We know the value a grant can provide you when you’re trying to make an impact as a charity.


Below is a list of grant programmes that we’re either running ourselves, or currently managing on behalf of other companies, trusts or foundations.

How we’ve helped

For the first time in 2016/17 donations paid out to charities from our donor funds exceeded £500m.

'Step Up!': the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme

'Step Up!' aims to extend the reach and impact of AstraZeneca’s investment in young people’s health.  

It builds on the success of the Young Health Programme and enables a wider range of applications to be considered from NGOs, non-profits and other charitable organisations seeking to innovate and scale their impact in relation to young people’s health and wellbeing.

The year two grant applicatIon round is now closed. Those who have applied will be notified of the outcome by 31 October 2019.

Find out more about Social Innovation in 'Step Up!'

UK SAR Volunteer Fund

The UK SAR Volunteer Training Fund helps search and rescue volunteers access the training they need by subsidising their training costs and aims to improve volunteer recruitment and retention for this crucial UK sector.

This programme is now open. Applications for support for volunteer training during April 2020-March 2021 must be received by 23 September 2019.

Read on for more about the UK SAR Volunteer Fund.

The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund

The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants to local charities delivering services for local people in all parts of the UK.  This 10 year programme is funded through the generosity of a £4.5m legacy left for CAF to distribute for this purpose.

The latest round of funding is now closed for applications.  Decisions will be communicated by October 2019.

The programme will be re-open for applications from 1 October 2019


There are plenty of resources and help out there if you’re looking for funding options for your charity or project. Here’s a few of the best:


An online tool that recommends funders and checks eligibility for your non-profit organisation or project.

Visit the Beehive website

Council for Voluntary Service

The national membership charity for local voluntary sector infrastructure.

Visit the NAVCA website

Directory of Social Change (DSC)

Providing training courses, publications, online funding databases, research, conferences, a bookshop and resources.

Visit the DSC website

DSC Funding websites

The Directory of Social Change’s directory of funding websites.

Visit the Directory