Funding Sources Update - Nov 2018 to March 2019

New funding application deadlines for Nov 2018 to March 2019

New Funding Sources, November 2018 – March 2019


Ending November 2018

Brooke's Innovation Fund
Type of projects: new ideas to improve the welfare of working equines and the lives of those communities that depend on them. The fund will not support work that focuses on existing programmes, nor fund projects that simply replicate existing models or approaches
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: Brooke welcomes applications from teams who work for Brooke worldwide, external organisations or individuals who can demonstrate how their idea will unlock a problem affecting working equines. Due diligence checks will apply to new relationships Grant size: up to £15,000 for projects of a duration of 3-12 months
Closing date: 2 November

Apply: https://www.thebrooke.org/our-...

 

Lacoste Save our Species Fund

Type of project: Conservation of selected threatened species. Funding will go to CSOs carrying out sustainable survival measures at local level to protect the species, their habitat and to improve the livelihoods of the people who depend on them.

Location: Gulf of California; Myanmar, Northern Madagascar, Indonesia, New Zealand China, Vietnam, North America, Vietnam and Laos British Virgin Island of Anegada

Eligibility: Non-profit-making civil society entities or local or international non-governmental organisations. Projects presented by local and national CSOs including indigenous Community Based Organisations will be favourably considered. International CSOs are eligible but it is essential that they work with local and national CSOs as well as the local communities.

Grant size: The total fund value is $55,000

Closing date: 11 November

Apply:  http://www.saveourspecies.org/new-call-proposals-open-0


Nesta

Type of project: Cultural and creative organisations seeking to develop digital ideas that generate social impact. Proposals should have a clearly identified positive social outcome(s)
Existing digital projects will also be considered if they require further development and can demonstrate impact at scale that is clearly aligned with a beneficiary group.
Location: The idea needs to address a social challenge at the local or global level

Eligibility: Cultural or creative organisations, trading for a minimum of 3 years in the UK. We encourage collaborations with other organisations both inside and outside of the creative industries e.g. third sector or public services, however it must be clear in your application the creative/cultural organisation is the lead organisation.

Closing date: 14 November

Apply:  https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/amplified/call-ideas/


United Nations Population Fund

Type of projects: Projects working to promote adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence. The country programme aims to enable 60,000 sexually active adolescents (15-19), to use modern contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancies by 2023. It will also seek to ensure a 28% increase in adolescent youth friendly, integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV prevention and gender-based violence response services, and will focus on ensuring that community norms that perpetuate adolescent pregnancy and gender-based violence are changed.
Location: Namibia

Eligibility: The expression of interest shall include the following documentation:
1. Copy of provisions of legal status of the NGO in the Republic of Namibia
2. Annex I – Application form: NGO Profile and Programme Proposal
3. Profile of the organization
4. Latest annual report

Grant size:  Not stated
Closing date: 12 November

Apply: https://namibia.unfpa.org/en/submission/invitation-proposals-1


British Council #IdeasChangeLives

Type of projects: Digital solutions for the SDGs. We are looking for organisations, groups, or talented individuals, to work with us on creating hyper-innovative digital solutions which helps the world address one, or more, of these six SDGs: SDG 4 - Quality education; SDG 5 - Gender equality; SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth; SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities; SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities and; SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: #IdeasChangeLives is open to individuals and companies of any size based anywhere in the world. You can enter as an individual, group of individuals, company, partnership, association or other organisation.

Grant size:  Up to two winning entries will receive prizes of £20,000 each. In addition, each winner will have the chance to work collaboratively with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team to develop a minimum viable product (MVP) based on their idea.
Eligibility: #IdeasChangeLives is open to individuals and companies of any size based anywhere in the world. You can enter as an individual, group of individuals, company, partnership, association or other organisation.

Closing date: 23 November

Apply: https://www.britishcouncil.org/partner/ideaschangelives


Ending December 2018

Comic Relief Power Up fund

Type of projects:  Women’s rights organisations fighting against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. We are interested in supporting the development of campaigns, advocacy and/or services. We are also interested in supporting work which helps movement constituents develop a common agenda for change, such as developing and sharing analytic frameworks, learnings and research, and work that is focussed on base building, such as growing membership and leadership, building alliances and solidarity both between and within movements.

Location:  UK, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, India, Nepal, Bangladesh. Please be aware we expect this to be a competitive programme and so will be unable to fund in every country.
Eligibility:  This fund is for locally rooted women and girl led organisations only. Applications may be made by single organisations, in partnership or consortia or by sub-granting funds focusing on the same issues, i.e. women and girls are most affected by the issue being addressed and must have a significant role in decision making about how the grants are distributed.
Grant size: 3-5-year grants are available for the following total amounts:

∙       Single organisations can apply for grants between £150,000 up to £300,000;

∙       those working in partnership (2 or more organisations) up to £500,000;

∙        For women’s funds or others sub-granting we may consider larger grants (up to £750,000).

Funding can be used to cover the core costs / overheads of an organisation / partnerships, or specific projects and activities or a mixture of the two.

Deadline: 7th December  

Apply: https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/current-opportunities/power-up

 

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Type of project:  Activities that fall within the following categories will be considered eligible for an appeal:  Medical research; Hospitals/hospices; Other medical/health/sickness; Disability; Housing/homelessness; Social welfare and services; Humanitarian aid/famine; disaster relief; Human rights; Education/training; Arts/culture; Amateur sports/recreation; Environment/wildlife; conservation/ heritage.

Location:  Worldwide

Eligibility: A charity can only have an appeal broadcast on the BBC once every three years. UK registered charities whose work has an impact at UK or international level are eligible. Priority will be given to UK charities that deliver activities for beneficiaries located in more than one of the nations of the UK. Priority will be given to international charities that deliver activities for beneficiaries located across several regions within a country or across countries.

Grant size: On average charities raise between £5,000 and £20,000

Closing date: 10 December

Apply:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/charityappeals/appeals/apply-now

 

Hilden Charitable Trust

Type of project: Community level projects which address disadvantages, especially those which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. In the UK, Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25.
Overseas, their priorities are projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.

Location: UK and developing countries

Eligibility: Trustees will be pleased to hear from UK NGOs and charities and also welcome their local partners to apply directly to Hilden for grant aid.

Grant size: Average grants are £5,000

Closing date: 19 December

Apply:  http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/


Big Lottery Fund's Digital Fund

Type of projects: The fund helps the charity and voluntary sector to use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities to thrive. There are two strands: Digital Fund Strand 1 aims to help established charities use digital to take a major leap forward. The Digital Fund Strang 2 is for newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to achieve scale or impact.

Location: UK

Eligibility: The following groups may apply: voluntary and community organisations;
registered charities; social enterprises; community interest companies with two or more directors.

Grant size:  Both Strands offers grants of up to £500,000 for 1 - 4 years
Closing date: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/digital-fund


UNHCR Youth Initiative Fund

Type of projects: The YIF supports community-based protection projects imagined, designed and led by young people. The Fund is based on 3 objectives:
1) Participation: Young people have genuine opportunities for community participation and
opportunities to effect decision making processes, especially in the area of protection;
2) Empowerment: Young people learn about project management, use their initiative,
evaluate options, learn to make informed decisions and choices, developing and
enhancing leadership skills;
3) Innovation: Young people develop innovative, youth-appropriate protection solutions to
addressing personal, group and community challenges.

Location: Kosovo

Eligibility: Projects that have been previously funded may apply but must demonstrate how continued funding will add value to their current project.

Grant size:  The maximum funding allocation per project is US$ 10,000; there is no minimum. Projects should be implemented before 31st December 2019.
Closing date: 3 December

Apply: http://unkt.org/2018/10/11/unhcr-call-proposals-youth-initiative-fund/


DFID UK Aid Match

Type of projects: projects working to achieve sustained poverty reduction and which support DFID’s objectives to strengthen global peace, security and governance; strengthen resilience and response to crisis; promote global prosperity and tackle extreme poverty. There will be a special focus on projects that support women and girls and those which support the development objectives associated with ending the illegal wildlife trade. DFID is also keen to see applications for innovative projects that use technology in new ways.

Location: Projects must take place in either one or two of the lowest 50 countries on the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or; those countries which DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility. A full list can be seen here.

Eligibility: DFID will not consider applications from think tanks, policy institutes, research organisations or academic institutions, or any organisation that doesn’t fit the criteria listed on this page. UK-based, non-government, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce poverty in up to two of DFID's eligible countries may apply.

Grant size:  match funding up to £2m is available.
Closing date: 13 December

Apply: https://www.ukaidmatch.org/how-to-apply/


Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Laos

Type of projects: Projects which address specific, unanticipated opportunities to influence policy in Laos, especially those that could have a ripple effect or that can impact one or more of Voice target groups: Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities; Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; People living with disabilities; Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence). It is an opportunity for strategic advocacy, coordination of CSOs and/collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices to challenge discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being, and/or encourage social development.

Location: Laos

Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.

Grant size:  €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December

Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/laos-sudden-opportunity-grant-v-1874-la-so/


Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Indonesia

Type of projects: Has there been an unanticipated closure or widening of civic space at national level? Is there a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion? Do these events directly impact one or more Voice target groups? Are you proposing to act in a collective fashion?  If you answered yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant.

Location: Indonesia

Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.

Grant size:  €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December

Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/indonesia-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1862-id/


Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Tanzania

Type of projects: Do you work in blogging, online radio/TV, social media, subscribers of online content and online content hosts or operating Internet cafes? Are you concerned about the new laws that have disabling and restrictive provisions that directly impacts the ability of citizens to exercise their freedom of expression in Tanzania? Is there a national opportunity for strategic advocacy or litigation, offline protests, or coordination of collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices? If you answer yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant to promote the right to freedom of expression and fight cultures of self-censorship.

Location: Tanzania

Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.

Grant size:  €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December

Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/mtandao-huru-tanzania-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1890-tz-so/


Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Philippines

Type of projects:  Is there a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion? Is there a consensus among a consortium/ civil society network for a strategic action? If you answered yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant.

Location: Philippines

Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant. 

Grant size:  €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December

Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1879-ph-so/


Ending January 2019

Commonwealth Foundation

Type of projects:  We are interested in supporting innovative projects that strengthen civic voice so that it is more effective in holding governance institutions to account, enhances involvement in policy processes and shapes public discourse.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Registered non-for-profit Civil Society Organisations may apply. The applicant’s average of total income over the last two years must be less than £3m.

Grant size:  The Foundation offers grants of up to £50,000 per year for a maximum of £200,000 over four years.
Closing date: 7 January

Apply: https://commonwealthfoundation.com/grants/


Ending February 2019

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (Additional deadline)

Type of project: projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures under two priority areas: 1) Peace & Sustainable Security and; 2) Environmental Sustainability.

Location: UK based organisations working nationally or internationally

Eligibility: UK registered charitable NGOs. We also support organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf. If you are an organisation that is new to PPCF, we would encourage you to get in touch with the Trust Secretary for an informal discussion about your work prior to submitting your application.
Grant size: between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years. We usually support organisations for whose annual income is between £10,000 and £500,000.

Closing date: 8 February

Apply:  https://www.polden-puckham.org.uk/how-to-apply-report


Ernst Kleinwort Medium Grants Programme 
(Additional deadline)

Type of project:  The Trust has 2 focus areas under its Medium Grants Programme: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.

Location:  UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities

Grant size: £5,001 – £10,000

Closing date: 11 February

Apply:  http://ekct.org.uk/application-medium-grant/


Danida Fellowship Centre

Type of projects: Grants are available for development research activities designed to further the SDGs, focusing on the following five themes: Sustainable economic development; Gender equality and development; Humanitarian assistance and development; Climate change resilience; State building and governance. The overall objective is to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves. Research should generate new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of partner countries, to Denmark’s cooperation with these countries as well as including substantive elements of research capacity strengthening.
Location: The research must be implemented in a Danida priority country. These are currently Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Eligibility: Applications can only be submitted by universities or by a research-based institution (public and private, nationally registered institutions) in Denmark, Ghana, or Tanzania, which will be responsible for the grant. The project coordinator must be attached to the applying institution.

Grant size:  a maximum grant of DKK 12 million is for each project (c. £1.4m) over a maximum of five years.
Closing date: 1 February

Apply: https://dfcentre.com/call-for-applications-test/


Ending March 2019

Palliative Care Development in Africa: Small Grants Programme

Type of project: hospices and palliative care providers across Africa which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services for people of all ages.  Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of one year. Priority is given to:

  • Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa;

  • Equipment for patients (e.g. beds, wheelchairs).

  • Projects supporting paediatric palliative care services. This could include purchasing toys, integrating paediatric services into an existing programme, developing materials for advocacy, etc.).

  • Medicines.

  • Capital improvement costs such as refurbishing buildings to improve the patient experience, buying furniture, etc.

  • Developing small palliative care projects i.e. integrating palliative care components in existing health care services, adapting palliative care models, quality improvement activities e.g. Palliative Care standards, developing materials, etc.

  • helping health care providers to establish new palliative care projects where none currently exist.
    Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas.

Location: Africa

Eligibility: Only registered hospices and/or palliative care providers in any setting of care can apply. All work supported by this programme must adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care.

Grant size: The size of grants ranges from £500- £5,000.

Closing date: 1 March

Apply:  https://www.africanpalliativecare.org/articles/palliative-care-development-in-africa-small-grants-programme/#


AB Charitable Trust
(Additional deadline)

Type of project: Hard to fund projects which champion human dignity and promote respect for vulnerable individuals. The Trust's focus areas are: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; human rights and access to justice.

Location: The UK. The Trust does not normally fund charities with large national or international links.

Eligibility: Grants are normally awarded only to charities registered and working in the UK with annual income between £150k and £1.5m. Please note, the date of your application should be dictated by the reporting date of your certified accounts, which must be no more than 12 months prior to the application deadline. If your accounts are outside these parameters, your application will be ineligible.

Grant size: £10,000 to £20,000. This funder can support core costs.

Closing date: 1 March

Apply:  http://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/application.htm


Ernst Kleinwort Large Grants Programme
(Additional deadline)

Type of project:  The Trust has 2 focus areas under its Large Grants Programme: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.

Location:  UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities

Grant size: £10,001 and over.

Closing date: 4 March (opens 4 January)

Apply:  http://ekct.org.uk/application-large-grant/

 

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Type of project:  Activities that fall within the following categories will be considered eligible for an appeal:  Medical research; Hospitals/hospices; Other medical/health/sickness; Disability; Housing/homelessness; Social welfare and services; Humanitarian aid/famine; disaster relief; Human rights; Education/training; Arts/culture; Amateur sports/recreation; Environment/wildlife; conservation/ heritage.

Location:  Worldwide

Eligibility: A charity can only have an appeal broadcast on the BBC once every three years. UK registered charities whose work has an impact at UK or international level are eligible. Priority will be given to UK charities that deliver activities for beneficiaries located in more than one of the nations of the UK. Priority will be given to international charities that deliver activities for beneficiaries located across several regions within a country or across countries.

Grant size: On average charities raise between £5,000 and £20,000

Closing date: 19 March

Apply:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/charityappeals/appeals/apply-now

 

US Embassy in Burkina Faso Self-Help Program

Type of project: community groups carrying out small development projects. The projects must be initiated by and benefit the community by increasing income or improving living conditions. If the project is designed to generate income, it must be truly community-based and not a for-profit enterprise or sole proprietorship. Proposals can be made in collaboration with local development agencies or local or international NGOs active in the region.
Location: Burkina Faso

Eligibility: Applicants must be made by local citizens representing local community organisations or NGOs. The Self-Help Program cannot fund political, religious, military, or recreational activities. Funds cannot be used for administrative costs, transportation, training, scholarships, consumable items, vehicles, or to finance repairs. Funds are not provided to government agencies.

Grant size: The maximum grant is $10,000 over 1 year.

Closing date: 31 March

Apply: https://bf.usembassy.gov/education-culture/self-help-program/


Ongoing Opportunities

THINK Foundation

Type of project: Supporting the understanding and development of fundraising skills in the not-for-profit sector around the world, including developing fundraising and resource mobilisation skills, research/studies or training resources on specific aspects of fundraising
individuals in exploring aspects of fundraising primarily through bursaries to recognised conferences or training programmes.
Location: Applications are prioritised from South Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and Eastern Europe

Eligibility: Applications from smaller organisations will be given priority. No applications from political parties or organisations will be supported

Grant size: Average level of grants will be £500 to £1000. The usual maximum for a single grant is £2,500.

Apply:  https://www.thinkcs.org/home/think-foundation/


The Al Fayed Foundation

Type of project: Aid for charities that work to relieve the plight of orphans, refugees and street children abroad.
Location: Worldwide

Grant size: Not stated. Applicants are asked to include a breakdown of funds sought in their application.

Apply:  https://the-acf.com/contact/


The Ashworth Charitable Trust

Type of project: The Trust is a small grant-making charity created primarily to support humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally. Its underlying principals are: justice; education for all; the need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society; that all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society; and that to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions.
Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities whose turnover is under £1 million.
Grant size: Grant levels do not usually exceed £3,000
Apply:  http://www.ashworthtrust.org/funding.html


USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures fund

Type of project: DIV is USAID’s open innovation program that tests and scales creative solutions to any global development challenge, funding products, technologies, services, or applications that can scale breakthrough solutions to critical global development challenges. Location: any country in which USAID operates. The full list can be seen here: https://www.usaid.gov/where-we...

Eligibility: DIV accepts applications from U.S. and non-U.S. organizations, non-profit and
for-profit entities, as long as the project is in a country where USAID provides funds to development
efforts. Only about 25-35 of the 1,000 applicants receive DIV grants after the full evaluation
process. Common examples of projects that are not likely to be competitive are listed on the DIV website.  
Grant size: Development Innovation Ventures offers three tiers of start-up financing: Stage 1: Proof of Concept ideas can receive up to $200,000 in seed funding over 3 years.  
Stage 2: Testing and Positioning for Scale applicants can get $200,000 to $1,500,000 in supporting grants for 3 years. Stage 3: Scaling solutions can ask for $1,500,000 to $5,000,000 in investments over 5 years

Apply:  https://www.usaid.gov/div/apply


Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Type of project: We seek to fund projects that directly serve or impact children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, family economic stability (including microfinance) and childhood health.
Location: USA, India, South Africa

Eligibility: Generally, the foundation does not provide grants to support: individuals, medical research projects, event fundraisers or sponsorships, lobbying of any kind or endowments.

Grant size: the foundation generally will not fund more than 25 percent of a project’s budget or more than 10 percent of an organization’s total annual operating expenses.

Apply:  https://www.msdf.org/apply/


The Jephcott Charitable Trust

Type of project: JCT makes grants for charitable purposes in four main areas of funding: population control, the natural environment, education and health.
Location: Grants are made to charities in all parts of the world.

Eligibility: a registered charity or properly constituted organisation whose administrative expenses do not form more than 15% of their annual income.

Grant size: £2,000 to £10,000, and in exceptional cases only, up to £20,000

Apply:  https://www.jephcottcharitable...


Dulverton Charitable Trust

Type of projects: Within its overseas category, the Trust focuses on two areas:  

  1. Community Development which covers the provision of water and power, the encouragement of farming, enterprise, wildlife conservation.

  2. Peace & Humanitarian Support including disaster relief.

The Trust advises applicants contact them prior to submitting an application.

Location: Kenya and Uganda

Eligibility: In 2016/17 approximately 1 in 5 applicants were awarded a grant.  UK charities and charitable incorporated organisations may apply.

Grant size:  Average grants are usually between £25,000 and £35,000 per year.

Apply: https://www.dulverton.org/how-to-apply/


Cisco Foundation Global Impact Cash Grants

Type of projects: Innovative approaches to critical social challenges. Organisations and programmes must focus on at least one of the following areas: access to education; economic empowerment; critical human needs. Programmes must serve the underserved, and leverage technology to improve the reach and efficiency of services.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: An initial information form is used to determine whether your organization will be invited to complete a full application.

Grant size:  The maximum request amount for first-time grant recipients is US$75,000

Apply: http://cisco.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_survey.form?x_gm_id=1484&x_section_id=12028&x_quiz_survey_id=5198


Woodward Charitable Trust

Type of projects: Areas of focus include: Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour; Prisoners and ex-offenders; Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders; Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting; Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled; Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people and; Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers.

Location: UK

Eligibility: Trustees will not fund unsolicited applications from charities whose annual income exceeds £300,000.

Grant size:  Most grants are for less than £5,000

Apply: http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/


UNDP Small Grants Program

Type of projects: The SGP funds projects working on Biodiversity, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Land Degradation and Sustainable Forest Management, International Waters and Chemicals.

Location: Worldwide. A full list of eligible countries can be seen here.

Eligibility: Local communities including indigenous people, community-based organizations and other non-governmental groups may apply. An eligibility test can be taken here.

Grant size:  The programme provides grants of up to $50,000

Apply: http://sgp.undp.org/about-us-157/how-to-apply.html


Eva Reckitt Trust Fund

Type of projects: The Trust Fund works worldwide and provide grants to NGOs who work for the betterment and welfare of the poor or projects which focus on promoting education in areas of high poverty, research into poverty related issues and poverty reduction in conflict or post-conflict settings.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply

Grant size:  Grants are for between £500 - £2,000.

Apply: eva.reckitt.trust@gmail.com


Hebb Finn Charitable Trust

Type of projects: The prevention or relief of poverty especially in Africa and Wales. In Africa the focus is on initiatives which have humanitarian and Christian aims, including: Projects to improve health or address health issues; Education of children and professional education and; Support for micro-businesses.  
Location: Wales & Africa

Eligibility: Charities and individuals

Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000 past grantees can be seen here.

Apply: http://www.hebffin.com/uploads/3/9/3/5/39352763/hf_funding_guidelines.pdf


The John Lewis Foundation

Type of projects:  The current focus of the Foundation is to invest in disadvantaged communities that support the John Lewis business throughout the world to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment and improve social inclusion.

Location: The Foundation welcomes applications for projects with these objectives both in the UK and overseas. The project must benefit communities in which there is a John Lewis store, supplier, manufacturer, distribution hub, call centre etc.

Grant size:  The Trustees will consider projects of varying amounts 

Eligibility: groups and organisations that are registered with the appropriate Charity Commission or where the grant is for an exclusively charitable purpose.  Funding cannot support building renovation or other capital expenditure or consumables.

Apply: http://www.johnlewisfoundation.org/content/fnd/en/how-to-apply.html