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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

The grants programme offers long-term funding, including core costs and tailored development support to small and medium-sized charities that have a track record of working to help people overcome the following Complex Social issues.

These include:

  • Addiction and dependency on alcohol, drugs and/or gambling

  • Asylum seekers and refugees

  • Domestic and sexual abuse

  • Homeless and vulnerably housed

  • Offending, prison or community service

  • Sexual exploitation

  • Trafficking and modern slavery

  • Care leavers


DeadlineFriday 3rd March 2023

Barrow Cadbury Trust - The Connect Fund

The Connect Fund aims to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises.

Organisations can apply for support in the following areas:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - continued support for EDI infrastructure operating in the social investment market, direct support to implement procedural and system changes and diversifying the advisor market.

This strand is currently winding down. Applicants must contact the funder if they wish to apply.

Post COVID-19 Recovery - providing grants to existing social investors and fund managers to support an organisation’s cash flow and liquidity while its business model recovers or to scope out new opportunities to support its financial sustainability through this recovery period. This strand is currently winding down. Applications must contact the funder if they wish to apply.

Peer Networks to Support Market Building - creating a supportive network that allows enterprises to discuss and seek help with idea development or business planning.

Challenge Funds - specific rounds of funding for projects that provide solutions to a single important challenge or gap within the infrastructure of the social investment market.

The funding strands for each area have been developed to align with Access’ strategic objectives and to respond to the current needs of the social investment market.

Deadline: Saturday 31st December 2022


Warm This Winter Campaign Grants

Warm This Winter is a new 2022 campaign brings together anti-poverty and environmental organisations across the UK to call for practical measures from the government to help people struggling with fuel costs this winter and to ensure people have lower energy bills and access to affordable energy in the future.

The grants scheme funds groups holding events and activities in support of the campaign.

The fund aims to support community groups organising local events and activities that help to build public and political support for the Warm This Winter campaign.

The campaign focuses on four clear demands aimed at the government: 

  • Emergency support for vulnerable households.

  • An ambitious, nation-wide energy efficiency programme.

  • A rollout of onshore wind generation.

  • An end to offshore oil and gas expansion.

Deadline: Sunday 1st January 2023

Veolia Environmental Trust

The Trust currently offers three grant schemes:

Community Grants are for constituted, not-for-profit organisations and local authorities to create or improve community buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community.

Environmental Improvement Grants are for Environmental Bodies that are enrolled with ENTRUST, the regulator of The Landfill Communities Fund, and are a registered charity. Grants are available to enable landscape scale improvement projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection.

Habitat and Biodiversity Grants are for constituted, not-for-profit organisations that are enrolled with ENTRUST to support structural improvements to a single habitat, such as a waterway, woodland, or nature reserve.

Deadline: Thursday 5th January 2023

Thomas Wall Trust

The Trust views communication skills as critical capabilities for people who want to improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience, and life chances.

The funding is for registered charities that are working to develop communication skills for people from disadvantaged groups who want to improve their employment prospects.

As an inclusive charity, the Trust welcomes proposals which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment, such as women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.

Deadline: Monday 23rd January 2023




Hedley Foundation

The scheme is intended to support smaller charitable organisations undertaking projects for young people, the disabled, terminally ill patients and others in need. The main objective of the Trustees' grant-making is to improve lives and to lift people's aspirations.

The Foundation supports the following:

Youth: to help disadvantaged young people, supporting youth projects through education, the arts, sport and adventurous activities.

Disabled: to improve the quality of life of those with a mental or physical disability.

The elderly and terminally ill: to improve the quality of life of the elderly and those receiving end of life care.

Miscellaneous support: other social welfare projects such as those for carers, the homeless and ex-offenders.


Deadline: Wednesday 25th January 2023

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