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.

The Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme


The Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme makes grants of up to £20,000 for local projects that improve integration between Armed Forces and civilian communities, or deliver local services and projects that meet a need within the local Armed Forces Community.  For further information visit:



War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)

The War Memorials Trust is providing grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England.

These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs, with a maximum grant of £30,000.

The fund is open to anyone to apply; individuals or organisations, including councils.

The next closing date for applications is the 31st July 2019.  For further information visit:

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK)

Since 1999 Leeds Building Society Foundation has donated £1.8m to over 2,600 local projects and good causes across the UK, which relieve suffering, hardship or poverty. The Foundation primarily provides funding towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity.

Donations usually fund items of "capital expenditure" – i.e. items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity's running costs.

Applications are reviewed quarterly.  The next meeting is in June and the deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 13th May 2019.

For more information visit:


Funding to Celebrate Armed Forces Day - Saturday 29 June 2019 (UK)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is offering funding for community celebration events and activities taking place on or around Saturday 29th June 2019 - Armed Forces Day 2019. Grants of up to £10,000 to cover up to 50% of the costs involved in running and event may be awarded.

Local councils, community organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals in the UK are eligible to apply for events that:

 • Are held on or within the weeks around Saturday 29th June 2019

 • Have ‘Armed Forces’ in the event title

 • Are relevant to today’s serving Armed Forces

 • Have free access to members of the ‘Armed Forces Family’ – Serving personnel, Veterans, Cadets and their Families (though charges may be made for parking, programs etc.)

 • Are not centred around Fundraising or Recruitment

The Armed Forces Day website provides ideas, inspiration and resources including posters and decoration ideas; there is a dedicated resource page for schools that includes assembly kits.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday 30th April 2019. Event organisers should in the first instance register their event on the Armed Forces Day website.

Events already being planned include:

• Mansfield — 30th June 2019: ‘Thanks & Fun’ a fun day with a party atmosphere in Tribute to the Armed Forces.

• Lauder — 29th June 2019: Armed Forces in Lauder including a Small Vehicle Display and maybe a Parade.

For details on how to apply, first register your event.


Greggs Foundation North East Core Funding programme – Round 3 Open (North East of England)

Round 3 of the Greggs Foundation North East Core Funding programme is now open.  This offers core running costs to organisations that meet the programme's aims.

The programme makes grants to charitable organisations based in North East England who make a difference to people in need especially those who are disadvantaged and excluded.

Organisations supported tend to be those that work in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England or organisations that support otherwise disadvantaged people, particularly those that support:

           People with disabilities

           Homeless people

           Voluntary carers

           Older and isolated people.

Smaller organisations with fewer employees are prioritised. The Foundation prefers to support existing work with a proven track record.

Grants of £15,000 per annum are available for up to three years, resulting in a maximum grant size of £45,000.  There is strong competition for the funding and Organisations interested in applying are therefore advised to contact the grants manager before submitting an application.

This round closes on 8th June with decisions being announced on 8th August.

For further information, visit: