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Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Community Arts Projects


Redbridge Arts Grants is a community grant scheme that supports the arts in Redbridge and is available to voluntary organisations either based or working in the Borough that support, develop and promote art and cultural related activities.  A total of £27,000 of grant fu...

17th January 2015




Free media training for Somali groups - Applications close on the 22nd January


Members of the Somali community aged 18+ and fluent in English have the opportunity to build up their media and communications skills . If you have been active within the Somali community in London or Leicester (in a paid for or voluntary capacity) for a minimum of 6 months and feel you have some...

17th January 2015




Funding News for London


Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London)


Limited funds for new applications are still available for projects concerned with alleviating the social effects of alcohol abuse/misuse within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. Applications are accepted for specific projects from registered charities. National Charities may apply where the funds will be ring-fenced for work within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. General running costs are not normally supported. Apply anytime for grants of £3,000 – £5,000. Awards are...

6th August 2020


Grants for Education Projects (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham)


Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported will demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclusiveness. The funding is being made available through ...

20th July 2020


New Funding Wave for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged People Affected by Coronavirus (London)


A new round of funding is available from London Community Response for civil society organisations supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in London who have been adversely affected by coronavirus. Three types of grants of up to £50,000 are available; Crisis, Enable and Adapt grants. Priority will be given to organisations led by and for marginalised communities and those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis, those supporting people at high risk, and to smaller grassroots organisa...

8th July 2020


Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London)


The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 31st October 2020. This fund exists to give grants to individuals attending Church of England Schools in the diocese of London in need of financial help. Priority is given to help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally met from statutory funding. Schools can apply for funding on behalf of ind...

2nd July 2020


Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (London)


Grants of up to £6,000 are available to registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays in accordance with Government Covid-19 Guidelines. Activities must take place in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, and the City of London. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon’s Charity’s Covid-19 Scho...

25th June 2020


Funding to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation (Tower Hamlets)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects that tackle loneliness and social isolation within the borough of Tower Hamlets. The funding will support local actions that help people to connect with each other, enjoy each other’s company and enhance their quality of life. This can include activities such as volunteer befrienders, support to use the internet, projects to increase confidence in young people or those with disabilities, and activities ...

24th June 2020


Funding for Urgent Building Projects in Small Theatres (London)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small theatres in London undertaking small building projects that address urgent repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Theatres can also apply for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings but these are considered low priority by the Trustees. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust’s London Theatres Small Grants Scheme and the closing date ...

24th June 2020


Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London)


The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 6th October 2020 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent living standards; shared wealth; pathways to settlement;...

5th June 2020


UK Funding News


Grants of up to £1 Million Available for the Recovery of Foundation Industries (UK)


UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries such as cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and bulk chemicals. Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through Innovate UK to invest in innovative research and development projects that address resource or energy efficiency of foundation industries. UK businesses of any size and research and technology organisations can app...

10th August 2020


Zoo Animals Fund Opens for Applications (England)


The new fund will provide funding of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund also offers grants to support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially close, and is open to those zoos which have already received support through the £14 million Zoo Support Fund. The Zoo Animals Fund will remain open for applications u...

10th August 2020


Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK)


Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture;...

10th August 2020


Common Call Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK based organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black for actions that have a positive impact on deprived communities and are providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financially. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call Covid Fund and is specifically aimed at supporting Black-led social enterpris...

7th August 2020


National Space Innovation Programme Launched (UK)


A new £15 million National Space Innovation Programme has launched to help the UK compete more effectively on the world stage with other countries. As part of the programme, the UK Space Agency is inviting proposals for high-risk, high-reward projects to develop new technologies, products or services with the potential to grow the UK space sector, create high-skilled jobs and tackle global issues. The first £10 million of this funding will support projects focusing on either Earth observatio...

7th August 2020


Funding for Affordable Clean Energy Solutions (International)


£20 million of UK aid funding is available to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for low carbon, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Solutions must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing provisions, or who lack the time or expertise to successfully use those provisions. The funding is being made available round 8 of the Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst Competition. Up...

7th August 2020


Emergency Funding for Homeless Organisations (UK)


Local homelessness organisations that require emergency financial assistance can apply for grants of up to £100,000 to the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund. A total funding pot of £5.5 million is available. The funding aims to provide emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations, preventing closure, service cuts or staff redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income due to the Coronavirus. It will also support organisations tha...

6th August 2020


Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK)


Small charities and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter t...

6th August 2020


Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK)


Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural p...

6th August 2020


Apply for up to £20,000 from Postcode Neighbourhood Trust (Great Britain)


Postcode Neighbourhood Trust has re-opened for applications until the 19th August 2020. The Trust aims to provide funding in Great Britain to organisations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local community organisations and grassroot groups can apply for awards from £500 up to £20,000. Both core funding and project funding will be available to help organisations increase resilience by adapting or expanding their services, or to meet new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to...

5th August 2020


Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose primary focus is the rescue and rehoming of equines. Pr...

5th August 2020


Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK)


Grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 are now available to commercial and not-for-profit organisations of any size to support clothing or linen waste textile recycling and re-use. The aim is to keep waste textiles out of landfill so that it remains a valuable resource. WRAP is offering a total of £1.5 million in grants for projects that use innovative ideas, technologies and equipment, and that fit a range of criteria, including demonstrating “innovation beyond normal practice”. Funding...

5th August 2020


Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to churches and Christian organisations to help them connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their area. Support is available for projects that focus on improving the lives of young people (aged 0-18) and encouraging church growth as young people discover faith for themselves and begin to play an active part in church communities. Examples of the types of items that can be funded include musical instruments for a juni...

5th August 2020


The Cruach Trust (UK)


The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support of up to £1,500 for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th September 2020. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have included grants for gardens, wildlife...

5th August 2020


Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK)


The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last twelve months and whose employment has come to an end...

4th August 2020


People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain)


The People's Postcode Trust's Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. The People's Postcode Trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain under the themes: Promoting human rights; Combatting discrimination; and Preventing poverty. Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. Small organisations and community groups that are not formally registered as a charity can apply for up to £2,000. The closing date for applications is the 19th August 2020....

4th August 2020


Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales)


The Postcode Community Trust has re-opened for applications. Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities, CIOs and SCIOs can apply for grants up to £20,000. Other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2...

4th August 2020


Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales)


Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice which received a grant of £20,...

4th August 2020


Funding for Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being made av...

3rd August 2020


Funding Call to Support the Development of Innovation in the UK’s Space Sector (UK)


The UK Space Agency has announced a call for grant proposals for their National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) which has been established to support the development of innovation in the UK’s space sector. The programme will provide grant funding to UK industry, academia and research organisations to support the development of their innovation products, services or technologies in either of two core themes: Earth observation to tackle climate change; or Ubiquitous communications for enterpri...

31st July 2020


Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK)


Armed Forces charities and other organisations can apply for grants of up to a maximum of £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families. The funding can last for up to three years. In the last year the Foundation awarded almost £500,000 by way of grants and donations to over 50 small charities. Many of the charities supported are smaller bodies that cannot afford marketing teams and urgently need funds to continue their good wo...

31st July 2020


Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK)


The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activity. For example, an application might involve a univ...

30th July 2020


Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK)


Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising. Applications should address one of the key themes of the Foundation: Health...

29th July 2020


B&Q Community Reuse Scheme (UK)


DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Eligible groups include community garden projects, registered charities, schools and colleges, you...

29th July 2020


Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow...

29th July 2020


Funding to Help Religious Organisations Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK & Republic of Ireland)


In response to the coronavirus, the Allchurches Trust is making funding available to churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies to enable them to meet changing needs within their communities and to adapt to challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. The Hope Beyond Programme are making grants of up to £50,000 available to help religious organisations implement new ways of working and introduce new and/or enhanced support and activities to meet cha...

28th July 2020


Finnis Scott Foundation (UK)


Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applications is the 28th September for the next trustees meeting of the Finnis Scott Foundation...

28th July 2020


Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK)


Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees....

28th July 2020


Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and projects with a charitable purpose to support disabled children and their families. The funding can be spent on hydrotherapy pools; multi-sensory rooms; mini buses; young carers projects; sibling projects; and bereavement support. The funding is being made available through the True Colours Trust's small grants programme and projects supported in the past include Friends of Sherwood Park who received a grant of £5,000 towards the creation...

28th July 2020


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment and activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The funding is being made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports mental...

28th July 2020


Funding to Improve the Lives of Young People (UK)


Churches and Christian charities can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects focused on improving the lives of young people aged 18 and under across the UK. Through All Churches Trust Growing Lives Programme, religious organisations can apply for funding to help them run innovative, impactful projects that help young people to explore and grow in faith, get active, access training and work opportunities, develop life and leadership skills and feel less isolated. Funding will also enable ...

27th July 2020


Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK)


UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per year for up to three years. Previous projects supported...

27th July 2020


Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK)


Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The trust prefers to support charities wh...

27th July 2020


Funding to Support Local Health Projects (UK)


Charities, local community groups, social enterprises and CICs can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for activities targeted at improving mental and emotional health and wellbeing. This might include supporting for life challenges that people may experience and providing increased activities and opportunities to learn new skill. The funding is being made available through Specialist healthcare real estate investment trust, Assura and funding will be provided for organisations suppo...

24th July 2020


Defra's Darwin Initiative Announces New Funding Round (UK)


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) Darwin Initiative which aims to help developing countries to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty is now open to applications for three of its programmes. Funding of between £50,000 and £500,000 is available for ‘Main Projects’ which tackle key threats to biodiversity in developing countries. Funding of around £20,000 to £25,000 is available for ‘Fellowship Awards’ which are aimed at building capacity in developing...

24th July 2020


Funding to Empower Marginalised Women and Girls in Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi through Sport (UK)


Comic Relief, in partnership with the Scottish Government, are launching phase 2 of their Levelling the Field Programme which uses sport to address social issues experienced by the most marginalised women and girls in Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi. Levelling the Field II will build on the strengths and learning from Phase I to empower women and girls through the development of essential life skills, fostering confidence and improving their self-esteem. Technical support will be available to help bui...

23rd July 2020


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK)


Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity and the closing date for applications is the end of August 2020....

23rd July 2020


Funding to Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Positive Pathways programme has reopened for applications for projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans by getting them out and active. Armed-Forces-supporting charities or CIC’s can apply for grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans which have a clearly identified activity for veterans to take part in, and should come under one of four themes: sports; arts and culture; getting outside; and heritage. Applications are e...

22nd July 2020


Emergency Funding for Community Radio Stations Financially Affected by Covid-19 (UK)


Community radio stations that are facing severe financial difficulty and are at risk of closure due to the Covid-19 crisis can bid for grants to meet their urgent needs. The £400,000 Community Radio Fund administered by Ofcom will be redirected to provide emergency support for relevant stations to help meet their core costs. There is no limit to how much can be applied for but those who request smaller amounts are more likely to be awarded the full amount requested. Applicants must be community...

22nd July 2020


Funding to Support Adult and Children’s Hospices (England & Wales)


Adult and children’s hospices across England and Wales who receive less than 60 per cent of their funding from the NHS can apply for grants to help fund essential services and enhance the support available for bereaved families and friends. Through their Core Funding Hospice Grants Programme, the Masonic Foundation in partnership with Hospice UK, helps fund the core costs of providing care at hospices. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for applications...

21st July 2020


Funding to Help Small Charities and Social Enterprises Recover from the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


The Fore has launched the second round of their RAFT funding in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to support small charities and social enterprises as they recover and adapt to the post-lockdown world. The Transition Fund will offer grants of up to £15,000 in two rounds for organisations with an annual turnover of less than £500,000 to enable them to become more sustainable and refocus on the new needs of their beneficiaries. Those working with marginalised groups and led by people in the comm...

21st July 2020


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on the project and the needs...

21st July 2020


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is being made available through the War Memorials Trust an...

21st July 2020


Foyle Foundation Re-opens its Main Grants Programme (UK)


The Foyle Foundation, which is one of the UK’s largest grant making charity, has announced that its Main Grants Programme has re-opened for applications to support charities with a core remit of the Arts or Learning. In light of the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation has revised its criteria and will change to make one-year grants only (no multi-year grants) to charities that can demonstrate ongoing financial stability for the next 12 months from the date of their ap...

20th July 2020


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications in September 2020. The MSE charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for projects that aim to make people living with 'Long Term Challenges’ become more financially capable. The focus of this funding ground will be on "Building and Developing Resillience...

20th July 2020


Nominations for the 2020 National Lottery Awards Are Now Open (UK)


Nominations for the 2020 National Lottery Awards are now open to honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community, especially those who have adapted during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery funded projects will, for the first time, honour individuals who will receive £3,000 for their organisation as well as a National Lottery Awards trophy for outstanding contributions in any of the following catego...

17th July 2020


Funding for Projects which Reduce the Use of Single Use Primary Plastic Packaging (UK)


The Waste and Resources Action Programme working in partnership with UK Research and Innovation, are inviting applications for round 2 of their £475,000 Refill Infrastructure Grant scheme. Funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 for project proposals that have strong commercial potential to reduce the use of single use primary plastic packaging within an existing or new supply chain. Grants are available for both capital and revenue expenditure for inventive proposals that will change the wa...

17th July 2020


Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK)


Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applications from existing chemistry clubs looking to expand/...

17th July 2020


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will represent a maximum of 50% of the project cost. The nex...

17th July 2020


Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland)


The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme has been extended to the 6th October 2020. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not ...

17th July 2020


Screwfix Foundation Re-Opens for Applications (UK)


The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living wit...

16th July 2020


Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK)


Not for profit groups and settings such as local community groups, nurseries, schools, care homes, housing associations, and charities, etc can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds. The funding is being made available through Food for Life Get Together initiative and the aim is to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce experience of loneliness and social isolation. The fun...

16th July 2020


Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 11 or Older (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. To be eligible the charities applying for funding will need to have an annual income of £500,000 or less. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is th...

16th July 2020


Community Justice Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


Specialist social welfare legal advice organisations can apply for grants of between £25,000 - £75,000 through the new Community Justice Fund. The Community Justice Fund is a joint initiative to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lay the foundations for longer-term renewal. To be eligible for funding an organisation must be registered with the Charity Commission and working in the UK; and able to demonstrate a...

15th July 2020


Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK)


Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Enhanced Equipment grant scheme and the next deadlin...

15th July 2020


British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK)


The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the grant may be used as part-funding for larger projects...

14th July 2020


Inspiring Futures Programme Launched (UK)


BBC Children in Need and Youth Futures Foundation have partnered to launch the new £6 million Inspiring Futures programme. This new programme will support organisations working to improve employment prospects for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. The programme is open to all charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations across the UK that are working with disadvantaged children and young people. Organisations working with children from ethnic minorities are esp...

13th July 2020


New Funding for UK Charities Dealing with Income Loss Due to COVID-19 (UK)


Small and medium size charities across the UK facing increasing demands, immediate financial pressure and uncertainty because of the coronavirus outbreak can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £250,000. The aim of the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust’s Charity Survival Fund is to help charities with an annual income of less than £5 million overcome this impact and offset lost income. A total of £10 million is being made available to support the costs of existing programmes and their day-to...

13th July 2020


Funding to Help BAME-Led Organisations Access Coronavirus Funds (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the UK Community Foundations is making a £250,000 Infrastructure Fund available for BAME-led infrastructure organisations that can help other BAME-led organisations apply for National Emergency Trust (NET) grants though their local Community Foundations. Grants of between £50,000 and £20,000 are available to fund work such as the mentoring/supporting of groups; awareness-raising via marketing and communications; support with monitoring and reporting; the provis...

13th July 2020


Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK)


Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) licensed coach or course fees for official LTA dev...

10th July 2020


Funding to Develop the Capability of the UK Space Sector (UK)


Government grants worth up to £75,000 are available to advance the capability of the UK space sector by developing new commercial technologies and bringing them closer to market. Funding is available to businesses, non-profit organisations and academics for proposals for space technology research and development projects that accelerate the development of scientific or commercial technologies for space. This funding call, as part of the National Space Technology Programme, is for 6-month Pathfi...

9th July 2020


GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK)


The 2021 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based health and wellbeing charities. The awards are designed to recognise innovation, success and achievements for existing community health work by providing mentoring and funding. Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Ten runners-up will receive £3,000. Award winners will also be offered high quality training and develop...

9th July 2020


Funding for Projects that Bring Museum & Gallery Collections Closer to People (UK)


Museums and galleries in the UK can apply for funding for projects that bring art collections closer to people by demonstrating their significance, distinctiveness and power. Provided by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and administered by the Museums Association, the Collections Fund will award more than £3.75 million through two types of grants: Collections Innovation and Engagement Grants will award funding of up to £90,000 over two to three years. The deadline for expressions of interest is...

9th July 2020


Funding to Help Museums, Galleries and Cultural Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (UK)


UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine the grants are available to provide immediate practical support connected to reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future activities, and to provide opportunities for organisation...

9th July 2020


Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK)


Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts will be able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £150,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can consist of multiple projects, and must cost no more ...

8th July 2020


Funding to Strengthen Creative Opportunities for People with Mental Health Problems (UK)


The Baring Foundation has announced the first call for applications for their new Arts programme supporting Arts and Mental Health to strengthen the creative opportunities available for people with mental health problems. The funding programme is being made available to established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists. £900,000 is available for this ...

7th July 2020


Independent Age Grants Fund (UK)


Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people, has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus. The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round Independent Age will make £500,000 available. Charities working with older people will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The next funding round will be open from the 27th Ju...

7th July 2020


Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the next closing date for applications is the 1st No...

7th July 2020


£1.57 Billion Investment to Protect Britain’s Cultural, Arts and Heritage Institutions (UK)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that cultural and heritage institutions, such as theatres, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music venues and independent cinemas can now access a share of £1.57bn that has been made available to help with the impact of Coronavirus. The funding will consist of a mix of grants and low cost loans. The funding will include £120 million to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the p...

6th July 2020


Funding to Provide Pupils from Disadvantaged Communities with Healthy Breakfasts (England)


In response to the coronavirus, Family Action are offering support to schools in disadvantaged communities across England to improve access to healthy breakfasts during the pandemic. Under the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) umbrella, the NSBP Covid-19 response is designed to ensure that the most disadvantaged children have access to a healthy breakfast, without barrier or stigma. Eligible schools who have previously applied for support under the NSBP will be contacted by First Action...

6th July 2020


Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, DFID will be prioriti...

6th July 2020


Biochemical Society - Outreach Grants Programme Deadline Extended (UK)


The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme deadline has been extended until the 24th September 2020. The original deadline was the 1st July 2020. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For pri...

6th July 2020


Funding for Charities Supporting the Over 60’s and BAME Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to UK charities that focus on the often complex issues that have arisen from the Covid 19 pandemic for people aged 60 and over. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The Trust will also be prioritising charities that work in BAME communities, in light of Black Lives Matter and the growing awareness that these communities are being disproportionately affected by the Covid 19 crisis. The funding is available to UK ...

3rd July 2020


UK Government Support Packages to Protect UK University Research (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has launched two support packages to give greater job protection to thousands of researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities. Around £280 million will be made immediately available to enable universities to continue their cutting-edge work, such as research into antibiotics resistance and the effects of coronavirus on society. £80 million of this funding will be redistributed by UK Research & Innovation to support researc...

3rd July 2020


Funding to Help Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty (UK)


Organic clothing brand, Fruji, has launched a Happy Childhood Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK. Registered grassroots charities can apply for grants for projects which support children and communities in three areas: hunger, shelter, and nature. These pillars represent the core elements of Frugi’s main mission statement. Projects such as food banks and community kitchens, groups for underprivileged...

2nd July 2020


Comic Relief Announces Change Makers Programme (UK)


In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Comic Relief is launching a new funding programme to support changes in the way which community and voluntary sector organisations work. Funding of between £150,000 and £600,000 will be available for projects lasting up to 3 to 5 years. The focus will be on work in areas that are of particular interest to Comic Relief. This includes addressing homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development. Organisations wi...

2nd July 2020


Grants of up To £50,000 to Support the Heritage Sector During the Coronavirus Crisis - Deadline Extended until the 31st July 2020 (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has created a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund as part of a support package to help safeguard heritage sites and organisations. Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations to ensure stability and longer-term recovery by covering unavoidable, essential costs which cannot be met for up to four months. To be eligible, organisations must be a current or previous recipient of a grant from t...

2nd July 2020


NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK)


Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing; and advancing education and experiences for...

2nd July 2020


New Funding Available to Implement Court Judgement with the Potential to Achieve Social Change (UK)


A new round of funding has been announced for civil society organisations to implement a court judgment or the outcome of a litigation process that has the potential to achieve social change for people facing discrimination and disadvantage. The funding is being made available by the Baring Foundation and grants of up to £30,000 for a period of up to one year are available to charities and other not for profit organisations to help civil society organisation during the implementation phase afte...

2nd July 2020


Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide)


Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results, and Patagonia are particularly keen to support effort...

2nd July 2020


Funding for Large Scale Built and Natural Environment Projects (England, Scotland and Wales)


Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are currently available for large scale Built Environment or Natural Environment projects. This could include transforming cultural, heritage or visitor centres to attract more visitors; or projects that protect, enhance and safeguard habitats or species. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Award Partnership Grants scheme and preference will be given to projects in which Biffa Award is the majority funder; which work in partnership w...

1st July 2020


Funding to Support Heritage Organisations Affected by Coronavirus - Application Deadline Extended (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the Heritage Fund launched a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to support people and organisations working in heritage across the UK. Now in its second phase, additional funding of between £50,000 and £250,000 will be available to past and current grantees to cover essential costs for up to four months. This might include independent heritage attractions that are highly dependent on visitor income, contributions towards increasing digital activities, and test...

1st July 2020


Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK)


Help Musicians UK together with MOBO Trust have announced the second round of the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Exceptionally talented artists and groups can apply for grants of up to £3,000. Grants can cover a variety of the costs of any opportunity that will have a significant impact on the artist’s creativity and career. This year, the fund has expanded in investment and enhanced its support package, aiming to empower musicians to drive forward their businesses at a crucial time.  This could ...

1st July 2020


Longer-Term Project Funding for Charities (UK & Republic of Ireland)


Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding. Ten charities will each receive a £50,000 grant for innovative, larger, longer-term projects which support the advancement of education and skills, citizenship or community development, and arts, culture or heritage. Funding can be used over one year or spread over three years for projects or innovati...

29th June 2020


Funding to Accelerate the Green Economic Recovery in Transport, Energy and Industrial sectors (England)


Businesses of any size can apply for a share of £15 million to accelerate the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors from covid-19. Funding comes from the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge. The Challenge aims to accelerate the UK’s ability to deliver; next generation electric vehicles, hybrid aircraft, energy generation, smart grids, robotics & industrial drives, consumer products, low-carbon off-highway...

26th June 2020


Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas)


Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Chariti...

26th June 2020


Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales)


The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2020. The Trust also operates a small grants pr...

24th June 2020


NatWest Launches Coronavirus Response Fund (UK)


The NatWest Bank has launched a new £1 million Social & Community Capital Coronavirus Response Fund to help to organisations across the UK who employ people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups. Social enterprises, charities and community businesses can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to help them survive the crisis and continue to have a positive impact in their communities. To be eligible, organisations need to employ people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups, have ...

23rd June 2020


Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)


Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The funding can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation and the closing date for app...

23rd June 2020


Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales)


Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made available through CRASH the construction and property i...

22nd June 2020


Seafarers UK Launch COVID-19 Emergency Fund (UK)


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers £2 million UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The new fund is intended for distribution in 2020/2021, with 75% allocated to the international merchant seafaring community and 25% to UK coastal fishing fleets. Grants from Seafarers UK are offered to charities and other organisations providing frontline and support services to merchant seafarers, UK fishers and thei...

18th June 2020


Funding for Product Design to Make Plastic Use More Sustainable (UK)


Funding of between £20,000 and £80,000 is available to help businesses design innovative goods, services or business models that will help reduce the harm that plastics have on the environment. As part of the funding requirements, projects ideas should be based on customer research and projects could focus on either the redesign of existing goods, services or business models or of entirely new ones. The design concept should prioritise reuse of products and extending the life of products over ...

18th June 2020


TDS Charitable Foundation (UK)


Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and projects which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 25th September 2020. The Foundation...

18th June 2020


The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK)


UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Small Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £150,000, the organisation must have an annual income of less than £500,000 ...

18th June 2020


Funding to Help Communities Move Towards Recovery After Coronavirus (UK)


Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, and social enterprises can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to help communities transition from the immediate Covid-19 crisis towards recovery and renewal. The National Lottery Community Fund have launched a £1 million Emerging Futures Fund to help organisations look at how things are changing, what is needed in this transition, and what is possible in the future. Due to social distancing rules it is expected th...

16th June 2020


Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International)


Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools, Colleges and Universities wishing to apply need to have either charitable status or "exempt char...

16th June 2020


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK)


Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funded projects include the Booth ...

16th June 2020


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 5th October 2020. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars ...

15th June 2020


Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation's Open Fund for Organisations and can ...

15th June 2020


British Red Cross Launches Hardship Fund (UK)


The British Red Cross are providing financial support to help the most vulnerable financially impacted by the covid-19 crisis. The British Red Cross Hardship Fund provides short term financial help for individuals who can’t afford essentials such as food and toiletries, somewhere safe to sleep, and access to a telephone and the internet. Money will be delivered on a pre-paid card by either a one-off payment of £120 or a three-month grant of £360 which will be paid in three monthly instalment...

12th June 2020