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Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme (Leicestershire and Rutland)


The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has announced that the Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme has opened for applications. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for a wide range of projects that respond to the to the pandemic. These include projects addressing mental health, domestic violence isolation getting back to work and making changes so that services can be delivered outside. Eligible applicants include charities, not for profit organisations and social enterpr...

26th October 2020


Relief Fund and Volunteer Scheme to Support Vulnerable People Affected by Covid-19 (East Midlands)


East Midlands Airport has opened phase 2 of its Covid-19 Relief Fund for charities and local voluntary and community groups which are helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of up to £1,000 and / or voluntary help from airport staff to allow organisations to continue to deliver much-needed support. The Fund has already helped foodbanks with the purchase of over 41,000 essential items that were in ‘high demand, groups making scrubs for th...

21st August 2020


East Midlands Academic Health Science Network - Patient and Public Involvement Fund (East Midlands)


The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) have launched their annual patient and public involvement fund, offering 15 awards of £1,000 to successful organisations and groups in the region. This funding is aimed at East Midlands health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. EMAHSN welcome applications that encourage patient and citizen involvement in health and care innov...

18th August 2020


Funding for Projects to Reduce Violence (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)


Grassroots community groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to reengage and support vulnerable young people as part of the COVID19 recovery effort with a view to preventing a variety of negative outcomes, including preventing public place violence. Applications should focus on one or more of the following types of prevention. Work with young people and/or communities to prevent violence from occurring in the first place; intervening early where...

17th August 2020


Funding to Help Small Businesses Recover from the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Leicestershire)


Leicestershire County Council has launched a £750,000 fund to help rural businesses and independent retail businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund small businesses from every sector within the county with fifty employees or less can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help them survive the downturn by, for instance, developing online sales and diversifying into new product areas. The scheme will provide 5...

30th July 2020


East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands)


Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund.  The aim of the fund is to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application to be successful it must meet at least one of the following objectives: bring the community closer together through facilities for sport...

7th July 2020


Funding to Support Communities Affected by COVID-19 (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)


Voluntary and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can apply for a share of £100,000 to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by Covid-19. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire’s Prevention Fund 2020/2021 has been expanded to include applications which can support the welfare and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged affected by the crisis and to allow organisations to continue to deliver much needed emergency support within ...

28th April 2020


UK Funding News


Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales)


Small grants of up to £500 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders: Home Essentials to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations; Digital Connection to help older people get online; Financial Supp...

28th October 2020


Grants to Improve and Develop Cycling Facilities (England)


Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available to charities, clubs, community organisations, and education establishments for the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England. The Places to Ride: small grants programme can support improvements to an existing cycling facility, developing a learn to ride area, providing cycle storage solutions or purchasing equipment to support those from the local community. Match funding of between 25% ...

28th October 2020


Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland)


Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the programme include a church renovation which provided ...

28th October 2020


Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK)


Help Musicians UK together with MOBO Trust have announced the second round of the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Exceptionally talented artists and groups can apply for grants of up to £3,000. Grants can cover a variety of the costs of any opportunity that will have a significant impact on the artist’s creativity and career. This year, the fund has expanded in investment and enhanced its support package, aiming to empower musicians to drive forward their businesses at a crucial time.  This could ...

28th October 2020


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 22nd November 2020. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; 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. Applicants need to deta...

28th October 2020


Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund Opens for Applications (England)


Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can now apply for funding of between £10,000 and £100,000 to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter. The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will award grants to support traditional, dormitory-style night shelter provision and will seek to produce a legacy for the future of winter homelessness support. The Fund is open to organisations in England dir...

27th October 2020


Funding to Support Women’s Sector Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England)


Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to women’s sector organisations in England that are working with women most at risk of poverty and financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Frontline Women’s Fund will help approximately thirty small organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties to enable them to continue providing support for women aged 18 and over. Organisations supporting and led by BAME women, women with disabilities and financially vu...

27th October 2020


Deadline Extended for Funding to Inspire Young People to Take Part in Environmental Learning & Action (England)


Forty grants of up to £18,000 are available to registered charities and not for profit organisations in England to employ Green Mentors who will inspire groups of young people aged 10-14 years in environmental social action projects such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. The Green Influencers scheme is being funded through the #iWill Fund and the Ernest Cook Trust and will provide up to £50% of a full time salary, including on-costs. The deadline for applications has now been ext...

26th October 2020


The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Schools Library Programme.  State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries will be able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation may also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate...

26th October 2020


Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK)


Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £200,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can consist of multiple projects, and must cost no more than ...

26th October 2020


Urgent Funding to Support Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities Affected by Covid-19 (England)


The Charities Aid Foundation is offering £20 million in financial support to charitable organisations in England to enable the continuation of services supporting the people hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available for small and mid-sized charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups including people living in poverty, Black, Asian and minorit...

23rd October 2020


Sport England Launches New £16.5 Million Fund To Support Sport and Physical Activities during the Covid-19 pandemic (England)


Sport England has launched a new fund that will support groups, clubs and organisations that have been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19. The Return to Play Fund, is made up of three parts: a £10m small grants which will provide grants of between £300 and £10,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-19-safe environment; a £5m Community Asset Fund that will provide grants ranging i...

23rd October 2020


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young 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 (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through th...

23rd October 2020


Funding to Address the Impact of Covid-19 on Biodiversity & the Illegal Wildlife Trade (UK)


The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs has launched the Darwin and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Round for projects which directly address the impact of Covid-19 on biodiversity or the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), and supports the early stages of recovery from the pandemic. Current or recent recipients of main project funding for the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund can apply for funding of between £1...

22nd October 2020


Funding to Alleviate Mental Health Issues (UK & Global)


The Gamesys Foundation is a newly formed charity, set up by the Gamesys Group to alleviate Mental Health Issues. Funding is available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations with an income of more than £50,000 who support individuals suffering from mental health issues, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field. The Foundation will also consider funding for other types of organisation so long as they can be proven to have an impact with regard to mental healt...

22nd October 2020


Funding to Tackle Homelessness (UK)


Community groups and small to medium sized organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects and activities addressing homelessness. This can include tackling the root causes, tackling re-insertion in society or developing a response to the challenges which have arisen as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The funding is being made available by the Isla Foundation’s Tipping Point Grants scheme and can be used to help fund capital costs (e.g. building and land improvements), ...

22nd October 2020


Funding to Support the Creative Development of Individual Cultural and Creative Practitioners (England)


Arts Council England have reopened their Developing Your Creative Practice Fund to help individual cultural and creative practitioners explore new ways of working and to better respond to the changing environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 are available to help individuals with their own creative development which could include research, time to create new work, travel, training, developing ideas, networking or mentoring. Eligibility has been exp...

21st October 2020


Funding for Women’s Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England)


Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations that are supporting women who are experiencing poverty and low income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund is open to organisations across England and will provide grants to cover costs including staff salaries, running costs/overheads, project costs, and goods and equipment to support the adaptation of frontline services to meet the ...

21st October 2020


Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose primary focus is the rescue and rehoming of equines. Pr...

21st October 2020


Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK)


The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Taverners minibuses are based on the current Ford Trans...

21st October 2020


Digital Connectivity Programme for Councils Opens for Applications (England)


Local authorities in England are invited to bid for up to £20,000 of match funding for projects which enhance digital connectivity to ensure that all residents, local businesses and their workforce have access to reliable broadband. With access to fast and reliable digital connectivity becoming even more necessary due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Digital Connectivity Programme will help councils to provide vital services for residents who do...

20th October 2020


Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK)


Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that...

20th October 2020


Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK)


Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no application deadlines. Examples of the support given inclu...

20th October 2020


Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK)


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 25th January 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and g...

20th October 2020


Funding for Community Businesses to Remain Financially Viable (England)


Community businesses in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis will shortly be able to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to adapt and evolve to the changing circumstances, and to remain financially viable. There are no restrictions on the grants; and they can be used to cover core staffing costs, contribute to meeting capital costs of adapting community businesses and ensuring that they can continue to provide the vital support to local people. The grants are being made availab...

19th October 2020


Funding to Promote Young People’s Engagement with Care Homes (England)


Charities, local authorities and not for profit organisations can apply for funding of up to £31,000 for activities that promote young people’s engagement with care homes. The Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project will link together young people aged 5- 14 years in schools or youth groups from deprived areas with older people living in care homes across England. The project is funded through the #iwill Fund and managed by the Dunhill Medical Trust. Expressions o...

19th October 2020


Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (England, Wales and Scotland)


Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across England, Wales and Scotland to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awareness raising. Applicants are encour...

19th October 2020


Funding to Support Organisations Occupying Historic Buildings (England)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support charities, social enterprises, town/parish/community councils and other not-for profit organisations occupying historic buildings in England to develop new business plans and strategies in light of the Covid-19 crisis. The Architectural Heritage Fund’s £1 million Cultural Recovery Programme will enable organisations at risk of no longer trading viably as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic to commission specialist support from consultants...

16th October 2020


Funding to Tackle the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on BAME Communities (England)


Small Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) -led charities, voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises in England can apply for support to help tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Voice4Change England’s Covid-19 Partnership Fund will provide organisations with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, the need for self...

16th October 2020


Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England)


Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement fund to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term sustainable solution is developed, for example through ...

16th October 2020


Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK)


The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, building work, refurbishment, and equipment; or short breaks where funding is targeted towards annual respite breaks for...

15th October 2020


Competition Opens for New Wave of Institutes of Technology (England)


The competition for the second wave of new Institutes of Technology (IoT) has been launched by the UK Government. Eight new state of the art Institutes will bring together colleges, universities and employers, to offer higher level technical training in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including digital, construction, advanced manufacturing and engineering. £120 million has been made available for this second wave to all regions of the country without an IoT, includin...

15th October 2020


Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities ranging from homelessness and abuse charities, to children...

15th October 2020


Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK)


Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal Geographic Society Innovative Geography Teaching Gra...

15th October 2020


Funding for Armed Forces Day Events (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 26th June 2021. Funding could be used to cover road closures required to hold an event, decorations, flags and banners,...

14th October 2020


AIM History Makers Opens for Expressions of Interest (UK)


Museums, galleries and cultural facilities can apply for funding of up to £75,000 for projects that use the life and achievements of extraordinary, lesser known historical figures to inspire and educate visitors and users. The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Biffa Award History Makers Scheme will fund the creation of new exhibitions, displays and interpretation of the lives and achievements of historical figures who have made a significant impact on the industrial, scientific, commerci...

14th October 2020


£25 Million Available to Help Farmers Boost Productivity (England)


Grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 are available to help boost the productivity of the farming sector in England. The UK Government has made £25 million available for the final round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme to help farmers become more productive, efficient and resilient, and to benefit the environment. Farmers can use funding to invest in the latest technology and equipment – from livestock monitoring cameras to precision farming technology – which hel...

14th October 2020


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,000 and £2 million to charities or initiatives with i...

13th October 2020


Funding for Young Athletes (UK)


Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to make a difference, helping the recipients make the diff...

13th October 2020


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten students and two teachers to Hiroshima Kokusai High ...

13th October 2020


Grants to Support Healthcare Innovation in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


In response to the challenges of delivering healthcare to all who need it during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Foundation has launched a programme to build knowledge, skills and confidence within NHS providers to successfully adopt and adapt innovations and improvements. The Adopting Innovation programme is inviting partnerships between NHS providers and local health systems across the UK to establish four innovation hubs which will provide expertise and support within provider organ...

12th October 2020


Grants for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Activities in Schools (UK)


Grants of £500 are available to help integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development. Through the Royal Institution’s STEM Enrichment and Enhancement (E&E) grants scheme, grants of £500 will be available to primary and secondary schools, sixth form and further education colleges in the UK for activities selected from the STEM Directory, which can range from shows and talks, to workshops and team-ba...

12th October 2020


Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales)


The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding of up to £1 million through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme which distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules funds projects that support energy consumers in vulnerable situations. The scheme offers charities the opportunity to apply for grants of differing amounts to deliver a range of new and innovative energy related projects designed to help vulnerabl...

12th October 2020


M&S Energy Community Fund (England, Scotland & Wales)


Crowdfunder and M&S Energy have launched the M&S Energy Community Fund Competition 2020 for communities which are committed to going green. Charities, community groups, schools, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can bid for a share of £40,000 match-funding to go towards a crowdfunding campaign as well as one-to-one coaching from Crowdfunder for environmentally conscious community projects which are committed to installing renewable technology or energy efficiency measure...

9th October 2020


Funding for Financial Capability Projects to Support the Under-25’s (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the February 2021 round of grant funding will be for financial capability projects which support young people under 25 years of age. Charities, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply for funding for projects which will target and support the younger generation who need help to develop and learn personal financial life skills, particularly during the current difficult economic climate. The roun...

9th October 2020


Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 30th April 2021. Grants will be awarded in July 2021....

9th October 2020


Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the education and health for young people with disabilities; mental health issues and life limiting conditions. Applications from schools and hospitals are welcomed as long as they are made through an appropriate registered charity. The funding is being made available through the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme and the next closing date for applications is the 4th February 2021....

9th October 2020


Funding to Improve the Mental Health of Students (England)


Funding of £1 million is being made available to higher education providers in England to improve mental health support for students. The Office for Students has re-launched the Mental Health Funding competition and is inviting universities and colleges to develop and implement projects that provide targeted approaches to improving mental health for particular groups of students who may be more at risk, and strengthen links between the health and higher education sectors. Awards of between £70...

8th October 2020


Training Fund to Help Boost the Numbers of Vets Qualified to Certify Animal Products for Export (UK)


Defra has launched a £300,000 fund to boost the number of vets that are qualified to certify products of animal origin and equines for export in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. From the 1st January 2021 an Export Health Certificate will be needed to export live animals or animal products to the EU. The new fund aims to boost the certification capacity by providing free online training for vets and local authority officials. It will also aim to increase the number of Certi...

8th October 2020


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there...

8th October 2020


Funding to Help Build Resilience Within the Social Sector (UK)


In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have suffered a significant reduction in income due to the p...

7th October 2020


Funding for Projects Which Address Systemic Societal Issues Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic (England, Scotland & Wales)


Charities can apply for a share of £3 million in funding to help communities across Great Britain recover from problems highlighted or exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Postcode Recovery Fund will offer grants of between £500,000 and £1 million for projects lasting between 12-24 months which tackle a systemic societal issue related to the pandemic. Priority will be given to projects which address educational inequalities, homelessness, domestic violence, health and wellbeing, social e...

7th October 2020


New Remote Education Support for Schools, Colleges and Teachers (England)


Additional remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate is being made available to Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England. As part of the package, the Government will provide an additional 100,000 laptops to support children most in need if they are required to learn at home. Over £1 million of additional funding will also be invested to expand the EdTech Demonstrator programme which provides peer-to-peer support to help teachers and suppor...

7th October 2020


Funding to Address Social Isolation Within the Armed Forces Community (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust are making funding available to address social isolation in specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach. Through the Tackling Loneliness programme, the Trust are making grants of £70,000 available to Armed Forces units or bases, and charities and community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities. The programme seeks to target those who traditionally don’t engag...

7th October 2020


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 11th January 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s collection. Please note: the fund is currently heavil...

7th October 2020


£200 Million Port Infrastructure Fund Opens for Bids (UK)


The UK Government has announced the launch of a £200 million fund for ports to build new border facilities as the Brexit transition period draws to a close. The Port Infrastructure Fund will provide one-off grants to enable ports to function properly post-Brexit when import laws will be altered. The Fund is targeted at those ports that have the space to build new border infrastructure on their current sites so that they are ready to handle new customs requirements, and can be used for a range o...

6th October 2020


Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK)


The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last twelve months and whose employment has come to an end...

6th October 2020


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Examples of previous projects support...

6th October 2020


New £25 Million Fund to Support Cultural Organisations (UK)


The Garfield Weston Foundation has announced that its new £25 million fund to support mid to large scale cultural organisations that have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic is now open for applications. Performing and visual arts organisations, arts centres, and accredited museums and galleries across the UK with a minimum income of £500,000 in a typical year, can apply for funding of £100,000 to £2 million each from the Weston Culture Fund to help them restart work, re-engage w...

5th October 2020


NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK)


Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing; and advancing education and experiences for...

5th October 2020


Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK)


Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects that show the potential to delay, slow, stop reverse ...

5th October 2020


Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding is being made available through Sea-Changers main grants programme and the next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2021. The charity also has a sm...

5th October 2020


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Greek are especially welcome. Applications on behalf of i...

5th October 2020


Funding to Deliver Energy Efficiency Skills Training (England)


The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched the Green Homes Grant Skills Training Competition to support the rollout of the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme which will provide funding for the installation of renewable and energy efficient technologies. Training providers in the UK, including Further Education colleges, training academies, and manufacturer training centres, are invited to submit proposals for delivering energy efficiency and low carbon heating instal...

2nd October 2020


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start a; or improve their breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Schools are required to submit an expression of interest in the f...

2nd October 2020


Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants to £18,000 (England)


The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that grants available to help communities in urban and deprived areas plan their local neighbourhoods will almost double to £18,000. The grants which are made available through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme provides funding to neighbourhood planning groups who shape planning decisions in their area – such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces – through the production of neighbourhood plan...

2nd October 2020


Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, DFID will be prioriti...

2nd October 2020


Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses to Improve their Trading (England)


Community Businesses in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve their income from trading and to improve their impact and sustainability. The funding which is being provided through the Community Business Trade Up Programme aims to enhance the skills of those who run Community businesses. In addition to the grants, the scheme includes a learning programme of 12 days spread over nine months. The programme is open for applications until 1pm on the 2nd December 2020. The progr...

2nd October 2020


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 21st January 2021. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational de...

2nd October 2020


Innovate UK Launches Fourth Round of Faraday Battery Challenge (UK)


UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology. The ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4, will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to support innovation in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for the propulsion of electric vehicles, building on the outputs of previous activity to move towards commercialisation. Innovate UK are encouraging two types of ...

1st October 2020


Funding to Support Healthcare Innovation in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


In response to the challenges of delivering healthcare to all who need it during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Foundation is launching a programme to build knowledge, skills and confidence within NHS providers to successfully adopt and adapt innovations and improvements. The Adopting Innovation programme is inviting partnerships between NHS providers and local health systems across the UK to establish four innovation hubs which will provide expertise and support within provider organ...

1st October 2020


Funding to Support the Wellbeing, Resilience, and Sustainability of BAME Communities Following Covid-19 (UK)


BAME-led charities, voluntary or community groups and organisations, and faith groups across the UK can apply for funding to help them continue to respond to the needs of their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The African Health Policy Network are making three levels of funding available of between £500 and £100,000 to help small and medium Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups and their communities build wellbeing, resilience and capacity following the pandemic. The amount aw...

1st October 2020


Teacher Development Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) has re-opned for applications. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. The Fo...

1st October 2020


Funding to Support Deprived Rural Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects which support small, deprived communities in remote rural areas which have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Local charities, and other legally-constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund for projects which will create resilient rural communities across the UK, particularly those with an ageing population or with few working age people. Projects which protect or boost commun...

30th September 2020


Grants for Black-led Social Enterprises and Charities that Benefit Ethnic Minorities (UK)


Black-led social enterprises, as well as charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £25,000 for projects which help to build an inclusive culture and tackle racial inequality. The size of the grants will depend on their scale, activity and impact of the social enterprise. The funding is being made available through the PwC Foundation’s ColourBrave Charity Committee and the closing date for applications is 5pm on the 30th October 2020....

30th September 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 13th November 2020. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants. The Trust makes grants to a range of organisations including registered, excep...

29th September 2020


Funding for Hospices Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has accelerated its annual Hospice Fund programme. This is in recognition of the additional pressures many hospices are experiencing due to the pandemic and the associated restrictions on normal activities. Charitable hospices that are registered in the UK, and are members of either Hospice UK or Together for Short Lives can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their core costs. The Trust will only make awards...

28th September 2020


Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK)


Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Microbiology Society who reside in the UK or Republic of Ireland can apply under the Microbiology Society Educa...

28th September 2020


Lloyd's Register Foundation - Digitial Innovations Grant (UK)


The Lloyd's Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre is inviting applications for grant funding to harness emerging technologies to develop its heritage and education resources.  The diversity of the Lloyd's Register Foundation’s collection means that a variety of technologies could be used to further its educational reach and impact. Technology start-ups, universities and data interrogation organisations can apply for a Digitial Innovations grant. A total of £100,000 is available t...

25th September 2020


£5 Million for New Research Projects Investigating How Coronavirus Spreads (UK)


Eight new research projects studying the risk factors, transmission and prevalence of Covid-19 have been awarded a total of £5.3 million by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in the hope that findings will help shape COVID-19 policy decisions on prevention strategies and containment measures. This range of studies seeks to determine how the virus spreads in real life settings - in schoolchildren, healthcare workers, in medical settings, ...

25th September 2020


Funding to Support Primary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants are available to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) across the UK to cover the cost of direct expenses incurred in planning, conducting, and developing research for a defined project of up to two years. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost for either collaborative or individual projects whi...

25th September 2020


Funding to Improve the Lives of Young People (UK)


Churches and Christian charities can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects focused on improving the lives of young people aged 18 and under across the UK. Through All Churches Trust Growing Lives Programme, religious organisations can apply for funding to help them run innovative, impactful projects that help young people to explore and grow in faith, get active, access training and work opportunities, develop life and leadership skills and feel less isolated. Funding will also enable ...

25th September 2020


New Fund Launched to Improve the Quality of Life for Serving Armed Forces Personnel (UK)


Army, Air and Naval units are encouraged to apply for funding for projects that improve the quality of life for serving personnel and their families living on or near an Armed Forces base or station in the UK or overseas. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available through the NAAFI Fund for projects or activities that help bring people together and reduce boredom or isolation amongst single serving personnel living in Single Living Accommodation, and Armed Forces families. Funding can ...

24th September 2020


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


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

24th September 2020


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


Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funded projects include the Booth ...

24th September 2020


New Fund to Support Community Businesses Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England)


Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching a new £5 million package of support to enable community businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their businesses so they can remain financially viable and best serve their local communities during the pandemic’s ‘new normal’. The Community Business Renewal scheme is the second part of Power to Change’s £12million response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2...

23rd September 2020


Leaders with Lived Experience 2020 Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


The Leaders with Lived Experience 2020 Programme provides National Lottery grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support charities, voluntary and community groups run by people with first-hand experience of a social issue to share those experiences and play a key role in shaping how communities move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of COVID-19.. Funding is available for up to two years and can be used to either focus on the immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis, or help com...

23rd September 2020


Funding for Innovative Projects that Support Transport Decarbonisation (UK)


Innovative transport tech start-ups that support transport decarbonisation or Covid-19 recovery can now bid for a share of over £1 million in Department for Transport funding. Funding of up to £30,000 will be available from the latest round of Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG) to help UK businesses, research organisations, local authorities, and universities develop ways of creating a better transport system, and bring their ideas to market quicker. Previous projects...

23rd September 2020


Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK)


Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation costs, or lost income from the sale of surplus to animal...

23rd September 2020


Funding for Youth Projects In Response to Covid -19 (UK)


In response to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on individuals and communities the Alec Dickson Trust has launched a new fund to help young people take a positive role in responding to this issue. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-based community organisations and groups organised and run by people under 30 years old for volunteering projects which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. Applications must also align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer s...

22nd September 2020


British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Opens for Application (UK)


The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. The scheme offers £500-£2,000 grants to community groups that run their own science activities during British Science Week (5-14 March 2021) aimed at audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity during. This can include people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME); people with low socioeconomic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and i...

22nd September 2020


British Science Week 2021 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK)


The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week are now open for applications. As part of the British Science Week (BSW), which is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths; state funded schools in challenging circumstances can apply for grants to organise their own science and engineering events. To be eligible students must be from a school that fulfils one or more of the following criteria. Over 30% of pupils eligible for pupi...

22nd September 2020


Funding for Local Road Safety Pilots and Trials (UK)


Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue Services, UK-based registered charities, universities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies will soon be able to apply for funding for local road safety pilots and trials. The Road Safety Trust has announced a new £300,000 funding stream to encourage applications that respond to changing road use and emerging road safety issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the Trust’s Small Grants Plus Programme 2...

22nd September 2020


Funding for Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being made av...

22nd September 2020


Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales)


The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st January 2021. The Trust also operates a small grants...

22nd September 2020


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools. The funding is being made availabl...

22nd September 2020


Emergency Funding for Homeless Organisations - Deadline Extended (UK)


The deadline for homelessness organisations to apply for funding to the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund has been extended to the 28th September 2020. Homeless Link still has £3.380 million of funding to distribute from The National Lottery Community Fund, and are encouraging charities based in England that have been financially affected by COVID-19 to apply for a grant of up to £100,000....

21st September 2020


Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK)


Not for profit groups and settings such as local community groups, nurseries, schools, care homes, housing associations, and charities, etc can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds. The funding is being made available through Food for Life Get Together initiative and the aim is to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce experience of loneliness and social isolation. The fun...

21st September 2020


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


Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Society awarded a gr...

21st September 2020


New Grants for Businesses Affected by Local Lockdowns (England)


Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local Covid-19 lockdowns or targeted restrictions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks. Payments will be triggered by a national decision to close businesses in a high incidence area. The largest businesses will receive £1,500 every three weeks they are required to close. Smaller businesses that have an annual rent or mortgage bill below £51,000, and pay less business rates will receive £1,000. Each n...

18th September 2020