Funding Opportunities



Community Impact Haringey provides a number of services to Haringey’s voluntary and community sector, including funding support. We can help you secure funding by promoting funding opportunities and assisting with funding applications.

This page has been set up to help you access funding for your voluntary group and will be updated regularly. Please let us know if you need any support with funding applications or if you have been awarded any funding or service contracts using our service. We welcome your feedback.

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Here are links to the latest funding opportunities:


ASDA Foundation Community Grants

Various grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to develop stronger better connected communities across the UK by targeting the key social issues that are affecting local communities. Click here for more details.


Awards For All England – Big Lottery Fund

Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. It doesn’t have a deadline and you can apply at any time. Read more here


Big Issue Invest – Impact Loans England

Big Issue Invest has launched the new £5 million three-year Impact Loans England fund, which is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. The Big Lottery Fund and Big Social Capital, its partners, are providing the finance. Loans of up to £150,000 are available for social enterprises and registered charities in England to help them grow and continue the good work they are currently doing. Click here for more details.


 Big Lottery Fund – Funding Finder

The Big Lottery Fund Funding Finder gives details of all the programmes currently open for funding. To find out more click here


Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has simplified its Reaching Communities Fund application process. Through Reaching Communities the fund provide grants between £10,000-£500,000 for voluntary or community groups making a positive change to their community. This includes projects that support:

  • Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
  • Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
  • Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage

Read the simplified guidance notes to find out more.


Big Potential Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has announced Big Potential, a £10m fund designed to help charities and social enterprises in England get ‘investment ready’. The ultimate aim of the fund is to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations so they can deliver greater social impact. Aimed at voluntary or community organisations at the beginning of their social investment journey. Read more here


Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme

UK Community Foundations is partnering with advertising agency M&C Saatchi to deliver grants and in-kind support as part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism. The ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme will support civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative. The programme offers two forms of support through a competitive bidding process: in kind support and grants. Applicants can apply for both if needed. There is no deadline for in-kind applications, which are open all yearClick here for more information.


City Bridge Trust

Awards capital and revenue grants to charitable organisations for work in 12 programme areas that benefits Londoners, including Improving London’s Environment, Making London More Inclusive, Improving Londoners’ Mental Health and Strengthening London’s Voluntary Sector. The grants committee meets six times a year and there is no minimum or maximum award. Find out more here


Comic Relief – Tech v Abuse

(Deadline 17 March 2017)

Grants are available to a maximum of £50,000 for not-for-profit organisations in the UK to develop tech support solutions to improve the safety of women and girls affected by domestic abuse within the UK. Click here for more details.


Crowd Match Fund

Big Society Capital has joined with three partners to announced a £10 million Crowd Match Fund to allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises. The new £10 million fund will provide individuals with an opportunity to invest directly in charities and social enterprises through three of the fastest growing crowdfunding platforms, who will list social sector organisations that want to raise debt and equity finance. This investment will then be match funded by Big Society Capital. For more information click here


Erasmus+ Programme – Sport (2014-2020)

Max. Value: € 500,000. The Sport Chapter of the Erasmus Plus Programme aims to support European partnerships on grassroots sport, promote and support good governance in sport and to promote voluntary activities in sport. It also promotes social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport. For more information click here


Hate Crime Community Project Fund

The Home Office is making £300,000 in grants available to community-led organisations or consortia that work with groups who are vulnerable to hate crime. The aim of the fund is to develop a range of innovative pilot projects to tackle hate crime in England and Wales. The programme development must involve stakeholders who are affected by, or are past or potential perpetrators of hate crime. For more information click here


Healthy London Partnership – invitation to tender

(Deadline for proposals: 14:00, 10 March 2017)

Healthy London Partnership are looking for one or more supplier(s) to host and moderate a wiki for resources on social prescribing and self-care, created by the programme team and a wide range of stakeholders.

Further information, including the opportunity to arrange a time to direct questions to the project team, is available from Charlotte Owen Proposals should be submitted to Shaun Crowe, Personalisation and Self-Care Lead, Healthy London Partnership by emailing 


Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to support new and innovative projects that promote heart health and prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities in the UK. The grants are available in specific regions at certain times of the year. To find out when London grants are available, sign up for the grant alerts here. Click here for more information about the scheme.


Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund offers a number of different programmes, funding all kinds of heritage projects from £3,000 to over £5 million. Click here to find out more.


#iwill Fund

The #iwill Fund brings together £40m of seed funding from Government and Big Lottery Fund, to create new opportunities for young people aged 10-20 to take part in social action, including volunteering. Click here for more information.


London Community Foundation – Skills for Life Fund

(Deadline: 24 March 2017)

Grants of up to £12,500 are available to support projects that focus on lifelong learning and employment readiness with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in London aged between eight and 25 years. The Fund focuses on prevention, intervention and recovery. Click here for more details.


London Councils ESF Programme

(Deadline 23 March 2017)

London Councils has launched its next European Social Fund (ESF) Programme for 2016-18 – the ‘Borough Employment Programme’. It will be funded by four London Boroughs, including Haringey, and matched by ESF. The programme will focus on people that are economically inactive and long term unemployed; help identify the barriers individuals face in moving into work; and help identify other material barriers, like debt. Click here for more information.


The MOPAC Victims Fund

(Deadline 17 March 2017)

The MOPAC Victims Fund aims to benefit victims of crime across London. The Fund will maximise the potential of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to help ensure the continued and improved provision of vital services to support victims of crime and help them cope and recover. A portion of the fund will be ring-fenced for both hate crime victims and victims of violent crime. Grants of between £10,000 and £35,000 are available. Partnerships of three or more organisations applying together can apply for up to £100,000. Click here for more details.


Near Neighbours Fund – Church Urban Fund

Funding of between £250 and £5,000 is available for communities with significant religious diversity to help them run projects which will bring about lasting benefits to their neighborhoods. It is also intended to further equip people with the skills, relationships and confidence to improve their local communities, building on the achievements on the first phase of Near Neighbors. Find out more and apply here


Nesta and Government Early Years Social Action Fund

(Deadline: 29 March 2017)

The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have announced a new grant fund of £1 million to help grow the reach and impact of existing volunteer-led initiatives that supports parents of 0-4-year-olds achieve their developmental milestones. The focus of the Fund is on supporting social action that will build the confidence and knowledge of parents, recognising the critical role parents and primary carers play in children’s development. Expressions of interests outlining key information are due by the deadline. Click here for more information.


Nesta and Government Savers Support Fund

(Deadline: 29 March 2017)

The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have announced a new grant fund of £1 million to improve the money management skills and reduce debt for individuals and families in England. The Savers Support Fund is a £1 million fund to scale proven social action models that will assist individuals and families to better manage money and reduce debt. All projects must work with a majority of families who are just about managing, and/or young people aged 14-25. Expressions of interests outlining key information are due by the deadline. Click here for more information.


Northumberland Park funding opportunity

The Northumberland Park Partnership Board (NPPB) is a resident-led Board from Northumberland Park Ward. It has been formed to enable local people, community and organisations to access funds, for projects that benefit residents living in the Ward.

The Board was successful in partnership with Haringey Council in securing £210,000 grant funding to distribute – all of which is to benefit the Northumberland Park ward area.

Application packs and workshop presentations can be found here


Northumberland Park ward funding opportunity – pilot projects

A unique opportunity has arisen for funding that will enable small, pilot projects to be provided by local people in Northumberland Park Ward. ‘Sponsor organisations’ will provide support enabling projects to deliver innovative outcomes for the communities in which they live. Sponsor organisations will:

  • Manage the funds on behalf of the applicant e.g. room hire, materials (as money cannot be given directly to individuals but can pay for expenditure items)
  • Manage and account for the money (keep records in line with the budget outlined in applications for funding)
  • A 10% administrative fee is available for Sponsor Organisations to claim (e.g. £300 on £3,000)

To find out more or please contact The Selby Trust on 020 8885 5499 or email


Peabody Community Fund

(Deadline 24 March 2017)

The London Community Foundation is managing the Peabody Community Grants funding programme in 2016-17. The programme awards grants from £500 up to £5,000 to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates. Grants are available for activities which improve the quality of life of Peabody residents by supporting local activities that:

  • Are responding to identified community need
  • Bring communities together
  • Promote wellbeing

Up to 50% of the funding will be available for projects located in Haringey, Hillingdon, Redbridge and Wandsworth. Click here for more information.


Sport England Community Asset Fund

This is a new capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community. As well as traditional sports facilities, there are thousands of outdoor spaces up and down the country with great potential to be used and enjoyed as part of an active lifestyle. Sport England is keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people play sport and get active. Click here for more information.


The Summer Give

The Summer Give is an online match funding campaign run by the Big Give in partnership with The Childhood Trust, London’s child poverty charity. The campaign is focused on alleviating the impact of child poverty during the summer holidays when children are particularly vulnerable.

Charities working with children in London over the school holidays are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications open on 27 February 2017. Please refer to the website for more information and to register an interest.


Tesco Bags of Help initiative

Tesco has changed the way it distributes funding from its Bags of Help initiative. From December 2016 it will give more charities and groups the chance to share in the £24 million it distributes from the income received from charging for plastic bags. Customers will now be invited to vote for their favourite community projects every month, rather than every nine months. Groups will get grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000, to use and develop outdoor spaces in ways that will benefit their local community. Click here for more information.


Tottenham Hale ward funding opportunity

Tottenham Hale ward has been given a small sum of money (£10k) for local projects for this financial year. The three ward councillors (Lorna Reith, Reg Rice and Vincent Carroll) make the decision about which projects get funded. They are now calling for applications and will give priority to bids addressing one of the following two themes:

  • Projects which help improve the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of older people
  • Projects which help young people avoid getting involved in gangs.

Click here for general information about eligibility and an application form.


Veolia Recycling Fund for Communities

(Deadline: 30 April 2017)

Veolia London has launched its Recycling Fund for Communities, a new community fund for 2017 designed to support small grassroots projects in London that inspire people to think differently about waste and resources, by making use of recycled or reused materials and/or helping to protect the local environment. The fund can provide a cash boost of up to £1,000 for equipment, materials and volunteers to help get projects off the ground.

The Fund is being managed via community crowdsourcing website, SpaceHive, which allows projects to fundraise from multiple targets and attract support from within the community at the same time. Click here for more details and to apply.



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