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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


Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands)


Locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by Birmingham Airport's operations have until 1st March 2019 to apply for a project grant of up to £3,000. Grants are awarded by The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund for part or full funding for specific project costs or items with preference given to projects that benefit a substantial section of the local community and that take account of the elderly and people with special needs....

12th September 2018


Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund (West Midlands)


Small local community groups, charities and social enterprises in Birmingham and the Black Country can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help people facing disadvantage and social exclusion. To be eligible for funding the applicant organisation needs to be constituted, have an income of less than £250,000 per year and meet one or more of the following criteria. Promote health and wellbeing; tackle disadvantage; support local solutions to meet local needs; promote community cohesion; and deve...

11th September 2018


Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire)


Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham City Centre that have an income of less than £500,000 per year and who support the disadvantaged and those marginalised within the community. This includes the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The funding which is being made through the Harry Payne Fund (administered by the Heart of Englan...

2nd May 2018


UK Funding News


New £1.4 Million Funding Competition To Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics (UK)


A new £1.4 million funding competition has been launched for applicants who demonstrate creative business ideas to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic, and which bring greater circularity in the use of plastic. The grants will support new pioneering industry led collaborative projects, focussed on unlocking the most critical, short-term barriers to improving plastics circularity, finding new innovative solutions and interventions that will remove or overcome these barriers. The fundin...

16th October 2018


New £20 Million Fund to Help Homeless People into Private Rented Accommodation (England)


The Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help homeless people into private rented accommodation. The fund which is open to bids from Local Councils to help set up or maintain existing schemes that provide financial support to help people who are at risk of homelessness access or maintain their tenancies. This can include helping people with their deposits for the tenancy or rent payments. Alternatively, some schemes may involve the council managing the property on the landlord’s...

16th October 2018


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...

16th October 2018


Funding for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK)


Grants of £500 - £3,000 are available to professional musicians to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career. The funding can support opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including PR & marketing costs, time to create and access to creative spaces. In addition, successful applicants will be able to access a suite of wellbeing and development services worth up to £2,000, including business deve...

15th October 2018


Capital Funding for Academies and Sixth Form Colleges (England)


Single academy trusts, small multi-academy trusts (MATs) and sixth-form colleges can apply for capital funding to keep buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition. Funding is also available to support expansion projects. These are for Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies and sixth-form colleges that need to expand their existing facilities and/or floor space. MATs with at leas...

15th October 2018


Modern Slavery Innovation Fund – Round 2 Due to Open this Week (UK)


The Government has announced that the second round of the Modern Slavery Innovation Fund will open for applications this week. A total of £5 million will be available to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle modern slavery around the world. So far it has supported projects such as GoodWeave and AllianceHR to tackle modern slavery in supply chains linked to UK companies in India and South Africa, and The Salvation Army and Retrak which are supporting victims in Nigeria, the Philippine...

15th October 2018


The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK)


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

15th October 2018


Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales)


Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 10 years. The funding is being made available through CRASH the construction and proper...

12th October 2018


Funding to Support Women’s Movements (UK / International)


Women’s rights organisations and movements that fight against injustice can apply for funding to help sustain and strengthen their activities in specific geographic areas. Grants of up to £300,000 for single organisations and up to £500,000 for partnerships are available to women’s organisations for projects lasting between 3 and 5 years. Funding can be used to cover the core costs and overheads and / or specific projects and activities. The funding is being made available through the Comi...

12th October 2018


Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK)


Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15 December 2018 to apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special education...

12th October 2018


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

12th October 2018


Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK)


Charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship can apply for funding to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from the usual sources. Assistance will also be considered for training and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions. The Trustees additionally wish to support arts projects that place a particular emph...

11th October 2018


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...

11th October 2018


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...

11th October 2018


Grants Available to Increase the Diversity and Numbers of People Working in Cyber Security (England)


Training providers and charities can apply for grants of up to £500,000 for projects that aim to quickly increase the diversity and numbers of those working in the UK's booming cyber security sector. The funding also aims to grow a vibrant cyber security training ecosystem. The funding is being made available through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s expanded Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) and the closing date for applications is 9am on the 5th November 2018....

10th October 2018


Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award (UK / International)


The Macquarie Group, which is a global Asset Management Company has announced the launch of the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award. Grants of up to $A10 million each (£5,403,000) will be awarded to five non-profit organisations around the globe. To be eligible for the Award, applicants must be a registered non-profit within the applicable country, must have a current minimum annual revenue of $A4 million, and have audited financial statements and a board of directors. They should propose a projec...

10th October 2018


New £15 Million Fund Announced to Support the Use of Digital Tools to Support People and Communities (UK)


A new £15 million funding programme has been announced to help the charity and voluntary sector use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities. The fund which will open for applications on the 22nd October 2018 will offer grants of up to £500,000 to both existing organisations that want to use digital to take a major leap forward and newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to achieve scale or impact. Grants can last between 1 – 4...

10th October 2018


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


Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% 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 ...

10th October 2018


New £4 Million Programme Launched to Reduce Serious Stress in Veterans, Their Carers and Families (UK)


A New £4 million programme has been launched to provide funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. This programme will fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families. The programme will support projects where there is good evidence to suggest that the idea might produce outcome...

9th October 2018


Capital Grants Available to Adult Hospices (UK)


Adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands have until the 6th December 2018 to apply for capital grants of up to £15,000. Grants are available for projects that improve the physical space to encourage and enable hospices to improve the environment in which they deliver care. This can include for example the refurbishment of bedrooms and bathrooms; the provision of specialist equipment and the reconfiguration of existing space; ...

9th October 2018


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st February 2019. 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....

9th October 2018


Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)


The next round of Ofcom's Community Radio Fund has re-opened for applications. Funded by the UK Government's Administered by Ofcom, the Fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management and reporting; community outreach; volunteer organisation and support. Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the ...

8th October 2018


IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland)


IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire and Scotland where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include community and voluntary organisations that are charitable...

8th October 2018


Museums and Galleries can now Apply for a Share of £500,000 of Funding (UK)


Regional museums and galleries in the UK with an income of between £100,000 and £10 million can now apply for a share of £500,000 of funding which has been made available to enhance and sustain curatorial development and attract a broader public. Grants are available for a period of two to three years and should support work that will enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; or ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skill...

8th October 2018


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...

8th October 2018


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


The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is providing grants of £500-£1000 grants to community groups to run their own science activities during British Science Week (8-17th March 2019). The mission of the British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is to expand the audiences that engage with science and the grants are available for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity. Community grants...

5th October 2018


Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England)


Schools, sports clubs, local authorities, and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. Statutory bodies and education establishments will specifically need to provide a minimum of pound-for-pound partnership funding. T...

5th October 2018


Secondary Schools to Benefit from up to £13.5 Million Investment in Workforce Skills (England)


Free training is now on offer to 17,000 secondary school PE teachers to help foster a more positive attitude to physical education. Up to £13.5 million is being invested by Sport England in a teacher training programme, run in partnership with the Teaching School Council, between now and 2021, offering specialist training and mentoring for teachers. Training will be offered through 150 Teaching School Alliances, with those schools taking part being trained and supported within their region and ...

5th October 2018


The National Archives – Cataloguing Grants (UK)


The National Archives, which is a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the UK Government has announced that grants of up to £40,000 are available to not for profit organisations that hold archives to create catalogues of archival collections. These grants are designed to support the transformation of archive services; help archives to improve access to collections; and help archives to increase public engagement with history and the UK's documentary heritage. ...

5th October 2018


Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK)


International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention (47 member states of Council of Europe plus Kazakhstan, Holy See and Belarus) can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activity, structural activities or an annual work plan. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of €25,000 per year for up to two years work. Where a grant is awarded for 2018, the...

5th October 2018


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 be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: materials / resources; transport; marketing and publicity; ot...

5th October 2018


WHSmith Community Grant (UK)


Voluntary organisations, charities, schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates. There are two application rounds each year. The deadline for the current funding round is the 31st March 2019. Applications can be submitted via an online app...

5th October 2018


Funding for Ideas from the UK’s Cultural and Creative Community (UK)


Cultural and creative organisations, not-for-profit or commercial can get funding of up to £10,000 and mentoring support to develop a digital idea that addresses a social challenge and produces a social benefit. The ideas can be anything from a game to an interactive installation, as long as it seeks to generate a direct social outcome. The social outcomes can be anything from increasing community cohesion to reducing the consumption of single use plastics. The deadline for submitting an exp...

4th October 2018


Institute of Physics – Public Engagement Grant Programme (UK)


The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme is now open for applications. Through the grant scheme grants of up to £3,000 are available for running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland that raise public awareness of, and engagement with contemporary physics; especially those not previously interested in physics. The grant scheme is open to organisations and individuals and provides funding to organise public engagement with physics activit...

4th October 2018


Nuffield Foundation – Research Placements Reopen for Applications (UK)


Application deadlines for the Nuffield Foundations Research Placements programme have just been announced. Nuffield Research Placements take place in your summer holidays after Year 12 (England) or equivalent. Successful applicants will work on a research project that relates to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination of these). Most projects are based in an office, but some include working in a laboratory or fieldwork. The p...

4th October 2018


British Science Week 2019 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK)


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

4th October 2018


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available grants 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 ...

4th October 2018


Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (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 suppor...

4th October 2018


Funding Available to Reduce the Energy Usage of Academies, Sixth Forms and Free Schools (England)


Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) can apply for loans of between £8,000 and £150,000 to reduce their energy usage through the installation of energy efficient technologies. Although the primary focus is for projects that will reduce energy consumption; funding is also available for the installation Solar PV technologies. The loans must be paid back within 8 years. The funding is being made available through the Salix Energy Effic...

3rd October 2018


Schools Encouraged to Apply for Grants and Support to Set Up or Improve Breakfast Provision (England)


Schools in disadvantaged areas are being encouraged to apply for funding and support to set up or improve their breakfast provision. Grants of up to £500 are available for essential resources such as fridges, toasters or freezers. The programme will also include free food delivered to the door (weekly or fortnightly), comprising healthy cereal, porridge and bagels; and expert support from a dedicated member of NSBP staff as well as advice, resources and local best practice events. The fundin...

3rd October 2018


Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK)


The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently accepting applications under its Armed Forces Community Covenant Small Grant Scheme. The aim of the National Covenant Fund is to support the armed forces community. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support the integration of armed force personnel within their community and the coordination and delivery of support services. Schools, registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities and armed forces units with a UIN can apply ...

3rd October 2018


Funding for Community Facilities (England)


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

3rd October 2018


Funding to Help People Understanding their Tax Obligations and Entitlements (UK)


Voluntary and community sector organisations are being invited to apply for grants of between £50,000 and £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements; including those that are digitally excluded. The funding is being made available through HM Revenue and Customs. A total of £1.6 million is available to support projects in 2019 to 2020. The deadline for receipt of comp...

2nd October 2018


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 40% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals. Only one grant per school in each academ...

2nd October 2018


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...

2nd October 2018


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 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but 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 on behalf the family a...

2nd October 2018


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...

2nd October 2018


Funding to Pilot Education Support for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK)


Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 2nd January 2019 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Society is looking to support projects which can be scale...

1st October 2018


New £40 Million Programme Launched to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England)


Not for profit organisations such as schools , community organisations, charities, and social enterprises, etc can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their local community by developing 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 particular theme....

1st October 2018


New £40 Million Programme Launched 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...

1st October 2018


Grow Wild - Youth Project Funding (UK)


Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for grants of up to £500 to fund creative projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. The aim is to reach and inspire other people in schools, youth groups or within their community. Applicants can use visual art, music, poetry, dance, or theatre; etc as part of their creative project. Each applicant must identify a Supporting Organisation to work with them on their project. The next deadline for applications ...

1st October 2018


Funding Available to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England)


UnLtd, the charity for Social Entrepreneurs is seeking applications to its Impact Fund. The fund aims to address one the key challenges for early stage social ventures: getting to access to capital. The Impact Fund will invest in around 35 social ventures over the next three-years. Initially, the UnLtd Impact Fund is looking to support social ventures tackling challenges related to training and employment - including school leavers and apprenticeships, further and higher education, unemployment ...

1st October 2018


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 ...

1st October 2018


Grow Wild Spaces Community Grants (UK)


Grow Wild which aims to transform communal spaces by sowing and growing UK native plants has announced that local voluntary, community, parish and town councils, youth groups, health authorities, health boards, prisons and secondary schools; etc. can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £4,000 to create a "Grow Wild Community Site. Grow Wild projects can include an unloved area that organisations want to reclaim for their local community or perhaps somewhere that's a bit neglected or run-dow...

28th September 2018


£10 Million Available to Advance Understanding of Mental Health Conditions (UK)


The Wolfson Foundation has announced a £10 million funding competition to support research to advance the understanding and treatment of mental health conditions. UK universities and research organisations are eligible to apply (individually or collaboratively) and it is likely that a single award will be made. Research should focus broadly on anxiety and depression, and particular interest will be shown in proposals relating to adolescent mental health as well as those drawing on insights fro...

28th September 2018


Funding for Game-changing Ideas for Civil Aerospace (UK)


UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £2 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects that enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. The aim is to support and speed up industry investment focused on supply chain companies. Eligible organisations with projects costing between £425,000 to £1 million can apply for grants representing 50% for businesses, 80% full economic costing for universities ...

28th September 2018


New Grant Funding for Innovative Ideas to Transform UK Rail: Opens 8th October 2018 (UK)


Small to Medium sized businesses with innovative ideas to transform rail travel for passengers have the opportunity to bid for funding worth up to £3.5 million in total. The competition aims to improve the UK rail network and create a greener railway system. The focus for this Round is decarbonising the railway and improving passenger experience by, for example, improving air quality and reducing noise pollution in stations. Selected projects worth between £250,000 and £350,000 will receive 1...

28th September 2018


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 one of 400 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. Run by Localgiving in partnership with the Postcode Community Trust the deadline to apply is the 31st October 2018. Non-...

28th September 2018


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


Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% 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 ...

28th September 2018


Funding Available to Support Arts Based Teaching in Primary Schools (UK)


Primary school teachers and school leaders working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. Applications should focus on the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including poetry; dance; design; film; music; o...

27th September 2018


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Bring Together Diverse Communities - Closes 12th October (England)


Local groups and organisations, who are working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities, can apply for grants of £250 to £5,000. The funding is available for community groups in East & West London, Luton, East Midlands, Birmingham, the Black Country, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. Grants awarded in the past have offered funding to a broad range of work; environmental, social, cultural, artistic, ...

27th September 2018


Funding for Adults & Children with Physical Disabilities (England)


Registered charitable organisations in England that provide services to people with an acquired disability as a result of an accident or birth injury are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Paul Bush Foundation Trust. The Trust awards grants for discrete projects with defined outcomes and will consider providing seed-funding. The Trust also makes grants available to individuals with a disability to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. The Trustees ...

27th September 2018


YHA Challenging Places Support Programme (England)


Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the application is for a different group of young people. ...

27th September 2018


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Stop Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and Within their Communities (UK)


Women’s organisations can apply for grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years that aim to stop sexual harassment and abuse of women at work and within their communities. The funding is being made available through the Justice and Equality Fund: Now’s the Time programme. The closing date for applications is the 14th December 2018....

26th September 2018


Vodafone Techstarter Opens for Applications (UK)


UK-based social tech ventures and charities have the opportunity to secure funding from a £300,000 prize fund to make transformational social change in the areas of health and well-being, education, environment, social mobility and inequality. This could be around key technologies such as Internet of Things, 5G, digital services and infrastructure or in areas such as commercial development. The funding is being made available through the Vodafone Techstarter, partnership between the Social Te...

26th September 2018


Funding Available for Projects that Tackle Discrimination (UK)


Civil society organisations with specific and demonstrable legal expertise in tackling discrimination and disadvantage can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years to tackle a specific issue. Organisations should in the first instance submit an expression of interest by 9am on the 5th November 2018. Successful organisations at this stage will be invited to submit a full application. The funding is being made available through the Baring Foundation’s Strengt...

26th September 2018


New £7.5 Million Fund Launched to Transform Public Services through Digital Innovation (England)


Local councils seeking to transform their public services through digital innovation can apply to a new £7.5 million fund. Grants of up to £100,000 are available for projects which demonstrate they benefit local public services and have the potential to be rolled out more widely across the country. Examples could include an app to report fly-tipping, or a web solution to pay council tax, etc. The fund will also be used to provide digital skills training for at least 1,000 staff working on d...

26th September 2018


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 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 forks...

26th September 2018


Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales)


Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay a mandatory contribution towards the cost of assistive technology. The funding aims to help to break down the barriers that disabled people can face at work and help to crea...

26th September 2018


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


Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision. Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools. Previous grants awarded have ranged in size from £100...

26th September 2018


Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK)


The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,000 and preference is given to supporting small communi...

25th September 2018


Awards for Conservationists Now Open (UK and International)


Applications for the Whitley Awards 2019 are now open. Whitley Awards of up to £40,000 are for dynamic mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in developing countries. Winners tend to be nationals of the country in which they are working looking to scale up work that is proven to be effective and would benefit from further funding and profile boost. To be eligible, projects must involve local communities at the grassroots level and deliver practical action tha...

25th September 2018


Lord Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK)


The Lords Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. Schools, clubs and youth organisations across the UK that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability can apply to the Lords Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lords Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young...

25th September 2018


Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK)


Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The funding is being made available through the Trusthouse Char...

25th September 2018


Business Innovation Grants: Round Three (UK)


Round Three of this business innovation competition will open on Monday 24 September 2018. Worth a total of £20 million, the investment will fund the delivery of game changing or disruptive innovations that have significant potential for impact on the UK economy. UK-based business of any size or research and technology organisations can apply for a grant for up to 70% funding for projects costing £25,000 up to £3 million and lasting 6 - 36 months. The level of funding awarded will depend on t...

24th September 2018


Funding for Communities to Purchase their Local Pub (England)


Communities looking to take responsibility for and ownership of their local pub, through purchase or long-term lease can now apply for financial support through the Community Pub Business Support Programme. A total of £3.62 million is available over two years and the support package includes business development support, advice and loan and grant funding. The financial support includes flexible bursary awards of up to £2,500 to fund pre-feasibility costs such as public consultation and valuati...

24th September 2018


Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England)


A new loan funding opportunity is available to community sports organisations that need investment to enable them to grow and become more sustainable by generating more or new income. Unsecured loans of £50,000 to £150,000, repayable over 3 to 5 years, are available to help the development of new projects, operations and revenue streams. Loans will not cover capital costs but could be an investment to support, for example, a community café or other facility as a new revenue stream. There are...

21st September 2018


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 ...

21st September 2018


Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme Launched (England and Wales)


A new programme has been launched that seeks to enable community based peer support work for women facing complex social issues. The aim is to fund a broad range of voluntary, predominantly womens sector, organisations with a track record of delivering services and programmes. Operating through two strands, Womens Peer Support Hubs and Peer Support delivery, the programme will offer grants of up to £50,000 for up to one year's work. Registered Charities, Community Interest Companies, Charitable...

21st September 2018


Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK)


Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the science communication skills of people who are alread...

21st September 2018


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 t...

21st September 2018


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer business 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 ...

20th September 2018


Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London)


The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 6th November 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including homelessness, prisoners, ex-service personnel, suppo...

20th September 2018


Funding for Biodiversity and Recreation Projects (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)


Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for recreation projects and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include the redevelopment and building of sports facilities accessible to the community as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Awards and projects need to be within 15 miles of a significant Biffa operation for Biodiversity projects and 5 miles ...

20th September 2018


New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK)


The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development has launched a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas focusing on global themes. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including training for teachers and supply cover, reciprocal visits to international p...

19th September 2018


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


State schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £500 to host a maths Enrichment and Enhancement activity for their teachers and students. The grants are designed to integrate maths-related activities (such as shows, talks and workshops) into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development. Successful applicants will receive £500 towards any maths-related activity listed on the STEM Directory as long as the activity takes place between January and July 2019. This year,...

19th September 2018


The Finnis Scott Foundation (UK)


The Finnis Scott Foundation has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 14th December 2018. Grants are available of between £500 and £10,000 to UK charities and individuals in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history. The funding can be used for both capital and revenue projects. In the last five years, over one million pounds has been awarded in grants to a great variety of projects. Preference is given to making grants to smaller ...

19th September 2018


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


Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. 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 ideologies that p...

19th September 2018


Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales)


The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The Foundation uses the money to support breakfast clubs throug...

19th September 2018


Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund Opens for Applications (England excl. London)


Homes England has announced that Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund is now open for applications. The fund is making £163m available for affordable homes across England. Eligible applicants include community-led groups that want to deliver new affordable housing schemes. Local authorities and registered housing providers may apply on behalf of community groups to support them through this process. Phase Two bidding is now open for capital grants to fund the costs of acquiring land and bu...

18th September 2018


Funding to Develop Agricultural Technology in Africa (UK)


UK businesses and research organisations can now apply for a share of up to £3 million to work with African partners to develop and embed agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa. Funding is available for projects that transform how Africa approaches existing and new technologies and embraces change. These should target farmers and others involved in the food value chain including manufacturers, processors, retailers, distributors and wholesalers. Projects can be for early-stage feasibili...

18th September 2018


Funding for Projects to Support Disadvantaged Women and Girls (UK)


The UK Communities Foundations Network has announced that the next funding round for projects to support women and girls in their community is now open for applications. Funded through the Tampon Tax grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months. Applications will need to meet one or more of the priority areas: Building skills and confidence; Improving health and well-being; Building social networks. Not for profit organisations interested in applying ...

18th September 2018


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 ...

18th September 2018


Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK)


The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 7th February 2019. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving 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...

18th September 2018


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


Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported organisations include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people undertake education and training courses as well as receiving advice and food, which received a grant of £1,500 to transform the centre with new lighting, a new water heat...

18th September 2018


Government Announces a £2 Million Funding Pot to Support Uptake of E-Cargo Bikes (UK)


The government has announced a £2 million funding pot to support the uptake of ecargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a greener future. The funding will help pave the way for the nimble electric delivery vehicles to replace older, polluting vans; helping to improve the environment and reduce congestion. The government’s plans will encourage alternate green technologies to counter the increasing usage of diesel delivery vans that has accompanied the boom in internet shopping and comes as 1...

17th September 2018


Genetic Disorders UK: Jeans for Genes 2019 Grants (UK)


The 2019 Jeans for Genes grant programme re-opened for applications. Funds raised on Jeans for Genes Days provide grants to disorder-specific charities and patient groups to fund projects and services for children affected by genetic disorders. Members of Genetic Disorders UK's partnership network can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to cover day-to-day support, equipment, nursing, patient support services and events which bring together affected children and their families....

17th September 2018


Grants of £50,000 Available for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


The National Churches Trust has announced that the Cornerstone Grants Programme is now open for applications. The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project cost...

17th September 2018


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Improvements to UK Theatres (UK)


Theatres across the UK run by charities and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. To be eligible the applicant must own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 5 years on buildings; demonstrate that they run a regular theatre programme of professional, community and/or amateur work presenting no less than 30...

17th September 2018


New £1 Billion Housing Delivery Fund Announced (England)


Barclays Bank has announced plans to launch a new £1 billion Housing Delivery Fund to help build thousands of new homes across England. Barclays in partnership with the UK Government will provide loans ranging from £5 million to £100 million to developers and house builders who are able to demonstrate the necessary experience and track record to undertake and complete their proposed project. Of the £1 billion fund, Barclays is providing £875 million and Homes England, the Government's natio...

14th September 2018