31 August 2022

Funding Opportunities For Individuals

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided over 150,000 grants or services worth over £48 million to families across the UK.

Our purpose is to improve the lives of low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

Our mission is to provide items and services to all low-income families in the UK raising disabled or seriously ill children, that they could not otherwise afford or access, and that help improve their quality of life, realise their rights, and remove some of the barriers they face.

Our vision is that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families.


For more info see-https://www.familyfund.org.uk/grants-england

The Smallwood Trust

The Cost of Living Fund-for Women

We are seeing a large increase in women requesting support to help with rising costs, such as energy bills, fuel prices, food and basic essentials. We remain committed to respond flexibly to changing priorities and needs, therefore, over the next few months we are focusing on grants that help with these increasing costs.

Each month we aim to award c.£25k in grants up to December 2022 to a total value of c.£200k. We will keep this page updated if we experience higher levels of demand or if there are any changes to the funding amounts and timeframes.

Through our work to date we have seen that collaborative working can have a greater impact on supporting women experiencing poverty. Therefore, in order to reach women who are most affected by the rise in the cost of living, applications can only be made by one of our Cost of Living Fund referral organisations or by women who are already being supported by one of our referral organisations.

Please see website for more info-https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/


Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

Get Support and advice. Use our free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools to check what benefits you might be able to claim and what grants you might be able to apply for.Find out what other financial advice and support is available.

Please see website for more info – https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Get-Support/Information-and-help

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

JRCT is interested in funding work which:

  • is about removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making problems easier to live with
  • has a clear sense of objectives, and of how to achieve them
  • is innovative and imaginative
  • and where the grant has a good chance of making a difference.

Within its areas of interest, the Trust makes grants to a range of organisations and to individuals.

For individual applicants, you may apply for a specific project or defined programme of work that would provide public benefit and further our aims as set out in our published policies.

For More info see-https://www.jrct.org.uk/am-i-eligible

The Sarah Kinsley Fund

Our Aim

The aim of the Sarah Kinsley Fund is to help pay for those things that can really help the child or young person and their family, that are just not available from the NHS or the education system. We hope to enrich the lives of the child or young person or at the very least make life just that little bit easier.

Who do we support?

We are a very local children’s charity that covers the geographical areas of Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Cranborne, Downton and the villages in between. The child or young adult must live in the catchment area, although may attend a school outside of that area. Children and young adults from birth to 19 years of age, who have special needs, are eligible for assistance. The special need may be physical, emotional, developmental, illness or learning difficulties. Sometimes this is a temporary situation, more often it is permanent.

To enable the Sarah Kinsley Fund to provide help and support we require a referral from a professional, such as a Doctor, Social Worker, Paediatrician or Educationalist who knows the child and understands their specific needs and requirements.

For more info and how to apply-https://sarahkinsleyfund.org.uk/


Find out more about funding at these upcoming events:

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation – Online Funding Session

Community First – Fareham Funding Fayre

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