Grants and Funding

Help shape The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) are currently conducting a Strategic Review. This is part of their ongoing commitment to putting communities first, and to help shape how they invest in communities in the future.

Thanks to National Lottery players, they have been able to make a significant difference to communities, including through the pandemic. Now, as the UK begins to emerge from COVID-19, TNLCF has a critical role to play in supporting communities to unleash their energy and potential so they can get to where they want to be. Communities across the UK are facing fresh challenges and opportunities and have new hopes and aspirations. This is an exciting and inspiring time, and TNLCF want to hear from you to help them understand how they can continue to effectively support communities across the UK.

You can read more about it here and watch the launch video here but more importantly you can give your own views by completing the survey

Complete the survey

Dementia Club and Memory Café Grants

Funding available: Grants of £500
Overview: Every year in May, McCarthy Stone and the McCarthy Stone Foundation highlight Dementia Awareness Week.  This year our foundation would like to provide some support for the many small dementia clubs and memory cafes across the country providing an invaluable service to people in their community living with dementia. They are making £10,000 of funding available to those grassroots groups, often led by volunteers, who need a little extra help.
Deadline: 12 May 2022

More information and apply

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Funding available: £1,000 – £50,000
Overview: NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is accepting grant applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations that support rural communities.  The trust wants to fund projects that reflect the NFU’s objectives. Some of these are to advance public education, relieve poverty and benefit the social welfare of the inhabitants of rural communities.
Deadline: 27 May 2022

More information and apply

Help the Homeless

Funding available: up to £5,000
Overview: Help the Homeless is looking to offer grants to registered UK charities that will help homeless individuals reintegrate into mainstream society. As Help the Homeless is a small charity itself, it is only able to fund small and medium-sized charities with an annual turnover of under £1 million. Charities that apply should have unrestricted reserves of under six months’ annual running costs.
Deadline: 15 June 2022

More information and apply

The Baring Foundation

Funding available: £20,000 – £60,000
Overview: The funding is for any established arts organisation that is led by global majority communities. Organisations that apply must have been established for two years with proof of audited accounts.  The funding is aimed at those who would like to develop their offer of creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems.
Deadline: 26 July 2022

More information and apply


Funding available: £100,000 – £4 million
Overview: Charities and organisations such as CICs can apply for two funds which aim to improve accessibility for disabled people:

  • Grants for Community Transport – aims to increase the number of vehicles available in the community to support disabled people, including covering costs for training, funding activities to increase awareness of community transport, funding existing schemes which need further support to remain operation or scale up their service and increasing the number of vehicles available
  • Grants for Wheelchairs – aims to improve and expand access to good quality affordable wheelchairs, including filling current gaps in provision for groups of people who are excluded from receiving help from existing sources/providers, helping individuals by topping up self-funding, raising awareness of the challenges faced by disabled people in obtaining suitable, quality and affordable wheelchairs, programmes to help fund high quality and affordable equipment and funding existing schemes which need further support to remain operation or scale up their service

Deadline: until March 2025

More information and apply

Originally published by Marches Growth Hub