Who’s Funding: Big Give Christmas Challenge, the Phoenix Way, and more

03 Jun 2024 News

In this fortnightly column, Civil Society looks at funding pots available to the charity sector… 

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Henry Smith Charity – Two funding pots to close

Grants available: £20,000 - £70,000.
Deadline to apply: 28 June.
Who is the funding for?
Henry Smith Charity has announced that it will close its two grant programmes Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities after 28 June and then undertake a review of its funding pots.
Improving Lives is offering grants for small and medium-sized organistions in the UK to support projects and running costs of organisations. Applicants must have an annual income between £50,000 - £3m and be located in the UK only. 
The Strengthening Communities Fund is open to smaller organisations between £20,000 - £500,000 in annual income. Applicants’ work must be located in or immediately next to an area that is part of the 10% most deprived areas in England and Scotland, or 15% most deprived areas in Wales and Northern Ireland.
The funding can cover running costs. 
When will you hear back?
Six months. 

Find out more here. 

Big Give Christmas Challenge

Grants available: Up to £25,000 in match funding.
Deadline to apply: 5 July.
Who is the funding for?
The Big Give is inviting registered charities to apply for its Big Give Christmas Challenge which offers match funding of up to £25,000. 
Applicants must have an annual income of at least £25,000 and be registered with the Big Give online, which is free to do. 
Since the campaign was launched in 2008, it has contributed to raising £33m for over 1,000 charities. This year, the campaign will run from 3 -10 December. 
When will you hear back?
9 October. 

Find out more here. 

The Phoenix Way: Children and Youth Round 2

Grants available: £50,000 - £75,000.
Deadline to apply: 3 July.
Who is the funding for? 
Charities led by representatives of Black and racially minoritised communities, work with participants that are primarily 18 or under and work in England and/or Wales. Applicants must have annual operating budgets of up to £150,000 per year. 
When will you hear back?

Find out more here. 

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