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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


The Kent Community Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund (Kent & Medway)


The Kent Community Foundation has made grants of up to £10,000 available to community groups, charities, and voluntary and smaller grassroots organisations to help the elderly and most vulnerable affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Kent and Medway. The focus of the Coronavirus Emergency Fund will be on reducing the potential for loneliness and isolation, ensuring wellbeing is maintained and keeping people connected with the outside world. Funding is available to help with core and small cap...

2nd April 2020


Grants Available to Get people Back into Employment (Essex, Southend on Sea, Kent, and Medway)


Third sector organisations of any size and small organisations from other sectors are eligible to apply for grants of £10,000 to £20,000 to deliver projects that help those furthest from the job market improve their skills and/or get into work or training. Community Grants will be awarded to organisations in Essex, Southend on Sea, Kent, and Medway working with people over the age of 16 who are unemployed or inactive. The closing date for applications is the 20th March 2020....

25th February 2020


Kent Community Foundation (Kent)


The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2020. 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 the ...

6th February 2020


Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England)


The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The deadline for receipt of grant applications is the 16th March 2020. The Trust funds schemes and projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of £1,000 to £5,000 are normally available to a wide range of organisations including Charities, sc...

20th December 2019


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...

18th December 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


UK Funding News


Funding to Improve Accessibility in Theatres (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to improve the accessibility of professional theatre buildings for audiences and workforces. The Theatres Trust’s Accessible Theatres Scheme will fund building works and equipment for projects that improve disabled access in both front or back of house, with applications that show engagement with disabled user groups scoring highly. Applicants must be not-for-profit and members of UK Theatre, Federation of Scottish Theatres, Independent Theatre Council or ...

8th April 2020


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...

8th April 2020


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


Grants of between £500 and £3,000 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...

8th April 2020


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


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

8th April 2020


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


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

8th April 2020


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...

8th April 2020


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 2020


Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund to Support Local Communities (UK)


Tesco Bags of Help has launched a new Fund in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The new short-term fund is open to registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish, Town and community councils, social enterprises, local authorities and social housing organisations across the UK. Grants of £500 are available to organisations that support vulnerable groups whose demand for services has been increased or disrupted, or who need to put new services in p...

7th April 2020


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


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

7th April 2020


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


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

7th April 2020


The Elton John Aids Foundation’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund (International)


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elton John Aids Foundation has announced the launch of a new Covid-19 Emergency Fund. The fund which operates world wide is seeking to support community-based organisations to implement lifesaving interventions to help mitigate adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV response efforts for key population communities around the world. The Fund is looking for applications from local community-based organisations, which have been awarded an Elton Joh...

6th April 2020


COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Sight Loss Sector (UK)


To support the essential role sight loss organisations play in providing vital services to blind and partially sighted people, Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has suspended its normal grant funding activities and set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations. £500,000 of essential support will be available to sight loss sector organisations which are providing critical services for the physical and emotional well-being of blind and partially sighted people in these uncertain times. Gran...

6th April 2020


Prince’s Trust and NatWest Launch Enterprise Relief Fund (UK)


The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. In conjunction with these grants, the initiative will also offer one...

6th April 2020


Housing Charity Crisis Launches Emergency Grant (UK)


Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. Local organisations and charities providing services to those experiencing homelessness can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency; and grants of up to £50,000 to fund long-term needs and poten...

6th April 2020


Funding for Theatre Buildings Under Threat and at Risk (UK)


Theatres at risk and in need of renovation can apply for grants of up to £25,000 from round two of the Theatres Trust’s Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme Fund. Grants are available to those theatres on the Theatres Trust’s Theatres at Risk Register as well as the community and campaign groups, and local authorities that support them. The aim of the Fund is to restore, reopen or revitalise the theatres and funding can be used for works such as business plans, funding strategies, s...

6th April 2020


Funding Available for Green Projects (UK)


Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. A total of £140,000 is available in 2020 with typical funding per project being approximately £1,500. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Acade...

6th April 2020


NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK)


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

3rd April 2020


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 between £500 and £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 is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 30th September 2020. The charity also has a small grants program...

3rd April 2020


New Grant Scheme Launches to Support Victims of Terrorism (UK)


A new fund has been announced by the Home Secretary to offer improved support for UK residents affected by terrorism at home or abroad. Private and voluntary organisations can apply for grants of up to £500,000. Applicants must be able to provide specialist practical and emotional advice and support to individuals and their families based on professional judgement, and an understanding of the unique needs of victims of terrorism. This could include counselling, advice and support on dealing wit...

2nd April 2020


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


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

2nd April 2020


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


Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. The next deadline for applications is 12 noon on...

1st April 2020


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


The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme has been extended to the 22nd July 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 ma...

1st April 2020


Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK)


The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Through this fund smaller charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities. The funding is available to help with core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. CAF will aim for gr...

31st March 2020


Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)


Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters o...

31st March 2020


Nuffield Foundation - £15 Million Strategic Fund (UK)


The Nuffield Foundation is calling for applications to its new £15m Strategic Fund. The Fund supports ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade. This is an opportunity for researchers to develop original and challenging ideas, to work collaboratively across disciplines, and to influence social policy in a period of rapid change and uncertainty for our society. Throug...

31st March 2020


Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK)


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

31st March 2020


Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Move to Digital Learning (UK)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to vocational training providers who need to move to digital delivery methods in order to keep their learners engaged. The funding has been made available as existing face to face delivery models have been restricted, as a result of Covid-19 and the closure of training facilities. This is a very targeted funding programme aimed at projects that can be implemented quickly. The funding is available to charities, private companies, community interest compani...

30th March 2020


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


Not for profit organisations working solely to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders can apply for grants to help them to implement changes to enhance their long term sustainability. Grants ranging from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years are available. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office. The funding is being made available through the Triangle Trust and the closing...

30th March 2020


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


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s 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...

30th March 2020


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


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

30th March 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 1st September 2020. 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. The Trust makes grants to a range of organisations including registered, excep...

30th March 2020


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


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

27th March 2020


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


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

27th March 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 24th August 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable...

26th March 2020


New Funding Programme Announced to Keep Children Safe from Crime and Violence (UK)


A new £6 million fund has been launched to support organisations working to prevent youth offending and make communities safer. Comic Relief and the Youth Endowment Fund have joined forces to help keep children safe from violence by co-designing a new funding programme with help from young people affected by youth violence; and those organisations and individuals with experience of prevention. The programme will aim to ensure that children most as risk of being drawn into crime and violence rec...

25th March 2020


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


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

25th March 2020


Finnis Scott Foundation (UK)


Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 5th June 2020 for the next trustees meeting of the Finnis Scott Foundation....

25th March 2020


Funding to Help Entrepreneurs Start Up and Grow their Organisation (UK)


The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland have announced that the Social Entrepreneurs Programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £1,000 and £7,000 are available to individuals with an interest in helping people or improving the environment develop the skills, strengths and networks necessary to start up and grow social enterprises, charities, and community projects. People with all abilities and from all backgrounds are invited to apply for the programme including the long-term ...

24th March 2020


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. 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...

24th March 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK)


The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 24th August 2020. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful ins...

24th March 2020


Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme (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, including training for teachers and supply cover, reciprocal visits to international partners schools, and hosting community events. Individual schools can also apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop partnership activities with existing or new partner schools overseas. The funding is being made available through...

24th March 2020


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 2020. 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....

23rd March 2020


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


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

23rd March 2020


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

23rd March 2020


Funding of £8 million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK)


The Home Office has announced a further £8 million of funding to help vulnerable EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. Charities and local authorities can apply for further funding to provide face-to-face, online and telephone support which may include legal support, caseworker services or general advice as either individual or in group sessions across the UK. Home and telephone support fr...

20th March 2020


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


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

20th March 2020


Funding of Up to £500,000 Available to Encourage Female Innovators (UK)


Funding of £500,000 is being made available to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators, helping them develop their ideas and expand their businesses. Grants of £50,000 each and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support are offered to female inventors to develop solutions that tackle major economic and societal change, such as climate change, developing new treatments and services for healthcare patients and cleaner transport. Innovate UK’s Women in In...

19th March 2020


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


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

19th March 2020


Funding for Young Entrepreneurs (UK)


Innovate UK has announced the launch of its £2.2 million Young Innovators Programme in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. Through the programme, grants of £5,000, as well as one-on-one coaching and an allowance to cover living costs, will be available to 18-30 year olds with a creative and ground-breaking business idea. Studies from Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation support organisation, shows that half of young people in the UK think their age can prevent them from being a bu...

18th March 2020


Charities Encouraged to Apply to the £15 Million Tampon Tax Fund (UK)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that it is inviting large charities to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Applications should be for £1 million or more. The aim of the Tampon Tax Fund is to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing. Charities that successfully bid for funding are expected to distribute these grants through their networks to support...

17th March 2020


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

17th March 2020


Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK)


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

17th March 2020


Sustainable Agriculture Bursary for Undergraduate Students (UK)


Undergraduate students starting university in September 2020 can now apply for a £5,000 bursary from the Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund to promote sustainable farming. The Sustainable Agriculture Bursary is available to prospective undergraduate students who have a genuine interest in a career in farming, agriculture or a related field and have confirmed the Royal Agricultural University or the University of Reading as their first-choice university. The bursary wants to encourage t...

16th March 2020


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


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

16th March 2020


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...

13th March 2020


Funding for Online Digital Learning (UK)


The Good Things Foundation is making grants of between £1,250 and £15,000 available to organisations who are members of the Online Centres Network to deliver the Make It Click programme. The programme aims to help working-age adults learn the necessary digital skills they need to progress in employment or find a new job. The programme is aimed at people who already have a limited use of computers and the internet who would like to increase their skills. Learners can be supported in a group se...

12th March 2020


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


Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects 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. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful with those located near to a Greggs shop most likely to receive awards. The funding is being made available through the Greggs Foundation Local Communi...

12th March 2020


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


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

12th March 2020


Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (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. Initial application is followed by a public vote on the Calor Rural Community Fund website. The funding is being made availab...

11th March 2020


Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (UK / Northern Ireland)


The Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations can apply for up to £10,000 for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants will be awarded within each of the UK’s 12 Subway regions throughout the year. The current regions open for applications are the Meridian, Carlton and Anglia regions. Grants are awarded to innovative proje...

11th March 2020


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 25th May 2020. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and...

11th March 2020


Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK)


Not-for-profit organisation and local authorities as well as partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5 million to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings, monuments and environments; and languages, etc. The funding is being mad...

11th March 2020


Funding to Encourage Conversations About Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (UK)


Individuals, charities, community groups, statutory organisations and educational institutions can apply for grants of between £1,500 and £3,000 from the Lankelly Chase Foundations's Connected Grants Programme to promote and support new conversations about severe and multiple disadvantage in their local area. The funding is available to cover costs incurred in organising and running an activity or event such as venue hire, catering, materials and staff. The events will be aimed at exploring an...

10th March 2020


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2020. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British School at Athens Easter Course; and school teaching and o...

10th March 2020


British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK)


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

9th March 2020


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 ...

9th March 2020


Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK)


The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 4th June 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site; the proje...

9th March 2020


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2020. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maxi...

6th March 2020


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;...

6th March 2020


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 22nd May 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 March 2020


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 ...

6th March 2020


Grants of up to £750,000 Available for Heritage and Environmental Projects (UK)


Not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore and improve a natural and built environment have an opportunity to apply for grants of £250,000 – £750,000. Projects are expected to be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area. The type of projects that can be funding include restoring, modernising and improving facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres; creating new meadows, wildlife re-i...

5th March 2020


Fire Safety Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


Electrical Safety First, a leading UK consumer safety charity, has just opened its Fire Safety Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help reduce electrical fires and accidents in UK homes. The Fire Safety Fund is open to community services such as local Fire and Rescue Services, Trading Standards and charities, as well as other organisations promoting an electrical safety message. Preference will be given to those applications addressing the risks of fires associated with the use of el...

5th March 2020


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


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

5th March 2020


Funding to Provide 2021 Census Support Services (UK)


The Good Things Foundation has announced that there is an opportunity for partners to apply for funding to support the delivery of the 2021 Census. The Good Things Foundation is working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to build a network of Census Online Support Centres who can support people to complete the census online, ensuring everyone has the chance to complete the census digitally. The Foundation is looking for organisations who can deliver support to people wishing to comp...

4th March 2020


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity. Although t...

4th March 2020


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 is now open 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 el...

3rd March 2020


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...

3rd March 2020


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


Songwriters and producers working in popular music genres can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to further develop their careers. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, The Hitmaker Fund was initiated by PRS Foundation with The Ivors Academy Trust. Applications can be made by songwriters / producers directly or by their representatives. Applicants must have at least 5 credited works registered with PRS for Music – this means a reputa...

2nd March 2020


Fund to Train Thousands More Customs Experts Extended to End of 2021 (UK)


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has extended the deadline for businesses to apply for customs support funding to the 31st January 2021.  This is to ensure that trade with the EU continues as smoothly as possible after Brexit. Customs agents currently help businesses who trade outside the EU. Businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK can apply for funding to support training costs for businesses who complete customs declarations, or who intend to in the future; and funding for IT improvemen...

2nd March 2020


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


Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 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...

2nd March 2020


Thomas Wall Trust Launches Digital Skills Grants Programme (UK)


The Thomas Wall Trust has announced that to mark the Trust’s 100th Birthday it is launching a new grants programme available to organisations working towards improving basic digital skills for people in need. The programme aims to equip adults (aged 18 and over) with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. The funding is available to not for profit organisations and charities based in the UK that have been establishe...

1st March 2020


Funding to Accelerate the Use of 5G In Creative Industries (UK)


The Government has announced that from early March, bidders can apply for funding from a new £30 million competition which will look at how 5G could boost creative industries including film, TV, video games, logistics and tourism. This is alongside announcing the nine projects who successfully bid for a share of £35 million from the rural and industrial 5G competitions. This funding comes from the £200 million 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, part of Government’s long-term strategy for m...

28th February 2020


Funding Available to Increase Engineering Knowledge Among Young People (UK)


Schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Any organisation able to develop and deliver STEM activities to a local UK audience is eligible to bid for funding. Grants will be awarded at two levels; up to £5,000 for standard applications and four larger grants of...

26th February 2020


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


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

25th February 2020


Widening Access to Dementia Care and Mental Health Support (UK)


Capital grants of up to £40,000 are available for projects that improve the physical environment within which adult and children’s hospices deliver care. The grants will seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for people with dementia or a mental health condition. This can be through putting into practice the recommendations or findings from an organisational or local scoping exercise; piloting a new project based on a robust needs assessment; and responding to national po...

25th February 2020


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. ...

25th February 2020


Road Safety Trust Major Themed Grants programme Opens for Applications (UK)


The Road Safety Trust has announced that it Major Themed Grants Programme is now open for applications. For 2020, the theme is ‘How can technology be used to reduce road offending and improve road safety?’ The aim of the Road Safety Trust is to focus on engineering, infrastructure and technological measures, while recognising the contribution of education and enforcement to these measures. UK-based organisations, public and professional associations, registered charities and university depa...

24th February 2020


Grants Available for Young People to Celebrate UK’s Native Plants (UK)


Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for grants of up to £500 to come up with a creative idea to celebrate and share why UK native plants and fungi are so special. The funding is available for young people to undertake a wide range of activities including transforming a space in their local community; photography; music; drama; dance; film: visual arts; planting; experimenting; science and other interests. The funding is being provided by Grow Wild an organisation that brings people together...

24th February 2020


Funding to Improve Health Care Within Communities (UK)


Funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 is available to support up to five teams across the UK for two to three years to improve health care through collaboration between those who use health services and those who deliver them. The funding is available to support collaborations between providers of NHS services and voluntary or community sector organisations, such as charities or social enterprises. The funding is being made available through the Health Foundation’s Common Ambition progr...

24th February 2020


Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK)


State schools in the UK can apply for grants to develop the teaching of the classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history. The funding is being made available through Classics for All. Previous grants awarded have ranged in size from £100 to £15,000 supporting everything from the establishment of an after school Classics club to training for teachers in 20 schools to introduce Latin or Classical Civilisation at Key Stage 2 and 3, GCSE or A level. Classics for All h...

21st February 2020


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...

20th February 2020


Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK)


Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal Geographic Society Innovative Geography Teaching Gra...

19th February 2020


Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK)


The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 10th September 2020. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after...

19th February 2020


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...

19th February 2020


Small Theatres Improvement Grants Available (UK)


Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air venues run by charities and not-for-profit groups. Successful bids will show the value the capital improvements will make to their communities and demonstrate the impact the gr...

18th February 2020


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...

18th February 2020


Up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK)


Small charities and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matte...

17th February 2020


Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK)


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

17th February 2020


The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK)


Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Creators and can support activities such as touring, mu...

17th February 2020