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Funding - National Sources

Children In Need

The BBC Children in Need programme has grants for organisations working with disadvantaged young people under the age of 18.
For more information visit the Children in Need website.

Awards for All

Awards for all is a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000 The fund is open to community groups, not for profit groups, parish or town councils, health bodies, or schools. You do not need to be a registered charity to apply but you must have a bank account that requires at least two people to sign each cheque or withdrawal.

Further information and application forms can be found on the Big Lottery Website

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trusts offer cash grants of up to £500* to help young people get into education, training or employment. Visit the website for more information. 

Recommended sites for information are:

  • Funding Central: Funding Central is a free website for the whole voluntary and community sector, including social enterprise, providing 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. www.fundingcentral.org.uk

  • Government: The Key Government website, about its own funding, is:www.governmentfunding.org.uk. This is an invaluable source of information and includes the facility for being emailed about new funding stream as they become available.
  • The Institute of Fundraising: The Institute is a professional fundraising body that offers courses and qualifications. However the website does include substantial amounts of free information – see www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.
  • European: The following website is an excellent guide to European Union (EU) funding streams, but please be aware that it is oriented to London, nevertheless many of the EU grants are available generically, and so do also apply to Surrey. For a quick update on current European funding initiatives see http://www.londoncouncils.glegroup.co.uk/

Other potentially useful subscription websites that charge are:

www.fundinginformation.org. This offers a payable subscription service for information about grants www.grantsonline.org.uk. This is another subscription service that is strong on European grants.



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