General Grant Funding Opportunities


The National Churches Trust - Cornerstone Grant Programme - deadline 1st March 2021

The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers the Trust's largest grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of major urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT (*grants of £40,000 to £50,000 are extremely limited and reserved for cases which demonstrate a very high case for investment).

The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project cost.

The next deadline is midnight on the 1st March 2021, with the decisions expected in July 2021.

Applications received by 5th July 2021 will receive decisions in November 2021.

Applications for this, plus their other grant schemes, can be made online via their website: The National Churches Trust


Awards for All, Reaching Communities and Partnerships - The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund is open to all applications that meet their criteria, including support during COVID-19. With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, they'll continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19.

They can support you to:

  • continue to deliver activity, whether you're supporting your existing users, responding to the immediate crisis or undertaking recovery activity
  • change and adapt, becoming more resilient in order to respond to new and future challenges.

In order to support communities to thrive, they aim to:

  • build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

The Awards for All programme can provide between £300 and £10,000 for up to one year. The Reaching Communities programme offers larger amounts of funding (over £10,000) for up to 5 years. The Partnerships programme also offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community thrive - whether that's a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

Apply to The National Lottery Community Fund


Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Hearts Grants

Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway Limited have announced details of the month-long application windows for their Healthy Heart Grants programme across the UK for 2021.

Each region has a revenue grant budget of £120,000 to allocate to applications.

For the West Country region this fund will be open between 26th July and 23rd August 2021.

UK not-for-profit organisations, including charities, voluntary and community organisations and sports clubs, are invited to apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000 for innovative and original projects which encourage communities to lead healthier lives, while acknowledging the impact of COVID-19, as follows:

  • Projects that can be delivered remotely or with social distancing measures in place that last up to 12 months. Although projects that last for several months may be preferable, consideration will be given to shorter projects, such as one-off events that may last as little as one day or one week (for example, a socially distanced or online workshop or community event; or a week-long training course).
  • Purchase of equipment, such as exercise equipment, technology, blood pressure monitors and/or weighing scales. This will only be considered if the equipment can be safely used under current social distancing measures and the equipment should be used to promote heart health.

Further information, guidance and details of how to apply is available on the HRUK Website


Prince's Countryside Fund

The Prince's Countryside Fund are open for grant applications of up to £10,000 thanks to support from Barclays.

In April 2020, Barclays announced a £100m Community Aid Package to support charities that are helping people and communities most impacted by Covid-19. £10m of this funding has been donated through their 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Programme with the PCF being one of 100 UK charities each receiving a donation of £100,000, allowing the important work to continue.

They were chosen by a selection committee to support the long-term resilience and sustainability of the UK's rural communities following the Covid-19 pandemic to offer grant funding to projects in economically deprived, rural areas which are delivering vital community services and enhancing the lives of people who live there.

Since the start of the pandemic, they have given out over £365,000 to 101 rural communities.

The grant round is now open for rural communities from across the UK to apply for grants of up to £10,000 and will close when enough eligible applications have been received.

Successful projects will build on the community's responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and must show how they are contributing to the resilience of the community.

Applications should be from settlements with up to 3,000 residents and properly constituted, community-led organisations with a turnover under £500,000 per year, which can demonstrate how beneficiaries will be drawn from the local community

Apply to the Prince's Countryside Fund


Get Grants' Virtual Fundraising Event

There has never been a greater need for fundraisers to get-together and share knowledge and experience. So why not join the team at Get Grants for a free event for a cuppa and a good old natter!

It is being held on Wed 24th February 2021 at 10am via Zoom - a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Book your place via Eventbrite: Free Virtual Fundraiser's Networking Event

19 February 2021