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DeadlineDeadline infoFunderOpportunity nameMax. £Min. £
Type of funding
CategoryTypes of activityEligibility criteria
Application process
LinkOther information
10/11/2017Various: Other rounds - 10th January 2018, Oxfordshire Community Foundation4 opportunities: Small & Vital, Delivering Impact; Step Change & Ambition£50,000+£0GrantCommunity, environmentWith a focus on community cohesion, mental health, skills/education, arts, environment, social justiceMust be a constituted group with bank account.Online form
15/11/2017Other deadlines include: 16/02/2018, 15/05/2018, 15/08/2018WarburtonsCommunity grant£250£0GrantCommunityfocus on solving significant social issuesWithin certain distance of bakeryOnline form
21/11/2017Check again for future datesSouth Oxford District CouncilCapital Grants Scheme
50% of total capital cost
£10,000GrantCommunityCommunity buildingsMust be non-profit and spent within 4 years.Application form
22/11/2017Check again for future rounds.WRENCommunity Action Fund£50,000£5,000GrantCommunity, biodiversityGreen space or amenity improvementMust be located within WREN operating areas and site should be accessible to the general public.
Online application
24/11/2017Check again for future datesNUS Student EatsStart a Food Enterprise Grant£1,000GrantFoodFor student co-ops involved with food.
01/12/2017Check again for future rounds.VeoliaEnvironmental Trust£75,000£10,000GrantCommunity, biodiversityCommunity buildings, outdoor space, play and recreationMust be located within Veolia operating areaOnline
01/12/2017Check again for future roundsPower to ChangeF£15,000£0
Grant & support
Community, social enterprisesTo help organisations
explore a project idea; start up a
community business, and attract other
funding. Also offer business development support.
Must be: (1) a group, an organisation or an association, not an individual; (2) based in England; (3) have an idea for a community business (4) not have been constituted for more than 5
years at the time of making an application
Online form
03/12/2017Application closed. Applications open: 3/12/17The Tree CouncilCommunity Trees / Orchard Windfall£700£100GrantBiodiversity, foodGrant for planting trees including fruit treesFor community groups. Trees to be planted on publicly accessible land.Application form
04/12/2017Various dates: 26 March 2018, 20 August 2018, Joseph Rowntree Charitable TrustGrantsUnspecified
GrantClimate change, environment, communityProjects focused on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigmApplication form
04/12/2017Various: 28th February 2018, 15th July 2018BiffaBiffa Award£75,000£10,000GrantCommunity, biodiversityProject alligned with one of the funding themes: Rebuilding biodiversity, community building, cultural facilities, recreation.Must be within 5 miles of an active Biffa operation OR within 10 miles of an active Biffa Landfill site. If applying under the Rebuilding Biodiversity theme, the radius of the Biffa operation is extended to within 15 miles.Online process
08/12/17Check again for future datesLandfill Communities Fund£50,000GrantCommunityCommunity and environmental projectsYour group must not be directly or indirectly controlled by a landfill operator registered for landfill tax. located within 10 miles of a landfill site operated by Cory Environmental Limited.
Application form and send to:
31/12/2017Annual scheme with deadline on the 31st of Dec each yearElspeth Thompson BurseryElspeth Thompson Bursery£5,000£1GrantCommunity, food, growingFor growing / gardening projectsApplication form
01/01/2018Check again for February 2018 deadlineUniversity of OxfordSmall community grants scheme£3,000£0GrantCommunityProject which promote and celebrate the city of Oxford’s heritage; promote educational development/knowledge exchange; benefit communities in Oxford CityBased on Oxford City areaApplication form
01/01/2018Check again for future rounds in 2018Power to ChangeCommunity Business Fund£300,000£50,000GrantCommunity, social enterprisesSocial enterprises & community businessesMust be trading for the benefit of local community
Online application
01/01/2018Register interest onlineLloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs ProgrammeStart Up£4,000£0
Grant, training and mentoring
Social enterpriseProjects tackling a social issue or improving a communityNew/early stage organisation
Form, interviews and pitch
01/01/2018Closed. Check again for future dates in 2018The Midcounties CooperativeCommunity Grant£2,000£0GrantCommunityFor projects supporting Communities; defending the Environment; developing Young People; developing Co-opsMust be have been a member of Midcounties Cooperative for 3 months before applicationApplication form the Secretariat Group Tel 01926 516005
01/01/2018Closed. Check again in 2018 for future roundsOxford City CouncilCommunity & Voluntary grants£10,000£0GrantCommunity, biodiversityActivities that promote community cohesion/safety/equality, promote the arts, or protect the natural environment and biodiversityFor community groupsApplication form Community Grants Team Tel 01865 252685
01/01/2018Closed. Check again in 2018 for future roundsPostcode Community TrustGrant£20,000£500GrantCommunityProjects that address barriers to participation in community activities in creative and sustainable ways and increase social cohesion through developing access to grass-roots, sports, arts and other recrational activitiesCommunity groups
Online application
01/01/2018Closed. Check again in 2018 for future roundsPeople's Postcode TrustGrant£20,000£500GrantCommunityProject focusing on addressing community needs and poverty
Online application
04/01/2018Rolling deadlines: 5th March, 4th June and 3rd September 2018Trust of Oxfordshire's Environment (TOE2)TOE2 Grant£5,000£1GrantCommunity, biodiversity, energyProjects focused on biodiversity, increasing access to countryside/green spaces or energy efficiency/renewable resources.Must be a non-profit and the prohect should not have already started.Application form for larger amounts will be considered.
10/1/2018Check again for future datesVale of White Horse District CouncilNew Homes Bonus Community Grant
50% of total cost of project
£1,000GrantCommunityCommunity projectsMust be non-profit and spent within 18 monthsApplication form
10/1/2018Check again for future datesVale of White Horse District CouncilCapital Grants Scheme
50% of total cost of project
£1,000GrantCommunityCommunity buildingsMust be non-profit and spent within 4 years.Application form
31/01/2018Applications for small grants are accepted on a rolling basis. Large grants are due on 31st January and 31st of July every year.Ernest Cook TrustSmall grant / Large Grant£10,000£1,000GrantCommunity, education, biodiversity, food,Projects to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside, the environment, the arts or science, including rural skills and craftsMust be for a project that hasn't already started.
Proposal and covering letter
09/02/2018The Polden-Puckham Charitable FoundationGrant£15,000£5,000GrantEnvironmentProjects addressing policy in area of environmental sustainabilityCommunity or local projects are not funded (except where there is wide spread application)Application form
15/02/2018Every year on the 15th August and 15th FebruaryStanley Smith UK Horticultural TrustGrant£5,000£0GrantGrowing, biodiversityHorticulural education; research; creation, development, preservation and maintenance of gardens accessible to the public; cultivation and wide distribution of plantsApplication form
28/02/2018Open until budget allocated. Check again for future datesVale of White Horse District CouncilFestival Grants£1,000£250GrantCommunityCommunity events or festivalMust a community group and fund be spent within 12 monthsApplication form
01/04/2018Check again for future datesWest Oxford District CouncilCommunity facilities grant£50,000£1GrantCommunityCommunity building, facilities and equipment.For community groups in West Oxfordshire.Application form
01/04/2018West Oxford District CouncilCommunity activities grant£500£0GrantCommunityArts or heritage projectsFor community groups in West Oxfordshire.Application form
28/04/2018Submit 8 weeks before selection meetings: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Wednesday 25 April 2018
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Oxfordshire LEADER fundingOxfordshire LEADER funding£35,000£5,000GrantCommunity, environment, food, biodiversityFor businesses/social enterprises based in a rural area and fit one of the themes: local food, villages, woodlands, rivers/canals
Application form (two stage process)
26/05/2018Applications to be submitted two times a year. Applications for the June meeting must be submitted by 26th May 2018 and for the November meeting they must be submitted by 27th October 2018.NFU Mutual Charitable Trust GrantNFU Mutual Charitable Trust£50,000£1,000GrantCommunityLarger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas.Organisations that meet the Trust's objectives. Will fund non-charities but only for purposes which are charitable.
Application letter
01/08/2018Open again in August 2018Postcode Dream TrustPostcode Dream Trust
£1GrantCommunityOne theme is reconnecting to the natural worldMust come from two partner organisations with one being a registered charityApplication form
NoCheck again for future roundsGannett FoundationHelping Our Communties£10,000£5,000GrantCommunity, biodiversity, environmentCommunity projects including environmental conservationMust be registered charitiesApplication form
NoClosed. Check again for future roundsAvivaCommunity Fund£25,000£0GrantCommunity, environmentProjects that restore, protect, connect communities with and/or encourage the use of green spaces. Or projects that support or enable environmental initiatives.Community groups
Online application
NoClosed. Check again for future roundsPower to ChangePower Up£10,000£0
Grant & support
Community, social enterprisesTo help existing social enterprises increase sales and trading, so that your business can become more sustainableOnline form
NoThe Trust is not inviting any grant applicationsThe Asden TrustGrantsUnspecified
GrantEnvironment, energy, foodProjects focused on low carbon solutions & sustainabilityApplication form
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisTOE2 & Network RailGrants£100,000£10,000GrantBiodiversityCreating new woodland, providing better links and connectivity between woodlands, and enhancing existing woodland and scrub mosaic; other habitats could also be considered if in close proximity to the railway lineProjects should be as local as possible to the railway line within the following local authority areas; Oxford City, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, West Berkshire, Reading Borough, Wokingham Borough, Royal Borough of Windsor and MaidenheadApplication form
NoCheck again for future rounds. Date not updated on siteCentre for Sustainable Energy & Western Power DistributionWPD Community ChestUnspecified£0GrantEnergyEnergy and water saving improvements for community buildingsCommunity groupsApplication form
NoCheck again for future roundsKew GardensGrow Wild£500GrantGrowing, FoodProjects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.Young people 12-25Video
NoCheck again for future roundsPatagoniaInternational Environmental Grants£9,000£0GrantBiodiversityGrassroots campaigns to protect threatened wilderness and biodiversity.Online
NoCheck again for future roundsGreen Alley AwardGreen Alley Award£6,000£0AwardWaste, Social enterpriseFor social enterprises focusing on the circular economy and wasteSocial enterprise based in Europe.
Online application and pitch event also includes free office space, training and investment partnerhsips
NoRolling applications acceptedWoodland TrustCommunity Trees£0£0Free treesBiodiversityFree trees for plantingFor community groups. Trees to be planted on publicly accessible land.Application form
NoClosed. Check again for future roundsCharities Aid FoundationSmart Energy GB£25,000£1GrantsEnergy, communityProjects to support use of smart metersApplication form
NoRolling applications acceptedThe Guinness PartnershipAspire Awards£10,000£50GrantCommunityCommunity projects or education courses, training and equipmentOpen to Guinness customers or service users that have held a tenancy or received a service from us for over 6 months.
Application form send to
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisCommunity Land TrustStart Up Fund / Social Investment Fund£350,000£4,000
Grant / Loan
Community, housing, sustainabilityFeasibility studies or completion of community-led housing projectsApplication form
NoClosed. Will reopen in 2018Greggs FoundationEnvironmental Fund£2,000£0GrantEnvironment, communityProjects that improve the physical environmentAny not-for-profit can apply
Online application
NoClosed. Will reopen in 2019Greggs FoundationGreggs Foundation Grant£2,000£1GrantCommunityProject that support a a community in need in relation to theme of social isolation; health and wellbeing; resilience/coping mechanisms; life skillsProjects close to Greggs store are more likely to be funded.Online process
NoClosed. Check again for future dates.Kusuma Trust£10,000GrantCommunityProjects for disadvantaged young people 11 - 21 yrs for education and/or employment.Charity Registration and a 2-page concept note
Application form to: Head of Programmes at
NoApplication accepted on rolling basisSuez Community TrustLandfill Community Fund£50,000£1GrantCommunity, biodiversityWithin themes of public amenities; historic buildings; structures or sites; and biodiversity.Must be nearby a SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK site.
Online application
NoClosed. Check again for future dates.Princes' Countryside FundPrinces' Countryside Fund£50,000£0GrantCommunity, foodProjects focusing on rural community services, rural enterprise and farming, training opportunitiesApplication
NoQuarterly rolling deadlines - check for future roundsThe Ebico TrustThe Ebico Trust£60,000£20,000GrantEnergy, communityGuidance or education to communities about fuel poverty or research into fuel poverty.Application form
NoApplications on a rolling basisThe HDH Wills Charitable TrustGrant£50,000£250GrantEnvironment, conservationProjects dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and the environmentMust be a registered charityApplication form
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisTescoBags of Help Fund£4,000£1,000GrantCommunity, food, biodiversityCommunity projectsMust be nearby Tesco store
Application form and voting
NoClosed. Check again for future dates.South Oxford District CouncilRevenue Grants Scheme£100,000£10,000GrantCommunityFor revenue spending for the community including rent and rates, salary costs, and marketing and publicity for community eventsMust be non-profit and spent within 4 years.Application form
NoClosed. Check again for future dates.BWB FoundationStephen Lloyd awards£20,000£2,000AwardCommunityCommunity projects for social innovationTo achieve practical and sustainable social change
Application form.
Applications should be emailed to
See guidelines link
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisNineveh Charitable TrustGrant£14,000£0GrantCommunity, biodiversity, growingemphasis on promoting better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research
Written proposal
NoB&QCommunity Reuse / Community Repaint)£0£0
Material/equipment donations
Community, growing, biodiversityWill donate products (including paint) to community groups, allotment groups, conservation groups
Apply in local store
NoCheck again for future datesOxford City CouncilBlue Bin LeagueDonations£400£0DonationAnyAnyMust benefit Oxford residents. No single area will be able to win more than three times within a twelve month period.Application form and community groups that apply will be shortlisted for winners of the Blue Bin Recycling League recycling competition to donate a £400 prize to.
NoEvents happen on an ad hoc basis throughout the year.Project Soup OxfordProject Soup£500£1DonationsCommunity, foodProjects with community benefit
Fill in an expression on interest. You may then be invited to pitch at an event. Money raised at event from entry donations will be given to winning project.
NoOpens at start of each termOxford Brookes UniversityThe Student Community Fund£500£1GrantCommunityMust have students from Brookes involved in the project
Contact Vicky Anderton Fund Manager:
NoNow closed. Check again for future roundsGrowing a Greener BritainSmall grant£1,000£0GrantBiodiversity, growingImprovements to green spacesMust be a publicly accessible space and constituted community groupApplication form
NoApplications accepted on rolling monthly basis. Receive an outcome within six to eight weeksViridorCommunity funding and sponsorship£3,000£50GrantWaste, CommunityCommunity infrastructure and green spaces.Close to a Viridor siteApplication form
NoClosed. Check again for future roundsThe Ecology Building Society Charitable FoundationGrant£5,000£1GrantBuilding, community, environment,For a sustainable building or projects involving sustainable building practices.Application form
NoApplications accepted on rolling basisLushCharity Pot£10,000£200GrantEnvironmentProjects with focus on social change and tackling root causesSmall, grassroots groupsApplication form
NoApplications accepted on rolling basis. Outcome in ten weeksBig LotteryAwards for All£10,000£300GrantCommunityCommunity events, equipment/infrastructure, training courses, pilot projectsUse grant within one year.Online process 4 months before project start. Contact:
NoClosed. Check again for future datesM&SCommunity Energy Fund£12,500£1GrantCommunity, energyRenewable energy projectsMust be not-for-profit
Online application and open vote
NoVarious options. See websiteUnLtdVarious grants£15,000£1
Grant & support
Social enterpriseSocial enterprisesMust have a social impactOnline process
NoApplications on a rolling basisPaul Hamlyn FoundationIdeas & Pioneers Fund£15,000£1GrantCommunityProjects that address disadvantageSmall organisations with a constitutionApplication form
NoApplications on a rolling basisThe Allen Lane FoundationGrant£15,000£5,000GrantCommunityProjects focused on community integration or working with one of their beneficiary groupsApplication form
NoApplications acceptable on a rolling basisTransform FoundationGrant£18,000£1GrantCommunityBuilding website for community groups and charities
Online application
NoCheck again in early 2018Postcode Local TrustGrant£20,000£500GrantCommunity, biodiversity, growingProjects of local importance across Great Britain which support wildlife areas, sustainability initiatives, local indoor and outdoor spaces and citizenship programmes (volunteering).Community groups
Online application
NoCheck again for future datesPeople's Health TrustActive Communities Grant£25,000£5,000GrantCommunityProjects to promote community health and well-beingOpen to non-profits more than 3 months old.
Online application (two stage process)
NoApplications accepted on monthly rolling basis. Outcome in eight weeksHeritage Lottery FundYoung Roots£50,000£10,000GrantCommunity, biodiversityProjects which engage young people with "heritage"Community/voluntary groups, social enterprises, charitiesApplication form
NoApplications accepted on monthly rolling basis. Outcome in eight weeksHeritage Lottery FundOur Heritage£100,000£10,000GrantCommunity, biodiversityProjects which conserve heritage of places/cultures/environmentCommunity/voluntary groups, social enterprises, charitiesApplication form
NoApplications acceptable on a rolling basis. Hear within 4 weeksGarfield WestonMain Grant£100,000£1GrantCommunityCommunity activities and projectsFor grassroots groups. It does not fund salaries or one-off activities.Online process
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisWRAPRural Community Energy Fund£150,000£20,000
Grants and loans
Community, energyEnergy infrastructure feasibility and installationRural community organisationsApplication form
NoApplications on a rolling basis and must be supported by a memberNetwork for Social ChangeGrant£300,000£6,000GrantEnvironment, climate changeProjects focused on climate change and tackling environmental injustice.Should be nominated by a member of the network. Otherwise can post on the noticeboard.
NoApplications accepted on rolling basisBig Lottery FundReaching Communities£500,000£10,000GrantCommunityCommunity activities and community buildings in area of need or addressing issue of need.Community groups, not-for-profit enterprises
Application forms (two stage process). consider applications over £500,000. Contact Big Advice team on: 0345 4 10 20 30.
NoApplications accepted on rolling basisBig Lottery Fund & Heritage Lottery FundParks For People
GrantCommunity, biodiversityRegeneration of public parks/cemetriesCommunity groups, parish councils, local authorities, charities, public sector organisations.
Application form (two stage process)
NoApplications accepted on rolling basisEsmée Fairbairn GrantsEsmée FairbairnNo max£5,000GrantCommunity, food, environment, biodiversityWithin the themes of Arts, Children and Young People, Environment, Food and Social ChangeOpen to community organisations, social enterprises, community interest companies.
Online application (two stage process) Tel: 020 7812 3700
NoHubbubCrowdfundingNo maxNo min
Crowdfunding (donations)
AnyAnyCharges are not taken for non-profits. Funds only are paid once minimum has been reached.
Online donation campaign
NoCrowdfunderCrowdfunder PlusNo maxNo min
Match funding
AnyAnyCrowdfunder Plus links fundraisers with funders who will pledge to match fun what you raise.
Online application
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisThe Naturesave TrustThe Naturesave Trust Community Grants
Not specified
£0GrantEnergy, communityCommunity energy projects, environmental and conservation projectsApplication form
NoClosed. Check again for future roundsKew GardensGrow WildUnspecificed£0
Grants; free widlflower seeds
Biodiversity, communityProjects to create areas of wildlfowersCommunity groupsApplication form Email:
NoVariousVariousEnergy saving grants & offersUnspecified£0GrantsEnergyEnergy saving measures for homeowners and occupiers, private landlords and private tenantsFor homeowners and occupiers, private landlords and private tenantsVarious
NoApplications reviewed quarterly in February, May, August and NovemberScrewfix FoundationGrantsUnspecified£1GrantCommunityFor fixing, maintaining or repairing buildings of community facilities.Application form The Screwfix Foundation Facebook page for more information.
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basis but they do not accept unsolicited applicationsThe Funding NetworkGrantUnspecified£1GrantCommunityApplications must be supported by a member of the Funding Network
Projects must be nominated Eligibility Checker:
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisAsda FoundationAsda Foundation GrantUnspecified£1GrantCommunityCommunity projectsOnline process
NoApplications being accpeted for 2018 roundAsdenAsden Awards£30,000£1AwardEnergy, transportSustainable energy or transport projectsProject must have been running for at least 1 yearApplication form
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisThe Nineveh Charitable TrustGrantCommunityProjects and activities of benefit to the General Public
Application form 2 pages (single sided). Send three copies of your proposal by post
NoApplications accepted on a rolling basisOxfordshire Business SupportElevate Grant£8,000£1,000GrantCommunityActivities and projects which lead to business growth and job creation in Oxfordshire.For a trading business
To apply call us on 01865 897181 and express your interest in applying for a grant.
VariousCheck again for current roundsThe Austin and Hope Pilkington TrustThe Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust£5,000£1,000GrantCommunityChildren & youth, community
Online application
Funder list