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Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Community Arts Projects


Redbridge Arts Grants is a community grant scheme that supports the arts in Redbridge and is available to voluntary organisations either based or working in the Borough that support, develop and promote art and cultural related activities.  A total of £27,000 of grant fu...

17th January 2015




Free media training for Somali groups - Applications close on the 22nd January


Members of the Somali community aged 18+ and fluent in English have the opportunity to build up their media and communications skills . If you have been active within the Somali community in London or Leicester (in a paid for or voluntary capacity) for a minimum of 6 months and feel you have some...

17th January 2015




Funding News for London


Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London)


The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 31st October 2020. This fund exists to give grants to individuals attending Church of England Schools in the diocese of London in need of financial help. Priority is given to help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally met from statutory funding. Schools can apply for funding on behalf of ind...

2nd July 2020


Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (London)


Grants of up to £6,000 are available to registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays in accordance with Government Covid-19 Guidelines. Activities must take place in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, and the City of London. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon’s Charity’s Covid-19 Scho...

25th June 2020


Funding to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation (Tower Hamlets)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects that tackle loneliness and social isolation within the borough of Tower Hamlets. The funding will support local actions that help people to connect with each other, enjoy each other’s company and enhance their quality of life. This can include activities such as volunteer befrienders, support to use the internet, projects to increase confidence in young people or those with disabilities, and activities ...

24th June 2020


Funding for Urgent Building Projects in Small Theatres (London)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small theatres in London undertaking small building projects that address urgent repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Theatres can also apply for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings but these are considered low priority by the Trustees. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust’s London Theatres Small Grants Scheme and the closing date ...

24th June 2020


Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London)


The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 6th October 2020 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent living standards; shared wealth; pathways to settlement;...

5th June 2020


Inspiring London Through Culture (London)


Charities and community Interest Companies can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to keep London’s Square Mile as the creative heart of a world-leading city of culture. Supported projects must deliver some or all their benefits within the Square Mile or amongst communities from the Square Mile. The focus will be on promoting access for all to participate in the City of London’s cultural offer; developing innovative practice and skills; delivering positive social; and supporting the developme...

14th May 2020


Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme (London)


Not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to provide social housing residents with digital skills. To be eligible for grant funding the majority of beneficiaries of the project will need to be Clarion residents. The funding is being provided through the Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme and is designed to support Clarion residents of all ages to get and stay online and to use the internet as an everyday tool, safely and confidently. The next closing date for ap...

14th May 2020


Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Community Projects (London)


Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are now available to charities, CIC’s, CIO’s and voluntary organisations working for the benefit of communities or beneficiaries within the City of London and its housing estates across London. The Stronger Communities Fund is part of the City of London Corporation Central Grants programme and has been separated into the following sub-themes: Developing stronger neighbourhoods and communities; and promoting community health and wellbeing. There are two ap...

13th May 2020


UK Funding News


Funding for Charities Supporting the Over 60’s and BAME Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to UK charities that focus on the often complex issues that have arisen from the Covid 19 pandemic for people aged 60 and over. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The Trust will also be prioritising charities that work in BAME communities, in light of Black Lives Matter and the growing awareness that these communities are being disproportionately affected by the Covid 19 crisis. The funding is available to UK ...

3rd July 2020


UK Government Support Packages to Protect UK University Research (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has launched two support packages to give greater job protection to thousands of researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities. Around £280 million will be made immediately available to enable universities to continue their cutting-edge work, such as research into antibiotics resistance and the effects of coronavirus on society. £80 million of this funding will be redistributed by UK Research & Innovation to support researc...

3rd July 2020


Funding to Help Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty (UK)


Organic clothing brand, Fruji, has launched a Happy Childhood Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK. Registered grassroots charities can apply for grants for projects which support children and communities in three areas: hunger, shelter, and nature. These pillars represent the core elements of Frugi’s main mission statement. Projects such as food banks and community kitchens, groups for underprivileged...

2nd July 2020


Comic Relief Announces Change Makers Programme (UK)


In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Comic Relief is launching a new funding programme to support changes in the way which community and voluntary sector organisations work. Funding of between £150,000 and £600,000 will be available for projects lasting up to 3 to 5 years. The focus will be on work in areas that are of particular interest to Comic Relief. This includes addressing homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development. Organisations wi...

2nd July 2020


Grants of up To £50,000 to Support the Heritage Sector During the Coronavirus Crisis - Deadline Extended until the 31st July 2020 (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has created a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund as part of a support package to help safeguard heritage sites and organisations. Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations to ensure stability and longer-term recovery by covering unavoidable, essential costs which cannot be met for up to four months. To be eligible, organisations must be a current or previous recipient of a grant from t...

2nd July 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...

2nd July 2020


New Funding Available to Implement Court Judgement with the Potential to Achieve Social Change (UK)


A new round of funding has been announced for civil society organisations to implement a court judgment or the outcome of a litigation process that has the potential to achieve social change for people facing discrimination and disadvantage. The funding is being made available by the Baring Foundation and grants of up to £30,000 for a period of up to one year are available to charities and other not for profit organisations to help civil society organisation during the implementation phase afte...

2nd July 2020


Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide)


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

2nd July 2020


Funding for Large Scale Built and Natural Environment Projects (England, Scotland and Wales)


Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are currently available for large scale Built Environment or Natural Environment projects. This could include transforming cultural, heritage or visitor centres to attract more visitors; or projects that protect, enhance and safeguard habitats or species. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Award Partnership Grants scheme and preference will be given to projects in which Biffa Award is the majority funder; which work in partnership w...

1st July 2020


Funding to Support Heritage Organisations Affected by Coronavirus - Application Deadline Extended (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the Heritage Fund launched a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to support people and organisations working in heritage across the UK. Now in its second phase, additional funding of between £50,000 and £250,000 will be available to past and current grantees to cover essential costs for up to four months. This might include independent heritage attractions that are highly dependent on visitor income, contributions towards increasing digital activities, and test...

1st July 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 ...

1st July 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...

30th June 2020


£100 Million Rescue Package for Zoos and Aquariums (England)


Zoos and aquariums in England will be able to apply for a share of an additional £100 million in UK Government funding to help them continue to care for their animals through the coronavirus pandemic. Establishments covered by the Zoo Licensing Act which are experiencing severe financial difficulties will be able to apply for support from the rescue package. Funding will ensure necessary long-term support is in place until the end of March 2021 by helping zoos cover costs relating to animal kee...

30th June 2020


Longer-Term Project Funding for Charities (UK & Republic of Ireland)


Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding. Ten charities will each receive a £50,000 grant for innovative, larger, longer-term projects which support the advancement of education and skills, citizenship or community development, and arts, culture or heritage. Funding can be used over one year or spread over three years for projects or innovati...

29th June 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...

29th June 2020


Funding to Accelerate the Green Economic Recovery in Transport, Energy and Industrial sectors (England)


Businesses of any size can apply for a share of £15 million to accelerate the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors from covid-19. Funding comes from the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge. The Challenge aims to accelerate the UK’s ability to deliver; next generation electric vehicles, hybrid aircraft, energy generation, smart grids, robotics & industrial drives, consumer products, low-carbon off-highway...

26th June 2020


Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas)


Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Chariti...

26th June 2020


Funding to Help Museums, Galleries and Cultural Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (UK)


UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine the grants are available to provide immediate practical support connected to reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future activities, and to provide opportunities for organisation...

25th June 2020


Small Theatres Improvement Grants Available (UK)


Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air venues run by charities and not-for-profit groups. Successful bids will show the value the capital improvements will make to their communities and demonstrate the impact the gr...

25th June 2020


Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK)


Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture;...

25th June 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 July 2020. The Trust also operates a small grants pr...

24th June 2020


NatWest Launches Coronavirus Response Fund (UK)


The NatWest Bank has launched a new £1 million Social & Community Capital Coronavirus Response Fund to help to organisations across the UK who employ people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups. Social enterprises, charities and community businesses can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to help them survive the crisis and continue to have a positive impact in their communities. To be eligible, organisations need to employ people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups, have ...

23rd June 2020


Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)


Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The funding can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation and the closing date for app...

23rd June 2020


Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales)


Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made available through CRASH the construction and property i...

22nd June 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...

19th June 2020


Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK)


Grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 are now available to commercial and not-for-profit organisations of any size to support clothing or linen waste textile recycling and re-use. The aim is to keep waste textiles out of landfill so that it remains a valuable resource. WRAP is offering a total of £1.5 million in grants for projects that use innovative ideas, technologies and equipment, and that fit a range of criteria, including demonstrating “innovation beyond normal practice”. Funding...

19th June 2020


Seafarers UK Launch COVID-19 Emergency Fund (UK)


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers £2 million UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The new fund is intended for distribution in 2020/2021, with 75% allocated to the international merchant seafaring community and 25% to UK coastal fishing fleets. Grants from Seafarers UK are offered to charities and other organisations providing frontline and support services to merchant seafarers, UK fishers and thei...

18th June 2020


Funding for Product Design to Make Plastic Use More Sustainable (UK)


Funding of between £20,000 and £80,000 is available to help businesses design innovative goods, services or business models that will help reduce the harm that plastics have on the environment. As part of the funding requirements, projects ideas should be based on customer research and projects could focus on either the redesign of existing goods, services or business models or of entirely new ones. The design concept should prioritise reuse of products and extending the life of products over ...

18th June 2020


TDS Charitable Foundation (UK)


Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and projects which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 25th September 2020. The Foundation...

18th June 2020


The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK)


UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Small Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £150,000, the organisation must have an annual income of less than £500,000 ...

18th June 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...

17th June 2020


Funding to Help Communities Move Towards Recovery After Coronavirus (UK)


Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, and social enterprises can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to help communities transition from the immediate Covid-19 crisis towards recovery and renewal. The National Lottery Community Fund have launched a £1 million Emerging Futures Fund to help organisations look at how things are changing, what is needed in this transition, and what is possible in the future. Due to social distancing rules it is expected th...

16th June 2020


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


Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools, Colleges and Universities wishing to apply need to have either charitable status or "exempt char...

16th June 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 ...

16th June 2020


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 5th October 2020. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars ...

15th June 2020


Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation's Open Fund for Organisations and can ...

15th June 2020


British Red Cross Launches Hardship Fund (UK)


The British Red Cross are providing financial support to help the most vulnerable financially impacted by the covid-19 crisis. The British Red Cross Hardship Fund provides short term financial help for individuals who can’t afford essentials such as food and toiletries, somewhere safe to sleep, and access to a telephone and the internet. Money will be delivered on a pre-paid card by either a one-off payment of £120 or a three-month grant of £360 which will be paid in three monthly instalment...

12th June 2020


Funding to Address Educational Challenges Arising from the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the Edge Foundation has launched a one-off £250,000 fund to address the educational challenges arising from the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis. Through the Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund, grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to all educational establishments or not-for-profit organisations working within the education sector to support the development of projects and initiatives to revive education and support the sector to build a better futu...

12th June 2020


Funding for Research to Better Understand the Link Between Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm (UK)


Alcohol Change UK are inviting applications for their New Horizons Grants Programme for innovative and future-facing academic research on 'Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm' to explore how people’s use of alcohol relates to their membership of, or identification with, groups and communities. Funding of between £20,000 and £65,000 is available for up to four two-year research projects to explore different groups such as cultural, ethnic, religious, geographic or other social communities of...

12th June 2020


The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK)


Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Creators and can support activities such as touring, mu...

12th June 2020


Funding to Support the Most At-Risk Young People Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


From July 2020, UK charities with a turnover of less than £1.5 million per year and who are working with at-risk young people affected by the covid-19 crisis will be able to apply for unrestricted grants of up to £2,500. The funding can be used for overheads, salary costs, and/ or wherever else the organisation needs to ensure its survival and sustainable services in the future. The funding is being made available through the 7Stars Foundation. To apply, applicants are encouraged to email th...

11th June 2020


Funding to Help Understand the Impact of Covid-19 on the Health and Social Care System (UK)


Funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 is available for projects of up to twelve months which seek to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the health and social care system in the UK, and to use this research to inform policy and/or service delivery decisions for the future. The Health Foundation’s new Covid-19 Research Programme is open to suitable qualified and experienced research teams to help understand the impact of the crisis in two areas: how service delivery has changed, and the i...

10th June 2020


BBC Children in Need - COVID-19 Next Steps Grant (UK)


BBC Children in Need have launched the Covid-19 Next Steps Grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £80,000 to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects need to commence in September 2020 and can last for up to 18 months. The programme is designed for established organisations who are already delivering work in their communities and further afield. To be eligible, organisations must be registered with the appropria...

10th June 2020


Funding to Tackle the Illegal Wildlife Trade (UK / International)


Organisations, including academic institutions and private sector organisations can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £600,000 to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade and in doing so, to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries. The funding is being made available through the 7th round of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund which will support projects between 1 and 3 years. The deadline for stage 1 applications is 11.59 pm on the 14th July 2020....

10th June 2020


Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK)


Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets, broadcasts, activities at science festivals and audi...

10th June 2020


Funding to Support Local Housing Projects (UK)


UK registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects that will support the most vulnerable and strengthen local communities. Through the Nationwide Community Grant, the Nationwide Building Society will award £22 million over five years across 11 UK regions, to housing related charities and projects. The program will fund between 50% to 100% of the total cost of projects which last up to two yea...

9th June 2020


Women Make Music Grants Programme (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 ...

9th June 2020


The Asda Foundation Launches Two New Grants in Response to the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


The Asda Foundation support local grass roots organisations which benefit and involve local communities centred around Asda Food Stores. In response to the coronavirus, the Foundation has launched two new emergency Covid-19 grants: Hygiene Grants which focus on personal hygiene dignity, and supporting residents/patients in facilities who are unable to provide their own toiletries. Applications will be accepted from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters; and the Healthy Holiday Gr...

8th June 2020


The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Reviews Grant Criteria in Response to the Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the Coronavirus, the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust have reviewed their grant criteria to enable them to spread their funds as widely as possible to help those with greatest need. The Trust awards grants to UK registered charities or organisations that are exempt from registration with projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year. The next round of funding will be aimed at supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable people aged 60 and over affected by the...

8th June 2020


The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme Re-Opens to Support Charities Affected by Covid-19 (UK)


The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delive...

8th June 2020


Funding to Support Projects Which Benefit Local Communities (UK, Isle of Man)


Grants are available for small, locally based voluntary and community groups to support projects which benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support; support the mental or physical health of a community through wellbeing activities...

8th June 2020


Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the Panathlon Challenge for young people with disabiliti...

8th June 2020


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published, awards are made according to the values of the Trust ...

5th June 2020


Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK)


Constituted not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community. This can include community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas; recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. The funding is being made available through the Veolia Environmental Trust and to be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Ve...

5th June 2020


Funding to Support Legal Action Related to Covid-19 (UK)


The Baring Foundation has announced three new funding streams as part of its £1 million Strengthening Civil Society Programme to support their grant holders and broader civil society when taking legal action related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £40,000 are available to all registered charities, including current grant holders, with legal expertise in the area they work in to help protect vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the impact of covid-19. The deadline for this round is midday...

4th June 2020


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


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

4th June 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 10th September 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational ...

4th June 2020


Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, Social Investment Business have launched a Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for social enterprises and charities which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The new £25 million fund will provide emergency loans of between £100,000 to £500,000 without requiring personal guarantees and charging no interest fees or interest for twelve months. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal business can resume for organisations that are facing...

3rd June 2020


Funding to Support Young People Using Technology to Make the World a Better Place (UK)


BT have launched their Young Pioneer Award to find young people who have ideas for new technology which tackles the big societal and environmental issues they care about. The winner of this years award will receive up to £10,000 in funding which could be used on items such as relevant tech equipment, or to fund market research. They will also receive volunteering support from BT experts. The competition is open to anyone between the ages of eight to eighteen, and ideas for projects could includ...

3rd June 2020


Agricultural Bursaries for Undergraduate Students (UK)


Undergraduate students starting university in September 2020 can now apply for a £5,000 bursary from the Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund to promote sustainable farming. The Sustainable Agriculture Bursary is available to prospective undergraduate students who have a genuine interest in a career in farming, agriculture or a related field and have confirmed the Royal Agricultural University or the University of Reading as their first-choice university. The bursary wants to encourage t...

3rd June 2020


Covid Funding for Specialist Women's Organisations (UK)


Rosa, which is a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women has announced that is making grants of up to £10,000 available to specialist womens organisations across the UK through its Covid-19 Response Fund. The purpose of this first stage response fund is to provide quick and straightforward grants with very basic eligibility criteria. Rosa particularly welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that address th...

2nd June 2020


Intermediary Funding Opportunity for LGBTQ+ Led Partner Organisations (UK)


Comic Relief has announced that it is seeking LGBTQ+ led Intermediary partners with the ability, expertise, networks and knowledge to distribute emergency funding quickly to a diverse range of locally rooted organisations across the UK. Comic Relief has ringfenced a budget of £650,000 for this opportunity. LGBTQ+ led organisations that are interested in working with Comic Relief please complete the proposal document and submit it to c.kiely@comicrelief.com with any supporting documents by Mid...

2nd June 2020


Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)


Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Help Musicians want to highlight that in this round they welcome applications that will explore the the use of remote, digital or online collaboration tools or performance spaces. For example, the...

2nd June 2020


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2020. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British School at Athens Easter Course; and school teaching ...

2nd June 2020


School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)


UK schools, colleges or home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resources; transport; marketing and public...

2nd June 2020


New £150,000 Fund to Help Digital Firms Develop Technology to Combat Coronavirus (UK)


The Welsh Government has announced a new £150,000 fund for healthcare firms in the UK to find new ways to use digital technology to combat coronavirus. The COVID-19 Digital Solutions Fund will provide 5 to 8 grants of up to £30,000 to quickly trial solutions in health and care to improve remote diagnostics, data collection and monitor PPE availability. It is hoped projects applying to the Covid-19 Digital Solutions Fund will change the way people are diagnosed, treated and managed by the healt...

1st June 2020


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 26th June 2020. 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 trustee...

1st June 2020


£20 million Additional Funding to Encourage Businesses Developing New Technologies (UK)


The UK Government has announced that they are doubling investment in the Fast Start Competition to encourage innovative technology and research-focussed businesses and start-ups to develop new ways of working and help build resilience across industries and communities. The additional £20 million funding, which is managed by Innovate UK, comes from a £211 million government investment package to encourage businesses developing new technologies. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for project...

29th May 2020


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will represent a maximum of 50% of the project cost. The nex...

28th May 2020


Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK)


Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On occasion, applications for improvement of youth club pr...

28th May 2020


Funding for Projects that Support the Armed Forces Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities, schools, army units and bases projects that support people from the Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding which is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Trust's Forces Communities Together programme is looking to support 6 months projects that are enjoyable and engaging; and encourage social interaction between people from Armed Forces communities. It is important that th...

27th May 2020


Grants for Tree Planting (UK)


Schools and Community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in tree and hedge planting and care during National Tree Week – 28 November to 6 December 2020. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. Applications will be considered as they are received and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within four weeks. In addition, free...

27th May 2020


Covid-19 Support Fund from the UK Insurance and Long-term Savings Industry (UK)


The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched a Covid-19 Support Fund to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by the crisis. The Fund aims to raise a total of £100 million, with over £80 million already pledged in voluntary donations from firms across the sector. The aim of the fund is to provide immediate support to community based charities which are under strain, as well as longer-term support to enable them to continue providing much needed support to vulnera...

27th May 2020


Tampon Tax Fund - Deadline Extended to 7th June 2020 (UK)


Charities and organisations with charitable purposes from across the UK can now apply for funding of £1 million or more from the latest round of the UK government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The Fund allocates monies generated from the VAT on sanitary projects to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls. Applications should focus on one of four categories: violence against women and girls, young women’s mental health, or the general programme. Applications for this round of...

27th May 2020


£30 Million Competition to Deliver Innovations that Revolutionise the Way We Fly (UK)


UK Research and Innovation have launched a £30 million competition to develop systems and technology that support the use of new types of electric and/or autonomous air vehicles. Bids are invited from aviation and non-aviation companies and organisations of all sizes for projects which will tackle the challenge of using these air vehicles practically and safely, such as building public confidence, developing new business models, and integration into existing airports, airspace, and rural and ur...

26th May 2020


£5 Million Funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust in Response to Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is making at least £5 million available in funding for its second phase of support for the period May to December 2020. Funding will include emergency grants for current grantees who are facing immediate financial crisis; 12-month grant extensions for current grantees with ongoing projects; and grant increases to enable current grantees to meet costs associated with adapting activities in order to sustain work. The Trus...

26th May 2020


Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK)


Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st July 2020 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £100 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact. Priority is given to projects that make good use of v...

26th May 2020


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 25th September 2020. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support....

26th May 2020


Government Unlocks £150 Million from Dormant Accounts for Coronavirus Response (UK)


The UK Government has announced £150 million of funding is to be made available from dormant bank and building society accounts to help charities, social enterprises and vulnerable individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The release of £71 million from the government’s dormant assets scheme will be accelerated alongside £79 million already recouped that will be made available to help charities’ coronavirus response and recovery. The funding will support urgent work to tackle you...

22nd May 2020


Funding to Help Charities Deliver Better Services Through Technology (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced a new digital funding strand to their joint Tech for Good programme. The aim is to help charities and not-for-profit organisations deliver better services for their communities through technology. The £230,000 Explore programme will provide grant funding of £5,000 for individual organisations or £7,500 for collaborative projects. A 12-week support programme will also be provided to explore how digital technology could transform the w...

22nd May 2020


Covid-19 Funding for Organisations Working to Support People in Prison (UK)


Clinks, which supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system has launched a Covid-19 Response Fund to assist organisations working in the criminal justice system during the pandemic. Clinks is distributing £275,000 on behalf of Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice in recognition of the continued challenges presented to voluntary organisations at this time. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to organisations with an existing r...

22nd May 2020


Funding for Research into Social, Behavioural and Design Aspects of Healthy Ageing (UK)


£9.5 million funding is available to enable interdisciplinary academic-led teams to carry out research into social, behavioural and design aspects of healthy ageing. Outline proposals are invited for research grants of up to £2 million for a period of up to 36 months for academics based at UK Research Organisations. Proposals are expected to make a significant contribution to disseminating this knowledge, helping to inform innovators and positively influence market behaviours. Projects could, ...

21st May 2020


Funding for Innovative Citizen Science Projects (UK)


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are making £1.5 million funding available to enable researchers with no prior experience of using citizen science methods to develop their expertise, and projects that extend citizen science methods into new research disciplines. Citizen science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur scientists. Through the Citizen Science Collaboration Grant eligible institutions and research organisations can apply for up to £375,000 to fund multid...

21st May 2020


Grants for NEXT Employees with Children (UK)


The Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust are providing grants for parents or carers working for retailer NEXT who are experiencing financial difficulty or are facing an unexpected change in circumstances such as redundancy or long-term illness. The Trust will provide grants to support children (0-18 years) whose parents or carers have been working for NEXT for at least one year, or previously worked for them within the last nine years. Funding is available for items which are essential for chi...

21st May 2020


Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK)


Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Enhanced Equipment grant scheme and applications to ...

21st May 2020


Funding for International Development Projects (UK / International)


UK not for profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250,001 and £4,000,000 for projects that support the UK’s commitment to achieving the Global Development Goals whilst considering the longer term impacts of COVID-19. Applicant organisations must be registered as a not-for-profit organisation in the UK OR registered in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index or in a country considered by DFID to be of high or moderate fragility. The funding is being m...

20th May 2020


Funding to Support Armed Forces Communities During the Coronavirus Crisis (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has announced £6 million in funding for Armed Forces charities and community interest companies who are delivering services to veterans, Armed Forces families, and others from the Armed Forces community. Through the Covid-19 Impact Programme for Armed Forces Communities grants of up to £60,000 are available to help organisations continue to provide much needed support in key areas such as mental and physical health, support to the elderly, dome...

15th May 2020


BBC Children in Need Covid-19 Response Grants (UK, Isle of Man & the Channel Islands)


In response to the coronavirus, BBC Children in Need are temporarily pausing their current grant programmes to launch two new Covid-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under. The funding will be open to current grantees and new applicants to help them to respond and adapt to the impact of the coronavirus. From the 18th May 2020 current grant-holders will be able to apply for funding of up to £5,000 over a si...

15th May 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...

15th May 2020


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The funding is being made available through the Jerusalem Trust and applications can be submitted at any time....

14th May 2020


The North Face Launch Covid-19 Explore Fund (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, American outdoor recreation product company The North Face have created a Covid-19 Explore Fund. The aim of the €1 million fund is to provide critical financial support to conservation groups and organisations, outdoor charities, outdoor industry associations and organisations or companies involved in the following sports/ activities: camping, environmental education, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, indoor rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, trai...

13th May 2020


Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children with additional needs. Grants are available for singl...

13th May 2020


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


Small charities and constituted community 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 Aviva Community Fund. Every three months, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects. In response to the Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily...

13th May 2020


Funding to Support People of Colour Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


The Resourcing Racial Justice Fund provides funding to individuals and communities working towards racial justice. In response to the coronavirus, the Fund will provide financial support to organisations, grassroots and community groups, and individuals who are working to tackle the impact of Covid-19 on those who identify as people of colour (POC). Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations that respond to the immediate needs of the more at risk and vulnerable, an...

12th May 2020


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...

12th May 2020


Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK)


The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or supply cover required for the teacher to attend the approp...

12th May 2020


Movement for Good Awards Launched (UK & Ireland)


Insurance company Ecclesiastical has launched a new £1 million fund. Through the Movement for Good Awards, the company will award £1,000 to 500 charities during phase 1 and awards of £50,000 to 10 charities during phase 2. During phase 1, members of the public can nominate charities online. The closing date for nominations is the 24th May 2020. Winners will be selected at random. Phase 2 will be launching late in the summer and the funding criteria will be developed in line with the evol...

11th May 2020


Funding to Support Swimming Organisation Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


Swimming and aquatic clubs and organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship due to the effects of the coronavirus can apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 through the Swimathon Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.  , Funding is available to help cover loss of revenue or fixed costs  such as equipment or pool hire and event hosting fees for an event which has now been cancelled, club kit subsidies, and insurance premiums. Applications which relate to the financial impact fo...

11th May 2020


Funding to Support Engagement with Museum Collections during the Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the difficulties facing museums due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new £350,000 fund.  The Sustaining Engagement with Collections fund will make grants of up to £30,000 to support innovative projects which allow Museums to explore different ways to support engagement with collections while physical access is not available.  This might include digital research and development, or the hiring of an expert to help build a stronger profile an...

11th May 2020


Special Research Grants to Address Issues Relevant to the Covid-19 Pandemic. (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands)


The British Academy is providing grants to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences that will directly address issues relevant to the coronavirus pandemic. The call is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is open to all researchers of postdoctoral or equivalent level, in the fields of humanities and social sciences, in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Applicants are encouraged to propose innovate ideas and projects with the po...

7th May 2020