Funding News and Opportunities

National Churches Trust

Funding available for Christian places of worship to cover a range of building projects, from major works to maintenance. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project cost.

Small Grants
Grants of between £500 and £5,000 (up to £10,000 in exceptional cases) for urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection, Building Survey or Condition Report. Also, small investigative works and surveys. Project costs should be up to £20,000 incl. VAT. Next deadline is 29 February 2024.

Medium Grants
Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects costing between £20,000 and £80,000. Also project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Next deadline is 16 April 2024.

Large Grants
Grants of up to £50,000 towards the cost of major urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £80,000 including VAT. Will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. Next Stage 1 deadline is 5 March 2024.

For more information / to apply visit: www.nationalchurchestrust.org/get-support/grants

The Bingham Trust

A registered charity (number 287636) operating within Britain. Their primary area of benefit is the SK17 postcode area around Buxton in Derbyshire. The Trust is a committee of five trustees, decisions are made on grants based on the information received, the merits of the application and the funds available. All applications are considered as “one off”, the Trust cannot guarantee to fund long term projects.

The closing date for the next meeting is Friday 5th April 2024
The next meeting is April 2024. In order for applications to be considered at that meeting, they must be received by the closing date of Friday 5 April 2024. Please note that any applications received after this date will not be considered at the April 2024 meeting.

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Kelly Family Charitable Trust

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for both capital and revenue grants, as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants.

The Trust actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000. However, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered.

The next closing date for applications is 1 March 2024. For more information / to apply visit: https://kfct.org.uk/

UnLtd Social Venture Support

Grants plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs.

The grants are being made available through two funding streams:
• Grants of up to £18,000 to grow an existing social enterprise that has been operating between 1 and 4 years.
• Grants of up to £8,000 for social businesses not yet established or been running under a year.

In addition to the Awards, UnLtd has two focus areas where they think social entrepreneurs can make a big difference. It has dedicated teams and specialist support available to social entrepreneurs with ideas to help people in the areas of Healthy Aging and Access to Employment.

The closing date for this funding round is 31 March 2024. For more information / to apply visit: www.unltd.org.uk/awards

CAF Venturesome

Charities Aid Foundation has announced the launch of a new £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact.

A mixture of unsecured loans and grants will be available to social organisations operating across the UK, including those with international projects. The funds will be unrestricted, allowing organisations to invest in infrastructure and capacity building, which are often not covered by grant funding. The Foundation aims to increase the size of the fund to £20 million.

Organisations are encouraged to register their interest in the first instance.

The fund will be open for applications on an ongoing basis. For more information visit: www.cafonline.org/about-us/caf-venturesome