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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 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


Funding for Work with Disadvantaged Young People (Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire)


Organisations with charitable aims based and working with children and young people in Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for work responding to sudden, new, emerging, or unmet needs and emergency situations. Work funded may, for example, include funding for a project in danger of closure; a response to a particular need that has recently emerged within a community; or a pilot project for new approach to a spec...

28th March 2019


Funding for Holiday Activities Grant (Bristol)


Local voluntary and community organisations working in partnerships of two or more to provide holiday activity programmes for 8 to 12-year olds can apply for a grant of up to £2,500 to help them to deliver their activities. Programmes must be taking place in the Summer, October and/or Easter 2019 school holidays. Programmes supported will have demonstrated that they offer added value to existing provision or create new provision where there is an identified need. This offer applies to specific ...

21st March 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...

20th March 2019


UK Funding News


Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales)


Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant. There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for and applications are accepted any anytime. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor tr...

18th April 2019


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 property ...

18th April 2019


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


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

18th April 2019


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


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

18th April 2019


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 is the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports mentally, physical...

18th April 2019


Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK)


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

17th April 2019


Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales)


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

17th April 2019


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 7th May 2019. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices....

16th April 2019


Funding for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence (UK)


Registered Charities and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £18,000 to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Transform Foundation which offers two types of grants. A grant of £5,000 to be spent on Facebook advertising and a website grant of up to £18,000 to cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specific website including strategy, design, development and ...

16th April 2019


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


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

16th April 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...

15th April 2019


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...

15th April 2019


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund has opened for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to funding could help move forward their career. To be eli...

12th April 2019


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


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...

12th April 2019


Grants for International Youth Activities (UK)


International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention 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 same amount will be awarded in principle for 2019, based on the validation by...

12th April 2019


New £60 Million Fund to Support Young Peoples TV Programming (UK)


The hunt for the next big thing in radio and young peoples television has begun, applications are now open for a share of a £60 million fund which has been set up to provide a boost to the UKs Radio and Television sector. The fund aims to reverse the trend that now see’s a significant amount of programming on children’s channels consisting of repeats. This is the first fund to specifically focus on television for young people under the age of 18....

11th April 2019


Developing the Use of Data from Clinical Audits to Improve Health Care (UK)


Researchers have until the 16th May to apply to the Insight Research Programme. This is a £1.6 million programme which is being made available to give four or five teams of researchers up to £400,000 to conduct original and ambitious research that has the potential to transform the use of data from national clinical audits and patient registries as a mechanism for improving health care quality in the UK. The funding is being made available by The Health Foundation, an independent charity whic...

11th April 2019


Research Small Grants Programme for Hospices (UK)


Grants of up to £500 are available to full members of Hospice UK (Adult or Children’s hospices) to undertake a small research project. Research 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 ...

11th April 2019


Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK)


Registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and cover the areas of social welfare; education and training; as well as Textiles and Heritage. Smaller and larger grants may also be awarded. The Charity’s Committee meets five times a year and applications will normally be considered at the next meeting ...

11th April 2019


Grants of up to £25,000 for Theatres at Risk (UK)


Theatres at Risk can now apply for up to £25,000 of funding from the Theatres Trust, Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme. The funding will support the early stage concept and viability works and is also available for organisational support. These first stages of a project provide the foundations for both the organisation and the project and enable progress on the long journey to restore, reopen or revitalise theatres. The programme is only open to those theatres on the Theatres at Risk...

10th April 2019


Funding Available for Innovative Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia. Applications are welcome from organisations and people with ideas, passion and ability to realise innovative public engagement projects – from those within or outside the research community, those with a track record in dementia engagement and those looking to apply their skills for the first time. The funding is being made available by Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Inspire Fund and the closing...

10th April 2019


Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK)


SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made available through the Lords Taverners, the UK's leading y...

10th April 2019


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


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

9th April 2019


Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)


Community radio stations can apply for funding 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 & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in 2017 was £14,292. The closing date for applications will be 5pm on the 7th May 2019....

9th April 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...

9th April 2019


Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK)


Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 29th April 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....

9th April 2019


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 ...

9th April 2019


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK)


The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is 2nd September 2019. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful insti...

8th April 2019


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is May 27th 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essentia...

8th April 2019


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 businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on the projec...

8th April 2019


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 2nd September 2019. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their rig...

5th April 2019


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


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

5th April 2019


Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available to AIM members that are either registered charities or...

5th April 2019


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


Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the William and Jane Morris Fund and the closing date for...

5th April 2019


Sustainable Fashion: Call for Proposals (UK)


This call for proposals is to find and fund communications, education and campaigning initiatives that will catalyse and expedite the establishment of a sustainable fashion system. Proposals are invited for projects that will challenge and change supply and demand; identify and implement key levers for change; and build the movement for sustainable fashion. Grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 will be awarded to charities or other organisations putting forward proposals that show clearly de...

4th April 2019


Tree Futures Grant Opens for Applications (UK)


The Tree Council’s Tree Futures Grant scheme has just opened. This scheme replaces the three separate programmes previously available i.e. Trees for Schools, Community Trees and Orchard Windfalls and includes a new category, hedgerow planting, for the first time. Grants of 80% of the costs for projects costing between £300 and £1000 are available. The remaining 20% can come from the applicant organisations own funds, county, district or borough councils. Grants can cover the purchase of tree...

4th April 2019


Funding for Summer Play Schemes (UK)


Small community groups and voluntary agencies can apply for funding to run summer play schemes for children in disadvantaged communities. Projects submitted should be for children aged 5 to 18 years, locally based with strong volunteer support and last from 2 to 6 weeks. Priority will be given to projects which show they include children from refugee families and black and minority ethnic communities. Applications are accepted from voluntary agencies across the UK with an income of less than £1...

4th April 2019


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 grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates and also to promote literacy and a love of reading. There are two application rounds each year. The deadline for the current funding round is the 30th September 20...

4th April 2019


New £1 Million Charity Award Scheme to be Launched (UK & Ireland)


Ecclesiastical, an insurance business that offers insurance products and risk management services to customers in the faith, heritage, charity, education and real estate markets, is launching a programme designed to give £1 million to charities has announced that it will give £1 million to charities through its new Movement for Good awards. Grants of up to £1,000 will be awarded to 500 eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Successful charities could range from small...

3rd April 2019


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 31st May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The NFU Mutual Charitable ...

3rd April 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 and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 30th September 2019....

3rd April 2019


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 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 ...

3rd April 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...

3rd April 2019


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 ...

3rd April 2019


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...

3rd April 2019


Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity has been helping schools across Great Britain since 201...

2nd April 2019


Woodroffe Benton Foundation (UK)


Charitable organisations are eligible to apply to the Woodroffe Benton Foundation for a small one-off grant in the range £500 to £2,500. Activities that may be funded will include those supporting people in need, hardship or distress; care and accommodation for the sick and elderly; education (primarily in Derbyshire) and environmental projects. Applications are considered at the Trustees' quarterly meetings with the next being in July 2019 and the deadline is normally six weeks prior to the m...

2nd April 2019


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects Supporting Young Children (UK)


Registered and exempted Charities are able to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help them to deliver projects aimed at young children that tackle child exploitation; provide mentoring and support children’s clubs and activities. Priority is given to projects addressing mental health. Organisations eligible to apply will have an operating income of at least £1,000,000 and be submitting a bid for a project that relates to children aged between 0 and 11 years. The funding is being made availa...

2nd April 2019


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


From the 22nd June 2019, schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver UK-based educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants will be awarded at two levels; up to £5,000 for stand...

2nd April 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...

2nd April 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...

2nd April 2019


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 ...

2nd April 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...

1st April 2019


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 2nd September 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 – Sustainab...

1st April 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 ...

1st April 2019


Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK)


Hallmoor Parents Teachers Friends Association and Mayfield School were amongst some of the Parent Teacher Associations and schools that have recently received funding through the True Colours Trust UK Small Grants Programme. Through the programme, charities and projects with a charitable purpose can apply for funding that supports disabled children and their families. Grants of up to £10,000 are usually available for hydrotherapy pools; multi-sensory rooms; mini buses; young carers projects; si...

1st April 2019


Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK)


Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services 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...

1st April 2019


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK but operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant ...

29th March 2019


Places of Worship Security Funding Boost (England & Wales)


The Home Secretary has announced a boost in funding for the Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme. A total of £1.6 million will be available to reassure communities and safeguard places of worship, this represents a doubling of the amount awarded for 2018/19. The scheme currently provides grants of up to £56,000 for protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject, or may be vulnerable to a hate crime attack including (but not limited to) Churches, Gurdwaras, Mosque...

28th March 2019


Funding for School and Community Projects in Rural Areas (England, Scotland and Wales)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support school projects in rural communities in an off-grid location (any location that is not connected to a mains or natural gas grid and uses an alternative energy source). Grants can support a wide range of projects. Previous initiatives supported have included East Worlington School Garden project and Spaxton School Outdoor Environmental Learning Area. The funding is also available to other organisations such as youth clubs, sports teams or scout g...

27th March 2019


Creating the 5G Network: Apply for Funding (UK)


Collaborations of UK based businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for 5G collaborative R&D projects that will enable them to take part in the EUREKA CELTIC programme, a long-term strategic industrial initiative. Eligible projects will cost between £400,000 and £2 million and will attract grants representing 25-70% of the total. Applications and services can be about the Internet of Things (IoT), the tactile internet, mission critical applications, infotainment mobile services or...

27th March 2019


Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities in an off-grid location (any location that is not connected to a mains or natural gas grid and uses an alternative energy source). Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. Initial application is followed by a public vote on the...

27th March 2019


Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK)


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

27th March 2019


£200 Million Youth Endowment Fund to Tackle Violent Crime Will Open for Applications Later this Year (England & Wales)


A charitable foundation has been chosen to help deliver a £200m fund that will focus on early intervention to reduce knife crime. Part of the government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, delivery will focus on partnership working with a range of organisations supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Charitable foundation Impetus will manage the programme working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and the Social Investment Business across England an...

26th March 2019


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


Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them to implement a step change in their development. The aim is to provide core funding to support organisations to build increased sustainability for the future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office. A...

26th March 2019


Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)


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

26th March 2019


Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting Unpaid Carers (UK)


Not for profit organisations working to support unpaid carers have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them to implement a step change in their development. The aim is to provide core funding to support organisations to build increased sustainability for the future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office. Apply by 7th May 2019 to the Triang...

25th March 2019


Funding to Engage People with Science and Technology (UK)


The Spark Awards programme has re-opened and will close at 4pm on the 2nd May 2019. Grants of up to £15,000 will fund high quality programmes of novel public engagement that inspire and involve audiences with stories of science and technology. Activities must focus on astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics or accelerator science. Well-planned proposals for novel or innovative approaches towards engagement are welcomed. Grant f...

25th March 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 planted in November 2019....

25th March 2019


Combating Food Shortages in Africa: Competition Opens Soon (UK)


A competition aimed at increasing the rate and scale of development in ground-breaking agricultural and food systems technology in Africa opens on 1st April 2019. UK-based businesses of any size and based within any sector or discipline may apply in collaboration with a partner from one of the eligible African countries. A share of £3 million is on offer for early stage feasibility studies costing £100,000 - £500,000; mid stage industrial research costing £250,000 - £1 million; and late sta...

25th March 2019


Funding to Train as a Chemistry Teacher (England)


Awards of £28,000 in tax-free funding are available to up to 130 talented individuals who want to enter chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Scholars also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years. Applications opened on 31st October 2018 and will close on 28th July 2019. It is a rolling application process however 28th July 2019 is the final date for applications for the 2019/20 academic year. Early application is recommended....

22nd March 2019


The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland)


Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 30th June 2019 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for individual choristers having places at recognised choir...

22nd March 2019


Funding for Hospital Parent and Carer Rooms (UK)


All UK hospitals with a PICU (a ward specialising in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of children with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs) are invited to apply via their hospital charity for grants of up to £20,000 to renovate or create parent and carer rooms. Up to £1,500 (which will be deducted from the total grant amount) may be available in advance towards the costs of designing a room. Offered by the True Colours Trust, the Breathing Spaces Fund aims to b...

21st March 2019


Grants to Promote Participation in Canoeing (UK)


The Canoe Foundation aims to ‘positively change lives through canoeing' and focuses on improving accessibility to use available water and facilities. Clubs, community groups and regions with an active interest in wider canoeing participation are welcome to apply for grants that may range from £2,000 to £20,000. Most awards are for projects aimed at promoting participation for youth and disability. However, projects have also included expeditions, strategic riverbank purchase, and supporting ...

21st March 2019


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 homeless 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 heate...

21st March 2019


Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK)


Small charities and community groups are being offered the chance to apply for grants of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. The cash can be used to help support the general costs involved in running new or existing activities and could cover, for example, facilities hire or kit and equipment. To be eligible, organisations must either be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000 and preferen...

20th March 2019


Paul Hamlyn Foundation ‘More and Better’ Grants (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration. Each year, up to 20 ‘More and Better’ grants of £100,000 – £300,000 for up to four years work are offered to organisations with a strong track record of achievement and represent longer-term support to help develop and embed established activities and to develop the capacity of organisations that work with migrants. Charities, community organisations...

20th March 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 14th June 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 than ...

20th March 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...

19th March 2019


Artistic Career Development Grants (UK)


Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support may, for example, be needed several years after graduating from conservatoire or being on the road with a band. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters or multidisciplinary artists. ...

18th March 2019


Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)


Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines are able to apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Eligible musicians will be over 18 and may be a solo instrumentalist, conductor, composer, vocalist, singer songwriter or a multidisciplinary artist. Bands or ensembles with six members or...

18th March 2019


£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...

18th March 2019


University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £360 are available to university student mathematical societies to fund activities to enhance their programmes for their members and to promote mathematics. Grants can cover, for example, mathematical activities, helping students to participate in and attend the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Conference, careers, promotional or networking activities and quizzes. Apply to the Institute of Mathematics at any time....

15th March 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....

15th March 2019


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...

15th March 2019


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to enable the development of innovative products, activities and research projects which promote inclusion and diversity in the chemical science community. Members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations are all eligible to apply for funding that will make a significant difference to their ability to deliver the project. Outreach projects may also be funded. Apply by the 16th June 201...

15th March 2019


Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK)


Grants of £300 to £1,500 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no application deadlines. Examples of the support given inclu...

14th March 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 that 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 t...

14th March 2019


Funding for School Science Projects (UK)


Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment so that students can enjoy practical science, to run science enrichment projects in schools, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metal...

13th March 2019


Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK)


UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 10th May 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 ...

13th March 2019


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women In their Fight for Gender Equality (UK)


Non-profitable organisations that are run predominantly by, for and with women can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support women at the front of the fight for gender equality. The funding is available support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change. The funding is being made available through the “Rosa” the UK fund for Women and Girls. The closing date for applicati...

12th March 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...

12th March 2019


Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK)


The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 30th May 2019. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site; the proje...

12th March 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...

11th March 2019


Grants of up to £2,000 Available to Reduce Deprivation in Disadvantaged Communities (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...

11th March 2019


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 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 and...

11th March 2019


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


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

8th March 2019


Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK)


Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture;...

8th March 2019


Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK)


Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The trust prefers to support charities wh...

8th March 2019


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 ...

8th March 2019