Funding for community groups

Government and non-government organisations providing funding and grants.

Central government funding

Grants for the voluntary and community sectors.

Visit Funds Online.

Grants online

National funding platform offering up-to-date funding news and information for community groups, charities, CICs, etc.

Categories include:

  • arts, culture and heritage
  • business development
  • children and young people
  • community development
  • education and training
  • employment
  • energy, environment and transport,
  • health, justice and welfare
  • housing
  • innovation, research and development
  • international
  • land, buildings and equipment
  • neighbourhood renewal and regeneration
  • rural development
  • schools and colleges
  • sports and leisure

Visit Grants Online.

Directory of Social Change

Trusts included within DSC and CAF publications and information on over 4,200 grant-making trusts with a total of over £3.1 billion a year.

Visit Directory of Social Change.

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)

NAVCA works with 164,000 local third sector groups and organisations that provide community services, regenerate neighbourhoods, promote volunteering and tackle discrimination in partnership with local public bodies.

Visit National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA).


News and information about new sources of funding for all those involved in raising money for not for profit organisations throughout the UK.

Apply for funding for community projects - GOV.UK.

Find a Government grant.

Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS)

TPAS works with social housing residents and landlords to develop successful partnerships and supports tenants and community groups to take on a more representative role, by providing information,consultancy, training and conferences on all aspects of involving tenants in their housing management.

Visit Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS).

UK Fundraising

This website helps charities in the UK and internationally to use the internet as a tool to enhance and extend their existing fundraising activities.

Visit UK Fundraising.

Bridge Renewal Trust

Bridge Renewal Trust is our strategic partner for the voluntary and community sector (VCS). This organisation works with the sector to ensure it is stronger, able to attract more external funding and deliver better services. As part of the service, they offer support to our VCS organisations with:

  • fundraising and bidding support – information regarding funding and tendering opportunities including support with applications
  • social innovation – generating new ideas including earned income and social business models
  • organisational development – starting, growing or managing your organisation
  • collaboration and partnership working – linking you to a partner organisation
  • community facilities – access to affordable community space
  • volunteer opportunities and brokerage – recruiting and managing volunteers
  • representation – getting your voices heard

Visit Bridge Renewal Trust.