28 November 2022

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Grants to Support the Armed Forces Community During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK)

Grants of up to £2,400 are being made available to help UK Armed Forces veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis. The funding is being made available through the Royal British Legion’s Everyday Needs Grants Programme to support people who need help with everyday essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs. The initiative will provide non-repayable emergency grants of up to £200 a month for up to twelve months. Applications can be made at any time and should be assessed within five days of submission.

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Grants to Improve and Develop Allotments (UK)

Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support. Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a long-term lease is in place. Applications will be assessed by the Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis. The next deadline for applications is the 1st January 2023.

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Ironmongers Company

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK)

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches to disseminate the outcomes to a wider audience. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme. The next closing date for applications is the 15th December 2022.

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Foodbank Funding-Deadline: 6th December 2022

£3.5million fund to help food banks across the UK with the cost of living crisis. It’s part of a larger £10 million grants programme from the Trust to support UK charities and food banks in tackling the growing food poverty crisis, including £3.5 million to the Trussell Trust and £1.7 million to FareShare. It’s open to all food banks across the UK, with annual turnover between £25,000 – £1,000,000. Funding for core costs.

The Fund is open to applications from foodbanks for funding to help meet costs such as the purchase of additional food items and increased running costs.

The definition of a foodbank for the purposes of this Fund is a venue which regularly gives out emergency food parcels at least once each week and has been running for six months or more.

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Trustees only fund organisations that support at least one of the following three target groups and particularly look to fund projects that help families and young people and that are aiming to improve the life chances of their beneficiaries.

  1. Children and Young People (up to 25 years)
  2. Disadvantaged Families
  3. Prisoners and Ex-Offenders

The Trustees make two types of grants:

Small grants – up to £3,000, but usually £1,000 or less;

Large grants – Only a few large grants are awarded over £3,000 each year, and these are usually to charities known to the Trustees.

Core costs would include staff salaries, rent, utilities, general office costs, accountancy and audit costs, fundraising, governance and compliance and costs supporting the core programmes of the organisation.

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Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.

Our focus will be to make one-year grants only, to cover core costs, projects, essential equipment or building projects.

Our priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community.

Charities can apply for between £2,000 and £10,000. 

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