Our grants at a glance

Improving Lives

Grants for small and medium sized organisations in the UK to support projects and the running costs of organisations.

Key grant details
Grant size: £20k - £60k per year
Length: 1-3 years
Decision timescale: 6 Months
Deadlines: None
Qualifying criteria
Organisation size: £50k - £2m (in exceptional circumstances up to £5m)
Location: UK Wide
Funding covers: Running costs, salaries and projects
Organisation type: Charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises

Strengthening Communities

Grants for small community based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK.

Key grant details
Grant size: £20k - £60k per year
Length:  1-3 years
Decision timescale: 6 months
Deadlines: none
Qualifying criteria
Organisation size: £20k - £500k
Location: UK-wide, must be within the 10% most deprived areas
Funding covers: Running costs which may include salaries, project costs, and small capital costs needed to support the work
Organisation type: Community-led charities and not for profit organisations

County Grants

Small grants for small organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in eight English counties.

Key grant details
Grant size: £500 - £20k (£10k max in any one year)
Length: 1-3 years (most grants are for 1-2 years)
Decision timescale:  3-6 months
Deadlines: None
Qualifying criteria
Organisation size: Up to £250k (up to £1m if activities are county-wide)
Location: Gloucestershire (inc Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (inc Southampton and the Isle of Wight), Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex
Funding covers: Running costs, salaries, projects and small capital projects or expenditure
Organisation type: Small registered charities and not-for-profit organisations

Holiday Grants

Grants towards recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under who are disabled or disadvantaged.

Key grant details
Grant size: £500 - £2,500
Length: One-off short grants
Decision timescale:  6 weeks
Deadlines:  Submission dates vary depending when trips or holidays take place
Qualifying criteria
Location: UK-wide, with priority to the 20% most deprived areas
Funding covers: Short holidays and recreational trips
Organisation type: Schools, small charities and not-for-profit organisations

Christian Projects

Grants to support projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith, helping to grow faith communities and churches.

Key grant details

Please only apply for this grant if you meet the following criteria:

Grant size: £10k+ per year
Length:  Up to 3 years (most grants are for 1-2 years)
Decision timescale: 5 months
Deadlines: None
Qualifying criteria
Organisation size: Up to £1m
Location: UK-wide
Funding covers: Projects
Organisation type: Schools, churches, small charities and not-for-profit organisations

Kindred

Grants, help and support for individuals descended from the family of our founder, Henry Smith.