Funding Round-up – Social Inclusion (Part 2), May/June 2022

Here is another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on social inclusion themes for the Voluntary Sector.

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.

Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust
Grants are available from the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust (CFCT) to local not-for-profit organisations for projects that improve the quality of life for people in Kent, and most notably those who are the most disadvantaged.
The Trust currently offers various funding programmes including:
Investing in Communities
Grants of up to £15,000 are available to build the capacity of community organisations and local charities working with vulnerable people in Kent to help them deliver sustainable, face-to-face services.
(In response to the coronavirus outbreak the remit of the programme had been widened and the criteria loosened to help more charities meet the challenges they are facing.)
Investing in Families
Grants of up to £30,000 to charitable organisations working with disadvantaged families in Kent with the aim of improving people’s life chances and promoting social cohesion
Investing in Young People
Discretionary grants to organisations in Kent that support disadvantaged young people that improves their skills, builds their confidence and resilience and which break down the barriers to their employment
The Trust advises the schemes are Continuous Rolling Programmes, suggesting there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.
For more information and how to apply, visit the CFCT website.

The February Foundation
Offering funding for project, capital and core costs, The February Foundation
makes grants averaging £5,000 to a range of charities and charitable causes in particular:
  • the relief of those in need by reason of youth
  • ill-health and disability
  • financial hardship or another disadvantage
  • the advancement of education and
  • the advancement of the arts, culture, and heritage
With grant decisions made monthly, this is a Continuous Rolling Programme, which means there is no deadline and applications can be submitted at any time.
More information and how to apply is available at the Foundation’s 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.