Signposts to funding

Support for your fundraising

10 December 2021


We understand that funding to run your vital support services remains a big concern for many, and we want to support wherever we can. As well as helping save money on supplies we signpost to new funding sources we hear about. Here are some current opportunities.

The Yapp Charitable Trust

The Yapp Charitable Trust offers grants to registered charities that have been formally established for a minimum of three years, with an annual expenditure less than £40,000. The priority groups they fund are:

  • Older people
  • Children and young people aged 5 - 25
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • Social welfare
  • Education and learning.

Trustees meet 3 times per year to consider applications.

Funding for care and services for older people

The Wolfson Foundation supports organisations providing care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated.

Grants are awarded towards the costs of new buildings, refurbishment work and equipment.

Projects should aim for one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Increased access to services for new and existing users
  • Improved quality and range of services
  • Improved financial stability of the organisation.

Deadline: 5th January

Funding for children

The Toy Trust invites applications from small registered charities that can demonstrate how they relieve hardship and suffering for disadvantaged children under 13 years old.

Funding can be for equipment and services but generally not for salaries, wages, books or research.

Deadline: Mid February in time for the March meeting of trustees.

The Percy Bilton Charity

The Percy Bilton Charity supports registered charities in the UK assisting disadvantaged young people, people with disabilities, people with mental health issues and older.

They offer large grants – one off payments for capital expenditure within the range of £2,000 to £5,000 – and small grants under £500.

When to apply: Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next appropriate Board meeting. Applications for Small Grants are considered monthly.


Tailored grants for children and young people

Chances for Children grants from Buttle UK are individually tailored grants of up to £2,000 for children and young people who have experienced a crisis that has recently had a significant and enduring impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and educational engagement.

They fund holistic packages of support that can include, but are not limited to:

  • Items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi, educational toys, tuition, etc.
  • Clothing and school uniforms
  • Social, sporting and leisure activities
  • Family activities
  • Items for children/young people’s bedrooms
  • Other household items that are not available from sources such as Emergency Essentials or Local Authority welfare schemes, etc.

No deadline.

Small grants to support local communities

The Arnold Clark Community Fund supports charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs and social enterprises across the UK with grants up to £1k.

Their current focus is on food banks, toy banks, housing and accommodation and poverty relief. They aim to open back up to a wider range of categories in 2022.

Deadline: 31st December 2021.