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The Skinners’ Benevolent Trust can provide up to £250 for individuals and families to purchase essential household items.  Applications can only be made on behalf of the individual by a support agency – such as social and support services, housing associations, refuge and rehabilitation organisations, and local charities.

The individual must be experiencing one or more of the issues below:

  • Experiencing mental health challenges
  • In recovery from substance/alcohol use
  • A victim of domestic violence
  • In receipt of a state retirement pension
  • Physical disability or chronic illness
  • A family with dependent age children on a very low income
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The Marsh Christian Trust provide funding for core running costs and like to support work which fits into the following headings Arts and Heritage, Education and Training, Environmental causes and Animal Welfare, Healthcare and finally Social Welfare. They like to build longstanding relationships with grantees and offer grants ranging from £300-£2,000.

Applications must be sent in writing and details of how to lay out your proposal and where to send it can be found here. For more information click here

The Skinner’s Company has a strong focus on education and supporting young people not in employment, education or training. Grants up to £10,000 per-annum are available and multiyear funding may be considered.

They also have an individuals programme called the Lawrence Attwell Charity which may be suitable for a young person who accesses your services. The programme gives grants to young people from low income backgrounds to help them gain vocational, accredited qualifications.

To be considered for funding they must be aged between 16-26 (on the date the course starts), be from a low income household, and a British citizen, asylum seeker or refugee, or have lived in the UK for 3 years.

The full eligibility criteria and application process can be found here.



The Yapp Charitable Trust make grants of up to £3,000 for core funding. They support projects working with young people aged between 5-25 years old and will only support charities with an income of less than £40,000.

The Trust welcome pre-application enquiries and details of how to contact them along with the application form can be found here.

The Chapman Charitable Trust have an interest in increasing the accessibility to the arts for young people. The Trust meets twice a year in March and September and offer grants of £1,000 – £2,000 for registered charities working within this remit. They have a short application form which can be accessed here


Greggs Local Community Projects Fund. Greggs not only make wonderful baked goods, but they also have a Local Community Projects Fund for groups with a turnover of less than £300,000.

Grants up to £2,000 are available for projects which improve resilience in the community and help people who are living in disadvantage. Preference is giving to groups working in areas where a Greggs bakery is situated.

Round 1 is now open and closes on the 23rd of February 2020. The application form and guidelines can be found here


The Charles Hayward Foundation works to prevent individuals from entering the justice system and supports those who have been involved in crime to make positive changes and rebuild their lives. They have a main and small grants programme with grants up to £25,000 available for projects which are preventative and steer young people away from offending. Further details of the fund can be found here


The Hedley Foundation makes grants to United Kingdom registered charities for the benefit of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers.


The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential. They support a wide variety of projects and programmes for young people aged 10-21. For more information click here


The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has changing priorities year to year.



London Youth Microgrants London Youth are offering up to £400 project funding to encourage young people aged between 14-20 to create a project that promotes or raises awareness of positive mental health and wellbeing in their community.


Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Scheme The Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller 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. Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. They will make one-year grants for core costs, equipment or project funding to charities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work. Demonstrating ongoing sustainability is also important, particularly if you have recently lost local authority or other regular funding. Charities can apply for between of between £1,000 and £10,000. There are no deadlines for submission. Applications will be received at all times but it may take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees. Please apply well in advance of your requirements. For more information click here



DM Thomas Central Grants. The Foundation is focused in helping disabled, sick and disadvantaged young people and children to transform their lives. Grants of up to £30,000 are awarded every quarter of the year. For more information click here


Woodward Charitable Trust. The Trust’s grant-making focuses on projects that support children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour. Projects funded will have a focus in art work involving disadvantaged people, promoting integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers. For more information click here



The Henry Smith Charity – Improving Lives. Grants for small and medium sized organisations in the UK to support projects and running costs. Grant sizes from £20,000 to £60,000 per year, from 1 – 3 years, for UK organisation sizes usually £50,000 to £2million, to cover running costs, salaries and projects. Decisions are made quarterly by the Trustees. For more information click here