Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities


The Hubbub Foundation in partnership with the Co-op

Name of Fund: Co-op Community Fridge Fund (UK)

A Community Fridge is a social space that brings people together to eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste. Hubbub coordinates the world’s largest Community Fridge Network with a whopping 250 Community Fridges now running across the UK. Thanks to Co-op, we're able to double the network by funding a further 250 new fridges, which will save a total of 34 million meals from going to waste annually across the network of 500 fridges.

A new funding round is now open and community groups and organisations can apply for up to £4,000 to join the network and set up their own Community Fridge.


National Heritage Memorial Fund (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Response Fund 

Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage. £20 million is available to support UK organisations, with an additional £20 million available to those in England. Funding could be used to support acquisition costs, urgent conservation work, and fixed term support to enable heritage assets to be sustainably rehomed. The fund will remain open to applications until the end of April 2023. There are no deadlines for applications.


Alpkit Foundation (UK)

In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or social care, supporting foodbanks, increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries, and bringing exercise indoors. Applications can be made at any time and will be checked on a daily basis. 


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We set up the Little Helps scheme at the start of the pandemic, to get phones and data to people who really needed them.

Little Helps will continue helping vulnerable people through grassroots charities and organisations working in these areas:

Families and young people

Mental health

Domestic abuse


If you represent an organisation or charity in one of these areas and you need help, please email


Carer's Wellbeing Fund

If you care for someone who lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, the Carers Wellbeing Fund may be able to provide a small grant to help you as a carer. The fund is intended to support carers and to improve their own health and wellbeing.  The money is provided by Newcastle City Council and the Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS) and is administered by Newcastle Carers, an independent charity who provide information, advice and support to carers.

The fund is discretionary. This means that there is limited money available so not all applications will be successful.

An Application form needs to be filled in. For more information see: Carers Wellbeing Fund - Information Now. To apply, see: Adult Carers | Carers Wellbeing Fund - Newcastle Carers


Jackie Haq Fund

The Jackie Haq Fund at the Community Foundation focuses on supporting small grassroots community organisations and groups helping to address domestic violence especially against women and children, fuel and food poverty, racism and disadvantage. Organisations and groups are to be based in the West End, east end (Byker, Walker and Walkergate) and North Tyneside. Organisations are invited to apply for a grant of between £750 and £1,000 for this type of work. Applications for project, capital, running, and core costs are welcome.

The Fund will not support any request for funding for items that are deemed to be the responsibility of statutory services in any circumstances, in line with the grant-making policies of the Community Foundation. Social enterprises, community interest companies, and other non-charities should also take careful note of our application guidance notes.

To make an application please apply online.


Stand With Us Fund

The Stand With Us fund has been set up to support the many organisations run by and for women who stand up and take action every single day to address violence against women and girls (VAWG).

The Stand With Us fund aims to empower and strengthen frontline VAWG organisations to build safer futures for women and girls. Through this fund, one-year grants of up to £25,000 will be offered to fund organisational development work.

The funding is available to organisations with an average annual income over the last three years of between £100,000 and £500,000.

We want to enable organisations to be in a stronger position to survive, thrive and grow by investing in organisational development work such as developing strategy, strengthening governance and leadership, a stronger voice in the women’s movement, creating stronger alliances and partnerships, increasing fundraising, volunteering and activism, demonstrating impact and more effective systems and processes.

Rosa has worked with an Advisory Group comprised of two Rosa Trustees, five VAWG experts from across the UK as well as two representatives of Reclaim These Streets, to determine the parameters of the Stand With Us fund. The Advisory Group developed and agreed the details of the fund, including the type of organisations the fund will support; the aim and priorities of the fund, and how much organisations can apply for. The recommendations made by the Advisory Group were considered and approved unanimously by Rosa’s Board of Trustees.

With the funding we have raised to date, we expect to be able to support between 20 and 25 organisations across the four UK nations.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 24th of June 2022.

Please read the Stand With Us fund application guidance 2022 and the Stand With Us FAQs before applying. You can access our brief online application form through the application guidance form.