The Onward Community Fund

Aims/priorities: The Onward Community Fund aims to support local groups and projects. Underpinned by their mission ‘To make a positive difference in the communities we serve’ groups can bid for up to £2,500 for their neighbourhood. Examples could include: IT training, youth projects or community events.

Projects should aim to address one or more of the following:

Tesco Community Grants

Aims/priorities:  Community groups across the UK are being invited to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them.

The Tesco Community Grant scheme will award grants to charities and community organisations to fund local good causes whose focus is on supporting children and families.

Originally launched in 2016 as Bags of Help the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £86million in grants since 2016, including 2,000 sports teams and 1,400 groups supporting vulnerable older people.  

Powering Up - Power to Change

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Aims/priorities: The Powering Up programme allows community business leaders and their teams to access specific technical expertise, alongside professional development and wellbeing support. Each package of support will be based on the unique circumstances that community businesses find themselves in, as they adapt to the rapidly changing landscape during the COVID-19 crisis.

NSUN - Side By Side Fund

Aims/priorities: The Fund will award grants to help peer support groups to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, or make their group more sustainable. The peer support, mutual aid or self-help group must benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress. 

The Richardson Brothers Foundation

Aims/priorities: In 2006 the family established the Richardson Brothers Foundation to give financial support to projects that improve the circumstances of those less fortunate in society, with a particular focus on education, social projects and assisting disabled service personnel.

Who can apply? Voluntary, charitable and community organisations, including local grassroots groups, are eligible to apply.

Grant amount: Not specified

People through Pets

Aims/priorities: The People through Pets scheme provides funding to organisations whose main activity is:

  • the provision of temporary or ongoing assistance to ensure pets can remain with their owners, where rehoming takes place only when it is not possible to reunite the pet with their owner