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

Last year we awarded £6million in grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations that needed them.

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, but watch this space for more news about this programme.

Find out more about the CAF Tourle Foundation Fund

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 funding programme for 2017 has now closed.  Any future opportunities will be communicated on this webpage as they arise.

To find out more about the resources available to promote smart meters visit Smart Energy GB

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.


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