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Local Funding News


Cash in on funding fair!


The date for the next Buckinghamshire Community Funding Fair has been announced.

At a time when local community groups face the prospect of an even more difficult climate for raising money, information about funding opportunities from private sector sources and grantmakin...

25th January 2015




Funding News for South East


Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent)


Registered not-for-profit organisations in Kent can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for projects that support the rehabilitation of offenders and to help reduce the consequences of their imprisonment. Grants are offered to local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or planning to offer their services in the county. Collaborative/partnership working is particularly welcome, but consortium applications must be submitted by a ‘lead’ organisations. The fund...

19th October 2020


New Emergency Funding Programme for Disabled People’s Organisations (South East)


A new Covid-19 Emergency Fund is now open to applications from grassroots Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in the South East to help them respond to disabled people’s needs during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects lasting until the end of June 2021 will be funded to encourage independent living, reduce isolation, and improve income levels amongst Disabled People. The Disabled People’s Organisations – Covid 19 Emergency Fund will provide grants of £1,000 - £25,000 to pay for equipme...

21st September 2020


Funding to Help Prevent Suicides and Reduce Self-Harm (Hampshire and Isle of Wight)


The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership has established a Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund to support community-based initiatives and activities that help to prevent suicides and reduce self-harm across Hampshire and the IoW. Small voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, religious groups, ‘Friends of’ (or similar) groups, PTA groups and student groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects which aim to reduce the number of suic...

28th August 2020


Step Change Fund Opens for Applications (Oxfordshire)


Registered charities, social enterprises and constituted community groups that are looking to transform the way they are organised and operate can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. There is also the possibility of further funding up to £25,000 for follow-on projects. The funding is being made available through the Oxfordshire Community Foundations Step Change Fund and will support work relating to mergers, systems and premises upgrades, training, marketing or research. To be eligible ...

25th August 2020


Funding for Small Community Groups Responding to Covid-19 (Oxfordshire)


Oxfordshire Community Foundation has announced that a new round of small grants to support COVID-19 response and recovery is now open for applications. Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to community organisations with a turnover of below £100,000 per year to support projects or running costs associated with responding to and recovering from COVID-19. This could include supporting the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to maintain their health and wellbeing; working remotely an...

24th August 2020


Funding to Support Training & Employment Opportunities for the Unemployed (Thames Valley Berkshire)


The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has made grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 available to third sector and small organisations to offer skills, training and employment opportunities for individuals who are unemployed or economically inactive In the Thames Valley Berkshire Area. The focus of the ESFA Community Training Grants will be to fund projects to help move individuals aged 16 and over who are eligible to work in the UK and either unemployed or economically inactive into w...

24th July 2020


Kent Community Foundation (Kent)


The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 2020. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people who are far from t...

4th June 2020


Funding Available to Tackle and Reduce Serious Crime (Southampton)


Not for profit organisations and charities in Southampton can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that tackle and reduce serious violence in the city over the financial year 2020/21. The fund can be used to enhance existing projects if there is good evidence that this will meet the requirement to tackle and reduce serious violence. The funding is being made available through the Southampton Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) Grant which is funded by a Home Office Grant and administered b...

1st June 2020


UK Funding News


Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland)


Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the programme include a church renovation which provided ...

27th October 2020


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 22nd November 2020. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices. Applicants need to deta...

27th October 2020


The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Schools Library Programme.  State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries will be able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation may also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate...

26th October 2020


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


Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £200,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can consist of multiple projects, and must cost no more than ...

26th October 2020


Urgent Funding to Support Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities Affected by Covid-19 (England)


The Charities Aid Foundation is offering £20 million in financial support to charitable organisations in England to enable the continuation of services supporting the people hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available for small and mid-sized charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups including people living in poverty, Black, Asian and minorit...

23rd October 2020


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)


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

23rd October 2020


Funding to Address the Impact of Covid-19 on Biodiversity & the Illegal Wildlife Trade (UK)


The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs has launched the Darwin and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Round for projects which directly address the impact of Covid-19 on biodiversity or the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), and supports the early stages of recovery from the pandemic. Current or recent recipients of main project funding for the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund can apply for funding of between £1...

22nd October 2020


Funding to Alleviate Mental Health Issues (UK & Global)


The Gamesys Foundation is a newly formed charity, set up by the Gamesys Group to alleviate Mental Health Issues. Funding is available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations with an income of more than £50,000 who support individuals suffering from mental health issues, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field. The Foundation will also consider funding for other types of organisation so long as they can be proven to have an impact with regard to mental healt...

22nd October 2020


Funding to Tackle Homelessness (UK)


Community groups and small to medium sized organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects and activities addressing homelessness. This can include tackling the root causes, tackling re-insertion in society or developing a response to the challenges which have arisen as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The funding is being made available by the Isla Foundation’s Tipping Point Grants scheme and can be used to help fund capital costs (e.g. building and land improvements), ...

22nd October 2020


Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose primary focus is the rescue and rehoming of equines. Pr...

21st October 2020


Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK)


The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Taverners minibuses are based on the current Ford Trans...

21st October 2020


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


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

20th October 2020


Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK)


Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no application deadlines. Examples of the support given inclu...

20th October 2020


Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK)


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 25th January 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and g...

20th October 2020


Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (England, Wales and Scotland)


Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across England, Wales and Scotland to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awareness raising. Applicants are encour...

19th October 2020


Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK)


The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, building work, refurbishment, and equipment; or short breaks where funding is targeted towards annual respite breaks for...

15th October 2020


Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities ranging from homelessness and abuse charities, to children...

15th October 2020


Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK)


Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal Geographic Society Innovative Geography Teaching Gra...

15th October 2020


Funding for Armed Forces Day Events (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 26th June 2021. Funding could be used to cover road closures required to hold an event, decorations, flags and banners,...

14th October 2020


AIM History Makers Opens for Expressions of Interest (UK)


Museums, galleries and cultural facilities can apply for funding of up to £75,000 for projects that use the life and achievements of extraordinary, lesser known historical figures to inspire and educate visitors and users. The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Biffa Award History Makers Scheme will fund the creation of new exhibitions, displays and interpretation of the lives and achievements of historical figures who have made a significant impact on the industrial, scientific, commerci...

14th October 2020


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,000 and £2 million to charities or initiatives with i...

13th October 2020


Funding for Young Athletes (UK)


Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to make a difference, helping the recipients make the diff...

13th October 2020


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten students and two teachers to Hiroshima Kokusai High ...

13th October 2020


Grants to Support Healthcare Innovation in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


In response to the challenges of delivering healthcare to all who need it during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Foundation has launched a programme to build knowledge, skills and confidence within NHS providers to successfully adopt and adapt innovations and improvements. The Adopting Innovation programme is inviting partnerships between NHS providers and local health systems across the UK to establish four innovation hubs which will provide expertise and support within provider organ...

12th October 2020


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


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

12th October 2020


Funding for Financial Capability Projects to Support the Under-25’s (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the February 2021 round of grant funding will be for financial capability projects which support young people under 25 years of age. Charities, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply for funding for projects which will target and support the younger generation who need help to develop and learn personal financial life skills, particularly during the current difficult economic climate. The roun...

9th October 2020


Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 30th April 2021. Grants will be awarded in July 2021....

9th October 2020


Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the education and health for young people with disabilities; mental health issues and life limiting conditions. Applications from schools and hospitals are welcomed as long as they are made through an appropriate registered charity. The funding is being made available through the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme and the next closing date for applications is the 4th February 2021....

9th October 2020


Training Fund to Help Boost the Numbers of Vets Qualified to Certify Animal Products for Export (UK)


Defra has launched a £300,000 fund to boost the number of vets that are qualified to certify products of animal origin and equines for export in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. From the 1st January 2021 an Export Health Certificate will be needed to export live animals or animal products to the EU. The new fund aims to boost the certification capacity by providing free online training for vets and local authority officials. It will also aim to increase the number of Certi...

8th October 2020


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


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

8th October 2020


Funding to Help Build Resilience Within the Social Sector (UK)


In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have suffered a significant reduction in income due to the p...

7th October 2020


Funding for Projects Which Address Systemic Societal Issues Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic (England, Scotland & Wales)


Charities can apply for a share of £3 million in funding to help communities across Great Britain recover from problems highlighted or exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Postcode Recovery Fund will offer grants of between £500,000 and £1 million for projects lasting between 12-24 months which tackle a systemic societal issue related to the pandemic. Priority will be given to projects which address educational inequalities, homelessness, domestic violence, health and wellbeing, social e...

7th October 2020


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


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust are making funding available to address social isolation in specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach. Through the Tackling Loneliness programme, the Trust are making grants of £70,000 available to Armed Forces units or bases, and charities and community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities. The programme seeks to target those who traditionally don’t engag...

7th October 2020


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 11th January 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s collection. Please note: the fund is currently heavil...

7th October 2020


£200 Million Port Infrastructure Fund Opens for Bids (UK)


The UK Government has announced the launch of a £200 million fund for ports to build new border facilities as the Brexit transition period draws to a close. The Port Infrastructure Fund will provide one-off grants to enable ports to function properly post-Brexit when import laws will be altered. The Fund is targeted at those ports that have the space to build new border infrastructure on their current sites so that they are ready to handle new customs requirements, and can be used for a range o...

6th October 2020


Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK)


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

6th October 2020


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Examples of previous projects support...

6th October 2020


New £25 Million Fund to Support Cultural Organisations (UK)


The Garfield Weston Foundation has announced that its new £25 million fund to support mid to large scale cultural organisations that have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic is now open for applications. Performing and visual arts organisations, arts centres, and accredited museums and galleries across the UK with a minimum income of £500,000 in a typical year, can apply for funding of £100,000 to £2 million each from the Weston Culture Fund to help them restart work, re-engage w...

5th October 2020


NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK)


Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing; and advancing education and experiences for...

5th October 2020


Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK)


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

5th October 2020


Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding is being made available through Sea-Changers main grants programme and the next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2021. The charity also has a sm...

5th October 2020


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


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

5th October 2020


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start a; or improve their breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Schools are required to submit an expression of interest in the f...

2nd October 2020


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


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

2nd October 2020


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


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

2nd October 2020


Innovate UK Launches Fourth Round of Faraday Battery Challenge (UK)


UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology. The ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4, will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to support innovation in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for the propulsion of electric vehicles, building on the outputs of previous activity to move towards commercialisation. Innovate UK are encouraging two types of ...

1st October 2020


Funding to Support Healthcare Innovation in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


In response to the challenges of delivering healthcare to all who need it during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Foundation is launching a programme to build knowledge, skills and confidence within NHS providers to successfully adopt and adapt innovations and improvements. The Adopting Innovation programme is inviting partnerships between NHS providers and local health systems across the UK to establish four innovation hubs which will provide expertise and support within provider organ...

1st October 2020


Funding to Support the Wellbeing, Resilience, and Sustainability of BAME Communities Following Covid-19 (UK)


BAME-led charities, voluntary or community groups and organisations, and faith groups across the UK can apply for funding to help them continue to respond to the needs of their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The African Health Policy Network are making three levels of funding available of between £500 and £100,000 to help small and medium Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups and their communities build wellbeing, resilience and capacity following the pandemic. The amount aw...

1st October 2020


Teacher Development Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) has re-opned for applications. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. The Fo...

1st October 2020


Funding to Support Deprived Rural Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects which support small, deprived communities in remote rural areas which have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Local charities, and other legally-constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund for projects which will create resilient rural communities across the UK, particularly those with an ageing population or with few working age people. Projects which protect or boost commun...

30th September 2020


Grants for Black-led Social Enterprises and Charities that Benefit Ethnic Minorities (UK)


Black-led social enterprises, as well as charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £25,000 for projects which help to build an inclusive culture and tackle racial inequality. The size of the grants will depend on their scale, activity and impact of the social enterprise. The funding is being made available through the PwC Foundation’s ColourBrave Charity Committee and the closing date for applications is 5pm on the 30th October 2020....

30th September 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)


The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 13th November 2020. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants. The Trust makes grants to a range of organisations including registered, excep...

29th September 2020


Funding for Hospices Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has accelerated its annual Hospice Fund programme. This is in recognition of the additional pressures many hospices are experiencing due to the pandemic and the associated restrictions on normal activities. Charitable hospices that are registered in the UK, and are members of either Hospice UK or Together for Short Lives can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their core costs. The Trust will only make awards...

28th September 2020


Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK)


Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Microbiology Society who reside in the UK or Republic of Ireland can apply under the Microbiology Society Educa...

28th September 2020


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


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

25th September 2020


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


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

25th September 2020


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


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

25th September 2020


Funding to Improve the Lives of Young People (UK)


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

25th September 2020


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


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

24th September 2020


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


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

24th September 2020


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


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

24th September 2020


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


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

23rd September 2020


Funding for Innovative Projects that Support Transport Decarbonisation (UK)


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

23rd September 2020


Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK)


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

23rd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


Funding for Local Road Safety Pilots and Trials (UK)


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


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


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

22nd September 2020


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


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

22nd September 2020


Emergency Funding for Homeless Organisations - Deadline Extended (UK)


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

21st September 2020


Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK)


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

21st September 2020


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


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

21st September 2020


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


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

18th September 2020


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


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

17th September 2020


GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards Deadline Extended (UK)


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

17th September 2020


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


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

17th September 2020


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


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

17th September 2020


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


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

16th September 2020


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


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

15th September 2020


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


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

15th September 2020


Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK)


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

15th September 2020


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


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

14th September 2020


Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


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

14th September 2020


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


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

11th September 2020


Emergency Funding for Small LGBTQ+ Organisations (UK)


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

10th September 2020


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


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

10th September 2020


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


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

9th September 2020


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


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

9th September 2020


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


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

9th September 2020


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


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

9th September 2020


The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK)


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

9th September 2020


Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK)


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

8th September 2020


Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK)


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

8th September 2020


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK)


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

8th September 2020


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


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

8th September 2020


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


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

8th September 2020


Women in Innovation Awards Opens for Applications (UK)


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

7th September 2020


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


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

7th September 2020