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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


Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (London)


Grants of up to £4,000 are available to enable registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The John Lyon’s Charity’s Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current Government Guidelines for young people in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kens...

29th September 2020


Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available for small one-off projects lasting up to one year that promote the life-chances of children and young people through education and family support. State schools; Independent schools with charitable status; Local authorities; Exempt and Registered charities and national organisations with a track record and reputation of working to benefit children and young people can apply. The work must be carried out in one of the John Lyon’s Charity's nine boroughs of ...

28th September 2020


Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (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...

15th September 2020


New Emergency Funding Programme for Disabled People’s Organisations (London)


A new Covid-19 Emergency Fund is now open to applications from grassroots Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in London to help them respond to disabled people’s needs during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects lasting until the end of June 2021 will be funded to encourage independent living, reduce isolation, and improve income levels amongst Disabled People. The Disabled People’s Organisations – Covid 19 Emergency Fund will provide grants of £1,000 - £25,000 to pay for equipment, runn...

11th September 2020


Funding to Deliver More Affordable Homes (London)


Applications are invited for proposals for innovative ways to deliver more affordable homes in London. The Mayor of London’s Innovation Fund is seeking proposals from those using innovative ways to deliver more ‘genuinely affordable’ homes to Londoners on a similar level of affordability as London Affordable Rent, London Living Rent or London Shared Ownership. This is part of Homes for Londoners, which brings together the Mayor’s work to tackle the housing crisis. Projects should demonst...

9th September 2020


Walking and Cycling Grants London Opens for Applications (London)


Groundwork London has announced that applications for Walking and Cycling Grants will open from the beginning of September. Walking and Cycling Grants London is a programme which supports London’s diverse communities to walk and cycle more often and more safely. The programme, funded by Transport for London and administered by Groundwork London, offers grants to projects of up to £10,000 over a three-year period. Each organisation can submit up to 3 applications in one Walking and Cycling Gra...

4th September 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...

3rd September 2020


Bringing Communities together through Sport (London)


Not for profit organisations, informal groups and individuals can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for activities that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. The funding is being made available through the Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund and will support sporting activities as well as more informal exercise-based activity such as scoot e...

2nd September 2020


UK Funding News


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)


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

29th September 2020


Funding for Hospices Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK)


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

28th September 2020


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


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

28th September 2020


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


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

28th September 2020


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


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

25th September 2020


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


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

25th September 2020


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


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

25th September 2020


Funding to Improve the Lives of Young People (UK)


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

25th September 2020


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


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

24th September 2020


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


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

24th September 2020


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


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

24th September 2020


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


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

23rd September 2020


Funding for Innovative Projects that Support Transport Decarbonisation (UK)


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

23rd September 2020


Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK)


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

23rd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


Funding for Local Road Safety Pilots and Trials (UK)


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

21st September 2020


Emergency Funding for Homeless Organisations - Deadline Extended (UK)


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

21st September 2020


Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK)


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

21st September 2020


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


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

21st September 2020


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


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

21st September 2020


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


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

18th September 2020


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation to support community-based living for the disabled i...

18th September 2020


Funding to Help Charities and Social Enterprises Become More Sustainable (UK)


The Fore’s RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore and Trusts) has launched its second phase to help organisations as lock-down restrictions are eased. The RAFT Transition Fund will provide grants of up to £15,000 to small charities and social enterprises with an annual income below £500,000. Funding can be used for any purpose, including core costs, to enable grantees to strengthen their organisations, plan ahead, become more sustainable and refocus on the new needs of their beneficiaries. Organisa...

17th September 2020


GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards Deadline Extended (UK)


The 2021 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based health and wellbeing charities. The awards are designed to recognise innovation, success and achievements for existing community health work by providing mentoring and funding. Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Ten runners-up will receive £3,000. Award winners will also be offered high quality training and develop...

17th September 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 ...

17th September 2020


Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK)


Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds by challenging attitudes, values and ideol...

17th September 2020


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


Grants of up to £70,000 are available to address social isolation in specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach. The funding is available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Tackling Loneliness programme. Organisations eligible to apply include to Armed Forces units or bases, and charities and community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities. The programme seeks to target those wh...

16th September 2020


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through th...

16th September 2020


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...

15th September 2020


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...

15th September 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...

15th September 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 September 2020


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...

14th September 2020


Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland)


Interest-free loans are available for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play. The Take it Away Scheme works with music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument available, such as traditional instruments like violins, clarinets, guitars and pianos, contemporary equipment like synthesizers, drum machines and recording equipment, or musical accessories l...

11th September 2020


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


Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts will be able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £150,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can consist of multiple projects, and must cost no more ...

11th September 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...

11th September 2020


Emergency Funding for Small LGBTQ+ Organisations (UK)


Comic Relief has launched a funding scheme to address the additional needs of LGBTQ+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to support and strengthen LGBTQ+ organisations through the impacts of the crisis and beyond. Funding is available to local LGBTQ+ community-led grassroots organisations and groups across the UK that work with and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer + (LGBTQ+) communities. Different levels of funding are available through the...

10th September 2020


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 and the closing date for...

10th September 2020


Disabled People’s Organisations Secure £1.5 Million to Help with Impact of the Pandemic On Disabled People (UK)


Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for a share of a new £1.5 million emergency fund to help them respond to the COVID-19-related needs of disabled people. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available. Funding is being distributed to grassroots DPOs across the UK to try to ensure disabled people are less isolated, more independent and their voices are heard and reflected in recovery strategies. The £1.5 million funding...

9th September 2020


Scottish Power Foundation’s £1.2 Million Fund Open to Applications (UK)


Charities in the UK can now apply for a share of £2.1 million being made available by the Scottish Power Foundation. The Foundation supports projects which make a difference to the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded to twenty-one charities, all making a positive difference in education, arts and culture, citizenship, and environmental initiatives. Grants of between £35,00 and £200,000 will be made available by the Foundation which champions benev...

9th September 2020


Public Engagement Spark Awards Re-open for Applications (UK)


The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Public Engagement Spark Awards has re-opened for applications. Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools as well as scientists and engineers, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups, etc to deliver high-quality public engagement activities that focus on a topic within the Council’s remit. This can include astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear phys...

9th September 2020


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...

9th September 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...

9th September 2020


Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK)


Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges. Two levels of funding are available for projects that...

8th September 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 ...

8th September 2020


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 30th November 2020. 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...

8th September 2020


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Due to Re-open for Applications in September 2020 (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is due to re-open for applications on the 21st September 2020.  Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. 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 ...

8th September 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 December 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 a...

8th September 2020


Women in Innovation Awards Opens for Applications (UK)


Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering ten Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The 2020-21 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 business supp...

7th September 2020


Funding to Improve Online Digital Presence for Small Charities (UK)


UK charities can apply for funding of up to £2,500 to help them improve their online digital presence. The funding is available to charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year to support hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover. Funding will help organisations to build websites and apps, digitise services, and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects which focus on environmental protection or climate change mitigation, hum...

7th September 2020


Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK)


The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activity. For example, an application might involve a univ...

7th September 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 30th November 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000. The funding is being made available through the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable Futur...

7th September 2020


Tesco Bags of Help Scheme Focusing Support on Children and Young People (UK)


At the end of September the Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund will close and in its place during October, November and December Tesco will be providing grants of £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people. Grants of £1,000 will be awarded to charities, voluntary or community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers for projects which help them support mental health, outdoor activities, educa...

4th September 2020


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


The Health Foundation has launched a new Covid-19 Research Programme offering funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 for projects seeking to understand the impact of Covid-19 in the UK. The programme is an open award programme, available to suitable qualified and experienced research teams from a broad range of disciplines based in the UK. Priority will be given to projects that explore how health and social care service delivery has changed in light of COVID-19, and the impact of Covid-19 o...

4th September 2020


London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK)


Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are four application rounds each year and the next closin...

4th September 2020


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 between £1,000 and £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 wh...

4th September 2020


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 fulfil 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 v...

3rd September 2020


Funding to Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Positive Pathways programme has reopened for applications for projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans by getting them out and active. Armed-Forces-supporting charities or CIC’s can apply for grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans which have a clearly identified activity for veterans to take part in, and should come under one of four themes: sports; arts and culture; getting outside; and heritage. Applications are e...

3rd September 2020


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


Grants of up to £5,000 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 the growing awareness that these communities are being disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The funding is available to UK registered charities th...

3rd September 2020


Funding for Data Analytics Projects to Help the Social Care Sector Respond to Covid-19 (UK)


The Health Foundation has launched a new £300,000 funding programme for projects which demonstrate how data analytics can be used to improve social care and help the social care sector respond to COVID-19 and its aftermath. Through the Strengthening Social Care Analytics programme, funding of up to £60,000 will be available to support up to five projects across the UK that can present the effective use of data in improving outcomes for vulnerable people and building a resilient, safe workforce...

2nd September 2020


New Fund Launched to Support LGBT Communities Affected by Covid-19 (UK)


A new £350,000 funding scheme has been launched to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is available to any UK based non-profit groups, organisations or projects that work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) people. The funding is being made available through the LGBT+ Futures Grant Programme and is...

1st September 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...

1st September 2020


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opned for applications. The MSE charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for projects that aim to make people living with 'Long Term Challenges’ become more financially capable. The focus of this funding ground will be on "Building and Developing Resillience" in particular: m...

1st September 2020


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...

1st September 2020


Broadband for Rural Communities (UK)


Businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Two or more businesses applying together can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections. Vouchers are offered as part of the Governm...

28th August 2020


National Emergencies Trust Announces First New Charity Partners to Enhance Support for At Risk Groups (UK)


The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has announced plans to distribute £12 million from its Coronavirus Appeal to a range of charity partnerships offering support to some of the UK’s most at risk groups. Just over £2 million of funding will be distributed in a first wave to Disability Action NI and LGBT+ Consortium to support these disproportionately impacted groups which the NET believes may not have received adequate support through the pandemic. Funding will support helpline services and ...

27th August 2020


Funding to Support Disabled Children and Children with Life Limiting Conditions During the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the True Colours Trust has adapted its small grants scheme for the next funding round. Through the Small Grants UK Covid-19 Support programme, funding of up to £5,000 will now be available to help smaller charities to adapt their services to enable them to continue or resume supporting disabled children, children with life limiting conditions and their families during the pandemic. This might include normal running costs of programmes which are resuming, or adapt...

27th August 2020


Independent Age Grants Fund (UK)


Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people, has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus. The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round Independent Age will make £500,000 available. Charities working with older people will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The closing date for the final round of applications...

27th August 2020


£200 Million Fund to Transform Water and Wastewater Services (England and Wales)


Ofwat has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to encourage innovations that will transform water and wastewater services in England and Wales. The fund can be accessed directly by the seventeen larger water and wastewater companies, and small water ‘new entrant’ sewerage companies through two types of competition during 2020-25: a £2 million ‘Innovation in Water Challenge’ for small projects up to £250,000. The first rounds will open for entries in January 2021; and a £40 mill...

26th August 2020


Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK)


Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March 2021....

26th August 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...

26th August 2020


Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund Closing Date Announced (UK)


Tesco’s Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund will be closing to applications on the 18th September 2020. The short-term fund is open to registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish, Town and community councils, social enterprises, local authorities and social housing organisations across the UK. Grants of £500 are available to organisations that support vulnerable groups whose demand for services has been increased or disrupted, or which need t...

25th August 2020


The British Film Institute Audience Fund (UK)


UK-based organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development activities (such as film distributors, cinemas, and film festivals) can apply for grants to increase the choice and engagement of audiences aged primarily between 16 and 30. The funding is being made available through the British Film Institute Audience Fund – Projects awards and it is expected that most awards will be in the region of £20,000 to £50,000 with a limit of £200,000. The Project a...

25th August 2020


Music for All Extends Application Deadline to 1st November 2020 (UK)


Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding 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. Grants of up to £2,500 are available. The funding is being made ...

24th August 2020


Comic Relief Extends Deadline for Change Makers Programme (UK)


In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Comic Relief has launched 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 is 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 will be...

21st August 2020


Funding to Support Commonwealth Civil Society Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (The Commonwealth)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth Foundation is launching a special call for proposals to enable quicker and more efficient support to be delivered to Commonwealth civil society organisations. Through the Special Grants Call: Covid-19, awards of between £10,000 and £30,000 will be made available to registered, not-for-profit civil society organisations from all Commonwealth Member States to support national initiatives that engage constructively with government to strength...

20th August 2020


Funding to Support Older People Hardest Hit by the Coronavirus (UK)


Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus. Independent Age’s £760,000 Grant Fund will give priority to organisations working with older people who have additional needs, and those in danger of being forgotten. Funding should be used to continue to keep these vital services running, providing advice, support, opportunities, and practical help. Organisations must have an annual income of le...

19th August 2020


Funding to Help Musicians Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


Grants of £3,000 are available to help professional musicians aged 18 and over with no significant backing, who are finding their health, and performance and teaching commitments affected by the Coronavirus. The Covid-19 round of Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to help musicians adapt and sustain their music through specific projects or activities during this period of isolation. This m...

19th August 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...

18th August 2020


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 4th September 2020. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices. Applicants need to deta...

18th August 2020


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


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

18th August 2020


Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK)


Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase or upgrade musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £1,500. The Funding, which is being made available through the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation, has to date awarded grants to over 7,000 schools, individual students and teachers to improve their access to music. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The fun...

17th August 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 the next deadlin...

17th August 2020


Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK)


Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable. The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At the end of the process the organisation should be able...

14th August 2020


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


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 19th October 2020. 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 ga...

14th August 2020


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 ...

13th August 2020


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 2021....

13th August 2020


Volant Trust Announces Launch of 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...

12th August 2020


Theatre Reopening Fund (UK)


The UK Theatres Trust has announced that in response to the Coronavirus, they have repurposed the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (Theatre Reopening Fund) to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing measures. Through the scheme, grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The closing date for application...

11th August 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...

11th August 2020


Grants of up to £1 Million Available for the Recovery of Foundation Industries (UK)


UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries such as cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and bulk chemicals. Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through Innovate UK to invest in innovative research and development projects that address resource or energy efficiency of foundation industries. UK businesses of any size and research and technology organisations can app...

10th August 2020


Zoo Animals Fund Opens for Applications (England)


The new fund will provide funding of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund also offers grants to support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially close, and is open to those zoos which have already received support through the £14 million Zoo Support Fund. The Zoo Animals Fund will remain open for applications u...

10th August 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;...

10th August 2020


Common Call Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK based organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black for actions that have a positive impact on deprived communities and are providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financially. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call Covid Fund and is specifically aimed at supporting Black-led social enterpris...

7th August 2020