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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 8,000 Trusts and grants so please do get in touch with us to find out more

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.

 Family Fund 

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.

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 £6,000.

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.

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.

The John Armitage Charitable Trust
The charity provides financial support to charitable organisations at the discretion of the trustees in accordance with the trust deed, with a focus on disadvantaged children and youth support, education, medical care, arts and culture, prisoners and young offenders and religious organisations. The principal objective of the charity is to help people to help themselves
Most grants are for around £5000.
Phone: 0207 4045040

Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund
Maximum value £ 5,000 The average grant is £1,500.
Small grants are available for charitable organisations to support community-based projects in the areas of heritage and conservation, education, health and wellbeing, social inclusion, environment, and countryside. Grants are awarded for a single financial year.

The Wakeham Trust
Applications can be submitted at any time
The Wakeham Trust provides grants to help people rebuild their communities. They are particularly interested in small neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded. The Trust also supports innovative projects to promote excellence in teaching (at any level, from primary schools to universities), though it never supports individuals. They aim to refresh the parts that other funding sources can’t reach, especially new ideas and unpopular causes. Because they do not appeal to the public for funds, they can take risks. Because the Trust is mostly run by volunteers, it can afford to make very small grants, without their funds being eaten up by administration costs. They favour small projects – often, but not always, start-ups and they try to break the vicious circle whereby you have to be established to get funding from major charities, but you have to get funding to get established.

Financial Fairness Trust formally Standard Life Foundation 
The Financial Fairness Trust n is an independent charitable foundation. Their mission is to contribute towards strategic change which improves financial well-being in the UK. They want everyone to have a decent standard of living and have more control over their finances.
Grant sizes: £10k – £200k
Number of grants awarded annually: 15-20.
Grant application deadlines: February and June each year.
Types of organisations that can apply: Registered charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities.
How to apply: download their funding guidelines, which you should read before applying.

Essex Community Foundation
If your charity, voluntary or community organisation is based or working in Essex and needs financial support, they may be able to help.
You can tell them what you need support for at any time and their team will try to find the funds you need.

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

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

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

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

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.

For 2022, in light of the particular hardships faced by young people working in the arts because of the pandemic, and in light of the continued discrimination highlighted by Black Lives Matter, they are focussing on these specific groups within the arts.

Grants up to £1,000

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

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 3TL

Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation

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. Grants up to £7,000 are available.

Will fund project costs and capital expenditure.

Clore Duffield Foundation 

Continuous rolling programme

The Foundation supports performing and visual arts, culture and heritage, with a particular interest in engaging children and young people with art and culture. Some grants are also made in support of enhancing Jewish life and occasionally to the health and social care sectors.

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  – various opportunities available

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.

Dischma Charitable Trust
Rathbone Trust Company Limited
1 Curzon Street London

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
  • Environment and Sustainability


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