Lilbourne Windfarm Fund
£2,000 available annually to Yelvertoft village organisations. Priority will be given to groups who attend the Annual Parish Meeting, and non-constituted groups as constituted groups are encouraged to apply for the Yelvertoft windfarm fund. Lilbourne Windfarm Grant Procedure and Application Form Nov 2017. Deadline: 31st January annually.
Yelvertoft Windfarm Fund
Grants available up to £7,000 although larger projects may be considered. Available to any constituted group / organisation in Yelvertoft. For further information and to apply visit the NCF website here.
Janet and Bryan Moore Trust
Grants available up to £20,000 projects that help enhance and unite local communities such as childcare, scout groups, fitness groups and churches. For further info and to apply please visit their website.
Prince’s Countryside Fund
Grants of up to £50k available for projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit. Applications should support activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities by helping the people that live and work in the countryside e.g. improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses, community shops, support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience helping children learn about food and farming. Visit the website for further information and to apply.
National Lottery – Awards For All England
Grants of between £300 and £10,000. Available to community groups, schools and Parish Councils with a bank account. Will fund activities that benefit the community such as hosting events / activities / performances, purchasing new equipment / materials, running training courses, setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group, carrying out special repairs or conservation work, expenses for volunteers, pay for workers and professional fees, transport costs. Visit the website for further information and to apply.
Funding Information and Help
Voluntary Impact is a website that gives details of funding and grant opportunities. They also have great advice on how to complete forms, obtain funding etc. Visit the website for further information.
West Northamptonshire Council – Community Grants
Grants available for community organisations up to £15,000. Grant can be used for a variety of purposes such as events, equipment, training, capital projects, websites plus lots more. For further information and to apply visit the website.
West Northamptonshire Council – Covid Support Fund Grant
Grants available for voluntary or community organisations up to £2,500. Each WNC Councillor has been allocated £2,500 to make local decisions on grant funding awards for the benefit of the communities’ they represent. The grant must be used within the electoral ward of the Councillor and needs to be used to empower local residents to be active in their communities’ recovery from the impact of Covid. The minimum grant award is £200. For further information and to apply visit the website.
Daventry Council – Care and Repair
Grants of up to £30,000 now available! Home Repairs Assistance Grants (HRAs) can provide up to £30,000 to fund a range of work and essential repairs to your home including repair/replacement central heating boilers and radiators, new security measures, replacement windows and doors, roof repairs and replacements, and so much more. If you are a homeowner over the age of 18 and in receipt of a qualifying income related benefit why not give Care & Repair a call today. Interest free ‘Top-up’ loans are now also available. To find out if you could be eligible for a HRA Grant or Interest Free Loan contact Care & Repair. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 01327 871100. Website.
Award grants to projects that provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 available. You will need to find a third party contributor(s) to provide 10% of the grant you are applying for. For further information and to apply visit the website.
Daventry Town Council – Community Grants
£1,000 grants available to community groups/organisations whose services or events are of benefit to the community. For further information and to apply visit the website.
West Northamptonshire Council – Community Funding Grant
Community Funding Grants are capped at £15,000 and £5,000. The initial funding round, within each financial year, will be open to all applications seeking a Community Funding Grant up to the value of £15,000. All subsequent funding rounds, within the financial year, will be capped to projects / services where the total value of the Community Funding Grant requested is up to the value of £5,000. For further information and to apply please visit the website.
Grants available from between £5,000 and £50,000 for rural businesses in Northamptonshire. Applications considered from rural businesses: Enhancing farm productivity, Supporting farm diversification, Local food based projects, Local forestry based projects, Businesses with a link to agriculture or forestry, Supporting tourism , those which have a quantifiable positive impact on rural economy e.g. village shops, pubs, transport, village halls etc. , woodland owners. Visit the website for further information and to apply.
Garfield Weston Foundation
Funds small charitable local organisations and large national institutions. Grants range from £1,000 to several million pounds, depending on each charity’s size and scope of work. Grants can be for organisation’s running costs, for a specific activity or for capital projects. Flexible and fund what charities need the most. Visit the website for further information.
Little Lives UK
Grants of up to £2,200. The programme aims to support children’s groups and organisations, such as play groups or sports classes. However, they are open to applications from other projects, as long as their primary objective focuses on providing services to children. Visit the website for further information.
Henry Smith Charity
Aims to use its resources to help people and communities at a time of need and to bring about positive change. Funds organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage. Also small grants to support recreational trips and holidays for groups of children in the UK who are disabled or disadvantaged. Visit the website for further information.
The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation
Wide range of funding. Heritage, conservation and restoration projects at places of worship and community buildings. Interested in funding non-capital projects that improve the fabric of buildings for the benefit of local communities. Welcomes applications from organisations that seek to deliver education and training projects outside of The Prince’s Trust scope and age-range including support for those with special educational needs. Community projects and initiatives which support health and wellbeing of people with disabilities or life limiting illnesses. Consider funding applications for respite care, young carers, complementary therapies etc. Community and art projects that aim to relieve poverty, loneliness and other social issues or support the welfare of the elderly, veterans and interfaith cohesion. Community environmental projects (including the circular economy), economic sustainability initiatives and conservation of the natural environment. Support and sustain rural communities by funding initiatives which help to preserve and enhance our countryside and the people who live and work there. Visit the website for further information.
The Tree Council
Fund supports schools, community groups and Tree Warden Networks to plant trees, hedges and orchards. Grants can be between £200 and £2000. Visit the website for further information.
Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community. Open to everyone – Aviva customers, employees, insurance brokers or financial advisers (whether associated with Aviva or not) and the general public. Get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and your project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds. Awards up to £25,000. Visit the website for further information and to apply.
Grants available for small to medium businesses in Northamptonshire. Growth revenue grants (£1,000-£10,000) will fund up to a maximum of 33% of the total price of the goods or services. This type of grant will support specialist consultancy, projects, goods and services related to increasing sales, improving productivity and profitability and improving business processes. Grants have previously been awarded to support market research, website design, re-branding, marketing collateral, customer relationship management software and recruitment for hard-to-fill posts. Maximum Velocity capital grants (£5,000 to £50,000) will fund up to a maximum of 25% of the total price. Project ideas include investment in technology or processes that facilitate growth and create jobs, such as plant equipment, new machinery, and an extension to land or premises. Visit the website to apply.
Various grants available. Small grants £300 to £10,000 for non-profit organisations to help people play more sport. A larger community asset fund dedicated to enhancing public spaces in our local community. Any outdoor space could be considered. New grants available all the time so a website to keep revisiting. Visit the website to apply.
Rural Business Hub Grants for Village Halls and Community Buildings
The programme offers grants from £500 up to a maximum of £10,000 and can fund projects such as:
- Creating or improving an existing room so it is suitable for a meeting room with AV equipment and Wi-Fi capability
- Improving the building fabric and comfort of the hall to attract more bookings from micro-businesses such as fitness instructors and educators. Examples include new flooring, new doors and windows, better insulation, a more efficient heating system. Decorations and new furnishings might also qualify if they are part of a more substantial project to improve the actual building fabric
- Provision of new space or improvement to existing space for a community service such as a day nursery or pre-school
The programme will also cover the installation of Wi-Fi and the first year of its contract. Improvements don’t have to be exclusively for business use, they can benefit all users of the facility but must demonstrate in what way the improvements could support new or existing use by businesses or social enterprises. Match funding for the scheme is 50% although this can include in-kind support from volunteering time to enable these improvements which set at £10 per hour. Visit the website to apply.
Yelvertoft Community Funding Initiative. ‘Friends of Yelvertoft’
Yelvertoft has access to a many sources of funding available which could enhance and support our community, however each source of funding has its own rules and regulations and many of these are not available for the Parish Council (PC) to apply to. The route to obtaining this funding is often complex and the PC has asked for help in providing support on these applications. To be clear, although the Funding Initiative is a PC initiative, it will have no link to the PC, takes no direction from the PC, and is a completely independent initiative supporting each organisation separately and possibly several in competition for the funding. In fact, one of the funders it can apply to for project funding is the PC itself. The PC will support (under auditable procedures) ”in confidence” if required, any application from any organisation or potential organisation offering your group advice and support; either in a procedural context or if you feel appropriate leading your request on behalf of your group.
The Compton Fund
Up to £5,000 funding available to voluntary and community groups that support arts, culture and heritage projects across Northamptonshire. For further information and to apply visit the website here.
Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport Fund
Up to £1,000 funding available. Bursary scheme designed to support the county’s sports clubs, groups and non-profit organisations. Grants of up to £1,000 for sport activities catering for any disability, sensory impairment and/or mental health problem. For further information and to apply visit the website here.
Community Groups tackling Loneliness Grant
Grants of between £300 and £2,500 available. Funding will be available to small charities and community groups in England with an annual income of £50,000 or less, which are working to reduce loneliness by helping people feel more connected. For further information and to apply visit the website here.
Northampton Town Football Community Trust
Run a range of projects across the town and county to engage young people and adults in the areas of physical and mental health, education training and employment, women’s and girls’ football, anti-crime, disability, tackling loneliness and social isolation. Staff for the Tackling Loneliness project making befriending phone calls, doorstop visits, online social groups, walks and stadium visits. (when allowed) I was looking to find out if we can support any agencies doing this?
Funding to deliver adult mental health aware courses, via Mental health England, free places for voluntary charity/community groups.
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Carbon Reductions Emission Fund
This new £1 million fund launched by Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is offering grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 to charity initiatives that reduce the climate change impact associated with energy. For further information please visit the website.
Plunkett Foundation – More Than a Pub Programme
The More than a Pub programme provides business development support to enable the community control of pubs in both rural and urban communities. Combined finance packages of up to £100,000 are available (£50,000 loan and £50,000 grant) to help community groups secure control of their local pub. For further information please visit the website.
Winter Grant Scheme
The £170 million COVID Winter Grant Scheme will be made available to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy (heating, cooking, lighting), water bills (including sewerage) and other essentials. This will be distributed via local authorities, who are encouraged to provide support to a broad cross section of vulnerable households in their area. £16m will be available to fund local charities through well-established networks and provide immediate support to front-line food aid charities. For further information please visit the website.
UK Community Renewal Fund
The government has launched a £220 million Renewal Fund for 2021/22 to invest in skills, business, communities and place, and supporting people into employment. The fund is 90% revenue funding and 10% capital funding, and grant monies must be fully spent by 31 March 2022. A secondary priority list of “Other Places” includes Wellingborough, Daventry and Northampton. South Northamptonshire is included in the fund, but not as a priority. Bids must be submitted in early May 2021. Projects that might fit include large-scale projects to improve the environment, maintenance or opening up of active travel routes, feasibility studies for capital projects, and pilot projects aimed at unlocking future funding. For further information please visit the website.
BBC Children in Need – We Move Fund: Youth Social Action
Grants of up to £50k are available to not-for-profit groups delivering projects which build Black children and young people’s confidence and skills across the UK. Funding is intended to support organisations to bring social action and youth empowerment opportunities to Black children and young people, to help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. For further information please visit the website.
BBC Children in Need – Youth Social Action Fund
Grants of up to £50k are available to not-for-profit groups delivering projects which build children and young people’s confidence and skills across the UK. Funding is intended to support organisations to bring social action and youth empowerment opportunities to children and young people, to help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. For more information and to apply please visit the website.
ASDA Foundation – U18 Better Starts Grants
Grants for local organisations in the United Kingdom to support activities for children under 18 years old to improve their lives and the community. The new U18 Better Starts Grant aims to give children under 18 years old the best start in life by tackling poverty, enabling inclusion and enhancing wellbeing. For more information and to apply please visit the website.
Asda Foundation – Empowering Local Communities Grant
A grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities which contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives. For more information and to apply please visit the website.
A grant giving trust that primarily supports schools and organisations that provide direct assistance to children, young people, and families across England. As a match funder awarding grants on the behalf of the #iwill Fund, the Ormiston Trust is offering open grants of up to £5,000 over a 9 to 12-month period to support the embedding of sustainable youth social action at scale in schools. For more information and to apply please visit the website.
Woodland Creation Grants
Various grants available grants available for woodland creation as part of a Woodland Creation Partnership (WCP). The WCP’s are where Defra has joined forces with forests and other organisations around the country to target specific areas of local tree planting through the Nature for Climate Fund. Visit the website for further information.
National Lottery – Trees Call to Action Fund
Grants to support the development of new and existing projects and partnerships, helping to deliver the England Trees Action Plan. This is part of the Nature for Climate Fund, which the government has created to treble tree planting rates in England by 2025. TCAF aims to build the capacity of organisations working with the trees and forestry sector in England. These projects should aim to deliver the objectives of the England Trees Action Plan: expanding and connecting our trees and woodlands, trees and woodlands as part of the green economy, protecting and improving our trees and woodlands, connecting people with trees and woodlands. Grants of £250,000 to £500,000 available. Please visit the website for further information.
Building Business Community Network
A grant initiative aiming to provide small third-sector grant awards to empower charities and local community projects. This initiative will distribute a one-off grant award of up to £3,000 per charity or to small but credible community projects, which are able to demonstrate their positive impact on the communities they aim to serve. Please visit the website for further information.
National Allotment Gardens Trust
Grant of £250 to £2,000 funding for registered Allotment Associations and Committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. Please visit the website for further information.
The National Forest
A Sustainable Tourism Grant Scheme funding new and innovative activity which will help providers of tourism accommodation, hospitality, attractions, and experiences to improve and promote access for all visitors to surrounding woodlands and habitats, strengthen visitor connections to the Forest, protect and enhance nature to improve the visitor experience and raise awareness of the National Forest story and our future vision. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. We expect that the work funded by these grants will take place within the National Forest boundary, although organisations who apply need not be based in the Forest. Please visit the website for further information.
Armed Forces Covenant Fund – Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities
The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 over a period of up to three years. For exceptional projects, larger grants may be available. We are looking for projects that are specific and targeted; and this could include addressing hidden needs, as well as needs that are more well known. We will be more likely to fund projects that focus on specific groups of people within Armed Forces communities, rather than more general approaches. We are also keen to see that the people who will benefit from the project have been able to shape how it will be delivered. Charities and CICs can apply for a grant. Please visit the website for further information.
The Vegan Society Grant
Open to individuals and grassroots organisations. It exists to support projects which will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan. A typical award is £1000 which is granted to projects that meet our criteria and are selected by our cross-department panel. Please visit the website for further information.
Card Factory – Community Grant Fund
Supporting projects and charitable causes to benefit communities. Grants of up £2,500 available. Visit the website for further information.
Impetus – Youth employment and race equity
Looking for impact-led organisations who support young people from both ethnic minority andsocio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds into work. We are looking for four new partner organisations to join our portfolio, who will receive between £30k-£100k in unrestricted grant funding per year for two years, as well as hands-on support from our experienced investment team and additional support from our network of pro bono supporters. Please visit the website for further information.
Sport England – Storm Relief Fund
Storm-damaged facilities could soon be back up and running thanks to this fund. Organisations with facilities – such as clubhouses, courts and pitches – affected by the recent storms can now apply for grants of up to £15,000 after we added an emergency storm damage option to our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund. Please visit the website for further information.
Power to Change
For every £1 you raise through Crowdfunder, Power to Change will match-fund each £1, to a maximum of £10,000. This programme will support community businesses, whether it’s for launching new ideas to help your neighbourhood, help meet increased demand, save a community space or help bridge a funding gap. Crowdfunding helps to increase your profile and gain more supporters. Through this fund Power to Change are particularly keen to support new and existing projects in more deprived areas of the country, and to work with communities experiencing racial inequity across England. Please visit the website for further information.
Greene King – Proud to Pitch In
We’d love you to help us find these great causes and clubs to support by nominating your local community club for a cash grant. If you have a team or a club that you think would benefit from our support then you can nominate simply and quickly through our nominations page and we will do the rest. An initiative paying cash grants to grassroots and community sports clubs across the UK. Every pint we sell will add 10p to our fund supporting local clubs from the ground up, providing them with the tools they need to continue to play the sport they love. From football, rugby and cricket to roller hockey or netball, we want to support as many local teams as we can with donations which can go a long way to keeping everyone in action. Please visit the website for further information.
Arts Council England – 2023-26 Investment Programme
Are you an arts organisation, library or museum in England? As a National Portfolio Organisation or Investment Principles Support Organisation, you could receive regular investment between 2023 and 2026 to help deliver our strategy. Grants available – discretionary. Please visit the website for further information.
Arts Council England – Volunteering Futures
A ring-fenced, time-limited fund, making £4.7 million available through National Lottery Project Grants. Organisations will be able to apply for over £100,000 to support high quality volunteering opportunities for young people and those that experience barriers to getting involved in volunteering across arts, heritage, museums, libraries, sport and other community settings. Visit the website for further information.
Suicide Prevention Fund
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has made available a £4 million Suicide Prevention Fund to support voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations that work to prevent suicide. This includes supporting the sector’s ability to continue to meet increased demands or needs for their services as a result of COVID-19. The strategic objectives of the fund are: service provision: to support suicide prevention VCSE organisations to meet the increased need or demand for suicide prevention services because of the pandemic, and to support service provision particularly to people considered to be at a higher risk of suicide, through the work of the diverse range of suicide prevention VCSE organisations and enhancing service provision to high-risk groups. The funding will support organisations to continue providing services. Part of the Suicide Prevention Fund will be ring-fenced specifically for micro-organisations and groups (user-led, community-led or peer support groups or organisations who may be unregistered or unconstituted) and who have experience of delivering activity intended to prevent suicide. Visit the website for further information.
Masonic Charitable Foundation – Children and Young Peoples Grants
Small grants for smaller charities whose annual income does not exceed £500,000. Small grants are unrestricted and, for example can be used towards general running and/or overhead costs of the charity. Small grants range between £1,000 – £5,000 per year, for up to three years. Large grants for larger charities whose annual income exceeds £500,000. Large grants are restricted for projects and includes for salary costs, activities, materials etc. Large grants range from £10,000 to £60,000. Grants support disadvantaged and vulnerable children aged 0-18 and up to the age of 25 years for disabled young people. They include projects/charities providing family support that will benefit the child/young person. Grants can be offered to charities/projects that provide: Mental and physical health support, Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc., Support for the whole family, Pastoral and advocacy support. Visit the website for further information.
Masonic Charitable Foundation – Later Life Grant
Small grants for charities whose annual income does not exceed £500,000. Unrestricted and, for example can be used towards general running and/or overhead costs of the charity. Small grants range between £1,000 – £5,000 per year, for up to three years. Large grants for larger charities whose annual income exceeds £500,000. Large grants are restricted for projects and, for example, includes for salary costs, activities, materials etc. Large grants usually range from £10,000 to £60,000 in total. This can be spread over one to three years. Grants support socially isolated and lonely older people over the age of 50. Grants can be offered to charities/projects that provide: Mental and physical health support, Access to services, e.g. transport and technology, Community based approaches, i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support, Advocacy, social and welfare support. Visit the website for further information.
Your Best Friend Fund
A project that aims to increase understanding about healthy, unhealthy, and toxic relationships and give young women, girls, and non-binary people the knowledge and confidence to keep their friends safe. We want to distribute £300,000 in grants to organisations and groups based in England and Wales to create their own ideas and projects that support these aims. These grants were available as small grants of £1,000 – £10,000, and large grants between £10,000 and £25,000. Visit the website for further information.
Little Lives UK
Grants of up to £1,500 are available for smaller UK community organisations that work with children to help them deliver activities and services. The aim of the programme is to support smaller organisations that work with children, which may be struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the website for further information.
British Council – International Collaboration Grants
Supporting UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digital, face-to-face and hybrid artistic projects. This inaugural £5 million programme of grants aims to support UK artists to develop creative artwork with international peers, encouraging innovative ways of working and collaborating. 94 projects from 41 countries have been successful, receiving grants between £5,000 and £75,000. Visit the website for further information.
Friends Provident Foundation – Developing a Fair Economy Grants Programme
Grants of up to £200,000 are available for charities, social enterprises, and private companies across the United Kingdom to support projects that seek to address systemic economic inequalities. The aim of this fund is to support projects that seek to tackle the causes of economic disparity, such as inequality, poverty, or climate breakdown, and create an economy that works for everyone. Funding is available for projects that seek to address the structural problems of the current economic system. Funding operates on two levels: Systems change – projects that involve a radical assessment of how ‘disruptive innovation’ might change the financial system, exploring and informing changes to the regulatory, policy or other systemic level that would develop financial system innovations, and Local economies – smaller projects that focus on testing and reviewing small scale initiatives that support local economies through diversity, flexibility and building capacity in communities. Visit the website for further information.
McCarthy Stone Foundation – Small Grants Programme
Support available to charities for community projects that focus on the health and wellbeing of older people, intergenerational projects and regeneration of the local community. The Small Grants Programme offers grant funding of up to £5,000 for grassroots and volunteer-led charities. The Foundation supports: older people facing isolation, loneliness, or poor health; young people who may be falling behind personally and academically; and communities in need of regeneration. Visit the website for further information.