Please see below for a list of links to
organisations who may be able to provide funding and support for
your xl club.
Provides grants to help people rebuild their communities.They
are particularly interested in supporting neighbourhood projects,
community arts projects, projects involving community service by
young people, or projects set up by those who are socially
excluded. The Trust normally gives grants to projects where an
initial £75 to £750 can make a real difference to getting the
project up and running.Activities supported in the past include
£200 to buy tools and equipment for a community garden and £250 to
a youth bikers club to pay for a water and electricity supply so
they could engineer bikes and develop skills they could use when
they left school.
Think Big is for people aged 13 to 25 years old and is to help
make things better in the local community. The award is for £300
plus training and support and it may be possible to apply for
further funding if a project is going well. Successful projects in
the past include transforming an abandoned garden into a vibrant
The Mark Leonard Trust is part of the Sainsbury Family
Charitable Trusts and focuses on:
- environmental work in the UK, particularly projects finding
practical ways of involving children and young adults; sustainable
agriculture and biodiversity; and sustainable transport, energy
efficiency and renewable energy.
- youth work that supports the rehabilitation of young people
involved in anti-social or criminal activities, and helps remove
the barriers to social inclusion.
Awards for All is the Big Lottery Fund’s small grants programme
which aims to help improve local communities and the lives of
people most in need. Grants are between £300 and £10,000. Community
groups, not for profit groups and schools are eligible to
The small grants programme supports local community sport
projects which seek to increase participation, sustain
participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their
chosen sport. Grants are available for any sum from £300 to £10,000
and are open to any not-for-profit club or association, statutory
body or educational establishment.
Grants for the arts are available for activities carried out
over a set period and which engage people in England in arts
activities, and help artists and arts organisations in England
carry out their work. Grants are between £1,000 and £100,000.
The small grants programme awards grants of less than £7,500 to
causes approved by the Charity Commission. Grants are available for
projects encouraging and developing leadership amongst young people
and supporting disadvantaged young people.
Awards aimed at individuals or informal groups of people who
have an idea which will benefit their community, have thought about
how they will run their project, have some evidence that there is a
need for their project and will learn a new skill from carrying out
their project.The awards are between £500 and £5,000.
YouthBanks are run by young people for young people and provide
small grants to fund young people’s good ideas to benefit their
local community. Local YouthBanks decide locally on the size of the
grants, the application process and local priorities and assessment
The community wildlife programme funds between £300 and £10,000
for projects that improve urban or rural environments for people to
enjoy or get people more active and healthier.
The Microsoft Giving Programme provides small grants of
software; the standard donation is of three pieces, to charities,
education establishments and community groups. Software donated is
for use in fundraising or helping to run voluntary
Safer Stronger Communities minor grants are available to
encourage the development of community activities, for example
setting up activities for the local community, buying equipment for
a community based activity, funding a community event and printing
a community newsletter.Community based not-for-profit or charitable
organisations anywhere within the Kirklees Metropolitan District
can apply.The maximum award available is £1,000 per year.
Whether you need a plumber in Plymouth or a gardener in
Gateshead, using a Trust-supported business is a practical way for
you to help.
Their potential is unlimited. Our resources are
Free Resources to support your xl club with their
We have designed a new resource to support Key Stage 3
enterprise, PSHEE and cross-curriculum teaching, to engage students
in enterprise activities whilst
raising funds for The Prince's Trust.