The following funding organisations are taking applications now.
The Garfield Weston Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation makes around 1,500 one-off grants per year across the UK. Its priority areas include the arts, community, education, welfare, medical, youth, religion and environment. The Foundation encourages applicants to apply for their priority project, outlining clearly why this is important, including the need to secure a contribution to core costs where relevant. There are no limits to the size of grant and each application is considered on its own merit.
BBC Children in Need
Deadline: 15 October 2012
Grants for up to three years are available for work with disadvantaged young people aged 18 or under. Projects should work with young people who are suffering from illness, distress, abuse or poverty, or with people who are disabled or have behavioural difficulties.