Funding Friday

Devon Community Foundation – Community Grants

Devon Community Foundation – Community Grants are designed to enable small, local, grassroots organisations across Devon to support, encourage and develop thriving communities.

Applications of up to £2,000 that fall within the following funding themes will be considered:

  • Assisting Families in need
  • Bringing people together
  • Developing life skills
  • Enabling disabled people
  • Encouraging safety and resilience
  • Helping people find and keep a home
  • Keeping people safe and well
  • Offering training and work opportunities
  • Promoting access to arts, culture and nature

Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available. Funding must be spent within a 12-month period.

Applications will be considered on an on-going basis

Everything you need to know about applying for a Community Grant can be found by reading our Community Grant Guidance Notes.

12 Days of Giving

The Benefact Group has launched its annual 12 Days of Giving Programme in which it will give away £120,000 over 12 days across the UK.

For 12 days in December, there will be a draw of 10 charities per working day to receive £1,000. The first draw takes place on December 1st and the last on the 16th so nominate your favourite charity today!

The draw is open to any registered charity, not-for-profit organisation and community interest company in the UK.

Anyone can nominate their favourite charity to be entered into the draw which will take place each weekday from Thursday 1 December until Friday 16 December 2022. Nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. The 10 winners will be drawn at random so the more nominations a charity receives the greater the chance of winning.

Application deadline: 15 December 2022

BBC Children in Need

Charities and not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people aged 18 or under can apply for grants from BBC Children in Need.

There are currently two funding streams:

  • Project Costs Funding Stream
    For delivery of a specific piece of work.
  • Core Costs Funding Stream
    For the costs of day-to-day activities, for example: management and administration; HR and payroll; general office expenses; accountancy; communications; monitoring; and governance.

Both funding streams provide revenue funding only:

  • Grants up to £15,000: small grants for not-for-profit organisations. These will receive a decision more quickly.
  • Grants from £15,001 to £120,000. Only registered organisations (e.g. registered charities) can apply for larger grants.

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for not-for-profit organisations and charities working with children and young people aged 18 and under who are facing challenges

Applications may be submitted at any time.