Funding News


Local Funding News

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 are small grants for local community groups. <><>To be eligible for funding from this programme your group must be:<><>active in the local community<>have an income of less than £30,000 (averaged over last three years)<>be run mainly by volunteers<>addressing a local disadvantage this must be c...

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 hours for practical voluntary help from Hall & Woodhouse employees.<><>The ethos of the Community Chest is:<><>Working together towards improving both facilities and the lives of residents in the community. <>Promoting, encouraging and supporting community involvement. <>Offering access funds to local ...

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 funding need to deliver benefits to areas in North Dorset or Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and must deliver outputs which relate to the objectives of the programme - <>1. Supporting rural businesses <>2. Enhancing the environment <>3. Empowering young Peo...

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 individuals, and to qualify applicants will need to demonstrate that their project benefits the community in North Dorset and has the support of their community. It will also need to be identifiable in a parish, town or community plan. Projects that would normally be funded through Town or Parish Council pr...

6th October 2009


Funding News for the South West

Funding for Youth Social Action Projects (Dorset)

Local groups working with young people aged between 10 and 20 (25 for disabled young people) across Dorset can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for youth social action projects which last up to a year. Social action projects are those that develop skills and knowledge to benefit the local community and also prepare young people for employment. The funding may be used in extracurricular settings such as clubs or groups, as informal / formal structured programmes or for one-off events. All projects supported will have shown how they engage young people in regular ongoing...

22nd January 2018

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 from harm; strengthen and improve local policing teams; ensure Avon and Somerset Constabulary has...

22nd December 2017

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund

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 in order 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 from harm; strengthen and improve local policing teams; ensure Avon and Somerset Constab...

20th December 2017

Funding for Rural Areas (South Devon)

The South Devon Coastal Local Action Group (LAG) has re-opened for applications. The LAG funding is used to support economic, environmental and community-based projects to encourage innovation and promote the prosperity of the rural coastal area between Plymouth and Exeter. Funding of £2,500 to £100,000 is available and will normally be limited to 40% of the project's total costs. The focus for this round of funding is on creating jobs and helping the rural economy to grow, with the main areas for support being farming; forestry; enterprise; tourism; rural services; cultural and he...

14th December 2017

Greater Dartmoor LEAF Programme (South West)

The Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund (GD LEAF) programme is open for applications. It has €2.465m to invest in economic, environmental and community-based projects that encourage innovation and promote the prosperity of the Greater Dartmoor area. The focus of this next rural programme will be creating jobs and helping the rural economy to grow, with the main areas for support being: Farming - support for farm diversification / increasing productivity; Forestry - support for increasing productivity and processing; Enterprise - creation or development of micro and small busines...

30th November 2017

South Devon Coastal Local Action Group Funding (South West)

The South Devon Coastal Local Action Group (LAG) invests in economic, environmental and community based projects to encourage innovation and promote the prosperity of the rural and coastal areas between Plymouth and Exeter. It has just received another £1.5 million to allocate to projects relating to Farming - support for farm diversification / increasing productivity; Forestry - support for increasing productivity and processing; Enterprise - creation or development of micro and small businesses; Tourism / Rural Services / Cultural & Heritage activity. Businesses, Farmers and Comm...

29th November 2017

Somerset Social Enterprise Fund (Somerset)

Somerset County Council and the Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) have announced a £1million Somerset Social Enterprise Fund. The fund will provide loans of between £10,000 and £100,000 to new and established social enterprises in Somerset to develop sustainable services for communities. To be eligible, organisations must be operating within Somerset and be able to demonstrate they are social enterprises. Social enterprises can apply for loans for purchasing equipment; purchasing vehicles; improving the property they operate from, or to support organisational growth and...

28th November 2017

UnLtd Announces Transform Ageing Programme (South West)

UnLtd has partnered with the Design Council, the South West Academic Health Science Network and the Centre for Ageing Better to launch the Transform Ageing programme which aims to inspire innovation in the health, wellbeing and social care sectors to achieve better outcomes for people in later life. The programme will initially be based in the South West of England (Somerset, Devon and Cornwall) and will bring together social entrepreneurs, commissioners of health and care services and people in later life. Together they will support social entrepreneurs to design and deliver new solutions tha...

27th November 2017


UK Funding News

Rent Recognition Challenge to be Launched (UK)

The Government has launch a £2 million Rent Recognition Challenge Prize to enable the development of technology that will allow rental tenants to record and share their rental payment data with lenders and credit reference agencies. The aim is to allow rent payments to be considered by banks when conducting a mortgage affordability assessment. The competition will be open until the 9th March 2018. Shortlisted entries will then proceed to a development phase which will run from April 2018 to October 2018. The competition will provide an initial round of grant funding to 6 promising propos...

22nd January 2018

Funding for Library Innovators Re-Opens for Applications (UK)

The Carnegie UK Trust has launched the third funding round of the ‘Carnegie Library Lab' programme. The Library Lab programme is designed to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector across the UK and Ireland. The Trust are looking for applications from individual library staff working in early and mid-management roles across the UK and Ireland. Successful applicants will work with the Trust as Carnegie Partners for 18 months (June 2018 and September 2019). Carnegie Library Lab offers participants financial support of between £5,000 and £15...

22nd January 2018

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK)

The next closing date for schools to apply to the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is the 17th May 2018.   Schools can apply for grants in excess of £10,000 for projects 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 only apply for funding for projects that are additional to their statutory duties. Examples of projects that recently received funding include St Jose...

22nd January 2018

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK)

The next closing date for applications to the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is the 17th May 2018. 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. Examples of projects that rece...

22nd January 2018

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK)

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2018 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to projects that support The Co-operative Bank's community themes. These are currently: - Crime, reoffending and victims of crime. - Financial capability and education...

22nd January 2018

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK)

The Royal Society of Chemistry believes that for chemistry and the chemical sciences to prosper; it must attract, develop and retain a diverse community of talented people. The Inclusion and Diversity fund has been created to provide financial support of up to £5,000 to members, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations to enable them to develop innovative products, activities and research projects which promote inclusion and diversity in the chemical science community. The next round of funding is now open and interested applicants should contact th...

19th January 2018

National Churches Trust Project Development Grants (UK)

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Buildings must have been built as churches originally and 50% of the funds needed must be in place. The funding can be used to diagnose issues affecting the church; test the viability of proposed solutions to improve sustainability; develop guiding policies and plans tha...

19th January 2018

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants. The maximum grant available is £30,000 but, in view of the limited funding available, lower applications are encouraged. The average grant size is around £12,000. Grants are available to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects vulnerab...

19th January 2018

Mobility Unlimited Challenge (UK and Worldwide)

Toyota Mobility Foundation's $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge was launched in November 2017 to find teams of innovators who have an idea or device for ground breaking assistive technology that has the potential to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. Eligible teams may be made up of people with engineering, software, design and data science expertise who will want to include end-users from the outset by engaging people with lower-limb paralysis in the development of devices that best meet their needs. The judges will be looking for innovations that are user-centric, bui...

18th January 2018

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 2017. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or laboratory scientists as a key part of the activity and applicants are advised to contact the public engagement team prior to submitting an applica...

18th January 2018