Upcoming funding opportunities

Bright Ideas Fund
Launching this September the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is a new grant programme to help communities develop their budding community business ideas.

Innovation Fund for Prevent
Last year the Home Office ran an Innovation Fund for Prevent which helped fund a number of new projects designed to build understanding and prevention of radicalisation and support for terrorism. Prevent are now launching the second Project Innovation Fund (PIF). Applicants are able to bid for between £10,000 and £100,000 for innovative projects which support Prevent objectives.

Colwinston Charitable Trust Deadline: 30 September 2016
The Colwinston Charitable Trust are seeking to support charitable organisations in the UK, the dominant purposes of which are to benefit opera/music theatre, classical music, and the visual arts.

People’s Postcode Trust  
Deadline: 30 September 2016
The Peoples Postcode Trust is the grant giving independent charitable trust of Peoples Postcode Lottery. We distribute funds to small organisations, community groups and registered charities. Funding is available for 3-month projects ranging from 500 up to 10,000 in Scotland and England, and up to 5,000 in Wales.

Aviva Community Fund – Project ideas must be submitted between 13 September and 11 October\r\nThe Aviva Community Fund offers support and funding for the causes close to your heart. Put forward a project for a local cause, and you could receive funding of up to £25,000. You do not need to be an Aviva customer to access this opportunity.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Invest Programme 
Deadline 14 October
Funding is available for longer term core or direct delivery funding for charities and CIOs in England and Wales which are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work with people experiencing multiple disadvantage at one of the critical points in their life.

Heathrow Community Fund – Communities Together
Closing dates for applications is 28 October 2016.
Grants will support a wide range of smaller community focused projects. It has a particular focus on funding projects in the areas of education, the environment and economic regeneration. Grants of up to £2,500 are available for local projects with a total project cost of no more than £10,000.

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme Deadline: 1 December 2016
Grants, both small and large, are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are supporting children and young people, 18 years and under, who are experiencing disadvantage
To be eligible, projects should:

  • take the initiative and show clearly how they will make a difference in children and young people’s lives.
  • address the challenges the children and young people face, build their skills and resilience, empower them and extend their choices in life.
  • involve children and young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of their work.
  • be keen to keep learning about their work so that their ability to make a difference in children and  young people’s lives can keep on improving.

Small Grants of up to £10,000 can support projects for one year.

The Cirdan Sailing Trust
A small charity providing funding support to youth organisations wanting to support their young people to access sailing opportunities.

John Lyon’s Charity 
John Lyon’s Charity gives grants to registered charities for the benefit of children and young people.  Grants are restricted to the nine London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster.  Since 1992 John Lyon’s Charity has distributed over £65 million to a large range of services including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports programmes and academic bursaries.  They accept first stage proposals at any time.

London Sport
Looking for funding for Sports Activities – The London Sport Funding Pages section provides monthly funding updates available for individuals and organisations. These may be local, regional or national funding streams.