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Leicester Groups Invited to Apply for Community Grants


Voluntary and Community groups in Leicester are being invited to apply for funding through the Leicester City Council, Cultural Service's Small Community Grants programme.<><>These grants are available to enable people in Leicester to take part in a wide range of arts, heritage, leisure, sporting an...

24th October 2005




Leicester Community Funding Streams to Merge


Voluntary Action Leicester has announced that from April 2005 onwards, it will merge the he Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), Community Chests & Community Learning Chests into a single funding stream to be called the Single Community Programme (SCP).<><>The overall aim of the SCP will be to provide ...

30th March 2005




Funding News for West Midlands


UK Funding News


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...

10th December 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 23rd March 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 by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their rights...

10th December 2019


Lloyds Bank Foundation Relaunches Grants Programme (England & Wales)


Charities in England and Wales with an income of between £25,000 and £1million that are tackling complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse can now apply for core funding grants worth up to £100,000. The funding is part of the Lloyds Bank Foundations relaunched grants programme which now has a simpler and more flexible approach. Grants are available of up to £100,000 and are available over three years (with the possibility of continuing to six years) and can...

9th December 2019


Funding for Rural Business Start Ups (UK)


A share of £5000 of funding is available for UK citizens over the age of 18 who are starting a new business in a rural area. To be eligible individuals must be able to demonstrate how the business will support rural communities, the countryside or rural sustainability. The Rural Start-up Fund has been made available by a partnership between Forest Holidays and The Prince’s Countryside Fund and the available funding will be awarded to one winning business or shared between a number of rural st...

9th December 2019


National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. The Foundation Grant Programme can award grants of up to £10,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works costing up to £10,000 and will cover no more than 50% of costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but p...

9th December 2019


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...

9th December 2019


Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England)


Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 to cover capital and revenue costs for projects that help more people regardless of age, background or ability, to play more sport or to be more active more often. The focus of the Grants Programme is on adults and young people aged 14 or over. Projects working...

9th December 2019


Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


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

6th December 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;...

6th December 2019


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given fo...

6th December 2019


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...

6th December 2019


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


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

5th December 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 March 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 ...

5th December 2019


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


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

4th December 2019


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...

4th December 2019


London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK)


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

4th December 2019


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...

3rd December 2019


Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England)


Groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for grants through the Neighbourhood Planning grant scheme. The scheme provides three types of grants. Basic grant funding of up to £9,000 to undertake a neighbourhood plan; additional grant funding of up to £8,000 for those groups meeting specific criteria and grants of up to £10,000 for groups that wish to evaluate the case for bringing forward affordable housing for sale by undertaking housin...

3rd December 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...

3rd December 2019


The British Film Institute Vision Awards (UK)


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

2nd December 2019


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


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

2nd December 2019


Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK)


Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation costs, or lost income from the sale of surplus to animal...

29th November 2019


Armed Forces Day Funding (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available for events that are organised within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June 2020 (20th June 2020 – 5th July 2020). To be eligible events must have “Armed Forces” in the title, be relevant to today’s serving armed forces, have free access to members of the armed forces family, and must not be centred around fundraising or recruitment. Grants can be used to pay for road closures, decorations, flags and banners, newspaper and radio adve...

29th November 2019


Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)


The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme is due to open for applications on the 16th January 2020. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and...

28th November 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...

28th November 2019


Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK)


Individuals of school age, teachers and schools will soon be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers, and help children afford a classical music education, no matter what their financial background. Decca, the biggest classical record label in the UK is supporting the launch of the new Universal Music UK Sound Foundation bu...

27th November 2019


Government Announces Grants to Help Protect Properties from Flooding (England)


The Government has announced that homes and businesses that have been seriously affected by this autumn’s flooding will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help to pay for a range of property improvements to enable them to become more resilient to flooding. The funding will go towards the additional costs of installing fittings and materials that increase resistance to damage from water in the future, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics off ground level. Grants are being mad...

27th November 2019


Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK)


Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March 2020....

27th November 2019


Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK)


The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans of up to £50,000 to grow their trading activities to generate more sustainable income. Organisations based in a more deprived area, or whose work mainly benefits more disadvantaged members of the community may al...

27th November 2019


Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK)


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

26th November 2019


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


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

26th November 2019


One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales)


Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can still apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean-up days, plants, spades and ...

26th November 2019


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


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

25th November 2019


Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales)


The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit organisations. There are two grant rounds per year and in 2020 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 21st January - 4th February 2020....

25th November 2019


Funding of up to £2,000 for Community Projects (England, Wales and Scotland)


From early January 2020, community groups and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £2000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers. Funding has been made available b...

25th November 2019


Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK)


The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or supply cover required for the teacher to attend the approp...

25th November 2019


Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK)


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

22nd November 2019


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


Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, for ...

22nd November 2019


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


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

22nd November 2019


Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK)


Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers can be supported. Applications are accepted on a rollin...

22nd November 2019


Funding for Road Safety Projects (UK)


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

21st November 2019


Small Theatres Improvement Grants Available (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)


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...

21st November 2019


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


The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 - £5 Million is the 2nd March 2020. The Heritage Fund provides grants 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 fundi...

21st November 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...

21st November 2019


Funding for Projects Tackling Hate Crimes (Derby & Derbyshire)


Grants of up to £2,500 are now available for community and voluntary groups to launch new projects tackling racist and religious hate crime. This can include raising awareness of hate crime; informing and encouraging the reporting of hate crime; increasing support for victims and promoting the Police and Crime Commissioners Hate Crime Victim Support services. The Race and Religion Hate Crime Innovation Fund is being administered by the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby on behalf of ...

20th November 2019


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 horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history projects. 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 13th December 2019 for the next trustees meeting of the Finnis Scott Foundation....

20th November 2019


Government Launches New Development Corporation Competition (England)


The government has announced the launch of a new £10 million capacity fund to generate innovative proposals for new business-backed development corporations and similar delivery models. Local authorities individually or working in partnership can apply for up to £10 million over three years for proposals focus on housing and economic growth to regenerate their areas. Up to 10 proposals will be funded. To register an interest in applying for the competition, please contact Ministry of Housin...

19th November 2019


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


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

19th November 2019


Government Launches New Scheme to Boost Tree-Planting (England)


The government has announced the launch of a new £50million scheme to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change. The new Woodland Carbon Guarantee will encourage farmers and landowners in England to plant more trees and create new woodland in return for payments as those trees grow. Successful applicants will be offered the option to sell Woodland Carbon Units to the government over a 35-year period at a guaranteed price set by auction, providing new income for land man...

19th November 2019


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...

19th November 2019


Thrive Access to Employment Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


Social enterprises across the UK can access business support and investment of up to £50,000 to develop innovative ideas that improve access to employment for people that are disadvantaged in the labour market or to develop products and services for an ageing society. The funding is being made available through the Thrive: access to employment programme. This is funded by UnLtd, a charity for social entrepreneurs and its partners (Scope, UBS & Thirty Percy). In addition to the investment, eac...

18th November 2019


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...

18th November 2019


Health Foundation Announces New Funding Programme to Improve Health and Address Health Inequalities (England)


The Health Foundation has announced that it will be launching a funding programme in partnership with the Local Government Association for councils to work with others from their local area to improve health and address health inequalities. The Shaping Places for Healthier Lives programme is due to launch on the 20th November 2019 and will provide grants of up to £100,000 per year for up to 3 years to take system-wide action on the wider determinants of mental and physical health. Up to five ...

15th November 2019


Homes in Community Hands: Funding Programme Opens for Applications (England)


Community groups have the opportunity to apply for funding to help them to take forward innovative community led housing projects. Grants are available to build or refurbish well-built, affordable and future-proof homes designed around the needs of local people. A total of £4.2 million is available as revenue grants over the next three years (up to 2021). The average grant will be £50,000. Small amounts of capital funding averaging around £25,000 are also available to applicants to sit alongs...

15th November 2019


Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales)


Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. The next clo...

14th November 2019


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


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

14th November 2019


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


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

14th November 2019


Funding Available to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England)


Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. The funding can support many different types of partnership, including cross-sector partnerships; local place-based collaboration; and local and national organisations working together around a particula...

14th November 2019


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


Rural Businesses to Benefit from £35 Million Government Fund (England)


£35million of funding has been made available to Rural businesses across the country to create new jobs, boost tourism and unlock growth in rural areas. This funding could be increased to £50million if enough high-quality applications are received. The Growth programme has been funded by the Government and provides grants for rural start-ups and businesses to purchase state of the art equipment and machinery to grow their business or open up opportunities for tourism. The minimum grant availab...

12th November 2019


Grants of Up to £35,000 Available to Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)


£450,000 of funding has been made available to adult and children’s hospices based in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Grants of up to £35,000 each are available to support projects which seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for people experiencing homelessness (or who are vulnerably housed) and people with learning disabilities. Funding has been made available by the Masonic Charitable Foundation under the Hospice Grants – Widening Access pro...

12th November 2019


CareerTech Challenge Fund (England)


Grants of between £100,000 and £250,000 are available to UK registered companies and charities for innovative tech solutions that can motivate adults vulnerable to workforce changes and support them so they are able to learn new skills and retrain. The innovative tech solutions funded will need to be delivered within the context of an existing (or adapted) online course of 15-50 hours that builds core skills such as communication, numeracy or digital skills. Beneficiaries will need to be loca...

11th November 2019


Funding for Teaching Internships (England)


Grants are available for school-led partnerships to design and provide teaching internships targeted at science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate students. The aim of the scheme is to let STEM undergraduates experience mathematics or physics teaching before they commit to it as a career. Schools are invited to apply for funding to provide opportunities in summer 2020. Applications should be for a minimum of 10 participants. The funding is being made available throug...

11th 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


New £250,000 Fund Launched to Help Disabled People Become More Active (England)


Sport England have joined together with Toyota and the British Paralympic Association to launch the new Toyota Parasport Fund. This is a £250,000 fund to help disabled people become more active. Through the Fund, voluntary or community clubs or organisations and registered charities that provide activities for disabled people; and that are registered with the Passport Online Hub can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to improve the quality and quantity of equipment available to di...

8th November 2019


Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme (England and Wales)


Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years; and grants of...

8th 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


Masonic Charitable Foundation Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales)


Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £15,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and large grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to charities with an annual income of...

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


New Funding Available to Create Pocket Parks and Revive Neglected Green Spaces (England)


A new £1.35 million fund has been launched to help local communities in England create new pocket parks or to revive rundown green spaces in their area. Community groups can now bid grants of up to £15,000 for new pocket parks and up to £25,000 to renovate existing parks which have fallen into disrepair, bringing them back into public use. Pocket Parks can be in a housing estate, adjacent to a canal, in a high street, in the ground of a local community facility such as a library or community...

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


Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)


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

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 Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities. The funding is available through the Football Foundation's Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme and can be used to buy capital items such as portable floodlights, storage containers and other equipmen...

30th October 2019


Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England)


Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000, most will be under £5,000 and only in a few...

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


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


Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening. Funding could cover, for example, site preparation (including hire of small mechanical tools suc...

24th 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


Community Led Homes Start-Up Support Programme (England)


Up to £10,000 of revenue funding is available to early stage voluntary and community organisations exploring community led housing England. The aim is to help groups of local people to develop their own community led housing solutions and become ready to apply for further pre-development revenue grants from other programmes. Seed corn grants of up to £4,000 or support grants of up to £6,000 are available depending on the stage of development of the group and the level of local support needed....

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


Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales)


Monthly grants are made to support the conservation of wildlife and the environment by the HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust. The Trust makes grants of between £250 and £1,000 (sometimes up to £5,000) to general, environmental and wildlife charities, so long as they are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales or they are exempt or excepted charities (within the meaning of the Charities Act 2011). Supported charities will be small in size or be applying for support for a mo...

23rd October 2019


Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England)


Councils and community groups have the opportunity to bid for funding to hold their own local events to celebrate and commemorate the positive impact of the Windrush Generation on modern Britain. A total of £500,000 is available for bids from charities and community groups. Grants of £2,500 and up to £25,000 will be awarded for innovative, active community engagement projects making a positive impact in at least one of three areas: celebration, commemoration and education. The funding is bein...

22nd October 2019