Resume my application

Resume my application

Continue working on an application you've already started.

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How to apply

How to apply

Find out if your charity is eligible and get guidance on the process of applying for a grant from us.

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Funding timetable

Funding timetable

Some of our grants programmes work on a rolling basis; others have set deadlines. Find the key dates in the timetable.

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Notes for applicants

Notes for applicants

Download guidelines and sample documents to help you prepare your application.

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FAQs: Invest and Enable

FAQs: Invest and Enable

Get the answers to some of the most commonly heard questions about Invest and Enable applications.

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For current grantholders

For current grantholders

Current grantholders can find grant report templates and guidance here

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We fund charities

Every year we make grants to hundreds of small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales.

We provide long-term funding for charities with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change through deep, person centred and holistic support. We understand that sometimes the most life-changing charities may not always look perfect on paper, and we’re not afraid to take risks where we see great potential.

Funding Programmes  How to Apply  Notes for Applicants  Funding timetable
 Funding Programmes  How To Apply Notes for Applicants   Funding Timetable
 FAQs Resume my application   Current Grantholders Reporting  
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What We Fund

We fund work which helps people aged 17+ overcome these complex social issues. Please click on the boxes below for further information on the type of work we are looking to fund. 

Dependency   Asylum Seekers and Refugees  Care Leavers
 Domestic Abuse  Homelessness and Vulnerably Housed  Learning Disabilities
 Mental Health  Offending, Prison or Community Service  Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
 Trafficking  Young Parents  

 

Our Funding Programmes

We offer two grant programmes, one for core costs and one for developing your charity. You can apply for either programme, but not both.

Invest

We provide long-term funding for the day-to-day running of your charity (core costs), and/or the direct delivery of your charity’s work. These are known as Invest grants.

We provide a minimum of £30,000 to a maximum of £100,000, delivered across three years. There is also the opportunity for continuation funding, so your charity could be funded by our Invest grant for up to six years in total.

We accept applications for Invest grants in set annual rounds, so please see our Funding Timetable page for more information.

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Enable

Through Enable grants we fund opportunities for your charity to develop, or trial new approaches to service delivery, so you can become more effective in your work. You may want to improve your charity’s capability in areas such as business development and planning, monitoring, leadership and governance and communications; an Enable grant could put your charity in a stronger position to deliver services and attract more volunteers, funding and support.

We can provide up to a total of £15,000 across one or two years.

Applications for Enable grants are open on an ongoing basis.

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