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Resource Action Fund

Grants are available for businesses and not-for-profit organisations in England to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing and better managing waste, in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter.

Value from Food Waste

These grants will fund both revenue and capital expenditure costs with project values between £20,000 and £100,000.  

Citizen Food Waste Behaviour Change Grant

This scheme will award grants between £25,000 and £100,000 for both capital and revenue project expenditure.

One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants

Grants up to £500 are available to local non-profit organisations and groups for projects within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain that benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places.

The grants will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project which must meet at least one of the programme's outcomes:

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects that relate to the delivery of financial skills to different defined groups.

The MSE Charity, the charitable fund of financial advice website MoneySavingExpert.com, is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups deliver financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave and manage their money.

The charity operates a themed approach for each funding round.

Swimathon Foundation Community Grants scheme

The Swimathon Foundation's annual Community Grants Scheme offers up to £2500 of funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community. The scheme is operated in partnership with Swim England and the Swimming Trust.

The funding aims to encourage and support organisations which increase access to swimming and provide activities aimed at helping individuals and communities enjoy the benefits of swimming throughout their lives.

Coalfields Community Investment Programme for England

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects taking place in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England and will make a positive difference in addressing the areas of skills, employment, health and wellbeing.

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available.

The Trust will now fund Core Costs up to 50% of the total costs requested from the Trust. This can include Operational Costs and Administration and Management.

European Social Funding

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. A full criteria can be found below along with a breakdown of the grants application process, which must be read and fully understood before making your application.

You can apply for a grant of up to £20,000!

Tesco Bags of Help programme opens for 2020

Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations with capital improvement projects for local community greenspaces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months (prior to 2020 it was every other month).

Following the vote, grants will be awarded as follows:

First place - up to £2,000.

Second place - up to £1,000.