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Trust and Grant Funding 

To find out more about each fund and deadlines click on each link. Please read carefully and make sure you meet all the requirements of the fund before submitting an application. These funds also regularly open and close so take note of those that are currently inaccessible but fit your criteria as they may be open in the future.

We have access to over 8000 Trusts and grants  so please do get in touch with us to find out more

Basildon Borough Winter Warmth 2020/2021
Up to £500 Grant

Apply here

The purpose of this grant funding is to both prevent crises and respond to them in relation to cold-related illnesses and deaths amongst the frail, the elderly and other vulnerable people.

• Older people, especially those over 75 years.

• People living on their own who are socially isolated.

• People with a chronic and severe illness; such as heart conditions, circulatory disease, asthma and other respiratory disorders, depression and anxiety, diabetes and arthritis.

• Children under the age of five living in poor housing.

• Homeless people/street sleepers.

• People who are fuel poor (i.e. those who cannot afford to heat their homes adequately).

• People living in housing that is in poor condition, often with draughts, damp and mould and/or living in generally deprived circumstances.

Purpose of the Warm Homes Grant Funding

The purpose of this grant funding is to both prevent crises and respond to them in relation to cold-related illnesses and deaths amongst the frail, the elderly and other vulnerable people.

• Prevent cold related illnesses and deaths amongst frail elderly and other vulnerable people.

• Prevent and respond to crisis, using existing networks and services in both the statutory and voluntary sectors.

• Provide minor home improvements, emergency heating, food and clothing, home visits, transport and activities.

• Support clients most at risk to access a benefits check carried out by Age UK local offices.

To qualify for this grant, your activity must take place in the Basildon Borough i.e. Basildon, Billericay or Wickford

Grants to Basildon Borough Voluntary and Community Organisations
Deadline 31 January 2021

Grants between £100 and £2,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations based in the Basildon District for one-off projects that benefit residents.

Apply here:



Nesta Rapid Recovery Challenge
Deadline 26 October 2020

Organisations are invited to apply for support to accelerate innovations that can help vulnerable workers that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis to access jobs and financial help.

If you have a solution that could help people in the UK find jobs and access financial support during this difficult time then you can apply for a grant here:


Funding For Young People

Grants are available to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those without safe homes.

They offer three streams of funding: project applications for 16 year olds and under; long term applications for 16 year olds and under; and direct funding for 18 year olds and under.

Apply here:

Leaders with Lived Experience 2020 Grants
Deadline 13 October 2020

Grants between £20,000 and £50,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations set up or run by leaders with first-hand experience of a social issue to ensure lived experience plays a key role in shaping how communities across the UK move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of COVID-19.

Apply here:

The Augustine Courtauld Trust

Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available to registered charities working within the historic boundaries of the county of Essex.

The funding is intended for charitable organisations helping disadvantaged people (particularly the young) and carrying out conservation projects in Essex.

Apply here:

Garfield Weston Foundation

 Family Fund – for families with severely disabled children

The Family Fund helps families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. You can apply to Family Fund subject to a number of criteria which include that you are the parent or carer of a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under and that you have evidence of entitlement to one of the following: Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit and Pension Credit.

See their website for more details.

Community Business Crowdmatch – Power to Change

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder UK to deliver this programme to local communities to raise much needed money to bring new community businesses to life. The fund will also support existing community business to grow, by launching new business ideas that create positive changes for local communities in England. Crowdmatch helps to raise funding to cover key costs, build a network of supporters and provides match funding

Groups accepted onto the programme will receive help to raise funding to cover key costs, help build their network of supporters and receive match funding, up to £6000.

Website Grants – Transform Foundation

Transform Foundation provide funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The grant covers 100% of the website design and build costs with the Foundation’s current grant partner. Applicant organisations will need to cover on-going costs for a minimum of a 12 month commitment

They are specifically targeting small and midsize charities.

Magic Little Grants 2020 – Open Until 31st Oct 2020

The Magic Little Grants 2020 programme will be launching on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Delivered in partnership with Postcode Community Trust, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, there are over 900 grants available through the fund.

The fund will be awarding £500 grants to community projects across Great Britain. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants. Apply here:

Active Essex – Micro Grant

The Micro Grant programme offers awards between £50-£2,500. It is designed to be simple and light touch to enable residents and local community groups to easily access small amounts of funding to implement their ideas. We expect most activities/events will happen at a very local level. Apply here:

Please note this fund allows video applications. You can create your video application with us at BBWCVS – contact Pippa for more information

The Yapp Charitable Trust

The Trust continues to support the smallest of charities (spending less than £40k per year) and only fund running costs (including rent, utilities and salaries) with grants of up to £9,000 over 3 years. Apply here:

The Walter Farthington Trust

The Walter Farthing Trust is a long-standing independent foundation providing funds and grants to charitable projects and non-for-profit organisations in Essex. Apply here:

Clore Duffield Foundation – Main Grants Programme

Grants are available to registered charities in support of the cultural sector in the UK. Support is also occasionally available to the health and social care sectors.
Status:Open to applications
Max. Value: Discretionary
Application deadline: N/A
Apply here:

ASDA Foundation 

Continuous rolling programme

A B Charitable Trust

Deadline: January, April, July and October

The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society, with a focus on:

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

Active Essex Micro Grant

Continuous Rolling Programme

The Micro Grant program offers awards between £50-£2,500. It is designed to be simple and light touch to enable residents and local community groups to easily access small amounts of funding to implement their ideas. We expect most activities/events will happen at a very local level.

Please note this fund allows video applications. You can create your video application with us at BBWCVS – contact Pippa for more information

Alec Dickson Trust

Deadline October

The Alec Dickson Trust supports young people in the UK who want to use volunteering or community service to do brilliant things in their communities. They  provide grants of up to £500 to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under, to help them put their ideas into action and run projects that benefit the lives of others – particularly the most marginalised and disadvantaged.

Allen Lane Foundation

Continuous rolling programme

The foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations  that work with seven particular beneficiary groups

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Gypsies and Travellers
  • Migrant communities
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People experiencing violence or abuse

Particularly interested in unusual, imaginative or pioneering projects which have perhaps not yet caught the public imagination.

Maximum grant is £15,000 with average grant size around £5,000-£6,000

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation 

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation’s principle objectives are to promote the arts, culture and heritage for the public benefit. Currently  unable to accept or consider unsolicited applications for funding and the application portal will be closed throughout 2020.

Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust

Decisions made Spring and Autumn

The trust gives grants to registered UK based charities who support people of all ages, who are socially disadvantaged and/or have mental and/or physical disabilities.

Antony Hornby Charitable Trust

Continuous rolling programme

The  Trust makes general charitable donations to organisations working in the following causes:

  • education, training and employment;
  • medical, health and sickness;
  • Arts and culture;
  • animals and environment; and
  • community development.

Grants are typically around £1,000, rarely over £5,000, however no maximum amount you can apply for is stipulated.

Mr Allan Holmes
Antony Hornby Charitable Trust
C/O Saffery Champness Llp
71 Queen Victoria Street

Arts Council  National Lottery Project Grant

Currently suspended due to COVID 19

Open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects. The fund will support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Currently supporting the COVID 19 Crisis

Consult website for next closing date for applications

The Trust awards grants to registered charities that work in the UK with the aim to give grants to those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited.

Currently focusing on People aged 60 and over

Grants up to £1000

Backstage Trust

Continuous rolling programme

The  Trust’s main focus is to support projects in the performing arts, mainly theatre, however the Trust is open to hear from arts organisations with projects in which the arts touch society in other ways. Trustees favour applications seeking to fund professional advice to provide support in areas where the organisation are unable to access expertise. For example, fundraising, HR, Law, setting up a capital project, and many other areas where paying for professional help would be costly.

There is no minimum or maximum amount you can apply for.

Helen Cave, Executive Administrator
North House
27 Great Peter Street

BBC Children in Need

Currently paused except for Emergency Essentials programme due to COVID 19

Grants to charities and other non-profit organisations that support and work with children and young people who are disadvantaged and face challenges in their lives.

Main Grants: Over £10,000 per year for up to 3 years

Small Grants:  for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Emergency Essentials programme: supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances

Biskra Charitable Trust

Continuous rolling programme

The Trust has been set up for the public benefit of all persons with special emphasis on organisations that operate for the benefit of young people.  The charity focuses on providing opportunities for self-improvement, learning, skills training and welfare support.

Grants range from £500 (smaller organisations) to £50,000 (larger organisations)

Mr John Milford Buckland BDO LLP
Biskra Charitable Trust
c/o Arcadia House
Maritime Walk
Ocean Village
SO14 3T

Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation

Continuous rolling programme

The Foundation issues grants to charitable organisations with emphasis on those connected with the performing arts and the promotion of cricket.

There is no maximum amount you can apply for.

Mr Andrew Studd
Russell Cooke Solicitors
2 Putney Hill
SW15 6AB

Boshier-Hinton Foundation

Continuous rolling programme

The Foundation exists to improve quality of life for people with disabilities, learning difficulties or sensory impairment and their families.

R S Brownless Charitable Trust 

Continuous rolling programme.

The Trust aims to support charities throughout the UK undertaking general charitable purposes, with the Trustees’ having a particular interest in supporting projects within:
  • Long-term and terminal illness
  • Disability
  • Disadvantage

Grants range between £100 – £2,000 and are usually one-off .

Mrs P M A Nicolai, Trustee
c/o The R S Brownless Charitable Trust
Hennerton Holt
RG10 8PD

Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme

Security products to the value of £150 to help increase security around community buildings, equipment or outdoor areas.

Available to any grassroots organisation that benefits the local community.  Applications only have to meet simple criteria: that they are a community organisation with limited access to funds with which to increase security . That means any charity, social enterprise, not for profit and community venture can apply so long as the security kits will be used locally.

The Calpe Trust

Continuous rolling programme

The Trust makes grants towards registered charities  benefiting people in need including refugees, homeless people, people who are socially disadvantaged, victims of war and victims of disasters.

Reginald Norton
Sandy Lane

Discussed at the quarterly board meetings  – no indication to exactly when these take place – contact funder directly.

Chapman Charitable Trust

 Trustees meet twice a year to distribute the income of the charity

UK grant-giving charity focused on organisations which promote physical and mental wellbeing, conserve our natural environment, and increase the accessibility of the arts.

Charles Haywood Foundation 

Main grant programme: Social & Criminal Justice and Heritage & Conservation (for charities with an income of more than £350,000) and Overseas (for charities with an income between £150,000 and £5,000,000). Grant Committee meets on a quarterly basis,

Small grant programme: Social & Criminal Justice and Older People (for charities with an income of less than £350,000). Continuous rolling grant programme and applications are considered every two to three months

Will fund project costs and capital expenditure.

Clore Duffield Foundation 

Continuous rolling programme

The Foundation supports cultural learning, the creation of learning spaces within arts and heritage organisations, leadership training, and enhancing Jewish life.

Please note that the assessment process is thorough and it can take many months for a successful grant to be awarded.

 Clothworkers Foundation 

The foundation’s primary aim is to improve the lives of people and communities, particularly those facing disadvantage, deprivation and/or discrimination.

Comic Relief 

Supporting COVID 19 – regular funding suspended

Their vision is to create a just world free from poverty by funding and investing in amazing organisations across the UK and around the world.

Dischma Charitable Trust

Continuous rolling programme

Grant for charitable organisations in the UK carrying out welfare, education, arts and conservation activities.

Previous grants have been for between £500 and £5,000.

Linda Cousins
Dischma Charitable Trust
Rathbone Trust Company Limited
1 Curzon Street


DWF Foundation

Applications reviewed March, September and November

The DWF Foundation supports registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas:

  • Homelessness
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Education


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