Stuart Halbert Foundation

Grants are available to UK registered charities and other charitable organisations for projects that support disadvantaged people, animal welfare, the Armed forces or the local community. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. The level of funding varies each year depending on the donations received by the Foundation.

Stuart Halbert Foundation logo.

Guidance notes, a checklist, and an application form can be found on the Foundation’s website ( The completed applications form should be submitted by post to the Foundation. No other form will be considered.

Contact the Stuart Halbert Foundation for further information on

Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation

unding is available to charities for projects that advance the Christian faith, promote urban and rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation, and relieve sickness within England and Wales.

Although there is no set amount, grants tend to range from smaller grants of around £1,000 to larger grants of £275,000. A total of 208 grants were awarded last year. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered quarterly.Preference will be given to charities working in the Yorkshire region

Applications should be made in writing to the Foundation. Full details can be found on the Foundation’s webpage (

Contact the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation for further information on 01423 566 666 or

William Adlington Cadbury Charitable Trust

One-off grants are available to UK registered charities based in Birmingham and the West Midlands in the areas of social welfare, medical and healthcare, education and training, conservation, penal reform and the arts.

Small grants of up to £2,000 are awarded monthly. The Trustees meet every six months to award approximately twenty large grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 with an occasional maximum of £50,000.

Grants are normally awarded on a one-off basis and repeat applications are not usually considered within two years of the award.

The Trustees will consider applications for core costs as well as for development/project funding.

The grants programme for Birmingham and the West Midlands is as follows:

Community Action

Vulnerable Groups

Advice, Mediation and Counselling

Education and Training

Environment and Conservation

Medical and Healthcare

The Arts

Penal Affairs

The Trust also offers grants to UK-wide organisations for projects with a clear Quaker connection and which support the work of the Religious Society of Friends in the UK.

Applications can be made either in writing to the Trust Administrator or by the preferred method of completing the online application form at the Trust’s website.

For more see the trust’s website ( or contact on 0121 472 1464 or

The Simone Prendergast Charitable Trust

Grants are available for general charitable activities in the UK. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for up to £4,000.Applicants may apply at any time.

The Simone Prendergast Charitable Trust does not maintain a website. Groups should write to the Trust for further information on how to apply.

Oliver Watson
Simone Prendergast Charitable Trust
Dixon Wilson
22 Chancery Lane

Tel: 020 7680 8100

British Cycling Places to Ride Programme

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in England that are developing cycling activity in their community for the development of new, or the improvement of existing, cycling facilities in communities.

There is a total of £15 million available for the three years with two levels of funding:

  • Small grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. It is expected that the average grant will be much less than £50,000.
  • Larger grants of up to £500,000.

The key objectives of the programme are to:

  • Inspire people to ride.
  • Connect the community
  • Build a lasting legacy.

Applications can be submitted at any time until 15 January 2021. Decisions will be made every 12 weeks.

Match funding is required and should be between 25% and 50%.

The prospectus, small grants advice and support, and online application form can be found on the the British Cycling website (

It is recommended that applicants discuss their ideas before starting the application process with the relevant Cycling Delivery Manager, who can help to refine their ideas and provide feedback on lessons learnt from other projects.

For more details contact the funder on 0161 274 2000 or

Armed Forces Covenant Fund – Removing Barriers to Family Life Programme

Grants are available to Armed Forces charities, Community Interest Companies or Armed Forces units for projects supporting Armed Forces families in the UK who are facing challenges. The total budget for the programme is £7.5 million.

The following grants are available:

  • Medium grants of £30,000-£100,000.
  • Large grants of £100,001-£300,000 (some exceptional projects could receive up to £500,000).

Grants are for projects lasting between one and three years.

Decisions on all grants will be made in February 2020.

Lead applicants must be one of the following:

  • Registered charities, which meet the Trust’s definition of an Armed Forces charity.
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs), which meet the Trust’s definition of an Armed Forces CIC.
  • Armed Forces units with a UIN (Unit Identification Number).

Working with other organisations, either informally or as Delivery Partners who will help develop and deliver the overall project, is encouraged but not required.

The application procedure depends on the size of grant being requested:

Medium grants – A single stage application process is in place with an application deadline of 12 September 2019.

Large grants – There is a two-stage application process in place. Initially, an expression of interest should be submitted by the deadline of 18 July 2019. Successful expressions of interest will be shortlisted and applicants will then be invited to complete a full application, which will need to be submitted by 19 December 2019.

Decisions on all grants will be made in February 2020. For more information see the fund’s website at or email

Positive Pathways Programme – Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

Grants are available to Armed Forces charities for projects and activities that support the mental health and well-being of veterans. The Positive Pathways Programme has a total budget of up to £9 million.

The following one-off, fixed flat rates of funding are available towards project costs: £35,000 for one year or £70,000 for two years.

Those receiving a grant under the Positive Pathways Programme will be aided by larger organisations funded under the Strategic Pathways Programme to help connect their work with wider networks that support veterans’ mental health. (Further details are provided to successful applicants along with their offer letter).

This is a rolling programme with multiple rounds. Applications received by the following dates will be assessed as follows:

  • 6 September 2019 (5pm) to receive a decision by end of November 2019.
  • 29 November 2019 (5pm) to receive a decision by end of February 2020.
  • 6 March 2020 (5pm) to receive a decision by end of May 2020.

Applications should be made using the online application form on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s website ( Contact the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust for further information on

Staffordshire – Rural Development Fund

Grants are available for small rural community and voluntary groups in Staffordshire and Stoke who have a specific need.

Grants of £100 to £1,000 are available. Grants should make a significant contribution to the project, making up at least 33% of the total cost.

Applications can be made at any time and are considered twice a year.

Small community and voluntary groups based and working in rural areas of Staffordshire and Stoke may apply. Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £30,000.

The Foundation prefer to fund equipment, training costs, and one off/annual events as opposed to general running costs for groups (although this is not excluded).

An online application form and guidance notes can be found on the Foundation’s website (

Contact the Community Foundation for Staffordshire for more information on 01785339540 or

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People – Central Grants

Grants are available to UK registered charities that are working with young people (up to 25 years) for projects that make a real difference to those most in need and which focus on children and young people with disabilities, who are sick in hospital or who are life limited.

Grants of up to £30,000 per year are available for one-off or medium terms projects. There is approximately £200,000 available to distribute each quarter.

Funding can be requested for up to two years for any particular project.The next deadlines for application are 23 July 2019 and 8 October 2019.

The Foundation makes grants to a wide range of charities supporting children and young people up to the age of 25 that meet one of its chosen areas of focus:

  • Young People and Education
  • Young People and Health

Application forms are available to download from the Foundation’s website ( An electronic copy and a hard copy of the application should be submitted along with the supporting information outlined in the guidelines.

Contact the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People for further information on 020 7605 7733 or

Alchemy Foundation

Grants are available to registered charities for disability, social welfare inner city community projects, penal reform, and respite for carers in England and Wales.

A substantial proportion of the total funds available are allocated in the form of repeat grants for projects previously supported. The amount available for supporting new projects is, therefore, limited.

Applications can be made at any time.The charity’s objects are particularly focused on the following:

  • The Alchemist Scheme, which receives about half of the available funding.
  • Disability, especially mobility, access, help lines and communications.
  • Social welfare, including inner city community projects, disaffected youth, family mediation, homelessness.
  • Respite for carers.
  • Penal reform, including work with prisoners, especially young prisoners, and their families.

The Foundation does not maintain a website or an email address so pplicants should write to the Alchemy Foundation for information on how to apply.

Richard Stilgoe OBE
Alchemy Foundation
Trevereux Manor
Limpsfield Chart