Cost of living Crisis News Round-up - Funding for Core and Infrastructure Costs part 2, November 2022

Here is another collection of funding announcements and resources aimed at helping charities continue their work to help others during the country’s Cost of living Crisis.

Due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date details, they ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Woodroffe Benton Foundation
The Woodroffe Benton Foundation offers grants and funding to smaller UK registered charities for relief of hardship, care for the elderly, environment, and conservation.

The Foundation advises UK charitable organisations are eligible to apply for a grant, as are any educational institutions (schools, universities, etc.) whether they have charitable status or not.

The Foundation advises that applications are only considered at the Trustees' meetings in January, May, and September; and say the online application form and guidance notes for their next round will be available from 1st November 2022.

More information and how to apply is available at the Funder’s website.

Woodward Charitable Trust
Charities and social enterprises that support children and young people, disadvantaged families, prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for grants that cover their core costs.

The funding is being made available through the Woodward Charitable Trust and two types of grants are awarded, small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000.

The Trust advise they are especially interested in applications from small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact

They also advise priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, and ensure that funds awarded are being well used.

The Trust says the next grant round will open in November 2022.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Trust’s website.

Funding from Swire Charitable Trust
The Swire Charitable Trust continue to offer grants for registered charities working to deliver positive and lasting change to local and national community through areas related to Opportunity, Environment and Heritage.

The Trust had also launched a COVID-19 recovery support programme
that has £1 million dedicated to support charities who can demonstrate that they are still responding to a clear COVID-19 related need.

The Trust says they can offer support for core costs, capital expenditures and salaries.

At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which suggests applications could be submitted at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Trust’s website.

Working to provide resources to support the charity sector achieve and succeed, The Charity Excellence Framework (CEF) offer a growing list of further support for Small Businesses and Enterprise, Community Groups, Charities, and similar organisations nationwide.

To find out more, visit their website.

MVA are also continuing their efforts to provide support and advice for the Charity Sector during these challenging times with their Reference Guide to Cost Cutting Measures, available in their Advice and Support pages.

Going from strength to strength, MVA’s relaunched Funding and Governance Club also offers support for charities in their fundraising efforts - and for a limited time only, you can join for FREE!

For more details, contact MVA’s Data & Business Development Team on 01634 812 850.

MVA can also offer 1-to-1 support where needed for not-for-profit groups and organisations to continue helping local communities in Medway.

They can offer guidance and support across a wide range of areas including fundraising. You can Contact MVA by email at for more details.

If you would like to see coverage of specific news or subject to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.