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Community Grants
Charities and Trusts P - T

People's Postcode Trust

The People's Postcode Trust provides grants from £500 to £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) to small organisations, charities and community groups.

It accepts applications for projects up to 12 months in length taking place in England, Scotland and Wales. 

It supports projects in the following areas:

  • The prevention of poverty
  • Upholding of human rights for vulnerable groups and promotion of equal rights
  • Helping people come together for the benefit of their area to resolve conflicts


The Percy Bilton Charity

The Percy Bilton Charity provides community grants to organisations who support:

  • Educationally or socially underprivileged or disadvantaged young people under 25 years
  • Individuals with physical or learning disabilities, or mental health difficulties. This includes children, young people and adults
  • Older people over 60 years

It offers two grant programmes:

Large grants - Approximately £2,000 and over for capital expenditure such as furniture, equipment and building refurbishment

Small grants - Up to £500 towards furnishings and equipment for small projects.

Applications should be made in writing on headed note paper providing information on the organisation and how the money would be used. Further details are available on the website.


Persimmon Community Champions

Persimmon Homes Community Champions helps local community groups, good causes and charities.

It will give donations of up to £1,000 to local UK groups and charities, which have already raised vital funds themselves (match funding).

The fund has approximately £60,000 to give away each month.

To apply: complete the online form.


Peter Cruddas Foundation

The Peter Cruddas Foundation helps disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 14 to 30 years in England and Wales.

It prioritises UK charities who provide:

  • support into education, training or employment for young people aged 14 to 30 years.
  • Work experience/skills projects for young people aged 16 to 30 years
  • Youth work in London for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 30 years

The Foundation has previously provided funding to Great Ormond Street Hospital,  Alzheimer's Society, Caudwell Children, Combat Stress, Irish Cancer Charity and Willow Foundation.

To apply: download the application guidance and application form.

There are two funding deadline for applications: 1st March and 1st September each year.


Pink Ribbon Foundation

The Pink Ribbon Foundation funds projects and financial support to UK charities who relieve the needs of people who are suffering or have been affected by breast cancer.

Applications are open to registered charities that benefit those affected by breast cancer through any specific initiative.  This might include nurses to provide support, complementary therapies, research initiatives and the provision of a pleasant and comforting environment.

To apply: contact the organisation for an application form.


Porticus UK

Porticus UK provides funding for charitable and not for profit (faith and non faith) organisations operating in England, Wales and Scotland.

It has four priority programme areas:

  • Education
  • Society
  • Faith
  • Care - includes organisations providing support networks, connections or respite for families where there is a bereavement, disability or illness.

Porticus considers applications for core and project costs including staff salaries.  Most grants are awarded for amounts over £10,000 but may occasionally offer smaller grants.

Applications can be made at any time.


The Screwfix Foundation

The Screwfix Foundation supports projects run by registered charities that help fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need in the UK.

Projects can be varied from improving facilities such as heating systems to redecorating homes for those living with disability or sickness.

An application form can be downloaded from the website.


The Skinners' Company Lady Neville Charity

The Lady Neville Charity provides funding for registered charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of disability, local community, local heritage, performing and visual arts.

Grants in the region of £500 and £1,000 are available for items of non recurring expenditure eg: Equipment or an event.

Click here for further details.

The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust supports children, young people and the disabled.

It is currently only providing funding for Early Years Preventative work in England and Wales.

It is looking to support charities who work with disadvantaged children aged 0-3 years. Grants may be awarded for 1, 2 or 3 years with a maximum grant of £50,000.

To apply: complete the online application form


Tesco Community Grants

Tesco runs two community grant schemes funded through the sales of bags for life.

  • Centenary Grants - for not for profit organisations in England, Scotland and Wales.  There will be a vote by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, in July/August and November/December 2019.  The project that receives the most votes in the voting region will receive a grant: First place - Up to £25,000, Second place - Up to £15,000, Third place - Up to £10,000.
  • Bags of Help -  for not for profit organisations in England, Scotland and Wales.  Maximum grant; £4,000 to fund capital improvement projects for local community green spaces.  This might include improving local facilities or purchasing specialised medical equipment.  This scheme is managed by the Groundwork Charity.


The Thompson Family Charitable Trust

The Trust is a grant making charity to other registered charities in the UK.

It has a large investment fund making over £3.5m in donations last year.

Last year's grants ranged from £500 to £500,000 to 3,109 charities with children's hospices and cancer charities generally getting the larger amounts. It will fund large capital projects.

Applications may be made at any time either in writing to Katie Woodward, Hillsdown Court, 15 Totteridge Common London N20 8LR or by email to: roy.copus@btinternet.com

The Triangle Trust

The Triangle Trust offer funding for organisations working with carers and the rehabilitation of offenders or ex offenders in the UK.

It is only able to help specialist carer organisations and community groups.

Grants are available for up to £40,000 or 50% of the organisation's annual income - whichever is lower.


Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The Foundation provides grants for running costs and one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations running projects addressing rural issues and urban deprivation.

This may include transport for the elderly and disabled, contact networks for the young disabled, carers projects, arts and sports programmes for rehabilitation, outreach services and specialist equipment not available on the NHS.


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