Small Grants Programme
This is a fast track application process for small one-off grants. It could be particularly useful for funding small projects or to cover unexpected costs. The value of the grant awarded could be up to a maximum of £3,000.
UPDATE 17th April 2020: The application form for Stage 1 of our emergency small grants funding round is now CLOSED to new applicants.
In less than three weeks we have received over 300 applications requesting £851,000, with a further 300 saved in draft. We recognise the time and effort put into each of these and so have taken the difficult decision to close to new applications. We want to help as many organisations as possible, but we want to be fair and not waste people’s time applying to a fund that is already heavily oversubscribed.
Want to know more about our current Covid-19 response plans? See an update on our funding to end June 2020 here.
Already started an application?
Those with existing drafts will be able to submit these until close of play on Monday 27th April. Each application received will be carefully assessed. The existing timeline of a decision within 4 weeks still stands.
For ideas of where else to find funding for your charity, please see the links compiled here.
The information below remains for applicants who are in the process already to refer to.
In the light of the unprecedented challenges that now face charities providing vital services to the most vulnerable members of our community, our small grants programme invite applications from UK registered charities (this includes Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) but not Community Interest Companies (CIC)) which are currently supporting:
– the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless
– provision of food and essential supplies
– victims of domestic violence
– nursing care to vulnerable patients
You can expect a decision in a maximum of 4 weeks of applying (we expect it to be less as we are holding 4 meetings in the space of 8 weeks). In order to distribute maximum funding to organisations urgently, final allocations will be made by 19th May 2020. Applications will then reopen in early August 2020 (we expect with new priorities).
For those based in London and requesting funds for food and essentials we suggest applying via the London Funders portal where we and other funders will have access to your application, so reducing your workload. For those based outside London or with other needs, please complete our application form.