Funding: miscellaneous

RADEQUAL funding

Further to the successful delivery of the Rethinking Radicalisation and Radical Dialogue programmes, Manchester has been working with communities to develop a new and exciting community resilience campaign and grant funding programme called RADEQUAL.
RADEQUAL is an important campaign for everyone in the city as it is aimed at working together to ensure that prejudice, hate and extremism is eradicated and that our communities do not become divided. RADEQUAL is Manchester’s campaign to challenge these views, connect our communities and champion the values that our city was built upon.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for voluntary and community sector groups, including schools, RSL’s and charities in Manchester wishing to develop activities that promote and deliver the RADEQUAL principles and grant priorities.

The grant priorities include:

  • Promoting Manchester’s shared values and identity.
  • Building communities that are resilient to extremism and intolerance.
  • Increasing participation and empowerment (across a range of groups and communities).
  • Providing safe spaces for all communities to come together and have dialogue.
  • Strengthening inter / intra faith leadership.

The deadline for grant applications is 28 October 2016.  The activities will need to be delivered between 1 January 2017 and 31 March 2017.

The grant application for can be downloaded from

If you require any further information, please contact Samiya Butt, Prevent and Cohesion Co-ordinator, E-mail: or Amanda Salmon, Community Safety Delivery Officer, E-mail:

The Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust offers grants to charities that have an annual income greater than £200,000 and less than £10 million, supporting disadvantaged children and young people to adopt a more positive attitude to their lives. Grants of £25,000-£35,000 are available.

Full details here


Big Lottery Celebrate Fund

The Celebrate Grant scheme has been set up by the Big Lottery Fund in response to a YouGov poll where six out of ten respondents said that they could not remember ever coming together to big lotterycelebrate anything with their community.  This fund has been so popular that Big Lottery have added a further £4.1 million to the pot.

The new £3.875 million Celebrate fund will provide grants of between £300 and £10,000 to enable voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies to hold one off events and activities which give their community the chance to come together to mark something important. This could be commemorating a local historic event or simply getting to know the neighbours better.

All projects must be open to everyone in the community being served. Priority will be given to applications which show communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures and to applications which demonstrate that the proposed activity is desired and led by the local community.

Applications can be made at any time and will be considered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis until all the funding has been allocated.

Full details can be found on the Big Lottery Fund website.

The Discovery Foundation – Discovery Grants

Previously known as the Santander Foundation, the Discovery Foundation offers funding to support local charities and community interest companies that are helping disadvantaged people locally across the UK.  The Discovery Grants scheme combines the previous ‘Community Plus’, ‘Learn and Grow’ and ‘Money Skills’ grant schemes into one new funding programme. £5,000 is available and forms can be picked up at any Santander branch or download online. There are no funding deadlines. Apply here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping vulnerable young people (aged 14-25). The Fund will provide core funding to organisations within the youth sector and outside. There is no deadline to apply and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

DWF Foundation

dwf-pink-logoA grant-giving foundation has been established by Manchester legal firm DWF to support initiatives that develop and improve local communities under the themes of education, employability, health and wellbeing, and homelessness.

Small grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Any charity wanting support should complete the DWF Foundation’s online application form. Details of how to apply can be seen via this link:

Enquires should be directed to: Clare Beavan, DWF Foundation Manager,


See also the new GrantNav tool from 360Giving


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