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Funding Opportunities for Men’s Sheds groups September 2018


The Screwfix Foundation


The Screwfix Foundation offers grants of up to £5000 to support not for profit organisations and UK registered charities.


The Screwfix Foundation helps fund projects that fix, maintain, improve and repair charitable and community facilities for those in need, due to financial difficulties, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage in the UK.


Applications are received on an ongoing basis and reviewed four times a year.


Magic Little Grants Fund


Localgiving is working in partnership with the Postcode Community Trust to provide over 400 grants of £500 for small charities and community groups to run projects that encourage people to take part in physical activity.


As part of the Magic Little Grant, successful applicants will also be awarded an annual Localgiving membership worth £96.00.


To be eligible, the project must take place in England, Scotland or Wales and involve one of the following themes:

  • Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
  • Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities.


Deadline for applications: 31 October 2018


Track 2000 Grant Legacy Fund


Track 2000 provides grants for registered small charities and voluntary groups who make a difference to individuals, families and communities in south Wales. Track 2000 can fund a project or organisation with between £5,000 to £35,000 for revenue or capital costs. Projects can last for up to two years.


Grants are available for:

  • Education and training
  • Environmental improvements
  • Strengthening disadvantaged communities.




The Steve Morgan Foundation


The Steve Morgan Foundation supports projects that have a positive effect on people’s welfare or quality of life in North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire.


The Foundation offers a Main Grant Programme providing support to charities, organisations and community groups which help: children and families, the elderly, those with disabilities and the socially isolated.


For more information email or call 01829 782808



Foyle Foundation


The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.


The Foyle Foundation plans to make one year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for core costs, equipment or project funding to charities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work.



Carriers for Causes


The One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ grants programme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects that benefit local communities within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain.


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 well being
  • Increasing community safety
  • Protecting or improving the local environment.


Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • One off community events such as community fun day expenses, summer youth camp, day trips costs for community based clubs or organisations
  • Purchasing items to run a project such as specialised medical equipment, arts and craft materials for a workshop, marketing materials for an event
  • Improvements to community buildings such as painting, refurbishing buildings such as scout or guide huts, or community centres.



This is a rolling programme, and applications will be accepted throughout the year.


Tesco Bags of Help


Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. Bags of Help is now is always open to applications from community projects.


Following a shortlisting process three local community projects will be voted on in Tesco stores each month throughout England, Scotland and Wales. In each region, the project that received the most votes from all stores in their region will receive a grant of up to £5000. The second placed project receives up to £2000 and third placed up to £1000. Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, Parish/Town Councils and local authorities, and social housing providers.



Viridor and Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund


Community schemes across South Wales will be able to tap into a £50,000 funding pot every year over the next 25 years through a new green partnership. Viridor, the firm working with the ‘Prosiect Gwyrdd’ council partnership, has announced the launch of a new Community Fund to support projects across Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan.


Community associations and projects can apply for up to £3000.



Biffa Award


Biffa Award provides funding under the Recreation theme to projects that transform open spaces for the benefit of the community, providing them with more opportunities to become involved in recreational activity.


Examples of projects that fall under this category are green spaces, woodland walks, play areas, sports facilities and community gardens.


Small grants of between £250 and £10,000 available.

Santander Foundation’s Community Plus


UK registered charities with local projects that benefit disadvantaged people can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help with the specific costs of local projects.


The funding is intended to assist with the cost of salaries, equipment and materials that are directly related to projects that benefit disadvantaged people in the applicant’s local area. Santander wants to fund an entire element rather than make a contribution to a larger budget.


Nominations can be made at any time.



The Yapp Charitable Trust


The Trust funds categories such as work with: elderly people; children and young people; people with disabilities or mental health problems; people trying to overcome problems such as addiction, abuse, relationship problems, a history of offending; and lifelong learning.


Applicants must have charitable status, have been constituted and operating for at least three years, and a normal turnover of less than £40,000 per year.


Awards grants up to £3,000 per year for up to three years



Garfield Weston Foundation


The Foundation provides funding for projects in the UK in the general fields of: education; arts; health; community; youth; religion and welfare. There are no specific priorities for funding and a wide range of charitable activity is supported.


The Foundation awards grants upwards of £1,000





  1. We are a community gardening group named Cyfarthfa Gardening Group based at Cyfarthfa Greenhouses, Merthyr Tydfil. We grow by the hydroponic system. We have a open door membership policy with restricted numbers owing to the size of our greenhouse. We have 24 members with a membership fee of £25 each. We are in need of funding to continue.It is open Monday to Friday but the majority meet all year round on Tuesday and |Friday morning.

  2. Hello Leighton, not sure if it will help but Tesco have a scheme called “Bags of Help” where you can apply for I think up to £4000…check out the info on it here:

    there are lots of others sources out there, you might be able to get advice from your local CVC, I think yours is:

    I’ve not been down your end for many years, but there was a very impressive group called the gellideg foundation, run by some very proactive ladies, if its still going they might be someone to try and link with?

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