Latest Grant Support Announcements

Please be aware, these grants are not specifically for existing projects but the pots of money are limited, so might not be available if you need time to work out the detail of what you hope to do.


Asda Foundation - Cost of Living Grant (UK)

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support local charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK following increases in their rent, utility bills and food costs as a result of the cost of living crisis. The funding is being made available through the Asda Foundation’s Cost of Living Grant to help organisations keep their buildings open, and/or to continue to support those most impacted through the provision of meals, community cafes, food parcels, delivered meals, and soup kitchens etc. Funds can be spent from September 2022 to February 2023. Applications can be made through each local Asda store’s Community Champion from the 19th September 2022. The application window will remain open until the budget cap has been reached.

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Groundwork and One Stop Stores (UK)

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are tackling food poverty; supporting the vulnerable; supporting the elderly; supporting low-income families; and running youth sports teams. Applications can be made at any time and applicants are encouraged to visit their local One Stop store for more information.

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Co-op Community Dividend Fund Opens for Applications (Central England)


Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to develop and improve communities.

The funding is being made available through the Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund and is available to good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises in central England that are full members of the Central England Co-operative in the following areas: West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

The types of projects supported include access to healthy food; health and wellbeing projects; inclusion of vulnerable, excluded, or hard to reach groups; and the environment such as energy saving projects, sustainable travel, biodiversity and food security.

The next deadline for applications is the 30th November 2022.

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Hubbub Foundation (UK

The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations across the UK to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities. Donations are provided by local food businesses, producers, households and gardens, saving food from going to waste and bringing people together. Hubbub will also provide support, guidance and resources to help organisations establish their Community Fridge. The closing date for applications is the 30th October 2022.

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Aviva Community Fund (UK)


To help with the cost-of-living crisis, the Aviva Community Fund is offering an additional £2 million in match funding for causes supporting financial wellbeing in their communities across the UK. The Cost of Living Boost will support charities and social enterprises to deliver initiatives that help disadvantaged and vulnerable people take control of their wellbeing by giving them tools to be more financially independent. Aviva has teamed up with the fundraising platform Crowdfunder and will match each donation given by the general public, up to the value of £250 between the 4th October 2022 and the 31st December 2022, or until the entire £2 million is allocated. A maximum of £50,000 of match funding is available per organisation.

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British Gas Trust Launches Energy Support Fund (England, Wales and Scotland)


The British Gas Trust has launched a new Energy Support Fund to help British Gas customers in England, Wales and Scotland who are struggling to pay their energy bills. This fund, has been set up in response to the increasing cost of living and rising inflation, including Ofgem’s most recent price cap increase. Through the fund, thousands of eligible British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £1,500, can apply for grants to help pay their energy bills over the coming months. The fund will remain open until all the money invested has been awarded. In addition, the Trust also runs the Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund which is open to British Gas and non-British Gas customers with an energy debt between £250 and £1500

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Grants to Assist Families in Need (England - Former Coalfield Areas)


Voluntary and community organisations operating in the former coalfield areas of England can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to support low-income families in need. The funding, which is being made available through the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts Small Grants Programme, will support projects including food poverty projects; information, advice & guidance projects; social groups; projects supporting the homeless or any other project which would benefit those in crisis. 50% of the grant can be for capital items such as any equipment needed to deliver a project. For example, any cooking equipment for a holiday hunger project or lunch club. Grants will be awarded regularly until all funding is allocated.


National Grid Electricity. (East and West Midlands, the South West, and South Wales)

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities, councils, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations tackling fuel poverty across the East and West Midlands, the South West, and South Wales. National Grid Electricity Distribution has teamed up with Localgiving to make a total of £2.5 million in funding available for projects that help vulnerable people struggling to pay their heating bills. Initiatives could include providing energy tariff advice, supporting rurally or socially excluded individuals to access information about low carbon technologies, providing ‘Warm Banks’ - communal spaces and hubs, helping individuals to access support with fuel payments, and providing energy efficiency or heating solutions. The funding is made available through the Community Matters Fund - Fuel Poverty Plus, which closes to applications at midnight on the 31st October 2022.

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