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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


Funding for Theatre and Dance Companies (Scotland)


Applications are invited from Scotland based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring. Touring must include a minimum of 12 locations across Scotland over a maximum two year period. A total of £2 million is available with no minimum or maximum award levels set. The main aim is to provide greater access to a variety of experiences for a diverse audience and broader opportuni...

15th February 2019


Agnes Hunter Trust Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland)


The next closing date for applications to the Agnes Hunter Trust's main grants programme is the 15th March 2019. The main programme which is open to registered charities in Scotland makes grants of between £3,000 and £15,000 per year to charities that help disabled people; and charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. Such charities may assist specific groups of people, for example those living with learning disabi...

13th February 2019


Active Communities Programme Now Open (Scotland)


The Health Lottery Scotland has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. ...

11th February 2019


Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland)


EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 42 is open to applications for events from January 2020 onwards. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow) that showcase Scotland an...

5th February 2019


Bank of Scotland Foundation Medium Grants Programme (Scotland)


This Medium Grants Programme invites applications for between £10,001 and £25,000 for one years work from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will fall under two themes: Developing and Improving Local Communities and Financial literacy and Financial Inclusion projects. Apply by 12 noon Thursday 4th April 2019 to the Medium Grants programme from the Ban...

4th February 2019


Bank of Scotland Foundation - Small Grants Programme (Scotland)


This Small Grants Programme invites applications for between £1,000 and £10,000 from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will encourage the involvement of those too often excluded; work with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation or improve the standard of local facilities. Apply by 12 noon Thursday 4th April...

4th February 2019


New Grant Scheme to Give Disadvantaged Children a "Fair Start" (Scotland)


A new grant scheme which will help families with the costs associated with the transition to school will open for applications on 3rd June 2019. Delivered by Social Security Scotland, the Best Start Grant School Age payment will offer £250 to help with things such as educational toys and after school activities. The aim is to bring equality to children across Scotland by giving them a help towards a fairer start. Parents or carers will be eligible if they are responsible for a child and receive...

1st February 2019


Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (Scotland)


Farmers, groups of farmers and other land managers with land in Scotland and who are registered with the Scottish Government’s Rural Payments Scheme can apply for funding to develop and implement farming practices that will help to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage. A wide range of management options and capital items are available. The 2019 Agri-Environment Climate Scheme application round is now open and closes on Friday 12th April 2019....

30th January 2019


UK Funding News


Grants for UK/Canadian Business Partnerships (UK)


UK businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £5 million to work with Canadian partners on highly-innovative productivity projects that target global markets. Grants of up to £200,000 (where the eligible project costs are up to £1 million) are available to support collaborative research and development projects that will result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk, target large global markets and focus on either E...

15th February 2019


National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,000 in total and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but particularly from those in priority areas i.e. North East England, Northern Irel...

15th February 2019


European Democracy Action Grants (UK & Europe)


Individuals over the age of 18 can apply for grant funding to support innovative and provocative ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. The aim is to tackle the new divisions and polarisation facing Europe. Priority is given to proposals related to, and taking place before or during the European elections (May 23-26). Grants of up to 50,000 euro (for individuals up to 30,000 euro) can be used to cover almost anything needed to deliver the project. The cal...

15th February 2019


Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK)


State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate that their l...

15th February 2019


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...

15th February 2019


Final Round of Strategic College Improvement Fund Now Open (England)


The final Round of this innovative multi-million-pound fund to boost the quality of education offered across the further education sector is now open for applications. The aim is to support colleges to deliver better outcomes for learners, employers and local communities. FE colleges and sixth-form colleges graded by Ofsted as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ will be able to apply for grants of £80,000 and £200,000 to work with a stronger ‘partnering’ college. Together they w...

14th February 2019


Funding to Help Isolated and Marginalised Women Return to Work (England)


A grants programme that provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations and social enterprises running projects aimed at helping marginalised women overcome barriers that prevent them from returning to work has just reopened. A total of £500,000 will be awarded as grants of up to £100,000 - the majority of awards are expected to be between £50,000 and £100,000. Grants will only be awarded for start-up costs of new projects, training, and related support for Returners, especi...

14th February 2019


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...

14th February 2019


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 5th September 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 los...

14th February 2019


Artistic Career Development Grants (UK)


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

13th February 2019


Next-generation Digital Healthcare: Apply for Funding (England, Scotland and Wales)


UK-based small or medium-sized business (SME) working alone or in collaboration with others can apply for a share of £5 million to develop digital health innovations. The competition is for innovation collaborative research and development projects involving a variety of technologies, but must either improve health and wellbeing, transform care to improve quality or control costs and enable change. Up to 70% of the cost of projects valued at between £300,000 and £1 million is available. Proje...

13th February 2019


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...

13th February 2019


New £3.2 Million Fund Launched to Support Community Businesses (England)


A new funding programme has been launched that will provide community groups and organisations with grants of up to £15,000 to develop or start a new community business. Over the next three years, the fund will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs and will also give them support and tools to start setting up their community businesses. The £3.2 million Community B...

12th February 2019


The Transforming Construction Network Plus - Round 1 Call for Small Projects (UK)


Funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Transforming Construction Network Plus is a new research fund to bring together experts from a range of disciplines to transform the way buildings are designed, built, powered, managed and used and how to change the construction sector to address concerns of productivity, skills and user experiences. The first round of funding calls for Small Projects is now open for applications and will close at 16:00 on Friday 29th March 2019. Up to 10 project...

12th February 2019


Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)


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

12th February 2019


£2 million Investment to Help Small Businesses to Grow (UK)


UK-based businesses of any size, public sector, university or research and technology organisations, charities and not-for-profit companies can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to prove and test ideas that enable small businesses to become more productive. Projects must start by 1st September 2019 and can last up to 12 months. The deadline for applications to the Business Basics Fund is at midday on 17th April 2019....

12th February 2019


Funding for Women’s and Disability Football Teams (England & Wales)


Organisations wishing to set up women and girls football teams and disability teams have until the 28th March 2019 to apply for a grant. Funding for up to £1,500 per team are available. The funding is available to not for profit organisations that are planning to set up one or more teams over the next two years. The grants can be used for facility hire, CRB checks, affiliation fees, coaching courses and promotion and publicity, etc. The funding is being made available through the Football Foun...

11th February 2019


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


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 to support their work. 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 capital purchases. Repeat applications from charities are encouraged as further financ...

11th February 2019


Funding to Support Integration with the Armed Forces Community (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available to schools and local community groups for projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organisations, Commu...

11th February 2019


Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organisations, Community Interest Companies or armed forces...

11th February 2019


Grants Available for Projects that Open Employment Opportunities for Women on Low Incomes (UK)


Charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £15,000 for projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. This funding is available for existing projects that can identify and document good practice in achieving positive outcomes for women. Although the funding is open to application from throughout the UK priority will be given to projects in Greater...

11th February 2019


Funding for Projects Supporting Innovative Uses of Digital Technology in the Design and Delivery of Adult Social Care (England)


A grant funding programme that supports digital innovation in social care has now re-opened for a third funding round. The funding which is available to local authorities can support a wide range of activities; ranging from new assistive technology to data analytics to predict demand. Ten authorities will receive up to £30,000 to design a digital solution to address a specific issue with their service, with eight receiving up to a further £90,000 to support its implementation. The funding will...

8th February 2019


Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK)


Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation working within an NGO or a university research department can apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years conservation and/or research work. High priority will be given to gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work; using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy or devising and testing a new methodology for monitoring ...

8th February 2019


Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK)


A new funding programme has been launched to provide support to local communities in breaking down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and helping to build a more cohesive and inclusive community for all. Applications are invited from community-led grassroots groups and organisations working at a very local/community level. This could be a housing estate or distinct community. Applications will be particularly encouraged from areas of high deprivation but not exclusively an...

8th February 2019


Funding for Community Initiatives to Counter Extremism (England and Wales)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to civil society and community organisations working to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. All projects must include targeted activity to counter known extremist activity at a local level. Applications are invited for projects lasting up to 6 months that can be completed by the end of December 2019. Apply by 2...

8th February 2019


Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK)


Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across England and Scotland are invited to apply for funding to start or improve ‘magic’ breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant of up to £500 for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. Schools are req...

8th February 2019


New Funding for Innovative Projects to Beat Plastic Pollution (UK)


This new £1 million Fund has been launched in response to concern about plastic pollution. Funded by money from the sale of Waitrose’s 5p carrier bags, the programme aims to fast-track a small number of high quality, innovative projects that rethink how we all use and dispose of plastic. Grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 are available to projects lasting over one year that can start in April 2019. Organisations eligible to apply will be a Charity, Academic body, Community interest com...

7th February 2019


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


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

7th February 2019


Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK)


Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 4th March 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding. The scholarships are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England will replace any other government bursary received....

7th February 2019


Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK)


Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st July 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 purchase t...

7th February 2019


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 28th May 2019. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support....

7th February 2019


Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales)


Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Community Trust’s Small Grants Programme and the closing date for submittin...

6th February 2019


Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales)


Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects to help people - ensuring they have the skills, opportunities and rights to improve their lives. To be eligible, projects should focus on the prevention of poverty; promotion of human rights; and combatting discrimination for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available t...

6th February 2019


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...

6th February 2019


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


Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 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 an...

6th February 2019


Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2019....

6th February 2019


Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide)


Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results, and Patagonia are particularly keen to support effort...

6th February 2019


Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK)


Any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2019....

5th February 2019


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


The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that it has launched a new funding round. Grants of £1,000 are available to registered charities for projects relating to children and young people. During 2019 priority will be given to projects working with child exploitation; mentoring and support; clubs and activities; and mental health. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have a minimum operating income and operating e...

5th February 2019


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 closin...

5th February 2019


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...

5th February 2019


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 money has recently been made 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 Ju...

5th February 2019


National Grid Landscape Enhancement Grant (England and Wales)


Any of the 30 AONBs and National Parks which contain or are impacted by National Grid’s transmission infrastructure can submit an Expression of Interest for projects that visual improvement schemes that will reduce the landscape and visual impacts of existing National Grid electricity transmission lines. National Grid’s Landscape Enhancement Initiative aims to provide up to £24 million over six years (2015-2021) and will remain open until Friday 15th February 2019....

4th February 2019


Music for Alice – Final Funding Round (UK)


Music for Alice encourages applications from any UK based group, organisation or charity that has a formerly constituted character and can demonstrate that securing funding will enable them to improve lives through music. Grants of up to £1,000 to purchase musical instruments or equipment are available. There are two categories: "Music for Youth" for applicants focussed on using music to improve lives for 0-19 year olds; "Music for Health" for applicants focussed on using music for health or re...

4th February 2019


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants will be made available under the ‘Children, Youth and Families’ theme and will support projects focusing on building financial capability skills through schools-based work or work with migrants, lone parents, vict...

4th February 2019


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


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

4th February 2019


Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England)


A grant programme that supports locally-based, existing community-led businesses is due to re-open on the 24th April 2019. Awarding grants of between £50,000 and £300,000, the programme aims to help businesses such as shops, farms, community hubs, transport and energy schemes to progress towards self-sufficiency. This could be through increasing trading income, securing an asset or significantly reducing revenue costs. Offered by Power to Change Trust, Community Business Fund Grants can cove...

1st February 2019


Funding for Technological Solutions to Managing the Care of People In Custody (UK)


Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a technological solution for managing the care and welfare of persons in police custody. Solutions proposed will provide a system of remote health monitoring and a viewing platform for the police that will improve custody health and welfare outcomes. This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition with total of £150,000 available to 5 research and development contracts in this phase. Registration with Innovate UK closes on 20 ...

1st February 2019


Funding Available to Help Town Centres and High Streets Thrive (England)


Communities across the country can bid for up to £50,000 to help make town and city centres more attractive for business. The latest round of the British Improvement Districts Loan Fund will support business owners and local leaders in coming together to deliver additional local services and upgrade commercial areas for the benefit of business. The funds can only be used for the development of new BID Proposals. In previous rounds, the average received by successful applicants has been £33,000...

1st February 2019


Funding Announced for Innovative Road Design Projects (England)


Up to £20 million is available for innovation projects that support the design, management and use of road networks fit for the future of mobility. This Small Business Research Initiative is for projects where feasibility has not yet been proven and is open to organisations of any size working alone or with others from business, the research base or the third sector as subcontractors. Projects must change the way UK roads are designed, managed and used and must not have already been demonstrate...

1st February 2019


Geovation Accelerator Programme (UK)


Start-up businesses using location or land and property data in their products and services can now apply to receive funding, business support and the strategic backing of Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry. The Geovation Programmes GeoTech and PropTech will take award winners through four phases over the course of 12 months and offer at least six months of focussed support including a grant of up to £20,000 grant funding (in two phases) and access to one-to-one workshops, master classes and ...

31st January 2019


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


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

31st January 2019


Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland)


State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from one bursary....

31st January 2019


Funding for Digital Technology Projects that Address Social Needs (UK)


Comic Relief in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Tech for Good programme, which was developed to enable charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services, will be open for applications from February 11th to March 25th 2019. Thirteen successful organisations will receive funding of up to £48,000 for nine months work plus technical expertise and an intensive support programme. Previously funded projects have included the d...

31st January 2019


Challenge Fund for Healthcare Technologies Opens for Applications (UK)


UK small to medium sized businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and processes that could offer better outcomes for patients. The fund will support new technologies that prevent disease and support proactive management of health conditions; detect and diagnose disease earlier, leading to better patient outcomes; and develop tailored treatments that offer potential cures or change an underlying disease. In this call, there is up to £7 million for ...

30th January 2019


Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK)


The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 15th March 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small organisation (with an annual turnover of not more than...

30th January 2019


Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK)


UK based not for profit organisations and schools can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per year for up to three years. Previous projects supported...

29th January 2019


Grants for to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK)


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

29th January 2019


Challenge Fund for Healthcare Technologies: Call for Feasibility Studies (UK)


UK small to medium sized businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and processes that could offer better outcomes for patients. The fund will support new technologies that prevent disease and support proactive management of health conditions; detect and diagnose disease earlier, leading to better patient outcomes; and develop tailored treatments that offer potential cures or change an underlying disease. In this call, up to £3 million is available ...

29th January 2019


Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK)


Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applications from existing chemistry clubs looking to expand/...

28th January 2019


Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK)


This investment programme is seeking strong and ambitious teams with an innovative idea that use technology to address challenges in one of six impact areas: Health; Civic engagement; sustainability; Tech to support young people; Education and WorkerTech. Selected teams will be looking to turn their idea into a successful for-profit business. The programme will invest up to £20,000 in exchange for 6% equity. In addition, the programme offers: Support, Connections: Office space: and Partnership ...

28th January 2019


Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK)


A grant programme that aims to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to collections care within their museum has re-opened with applications invited by 31st March 2019. Grants of up to £10,000 are on offer (the average is the region of £5,000) for work that may include, for example, tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, displ...

28th January 2019


Grants to Help Households Become More Energy Efficient (London, the South East and East of England)


Up to 40 not-for-profit organisations and community groups can access grants of between £2,000 to £20,000 to help households across London and the South East of England to save money by being more energy efficient. The funding is aimed at maximising income for vulnerable households through face-to-face energy efficiency advice, including tariff switching and time of use tariff awareness; new registrations for the Priority Service Register; provision of energy advice training and support for f...

28th January 2019


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation: First Deadline for 2019 Announced (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 12th April 2019. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices....

28th January 2019


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


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

25th January 2019


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 28th February 2019 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of children (aged 13 or under) experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being m...

25th January 2019


Funding to Reduce Poverty in the Developing World (UK)


UK Aid Direct has announced that the next funding round for its Community Partnership and Impact Grants Programmes will open for applications on Monday 4th March 2019. Grants will be available to small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Under the Community partnership scheme, small organisations can apply for grants of up to £250,000 for projects lasting three years. Impact grants of £2...

25th January 2019


£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK)


A £3 million specialist pot of funding has been launched specifically to support renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects submitted by charities or Community Interest Companies supporting the armed forces community. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. All projects funded will be for renovations or improvement to community centres already used by veterans. Offered by the Armed...

24th January 2019


£2.5 Million to Boost for International Exchanges for Schools (England)


The UK Government has announced a £2.5 million funding boost to ensure that more disadvantaged pupils can take part in international exchanges and visits. Later this year, schools in England will be able to apply for grants to take pupils aged 11 and above to visit partner schools around the world, giving them the chance to experience different cultures, improve language skills and build independence, character and resilience. The funding will be targeted at schools with above-average numbers o...

24th January 2019


Funding of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK)


Small community groups tackling discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors have until the 24th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. The funding is available to non-profit organisations (including groups that are not formally registered) based in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. In particular, the Fund supports small groups that struggle to get funding elsewhere, p...

24th January 2019


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 23rd April 2019. Previous organisations supported include SUSTAI...

24th January 2019


Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities through outreach activities. The Chemistry Society’s Small Grants Outreach Fund is run on a rolling basis with the next deadline being 12 noon on the 13...

24th January 2019


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools, occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools who have experienced the loss of resources through critical incidents such as fire or flood. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lesson...

23rd January 2019


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) planning stage 1 to support churches in preparing for a major project and developing it to the point at which they can approach a major grant f...

23rd January 2019


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 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 capital p...

23rd January 2019


Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)


The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme has opened for applications. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities to...

22nd January 2019


Grant Programme for Arts Award Centre Opens Soon (England)


Arts Award Centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue will be able to apply for a grant to support their work from 28th January 2019. Grants of between £100-£1500 are on offer. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in England with priority given to those working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used to support the organisation to pilot, embed or develo...

22nd January 2019


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 has re-opened for applications. 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. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for 10 winning ideas that help disadvantaged children and teenagers to re...

22nd January 2019


Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK)


Community-based charities working directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier can apply for funding through the Dunhill Medical Trust. Funding is available under two schemes. Project Grants of between £5,000 - £40,000 are available for time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people. Building and Physical Infrastructure Grants are awarded for accommodation/developments in the built and...

21st January 2019


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is Wednesday 25th February 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£2,000 to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds. The Foundation prefers to encourage p...

21st January 2019


Competition for Young Space Entrepreneurs (UK)


The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth. The SatelLife Competition is now in its third year and is looking for innovative proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to benefit our economy, health or the environment. The competition is open to young people aged 11 to 22 as individuals or in teams and is split into three age groups. There are two overall prizes of £7,50...

21st January 2019


Grants of £120,000 Available to Use the Power of Science to Make a Positive Difference to Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years are available to not for profit organisation that want to use the power and excitement of science to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK. Projects should encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons. The Fund is open to applications ...

18th January 2019


Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK)


Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used to support concepts which would enable manufacturers to use a higher proportion of recycled content in their plastic packaging. Offered through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and delivered by UK Research and Innovation, the first round of the competition opens in early 2019....

18th January 2019


Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK)


Primary and secondary schools in the UK have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together to promote physics both with primary and secondary education. Partnerships of schools can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training. Partnerships can be a mix of maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools. Examples of these include trips to local museum...

18th January 2019


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25). Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants and the closing dat...

18th January 2019


Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland)


The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that its grants programme has opened for applications. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment exclusion. Projects supported will promote access to the labour market, promote integration through housing and inclusive mobility, help to build better communities and be located near to an office or worksi...

18th January 2019


Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK)


Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is available to charities providing support palliative care and hospices, those that support older people as well as projects supporting transitions and independence. Funding is not available for clinical care which might be considered the proper responsibility of the National Health Service (e.g. refurbishmen...

18th January 2019


Grants for Activities Related to National Vegetarian Week (UK)


Not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for a small grant of up to £200 or large grant of up to £2,000 to support activities related to National Vegetarian week. Activities funded will take place in May 2019, must promote National Vegetarian Week as the primary purpose of the funded activity. Grants can cover a range of costs including, food and ingredients, room hire, cookery demonstration materials and public liability insurance. Apply by Sunday 3rd March 2019 for a large grant; Sun...

17th January 2019


Funding for Disruptive, High-impact Aerospace Technologies (UK)


UK based businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTOs) are all eligible to apply for a share of up to £2 million to carry out feasibility projects that could enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. The aim is to support and speed up industry investment focused on supply chain companies. Projects costing between £255,000 and £500,000 will be eligible for grants covering 50 – 100% of total eligible costs depe...

17th January 2019


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


The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of up to £1,000 are 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 biology or on all sciences....

17th January 2019


Involving People in Health Research and Innovation - Funding of up to £3 Million Available (UK / International)


Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and economic disadvantage are particularly encouraged. The ...

17th January 2019


Applications Open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme (England)


Applications are now invited for the Community Business Trade Up Programme, an initiative that helps the leaders of community businesses in England by offering a learning programme and matched trading grant of up to £10,000. The aim is to help 80 social businesses to grow their income from trading and to improve their impact and sustainability in 2019. Run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change the deadline to apply for this round is 1pm on 18th February 201...

16th January 2019


New Funding for Food Re-Distribution Organisations (England)


Food redistribution organisations are being invited to apply for the first part of a £15million pilot scheme to reduce food waste. In this initial round, £5 million will be awarded to charities and not for profit groups with a two-year track record of collecting surplus food from food businesses and delivering it to those who have a need. The aim is to help to overcome the financial barriers to redistribution that some organisations experience. Grants likely to range from £40,000 to £75,000...

16th January 2019


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...

16th January 2019


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...

16th January 2019


Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK)


Grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months are available to support innovative and creative projects that show the potential to have a real impact in the world of vocational learning. The scheme is open to all organisations, including businesses, charities, trade bodies, existing learning providers and employers who would like to test new approaches to using digital technology for vocational learning. Stage One of this two-stage application process will open on the 15th Januar...

15th January 2019


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Need Main Gran...

15th January 2019


Government Re-Launches and Extends Better Broadband Scheme (UK)


The Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for a further year until 31st December 2019. The scheme offers a subsidised basic broadband connection to businesses and private dwellings where occupiers are unable to access download speeds of at least 2 mbps, and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband rollout within the next 12 months. The subsidy can be used to fund a variety of technology solutions, including satellite, 4G and fixed wireless. Eligible businesses can have the installat...

14th January 2019


Grants to Tackle Hunger in the Poorest Countries (UK & International)


Grants of £30,000 - £50,000 per year for up to three years are available to legally incorporated not-for-profit organisations working to address the root causes of hunger in countries rated alarming or serious on the Global Hunger Index who are affected by climate change. Projects meeting one of two goals - stop children dying from hunger or to help the poorest families feed themselves – may be supported with grants that can cover up to 100% of the costs of the work. Submit a concept note by...

14th January 2019


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


Local authorities, housing associations and their partners are invited to submit bids to a £150 million fund that aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The key, but not exclusive, focus for this round is on rural homes and communities – some of the most severely fuel poor households are those without a mains gas connection in rural locations. The Warm Homes Fund is funded by the National Grid. The Fund can assist with the installation of, for example, oil and LPG...

11th January 2019