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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 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


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Adult Physical & Mental Health (Cambridgeshire)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, community groups and social enterprises across Cambridgeshire that are delivering sport and healthy activity projects supporting physical and mental health. The GVC Fund, administered by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, will support projects that use sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas, and support adults with mental or physical health problems to become more active. Priority will be given to sma...

13th October 2021


Grants to Support Vulnerable People in Need of Shelter & Housing (Cambridgeshire)


Grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 are available to local charities and community groups and organisations supporting vulnerable people in Cambridgeshire who are in need of shelter and housing. The Cambridge Building Society Community Fund is available to charitable groups operating within a 15-mile radius of The Cambridge’s branch and store network which are supporting vulnerable people with their housing needs. This might include projects that: enable access to housing and homes for all;...

6th October 2021


UK Funding News


Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK)


The DPO Centre is inviting applications to their Charity and Community Fund which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations with access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate. Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compliance failure across their organisation, leading to fewer data breaches. Organisations can apply for funding of up to £10,000 towards a range of cons...

30th November 2022


National Lottery Grants for Heritage (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of between £250,000 and £5 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic 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 live, work and visit; a...

30th November 2022


Funding to Aid the Career Progression of School Music Teachers (UK)


The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable teachers across the UK and Ireland to apply for grants of up to £1,500 towards the cost of a one-off music course or training. The UMUKSF Teacher Awards will provide the funding towards a recognised course, training or a qualification to aid the career progression of school music teachers delivering the national curriculum. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants to over 7,000 schools, individual stud...

30th November 2022


Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (England & Wales)


Schools seeking to offer breaks for young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. The funding, which is made available through the Youth Hostel Association’s Breaks Programme, can be used towards payment for a school residential trip for any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that limit chil...

29th November 2022


Comic Relief Launches Emergency Cost of Living Appeal (UK)


Comic Relief has launched a cost-of-living appeal in partnership with the Evening Standard and the Independent, to raise urgent funds for people in need this winter. Money raised through the On the Breadline Cost of Living Christmas Appeal will support community organisations working to get help to people across the UK who need it most. This could include supporting foodbanks, and providing help, advice and mental health support, along with warm winter clothes, electric blankets and water bottle...

29th November 2022


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 ...

29th November 2022


Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK)


The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable schools across the UK and Eire to apply for grants of up to £1,500 towards the cost of musical resources. The UMUKSF School Awards will provide funding for schools teaching the national curriculum to improve their music department through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants to over 7,000 schools, individual students and teachers to impr...

29th November 2022


National School Breakfast Programme (England)


The Department for Education has announced that Schools in disadvantaged can apply for a 75% subsidy for breakfast club provision until July 2024. To be eligible to participate in the National School Breakfast Programme, schools will have 40% or more pupils in bands A-F of the income deprivation affecting children index (IDACI). This can include state-funded primary, secondary, special schools and alternative provision. The contract for the programme will be delivered through Family Action, wh...

28th November 2022


Coop Foundation Launches Future Communities Fund (UK)


The Coop Foundation has launched the first funding round of its Future Communities Fund. Designed to support its new strategy, Building communities of the future together, the fund will provide grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to 5 years to support organisations building communities that are diverse, equitable and inclusive as well as prioritising youth activism, shared power and transparent governance. Eligible charitable organisations will have an annual turnover of £250,000 or less;...

28th November 2022


Funding to Improve the Environmental Sustainability of Hospices (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available to UK hospices to reduce their impact on the environment and enable them to deliver sustainable healthcare. The funding is primarily to support capital costs. However, revenue costs that help deliver the capital activity can be included. The funding is being made available through the Rank Foundation Hospice Grants programme and can include projects that deliver some care remotely, sustainable energy such as solar panels and heat pumps, etc and reducing f...

28th November 2022


Grants to Help Tackle Single Use Plastics and Pollution (UK)


Environmental charity, Naturesave Trust, has announced that the next applications window for its grants programme will open on the 1st January 2023. The theme for this funding round will be tackling pollution and single-use plastic. The Trust will be looking for community projects who are running initiatives to tackle these issues. In previous funding rounds the Trust has awarded grants of between £500 to £2,500. The closing date for applications will be the 28th February 20223. Further detai...

25th November 2022


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

25th November 2022


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...

25th November 2022


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 ...

25th November 2022


Grants to Promote & Secure Better & 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. Previously funded activities include 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 ...

24th November 2022


Funding to Support Blind & Partially Sighted People (UK)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to improve the capacity and sustainability of sight loss sector organisations to implement new and innovative services focusing on education, employment and engagement which increase independence and improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people. The funding is made available by the Thomas Pocklington Trust and can be used to support costs such as new staff posts, paid training, professional fees, printing, marketing, website design, and capital i...

24th November 2022


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 ...

24th November 2022


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 benefit 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 in Rwanda; and Just ...

24th November 2022


Funding to Make Playing Football More Accessible at Grassroots Level (UK)


Grants of £500 are available to community groups across the UK to start offering football or expand their existing provision to under-represented young people. The Barclays Community Football Fund will primarily support girls and young people in deprived or underrepresented areas through local organisations to reduce inequalities in the participation in sport and physical activity. This includes culturally diverse communities, young people with disabilities, and young people from the LGBTQ+ co...

23rd November 2022


Grants to Support Cricket Clubs to Become More Welcoming & Inclusive (England & Wales)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support cricket clubs in England and Wales to improve their facilities to make them more welcoming and inclusive. The funding is made available by the England and Wales Cricket Board through the ECB County Grants Fund to help affiliated cricket clubs create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for women and girls and those with disabilities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change. Clubs can apply fo...

22nd November 2022


New Fund Launched to Support Food Banks (UK)


In response to the cost of living crisis, the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust have launched a £3.5 million Food Bank Fund. The fund is open to not for profit organisations that are offering a foodbank service with an annual income of between £25,000 - £1 million. The Fund is intended to help food banks meet their immediate financial needs over Winter 2022 and Spring 2023. The fund can cover costs such as rent, utility costs, food and other needed household items purchases, core staffing costs ...

21st November 2022


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 ...

21st November 2022


Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)


Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been around £14,000. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 5pm on the 16th December 2022. ...

21st November 2022


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


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

21st November 2022


Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, a small number of grants will be awarded for projects that are based around physics and developed with current evidence in mind – part-funding may be considered for general science projects where there is a clear physics component. All applicants must be based in t...

18th November 2022


Funding to Support Communities Facing Financial Hardship (UK)


New Philanthropy Capital is making funding available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations working to support disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in the UK who are facing financial hardship. The Open Philanthropy Fund – Tackling Financial Hardship Funds will award funding via two streams to support groups including asylum seekers, young people, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those with experience of domestic violence, single parent households, women and girls...

18th November 2022


Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autum 2022 Funding Round (England and Wales)


The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Autumn Term 2022 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are available to state primary and secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use i...

18th November 2022


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...

17th November 2022


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism. Previous grants a...

17th November 2022


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 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...

17th November 2022


Special Call for Activities to Support Young People from Ukraine (UK / Europe)


The European Youth Foundation (EYF) has launched a special call to support young people from Ukraine affected by the war. Non-governmental youth organisations in the UK and other Council of Europe member states can apply for grants of up to €15,000 to cover the costs of a pilot activity. Activities must be designed for, support and involve young people, and could include peer to peer learning and support, training and workshops, information and counselling, youth workers and youth leaders, and...

16th November 2022


The Charles Hayward Foundation (UK)


The Charles Hayward Foundation is inviting applications from UK registered charities operating within the fields of Heritage and Conservation, Social and Criminal Justice, and Overseas. Through the main grants programme, charities with an annual income of more than £350,000 may apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects over one to three years. The next deadline for applications is the 3rd February 2023. A Small Grants Programme, which focuses on Social & Criminal Justice and Older People,...

16th November 2022


Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the next closing date for applications is the 1st Fe...

16th November 2022


Bursaries for UK-German School Partnerships (UK)


Schools across the UK are invited to apply for Partnership Bursaries to help them maintain existing links with schools in Germany. UK-German Connection is awarding bursaries of £1,000 for a range of joint activities between existing partner schools which support direct contact between young people from both countries. Bursaries can cover pupil or teacher travel, accommodation and subsistence, materials for joint projects, virtual activities, and hosting partners etc. They can also partially be...

15th November 2022


Funding to Promote Community Resilience (UK)


Registered charities can apply for grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 for projects that support vulnerable people, and build community resilience across the UK. The Lloyd’s of London Foundation is looking to partner with charities to deliver projects in the areas of employability, social mobility, mental health, climate, and disaster avoidance and relief. The funding can be used to cover costs including salaries, materials and equipment, training of charity employees, and activities for t...

15th November 2022


Funding for High Achieving State School Students to Explore US Study (UK)


The Sutton Trust has announced that its US Programme is now open for applications. The programme offers high achieving state school students the opportunity to explore studying in the United States to experience what it's like being an international student in the US. The programme will cover all costs, including travel, residential events, accommodation and food. As in previous years, students are scheduled to visit the US in July/August. However, due to COVID-19, the health and safety situa...

15th November 2022


Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. The next closing date for applications is the 31st Dec...

15th November 2022


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK)


UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre. Funding is also available for projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available through the Leche Trust a...

15th November 2022


Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK)


Grants of up to £500 are available to schools and educational organisations across the UK seeking funding to kickstart projects that will benefit their students. The Twinkl Prize Draw Community Collection will help fund any type of project, such as setting up a breakfast club, resourcing after-school activities, purchasing new playground equipment, upgrading an ICT suite, or kickstarting big projects. The fund opens to applications every half-term, and applications should be submitted by a memb...

14th November 2022


Grants to Help People of Colour Develop & Deliver Creative & Cultural Projects (UK)


Grants of £1,000 are available to support people of colour in the UK to develop and deliver a wide range of creative and cultural projects. The funding is made available by the Grand Plan, which awards ten grants every two months to support projects for which £1,000 would make a huge difference, ranging from poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, and photographs to workshops or events. It can be used to cover costs such as equipment, courses, time, materials or travel – any...

14th November 2022


Grants of up to £3,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK)


The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small charities who are providing vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Committee will meet regularly to ensure charities receive a decision within a month ...

14th November 2022


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 ...

14th November 2022


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...

14th November 2022


£1 Million Prize Fund for Ideas to Transform Education & Learning (UK)


Big Change which aim to tackle the issues facing young people, has launched a new £1 million prize fund that will support and reward game changing ideas to transform education and learning, and prepare young people for their futures. The Big Education Challenge will give both young people aged 18 to 25, and experienced innovators in the UK the support and funding they need to bring their ideas to life. Finalists will also receive coaching, skills development, and expert advice. The winners of e...

11th November 2022


Grants to Support the Resilience of Charitable Organisations Tacking Social Injustice (UK)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to build the sustainability and resilience of charitable organisations across the UK. The funding is unrestricted and aims to help organisations tackling social injustice to become more agile in their support for their communities by enabling them to adapt ways of working, and strengthen capacity or build resilience. This might include the costs of leadership time to develop strategy or organisational capacity, or to access additional external expertise, su...

11th November 2022


Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales)


Applications are invited from charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational and educational opportunities in the countryside. Application...

11th November 2022


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4. The funding i...

11th November 2022


Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund Re-opens for Applications (England)


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced that the latest round of the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has opened to applications. The £2.5 million scheme encourages collaboration and knowledge-sharing amongst the farming community in England. To apply, farmers, foresters and other land managers must submit plans showing how they will work together and share knowledge to protect and enhance their local environment through activities such as restoring habitats ...

10th November 2022


Funding to Support Older People Over the Christmas Period (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations supporting older people across the UK who may be isolated or lonely over the festive period. The funding will support activities providing connection or company to over 65’s, which might include a Christmas meal together, a day trip out, or Christmas care packages. Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income of up to £100,000. The funding is being made available throu...

10th November 2022


Grants for UK-China Cultural Collaborations (UK)


The British Council is seeking applications for its 2022 UK-China Connections through Culture (CtC) Grants Programme to develop online cultural collaborations between artists and not-for-profit arts organisations in China and the UK. The programme offers Development Grants of £2,500 along with support, information, advice, and networking opportunities to enable creative and cultural professionals to see one another's work, exchange skills and co-develop projects which may result in an exhibitio...

10th November 2022


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 13th January 2023. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support....

10th November 2022


Funding to Support Core Costs of Small Charities (UK)


UK charities and social enterprises providing support for children and young people, disadvantaged families, prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for funding to help cover their core costs. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000 are available, however, only a few large grants are awarded. The funding will support small-scale, local initiatives that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, and ensure that funds awarded will promote com...

9th November 2022


€1 Million Competition to Create a More Sustainable Fashion & Textile Industry (UK & Worldwide)


Applications are now open for the H&M Foundation Global Change Award 2023, which aims to find, support and scale innovative ideas that can protect the planet and turn the fashion and textile industry planet positive. Five winning teams will share a grant of €1 million and gain access to a year-long GCA Impact Accelerator programme which is tailored to support each team in developing and scaling their innovation for impact. The challenge is open to any individual, and groups of up to four peopl...

9th November 2022


Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK)


UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications for one-off grants up to £10,000, but because of the ...

9th November 2022


Grants Available for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK)


The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance misuse; disadvantaged minority communities; disadvantag...

9th November 2022


National Grid Launches £50 Million Energy Support Fund (UK)


The National Grid has launched a £50 million energy support fund to provide support for consumers struggling with rising energy costs over the next two winters. The funding will be awarded to a group of charities providing support for vulnerable households and advice on energy efficiency measures to lower bills long term. It will enable organisations to increase the number of staff giving advice on phonelines, provide fuel vouchers and improve the energy efficiency of households. Among the bene...

8th November 2022


£5 Million Fund to Tackle Youth Crime Through Sport (England & Wales)


Charities across England and Wales are invited to apply for a share of £5 million in funding to run sports programmes designed to steer young people away from crime, anti-social behaviour, and serious violence. The aim of the funding is to prevent young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from becoming involved in crime or anti-social behaviour by offering them sporting activities aimed at teaching teamwork, resilience and discipline. The funding is made available by the Ministry of Justice a...

8th November 2022


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...

8th November 2022


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 three core areas: skills for the future, natural resources, and responsible sourcing. For volunteering, only applications for digital volunteering will be ...

7th November 2022


The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Funding Phase (UK)


The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new phase of their Collections Fund which supports museums and galleries to use their collections to become relevant and sustainable organisations that are connected to and valued by their communities across the UK. The Foundation will now award core funding of up to £100,000 over two years to offer organisations greater flexibility to further their progress towards diversity, equity and inclusion, so that work is more embedded and community relati...

7th November 2022


Applications Invited for BBC Children in Need’s Project Grants (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands)


As part of its new grant-making strategy, BBC Children in Need is awarding grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support the projects costs of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations (including Special Schools) working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years or under living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The funding will support the delivery of a specific piece of work (project), and could be spent on project staff costs,...

7th November 2022


Funding to Open Career Opportunities for Young People in the Music Industry (England, Scotland & Wales)


Businesses, collectives, and not-for-profit organisations working in the music industry can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 to help open up sustainable career opportunities for young people aged 18-25. The funding is made available through the Youth Music Network’s Incubator fund and priority will be given to projects that support young people from under-represented groups, and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent. This includes both mu...

7th November 2022


Comic Relief Community Fund to Re-Opens for Applications (England)


Grass roots, community led organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the Comic Relief Community Fund. The Fund is supporting organisations to deliver projects within four strategic themes; A Safe Place to Be, Children Survive & Thrive, Gender Justice, and Mental Health Matters. Funding is available for both project delivery and organisational development. To be eligible, organisations need to have an annual income of less than £250,000 and must be able to demonstra...

7th November 2022


Funding to Help Vulnerable Groups Move into Employment (UK)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available to UK registered charities and charitable organisations that are seeking to help people move towards paid employment who are either ex-offenders, the recently homeless or vulnerably housed, or 16 to 24 year olds not in employment, education or training. The funding, which is provided by the Society Foundation, will support small or growing organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000 with capacity building activities, including IT infrastructure and equi...

4th November 2022


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants programme is the 24th November 2022. The programme awards up to £3,000 of consultancy including expenses, to fund a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s collection. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. Organisations ...

4th November 2022


Funding to Help Create a More Fair & Sustainable Economy (UK)


Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding for projects and activities that help to create a more fair and sustainable economy. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation’s 4D Economy Grants to support the development of new economic ideas and approaches that push for and create a more just and sustainable economy based on the four D’s - Diversified, Decarbonised, Democratised, and Decentralised. Main grants of up to £200,000...

4th November 2022


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Place Young People at the Centre of Social Change (England)


Secondary and primary schools in England can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that embed sustainable youth social action at schools. The funding which is made through the Ormiston Trust’s WeWill Social Action Grant Fund will support activities relating to Environment and Climate Justice; Wellbeing and Mental Health; Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Community-based Issues. The deadline for applications is the 16th December 2022....

4th November 2022


Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK)


Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators through training, mentorship or other learning opportunities. This could be a conference to learn more about the industry, an online course to enhance performance sk...

3rd November 2022


Loan Programme to Help Charities with Rising Energy Costs (England)


Charities and social enterprises in England which are struggling with rising energy costs can apply for unsecured loans of between £20,000 and £150,000 to install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. The lending programme will enable organisations to save money on energy by installing a variety of measures such as more efficient lights, insulation or heat pumps, replacing old boilers systems with new efficient ones, double glazing improvements, and systematic draught improvements t...

2nd November 2022


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is open for applications. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism. The Trust makes grants to a range of organis...

2nd November 2022


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...

2nd November 2022


Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)


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

2nd November 2022


New £500,000 Fund Launched to Tackle Electronic Waste (UK)


A new £500,000 fund has been launched to support initiatives that reduce electronic waste in the UK. Through the Time after Time e-waste Fund, Virgin Media O2, in partnership with Hubbub, will make grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 available for projects that focus on the reuse, repair and recycling of small electrical items, from smartphones and laptops to toys and kitchen appliances. This could include research projects that support a reduction in e-waste, campaigns that raise awareness...

1st November 2022


Funding to Reduce the Challenges of Armed Service Life for Partners (UK)


Grants of between £20,000 to £50,000 are available for innovative projects that find ways of reducing the challenges of service life for partners of serving armed forces personnel, including reservists. Through the Supporting Partners- Innovation Grants Programme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award funding on behalf of the Ministry of Defence for projects that find new ways of offering support. This could include supporting partners to access paid employment or education; finding ...

1st November 2022


BBC Children in Need Launches Core Costs Funding Stream (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands)


As part of its new grant-making strategy, BBC Children in Need has launched a grants stream to support the core costs of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years or under living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support essential organisational and administrative costs such as HR and payroll, general office expens...

1st November 2022


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


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

1st November 2022


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


The Theatres Trust has re-opened its small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works. The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or accessibility. Eligible projects include small capital works, the installation of key plant and machinery and works that make theatre buildings digital-ready. Applications are a...

31st October 2022


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


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

31st October 2022


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme (UK)


The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme is the 14th March 2023. 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...

31st October 2022


Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The funding is made available through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund which supports organisations who want to trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo - or all three. Projects could, for example, be a new community organisation testing out different ways of supporting nurseries to embe...

28th October 2022


Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK)


Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising community awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Applications can be submitted at any time until the 16th December 2022....

28th October 2022


Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK)


UK primary or secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run STEM investigation projects for students aged between 5 and 18. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership grants scheme. To qualify for funding projects need to work in partnership with practising scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The application round in 2022 will remain open across the year...

28th October 2022


Funding for Community Garden Projects (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)


Charities, community groups, and community interest companies can apply for funding for community gardening projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Grants of up to £5,000 are available (although most grant awards are for under £2,000) for the creation of a community garden or a community park or allotment with a horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community. Eligible costs could include site preparation (including hire of small mechanical tools such as rotavators), hand t...

27th October 2022


Funding to Help School Trusts Develop their Capacity to Grow (England)


The Department for Education has launched a new round of funding through the Trust Capacity Fund. A total of £86 million will be available over the next three years to help School Trusts develop their capacity to grow. It has a particular focus on supporting strong trusts, and strong schools forming trusts, to take on underperforming schools, particularly in education investment areas and other places of higher need. Depending on the funding strand applied for, the maximum grant available is £...

27th October 2022


Funding for Affordable Green Finance Products to Boost Domestic Energy Efficiency UK)


The UK Government has launched a new £20 million fund to boost the choice of affordable green finance products for homeowners to retrofit homes and help them reduce energy consumption. The Green Home Finance Accelerator will provide funding to support banks, building societies and other UK finance providers to develop, test, and pilot a range of innovative green finance products which offer upfront and affordable capital to help homeowners overcome the up-front cost of retrofit. The competition...

26th October 2022


Funding to Build Resilient Communities Using Data & Digital Technology (England)


Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) can apply for a share of £450,000 in funding to support the delivery of innovative projects that promote effective working within and cross boundaries to build resilient communities. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is inviting the 38 LRFs based in England to apply for funding through the LRF Innovation Fund for projects that embrace future digital trends, and utilise data, technologies, and equipment to improve their ability to prevent, pr...

26th October 2022


Grants to Help Baseball & Softball Clubs Upgrade their Facilities (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to baseball and softball clubs and leagues looking to build and upgrade their facilities. The funding is made available through BaseballSoftballUK's (BSUK) Facilities Fund which aims to support clubs and leagues by making them stronger, safer and more sustainable. A total of £10,000 of funding is available in this round, which can be used for goods such as backstops, dirt, fencing, dugouts, pitching mounds, and ‘permanent’ storage, i.e. on-site shipping...

26th October 2022


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


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

26th October 2022


Funding for Building Maintenance & Improvements for Education Establishments (England)


The latest round of the Department for Education's Condition Improvement Fund is now open to academies, multi-academy trusts, sixth-form colleges, and voluntary aided schools across England. The Fund provides capital funding for projects of up to £4 million which help keep school and college buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance, energy efficiency, and poor building conditions. A small proportion of expa...

25th October 2022


Funding to Increase Film Audience Choice & Engagement (UK)


UK-based organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development (such as film distributors, cinemas, and film festivals) will soon be able to apply for funding to increase audience choice and engagement across the UK. The British Film Institute National Lottery Audience Projects Fund will support the delivery of audience development activity with awards of up to £200,000 for multi-year and short-term projects (up to £500,000 for exceptional projects), as well a...

25th October 2022


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...

25th October 2022


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


Youth Music has announced that their NextGen fund will re-open to applications on the 5th December 2022. 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 themselves, to start a record label, l...

25th October 2022


Grants to Support the Armed Forces Community During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £2,400 are being made available to help UK Armed Forces veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis. The funding is being made available through the Royal British Legion’s Everyday Needs Grants Programme to support people who need help with everyday essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs. The initiative will provide non-repayable emergency grants of up to £200 a month for up to twelve months. App...

24th October 2022


Funding Available to Help Museums & Galleries to Sustain their Collections (UK)


Applications are now being accepted through the John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund. The fund aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. A total of £550,000 of funding is available for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; and ensure organisations can safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change. The Foundation expects to award five or six grants of around £9...

24th October 2022


Funding for Children’s Sports Kit & Equipment (UK)


Grants of up to £750 are available to local children's sports clubs or organisations in the UK to purchase new kits. Applications will be considered for any kind of team sport, from football to netball, hockey to volleyball. The funding is being made available through the Poundland Foundation’s Kit 4 Kids grant scheme, which is open to registered charities, community interest companies, and unregistered organisations with an income of under £10,000. Last year the Foundation awarded 250 grant...

21st October 2022


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 Britain who are in desperate need of housing. The Quaker Housing Trust will provide support via two separate programmes for housing projects that meet the needs of people who are at points of transition in their lives such as people seeking asylum, recovering from addiction, leaving prison, or moving from domestic abuse. Best Practice Grants of up to £...

20th October 2022


Funding to Support Small Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (UK)


The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund has opened a ‘Really Small Grants Programme’ to attract applications from smaller not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in the UK. The programme will award grants of up to £1,000 to intersectional organisations for projects that prioritise: d/Deaf and/or Disabled LGBT+ people; LBT+ women; LGBT+ people of colour or LGBT+ people from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities; Older LGBT+ people; and Trans ...

20th October 2022


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Re-opens Fairer Future Fund (UK)


The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that their Fairer Future grants stream has opened for applications. The funding supports projects that tackle injustice and structural inequality to create a more inclusive society, with a focus on five priority areas: arts and creativity making change; children and young people's rights; racial justice; gender justice; and migrant justice. The Foundation are keen to work with those with experience of the issues being addressed. No application deadli...

20th October 2022


Funding for Churches Supporting Refugees Arriving from Ukraine & Afghanistan (England)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to Christian churches and registered Christian charities offering activities and services to welcome and support refugees arriving in England from Ukraine and Afghanistan. This could include services and activities such as supplying accommodation, clothing, food, mobile phones, and baby care items; befriending support; English language classes; baby and toddler groups; welcome parties; drop-in sessions; and expenses for volunteers or facilities. The funding ...

20th October 2022


Bursaries to Support Boarding School Places for Vulnerable Children (UK)


Bursaries are available to provide boarding school places for vulnerable children impacted by an ongoing significant crisis at home. Through the Support for Boarding programme, Buttle UK will provide fully funded bursaries in residential schools so that young people can attend boarding schools and benefit from the environment until they complete their GCSE year. Between ten and twenty places will be funded during the 2023-24 academic year for children between the ages of 11 and 18 who cannot sta...

19th October 2022