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Want to become a Global’s Make Some Noise charity?

Want to become a Global’s Make Some Noise charity?

Our grants window opens in Autumn 2024. Join our mailing list to be notified when the next opportunity for charity grants becomes available! 

Over the last 10 years, with the help of our supporters and charity partners, we have raised over £35 million and changed over 200,000 lives. As we look to the future, we want to ensure that the UK is a place where nobody is left facing life’s toughest challenges alone. We believe that small charities are best placed to address issues locally and make this vision a reality. 

Global’s Make Some Noise has been passionately raising funds for small, local charities since 2014. As a grant-giving charity, we collaborate with renowned Global brands, including Heart, Capital, LBC, Radio X, Smooth, Classic FM, Capital Xtra and Gold, to mobilise listener donations. 

Beyond financial support, we give a powerful voice to community causes through our awareness-raising appeals and extend a helping hand through our training programmes and capacity-building initiatives. Last year alone, we provided grants to over 100 small charities in the UK, further solidifying our commitment to making a tangible and lasting difference.  

To better support small charities and ensure they can access vital funds more immediately, we have decided to move our grant application window to Autumn 2024. Grant panels will take place in early 2025 and first grant payments made around April.

As we venture into this new chapter, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. We will continue to empower small charities, amplify their impact, and create positive change that resonates within the communities we all serve. 

Thank you for being an integral part of the Global’s Make Some Noise journey.


Our current programme prioritises grant-giving for small charities that are working to address one of our key outcome areas for achieving change in communities across the UK.

Our current four key outcome areas are:

  • Providing shelter and safety
  • Supporting physical and/or mental health
  • Developing life skills
  • Reducing isolation or improving inclusion

Here is a list of the types of things we are most likely to fund:

  • Staff salaries predominantly associated with direct delivery work
  • Any programme, sessional, service or project delivery costs
  • Equipment, technology, materials or refurbishment costs which are related to direct service delivery work (we cannot contribute to large build projects, fundraising or marketing costs)
  • A contribution to running costs/overheads (in contribution to a wider direct-delivery programme)

This list is not exhaustive, and we have funded many different areas of work and initiatives. If you are unsure that what you want to apply for meets our criteria, or has a good chance of being funded, contact the Make Some Noise Grants Team at [email protected].


In addition to delivering a key project or service addressing one or more of our key outcomes, your charity must meet our basic eligibility criteria, listed below:

  • Your charity has an annual income of approximately £30,000 – £1 million
  • Your organisation is a UK registered charity with the Charity Commission, OSCR (Scotland) or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
  • Your charity has been registered for at least 1 year with 1 full set of submitted accounts on the Charity Commission, OSCR (Scotland) or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
  • Your charity provides in-depth direct support to people
  • You have a registered bank account in your organisation’s name
  • You have a current safeguarding policy and set of procedures
  • You have a current equal opportunities/equality policy and processes
  • You are able to identify a specific programme, area of work, role or project which Global’s Make Some Noise could fun – this can be existing or new

Unfortunately, some organisations and types of work are not eligible for support, they are:

  • Organisations who do not conduct any direct delivery work or whose primary focus is on research or campaigning
  • Animal rescue/rehabilitation projects that solely benefit animals
  • Faith-based projects supporting the promotion of religion
  • Organisations based, or delivering work outside of the UK
  • Schools, colleges or higher education institutions
  • NHS, other healthcare providers or local authority obligations
  • Politically affiliated organisations
  • Activities that have already taken place
  • Grant-making organisations or activities where funds will be primarily provided to third-parties or individuals
  • Fundraising events/activities or fundraising salaries


Stage 1: Expression of Interest

Stage 2: Invite to Apply

Stage 3: Panel Assessment – Funding proposals will be reviewed and successful applications will be selected at panel

We expect to open stage 1 of our application process in Autumn 2024.

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