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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...

14th January 2020


UK Funding News


People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain)


The People's Postcode Trust's Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. People's Postcode Trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain under the themes: Promoting human rights; Combatting discrimination; and Preventing poverty. Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales). Small organisations and community groups that are not formally registered as a charity can apply for up to £2,000. The closing date for stage 1 applications is th...

21st January 2020


Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales)


Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities, CIOs and SCIOs can apply for grants up to £20,000. Other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcod...

21st January 2020


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


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

21st January 2020


Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (UK / Northern Ireland)


The Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme has re-opened for applications.  Grants will be awarded within each of the UK’s 12 regions throughout the year. The first regional grant scheme will open in Northern Ireland on the 24th January 2020. Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations will be able to apply for up to £10,000 for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants are awarded to innovative ...

20th January 2020


Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK)


The Ministry of Defence offers grants of up to £10,000 to help Communities to organise Armed Forces Day events. Armed Forces Day will be on the 27th June 2020. The grant will pay for up to £50% of the cost of the event. The remainder will need to be raised by the community. The funding can be used to pay for road closures required to hold an event, including to allow for parades and marches; decorations, flags and banners; newspaper and radio advertisements to promote the event; marshallin...

20th January 2020


Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK)


The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 5th March 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site; the proj...

20th January 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...

20th January 2020


Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK)


From the 1st February 2020, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies with an annual income of under £100,000 will be able to apply for grants of £500 to £1,000 towards a playscheme that runs for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days during the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Projects supported will also be expected to make good use of volunte...

17th January 2020


Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK)


From the 1st May 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. The fu...

17th January 2020


Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK)


Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. The funding is being made available through the Community Sh...

17th January 2020


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 2020. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Tru...

17th January 2020


Funding for Projects that Help Young People Succeed in Adulthood (UK)


A new fund has been launched to help young people aged 11-25 to succeed in adulthood. Grants of between £100,000 and £200,000 are available for projects that for example provide holistic support through mentoring or coaching and build life skills or improve young people’s ability to gain sustainable employment. The funding is being provided through the Comic Relief Future Lookin' Good Youth (Safe Place To Be) programme. Comic Relief want to make sure that young people are at the heart o...

16th January 2020


Funding for Areas Least Engaged in Arts and Culture (England)


Grants of up to £2million are available to areas that have been identified as being least engaged in the Arts and Culture in England. The funding is being made available through the Arts Council England which will be allocating at least £39 million through the second funding round of the Creative People and Places Fund. Projects eligible to apply must be led by consortia of organisations and must include community groups and/or grass-roots organisations as well as cultural organisations such...

16th January 2020


Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2020 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland)


Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Tesco’s Bags of Help programme and can cover a broad range of projects and can be used: to purchase sports kit, litter pickers, camping equipment; improvements to buildings; the development of outdoor space such as a play area or woodland; running a community event or supporting seasonal activities. A...

16th January 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 £2,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Societ...

16th January 2020


British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK)


The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the grant may be used as part-funding for larger projects...

15th January 2020


The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland)


Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2020 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for individual choristers having places at recognised c...

15th January 2020


Funding for Music and Arts Projects for People with Disabilities (UK)


From the 1st February 2020 grants of up to £1,000 will be available to projects that improve access to Music and the Arts for people with physical, learning and mental health disabilities. To be eligible applicants need to be registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1 million. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and the closing date for applications will be the 28th February 2020....

14th January 2020


Funding for Projects Supporting Young People (England and Wales)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities in England and Wales working with young people aged 0-25. The funding is available for projects that lead to employment, accreditation, further education, training and integration. The funding is being made available through the Joanies Fund and is administered by Herefordshire Community Foundation. The funding is available for running costs, both project and core costs, and capital costs. The next closing date for applications is the...

14th January 2020


Power to Change Institute Invites Research Proposals (England)


The Power to Change Research Institute is inviting expressions of interest for high-quality research projects on volunteering in the community business sector in England. The Institute is inviting applications from those who understand the needs of community businesses best, be they: community businesses themselves; organisations that represent or support them; academics; research organisations or think-tanks. The Institute are particularly interested in partnership bids between researchers and ...

13th January 2020


Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK)


Individuals of school age, teachers and schools can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers, and help children afford a classical music education, no matter what their financial background. Decca, the biggest classical record label in the UK is supporting the launch of the new Universal Music UK Sound Foundation bursary – the ...

13th January 2020


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 3rd February 2020. The 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. During this funding rounds grants are available for projects that focus on building the financial capabilities of people living with dementia; autism; learning difficulties; disabilities; caring responsibilities; mental illness...

13th January 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...

13th January 2020


Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK)


Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services. This can include (but is not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by health or social care professionals o...

13th January 2020


Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK)


The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or laboratory scientists as a key part of the activity and a...

10th January 2020


The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (UK)


The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that the next round of the Collections Fund is now open for applications. Run by the Museums Association (MA) and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the fund awards grants to projects that bring Museum collections closer to people. Grants of up to £90,000 over two years are available to Museums for ideas that make a strong link between the collection, the people the organisation wants to work with and the activities and context of the org...

10th January 2020


Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (Manchester, London, Bristol, Oxford)


Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play outdoor sport. Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainability, for example, marketing and finance expertise. Applications...

10th January 2020


Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands)


Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support the most vulnerable migrants as well as empower migrant...

10th January 2020


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


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

9th January 2020


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is being made through the Wolfson F...

9th January 2020


Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK)


Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) licensed coach or course fees for official LTA dev...

9th January 2020


Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK)


Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to reach young people online; etc. There is ...

9th January 2020


Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England)


Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply to a £3.7 million loan fund to enhance their social impact. Repayable finance of between £25,000 and £150,000 is available. The Fund will pioneer the use of financial incentives to help organisations achieve their social impact targets. Organisations will be able to get a reduction in the headline interest rate for loans with terms between two and five years by successfully evidencing that they have achieved their social impact go...

9th January 2020


Music Export Growth Scheme is Open for Applications (UK)


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

8th January 2020


Funding of up to £10,000 Available for Business Start Ups (UK)


From the 13th January 2020 funding and support will be available to business start-ups who want to create a product or business using location or property data. Grants of up to £10,000 will be available alongside a range of support which includes access to mentors, workspace, product development support, marketing and PR support, professional and personal development and access to a range of open and proprietary datasets. The Geovation Accelerator programme is a partnership between the Ordnance...

8th January 2020


Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK)


Grants of up to £25,000 are now available to churches and Christian organisations to help them connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their area. Support is available for projects that focus on improving the lives of young people (aged 0-18) and encouraging church growth as young people discover faith for themselves and begin to play an active part in church communities. Examples of the types of items that can be funded include musical instruments for a ...

8th January 2020


Grants of up to £5,000 for Palliative Care in Africa (UK / International)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of palliative care across Africa and in particular to items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. The funding is being made available through the True Colour Trust Small Grants programme for Africa and priority is given to equipment for patients; palliative care for children and young people; palliative care medicines; capital improvement costs; increasing access to palliative c...

8th January 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 grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and 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 the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better under...

8th January 2020


Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales)


Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years; and grants of...

7th January 2020


Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales)


Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £15,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and large grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to charities with an annual income of...

7th January 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...

7th January 2020


Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK)


Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a tur...

7th January 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 ...

6th January 2020


New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK)


The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development is inviting schools to apply for a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or grants of up to £3,000 for a one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including training for teachers and supply cover, reciprocal vi...

6th January 2020


Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening. Funding could cover, for example, site preparation (including hire of small mechanical tools suc...

3rd January 2020


Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)


Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 10th February 2020 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Momentum Fund and pri...

3rd January 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 ...

3rd January 2020


Government Announces New £1.5 Million Fund to Save the Pub (England)


The government has announced a new £1.5 million fund to support community pubs. The funding will help an estimated 100 new groups to take ownership of and save their local pub or support their essential community services based in pubs in rural and remote areas. The £1.15 million fund will support community pubs through two key programmes. £650,000 will be allocated to the More Than a Pub programme which provides small grants and specialist advice for community groups at the start of their ...

2nd January 2020


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th March 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....

2nd January 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 29th May 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 trustees...

24th December 2019


Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England)


The Government is making £3 million available to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country. Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms. The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The remaining funding comes from a combination of charity reserves, fundraising, local authority fu...

24th December 2019


Funding for Leadership and Management Training within the Heritage Sector (UK)


£2 Million of funding is available for not for profit organisations or partnerships to support those working with heritage to build their skills in organisational leadership and management. The funding will be used to deliver programmes of training and development to support heritage organisations across the UK to develop their business skills. This would include for example governance; business planning; financial planning and management; strategic leadership; enterprise development; and fundr...

23rd December 2019


Funding for Enterprise Training within the Heritage Sector (UK)


Funding of up to £1 million is available for an organisation or partnership to support those working with heritage to develop their enterprise skills. The funding will be used to deliver a UK-wide programme of training and development to support heritage organisations in developing their enterprise and social entrepreneurship skills. This funding is being made available through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is part of a total £3m investment which also includes funding for business ...

23rd December 2019


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Due to Open for Applications (UK)


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund has open soon. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to funding could help move forward their career. To be eligible for supp...

23rd December 2019


The Cruach Trust (UK)


The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support of up to £1,500 for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th September 2020. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have included grants for gardens, wildlife...

20th December 2019


Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available to AIM members that are either registered charities or...

20th December 2019


Funding for Biology Science Festivals (UK)


Individuals and organisations who wish to hold a one day biology science festival can apply for grants of up to £500. The aim is to support the celebration of life sciences and to engage the public and families with an array of outreach activities that cover a large range of bioscience topics. 10 grants will be available to run events between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020. The Big Biology Day grants have been made available by the Royal Society of Biology to mark it’s 10th anniver...

19th December 2019


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 29th February 2020. The 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...

18th December 2019


Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England)


Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature ...

18th December 2019


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...

18th December 2019


Finnis Scott Foundation (UK)


Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 20th March 2020 for the next trustees meeting of the Finnis Scott Foundation....

17th December 2019


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


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

17th December 2019


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...

17th December 2019


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


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

17th December 2019


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 ...

17th December 2019


UPP Foundation and Carnegie UK Trust Launch the Civic University Network Competition (UK)


UPP Foundation and Carnegie UK Trust are jointly launching the Civic University Network competition. The competition – open to universities, charities and sector bodies – will determine which institution will be granted £75,000 seed funding to host the new Civic University Network. The Network will provide an opportunity to further showcase best practice of universities’ civic activity and to support the growing Civic University Agreements movement. Eligible organisations who can apply ...

16th December 2019


Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK)


Over three years the Ecosurety Exploration Fund will invest £1million in projects that can reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment through innovation or research in the UK. The Fund are looking to support ideas up to £150,000 that will go on to make a bigger impact beyond the initially funded project - especially those that may ordinarily struggle to get off the ground. The £1 million fund will be spread over three years and the ap...

16th December 2019


Football Stadia Improvement Fund (England and Wales)


Funding of £6.5million is available annually to provide financial assistance towards a wide range of stadia projects, including the construction of new stands, installation of floodlights, turnstiles, or even relocating to an entirely new ground. Capital grants are available to clubs from the EFL, National League, Women’s FA National League and Welsh Premier League down to the lower levels of the FA National League System. to improve safety at their stadia and to enable them to satisfy The F...

16th December 2019


Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK)


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

16th December 2019


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


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme will re-open for applications in early 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 are based in an area...

16th December 2019


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children i...

13th December 2019


Arts Council/ V&A Purchase Grant Fund (England)


The Arts Council England has announced that the V&A Purchase Fund has been renewed until 2022. Accredited museums, specialist libraries and record repositories accredited under the Archive Service Accreditation Scheme can now apply for a share of the £724,000 of funding available this year. The fund enables regional museums and cultural organisations to strengthen the quality, relevance and standard of their permanent collections and supports the purchase of a wide range of material for the per...

13th December 2019


Arts Impact Fund (England)


Arts Council England has announced that loans of between £150,000 and £600,000 are available to entrepreneurial arts and cultural organisations. The aim of the loans isto increase the resilience of art and culture in England. The loans can be used, among other things, to acquire new assets, improve built infrastructure, develop new ventures or scale up existing revenue streams. The Arts Impact Fund is created and funded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Ne...

13th December 2019


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 23rd March 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 inst...

12th December 2019


Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK)


The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi), which aims to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce, has announced that it will launch a new call for proposals through its VocTech Seed fund on the 21st January 2020. VocTech Seed offers grants of up to £50,000 for innovative ideas that use digital technology for vocational learning. As the name suggests, VocTech Seed is intended to support innovative and creative projects at a relatively early stage of development. Ufi is particularly keen to su...

11th December 2019


Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England)


Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. This is a rolling programme and applications can be submitted ...

11th December 2019


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 23rd March 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable 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 Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable ...

11th December 2019


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. The next deadline for applications is 12 noon on...

10th December 2019


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 23rd March 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 by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their rights...

10th December 2019


Lloyds Bank Foundation Relaunches Grants Programme (England & Wales)


Charities in England and Wales with an income of between £25,000 and £1million that are tackling complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse can now apply for core funding grants worth up to £100,000. The funding is part of the Lloyds Bank Foundations relaunched grants programme which now has a simpler and more flexible approach. Grants are available of up to £100,000 and are available over three years (with the possibility of continuing to six years) and can...

9th December 2019


Funding for Rural Business Start Ups (UK)


A share of £5000 of funding is available for UK citizens over the age of 18 who are starting a new business in a rural area. To be eligible individuals must be able to demonstrate how the business will support rural communities, the countryside or rural sustainability. The Rural Start-up Fund has been made available by a partnership between Forest Holidays and The Prince’s Countryside Fund and the available funding will be awarded to one winning business or shared between a number of rural st...

9th December 2019


National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. The Foundation Grant Programme can award grants of up to £10,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works costing up to £10,000 and will cover no more than 50% of costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but p...

9th December 2019


Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK)


Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters or multidisc...

9th December 2019


Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England)


Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 to cover capital and revenue costs for projects that help more people regardless of age, background or ability, to play more sport or to be more active more often. The focus of the Grants Programme is on adults and young people aged 14 or over. Projects working...

9th December 2019


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...

6th December 2019


Funding for Research and 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;...

6th December 2019


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


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

6th December 2019


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...

6th December 2019


Funding to Support Refugee Education for Children Affected by the Syria Crisis (UK / International)


The Al Madad Foundation has announced that it has launched a new funding round under its Education Grant Scheme. Up to £250,000 is available to support Innovative Solutions within Refugee Education in the Middle East affecting children as a result of the Syrian crisis. The fund is open to UK based organisations operating within the Middle East for innovative projects that make education safe and accessible for refugees; improve the quality of education provided to refugees; and build a strong...

5th December 2019


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 March 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 and ...

5th December 2019


Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales)


The Warm Homes Fund has re-opened for applications. The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million grant scheme funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Fund provides capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This funding round is open to private sector bids and is split in to...

4th December 2019


Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales)


Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful with those located near to a Greggs shop most likely to receive awards. The funding is being made available through the Greggs Foundation Local Communi...

4th December 2019


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 December 2019


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...

3rd December 2019


Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England)


Groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for grants through the Neighbourhood Planning grant scheme. The scheme provides three types of grants. Basic grant funding of up to £9,000 to undertake a neighbourhood plan; additional grant funding of up to £8,000 for those groups meeting specific criteria and grants of up to £10,000 for groups that wish to evaluate the case for bringing forward affordable housing for sale by undertaking housin...

3rd December 2019


The British Film Institute Vision Awards (UK)


The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced that its Vision Awards scheme is currently open for applications. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to the UK film sector, supporting producers to create slates of new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voices. In order to apply, producers need to have made one distributed feature film or TV series, and no more than three. All applicants need to have a demonstrable ability to drive a project through development to prod...

2nd December 2019


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK)


Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity and the closing date for applications is the end of February 2020....

2nd December 2019


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...

29th November 2019


Armed Forces Day Funding (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available for events that are organised within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June 2020 (20th June 2020 – 5th July 2020). To be eligible events must have “Armed Forces” in the title, be relevant to today’s serving armed forces, have free access to members of the armed forces family, and must not be centred around fundraising or recruitment. Grants can be used to pay for road closures, decorations, flags and banners, newspaper and radio adve...

29th November 2019


Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)


The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme is due to open for applications on the 16th January 2020. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and...

28th November 2019