In partnership with Community Matters Yorkshire, we are delighted to announce further details of our 2023 Funding Fair, which will take place over three days between the 14th and 15th March and on the 28th March 2023.

On the 15th and 16th March 2023, we are co-hosting a series of online funding talks with national grant funders. all these talks are free to attend and details are below. On the 28th March 2028, we will be hosting a half day Funding Fair at PWC offices in Watford. For those who have not been to one of our funding fairs, this is our annual event where we discuss all things funding with a mixture of presentations from local and national funders, workshops on different issues impacting funding as well as a roundup of support available from W3RT CVS.

This year, the Fair will between 9:15am and 1pm at PWC Offices on Clarendon Road in Watford. Consider this a save-the-date and once the details of the Fair have been confirmed, we will be sending out a further update along with a registration form.

Funding Talks - Day One: 15th March 2023




09:00- 10:00


We administer community funds (CF) on behalf of Local Authorities, large scale renewable energy developers including wind farms and solar farms, landfill operators (through the Landfill Communities Fund), and other renewable energy plants. 

Grantscape funds are very geographically specific please check that you are in the correct area: Please look at the website to check which areas are eligible 

Grantscape website. 


Lloyds Bank Foundation We have committed to funding at least 700 charities at any one time, for longer, more flexibly and with more money. We will provide a wide range of developmental support, including training, consultancy and mentoring alongside our funding to strengthen charities. 


Garfield Weston Foundation

The Foundation aims to be responsive to where need is greatest and therefore supports a wide range of charitable activity in the following categories: 

  • Arts 
  • Education 
  • Youth 
  • Health 
  • Museums & Heritage 
  • Community 
  • Environment 
  • Faith 
  • Welfare 

The foundation only makes grants to registered Charities and CIOs 


Bernard Sunley Foundation  A family grant making foundation which supports charities in England and Wales working to raise the quality of life and provide greater opportunities for the young, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged. 


Henry Smith Foundation

The Henry Smith Charity aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society. We achieve this by funding organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage. We want to help people for whom other sources of support have failed, been inappropriate or are simply not available. To achieve this we aim to make grants that work towards one or more of our key values.

• Increasing resilience 

• Creating opportunities and life chances 

• Empowering communities 


 Groundwork  Groundwork has two grant programs Tesco bags of Help and Comic Relief small grants. 


National Lottery Community Fund  The National Lottery Community Fund aims to support ideas and projects that matter to people and communities. Using funding and relationships to help create stronger, more connected communities, the National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery. 


Funding Talks - Day Two: 16th March 2023





Key Fund

The Key Fund offers flexible loans and grant/loan packages to help the community and social enterprises to start up, become sustainable, or grow.


Good Things Foundation 

The Foundation helps people to improve their lives through digital. We tackle the most pressing social issues of our time, working with partners in thousands of communities across the UK. 



Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site where you can raise money for your good cause when your supporters shop on line. easyfundraising turns everyday online shopping into free donations for your cause – your supporters shop as normal (but start on your easyfundraising cause page), and then retailers will make a small donation to say “thank you”.  

If you would like to set up your free easyfundraising page before the session, you can do that here 


The Clothworkers Foundation

The Clothworkers’ Foundation improves the lives of people and communities – particularly those facing disadvantage, deprivation and/or discrimination – through grant-making. The Foundation was set up in 1977 to be the primary vehicle of charitable giving for The Clothworkers’ Company. Since then, The Foundation has awarded more than £152 million in capital grants to charities registered in the UK or not-for-profit organisations working across the nine areas of priority defined in its Main and Small Grants programme. 


Arts Council

The arts council have a wide range of funding opportunities from small grants for individuals and organisations to larger developmental grants for arts and culture projects and more beyond this. This is an opportunity to understand how the Arts Council might be part of your funding mix.  


Heritage Lottery Fund

We believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. We distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK’s heritage Increasing resilience. 

We hope that one or more of the sessions is of interest and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].  

Alex Murray


Lead for W3RT CVS in Watford. Helping to strengthen and support the local voluntary sector.