Lifetimes – Chances grant funding
The funds distributed by Lifetimes/Chances is money generated from our trading activities. We do not merely act as an administrator for these funds but work hard to secure these funds for distributions.
We work with our chosen partners to deliver our funding to those in need and give grants directly to beneficiaries. If you would like to work with us please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your client beneficiaries and project ideas
Chances have used funding to help those suffering from the effects of Covid-19.We have made the following donations:
- Made donations have been made to 4 foodbanks
- Donated iPads and laptops to children with additional support needs
- Supported parents with children with additional support needs
- Provided activities for children with physical and mental health issues i.e. horse riding lessons that have improved social communication skills, physical movements and built confidence.
- Specialist bikes for children with limits to their physical abilities
Our funding in past years has provided assistance for over 2,750 people and included:
- Summer projects for children including boxing classes and lunches
- ESOL classes for refugee children and parents
- After school classes for children at risk of falling behind in education
- Activity holidays for children
- Home improvements for families in need
- Legal advice for young families at risk of homelessness
- Musical equipment for primary school with children unable to afford musical equipment
- Funding for weekly forums and lessons for single mothers
- Funding towards drop in centres for refugee families
- Funding for voluntary organisations whose work is to support families in need
- Mental health training for families
- Funding for workers helping women who flee from domestic violence
Lloyds Bank Foundation Funding Programme Now Open
Core and project funding grants are now available for small and local charities through a new simplified more flexible and transparent approach.
We have refined and improved our approach to funding to better help you be stronger and more effective.
This new approach involves:
• A continuously open application process, rather than in rounds, so that charities can apply for support whenever they are ready.
• Clearer turnaround times for when a decision on funding will be made from the initial application.
• Grants worth up to £45,000 and £100,000 available over three years that can be used entirely for core costs, with charities able to flex how much they spend each year.
• An eligibility checker which takes less than five minutes to complete, which will tell you whether your charity is currently able to apply for support and, if so, for how much.
• Support from the Foundation’s regional managers and access to the Foundation’s ‘Enhance’ organisational development programme, helping charities to become more resilient and sustainable.
To learn more about the funding process click here
DM Thomas Central grants
2020 application deadlines are:
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Tuesday 22nd July 2020
Tuesday 6th October 2020
Grants are made to registered charities helping disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and children transform their lives. Work in the areas of education or health with one of their three chosen focus groups are considered:
- children and young people with disabilities
- children and young people who are sick in hospital and
- children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care).
Grants vary in size from up to £5,000 to not more than £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for up to 2 years for any particular project. There are 4 rounds of funding a year.
To apply please click here.
The London SME Fund
The SME Fund, called MMC London Fund, is a £28 million venture capital fund for SMEs that was launched in April 2013 by the Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, Kit Malthouse.
The fund is operated by Funding London and MMC ventures, and provides equity finance for early stage London-based businesses that can generate significant levels of economic growth. It is a co-investment fund made up of £9 million from the London ERDF programme with the rest coming from investment returns from previous funds and private investors. The co-investment multiple so far is around 4 times the amounts invested from the MMC London Fund.
Who is it aimed at?
Who is it aimed at?
The fund is targeted at early-stage, high-growth small businesses in sectors where UK is a world leader and which are priorities for the Mayor of London, including:
- Software and IT,
- Digital and e-commerce
- Creative and media
- Financial services
For more info, please click here.
Place Makers Fund
The Place Makers Fund will award grants to local groups, organisations and charities which share our passion and commitment to changing lives and enhancing communities. It's run by our grant management partners, Rocket Science, using funds from the L&Q Foundation and all funded projects will support the Foundation to achieve its strategic outcomes. These are:
Independent lives - Supporting residents to live independent lives, by enhancing residents’ social and economic resilience to sustain their tenancies
Successful places - Increasing social mobility and community engagement among L&Q residents and communities
Social responsibility - Integrating social responsibility in to our core activities, acting as an enabler and champion for corporate responsibility and sustainability across the organisation
To read more and to apply please click here.
Henry Smith Charity revised funding programme now open
Their grants programme is now open after a review. Their new strategy is funding for groups aiming to work directly with people for whom other sources of support have failed, been inappropriate or are simply not available. There are several programmes and no deadlines. They have six funding priorities that describe the work they support and how they want to bring about change for the most disadvantaged people in the greatest need.
Further guidance and applications: click here
Grants to improve the education and development of children and young people
BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Available for schools, community groups, clubs, societies or other organisations in England, grants are relatively small, ranging from under £2,000, to, in just a few cases over £10,000. Applications can be made any time.
To read more please click here
The Ragdoll Foundation
The Ragdoll Foundation is dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative content that reflects the world from a child’s point of view.
Ragdoll direct their resources and funding through three strands:
Open Grants – supporting organisations working with children and young people using the arts and creative media.
Legacy – supporting projects that continue the work and vision of Anne Wood, founder of the Foundation.
Advocacy – supporting initiatives that support the voice of and rights of children and young people.
For more information, click here.
Awards for All England
Funding size: £300 - £10,000
Application deadline: Ongoing
A quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000
Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. It doesn’t have a deadline and you can apply at any time.
It is our most popular grants programme so we will prioritise groups with smaller incomes. Due to high demand on the programme, organisations that have a large annual income may not be able to get funding through Awards for All.
We recommend you send us your application at least four months before you want your project to start.
For more information, click here
Small project grants
Small project grants are for initiatives (including research) that would not otherwise be funded by the NHS. We use them to fund projects that:
- Will provide a better service for patients
- Can help you do your job more effectively
- Are new initiatives and not top-ups for existing projects
If you are an employee of Barts Health NHS Trust, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at QMUL or the School of Health Sciences at City University, you can apply for a small project grant of up to £50,000.
The first step is to contact us with a short summary of your proposal. If we agree it is viable, then you will need to discuss your intention to submit an application with your endorsers, to ensure they’re on board. Then you can apply online.
To read more please click here.
National Lottery Awards for All
A quick and simple way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000. You can apply if your organisation is:
• a voluntary or community organisation (registered charities, constituted groups or clubs, not-for-profit companies, community interest companies and social enterprises);
• a school;
• a statutory body (including town, parish and community councils).
You can apply at any time and will hear a decision within about 10 weeks.
Find out about the three funding priorities, what you can spend the money on and how to apply: click here
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 89,423 grants or services worth over £36 million to families across the UK. They believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same opportunities as others.
For more information, click here.
The Transform Foundation is a registered charity, that has been set up to provide grants to other charities to support investment in digital technologies that help increase their ability to raise funds.
This year, Transform Foundation have launched their first grant programme, which is providing £18,000 grants to a select number of non-profits to fund the design and build of a new website for them.
• Funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools
• Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
• The grant covers 100% of the website design and build costs. Your organisation will need to cover ongoing costs.
For more information on Transform Foundation and to apply for a grant, click here
Youth Social Action
A definition of youth social action:
‘Young people taking practical action in the service of others in order to create positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community as well as to the young person themselves.’ Young Foundation
Youth Social Action includes volunteering, fundraising and campaigning.
Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places.
The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action. The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%.
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their
Social action develops the skills and knowledge of young people that employers look for.
The definition of young people is between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people.
Step Up To Serve, Big Lottery Fund and the government Office for Civil Society have invested £2million this year to fund groups delivering youth social action opportunities. Local fundraising is also a key part of the Youth Social Action programme.
The London Community Foundation is one of the delivery partners and will be delivering the programme across 29 London boroughs. We cannot accept applications from the following Boroughs: City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.
To read more and to apply, please click here.
£18,000 Grants To Fund New Websites For Charities
The Transform Foundation has recently launched a new grant programme, which will be providing £18,000 grants to a select number of non-profits, to fund the design and build of a new website for them. The grant will include a range of cutting edge tools for engaging with supporters and service users as well as the costs of the strategy, design and training required to get the website up and running. The grant programme is mostly focused on non-profits with between £0.5m - £20m annual income, although organisations outside of this range are welcome to apply.
You can apply for the grant here.
Or discover more information about it on the Transform Foundation website here.