Funding Round-up – Community (part 1)

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

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.

FCC Community Action Fund
Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for amenity projects eligible under Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF);

“..the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or another public amenity..”.

Large Capital grants are available, but the funders advise that projects must be within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility site.

The organisers also specify the funding should be used for the provision, maintenance, or improvement of the following types of public amenity:
  • Village halls and community centres
  • Public play areas
  • Publicly available Multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks
  • Sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access
  • Churches – community spaces only
  • Nature reserves
  • Public gardens, parks, country parks, woodlands with dawn to dusk access
  • Museums
The funders say costs for the required funding can include contractors, materials, capital items, or small items of equipment used by volunteers and staff to deliver the project.

Relaunching soon, the deadline for the next round of applications is 4th September 2024 with further dates to be announced later in the year.

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

Screwfix Foundation
The Foundation is offering grants to UK registered charities for projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need across the UK.

The Foundation says the scheme is a Continuous Rolling Programme, and whilst there is no recognised deadline and applications can be submitted at any time, projects are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Relaunch for the Call for Applications is expected for early June 2024.

More information can be found at the Screwfix Foundation website.

Awards for All from National Lottery Community Fund
National Lottery’s Awards for All offers grants for grassroots and community activity that aims to:
  • bring people together and building strong relationships in and across communities.
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities; and
  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
Charities, community or not-for-profit groups, parish or town councils, health bodies, or schools are eligible to apply.

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Lottery says the programme will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by the crisis.

This is a Continuous Rolling Programme, which means there is no deadline, and applications can be submitted at any time.

More information can be found at the National Lottery 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.