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B&Q Foundation Grants / Closes 17 May

The B&Q Foundation Grants programme is provided by B&Q Foundation and managed by Neighbourly.

Neighbourly is a ‘multi-award winning giving platform used by thousands of local Good Causes across the UK and Ireland to seek help from businesses in the form of funding, volunteer time and surplus products’.

Objectives of Fund

The funding is intended for registered charities working with people in need (by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, other disadvantage or distress) in the UK and who need funding for the following:

  • Projects that provide, maintain, repair or improve housing or community space.
  • Supporting people experiencing poor housing or homelessness.

Value Notes

There are two levels of grants:

  • Up to £5,000 for garden projects
  • Up to £10,000 for building or indoor projects.

The B&Q Foundation will consider awarding higher value grants.

Who Can Apply

UK registered charities based and working in the UK can apply.

The following organisations can apply:

  • Foodbank
  • Community centre
  • Religious organisation
  • Disability charity/ service
  • Homelessness charity
  • Community volunteer group
  • Community shop/ pantry
  • Family centre/ charity
  • Mental health charity/ service
  • Community fridge
  • Children’s/ youth charity
  • Health charity
  • Elderly care charity/ group
  • Poverty relief
  • Community cafe
  • Social/supported accommodation.
  • Soup kitchen
  • Community garden
  • Preschool/ nursery
  • Hospice
  • Primary school
  • Environmental charity/ group
  • Youth group/ club
  • Redistribution and logistics
  • Nursing/ care home
  • Emergency/ rescue service
  • Day care centre
  • Sports club/ group
  • Community/ city farm
  • Conservation charity/ group
  • Veterans charity
  • Domestic abuse charity
  • Secondary school
  • Neighbourhood group
  • Park group
  • Recycling/ reuse charity
  • Performing arts group
  • Advice service
  • Refugee/ asylum charity
  • Hospital
  • Animal rescue/ care
  • Charity shop
  • Recreation and social group
  • Human rights organisation
  • LGBTQ+ charity
  • Community transport
  • College
  • Racial equality charity
  • Wildlife charity/group
  • Heritage trust
  • Campaigning organisation

Location: UK

Applications close: 17 May 2024

How to Apply: For more information and to apply please visit: https://bqfoundation.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/

Disability Hustings

Disability Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Deaf Association are holding a hustings for Disabled and Sensory Impaired people on Friday evening at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at Allia in Peterborough. Details of the venue can be found here

Disability Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Deaf Association have local leaders of all the main parties in attendance to answer questions and hopefully the local press will be covering the event.


To register with the opportunity to ask a question to the MP’s on the night follow this link: https://form.jotformeu.com/cambsdeaf/deaf-and-disabled-election-hustings

Please find attached a further link to an article by Nikki Fox the Disabled correspondent for the BBC on what disabled people should expect at polling stations to make voting accessible: It highlights that this is not as straight forward as it perhaps could be:


It extremely important that disabled people, their families and their carers get the opportunity to ask their questions to all the political representatives here in Peterborough, so please book your space.



Disabled Children’s Service – Applications

Cambridgeshire County Council Disabled Children’s Service are inviting applications to deliver a range of interesting, exciting and inclusive activities for disabled children and young people living within Cambridgeshire. The children and young people who will use the clubs and groups will be aged up to 19 years and have a range of needs: They may require assistance with personal care for example or assistance with support to enjoy activities in the community with other young people.

The groups and clubs must be able to provide enjoyable experiences for our young people whilst enabling them to reduce social isolation and contribute to their personal and social development.

Any projects or groups set up may be specialist or may provide an environment, which prepares disabled children and young people for transition to inclusive provisions.

The Service is looking for flexible projects or groups that enable children and young people to participate in fun and stimulating activities at a range of times that suit them including evenings, weekends and during school holidays.

The County Council’s current framework ends on 30th September 2019 and they invite all existing providers and new ones to join our new framework. Their tender is due to go live on May 28th and they have a provider engagement day on 16th May 2019, 14:00 – 16:00 at the Kreis Viersen Room, Shire Hall in Cambridge, CB3 0AP.

If you are interested in attending this event, please can you email childrenscommissioningteam@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.