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Active Thames Fund

Active Thames is a partnership programme, delivered by Port of London Authority (PLA), with support from sporting and environment organisations across London, Kent and Essex.

Funding is intended to support growth in water sports and use of the Thames Path National Trail, whilst also enhancing access, diversity and inclusion and raising awareness of the benefits of blue space and physical activity.

Applicants must have policies in place for safeguarding and equal opportunities.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 27th November 2022.

Asda Foundation - Cost of Living Grant

The Costing of Living Grant scheme is provided and administered by Asda Foundation, Asda's charity.

The Asda superstores each have a Community Champion whose role is to support groups and projects within the community, as well as manage Asda Foundation grant applications.

This Cost-of-Living Grant scheme will be managed by the local Community Champions.

The aim of the grant is to help local community groups cope with the increase in their running costs between September 2022 and February 2023.

This includes 'warm banks' where groups are planning to keep their facilities open for longer hours to provide local people with a warm, safe place to be rather than heating their homes or living in a cold property.

The priorities for funding are:

  • Rent and utility bills.

  • Food costs, such as community cafes, food parcels, delivered meals, soup kitchens, etc.


Applications will close when the budget cap is reached (estimated to be February 2023).


Delamere Dairy Foundation

The Delamere Dairy Foundation, established in October 2020, is an independent registered charity that provides discretionary grants and other financial assistance to community organisations in Great Britain.

The funding is intended to support the work of charities and organisations whose purpose fits with the objects of the Delamere Dairy


Foundation for the benefit of the public, namely:

  • The advancement of agriculture and of environmental protection.

  • The advancement in life of young people by developing their capabilities so that they may mature as contributory members of society.

  • The relief of financial hardship.

  • The advancement of education.

  • The relief of sickness.


Deadline for applications is Tuesday 31st January 2023.

Matthew Good Foundation

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community, or the environment.


The fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 with fourth and fifth place both receiving £1,000. As well as established projects and charities, the Foundation are keen to hear from people with innovative ideas that need some funding to get their projects up and running.

To be eligible, applicants will have to have had an income of less than £50,000 in the past 12 months.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 13th December 2022.

Funding for projects that benefit the lives of Young Deaf People

Young deaf people can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to create projects that make positive changes for themselves and other young deaf people across the UK.

The funding, which is made available through the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Make a Change Fund, will support projects that benefit the lives of deaf young people aged 8 to 25, such as improving their local area, addressing an issue they face, or pushing for greater inclusion.

Creative projects involving art, drama, music, film etc, and projects that tie their ideas in with school projects or youth group activities will also be considered.

Applicants should register their interest in the first instance.

The Comic Relief Community Fund

Groundworks are pleased to be managing this new fund on behalf of Comic Relief in England. It will provide grants of up to £10,000, supporting project delivery and organisational capacity building, helping organisations flourish.

The funding is split as follows:

  • Up to £1,000 for capacity building

  • Up to £9,000 for project delivery

Groundworks will fund applications from grass roots, community led organisations that can demonstrate how people with lived experience of the issues being tackled are involved in the organisation and the project.

Deadlines for applications is Wednesday 30th November 2022.

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