Funding opportunities

Updated 21 April 2020

Click here The OneFamily Foundation is inviting its customers to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to help them to continue providing support to those affected by the coronavirus, or who themselves are struggling to maintain their usual services. Examples for nominations might include foodbanks, support groups or homeless charities. The Foundation has already helped more than two hundred good causes deliver projects such as helping disability charities invest in their resources, and community groups tackle isolation amongst the older generation. Nominations for this round close on the 12th May 2020.

Click here The UK Government in collaboration with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched phase 2 of its Emergency Surplus Food Grant. The aim of the £1 million grant scheme is to provide support to small and micro-sized not-for-profit food redistributors who can redistribute surplus food from retailers, wholesalers and food manufacturers to vulnerable people and those in need who are affected by the coronavirus. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to help with capital and revenue costs such as costs for transporting the surplus food or any increased demand and capacity issues. The deadline for applications is 1pm on the 4th June 2020 but may close early if the budget is fully allocated.

Click here London Community Response has launched a second wave of emergency funding for charities and community groups responding to the needs of communities affected by the Coronavirus. Wave 2 has two funding programmes: ‘Crisis response’ will provide grants of up to £10,000 to help organisations meet the immediate needs of communities and people at risk by helping to cover one-off costs such as food and essentials, equipment, and staff costs; ‘Delivering differently’ will provide grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to cover up-front costs to help organisations change the way they deliver services, such as moving to digital platforms, team training, redeployment of staff and ongoing service costs. Grants of over £50,000 may be considered but there must be strong reasoning for this. There is a weekly rolling deadline until further notice.

Click here Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstance as well as strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music which is England’s largest children’s music charity. Youth Making’s funding programme is made up of three separate funds. These are Fund A which offers small grants (£2,000 to £30,000) for high quality music-making projects; Fund B which offers medium-sized grants (30,001 – £150,000 per year for up to two years) for larger programmes of work; and the Music Education Hub Development Fund. In applying for funding schools will have to justify how the activities supported do not duplicate Department of Education funding. The closing dates for applications to Fund A is the 31st July 2020. Fund B and the Education Hub Development Fund are currently closed and expected to re-open for applications in Autumn 2020. Youth Music has also launched an Emergency Fund for music-making organisations affected by the Coronavirus. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. Through this fund Youth Music aim to prioritise the people and organisations in the most immediate need, and to make quick decisions and payments.

Click here The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 – £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit organisations. There are two grant rounds per year and in 2020 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 21st January – 4th February 2020.

Click here Voluntary and community sector organisations can apply for grants of up to £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements. This should include people who are digitally excluded. The closing date for applications is the 11th December 2019 and projects should start in April 2020.


All strands of the Programme aim to use EURO 2020 as an opportunity to improve social integration, but how that might look is up to you. Depending on your requirements, a specific fund might be the best choice for your pitch, but you can apply for all three funds. Click here


Click here Do you have a digital solution that could help people feel more confident in navigating the changing world of work? We’re providing a £2.8 million funding pot and a tailored package of support for innovative tech solutions that motivate adults and support them so they are able to learn new skills and retrain.