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Community Group Grants

A list has been compiled of organisations providing cost of living grant funding as well as other funding for community groups. This list will soon include funding grants available for specific projects and core costs.


National Grid: this winter, National Grid Electricity Distribution has teamed up with Localgiving to deliver a record £2.5million of funding to charitable organisations tackling fuel poverty in their communities. With the increase in fuel costs and the cost of living, many families will find paying their bills a struggle at this time of year. 

National Grid Electricity Distribution is calling on charities, councils and community groups small and large across its four regions, to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support people who need extra help this winter. In addition to providing grants, a bank of energy saving advice and resources will be available for groups to adapt and use within their communities, offering an extra layer of support. 

The fund is open to all non-profit and statutory organisations, big and small, based in these locations who are supporting households experiencing fuel poverty. 

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Asda Foundation, is committed to supporting local communities through grant giving and we believe it takes a whole community working together to improve people's lives.
This grant is designed to support the increased running costs groups will face between
September 2022 and February 2023, including rent increases and electricity cost rises. The term ‘warm banks’ has emerged in recent months encouraging community locations this winter to remain open for longer to provide people with a warm, safe place to be rather than heating homes or living in a cold property. Are you a community group that are going to open longer to support individuals in your local area and provide a warm place to be?

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The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation UK and Ireland, is a grant giving organisation that aims to support charities that tackle hunger and malnutrition, provide education and promote health and wellbeing.

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Active Together

A £7.5 million fund, with up to £10,000 in match funding, as part of a support package to help clubs and organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns related to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, as well as the emerging energy, cost of living or other local crises - such as adverse weather.


Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store.

This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store

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The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK. Worth keeping an eye on special grant funds for cost of living projects such as isolation and wellbeing

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Energy Saving Trust has been appointed by Ofgem to distribute payments from companies who may have breached rules.

Registered charities, community interest companies, co-operative societies and community benefit societies can apply for funds to deliver energy related projects that meet the scheme priorities and benefit people in England, Scotland and Wales.

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BBC Children in Need, children and young people are at the heart of what we do. After the events of the last few years, we have developed a new charitable ambition and grantmaking strategy.


AVIVA Community Fund. The rising cost of living is putting extra strain on individuals, communities and the causes that support them. The need is greater than ever, and funding isn’t stretching as far. Many organisations are working tirelessly to meet this challenge, but they need help to keep their doors open.

With our additional £2 million Cost of Living Boost, the Aviva Community Fund will bring people together to support those who need it most. We’ll match every individual donation up to £250*.

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The Community Fridge Network is coordinated by Hubbub and it connects fridges across the UK. It is a support network for groups running fridges to share knowledge and skills and to ask questions. The Network offers free guidance on how to set up your own fridge and provides comprehensive support, design assets, a knowledge sharing forum, health and safety templates and discounted fridges and freezers!


Big Issue Invest is offering loan finance between £20,000 to £150,000 to social enterprises and charities in England, for energy efficiency and renewable energy installation.

This lending programme is aimed at enabling social enterprises and charities to access loan funding to help save money on energy during the unprecedented cost of living crisis.


The National Databank:

provides free mobile data, texts and calls to people in need via Good Things Foundation’s network of local community partners. Think of it like a ‘food bank’ but for internet connectivity data. Community organisations can apply to access the databank, enabling them to provide data to people in their communities who need it.

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