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YouthBank - Do you want to be part of the team giving out money to young people?


Bucks Youth Bank is a grant-making panel for young people's projects that benefit the community. There are 2 panels, one in Aylesbury and one in Wycombe.<><>We give grants to local groups of young people or individuals aged 13-19. Funding can be for new projects the young people want to start or exi...

17th January 2003




£10,000 funding opportunity for Communities & Voluntary groups in the South Bucks area


Community Impact Bucks is working with Bucks County Council and the Beeches Local Area Forum (LAF) on a Participatory Budgeting process.<><>The Beeches LAF; which brings together elected members and other stakeholders in the local area; have £10,000 that they would like community and voluntary grou...

17th January 2003




Funding News for South East


Thames Valley Police Property Act Fund (Thames Valley)


£170,000 of funding has now been made available to voluntary and community groups which are based in the Thames Valley and have projects which address early intervention, prevention and the reduction of re-offending. Examples of the sort of projects that might be considered for funding include those that aim to tackle: Elder abuse; hidden harm such as stalking, honour based abuse and forced marriage; Peer on peer abuse; hate crime and mental health. The Police Property Act Fund is being jointly...

5th November 2019


Kent Community Foundation (Kent)


The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 30th November 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people who are far from...

2nd October 2019


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 2019


Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Southampton, Brighton and Farnborough)


Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Southampton, Brighton and Farnborough can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects funded include Obesity UK, in Bognor Regis, which received ...

21st August 2019


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...

2nd May 2019


Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust - Investing in Families (Kent)


The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust offers grants to registered not-for-profit organisations that are working to meet the needs of families with a wide-range of problems, including debt; drug and alcohol abuse; mental health issues; domestic abuse; caring for a sick or disabled family member and the short and long-term impacts of bereavement. One-off awards of up to £30,000 or a grant of £5,000 to £15,000 per year for up to three years are available. Priority is given to organisations worki...

24th April 2019


Grants of up to £5,000 Available Sustainability Initiatives (Reading)


Not-for-profit, charities or Small or Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that are based within an approximate 15-mile radius of Reading Town Hall can apply for grant funding for sustainability initiatives. Grants of £100 to £5,000 for initiatives which improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and support sustainability in the local community including educational projects. Apply at any time to the Reading Community Energy....

9th April 2019


UK Funding News


Funding Available to Expand Electric Car Charging Infrastructure (UK)


The UK Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of £5million of funding which is available to help build up local charging infrastructure and to increase access to chargepoints for drivers. Funding for electric vehicle chargepoints remains available through the following schemes: on-street residential chargepoint scheme (£5 million); workplace charging scheme (£500 per chargepoint socket and £10,000 per business); electric vehicle homecharge scheme (£500 per chargepoint sock...

13th November 2019


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


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

13th November 2019


£10 Million Fund to Help Vulnerable People Claim Universal Credit (UK)


The Secretary of State has announced a new £10million Universal Credit Transition Fund. The fund will be available to organisations across the UK who are working to help vulnerable people, including the disabled, care leavers and those with mental health issues to claim Universal Credit as a route into work. Current figures show that a fifth of claimant’s delay making a Universal Credit claim because they don’t know how to make a claim or think that they will find a job quickly. The fund ai...

11th November 2019


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 24th February 2020. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oar...

7th November 2019


Applications Invited to Support Communities Tackle Climate Change (UK)


A new £100mmillion fund has opened for applications to help local communities tackle climate change. The funding which will be available over the next 10 years is available to communities to work together to reduce their carbon foot print. This could include actions on sustainable energy, sustainable transport, consumption (food and waste), and the natural environment. The National Lottery Climate Action Fund will support up to 15 place-based community-led partnerships in the initial round of ...

6th November 2019


Grants for Community Music Projects (UK)


Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding 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. Grants of up to £2,5000 are available. The funding is being made...

6th November 2019


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 28th February 2020. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support....

6th November 2019


School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)


UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resources; transport; marketing and publicity; other purposes...

5th November 2019


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 Fe...

5th November 2019


Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 75% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The funding is available to help young people aged 14 - 18 ...

5th November 2019


Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK)


Help Musicians UK together with MOBO Trust have announced the second round of the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Exceptionally talented artists and groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000 with grants of up to £3,000 available for larger groups of musicians. Grants can cover a variety of the costs of any opportunity that will have a significant impact on the artist’s creativity and career - from vocal coaching to touring. Any solo artist, producer, songwriter or group working within any genre ...

4th November 2019


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...

4th November 2019


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 27th January 2020. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s collection. Please note: the fund is currently heavil...

1st November 2019


Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK)


Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services. This can include (but is not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by health or social care professionals o...

1st November 2019


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...

31st October 2019


Funding for School Science Projects (UK)


Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment so that students can enjoy practical science, to run science enrichment projects in schools, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metal...

31st October 2019


Funding for Cross-Disciplinary Research (UK)


Grants of up to £100,000 are available over a period of 24 months for researchers with a strong track record for cross disciplinary research which benefits wider society. To be eligible applicants must be based at a UK university or not-for-profit research institution for at least the duration of the project. Applicants will be expected to collaborate with a research partner from a different discipline from their own or a different university in the UK. The funding aims to promote collaboration...

30th October 2019


Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

30th October 2019


Funding for the Commercial Use of Quantum Technology (UK)


Innovate UK has announced the launch of a new £30million fund which will invest in projects that develop new products and services based on the latest quantum technologies. The commercialisation of these quantum technologies could help to transform the automotive, healthcare, infrastructure, telecommunications, cyber security and defence sectors. Projects should involve at least 2 partners and must look at removing a technological barrier to speeding up commercialisation of second-generation qu...

29th October 2019


Funding Available to Teach Digital Skills (UK)


The Good Things Foundation is inviting Online Centres from across the UK to apply for funding to deliver the Make It Click project in partnership with Google.org. Delivery for this round of funding runs from Wednesday 1st January 2020 to Thursday 31st December 2020, and we are offering four contract sizes that Online. Centres can apply for: £1,250, £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000. The funding is available Online Centres who currently support employed and unemployed learners, those who are socially...

28th October 2019


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


£500,000 of funding is now available to regional museums and galleries in the UK to enhance and sustain curatorial development and enable them to attract a broader public. Five or six grants will be available for periods of two or three years with the average grant expected to be in the region of £87,000. The Fund is open to a wide variety of collection types including visual and decorative arts, archaeology and social and natural history collections. The Museums and Galleries Fund has been ma...

28th October 2019


Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales)


Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful with those located near to a Greggs shop most likel...

28th October 2019


TDS Charitable Foundation (UK)


Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications is 5pm on the 20th January 2020....

25th October 2019


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...

25th October 2019


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...

25th October 2019


Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK)


Grants of up to £7,500 are now available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises that have the necessary powers to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable. The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At th...

24th October 2019


Funding to Help Communities to Give Historic Buildings A New Lease of Life (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects that support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, to repair and to adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses. The funding is available to cover the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and take it towards the start of work on site. The grants are for project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. Priority will be given to projects involving historic buildings that have statut...

24th October 2019


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


From the 1st December 2019, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £50,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. Sixth form colleges are eligible to apply for up to £100,000. 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...

24th October 2019


Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK)


Small charities and community groups are being offered the chance to apply for grants of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. The cash can be used to help support the general costs involved in running new or existing activities and could cover, for example, facilities hire or kit and equipment. To be eligible, organisations must either be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000 and preferen...

23rd October 2019


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...

23rd October 2019


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...

22nd October 2019


New Fund Announced to Tackle Loneliness (UK)


The Government has announced that a new £2 million fund is being launched to help organisations tackle loneliness. The funding aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups. The investment will help small organisations promote themselves more widely, help fund the use of suitable venues and accessible transport, and bring establis...

21st October 2019


OneFamily Foundation Community Awards (UK)


The OneFamily Foundation has announced the next round of Community Grants will re-open for applications on the 29th October 2019. Through the Community Grants Programme OneFamily customers can nominate local groups, charities and good causes for a Community Award of £5,000. The grants can be used towards teaching members of the community vital skills; to purchase items for community use; funding towards the cost of running a charity/cause such as homeless charities, soup kitchens, befriending s...

21st October 2019


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Community Projects (UK)


The Charities Aid Foundation has announced that the Tourle Foundation Fund is open for applications. The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people within the UK. An example would be a charitable organisation set up by the community in a village, providing services to older people in isolation; a small community group on an estate providing drop in sessions for teenagers etc. To be eligible to apply, or...

21st October 2019


Applications for Nuffield Research Placements Are Now Open (UK)


Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK are able to apply for a bursary to develop their research and quantitative skills. Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scientists), technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Nu...

18th October 2019


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 ...

18th October 2019


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

18th October 2019


Funding for Young Athletes (UK)


Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to make a difference, helping the recipients make the diff...

17th October 2019


Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK)


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

17th October 2019


Funding for STEM Enrichment and Enhancement Activities in Schools (UK)


The Royal Institution (Ri) has announced that UK state schools can now apply for grants of up to £500 to host STEM Enrichment and Enhancement activity for their teachers and students. Funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the scheme is designed to help integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development. Activities enrich or go beyond the curriculum and often use resources that are not readily availab...

15th October 2019


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 ...

15th October 2019


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


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 26th January 2020. 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 ga...

15th October 2019


Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK)


Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Microbiology Society who reside in the UK or Republic of Ireland can apply under the Microbiology Society Educa...

14th October 2019


Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK)


Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be eligible for a grant. Projects invited to apply could benefit from grants that have previously ranged from £2,600 - £32,000. Projects supported will tackle the underlying problems in the local area and make a real long-term difference by transforming the community and improving the lives of the peopl...

14th October 2019


Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK)


SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made available through the Lords Taverners, the UK's leading y...

14th October 2019


PRS Foundation – Resonate Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The PRS Foundation has announced that the Resonate fund has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to encourage professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to orchestras who commit to exploring contemporary UK repertoire as part of a season/tour and longer-term audience development programme. The Resonate fund is open to all full and associate ABO members and selected pieces of music...

10th October 2019


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support People Living with Dementia (UK)


Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea for a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia can now apply for support of up to £100,000 of funding and business support. Funding is available from the Alzheimer’s Society Accelerator Programme to develop either products or services which during the 12 months will be developed and evaluated to ensure that they will improve the lives of people affected by dementia, an...

10th October 2019


The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK)


Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events that promote an understanding of Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be made at any time and applicants ...

10th October 2019


Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)


Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in 2017 was £14,292. The closing date for applications is the 5pm on the 5th November 2019....

9th October 2019


£5 Million Available to Work With Partners in Africa on Innovative Agriculture and Food Projects that Alleviate Poverty (UK / International)


Organisations working with partners in Africa on innovative agriculture and food projects can apply to a £5million fund. Innovation in agriculture and food systems is low in developing countries, particularly in Africa where only 28% of farmland is planted with modern crops compared with 65% globally. The funding is being made available by the Department for International Development and the Global Challenges Research Fund and is managed by Innovate UK. Funding is available for early-stage feas...

9th October 2019


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 and the closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 20th January 2020. Previous organisations supported i...

9th October 2019


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


The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 5th February 2020. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over ...

9th October 2019


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (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 £2,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Societ...

7th October 2019


The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK)


UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and ...

7th October 2019


Grants of up to £10 Million Available to Develop New and more Efficient Ways to Produce the UK’s Food (UK)


The UK Government has announced that up to £20 million of grant funding is available to businesses to develop new and more efficient ways to produce the UK’s food. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production Challenge will invest in large scale and ambitious projects that help UK food production break out of a traditional land-based model and move towards a sustainable position of net-zero emissions. Areas of work could include indoor growing systems, aquaculture, and ...

4th October 2019


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


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

4th October 2019


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...

4th October 2019


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...

4th October 2019


Grants of up to £30,000 to Apply Collective Intelligence to Solve Social Challenges (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are now available for non-profit organisations, charities, academic institutions, private companies, community organisations and local authorities to help grow the field of collective intelligence design. The funding is being managed by Nesta as part of the £500,000 Collective Intelligence Programme and will support experiments that help generate new insight and knowledge on how to design and apply collective intelligence to solve social challenges. Previous grants have...

3rd October 2019


Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 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 is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2020....

3rd October 2019


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 ...

3rd October 2019


Funding for Hospital Parent and Carer Rooms (UK)


All UK hospitals with a PICU (a ward specialising in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of children with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs) are invited to apply via their hospital charity for grants of up to £20,000 to renovate or create parent and carer rooms. Up to £1,500 (which will be deducted from the total grant amount) may be available in advance towards the costs of designing a room. Offered by the True Colours Trust, the Breathing Spaces Fund aims to b...

2nd October 2019


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...

2nd October 2019


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


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

2nd October 2019


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund has opened for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to funding could help move forward their career. To be eli...

1st October 2019


Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organisations, Community Interest Companies or armed forces...

1st October 2019


Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK)


Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation working within an NGO or a university research department can apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years conservation and/or research work. High priority will be given to gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work; using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy or devising and testing a new methodology for monitoring ...

1st October 2019


British Science Week 2020 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK)


The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week are now open for applications. As part of the British Science Week (BSW), which is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths; state funded schools in challenging circumstances can apply for grants to organise their own science and engineering events. To be eligible students must be from a school that fulfils one or more of the following criteria. Over 30% of pupils eligible for pupi...

30th September 2019


British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Opens for Application (UK)


The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. The scheme offers £500-£1,000 grants to community groups that run their own science activities during British Science Week (6-15 March 2020) aimed at audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity during. This can include people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME); people with low socioeconomic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and i...

30th September 2019


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 September 2019


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 4th December 2019.The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; Music; and Medical Research Travel grants. 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....

27th September 2019


Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the Panathlon Challenge for young people with disabiliti...

27th September 2019


£40 Million Available to Develop Ideas that could help Older People Enjoy Active Lives (UK)


Businesses and public sector organisations of any size can now apply for a share of £40 million to develop ideas that could help people to enjoy healthier and more active lives in older age. Rising life expectancy poses significant challenges for health services. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to £2 million to invest in stage 1 of the Healthy Ageing Trailblazers competition which aims to establish large, multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects that demonstrate new ...

25th September 2019


Funding of up to £20,000 Available to Develop Citizen Science (UK)


A new £400,000 fund will be launched to encourage researchers and innovators to experiment with citizen science. Citizen science is an important way in which diverse groups of people can participate and collaborate in research and innovation. This could include crowdsourcing data, working with volunteers to analyse existing datasets, collaborating with communities in designing research programmes, and approaches to innovation that involves diverse groups of people. Up to 20 successful applican...

25th September 2019


Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK)


The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Taverners minibuses are based on the current Ford Trans...

25th September 2019


Funding for Front of House Theatre Lighting (UK)


Not-for-profit theatres, both amateur and professional, with less than a 500-seat capacity can now apply for the opportunity for a full upgrade to their Front-of-House lights. The funding is provided by a partnership between the Theatres Trust and GDS, who manufacture LED lighting equipment and controls, and will allow one theatre to benefit from a full upgrade to its front-of-house lights. The GDS Front of House fund will deliver a complete solution package including: Site visit and survey, Lig...

24th September 2019


National Lottery Community Fund Announces New £7.5 Million Fund (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that it will be making a special £7.5 million pot of funding available to mark The National Lottery’s 25th birthday. The fund, CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994. Thanks to National Lottery players, £40 billion has been raised for good causes so far, funding over half a million (565,000) projects across the UK. The #CelebrateNation...

24th September 2019


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 £2,000 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...

24th September 2019


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools (including middle schools), occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The funding is being made available through the Jerusalem Trus...

24th September 2019


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 4th October 2019....

23rd September 2019


Grant Programme for Arts Award Centres (UK)


Arts Award Centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue can apply for grants of between £100 and £1,500 to support their work. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in the UK with priority given to those working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used to support the organisation to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups. This can i...

23rd September 2019


Grants of up to £30,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK)


Local authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue services or UK based registered charities can now apply for funding to improve road safety. Projects should either be pilots, trials or evaluation of a practical road safety intervention. All projects should link to local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures and should have the potential to be scalable. The Road Safety Trust has made a total of £120,000 available in this rou...

20th September 2019


Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International)


Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. For 2018/2019 applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the current funding round is the 31st January...

20th September 2019


Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK)


Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them to implement a step change in their development. The aim is to provide core funding to support organisations to build increased sustainability for the future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office. A...

20th September 2019


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 9th January 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational dev...

20th September 2019


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 ...

20th September 2019


UK Aid Match Opens for Applications (UK)


UK Aid has announced that the UK Aid Match programme is open for applications. UK Aid Match brings charities, the British public and the UK government together to change the lives of the worlds poorest and most vulnerable people. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal by an individual living in the UK, the UK government will also contribute £1 of UK aid up to £2million. To be eligible to apply for UK Aid Match funding, the applicant must be a UK registered, non-governmental, no...

19th September 2019


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...

18th September 2019


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...

18th September 2019


Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK)


Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds by challenging attitudes, values and ideol...

18th September 2019


BFI Audience Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


Organisations with direct experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development can now apply for funding of between £20,000 and £200,000 for a range of audience-facing activities to boost diversity and inclusivity, and to build a broad film culture across the UK. The British Film Institute Audience Fund provides two types of awards: Project Awards – these support clearly defined time-limited proposals to increase audience choice and engagement across the UK; Organisational aw...

17th September 2019


Grants Available to Tackle Social Challenges in Developing Countries (UK)


Organisations can apply for a share of £9.3 million to trial innovations that tackle global societal challenges in low-income and emerging economies. The fund aims to encourage UK businesses to work with overseas partners to develop innovations that could transform lives in countries that receive overseas development assistance. The Global Challenges Research Fund is a two-phase process made available by the UK government. In phase 1, project teams will investigate the feasibility of a demonstr...

17th September 2019


Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK)


Creative and entrepreneurial independent music creators can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund professional development opportunities. The funding is available to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines who already have an active career and track record, with a focus on independent music creators. Applicants can be a solo artist, composer, group member, songwriter, producer or a multidisciplinary artist. Bands or ensembles of up to 6 members can also apply. ...

17th September 2019


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...

17th September 2019


Funding to Engage People with Science and Technology (UK)


The Science and Technology Facilities Council has announced that its Spark Awards programme has re-opened for applications.  Grants of up to £15,000 are available to fund public engagement activities that inspire and involve audiences with science and technology. Activities must focus on astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, or accelerator science. Eligible applicants include researchers, STFC scientists and engineers, faci...

16th September 2019


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Build the Capacity of Small International Development Charities (UK)


Grants of up to £100,000 are being made available to organisations with the ability to build the capacity of small British charities working in international development. Funding is available to UK-registered not-for-profit organisations or groups of UK-registered not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of less than £10 million. Up to six Small Charities Challenge Fund Capacity Development Grants will be awarded to innovative, evidence based and ambitious proposals from organisation...

16th September 2019


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 2nd December 2019. 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; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their righ...

16th September 2019


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


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

13th September 2019


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 December 2019. 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 a...

13th September 2019


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 15th January 2020. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant 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. Th...

13th September 2019