Funding Round-up – Business and Employment (part 3), May 2022

Here is a final collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on business and employment themes aimed at helping charities continue their work.

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.

Charities Grant Programme from the Thomas Wall Trust
The Thomas Wall Trust’s Grants for Registered Charities scheme is offering funding of up to £5,000 for projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.
The deadline for applications (expression of interest) is Monday 2nd May 2022.
For more information visit the Trust’s website.

Grants for Individuals from Thomas Wall Trust
Grants up to £1,500 are available for supporting motivated adults living in the UK to undertake education and training that will increase their chances of employment.
Funding can be used to take on accredited vocational training up to level 3 and towards other costs associated with studying, which can include:
  • Child care
  • Travel and mobility costs, and
  • Accessible study materials)
The Trust advises that applicants should be unemployed for at least 6 months within the last 2 years.
At the time of writing, the scheme can be seen as a Continuous Rolling Programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.
For more information, visit the Trust’s website.

Future Farming Resilience Fund (FFRF) from UK Government (Extension)
The UK Government is offering specific and personalized business support for farmers during the agricultural transition period.
Being delivered by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (defra), the Future Farming Resilience Fund is offering grants to organisations who help farmers and land managers to:
  • Understand the changes that are happening
  • Identify how, what and when they may need to adapt their business models, and
  • Access tailored support to adapt.
The aim of the programme is to give farmers and land managers the direction and support they need to make the best decisions for their farms, families and future.
At the time of writing although indications suggest the scheme has officially ended there was evidence to say support will be extended to later this year, so enquiries to apply for the funding could still be made.
More details and how to apply can be found at the Government website.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds 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.