ACVO Opportunities


Screwfix Foundation

Funding available: up to £5,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

About this fund

Supports projects that improve, fix and repair buildings, homes and facilities specifically used by people in need throughout the UK. The types of projects they can fund are:

-Improved energy efficient lighting & heating
-Installation of new kitchen, bathroom etc.
-Installation of a sensory room
-General painting & decorating
-Improving safety and security of a building

Who can apply
Registered charities based in the UK.

When to apply
Trustees meet to review applications in March, June, September and December. The cut off date for applications will be the 10th of the month prior to the Trustee meeting.

This year’s deadlines: 10 Feb 2023, 10 May 2023, 10 Aug 2023, 10 Nov 2023

How to apply
Apply online via the Foundation website.

Do not support projects which will used by general members of the public i.e., sports clubs and associations, uniformed groups such as scout and girl guide groups or organisations that support wildlife or animals as their main beneficiary.

They are also unable to donate products or vouchers can will not fund:

-Items that are easily removable from a property such as soft furnishings, curtains, tables, chairs etc.
-White goods or electronic items
-Grants for research
-Purchase of vehicles
-Purchase of garden machinery or removeable furniture such as lawnmowers, chairs or plants.
-Repayment of loans
-Annual Rent or service charges

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Screwfix Foundation


Funding available: up to £5,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

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