Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding

Gen22 Ideas Made Real

Ideas Made Real is an exciting & unique opportunity for young people 16-24 to turn their awesome ideas into a reality with an Ideas Made Real Award powered by Gen22 and The Birmingham2022 Commonwealth Games

They are looking for ideas and projects in local communities across the West Midlands, that you think will make a huge difference.

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, they will pick 22 ideas and make them real! Giving you the freedom to tell us what you’d like to see done differently or added to, and the fund will support you to make it happen.

  • Can you run a community event to bring people together?
  • Do you want to run a campaign to tackle a local issue or stigma or change perspectives?
  • Want to turn local run-down benches into works of art?
  • Tell us your Ideas Made Real and let us help you make it a reality!

Deadline: 24 April 2022. Shortlisted projects will be invited to a PowerPlan weekend to pitch their project on 7 & 8 May.

More information and apply

Recovery Loan Fund

Grant value: £100,000 to £1,500,000 loan

Overview: The Recovery Loan Fund has been extended so it is now accepting applications until May. Charities and non-profit organisations are welcome to apply for the government-guaranteed loans.  It will be backing charities that want to adapt delivery models, diversify income streams, manage cash flow, or purchase new technology.  BAME-led organisations will be able to apply for loans upwards of £50,000.

Deadline: 20 May 2022

More information and apply

BBC Children in Need – We Move: Youth Social Action Fund

Grant value: Up to £50,000 over 18 months

Overview: The funding is aimed at non-profit organisations who work with Black children and young people aged 18 and under. The fund aims to empower Black children and young people through Youth Social Action, defining youth social action as when children and young people use their voice to tackle subjects that matter to them.  Organisations have until 10 June 2022 to register their interest and until 20 June to submit an application.

Deadline: 10 June 2022

More information and apply

The Arnold Clark Community Fund

Grant value: up to £1,000

Overview: Financial assistance for eligible organisations who have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  Arnold Clark will award grants to charities, social enterprises, CICS, CIOs, community and voluntary groups.

Deadline: 30 June 2022

More information and apply

The Benefact Trust – Brighter Lives Fund

Grant value: No set amount, grants will be awarded depended on the level of need in the community and cost of projects.

Overview: A grants programme for Christian organisations to help them respond to the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s mental health.  The grants awarded should be used to provide greater mental health training, resources and support for those working in these organisations and its beneficiaries.

Deadline: None

More information and apply

Morrisons Foundation

Grant value: up to £25,000 Overview: The Morrisons Foundation will award grants to charities registered with the Charity Commission or OSCR that make a positive difference in local communities.

Deadline: Rolling basis

More information and apply


Originally published by Telford and Wrekin Council