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Highland 2007 - Public Meeting: what is planned and how to apply for funding


A public meeting is planned to discuss Highland 2007 on Tuesday 30th August, Town House, Inverness, 7.30pm - 9.30pm.<><>All are welcome to this public meeting to find out what is planned for Highland 2007 and how to apply for funding. There will be a series of brief presentations followed by an oppo...

3rd August 2005




Funding News for Scotland


Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland)


Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on the 30th November 2018 to apply for grants of £500 upwards to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. Projects that respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the delivery of services and activities to address disadvantage may be supported. Under the themes of reducing health and social inequalities, supporting people and communities ...

20th September 2018


Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland)


Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) new Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for up to 40 per cent support for each eligible young person who would not otherwise have this opportunity due to deprivation or other disadvantage. App...

18th September 2018


Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland)


Groups and voluntary organisations with a turnover of up to £100,000 can apply for a grant of up to £300 (in exceptional circumstances up to £500) to run an event to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund and can be used to cover costs such as venue hire, catering, childcare and inclusive communication such as interpreters. The closing date for applications is th...

18th September 2018


Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland)


A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority will initially be given to transformational projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Highland and the Scottish Borders. Funding of up to 66% of total project costs is available up to a maximum of £250,000 per court. Grants will be available through a series of funding r...

17th September 2018


New Fund Launched to Promote Waste Prevention (Scotland)


To enable small and medium sized business to overcome barriers to implement waste prevention measures a new fund has been launched. Grants are available to SMEs to undertake a particular project with a focus on raw materials savings, carbon savings and the movement of waste material up the waste hierarchy. To be eligible to apply for funding the applicant organisation must have a base in Scotland and be a small or medium sized enterprise with have fewer than 250 employees and a turnover below ...

13th September 2018


Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland)


From the 26th September 2018, local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups will be able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by WREN, a Land fill op...

13th September 2018


Community and Renewable Energy Scheme Opens for Applications (Scotland)


The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The scheme offers three different funding streams. The Enablement Grant – of up to £25,000 can be used to fund feasibility for energy systems or renewable energy projects, investigation of shared ownership opportunities or work to maximise the impact from community benefit association with renewable energ...

12th September 2018


Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland)


As part of the WWI Commemorative Programme, secondary schools can get help with the cost of making a visit to any First World War Western Front battlefield site. Grants of up to £2,000 per visit are available up to and including the 2018–19 school year. The aim is to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Any Scottish secondary school can apply for a subsidy. Funding is limited, however, and priority will be given to s...

11th September 2018


UK Funding News


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


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

21st September 2018


Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK)


Help Musicians UK together with MOBO Trust have announced the second round of the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Exceptionally talented artists and groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000 with grants of up to £3,000 available for larger groups of musicians. Grants can cover a variety of the costs of any opportunity that will have a significant impact on the artist’s creativity and career - from vocal coaching to touring. Any solo artist, producer, songwriter or group working within any genre ...

21st September 2018


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


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

21st September 2018


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


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

21st September 2018


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


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

21st September 2018


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2018. Through the programme grant of up to £1,000 will be 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...

20th September 2018


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer business the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on the project ...

20th September 2018


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


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

20th September 2018


Funding for Community Facilities (England)


From the 26th September until the 12th December 2018, registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs will be able to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses wi...

20th September 2018


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


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

20th September 2018


New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK)


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

19th September 2018


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


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

19th September 2018


The Finnis Scott Foundation (UK)


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

19th September 2018


New Funding Available to Tackle Serious Violence - Deadline Extended to 28th September (England and Wales)


Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) working with Community safety or other local partnerships are eligible to apply for grants of up to £700,000 to support early intervention work that steers young people (under 18) and young adults (up to 25) away from violent crime. The funding which is available for projects lasting up to 2 years is part of a new £22 million fund made available through the Home Office. The closing date for submitting an online questionnaire that forms part of the applicat...

19th September 2018


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


Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds by challenging attitudes, values and ideologies that p...

19th September 2018


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


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

19th September 2018


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


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

18th September 2018


Funding to Develop Agricultural Technology in Africa (UK)


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

18th September 2018


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


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

18th September 2018


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools. The funding is being ...

18th September 2018


Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK)


The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 7th February 2019. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that are being lost...

18th September 2018


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


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

18th September 2018


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


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

17th September 2018


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


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

17th September 2018


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


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

17th September 2018


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


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

17th September 2018


New £1 Billion Housing Delivery Fund Announced (England)


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

14th September 2018


Ashden Awards 2019 Open for Applications (UK)


The Asden Awards, which recognise achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable transport and helping build a low-carbon future has re-opened for applications. Up to 3 UK Awards of up to £10,000 will reward organisations in the private, public and not for profit sectors that deliver sustainable energy at the local level, and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits. Themes for 2019 are Sustainable Buildings; Energy Innovation; and Clean Air...

14th September 2018


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st December 2018. 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...

14th September 2018


Alice McCosh Trust (England & Scotland)


The Alice McCosh Trust, which aims to advance education by providing or assisting with grants for work or study related to natural history and/or the environment, will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2019. It is anticipated that the Trustees will award one grant in the region of £600 to £1000. The grant could, for example, cover the cost of a school field trip or project, an expedition as part of a research project or the development of new teaching materials for schools or institu...

14th September 2018


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 15th January 2019. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding can be used for general running costs or capi...

14th September 2018


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


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

14th September 2018


YHA Educational Support Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England & Wales)


The Youth Hostel Associations (YHA), which is a registered charity with a clear mission "To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, has announced that its Educational Breaks Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the Educational Breaks Programme schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organizations can receive a 50% discount on residential breaks for up to 10 individuals where members of the group are...

13th September 2018


Grants of up to £300,000 Available To Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England)


A grant programme that supports inspiring, locally-based, existing community-led businesses has re-opened for applications. Awarding grants of between £50,000 and £300,000, the programme aims to help community businesses such as shops, farms, community hubs, transport and energy schemes to progress towards self-sufficiency. Grants can cover up to 75% of revenue costs for the project e.g. staff salaries, professional fees, 75% of building-related capital and 100% of other capital costs e.g. the...

13th September 2018


Aviva Community Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The Aviva Community Fund has re-opened for applications. Community organisations and schools are able to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects falling into one of the following three categories: Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Skills for Life. Applicants will need support from the community for their application in the form of votes and the most voted for applications will go through to the final to be judged. The closing date for applications is midday on 9th October 2018....

13th September 2018


New £30 Million Fund Launched to Increase High Quality Nursery Provision in Disadvantaged Areas (England)


The Government has announced a new £30 million fund to create more school-based nursery places for disadvantaged children. The aim of the fund is to provide high quality nursery provision in disadvantaged area of England. The fund is open to applications from primary schools, infant schools, and all-through schools, either with or without existing nursery provision. Independent schools and maintained nursery schools are not eligible to apply. The funding is being provided through the Department...

12th September 2018


Funding to Support Family Based Projects (UK)


Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust. The fund also welcomes applications from sports and health-related charities whose activities comply with the above criteria. The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is happy to support requests for core funding as well as...

12th September 2018


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


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

12th September 2018


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


Not for profit organisations working towards the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders can apply for grants of up to £80,000. The grants are in the form of core funding to support organisations to implement a step change in their development and 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. The funding is being made available through the Triangle Trust 1949 Fund...

11th September 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 9th November 2018....

11th September 2018


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


Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to programmes 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. Howeve...

11th September 2018


Government Launches New Integrated Communities English Language Programme (England)


The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a new Integrated Communities English language programme. A total of £6 million is available between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. Projects should be targeted in areas with large concentrations of people who speak little or no English. The Ministry is seeking providers to support communities with a high proportion of non-English speakers to help them integrate into British society by building their confidence to engage o...

10th September 2018


Free Football Kit and Equipment for Primary Schools (England and Wales)


Teachers of pupils aged 5-11 years old in Primary schools across England and Wales can apply for free resources, including football kit and equipment, to enable them to deliver exciting, active classroom sessions and PE lessons. All Primary schools that have not already joined the Premier League Primary Stars scheme are eligible to apply. The scheme is run in partnership with Nike and delivered by the Football Foundation. The closing date is Friday 26th October 2018....

10th September 2018


Funding Available for Charitable Organisations to become more Enterprising (England)


Charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sectors can now apply for grants to develop or grow their enterprising activity and earned income. Feasibility grants of between £5,000 - £10,000 will enable organisations to investigate and develop an enterprise proposition from the very earliest stage into a proposed delivery plan. Development grants of around £50,000 offer support for enterprise propositions. In addition, leaders of established chariti...

10th September 2018


Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Engage the Public with the Sciences (UK)


The Spark Awards programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of up to £15,000 are available for high quality programmes of public engagement that inspire and involve target 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 funded researcher...

10th September 2018


Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK)


Registered and exempted charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help them to deliver community projects that tackle health issues around domestic abuse and child exploitation; homelessness; prisoners/offenders; and refugees and asylum seekers. Within these categories, priority will be given to projects that address Rehabilitation and Mental Health needs. Organisations eligible to apply must have an operating income of at least £1,000,000. The funding is being made available through t...

7th September 2018


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


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

7th September 2018


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


UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 30th November 2018 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 ac...

7th September 2018


Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK)


As part of its commitment to make fibre broadband available throughout the UK, BT has made available a £2 million grants scheme for communities with an Ofsted registered school. The Community Fibre Partnerships programme is aimed at the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. Through the programme communities can apply for a match-funded grant of up to £30,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if that new infrastructure could also serve their local sch...

7th September 2018


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 March 2019....

6th September 2018


New Funds to Boost Diversity of People Working in Digital and Tech Jobs (England)


A new £1 million Fund that aims to help people from underrepresented groups to gain the skills they need to work in digital roles is now open and will close on 28th October 2018. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Combined Authorities will be invited to apply for grants to support innovative projects that help women, disabled people, people from minority backgrounds or those living in lower socioeconomic areas to succeed in digital roles such as data analysts, programmers, cyber security ...

6th September 2018


B&Q Waste Donation Scheme (UK)


DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Eligible groups include: Schools and colleges; Child minders, playgroups and nurseries; Allotment ...

6th September 2018


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...

5th September 2018


NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The Natwest Bank has announced that its £2 million Skills and Opportunities Fund has re-opened for applications. Charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland are able to apply for funding of up to £35,000 for projects to help people in disadvantaged communities develop their financial capabilities and enterprise skills to start a business. The closing date for applications is the 21st September 2018 and applications successful at...

5th September 2018


Grants Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK)


Not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations delivering welfare support directly to the Armed Forces community have until 26th October 2018 to make a Stage One application for funding of up to £50,000. Grants are awarded to charitable activities, projects or services that will deliver the following outcomes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; Supporting the elderly. Previously funded projects have included enterprise training workshops and memory books for chi...

5th September 2018


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...

5th September 2018


Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK)


The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 29th November 2018. 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 ...

5th September 2018


NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Natwest Bank has announced that its £2 million Skills and Opportunities Fund has re-opened for applications. State funded schools and colleges; as well as charities, social enterprises, and community groups can apply for funding of up to £35,000 for projects to help people in disadvantaged communities develop their financial and enterprise skills to start a business. The closing date for applications is the 21st September 2018 and applications successful at this point will be subject to ...

4th September 2018


Bupa UK Foundation Announces New Funding Round (UK)


From the beginning of September, projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers will be able to apply for funding through the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation's purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing. Since 2015 the Bupa UK Foundation has awarded more than £1.6 million in gra...

4th September 2018


MSE Charity Re-Opens for Application Until the 28th September 2018 (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications under the ‘Building and Developing Resilience theme. In this round, applications will be accepted for projects focusing on building financial capability skills and assisting community and voluntary groups who support mental health, well-being, cook well for less, training others, independent living skills, peer mentoring. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Preference is given to projects that show innov...

4th September 2018


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


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

4th September 2018


Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales)


Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 30th November 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful applicants will have demonstrated that they are passi...

4th September 2018


New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England)


Independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice can apply to a new initiative aimed at giving them the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities. Grants of £2,000 - £10,000 are being offered by Arts Council England through Developing your Creative Practice. The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) on 14th November 2018....

4th September 2018


The Radcliffe Trust (UK)


The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its grants programme is the 31st January 2019. Through its music grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. Applicants must ...

4th September 2018


Global Access to Reliable Energy: Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTO) can apply for a share of up to £10 million to help bring clean, affordable and secure energy to sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The aim is to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector or international market. Supported projects must meet the needs of people, businesses and services in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia and addres...

3rd September 2018


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


Mental Health charity Mind and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, have announced the launch of their £1.3m women’s mental health peer support grants programme. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to fund a broad range of voluntary, predominantly women’s sector, organisations. All applicants will therefore need to demonstrate a track record of delivering services and programmes developed specifically for women facing complex social issues. The closing date for application...

31st August 2018


Grants of up to £15,000 Available to Support Artists and Bands (England)


PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is 6pm on the 5th November 2018. Artists or bands at a crucial tipping point in their careers who are showing current progression and growth can apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are work...

31st August 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 29th October 2018 to be considered at the 26th March Grant Panel meeting. 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...

31st August 2018


Funding for Development Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England)


Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects. Youth Making's funding programme is made up of thre...

31st August 2018


Lloyds Bank Foundation Announces Next Funding Round for its “Invest” Programme (England & Wales)


The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, which provides core funding to charities for projects to help people break their cycle of disadvantage, has announced that its "Invest" grants programme has re-opened for applications and will close on the 5th October 2018. “Invest" is a flexible, long term core funding programme for charities helping disadvantaged people. Invest grants are from £30,000 up to maximum of £100,000 for projects lasting three years, with the opportunity for contin...

30th August 2018


First Steps Enterprise Fund Launched to Support Community Organisations (England)


Community organisations (charities and social enterprises) based in England that are looking to take on their first loan to help them grow and become more sustainable. Funding packages of up to £30,000 are available (90% loan and 10% grant). Particular preference is given to organisations that work in the following areas: Older people; Health and wellbeing; Employment for young people. This programme is open to community organisations that are based and work in England; have been operating for ...

30th August 2018


Funding to Celebrate Women Gaining the Right to Vote (England)


From the 4th September 2018 until the 16th October 2018, local community groups in England will be able to apply for grants of between £300 to £2,000 to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. Approximately 150 grants will be awarded over three funding rounds during 2018. This will be the third funding round. The funding is being made available through the Government Equalities Office Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme....

30th August 2018


New £1 Million Fund Launched to Enhance the Digital Skills of Disadvantaged Groups (England)


The Government has launched a new £1 million Fund to help people from underrepresented groups gain the skills they need to work in digital roles. The fund which is open to bids from Local Enterprise Partnerships ad combined Local Authorities will be used to help women, disabled people, people from minority backgrounds or those living in lower socioeconomic areas to succeed in digital roles such as data analysts, programmers, cyber security specialists, software developers and marketeers. The ...

29th August 2018


Funding for Environment Related Activities Within Schools (England & Scotland)


The Alice McCosh Trust, which aims to advance education by providing grants to schools or research activities related to natural history and/or the environment will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2018. It is anticipated that the Trustees will award one grant in the region of £600 to £1000. The grant could, for example, cover the cost of a school field trip or project, an expedition as part of a research project or the development of new teaching materials for schools or institutes...

29th August 2018


Funding For Charities to Become Financially Sustainable (England)


Charities and social enterprises in England tackling social problems amongst disadvantaged communities can apply to a new fund that offers funding of between £10,000 - £25,000 through a repayable grant. The aim of the new fund is to enable charities and social enterprises to grow their activities and to become more resilient and sustainable. The funding is being made available through the Social Investment Business’s Pioneer & Prosper Fund which is a two-year pilot programme that will suppor...

29th August 2018


Grants for Charitable Organisations Helping Disadvantaged People Make the Most of Their Future (UK)


UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies and credit unions can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people realise their potential. Projects supported will be small, complete local projects lasting up to 12 months which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges for any group of people who cannot participate fully in society. Beneficiaries may be, for example, people on restricted income or who are rurally isolated or disabled. Grants are awarded ...

29th August 2018


Grant Programme Now Open for Projects Benefiting Clarion Housing Group Residents (England)


Charities, community organisations and voluntary groups working primarily for the benefit of Clarion Housing Group residents have until noon on Friday 21 September to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects offering positive activities, support services or improvements to community spaces. Managed by the environmental charity Groundwork, the funding is available to eligible groups with an annual income of less than £500,000 where projects can be completed within 12 months....

29th August 2018


Artistic Development Grants Available for Individuals (UK)


Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 - £1,500 to help them focus on their artistic and professional development. 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. Bands or ensembles with 6 members or less can also apply. September 28th 2018 is the nex...

29th August 2018


Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches New Grants Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales)


The Masonic Charitable Foundation has launched a new grants programme to support local and national charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life. 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 above £500,000 for projects that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years. The clos...

28th August 2018


Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches Early Years Opportunities Grants Programmes (England and Wales)


Charities in the 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 gr...

28th August 2018


Research Placement Scheme Reopens for Applications Soon (UK)


Students studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses are being offered the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scientists), technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Placements offer students participation in authentic, hands-on research projects within host organisations. Eligible candidates will be in their first year of A-levels, AS-levels, BTEC, Scottish Highers, or the International Baccalaureate studying all areas o...

28th August 2018


Grants for Marine Projects (UK)


Smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities are eligible to apply for grants in the region of £1,200-£5,000 for projects that foster a wider understanding, by a broad public, of the oceans and the threats they face. Projects supported may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama. Successful projects will be innovative in making a contribution to raising awareness of the marine environment. The funding is being made...

28th August 2018


Enterprise Fellowships Now Open for Applications (UK)


Researchers and innovators who have promising technology-based business ideas can apply for funding through the Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowships programme. The funding is designed to allow researchers and innovators to concentrate solely on developing the commercial potential of their proposal, whilst receiving one year's salary; up to £10,000 support funding; expert training in entrepreneurship and mentoring. The Fellowships are hosted by a university or research institute for...

24th August 2018


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland)


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

24th August 2018


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


Local authorities, housing associations and their partners have until the 28th September 2018 to apply for funding to help make fuel poor households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. Running over 3-years capital funding is available for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This can include Oil and LPG boilers; Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps; and Bio Mass Boilers; etc. The funding is being made avai...

23rd August 2018


Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK)


Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. The funding is being made available through the Community Sh...

23rd August 2018


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


Schools and institutions can apply for grants of between £100-£500 to assist with projects concerned with the teaching of Greek or Greek civilization. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Greek are especially welcome with grants covering the cost of books, development of courses in Greek, teaching materials, classics days/conferences, Greek plays or Summer schools for pupils. Apply by 1st October 2018 to the Hellenic Society....

23rd August 2018


New Fund Announced to Provide Move-On Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Victims of Domestic Abuse (England excl. London)


As part of its Rough Sleeping Strategy, the Government has launched a new £50 million fund to free up hostel spaces by increasing the availability of affordable or second stage housing, for rough sleepers, those in hostel accommodation, and victims of domestic abuse currently living in refuges. The fund will provide capital grants contributing towards the costs of developing move-on accommodation for these groups. Revenue funding will also be made available to be accessed by successful bidders ...

22nd August 2018


Grants for Organisations to Help Develop Film Audiences (UK)


Organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development in the UK are being invited to apply for Awards of between £50,000 and £200,000 to develop audiences for film. Aiming to grow the diversity of audiences engaging with film especially amongst the 16 to 30 age group, awards can be used to support a range of audience orientated activities such as such as film festivals and ambitious film programmes particularly those taking place outside London. Apply by 11:59...

22nd August 2018


Funding for Projects that Encourage Learning from the Land (UK)


Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people to learn from the land and that link in with the National Curriculum. Projects funded have included wildlife habitat studies and outdoor classroom development. There are two funding streams, applications for up to £4,000 for pump-priming projects can be submitted at any time. Most awards made are for £1,500 to £2,500. Larger grant applications, for £4,000 to £12,000, are ...

21st August 2018


Grants for Projects that Engage the Public with Engineers and Engineering (UK)


Grants of £3,000 to £30,000 are available to inspire creative public engagement with engineers and engineering. Priority is given to projects that reach diverse and underrepresented audiences. Partnership applications between engineers and organisations that specialise in communication/engagement with the public are welcomed. Projects funded could include, for example, after-school workshops or collaborations between artists and engineers to engage adults. Grants can cover a range of costs inc...

21st August 2018


Funding to Tackle Youth Loneliness (England)


Charities and other not for profit organisations have until the 26th September 2018 to apply for grants of up to £80,000 to tackle youth loneliness in the 30% most deprived part of England. Successful applicants will receive funding to explore youth loneliness in greater depth, test youth-led innovations within their existing provision, and share their learning as part of a national network. The funding is being made available through the Big Lottery Fund’s Building Connections Fund Yout...

20th August 2018


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...

20th August 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...

20th August 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 ...

20th August 2018


Funding for Community Projects Addressing Litter and Littering (England)


A broad range of organisations including schools, businesses and charities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 from a total pot of £300,000 to support community projects that reduce and prevent litter/littering in England. The overall aim of the programme is to find new ways of reducing and preventing litter/littering through new methods and interventions, that have not been tried and tested before. Projects supported must be delivered and show meaningful results within six-months. Stage One...

17th August 2018


Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of UK Agriculture: Apply for Funding (UK)


UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to improve productivity and sustainability across UK crop and ruminant production systems. The competition opens on Monday 20 August 2018 and will close at 12:00pm, Wednesday 24 October 2018. UK based businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTO) carrying out project work in the UK are eligible to apply. Successful applicants can exploit the results of the project...

17th August 2018


Masonic Charitable Foundation – New Grant Programmes Open Soon (England & Wales)


The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Large and Small Grant programmes are currently under review as the organisation examines ways in which it can better target funding to make the greatest possible impact. The new programmes will be open for applications on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 when new guidelines and application information will also be available....

17th August 2018


Funding Available to Support for Neighbourhood Planning (England)


Town and Parish Councils as well as local groups can apply for grants of up to £9,000 as well as technical support for the development of Neighbourhood Plans or Neighbourhood Development Orders. Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and enables communities to influence future developments in their area. This could include new housing projects, shops and where offices are built. Additional funding of £8,000 is available where plans include al...

17th August 2018


Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England)


Rural communities in England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities can apply for funding for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help their projects become investment ready. Grants of up to £20,000 to pay for an initial investigation into the feasibility of a renewable energy project as well as unsecured loans of up to £130,000 to support planning applications and develop a robust business case to attract fu...

16th August 2018