Shine Lincolnshire

External Funding Announcements

External Funding Announcements

Funding Announcements 

Community Buildings and Energy

  • Bishop of Lincoln’s Social Justice Fund – Grants of up to £2,500 available. More details and how to apply.
  • Screwfix Foundation – Grants of up to £5,000 for repair, maintenance and improvements to properties and community facilities. More details and how to apply.
  • National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has £8.5 million in funding available for community-led projects focused on the connection between energy use and climate change. More details and how to apply.
  • VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme – ( Registered Charities only) Capital project grants can be used to install a range of energy efficiency measures, including LED lighting; Energy-efficient heating and ventilation; Insulation; and Smart meters. The current round of funding is now open, with applications closing at 12pm on Thursday 29 February 2024. More details and how to apply.
  • The Individual and Families Fund, British Gas Energy Trust – will provide eligible customers with a grant to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Individuals and families will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to clear domestic gas and electricity debts. More details and how to apply.

Young People and Children 

  • Hargreaves Foundation – UK charities, educational institutions and NHS Trusts seeking funding to support those under the age of 18 who are living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty can apply for funding through the Hargreaves Foundation. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount. More details and how to apply.
  • Grants of up to £2,500 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people in the UK to fulfil their potential. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations that have a turnover of less than £300,000 and have a local KFC restaurant in their community. More details and how to apply.
  • Small grants for Summer Play Schemes – Grants of between £500 and £1,000 will soon be available to registered charities across the UK to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.  More details and how to apply.

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

  • Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme will award grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support charities and not-for-profit arts organisations to provide new and attractive creative opportunities for men who are not already taking part and encourage those men who are least likely otherwise to take part. More details and how to apply.
  • The People’s Health Trust has launched a new Nature for Health grants programme aimed at supporting local community initiatives that promote health and wellbeing through nature-based activities. The funding is available to local community organisations in specific areas across England, Scotland, and Wales.  Eligible organisations can apply for grants of £20,000 to £40,000 for activities lasting 2 years. Applicants are asked to secure match funding of at least 25% of the grant value. More details and how to apply.

Sports and physical activity 

  • Sport England’s Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. More details and how to apply.
  • The Big Bike Revival Programme with grants of up to £3,000, will support organisations across England to deliver a summer programme of activity that will encourage people who do not currently cycle regularly (once every two weeks or less) to consider either starting or returning to cycling. More details and how to apply.
  • Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) throughout the United Kingdom can apply to the Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport grant scheme. The Foundations provide two levels of funding: Major grants: between £5,001 and £30,000. Small grants: up to £5,000. More details and how to apply.
  • The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. Grants of up to £6,000 are available to UK charities and constituted not for profit organisations to support practical projects and initiatives, which aim to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with and recovering from breast cancer. More details and how to apply.

Homeless, Vulnerable and Older adults

  • Help the Homeless makes grants of up to £5,000 to small charitable organisations (with a turnover of less than £500,000) whose aim is to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to rebuild their lives. More details and how to apply.
  • The McCarthy Stone Foundation’s Community Grants Programme will support the delivery of befriending and other 1-1 direct support services that are designed to reduce levels of loneliness and social isolation experienced by people aged over 65. More details and how to apply.
  • The Greenhall Foundation has grants of between £1,000 to £10,000 to enhance the lives of people facing social and economic challenges, particularly amongst the sick, elderly, disabled, and other disadvantaged groups in the UK. More details and how to apply.