Grant Directories

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Cumbria Community Foundation - Printers Inc Social Mobility Fund (Cumbria)

The Cumbria Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged people and communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference within their local area. Through the Printers Inc Social Mobility Fund the foundation provides funding to charitable groups supporting young people who reside in Cumbria, with preference for disadvantaged young people aged between 14 – 25, to improve their life skills, education, employability and enterprise. Education includes academic, occupational or social education, the acquisition of life or employment skills, physical, sporting, music or other artistic skills.

The Turing Scheme – Further Education & Vocational Education & Training (UK)

The Turing Scheme is a new UK Government programme which will enable UK students to study and work abroad. UK Further education (FE) and vocational education and training (VET) providers, including colleges, schools, public authorities and organisations hosting, training or working with learners and apprentices in FE and VET can now apply for funding towards delivering placements and exchanges for the 2021-22 academic year. This will include providing funding to help cover travel expenses and costs of living, and administrative funding for delivering the projects. Placements can last from two weeks to 12 months. Funding will vary depending on the type of placement and the country visited.

Thomas Wall Trust - Grants for Individuals (UK)

The Thomas Wall trust is a grant making trust. Through the Grants for Individuals programme the trust provides grants of up to £1,500 to support motivated adults living in the UK to undertake education and training that will increase their chances of employment. Grantees may apply for up to £1,500 towards course fees (the course must be an accredited vocational course up to level 3) and/or costs associated with studying including: child care, travel and mobility costs, and accessible study materials. The Trust will contribute towards funding specialist equipment, but rarely at the maximum grant amount. Individuals may re-apply if their course lasts for more than a year.

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe - Skills, Knowledge and Tools for Jewish Education Programme (Europe)

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come. Through the Skills, Knowledge and Tools for Jewish Education programme the foundation provides grants of between £15,000 and £40,000 per year to support Jewish community organisations to devise and implement high quality professional development training for their staff and volunteers. As a result, participants will develop stronger Jewish fluency expressed in more educational programming with quality Jewish content reflected in an increased usage of Jewish materials and vocabulary in their activities.

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe - Archives and Libraries Professional Training Programme (Europe)

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come. Through the Archives and Libraries Professional Training Programme the foundation provides grants for the training of staff at all levels, including archivists, librarians, conservators, photographers, etc. This may include consultation visits by archival or library experts to European Jewish institutions, as well as learning trips by archival or library staff members seeking to visit experts based at other European institutions. This may also cover visits by professionals to help seek strategic advice for the future of their archive or library.

Cumbria Community Foundation - Thomas Milburn Fund for West Cumbria (Copeland)

The Cumbria Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged people and communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference within their local area. Through the Thomas Milburn Fund for West Cumbria, the Foundation provides grants of up to £10,000 for community groups to relieve unemployment among those aged 17-28 in Copeland, helping them into education, training and work, including assistance to find employment by the provision of advice, training and skills courses and support.

Cumbria Community Foundation - Swales Trust Fund (Cumbria)

The Cumbria Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged people and communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference within their local area. Through the Swales Trust Fund, the Foundation provides grants of up to £1,000 to support individuals who live and have a home address in Cumbria for education in the farming, forestry, game-keeping or horticultural industries.

Cumbria Community Foundation - Live the Dream Fund (West Cumbria)

The Cumbria Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged people and communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference within their local area. Through the Live the Dream Fund, the Foundation provides grants of up to £2,000 to raise career aspirations of young people in West Cumbria by enabling access to study or vocational training.  

Cumbria Community Foundation - Gibb Charitable Trust Fund (Borough of Copeland, the District of Allerdale (excluding the parish of Keswick), the Parish of Alston Moor)

The Cumbria Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged people and communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference within their local area. Through the Gibb Charitable Trust Fund, the Foundation provides grants of £500 to support students and trainees aged sixteen and over in vocational studies in the Borough of Copeland, the District of Allerdale (excluding the parish of Keswick), or the Parish of Alston Moor.

Community Foundation for Merseyside - John Goore (Lydiate)

The Community Foundation for Merseyside exists to benefit disadvantaged communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference to their local communities. Through the John Goore programme the foundation provides support and funding to local residents of Lydiate.  The fund focuses on individuals who reside in the area and who are entering or continuing with higher education or training, which also includes vocational training.  Adults who may need to re-train perhaps after a period of unemployment or redundancy are welcome to apply for a grant to help them gain new skills which will assist them in gaining new employment. Funding is also available for voluntary/community groups undertaking projects that benefit Lydiate and its residents and local groups providing education and training to those classed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

Cumbria Community Foundation - Cumberland Educational Foundation Fund (Copeland, Allerdale, Carlisle and the northern part of Eden districts)

The Cumbria Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged people and communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference within their local area. Through the Cumberland Educational Foundation Fund, the Foundation provides grants of up to £1,000 to support activities that educate young people aged under 25 who live or whose parents live in the former county of Cumberland (Copeland, Allerdale, Carlisle and the northern part of Eden districts)

Cumbria Community Foundation - Beverley Charitable Trust Fund (West Cumbria)

The Cumbria Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged people and communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference within their local area.  Through the Beverley Charitable Trust Fund, the Foundation provides grants of up to £2,000 for individuals, and up to £10,000 for groups to raise educational attainment and career aspirations of young people in West Cumbria by enabling access to study or vocational training.

Cumbria Community Foundation - Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries (Cumbria)

The Cumbria Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged people and communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference within their local area.  Through the Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries, £31,050 will be available for education & training grants, including bursaries, travel, equipment and training with priority given to residents living within 5km of the wind farm.

Schroder Charity Trust

The Schroder Charity Trust is an independent grant-making Family Trust that has been supporting the charitable and voluntary sector for over 70 years.   The Trust makes grants in the areas of Education & Young People; Communities; Environment & Conservation; Health; Arts & Culture; International Development; Heritage; Supporting the Armed Forces.

Gatsby Foundation - Education Programme (UK)

The Gatsby Foundation is committed to strengthening the country’s science and engineering skills. The Foundations focus is technical education. The Foundation takes a proactive approach to the work they wish to support and so the vast majority of unsolicited proposals received are unsuccessful. The Foundation are however willing to consider exceptional proposals which fit closely with their specific aims and focus areas of the Secondary and Further Education sectors.

The Garfield Weston Foundation - Education (UK)

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually. The Trustees have a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities to those in need and are especially keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage.   Through its Education programme, the Foundations supports education projects, from small local projects such as reading schemes and after school clubs, to major institutions such as universities.

Hospice UK Wolfson Bursaries – Care Home Staff (UK)

Hospice UK is the National charity for hospice and palliative care. The purpose of the Wolfson bursaries for care home staff is to improve the quality of care given to patients, their carers and families. Funding of up to £1,500 in any one year is available to nurses, healthcare assistants or Allied Health Professionals who are employed by care homes for courses that are detailed in the guidance notes.

Hospice UK Wolfson Bursaries – Hospice Staff (UK)

Hospice UK is the National charity for hospice and palliative care. The purpose of the Wolfson bursaries for hospice staff is to improve the quality of care given to patients in need of hospice and palliative care, and to their families and carers. The programme aims to improve the professional development of independent staff, increasing their expertise in the work that they do. Bursaries can be used to cover fees for university accredited palliative care courses including degree, masters and PhD level programmes and modules from the same. 

Education and Training Foundation – Taking Teaching Further Fund (UK)

The Education and Training Foundation was established in 2013 to support the continuing transformation of the technical and vocational education system by ensuring that the sector has world class leaders, teachers and trainers. The taking teaching further fund is a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. The focus is on priority sectors, including the first T Level routes, and a fund of up to £5m will be available.

VocTech Seed (UK)

The Ufi Charitable Trust (Ufi) believes that digital technology can play a greater role in enabling adults to get the skills needed for work in the 21st century. Ufi want to see digital technology being used to significantly improve how vocational learning is developed and delivered; and to ‘scale up’ this impact to make vocational learning better, more accessible and more affordable. The VocTech seed funding programme will provide grants of up to £50,000 for the design and development of novel approaches to digital vocational learning; helping to take those ideas through basic prototyping to deliver a first proof of concept prototype. It will also support projects that are looking to extend an existing approach to a new market.

The Cruach Trust (UK)

The Cruach Trust is a small Scottish charity that aims to make a difference with its donations. Although the Trust has a preference for supporting gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom, donations can be made to a wide range of organisations with charitable objectives in the UK and abroad. Previous grants have been awarded to support horticultural apprenticeships; gardens, wildlife and the natural environment; music, the arts and cultural charities; medical research and support and to organisations working with children, the elderly and vulnerable.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution - Gateway Project Training Grants

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution's Gateway Project helps struggling farming people to learn new skills or develop their existing skills so that they can earn extra money off-farm to increase their income to support themselves. Grants can help to train people in areas such as tree surgery, hedge-laying and butchery, livestock foot-trimming, pregnancy scanning, LGV licence training, forklift truck operator courses, medical receptionist training, IT and website design. The scheme is intended for established farmers, on low incomes with limited savings. Farmworkers who are made redundant, or can no longer farm through illness or disability, or for various reasons have to leave the industry, may also be eligible.

Cheshire Community Foundation (Cheshire)

Cheshire Community Foundation (CCF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation's aim is to support organisations that have a strong connection to the communities they want to serve, who can demonstrate that they have consulted with the people who are going to benefit from the project and where it can be clearly demonstrated at the end of the funding period what difference the grant has made to the lives of people in Cheshire. Support generally falls under the broad heading of social welfare. CCF is able to fund a wide range of project costs and will fund projects that encourage new ideas or organisations that are setting up in response to an identified need.

UFI Charitable Trust (UK)

UFI Charitable Trust aims to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce by funding digital solutions to widening access to vocational learning especially projects involving post school age learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system. The Vocational Learning Technology Fund offers grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 as early-stage funding to organisations looking to develop new services or improve access to and delivery of adult learning through the imaginative use of digital technology. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an understanding of the learning issue they are seeking to address, developed a basic digital prototype, undertaken some feasibility testing with users / beneficiaries to illustrate demand and be able to demonstrate how their venture can be scaled up.

Edge Foundation Innovation and Development Fund (UK)

The Edge foundation is an independent education charity who believes that "learning by doing" should be valued equally with academic learning and that all learners should experience a mix of both. The Edge Foundation Innovation and Development Fund is a new £1million grant programme with the objective of supporting innovation and development within technical, practical and vocational learning. All applications for funding must address at least two of the following: support the creation of new institutions; support the development of profound employer engagement; address areas of skills shortages for the UK economy. Grant amounts vary by project but previous awards have been up to £100,000.

NEHS Grants Scheme (North of England)

The society launched its grant scheme in 2012 to provide funding for community projects across the north of England. Applications are invited each year in the following categories: Improving our landscape - for community societies, friends groups and organisations committed to improving their local landscape; Grow and learn - for schools and colleges involvement with horticulture through hands-on activity and development; Horticultural education support - for individuals career development in horticulture; and A Greener Future: The Dr Bruce Rigby Programme - support for individuals keen to develop a career in horticulture.

The National Lottery Community Fund - Building Better Opportunities (England)

The National Lottery Community Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to provide joint investment in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth. The National Lottery Community Fund expect the funding to be delivered in 38 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas according to local priorities, which have been set by the LEPs, and will support projects ranging from improving employability for the most disadvantaged, helping those with multiple and complex needs, to improving financial literacy.

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (England)

Small Enterprises recruiting 16 – 24 year olds can now apply for apprenticeship grants of up to £1,500 the AGE 16 to 24 programme. Priority will be given to small employers with less than 50 employees and the Government expects to support at least 40,000 of these employers to recruit an apprentice for the first time. The £1,500 is in addition to the training costs of the Apprenticeship framework which are met in full for young people aged 16 to 18 and 50% for those aged 19 to 24. It is expected that most employers will want to access AGE 16 to 24 to support the recruitment of one apprentice. However subject to budget availability and the employer’s commitment to support the apprentice to the end of their programme, up to 5 grants can be made to any one employer.

Higher Apprenticeship Fund (England)

The Higher Apprenticeship Fund is available to businesses and training providers to help them improve the skills of their apprentices and thereby drive growth in key sectors of the economy; including Aerospace / Aviation and Renewable Technologies / Micro-generation; etc..   Small businesses are particularly being targeted to set up apprenticeships. The government has asked the Skills Funding Agency to support 20,000 higher apprenticeships by July 2015 and has announced an additional £40m to fund places up until July 2015, and an extra £20m to fund the higher educational element to the end of March 2016.

The Steel Charitable Trust (UK)

The Steel Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust supporting general charitable purposes. The trustees make grants where they believe that their contribution will make a real difference, grants are made to registered charities in the UK within the areas of; arts and culture; environment; health; education; disadvantaged. Grants are made at regular intervals during the year and the total level of grants is approximately £1,000,000, 30% of these grants will be made to organisations in the Luton and Bedfordshire area. Grants are generally made as single payments between £10,000 and £25,000.

Thomas Wall Trust - Grants for Registered Charities (UK)

The Thomas Wall Trust offers grants up to £5,000 towards specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects. The Trust recognises that the future of the labour market will become increasingly competitive, with employers placing greater emphasis on transferable skills.

Lloyd's Register Educational Trust Grant (UK)

The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust is an independent charity operating throughout the world. It was established in 2004 by the Lloyd's Register Group. The Trust funds activities in four categories: supporting excellent scientific research; accelerating the application of research; advancing skills and education; and promoting safety and public understanding of risk. The funding amount is discretionary and applications can be submitted at any time.

Edgar E Lawley Foundation Grant (UK)

The objectives of The Edgar E Lawley Foundation are for general charitable purposes with particular reference to medicine, the needs of elderly persons, and to educational purposes with reference to the arts, commerce and industry. Traditionally the Foundation has given particular assistance to charities in the West Midlands area. The current annual grants programme amounts to approximately £240,000 per annum with a typical grant being in the region of £1,500 per successful applicant. 

Co-op

The Goldsmiths' Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London. Funding is available for charitable works in the areas of  General Welfare, Medical / Disabled and Culture.  Where charities are members, branches or affiliates of an association, appeals are normally accepted from the governing body or head office only.  In the case of church restoration, block grants are made to the National Churches Trust and therefore appeals from individual churches will not normally be considered. Similarly a block grant is made to Children’s Hospices UK, and therefore appeals from individual hospices will not normally be considered.