Funding for not for profits in 2021

Published: 17 Dec 2020

The past 12 months has been tough year financially for many not for profit organisations, but we’ve found a few grants and funding opportunities that might help you sustain your organisation into 2021 and beyond.

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600 million a year to communities in the UK and is currently taking applications for the following funding programmes:

  • Partnerships
  • Reaching Communities
  • National Lottery Awards for All England
  • Covid-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme
  • Local Connections Fund (opens 5 January 2021).

Find out more about The National Lottery Community Fund’s programmes and how to apply.

Thriving Communities Fund

The Thriving Communities Fund is giving grants of between £25,000-£50,000 to help communities cope with the impact of Covid-19 and increase social connection.

Deadline for funding applications ends Midday, 8 January 2021.

Read more about the Thriving Communities Fund and how you can apply.

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

This fund gives applicants grants for projects that support the care of people with learning disabilities.

Applications are open for their General Grants Programme for funding of more than £10,000.

You have until 1 March 2021, to apply for the General Grants Programme.