Friday Funding round-up – 18 November

Your weekly guide to current funding opportunities is below

Who: CAF - The Keystone Fund
How much: Between £5,000 and £50,000
What you should know:
- They are unrestricted grants, intended to enable charities to adapt ways of working, strengthen capacity or build resilience
- The fund is aimed towards charities addressing social injustice or working towards social equity. This can include organisations which support refugees in the UK, people experiencing racial inequity, people experiencing digital poverty, people at risk of homelessness, deaf and disabled people, LGBTQ+ people or responding to increased need among local or regional communities.
- Approximately 50% of the fund will go towards organisations supporting refugees in the UK.
- This fund is not designed to support direct service provision or capital projects, instead, it will support organisations to adapt their ways of working or bolter their 'core building blocks'.
How to apply: Apply through the page linked here
Deadline: 23 November

Who: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – The Award for Civic Arts Organisations
How much: One prize of £100,000 and two of £25,000
What you should know:
- The Award is open to all arts organisations across the UK that currently receive or have received public funding in the last three years.
- the Award will recognise organisations that are unlocking the creativity of their communities to navigate today’s challenges and help shape a better future.
- The spotlight is on organisations that are helping communities thrive, even in the most challenging of contexts – whether by igniting joy, hope, compassion and energy, improving wellbeing, forging new connections, or developing solutions.
- Recipients will be outstanding examples of how arts organisations can work in and with communities to address their needs and concerns, deepen relationships, and use arts and creativity to enable positive change.
How to apply: Apply through the platform here
Deadline: 25 November

Who: Julia and Hans Rausing - Foodbank Fund
How much: Minimum £500, and usually nothing more than 20% of an organisation's annual expenditure
What you should know:
- You must run a foodbank that has been running for a minimum of six months which gives out food parcels at least once a week
- Have an annual income of between £25,000 and £1,000,000 shown in the most recent set of accounts
- The grant can cover costs including Rent, utility and insurance, food purchasing, core staffing costs, volunteer costs and storage and distribution costs
How to apply: Read through the full application guidance here and then fill in the application form here
Deadline: 6 December

Who: Social Investment Scotland
How much: Between £20,000 and £250,000 for a 50/50 loan-grant split
What you should know:
- The Social Enterprise Just Transition Fund is open to charities in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray and is aligned to the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund.
- Eligible charities must show a commitment to improving outcomes for their communities, including creating jobs, improving skills and mitigating against the risks of climate change.
How to apply: Download this form and return to
Deadline: 9 December

Who: The Woodland Trust
How much: Between £20,000 and £60,000
What you should know:
The grants will be awarded for research projects that aim to address one or more priority research themes within 24 months. These themes are: protect, create and restore with more information linked here.
Small Research Grants are to award funding:
- for novel applied research relevant to the conservation of UK woods and trees
- for short-term, pilot or proof-of-concept research
- to help under-represented and early-career woodland conservation researchers gain experience in leading applied research projects with a practitioner non-government organisation.
How to apply: Download and complete this application, and email to
Deadline: 23 December 2022

Who: Weston Charity Awards 2023
How much: £6,500 plus access to the Pilotlight 360 programme worth an estimated £16,000
What you should know:
- The applications are open to charities working with beneficiaries in the North of England, the Midlands and Wales
- Must specialise in: community, welfare, youth or environment.
- The charity must have at least one paid full-time member of staff in a leadership position and an income of less than £5m a year in addition to delivering a service for at least two years
How to apply: To apply, fill out this application
Deadline: 6 January 2023

Who: City of London Corporation campaign
How much: up to £2,000
What you should know: For projects or services that are being delivered within the City of London Square Mile or the City of London Corporation housing estates across London to fund activity and access where people can come together and stay warm.
How to apply: To apply, fill in a form here
Deadline: No deadline, applications can be made on a rolling basis

For any funders looking to be included, please email

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