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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 Youth Drama and Sports Activities (Bristol)


Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500 are available to support youth organisations in Bristol that benefit young people up to the age of 25 who face barriers to accessing sport or drama activities. The funding is being made available through the Dan Hickey Fund which is administered by the Quartet Community Foundation and is targeted at local voluntary and community organisations where a small amount of money can make a significant difference. The closing date for applications is the 11th Januar...

20th November 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 fr...

7th September 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


Sustainable Development Fund Opens for Applications (Tamar Valley, Devon)


Grants of £500 to £1,000 are available to local business or community group projects that bring sustainable environmental, social and economic benefits to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Projects supported will show a clear benefit to the wider community and the core purposes of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by supporting conservation, enhancement or awareness of the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage. Applications can be submitte...

27th April 2018


UK Funding News


Funding to Support Pupils With Additional Needs (UK)


State and independent schools that cater can apply for grants to enhance to enhance the education, training or personal development of mentally and physically disabled students. The funding is being made available through the ACT foundation. The funding can cover the modification of school buildings and the provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment. For schools to be eligible to apply the facility or equipment funded needs to be wholly for students with addition...

21st November 2018


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...

21st November 2018


Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces Next Funding Round for 2019 (UK)


The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 1st February 2019. Grants of £1,000 will be available to registered charities for projects relating to children and young people. During 2019 priority will be given to projects working with child exploitation; poverty; prisoners/offenders; refugees and asylum seekers. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have a mi...

21st November 2018


Hospice Grants for Bereavement Care (England and Wales)


Hospices in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to widen access to local hospice bereavement services. The aim is to support collaborative working between hospices, other partners and the local community to develop bereavement support that addresses the needs of local people who may not have had access to services from their local hospice and other local organisations. Adult and children’s hospices that are full members of Hospice UK are eligible to apply. The closing date...

21st November 2018


Masonic Charitable Foundation Re-opens Grants 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...

21st November 2018


Manchester Arena Memorial Grant Programme (Manchester)


The Inter Faith Youth Trust is launching a new grant programme for young people’s organisations to hold inter faith events or activities in the Greater Manchester area. May 2019 will mark two years since the bombing at the Manchester Arena. The focus of the project is to highlight the good that can come from different communities working together in friendship. Projects must include learning by children and young people (11-25 years old) from different faiths about different faiths, through s...

20th November 2018


Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £2,000 to £20,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterways and oceans through support, for example practical...

20th November 2018


Grants for School Expeditions and Fieldwork (UK)


Secondary schools across the UK and Ireland schools that are planning expeditions and fieldwork can apply for grants of £200 to £600 towards the costs of the trip. Preference is given to projects that involve a strong element of human geography and those that take place within the United Kingdom and Ireland. The next deadline to apply is the 18th January 2019 and the funding is offered by the Frederick Soddy Schools Award through the Royal Geographic Society....

20th November 2018


Teaching Physics Scholarships - Deadline Extended to 3rd December (UK)


Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 3rd December 2018 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....

19th November 2018


Grants for Songwriters and Writer-Producers (UK)


Songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres who are looking for an opportunity to further develop their careers and writing/production credits can apply for a grant of up to £10,000. The grants are available to individuals who are creators of new music who do not also perform or produce and those working on production who contribute to the song writing process and are acknowledged as writers. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Writer Producer...

19th November 2018


Additional Funding to Support Veterans with Mental Health Needs (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is set to benefit from extra funding from the UK Government aimed at to supporting veterans with mental health needs that are not being addressed through current services. Awarded to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice, an additional £10 million will go to the Trust. A further £1 million will be made available to support First World War battlefields tours for school students. Additional funding of up to £8 million is also being made availab...

19th November 2018


Local Communities Projects Fund: Round 4 Opens Soon (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 towards projects, trips, activities and equipment. 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 w...

16th November 2018


Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme (UK / International)


The Lloyd's Register Foundation has launched a new call for proposals under its Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme. The Foundation's Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme was established to help researchers access research infrastructure in support of studies leading to improved safety of life and property. The Foundation will support a limited number of high calibre scientific investigators (including their research teams where applicable) to facilitate access to research infrastructur...

15th November 2018


BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK)


The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas or electric cookers and other essential household item...

15th November 2018


The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme (UK)


The Jerusalem Trust makes available to schools a number of grants to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. These can include textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The scheme is open to state secondary schools (including middle and upper). There are no primary school grants available., although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools. The maximum size of any grant is £600. Appli...

15th November 2018


Building Connections Fund Youth Strand - Tender Opportunity


As part of our Building Connections Fund Youth strand (in partnership with Government), the Co-op Foundation is inviting tenders from organisations with the right skills and expertise to deliver two key contracts to tackle youth loneliness by strengthening local youth services. Two invitations to tenders are available for up to £85,000 (including VAT) to develop and support the ‘Belong’ Learning Network; and up to £150,000 (including VAT) to develop a suite of resources aimed at improving...

14th November 2018


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...

14th November 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 up to £30,000 to undertake 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 vulnerable young migrants including immigration; asylum and asylum support; human rights; education; etc. The closing date for applications is the 11th January 2019....

13th November 2018


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


The Drapers' Company supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including homelessness, prisoners, ex-service personnel, support for the elderly, carers, community and family services, disabled adults; Education and Training - projects which ...

13th November 2018


Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK)


Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal Geographic Society Innovative Geography Teaching Gra...

13th November 2018


Google Launches AI Impact Challenge (International)


Google has issued a call to organisations around the world to submit their ideas on how they would use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to address challenges in society. Successful organisations will receive a grant as well as customised support from Googles AI experts. This challenge is open to charities and not for profit organisations from around the world. Applicants will need to clearly state how the project will use AI to address a societal challenge. The total funding available is $25 millio...

12th November 2018


New Funding to Fight Air Pollution - Opens Soon (UK)


A £5 million competition aiming to reduce the cause of vehicle emissions, minimise the amount of particulates produced and improve air quality will open on 12th November 2018. The deadline to register is midday, 9th January 2019. Organisations of any size, working alone or with others, can lead a project with the competition run in two phases. Phase One has £300,000 available for up to 6 feasibility study projects costing up to £50,000 including VAT and lasting up to 3 months. The best projec...

12th November 2018


Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland)


The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 5th February 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over ...

12th November 2018


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...

9th November 2018


Funding of £40 Million Available for Business-Academic Partnerships (UK)


Businesses and not-for-profit organisation of any size can apply for a share of up to £40 million to take part in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The aim of the programme is to help businesses turn academic research into viable products and services that will lead to growth and future development. KTPs can either build on an existing relationship with an academic partner, or be a completely new collaboration with a university, college or research and technology organisation. The aim of...

9th November 2018


Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK)


Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st February 2019 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School in Leicester received support to purcha...

9th November 2018


Funding to Make Young People Future Ready (UK)


A new £250,000 fund to support that promote wider skills in secondary-age (11-18) young people is now open to expressions of interest. Grants of £35,000 to £50,000 are available for work that focuses on social, motivational and emotional skills and resilience. Organisations eligible to apply include schools, colleges, social enterprises and private enterprises. Interventions can be delivered within the school curriculum, in non-curriculum time or outside of/separate from school. The funding i...

8th November 2018


Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK)


The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Grant scheme (up to £25,000) is the 11th February 2019. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for a historic building and takes it towards the star...

8th November 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 ...

8th November 2018


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 has recently made money 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 Februar...

8th November 2018


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


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

7th November 2018


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 21st January 2019. Previous organisations supported include SUST...

7th November 2018


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


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

6th November 2018


School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)


UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: materials / resources; transport; marketing and publicity; ot...

6th November 2018


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


Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by health or social care professionals on behalf the family a...

6th November 2018


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


Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The funding is available to help young people aged 14 - 18 ...

6th November 2018


Funding Available For Care Experienced Young People To Achieve their Potential (UK)


Young people aged 21 to 26 who have at least 3 months of care experience can apply for funding to support their personal development, achieve their potential and reach as high as possible in life. Examples of previous funding include: business start-up; vocational courses such as art & design materials or cookery classes; volunteering abroad; specialised qualifications; internships; funding towards a PHD. The funding is being provided by the Life Changes Trust’s Aspirational Awards and the c...

5th November 2018


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...

5th November 2018


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


The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants will re-open for applications on the 1st December 2018 until 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...

5th November 2018


Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)


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

2nd November 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 closi...

1st November 2018


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


The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme will re-open for applications on the 11th January 2019. Grants of up to £1,000 will be 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...

1st November 2018


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 ...

31st October 2018


New £9 Million Fund Announced To Help EU Citizens With Their Immigration Status (UK)


A new £9 million fund has been announced to support EU citizens who might need additional help when applying for their immigration status through the EU Settlement Scheme. The grant will help voluntary and community organisations to both inform vulnerable individuals about the need to apply for settled status and support them to complete their applications to protect their status as the UK exits the EU. Organisations working with people who might be affected and require additional support can a...

31st October 2018


Reforms and Extension to the Plug-in Car Grant (UK)


The UK Government has announced changes to the Plug-in Car Grant (PICG), a scheme aiming to reduce the cost of eligible electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen vehicles. For the last seven years, the PICG has provided a discount to the price of over 160,000 new ultra-low emission vehicles. The changes will mean that the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles will move from £4,500 to £3,500 and Category 2 and 3 vehicles will no longer be eligible. Individuals and businesses purchasing cars, vans, mot...

31st October 2018


Opens Soon: Tax-free Funding to Train as a Chemistry Teacher (England)


Awards of £28,000 in tax-free funding are available to up to 140 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 will open on 31st October 2018 and 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....

30th October 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...

29th October 2018


Funding for Local Housing Projects (UK)


Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords. The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional Community Board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities. The funding which is...

29th October 2018


Preventing Hate Crime: Funding for Community Projects (England & Wales)


Community Groups and charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for projects that prevent hate crimes and issues associated with it. Hate crimes are crimes that are motivated by hostility or prejudice on the grounds of race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and national origin), religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity. The funding is being made available through the Home Office who expect to fund up to eight projects. The closing date ...

29th October 2018


Growing Competition for Schools (UK)


All UK schools are being invited to make a short film about food growing in their playground or open space to be in with a chance of winning garden vouchers worth £200, £100 and £50. Schools are asked to submit short, three-minute films featuring growing projects that can be anything from growing a few herbs in a small window box to a feast worth of different fruits and vegetables in multiple raised beds. The deadline for submissions is Monday 24th December 2018. The Grow On, Film It competit...

29th October 2018


Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK)


The Princes Trust Countryside Fund will re-open for applications in January 2019. Each year, the fund provides more than £1m in grants to projects across the 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 dri...

26th October 2018


Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better under...

26th October 2018


Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa)


Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded include Kanaama Interactive Community Support, Uganda which received a grant of £3,000 towards a microcredit fund supporting women-led businesses in Kashare; Family Rights G...

26th October 2018


Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK)


Grants up to £20,000 are available for the restoration of important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. Grants can be made to not-for-profit organisations such as trusts, charities and CICs and are for capital funding only. Applications will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and the grant is to be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of or having already raised matching funding from their own resour...

26th October 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...

25th October 2018


The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK)


Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support the use of leather within the fashion industry, educa...

25th October 2018


PRS Foundation Launches New Funding Programme (UK)


Professional orchestras that are member of the Association of British Orchestras can apply to a new fund to perform, record and broadcast the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years. Pieces commissioned by professional UK orchestras since 1991 are eligible. Applicants can apply for up to £15,000; to cover the costs of hiring parts, rehearsing, performing and recording the proposed piece. The funding is being made available through the Performing Rights Society’s “Resonate Fund...

24th October 2018


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...

24th October 2018


Commonwealth Grants Programme (International)


The Commonwealth Foundation has announced that the next funding round for its grants programme will open for applications on the 1st November 2018. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years to registered not for profit civil society organisations in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices within the Commonwealth to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes...

23rd October 2018


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 ...

23rd October 2018


Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support the most vulnerable migrants as well as empower migrant...

23rd October 2018


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 ...

19th October 2018


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Wolverhampton can apply for grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £500; Infant and Junior schools up to £250; Nurse...

19th October 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;...

18th October 2018


£3m Aspiration Fund to Help Boost Sports in the Tokyo Games (UK)


Olympic and Paralympic sports outside the World Class Programme will be able to bid for additional investment to help more talented athletes compete at Tokyo 2020. The £3 million Aspiration Fund will allow sports who do not currently receive full UK Sport funding to develop plans to help teams and athletes qualify. Sports eligible to apply for the fund include all the unfunded summer Olympic and Paralympic sports, the new sports for the Tokyo Games and those currently in receipt of individual a...

17th October 2018


UK Aid Match Will Open on the 22nd October 2018 (UK)


The Department for International Development has confirmed the latest £20 million round of UK Aid Match will open on the 22nd October 2018. This UK Aid Match funding round will encourage wildlife and conservation charities to apply for funds for projects that tackle wildlife crime and deforestation – and so reduce poverty in the world’s poorest communities. It also invites applications from charities working to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the Global Goals. The closin...

17th October 2018


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


Schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The grants are available for a wide range of activities and the funding will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project. Projects funded in schools include: Outdoor classrooms; Learning zones; Library equipment; nurture rooms; and Pl...

17th October 2018


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


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

16th October 2018


Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK)


Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On occasion, applications for improvement of youth club pr...

16th October 2018


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


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

15th October 2018


The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK)


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

15th October 2018


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


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

12th October 2018


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


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

12th October 2018


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


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

12th October 2018


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

12th October 2018


Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK)


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

11th October 2018


Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK)


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

11th October 2018


Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK)


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

11th October 2018


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


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

10th October 2018


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


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

9th October 2018


Capital Grants Available to Adult Hospices (UK)


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

9th October 2018


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st February 2019. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support....

9th October 2018


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


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

8th October 2018


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


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

8th October 2018


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


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

8th October 2018


The National Archives – Cataloguing Grants (UK)


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

5th October 2018


Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK)


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

5th October 2018


WHSmith Community Grant (UK)


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

5th October 2018


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


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

4th October 2018


Nuffield Foundation – Research Placements Reopen for Applications (UK)


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

4th October 2018


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is being made available through the War Memorials ...

4th October 2018


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


Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Examples of previous projects suppor...

4th October 2018


Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK)


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

3rd October 2018


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK)


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

2nd October 2018


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Greek are especially welcome. Applications on behalf of i...

2nd October 2018


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


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

1st October 2018


Grow Wild - Youth Project Funding (UK)


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

1st October 2018


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten students and two teachers to Hiroshima Kokusai High ...

1st October 2018


Grow Wild Spaces Community Grants (UK)


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

28th September 2018


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


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

28th September 2018