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.

This programme has now closed for applications.  Those who have applied will be informed of the outcome by 31 December 2018.

Find out more about '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. The goal of the fund is to improve volunteer recruitment and retention rates, while also attracting further funding in the long term.

This programme is open for applications at certain times of the year. Read on for more about the UK SAR Volunteer Fund.

Please note: If you've applied to the UK Search and Rescue Fund, the latest date we'll notify you of the outcome of your application will now be Friday 16 November 2018.

This is because we've not been in a position to pull together the full decision-making panel as quickly as we'd hoped. We hope this doesn't cause you any inconvenience and look forward to contacting you again soon.

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.

Organisations applying for the grant must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people, whilst demonstrating the need and difference it will make.

Applications are now closed.

Smart Energy GB in Communities fund

Smart Energy GB in Communities is part of Smart Energy GB’s campaign to inform and inspire people about smart meters and the benefits they can bring.

Through Smart Energy GB in Communities we are partnering with regional and local organisations from the voluntary and public sectors. These partnerships will help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn about smart meters, regardless of personal circumstance or where they live.

Smart Energy GB in Communities is providing a range of advice and support to our partners, including funding to help deliver projects and activities that engage their communities with the smart meter campaign.

The latest round of funding and support is open to organisations who reach individuals on a low income.

Applications are now closed.


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