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Latest Funds:

Steve Morgan Foundation: This grant supports people of all ages in financial hardship, who are in need of specialist equipment. Individuals or organisations can apply for this funding by clicking here


Children In Need are welcoming UK applications for their small grants programme and organisations can apply for upto £10,000 to support projects for 3 years (with a total request of £30,000). Click here for more information. Next deadline is 13th May 2018.


Cheshire Community Foundation welcomes applications between £1,000 and £5,000 for the #iwill programme. #iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action. For more information click here


Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund : Funding is available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending.

Up to £5,000 can be applied for by local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies

Funds can be spent on any worthwhile community project that meets the following criteria:

  • Contributes to raising the awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks
  • Prevents crime and disorder and publicises the Stop Loan Sharks message
  • Promotes the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) in communities
  • Encourages reporting of loan sharks

Further details and application form can be found here.  Closing date 12pm on 30th June 2018


The Garfield Weston Foundation Anniversary Fund: The Garfield Weston Foundation is celebrating it's 60th Anniversary with a special Anniversary fund. This Fund will award grants up to £150,000 to provide new or improve existing community facilities. The Anniversary Fund will consider funding the whole project with grants ranging from £30,000 to £150,000. Deadline is 30th June 2018. More information here


Stoke Football Club: The Stoke City Community Fund is a major community initiative which makes a difference to the lives of many local people. It is the Club's main focus for charitable activities over the course of the season.The Fund is a grants scheme which will fund small, local community-based projects in Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Applications can be made at any time for up to £1000.

Following a review of its grant procedures, the Funder has refined its Main Grant programmes, separating it into two defined funds that aims to work with people for whom other sources of support have failed, been inappropriate or are simply not available.
This will be achieved through the following priorities:
  • Increasing resilience - empowering people, encouraging integration and personal independence, helping people to recover and move on.
  • Creating opportunities and life chances - Raising aspiration, equpping people with new skills, unlocking and eabling potential, and providing the meansto improve life circumstances.
  • Empowering communities - Strengthening and connecting communities and making people feel valued, providing opportunities for social connections and relationships, encouraging participation and inclusion.
The Charity’s grants programmes now stand as follows:
  • The Main Grants: Improving Lives Fund is the largest of the Charity’s funds, and will support the work of established charitable organisations with incomes of up to £2 million. Funding is available for projects that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
  • The Main Grants: Strengthening Communities Fund is designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.
  • The County Grants programme provides grants for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in one of eight English counties. Groups should note that funding for Surrey is not available until early 2018.
  • The Holiday Grants for Children programme provides grants for recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under in the UK who are disabled or disadvantaged. These are one-off short grants.
  • The Christian Projects grant programme awards grants to projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK.
Grant sizes are generally between £10,000 and £60,000 and are for charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises that are based and working in the UK.
There are no deadlines. Applications are considered on a regular basis, depending on the fund applied to.

Global's Make Some Noise
Grants are available to small, UK-registered charity's which support young people aged 0-25 living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity?
Expression of interest for funding in 2018 is now open.  Please click here for more information.

SUEZ Community Trust - Primary Fund and Smaller Projects Fund
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations in qualifying areas of England for physical improvement to community facilities, such as village halls, public parks, sports facilities, historic buildings and structures.
The funder has now removed all deadlines, so applications can be made at any time. To find out more please click here.

Cheshire East Council Community Grants Scheme

Cheshire East Council offer grants are available to community groups ranging from up to £5,000 for facilities and up to £1,000 for activities/ events. The next deadline for applications is 30th March 2018. To find out more please click here.

Comic Relief launches 3 NEW funding initiatives

This week Comic Relief is excited to launch three new funding initiatives. The funding initiatives now open for applications are:
Safety From: Spaces To: Try for Change Thriving, Not just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health, To find out more click here.
Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. They particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. They want to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards. For more information click hereFor Tudor Trust guidelines for 2017-18 click here

If you are thinking of applying for any funding let us help you!

Please don't forget our Grant Read Through Service
Remember that for Members, our Development Officers can read any bids prior to submission.
It can be so useful for someone outside your organisation to read through grant applications. Something may make sense to you, but not to a potential funder and could jeopardize your chances of a successful grant application.

Get in touch with us and we will be delighted to help you with your bids: email or call 01270 763100.