Cash for Kids - Cumbria and South West Scotland

Maximum Available: Discretionary
Information Source: Grantfinder

Grants are available to individuals, registered charities, sports clubs and voluntary and community organisations based in the CFM Radio broadcast area for projects that benefit children and young people who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect and are 18 years or younger. CFM Radio broadcast area which encompasses Copeland, Allerdale, Eden, North Cumbria and the Annandale and Eskdale areas of Southwest Scotland.

Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation

Maximum Available: £750
Information Source: Grantfinder

Grants are available for charitable organisations to support general charitable projects that benefit residents of Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, Lancaster, Preston and Haltwhistle.

ILF Transition Fund

Maximum Available: £7,500
Information Source: Email

ILF (Independent Living Fund) Scotland has opened an exciting new fund (totalling £5 million per year) for young people who need support in Scotland. The Transition Fund supports those aged between 16 and 21, offering short term grants to provide opportunities that facilitate their participation and inclusion within their communities. You can find out more about the fund at

Coalfields Community Investment Programme

Maximum Available: £5,000
Information Source: Coalfields Regeneration Trust

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme is a small fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The programme will support projects in eligible coalfield areas that meet one or more of the following themes: job creation and employment support; skills and training, health and wellbeing; community action.

You can discuss a proposal at any time so please contact the team on: 01259 230910 for an informal discussion or visit their website:

The Cumberland Charitable Foundation

Maximum Available: £750
Information Source: The Cumberland Charitable Foundation

In general, grants can be provided to the following:

  • charitable organisations, e.g. village halls, youth groups, playgroups, etc. (your group does not have to be a registered charity)
  • social enterprises

Some examples of the eligibility criteria are as follows: 

  • Your project will benefit people living in the Cumberland Building Society’s operating area of Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, Lancaster, Preston and Haltwhistle with a volunteer committee
  • Your organisation/group has a bank account with at least two signatories
  • Your organisation/group has a constitution or set of rules (not applicable for registered charities, faith groups, and some uniformed groups)

Donations will normally be in the region of £250 to £750, however, in exceptional circumstances, a donation of £1,000 may be awarded.

For further information or to apply, please use the following link: or contact The Grants Team on 01900 825760, e-mail


Funding Available to Support Children & Young People

Maximum Available: £500
Information Source: NHS

To coincide with the 2018 Year of Young People, the Stewartry Health & Wellbeing Partnership is delighted to announce the launch of its small grant funding programme which will be open for applications throughout the year.

Established or new groups based in the Stewartry [principally DG5, DG6 and DG7] can apply for up to £500 to support projects and activities aimed at children and young people aged 25 years and under which support at least one of the following.

Nithsdale Day Opportunities Fund 2018-2019

Maximum Available: £700
Information Source: NHS

The principle aim of the fund is to reduce social isolation and promote independence amongst adults (age 18+) within the Nithsdale locality, by supporting a range of day opportunity groups/activities.

Applications will be considered for projects/activities which support at least one of the following:

  • helping people to feel less isolated and lonely
  • improved health and wellbeing
  • develop new skills that support independence
  • keeping mentally and physically well
  • lead a more fulfilling life
  • self-manage a long-term condition

Funding for Projects in Areas of Greatest Need in Rural UK

Maximum Available: £50,000
Closing Date: 21/02/2019 - 16:00
Information Source: Grantfinder

Organisations can apply for a maximum of £50,000, or £25,000 if a shop, pub, or village hall project (inclusive of VAT) for a maximum period of three years. Projects must take place in a rural area and focus on at least one of the following three areas:

The Prince's Countryside Fund has been established to support the sustainability and protection of farms and rural communities throughout the UK. The funding it provides aims to have a long-term positive impact on rural communities, helping those that live and work there sustain the countryside by tackling key rural issues.

Grants must result in things that directly relate to the Fund's objectives to:

  • Sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy.
  • Improve the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses.
  • Support aid delivery in emergency and build resilience.

For more information or to apply for this fund, please use the following link:

First 2019 Round of Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund is Open

Maximum Available: £2,000
Closing Date: 28/02/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Grantfinder

Provided by Greggs Foundation and administered by seven charity committees throughout Great Britain, the Fund is available for sustainable and new or innovative approaches to supporting and improving the resilience of communities of interest in England, Scotland and Wales.

Eligible communities of interest include people who are:

  • Disabled or suffering chronic illness.
  • Living in poverty.
  • Voluntary carers.
  • Homeless.
  • Isolated older people.
  • Other demonstrable significant need.

Grants of up to £2,000 can be used towards projects such as sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.

For more information, please use the following link: