Grants for small and medium sized organisations working in areas of extreme urban or rural deprivation

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Grants of up to £100,000 are aviable to UK based small to medium sized local organisations with a demonstrable track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts.  If you are located in an urban area, you must be in the bottom 15% most deprived areas and if you are located in a rural area, you must be in the bottom 50% most deprived areas.

Small grants of up to £10,000 are on offer to groups with an income of less than £250,000 for projects with a focus on community support.

Major Grants of up to £100,000 are available to organisations with an income of up to £1m for projects with a focus on Family Support.

The list below gives examples of organisations and projects the Foundation funds, but they state that they are always interested to hear about different projects which provide appropriate solutions to local problems:

  • Community Services
    • Information, advice and guidance services; community transport schemes; employability training; volunteering; healthy eating and living; foodbanks which support clients out of crisis into long term sustainability; intergenerational projects; befriending; community cohesion.
  • Community Centres
    • Salary or running costs for community centres or village halls which offer a range of activities for all ages.
  • Alternative Education
    • Support schemes for young people struggling in mainstream education; homework clubs; supplementary education classes for vulnerable individuals.
  • Counselling
    • For any age in areas where statutory services are unable to cope with demand.
  • Family Support Services
    • Early intervention; families coping with addiction; prisoners’ families.
  • Youth
    • Youth clubs and detached youth work; after school and holiday clubs; opportunities for NEETs.
  • Substance Misuse
    • Recovery projects.

Funding can used to cover revenue costs including core costs, salaries, running and project costs.

About The Fund

Area: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Suitable for: Charitable organisations (including CICs, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies and voluntary organisations). Organisations must have a demonstrable track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts and an income of less than £1m.

Funding size: Small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 (available to organisations with an income of less than £250,000). Major grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 (available to organisations with an income of less than £1m).

Application deadline: There are no deadlines. Grants Committee meetings take place in January, April, July and October.

Read more about this funding opportunity.

About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.