Sport England Small Grants – Need a little bit extra to help more people get active in your community? You can apply for grants from £300 to £10,000 to make it happen. Ongoing.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund – Grants of up to £50,000 available for rural projects across the UK. Projects must provide a long-term positive impact to the individuals & communities they seek to benefit. Apply by 21 February.

Partnerships funding – £10,000 available for organisations which work together with a shared set of goals and values. The National Lottery Community Fund are interested in hearing your ideas, whether they’re big or small! Ongoing.

Bright Ideas:   The new £3.2m Bright Ideas Fund will open for applications from Tuesday 26 February!  The Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.

The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, and delivered by Locality, the national network for community organisations, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.   You can start reading the guidance notes to check your eligibility, and register for a webinar to understand what it’s all about and whether you can apply.  CLICK to Find out more

Funder news

Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund have recently refreshed their brands.

  • The Big Lottery Fund changed its name to The National Lottery Community Fund.
  • Heritage Lottery Fund will now be known as The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The announcement of the new identities comes ahead of the unveiling of the next strategic National Lottery Funding Framework, that sets out priorities for the next five years.  It’s a new chapter for both, but much of the work they do remains the same. Find out all about the changes.