 1 (Grants of up to £5,000 for organisations with an annual income of under £50,000):

Postcode Dream Trust - Postcode Recovery Fund

Aims/priorities: The funding is for impactful and original projects that can demonstrate a clear link to the effects of the pandemic across the following six funding priority areas:

  • Educational inequalities
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social exclusion and isolation
  • Poverty

Applications where there are other clear benefits to the community will also be considered.

Projects must:

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to support grassroots organisations providing safe social spaces, mentoring, work, or social skills for young people aged 11 to 25 years old in the UK. Grants are intended for organisations who are empowering young people in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The Foundation aims to fund work that helps young people create firm foundations, by addressing their needs through early intervention. 

The funding is intended for projects and activities which:

Disabled People's Organisations - COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the COVID-19 needs of disabled people.

The term disabled people is used to mean all groups of people with impairments including: people with learning difficulties, people who experience mental distress, people with a visual impairment, deaf people, people who are neuro diverse, people with long term health conditions and people with physical impairments. 

Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund

Aims/priorities: Through its Benevolent Fund, the Weaver's Company provides funding for smaller charitable organisations that are providing services for young people who are vulnerable and at risk of becoming involved with crime. The funding is intended to support work in the following areas of interest:

  • Young offenders
  • Prisoners and ex-prisoners.
  • Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement.   

Funding is available for the following: