The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust

Grants are available to UK registered charities in England and Wales in support of a variety of charitable causes.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:
£ 20,000

Objectives of Fund

The Charity’s objectives are to promote and support a wide variety of charitable causes in England and Wales.

Value Notes

Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Trust reports that for the year ended 31 March 2017, it gave 64 grants (half the number of the previous year) and decreased the amount of funding given from £840,000 to £547,000.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a specified requirement of the scheme.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities in England and Wales may apply.


Individuals are not eligible to apply to this fund.

Eligible Expenditure

The Trust reports that its ‘most significant support’ is in the area of:

  • Relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.
  • The advancement of education.
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives.

How To Apply

The Trust does not maintain a website or a formal application form.

The Trust only accepts written applications which can be made at any time and are reviewed twice a year.

Applications should be posted to the Trust’s registered office.

For all enquiries contact:

Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations undertaking general charitable activities in the UK.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:

Objectives of Fund

The scheme is intended to support general charitable activities.

Value Notes

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been awarded up to £20,000.

There is no minimum grant limit that an applicant can apply for.

Match Funding Restrictions

Information regarding match funding has not been stipulated.

Who Can Apply

Charitable organisations operating in the UK are eligible to apply.


Applicants should contact the Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust in order to find out information regarding any potential restrictions.

Eligible Expenditure

Costs associated with eligible projects.

How To Apply

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Applicants should note that this trust does not have a website. Applicants are advised to contact the Ruth and Stuart Lipton Charitable Trust for further information.

For all enquiries contact:

Persimmon Community Champions

One-off grants are available for local community organisations and charities that have already secured matched funding for local community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:
£ 1,000

Objectives of Fund

Persimmon Community Champions is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves

The funding is available for local community initiatives across Great Britain.

Previous Success

The following are merely a few of the organisations that have received funding (a full list by month is on the Persimmons Homes website):

  • Alysham St Giles Cricket Club
  • Andover Lipreaders
  • Bradford Disability Football Club
  • Chalfont St Peter Infant School
  • Chernobyl Children Life Line
  • Dover Amateur Radio Club
  • East Pasture Farm
  • Food Cycle
  • Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity
  • Hop Skip and Jump South West
  • Kineton Music Festival
  • Lakelands Hospice
  • Learning Library
  • Men in Sheds Hull
  • Penrith Beekeepers Association
  • Star Dance Academy
  • Taunton Thespians
  • Terrington St Clement Village Hall Fund
  • Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
  • Yardly Gobion Recreation Centre

Value Notes

The total funding pot each year is £750,000.

All Persimmon’s businesses have £2,000 to give away every month (29 regional businesses, plus Persimmon’s head office) which means £60,000 is being donated every month.

The maximum grant available is £1,000.

Match Funding Restrictions

Applicants must have already raised funds themselves.

Who Can Apply

Local community groups and charities in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to apply.

Any charities or community groups who have previously been unsuccessful in their application are urged to reapply the next month.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for local community initiatives.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time. Persimmon Homes select a winner for each of their regions at the end of every month.

The application form is available to complete online at the Persimmon website.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

One-off grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:

Objectives of Fund

The Foundation aims to ‘be responsive to where need is greatest’ and thus support a wide range of charitable activity in the UK in areas such the arts, community, education, environment, youth, faith, health, welfare, museums and heritage.

Value Notes

The Foundation donates around £60 million per year with around 1,500 charities from across the UK receiving funding.

The Foundation offers two levels of funding, which can be used towards capital, revenue or project costs:

  • Regular Grants of up to £100,000.
  • Major Grants of £100,000 and above. (When awarding major grants, the Foundation would typically expect that the project and organisation’s overall annual income is in excess of £1million.)

Typically grants are made for a single year; however, the Trustees may consider making a grant spread over a number of years at their discretion if they feel this would be appropriate.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is required and should be secured before applying.

Who Can Apply

The following organisations working in the areas of Welfare, Youth, Community, Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health and Museums & Heritage can apply:

  • UK registered charities.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
  • Educational establishments including schools and universities.
  • Churches.
  • Housing Associations.
  • Museums and galleries.

Organisations must be based and operate within the UK.

The Trust prefers to support those organisations working directly with beneficiaries at a grassroots level.

The Foundation will consider the following:

  • The financial viability of the organisation.
  • The degree of need for the project requiring funding.
  • The amount spent on administration and fundraising as compared to the charitable activities.
  • The ability to raise sufficient funding to meet the appeal target.
  • Whether the organisation has appropriate priorities and plans in place to manage its activities.


The following are not eligible for support:

  • Individuals.
  • Social enterprises without UK Charity Commission registration.
  • Charitable Incorporated Companies (CICs).
  • Sporting associations, unless they are a registered charity.
  • Work that does not deliver a direct benefit in the UK, even if the organisation is a registered charity within Britain.
  • Animal welfare charities.
  • Charities that spend most of their income outside of the UK.
  • Local authorities and councils.
  • Organisations with liquid reserves covering more than 12 months’ expenditure.
  • One-off events such as galas or festivals, even if for fundraising purposes.
  • Sponsorship.
  • Individual positions. (While the Foundation will make a general contribution to salaries through its project or revenue grants it does not intend to make grants for a particular job or specific member of staff.)
  • Feasibility studies.
  • Activity that takes place overseas, including overseas trips.
  • Start-up costs.
  • Organisations that do not yet have a track record of service delivery or that have not yet produced accounts.
  • Campaigning, lobbying and awareness raising activity.
  • Endowment appeals.

The Foundation does not consider any funding request made within 12 months of the outcome of a previous application, whether or not a grant was received.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is for organisations working in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.

The Foundation ‘strongly recommends’ groups apply for whatever are their greatest priority and area of need. This could be in one of three areas: capital, revenue (‘core costs’) or project work.

  • Capital costs – funding for tangible things, such as a building project, repairs, equipment etc. A grant is unlikely to be more than around 10% of the total Capital project cost.
  • Revenue/Core Costs – funding for the general costs of what the organisation does – its activity. As a general rule, this funding is unlikely to be more than approximately 10–20% of the organisation’s total annual income.
  • Project Costs – funding for a very specific project or activity and would include all the costs involved in delivering the project, including staff costs and a reasonable percentage of overheads if relevant. The Foundation recommends that the applicant has around half of its funding identified before applying.

Projects should fall within at least one of the following categories:

  • Arts – Both revenue and capital grants for a wide range of organisations (from small community theatre groups to national arts galleries) that engage with a variety of audiences and that can demonstrate their impact and quality.
  • Community – A large volume of grants are made every year to community projects, many of which rely on the time and goodwill of volunteers. The majority of projects tend to be relatively small compared to other categories due to their local grass-roots nature, and correspondingly the grants made tend to be smaller in comparison. Typical projects supported include revenue grants for volunteering schemes and capital grants for the restoration of village halls and community centres and for facilities to support community life.
  • Education – Grants to support education, from small local projects such as reading schemes and after school clubs, to major institutions such as universities.
  • Environment – Grants to support a range of environment projects ranging from organisations that raise public awareness of, and find solutions to, specific issues such as sustainable fishing, in addition to charities that undertake active conservation work.
  • Faith – Grants to support simple but practical projects that enable religious buildings to be used for an inclusive range of charitable purposes by their local communities. Capital grants include funds towards the instillation of basic amenities such as lavatories and kitchen facilities and for restoration works to historic church buildings.
  • Health – Grants range from specialist care homes and hospices, charities specialising in the treatment and support for specific illnesses, to translational research focusing on medical breakthroughs that will benefit generations now and in the future.
  • Museums and Heritage – Grants to support organisations that conserve and interpret the nation’s heritage for future generations, ensuring it is accessible and available to all.
  • Welfare – Grants for charities that work with a variety of causes and groups including the elderly, homeless, disability and special needs and those in the criminal justice system. Grants made reflect a charity’s size and the nature of the work or project being undertaken.
  • Youth – Grants for charities that consistently demonstrate the commitment of volunteers and professionals across the country to support and inspire young people to achieve their potential. This includes small local groups, such as girl guides and youth clubs to larger national youth development charities.

How To Apply

Applications for a Regular Grant may be made at any time and they will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. It takes around four months from the time an application is received to notification of a decision.

The guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Foundation’s website. Groups should read the guidelines before starting the application process.

Major Grants cannot be applied for via the Foundation’s website. Instead, applicants should send a one page summary to Grace da Rocha via [email protected] outlining what they are raising funds for, the total cost and fundraising target. Applicants will be advised which Board meeting they are to apply to if invited to do so following their initial letter and subsequent phone call with the Foundation’s Director.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable Future Programme

Status: Open to applications
Application Deadline: 20 August 2018


Grants are available to enable organisations in the UK to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm.

Value Notes

No minimum or maximum amount of grant is specified.

Extended Description

The Sustainable Future Programme is provided and administered by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT).

Funding is available to enable organisations in the UK to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm.

This programme aims to support charitable work on the following issues:

  • Better economics.
  • Beyond consumerism.
  • New voices.

Latest Information

The next deadline for applications is 20 August 2018 (12 noon).

Key Criteria

Grants are made to a range of organisations. It is not necessary to be a registered charity to apply to the Trust, however, the Trust can only support work which is legally charitable as defined in UK law.

Organisations and individuals should be undertaking work at a national level. This means work that seeks to make positive change across the UK as a whole, or across one or more of its member countries – England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Eligible Expenditure

The overall focus of the Fund is on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm. Funding is available for work in the following areas:

Better economics – the Trust will fund work that:

  • Explores and promotes ways that well-being and sustainability, rather than traditional forms of economic growth, could be placed at the heart of public policy.
  • Explores and promotes mechanisms that could better align business and investor behaviour with environmental sustainability and the long-term public interest.
  • Researches and develops innovations and new practical models of enterprise that can be embedded within community practice.
  • Challenges future investment in, or subsidies for, fossil fuels.

Beyond consumerism – the Trust will fund work that:

  • Campaigns, initiatives and mechanisms which encourage radical, large scale shifts in behaviour and culture away from consumerism towards more sustainable ways of living.
  • Exploration of initiatives and models which promote positive alternatives to consumerism for a more fulfilled life.
  • Work which engages people individually and collectively in holistic and value-led approaches to transformed behaviour and lifestyle, as an alternative to consumerism.

New voices – the Trust will fund work that:

  • Campaigns and movements that give marginalised or under-represented groups a voice on issues of environmental and economic justice.
  • Initiatives that encourage organisations from outside the traditional environmental field to get involved in environmental justice.
  • Networks that link and support local environmental justice groups.
  • The replication of innovative local projects regionally or nationally.

The Trust is interested in funding work which:

  • Is about removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making problems easier to live with.
  • Has a clear sense of objectives, and of how to achieve them.
  • Is innovative and imaginative.
  • Where the grant has a good chance of making a difference.


Under the Sustainable Future Programme, the Trust will not fund the following:

  • Conservation projects.
  • Anti-consumerism campaigns which simply exhort people to be less consumerist, rather than encourage behaviour change resulting in sustainable living.
  • Measures that are limited to mitigating against the effects of climate change rather than leading to long-term change.
  • Academic research and books, except as an integral part of policy, campaigning work or leading to practical change in enterprises or community action.

The Trust will not fund the following:

  • Larger, older national charities which have an established constituency of supporters and substantial levels of reserves.
  • Statutory bodies.
  • For-profit organisations.
  • Medical research.
  • Academic research, except as an integral part of policy and campaigning work that is central to the Trust’s areas of interest.
  • Building, buying or repairing buildings.
  • Business development or job creation schemes.
  • Service provision, including providing care, support or training services, such as for elderly people, children and young people, people with learning difficulties, people with physical disabilities, mental health service users, refugees or asylum seekers.
  • Housing and homelessness.
  • The arts, except where a project is specifically concerned with issues of interest to the Trust.
  • Travel or adventure projects.
  • Educational bursaries, including graduate and post-graduate studies.
  • The personal support of individuals in need.
  • General appeals.
  • Work which the Trust believes should be funded from statutory sources, or which has been in the recent past.
  • Work which has already been undertaken.
  • Local or national work anywhere outside the UK.

If the Trust refuses an application, it would not normally consider a further application from the same organisation for at least a year.

Payment Procedure

Payments for the grant are normally made quarterly in advance by electronic transfer.

Application Procedure

An application form is available to complete online at the Trust’s website. The Trust recommends that applicants contact the Trust office to discuss their application before submitting it.

The JRCT only accepts online applications.

Contact the JRCT for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on this site – please see the downloadable files on the right hand panel at the top of this page – or alternatively please check the funding body’s own website.

Contact details:

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
The Garden House
Water End
YO30 6WQ

01904 627 810
[email protected]

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Grants are available to smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to fund community support, arts, education and heritage projects in areas of extreme urban deprivation or remote, socio-economically deprived rural areas.


Maximum Turnover: £ 5,000,000
Fund Value: £ 2,500,000
Maximum Value: £ 60,000
Minimum Value: £ 2,000

Value Notes

The Foundation offers the following support:

Grants for revenue costs (including salaries, overheads and project costs):

  • Small grants of £2,000 to £7,500 for one year.
  • Major grants of £7,500 to £20,000 per year for one to three years.

Grants for capital costs (one-off costs for building projects, including buying a building, repairing it or fitting it out):

  • Small grants of £2,000 to £7,500.
  • Major grants of £7,500 to £60,000.

For all capital grants, the total project cost must be less than £2 million.

Recipients of single year grants can re-apply for funding in two further successive calendar years. Multi-year grant recipients will not be able to make any further applications until two years after the completion of the final year of the grant.

Extended Description

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, founded in 1997, is an independent grantmaking foundation which makes approximately 150-200 grants totalling around £2.5 million a year to a variety of charitable organisations based in areas of extreme deprivation.

Following a recent review, the Foundation has launched its new grants programme in June 2018 with a focus on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations who work in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas of the UK.

Projects must address one or both of the Foundation’s overarching themes – Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation – and should fall into the following two categories:

  • Community Support.
  • Arts, Heritage and Education.

Latest Information

The Foundation operates a rolling programme and applications can be made at any time.

The Grants Committee meets in February, late April/early May, July and late October/early November and applications must be received at least six weeks before a meeting to be included on the agenda.

Key Criteria

Established charitable organisations (including CICs, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies, voluntary organisations) in the UK are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a total annual income under £500,000.
  • Have a demonstrable track record of success working to address local problems in communities in areas of extreme urban deprivation or remote, needy rural locations.

The level of the applicant’s income will determine which grants programme they can apply for:

  • Small grants (for organisations with a total annual income under £250,000)
  • Major grants (for organisations with a total annual income under £500,000)

If applicants are part of or affiliated to a larger organisation with an annual income above these limits, they must have their own accounts and confirm that they are not able to use the funds of the larger organisation.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for general costs including core costs, salaries, projects costs; capital expenditure on buildings or essential equipment.

Applications for revenue or capital grants must demonstrate how the project fits into one or both of the Foundation’s overarching themes:

Rural Issues

  • Projects should address issues in rural towns/villages/communities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants with postcodes that are ranked within the most deprived 50% of the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation.
  • Communities should be in remote, rural, economically deprived areas where there are few local facilities, transport may be an issue, incomes are low and there are limited opportunities for fundraising.

Urban Deprivation

  • Projects should address issues in cities/towns with a population of more than 10,000 with postcodes that are ranked within the most deprived 20% of the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation.
  • Local issues are likely to include multigenerational unemployment, poor educational attainment, poor quality and overcrowded housing, tensions between different generations and/or ethnic communities, a culture of low aspirations and achievement.

(NB Northern Ireland:

  • Projects in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Portadown and Lurgan should be in areas where the postcode of the organisation is ranked within the most deprived 20% of the N Ireland Index of Multiple Deprivation.
  • Elsewhere in N Ireland projects should be in areas where local postcodes are ranked in the most deprived 50% of the N Ireland Index of Multiple Deprivation.)

Within these overarching themes, the Foundation is interested in projects that fall roughly into the following two categories:

  • Community Support Projects, for example:
    • Luncheon clubs, intergenerational projects, befriending.
    • Support for young carers, respite services, advice and information.
    • Community Centres: building, extending or refurbishing community centres or village halls; salaries and core costs.
    • Community Services: information services; community transport schemes; employability training; volunteering; healthy eating and living; furniture recycling; foodbanks; community cohesion; debt advice. For Small Grants, the Foundation are also interested in one-off or annual celebrations which bring communities together.
    • Counselling.
    • Disability support groups.
    • Domestic violence support.
    • BAME & other groups.
    • Family support services.
    • Homeless drop-ins centres; positive activities; residential hostels and supported living projects.
    • Refugees & asylum seeker integration projects; training and employability; advice and information.
    • Rehabilitation of offenders.
    • Projects that open up sporting opportunities to people of all ages on low incomes.
    • Substance misuse recovery projects.
    • Youth clubs and detached youth work; pre-school nurseries; after school and holiday clubs; transition work from primary to senior schools or post-education; employment and volunteering opportunities for NEETs; mentoring.
  • Arts, Education and Heritage, for example:
    • Arts centres.
    • Projects that use performing, visual and creative arts in areas of high deprivation:
      • To engage young people or adults on an ongoing basis in constructive and inspiring activities which broaden their life and career choices (not necessarily within the arts).
      • To bring people together from different communities or generations to aid in the recovery of people from trauma or substance misuse.
      • To expand the interests and skills of people with disabilities.
    • Alternative education schemes for young people struggling in mainstream education.
    • Homework clubs.
    • Supplementary education classes for people from ethnic minorities or the refugee community.
    • Smaller heritage projects, with a particular interest in industrial and maritime projects in areas of deprivation, that provide employment and/or volunteering opportunities for the local community and contribute to the regeneration of the area.

Themed Grants Programme

Trusthouse runs three-year programmes focusing on a specific issue of interest to the Trustees. These are available at times specified by the Foundation.

Match Funding Restrictions

The following match funding restrictions apply:

  • Applicants must have secured a minimum of 50% of the total project cost before applying for all capital projects.
  • For small revenue grant applications, grants will not be paid until the remaining 50% of the total cost of the project has been secured.


Funding is not available for the following:

  • Individuals, whether direct or through a third party.
  • Charities or NGOs registered outside the UK.
  • Statutory services including state schools (unless these are specifically for pupils with disabilities), prisons, local authority services and NHS hospitals or services.
  • Universities, further education colleges and independent schools.
  • Organisations with a total annual income in excess of £500,000.
  • Hospices. (The Trust ceased to accept unsolicited applications from 1 April 2018.)
  • Organisations with primarily an ecological aim.
  • Grantmaking organisations.
  • Umbrella organisations.
  • Projects that take place outside of the UK.
  • Set up costs for new organisations.
  • Animal welfare and conservation projects.
  • Medical research.
  • Feasibility studies.
  • Capital appeals for places of worship unless these are primarily for community use such as an adjoining church hall or a clearly defined community area within a place of worship.
  • One-off events (except under the Small Grants programme).
  • PR and awareness raising; fundraising salaries, events or initiatives.
  • Projects primarily concerned with the production of DVDs or other media.

Application Procedure

Applications are submitted via the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation’s website.

Applicants must first answer a few eligibility questions before being able to complete and submit the online application forms. There are three forms:

  • Small Grants
  • Major Grants
  • Village Halls/Community Centres.

Small Grants applicants should receive a final decision within four to six weeks of receipt of application (assuming no further information is required).

Major Grants applicants will be informed in six to eight weeks if their application will be included on the agenda of the next available Grants Committee meeting and usually informed of the decision within one week of the meeting.

Contact the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Contact details:

Judith Leigh

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
65 Leadenhall Street

020 7264 4990
Contact details:
Sarah McGill

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
65 Leadenhall Street

020 7264 4990

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards

Status: Open to applications
Application Deadline: 20 September 2019


Annual awards programme open to registered charities working in the UK to improve people’s health.


Maximum Turnover: £ 2,500,000
Minimum Turnover: £ 80,000
Maximum Value: £ 40,000
Minimum Value: £ 3,000

Value Notes

Up to ten winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding with one overall winner receiving £40,000.

Winners will also receive free training and development valued at up to £6,000, a specially commissioned professional film and photographs along with publicity and press support.

The ten winning charities are given the opportunity to take part in a training and development programme and join the Network of GSK IMPACT Award winners.

Up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000.

Turnover Notes

Maximum annual income must not exceed £2 million

Extended Description

The IMPACT Awards are an annual programme sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and administered by the King’s Fund.

They are designed to recognise and reward small to medium sized charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.

Latest Information

The deadline for applications to the 2019 Awards is 20 September 2018 (5pm).

Key Criteria

Charities that are located and registered in the UK are eligible to apply.

Charities must:

  • Have existed for a minimum of three years by the deadline of the application.
  • Be small or medium sized with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million as shown in their most recent accounts.
  • Be independently constituted from any national umbrella organisation.
  • Target community health needs in the UK. Community can be defined as a geographical community or a community of interest.
  • Have a track record of achievement in community health issues.

Organisations registered in the UK but working in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland can apply.

Previous GSK IMPACT Award winners can re-apply five years after winning. Other shortlisted organisations can re-apply for any year.

Eligible Expenditure

The award winners can decide how they want to spend the award money.


Awards will not be given in respect of the following organisations:

  • Research bodies.
  • Advice agencies.
  • Organisations principally concerned with broad social welfare work. Organisations must be able to clearly demonstrate their impact on their target community’s health.

Award Categories

The Awards recognise excellence in existing work and do not seek to fund new projects. An application which only focuses on a particular project will not be shortlisted. The assessment is based on the work of the whole organisation and the assessment will focus on excellence in the six areas of IMPACT. The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Innovation: Leadership, creativity and initiative in addressing current challenges in healthcare access and delivery.
  • Management: Efficient use of resources; quality of management processes; equality of opportunity; clear objectives and plans; strength and financial effectiveness of the organisation.
  • Partnership: Working effectively with others (members, users, voluntary, private and public sector partners, etc.); willingness to share ‘best practice’ and to learn from others.
  • Achievement: Measurable results achieved; numbers of people benefited; impact on access to healthcare; a reflective approach to evaluation of the work; measurement and monitoring of performance; being able to report on outcomes and impact.
  • Community focus: Involving and responding to users and the community; openness and provision of information; adaptability to changing circumstances and needs.
  • Targeting needs: Awareness of community issues and priorities and having a detailed understanding of the target community; ensuring services are accessible to, and focus on, people in need.

Application Procedure

The 2019 guidelines and the online application form are available from the King’s Fund website.

Applicants must nominate two referees to support their application and include their most recent annual report and accounts.

A short listing panel will review all the applications and mark them against the IMPACT criteria. Up to 20 organisations will be shortlisted and visited by an independent assessor.

Addresses and contacts

Contact details:

GSK Impact Awards

King’s Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square

020 7307 2400
[email protected]

Near Neighbours Small Grant Fund Available Again in 2018

The Near Neighbours small grants programme reopened earlier this month with new guidelines for 2018.

The Near Neighbours programme was set up in 2011 in partnership between the Church Urban Fund and the Archbishop’s Council with funding from the Government.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is providing funding for 2018 so that the programme can reach more communities. Thus far, more than one million people have benefited through the programme which has awarded over £6 million to more than 1,600 projects.

The Small Grants programme offers grants of between £250 and £5,000 as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours, developing relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities

The funding will support projects that develop:

  • Social interaction – to develop positive relationships in multi-faith and multi-ethnic areas i.e. to help people from different faiths and ethnicities get to know and understand each other better.
  • Social action – to encourage people of different faiths and of no faith and of different ethnicities to come together for initiatives that improve their local neighbourhood.

The funding is for grassroots organisations, particularly emerging local groups as well as charities, religious organisations and other not-for-profit organisations whose focus is on local work.

To be eligible, groups must be working in specific areas in one of nine areas covered by a Near Neighbours hub: Birmingham, the Black Country, West London, East London, East Midlands, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Luton, or West Yorkshire.

There are no deadlines. Applications are accepted until all the funds are allocated.

Further information can be found on the Near Neighbours website.

Source: Near Neighbours, 25/06/2018

Related schemes

The Richard Overall Trust

Grants are available to advance the physical education of disabled young people so that they can enjoy and progress in their chosen sport.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:

Objectives of Fund

The Trust provides grants to advance the physical education of disabled young individuals and groups in the UK to allow their participation in or attendance at sporting activities, or the purchase of equipment for sporting events or activities.

Value Notes

Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not required.

Who Can Apply

Individuals, groups, family and carers who are UK citizens without regard to creed, culture or race are eligible for support from the Trust.


Applicants are advised to contact the Trust to confirm that exclusions do not apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available to advance the physical education of disabled young individuals and groups to allow their participation in or attendance at sporting activities, or the purchase of equipment for sporting events or activities.

The funding can be used for the following:

  • Equipment – such as specialist sports equipment.
  • Training – instructors and the use of gymnasiums.
  • Clothes – track suits or footwear.
  • Transport – to include fares or the hire of a specialist vehicle.
  • Attendance – the purchase of tickets to sporting events.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Application forms are available to download from the Trust’s website.

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Sport England – Small Grants Programme

Grants are available to help not-for-profit sports clubs, local authorities and schools in England to carry out local community sports projects and encourage more people (aged 14 years and older) to be involved in sport.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:
£ 10,000

Objectives of Fund

The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects that seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.

Value Notes

Grants of between £300 to £10,000 are available, and the total project cost should not exceed £50,000.

Who Can Apply

Applications will be accepted from formally constituted, not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies in England. Examples of eligible organisations include:

  • Sports clubs.
  • Voluntary organisations.
  • Local authorities.
  • Schools.
  • Governing bodies of sports.

In order to be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • Have a written constitution or governing document which contains a clear not-for-profit statement and charitable dissolution clause.
  • Meet Tier One of the Code for Sports Governance.

Applications will also be accepted from branches of larger organisations that are able to show that they are independent of their parent organisation. Branches do not need to have their own committee, bank account or constitution to apply, but must have the support of their parent organisation.


Grants are not available for:

  • Individuals
  • Sole traders.
  • Partnerships.
  • Organisations established to make profit.
  • Organisations not established in the UK.
  • Projects which have a total cost of more than £50,000
  • Projects with a start date that is less than eight weeks after the submission of their application form.
  • Organisations providing ‘high risk’ sporting activities that are not affiliated with their sport’s national governing body.
  • Replacing equipment.
  • Items which only benefit individuals.
  • Salaries.
  • Used road vehicles.
  • Activities which the government has a legal obligation to fund.
  • Projects involving the construction or refurbishment of property.
  • Fixed items of equipment.
  • Retrospective costs/expenditure.
  • Contingency costs/recoverable VAT
  • Projects involving travel to another country.
  • Sponsorship, endowments and loan repayments.
  • Cricket projects.
  • Football only projects.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants are available to deliver new or expand on existing activities which deliver sport and physical activity benefits over a 12-month period and meet one or more of the aims of Sport England’s strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’:

  • Get inactive people to become more active.
  • Develop more resilient sporting habits.
  • Lead to more positive attitudes among young people.
  • Develop more diverse volunteers.
  • Improve progression and inclusion in talent development.

Eligible projects must be:

  • Focussed on sports that are recognised by Sport England.
  • Delivered to beneficiaries based in England.

Applicants seeking funding for sports which Sport England deems ‘high risk’ must be affiliated with their sport’s national governing body.

Small grant funding can be used toward the cost of equipment which will help the applicant organisation to get people active and playing sport.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

Applications can be made online via the Sport England website.

Upon receipt of applications, it should take no longer than eight weeks for applicants to receive a decision.  However, this only applies if all the necessary information has been sent upon submission of the application.  Otherwise Sport England will email the applicant, who will have to send the required information so the bid can be assessed.

All clubs and associations must remember to submit:

  • Governing document/constitution
  • Most recent accounts (new organisations must submit a three-year income and expenditure forecast)
  • Last three bank statements (new organisations must provide evidence of a bank account)
  • Relevant safeguarding policies.

Where appropriate the following may also be required:

  • Evidence of affiliation to your sport’s national governing body
  • A detailed breakdown of your budget
  • Copies of quotes from suppliers (required for items over £5k)
  • A project delivery plan Confirmation of partnership funding

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