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


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

29th April 2020


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


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

28th April 2020


UK Funding News


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


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

4th June 2020


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


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

4th June 2020


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 10th September 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational ...

4th June 2020


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


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

3rd June 2020


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


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

3rd June 2020


Agricultural Bursaries for Undergraduate Students (UK)


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

3rd June 2020


Covid Funding for Specialist Women's Organisations (UK)


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

2nd June 2020


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


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

2nd June 2020


Funding to Support Community Pubs Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England)


In response to the coronavirus, Power to Change has suspended all current funding programmes to focus on supporting community businesses affected by the crisis. The Trust has now made small grants of up to £2,000 available to support community pubs in England who have experienced a reduction in income due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The aim of the Fund is to help them to adjust their activities, and provide redesigned services and community support. Services provided by community pubs which m...

2nd June 2020


Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)


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

2nd June 2020


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


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

2nd June 2020


School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)


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

2nd June 2020


Grants to Support Infrastructure Organisations (England)


The Youth Futures Foundation aims to transform the lives of young people (aged 14 -24) by unlocking potential and addressing the root causes of youth unemployment. Key community-sector infrastructure organisations (with at least 20 organisations in their network, membership or movement) that demonstrate their ability to play a pivotal role in responding to rising youth unemployment can apply for funding to help build resilience in response to the significant income shortfalls due to the Covid...

1st June 2020


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


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

1st June 2020


Lloyds Bank Foundation Announces Changes to it Grant Making in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic (England and Wales)


The Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced changes to their grant making programmes in response to the Covid-19 crisis. These changes include fast tracking those organisations that have already made significant progress with their application. However, the Foundation will only fund projects for 12 months. These charities have also been able to access organisational development support as they made their applications. The foundation has also set aside £2 million to support its current grantees ...

1st June 2020


Power to Changes Launches C-19 Support Fund (England)


Power to Change, which is an independent Trust to support community businesses in England has announced the launch of its new Bright Ideas C-19 Support Fund is open for applications. The fund provides small grants with business development advice to current Bright Ideas grantees. Community businesses accepted on to the scheme will receive up to five days of business development support from a community business advisor and a grant of up to £5,000 unrestricted funds to support any changes that...

1st June 2020


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 26th June 2020. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustee...

1st June 2020


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


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

29th May 2020


The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK)


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

28th May 2020


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


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

28th May 2020


Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK)


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

28th May 2020


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


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

27th May 2020


Grants for Tree Planting (UK)


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

27th May 2020


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


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

27th May 2020


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


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

27th May 2020


COVID-19 Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services (England and Wales)


The Ministry of Justice (MOJ has secured £25 million as part of a £76 million government package of support to charities supporting vulnerable people including victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse. The extraordinary COVID-19 funding will be distributed through two separate funds, one through Police and Crime Commissioners and one through the national Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund. Separately from the funding MOJ will also provide an extra £3 million to PCCs specifically to fund...

26th May 2020


Coronavirus Community Support Fund Opens for Applications (England)


The Government’s new £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has opened for applications. The fund which is being administered through the National Lottery Community Fund has two key objectives. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis; and to reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden o...

26th May 2020


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


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

26th May 2020


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


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

26th May 2020


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


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

26th May 2020


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


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

26th May 2020


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


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

22nd May 2020


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


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

22nd May 2020


Care Home Support Package to Help Reduce Coronavirus Infections (England)


The UK Government has introduced £600 million of funding to tackle the spread of coronavirus in care homes. The Infection Control Fund will be allocated to local authorities to ensure that care homes can continue to take the necessary measures to prevent and stop the spread of the virus within their sites by restricting permanent and agency staff to working in only one care home wherever possible. Funding will be used to help providers pay for additional staff and/or maintain the normal wages o...

22nd May 2020


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


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

22nd May 2020


Tree Challenge Fund - Deadline Extended (England)


Community and volunteer groups as well as Town Councils and individuals can apply for a share of £10 million for small scale tree planting projects in cities and towns across England. Launched in May 2019, the Urban Tree Challenge Fund aims to support the planting of more than 130,000 trees in towns and cities. This announcement of round two opening follows the success of round one, which saw thirteen large scale projects from local authorities and large organisations awarded grants to plant ...

22nd May 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 first closing date will be at 9am on the 4th Jun...

21st May 2020


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


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

21st May 2020


Funding for Innovative Citizen Science Projects (UK)


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

21st May 2020


Grants for NEXT Employees with Children (UK)


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

21st May 2020


Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK)


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

21st May 2020


£37.3 Million Available for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (England)


Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England. Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants from the Family Fund for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys. £10 million of the total has been committ...

20th May 2020


Funding to Support Heritage Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (UK)


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

20th May 2020


Funding for International Development Projects (UK / International)


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

20th May 2020


Funding for Homelessness Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (England)


The UK Government has announced a £6 million Coronavirus (Covid19): Homelessness Response Fund to provide support for frontline homelessness and rough sleeping charitable organisations directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available to incorporated charitable frontline organisations to help alleviate the financial impact of Covid-19, and to enable them to provide new or adapted services to homeless and vulnerable people affected by the crisi...

19th May 2020


Funding to Support Dairy Farmers Through Coronavirus (England)


Dairy Farmers in England will be able to apply for government funding of up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the fund is to support those most in need due to a decrease in demand for their products as bars, restaurants and cafes have been forced to close. Eligible dairy farmers will be to entitled to funding which covers 70% of their lost income during April and May 2020 to ensure they can continue to operate and sustain production capacit...

19th May 2020


£1 Million Crowdfunding Support for Sports Clubs And Organisations (England)


Sport England has committed another £1 million to combating the impact of coronavirus by match funding money raised by sports clubs and community activity groups through the fundraising platform Crowdfunder. Through the ‘Active Together’ partnership with Crowdfunder Sport England are matching crowd funds of up to £10,000 raised by clubs and organisations hit by the coronavirus crisis. Clubs and organisations can sign up via the Crowdfunder website. They’ll then need to set their crowdfu...

18th May 2020


Biochemical Society - Outreach Grants Programme Deadline Extended (UK)


The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme deadline has been extended until the 24th September 2020. The original deadline was the 1st July 2020. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For pri...

18th May 2020


Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK)


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

18th May 2020


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


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

15th May 2020


Funding to Tackle Loneliness During the Coronavirus Outbreak (England)


Charities, and benevolent and philanthropic frontline organisations can apply for a share of £5 million of UK Government funding to help tackle loneliness during the period of social distancing. Through the Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 are available to help organisations to continue and adapt their work in helping vulnerable people affected by social isolation. Funding is available for services that can provide immediate, targeted relief such as fac...

15th May 2020


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


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

15th May 2020


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


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

15th May 2020


Funding Available for Zoo’s and Aquaruims (England)


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £14 million fund to support Zoos and Aquariums in England in response to financial losses incurred due to Covid-19. Establishments covered by the Zoo Licensing Act will be able to bid for grants of up to £100,000 through the Zoo Support Fund. The grant can be used to cover animal care costs that can not be lowered such as keepers’ wages, animal feed and bedding, veterinary care, electricity, and waste removal. In addit...

14th May 2020


Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales)


Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. The next clo...

14th May 2020


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


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

14th May 2020


Funding for Food Aid Charities (England)


Grants of up to £100,000 are available to frontline food aid charities that are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. This includes providing food for people that can not afford food or who have moved into temporary accommodation as a result of COVID-19, for example those who have left home due to domestic abuse, newly released prisoners, the newly homeless. The funding is being made available through the Department for Env...

13th May 2020


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


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

13th May 2020


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


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

13th May 2020


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


Small charities and constituted community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects. In response to the Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily...

13th May 2020


New £10 Million Fund for Domestic Abuse Charities (England)


The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a new £10 million fund for domestic violence charities to ensure that they can continue operating and keep bedspaces open for victims and their children fleeing from abuse during COVID-19 emergency. The Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund is part of a wider £76 million fund promised to domestic violence and abuse charities to support domestic abuse safe accommodation charities until the 30 S...

12th May 2020


Funding to Prepare Football Pitches for When Football Resumes (England and Wales)


Clubs and organisations can apply for a share of a new £9.6 million fund to help get their natural and artificial grass pitches ready for when Government advice allows football to start being played again. Two levels of funding are available through the Football Foundation’s Pitch Preparation Fund: grants of up to £1,500 are available to FA National League System Clubs, FA Women’s Pyramid clubs, and Welsh Premier League clubs; and grants of up to £5,000 are available to eligible affiliate...

12th May 2020


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


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

12th May 2020


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 - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Societ...

12th May 2020


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


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

12th May 2020


Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK)


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

12th May 2020


Movement for Good Awards Launched (UK & Ireland)


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

11th May 2020


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


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

11th May 2020


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


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

11th May 2020


Covid-19 Grant Round to Support Vulnerable Young People at Risk of Youth Violence (England and Wales)


Charities, social enterprises, for-profit companies and public sector agencies can apply for funding to a new £6.5 million fund to support and test work that supports vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence in England and Wales during the Covid-19 crisis. This can include the digital or virtual delivery of support programmes; and face-to-face activity that can be delivered whilst adhering to social distancing/stay at home guidelines. The funding has been made available through the ...

11th May 2020


Funding to Support Artists and Visual Art Freelancers Affected by Covid-19 (England & Ireland)


Funding of £1.5 million is available to all artists and visual arts freelancers in England and Northern Ireland who are experiencing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus crisis. The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund will provide hardship grants of between £1,500 and £2,500 per person to enable individuals, including those on short-term PAYE contracts, to survive financially while they explore other ways of sustaining themselves. Of the new fund, £1 million will be available to appli...

7th May 2020


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


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

7th May 2020


Covid-19 Support Package for the Electrical Waste Recycling Sector (UK)


The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Fund (WEEE Fund) has announced a £5.6 million Covid-19 support package to help the electrical waste recycling sector manage disruption caused by the crisis. The support package is aimed at electrical waste treatment centres and reuse organisations that have been forced to close or operate at a reduced service. Through the WEEE Support Grants and Loan Package, £5 million of interest free loans are available to electrical waste treatment facilities a...

7th May 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...

7th May 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...

6th May 2020


Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International)


Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the current funding round is the 10th September 2020....

6th May 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...

6th May 2020


Barclays' 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme (UK)


Barclays‘ Bank has announced the launch of its £10 million 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme. Through the 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme, Barclays' Bank are making 100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities working to support vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19, and the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis. The programme will focus on supporting charity partners who are meeting the immediate needs of people in their communities...

5th May 2020


Emergency Funding for Mental Health Services Affected by Coronavirus (England)


Emergency grants of up to £1,000 are available to user-led organisations and smaller unconstituted community groups in England which continue to provide mental health services and additional support during the coronavirus pandemic. Through the National Survivor User Network’s (NSUN) Covid-19 Fund, grants will be available to support community action, peer support, mutual aid, and other activities. This might include helping with costs such as moving support groups online, IT equipment, mobile...

5th May 2020


Funding to Support Community Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus (England)


In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Power to Change have launched a £12 million crisis support package to provide immediate and medium-term support for community businesses supporting the vulnerable and isolated in England. The emergency package includes £7 million in rescue funding, which offers grants of up to £25,000 to contribute to trading incomes losses incurred between April and June 2020. This will initially be available to current and previous Power to Change grantees, and to co...

5th May 2020


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


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

5th May 2020


Funding for Young People to Respond to the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


The Alec Dickson Trust his inviting applications of up to £1,000 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. Applications must also align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic, including safe-distancing and regular handwashing, and any other official governmental advice regarding COVID-19. Applicants should complete the short application f...

4th May 2020


T Level Capital Fund Opens for Applications - Deadline Extended (England)


The Government has announced that it is inviting existing T Level providers to apply to the T Level Capital Fund. The fund will be delivered in two parts. Eligible providers can bid for funding to refurbish existing buildings or create new spaces, while funding for specialist equipment such as digital and audio-visual kit, will be allocated to all providers in Spring next year. A total of £95 million will be available. The funding is available to organisations that are on the list of provide...

4th May 2020


Funding to Become Britain's First Fully Electric Bus Town - Deadline Extended (England – outside London)


Local authorities in England can now apply to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town. The winning area will receive up to £50 million to help pay for a brand-new fleet of electric buses, reducing emissions and cleaning up the air in their community. The £50 million fund is part of a total £170 million allocated to improve services and make bus journeys greener, easier and more reliable. The funding is available to English Local Authorities outside of London. The deadline for expression...

4th May 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...

4th May 2020


Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)


Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helen’s. The grants are made available ...

4th May 2020


Emergency Funding for Community Radio Stations Financially Affected by Covid-19 (UK)


Community radio stations that are facing severe financial difficulty and are at risk of closure due to the Covid-19 crisis can bid for grants to meet their urgent needs. The £400,000 Community Radio Fund administered by Ofcom will be redirected to provide emergency support for relevant stations to help meet their core costs. There is no limit to how much can be applied for but those who request smaller amounts are more likely to be awarded the full amount requested. Applicants must be community...

1st May 2020


Ministry of Defence Open Call for Innovation to Improve Defence and Security (UK)


The Ministry of Defence is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK. Proposals for the Defence and Security Accelerator programme will be accepted from the private sector, academia and individuals in the UK or overseas and is looking for concepts, products or services from a wide range of technology areas at varying stages of maturity. Applicants may submit proposals for defence or security although it is expected that some proposals will be relevant to both. Th...

1st May 2020


Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or social care, supporting foodbanks, increasing the num...

1st May 2020


Funding to Bring Communities Together Regardless of Faith or Race (England)


The Ministry of Housing has launched a £2 million Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme to support projects that bring communities together, regardless of faith or race. Charities and other established community organisations as well as consortiums can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 for projects lasting nine months The aim of the scheme is to support organisations that are working to bring different faith and ethnic groups together and to tackle religiously and racially ...

1st May 2020


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


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

1st May 2020


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Fermanagh & Omag, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Newry, Mourne & Down, West Lothian, North East Lincolnshire, Wakefield and Wolverhampton can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600; Infant and Junior schools up to £300;...

1st May 2020


Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust Hospice Fund - Open for Applications (UK)


The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has announced that it is accelerating its annual Hospice Fund programme, in recognition of the additional pressures many hospices are experiencing due to COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on normal activities. For 2020, the Trust has simplified the application process and amended its normal eligibility criteria. The available funding will be used to provide one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support hospices’ core costs. Applications will only be acc...

30th April 2020


Funding for Ideas that Address the Impacts of Covid-19 (UK)


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are inviting proposals from UK businesses for research projects and related data collection of up to eighteen months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The UKRI will support innovative proposals on any topics which gather critical data and resources quickly for future research use and which support the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential. Funding is for new ...

30th April 2020


Funding to Support Pet Rescue Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands)


Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount. Funding must have a direct impact on animal welfare...

30th April 2020


Technology Support for Children and Schools during Coronavirus (England)


The Department for Education has issued guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education for disadvantaged children and schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This will include digital devices such as laptops and tablets as well as internet access. Laptops and tablets will be provided for disadvantaged families, children and young people who do not currently have access to them. Internet access will be provide...

30th April 2020


The Latest Edition of the Grants 4 Schools Funding Alert Newsletter Now Available to Download


The Grants 4 Schools "Funding Alert Newsletter" is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants 4 Schools website and is circulated to our subscribers on a fortnightly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 18 pages of the latest funding news....

30th April 2020


Funding to Support Charities and not-for-profit Organisations responding to the Covid-19 Outbreak (UK)


UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations responding to the Covid-19 outbreak can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000. The Clothworkers’ Foundation’s Emergency Capital Programme will provide small capital grants to allow charities with an annual income of less than £2 million to purchase essential items in order to adapt or increase their services for beneficiaries outside the London area. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and at-risk groups ...

29th April 2020


Funding to Support Public Engagement with Environmental Science in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting proposals for public engagement with environmental science which understand, address or mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak. A total budget of £50,000 is available from the Covid-19 Public Engagement Grant, with individual grants of up to £10,000 being made available to research organisations. The aim of the fund is to help researchers find different and better ways of engagement, including data collection methods which can ...

29th April 2020


Emergency Funding to Help Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, Hope for the Young have launched a Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support vulnerable young refugees or asylum seekers up to 30 years of age who are in need of immediate financial support. Grants of up to £250 will be available for up to twelve weeks and will be allocated on a case by case basis to help relieve social isolation and financial hardship. Funding is available to help with costs such as purchasing food, medication and toiletries, and essential utili...

29th April 2020