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Community wellbeing grants

Community Foundation for Surrey

The Community Foundation for Surrey supports local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey whose work benefits our communities. For more information visit the Community Foundation for Surrey website.

Elaine and Angus Lloyd Charitable Trust Funding

Range from £1,000 to £3,500, although grants of up to £20,000 were given out in 2015. The Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in Kent and Surrey. Grants are intended to support general charitable activities in the areas of advancement of health or saving of lives, disability, and people with disabilities. Applications can be made at any time. For more information, please contact Ross Wyndham Badger on 020 7930 7797, or email

Postcode Community Trust

Grassroots organisations that seek to effect positive change within their local area can apply for between £500 and £2,000 while charities can apply for up £20,000. The Trust is looking to fund projects, which have a clear charitable purpose and show visible results within 12 months of receipt of a grant payment. The project must demonstrate there is a sustainable impact. For more information visit the Postcode Community Trust website.

Persimmon Homes Community Champions Fund

Community organisations such as sports clubs and charities can apply for funding of up to £1,000. The amount applied for has to be match-funded. For more info and online application visit Persimmon Homes website.

Together Grants Programme

The Church Urban Fund are offering grants of up to £5,000 to churches and community groups that are working to tackle poverty in deprived areas of England, particularly the underlying causes.

For more information visit the Together Grants website.

Comic Relief Stronger Communities Grants

Comic Relief's grants programme now has five themes, one of which is 'Stronger Communities'. Grants for the Stronger Communities theme are managed by Local Community Foundations and range in size from £1,000 to £10,000 per year.

 Priority is given to small, locally-based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs. Anyone wishing to apply for a Local Communities grant should contact their local community foundation. Further details can be found on the Comic Relief Stronger Communities grants website.

Openwork Foundation

The Foundation (formerly known as the Allied Dunbar Foundation and then the Zurich Advice Network Foundation) was launched in 1981. Since this time, it has raised more than £18.7m for disadvantaged children, both in the UK and abroad.
The funds raised are distributed in the form of charitable grants to national, local and overseas projects nominated by our advisers and staff.

Cares4Kids is the Foundation's current theme and is the focus of its national and local grant programmes. It is designed to support disadvantaged children and young people in the UK and overseas, up to the age of 18 years. Further information is available on the Openwork Foundation website.

Lloyds Bank Foundation - Invest and Engage Grants

Funding programmes offer short and long term grants. Support is adapted to the needs of small and medium sized charities that are committed to delivering work which breaks or prevents cycles of disadvantage.

Invest grants are from £10,000 up to maximum of £25,000 a year for two or three years. The Invest grant programme has three rounds annually. The latest round - the first for 2017 is open for initial applications from noon on Monday 5 September.

More information on the funding criteria and how to apply can be found on the Lloyds Bank Foundation Invest website.

Discovery Foundation

The Discovery Foundation (formerly the Santander Foundation) has launched a new community programme, the Discovery Project (combining its previous grant schemes), which offers grants of up to £5,000 to registered charities, CICs and credit unions to support community projects helping disadvantaged people. Grants are awarded on a rolling monthly basis.

For more information visit the Santander Foundation website.

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