Funding Opportunities

Included in this section are summaries of available funding opportunities which community groups may wish to apply for. For more detailed information, community groups are advised to visit the individual website of the funder. Please take note of the timescales / deadlines for applying for funding and the funding criteria which you will need to meet in order to be eligible to apply.

The information contained in this section of the website was correct at the time of publication.

Life Changing Transitions grant

The MSE Charity is funded by Money Saving Expert and gives grants to UK not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.

The grant opened on 2 September 2019 and will close after 40 applications so be quick!

For more information:

Public Health England Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2019-20


This year, Public Health England Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund will also support projects that offer new and innovative ways of improving Reproductive Health and Sexual Health (including STI prevention) as well as HIV.  PHE are particularly interested in projects that address at least two out of the three domains: reproductive health, sexual health and HIV prevention


  • The fund is open to charitable, voluntary sector and community interest companies only

  • Applications are invited to deliver projects of up to 12 months in duration at a cost of between £25,000 and £100,000

  • To ensure that projects align with local or national priorities it is required that proposals have endorsement from a local commissioning body responsible for reproductive health, sexual health and HIV (for example, local authority, integrated care system or clinical commissioning group)

  • Deadline for submitting your application to the fund is 25 September 2019 


Please use this link for further information about the fund, criteria, guidance and timelines etc


Innovation Fund webinar – A webinar to provide guidance on how to apply for the fund will be held the week commencing 2 September 2019.


The webinar will explain the application process in more detail and there will be an opportunity to ask questions to the team.  Organisations that register interest will be informed about the webinar and any other supporting activities via email.


NEW - Space to Connect Fund

Space to Connect is a partnership between the Dept for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Co-op Foundation.  There are two funding strands open for applications.  Grants are available for community organisations looking to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate.  It builds on the commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of the Government’s loneliness strategy. 


Size of Grant:  Enhance grants available are between £30,000 and £50,000, Explore grants (revenue only) available up to £10,000


Deadline: Enhance grants 31 July and Explore grants (revenue only) 12th August 2019


Further information:


NEW – British Cycling Places to Ride Programme


Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in England that are developing cycling activity in their community for the development of new, or the improvement of existing, cycling facilities in communities.


Who can apply: Applications will be accepted from not for profit organisations including, Clubs (existing and new), local authorities, community organisations, Educations establishments and charitable organisations. 


Size of Grant: Maximum £50,000


Deadline: 15th January 2021



Further information:

New £100m Climate Action Fund to Open for UK Applications in Autumn

A new £100 million fund has been launched to support project enabling people and communities across the UK to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency. The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that its newest fund will build a network of people and communities, well placed to drive change within, between and beyond their community.  The new fund is being launched as the level of concern over climate change continues to rise.The Climate Action fund is expected to open for applications in Autumn 2019 with the first awards being announced well within the first half of 2020.  The funding criteria will be announced later this year. 


Further information: