The Peoples Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme is a good source of community funding but is now closed for 2017 applications. Do visit their page in the coming months for details on 2018 programmes where new guidance will be available about applying for funding.
You can be awarded anything from £500 and £250,000 for good causes.
They fund things like:
- Purchase of capital items
- Creation of community gardens/allotments
- Purchase and/or installation of energy saving devices/equipment
- Workshops that provide tangible results (such as qualifications or skills)
- Conservation of wildlife and habitats
- Diversionary projects for youths
But if you have a good idea that is not covered in this list, it is still worth calling them to find out if your project may be considered.