Cost of living Crisis News Round-up - Unrestricted and Core Costs Funding (part 2), October 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.

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund awards grants to charities and organisations who aim to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those (children and adults) affected by severe learning disabilities, including autism.

The Fund operates two general grant funding streams, a General Grant Programme for appeals over £10,000 and a Small Grant Programme for appeals below £10,000.

Capital and revenue costs for specific projects and for general running, or core costs are all considered.

The Funders say although this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time, they do advise meetings are held three times a year to review applications, with deadlines for these being 1st March, 1st August and 1st December each year.

More information and how to apply can be found on the Funder’s website.

Charities Grant Programme from the Thomas Wall Trust
The Thomas Wall Trust’s Grants for Registered Charities scheme is offering funding for projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.

The Trust are currently taking new applications for their March meeting next year and say the deadline for 1st stage applications is Monday 23rd January 2023.

For more information visit the Trust’s website.

Tweed Family Charitable Foundation
The Tweed Family Charitable Foundation offer support for community and educational projects that inspire socially disadvantaged young people to achieve their full potential,

The Foundation say they work to support causes that inspire socially disadvantaged young people to achieve their full potential, believing that experiences in the early years are the bedrock of life that follows.

The Foundation state they would prefer to fund specific objectives but will consider core costs where the applicants meet their aims and would consider applicants supporting socially disadvantaged youth.

Although applications are closed for this season, The Foundation say details of the next round of funding will be announced online in early 2023.

More details can be found at The Tweed Family Charitable Foundation website.

Working to provide resources to support the charity sector achieve and succeed, The Charity Excellence Framework CIO (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.