Our grant programmes
We run grant programmes on a periodic basis. Each of our
funding programmes will have its own theme. We use our data,
research and understanding of the sector to develop the theme, then
invite organisations who fit the programme theme and criteria to
apply for grants. We do not accept unsolicited appeals for
We also manage grant programmes for companies, trusts and
foundations to support civil society organisations in the UK and
UK SAR Volunteer Training Fund
Launched by the government in 2014, the UK SAR Volunteer Training Fund helps to ensure search and rescue volunteers can access the training they need by subsidising the related costs. The goal is to improve recruitment and retention rates in the sector, while also attracting further funding in the long term.
Applications are now closed - check back soon for the next round.
CAF Advocacy for Development (A4D) Fund
The CAF Advocacy for Development (A4D) Fund is all about delivering one-off strategic grants to the organisations and projects that need it most.
CAF A4D supports opportunistic advocacy initiatives across the UK and Europe, with a primary focus on development issues in health and agriculture.
Once again, applicants must meet specific criteria to be considered. Most successful projects, for example, are shorter than one year, and only charitable organisations will be accepted.
The full criteria can be found here, along with our ‘Expression of Interest’ form.