Funding Opportunities for your Organisation

Voluntary Action Lewisham have compiled a helpful list of funding opportunities. Grants and deadlines vary.

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

See the attached document for a comprehensive list of opportunities. Some which may be of particular interest:

Grant average value: £5,000
The Hilden Charitable Fund is a grant-making foundation that provides grants to UK charities working in the UK or in the developing world or charities that are based and working overseas in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women). 
Deadline: 19 December 2018
How to apply: Application forms are available to complete to complete online. The application form should then be printed out and returned by post.


Ravensbourne Rotary Club, Annual Small Community Grants Fund
Grant value: between £250 and £500

The Ravensbourne Rotary club is launching their Annual Small Community Grants Fund for 2018/19. This fund is raised from our Christmas collections both from around the streets of Catford with our Santa sleigh, our static collections at Sainsbury’s in Sydenham and Homebase in Bellingham. As it is collected locally we aim to distribute it locally in the boroughs of Lewisham and Bromley.

Deadline: 25 December 2018. Decision last week of January.

How to apply | The Ravensbourne Rotary Club requires a short, simple application from small charities and organisations doing great work in the borough of Lewisham. Please send via email to chriscalmont@yahoo.com a simple cut and paste of your charity/organisation description of the general work being done along with a short paragraph on what you would do with the grant. It does not have to be anything new, just whatever is your greatest need. The results of this submission may be viewed on the VAL website.


Alec Dickson Trust
Grant value: £500

Grants to support volunteering projects in the UK that are run by young people (under 30 years) and address a need in the local community, with particular interest in projects that promote and encourage volunteering among young people.

Deadline: 31 Dec 2018

How to apply:  The online application form can be found on the Trust’s website. 


Windrush Day
Grant value: £25,000

Grants are available for local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.

Deadline: 21 January 2019

How to bid: Completed application forms should be emailed to: Integration@communities.gov.uk (including “Windrush Day Grant” in the subject line).


Grant average value: £12,000
The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants (SLF) is a fund managed by the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) in partnership with the Trust for London, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
The Fund supports legal work to promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young adults. The grants are for strategic legal work where the impact is likely to go beyond an individual case, and result in changes to law, policy and practice that benefit a wider group of people.
Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK that provide specialist level legal advice to vulnerable young migrants as well as to firms of solicitors that provide specialist level legal advice to vulnerable young migrants.
Deadline: Next deadline is on 11 January 2019.
How to apply: Guidelines and an application form can be found on the ILPA website. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with the SLF Project Manager before submitting their application form.
Grant value: up to £50,000
Grants to support a variety of high-quality arts and cultural activities that aim to further the objectives of increasing understanding of Britain’s Muslim communities and fostering a stronger sense of belonging in the UK among its Muslim communities.
Deadline: Applications accepted on rolling basis. 

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