Heritage Lottery Fund
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide
range of heritage though innovative investment in projects with a
lasting impact on people and places. As the largest dedicated
funder of the UK’s heritage, with around £205million a year to
invest in new projects and a considerable body of knowledge and
evaluation over 15 years, the HLF are also a leading
advocate for the value of heritage to modern life. From the
HLF invest in every part of our heritage. HLF has supported
more than 30,000 projects allocating £4.5billion across the UK.
Find out about the Heritage Lottery
BIG Lottery Fund
Every year BIG gives out millions of pounds
from the National Lottery to good causes. The money goes to
community groups and to projects that improve health, education and
Find out about the BIG Lottery Fund.
Find out about Awards for
All from the BIG Lottery Fund.
This trust supports small organisations, with preference given
to neighbourhood-based community projects and innovative work with
less popular groups. The current main areas of interest are:
disabled people, elderly people and those otherwise
Grants are usually one-off for a specific project or part of a
project. Grants can be awarded between £500-£7,000 with the average
size being £1,000. Any organisation in the UK is eligible to apply.
Only successful applicants will receive a reply. Application
deadlines: trustees meet four times a year - March, June, September
Address: Truemark Trust, PO Box 2, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 6YP
Telephone: 01730 893 416
The Kent People's Trust
The Kent People’s Trust is a registered charity, established
with the support of Kent Police. It provides financial assistance
in the form of grants, to groups that are working to improve
community safety and reduce crime in Kent.
The Trust also provides an opportunity for businesses to become
involved in ventures that are of direct benefit to communities in
Voluntary, charitable and community organisations are eligible
to apply for grant funding from the Trust. Where groups are working
with Police Officers, they may ask them to assist with their
application. In doing so, it is hoped to foster even closer working
relationships between the Police and the public.
Grants will typically range from £1,000-£2,500. Appications can be
made at any time during the year.
Vist the Kent People's Trust
The Balance Charitable Foundation
This organisation was set up to work in partnership with UK
financial institutions to release unclaimed assets and transfer
these funds to charitable causes.
It has just launched its second (and final) round of its Older
Applicants should be from registered charities in the UK working
with older people over 75 at risk of social exclusion. Projects
should focus on:
- Innovative solutions (inc housing), which enable older people
themselves to retain a quality of life
- Supportive approaches at the end-of-life which are valued by
older people and their relatives
- Approaches to improving communication between carers, older
people and local support services
- The promotion of positive mental health
- The provision of financial information and advice
Grants will normally be from £20,000 - £80,000 with grant
payments phased over up to three years. The closing date for stage
one (outline) applications is 20 April 2006. Grants awards will be
made at the end of the year.
Telephone: 020 7022 1850
Tudor Trust Fund
The trust aims to break cycles of dependency and disadvantage,
especially in urban, rural and coastal areas and has 10 areas of
- older people
- mental health
- health and substance misuse
- financial security
- criminal justice
Find out more from the Tudor Trust website.