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Each year, we award grants across four categories:


Grant theme

Until March 31st 2022, our theme is financial hardship resulting in food poverty. These grants will be up to a maximum of £40,000. They’ll only be available to charities with a turnover of less than £10 million. Applications closed on 20th December 2021.

Three Year Funding Programme

We’re offering 10 grants of £25,000 a year for three years. We award these grants to organisations which can use a grant to create a ripple effect to achieve multiple outcomes. Applications closed on 20th December 2021.


We always look to move swiftly in the event of natural disasters and offer support where we feel able to assist. Due to the unpredictability of such disasters, we don’t accept applications under this category. So far this year we’ve donated £60,000 under this theme.

Smaller grants

These grants are usually for £5,000 each. There are two rounds of awards a year, one in the Autumn and one in the Spring. We aim to award these grants to charities who rely on volunteer support and make an impact in their communities. Applications closed on 30th November 2021.

With the support of The Forrester Trust we have been able to grow, what was at the time a brand new initiative in the Criminal Justice System – securing sustainable employment for ex-offenders. It is without doubt their continued support, that has allowed team TN to secure jobs for over 500 people. People who would otherwise be trapped in the cycle of crime and poverty.

Steve Freer, CEO Tempus Novo

Looking for funding for your charity?

Apply for funding using our online application form. It takes most people about 30 minutes to complete.

Building a just and equitable society

We’ve been helping small charities work towards a just and equitable society since 1986.

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