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Community Foundations

Grants to strengthen local communities, create opportunities and tackle issues of disadvantage and exclusion

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Funding for voluntary organisations that will cover a range of expenses including the cost of activities such as play schemes, day and social activities, and community improvement programmes

Alec Dickson Trust

Funding for projects that use volunteering or community service to support young people

ACT Foundation

Funding for individuals and charities working to enhance the quality of life for people in need

Funding Focus - Coronavirus funding

With the voluntary sector set to lose £4bn in income due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, children’s charities have been calling for support from government and grant-giving organisations to offset losses in trading activities and donations over the past few months. Some funders have acted quickly to give grant recipients more flexibility over how they use money to support those affected by the crisis, while others have set up dedicated emergency fund programmes to help voluntary organisations survive. Here are the key developments.

Youth Endowment Fund – Youth diversion

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) was launched last year with the aim of investing £200m over the next decade in finding the most effective ways to prevent children and young people getting involved in violence.

The Waterloo Foundation

The Waterloo Foundation (TWF) is a Cardiff-based independent grant-making foundation created in 2007 that supports projects that tackle disparity of opportunities and wealth and the unsustainable use of the world's natural resources.

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust is an outdoor learning charity with its roots in the conservation and management of the countryside.

Early Outcomes Fund

In July, Education Secretary Damian Hinds set out plans to halve by 2028 the number of children who do not achieve expected levels of development in communication, language and literacy by the end of reception year.

Mayor's Young Londoners Fund

The Mayor's Young Londoners Fund was established in 2018 to help children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation's voluntary sector grants programme for England and Wales aims to support projects that help disadvantaged people overcome multiple barriers.

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