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12/7/2018Check again for future roundsFinnis Scott FoundationGrant£10,000£500GrantGardeningGrants are available for UK registered charities working in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as art and art history.Application form
31/7/2018Deadlines are: 5 December and 31 July every yearThe Ironmongers’ CompanyGrant£10,000£0GrantCommunityProjects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.Must be a registered charityApplication form
01/08/2018Open again in August 2018Postcode Dream TrustPostcode Dream Trust£1,000,000£0GrantCommunityOne theme is reconnecting to the natural worldMust come from two partner organisations with one being a registered charityApplication form
15/08/2018WarburtonsCommunity grant£250£0GrantCommunityfocus on solving significant social issuesWithin certain distance of bakeryOnline form
20/08/2018Various dates dependent on focus: 3rd Sept, 3rd Dec, 25th MarchJoseph 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
20/08/2018Gov.ukIntegrated communities innovation fundUnspecified
Grant Community support to projects using innovative approaches to tackle the barriers to integration and build integrated communities.Expression of interest
21/08/2018Big LotteryBuilding Connections Fund £100,000£30,000Grant CommunitySupports projects that aim to prevent or reduce loneliness Application form then questions
03/09/2018Trust 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.
03/09/2018Various other dates and deadlinesWest Oxford District CouncilCommunity facilities grant£50,000£1GrantCommunityCommunity building, facilities and equipment.For community groups in West Oxfordshire.Application form
05/09/2018People's Postcode TrustGrant£20,000£500GrantCommunityProject focusing on addressing community needs and poverty
Online application
07/09/2018The Midcounties CooperativeCampaigns Grant£0GrantCampaignCampaigning activities that promote co-operation in the political arena and support the objectives and priorities of the Society.
Fund will not support charitable or welfare activities or applications for funding on behalf of individual candidates in local, national or European elections.
Application form
12/09/2018WRENCommunity 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
14/09/2018The 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
17/08/2018Gannett FoundationHelping Our Communties£10,000£5,000GrantCommunity, biodiversity, environmentCommunity projects including environmental conservationMust be registered charitiesApplication form
18/09/2018Postcode 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
21/09/2018Fund opens Monday 27th August The 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
28/09/2018Greggs FoundationEnvironmental Fund£2,000£0GrantEnvironment, communityProjects that improve the physical environmentAny not-for-profit can apply
Online application
28/09/2018Greggs 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
01/10/2018Register 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
22/10/2018Vale 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
22/10/2018Vale 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
24/10/2018Check website - different deadlines/ prcoesses for different grants. 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
24/10/2018The Trustees usually consider applications three times a year in March, July and November.The D’Oyly Carte Charitable TrustGrant£5,000£500GrantEnvironment, health, artsThe D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds United Kingdom Registered Charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvementRegistered UK charities
Online application
24/10/2018Changing deadline. Next October 2018University 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
27/10/2018Applications 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
05/11/2018Various other deadlines throughout the year.BiffaBiffa 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
30/11/2018Check 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
31/12/2018Annual scheme with deadline on the 31st of Dec each yearElspeth Thompson BurseryElspeth Thompson Bursery£5,000£1GrantCommunity, food, growingFor growing / gardening projectsApplication form
31/01/2019Applications 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
15/02/2019Every 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
28/02/2019Vale of White Horse District CouncilFestival Grants£1,000£250GrantCommunityCommunity events or festivalMust a community group and fund be spent within 12 monthsApplication form
01/03/2019Oxford 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
Applications closedNew rounds 2019Oxfordshire 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)
Applications Closed
Check for future rounds 2019
West Oxford District Council
Community activities grant
Arts or heritage projects
For community groups in West Oxfordshire.
Application form
Applications ClosedOne off fund. Garfield WestonGarfield Weston Anniversary fund£150,000£30,000GrantCommunityCapital grants for projects with community benefit. Charities, CIOs, Faith organisations or state schools only
Online application
Applications Closed Look for next round 2019The 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
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications Rolling Applications accepted on a rolling basisNear NeighboursGrant
£250- £5,000
£0Grant Community, local, neighbours seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours
Application form
Applications rollingB&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
Applications rollingEvents 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.
Applications rollingOpens 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:
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingApplications accepted on rolling basisLushCharity Pot£10,000£200GrantEnvironmentProjects with focus on social change and tackling root causesSmall, grassroots groupsApplication form
Applications rollingApplications 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:
Applications rollingVarious options. See websiteUnLtdVarious grants£15,000£1
Grant & support
Social enterpriseSocial enterprisesMust have a social impactOnline process
Applications rollingApplications on a rolling basisPaul Hamlyn FoundationIdeas & Pioneers Fund£15,000£1GrantCommunityProjects that address disadvantageSmall organisations with a constitutionApplication form
Applications rollingApplications on a rolling basisThe Allen Lane FoundationGrant£15,000£5,000GrantCommunityProjects focused on community integration or working with one of their beneficiary groupsApplication form
Applications rollingApplications acceptable on a rolling basisTransform FoundationGrant£18,000£1GrantCommunityBuilding website for community groups and charities
Online application
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingApplications accepted on a rolling basisWRAPRural Community Energy Fund£150,000£20,000
Grants and loans
Community, energyEnergy infrastructure feasibility and installationRural community organisationsApplication form
Applications rollingApplications 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.
Applications rollingApplications 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.
Applications rollingApplications 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)
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingHubbubCrowdfundingNo maxNo min
Crowdfunding (donations)
AnyAnyCharges are not taken for non-profits. Funds only are paid once minimum has been reached.
Online donation campaign
Applications rollingCrowdfunderCrowdfunder PlusNo maxNo min
Match funding
AnyAnyCrowdfunder Plus links fundraisers with funders who will pledge to match fun what you raise.
Online application
Applications rollingApplications accepted on a rolling basisThe Naturesave TrustThe Naturesave Trust Community GrantsNot specified£0GrantEnergy, communityCommunity energy projects, environmental and conservation projectsApplication form
Applications rollingVariousVariousEnergy saving grants & offersUnspecified£0GrantsEnergyEnergy saving measures for homeowners and occupiers, private landlords and private tenantsFor homeowners and occupiers, private landlords and private tenantsVarious
Applications rollingApplications 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.
Applications rollingApplications 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:
Applications rollingApplications accepted on a rolling basisAsda FoundationAsda Foundation GrantUnspecified£1GrantCommunityCommunity projectsOnline process
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingApplications 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.
Applications rollingThe Big LotteryPeople & Places£500,000£10,000GrantCommunityProjects where people and communities are working together and using their strengths to make positive impacts on the things that matter to them the most. For capital and revenue projects.
Interview and application form
Applications rollingBlue Spark FoundationGrant£5,000£0GrantCommunityGrants are available for schools, community groups, clubs, societies or other organisations in England to improve the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other activities.
Online application
Applications rollingTrustees meet 6 times a year. Submit before the meeting date you want your application to be considered on.Hedley FoundationGrant£5,000£0GrantCommunityFor small charities working with young people in the areas of recreation, sport, training, health and welfare, support and outdoor education of young people.Must be a UK based charityApplication form
Applications rollingOxfordshire Business SupportElevate Grant£8,000£1,000GrantSocial enterpriseThe grants are to fund activities and projects which will ultimately lead to business growth and job creation in Oxfordshire.Must have less than 250 employees or start-ups based in Oxfordshire; be from eligible sectors; and have sufficient funds for the match requirementApplication form
Applications rollingSouth Oxford District CouncilCouncillor community grants£5,000£500GrantCommunityEvery South Oxfordshire district councillor has a grant budget to award for projects or services that will offer clear and demonstrable community benefits in their own ward area. Applications should focus specifically in the ward area of the district councillor considering the request.
Online application
Applications rollingCheck again for current roundsThe Austin and Hope Pilkington TrustThe Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust£5,000£1,000GrantCommunityChildren & youth, community
Online application
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingRolling applications acceptedWoodland TrustCommunity Trees£0£0Free treesBiodiversityFree trees for plantingFor community groups. Trees to be planted on publicly accessible land.Application form
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingApplication 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
Applications rollingQuarterly 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
Applications rollingApplications 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
Applications rollingApplications accepted on a rolling basisTescoBags of Help Fund£4,000£1,000GrantCommunity, food, biodiversityCommunity projectsMust be nearby Tesco store
Application form and voting
Applications rollingRolling applications acceptedTudor TrustGrantN/A£1GrantCommunityTudor makes grants to smaller community-led groups that support people at the margins of society. The Tudor Trust wants to support smaller groups, embedded in their communities, which work directly with people who are
on the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and independence.
fund broadly, small organisations mainly. Typically grants more than £10k. Happy to fund core costs (!). Don't have to be a registered charity.Application form has some experience receiving grants from them.
Applications Rolling Veolia
Environmental Trust
Community, biodiversity
Community buildings, outdoor space, play and recreation
Must be located within Veolia operating area
Applications Rolling Check again for future roundsThe 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
Applications Rolling Check 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:
Applications Rolling Woodward Charitable TrustMain grant£5,000£100GrantCommunityGrants are available to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: isolated children and young people; prisoners and ex-offenders; disadvantaged women; disability; arts outreach; and community cohesion amongst minority groups.UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £300,000 can apply.Application form
ClosedCheck 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
ClosedCheck again for future roundsEdge FundGrants£3,000£0GrantCommunity, sustainability, social justiceGrants are available for those taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world; work that challenges abuses of power and aims to bring an end to the systems that cause injusticeIf you are a new group, 1 year old or less, the maximum you can apply for is £1000. A annual turnover of less than £25,000Application form
ClosedCheck again for future roundsOxfordshire SoupSmall business grantsVariable£0GrantCommunity, social enterprisesSmall community businessesMust come to pitching event
Application form and pitching event
ClosedCheck 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
ClosedCheck again for future roundsPower to ChangeTrade 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
ClosedCheck again for future roundsThe Asden TrustGrantsUnspecified
GrantEnvironment, energy, foodProjects focused on low carbon solutions & sustainabilityApplication form
ClosedCheck again for future rounds. Centre for Sustainable Energy & Western Power DistributionWPD Community ChestUnspecified£0GrantEnergyEnergy and water saving improvements for community buildingsCommunity groupsApplication form
ClosedCheck again for future roundsPatagoniaInternational Environmental Grants£9,000£0GrantBiodiversityGrassroots campaigns to protect threatened wilderness and biodiversity.Online
ClosedCheck 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
ClosedClosed. Check again for future roundsCharities Aid FoundationSmart Energy GB£25,000£1GrantsEnergy, communityProjects to support use of smart metersApplication form
ClosedClosed. 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
ClosedClosed. 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
ClosedClosed. 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
ClosedClosed. 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
ClosedCheck 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.