Health and wellbeing

 

The Leathersellers’ Small Grants Programme

Please note applications open on 1 April and 6 May and the funding windows will close once 45 applications have been received

The programme funds charities which operate in a geographical area of deprivation in the UK, that deliver activities to meet an identified need for vulnerable members of the community and have a planned expenditure of under £200,000 in 2023/24. The Small Grants Programme (grants of up to £5K) opens on 1 April and 6 May and the funding windows will close once 45 applications have been received.

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The Steel Charitable Trust

Please note the closing date for applications is Thursday 11 April 2024

The Steel Charitable Trust’s rolling grants programme – for charities, grants of between £10-25K for projects that fall into one of the five core categories:- Arts and Heritage, Education, Environment, Health (mental health or older people), Social or Economic Disadvantage (disadvantaged children or housing and homeless people.

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Volant Charitable Trust: Open Grants Programme

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 12 April 2024

Grants up to £45,000 over three years are available. For the foreseeable future, the focus of its awards will be on addressing poverty and deprivation, helping to support vulnerable groups who are most affected, with an emphasis on women, children and young people. You can apply for core costs and they have an income cap of £1million in your most recent accounts.

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Baring Foundation: Supporting men’s mental health

Please note the closing date for applications is Tuesday 23 April 2024

Grants up to £50,000 are available for experienced and established arts organisations to develop new participatory arts opportunities for men with mental health problems. Priority to achieve improved or equal representation for men in creative opportunities or for men-only creative projects.

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The Veterans’ Foundation

Please note the closing date for applications is Tuesday 23 April, Tuesday 30 July and Tuesday 15 October 2024

Grants to eligible organisations that provide assistance to serving and former members of the armed forces community, operational qualified seafarers and their immediate families. Funding is for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of beneficiaries, the importance of the grant to the applicant organisation, the efficiency of the organisation, the needs of the beneficiaries and its urgency.

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Hedley Foundation

Please note applications should be received at least 6 weeks before their review meeting on Wednesday 24 April 2024

Funding is available to small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved.

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A B Charitable Trust

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 26 April 2024

Grants between £10-25K for UK charities that promote human dignity and defend the human rights of the most marginalised and excluded people. Priority areas:

  • migrants and refugees
  • criminal justice and penal reform
  • human rights, particularly access to justice

 

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Thomas Wall Trust

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 29 April 2024

The Trust offers grants up to £5,000 for specific projects rather than general organisational costs that improves communication skills for disadvantaged adults and supports NEET people into employment. Beneficiaries must gain at least one accredited vocational qualification during delivery.

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Inspiring Scotland: Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 3 May 2024

Grants up to £132,000 are available for incorporated third sector organisations (including CICs) to sustain and improve existing non-clinical support for babies, parents and carers affected by, or at risk of, perinatal and infant mental health issues.

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Inspiring Scotland: Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 3 May 2024

Grants up to £300,000 are available for incorporated, third sector organisations (must be an incorporated charity or SCIO) with a demonstrable track record of delivering counselling or other services to support adult survivors of childhood abuse to enjoy a safe and healthy life, with improved wellbeing.

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Asda Foundation - Empowering Local Communities Grant

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 24 May 2024 or once funding has been fully allocated

This grant is to support a broad range of activities which can contribute towards transforming the community and improving the lives of people in that community.

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Asda Foundation - Cost of Living Grant

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 24 May 2024 or once funding has been fully allocated

This grant is designed to support local community groups following increases in their rent, utility bill and food costs as a result of the cost of living crisis.

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The Pink Ribbon Foundation

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 31 May 2024

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to UK charities and constituted not-for-profit organisations to support practical projects and initiatives, which aim to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with and recovering from breast cancer.

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The Worshipful Company of Weavers

Please note the closing dates for applications are Thursday 4 July and Thursday 14 November 2024

Funds are available to organisations that can demonstrate impact with ex-offenders, young offenders or young people at risk of offending, either within a local area or nationally. Small grants are up to £5K, main grants are uncapped. UK registered charities and in exceptional circumstances CICs. Priority areas: supporting offenders into work and Helping specific groups within the criminal justice sector.

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Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Please note the closing date for applications is Thursday 1 August 2024

UK charities can apply for small grants or general grants  to help both children and adults suffering from severe learning difficulties, together with autism. The funding can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as cover project and core costs.

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Green Hall Foundation

Please note the fund opens on 1 September 2024 and closes when 150 applications have been received 

The Foundation aims to sustainably improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Funding is between £1-10K and preference is given where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required and will benefit a larger number of beneficiaries.

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The National Drugs Mission Micro Grants

Please note this is a rolling fund and will remain open until all funds have been fully committed

Corra Foundation is distributing funds for organisations with income under £50,000 supporting people and families with experience of drug use or recovery.

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The National Drugs Mission Local Support Fund

Please note this is a rolling fund and will remain open until all funds have been fully committed

Corra Foundation is distributing funds for organisations with income under £500,000 supporting people and families with experience of drug use or recovery.

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Cruden Foundation

Funds are available for mainly small and medium-sized registered charities based, or specifically working in, Scotland. There is a strong focus on community welfare, medical support and research, the arts, education and conservation.

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Baillie Gifford Social Issues Fund

This fund supports projects tackling issues including homelessness, substance abuse, food insecurity, financial security, digital inclusion, loneliness and isolation, and supporting those who are care experienced, young people, and veterans. The fund can support core costs as well as project costs. However, it can only support applications where the grant request is at least 25% of the total costs. Please do not apply if your project as a whole costs more than £20,000. Please note this fund is only open to organisations with an annual income of under £250,000.

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The Rayne Foundation

The Rayne Foundation’s open grants programme is focused exclusively on the following four areas of special interest:

  • Young people’s improved mental health
  • Arts as a tool to achieve social change
  • Improved quality of life for carers and older people
  • Better opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers

This more focused approach is the first step in the Foundation working towards becoming a more proactive and engaged funder and reflects our desire to think more carefully and have a greater impact on a smaller number of issues, over a longer period.

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Henry Smith Charity’s Improving Lives Grant Programme

Grants are available to charitable and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. £20k – £70k per year for up to 3 years to cover running costs, salaries and projects.

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Barchester Healthcare Foundation

Small community groups, local charities and individuals can apply for grants of between £100 and £2K for equipment and to support projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding can be used for day trips, outings and group holidays in the UK, activities, transport as well as equipment and materials. Grants for individuals must be completed by a third party who knows the individual in a professional or community-based capacity such as healthcare professionals, social workers
or charity or support group representatives

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Albert Hunt Trust

The Trust supports UK-registered charities that: provide Hospice Care – core funding of hospices is a priority; provide support for the Homeless – typical core funding grant sizes range from £5,000-£10,000 for organisations with an annual fundraised income (non-statutory) of below £500,000 or promote Health and Wellbeing with a typical grant from £500-£5,000 for organisations with a total annual income of below £250,000.

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Hugh Fraser Foundation

The Foundation makes donations to registered charities which are active in such sectors as the arts and culture, medical & health, the environment and education, care and support of the young and elderly, people with disabilities and the underprivileged. The Trustees’ policy is to focus on applications relating to activities and projects in Scotland, particularly those parts of Scotland where the local economy and/or circumstances make fundraising for charitable purposes difficult.

The Trustees meet normally in March, June, September and December. The cut-off date for applications is normally the beginning of the month preceding the month of the meeting date.

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The Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charities that work to improve the lives of socially disadvantaged and disabled individuals of all ages across the UK. Funding is typically been between £1,000 and £6,000 for UK-registered charities with an annual income of less than £1 million.

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Utilita Giving

Utilita issues a range of grants to support people experiencing fuel and food poverty. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing new vans or transportation for food banks to collect and distribute food; funding additional staff to operate a fuel poverty advice helpline, and providing additional funds to feed disadvantaged families in welcoming spaces.

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Windrush Compensation Scheme

Grants of £22,000 (over two years) are available to help organisations cover the costs of caseworkers, administrative expenses, venue fees, and staffing costs. The programme aims to provide support to those affected by the scandal, helping them navigate the complex process of applying for compensation and securing their legal status.

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Scottish Recovery Consortium Recovery Seed Fund

The Fund aims to develop and support substance and/or behaviour Lived Experience recovery organisations to trial, grow and develop their ideas, services or products and build organisational capacity. You can apply for up to £5000 if you are a substance and/or behaviour Lived Experience Recovery Organisation/voluntary group (LERO). Your organisation or group must be less than 12 months old, or unconstituted if you have been active for longer and have an income of less than £30,000 a year.

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The Self Management Fund

The Self Management Fund is administered by the ALLIANCE, on behalf of the Scottish Government. It is open to all community and third sector organisations in Scotland, working to support disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers regardless of their membership of the ALLIANCE.

In 2024 the fund aims to support projects that put people and communities at the heart of prevention and self management, two levels of grant are available:

Small grants of up to £15,000 for up to one year
Large grants of up to £120,000 for up to three years

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The British Gas Energy Support Fund

The fund is available for British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £2,000 to pay their energy bills over the coming months. Any British Gas customer in England, Wales and Scotland who has sought money and energy advice is eligible to apply for the support. Grants over £1,500 will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

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National Lottery Community Fund - 'The UK Fund'

This new programme offers grants of £500,000 to £5m to organisations that want to do more to help communities come together and help make a better-connected society. Your project must either work across the UK or be able to inform, influence or scale across the UK.

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The Allen Lane Foundation

The foundation offers grants up to £15K (average £5-6K) to small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations. Funding programmes:

  • Young People’s Programme
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Gypsies and Travellers
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People experiencing violence or abuse

 

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British Gas Energy Trust

Eligible applicants, regardless of whether they are a British Gas customer or not, can receive a grant of up to £1,500 to clear arrears with their energy supplier. Please note customers of Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, and Octopus should apply to their respective funds instead.

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National Lottery Community Fund: Cost of Living Support

Grants up to £75,000 are available for community groups and voluntary organisations to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship because of the cost-of-living increases.

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Fairer Future

This grant stream supports projects that tackle injustice and structural inequality to create a more inclusive society, with a focus on five priority areas: arts and creativity making change; children and young people's rights; racial justice; gender justice; and migrant justice. The Foundation is keen to work with those with experience of the issues being addressed.

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The Robertson Trust: Small Grants

Grants up to £75,000 over five years (£15,000 each year) are available to smaller registered charities (annual income £25-100K) working to support people experiencing poverty or trauma. These revenue grants can include unrestricted funding for core running costs and/or specific project funding.

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The Nineveh Charitable Trust

The trust supports a broad range of UK-based projects and activities of benefit to the General Public, with an emphasis on promoting a better understanding of the countryside.

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B&Q Foundation

Grants of up to £5,000 for UK registered charities for projects that improve homes and community spaces for those most in need, such as those experiencing homelessness, financial hardship, poor health, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. Larger funding amounts are occasionally awarded depending on the strength of the application and project. Applications can be submitted at any time and organisations should submit an expression of interest in the first instance.

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Co-op Warm Spaces Funding Boost

A £1million match fund is available to support local organisations who are supporting their communities through rising costs this winter, by bringing people together into warm spaces. Every donation made is matched up to £250 – with a maximum of £3,000 of match funding per organisation.

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The Percy Bilton Charity

Grants from £500 to £3k for charities assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems and older people are available. You may apply for grants towards furnishings and equipment (excluding office items), and building or refurbishment projects.

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Women’s Health Community Fund

This new fund aims to address inequalities in menopause care amongst under-served communities across the UK. The fund will provide small grants to groups and individuals for projects that raise awareness and improve education around menopause, particularly amongst those from lower-income families, ethnically diverse communities, those with disabilities and LGBTQ+.

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The Souter Charitable Trust

One-off grants of up to £3,000 are available to registered charities for a wide variety of projects to promote health and wellbeing and to relieve human suffering in all its aspects. Priority for projects supporting people most affected by disadvantage. Trustees generally meet once a month.

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Edward Gostling Foundation Capital Grants

Capital grants of up to £250,000 for UK registered charities and CIO’s working to improve the quality of life for people in need, particularly those living on very low incomes who have a disability or long-term illness. This programme encourages organisations to bring forward major capital projects costing £1 million or more that align with one or more of the foundation's funding themes. These projects should build new capacity, promote sustainability, and bring about a step change in the way care is delivered.

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