Funding Opportunities

I'm always being informed about funding opportunities and competitions available to constituents in Daventry. Often the opportunities are available to charities of all types, start-up businesses and local projects. 

I've seen over the years the great work that can happen as a result of these grants. I would urge all constituents to continue to keep an eye on this page and, if applicable, take some time to throw their hat in the ring.  

If you know of any funding opportunities or would like to advertise them on this page, please get in touch with my office at

Please be aware that my office is not able to assist with the applications directly. This page is to highlight opportunities for constituents to be made aware of. 


Small Charities Challenge Fund

The Small Charities Challenge Fund is the Department for International Development’s tailored fund for very small development charities based in the UK.

Start-Up Funding Available from SJL Foundation

Entries are now open for the second SJL Foundation "SJL National Start-Up Business Awards”. Start-up owners shortlisted could receive a £2,000 grant and access to a free mentorship programme with entrepreneur Simon Lancaster, the staff at SJL Insurance, their suppliers and associates.

Business Support from BEIS

I recently received a letter from the new Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, about the new avenues of support that the department will be offering to small businesses.