A grant for every goal

In 2024, the Wesleyan Foundation continues to strive to make a positive impact on charities and communities. On top of our long-established community grants for charities earning under £500,000 a year, we also have other grants that are open to charities with any income.

Through our grants, we are supporting the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. This means we're funding charities that work towards climate action, quality education, gender equality, health and wellbeing, and reducing inequalities.

Discover our grants

Ready to apply for funding? Find the grant that best aligns with the work of your charity.

  • Community Grants: Open 1st February - 31st July 2024

    Our Community Grants Programme has been developed to support grassroots charities. If your charity’s income is under £500,000 and you are delivering a service which supports our goals then our Community Grants programme is here for you. This programme now accepts applications across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    Community Grants Application Panel Timescales:

    Spring Panel – Applications from 1 February to 10 March 2024 
    Summer Panel – Applications From 11 March to 19 May 2024 
    Autumn Panel – Applications from 19 May to 31 July 2024

    Community grants fact sheet PDF

    Apply for a community grant

  • Wellbeing Grant: Open 1st February - 9th March 2024 (closed)

    You can apply for this grant if your charity offers wellbeing activities designed to support doctors, dentists or teachers.

    You can get funding for:

    • Peer support groups
    • Webinars
    • Workshops
    • The development of technology
    • Projects which will improve the working practices/wellbeing of our professions

    Wellbeing grant fact sheet PDF

    We are no longer accepting applications for this grant.

  • Climate Action Grant: Open 1st March - 1st April 2024 (closed)

    The grant for protecting and improving the environment and combatting climate change.

    You can apply for funding for:

    • Climate action and environment education projects
    • Activities to remove carbon from the atmosphere (tree planting, heathland restoration or supporting algae farms)
    • Remediating polluted areas (litter picking or clean-ups)
    • Research or development work to enhance or protect biodiversity
    • Improvement of public community spaces to help people get outdoors

    Climate action grant fact sheet PDF

    We are no longer accepting applications for this grant.

  • Equality Grant: Open 1st May - 1st June 2024

    Our equality grant is aimed at driving greater equality for disadvantaged groups in our society.

    As an inclusive grant, our goal is to help a wide variety of communities, where they face a struggle for equality such as BME, LGBTQ+, Disability, Faith, Women’s and Men’s rights groups.

    You can apply for funding for:

    • Mentoring
    • Skill building
    • Educational workshops
    • Employability
    • Peer support groups
    • Advocacy groups
    • Health support
    • Assistive technology

    Equality grant fact sheet PDF

    Apply for an equality grant

  • Mutuality Grant: 1st July - 30th August 2024

    The fund that allows our members and colleagues to nominate a charity.

    If you are a Wesleyan member and have a charity that's close to your heart, you can nominate them to receive funding as part of our Winter of Giving. The charity will have to follow our eligibility criteria and you must be a Wesleyan member or colleague to nominate.

    Find out what makes a Wesleyan member.

    We are not currently accepting applications for this grant. The grant fact sheet will be available from 1st July, when applications open.

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