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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


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...

9th September 2021


Funding for Smaller Scale Professional Theatre Projects (London)


Professional Theatre Companies in London can apply for grants of £250 - £2000 through the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. Each year, the Foundation awards between twenty and thirty grants to smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London. There are two rounds of funding, with deadlines in February and August. The Foundation has two major aims: to help professional productions in need of financial support and to introduce high-quality live performance to groups who are not traditio...

3rd September 2021


Funding for Emergency Laptops & Support for Schools (Southwark)


The Newcomen Collett Foundation supports the education of residents of the London Borough of Southwark who are under the age of 25 through various grant-making programmes. The Foundation awards grants to schools for equipment and extra-curricular activities, and to support organisations who provide educational opportunities such as visiting theatre companies and musicians. Funding of up to £300 is also available for emergency laptops for pupils attending a senior school in Southwark. To be elig...

25th August 2021


Funding to Support the Integration of Hong Kong Arrivals (London)


Funding is available to help newly arrived families with Hong Kong British National (Overseas) status settle into communities across London and contribute fully to life, both economically and socially. Voluntary, community and social enterprise groups and organisations can bid for a share of the funding to support new arrivals who may suffer from loneliness and isolation, help families to access services and advice like registering for GPs or opening bank accounts, increase the capacity of menta...

20th August 2021


Grants for Education Projects (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham)


Registered charities and educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported should demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclusiveness. The next meeting to consider applications is the 2nd November 20...

11th August 2021


Walking and Cycling Grants London Opens to Applications (London)


Grants of up to £10,000 over three years are available to community groups, charities social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations to deliver walking and cycling activities in London. Walking and Cycling Grants London, funded by Transport for London in partnership with the London Marathon Charitable Trust, supports projects that encourage traditionally under-represented groups and face barriers to enjoy the freedom and health benefits of walking and cycling more often and more safe...

5th August 2021


Funding to Improve the Lives of Disadvantaged People (Greater London)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged people living in Greater London. The Kusuma Trust will award funding for innovative, sustainable projects which help young people aged up to 25, including those with SEN, to develop their skills, knowledge, and/or social capital through informal learning; which target areas of deprivation to decrease air pollution; and which work to improve London’s green space provision. The typ...

30th July 2021


Funding for Organisations Delivering Services to Blind & Partially Sighted People (London)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to organisations delivering services to blind and partially sighted people in London (within the M25). The Vision Foundation’s Vision Fund will award funding to registered charities, CIOs, CICs, and exempt charities such as educational establishments for innovative projects that address barriers experienced by blind and partially sighted people, including barriers to employment and taking part in physical activity. Small grants of up to £10,000 for small...

27th July 2021


UK Funding News


Research & Development Funding to Support the Sustainability & Productivity of the UK Seafood Industry (UK)


The UK Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund will open to a third call for applications in autumn 2021. Organisations from all sectors in the UK or EU can apply for funding from the £10 million research and development fund to develop innovative ideas, products and technology which will benefit the sustainability, productivity and profitability of the UK’s fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries. Applications for collaborative projects that include both seafood sector organisations and t...

17th September 2021


Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK)


The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 15th March 2022. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after the...

17th September 2021


Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK)


The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 with fourth and fifth place both re...

16th September 2021


Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK)


Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which received a grant of £2,000; and the Grandparents Associati...

16th September 2021


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...

16th September 2021


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 September 2021


Funding to Help Save Nationally Important Heritage Assets at Risk of Loss Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK)


Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage. £20 million is available to support UK organisatio...

15th September 2021


Ocado Foundation for Good (UK)


The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group is working with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The Foundation will give grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas skills for the future, natural resources and responsible sourcing. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, for volunteering, only applic...

15th September 2021


Ofgem Launches £450 Million Strategic Innovation Fund (UK)


UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has launched a new Strategic Innovation Fund to help shape the future of the UK’s gas and electricity networks. The fund will look to invest £450 million in energy innovation by 2026, and aims to support innovative, ambitious projects which will help accelerate the transition to net zero. The fund will provide innovative businesses and academics with the opportunity to work with energ...

14th September 2021


Grants of £10,000 Available Groups led by and Delivering Services for Black and Minoritised Women (UK)


Charities and groups that are led by and delivering services for black and minoritised women that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of £10,000 towards the running costs of their organisation. Grants can be used towards salaries, rent, utility bills, IT costs, insurance, etc. The funding is being made available by the Womens Resource Centre and priority will be given to small organisations the have limited access to funds and without funding may have to reduc...

13th September 2021


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...

13th September 2021


The Government Launches New Safety Tech Challenge Fund to Protect Children Online (UK / International)


The UK government has launched a new Safety Tech Challenge Fund to help tackle child sexual abuse online. Five organisations from across the world will be awarded up to £85,000 each to develop innovative technologies to detect sexually explicit images or videos of children within end-to-end encrypted messaging services. Potential applicants are invited to participate in a supplier engagement event on 14 September 2021. The closing date for applications is the 6th October 2021....

10th September 2021


The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK)


The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. In light of the current situat...

10th September 2021


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Society awarded a grant of £2,000 to volunteers...

10th September 2021


Grant Programme for Arts Award Centres (UK)


Arts Award Centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue can apply for grants of between £100 and £1,500 to support their work. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in the UK with priority given to those working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used to support the organisation to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups. This can i...

10th September 2021


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 29th November 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 heavi...

10th September 2021


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charities when further financial support might be given if fu...

10th September 2021


Funding to Support the Educations of Refugee and Displaced Children (Europe and Middle East)


The Al Madad Foundation has announced a new call for proposals to support innovative projects that make education safe, accessible, and resilient in emergencies and implement comprehensive wellbeing schemes into existing educational bodies supporting refugee and displaced children in Europe and the Middle East. To be eligible, projects must be innovative and therefore must not be an existing project unless it is entering a new phase of development. Priority will be given to projects that are sus...

9th September 2021


Audio Content Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Audio Content Fund has launched a new funding round. A total of £330,000 is available to fund independent producers making high quality, public service content for UK commercial and community radio. Supported by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the fund aims to support programming that is traditionally more difficult to support on a commercial basis (such as documentaries, comedy, drama, events). Applications can be for content in a variety of formats, but bids must co...

9th September 2021


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that are based in an area which is classified as falling in...

9th September 2021


Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Space Based Science Projects (UK)


Companies and research organisations are invited to apply for funding to develop technologies that could support the next generation of space science missions. The £375,000 Technology for Space Science fund will facilitate and encourage collaboration between industry and academia, and support new entrants to the space sector to support space-based astronomy, cosmology, solar system science and astrophysics. The deadline for applications is midday 23 September 2021 and organisations can b...

8th September 2021


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 25th October 2021....

8th September 2021


Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autumn Funding Round (England and Wales)


The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Autumn Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in ...

8th September 2021


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...

7th September 2021


Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Community Projects Tackling Climate Change (UK)


Ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow this November a new fund has been launched to support communities and schools across the UK take action on climate change. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to support community projects covering areas such as food, transport, energy, waste and consumption and the natural environment. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Together for Our Planet Fund. The closing d...

6th September 2021


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 27th September 2021. Grants will be awarded in November 2021....

6th September 2021


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


Grants of up to £7,500 are available to not for profit organisations to support projects that build the financial skills and capabilities of people going through life-changing transitions such as bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders and resettlement. The funding is being made available through the MSE Charity which gives grants to UK not for profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and ma...

6th September 2021


Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new projects; and satisfy basic needs. Groups that have carried ...

3rd September 2021


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 ...

3rd September 2021


Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow...

3rd September 2021


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


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

2nd September 2021


Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfill their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their community. Expressions of interest must be submitted ...

2nd September 2021


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK)


The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 29th November 2021. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful i...

2nd September 2021


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...

2nd September 2021


Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK)


Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The trust prefers to support charities whose income is ...

2nd September 2021


Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK)


The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the lead applicant being a school and the second partner being a STEM professional from academia or...

1st September 2021


Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration for the course and a proportion of the travel and su...

1st September 2021


Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the William and Jane Morris Fund. Applications can be su...

1st September 2021


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given fo...

1st September 2021


Funding for Outreach Activities that Engage Audiences with the Study of Hormones (UK)


The Society for Endocrinology is inviting applications that may be suitable as resources for their You and Your Hormones website, an online resource for the public and school children to learn about endocrinology. Full and Early Career Members of the Society for Endocrinology can apply for Public Engagement grants of up to £1,000 for activities which might include hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms such as quizzes, online videos and podcasts, and online website material to reinf...

31st August 2021


Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing through Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of around £3,000 to £4,000 to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers’ Marine Conservation Social Fund, will support three or four projects that will achieve marine conservation outcomes and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation, alongside social, heal...

30th August 2021


£600,000 Fund Launched to Support Space Sector (UK)


To help accelerate the development of a thriving, resilient and well-connected space ecosystem across the UK, the UK Space Agency is making grants of up to £100,000 available to local development bodies. The £600,000 Regional Space Development fund will support the space sector at a local level by supporting the recruitment of Space Cluster Development Managers and pump-priming activities that create jobs and growth. Local economic development bodies are encouraged to act as the lead applicant...

30th August 2021


Screwfix Foundation (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities. Applications are ...

30th August 2021


Greenhall Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK)


The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund will re-open for applications on 1st September 2021. The objectives of the fund is to improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Only the first 100 applications received will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration and they will meet in November 2019 to allocate the fun...

27th August 2021


Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK)


Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. To apply, organisations need to register with th...

27th August 2021


Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 18 & Over (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities which increase the communication skills of disadvantaged people aged 18 and over in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust to provide support for groups such women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers. To be eligible, the charities applying for fundin...

26th August 2021


Music Export Growth Scheme is Open for Applications (UK)


The Music Export Growth Scheme, which supports small and medium-sized independent record labels and music management companies to introduce UK music overseas has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to assist with marketing campaigns overseas. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have annual turnover of €50m or less and no more than 249 employees. Applications must include detailed campaign proposals showing how the grant would be invested in ef...

26th August 2021


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism. Previous grants a...

26th August 2021


Funding to Help Young People Volunteer in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, can apply for up to £500 for actions that directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. The funding is being made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. Applications must align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic. The deadline for applications is 8 pm on the 8pm on the 21st September 2021....

25th August 2021


Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK)


Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering, and aesthetics, including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside parks and open spaces. No maximum or minimum grant levels...

25th August 2021


Funding to Increase Support for Living Kidney Donation (UK)


NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a £100,000 fund to build support for living kidney donation, particularly amongst Black, Asian, Mixed Race and minority ethnic communities across the UK. The Living Kidney Transplant scheme will award grants of up to £15,000 to enable community, and faith and beliefs organisations to champion organ donation in a culturally relevant way. Funding will support innovative projects lasting either twelve- or eighteen-months which drive awareness of living donati...

24th August 2021


Funding to Support Activities & Events During Chemistry Week 2021 (UK)


Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) members, Teach Chemistry registered schools and RSC registered ChemSocs can apply for grants of up to £750 to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week in November 2021. The RSC’s Chemistry Week Grants 2021 will fund activities and events themed around and supporting the topic of 'Sustainability', and will enable RSC members and member networks to share their passion for chemistry within their local communities. Activity can also extend beyond or before...

23rd August 2021


Asda Foundation - Bringing Communities Back Together Grant Phase 2 (UK)


The Asda Foundation has launched phase 2 of its Bringing Communities Back Together Fund. The fund aims to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK. Through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; or hold a get-together event such as a welcome back party or com...

23rd August 2021


Grants of £500 to Encourage More People to Try BMX (UK)


To celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions and the success of Team GB BMX at the Olympics, Access Sport is offering BMX bike clubs grants of £500 to run open days that enable thousands of beginners to try out BMX across the UK. Funding will give clubs the opportunity to try to remove barriers to inclusion by opening their tracks up to the public or promoting the club to a new audience, particularly in deprived areas. Access Sport are also offering grants of £500 to inspire more girls to ...

20th August 2021


Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £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, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support creative and innovative approaches which have lasting ...

20th August 2021


Tesco Community Grants (UK)


The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by Tesco customers every three months, with grants awarde...

19th August 2021


Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK)


Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Needs small grants programme...

19th August 2021


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 ...

18th August 2021


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is open for applications. 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; the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism. The Trust makes grants to a range of organis...

18th August 2021


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...

18th August 2021


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK)


The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or accessibility. Eligible projects include small capita...

17th August 2021


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity. Applicatio...

17th August 2021


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...

17th August 2021


Applications Re-Open for the Co-op Community Fridge Fund (UK)


The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities. Donations are provided by local food businesses, producers, households and gardens, saving food from going to waste an...

16th August 2021


Community Ownership Fund (UK)


The UK government has announced that Round 2 of the new £150 million Community Ownership Fund is due to re-open for applications in December 2021. The fund is part of the UK Government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community and will make grants to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks and corner shops, etc. In the f...

16th August 2021


Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi, educational toys, tuition, etc; clothing and school...

16th August 2021


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...

16th August 2021


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


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 10th October 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...

16th August 2021


Funding to Help Tackle Barriers to Music Education (International – Outside of UK)


The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music is accepting applications for their International Sponsorship Fund 2022. The fund aims to help tackle barriers to music education. Grants of between £1,000 and £4,000 are available for projects which focus on musical tuition, training for teachers, music employment, social inclusion and psychological wellbeing. Eligible projects must benefit musicians outside the UK and Ireland and encourage progression in music learning through community act...

13th August 2021


Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK)


The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 for a single year or up to t...

12th August 2021


Funding to Support the Work of Small Charities (UK)


Charities supporting sick and disadvantaged people across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 from the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Ann Rylands Small Donations programme. Funding is intended to support projects of a humanitarian nature or supplement core funding, with priority given to organisations supporting the elderly, people with disabilities or living with serious illness, or those facing challenges with mental health, social exclusion, homelessness or other difficulties in ...

12th August 2021


Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22 Announced (UK)


Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering Women in Innovation Awards to at least twenty female entrepreneurs across the UK. The 2021/22 Awards aim to fund and support women with innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. Female founders, co-founders and senior decision makers within UK registered micro or SME businesses that have been operating for at least one year are eligible for an award of £50,000, and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and b...

10th August 2021


Funding to Bring Communities Together Through Food (UK)


The Soil Association has announced that not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for small grants of £150 to take part in Cook and Share Month, running from World Food Day 16th October - 16 November 2021. The aim of these events is to use the power of good food to connect people of all ages and from different backgrounds to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce experience of loneliness and social isolation. The fund is open to not for profit organisations t...

10th August 2021


Nationwide Building Society Launches Mutual Respect Fund for Grassroots Football (UK)


Grants of £1,000 are available to help fifty grassroots football teams across the UK continue to build mutual respect in their club and community. To apply, FA affiliated clubs and leagues including Disability Leagues, and FA Women's National League Clubs will need to demonstrate what they have done to increase mutual respect on or off the pitch, how they achieved it, and what impact the club had. The funding is being provided through the Nationwide Building Society’s Mutual Respect and gran...

9th August 2021


Funding to Open Career Opportunities for Young People in the Music Industry (UK)


Businesses, collectives and not-for-profits working in the music industries can apply for grants of £5,000 - £30,000 to help open up sustainable work opportunities and careers in music for people aged 18-25, particularly those who are underrepresented; and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent. This includes both musicians and those who want to work in wider industry roles. The funding is being made available through the Youth Music Network Incubator Fu...

9th August 2021


Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK)


Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks 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 planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection and supports, and other aids to establishment such as...

6th August 2021


Funding to Improve Mental Wellbeing through Arts & Comedy (UK)


Comic Relief, in partnership with Walkers, has launched a new fund to help improve peoples mental wellbeing through arts and comedy. The Smiles Fund will award funding of between £100,000 and £300,000 to between eight and twelve charities in the UK for proposals which use participation in the arts and comedy to challenge stigma and provide community based support for people who are experiencing emerging symptoms of poor mental wellbeing. Funding will support a mixture of project and core costs...

5th August 2021


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


To help the museum and gallery sector recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Art Fund has launched a new funding round of their Reimagine Grants Scheme. Small grants of between £5,000 and £15,000, and large grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 will be awarded to museums, galleries, historic houses, archives, libraries, agencies and festivals across the UK to help them as they reimagine their activities following the pandemic, and build expertise, capacity and connections within and outs...

5th August 2021


£2.6 Million Fund to Help Hong Kong Arrivals (UK)


The UK Government has made £2.6 million in funding available to help newly arrived families with Hong Kong British National (Overseas) status settle into communities and make the best start to rebuilding their lives. Community groups across the UK can bid for funding from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) grant schemes to support people through buddying schemes, help families to access services like registering for GPs or opening bank accounts, or find employment. £100,000 ...

5th August 2021


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 ...

5th August 2021


Funding to Support the Sustainability of Mental Health Organisations (England)


The Association of Mental Health Providers has launched a second round of funding to support the sustainability of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations delivering mental health and wellbeing services in England. The Mental Health Sustainability Fund will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support the capacity of organisations and improve their ability to adapt and deliver, both during and in the recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund will support organisations with...

4th August 2021


Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 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...

4th August 2021


Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK)


UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supporting young people in applying for jobs and towards ...

4th August 2021


Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline for applications is the 31st January 2022....

4th August 2021


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


UK charities and charitable organisations, including school Parent Teacher Associations, are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and the enhancement, conservation and preservation of art. The Finnis Scott Foundation will award funding to cover capital or revenue expenditure, with preference given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applications is t...

3rd August 2021


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is being made available through the War Memorials Trust an...

3rd August 2021


Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK)


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

2nd August 2021


Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International)


The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to support running and core costs as well as for medical e...

2nd August 2021


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...

2nd August 2021


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


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

2nd August 2021


Grants to Provide Immediate Help in Response to Unanticipated Environmental Issues (UK / International)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help environmental groups and organisations in the UK respond quickly to unexpected crises or opportunities with potentially significant environmental outcomes. The Environmental Funders Network’s Rapid Response Fund will support projects anywhere in the world that need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate, but the applicant organisation must be UK based. Applications are welcome for work on all enviro...

30th July 2021


Challenge to Fill the Skills Gap in the Power Electronics, Machines & Drives Industry (UK)


UK-registered organisations will be able to apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative projects that fill gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will award grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 for 3-month projects that deliver a clear game-changing intervention, which would the industry’s skills needs. The competition will be op...

29th July 2021


Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterways and oceans through support, for example practical k...

29th July 2021


The Centre for Social Justice Awards 2022 (UK)


The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is inviting nominations for its annual Awards to celebrate charities, social enterprises and profit with purpose companies who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty in the most deprived areas of the UK. Four winners (one each from four different income categories) will receive grants of £10,000 to help them scale their impact, and have their work showcased in front of hundreds of leading figures from across the country. Organisat...

28th July 2021


Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK)


The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The scheme provides seed corn grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 for individual researchers or collaborative research partnerships and networks across the UK to develop innov...

28th July 2021


Funding Call for Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation Competition (UK)


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new £19.5 million funding call to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies within the UK. The Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation 2.0 Competition will award funding for industry or academic-led projects in two lots: grants of up to £1 million for projects developing and piloting mid-stage CCUS innovation; and grants of up to £5 million for projects developing late...

27th July 2021


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


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 funding from Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund for projects which support children and communities in three areas: hunger, shelter, and nature. These ‘pillars’ represent the core elements of the organic clothing brand’s main mission statement. Projects in this round should focus on the ‘hunger pillar’, such as food banks,...

27th July 2021


Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable music programme and can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. The funding is being made availab...

27th July 2021


£50 Million Investment to Build & Improve Grassroots Football Pitches (UK)


The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK. The funding will be made available in 2022 to enable more people to access high-quality football pitches that can be used for football and other sports. The investment, which will prioritise disadvantaged communities, will aim to address health inequalities, encouraging children and young people to get more active while ensuring more people can enjoy football. The Football As...

26th July 2021


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


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

26th July 2021