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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PLEASE NOTE: Our larger grant making programme, formerly known as Invest grants, is now closed for applications until November — sign up to receive an alert when applications reopen. We are still accepting applications to our Enable programme until 31 August. For more information, refer to our Funding Timetable.

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.

In our new strategy we promised to reach further with our grant making, to make sure we funded charities for longer, with more money and fewer restrictions on how you spend it.

We also promised to make applying for grants as quick and easy for you as possible, so we’ve closed applications for our larger grants until November, while we refine and simplify our processes.

In the meantime, we’re welcoming applications for our Enable programme until Saturday 31 August, to help you strengthen your charity or pilot new work. Click here to find out more.

 

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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Resume My Application For current grantholders  

 

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 larger, core costs and one for developing your charity, called Enable grants. Our larger grant making programme is now closed until November, however our Enable grants are open until 31 August. You cannot apply for both programmes.

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 until 31 August.

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