Funders by Name

Funder Amount Closing Date Status
(Bupa UK Foundation) Medium: Up to £100,000 19 May 2017 Closed Bupa UK Foundation has launched its 2017 funding programme which is open to not-for-profit organisations in the UK. Running since 2015, the Foundation selects a different health theme for each round Funding is available for UK based projects that focus on the health and wellbeing of young adults who face ongoing health challenges, supporting and empowering them to live life to the full. The majority of grants are for £20,000 or less. A small number of grants are awarded within the £20,000 to £50,000 range, and occasionally grants of over £50,000 are awarded.
(Co-op Local Community Fund) Small: Up to £10,000 Closed Since Co-op launched their new Membership proposition in September 2016 their members have helped raise over £14 million for 4,000 local cases across the UK. Every time members buy Co-op own-branded products and services, 1% of what they spend goes into the fund to be shared amongst local causes who apply to be part of it.  It’s now your chance to be involved! Applications for the fund are now open until the 8th August. The selected causes will then be live for 11 months (November 2017 to October 2018) when they can work alongside Co-op Members to encourage them to contribute more money to the fund and also develop useful relationships with them and the Co-op stores. Who’s eligible to apply for the Local Community Fund? · Registered charities · Charitable organisations registered with HMRC · Scouts, Guides or Woodcraft Folk groups · Registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs · Churches who are an excepted charity  To apply to be a Co-op local cause and find out more information - click here
(Creative Breaks Grants Programme) Medium: Up to £100,000 26 May 2017 Closed The Creative Breaks Programme is part of the Scottish Parliament's Short Breaks Fund which aims to improve the range, availability and choice of short breaks for Scottish carers and the people they care for. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support projects which develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for unpaid carers of adults and those that they care for
(Petplan Charitable Trust) Not Specified 14 Mar 2017 Closed This Scheme makes grants available to registered cjarities in the UK to improve animal welfare
(Scotch Whisky Action Fund) Medium: Up to £100,000 30 Jun 2017 Closed We are looking to support and develop a range of projects/initiatives which deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across three themes:  Young people (aged under 18) Families Communities Research commissioned by the Scotch Whisky Association suggests that there are gaps in provision across each of these themes and that the range of interventions and good practice are not fully developed. The Fund would particularly welcome applications from new/innovative or pilot initiatives which aim to test new approaches within these themes and which will offer learning that others can use. Applications from existing projects which can demonstrate success in reducing harm are also welcome.    Priorities   Preventative projects that aim to reduce the alcohol-related harm within communities, families, and young people aged 18 and under. Projects that aim to educate people and communities about the dangers and consequences of mis-using alcohol. The development of new, innovative projects designed to reduce alcohol-related harms. Pilot projects that will test out new initiatives and ideas designed to promote responsible attitudes to alcohol consumption and prevent alcohol-misuse. Projects that promote alternative leisure and lifestyle choices for adults and young people to prevent alcohol-misuse. What can you apply for? Salary costs for new posts. As a general rule, the Fund cannot support existing salary costs or replace funding for existing posts where the funding has come to an end although there are some exceptions to this as follows:  Where the applicant organisation has previously held an award from the Fund to support a specific postholder then these existing costs can be considered. Where the applicant organisation is seeking to expand or develop the role and remit of an existing postholder e.g. through increasing the number of hours worked each week then these existing costs can be considered. Note that there must be clear evidence that there is a developmental aspect to any project seeking support for existing salary costs. Running costs and venue hire for the expansion or development of services and activities. Sessional worker costs related to new services and activities. Volunteer expenses. Small items of equipment where these are needed to expand or develop services and activities. Miscellaneous start-up costs.   Categories of Award Awards of up to £25,000 for a one year period can be made through this Fund. There are two categories of award as follows: Seedcorn Funding Awards made under this category could fund new initiatives and test out innovative approaches designed to reduce alcohol-related harm. Awards could also be used to fund existing smaller scale projects that are seeking to expand or develop their services. You must tell us how you plan to evaluate your project if seeking an award under this category. Please note that whilst you can apply for up to £25,000 under this strand, an award of this level would only be granted in exceptional circumstances. In practice, we would expect to make awards in the region of £10,000 for new or innovative projects. Growth and Development Awards made under this category could fund projects that are seeking to consolidate and build on emerging, successful practice in relation to the reduction of alcohol-related harm. You must be able to provide evidence of any evaluation of your work to date. We will look for evidence that the project is needed and that the approach taken has proven to be effective.
(Social Economy Growth Fund) Not Specified 17 Feb 2017 Closed The Social Economy Growth Fund will enable the third sector/social economy to improve and increase services and support for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. It will help organisations to increase their capacity to support disadvantaged people – for example by expanding existing services and employing additional staff. The Fund will support organisations with a proven track record of working successfully with individuals and families who experience disadvantage, poverty and social exclusion. Organisations applying are expected to: •support people to move into better paid employment •increase household income •improve people's skills •empower people to find and own solutions to poverty themselves   Full details including eligibility criteria and the application process are available from The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 17 February.
(The Volunteering Support Fund) Small: Up to £10,000 14 Jul 2017 Closed Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 are now available to small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations (with an annual income of under £250,000) working in Scotland. The Volunteering Support Fund supports organisations to recruit additional volunteers (who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, or extending/expanding an existing one) and improve how volunteers are supported in their role. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute towards the following outcomes during the 8 month funding period: Increasing the diversity of the third sector’s volunteer pool, especially to include those who experience disadvantage or would traditionally experience barriers to volunteering; Improving opportunities for skills and personal development through volunteering; Improving the third sector’s capacity to support, train and deploy volunteers; and Enhancing the services organisations deliver to better meet the needs of the communities they serve.  Who can apply? Third sector organisations with an annual income of under £250,000. Organisations do not need to be registered charities, although their constitution or set of rules should make clear that funds will only be spent on purposes established in the constitution, and not distributed amongst members;  Organisations that have never applied to the Volunteering Support Fund before, or that received a grant during 2016-17 but not during the previous year 2015-2016 (ie over two consecutive years).  Organisations that are able to start their project within 10 days of being awarded funding. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Fri 14 July 2017 and the period of the grant will be from 1 Aug 2017 to 30 March 2018.
(Wolfson Foundation) Not Specified 1 Jul 2017 Closed Grants are generally given for capital infrastructure (new build, refurbishment and equipment) supporting excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health & disability, education and the arts & humanities. The large majority of our funding is allocated through open programmes (i.e. programmes which are open for any applicant to apply, albeit within defined eligibility criteria). We also run a small number of closed programmes (i.e. programmes where the particular field being funded is tightly defined and where we work with a number of carefully selected organisations). Generally our capital infrastructure programmes are open programmes and our closedprogrammes are all bursary, scholarship or salary schemes focussed on people rather than buildings or equipment. Information on all of our programmes is available on this site, including information on how to apply, via the menus to the left. We welcome applications under our open programmes but do not accept unsolicited applications under our closed programmes.