Funding Opportunities in March

Thank you to Berkshire’s VCS’s for the information contained in this article including Wokingham & Bracknell InVOLve, Slough CVS & West Berkshire Volunteer Centre.

Social Enterprise Support Fund
This fund provides essential financial support to help social enterprises in England to rebuild and grow their income from trading, following the impact of Covid-19.
It is established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies. You can apply for grants from £10,000 to £100,000. Most grants will be between £10,000 and £50,000. The portal will be open for applications until Thursday 24th March. You can read the application guidance and FAQs for full details, or if you have a specific query, email

Youth Fund For Thriving Minds
The purpose of this funding is to improve mental health support and provision for young people and youth workers. We want to ensure grantee organisations have the resources needed to properly engage with the Thriving Minds programme to implement and instigate learnings to improve their mental health provision. Eligible organisations must be UK based not-for-profit organisations with an annual income under £500,000 whose primary purpose is to benefit young people aged 8-25. Next deadline is Sunday 20th March. Click here to apply.

Asda Foundation

Grants of £500 – £1,500 available to community groups for activities which can contribute towards transforming their community and improving the lives of people in their community. There are four themes:

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Active Lives
  • Seasonal Celebrations & Festivals
  • Leading Healthier Lives

Project activities must start or take place before 5 June 2022. Deadline for applications is 15 April 2022. Further details here.

Urban Tree Challenge Fund

Grants of £10,000 – £30,000 are available for planting trees in urban areas to help support people’s health and wellbeing, as well as wider environmental benefits.

Applications are accepted from community and volunteer groups, town councils and individuals wishing to plant trees in urban areas of England. Applicants must have full management control over the land or signed consent from those with such control.

Deadline for applications is 31 May 2022 Read more

Food for the Planet Small Grants

Grants are available to not-for-profit groups and local authorities for projects which create meaningful change to local food systems and promote climate justice in the UK. 
Application deadline: 15 April 2022 For further details please click here.

Rewilding Britain – Rewilding Innovation Fund
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Grants are available to boost locally led land and marine nature recovery projects across Britain.rough housing, inclusive mobility and building better communities. Further information here.

National Lottery Heritage Fund – Dynamic Collections
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Grants are available to museums, libraries and community organisations for projects which involve a wider range of people in heritage and promote public engagement with collections.

LEGO Foundation – Build a World of Play Challenge
Deadline: 7 April 2022
Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, businesses and research institutes for innovative projects which focus on young children’s wellbeing while addressing social issues worldwide

Historic England – Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Heritage
Deadline: 23 May 2022
Grants are available to community and heritage organisations in England for projects which improve understanding and awareness of overlooked historic places and celebrate working class histories.

Sovereign Thriving Communities (with Crowdfunding)
Deadline: N/A
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations and community groups who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign to support projects that benefit Sovereign communities and residents.

Barclays Community Football Fund
Deadline: N/A
Grants are available to community groups in the UK to a make playing football more accessible at the grassroots level, and in particular encourage girls and young people from lower socio-economic and under-represented groups, including culturally diverse communities, young people with disabilities, and young people from the LGBTQ+ community to take part.

Sport England – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund
Deadline: N/A
Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups across England in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee for projects which bring communities together and provide opportunities for people who may be less physically active.

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme
Deadline: N/A
Grants are available to support grassroots organisations providing safe social spaces, mentoring, work, or social skills for young people aged 11 to 25 years old in the UK.

Morrisons Foundation
Deadline: N/A
Grants are available to registered charities for new projects which directly improve the lives of local people or communities, especially those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged, in England, Scotland or Wales.

England Woodland Creation Partnerships (WCP) Grants
Deadline: N/A
Grants, incentives and other support are available for woodland creation by farmers, landowners/managers and community groups, as part of the England Woodland Creation Partnerships.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund – Barclays 100x100UK
Covid-19 Community Relief Fund

Deadline: N/A
Funding for farming and rural communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19, to expand on new services that have emerged to support the local community during this time and to build future resilience.

Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good Fund
Deadline: N/A
Grants are available for local community groups, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the UK for projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Deadline: N/A
Grants are available to smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to fund community and family support projects in areas of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural areas. 

National Lottery Awards for All – England
Deadline: N/A
Grants are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools and local authorities in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community

People’s Postcode Trust

Someone’s knocking on the door….The People’s Postcode Lottery supports smaller charities and good causes (preferably under £500,000 income)  to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and the planet.

The Trust will fund projects under themes including:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity & green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space.

Rounds will open at 9am on the 1st of each month but they close very quickly. Don’t wait to get your applications submitted. Usual limit is £2,500, though CICs and Community

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