Awards for All England (external link) give grants from £300 to more than £500,000 to community and voluntary groups and charities.

Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. It doesn’t have a deadline and you can apply at any time.

It is the most popular grants programme so they will prioritise groups with smaller incomes. Due to high demand on the programme, organisations that have a large annual income may not be able to get funding through Awards for All.

It is recommended that you send them your application at least four months before you want your project to start.

You can apply to Awards for All England if you are a community or not-for-profit group, parish or town council, health body, or school. You do not need to be a registered charity to apply.

You must have a bank account that requires at least two people to sign each cheque or withdrawal.

We will fund activities that benefit the community, including:

  • hosting an event, activity or performance
  • purchasing new equipment or materials
  • running training courses
  • setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group
  • carrying out special repairs or conservation work
  • expenses for volunteers, pay for workers and professional fees
  • transport costs