Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities


Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund

Name of Fund: Afghanistan Veteran's Fund 

The Office for Veterans Affairs has asked the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) to run programmes that will award grants to improve wellbeing, resilience and promote good mental health, responding to increased needs in veterans who have served in Afghanistan and other recent conflicts and the wider veterans community. There are four stands but you can only apply to  one so please read guidance carefully The final deadline for applications is the 17th January 2022.


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.


Masonic Foundation (England, Wales, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)

Name of Fund:  Hospice Grants

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to help adult hospices and children’s hospices re-open day care services in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through their 2021/22 Hospice Grants - Re-Imaging Day Hospice Services, the Masonic Foundation in partnership with Hospice UK, will award between eight and ten grants to support projects within hospices in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man that use new approaches to both virtual and safe face-to-face services. Projects could include capital costs for redeveloping a Day Room to include use of technology, equipment, marketing/publicity material and resources, staff training, equipment for patients, and telephone support. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 14th February 2022. 


Arts Council (England)

Name of Fund: Culture Recovery Fund

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support has re-opened for applications.  The aim of the fund is to help cultural organisations at imminent risk of closure return to financial viability. Round two will provide funding between £25,000 and £3 million to not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations in England which haven’t received funding and face collapse within twelve weeks of their application date. Up to £1 million is available to commercial organisations. Funding will be distributed by Arts Council England. Organisations must submit a permission to apply request by 12pm on the 11th January 2022. Those eligible will then be invited to apply in full by 12pm on the 28th January 2022. 

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. 


Environmental Agency on behalf of DEFRA

Name of Fund:  The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available to support the development of environmental projects in England. The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund is open to help businesses, not-for-profit organisations, environmental groups and local authorities to develop nature projects to a point where they can attract private investment and bring their eco-friendly business ideas to market. The scheme is being delivered by the Environment Agency on behalf of Defra, will help organisations get specialist advice, engage investors and build capacity to develop their project. The deadline for applications is midday on the 3rd February 2022.


The British & Foreign Schools Society  (UK / International)

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. Grants for UK projects will range between £30,000 and £100,000 and for international projects up to £60,000. The next closing date for applications is the 25th January 2022.


UFi VocTech Trust - VocTech Seed Fund

Name of Fund: Grants for Digital Vocational Learning Projects (UK)

Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 will be made available for early-stage projects that use technology to improve vocational education. The UFi VocTech Trust will provide funding for projects lasting between three to twelve months which show how digital technologies can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. This could include design, development and prototyping, refining learning design, small scale testing with users, planning a route to market, strategies for scaling, project management, and evidencing impact & what works.

Applications for their VocTech Seed grant will be open between the 12th January 2022 and the 9th February 2022 to all organisations across the UK, including charities, trade bodies, learning providers, employers, private companies, community interest companies and other not for profit organisations.