Yorkshire Play – Fund Finding Service
We are delighted to offer a Fund Finder service to our members. If you would like help in finding and securing funding for any future projects of over £5000, the Fund Finder will help you on a “no win no fee” basis. If funding is gained, then the cost will be approximately 5% of the funds raised. However, each application will be planned and reviewed on an individual basis and the commission rates agreed before any work is started. If you would like some assistance with finding fund then email us at with details of your project.
Expression of interest Fund Finder Form

Alert for our members
Funding Available (relevant for coastal Local Authority areas only)
Coastal Communities Fund prospectus

New Funding Website
Funding Central is a free smart website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, with access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.

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Foyle Foundation – Small Grants

The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.  Applications are welcome from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 per annum.  Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme.  Nor will the Scheme generally support charities that are able to consistently to generate operational surpluses or which have been able to build up unrestricted reserves to a level equivalent to three months turnover.  They plan to make one year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to charities which can demonstrate that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work.  If you cannot demonstrate this, your application will be declined.  No multi-year funding awards will be made.  There are no deadlines for submission.  Applications will be received at all times but it may take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees.  Please apply well in advance of your requirements.Website:

Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme

The Tesco Charity Trust runs two funding schemes – the Community Awards and the larger Grants.

Community Awards

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities.  There are four rounds of funding each year.

Grants for children’s education and children’s welfare – applications should be made between: 1st December and 31st January (Expected Decision date: End of April); OR between 1st May and 30th June (Expected Decision date: End of September).Grants for elderly people and adults and children with disabilities – Applications should be made between: 1st February & 31st March (Expected Decision date: End of June) OR 1st August & 30th September (Expected Decision date: End of December).

Larger Grants Applications:

The Tesco Charity Trust Trustees also consider grant applications at their tri-annual meetings.  These grants range between £4,000 and £25,000 and are to support local, national or international projects in areas where they operate.  Please see the website to view a copy of their guidelines.  If you would like to apply for a grant please send details of your project to Michelina Filocco, Tesco Charity Trust, New Tesco House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts EN8 9SL, or alternatively email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please ensure you clearly mark these details for the Trust Meeting Grants.

Tel: 0845 612 3575


The Big Tree PlantThe aim is to support community, not for profit, groups to plant one million trees in towns, cities and residential areas throughout England over the next four years (2011 to 2015).  Grants of between £500 and £25,000, for up to 75% of costs, are available to projects that:

Plant trees in neighbourhoods in England where people live and work

• Involve the local community and provide benefits to people in the neighbourhood
• Plant individual street trees, small groups of trees in green spaces, or other
neighbourhood tree planting; and have in place a method for ensuring the trees are cared for in the future.

The funds can cover the costs of goods and services such as; trees and material for tree planting; preparatory work such as utility searches; test pits, and planning applications; local community engagement; contract labour for running the project and undertaking works; time of staff spent on running the project; expert advice; hire of machinery; and small items such as tools or protective clothing for tree planting – however, these must remain the property of the group or organisation.

The following may be available if you meet the necessary criteria:


Changes to Big Lottery Fund ‘Awards for All’

The new Awards for All application form and guidance notes are now available to download. Some changes have been made to the programme as follows:• Groups can apply for up to £10,000 per year as long as they only hold one Awards for All grant at a time

• Groups can’t apply for existing activities and repeat or regular events, including those that have been funded before, unless it is more than three years since those activities or events have taken place or they have been developed (for example they are to be run with new beneficiary types or in a new area)

• An eligibility checklist is on the new application form. This will make the application process easier for applicants

• Successful applicants that have provided a bank or building society details form in the last two years will not need to resubmit this form as long as they are using the same bank or building society account


Amounts: Main Grants are between £10,00 and £250,00 over a 1 to 3 year period.  Small Grants are up to £5,000 in 1 year.

Eligibility: Focusing on reducing re-offending, improving prospects, repairing communities, repairing lives, preserving heritage and sustaining the arts.Exclusions: Individuals and charities based outside the UK.

Submission / closing dates: No closing dates, submissions accepted throughout the year.

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Amounts: provides £50 to £500 (at retail cost) of B&Q materials, for example, pond liners, plants, peat-free compost for projects such as a pond/wildlife garden or paints labelled low or minimal VOC for redecoration projects.

Eligibility: Applications submitted must be from a registered charitable organisation, school or other recognised community groups, for example Youth or Day Care Centres, Scouts, Guides, etc. There must be commitment from the applicants and the local community to the project. Provision of access for disabled people must be considered. Consideration should be made to the people involved in the project, for example, pupil involvement in a school project, may satisfy certain parts of the National Curriculum. Evidence must be shown that the project will have long-lasting benefits for those it touches. The project must be local to the store (within a 20 mile radius) and be sustainable.

Exclusions: The grant does not provide electrical/gas/petrol driven items for health and safety reasons.Submission / closing dates: No closing dates,  submissions accepted throughout the year.

For more information: To apply for a grant, applicants will need to contact the environmental champion, diversity champion or store manager at their local B&Q store, to discuss project details.


Amounts: This scheme allows donation of waste materials, for example slightly damaged tins of paint, off-cuts of timber, odd rolls of wallpaper and end of range materials.

Eligibility: community groups, charities and schools.

Exclusions: electrical, petrol and gas items are not available for donation. Any waste or surplus stock donated must not be re-sold.

Submission / closing dates: No closing dates,  submissions accepted throughout the year.

For more information: The waste donation scheme is co-ordinated in store either by the environmental champion, duty or Warehouse manager who will keep a Waste Donation Form on file for interested groups.


Amounts: No minimum or maximum

Eligibility: Charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who must be 18 years and under, living in the UK.Exclusions: Trips and projects abroad, medical treatment/research, unspecified expenditure, deficit funding or repayment of loans, retrospective funding, projects unable to start within 12 months of the award date, distribution to another organisation, general appeals or endowment funds, summer projects applied for in March, activities a statutory body is responsible for, the promotion of religion, additional projects for organisations that already hold a BBC Children in Need grant where funding is not coming to an end.

Submission / closing dates: 15th January, 15th April, 15th July, 15th October each year.

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Amounts: There is no limit on the size of grant. Every application is considered on its own merits.

Eligibility: The Garfield Weston Foundation has helped a wide range of organisations with grants of varying sizes. Our recent rounds of funding have helped projects in the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Social, Religion, Youth and Environment.

Exclusions: Normally support cannot be considered for organisations or groups that are not UK registered charities. This restriction does NOT apply to churches, hospitals, educational establishments and housing corporations, which have exempt status. Applications from individuals or for individual research or study or from organisations outside the United Kingdom cannot be considered. The trustees do not support animal welfare charities.
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Submission / closing dates: No closing dates,  submissions accepted throughout the year.For more information:

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