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John Lyon's Charity Announcement: School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF)

No Min - £4,000 Deadline: 25 Apr 2021

The Fund is designed to enable organisations to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays.  This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the summer holidays.

Applications to the School Holiday Activity Fund can be submitted at any time, but must be submitted by the following deadlines:

October half-term – 21 September
Christmas holiday – 16 November
February half-term – 18 January
Easter – 1 March
May half-term – 25 April

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPORTUNITY- The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund

£10,001 - £50,000 Deadline: 30 Apr 2021

he Return to Play: Community Asset Fund is for new applications focused solely on helping support clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play.

It's designed to provide capital funding, predominantly from the National Lottery, to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces so people within their community can return to play and physical activity, safely. The focus is on responding to the immediate challenges of sports and physical activity returning to play.

External Funding Opportunity- Inclusive Community Fund

No Min - No Max Deadline: 22 Apr 2021

Camden Giving are pleased to announce that Inclusive Community Fund is now open to apply. The programme aims to put people living with a disability at the heart of funding decisions and through grants, support organisations that would better integrate disabled and non-disabled people in activities, services and facilities.

EXTERNAL FUNDING- Youth Endowment Fund

No Min - No Max Deadline: 15 May 2021

Youth Endowment Fund for innovative projects to reduce youth violence

In 2021 YEF will be running two £20 million themed grant rounds:

Another Chance: Diversion from the Criminal Justice System - the programme aims to find out how diversionary programmes can prevent children aged 10-17 years old from becoming violent and keep them out of the criminal justice system.

Applications from 19 April 2021 to 14 May 2021.

A Supportive Home: Helping Families to Overcome Challenges - aims to find the most effective approaches to help families and carers create a supportive home environment for children aged 6-14 years old (including looked-after children), reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence.

Applications will open in September 2021

Find out more at an online workshop on 25 March.

External funding opportunity -National Lottery Awards for All England

£300 - £10,000 Deadline: no deadline

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, we'll continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19.

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES-Tech for Good Digital Development Fund

No Min - £70,000 Deadline: no deadline

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief launch Tech for Good digital development fund ‘Build’.

Together they we will open the next round of funding for our joint Tech for Good programme, Build, in January 2021.

The Tech for Good programme was created in response to the need for charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.

External Funding Opportunity - Another chance – diversion from the criminal justice system grant

No Min - No Max Deadline: 14 May 2021

Youth Endowment Fund is investing up to £20 million to find out what works to keep children out of the criminal justice system.

Online applications open: 19 April 2021

External Funding Opportunity- Community Spaces at Risk Fund

No Min - £25,000 Deadline: no deadline

The Mayor of London announced £750,000 to work with communities to protect grassroots cultural centres, social clubs, youth, education and other spaces that are locally rooted and critical for supporting vulnerable groups during the pandemic.

External funding opportunity - Trust for London

No Min - No Max Deadline: 5 Oct 2021

Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation tackling poverty and inequality in the capital.

Trust for London support work providing greater insights into the root causes of London’s social problems and how they can be overcome; activities which help people improve their lives; and work empowering Londoners to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes. There are seven funding programmes for 2018-2022.

The closing dates for applications are:
2 February 2021, 1pm
1 June 2021, 1pm
5 October 2021, 1pm

Ragdoll Foundation -Grants for arts, culture, and youth

£1,500 - £50,000 Deadline: no deadline

The Ragdoll Foundation’s Open Grants scheme has been designed to support the cultural sector’s work with children and young people. Its vision is to support projects where the concerns of childhood can be heard. All applications are expected to contribute to the Ragdoll Foundation’s primary purpose. The Foundation is mainly interested in applications that involve children during their early years, but appropriate projects for older children (up to 18 years) will also be considered.

External funding opportunity- Community Covid Relief Grants

No Min - £4,000 Deadline: no deadline

Near Neighbours brings people together in communities that are religiously and ethnically diverse, so that they can get to know each other better, build relationships of trust, and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community they live in.

This Community Covid Relief Grant will;
-Support communities who have been affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic
-Support organisations who represent the communities they seek to serve
-Support projects that work to address social isolation, financial distress and digital exclusion
-To encourage projects that adapt and translate resources that will benefit their communities
-Interested in work that improves community engagement with public health initiatives.

External funding opportunity- The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

No Min - £1,000 Deadline: no deadline

Grant Rounds 1 and 2 are available to UK registered charities to support people who are homeless.


£5,000 - £10,000 Deadline: no deadline


This fund is for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community groups and organisations, working to deliver COVID-19 services in England.

This grants programme is designed to help tackle the disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on BAME communities.

External Funding Opportunity - The Inclusive Recovery Fund

£10,000 - £500,000 Deadline: no deadline

The Inclusive Recovery Fund is a £4.75 million fund to help social entrepreneurs in England, designed to help social entrepreneurs deliver their important services and grow their impact while adapting to the challenges the Coronavirus crisis has presented.

The fund aims to support leaders with
-direct first-hand experience of the social problems
-who are activating these experiences to inform
-shape and lead their social ventures to directly benefit the communities they share those experiences with

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - BAME Healthy Communities Surviving Covid-19 Resilience and Rebuilding from the Grass Roots

£500 - £10,000 Deadline: no deadline

This fund is to help small and medium sized BAME groups and their communities build wellbeing, resilience and capacity through their various funded projects following the pandemic.

External Funding Opportunity- The UK Youth Fund

No Min - £50,000 Deadline: no deadline

The UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief has been created to support youth organisations who have not had access to the crisis funding they require to survive the Covid pandemic.

Youth organisations with an income of under £250,000, that are based in, and deliver their work in England are eligible to apply for up to £50,000.

External Funding Opportunity- Return to Play: Active Together

No Min - £10,000 Deadline: no deadline

A £2.5 million fund, with up to £10,000 in match funding, as part of a support package to help clubs and organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns related to Covid-19, such as for a loss of income due to the pandemic.

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY- Return to Play: Community Asset Fund

£10,001 - £50,000 Deadline: no deadline

Capital awards of between £10,001 and £50,000 will help clubs and community groups adapt and open important places and spaces, so that sport and physical activity can happen during the pandemic.

The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund is for new applications focused solely on helping support clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play.


£300 - £10,000 Deadline: no deadline

This £10 million fund focuses on awards of up to £10,000 that support clubs and community groups respond to the challenges of returning to play during the coronavirus pandemic.

A total of £10 million is available, with grants of between £300 and £10,000, to help not-for-profit community organisations create coronavirus-secure settings for community sport and physical activity to resume this autumn.

External funding opportunity - Mayor’s Resilience Fund

No Min - £30,000 Deadline: no deadline

The Resilience Fund is the Mayor’s £1 million innovation programme to support London’s businesses and community groups to emerge stronger from the current coronavirus crisis, and to ensure the capital is better prepared for future emergencies.