Funding & Grants

Supporting with fundraising updates

If you see an opportunity and would like to share it with the local community email us: [email protected].

Below are a list of funders and sponsors that may be able to help you

For a more up to date list of funders please visit the Harrow Funding Update / Bulletin or sign up to our newsletter for funding updates: 

A B Charitable Trust

Grants are normally awarded to charities registered and working in the UK. Grants range in size, with most grants awarded being in the range £10,000 to £20,000. There are no deadlines.

Arts Council

They invest in art and culture for a lasting return. They’re looking for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for our funding and help us achieve our strategy, Let’s Create. 

Comic Relief Core

Their vision is to create a just world free from poverty. They’re doing this by funding and investing in amazing organisations across the UK and around the world. 

The City Bridge Trust

The City Bridge Trust makes grants to charitable projects working to benefit the inhabitants of Greater London.

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds United Kingdom Registered Charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement 

Comic Relief

Offer grants for better futures, healthier finances, safer lives, stronger communities and fairer society.

Children In Need

BBC Children in Need award funding across several programmes.

The Childwick Trust

The Childwick Trust provides funding to registered charities to assist people with disabilities, the elderly in need plus adults and children who are seriously ill.

The Forresters Trust

They support excellent smaller charities to unlock change for people facing significant disadvantage..

Garfield Weston Foundation

Grants for registered charities working in the fields of: education, arts, health, environment, community, youth, religion and welfare.


Groundwork manage a number of grant schemes on the behalf of businesses, public sector and third sector partners. 

Harrow Giving

Harrow Giving is a local charity that funds small local projects to make a positive difference to the lives of Harrow residents.

Henry Smith Charity

The Henry Smith Charity aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society.  Henry Smith Charity achieve this by funding organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery distributes the heritage share of National Lottery funding, supporting a wide variety of projects across the UK.

Hospital Saturday Fund

The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity whose aims are to provide assistance through its charitable giving. 

Jack Petchey Foundation

The Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.

John Lyon’s Charity

Awards grants to registered charities that benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in northwest London: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster.

London Catalyst 

London Catalyst is an independent grant-making trust. They provide funding for charities and not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects and improve services.

London Community Foundation

London Community Foundation specialise in supporting community-based organisations focused on helping disadvantaged London.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

Fund and support charities that help disadvantaged people play a fuller role in the community through delivering lasting changes and benefits for their users/beneficiaries.

Masonic Charitable Foundation (Large Grants)

The Foundation only works with disadvantaged and marginalised people in the following categories: Education & Employability, Health & Disability, Social Exclusion & Disadvantage or Financial Hardship. £5,000 can be awarded to charities for a specific purpose only.

Mayor of London

Funding for projects across London.

National Lottery Community Foundation 

They award money raised by National Lottery players to fund great ideas that help communities to thrive.

Groups can apply for funding under £10,000, or over £10,000, depending on what they want to do.

Rosa Fund

Rosa is a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK. Because, while many women and girls here do enjoy freedom of choice and the opportunity for success in their lives, that’s simply not true for all. Their vision is of equality and justice for all women and girls in the UK. 

Sport England

Funding to help people play sport and take part in physical activity. 

The Tudor Trust

Tudor wants to help smaller, community-led groups which are supporting people at the margins of society.

Trust For London

Trust For London is the largest independent charitable foundation funding work which tackles poverty and inequality in the capital.

Other sources of funding

The following are places where you can research a range of funders. Some are free and others charge. 

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