Funding Round-up – Social Inclusion (Part 4), June 2023

Here is another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on social inclusion 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.

Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund
Small, registered charities can apply for grants for projects working with young offenders, prisoners (and ex-prisoners) as well as young and disadvantaged people at risk.

With funding being made through the Weavers' Company, the funder advises they normally consider applications from local organisations such as those working in a village, estate, or small town.

The funder also advises they will consider applications for core funding for new projects, and that grants are usually given for up to one year.

The Funder advises the next closing date for applications is the 14th July 2023 with further dates to be announced later on.

For more information and how to apply, visit their website.

The Henry Smith Charity
The Henry Smith Charity (HSC) say they work to bring about lasting change to people's lives by funding organisations working with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage

The Charity has refined its grants programme to help people and communities at a time of need and to bring about positive change:

Improving Lives Fund - Grants for charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate or are simply not available

Strengthening Communities Fund - Grants to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK

Christian Projects - Grants for projects that promote the Christian faith in the UK

County Grants - Grants for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in one of eight English counties, including Kent

Holiday Grants (new) - Grants towards recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under who are disabled or disadvantaged (The charity do advise that applicants must apply at least six weeks before the date of any planned trip.)

At the time of writing, the established rounds were Continuous Rolling Programmes, which means there was no deadline and applications can be submitted at any time: The Holiday Grants for Children deadline has now closed, however further dates are to be announced.

For more details and how to apply, visit the charity’s website.

Kelly Family Charitable Trust
The Kelly Family Charitable Trust awards grants to UK charities whose activities involve all or most family members, where possible, in initiatives that seek to tackle problems facing one or more of its members.

The three areas that the Trust wishes to support are:
  • Family Interventions and support (e.g. relationship counselling, mediation)
  • Intervention to prevent abuse, domestic violence or substance dependency that threatens the integrity of the family unit; and
  • Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment.
The overall objective is to reinforce the potential benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other.

The Trust says this is a Continuous Rolling Programme, although applications are reviewed twice a year and the deadlines for the meetings are on 1st March and 1st September annually.

More details and how to apply are available on the Trust’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.