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5 Ways to Wellbeing and Small Grants Scheme
Funding Opportunity
National Lottery Local Connections Fund
IKEA Places Called Home
Bringing Communities Back Together
BBC Children in Need
Gardening with Disabilities Trust
Gisela Graham Foundation
GSK Impact Awards 2022
Lennox and Wyfold Foundation
Randall Foundation
Santander Foundation
The Space
UK Youth Fund – Covid Resilience  

High Peak Health and Wellbeing Partnership 5 Ways to Wellbeing and Small Grants Scheme

The latest round of Public Health 5 Ways to Wellbeing and Small Grants Scheme for High Peak will be launched this month.   It will award grants of upto £1K.  This year, the two funds have been combined to enable a quicker and more efficient application process with a change in focus.

Priorities: After a difficult 12 months, we want to help groups and organisations that are looking to return to delivering their services or support after the recent pandemic. Therefore, applicants will be prioritised if they can demonstrate any of the following:

  • how the funding will help the organisation restart their service
  • how the funding will help people within the High Peak recover from the challenges caused by the Pandemic
  • how the funding will help support the organisation to recover from the impact of the pandemic

In addition, The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of national evidence-based actions (developed by the New Economics Foundation) which promote people’s wellbeing. They are Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.  These activities are simple things individuals can do in their everyday lives which have been proven to help improve people’s mental wellbeing. Applications will also be prioritised if your group / organisation looks to support people at higher risk of mental ill health and can meet any or all of these 5 Ways to Wellbeing.

Applications are welcome from any voluntary/community groups or local people within the High Peak area who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community are eligible to apply for funding. We want to hear from people who’d like to make a difference to their community.    

The grant scheme will be administered by High Peak CVS.  Application forms and guidance are will shortly be available from the HPCVS website or from Donna on   

Application Deadline;  The application process is open until all funds are spent. The panel will aim to meet on a fortnightly basis to make decisions on applications and therefore you are encouraged to get your applications in as soon as possible.

Funding Opportunity for Voluntary Organisations and Groups

Fundraising website easyfundraising are offering free support calls with a funding advisor to help your organisation benefit from additional income.

Many groups have struggled with fundraising due to COVID-19 but easyfundraising is a safe and easy to use online alternative where well-known retailers, like Amazon, eBay,John Lewis, Trainline,, Currys, Aviva, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, will make donations to your organisation when your supporters shop with them. Create a free easyfundraising account for your organisation to get started and book your support call to find out how to make the most of it. 

National Lottery Local Connections Fund

From 28 June, grassroots charities and community groups tackling loneliness can apply for a share of £2 million of National Lottery funding to support their work. The funding is made available through the second round of the Local Connections Fund, a joint £4 million funding programme from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund. 

This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) can bring people and communities together

If you received funding in the first round, you will not be eligible for funding in the second round.

What the funding is for

The funding will help to bring people together in safe and secure ways – including by covering the costs of technologies and equipment that will help people feel more connected within their communities.

Funding can also be used to help strengthen organisations and their services through, for example, training and development.

The National Lottery say: People understand what’s needed in their communities better than anyone. We know that different groups within different communities have different needs and so will need different levels of support. We want to hear directly from organisations as to who, in their community, needs additional assistance.

Deadline 6 August 2021

IKEA Limited and The National Lottery Community Fund – Places Called Home

Places called home is a partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund which makes available £1.5 million in grants to support the development of more connected and resilient communities and places.  Eligible community groups can apply for a Places called home grant of between £1,000 and £5,000. In addition, everyone who applies (whether you’re awarded a grant or not) will have the opportunity to join a virtual learning and support programme, forming a network of communities able to connect, co-create, learn from each other, and grow together. 

Deadline: 14 July 2021 or once 1,500 applications have been received – whichever comes first. 

ASDA Foundation – Bringing Communities Back Together

Grants to community groups of up to £1000 to enable communities to get back together, either through a celebration event or by getting their activities and services back on track. Groups who cannot physically be back together, but whose activities are still open and available to the community, may also apply. Open to CICs and unregistered charities/community groups. 

Deadline: Phase 1 deadline 16 August 2021,  Phase 2 will launch August 2021. 

BBC Children in Need

Main Grants 2021

The Main grants programme will make grants of £10,001 to £40,000 to UK based not for profit organisations with a focus on activities which address; Illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties, living in poverty or situations of deprivation.   They will fund core costs.  Due to COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve temporarily broadened the types of applications and are offering funding that can be used more flexibly. They encourage applications for: Project delivery (Including staffing and salary costs), Creative solutions to deliver much needed services, and Organisational costs to support stability and adaptation. (Including the day-to-day running costs). 

Deadline: 23 August 2021 

Small Grants 2021

Up to £10k for up to 3 years for UK based not-for-profits. It opens 16 August 2021 and has a focus on; Children and young people aged 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect, Any kind of disability, Behavioural or psychological difficulties and Living in poverty or situations of deprivation. 

Deadline: 6 October 2021

Gardening with Disabilities Trust

To help enable disabled people to start or continue gardening. Funds are awarded to help adapt private gardens and specially adapted gardens in hospitals, centres and schools, and offer information on garden aids and techniques. They have quite specific eligibility rules about what can and can’t be funded so check the website for more details but generally they can fund;

  • Raised beds
  • Poly Tunnels
  • Greenhouses
  • Tools
  • Small-scale garden adaptations. e.g. access pathways.
  • Plants or Shrubs
  • Compost

They cannot pay for;  

  • Fencing
  • Gates
  • Seating
  • Clearing
  • General/ongoing maintenance
  • Turfing
  • Tree removal

Deadline: apply anytime – application are reviewed every two months 

Gisela Graham Foundation

Will fund UK charities, volunteer groups and organisations for research and treatment of chronic illnesses and conditions, poverty amongst children in less developed countries, assist enterprising young and unemployed requiring start-up funds, promote causes supporting young homeless people, support adults with learning disabilities, including accommodation for them. safety at sea, including those actively involved with youth training and the performing arts. Up to £10k, but most grants under £5k. 

Deadline: Applications can be made at any time but are considered twice per year. 

GSK Impact Awards 2022

In 2022 GSK will make up to 20 awards, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, together with free training and development valued at a further £9,500. The winning organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials. Applications are open to registered charities, at least 3 years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £120k and £3m. 

Deadline: 20 September 2021

Lennox and Wyfold Foundation 

This foundation makes grants to registered charities in England and Wales. There is no minimum or maximum level, but most grants from £5,000 to £10,000. Priorities include arts, culture, sports and recreation, as well as disability. Has previously funded medical research, welfare of the young and old, the arts, animal welfare, and for overseas. Only accepts written applications and has no website. Mr G Fincham, Lennox and Wyfold Foundation, RF Trustee Co. Limited, 15 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG. 020 3696 6721. 

Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered twice a year

Randall Foundation

Randall Foundation supports a number of areas including: Health, Mental Health, Poverty, Social Disadvantage, Addiction and Education, in the UK and globally. UK based registered charities or organisations. Smaller grants (< £3,000), as well as for large scale funding. One-off causes, as well as projects that span over multiple years. Occasionally, general funding on a specific case by case basis. 

Deadline: none given 

Santander Foundation

UK registered charities and CICs, with a minimum income of £75k pa, working in the UK to deliver digital and financial empowerment. The Programme will run for 3 years, with £1.8m available in 2021. They aim to make twelve grants of up to a total of £150,000 per organisation. You can request a minimum of £25,000 in any 1 year, with the maximum of £150,000 over three years. 

Deadline: 13 August 2021. 

The Space – Digital R&D Commissions

The programme makes grants to arts and cultural organisations based in England, including museums, libraries, community organisations and local councils with a cultural project.  They can apply for a digital R&D commission of up to £9,000 (excluding VAT). Commissions are to develop and deliver a creative digital project for online audiences. 

Deadline: 8 July 2021. 

UK Youth Fund – Covid Resilience

Grants are made to ensure the sustainability of English grassroots youth organisations, with income under £250k pa, particularly those that have struggled due to the pandemic. Up to £50k in core funding is available to facilitate the reopening and continuation of youth provision to pre-pandemic levels. 

Deadline: 18 July 2021

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