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Grants of up to £10,000 for Projects to Help Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease (East of England)


Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations in the East of England can apply for funding for local community projects that actively promote a healthy heart, and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart Grant Scheme 2022 awards grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting up to twelve months that encourage people to look after their hearts and promote ...

1st July 2022


Crime Prevention Fund 2021/22 Opens to Applications (Essex)


The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has opened the Crime Prevention Fund to support projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti social behaviour in Essex. Bids of up to £20,000 are welcomed from charities, CICs, schools, local authorities, and town, parish and community councils for community safety projects that are victim-focused, and which support diverse communities to work together by encouraging reporting, identifying problem areas, and targeting prevention activ...

14th February 2022


Funding to Provide Additional Capacity to Voluntary & Community Groups During the Winter (Colchester)


Funding of up to £5,000 is available to provide additional capacity to voluntary and community groups supporting at risk groups, residents and projects in Colchester during the Winter period. Not-for-profit organisations and public sector partnerships can apply to the One Colchester Resilience Fund to support people who may be experiencing social isolation, health inequalities, or low income and unemployment, particularly those living alone and younger people under the age of 35. The fund aims ...

3rd November 2021


Funding Available to Build the Resilience of Community Groups and Enterprises (Norfolk)


Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Norfolk can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to implement new ideas and innovative ways of working that will stimulate sustainable services, and grow capacity to support vulnerable people. The funding is being made available through the Norfolk Community Foundation Empowering Communities Fund. It is anticipated that the Fund will be distributed over a number of rounds. The first deadline is 12noon, on the 22 November 2021...

27th October 2021


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Adult Physical & Mental Health (Cambridgeshire)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, community groups and social enterprises across Cambridgeshire that are delivering sport and healthy activity projects supporting physical and mental health. The GVC Fund, administered by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, will support projects that use sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas, and support adults with mental or physical health problems to become more active. Priority will be given to sma...

13th October 2021


Grants to Support Vulnerable People in Need of Shelter & Housing (Cambridgeshire)


Grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 are available to local charities and community groups and organisations supporting vulnerable people in Cambridgeshire who are in need of shelter and housing. The Cambridge Building Society Community Fund is available to charitable groups operating within a 15-mile radius of The Cambridge’s branch and store network which are supporting vulnerable people with their housing needs. This might include projects that: enable access to housing and homes for all;...

6th October 2021


New Fund for Projects Tackling Climate Change (Essex)


Essex County Council is making grants of up to £20,000 available to support voluntary and community organisations and schools delivering activities tackling climate change in the county. A total of £500,000 in funding is available through the Climate Action Challenge Fund to support community activities that embeds behavioural change in residents around key climate issues. This could include activity such as community gardening projects, projects promoting and enabling sustainable travel (e.g....

31st August 2021


Funding to Strengthen Local Communities (Norfolk)


Voluntary and community organisations, CIC’s, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for a share of £1 million in funding for community projects and initiatives that benefit the residents of Norfolk, and help the county recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Capital funding of between £5,000 and £250,000 is available to make improvements to existing facilities, or to fund new initiatives and projects, such as creating better outdoor spaces for Covid-s...

30th August 2021


UK Funding News


GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK)


The 2023 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with the King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based charities across the UK. Up to fifteen awards ranging from £4,000 to £40,000 will be made to recognise and reward charities working in a health-related field (operating for at least three years, with an income between £120,000 and £3 million) that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Award winners will also be offered training an...

8th August 2022


Funding to Support African Hospice & Palliative Care (UK)


UK registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help hospice and palliative care providers across Africa to increase access to and improve the standard of palliative care in their communities in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The funding, which is being made available through the True Colours Trust Africa Small Grants Programme, can be used to provide equipment for patients, palliative care for children and young people, palliative care medicines, capital improvement costs, in...

8th August 2022


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK)


Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of August 2022 to be considered at the Autumn meeting....

8th August 2022


Funding Programme to Help Young People Pursue Careers in Nature (UK)


Funding is available to help young people find paid work placements in the UK’s landscape and natural heritage sector. The New to Nature Programme will provide work placements for around seventy young people aged 18 to 25 from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds who might not have considered a career in nature. The funding, which is made available by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Groundwork UK, will cover up to 90%* of the salary and associated costs of full or part-...

5th August 2022


£1 Million Programme to Support Black-led Food & Drink Businesses Seeking to Grow (UK)


A new £1 million programme has been launched aimed at supporting Black-led food and drink businesses seeking to grow in the UK. The 16-week incubator programme will give start-up brands access to quality support and services to which they ordinarily would not have access to. The programme will provide a £20,000 welcome grant to nine successful applicants as well as 1:1 support and group learning activities to help them grow and scale-up a new product that could appeal to supermarket customers....

5th August 2022


Government Extends Support for Vulnerable Households Facing Challenges with the Cost of Living (UK)


In recognition of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Department for Work and Pensions is investing an additional £842 million in its Household Support Fund to help more low-income households to afford basic essentials. The scheme has been extended until the end of March 2023 to help those most in need with the rising costs of energy, food, water and other related essentials. The funding will be distributed by Local Authorities in England who will define eligibility criteria, the application...

5th August 2022


£25 Million Competition to Develop the Next Generation of 5G & 6G Network Equipment (UK)


As part of its strategy to diversify the 5G telecoms supply chain, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is making up to £25 million in funding available to enable universities to work with telecoms firms to research and develop the next generation of 5G and 6G network equipment. The Future Open Networks Research Challenge will allocate funding for early-stage projects to develop commercially attractive open and interoperable telecoms solutions, such as Open RAN, for use in 5G and...

5th August 2022


Competition to Increase Domestic Production of Sustainable Farm-based Protein (England)


UK registered businesses are invited to apply for a share of £12.5 million in funding for collaborative research projects that help increase domestic production of healthy and sustainable farm-based protein. Projects will benefit England’s farmers, growers or foresters by transforming farming productivity, environmental sustainability and resilience, whilst moving the sector towards net zero. The funding is made available by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and delivered ...

5th August 2022


Funding to Support Training During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to training organisations across the UK to support their beneficiaries during the cost of living crisis. The funding will enable not-for-profit organisations to provide bursaries and/or cover expenses to help with the cost of living for adults aged 18 and over who are looking to start or are undertaking training courses, to help them gain relevant qualifications to enter the labour market. Costs could include child care, transport costs, course equipment an...

4th August 2022


Funding to Make High-Rise Buildings with Cladding Safe (England)


The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is making £4.5 billion in funding available to owners of high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding in England to meet the costs of making their properties safe. The Building Safety Fund is open to building owners, landlords, leaseholders, and social housing providers for the remediation of fire risks associated with cladding in high rise buildings that are 18 meters or above, or for other works and mitigation measures that could be identif...

4th August 2022


Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The funding is made available through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund which supports organisations who want to trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo - or all three. Projects could, for example, be a new community organisation testing out different ways of supporting nurseries to embe...

4th August 2022


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


UK based schools and not for profit organisations 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...

4th August 2022


Funding to Improve Access to Green Space in Deprived Urban Areas (England)


The Government has launched a new £9 million fund to create or significantly revamp parks in deprived urban areas in England. Through the Levelling Up Parks Fund, grants of up to £85,000 will be allocated to 85 pre-selected local authorities in areas with the least access to green space. Councils will be able to choose the nature and location of the new or improved parks, which could include anything from community gardens to formal greens or town parks. Areas set to benefit include Birmingham...

3rd August 2022


Funding to Support Classical Music Performance & Training (UK)


UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to support classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants programme generally awards grants in the region of £2,500 to £7,500, and is particularly interested in supporting music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. Applications are considered und...

3rd August 2022


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


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

3rd August 2022


Funding to Improve Local Youth Facilities & Services in Deprived Areas (England)


Local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a share of £368 million in funding to create, expand and improve local youth facilities and services currently on offer to young people in underserved areas of England. The funding, which is being made available through phase two of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Youth Investment Fund and delivered by Social Investment Business, is open to bids from 45 local authorities and over 600 district wards t...

2nd August 2022


Funding for Period Music Ensembles (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support ensembles to bring live period music to communities across the UK, particularly in areas which lack access to high quality live music. The funding is made available by the Continuo Foundation which expects to fund up to twenty professional groups of at least three period instrumentalists, focusing primarily on music repertoires from the Middle Ages up until the early 19th century. Funding could be used for a chamber recital series, tour an existi...

2nd August 2022


Funding to Support Creative Public Engagement with Engineering (UK)


The Royal Academy of Engineering is offering grants of up to £30,000 to support creative public engagement activities with engineering. Priority will be given to projects that reach diverse audiences and groups currently underrepresented in engineering including communities in the most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and which engage with engineers and people of different genders, ages and ethnic backgrounds. Proposals are welcome from engineers, univer...

2nd August 2022


Funding to Form Bridges Between Cultural Organisations (UK & Germany)


A new funding round has been announced by the Cultural Bridge partnership which promotes cross-border collaboration and exchange between German and UK cultural organisations. The funding will support partnerships between organisations in both countries who wish to build new relationships and foster artistic collaboration and cultural democracy. Applications can be for physical, digital or hybrid activity focussed on socially engaged/participatory practice. The Cultural Bridge Year 2 programme ha...

2nd August 2022


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Woman make ...

2nd August 2022


Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK)


In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and particularly areas in the north and midlands with a ma...

1st August 2022


Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)


Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 22nd August 2022 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Mo...

1st August 2022


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


UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to charities registered and working in the UK with annual inc...

1st August 2022


Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their immigration status. 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 Vulnera...

1st August 2022


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 January 2023....

1st August 2022


Grants of up to £25,000 Available to set up Community Research Networks (UK)


UK not-for-profit organisations and public bodies working in collaboration can apply for a share of £500,000 in funding to support proposals to form a Community Research Network in their area that will support local people to play a more active role in research and innovation. The aim of the UK Research and Innovation Community Research Networks Expression of Interest Competition is to provide grants of £25,000 to support up to twenty organisations with the potential to form a Community Resear...

29th July 2022


£10 Million Fund to Transform the Services of Night Shelters (England)


Community and voluntary groups in England working directly with people experiencing rough sleeping in a Night Shelter can apply for a share of £10 million in funding to transform their services. Grants of up to £100,000 will be available through three funding streams until March 2025 to advance the development of Shelters and increase the variety and quality of services they provide. These include; the revenue stream, the capital stream, and a new Capital Incubator fund. The funding is made av...

29th July 2022


Funding to Boost International Success for Independent Film, TV & Video Games (UK)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with the British Film Institute, is making funding available to support UK film, TV, animation and video games companies to develop business strategies to boost their international growth. Through the UK Global Screen Fund: International Business Development, grants of up to £200,000 will be available through two strands: the Film Transformation Track will award funding for internationally-focused transformational business str...

29th July 2022


£7 Million Fund to Improve Air Quality (England)


Local Authorities in England can apply for a share of £7 million in funding to make air quality improvements in their area and to meet their statutory duties under the Environment Act 1995. The funding is being made available through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Air Quality Grant which aims to help Local Authorities develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities, and reduce the impact of polluted air on people’s health. Previous projects ...

28th July 2022


Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England)


As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is making a further £800 million in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures that will help to deliver warm, energy-effici...

28th July 2022


Funding to Protect Marine & Land-Based Habitats & Species in the UK Overseas Territories (UK & UK Overseas Territories)


UK registered charities working in partnership with local Territory-based NGOs can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for practical conservation activities that support the protection and restoration of marine and land-based habitats and species in the UK Overseas Territories. The John Ellerman Foundation expects to make a variety of small, medium and larger grants, and will consider short-term grants as well as multi-year funding for periods of up to three years to support project and core cos...

28th July 2022


£12 Million Fund to Help Businesses Get New Products & Services to Market (UK)


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a new £12 million funding round to support regulators and local authorities to develop initiatives that help businesses bring innovative products and services to market. The Regulators’ Pioneer Fund will award grants of up to £1 million for projects that encourage business innovation and investment, and help UK regulators keep pace with technological advances of the future and address key issues such as the cost of living...

27th July 2022


New Bursaries to Help Learners to Upskill & Retrain (England)


£2.5 million worth of targeted bursary funding has been made available to help learners to upskill and retrain. The funding will support learners who could struggle with study-related costs such as books and childcare fees, to access over one hundred new higher education ‘short courses’ that will help them gain in-demand skills and open further job opportunities. Twenty-two universities and colleges in England will be offering the courses in subjects vital for economic growth, including STE...

27th July 2022


Powering Up Programme Re-opens for Applications (England)


Power to Change, which is a charitable trust that supports Community business in England, has re-opened its Powering Up Programme. The programme provides community businesses with tailored support worth up to £20,000 to help them develop their digital skills or environmental sustainability. The support will consist of technical and business support, professional development and wellbeing support and a £8,000 unrestricted grant. Power to Change will be prioritising support to community busines...

27th July 2022


Funding to Support the Identification & Development of Public Sector Knowledge Assets (UK)


UK public sector organisations can apply for grants of up to £250,000 to help them to better exploit high-potential intangible assets such as intellectual property, data, innovation, software and knowhow. The funding is made available by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy through the Knowledge Assets Grant Fund 2022, which supports early-stage research into the identification and development of existing public sector knowledge assets, including their repurposing, commer...

26th July 2022


Funding to Support Media Literacy Interventions for Disengaged Communities (England)


Grants of up to £250,000 are available to UK organisations and local authorities for projects piloting new methods of delivering media literacy projects interventions to ‘hard to reach’ people across England. The aim is to educate and empower internet users across the UK to manage their online safety. The funding is made available by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport through the Media Literacy Taskforce Fund which will support projects working through local communities that...

26th July 2022


Funding for Creative Cross-Border Music Projects (UK and Republic of Ireland)


Grants of up to £15,000 are available to support cross-border collaborations between UK and Republic of Ireland based music creators, performers and presenters. The funding which is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme can be used to support the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres. Support is given to up to 8-10 projects per year. The application deadline is 6pm on the 19th September 2022....

25th July 2022


£2 Million Available to Fund Innovative Ideas that will Benefit People and the Planet (UK)


UK registered organisations are invited to apply for a share of £2 million for early-stage innovation projects, that use people and planet-centred design processes and expertise to influence their future research and development activity. The competition will help businesses, charities, public sector and not-for-profit organisations work alone or in collaboration to develop new ideas or test and improve existing ideas that will benefit people and the planet. Projects can explore innovative idea...

25th July 2022


Climate Action Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the £100 million Climate Action Fund has re-opened for applications. Up to £8 million is available to community projects across the UK that are focusing on the link between nature and climate. Local and UK wide partnerships can apply for funding of up to £1.5 million over two to five years to support place based and UK-wide partnerships that use nature to encourage more community-led climate action and help communities tackle climate cha...

25th July 2022


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


From September 2022, state-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Glasgow and Liverpool will be able to apply for grants 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 £600 per year for three years; Infant and Junior schools up to £300 per year for three years; Nursery schools and nursery classes within s...

25th July 2022


UK Research Partnership Investment Fund Re-Opens to Applications (UK)


The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund has re-opened to applications from universities across the UK for large-scale capital projects to improve their research facilities, and to enable and strengthen strategic partnerships with other research organisations. The Fund will award grants of between £10 million and £50 million to support the development of research infrastructure, including: new buildings; major refurbishment of existing facilities; and the purchase of high-cost research equi...

22nd July 2022


Funding to Address Modern Slavery Using Data Science Methods (UK)


Grants of up to £250,000 are available for research projects using data science methods to enhance understanding of modern slavery, and improve laws and policies designed to address it. The funding is made available by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council, in partnership with Modern Slavery PEC, which expects to fund up to three projects run by UK universities or research organisations working collaboratively with third sector organisations. Proj...

22nd July 2022


Funding to Help Museums Attract New Audiences (UK)


Museums across the UK are being invited to apply for grants of up to £15,000 to increase the range of people involved in local heritage by developing a new story that will attract a new audience to their organisation. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the AIM New Stories New Audiences scheme offers funding to the Association of Independent Museums’ (AIM) smaller members for projects that result in a wider range of people being involved in local heritage, particularly groups that a...

22nd July 2022


Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (England)


Not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in England can apply for a share of £465,000 in funding to help them stay well resourced, sustainable and resilient. The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund will award grants of up to £25,000 to intersectional organisations for projects that prioritise: D/deaf and/or Disabled LGBT+ People; LBT+ Women; LGBT+ People from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities and LGBT+ People of Colour; Older LGBT+ People; a...

22nd July 2022


Consultation on Future of £738 Million Dormant Asset Fund (England)


The Government has launched a public consultation on what future good causes should benefit from £738 million of dormant assets funding in England. Currently, the funding is spent on three social and environmental causes: youth, financial inclusion and social investment. The consultation will be open for twelve weeks to review whether these remain the right causes for where funding from dormant assets can be allocated. The funding is made available through the Dormant Assets Scheme, which was r...

21st July 2022


Funding for Science & Technology Short Courses & Summer Schools (UK)


UK universities and research organisations can apply for a share of £523,000 in funding to hold short courses, summer schools and online training resources in science or technology. The funding, which is made available by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), is aimed primarily at STFC-funded PhD students, and will cover core research activity supported by the STFC studentships programme which includes astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle astrophysics, cosmology, par...

21st July 2022


Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (England)


Not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in England can apply for a share of £465,000 in funding to help them stay well resourced, sustainable and resilient. The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund will award grants of up to £25,000 to intersectional organisations for projects that prioritise: D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent LGBT+ people; LGBT+ people of colour and people from Black, Asian and Minoritised ethnicities; LGBTQI+ women; older LGBT+ pe...

20th July 2022


Ofwat Announces ‘Open Access’ Competition for Ideas to Transform Water Services (England & Wales)


Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced an ‘open access’ competition for ideas to transform water services for customers, the environment and society. Launching in early 2023, the competition will form part of the next phase of Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, to primarily target early-stage innovation. Approximately £4 million in funding will be allocated annually, with up to £500,000 available for individual entries from innovators from any sector ...

20th July 2022


Grants to Research Carbon Storage in New & Restored Habitats (England)


Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, public bodies and businesses in England, for partnership-led pilot projects to research carbon storage in new and restored habitats. The funding is made available by the Environment Agency through the Habitat Creation Grant which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote carbon sequestration. The fund will be administered by Natural England, which will work with successful pilot projects to carry out research and monitoring to compa...

20th July 2022


Funding to Support Displaced Children & Young People in Accessing Education (UK/International)


The British & Foreign School Society has launched a new £1 million fund to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK. The Displacement Education Fund will awards grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit community organisations for projects that support displaced childr...

20th July 2022


New £5 Million Competition for Cutting Edge Veterans’ Healthcare (UK)


Grants of up to £300,000 are available to UK charities, academic institutions, companies and collaborations for projects that will provide innovative healthcare treatments for veterans. The £5 million Veterans' Health innovation Fund is a new themed competition. The funding will support organisations to research and trial cutting-edge treatments, techniques and interventions to improve the health and well-being of veterans. The deadline for applications is midday on the 31st August 2022....

19th July 2022


Bidding Re-Opens for £4.8 Billion Levelling Up Fund (UK)


Councils are invited to apply for a share of £4.8 billion in funding for projects that improve everyday life for people across the UK. The funding will help councils (as well as a range of public and private organisations in Northern Ireland) to invest in infrastructure to support town centres and high street regeneration, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets that give people pride in the places where they live. The funding is being made available by the Department for Lev...

19th July 2022


Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK)


UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications for one-off grants up to £10,000, but because of the ...

19th July 2022


New £2 Million Fund to Support New Ideas that will Benefits People and the Planet (UK)


Innovate UK will invest up to £2 million in early-stage innovation projects that use people and planet centred design processes and expertise. The aim of this competition is to help businesses develop new ideas that will deliver benefits for people and the planet, aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These can be for new or significantly improved products, services, places or business models. Applications are encouraged from organisations that have not previously used people a...

18th July 2022


Funding Scheme to Support Entrepreneurs to Start & Grow their Businesses (UK)


Groundwork, in partnership with Pizza Hut Delivery and Hatch Enterprise, is making funding available to support budding entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds to start and grow their businesses into sustainable enterprises that have a positive, long-lasting impact on their communities. The New Founder Programme will award grants of up to £1,000 to graduates of the New Founder Programme’s Launchpad scheme, and grants of up to £5,000 for graduates of the Incubator scheme to help them ...

18th July 2022


Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (England & Wales)


Schools, registered charities, and community and voluntary organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. Organisations can apply on behalf of any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that limit children’s opportunities. The funding is mad...

18th July 2022


New Grants Scheme Launched to Support Armed Forces Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £300,000 are available to charities for projects that can deliver sustainable new approaches to addressing unmet needs amongst Armed Forces Communities in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s new Transformational Grants programme. The Trust expects to award between five and seven grants towards innovative projects lasting up to five years. Charities that are not Armed Forces specific can apply, but will be expected to sh...

15th July 2022


Grants to Install Security Measures for Places of Worship Experiencing Hate Crime - Deadline Extended (England & Wales)


The UK Government is making funding available to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime at places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales. The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme will award funding to individual places of worship of all faiths, apart from the Jewish community (that have access to a separate scheme), for the free installation of up to three protective security measures and improvements. This could include CCTV, fencing, lighting a...

15th July 2022


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 cities should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given f...

15th July 2022


Funding to Upgrade Creative & Cultural Research Facilities (UK)


The Arts and Humanities Research Council has launched a call for proposals to develop creative research capability within UK research institutions in particular smaller specialist institutions to enhance their capacity to contribute to the UK’s creative and cultural economy. The grants can be used to renew, repurpose and upgrade research facilities and equipment. Three funding strands are available: grants of up to £1 million for equipment upgrade or replacement; grants of up to £3 million ...

14th July 2022


Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International)


Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers and Children Looked After. For international projects ...

14th July 2022


£5 Million Fund to Research Carbon Storage in Various Habitats (England)


Not-for-profit organisations, public bodies, and companies or other businesses registered with HMRC can apply for a share of £5 million in government funding to research carbon storage in a variety of newly-created and restored habitats. The funding will support partnership-led pilot projects that achieve habitat creation and restoration in an area of at least 500 hectares in size. The funding is made available through the Habitat Creation Grant, and administered by Natural England who will w...

13th July 2022


Funding to Support Blind & Partially Sighted People (UK)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to improve the capacity and sustainability of sight loss sector organisations to implement new and innovative services focusing on education, employment and engagement which increase independence and improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people. The funding is made available by the Thomas Pocklington Trust and can be used to support costs such as new staff posts, paid training, professional fees, printing, marketing, website design, and capital i...

13th July 2022


Funding to Support Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK)


Not for profit Theatres across the UK can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 to undertake essential works that will improve their viability. Eligible projects include small capital works, the installation of key plant and machinery and works which make theatre buildings digital-ready. Applications are also welcome for projects that help theatres reopen as Covid-secure. Priority will be given to improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and at...

13th July 2022


Grants to Help People of Colour Develop & Deliver Creative & Cultural Projects (UK)


Grants of £1,000 are available to support people of colour in the UK to develop and deliver a wide range of creative and cultural projects. The funding is made available by the Grand Plan, which awards ten grants every two months to support projects for which £1,000 would make a huge difference, ranging from poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, and photographs to workshops or events. It can be used to cover costs such as equipment, courses, time, materials or travel – any...

12th July 2022


Extra £12 Million in Funding Announced for #iwill Fund (England)


The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are putting an extra £12 million of funding into the #iwill Fund to create thousands of new youth social action opportunities for young people across England. The #iwill Fund distributes its investment by working in partnership with other funders that match #iwill Fund monies on at least a £1:£1 ratio and develop funding programmes that enable more young people, particularly from less affluent communi...

12th July 2022


£180 Million in Funding Available to Transform Derelict Sites into New Homes (England)


Councils can now apply for a share of £180 million in funding to help transform derelict and underused brownfield sites across England into thousands of new homes. The Brownfield Land Release Fund 2, delivered by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, will fund small scale infrastructure and remediation work to enable the release of the land for new homes. An initial £40million is available to support local regeneration projects, releasing council land for around 4,000 new h...

12th July 2022


Funding to Empower Disadvantaged Young People into Positions of Leadership (England)


The Listening Fund is seeking applications from youth-focused charities and not-for-profit organisations in England who are working to support young people aged 10-30 who have experienced injustice into positions of leadership. The funding is being made available through the Advisers’ Fund, which will award grants of up to £40,000 for two years to allow organisations to create leadership opportunities which enable disadvantaged young people to shape their own strategies, support services and ...

12th July 2022


Funding to Protect Endangered Species (UK/Worldwide)


Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question which will enable conservationists to undertake critical conse...

11th July 2022


Grants Scheme to Help the Museum & Gallery Sector Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK)


To help the museum and gallery sector recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Art Fund has launched a new £1.8 million funding round of their Reimagine Grants Scheme. Grants of up to £50,000 will be awarded to museums, galleries, historic houses, archives, libraries, agencies and festivals across the UK to help them as they reimagine their activities following the pandemic, and build expertise, capacity and connections within and outside the sector. This funding round will he...

11th July 2022


Grants to Support Organisations to Support Digital Inclusion (UK)


Funding is available to support members of the Online Centres Network to build their ability to deliver digital inclusion. Through the Digital Inclusion Capability Grant, Good Things Foundation aims to award grants of either £2,000 or £5,000 over two rounds to enable up to 220 existing Online Centres Network community partners to expand their sustainability and capability for digital inclusion, whilst also accessing training and support. The first cohort will deliver their projects between Se...

11th July 2022


Funding to Explore New Ways of Working Across the Heritage Workforce (UK)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to public and not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and private owners of heritage for projects to explore, test and grow new ways of working across the heritage sector. The funding, along with six months of support, will allow organisations to test and grow new ways of working within the heritage workforce. Applications are currently being accepted for the Explore phase which aims to define clearly stated problems within the workforce that will ...

11th July 2022


Funding to Benefit the Health & Wellbeing of Older People (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to grassroots and volunteer-led charities, community groups, CICs and social enterprises working with intergenerational activities and/or community regeneration that benefit the health and wellbeing of older people across the UK. The funding is made available through the McCarthy Stone Foundation - Small Grants Programme to support older people facing isolation, loneliness, or poor health; young people who may be falling behind personally and academically; a...

11th July 2022


Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK)


Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The grants can be used for travel to outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and beaches; and to purchase of outdoor learning resources that engage young people with the environment such as bug hotels, bird boxes and mini-beast investigation kits. The funding is...

11th July 2022


Funding Programme to Help Community Businesses Develop & Grow (England)


Power to Change is to reopen its Powering Up Programme to support community businesses across England to develop and grow their leadership skills and their organisations. This round will award funding of up to £8,000 and tailored support to up to twenty organisations that are looking to deliver changes within their business to help them to become more environmentally sustainable, and up to twelve businesses looking to learn how digital skills could help their business develop and grow. The prog...

8th July 2022


Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. Example of support could include recreational trips, m...

8th July 2022


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK)


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund has re-opened for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to funding could help move forward their career. To be ...

8th July 2022


Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000,000 are available for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The funding will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities. The funding, which is made available through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Bringing People Together programme, will enable organisations to deliver collaborative projects across at least two cou...

7th July 2022


Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK)


Funding is available to assist neighbourhood-based community projects to build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Individuals and small, not-for-profit businesses can apply to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or be able to attract funding from other sources for the lon...

7th July 2022


Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK)


Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising community awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Applications can be submitted at any time until the 16th December 2022....

7th July 2022


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programmes is the 5th September 2022....

7th July 2022


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available through the National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone programme and applications from the Trust’s priority areas of the North East of England, Northern Ireland and Wales are enco...

6th July 2022


Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living (UK)


Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, is planning to launch a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Money raised through donations and recycled mobile phones, will be awarded to community causes, with Neighbourly helping to identify the types of causes most impacted, and customers also asked to vote for causes they would like to see receive support. The giffgaff emergency fund will donate grants of ...

5th July 2022


Funding to Support Research Projects to Identify and Tackle the Types of Harms Experienced by Disadvantaged Communities (UK)


Consumer organisation, Which?, has launched a second round of the Which? Fund.  This is a £75,000 fund to support a small number of high-quality research projects to improve the understanding of the specific types of consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities, and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms. This can include low-income households, women, people living with disabilities or health conditions, or members of diverse ethnic communities. Proje...

5th July 2022


Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK)


The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools 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 lead applicant being a school and the second partner being a STEM professional from academia or...

5th July 2022


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is being made available through the War Memorials Trust an...

5th July 2022


The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland)


Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2023 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for individual choristers having places at recognised c...

5th July 2022


Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK)


The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced that its Supporting Rural Communities Grant Programme will reopen to applications in the autumn. The fund will award grants of up to £25,000 over two years to constituted community groups in rural areas across the UK for innovative projects that support the resilience and viability of communities in remote rural areas. The Fund is particularly keen to encourage applications from East Anglia, the North East, Wales and Northern Ireland along with grou...

4th July 2022


Grants for Projects Encouraging Veganism (UK & Worldwide)


The Vegan Society is making funding available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan. Grants of around £1,000 are available for projects in the UK and worldwide that raise awareness of veganism in a positive way, promote it in an exciting or unique way to non-vegans, and support people from marginalised backgrounds to access veganism. Previously supported projects have included an event to engage Christians with veg...

4th July 2022


Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK)


Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible applicants need to be aged 16 or over, living in the UK...

4th July 2022


Scottish Power Foundation Opens for Applications (UK)


Charities in the UK can now apply for funding of between £35,000 and £200,000 through the Scottish Power Foundation. The Foundation supports projects which make a difference to the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded to charities that make a positive difference in education, training, arts and culture and environmental initiatives. Applying for funding is highly competitive each year. Charities will need to fill in an eligibility form and an applic...

4th July 2022


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). 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 made available through the Henry Smith Charity. Applicatio...

4th July 2022


Gamble Aware Launches £3 million Fund to Help People Recover from Gambling and to Help Communities Most affected by the Cost of Living Crisis (Great Britain)


GambleAware, the leading charity working to keep people safe from gambling harm, has launched two major funding programmes to focus on enabling people to sustain their recovery from gambling harm and to help communities who have been most affected by the cost-of-living crisis. A total of £3 million is available. The Aftercare Funding Programme and the Community Resilience Fund will help further GambleAware’s work across Great Britain in supporting those most at risk of gambling harms and red...

1st July 2022


£4.5 Million Fund Launched to Support Victims & Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (England & Wales)


The Home Office is making £4.5 million in funding available to voluntary sector organisations providing nationally accessible support to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. Organisations can apply to the Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Fund, either as a single organisation or as a consortium of several organisations, to provide services and activities that directly support victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in England and Wales. The funding is availabl...

1st July 2022


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grantmaking programme. Grants of up to £6,000 are available to UK charities and constituted not for profit organisations to support practical projects and initiatives, which aim to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with, and recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. The closing date for applications is the 2...

1st July 2022


New £1 Million Fund to Support Black Entrepreneurs to Launch & Grow their Own Businesses (UK)


Sky, in partnership with the Black Equity Organisation, is making £1 million in funding available over three years to support Black entrepreneurs to launch and grow their own businesses in the UK. The Future 100 Growth Fund will support young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30 of Black African, Black Caribbean, Black British and/or Mixed-race descent who are looking to bring a business concept to life, scale up a fledgling business, or have the beginnings of a thriving business. The fund will provid...

30th June 2022


Research Grants Available to Help Make Transport More Inclusive (UK)


UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme to undertake research into the problems that disabled people face in the transport system and how they can be solved. Grants of between £50,000 and £1 million are available over three years to help organisations produce free, accessible data and findings to help make transport more inclusive. This could include, for example, looking at independent journeys taken by people with sight loss, research to help unders...

30th June 2022


Community Business Trade Up Programme Opens for Applications - Deadline Extended (England)


The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced that its Community Business Trade Up programme is open. The programme is open to community businesses in England that exists to improve their local neighbourhood, village or town and who want to start or build their income from trading and sales, and become more sustainable. The programme will provide businesses with mentoring support and a Match Trading grant worth up to £5,000 which is designed to challenge them to grow their income by matchin...

30th June 2022


£128 Million to Improve Access to the Arts & Culture (England)


To help improve access to the arts and culture, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is making a total of £128 million in funding available to cultural venues including museums, galleries and public libraries in England. Organisations are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the financial support which will be distributed across three funds: the £49.4 million Cultural Development Fund which aims to increase access to arts and culture in areas of low engagement; the £...

30th June 2022


Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK)


The Ogden Trust's School Partnerships programme is due to re-open for applications in September 2022. The School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. The programme works with primary and secondary schools and includes a range of teacher CPD. The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of schools and established collaborations, as well as p...

30th June 2022