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Comic Relief Local Communities Programme is Inviting Applications from Community Groups in Thurrock


The Essex Community Foundation has announced that grants of between £1000-10,000 are now available for projects that empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change within their communities. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief Local Communities Programm...

23rd January 2015




Funding News for East of England


Grants of up to £40,000 Available to Tackle Health Inequalities (Scotland)


Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations will soon be able to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years that improve the lives of people in disadvantaged areas of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Falkirk, Inverclyde, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian and Shetland. The funding is made available by the Health Lottery Scotland through the Active Co...

27th March 2023


Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Support Business Growth (Norfolk and Suffolk)


The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is encouraging small and medium-sized businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk to apply for grants ranging from £1,000 to £25,000 before the Small Grant Scheme comes to a close. The grants are intended to be used for investments in production, equipment, and expansion. Since 2014, the LEP has awarded £5 million to firms supporting local development and growth and this has been matched with £21 million private investments. The grants can now cover up...

11th January 2023


Grants to Support Vulnerable People Impacted by the Cost-of-Living Crisis (East Suffolk)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, schools, and town and parish councils in East Suffolk providing support for local residents who are struggling due to the rising cost of living. The funding will support community food and energy support activities that keep people warm, well-fed, safe and connected, with a particular focus on a reduction of incidents of respiratory conditions this winter. Funding could be used to help people acces...

18th November 2022


Funding to Support SMEs in the Construction Industry (Essex)


Small and medium-sized businesses (including start-ups) in the construction industry are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them digitize and find new ways of doing business. Thirty grants are available for 30% funding between £1,000 and £5,000 towards consultancy services; the purchase of systems/bespoke software development; or hardware such as tablets, smart phones, monitors and laptops, barcode scanners and accessories. The funding is made available through I-Construct, a supply...

10th October 2022


Grants of up to £10,000 for Projects to Help Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease (East of England)


Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations in the East of England can apply for funding for local community projects that actively promote a healthy heart, and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart Grant Scheme 2022 awards grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting up to twelve months that encourage people to look after their hearts and promote ...

1st July 2022


Crime Prevention Fund 2021/22 Opens to Applications (Essex)


The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has opened the Crime Prevention Fund to support projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti social behaviour in Essex. Bids of up to £20,000 are welcomed from charities, CICs, schools, local authorities, and town, parish and community councils for community safety projects that are victim-focused, and which support diverse communities to work together by encouraging reporting, identifying problem areas, and targeting prevention activ...

14th February 2022


Funding to Provide Additional Capacity to Voluntary & Community Groups During the Winter (Colchester)


Funding of up to £5,000 is available to provide additional capacity to voluntary and community groups supporting at risk groups, residents and projects in Colchester during the Winter period. Not-for-profit organisations and public sector partnerships can apply to the One Colchester Resilience Fund to support people who may be experiencing social isolation, health inequalities, or low income and unemployment, particularly those living alone and younger people under the age of 35. The fund aims ...

3rd November 2021


Funding Available to Build the Resilience of Community Groups and Enterprises (Norfolk)


Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Norfolk can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to implement new ideas and innovative ways of working that will stimulate sustainable services, and grow capacity to support vulnerable people. The funding is being made available through the Norfolk Community Foundation Empowering Communities Fund. It is anticipated that the Fund will be distributed over a number of rounds. The first deadline is 12noon, on the 22 November 2021...

27th October 2021


UK Funding News


£5 Million Fund to Support New Video Game Ideas (UK)


Creative developers and start-up studios are invited to bid for a share of £5 million in government funding to turn their new video game ideas into market leaders. The UK Games Fund (UKGF) Content Fund will provide UK games studios with grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 to support games in development and ready them for market. The funding, which will be available over the next 18 months, will support the development of intellectual property, allowing companies to attract investment and ...

25th September 2023


Grants of up to £75,000 Available to Support People with the Cost of Living Crisis (England)


The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £75,000 to community organisations in England that already run critical services to help people and families struggling with the cost of living. The funding can be used to pay for costs of delivering, expanding or adapting existing critical services until the 31st March 2024, and for retrospective costs of running the existing critical services for between the 24th July 2023 and the date that the applicant is funded. To be eligible...

25th September 2023


Magic Little Grants Programme (England, Scotland and Wales)


The Magic Little Grants programme is now accepting applications for 2023. It provides grants of £500 to local charities for projects that promote social inclusion and improve health and well-being. Organisations must be in their first year of operation or have an annual income below £250,000 to be eligible. The grants can be used for new or existing projects or to cover core costs. The programme is open to organisations and projects in England, Scotland, and Wales, including schools that are r...

25th September 2023


Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Children, Young People & Families (England & Wales)


Schools, charities, and community organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged children, young people and their families can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. The Youth Hostel Association’s Breaks Programme offers bursaries to primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, schools offering alternative provision and colleges to help meet the costs of a residential trip. The programme also offers fully or part-funded residential trips to groups of yo...

22nd September 2023


Grants to Promote Sustainable Fashion (UK)


Environmental charity, Naturesave Trust, has announced that the September – October funding round is now open for applications.  The theme for this funding round will be sustainable fashion. The Trust will be looking for community projects who are running initiatives to tackle this issue . In previous funding rounds the Trust has awarded grants of between £500 to £2,500. In previous funding rounds, the Trust has awarded grants of between £500 to £2,500. No application deadline is given a...

22nd September 2023


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people ( 18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers. The funding is being made available through the Thomas...

22nd September 2023


£3 Million Funding Opportunity to Support Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation (UK)


A new £3 million funding opportunity has been announced to support sustainable aquaculture innovation in the UK. The funding is available to academia and industry partnerships to co-develop solutions to key innovation challenges impacting upon the sustainable growth of UK aquaculture. Grants of between £200,000 and £750,000 are available for collaborative research and development projects, feasibility studies, and pilot studies that explore one or more of the following challenges: environment...

21st September 2023


British Science Week 2024 Grants Now Open for Applications (UK)


The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week “Kick Start” grants have re-opened. As part of British Science Week, which is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, state-funded schools in challenging circumstances can apply for grants of up to £750 to organise their own science and engineering events. The aim is to engage children who might not otherwise choose to participate in science, and to promote cross-curricular learning...

21st September 2023


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 ...

21st September 2023


£1 Million Available to Protect & Restore Local Nature (UK)


Aviva, in partnership with the RSPB and WWF, is making £1 million available to support community groups and schools in deprived areas of the UK to protect and restore nature in their local area. The Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that will give £2 for every £1 raised by each project. Community groups can apply for an initial £500 to kick-start their project and up to £15,000 in match funding. A wide range of nature projects can be supported. This can inclu...

20th September 2023


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 £6,000 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...

20th September 2023


Grants of up to £80,000 Available to Work with Young People at the Edge of the Criminal Justice System (UK)


Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises, and community interest companies in the UK can apply for funding for projects which support young people on the edge of the criminal justice system (aged 11-25). The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund will award grants of up to £80,000 over two years (£40,000 per year) for projects that use a Sport 4 Development approach to work with young people (11-25) who are already in contact with the police and who are at risk of being, or who have been, arr...

19th September 2023


Ocado Foundation for Good (UK)


The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group, is working with BizGive, to support community projects across the UK. The Foundation will provide grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on the following core areas: skills for the future, natural resources, and responsible sourcing. For volunteering, only applications for digital volunteering ...

19th September 2023


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK)


The PRS for Music Foundation, a major funder of new music in the UK, has reopened its Composers' Fund for applications. The fund provides grants of up to £15,000 to composers with a strong record who are at a stage in their career where funding can help them progress. Eligibility requires being based in the UK and being a member of PRS for Music or able to join. The deadline for applications is the 9th October 2023....

19th September 2023


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


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

19th September 2023


Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK)


Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 to support serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of beneficiaries, the importance of the grant to the applica...

18th September 2023


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theaters. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theaters in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and crucial machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 12th January 2024....

18th September 2023


Funding to Support the Development of Songwriters & Composers (UK)


To support the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres at different stages of their career, the PRS Foundation is inviting applications to the latest round of the Open Fund for Music Creators. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre, and to enable the UK’s ...

18th September 2023


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


The Matthew Good Foundation has opened the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £15,000 between five shortlisted projects every three months, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £5,000, second place £3,500, third...

18th September 2023


European Cultural Foundation Launches the 2024 Europe Challenge (UK & Europe)


The European Cultural Foundation has launched an open call for their 2024 Europe Challenge. The Europe Challenge is an annual programme that brings together teams from libraries and communities across Europe to address social isolation, inequality, disinformation, climate crises and other local challenges by developing, sharing and implementing creative solutions with support from the European Cultural Foundation and its partners. Communities and libraries taking part will benefit from funding ...

15th September 2023


Grants to Support Music Making (UK & Ireland)


Music for All, a UK charity that promotes music making has launched the third funding round of its Community Project Funding Programme. The funding is open to schools, community groups, and individuals. The funding can be used to purchase instruments, provide music lessons, organise music workshops and events, record and produce music, and promote music education in schools and communities. The funding was introduced to support music education and music-making opportunities for disadvantaged yo...

15th September 2023


Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales)


Infant, Primary and Secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own building and more than five ...

15th September 2023


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is due to re-open for applications on the 2nd October 2023. The programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free scho...

15th September 2023


£129 Million Scheme for Zero Emission Buses (England)


To improve air quality in towns and cities across England, the UK government is making funding available to help local transport authorities (LTAs) introduce zero-emission buses (ZEBs). The £129 million Zero Emission Bus Regional Area 2 scheme will allow local authorities (outside of London) to bid for funding to purchase green buses, including minibuses, and reduce carbon emissions from local public transport. The first £25 million will be reserved for proposals to introduce ZEBs in rural are...

14th September 2023


Funding for Schools to Host a Teacher from Germany (UK)


UK schools are being offered the opportunity to host a teacher from Germany, either in-person or virtually, for up to three weeks during the spring/summer term 2024. The Host a Teacher from Germany programme offers schools the chance to boost their international ethos, pupil motivation and attainment, and teachers’ professional development. It is open to all schools and further education colleges, regardless of whether they offer German lessons. There is no charge for UK schools to take part i...

14th September 2023


Funding for Projects that Make it Easier for People to Talk About Death & Dying (UK)


Funding is available to support innovative community arts and culture projects across the UK which open up conversations about dying, death and grief in new and creative ways. Hospice UK’s Dying Matters Community Grants Programme will award grants of between £5,000 and £8,000 to hospices for community-led projects that support hard to reach groups including ethnic minorities, homeless people, prisoners, people with learning disabilities, LGBT+ people, those living in remote and rural areas,...

14th September 2023


Funding to Support the Campaigning Work of Women’s & Girl’s Organisations (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £7,000 are available to support the work of grassroots women’s and girl’s organisations in achieving change in the UK. The fund can be used to support awareness-raising, momentum-building, and campaigning. This could include campaigning for changes in policy and laws; influencing community leaders; mentoring or training for women on how to participate in public life and influence social policy; and hosting workshops, events and conferences that educate and influe...

13th September 2023


Funding for Visual Art Organisations Working with Schools & Teachers (UK)


Grants of up to £150,000 per year are available for innovative projects that aim to support collaboration between arts organisations and schools. The funding is available through the Freelands Foundation's Autumn 2023 Fund and is seeking to support projects that inspire and engage young people and place teachers at the centre of creative approaches to art education. Eligible organisations that can apply include museums, non-commercial galleries, art education organisations, and studios The fund...

13th September 2023


Funding Available for Veterans Housing Projects (UK)


UK charities and social housing providers can apply for funding for projects that help to increase the stock of housing available to veterans. Under the Veterans’ Capital Housing Funding Programme, organisations can apply for Refurbishment Grants of up to £75,000 towards projects that will refurbish or extend existing accommodation for veterans. Development Grants of up to £25,000 are also available for early-stage development projects that assist in the development of new build projects tha...

13th September 2023


Funding to Support Remote and Disadvantage Rural Communities (UK)


The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) has announced that its Supporting Rural Communities programme has re-opened for applications. The Supporting Rural Communities programme was introduced to help remote and disadvantaged rural communities address the challenges they face and to build a more sustainable and viable future. Each year the fund awards a total of £500,000 to community groups, charities, and social enterprises that are working to improve the lives of people in mostly deprived and disadva...

13th September 2023


New Funding Programme Launched to Engage Underrepresented Audiences with Museum Collections UK)


Art Fund and Creative Scotland has launched a new UK-wide funding programme, to engage with new and underrepresented audiences with museum collections through collaborative touring exhibitions. Going Places will establish five networks of small to mid-sized museums, each of which will produce two touring exhibitions over five years (2025-2030). Local communities will be involved in shaping the themes and outreach programming for each exhibition. Art Fund is seeking applications from individual s...

12th September 2023


Funding to Support Children & Young People in Care & Care Leavers (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities providing support for children and young people in care and care leavers. The funding will be awarded by the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust to charities that have an operating income and expenditure of more than £1 million per year. The Trust will continue to prioritise charities that work in BAME communities, in light of Black Lives Matter. The closing date for applications is the 30th September 2023....

12th September 2023


Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works & Small Repairs to Churches (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available to churches across the UK requiring urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection, Building Survey or Condition Report.. The funding will enable listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, to investigate or address small problems and control building deterioration. This could include improvements to rainwater systems; removing vegetation growth from buildi...

12th September 2023


Funding to Help Tackle Food Poverty During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK)


Crowdfunder has launched a new initiative to support not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are helping to tackle food poverty during the cost-of-living crisis. The Crowdfunder Cost of Living Crisis Emergency Fund will match each donation given by the general public, up to the value of £250. A maximum of £5,000 of match funding is available per organisation. The funding is for revenue costs and could be used to help food banks, provide free meals during the school holidays, support commun...

11th September 2023


Entries Open for Fourth Round of Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge (England & Wales)


The fourth round of the Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge has opened to applications for initiatives that transform water and wastewater services through innovation and collaboration from within and outside the water sector. Up to £40 million in funding is available through two streams: grants of between £150,000 and £2 million are available through the Catalyst Stream which closes to entries on the 3rd January 2024; and grants of between £2 million and £10 million are available through th...

11th September 2023


£60 Million Fund to Make Swimming Pools More Energy Efficient (England)


Local authorities in England can apply for a share of £60 million in capital funding to improve the energy efficiency of their public swimming pools. The funding is made available through the second phase of the Sport England Swimming Pool Support Fund, which is designed to help swimming pools reduce their running costs and become more sustainable in the medium to long term. Grants of between £20,000 and £1 million are available to pay for a range of energy efficiency measures, such as pool c...

11th September 2023


New £500,000 Fund Launched to Inspire STEM Education (UK)


A new £500,000 fund has been launched to inspire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education amongst young people by using the exciting and inspiring context of space. The UK Space Agency’s Space for All Fund 2023 is open to eligible organisations including academic or research institutions, schools, charities, trusts, and companies (including not-for-profit). Grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 are likely to be awarded for projects that develop new ways to reach yo...

8th September 2023


Funding Available to Celebrate Chemistry Week 2023 (UK & Ireland)


To help celebrate Chemistry Week, funding of up to £500 is available to celebrate the chemical sciences within the theme of “Chemistry making the world a better place”. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry and the funding is available both to (RSC) members and non-members based in the UK or Republic of Ireland. However, international applicants are not eligible. The grants are intended for events taking place in November 2023, with Chemistry Week (5 -...

8th September 2023


Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK)


Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK 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, w...

8th September 2023


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


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

8th September 2023


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


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

8th September 2023


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. Applications must be received by the end of February 2024 to be considered at the Spring meeting....

7th September 2023


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 2023. 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...

7th September 2023


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Glasgow, Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackburn, Denbighshire, Newport, Torfaen, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon are able to apply for grants from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The Edina Trust offers £700 primary school science grants and £500 early years science grants. The Science Grant Scheme runs in each area for three years, before moving on to a new area. Grants can be used for science weeks, science...

7th September 2023


Grants of up to £2 Million Available to Save Local Community Assets (UK)


Communities across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are being invited to apply for funding to save important community assets. The funding is being made available through the Community Ownership Fund. This is a £150 million initiative from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and is designed to help community groups take ownership of assets that are at risk of being lost, such as pubs, community halls, gardens, and sports clubs.The maximum grant available per...

6th September 2023


Funding for New Housing Ideas to Support People Who have been in Contact with the Criminal Justice System (UK)


Frontline organisations across the UK are invited to apply for funding of up to £10,000 to conduct short-term studies to assess the feasibility of housing and support models for vulnerable individuals who have been in contact with the criminal justice system. The funding is part of Commonweal Housing’s Call for New Ideas partnership programme, which aims to support innovative projects that address social injustice. The feasibility studies will be used to determine if there is scope for the pr...

6th September 2023


Paul Hamlyn Foundation Reopens Teacher Development Fund (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that it is now accepting applications for the Teacher Development Fund (TDF), which supports arts-based teaching and learning in primary schools. Each year, the TDF awards approximately eight grants of up to £165,000 to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and six to ten schools. These partnerships will collaborate over a two-year period and participate in a shared learning programme. The TDF prioritises projects that promote partnerships between...

6th September 2023


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


Individuals such as researchers as well as museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries, etc can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools through the Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund. The fund aims to support projects that enhance the science communication abilities of chemists. The primary goal is to enable chemists to effectively engage with schools and public aud...

6th September 2023


Funding to Support One Large-Scale Rewilding Project (England, Scotland and Wales)


Rewilding Britain is offering a £100,000 grant to support one large-scale rewilding project in England, Scotland, or Wales. The Rewilding Challenge Fund encourages community groups, farmers, landowners, and land managers to work collaboratively and ‘Think Big, Act Wild’. The fund will nurture innovative and pioneering initiatives which show maximum potential for upscaling rewilding on land and at sea, and demonstrate the extensive economic and social benefits of rewilding to local communiti...

5th September 2023


Grants to Improve the Resilience of Local Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £1,600 are available to grassroots community groups and organisations to support a broad range of activities that transform communities and improve lives across the UK. These activities can address local needs, bring people together, transform or improve spaces or activities, or bring people together for a festive celebration that would not happen otherwise. The funding is being made available through the Asda Foundation’s Empowering Local Communities Fund and applications sho...

5th September 2023


Grants & Loans for Social Housing Projects (England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands & Isle of Man)


Grants and interest-free loans are available to registered charities and small organisations providing affordable homes for vulnerable people in need in England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands & Isle of Man. The Quaker Housing Trust provides support through two separate programmes to help housing projects that meet the needs of people undergoing transitions in their lives, such as those seeking asylum, recovering from addiction, leaving prison, or moving from domestic abuse. Best Practice Gran...

5th September 2023


Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK)


Funding is available to assist local community projects to build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Individuals and small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Laughology’s Happiness Fund to set up new projects and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or b...

5th September 2023


Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has re-opened its grants programme.  The Charity supports projects that help adults affected by life-changing transitions to develop their financial capability skills. The MSE Charity gives grants of up to £7,500 to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. This round will support projects focused on building financial capability skills assisting groups that support adults affected by bere...

5th September 2023


Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Promote Social Inclusion through Arts and Education (England & Wales)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to UK registered charities and CIOs that are promoting social inclusion through the arts and education in England and Wales. The funding which is being made through the grant making charity Didymus can be used to help charities build capacity, plan for the future, and deliver specific projects that make a real difference to people's lives. The next closing date for applications is noon on the 31st December 2023....

4th September 2023


Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK)


The Ogden Trust has announced that its School Partnerships programme has re-opened for applications. The programme provides funding and support to groups of schools that collaborate on projects that enhance the teaching and learning of physics. The programme is open to both primary and secondary schools, and ideally a mix of both. It includes teacher professional development opportunities and provides funding to schools over five years. The Ogden Trust will give priority to schools located in ar...

4th September 2023


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. Eligible work includes, but is not limited to, stained glass windows, sculpture, furniture, internal monuments, tombs, and wall paintings. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Pr...

4th September 2023


Grants of Up to £10,000 to Develop Research Skills in the Humanities & Social Sciences (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support the development of skills for current UK based researchers in the humanities and social sciences who wish to experiment with new research methods. The British Academy’s Talent Development Awards Scheme aims to benefit the career, skills and talent of award-holders, and as a result, to contribute to the development and delivery of high quality regional, national and international research in core areas like quantitative skills, interdisciplinar...

1st September 2023


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Vulnerable People with their Housing Needs (UK)


The Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for projects that provide assistance to vulnerable individuals in need of a secure and safe home. Registered charities based in Yorkshire/Humberside and the North East regions are eligible to apply for significant multi-year grants ranging from £25,000 to £100,000. Charities with a turnover of less than £1 million can also apply for small grants of up to £1,000 for projects throughout the UK. The funding is intended f...

1st September 2023


Funding to Provide Early Years Education for Armed Forces Families (UK)


Grants of up to £80,000 are available to support the early years education of children from Armed Forces families across the UK. Applications are accepted for projects lasting up to two years which help enhance the early years learning environment on or within a 5-mile radius of an Armed Forces base or unit, to meet the specific needs of Service children aged 0-5 years. Eligible applicants include early childhood education and childcare providers; Local Authorities and other organisations which...

1st September 2023


Grants of Up to £1,000 to Help Young People Take the Lead in Improving Local Nature and Natural Spaces (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to help young people in the UK get involved in improving local nature and natural spaces. The grants are being made available through the Linnean Society; a leading scientific organisation dedicated to the natural world. The grants are open to individuals and organisations that are linked with a group of young people in the UK such as for example school staff, student groups, home education groups, community groups and small charities. The grants can be us...

31st August 2023


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Develop Products and Services that Help People Living with Dementia (UK)


Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, academics, entrepreneurs, or anyone with a good idea for a product or service that will transform the lives of people living with dementia can apply for a grant of up to £100,000. The funding is being made available through the Alzheimer's Society’s Accelerator Programme, which aims to help develop innovative ideas and scale them up to support larger groups of people. Applications are welcomed from teams or individuals at any stage of the product...

31st August 2023


Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £2,500 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, 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 that have a local KFC restaurant in their community. Expressions of interest must be submitted via a two-minute...

31st August 2023


Funding for Leisure Activities for Children with Additional Needs (UK)


The Happy Days Children’s Charity is inviting applications for funding towards trips, respite breaks and group activity holidays for disadvantaged children and young people with additional needs. The charity awards funding for different types of activities to support families with children aged 3-17 who have a disability, a special need or have been abused. Activities include family day trips, and family holiday breaks. Applications can be submitted by parents, guardians, grandparents or sibli...

30th August 2023


Grants to Support Serving Soldiers, Veterans & their Families (UK)


Charities and organisations that provide support to soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families can apply for funding from ABF the Soldiers’ Charity. A variety of projects and activities can be funded, including mental health support, educational programmes and employment assistance, family support, housing assistance, independent living, and elderly care. This might include helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life after service, assisting elderly veterans to keep their independence, or ...

30th August 2023


Funding for Creative Cross-Border Music Projects (UK and Republic of Ireland)


Grants of up to £15,000 are available to support cross-border collaborations between UK and Republic of Ireland based music creators, performers and presenters. The funding which is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme can be used to support the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres. Support is given to up to 8-10 projects per year. The application deadline is the 25th September 2023....

30th August 2023


£10 Million Fund to Support Suicide Prevention Services (England)


The Department of Health and Social Care has made £10 million in funding available to support suicide prevention activities delivered in England by voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in 2023 to 2025. The Suicide Prevention Grant Fund will award grants of up to £750,000 to help organisations to configure their services and interventions to better meet the increased demand seen in recent years. The fund will prioritise activity targeted at high-risk groups such as children ...

29th August 2023


Competition to Help Small Businesses Grow (UK & Ireland)


Entrepreneurs across the UK and Ireland can apply for funding and support to help them grow their businesses. The Enterprise Nation Fund has been set up to recognise small business owners whose work is driven by their values. It will give entrepreneurs the chance to win a £5,000 grant, along with mentoring and a prize package to support their small business. There will be three winners across three categories – Entrepreneurial, Trusted, and Community-led – which are based on Enterprise Nati...

29th August 2023


Funding to Support Veterans with Specific, Complex Needs (UK)


UK charities and Community Interest Companies can apply for funding to deliver targeted projects aimed at veterans with specific, complex needs, especially where there are gaps in support and provision. Through the Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award grants of up to £100,000 over a period of up to three years. Specific groups which could be targeted include people who have been bereaved, those with unmet needs from physical...

29th August 2023


Grants of up to £800,000 Available to Maximise the Benefits of Existing Research (UK)


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is inviting proposals for its latest Follow-on Funding call. A total of £2.25 million is available to help UK research organisation maximise the commercial, economic, and societal benefits of their research. Awards are worth up to £800,000 of the full economic cost for up to two years’ work. The funding will enable researchers to conduct activities essential to preparing a business plan and, where necessary, to secure further funding...

25th August 2023


National Lottery Grants for Heritage - Grants of up to £10 Million Available (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations across the UK can now apply for grants of between £250,000 and £10 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for projects connecting people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people; boost the local economy; encourage skills development and job...

25th August 2023


Grants to Improve Road Safety (UK)


Funding is available to organisations and individuals for research, education, and community projects that aim to improve and enhance road design, engineering, and aesthetics, with a focus on improving the experience of road users. The funding is being made available through the Rees Jeffries Road Fund and can include things like traffic engineering and transport planning courses, research projects to improve the highway network and roadside environment, such as parks and open spaces. There are ...

25th August 2023


Grants of up to £25,000 Available for Sporting and Recreational Projects for Blind and Partially Sighted People (UK)


Organisations and individuals providing sporting and/or recreational opportunities for people who are blind and /or partially sighted can apply for grants of up to £25,000. The funding is being made available through the James Fund, a new initiative from the Primary Club. Eligible projects must relate clearly to the sporting and/or recreational needs of blind and partially sighted people. They must also be "grass roots" or "start up" activities, rather than supporting international teams of vi...

24th August 2023


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Grants ranging from £500 to £2,750 are available for schools, youth groups, non-profit organisations, and charities to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disadvantaged or disabled children who are 13 years old or younger. Applications from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK will be given priority. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the total cost of a holiday or trip, which can last from one to seven days. The funding is being offered by the Henry Smith...

24th August 2023


Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Plant Trees to Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III (England)


Local authorities in England can apply for grants of £10,000 to £50,000 to plant trees in their communities to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. The Coronation Living Heritage Fund (CLHF) is a £2.5 million fund that has been launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The fund is open to all local authorities in England, as well as parish, community and town councils and community groups. The CLHF is made up of two schemes: Coronation Micro Woods an...

23rd August 2023


£20,000 Fund to Support Challenges for Charity (UK)


UK residents aged 18 and over who are planning to embark on an adventure to raise funds for charity can apply for a share of £20,000 in funding from the GiveStar Adventure for Good Grant. The grant supports individuals who seek adventure and want to make a difference by helping to cover any costs associated with the challenge, such as buying specialist gear, paying for flights, accommodation, and camera equipment etc. The fund has previously supported challenges such as running the entire lengt...

23rd August 2023


Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK)


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

23rd August 2023


Funding to Support Search & Rescue Volunteer Training (UK)


UK charitable Search and Rescue (SAR) organisations can apply for funding to support the training of their operational volunteers. The UKSAR Volunteer Training Fund is designed to help SAR organisations improve the safety and quality of their services by covering up to 50% of the costs of training, such as first aid, navigation, and search techniques. There is no upper limit for funding, but grant requests of at least £1,000 are expected to help cover the costs of training courses, external tra...

22nd August 2023


The Charles Hayward Foundation (UK / International)


The Charles Hayward Foundation is inviting applications for funding from UK registered charities working in the areas of Social and Criminal Justice. Charities with an annual income of between £350,000 and £4 million can apply for grants of up to £25,000 through the main grants programme for projects lasting one to three years. In addition, the Foundation's Small Grants Program, which focuses on Social and Criminal Justice and Older People, will award grants of up to £7,000 to charities wit...

22nd August 2023


Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK)


Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery,  has announced that round 6 of the NextGen Fund has opened for applications. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people including singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in t...

22nd August 2023


Protective Security Schemes for Places of Worship Experiencing Hate Crime - Deadline Extended (England & Wales)


The UK Government is making £28 million in funding available to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime and terror attacks at places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales. The funding will be made available through the Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme, and the Protective Security for Mosques Scheme for the free installation of protective security, such as CCTV, intruder alarms and secure fencing to help protect mosques, churches, temples, gu...

21st August 2023


Funding to Support Animal Protection, Environmental & Social Justice (UK / International)


Grants of ranging from £100 to £10,000 are available to organisations working in the areas of animal protection, environmentalism, and social justice. The grants are funded by Lush, the British cosmetics company, and are made possible by sales of the Charity Pot hand and body lotion. The grants can be used to fund a wide range of projects, such as animal rescue and rehabilitation; environmental conservation, social justice initiatives; and educational programmes. Since its inception in 2007, ...

21st August 2023


The National Churches Trust’s Medium Grants Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Grants will never exceed 50% of the net project costs for this phase. The National Churches Trusts's Medium Grants Programme is also now able to offe...

21st August 2023


Future of Skills Award Opens for Applications (UK)


The Ufi VocTech Trust, which promotes adult vocational skills through the use of digital technology, has launched an award to support the development of bold visions for a better skills system. The VocTech Future of Skills Award offers a £5,000 cash prize to the winning idea. The grant is open to anyone with experience of adult learning, including learners, teachers, technologists, and others. The aim is to hear imaginative and practical ideas, enabled by tech, for improving the system and rad...

18th August 2023


Funding to Help People with Parkinson's to Become & Stay Active (UK)


Community groups and organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help people with Parkinson's to become and stay active. The Funding is for new activities that encourage people affected by Parkinson’s to participate in physical activity and sport, or increased participation in these areas. This could be anything fun and enjoyable that encourages people, particularly those from isolated and ethnic communities, to get moving such as a walking group, joining a Parkinson's...

18th August 2023


Funding to Repair & Improve Christian Buildings (UK & Ireland)


The Benefact Trust has launched a new funding programme to protect and enhance Christian buildings, ensuring their continued use and viability, and the safeguarding of their heritage. The Building Improvement Grants programme is open to applications from churches, cathedrals, denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and Ireland, and will support capital costs such as essential repairs, improvements, equipment purchases, conservation and restoration, aesthetic enhancements, and en...

18th August 2023


Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (England, Wales, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man)


Bursaries are available to help hospice staff in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man improve the quality of care given to patients in need of hospice and palliative care, and to their families and carers. The Masonic Charitable Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff will support the professional development of individual staff, significantly increasing their expertise in the work they do, rather than training or updating them in the basic skills needed for their role. Bursari...

18th August 2023


Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK)


Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliative care courses including degree, masters, and PhD...

17th August 2023


Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales)


Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders. Whilst priority will be given to funding essential items including clothing, food, medicines, and books, the funding can also be used to help with the cost of replacing everyday i...

17th August 2023


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of exceptional female, trans, and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at various stages of their careers. The funding can be used to support touring, recording, promotion, marketing, community projects involving top-quality music creators, music creator residencies, and live performances featuring new UK music. This funding opportunity is part of the PRS for Music Foundation’s Woman Make Music Grant...

17th August 2023


Supporting Grassroots Live Music Fund (England)


Arts Council England has announced that it is extending its £1.5 million ring-fenced fund to support the grassroots music sector. The fund will be available until September 2023, and will then continue as a Project Grant priority until September 2025. The Supporting Grassroots Live Music Fund grants of up to £40,000 for up to three years to support activities that help grassroots music venues and promoters to deliver and develop their work, getting live music to more people across England. The...

16th August 2023


Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grass-roots and local charities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community across the UK. The funding, which is being made available through Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme, can be used to cover projects, core costs, building projects, or essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision for charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum that ...

16th August 2023


The Arts Society Launches its Autum Funding Round (UK)


The Arts Society has announced that it is now accepting applications from UK-registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3 million for initiatives that make a difference in people's lives through the arts. The Arts Society is looking for applications for arts projects or programmes that support a wide range of activities to introduce people of all ages and backgrounds to and engage them in, artistic experience and practice. Projects and programmes that further the development and...

15th August 2023


Funding for Projects Connecting People & Communities to Heritage (UK)


Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis, the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people; boost the local economy; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellbeing; create better places to liv...

15th August 2023


Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK)


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, working with Spotify, has launched a new funding round to develop the careers of songwriters and producers working in popular music genres in the UK. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, the Hitmaker Fund awards up to eighteen grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 each year. Applications can be made by songwriters or producers directly (or by their representatives) who have at l...

15th August 2023


Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Raise Awareness of Windrush Compensation Schemes (UK)


Grassroots and community groups can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the Home Office Community Engagement Fund to raise awareness of and address misinformation about the Windrush Compensation and Windrush Schemes. The funding is being made available in response to the low number of people from non-Caribbean communities who have come forward to apply for compensation. A total of £150,000 is available for this funding round. Some nationality groups, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, N...

14th August 2023


Farmers, Growers, and Foresters Can Apply for a Share of £9.8 Million in Innovation Grants (England)


Farmers, growers, and foresters in England can apply for a share of £9.8 million in grants to develop innovative solutions to improve productivity, sustainability, and resilience in the agricultural sector. The funding is being made available through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Farming Innovation Programme and delivered by Innovate UK. The aim of the programme is to support the development of new agricultural technologies and practices that can help the sector move to n...

14th August 2023


Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (England & Wales)


Public, private and third sector organisations in England and Wales can apply for funding to improve the performance of existing heat networks. The £32 million Heat Network Efficiency Scheme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will provide funding to heat network operators to make improvements to existing heat networks or communal heating projects that are not performing to their maximum efficiency, resulting in better outcome for customers and operators. The...

14th August 2023


Communities to Benefit from New £10 Million Energy Fund (England)


Communities across England will be able to apply for a share of a new £10 million energy fund. The Community Energy Fund, which will open in early Autumn and is made available through the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero will be open to applications from both urban and rural communities, and will support projects such as small-scale wind farms, rooftop solar partnerships, battery storage, rural heat networks, electric vehicle charging points, and fuel poverty alleviation schemes. Th...

11th August 2023


Charities can Apply for Funding to Provide Free Legal Advice (England)


Organisations that deliver free specialist social welfare legal advice to people who need it most, such as people with disabilities, women fleeing abuse and families facing eviction can now apply for grants of up to £500,000 over five years. The level of funding available depends on the applicant organisation’s annual income. The funding is being made available through the Improving Lives Through Advice (ILTA) programme which is supported by £30 million from The National Lottery Community ...

11th August 2023


Screwfix Foundation (UK)


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

11th August 2023