Available Funds

Eligibility Criteria 

-Have at least three unrelated members of the management committee/ Directors, or Trustees.

-Be either a registered charity, charitable company/CIC that is limited by Guarantee or a constituted community organisation. 

-If you are a national organisation you will need to have a permanent local presence or branch in Lancashire that delivers projects and services for people in the area. There should be a local management team and evidence of income and expenditure for Merseyside activity, rather than national accounts.

For Groups

RWE Hameldon Hill Wind Farm Community Fund

Grants are available for voluntary and community groups that are working in the Hapton with Park and Gawthorpe wards of Burnley, supporting children, young people and families, education and learning and the environment.  It particularly wants to encourage local people to take pride in their local area and create a sense of community spirit.  

 

Preston New Road Community Benefit Fund

The Preston New Road Community Benefit Fund panel would welcome any project ideas from Registered charities, community groups and social enterprises for activities that would benefit residents within the Westby with Plumptons parish area in Fylde.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Hill Dickinson Newcastle

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to support groups in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area that are working on projects that tackle the issues of Homelessness, mental health and employability (access to work). The maximum grant available is £1.000. The closing date is 4pm on Friday 19th January.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

The WO Street Transformation Fund

Grants are available up to £5,000 to support education and tackle poverty particularly for children and young people who are unable to meet their educational or living costs or projects for vulnerable older people who cannot afford medical or convalescent care.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

The BIBAs Foundation

Grants avalible up to £5,000 for projects that enable young people aged 16-24 to flourish, learn and develop skills or knowledge- particularly to encourage enterprise; continue or expand their work experience; build their capacity for the future. 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

CFLM Cost of Living Support Fund

The current cost of living crisis has already had a widespread and detrimental effect to communities across the UK. In order to address this, an emergency fund has been launched by The Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside (CFLM) which aims to support communities struggling with the cost of living. The fund is currently being supported by the UKCF ‘Communities in Crisis Appeal’, the FredMill Charitable Trust and the John Laing Trust.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

John Laing Charitable Trust Fund

The John Laing Charitable Trust Fund awards grants of up to £1000 for projects that help the homeless and disadvantaged young people and also education and community regeneration projects, with a focus on projects that benefit the elderly. Priority will be given to projects that support older people and to small grassroots groups with low incomes. The closing date is Friday 6 May 2022

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Lancashire Women's Fund

The Fund aims to support women who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential.  The programme will benefit women and girls, investing in a wide variety of projects, that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps. Closing 12th January 2024.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

FPC Foundation

Grants of up to £2500 are available. As a result of the COVID pandemic and cost of living crisis, and the impact this has had on our mental health, the FPC Foundation wishes to support projects that improve our mental wellbeing and help people to recover.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Lancashire Red Rose Responding Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support local charities, voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable people - specifically relating to mental health. This round is open to applicants based in Western Lancashire Local Authority areas.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Christal Foundation

The aim of the Christal Foundation fund is to support community groups and charities that work to improve the lives of people in Burnley.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Mark McQueen Foundation

The Mark McQueen Foundation has been set up by the McQueen family from Liverpool in loving memory of their son Mark.  The Foundation aims to support young men struggling with emotional and mental health issues.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Marsden Building Society Charitable Foundation

Marsden Building Society was founded in 1860 and has grown to become the largest Lancashire-based building society, placing community at the heart of what they do. The Community Foundation for Lancashire are pleased to manage the Marsden Building Society Charitable Foundation endowment fund, which makes charitable grants to support community organisations in Lancashire each year. The maximum grant available is £3k. The closing date is 12th May 2023.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Rossendale Community Fund

The Rossendale Community Fund has been created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families and children & young people engage in community activities and learning.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Hill Dickinson Foundation Manchester

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to support groups in the Manchester area that are working on projects that tackle the issues of Homelessness, mental health and employability (access to work). The maximum grant available is £2.500. The closing date is Monday the 15th January. 

Applications for this fund are currently closed

Know Your Neighbourhood

Funds are available to encourage volunteering or tackle loneliness. This funding is specifically for community organisations working in Blackpool. There is no maximum grant amount; however, the funding for this phase must be spent by 31st March 2025.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

PHP Social Prescribing Fund

Funding is avalible for between £5000 and £10,000 to promote grants to charities in the North-West focused on social prescribing and community wellbeing in the vicinity of their tenant occupied primary healthcare centres.

 

For Individuals

The Deakin and Withers Fund

Administered by South Yorkshire's Community Foundation, this national fund is for single, widowed or divorced women – who are over 40 years of age and regular Church members.  They must be facing need, hardship or distress.

Applications for this fund are currently closed

The BIBAs - Individuals

Funding to enable young people aged 16-24 to flourish, learn and develop skills or knowledge- particularly to encourage enterprise; continue or expand their work experience; build their capacity for the future. 

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