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The Community Foundation for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole


It is a grant making organisation working exclusively for the people of Dorset, specialising in effective management of funds and supporting charities and voluntary groups working to benefit those at most disadvantage in our local communities.<><>The Foundation administers Grassroots Grants, which a...

7th October 2009




Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest


Hall & Woodhouse set up the Community Chest in 2002 to provide local help for its local community in and around Dorset. <><>Since then they have donated over £135,000 to 195 worthy voluntary organizations. The Community Chest for 2009 is a pool of £20,000 and a time bank of up to 200 hou...

7th October 2009




Sowing SEEDS funding


Sowing SEEDS is a community led initiative that is providing £2.85 million for projects until December 2013. The funding is provided by the European Union through Local Action for Rural Communities and is administered by the Regional Development Agency.<><>Projects that can be considered for f...

6th October 2009




Dorset Strategic Partnership (DSP) small grants funding


£38,900 is available to registered charities and properly constituted voluntary organisations, as well as parish and town councils. The funding must be allocated by 31 March 2010. Projects must be completed within 12 months of funding being provided.<><>Grants will not be available to individu...

6th October 2009




Funding News for South West


Active Communities Programme Now Open (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk)


The Health Lottery South West has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years...

15th January 2019


Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (South West)


Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in the South West can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects funded include the Seaview Project, £4,547 for their Heart of Seaview project whi...

9th January 2019


The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West)


Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund. This grant is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset to enable communities to come together and tackle issues in their local area relating to the priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan. These priorities are to protect the most vulnerable fr...

18th December 2018


Funding to Tackle Crime (South West)


Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commissioners Community Action Fund. The funding is available to help tackle issues identifies within the Avon and Somerset Commissioner’s Commissioners police and crime plan. These include protecting the most vulnerable from harm and strengthening and improving local policing teams. Applications are evaluated on a quar...

14th December 2018


Funding for Women’s Projects: Programme Opens Soon (Dorset)


A grant scheme aiming to fund interventions that raise the aspirations of girls and women, address equality gaps and make a long-term difference to health, wellbeing, confidence, social and economic activity will open on the 17th September 2018. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 will be available for up to 12 months work and can cover volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project or service. Open to a range of not-for-profit groups including community groups, re...

5th September 2018


Mayor's Fund for Bristol (Bristol)


Charities and social enterprises in Bristol can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to address important social issues in the city. Specifically, the fund has been set up to support organisation working to address housing and homelessness organisations to develop medium- and long-term solutions that will bring about systemic change. To be eligible the applicant organisation must be able to show how their project supports people who have been homeless (usually single people) and are on a journey to...

1st June 2018


UK Funding News


£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK)


A £3 million specialist pot of funding has been launched specifically to support renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects submitted by charities or Community Interest Companies supporting the armed forces community. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. All projects funded will be for renovations or improvement to community centres already used by veterans. Offered by the Armed...

24th January 2019


Funding of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK)


Small community groups tackling discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors have until the 24th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. The funding is available to non-profit organisations (including groups that are not formally registered) based in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. In particular, the Fund supports small groups that struggle to get funding elsewhere, p...

24th January 2019


Building Resilient Local Economies (UK)


Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 23rd April 2019. Previous organisations supported include SUSTAI...

24th January 2019


Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities through outreach activities. The Chemistry Society’s Small Grants Outreach Fund is run on a rolling basis with the next deadline being 12 noon on the 13...

24th January 2019


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools, occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools who have experienced the loss of resources through critical incidents such as fire or flood. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lesson...

23rd January 2019


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) planning stage 1 to support churches in preparing for a major project and developing it to the point at which they can approach a major grant f...

23rd January 2019


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 2019. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding can be used for general running costs or capital p...

23rd January 2019


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Strategic Pathways Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced that its is seeking Expressions of interest from national organisations who will provide support and mentoring to organisations delivering activities and opportunities under the Positive Pathways Programme. A total of £1 million is available through the Strategic Pathways Programme. The Strategic Pathways Programme will only award grants to large organisations that want to help smaller organisations connect their work to support better recove...

22nd January 2019


Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK)


Community-based charities working directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier can apply for funding through the Dunhill Medical Trust. Funding is available under two schemes. Project Grants of between £5,000 - £40,000 are available for time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people. Building and Physical Infrastructure Grants are awarded for accommodation/developments in the built and...

21st January 2019


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is Wednesday 14th February 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£2,000 to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds. The Foundation prefers to encourage p...

21st January 2019


Competition for Young Space Entrepreneurs (UK)


The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth. The SatelLife Competition is now in its third year and is looking for innovative proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to benefit our economy, health or the environment. The competition is open to young people aged 11 to 22 as individuals or in teams and is split into three age groups. There are two overall prizes of £7,50...

21st January 2019


Grants of £120,000 Available to Use the Power of Science to Make a Positive Difference to Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years are available to not for profit organisation that want to use the power and excitement of science to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK. Projects should encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons. The Fund is open to applications ...

18th January 2019


Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK)


Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used to support concepts which would enable manufacturers to use a higher proportion of recycled content in their plastic packaging. Offered through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and delivered by UK Research and Innovation, the first round of the competition opens in early 2019....

18th January 2019


Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK)


Primary and secondary schools in the UK have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together to promote physics both with primary and secondary education. Partnerships of schools can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training. Partnerships can be a mix of maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools. Examples of these include trips to local museum...

18th January 2019


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25). Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants and the closing dat...

18th January 2019


Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland)


The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that its grants programme has opened for applications. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment exclusion. Projects supported will promote access to the labour market, promote integration through housing and inclusive mobility, help to build better communities and be located near to an office or worksi...

18th January 2019


Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK)


Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is available to charities providing support palliative care and hospices, those that support older people as well as projects supporting transitions and independence. Funding is not available for clinical care which might be considered the proper responsibility of the National Health Service (e.g. refurbishmen...

18th January 2019


Grants for Activities Related to National Vegetarian Week (UK)


Not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for a small grant of up to £200 or large grant of up to £2,000 to support activities related to National Vegetarian week. Activities funded will take place in May 2019, must promote National Vegetarian Week as the primary purpose of the funded activity. Grants can cover a range of costs including, food and ingredients, room hire, cookery demonstration materials and public liability insurance. Apply by Sunday 3rd March 2019 for a large grant; Sun...

17th January 2019


Funding for Disruptive, High-impact Aerospace Technologies (UK)


UK based businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTOs) are all eligible to apply for a share of up to £2 million to carry out feasibility projects that could enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. The aim is to support and speed up industry investment focused on supply chain companies. Projects costing between £255,000 and £500,000 will be eligible for grants covering 50 – 100% of total eligible costs depe...

17th January 2019


Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK)


The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audiences, the focus can be on biology or on all sciences....

17th January 2019


Involving People in Health Research and Innovation - Funding of up to £3 Million Available (UK / International)


Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and economic disadvantage are particularly encouraged. The ...

17th January 2019


Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK)


The Royal Society for Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to its Network Members to run a project for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate that the project supports the celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table ; that the project has a significant aspect which is related to the chemical sciences; and that the project has a clearly identified target audience. Funding is open all year round and will co...

16th January 2019


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


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

16th January 2019


Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market (England & Wales)


The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 1st February 2019. The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rented housing standards. Through its grants programme, charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects to help to educate such landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord or tenant's rights a...

15th January 2019


Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK)


Grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months are available to support innovative and creative projects that show the potential to have a real impact in the world of vocational learning. The scheme is open to all organisations, including businesses, charities, trade bodies, existing learning providers and employers who would like to test new approaches to using digital technology for vocational learning. Stage One of this two-stage application process will open on the 15th Januar...

15th January 2019


Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK)


Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 4th February 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding. The scholarships are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England will replace any other government bursary received....

15th January 2019


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

15th January 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 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...

15th January 2019


Government Re-Launches and Extends Better Broadband Scheme (UK)


The Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for a further year until 31st December 2019. The scheme offers a subsidised basic broadband connection to businesses and private dwellings where occupiers are unable to access download speeds of at least 2 mbps, and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband rollout within the next 12 months. The subsidy can be used to fund a variety of technology solutions, including satellite, 4G and fixed wireless. Eligible businesses can have the installat...

14th January 2019


Grants to Tackle Hunger in the Poorest Countries (UK & International)


Grants of £30,000 - £50,000 per year for up to three years are available to legally incorporated not-for-profit organisations working to address the root causes of hunger in countries rated alarming or serious on the Global Hunger Index who are affected by climate change. Projects meeting one of two goals - stop children dying from hunger or to help the poorest families feed themselves – may be supported with grants that can cover up to 100% of the costs of the work. Submit a concept note by...

14th January 2019


Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK)


Any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The Royal Society’s Partnership Grant scheme will re-open for applications...

14th January 2019


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


Local authorities, housing associations and their partners are invited to submit bids to a £150 million fund that aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The key, but not exclusive, focus for this round is on rural homes and communities – some of the most severely fuel poor households are those without a mains gas connection in rural locations. The Warm Homes Fund is funded by the National Grid. The Fund can assist with the installation of, for example, oil and LPG...

11th January 2019


Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK)


Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants of up to £1,000 (e.g. equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. In addition, the Skinners Company supports any charitable activity whi...

11th January 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...

11th January 2019


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


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

11th January 2019


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and he Conservation of Historic Objects (UK)


UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available through the Leche Trust and the next closing date fo...

10th January 2019


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


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

10th January 2019


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


The next closing date for applications to the William and Jane Morris Fund is the 31st March 2019. The Fund accepts applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 for grants of between £500 and £3,000 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancien...

10th January 2019


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 January 2019


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants 2019 (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK charities working in the field of breast cancer for projects and activities that relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. Applications from general cancer charities must demonstrate that the grants requested will be applie...

9th January 2019


Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK)


The Wolfson Foundation has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications to its Health and Disability Grants Programme is the 1st July 2019. Through the programme, the Wolfson Foundation, makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. The funding is focused on Palliative Care and Hospices; Older People; and Transitions and Independence. Match funding is required for p...

9th January 2019


Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to early stage charities, social enterprises and community interest groups to help with their development and growth. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. To apply, applicants must register at the start of each funding round. Numbers for each round are capped and registration are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed. Once successfully registered,...

9th January 2019


British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK)


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

9th January 2019


Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK)


Organisations and charities that support farmers, rural businesses and communities can apply for grants of up to £50,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue costs and must meet at least one of the following key rural issues: improve the prospects or viability for family farm businesses; sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy. The funding is being made available through the Princes Trust Countryside Fund which provides more than £1m in grants every year to projects...

9th January 2019


Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK)


Schools across the UK, 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 November 2019....

8th January 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 £10,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to charities with an annual income of abov...

8th January 2019


Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £500 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...

8th January 2019


Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK)


The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 25th January 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small organisation (with an annual turnover of not more th...

7th January 2019


Funding for Projects that Address the Development Needs of Young Children (UK, Kenya and Malawi)


Grants of up to £150,000 are available to organisations within the UK for projects that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school. The funding is available to organisations that directly support families with young children; especially those at risk of disadvantage and with demonstrable experience in one or more of the key areas – for instance in health, or in education. The funding is being made av...

7th January 2019


Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (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...

7th January 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...

7th January 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...

7th January 2019


The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK)


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

4th January 2019


Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK)


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

4th January 2019


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


The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as secondary school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. The closing date for applications is the 3rd June 2019....

4th January 2019


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


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

4th January 2019


Funding for Businesses to Design Vehicles Powered by Low Carbon Tech (UK)


A £20 million funding competition has been announced that will invest in business projects that support the design, build and manufacture of zero and low emission vehicles and technologies. Offered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) applications are welcomed from UK-based later-stage R&D projects that require funding to support the UK’s long-term supply chain and associated capabilities, in the design, build and manufacture of low and zero tailpipe-emission capable vehicles. The competit...

4th January 2019


Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Woman make Music Grants Programme...

3rd January 2019


Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for ...

3rd January 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...

3rd January 2019


School Partnership Bursaries Available to UK Schools (UK)


Schools in the UK that have a link with a school in Germany and have engaged in joint activities in 2018 can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to support activities in 2019. The funding is being made available through the UK-German Connection School Partnership Bursaries programme. The funding is also available to German partnership schools. The bursaries can be used towards pupil or teacher travel, accommodation, subsistence and joint activities between the UK and the partner school in Germany...

2nd January 2019


Grants Available for SMEs Looking to Export (UK)


Applications are now open for UK businesses to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to attend international trade shows. The financial support is for UK SMEs to participate in overseas exhibitions and conferences that cover a range of sectors, from education to aerospace and creative to maritime. Successful businesses can use the grants to fund direct exhibiting costs, including stand costs and conference fees. The funding is being made available through the Department for International Trade’s (...

2nd January 2019


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Smaller charities and Special Needs Schools in the UK with an annual income of under £1 million can apply to for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects that provide services to young people (under the age of 25) who suffer from physical or mental health difficulties or conditions, a life-threatening degenerative illness, or who are disadvantaged. The funding is being made available through the St James's Place Charitable Foundation and applications can be submitted at any time....

2nd January 2019


The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK)


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

2nd January 2019


Research Small Grants Programme for Hospices (UK)


Small Grants of up to £500 per study are available to full members of Hospice UK (Adult or Children’s hospices) to undertake a research project. Projects supported will offer practical research that includes patient and public involvement and offers results that may be shared through open access publications. The research may take place over up to two years, however no more than £500 will be granted in total. This is an open call with limited funding available, therefore early application is...

28th December 2018


Funding to Help Disabled Candidates to Stand for Office (UK)


New funding has been announced by the UK Government that is intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability or health condition that prevents someone from seeking elected office. People can bid for a range of support, including: Transport support for mobility impaired candidates; specialist equipment such as screen reader software; British Sign Language interpretation for hearing impaired candidates during election campaigns; and the transcription of campaign materi...

28th December 2018


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...

27th December 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 ...

24th December 2018


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;...

24th December 2018


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...

24th December 2018


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...

21st December 2018


People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain)


The People's Postcode Trust's Small Grants Programme has announced the funding rounds for 2019. Round 1 Stage 1 will open on the 6th February and close on the 20th February. The current themes of the Trust are: Poverty Prevention; Human Rights; and Combating Discrimination. Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales). Small organisations and community groups that are not formally registered as a charity can apply for up to £2,000....

21st December 2018


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 4th February 2019. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants will be made available under the ‘Children, Youth and Families’ theme and will support projects focusing on building financial capability skills through schools-based work or work with migr...

21st December 2018


The Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme to Re-open for Applications (England & Wales)


The next closing date for applications to the Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants programme is the 28th February 2019. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special educational needs and people with disabilities. The ...

21st December 2018


Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2019 (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 2019 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 6th - 20th February....

20th December 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 31st July 2019 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 educational ...

20th December 2018


Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works and Small Repairs to Churches (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,000 in total and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are excepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but particularly from those in priority areas i.e. North East England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The deadline to apply is the 24th January 2019. ...

19th December 2018


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland)


The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support projects working on the following priorities. Strengthening human rights and equality; supporting inclusive, non-sectarian and participatory politics; supporting processes ...

18th December 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 December 2018


EU Settlement Grants Scheme Now Open (UK)


The Home Office has allocated up to £9 million of grant funding for voluntary and community sector organisations that are willing to support vulnerable EU citizens and their family members with making their EUSS applications to obtain their new UK immigration status. Grants will be available in two categories: for projects costing between £5,000 to £39,999 and for those costing between £40,000 up to £750,000. The funding is aimed at services targeting those who require the most support and ...

17th December 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 ...

17th December 2018


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales)


Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. The next cl...

14th December 2018


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 2019. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to 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 an...

14th December 2018


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...

13th December 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...

13th December 2018


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 25th March 2019 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable ...

12th December 2018


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 and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; human rights, particularly access...

12th December 2018


Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline for applications is the 31st January 2019....

12th December 2018


Funding of up to £60,000 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 £60,000 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...

12th December 2018


Home Office Opens Bidding Process for Youth Endowment Fund (England and Wales)


The Home Office has launched the bidding process to choose an organisation or consortium that will run the £200 million Youth Endowment Fund. Announced in October as part of the government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, the Fund will provide a 10 year investment to support interventions steering young people away from becoming involved in violent crime or reoffending. It will also build the evidence base for the most effective interventions for tackling serious violence. The Yo...

11th December 2018


Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)


Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 28th January 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation...

11th December 2018


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


Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie Junior School which received a grant of £9,760 to p...

10th December 2018


Funding for Customs Intermediaries and Traders (UK)


Customs intermediaries, traders and small to medium sized businesses completing customs declarations can now apply for grants to support training and IT improvements thanks to new investment from the UK Government. Following extensive consultation with providers, an £8 million one-off investment will support broker training and increase automation which will help increase capacity of the sector ahead of March 2019. This call will allocate £5 million to businesses, based in, or with a branch in...

10th December 2018


Local Communities Projects Fund: 2019 Round 1 Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales)


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

10th December 2018


Charity Partner Sought by Fundraisers (UK)


Small and growing charities with an income of between £500,000 and £2.5 million per annum are invited to apply to be a charity partner with the October Club. The goal of the Club is to help innovative fledgling charities achieve the next level. Previous support has enabled charities to kick-start ground-breaking research, raise their profile and supported brave expansion plans. One charity is supported each year, and the average amount raised in recent years for charity partners has been £500...

10th December 2018


Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK)


Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants can have more impact. Priority is ...

10th December 2018


UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK)


Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1 and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint and bi-lateral (UK-German) with a high level of relevant...

10th December 2018


Grants Available for Projects that Open Employment Opportunities for Women on Low Incomes (UK)


Charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. This funding is available for existing projects that can identify and document good practice in achieving positive outcomes for women. Although the funding is open to application from throughout the UK priority will be given to projects in Greater...

7th December 2018


Housing Helps’ New Ideas Competition (London)


Charities, research bodies and organisations with an interest in a social injustice can apply for an award of £10,000 to fund a feasibility study into an issue where housing could be part of the solution. Awards will be made to organisations that have identified an under researched or particular injustice. Apply by midday on 31st January 2019 to Commonweal Housing....

7th December 2018


Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Testing of New Medical Technologies (UK)


Small and medium-sized companies can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to support real-world testing of new medical devices, diagnostics and technologies in the NHS. The funding is aimed businesses that have developed and manufactured innovative healthtech, have gained a CE marking for it and have marketed it in the UK for less than 5 years. Funding of up to 50% of total project costs is available for planning and preparation projects worth up to £50,000 or data collection projects worth...

7th December 2018