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Opportunities: Equality & diversity

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The Maypole Fund

Grants up to £750 are available for projects by individual women- or women only groups to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by feminist anti-militarist women to proactively challenge patriarchy.

Deadline: 31 January 2024

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The Clothworkers’ Foundation

Grants for UK registered charities and not-for-profits working in the areas of alcohol and substance misuse, disadvantaged minority communities, disadvantaged young people, domestic and sexual abuse, homelessness, older people, people with disabilities, prisoners and ex-offenders and people with a visual impairment.

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The Co-operative Foundation Young Gamechangers Fund

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to UK groups or organisations that can deliver youth-led projects and activities with and for young people aged 10-25. Partnership bids are welcomed. Individuals may also apply.

Deadline: 19 December 2023

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The Hedley Foundation Limited

Grants available to smaller UK registered charities working with the elderly, people with a mental or physical disability, those who are terminally ill, young people and social welfare projects, including those that benefit carers, the homeless and ex-offenders.

Deadline: 13 December 2023

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Lloyds Bank Foundation

This programme is for small, local, specialist charities supporting people facing complex issues.

Deadline: 25 January 2024

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The Thomas Wall Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities developing communication skills for disadvantaged adults aged 18 and over so that they can improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience and life-chances.

Deadline: 8 January 2024

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abrdn The Financial Fairness Trust

Grants available for strategic work, including policy work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve financial wellbeing on a regional or national scale.

Deadline: 5 February 2024

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Make it Big Pathway Fund

Do it Now Now’s 'Make It Big with Pathway Fund.' Pathway Fund, partnering with Do It Now Now, is committed to empowering Black and Global Majority-led charities and social enterprises.

The deadline for this opportunity was 16 November 2023

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Ocado Foundation for Good

Grants of up to £1,000 available to a wide range of organisations to support skills development and/or sustainability projects that benefit local communities.

Deadline: 31 December 2023

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The Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation funds new projects that encourage change in the way the arts are created, presented, accessed and experienced.

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The deadline for this opportunity was 30 September 2023