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Tel: 01256 423816

Funding & Grants

For help or guidance with finding and applying for funds or grants please contact the BVA Group Development Team on 01256 423816 or via admin@bvaction.org.uk

Funding Sources

There are many funding sources which provide support for projects but they open and close throughout the year often with tight timescales so you really have to be prepared to apply. Note that Action Hampshire also have a free funding search portal available via registration which is highly recommended.

Below are various funding sources which should be of interest to local groups. The full list option has the latest grants located at the top along with ongoing grants. Note that some schemes have periods when funding is not available whilst the funder reviews their criteria and target areas so check out their website or give them a call for the latest position.

Arts And Culture Awards For All Comic Relief.
Community Action Disadvantaged or Disabled Education
Elderly Environment And Conservation Health And Social Care
Heritage and Church Sports And Exercise Youth Development
Acknowledgment to the Southampton City Council funding team for their assistance in compilation.

Full List Below

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Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

Cancer Rehabilitation Funding - Vote for Basingstoke Sports Centre Please can you spare 30 seconds to vote for us at mybst.org/galaxy – its quick and easy. You can do this once per week per person

People's Postcode Trust

Funded by the purchase of tickets for the People’s Postcode Lottery, this scheme awards grants of up to £20,000 for a range of purposes and activities - next open from 1st August 2017

Santander Foundation - Discovery Grants

The Santander Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people make the most of their future. Ongoing

The Edge Fund

Edge Fund supports those taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. We fund work that challenges abuses of power and aims to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice. 17/04/17

Kellogg's Online Training and Grant Package

Kellogg’s has teamed up with Forever Manchester, a UK Charity, and Northumbria University to provide FREE online training to help you run a successful breakfast club. Deadline 31st May 2017.

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

Annual Development Grants for organisations working with carers, and annual awards for organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders. Deadline 4th May 2017.

Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is a major new charity, launched in April 2016. Next deadlines for application are the 17th March (small) and 13th of April 2017. (large)

Alcohol Research UK grants programme

Alcohol Research UK is an independent charity that tackles alcohol-related harm by funding high quality, impartial research. 2017 deadlines to be announced at the end of April.

SUEZ Communities Trust

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations whose significant community leisure amenity improvement project has an overall cost of no more than £250,000. Deadline 24.4.17.

PRS Music Foundation

Supporting a wide range of activities associated with music with funding available for Bands, orchestra, festival promoters, charities and local authorities etc. Deadline 8th May 2017

WREN Community Fund

WREN is a not-for-profit business that helps benefit the lives of people who live close to landfill sites by awarding grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects. Deadline 17th May 2017

British & Foreign School Society

Funding is project based for the purpose of advancing educational opportunity. In order to be eligible for grants, you need to have UK charitable status.next deadline: 24 April 2017.

Help The Homeless

Providing grants of up to £5,000 to support small/medium-sized UK charities that work to help homeless people rebuild their lives and re-enter society. Quarterly deadlines: 15/03; 15/06; 15/09; 15/12

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust

Each year, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust awards a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation project. Next Deadline is the 20th April 2017.

The Leche Trust

Historic Buildings & church furnishings of the Georgian period or earlier; Historic collection conservation in museums & other institutions; Prof. Performances (theatre/music/dance). Deadline 20/04/17

The Elephant Trust

The Elephant Trust was created to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts in the United Kingdom. Closing date: 10 April 2017

The Idlewild Trust

The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts. Next deadline is 7th September 2017

Peter Cruddas Foundation

We aim to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in our society here in the UK by ensuring our funding reaches those most in need. Next Deadline is 1st September 2017

Fidelio Charitable Trust

Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance. Next Deadline: 1st June 2017

Power To Change - Community Business Fund

Funding to help existing locally based and community-led businesses in England to increase their social impact impact and make them more viable in the long term. Reopens early summer 2017