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Relief Fund and Volunteer Scheme to Support Vulnerable People Affected by Covid-19 (East Midlands)


East Midlands Airport has opened phase 2 of its Covid-19 Relief Fund for charities and local voluntary and community groups which are helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of up to £1,000 and / or voluntary help from airport staff to allow organisations to continue to deliver much-needed support. The Fund has already helped foodbanks with the purchase of over 41,000 essential items that were in ‘high demand, groups making scrubs for th...

21st August 2020


East Midlands Academic Health Science Network - Patient and Public Involvement Fund (East Midlands)


The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) have launched their annual patient and public involvement fund, offering 15 awards of £1,000 to successful organisations and groups in the region. This funding is aimed at East Midlands health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. EMAHSN welcome applications that encourage patient and citizen involvement in health and care innov...

18th August 2020


Funding for Projects to Reduce Violence (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)


Grassroots community groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to reengage and support vulnerable young people as part of the COVID19 recovery effort with a view to preventing a variety of negative outcomes, including preventing public place violence. Applications should focus on one or more of the following types of prevention. Work with young people and/or communities to prevent violence from occurring in the first place; intervening early where...

17th August 2020


Funding to Help Small Businesses Recover from the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Leicestershire)


Leicestershire County Council has launched a £750,000 fund to help rural businesses and independent retail businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund small businesses from every sector within the county with fifty employees or less can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help them survive the downturn by, for instance, developing online sales and diversifying into new product areas. The scheme will provide 5...

30th July 2020


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...

7th July 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


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


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

25th September 2020


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


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

25th September 2020


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


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

25th September 2020


Funding to Improve the Lives of Young People (UK)


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

25th September 2020


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


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

24th September 2020


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


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

24th September 2020


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


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

24th September 2020


New Fund to Support Community Businesses Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England)


Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching a new £5 million package of support to enable community businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their businesses so they can remain financially viable and best serve their local communities during the pandemic’s ‘new normal’. The Community Business Renewal scheme is the second part of Power to Change’s £12million response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2...

23rd September 2020


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


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

23rd September 2020


Funding for Innovative Projects that Support Transport Decarbonisation (UK)


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

23rd September 2020


Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK)


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

23rd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


Funding for Local Road Safety Pilots and Trials (UK)


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

21st September 2020


Emergency Funding for Homeless Organisations - Deadline Extended (UK)


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

21st September 2020


Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK)


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

21st September 2020


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


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

21st September 2020


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


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

21st September 2020


New Grants for Businesses Affected by Local Lockdowns (England)


Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local Covid-19 lockdowns or targeted restrictions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks. Payments will be triggered by a national decision to close businesses in a high incidence area. The largest businesses will receive £1,500 every three weeks they are required to close. Smaller businesses that have an annual rent or mortgage bill below £51,000, and pay less business rates will receive £1,000. Each n...

18th September 2020


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


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

18th September 2020


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


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

18th September 2020


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


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

17th September 2020


GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards Deadline Extended (UK)


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

17th September 2020


Community Shares Booster Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England)


Funding is once again available from the £3 million Community Shares Booster programme which is being managed by Power to Change. This is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England. The programme provides existing community businesses that are either planning to make or have recently launched community shares offers with match funding of up to £100,000 in equity investment made on equal terms with other community shareholders. Development grants...

17th September 2020


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


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

17th September 2020


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


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

17th September 2020


Music Education Hub Development Fund (England)


The Youth Music Network has launched round 2 of the Music Education Hub (MEH) Development fund. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to partnerships of at least three Music Education Hub lead organisations such as local authorities, schools, other hubs, art organisations, community or voluntary organisations. Round two of the fund is an opportunity to respond to the life-shaping events of 2020 by encouraging Hubs to work together to adapt their practice and put the inclusion of young people i...

16th September 2020


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


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

16th September 2020


Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity has been helping schools across Great Britain since 2017...

16th September 2020


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)


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

16th September 2020


Government Launches Green Recovery Challenge Fund (England)


The Government has launched the £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund, in a bid to support thousands of jobs across the UK. This could include ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in environmental organisations. The fund also aims to support suppliers in areas such as agricultural engineering, horticulture, and equipment and seed supply. Environmental charities and their partners can now apply for grants worth between £50,000 and £5 million from the new fund i...

15th September 2020


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 ...

15th September 2020


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


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

15th September 2020


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


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

15th September 2020


Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK)


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

15th September 2020


Round 3 of the Social Enterprise Support Fund Opens for Applications (England)


Social Enterprises affected by the Coronavirus pandemic can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 through the Social Enterprise Support Fund. To be eligible for support social enterprises must have been incorporated for at least a year and most of their beneficiaries need to be in England. In addition, the social enterprise’s annual income must have been between £25,000 and £1.5 million before COVID-19, and financially stable. The funding is being made available through Round 3 ...

14th September 2020


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


Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £15,000 for projects lasting up to three years that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life small grants programme. The Foundation also offers funding on average of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to thre...

14th September 2020


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


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

14th September 2020


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales)


Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. The next cl...

14th September 2020


Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


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

14th September 2020


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


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

11th September 2020


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


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

11th September 2020


Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK)


The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last twelve months and whose employment has come to an end...

11th September 2020


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


Charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundations Early Years Opportunities Grant scheme. The Foundation operates two funding streams. Small grants of between £500 and £5,000 per year for up to 3 years and large grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to 3 years. The next funding round for small grants will open on the 1st of Oc...

11th September 2020


Emergency Funding for Small LGBTQ+ Organisations (UK)


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

10th September 2020


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


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

10th September 2020


Funding to Address Digital Exclusion in Response to Coronavirus (England, excluding London)


The UK Government has announced a new £5 million funding opportunity which aims to address two of the main access issues associated with digital exclusion in response to coronavirus - physical access to the internet, and the issue of data poverty. Organisations across England (excluding London) can apply for funding to deliver short-term activity to existing European Social Fund (ESF) participants as an add-on to the ESF support they are currently receiving. Projects will obtain and loan approp...

9th September 2020


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


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

9th September 2020


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


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

9th September 2020


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


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

9th September 2020


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


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

9th September 2020


The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK)


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

9th September 2020


Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK)


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

8th September 2020


Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK)


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

8th September 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK)


The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 30th November 2020. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful i...

8th September 2020


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


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is due to re-open for applications on the 21st September 2020.  Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that ...

8th September 2020


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


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

8th September 2020


Women in Innovation Awards Opens for Applications (UK)


Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering ten Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The 2020-21 Awards aim to fund and support women with innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. Female founders, co-founders and senior decision makers within UK registered micro or SME businesses that have been operating for at least one year are eligible for an award of £50,000, and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business supp...

7th September 2020


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


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

7th September 2020


Latest Round of Funding to Improve Air Quality Across England (England)


The UK government has announced the latest round of funding for local projects to improve air quality across England. The £2 million Air Quality Grant scheme will allow Local Authorities to bid for funding to support a wide range of projects to help clean up dirty air and create cleaner and healthier environments. This is a competitive grant application process, with projects to tackle levels of fine particulate matter particularly welcomed by Defra. The best projects will also develop long-ter...

7th September 2020


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


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

7th September 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


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

7th September 2020


Premier League Helps Fund the Safe Return to Action for Non-League and Women’s Clubs (England & Wales)


The Premier League has launched a fund to help clubs in non-league, women’s football and the Welsh Premier League prepare for the safe return of fans to their grounds. The Matchday Support Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 to help clubs put measures in place to make grounds safer for the 2020/21 season for both stadiums and supporters. This could include implementing measures such as maintaining social distancing and avoiding congestion, installing hand-sanitisation poin...

4th September 2020


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


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

4th September 2020


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


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

4th September 2020


London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK)


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

4th September 2020


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


Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The trust prefers to support charities wh...

4th September 2020


Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

3rd September 2020


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


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

3rd September 2020


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK charities that focus on the often complex issues that have arisen from the Covid-19 pandemic for people aged 60 and over. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The Trust will also be prioritising charities that work in BAME communities, in light of the growing awareness that these communities are being disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The funding is available to UK registered charities th...

3rd September 2020


£8 Million Programme to Boost Pupil and Teacher Wellbeing (England)


The UK Government has put new funding in place to help teachers cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health. Support from the new £8 million Wellbeing for Education Return programme will be available in schools and colleges in England from September to provide them with access to resources and the knowledge they need to improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the pandemic on their students and staff. This might include the additional pressures some st...

2nd September 2020


Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund Opens for Applications (England)


The Arts Council has launched a £55 million fund to support existing capital grant projects that previously secured funding but have been impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. Funding from the Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund is available to existing grants holders who can demonstrate that a capital funding shortfall – due to Covid-19 related increased costs, fundraising underperformance and/or an extended completion date – will have a detrimental impact on delivering the intended project benef...

2nd September 2020


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


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

2nd September 2020


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


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

1st September 2020


Governemnt Announces £1 Billion Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium for Schools (England)


The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. The Government has also launched a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help. The £650 million o...

1st September 2020


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


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

1st September 2020


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


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

1st September 2020


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


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

1st September 2020


Lloyds Bank Foundation Launches New Infrastructure Fund for Charities (England and Wales)


As part of their response to Covid-19, the Lloyds Bank Foundation has launched a new Infrastructure Fund. A total of £480,000 is available to support local and regional infrastructure organisations that provide organisational development support to and advocate for small and local charities. The Foundation anticipate making 16 one-off grants of £30,000. Grants will be available for core costs and can be used over 1-2 years. 25% of the grants for this programme will be ring-fenced for infra...

28th August 2020


Broadband for Rural Communities (UK)


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

28th August 2020


Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales)


Churches can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of building's maintenance services. The grant will cover up to 50% of the cost of works. The funding is available towards the following services: Rainwater goods maintenance; lightning protection system repairs; asbestos removal; masonry repairs and high level maintenance. The National Churches Trust accepts applications from listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses of any age, as long as they are open for regular publ...

28th August 2020


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


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

27th August 2020


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


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

27th August 2020


Independent Age Grants Fund (UK)


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

27th August 2020


The Good Things Foundations’ Future Digital Inclusion Fund Reopens for Applications (UK)


The Good Things Foundations’ Future Digital Inclusion Fund has reopened to applications. Community organisations and training providers that are members of the Online Centres Network not currently funded through the programme can apply for grants of between £1,575 and £12,500 to support learners who are unemployed, on a low income or low skilled to gain the basic digital skills they need to progress in employment or find a new job. Sessions can be delivered in a flexible way - e.g. drop-in ...

26th August 2020


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


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

26th August 2020


Funding to Create Green Jobs Following the Coronavirus Pandemic (England)


Charities and environmental organisations will be able to apply for a share of £40 million to create thousands of new jobs to help the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The UK Governments £40 Million Green Challenge Fund will support projects to restore nature and tackle climate change by creating a broad range of short and long-term jobs such as ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in environment organisations; and support their suppliers i...

26th August 2020


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 is to 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 N...

26th August 2020


Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK)


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

26th August 2020


School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)


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

26th August 2020


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


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

25th August 2020


Funding to Improve the Health Outcomes for Mothers and Babies from Deprived Areas or BAME Backgrounds (England)


Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England can apply for funding of between £200,000 and £510,000 for projects which improve health outcomes for mothers and babies from preconception to two and a half years of age in deprived areas or from BAME backgrounds. This new round of the £3.3 million VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund has been launched with the theme of ‘Starting Well’ to support community projects which prevent obesity, reduce smoking, and improve peri...

25th August 2020


The British Film Institute Audience Fund (UK)


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

25th August 2020


Funding for Sanctuary Housing Association Residents Affected by Covid-19 (England)


Sanctuary Housing’s Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England, and is currently prioritising initiatives that are responding directly to the challenges of Covid-19. Charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, and residents’ groups can apply for funding to help with challenges affecting the lives of Sanctuary residents in communities during the pandemic, including job losses, mental health...

25th August 2020


Funding to Develop Digital Responses to Covid-19 (England)


Registered charities and community organisations that have been impacted by Covid-19 and who need emergency funding can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £60,000 to develop their digital, data and design capabilities to allow them to continue to deliver essential services. This funding is a combination of direct grants and payment for support from digital agencies. The funding is being made available through Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response. Two ...

24th August 2020