Community Development

Funding for projects that bring together, support and improve communities


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has a new programme offering registered charities and CICs fixed grants of £70,000 to tackle loneliness within Armed Forces Communities. Projects should seek to target groups of people within the Armed Forces Community who are traditionally harder to reach. Four themes: building stronger social networks and friendships, improving access to local activities and provisions, building emotional resilience and overcome the causes of loneliness and empowering Armed Forces Communities to become more independent. The deadline for applications is Friday 9th October.

The Frognal Trust is a Wiltshire based Funder offering grants to registered charities working with older people, children, the blind and otherwise handicapped, medical research and environmental heritage. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Trust doesn't operate a website but more details can be found on the charity commission website.

The Enovert Community Trust offers grants up to £50,000 to organisations working in one of their 5 aims: opening up access to the public for previously unusable land, cleaning up polluted land, helping to improve, protect and/or maintain public land/buildings, protecting the environment and helping to preserve, maintain, restore and/or repair religious/historic buildings. Projects must take place within 10 miles of their Weston Super Mare site. The deadline for applications is Friday 11th December.

Avon and Somerset Police have grants up to £1,000 available to local Community Safety Projects run by Voluntary and Community Groups to improve Community Safety. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 30th September.

The Fat Beehive Foundation is offering small charities grants up to £2,500 to help improve online digital presence. Funding will help organisations build websites and apps, digitise services and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects that focus on: environmental protection, human rights, international development, equality and diversity, social justice, education, arts and culture, health and wellbeing and prisoner rehabilitation. Applications can be submitted at anytime with quarterly Trustee meetings.

The Oak Trust makes grants of up to £4,000 to registered charities working to support people who are disadvantaged, as well as environmental and medical charities. Charities previously awarded have been working in areas in which deprivation, natural disaster or conflict are beyond what the national government can provide. Applications can be submitted at any time but the Trust's Board meets every 6 months.

The Scottish Power Foundation offers grants between £35,000 and £200,000 to registered charities working in arts and culture, citizenship, community development, disability, education, environmental protection, heritage and the relief of poverty. Applications need to be project specific, not for general running costs. Grants can be used to cover salaries for projects. The deadline for applications is Thursday 24th September.

Avon and Somerset Police are offering voluntary and community groups grants of £5,000 to improve road safety in their local communities. The next deadline is Wednesday 30th September and then Monday 30th November.

Somerset Diverse Communities  offer grants up to £500 to any community groups, charities, organisations and agencies that support or directly work with BAME communities in Somerset. The deadline for applications is Friday 16th October.

LGBT+ Futures Grants Programme offers grants to organisations supporting LGBT+ communities who have been impacted by Covid-19. Organisations must have objects in their constitution specifically outlining their support of LGBT+ communities and they are openly inclusive. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Follow the links below for the most up to date information.

Asda Foundation

Aviva Community Fund

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust

B&Q Community Reuse Scheme

BIFFA Award Main Grants

Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme

Comic Relief Community Fund

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund

Foyle Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

Greggs Local Community Projects Fund

Henry Smith Strengthening Communities Grant Programme

Help the Homesless

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Morrisons Foundation

The National Lottery Community Fund - Awards for All

The National Lottery Community Fund – Partnerships Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities

Neighbourhood Planning Programme

One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants

Persimmon Community Champions Fund

Postcode Community Trust

Screwfix Foundation

Somerset Community Foundation

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund

Tesco Bags of Help

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Community Centres and Village Halls

SUEZ Communities Trust