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Active Communities Programme Now Open (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire)


The Health Lottery East Midlands has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in specific areas of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also supports Communities...

12th January 2021


Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton)


Charities, community groups and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to deliver campaigning, fundraising and/or volunteering opportunities for young people age 10 to 20 years old, or up to 25 for disabled people. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation is inviting applications for the #iwill Fund for projects that engage young people aged between ten and twenty, and up to twenty-five for disabled young people, in volunteering, fundraisin...

4th December 2020


Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent)


Registered not-for-profit organisations in Kent can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for projects that support the rehabilitation of offenders and to help reduce the consequences of their imprisonment. Grants are offered to local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or planning to offer their services in the county. Collaborative/partnership working is particularly welcome, but consortium applications must be submitted by a ‘lead’ organisations. The fund...

19th October 2020


New Emergency Funding Programme for Disabled People’s Organisations (South East)


A new Covid-19 Emergency Fund is now open to applications from grassroots Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in the South East to help them respond to disabled people’s needs during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects lasting until the end of June 2021 will be funded to encourage independent living, reduce isolation, and improve income levels amongst Disabled People. The Disabled People’s Organisations – Covid 19 Emergency Fund will provide grants of £1,000 - £25,000 to pay for equipme...

21st September 2020


Grants of £1,000 Available for Tree Planting Projects (England / Various Locations)


Community based organisations such as schools, community groups or non-governmental organisations in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Hampshire can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for community projects that conserve, restore and protect indigenous trees and woodlands, forests, habitats and associated biodiversity; support community engagement in tree planting to promote reforestation and to increase awareness of the impor...

2nd September 2020


Funding to Help Prevent Suicides and Reduce Self-Harm (Hampshire and Isle of Wight)


The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership has established a Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund to support community-based initiatives and activities that help to prevent suicides and reduce self-harm across Hampshire and the IoW. Small voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, religious groups, ‘Friends of’ (or similar) groups, PTA groups and student groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects which aim to reduce the number of suic...

28th August 2020


Step Change Fund Opens for Applications (Oxfordshire)


Registered charities, social enterprises and constituted community groups that are looking to transform the way they are organised and operate can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. There is also the possibility of further funding up to £25,000 for follow-on projects. The funding is being made available through the Oxfordshire Community Foundations Step Change Fund and will support work relating to mergers, systems and premises upgrades, training, marketing or research. To be eligible ...

25th August 2020


Funding for Small Community Groups Responding to Covid-19 (Oxfordshire)


Oxfordshire Community Foundation has announced that a new round of small grants to support COVID-19 response and recovery is now open for applications. Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to community organisations with a turnover of below £100,000 per year to support projects or running costs associated with responding to and recovering from COVID-19. This could include supporting the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to maintain their health and wellbeing; working remotely an...

24th August 2020


UK Funding News


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 21st February 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices. Applicants need to deta...

14th January 2021


Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually with your overseas partner school. Schools can still apply for funding for travel at a later date. The funding is being made available through the British Council in partners...

14th January 2021


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...

14th January 2021


Expansion of Dormant Assets Scheme to Aid Coronavirus Recovery (UK)


The Government has announced a major expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme to support the UK as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme, which allows banks and building societies to donate funds to good causes and charities from dormant accounts, will now include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment, wealth management, and securities sectors. More than £800 million will be made available to continue supporting urgent work to tackle youth unemployment, expand access ...

13th January 2021


Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK)


Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects that show the potential to delay, slow, stop reverse ...

13th January 2021


Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK)


Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Needs small grants programme...

13th January 2021


Tramsformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK)


Small organisations working with marginalised groups will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The funding is being made available through The Fore, a seed funder for the non-profit sec...

12th January 2021


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...

12th January 2021


Funding of up to £10,000 Available for Business Start Ups (UK)


Business start-ups that are looking to create a product or business using location or property data can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Geovation Accelerator programme. This is a partnership between the Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry that aims to help launch and grow innovative solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges that harness the power of data and technology. In addition to the funding successful applicants will...

12th January 2021


Ford Britain Trust (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 January 2021. The Trust also operates a small grants...

12th January 2021


Funding to Open Career Opportunities for Young People in the Music Industry (UK)


Businesses, collectives and not-for-profits working in the music industries can apply for grants of £5,000 - £30,000 to help open up sustainable work opportunities and careers in music for people aged 18-25, particularly those who are underrepresented; and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent. This includes both musicians and those who want to work in wider industry roles. The funding is being made available through the Youth Music Network Incubator Fu...

11th January 2021


New Competition Launches to Help Find More Efficient Ways to Make Core Materials (UK)


Funding of between £1 million and £2 million (per project) will be available to help businesses and research organisations look for original ideas to help improve industrial processes for manufacturing core materials. UK Research and Innovation are launching a new competition to find more efficient ways to make core materials such as glass, metal, and cement, and to improve productivity and competitiveness, either in the relevant industry or its suppliers. Projects are expected to address one ...

8th January 2021


Covid-19 Emergency Loan Fund for UK Social Enterprises (UK)


Social Investment Business has announced that their Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund will close to new applications at 11.59pm on the 31st March 2021. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 with no fees or interest for the first twelve months to social enterprises and charities which are facing financial difficulty and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal business can...

8th January 2021


Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK)


Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across the UK to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awareness raising. Applicants are encouraged to visit their l...

8th January 2021


Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK)


The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or laboratory scientists as a key part of the activity. The ...

8th January 2021


Funding for Not for Profit Organisations to Develop Digital Services (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services during the Covid-19 crisis. Over £1 million will be available to individual not for profit organisations or those working in partnership to define, test and develop user-centred digital solutions to create more impact for the people they work with. Applications that aim to adapt or re-purpose existing technology are also eligible for fundi...

7th January 2021


Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International)


The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to support running and core costs as well as for medical e...

7th January 2021


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...

7th January 2021


Funding to Showcase how the Arts Have Supported Communities During the Pandemic (UK)


Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to communities, community organisations, researchers, creatives, artists, charities and arts organisations in the UK to premiere or showcase their work at DISRUPT 2021. DISRUPT 2021 is a digital festival that aims to explore how the performing arts have supported communities during the pandemic and how a year of uncertainty and change has encouraged new and radical ways of working. This could be new and experimental performance-based projects...

5th January 2021


Screwfix Foundation (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...

5th January 2021


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...

5th January 2021


Grants for International Youth Activities (UK)


International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activities and supporting annual work plans. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of €25,000 per year for up to two years work. NGOs wishing to apply for a grant must first be registered online. The deadline for applications is the 1st April 2021....

5th January 2021


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...

5th January 2021


Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK)


Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On occasion, applications for improvement of youth club pr...

5th January 2021


Government Announces New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK)


The Department for Education has announced a new £100 million scheme that will enable students to study and work abroad. The new Turing scheme will replace the UK's participation in Erasmus+. The new scheme will start in September 2021 and will provide funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to go on placements and exchanges overseas. The programme will provide similar opportunities for students to study and work abroad as the Erasmus+ programme but it will in...

4th January 2021


Funding for Projects that Enable Black Women and Girls Reach their Full Potential (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available to black-led grassroot organisations and projects in the UK that are working to eliminate barriers to progress for black women and girls. The funding is being made available through the Crown Fund UK; an initiative supported by Dove to help eradicate race-based hair discrimination and drive real and actionable change. Funding is available for projects that address appearance based prejudice and discrimination; education and vocational training; emotional ...

4th January 2021


Science in Schools Grant Scheme (UK)


The Royal Institution has announced that it has re-opened its Science in Schools day grant scheme. Through the grant scheme schools can apply for a visit from a Royal Institution professional presenter worth £800. The Science in Schools days are designed to support children’s science education, meet CPD requirements for teachers, and engage families. The Royal Institution also welcome applications from SEND schools, and bespoke adaptations can be made to ensure accessibility for all student...

4th January 2021


Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK)


The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance misuse; disadvantaged minority communities; disadvantag...

4th January 2021


Windrush Community Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


Community group, charities and grass root organisations can apply for funding to raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both. A total of £500,000 is available; and eligible organisations can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for activities including holding events; producing and distributing marketing materials; accessing and using communication channels; and securing support from partners. The funding is being made available through the Home ...

23rd December 2020


Covid-19 Funding for Organisations Working to Support People in Prison (UK)


Clinks, which supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system has launched its Covid-19 Winter Support Grants Scheme. The aim of the fund is to assist organisations working in the criminal justice system throughout the winter. Clinks is distributing approximately 300,000. Grants of up to £10,000 are available although the majority of grants will be between £3,000 and £5,000. Clinks are keen to hear from organisations working across the breadth of the voluntary sector in...

23rd December 2020


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


Small charities, schools 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...

23rd December 2020


Funding for Leadership and Management Training within the Heritage Sector (UK)


£2 Million of funding is available for not for profit organisations or partnerships to support those working with heritage to build their skills in organisational leadership and management. The funding will be used to deliver programmes of training and development to support heritage organisations across the UK to develop their business skills. This would include for example governance; business planning; financial planning and management; strategic leadership; enterprise development; and fundr...

23rd December 2020


Funding for Enterprise Training within the Heritage Sector (UK)


Funding of up to £1 million is available for an organisation or partnership to support those working with heritage to develop their enterprise skills. The funding will be used to deliver a UK-wide programme of training and development to support heritage organisations in developing their enterprise and social entrepreneurship skills. This funding is being made available through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is part of a total £3m investment which also includes funding for business ...

23rd December 2020


Schools Invited to Apply for £1,000 for their Breakfast Clubs (UK)


Schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to support their Breakfast clubs. The grants are being made available through the annual Kellogg’s Best Breakfast Club Awards. There will be 12 winning schools overall; one from each region of the UK. All winning schools will be awarded £1,000 towards the running of their Breakfast Club. The closing date for applications is the 15th January 2021....

23rd December 2020


The Cruach Trust (UK)


The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 10th September 2021. 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 and the natural e...

22nd December 2020


Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK)


Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters or multidisc...

22nd December 2020


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through th...

22nd December 2020


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK)


UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available through the Leche Trust and the next closing date fo...

22nd December 2020


Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Woman make ...

22nd December 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. Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, an additional £200,000 has now been made available for a third funding round in 2020-21 to support community radio stations which are taking steps to tackle loneliness and isolation within their communities. Applicants must be community radio licensees in the UK, and be on air by the time ...

21st December 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...

21st December 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 ...

21st December 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...

21st December 2020


Audio Content Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Audio Content Fund has launched a new funding round. A total of £400,000 is available to fund independent producers making high quality, public service content for UK commercial and community radio. Supported by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the fund aims to support programming that is traditionally more difficult to support on a commercial basis (such as documentaries, comedy, drama, events). Applications can be for content in a variety of formats, but bids must com...

18th December 2020


Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK)


Primary and secondary schools in the UK are able to apply to the Ogden school partnership programme and access funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together to promote physics both with primary and secondary education. Partnerships of schools can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training. Partnerships can be a mix of maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools. Examples of activit...

17th December 2020


Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK)


Schools across the UK, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in November 2019....

17th December 2020


Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK)


Over three years the Ecosurety Exploration Fund will invest £1million in projects that can reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment through innovation or research in the UK. The Fund are looking to support ideas up to £150,000 that will go on to make a bigger impact beyond the initially funded project - especially those that may ordinarily struggle to get off the ground. The £1 million fund will be spread over three years and the ap...

16th December 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...

16th December 2020


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools. The funding is being made availabl...

16th December 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 December 2020


Funding Available to Museums and Galleries to Sustain their Collections (UK)


Applications are now being accepted through the John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund which aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. A total of £500,000 of funding is available each year for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change. The Foundation’s focus is on visual and decorativ...

15th December 2020


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust also provides smal...

15th December 2020


Theatre Reopening Fund (UK)


The UK Theatres Trust has announced that in response to the Coronavirus, they have repurposed the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (Theatre Reopening Fund) to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing measures. Through the scheme, grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The closing date for application...

14th December 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 5pm on the 22nd March 2021 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000. The funding is being made available through the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustaina...

14th December 2020


Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. In response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement the Royal Society of Chemistr...

11th December 2020


Nominations for the Science Teacher Awards 2020 Now Open (UK)


The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) is inviting nominations for their Primary Science Teacher Awards 2020 which recognises talented science teachers from early years education through KS1 and KS2 across the UK. The Awards are open to innovative and creative primary school teachers (full or part-time) who inspire colleagues, engage pupils in science, and contribute to developing science in their school and beyond. Winners will receive a package including £1,000 prize money, science resourc...

10th December 2020


Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK)


Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets, broadcasts, activities at science festivals and audi...

10th December 2020


Funding to Extend the Reach of Christian Organisations (UK & Republic of Ireland)


Funding is available for Christian organisations to extend their reach to a greater number of people who will benefit from their work. Allchurches Trust’s Transformational Grants Programme provides funding for major, multi-year capital projects and equipment. This year the Trust will also fund salaries and other revenue costs. Churches, cathedrals, Christian denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply and are encouraged to explore...

9th December 2020


Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK)


Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges. Two levels of funding are available for projects that...

9th December 2020


Grants for Tree Planting (UK)


Schools and Community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people involved in tree and hedge planting and care this winter. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. Applications will be considered as they are received and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within four weeks. There is no deadline for applications, but applicants must ensure that they can plan an...

9th December 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 funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme and can be used to purchase 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; em...

9th December 2020


Lankelly Chase Announces New Knowledge Fund (UK)


Lankelly Chase is an independent foundation working with people across the UK to change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage. The Foundation is opening a new Knowledge Fund which aims to explore how knowledge about severe social harm is created, interpreted and used. Grants of up to £30,000 will be available to partnerships to develop their thinking and activity, and engage in collective inquiry and a shared learning process. Funding can also be used for blogs and opinio...

8th December 2020


Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support initiatives that encourage young people to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue STEM-related further education or vocational training, particularly in the area of Materials Science. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers’ Foundation with priority given to projects engaging young people between the ages of 12 and 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds with a preference for urban areas outside London and particul...

8th December 2020


BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK)


The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas or electric cookers and other essential household items. Applications need to be submitted by a referrer organisation on behalf of the family. The Emergenc...

8th December 2020


Grants for Investigative Research Projects for Students with SEND (UK)


Schools can apply for funding of up to £3,000 to support investigative research projects that are specifically tailored for students with SEND. The grant enables schools to purchase equipment to carry out investigative STEM research projects in science, mathematics, engineering or computing. All projects must be undertaken in partnership with a STEM professional from academia or industry and involve students with SEND. There is a two-stage applications process, with stage one opening to applic...

7th December 2020


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children i...

7th December 2020


Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK)


In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and particularly areas in the north and midlands with a ma...

7th December 2020


Funding to Support Refugee Education for Children Affected by the Syria Crisis (UK / International)


The Al Madad Foundation has announced that it has launched a new funding round under its Education Grant Scheme. Up to £250,000 is available to support Innovative Solutions within Refugee Education in the Middle East affecting children as a result of the Syrian crisis. The fund is open to UK based organisations operating within the Middle East for innovative projects that make education safe and accessible for refugees; improve the quality of education provided to refugees; and build a strong...

5th December 2020


Funding for Charities Working with Older People (UK)


Grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 are available to charitable organisations which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated. The Wolfson Foundation will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and improve the financial stability of the organisation. Match funding is requi...

4th December 2020


Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales)


The Warm Homes Fund has re-opened for applications. The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million grant scheme funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Fund provides capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This funding round is open to private sector bids and is split in to...

4th December 2020


Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK)


Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. To apply, organisations need to register with th...

4th December 2020


Grants for Vocational Learning Projects (UK)


Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 will be made available for early stage projects that use technology to improve vocational education. The UFi VocTech Trust will provide funding for projects lasting between three to twelve months which show how digital technologies can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. Applications for their VocTech Seed 2021 grant will be open between the 21st January 2021 and the 11th February 2021 to all training organisations across the UK, includi...

3rd December 2020


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published, awards are made according to the values of the Trust ...

3rd December 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK)


The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 22nd March 2021. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful inst...

3rd December 2020


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2021. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British School at Athens Easter Course; and school teaching and ...

3rd December 2020


Government Announces £16.5 Million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund (UK)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced an emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of grassroots and national youth organisations. £16.5 million will be available through the Youth Covid-19 Support Fund for grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations across the UK to help mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital supp...

2nd December 2020


Funding to Widen Access to the Arts (UK)


The Scops Arts Trust provides funding to support charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations which provide disadvantaged people across the UK with opportunities to access, enjoy and participate in the arts, particularly music, drama, opera and dance. Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available for high quality projects which widen access to the arts for everyone, regardless of their circumstances, and reach audiences in parts of the country where arts events are n...

2nd December 2020


Funding to Support LGBT Communities Affected by Covid-19 (UK)


The Consortium for stronger LGBT+ Communities has announced that due to an overwhelming demand, the LGBT+ Futures Grant Programme is now closed for applications, except those organisations based in Wales or Northern Ireland. The aim of the grant is to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is available to non-profi...

2nd December 2020


The British Film Institute Vision Awards (UK)


The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced that its Vision Awards scheme is currently open for applications. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to the UK film sector, supporting producers to create slates of new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voices. In order to apply, producers need to have made one distributed feature film or TV series, and no more than three. All applicants need to have a demonstrable ability to drive a project through development to prod...

2nd December 2020


Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration for the course and a proportion of the travel and su...

2nd December 2020


Funding to Help Young People Volunteer in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


The Alec Dickson Trust provides support for young people who aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society, through volunteering or community service. In this round of funding, the Trust are calling for applications of up to £500 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications must align with Public Health England guidance on...

1st December 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is open for applications. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism. The Trust makes grants to a range of organis...

1st December 2020


London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK)


Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are four application rounds each year and the next closin...

1st December 2020


Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK)


Local community-led grassroots groups and organisations can apply for funding for projects that break down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and help to build a more cohesive and inclusive community. This could be a housing estate or a distinct community. The funding is being made available through the Allen Lane Foundation’s Social Cohesion Programme. The Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in communities that occurred around the 2016 Referendum and ...

30th November 2020


Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK)


Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a tur...

30th November 2020


New Project Funding & Loans to Support the Heritage Sector (UK)


The National Lottery Heritage Fund has resumed accepting small and medium project funding applications and launched an interest free loans pilot. The aim is to help the UK’s heritage sector respond to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Phase one will see the National Lottery Grants for Heritage programme reopen to applications for grants of between £3,000 and £100,000 as well as offering loans of between £50,000 and £250,000. Phase 2 will start in February 2021 and heritage organisati...

27th November 2020


Covid-19 Fund to Support Black and Minoritised Women’s Organisations (UK)


Rosa, a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations, has announced plans to build a Covid-19 response fund that gives multi-year grants to specialist not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised (BME) women across the UK. Rosa aims to raise a minimum of £1 million for this fund to meet the holistic needs of disadvantaged BME women and girls who have been hardest hit by the pandemic such as those with disabilities, older women, LGBTQ+, homeless women, a...

27th November 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...

27th November 2020


Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK)


Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation will award funding to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which should provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and aim to improve the financial stability of the organisation. Match...

26th November 2020


Grants for UK-German Collaborative Research Projects in the Arts & Humanities (UK & Germany)


The German Research Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council have launched the third call for collaborative research proposals, bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct joint projects. Grants of up to £350,000 are available for applications which address any research topic where there is significant potential to advance knowledge through collaborative research in any area of arts and humanities, including law and linguistics. Funding can ...

25th November 2020


Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, Social Investment Business have launched a Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for social enterprises and charities which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 without requiring personal guarantees and charging no interest fees or interest for twelve months. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal business can resume for organisations that are facing finan...

25th November 2020


Grants Available to Community Groups to Provide Advice on Tax and Benefits (UK)


Voluntary and community sector organisations can apply for grants of up to £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements. This should include people who are digitally excluded. The closing date for applications is the 11th December 2019 and projects should start in April 2020....

25th November 2020


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 22nd February 2021. 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,...

25th November 2020


Funding Packages for Science in Schools Days (UK)


The Royal Institution will open its 2021 Science in Schools grant scheme for applications from primary and secondary schools/academies on the 4th January 2021. The annual programme aims to support student’s education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), meet continuing professional development requirements (CPD) for teachers, engage families, and raise funds for schools by providing funding packages worth £800 for Science in School Days activities. These include two school sh...

24th November 2020


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is being made through the Wolfson F...

23rd November 2020


Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK)


From the 1st December 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. T...

23rd November 2020


Funding for Road Safety Projects (UK)


The GEM Road Safety Charity has announced that up to £10,000 of funding is now available to support projects which aim to increase road safety. Applications are accepted from registered charities, road safety organisations, universities and groups with a clearly defined and well planned project. Support is available for projects which aim to increase road safety for all through research, education, engineering or enforcement. The GEM Road Safety Charity will provide financial assistance to su...

21st November 2020


“I’ve got an Idea” Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interesting place. The fund is looking for ideas that are bas...

20th November 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...

20th November 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...

20th November 2020