Funding Opportunities

Local Funding opportunities


The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) has re-opened its Small Grants Programme to registered not-for-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities across the UK.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available (the average award is £1,500) to organisations with an income of up to £1 million to support a wide range of good causes within the PWCF’s core funding themes:

  • Heritage & Conservation,
  • Education,
  • Health & Wellbeing,
  • Social Inclusion,
  • Environment
  • Countryside.

Multi-year small grants will be considered.

Priority will be given to organisations of which HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron.

Applications can be made at any time.


National Lottery Heritage Fund Launches Dynamic Collections Campaign (UK)

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched its Dynamic Collections campaign to support the heritage sector to build resilience in its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Museums, archives, historic libraries and community organisations which hold collections across the UK can apply for grants of up to £250,000 for projects which make collections relevant to a wider range of people, actively involve the public in collections management and take a creative, sustainable approach to collections. 

There are three funding priorities for collections: engagement; re-interpretation; and collections management.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the 31st March 2023.,(COVID%2D19)%20pandemic


Hs2 Community fund

The Community and Environment Fund (CEF) has been created to add benefit to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands and Phase 2a from the West Midlands to Crewe.

  • Improved pedestrian, equestrian, or cycle access not provided under statutory services;
  • Landscape and nature conservation enhancement projects which increase biodiversity (including pop up interventions such as skip gardens);
  • Enhancement or replacement of sports and recreational facilities;
  • Improved access and enhancements to public open space;
  • Provision of enhanced or new community facilities; and
  • Refurbishment/re-use of historic buildings and monuments.


National Heritage Memorial Fund Grants

A total of £40million is being distributed by NHMF, made up of two lots of £20m:

NHMF has made a commitment of £20m, which is available to applicants from across the UK.

A £20m Cultural Assets Fund has been made available by DCMS as part of the government’s wider Culture Recovery Fund. This funding will safeguard nationally important heritage assets within England

Who can apply

  • charities
  • not-for-profit organisations, for example voluntary groups, trusts, social enterprises and community interest companies
  • public sector organisations

·         There is NO deadline, fund open until April 2023


Funding to Help Save Nationally Important Heritage Assets at Risk of Loss Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK)

Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage. Funding could be used to support acquisition costs, urgent conservation work, and fixed term support to enable heritage assets to be sustainably rehomed. The fund will remain open to applications until the end of April 2023. There are no deadlines for applications. 


Grants to Improve & Develop Allotments (UK)
Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support. Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a long-term lease is in place. Applications will be assessed by the Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis. The next deadline for applications is the 1st July 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people ( 18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. and the deadline for stage 1 applications is the 19th September 2022. Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a stage 2 application.

Screwfix Foundation (UK)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The next closing date for applications is the 10th August 2022.

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales)
The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme has opened the first funding round in phase two of the scheme. A total of £27 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills across England, Scotland and Wales. Projects should also focus on enabling a just transition to national net zero carbon emissions targets and reducing the impact of climate change associated with energy consumption. The scheme is funded by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 6 June 2022.

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK)
Grants of up to £1,000,000 are available for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The funding will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections. The funding, which is made available through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Bringing People Together programme, will enable organisations to deliver collaborative projects across?at least two?countries?in the UK that focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly amongst people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and asylum or refugee seekers. Applications can be made at any time.