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For help or guidance with finding and applying for grants or funding please checkout the funding information on this site or contact the BVA Group Development Team on 01256 423816

Funding Sources

There are many funding sources which provide support for projects but they open and close throughout the year, often with tight timescales so you really have to be prepared to apply.

The BVA team have compiled a large and varied list of available grants and funds from numerous sources for its members.

Note that some schemes have periods when funding is not available whilst the funder reviews their criteria and target areas, so check out their website or give them a call for the latest position.

 

Use the buttons to view grants & funds available for specific purposes or select from the full list.
Arts & Culture Awards For All Comic Relief
Community Action Disadvantaged Or Disabled Education
Elderly Environment & Conservation Health & Social Care
Heritage & Church Sports & Exercise Youth Development
Core Funding

 

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund (previously known as the Big Lottery Fund) distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery. in 2017/18, 90% of the grants awarded were for under £10,000.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. We fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. We believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies.

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Nesta

Nesta Grants

Nesta is dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, offering grant funding, as well as direct investment and challenge prizes.

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Homeless Link – Funds and Grants

The Homeless Link Social Investment Fund has, over three years, £4.5m to invest in charities and social enterprises working to reduce homelessness across England. They also offer Enterprise Grants – to help homelessness sector organisations make a transition to new enterprise models or to grow existing ones.

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Dunhill Medical Trust

Dunhill Medical Trust

The Trust works with community based organisations that works directly with older people to provide extra support to make their daily life easier. They offer two grant schemes, one based around projects, and the other around buildings and physical infrastructure. The schemes are currently closed. (@01/10/19). Check their site for reopening.

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TDS Charitable Foundation

The Foundation is a charity with a mission to raise the standards of private rented housing management. Currently grants are available for – Promoting knowledge of landlords’ obligations – Promoting knowedge of tenants’ rights and responsibilities. The deadline for this round of funding is 5pm on Monday 20th January 2020.

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Forward Enterprise Fund

The Forward Enterprise Fund is a pioneering initiative providing loans and business support to charities and enterprises that help break the cycle of crime or addiction through employment.

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