Funding News


Pocket Parks

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched the new £1.35 million Pocket Parks, which will provide grants of up to £15,000 for new pocket parks and up to £25,000 for refurbishment of existing parks. Groups will need to come up with match funding and be able to spend the grant by the end of March 2020.
The programme defines pocket parks as a piece of land of up to 0.4 hectares (although many are around 0.02 hectares, the size of a tennis court) which may already be under grass, but which is unused, undeveloped or derelict.
Deadline: 31 December
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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants Open

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives for local housing projects that will strengthen local communities to support the most vulnerable by: preventing people from losing their home; helping people into a home; supporting people to thrive within the home environment.
Applications are currently being accepted for the South East and South West.
Deadline: 22 Nov
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Biffa Award

Biffa Award is part of the Landfill Communities Fund, and offers funding through its Main Grants programme for work that benefit an entire community. Themes are: community buildings; recreation; and rebuilding biodiversity.
Grants of £10,000 to £75,000, with match of 10% required.
Two-stage application process. Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time and will receive a decision within a week of submission.
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Funding to help people sleeping rough off the streets

Registered charities and Community Interest Companies can apply for grants of up to £25,000.
The funding is for one or both of the following purposes: to provide additional accommodation to rough sleepers from 1 December 2019 to 31 March 2020; and/or to enhance the support already provided
Projects must take place between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020.
Deadline: 6 December
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Grants available for communities to help people reduce their risk of cancer

Action Hampshire are offering small grants of £50 to £500 for groups and individuals who want to carry out activities in their own community that will raise people’s awareness and knowledge about cancer.
Deadline: 30 Nov and 6 Jan
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The Beneficial Foundation charity grant application

The Beneficial Foundation invites organisations to apply for funding for projects aimed at supporting individuals with additional needs and challenges or improper employment opportunities. Applications are open to organisations based in the Portsmouth, Gosport, Hayling Island, Fareham, Havant and Waterlooville areas.
Deadline: 30 November
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BBC Children in Need Small Grants

Grants of up to £10,000 (per year for up to three years) are available for projects tackling issues facing disadvantaged children and young people
Deadline: 2 December
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Road Safety Trust Small Grants

Grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 (over two years) are available for projects which enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community.
Deadline: 20th December
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We only show here a tiny proportion of the funding opportunities currently available.
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