• Organisations whose postcode is not within the IMD deprivation limits set out in our funding guidelines
  • Newly established organisations with no previous annual accounts
  • Individuals, whether direct or through a third party
  • Charities or NGOs registered outside the UK
  • Statutory services including state schools, local or national authorities, prisons, NHS hospitals or services
  • Universities, further education colleges and independent schools
  • Organisations with an annual income over £1m
  • Hospices
  • Organisations with primarily an environmental aim
  • Grant making organisations or umbrella organisations
  • Organisations that have applied to us unsuccessfully within the previous 12 months
  • Organisations which have made their annual returns to the Charity Commission or Companies House late within the past three years
  • Organisations which have not reviewed their safeguarding policy and/or held formal safeguarding training/refresher sessions within the past 12 months

Types of Projects We Do Not Fund

  • Capital projects
  • Set up costs for new organisations
  • Projects outside the UK
  • Animal welfare
  • Environment and conservation
  • Medical research
  • Feasibility studies
  • One-off events (except under the Small Grants programme)
  • PR and awareness raising; fundraising salaries, events, initiatives or websites
  • Projects primarily concerned with the production of films, podcasts or other media
  • For Small Grants: urban projects not delivered in the same city/town (or borough for London) in which the applying organisation is based