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New Leader Programme coming to Herefordshire


A new LEADER Programme in Herefordshire will be launched in January 2015 for 6 years subject to a successful bid for funds. 

 

The LEADER Programme aims to encourage strong economic growth and improve the productivity and competitiveness of local businesses in rural area...

27th January 2015




Funding News for East Midlands


East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands)


The latest round of the East Midlands Airport Community Fund is open to applications from communities around East Midlands airport. Charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during t...

23rd April 2021


East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands)


Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbreak; bring the community closer together through facili...

25th January 2021


Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme (Leicestershire and Rutland)


The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has announced that the Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme has opened for applications. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for a wide range of projects that respond to the to the pandemic. These include projects addressing mental health, domestic violence isolation getting back to work and making changes so that services can be delivered outside. Eligible applicants include charities, not for profit organisations and social enterpr...

26th October 2020


Relief Fund and Volunteer Scheme to Support Vulnerable People Affected by Covid-19 (East Midlands)


East Midlands Airport has opened phase 2 of its Covid-19 Relief Fund for charities and local voluntary and community groups which are helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of up to £1,000 and / or voluntary help from airport staff to allow organisations to continue to deliver much-needed support. The Fund has already helped foodbanks with the purchase of over 41,000 essential items that were in ‘high demand, groups making scrubs for th...

21st August 2020


East Midlands Academic Health Science Network - Patient and Public Involvement Fund (East Midlands)


The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) have launched their annual patient and public involvement fund, offering 15 awards of £1,000 to successful organisations and groups in the region. This funding is aimed at East Midlands health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. EMAHSN welcome applications that encourage patient and citizen involvement in health and care innov...

18th August 2020


Funding to Help Small Businesses Recover from the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Leicestershire)


Leicestershire County Council has launched a £750,000 fund to help rural businesses and independent retail businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund small businesses from every sector within the county with fifty employees or less can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help them survive the downturn by, for instance, developing online sales and diversifying into new product areas. The scheme will provide 5...

30th July 2020


Funding to Support Communities Affected by COVID-19 (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)


Voluntary and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can apply for a share of £100,000 to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by Covid-19. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire’s Prevention Fund 2020/2021 has been expanded to include applications which can support the welfare and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged affected by the crisis and to allow organisations to continue to deliver much needed emergency support within ...

28th April 2020


UK Funding News


Grants to Protect the Ocean & Enhance Marine Biodiversity (UK)


Applications are now open to the ScottishPower Foundation Marine Biodiversity Fund. Marine conservation charities are invited to apply for funding for projects which help to protect the ocean and enhance marine biodiversity. The Fund will finance one multi-year project that contributes to the protection and enhancement of the marine/coastal environment. Projects must take place in the UK and its territorial waters and should incorporate an educational outreach element to engage with the local co...

23rd April 2021


Funding to Support the Development of Songwriters & Composers (UK)


To support the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres at different stages of their career, the PRS Foundation is inviting applications to the latest round of the Open Fund for Music Creators. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available to songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre, and to enable the UK...

23rd April 2021


Funding to Support Primary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants are available to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) across the UK to cover the cost of direct expenses incurred in planning, conducting, and developing research for a defined project of up to two years. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost for either collaborative or individual projects whi...

23rd April 2021


Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities - Deadline Reminder (England, Scotland and Wales)


Community groups as well as schools located in an area that is off the mains gas grid can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that benefit the local community. Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. The initial application is followed by a public vote on the Calor Rural Community Fund website. The funding is being made ava...

22nd April 2021


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 April 2021


Funding for Primary & Secondary School Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK)


Schools can apply for funding through the Governments new Turing Scheme to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The funding is available to UK primary and secondary schools, and national school consortiums. The funding will support two types of placements abroad for the 2021-22 academic year: short-term placements lasting from three days to two months for pupils of any age; and long-term placements which can last from two to six months for pupils aged 14 and over. Funding will ...

21st April 2021


Funding for Charities that Support Back, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities (England & Wales)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support charities that are led by and support black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) communities across England and Wales. The funding will support initiatives which help people from BAME communities to overcome complex social issues, and which helps them to develop new skills, confidence, independence, and security. More than half of the trustee boards of those that apply must self-identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic. This can also include Jew...

21st April 2021


Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England)


Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature ...

21st April 2021


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation to support community-based living for the disabled i...

21st April 2021


Funding to Support Projects Which Benefit Local Communities (UK, Isle of Man)


The Co-op have announced a new funding round to support projects which benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support; support the mental or physical health of a community through wellbeing activities; or help people develop skills ...

20th April 2021


BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme Expanded (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children who are living with financial, health and social difficulties, by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, clothing, and other items and services t...

20th April 2021


New £20 Million Fund to Divert Young People from Violence (England and Wales)


A new £20 million fund has been launched to evaluate different diversion approaches that work best at preventing 10 to 17-year-olds in England and Wales from becoming involved in violence. The funding is being made available through the Youth Endowment Fund’s - Another chance - Diversion from the criminal justice system – themed funding round. Diversion approaches could include mental health support, whole family interventions or mentoring (for example). The Youth Endowment Fund is aimi...

20th April 2021


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there...

20th April 2021


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...

20th April 2021


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Greek are especially welcome. Applications on behalf of i...

20th April 2021


UK Community Renewal Fund (UK)


To help local areas prepare for the launch of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022, the Government has launched a one year UK Community Renewal Fund. The £220 million fund will support local communities most in need, by piloting programmes and new approaches that empower them to explore how best to tackle local challenges whether through building skills, supporting local businesses, supporting communities and places, or providing employment support. To ensure the funding reaches the most in ne...

19th April 2021


Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales)


The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme supports energy consumers in vulnerable situations by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached rules. There are four funds open in this funding round totalling £4.8 million. These are the Small Project Fund for grants of between £20,000 and £49,999; the Main Fund for grants of between £50,000 and £750,000; the In...

19th April 2021


Tesco Community Grants Now Open to Applications (UK)


The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by Tesco customers every three months, with grants awarde...

19th April 2021


Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme Re-opens for Applications (England)


Applications to the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme have re-opened for applications for the 2021 – 22 financial year. Through the scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces. Additional grant funding is available for groups based in or areas where 30%...

19th April 2021


Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills - Deadline Reminder (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. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 30th April 2021. Grants will be awarded in July 2021....

19th April 2021


Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable music programme and can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. The funding is being made availab...

19th April 2021


Funding to Support People with Long-Term Health Conditions to Get Active (UK)


To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations to help people to get active across the UK. Two funds are available. In England the Tackling Inequalities Fund will provide grants of up to £5,000. Applications are particularly welcome from disability-led and BAME-led organisations The fund will close once enough applications have...

16th April 2021


Funding to Empower Women and Womens Organisations (England, Northern Ireland & Scotland)


Funding is available to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. The fund is divided into two strands. Seed funding grants of between £500 and £1,000 will support small women’s groups to establish and run micro women’s empowerment projects in their local area that support women to build skills and confidence and decrease social isolation; and Women’s Sector grants of ...

16th April 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...

16th April 2021


Funding to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Loan Sharks (England)


Local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for activities that highlight the dangers of Loan Sharks. The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is made available from money seized from convicted loan sharks by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Organisations will need to demonstrate the positive impact their project would have on their community, and how their project contributes to delivering the IMLT’s...

15th April 2021


Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the William and Jane Morris Fund and the closing date for...

15th April 2021


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lothian can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three years; Infant and Junior schools up to £300 per year for three yea...

15th April 2021


European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK)


The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better. The competition will award three €50,000 prizes for early-stage sustainable ideas that will power the European economy’s green and digital future through job creation, growth and European competitiveness. This will include identifying skills gaps as well as approaches to development and trai...

14th April 2021


Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 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...

14th April 2021


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Society awarded a gr...

14th April 2021


Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available to AIM members that are either registered charities or...

14th April 2021


Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK)


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 27th June 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and gall...

14th April 2021


Funding to Support Rough Sleepers During the Winter (England)


A £ million fund has been launched to enable small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22. The Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will provide £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue funding, and will be managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice. A webinar to set out key information about the fund will be held on the 15th April 2021 with fur...

13th April 2021


£4 Million Funding for Councils to Support Families to Resolve Parental Conflict (England)


To support more families to resolve parental conflict, the Department for Work and Pensions’ Reducing Parental Conflict programme will now provide funding to enable councils in England to train frontline staff who regularly come into contact with families experiencing severe relationship difficulties. £3.87 million in funding has been made available to provide support and intervention aimed at resolving parental conflict, not domestic abuse. This includes tackling the issue of frequent, inten...

13th April 2021


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


Grants of up to £10,000 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...

13th April 2021


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...

13th April 2021


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Examples of previous projects support...

13th April 2021


Grants to Support Grassroots Community Sports Clubs Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Made by Sport, in partnership with the Cash4Clubs scheme, has launched a new Covid-response fund to enable grassroots community sports clubs across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people affected by the pandemic. The #ClubsInCrisis Fund will provide grants of up to £2,021 to local sports clubs and third sector organisations using sport to help young people develop life skills, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, improve employability sk...

12th April 2021


Grants to Encourage Participation in the Arts (England)


The Arts Council England has launched a new round of their Creative People and Places National Portfolio Fund. The aim of the Fund is to support arts projects in places where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. Grants of between £750,000 and £1 million will be available to bring creative opportunities to communities in 66 eligible locations not currently engaging with the arts. The Arts Council is keen to encourage long-term collaborations between local commu...

12th April 2021


Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support creative and innovative approaches which have lasting ...

12th April 2021


Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England)


Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young people; young adults; youth justice system; young people facing barriers; and organisations and the workforce. Funding is provide...

12th April 2021


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...

12th April 2021


Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK)


Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible applicants need to be aged 16 or over, living in the UK...

9th April 2021


Sky Media Announces £2 Million Sky Zero Footprint Fund


As part of its campaign to be a net-zero carbon business by 2030, Sky Media has announced a new competition to help firms in the media sector reduce their impact on the climate. The Sky Zero Footprint Fund is available to media agencies, creative agencies and brands to support businesses to accelerate their own sustainability initiatives and engage audiences with environmental issues through the power of TV and advertising. Five winning advertisements will be selected based on their commitment t...

9th April 2021


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...

9th April 2021


Zoo Animals Fund (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...

9th April 2021


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 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 detail ho...

9th April 2021


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...

9th April 2021


Funding Available to Organisations Tackling Racial Inequality and Deprivation (UK)


Organisations working with deprived communities within the UK experiencing racial inequality can apply for grants of up to £10,000. To be eligible applicant organisations need to be a UK Registered Charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with an income of below £500,000 per year. In addition to tackling racial inequality, organisations must also be working to address social, health or educational needs. The funding is being made available through the Global Majority Fund which was laun...

8th April 2021


Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK)


Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions. The funding can be used to install low carbon heating systems to replace a fossil-fuelled heating system that are coming to the end of its useful life. . Applicants can also use...

8th April 2021


Grants for Charities Supporting People who are Homeless (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities to support people who are homeless. Priority to applications that help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, a group which has been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is being made through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and is available to UK registered charities with an income and expenditure of £1,000,000 and over. The closing date for applications is the 30th April 2021....

8th April 2021


Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England)


Community groups, charities and grass root organisations across the UK can apply for funding to raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both. The Home Office is making a total of £500,000 in funding available for phase two of the Windrush Community Fund. 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,...

8th April 2021


Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK)


Grants and bursaries are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, for example roadside parks and ope...

8th April 2021


Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK)


Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which received a grant of £2,000; and the Grandparents Associati...

8th April 2021


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten students and two teachers to Hiroshima Kokusai High ...

8th April 2021


Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes for Young Carers (UK)


In response to the impact that the Covid-19 crisis has had on the education of young carers and young adult carers in the UK, the Triangle Trust 1949 has opened a new funding round to address learning gaps linked to the pandemic. Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for up to two years (£60,000 in total) to expand on existing projects that aim to raise educational outcomes for young carers up to the age o...

7th April 2021


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...

7th April 2021


Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK)


UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supporting young people in applying for jobs and towards ...

7th April 2021


Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England)


Not for profit organisations and schools, can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstance as well as strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music which is England's largest children's music charity. Youth Music runs a number of different funding streams, each with their own application criteria and timescales....

7th April 2021


Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections. The Fund expects to make up to twenty awards over the...

6th April 2021


£200 Million Summer School Fund (England)


To support young people in England who have suffered the most disruption to their education as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government is providing £200 million in summer school funding. State-funded secondary and special schools, non- maintained special schools and pupil referral units will receive from £59.70 per place per day to deliver a one- or two-week programme offering a blend of educational, sport, enrichment and wellbeing activities, with a focus on pupils making the tra...

6th April 2021


Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new £6 million programme to provide short-term support for existing charitable projects supporting Armed Forces communities in the UK. The Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 to Armed Forces charities and charities with an existing track record of supporting Armed Forces communities. Two funding tracks are available: the first will provide project f...

6th April 2021


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


From the 12th April 2021, small organisations working with marginalised groups will 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 f...

6th April 2021


Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (England)


Not-for-profit organisations, such as charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and parish and town councils can apply for grants of up to £350,000 towards the capital costs of restoring redundant or underused historic buildings for the benefit of the local community. The funding is being made available through the Transformational Project Grants scheme which is administered by the Architectural Heritage Fund and is part of the wider Transforming Places Through Herita...

6th April 2021


Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England)


The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round 4 of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative that will recruit people with industry experience to retrain as teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-down basis. Colleges and Sixth Forms can draw down up to three Initial Teacher Education (ITE) plac...

6th April 2021


Return to Play: Community Asset Fund (England)


Sports clubs, charities and not for organisations can apply for grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 to help clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play. The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund provides capital funding, to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces so people within their community can return to play and physical activity, safely. The focus is on responding to the immediate chal...

6th April 2021


Grants to Help Businesses in the Retail & Hospitality Sectors to Reopen Safely (England)


In response to the Covid-19 restrictions, the UK Government has launched a support scheme to help businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors in England to reopen safely. The Restart Grant scheme will provide eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector with a one-off grant of up to £6,000, and businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors with a one-off grant of up to £18,000. Local councils will determine whether businesses meet the eligi...

1st April 2021


National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination. Application are being accepted on a rolling basis. Application are being accepted on a rolling basis....

1st April 2021


New £120 Million Scheme for Zero-Emission Buses (England)


To improve air quality in towns and cities across England, the UK Government has launched a new fund help local transport authorities introduce zero-emission buses. The £120 million Zero Emission Buses Regional Area scheme will allow local authorities to bid for funding to purchase green buses and reduce carbon emissions from local public transport. To ensure the funding is used quickly, the government is calling on consortia of local transport authorities, energy companies, bus operators and m...

31st March 2021


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 under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers and Children Looked ...

31st March 2021


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charities when further financial support might be given if fu...

31st March 2021


Additional Funding for Green Home Upgrades (England)


As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the UK Government has announced an additional £300 million in funding for green home upgrades in lower income households. The additional funding will be delivered through both the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator to support households with incomes under £30,000pa with energy efficiency improvements to their homes such as deep insulation, heat ...

30th March 2021


Grants to Improve the Quality of Grass Football Pitches (England)


To prevent the cancellation of thousands of football matches in England each year, the Football Foundation has launched a new £14 million fund to improve and maintain the quality of grass pitches. The Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund will provide eligible grassroots clubs, leagues, charities and National League System Clubs (Step 1-6) a grant of £2,500 to enhance pitches that are considered 'poor' or 'basic', or £750 to help them sustain pitches already at a 'good' level. The funding must be used...

30th March 2021


Building Resilient Local Economies (UK)


Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme. There is a two stage application process and stage 1 applications can be submitted at any time. Organisati...

30th March 2021


Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK)


Not for profit youth organisations that support disadvantage young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years to help them to sustain or expand their work. The funding is available to support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include developing volunteers; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to reach young people online; etc. The funding is bein...

30th March 2021


Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK)


State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate that their l...

30th March 2021


Screwfix Foundation (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities. Applications are ...

29th March 2021


Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales)


The Ford Britain Trust's large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 and for grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The small grants programme will open f...

29th March 2021


Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK)


UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to charities registered and working in the UK with annual inc...

29th March 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...

29th March 2021


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 Ju...

29th March 2021


Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new projects; and satisfy basic needs. Groups that have carried ...

26th March 2021


Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK)


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, working with Spotify, has launched a new funding round to develop the careers of songwriters and producers working in popular music genres in the UK. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, the Hitmaker Fund awards grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. Applications can be made by songwriters or producers directly (or by their representatives) who have at least five credited works ...

26th March 2021


Funding to Support the Reopening & Recovery of Community-Run Leisure Centres (England)


Sport England has launched a new £5 million fund to help with the reopening and recovery of community-run leisure centres when lockdown ends. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available through the Community Leisure Recovery Fund to support leisure centres who provide a general leisure offer such as swimming, sports hall, fitness, and health and wellbeing facilities. Funding will support the difference between income and expenditure during April to September 2021 and will include a bespoke suppo...

26th March 2021


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...

26th March 2021


British Council Unlimited Micro Awards (UK)


Individual or groups of disabled artists in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to develop collaborative projects with artists in selected countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance. The British Council’s Unlimited Micro Awards, administered by Unlimited, will support twenty pairs of artists during the Coronavirus pandemic to build connections through small shared online work collaborations. Funding could be used for a range of purposes, including re...

25th March 2021


Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterways and oceans through support, for example practical k...

25th March 2021


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 24th May 2021....

25th March 2021


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism. Previous grants a...

25th March 2021


Government Launches £250 Million Scheme to Tackle Slow Broadband Speeds in Rural Areas (UK)


Households and businesses in rural areas can apply for funding to help with poor broadband speeds as part of a new £250 million Government initiative. The Government will provide vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections where existing broadband speeds are less than 100Mbps. Applications can only be made when two or more residents or eligible small or medium size enterprises get together to combine their v...

24th March 2021


Funding to Install Low Carbon Heating Solutions In Public Sector Estates (UK)


Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced to support public sector organisations in tackling heat decarbonisation of their estates. £75 million in funding will be available to support projects which install low carbon heating solutions at sites using a fossil-fuelled heating system which is coming to the end of its useful life. Organisations including central government departments, emergency services, further and higher education institutions, loc...

24th March 2021


Nature Grants for Schools Opens for Applications (England, Scotland & Wales)


Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant scheme, and is funded by the players of People’s Postcod...

24th March 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...

24th March 2021


Grants to Support Women’s & Girls’ Charitable Organisations (UK)


Women’s and girls’ charitable organisations will be able to apply for a share of more than £525,000 to continue their work to make the UK a fairer and safer place for women and girls. Rosa, the grant making charity that supports women and girls’ organisations in the UK, will manage the distribution of the funds that have been raised though a JustGiving Crowdfunder set up by Reclaim These Streets. Grants awarded will be awarded to organisations working to change and save women’s and girl...

23rd March 2021


Grants to Protect the Ocean & Enhance Marine Biodiversity (UK)


Marine conservation charities are invited to apply for funding for projects which help to protect the ocean and enhance marine biodiversity. The ScottishPower Foundation Marine Biodiversity Fund will finance one multi-year project that contributes to the protection and enhancement of the marine/coastal environment Projects must take place in the UK and its territorial waters and should incorporate an educational outreach element to engage with the local community and/or wider society. It is anti...

23rd March 2021


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...

23rd March 2021


Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)


Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helen’s. The grants are made available ...

23rd March 2021


£8 Million Available to Help Youth Clubs Recover from Covid-19 (England)


Registered charities that run youth centres can apply for a share of £8 million to help them survive and recover from the impact of Covid-19. The funding is available to support the core costs associated with running youth centres and delivering youth work. There is no fixed grant amount and charities may request the amount needed to cover eligible costs for the period 1 April – 30 September 2021. The funding is being made available through the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and aims to ensure...

22nd March 2021


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons....

22nd March 2021


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 March 2021