Most projects require financial resources. Although by no means exhaustive, we have compiled a list of funding sources below, most of which have open calls for applications.

These funding opportunities may not apply to your work, but we hope you will find this page to be a helpful starting point in your search for project funding. Follow the links below, or search the foundations’ web pages for more details. We will continue to update the list as we become aware of additional opportunities. Please let us know if there’s something we should include.

We may also be able to help with writing funding applications or suggest alternative options; please contact us to discuss.

Awesome Fund

City Bridge Trust

East End Community Foundation


Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Focus on the Positive

Funding Central

Hackney CVS

Holmes Hines Memorial Fund

HS2 Community and Environment Fund


Islington Giving

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Lloyd’s Register Foundation

London Community Foundation

London Councils Grants

London Funders

Lord Mayor’s Fund

Lotteries Commission

Lotteries Commission – Reaching Communities

Lotteries Commission – Reaching Communities Buildings

Motorola Solutions Foundation


Nesta Impact Investments

Royal Society of Chemistry Inclusion and Diversity Fund

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund

Sainsbury’s Foundation

The Big Give

The Childhood Trust

The Ethnic Minorities Awards Scheme for Environmental Projects

The Funding Network

UCL Grand Challenges

UCL Technology Fund