The Leathersellers’ Foundation – Small Grants

The Leathersellers’ Foundation provides a wide range of funding to UK registered charities, educational institutions and university students. 

The foundation operates two grant programmes for UK registered charities:

  • Small Grants Programme – one-off grants for small projects.
  • Main Grants Programme – targeted funding rounds, with grants available towards core costs to support charities working within the focus area of the active round.

Small Grants Programme grants of up to £5,000.

The Small Grants Programme accepts applications from UK registered charities including charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) but not community interest companies (CICs).

To be eligible organisations must:

  • Deliver activities to meet an identified need for vulnerable people in their community.
  • Operate in a geographical area of high deprivation in the UK.
  • Have a planned expenditure of under £200,000 in 2023/24.

The funder is looking for organisations that:

  • Understand the needs of their local community.
  • Are open and transparent about their work and finances.
  • Are working in partnership with others.

The fund is open and is a rolling funding programme.

There are 10 application windows throughout the year. Submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. As soon as 45 applications have been received, applications will close for the round.

Applicants who have started an application form and then find that the maximum applications have been reached can save a draft and return to the application when the next round opens.

Remaining applications for 2024 open on:

Easter Break from 2 April 2024 to 12 April 2024

  • 4 March 2024 for the 16 April 2024 Committee Meeting.
  • 2 April 2024 for the 14 May 2024 Committee Meeting.
  • 6 May 2024 for the 12 June 2024 Committee Meeting.

Applications are made using the online application form on the Leathersellers’ Company website. The Small Grants Committee meets regularly to ensure charities receive a decision within a month of submitting their application.

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