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Local Funding News


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


New £600,000 Fund Launched to Celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (Scotland)


Organisations that wish to celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters by holding an event can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000. The funding is available to legally constituted organisations can be used to create new, high profile opportunities to celebrate our coasts and waters whilst adding value to the existing calendar of events. A total of £600,000 is available spread over two funding rounds. Round 1 is for events that are already in design and development ...

21st November 2018


Community and Renewable Energy Scheme - Next Deadline Announced (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...

20th November 2018


Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland)


Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people in Scotland have until 5pm on 31st March 2019 to apply for a grant towards training and continuing professional development. The aim of the Fund is to strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Grants can support a wide range of professional development activity and training including for example: Attendance at conferences; masterclasses or mentoring; receiving private tuition in a parti...

19th November 2018


Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland)


Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring for others. Projects can last up to 6 months. To apply young people need to submit an application form and a 2 minute video. Applications can be submitted at any time....

14th November 2018


Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion (Scotland)


Charities in Scotland have until the 3rd January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financial inclusion. The types of projects supported include initiatives designed to encourage the involvement in the community of those too often excluded; working with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation; improving the standards of local facilities; promoting f...

14th November 2018


Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland)


The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline will be the 25th January 2019. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that include schools, established charitable organisations and other g...

13th November 2018


Funding to Reduce Food Waste (Scotland)


New grant funding has been announced to encourage food manufacturers and their supply chains to reduce food waste, achieve sustainable business growth and contribute to the Scottish Government's food waste reduction target. Grants of up to £1m are available to small to medium sized businesses working across the Scottish food manufacturing landscape for innovative, transformational and cost-effective or more collaborative approaches to keeping food-based products, particularly fruit, vegetables ...

12th November 2018


Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland)


Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply to a new fund set up to increase access to film education in communities across Scotland. The fund is open to local authorities, colleges and universities, cinemas, film festivals and libraries, community film clubs and societies. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for pilot projects and up to £70,000 per year for up to 2-years is available for partnership programmes. Applicants are encouraged to work together on collaborative prog...

12th November 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


New Funding to Support Digital Training for Charities (England)


Registered charities can now apply to a new £1 million Government Fund to improve their digital skills. The funding will help to provide and expand training programmes that help charities to develop an understanding of how technology can make it easier for them to achieve their goals. The extended Digital Leadership Fund will give charity leaders access to free or heavily subsidised training courses that will offer a wider understanding of how technology can help them fulfil their mission. Indi...

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


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support Community Energy Companies (England)


The Power to Change Trust which provides support to Community business in England has announced the launch of its new Next Generation fund. The fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area. The Trust will hold two application rounds, one in winter 2018 and one in early 2019, and award funding and support to five community groups per round. The fund is open to well established and experienced communit...

20th November 2018


Government Announces New £200,000 Fund to Train Faith Leaders (England)


The government has launched a new £200,000 fund to provide non-theological training for faith leaders and those in pastoral roles in faith organisations. The aim of the fund is to support places of worship in England to have well-qualified, informed and confident faith leaders, who understand their rights and responsibilities, so they can better support their congregations. Applications are being invited from prospective registered charities capable of delivering this training. The Governmen...

20th 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


Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England)


Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme for 2019 - 20. The Programme aims to deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin on their way to a high level of fluency by 2020. Grants of a minimum of £20,000 per year are available to state-funded secondary schools that have an Ofsted rating in its most recent inspection of ‘Outstanding' or ‘Good', are committed to developing a strong curriculum presence of Mandarin Chinese and can en...

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


Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations)


Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire (inc Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (inc Southampton and the Isle of Wight), Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity’s County Grants scheme. Projects can last between 1 and 3 years and to be eligible the applicant or...

16th November 2018


New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England)


From the 17th January 2019, independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice will be able to apply for funding to give 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 will be the 21st February 2019....

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


£15 Million Fund Announced to Help Struggling Colleges Improve (England)


The Government has announced that Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges in England will benefit from a new £15 million fund to drive improvements across further education through the introduction of a peer-to-peer support programme that will share good practice, foster mutual learning and enable rapid action to improve quality. The funding which is being made available through the Department of Education’s Strategic College Improvement Fund (SCIF). The SCIF expects to make grants of be...

13th 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


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...

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


Government Announces New LGBT Sector and Community Development Scheme (England)


The Government Equalities Office has announced that it is looking to appoint an organisation to deliver a new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (LGBT) Sector and Community Development Scheme in England. As well as administrating and distributing grants to LGBT voluntary, community and charity sector organisations for locally based projects; the successful organisation will deliver a range of skills development and training interventions to the same grant funding recipient organisations to ...

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 Available for Charitable Organisations to Become More Enterprising (England)


Charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The grants are available through the Enterprise Development Programme, a five year, £40 million programme funded by Access - The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. The first stage of the application process is to complete the online expression of interest form. The grants progr...

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


Sport England Small Grants Programme (England)


Formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies such as schools, sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and governing bodies of sport can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 through the Sport England Small Grants Programme. The aim of the fund is to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. Priority will be given to projects that increase the number of adults participating...

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


New Fund Announced to Protect Schools Children from Homophobic Bullying (England)


Voluntary and charitable organisations are being invited to bid for £1 million of grant funding to protect school children from homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. The money will be used to provide training for teachers on how to spot early signs of bullying and how to intervene appropriately. It will also be used to provide resources to support teachers in delivering lessons on LGBT issues to ensure all pupils feel accepted and included. Further funding will also be available for ...

6th 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


Funding for Projects that Empower Disadvantaged Young Women (England)


Voluntary organisations working to empower young women who are marginalised and disadvantaged can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £70,000 for projects that support women aged 16–30 who are unemployed and for whom there is limited existing provision, to access decent and sustainable employment. A total funding pot of £250,000 is available. The funding is being made available through the Berkeley Foundation and the funding is available for a period of up to 2 years. To be eligible for...

1st 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


Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent)


Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England are be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect their areas. A total of £125,000 is available in this funding round to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment - developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health - supporting projects that increase participat...

1st November 2018


Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England)


The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition will re-open for applications in January 2019. The competition aims to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science. In previous years, funding of up to £15,000 has been available for 10 winning ideas that help di...

31st October 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


Arts Council England Announces New Funding Programme for Areas Least Engaged with the Arts (England)


Arts Council England has announced that from January 2019, a new funding round of its Creative people and Places Fund will open for applications. Arts Council England will be allocating £24 million for this new programme of funding between 2019-2023 to places identified as the 'least engaged' in arts and culture across England. The funding will be made available to partnerships led by a consortia of local organisations. To help organisations develop partnerships in their local area ahead of app...

30th October 2018


Funding to Engage Young People with the Arts (England)


Local Cultural Education Partnerships are invited to apply for £1 million to provide new opportunities for children and young people (aged 8-18) from areas of low cultural engagement and high levels of deprivation to take part in dance, drama and theatre as well as developing backstage and technical skills. The funding is available to Local Cultural Education Partnerships to design and deliver a programme of engagement reaching over 2000 children across three academic years, providing extra-cur...

30th 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


New Funding to Support Troubled Families (England)


All upper tier local authorities in England who are part of the Troubled Families Programme are eligible to apply for a share of a new £5 million Fund that aims to tackle knife crime amongst young people. Bids from single authorities for up to £500,000 or joint bids by two or more local authorities are invited to apply the Supporting Families Against Youth Crime Fund. All bids should demonstrate collaboration with organisations in the Voluntary and Community Sector. The deadline for applicatio...

29th October 2018


The Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire)


The Steve Morgan Foundation supports projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly, or those that are socially disadvantaged. Project and capital grants, funding for accessible minibuses, and enable funding for specialist equipment are available to charities based within the remit area. Previous projects supported include Ysgol Heulfan, Wrexham, a mainstream primary school with an additional department for learners with learning difficulties...

29th October 2018


New Fund Launched to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England)


Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply to a new £3.7 million loan fund to enhance their social impact and to become more resilient. Repayable finance of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available. The Fund will also pioneer the use of financial incentives to help organisations in the investment portfolio achieve their social impact targets. Organisations will be able to get a reduction in the headline interest rate for loans with terms between two and five years by s...

26th 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


Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme (England)


The government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity and increase yields. The first round of funding for small grants was launched in February and the government is on course to grant more than £15 million to farmers who applied to buy new kit. This will include equipment specific to cattle, sheep and pig farmers, as well as precision farming and resource ...

24th 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


Funding to Raise the Educational Outcomes of SEND Pupils (England)


Organisation working in schools and other educational settings, such as further education colleges, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, early years settings, charities, local authorities, academy chains, universities, social enterprises and businesses can apply for funding for projects which improve attainment and other educational outcomes, such as social and emotional learning, for children with special educational needs or disability (SEND). The funding is being made a...

19th 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


Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarships (England)


The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in partnership with the Department for Education has announced that it will be awarding £28,000 of tax free funding to 130 talented individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Applications open on the 31st October 2018 and will close on the 28th July 2019. The RSC run a rolling application process, however the 28th July 2019 is the final date for applications for the next academic year. Individuals can apply at a...

17th 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


ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (England)


The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 28th January 2019. ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCCs with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Applications are considered on the grounds of the ...

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


New £20 Million Fund to Help Homeless People into Private Rented Accommodation (England)


The Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help homeless people into private rented accommodation. The fund is open to bids from Local Councils to help set up or maintain existing schemes that provide financial support to help people who are at risk of homelessness access or maintain their tenancies. This can include helping people with their deposits for the tenancy or rent payments. Alternatively, some schemes may involve the council managing the property on the landlord’s behalf...

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


Capital Funding for Academies and Sixth Form Colleges (England)


Single academy trusts, small multi-academy trusts (MATs) and sixth-form colleges can apply for capital funding to keep buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition. Funding is also available to support expansion projects. These are for Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies and sixth-form colleges that need to expand their existing facilities and/or floor space. MATs with at leas...

15th October 2018


£1.2 Million Fund Launched to Support to Young People Facing Barriers to Employment (Birmingham, Bradford, and Barking & Dagenham)


A £1.2 million fund using money from dormant bank accounts has been launched to help small community groups grow so they can better support young people facing barriers to employment. The new scheme will award grants of up to £50,000 to grassroots community groups in Birmingham, Bradford, and Barking & Dagenham, three areas facing particular challenges in relation to youth unemployment. Funding will enable organisations to improve their capacity to work with young people and build partnerships...

15th 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