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The Les Mills Fund for Children

The Les Mills Fund for Children’s mission is to create a healthier and fitter planet and we want to make the opportunity available to everyone. Unfortunately, this isn’t always a reality so we want to do our bit to ensure as many children as we can get the opportunity to grow up healthy, fit and most importantly, happy.

We award the funds we raise to registered charities and accountable non-profit organisations who we believe will do their most to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children aged 0-16. Your work may focus on one or more of these areas:

  • Living in poverty
  • Physical and mental health problems
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Living with disability

They invite applications for up to £1,000 to support a wide range of causes that inspire children to get active.

Deadlines in 2020: Tuesday 28th April 2020, Friday 5th June 2020, Tuesday 17th November 2020

Apply here.

Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants

Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants provides micro grants up to £250 for projects that focus on supporting families that need the most help and meet the following social themes:

Challenges:

  • Health – help families lead healthier lifestyles
  • Financial stability – help families manage their finances
  • Worklessness – help families recognise the economic and social benefits of employment.

Opportunities:

  • Health education – help educate families about healthy lifestyles
  • Aspiration – help raise career aspirations to improve prospects for them and their families
  • Employability and skills – help raise employment prospects for family members seeking employment.

Community grants can be used for something specific that will benefit the cause the organisation supports, such as buying equipment or supporting a community day. Not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes that are operating in England, Scotland and Wales may apply for a grant. There is no requirement for match funding.

The application deadlines for 2020 are: Monday 10 February, Monday 11 May, and Wednesday 12 August.

Apply here.

The Ones stop shop ‘Carriers for causes’ grant programme 

This programme is funded by the 5p plastic bag levy. The scheme provides small grants for a diverse range of charitable causes in England, Scotland and Wales, providing they take place with 2 miles of a One Stop Shop as the crow flies. Grants can be for either revenue or capital projects. A branch locator can be found at https://www.onestop.co.uk/store-finder/

Projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Improving the lives of young people
  • Improving the lives of the elderly
  • Promoting physical activity
  • Improving health or wellbeing
  • Increasing community safety
  • Protecting or improving the local environment.

A wide range of not-for-profit organisations in England, Scotland and Wales may apply for a grant of up to £500 providing they have a constitution and a governing document. There is no match funding requirement.