The most suitable sources of funding to sustain an organisation come from a mix of fundraising and income generation. We help organisations to focus their efforts on realistic, timely and appropriate funding strategies, based on their governance structure, financial management, impact and market.

Funding opportunities across Lancashire

Local Connections Fund; open for applications 5th January – 26th January 21

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £2 million pounds each into the new Local Connections Fund. It will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ of between £300 and £2500, so that small local organisations – with an annual income of £50,000 or less, can bring people and communities together, and reduce loneliness.The funding will help to bring people together in safe and secure ways, including by covering the costs of technologies and equipment, to help people feel more connected within their communities. Funding can also be used to help strengthen organisations and their services, eg through training and development.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 26th January 2021.

Find out more below:

Morrisons Foundation Grant

The Morrisons Foundation supports charities making a positive difference in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales. They award grants for charity projects and match fund the money that Morrisons colleagues raise for their chosen charities.

In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000.The grant funding supports charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives. From support groups to children’s hospitals and homeless shelters to hospices, the grants provide vital funding for good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. For more information please visit their website:

The Wilko Helping Hands Fund

Wilko love helping their local communities. That’s why every wilko store has a budget to give a little helping hand to local groups and community projects. You could get wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for your community – whether it’s a raffle prize to help with fund raising or tins of paint and extra helpers to do up a community centre, they want to help you!

They CAN help local schools, playgroups and nurseries, parent or family groups, disabled groups, youth clubs, elderly groups, luncheon clubs, community and tenants’ associations plus appeals from the local police, fire service and local councils and many more! For more info and application click HERE:

The Leathersellers’ Company: Small Grants Programme

This is a fast track application process for small one-off grants (up to maximum of £3,000).In the light of the high demand for funds, and our desire to avoid charities spending time on unsuccessful applications, our small grants programme will now only consider applications from UK registered charities (this includes Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) but not Community Interest Companies (CIC)) that are:-currently supporting vulnerable people;-working in geographical areas of high deprivation (within the UK); -have an annual income under £200,000

For more information please visit their website: