Cost of living Crisis News Round-up – Open Programmes for Core Cost Funding (Part 3), November 2022

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

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

Support from The Tudor Trust
The Tudor Trust make grants and provide other types of support to UK voluntary and community groups working to meet the needs of people at the margins of society.

The Trust normally help smaller, community-led organisations who work openly with people in ways which encourage inclusion, integration, and independence.

The Trust advise that their grants can be used for items which include:
  • Core organisational costs, such as salaries and day-to-day running costs
  • Project grants
  • Capital grants for buildings or equipment, and
  • Grants to help strengthen the organisation
The Trust are interested to hear from applicants that develop and promote social connections and relationships; which contributes to social well-being, quality of life, and strengthens communities.

Because the scheme can be seen as a Continuous Rolling Programme, The Trust say there is no real deadline and so applications can be accepted at any time.

At the time of writing, however, The Tudor Trust had paused the funding side of operations, but reassure interested groups they will relaunch with fresh funding activities as early as Spring 2023.

For more information, and how to apply, visit the Tudor Trust website.

Whitely Animal Protection Trust
This unique funder offers grants to support projects for the prevention of cruelty to animals or the promotion of the welfare of animals.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees; however, they will consider essential core funding to smaller charities finding it hard to maintain their activities.

The Charity does also make one-off grants, but most of the grants are in respect of longer-term commitments.

The Trust does not maintain a website or email address. Applications may be submitted in writing, (For the Attention of the Trustees) to:

9 Corve Street

At the time of writing, there was no recognised deadline, suggesting this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time.

YAPP Charitable Trust
The Yapp Charitable Trust is an organisation that supports charities by providing them with grants for running costs and salaries so they can continue their existing work.

Available to small charities in England and Wales, The Trust advise their grants are to help sustain a charity’s existing work as well as be awarded for core funding.

The Trust says although this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time, they do advise Trustees meet three times a year to review applications, so decisions can take up to five months.

For more information and how to apply, visit 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.