Funding Opportunities

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Below we have listed a wide range of funding opportunities currently available to organisations in Merton. If you can't find what you are looking for, please get in touch and we will try our best to help you find it. 

If you would like to find out more about a specific fund, please visit their website. Please be aware that due to the pandemic, some of the funds listed below may be temporarily paused or prioritising applications directly supporting those affected by the pandemic.

Funding Categories

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund | Rolling Deadline
This programme will ensure that people from Armed Forces communities can keep accessing important services, where resources for these services have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More

British Red Cross: Hardship Fund | Rolling Deadline
Short term help for people not in employment or receiving other financial assistance from statutory/voluntary services either due to having no recourse to public funds (NRPF) or delays in receiving benefits. People will receive £120 as a one-off payment or up to £1,080 over three months for families with children or other dependents to help with essentials such as food, somewhere safe to sleep and fuel. More
Henry Smith Charity | Rolling Deadline
Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. More


The Morrisons Foundation | Rolling Deadline
They awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000. More
Neighbourly Community Fund | Rolling Deadline
Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly and whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. More

Neighbourly Community Fund | Rolling Deadline
Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. more

Beddington Community Fund | Rolling Deadline
Funding of up to £30,000 is available for projects measured 2km or less from the Beddington Site. Up to £5,000 is available if your organisation falls into one of the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton. Applications that meet the criteria of the fund are reviewed quarterly. Key objectives: local need; community involvement; education; value for money. More

Charities to Benefit from Dormant Accounts | Rolling Deadline
The Culture Secretary has announced that £150 million will be taken from dormant bank and building society accounts to help support the UK’s charities and social enterprises whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. More

Comic Relief | Various Deadlines Some of the money that is raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline of the response to the Coronavirus, who are able to reach some of the most vulnerable people, likely to be affected. More

Clinks: Criminal Justice System | Rolling Deadline
Voluntary organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 can apply now for a grant of up to £5,000. The funding is to be used for activities and resources which help organisations deliver support to people in the criminal justice system during the COVID-19 crisis. More

The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation | Rolling Deadline
This Fund is continuing to accept applications for funding from charities who are struggling to survive funding crises during the COVID-19 pandemic, and charities who are seeking funding for future projects/activities. More

Get Up Rise Up Action Fund | Rolling Deadline
The above fund is in a six month trial period making resources available to local groups that often find themselves underfunded or under-resourced and who are planning creative direct actions as part of an ongoing campaign.  Priority will be given to African groups during the trial period but will not necessarily be limited to that.  Applications will be looked at each month. More

Halifax Foundation | Rolling Deadline
They have broadened their criteria to include constituted groups not yet registered, temporarily due to COVID-19 and are offering small grants up to £2,500, and medium grants up to £5,000. More

Henry Smith | Rolling Deadline
Their grants programme is now open after a review. As their application process takes six months they would like those applying to detail how their services can be delivered once government restrictions have been lifted. Funding to involve people, particularly disadvantaged, more in communities and to help those communities be stronger, active, more engaged. More

Innovation Fund | Rolling Deadline
During COVID-19 they are looking to fund projects that will help people in our local communities connect and reduce isolation. You can apply for up to £1000 to bring your idea to life and help support people through this challenging time. More

London Community Foundation (National Emergency Appeal) | Rolling Deadline
Crisis response grants are available of up to £10,000 to enable you to meet the immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs. More

Maanch (Matching for Impact) | Rolling Deadline
Response fund to support the most impactful initiatives locally and globally in the following areas; elderly, children, small business and communities, foodbanks, mental health, medical research. More

The Merton Giving Renewal Fund | Rolling deadline
The Merton Giving Renewal Fund will support organisations on their path to recovery, sustainability and renewal whilst continuing the commitment to support organisations striving to meet the immediate needs of residents most affected by the pandemic. more

MOPAC (Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime) Funding
Merton’s Safer Neighbourhood Board receives funding from MOPAC to give grants to small projects delivered in the local area that may help cut crime and boost public confidence. Applications for 2021 are open now details here. Deadline: Monday 16th August

National Lottery Community Fund | Rolling Deadline
All the funding decisions we make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis. More

Place Makers: Local and Counties Fund | Rolling Deadline
Grants up to £10,000 for projects supporting their residents to live more independent lives, increase their social mobility and community engagement and integrate social responsibility to activities. There is a rolling monthly deadline that falls on 12noon on the first day of each month. More

Rank Foundation Emergency and Resilience Funds | Rolling Deadline
The Foundation has launched two funds to help existing network and current grant recipients: The Emergency Fund is for immediate grants of up to £750 to purchase equipment, technology or memberships; The Resilience Fund will provide grants to cover cashflow, fundraising and loss of income, and to help with increased demand for services. More 

Foyle Foundation Small Grants | Rolling Deadline
Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. More
London Community Crisis Response  | Rolling Deadline
As a response to this crisis London’s funders have been working together to provide a coordinated single point access to funding supporting groups responding to the needs of the capital's communities. Grants of up to £10,000 to enable you to meet the immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs.  More
Neighbourly Community Fund | Rolling Deadline Grants up to £400 to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new coronavirus outbreak. More

Rosa Small Grants 
| Rolling Deadline Organisations that are non-profitable and run predominantly by, for and with women can now apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to meet short-term funding needs for a period of up to six months.  More

The Young Women’s Trust 
| Rolling Deadline The fund will provide relief payments of £150 to young women aged 18-30 struggling to afford essentials such as food, utilities and rent for themselves and their families. The payments will be made available to women who have been referred by their partner charities. More 

Youth Club Grant 
| Rolling Deadline Funds equipment for youth organisations which are affiliated to either UK Youth or Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. More 

The7stars Foundation 
| Rolling Deadline  The above organisation, in partnership with family law firm Coram Chambers, is offering small grants to challenged under 16-year-olds who are facing difficulties in achieving their potential. The main areas prioritised for funding are: homelessness, addiction, abuse, and child carers. More

Rosa Small Grants 
| Rolling Deadline Organisations that are non-profitable and run predominantly by, for and with women can now apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to meet short-term funding needs for a period of up to six months.  More

The Young Women’s Trust 
| Rolling Deadline The fund will provide relief payments of £150 to young women aged 18-30 struggling to afford essentials such as food, utilities and rent for themselves and their families. The payments will be made available to women who have been referred by their partner charities. More

Youth Club Grant 
| Rolling Deadline Funds equipment for youth organisations which are affiliated to either UK Youth or Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. More

The7stars Foundation 
| Rolling Deadline  The above organisation, in partnership with family law firm Coram Chambers, is offering small grants to challenged under 16-year-olds who are facing difficulties in achieving their potential. The main areas prioritised for funding are: homelessness, addiction, abuse, and child carers. More


Morrison's Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund | Rolling Deadline
The Morrisons Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation. Registered charities that care for the homeless can apply for a grant up to a maximum of £10,000 for support to cover three broad areas: Outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials. Delivery of services in hostels and shelters. Information and advice. More 

Get in touch with our development team if you would like support with submitting an application.