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Young People in West Cumbria Invited to Apply for Funding through the #CanDo Fund (North West)


Cumbria Community Foundation has announced the availability of funding through the #CanDo Fund for young people in West Cumbria who want to take action on issues that matter to them. The fund offers grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote skills development and social action through campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which have a positive impact on their communities. The #CanDo Fund has awarded over £135,000 to 30 projects since 2020 and all of them have been evaluated ...

24th January 2023


Funding to Provide Free Activities and Food to Children during School Holidays (Manchester)


Youth Providers in Manchester can apply for funding to provide free activities and food to children and young people during the school holidays through the Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) programme. The programme, created by Manchester City Council and MCRactive, aims to support families who are facing difficulties during school holidays, particularly addressing the issue of "unhealthy holidays" which include holiday hunger, limited access to nutritious and healthy meals, and limited access to physi...

17th January 2023


Funding for Organisations Delivering Youth & Play Services (Manchester)


Manchester’s Youth Play and Participation Service is making funding available for local voluntary and community sector organisations delivering youth and play services in the city. The VCS Grants for Youth and Play Work programme will award grants of up to £150,000 for educational and recreational activities for children and young people such as: youth work; outdoor activities; life and digital skills projects; creating safe spaces for young people; wellbeing projects; visits, trips and excha...

17th January 2023


Grants of up to £2,500 Available for Local Community Projects (North West)


Community organisations located in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, and Lancashire can apply for grants from the Onward Community Fund, which is provided by Onward, a leading provider of quality, affordable homes in the North West. These grants, which are up to £2,500, are designed to support local projects that make a positive difference in the communities they serve. The fund is also interested in projects that aim to support people and communities facing increased challenges due to the cost-...

16th January 2023


Funding to Support Local Communities (Greater Manchester)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available for grassroots community groups to support projects and activities that benefit local communities in Greater Manchester. The funding, which is made available through the Zuto Make a Difference Fund, and administered by Forever Manchester, can be used by organisations in whatever way they feel would benefit their community the most. Previous projects have included a community chess club, community kitchen, a lip-reading society, a ladies Jewish drama group, a...

10th January 2023


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Mental Wellbeing Through Nature-Based Activities (North Cumbria)


Charitable organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to provide nature-based activities that promote mental health and wellbeing for underserved people in North Cumbria. These activities could include walking groups, community garden projects, and talking and exercise therapies, and priority will be given to projects that target specific groups such as those with chronic health conditions, refugees, ethnically diverse individuals, LGBTQ individuals, or Gypsy, Romaine, Traveller communi...

9th January 2023


Grants of up to £10,000 for Science and the Arts Projects (North West of England)


Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. This can include drawing, architecture and landscape architecture, sculpture, literature, music, opera, drama, dance, cinema and the methods and means of their dissemination. Awards of £500 to £10,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £2,0...

16th December 2022


Funding to Reduce Health Inequalities (Manchester)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available to social enterprise, community and volunteer organisations working to reduce health inequalities within disadvantaged and minority communities in Central Manchester, South or North Manchester, and Trafford. This funding is provided by the University of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust through the Community Diagnostic Centers Equity Fund, which aims to raise awareness and encourage the community to use the Community Diagnostic Center (CDC) so they can access...

14th December 2022


UK Funding News


£5 Million Fund Launched to Support Youth Organisations Facing Higher Costs (UK)


A new £5 million fund has been launched to support youth groups through the cost-of-living crisis. Organisations with an annual income of up to £500,000 who are facing unprecedented demand or whose work is being hindered due to rising core costs can apply for three-year, unrestricted grants of approximately 10% of their current turnover. The funding is being offered through the UK Youth Fund, established by UK Youth in partnership with the Pears Foundation, to ensure that as many youth service...

3rd February 2023


Co-op Charity Launches Next Round of Carbon Innovation Fund (UK)


The Carbon Innovation Fund (CIF), a partnership between Co-op and an unnamed organization, is now open for applications for its second round with a total of £3.5 million available for grants. The focus of the fund is to reduce reliance on soy-based animal or fish feed and synthetic fertilisers and to create a more sustainable and equitable food and farming industry. Eligible organizations must have a project aimed at reducing such reliance and must provide evidence of a completed pilot. Co-op s...

3rd February 2023


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theaters. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theaters in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and crucial machinery installations. The deadline to apply is 12pm on the 21st April 2023....

3rd February 2023


Funding Available for Innovative Community Projects (UK)


Aviva has partnered with Crowdfunder to support small charities, schools, and community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their communities and are looking to raise up to £50,000. Aviva Community Fund is focused on supporting projects that enhance community resilience in the face of uncertainty, with a focus on two main areas: Climate Action and Financial Wellbeing. To take part, the project must also be raising funds to develop a new approach, product, or technology, pilot a new scheme...

3rd February 2023


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that are based in an area which is classified as falling in...

3rd February 2023


Funding to Support Classical Music Performance & Training (UK)


UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to support classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants programme generally awards grants in the region of £2,500 to £7,500, and is particularly interested in supporting music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. Applications are considered und...

2nd February 2023


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


The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small charities that 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...

2nd February 2023


Funding to Help People's Displacement Due to Climate Change (UK)


Grants of up to £60,000 are available for initiatives that aim to enhance the quality of live of forcibly displaced groups and their host communities. The funding is being provided by the JAC Trust and is open to registered charities, social enterprises, and non-profit organisations located in the UK and globally. Proposals that display a positive engagement between displaced individuals and their host communities will be given priority during the selection process. However, it's worth noting t...

2nd February 2023


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 Ju...

2nd February 2023


Funding of £2,000 Available to Pilot Social Change Initiatives (UK)


The Changemakers in Turbulent Times programme is offering seed funding of up to £2,000 for individuals working towards social change in Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, Newham in London, Slough, or Bradford. The 10-week initiative includes six virtual and four in-person sessions, featuring well-known change makers and local community connectors and facilitators who lead workshops. The programme aims to address issues such as isolation, lack of funding, and the need for positive leadership in communit...

1st February 2023


Funding Adventurous Activities for Young People (UK)


The Pawprint Trust has reopened its annual grant scheme, allowing young people from across the UK to apply for funding for life-changing adventures that develop their skills, capacities, and capabilities. The funding will support young people aged 11-25 who need a bit of extra help with their fundraising for projects and activities both locally and abroad. Examples of projects and activities previously supported include international trips, camping adventures, personal development projects, prov...

1st February 2023


£1 Million Fund to Boost Health in the Workplace (UK)


The UK Government, in partnership with Innovate UK, has launched a £1 million competition aimed at improving the health and welfare of employees within small and medium-sized enterprises and the self-employed. The Fund to Stimulate Innovation in Occupational Health competition will provide up to £100,000 for research and development projects that will improve access to Occupational Health services, including new ways of delivering services and harnessing technology such as artificial intellige...

1st February 2023


Grants of up to £40,000 Available to Help the UK Fishing Fleet Go Green (UK)


Small boat owners in the coastal fishing fleet can apply for up to £40,000 for trials of hybrid or electric engines, or up to £20,000 for more eco-friendly replacement of diesel or petrol engines. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve efficiency and reliability, and help the fishing industry reach net zero, while also addressing rising fuel costs. A total of £2 million is available. This opportunity to modernise the small-scale fishing fleet is part of the £100 million UK Se...

1st February 2023


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 (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 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 practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The application process ...

1st February 2023


Funding for Green Heating Projects (England)


Public, private and third sector organisations in England can now bid for capital funding to help new and existing heat networks move to low and zero carbon technologies. The funding, which is being made available through the Government’s £288 million Green Heat Network Fund, will support the rollout of low-carbon technologies like heat pumps, and solar and geothermal energy, to help networks deliver clean heating to homes, offices, commercial and public buildings. Grant levels for individual...

31st January 2023


Funding to Encourage Volunteering Amongst Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under who aim to make a difference through volunteering or community service. The funding is made available through the Alec Dickson Trust and prioritises projects that involve many volunteers, address specific needs of disadvantaged communities and individual, and are innovative and sustainable. The Trust is looking for projects that identify a specific need, and propose to carry out activities that will c...

31st January 2023


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 as well as the study, exhibition and conservation of fine art. The Finnis Scott 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...

31st January 2023


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 January 2023


Funding of £850,000 Available to Support Innovation in Farming (England)


Farmers, growers, and foresters are able to apply for a share of £850,000 to improve productivity and sustainability in England's agricultural and horticultural sectors through the Farming Innovation Programme, run by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and UK Research & Innovation. Projects should tackle a business issue and benefit livestock, plants, food systems, or bioeconomy/agroforestry. Expressions of interest accepted from 30th January 2023 until 11am on 8th March 2023....

30th January 2023


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


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is offering UK research organisations the opportunity apply for a share of £2.25 million to help maximise the commercial, societal, and economic benefits of their research. The Standard Follow-on Fund (FoF) and Super Follow-on Fund enable researchers to prepare a business plan and secure additional funding and support. Standard FoF awards offer up to £250,000 for projects of two years or less. Super FoF provides funding of up t...

30th January 2023


Grants of up to £120,000 Available to Improve Transport Options for Older People (UK)


Grants of up to £120,000 are available for innovative and commercially viable plans or prototypes to improve transportation options to help older people stay connected, active, and independent. The grants are provided by Innovate UK through the Design Age Institute's Transport Pathfinder Innovation Program, and include design management support and mentoring for innovators, businesses, and entrepreneurs. The project must address issues such as physical limitations, poor vehicle/infrastructure d...

30th January 2023


Funding to Support the Rehabilitation of Prisoners, Ex-Prisoners, & Those at Risk of Offending (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 will be available to UK registered charities to support the rehabilitation of prisoners, ex-prisoners, and those at risk of offending. The funding will be awarded by the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust to charities that have an operating income and expenditure of between £100,000 and £1 million. The Trust will continue to prioritise charities that work in BAME communities, in light of Black Lives Matter and the growing awareness that these communities have been disprop...

30th January 2023


Financial Support for Flood-Damaged Sports Facilities (England-Various)


Sport England is now accepting applications for funding to repair flood-damaged facilities from community sports clubs and non-profit organisations affected by recent floods. The Small Grants Programme, which will focus on areas covered by the Active Partnership network, including Energise, Active Black Country, Birmingham Sport, Herefordshire & Worcester, Active Gloucestershire, Wesport, and Active Dorset, will provide grants of up to £15,000 for emergency costs such as skip hire, decontaminat...

27th January 2023


Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Tackle Poverty and Inequality (England and Wales)


The Charles Plater Trust is offering grants of up to £50,000 for social action, lay leadership, or applied research projects to registered charities and universities in England and Wales through its 2023 Large Grants Programme.  The aim of the programme is to address issues such as poverty, exclusion, economic inequality, and environmental concerns for marginalised people and communities. The funding is open to organisations with annual incomes below £10 million that align with the Trust's Ca...

27th January 2023


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK)


The PRS for Music Foundation, a major funder of new music in the UK, has reopened its Composers' Fund for applications. The fund provides grants of up to £10,000 to composers with a strong record who are at a stage in their career where funding can help them progress. Eligibility requires being based in the UK and being a member of PRS for Music or able to join. The deadline for applications is April 3, 2023....

27th January 2023


£10 Million Loan Fund Available to Improve Gymnastic Clubs (England)


£10 million in affordable loans is being made available to fund new or improved gymnastics facilities that benefit children and young people in England. Club Capital is offering unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 (up to £750,000 in exceptional circumstances) to enable British Gymnastics member clubs to move into new, or expand existing, dedicated gymnastics facilities that provide better access for children and young people. Most loans will be over four years at an interest rate...

26th January 2023


Match Funding of up to £10,000 Available to Support Environmental Charities (UK)


Environmental charities across the UK are invited to apply for match funding to support projects which address the climate emergency. Launched by the Big Give, the Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign that runs for one week in April. All public donations made to participating charities during the campaign will be matched up to a specific amount - either £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000. Match funding is provided by the Big Give’s Champions which has previously included the Reed Foundation,...

26th January 2023


Funding to Empower Vulnerable, Disadvantaged & Under-Represented Communities (UK)


Bentley Motors Ltd is making grants of up to £500 available to charitable organisations working with vulnerable, disadvantaged or under-represented communities. The Advancing Life Chances Small Grants Programme provides funding for communities located within 20 miles of the 19 Bentley locations across the UK. The programme aims to empower these communities by removing barriers and improving access to services, education and employability; helping people to develop life skills; safeguarding the ...

26th January 2023


Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Open Career Opportunities for Young People in the Music Industry (England, Scotland & Wales)


Businesses, collectives, and not-for-profit organisations in the music industry can apply for grants of £5,000 to £30,000 to help open up career opportunities for young people aged 18-25 and support employers in the industry to create new and diverse talent. 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. This includes both musicians and those who want to work in wid...

26th January 2023


Grants for Water Fountain Bottle Filling Stations in Coastal Areas (UK)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available to community organisations across the UK through the Coastal Fountain Fund 2023, launched by Sea-Changers, to purchase and install water fountain bottle filling stations in busy or ecologically important coastal areas. The fund aims to reduce the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on coastal habitats. The funding is for the costs of purchasing a water foundation only, rather than for installation or maintenance costs. The closing date for application...

26th January 2023


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 ...

26th January 2023


Government Announces £60 Million Fund to Regenerate Brownfield Sites (England)


Local councils in England can apply for a portion of £60 million from the Brownfield Land Release Fund 2, which aims to revitalise neglected urban areas, support regeneration projects, and boost local economies. This funding aims to support the construction of 5,800 new homes by March 2027, and create around 18,000 jobs in the housing and construction sector, and assist thousands of first-time buyers in becoming homeowners. This initiative is part of the government's plan to prioritize brownfie...

25th January 2023


Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that improve homes and community spaces for those most in need, such as those experiencing homelessness, financial hardship, poor health, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The funding is made available by the B&Q Foundation to decorate, renovate, or create spaces, both indoors and outdoors, where people can feel at home and have a sense of belonging. Projects could include creating community gardens, redec...

25th January 2023


Grants Available to Celebrate Important National Events (England)


The National Lottery has announced that this year, funding will also be available through the Awards for All England scheme to help communities celebrate important national events such as the Coronation of His Majesty the King, the Eurovision Song Contest and the 75th anniversary of Windrush. Awards for All will also continue to make grants of between £300 and £10,000 for up to one year to local community and voluntary organisations for existing or new projects, events, and activities that ai...

24th January 2023


Grants of Up to £50,000 Available to Celebrate the Contributions of the Windrush Generation (England & Northern Ireland)


The government has announced that £750,000 in funding is available for local communities in England and Northern Ireland to hold events celebrating the Windrush Generation and their positive impact on modern Britain. Charities, community groups, and councils can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to fund parades, educational resources, arts and sporting projects. The funding is being made available through the Windrush Day Grant Scheme, which is administered by the Department for Levelling Up, ...

24th January 2023


Grants to Promote Physics Amongst Under-Represented Young People (UK)


The Institute of Physics is currently accepting applications for their Public Engagement Grant Scheme, which supports projects that align with their Limitless campaign. These projects aim to engage families with young people under the age of 16 from under-represented groups in physics, such as girls and young women, disabled young people, LGBTQ+ young people, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Black Caribbean young people. The Public Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS) has been updated ...

24th January 2023


Funding for Projects that Benefit the Health & Wellbeing of Older People (UK)


Grants of up to £7,500 are available for organisations working on intergenerational activities and/or community regeneration that benefit the health and wellbeing of older people across the UK. The funding is made available through the McCarthy Stone Foundation's Small Grants Programme and is aimed to support older people facing isolation, loneliness, or poor health, young people who may be falling behind personally and academically, and communities in need of regeneration. The types of project...

24th January 2023


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation has announced that the application deadline for their grants is on 6th March 2023 at 5pm. The Foundation supports projects, institutions, and activities in the areas of Medical Research Travel grants, Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts, and Music. Only small charitable organisations are eligible to apply. The Foundation aims to support initiatives that have a significant impact on individuals and/or communities and leave a lasting legacy. Large charities...

24th January 2023


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th May 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....

24th January 2023


Ubele Initiative Launches Reclaim Black Heritage Fund to Support Black-Led Projects Commemorating 81 Acts of Rebellion (UK)


Black-Led groups and individuals can apply for grants of up to £4,000 from the Reclaim Black Heritage Fund. Created by the Ubele Initiative, the fund's priorities are to support projects that commemorate 81 acts of rebellion against inequality; and benefit the Black community in the specified location. Applications must be submitted before March 2, 2023, and must align with the 81 Acts Humanifesto and be completed by July 15, 2023. Awards will be announced between April 10-12, 2023, and appli...

23rd January 2023


Funding to Support Local Armed Forces Day Events (UK)


Communities that want to show their support for the Armed Forces by hosting an Armed Forces Day event in 2023 can apply for a grant from the Ministry of Defence. The grant is match-funded, meaning it can cover up to half the total cost of the event, with a maximum value of £10,000 depending on the size and format of the event. The funding can be used to pay for road closures, decorations, flags and banners, local or national newspapers and radio advertisements, marshalling, security, first aid...

23rd January 2023


Schools Invited to Apply for Free Orchard and Hedgerow Packs through Orchards for Schools Programme (UK)


To help schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland plan for and plant an orchard or fruiting hedgerow, the Tree Council is offering free orchard tree and hedgerow packs through the Orchards for Schools programme. The programme aims to inspire and empower teachers and students around the UK to connect with, learn about, and care for trees and nature. Only new schools that have not previously applied are eligible to apply. Schools can apply for an orchard pack (5 fruit trees) and/or ...

23rd January 2023


Grants to Improve Road Safety (UK)


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

23rd January 2023


Ashden Awards 2023 Opens to Entries (UK)


Ashden, a climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy, has announced that the UK and international competitions for its 2023 Ashden Awards are now open for entries. This year's awards will support inclusive innovation in creating a fairer low-carbon world, tackling inequality, and empowering communities affected by climate change through employment, education, and training opportunities. Categories include energy innovation, land management, community protection of nat...

20th January 2023


Funding to Support Displaced Children & Young People in Accessing Education (UK/International)


The British & Foreign School Society is inviting applications to its new £1 million Displacement Education Fund. The fund is aimed at addressing the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK. The Displacement Education Fund will award grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit commu...

20th January 2023


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


Organisations including charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding from the Friends Provident Foundation's 4D Economy Grants to support projects and activities that promote fairness and sustainability in the economy. The grants focus on four key areas: diversification, decarbonisation, democratisation, and decentralisation. Main grants of up to £200,000 are available for projects or core funding, with the next deadline for applications being 11th April 2023. Addi...

20th January 2023


British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK)


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

20th January 2023


Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK)


Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants of up to £1,000 (e.g. equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. In addition, the Lady Neville Charity supports any charitable activity...

20th January 2023


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


Not for profit organisations working 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 Association...

20th January 2023


Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (England & Wales)


Schools and community groups looking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families 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 c...

19th January 2023


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 funding for personal items, expenses for volunteers or facilities, integration and settling, language support and home items. The funding is made available by the Church Urban Fund in partnership with the Benefact Trust, through the Refugee Support Small Grants Programme...

19th January 2023


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


Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of young carers and children looked after. For international projects, the focus i...

19th January 2023


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


Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the Microbiology Society's Education and Outreach programme for members residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools. These grants are intended for innovative outreach activities that support relevant science teaching or initiatives and developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Eligible activities include talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets, broadcasts...

19th January 2023


Funding to Use Artificial Intelligence to Tackle Societal Problems (UK / Worldwide)


Google has opened a call for applications to find organisations around the world that are using artificial intelligence (AI) to create new, innovative solutions to existing societal problems and to make progress against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Successful applicants will receive support through a combination of funding, product donations and technical expertise. There is no fixed amount that can be requested, but previous awards have averaged $1.3 million. Previously supported p...

18th January 2023


£1 million Fund to Support Vulnerable Families During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK)


A new £1 million fund has been launched to support the UK’s most vulnerable families during the cost-of-living crisis. The Cash for Kids Cost of Living Fund will target families who have a genuine need for support and are suffering from disadvantage due to the crisis, allowing them to apply for grants of £50 per child which can be used for basic essentials such as food, heating, clothing, and school uniform. Service providers who support vulnerable children, including schools, social service...

18th January 2023


Funding to Establish a Research Centre for Climate Change & Health (UK)


The Economic and Social Research Council has released details of a funding call for the creation of a centre to tackle the effects of climate change on population health. The centre will bring together experts and resources from different disciplines and institutions to conduct research and provide evidence of the link between climate change and human health for policymakers over a period of five years. Proposals must involve collaboration across multiple disciplines and sectors, and should incl...

18th January 2023


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 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 the UK and work...

18th January 2023


Funding to Promote Awareness of Smart Meters to Vulnerable Communities (England, Scotland and Wales)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects which help vulnerable people to understand and benefit from using smart meters in their home. Grants will be awarded to regionally-based organisations, with local networks across England, Scotland and Wales that are able to help people that may face barriers to using smart meters; such as people over 65, on a low income, or people who are carers. Housing associations and local authorities are ...

18th January 2023


New £3.6 Million Funding Round to Help Reduce Parental Conflict (England)


The UK government has established a £3.6 million programme to help families in England where children are exposed to conflict. Local authorities, private sector companies working in digital, social enterprises and community organisations are eligible to apply for the grants from the Reducing Parental Conflict programme. Successful applicants will receive a minimum of £150,000 for their projects, which must be run between June 2023 and November 2024. The projects must support diverse families a...

17th January 2023


Government Announces Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme (UK)


The UK government has announced £168 million investment in England by 2025 via the Football Foundation to improve sports facilities and pitches. Additionally, £18.1 million will be invested in Scotland, £12.6 million in Wales, and £6.29 million in Northern Ireland by 2025, with each country's funding delivered in partnership with their respective Football Association. The funding will target mainly deprived areas and at least 40% of the investment will go towards sites that support regular u...

17th January 2023


Grants of up to £75,000 Available to Charities DeliveryingSpecialist Services (England and Wales)


Specialist local charities can now apply for grants of up to £75,000 through Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. The foundation is offering three-year unrestricted grants to support the development and growth of charities with an annual income between £25,000 and £500,000 that understand the complexity of the issues people face and are best placed to make a genuine difference in people's lives. Eligible charities must address one of the foundation's open themes such as addiction, as...

17th January 2023


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...

17th January 2023


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Food Projects (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local sustainable food partnerships, councilss, community or campaign groups in the UK to support communities in promoting and advocating for food that is better for both people and the environment. The funding is being made available through Sustain’s Food for the Planet campaign grants. Applicants are encouraged to submit their own ideas for local action, with a focus on areas that have a significant impact locally, such as supporting groups and comm...

16th January 2023


Funding to Make Music Activity More Inclusive (England)


Grants of between £30,001 and £300,000 are available to organisations in England that want to support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The Youth Music Catalyser Fund will support organisations who want to make music activity more inclusive either by sustaining or scaling up their work or changing sector practice. Children and young people should be involved in the planning and development of programmes which must focus on at least one of the following...

16th January 2023


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. The next closing date for applications to the small and large grants programmes is the 6th March 2023....

16th January 2023


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


Charities supporting rural development, in particular, the education of young people and the relief of poverty within rural areas can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust and focuses on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on rural communities. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty wit...

16th January 2023


LSE Launches £50 Million Initiative to Nurture High-Potential Social Enterprises and Create 'Social Unicorns'"


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has launched a new programme called the 100x Impact Accelerator. The programme is designed to support high-potential social enterprises with the goal of maximising their impact. The £50mn global initiative is dedicated to creating a new generation of "social unicorns" and is currently accepting applications. The programme will provide selected social enterprises with a £150,000 grant, access to LSE's expertise, and a 12-week programme ...

13th January 2023


£7 Million Fund to Decarbonise Freight (UK)


The Department for Transport has launched a new £7 million fund to help small to medium-sized UK businesses develop greener and more efficient solutions for freight. The Freight Innovation Fund will award funding of up to £150,000 to businesses working with industry partners to develop and trial innovations to make freight greener and more resilient, such as ways to improve how freight moves between rail, road and maritime transport. Businesses will also benefit from bespoke support to help th...

13th January 2023


Funding to Promote Paddling (England)


Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups in England can apply for a share of £120,000 in funding to help them encourage more people, from all backgrounds and abilities, to participate in paddle sports. The British Canoeing Stronger Together Fund will award grants of up to £10,000 for environmentally sustainable projects that aim to improve the wellbeing of communities by increasing participation in paddling, particularly amongst young people, women and girls, p...

13th January 2023


Funding to Support Disadvantaged & Disabled People (UK)


Charities working to improve the lives of socially disadvantaged and disabled individuals of all ages across the UK are invited to apply for funding from the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust. To be eligible, charities must be registered in the UK and have an annual income of less than £1 million. Funding amounts are determined by the Trustees and have typically been in the range of £1,000 to £6,000 in the past. Applications can be submitted at any time, with review periods taking place twice a ...

13th January 2023


Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators, and large performance groups through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund For Organisations. Funded projects will involve the creation, performance, and promotion of new music and aim to support the development of music creators such as songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers, and performers of all backgrounds. Successful proposals will fit...

13th January 2023


£900,000 Fund for Early-Stage Vocational Learning Projects (UK)


The UFi VocTech Trust, a charity that champions the power of technology to improve skills for work, has announced that grants of up to £60,000 are available through the VocTech Activate grant fund. The Active grant fund provides support for early-stage projects that use technology to improve adult skills for work. The funding will be made available for projects lasting up to twelve months which show how digital technologies can be used in innovative ways to improve vocational education. Eligibl...

12th January 2023


Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme Due to Close for Applications on the 31st January 2023 (England)


Local communities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme to develop neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders, addressing matters such as the location of new homes, commercial buildings, and green spaces. The deadline for applications is the 31st January 2023, at 5 pm. Additionally, groups operating in deprived areas and that meet certain conditions may be eligible for additional grants of up to £8,000. In certain circumstances, tech...

12th January 2023


Funding for Racial Justice & Mental Health Projects (England)


Not-for-profit groups led by and for Black people and people of colour with lived experience of mental illness, distress, or trauma can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Synergi Small Grants Fund. Administered by the National Survivor User Network, the Fund will support collective care, campaigning, and capacity building activities across England, aimed at promoting mental health and racial justice. Activities could include providing food and essentials parcels; peer support groups; ...

11th January 2023


Funding for Period Music Ensembles (UK)


Grants of up to £8,000 are available to support ensembles to bring live period music to communities across the UK, particularly in areas which lack access to high quality live music. The funding is made available by the Continuo Foundation which expects to fund up to twenty professional groups of at least three period instrumentalists. Funding could be used for a chamber recital series, tour an existing programme to new locations, or recording of new repertoire. The Foundation is particularly k...

11th January 2023


Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK)


Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support the careers of talented artists and groups working in music of black origin. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. The funding is being made available through the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. As well as the funding the scheme also offers one-to-one business advice and one-to-one health consultation covering all aspects of a musician’s health, including phy...

11th January 2023


New Fund Launched to Support Domestic Abuse Victims (England, Scotland & Wales)


TSB has launched a new fund to support victims fleeing domestic abuse. The bank will offer existing customers payments of between £50 and £500 depending on their individual needs, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. The payments can be used to cover the costs of essentials such as travel, clothing, and toiletries. The funds will be deposited into a safe TSB account that can only be accessed by the individual and do not need to be repaid. Customers can visit any of TSB's 220 branche...

10th January 2023


£3 Million in Funding Available to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland & Wales)


A total of £3 million in funding is available to charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland and Wales for projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations to reduce their bills and carbon emissions. The funding is made available through the Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme which supports projects that help households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. There...

10th January 2023


Natural England Launches New Fund to Support Farming on Lowland Peat Soils


Natural England has launched the Paludiculture Exploration Fund, a grant scheme to support the development of commercially viable farming on lowland peat soils in England. The fund is open to applications from individual farmers, businesses, charities, local authorities, landowners, and partnerships or groups. The grant programmme aims to help farmers grow crops sustainably on rewetted peat, improving food security, providing alternatives to horticultural peat, and reducing environmental impacts...

10th January 2023


Funding for Interdisciplinary Research Projects to Enhance Health & Wellbeing for Ageing Individuals (UK)


UK research organisations can apply for funding of up to £400,000 to develop interdisciplinary research projects focused on improving health and wellbeing for ageing individuals. UK Research and Innovation’s Research Development Awards will typically cover 80% of the full economic cost of the project, and will be granted for a duration of up to 24 months. To be eligible for funding, projects should aim to link the understanding of ageing pathways with broader factors impacting health, and sho...

9th January 2023


Leeds Building Society Foundation Changes Funding Priority (UK)


The Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation is seeking applications for projects that support vulnerable people in need of a safe and secure home. Registered charities in Yorkshire/Humberside and the North East regions can apply for large, multi-year grants of between £25,000 and £100,000. Small grants of up to £1,000 are also available to charities with a turnover of less than £1 million for projects across the UK. The funding is for projects that will support the Foundation’s new pu...

9th January 2023


Climate Action Fund (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund's £100 million Climate Action Fund is currently open for applications. Up to £8 million is available to community projects across the UK that are focusing on the link between nature and climate. Local and UK wide partnerships can apply for funding of up to £1.5 million over two to five years to support place based and UK-wide partnerships that use nature to encourage more community-led climate action and help communities tackle climate change. The National...

9th January 2023


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,750 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity. Applicatio...

9th January 2023


Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


The Institute of Mathematics is currently accepting applications to its Education Grant Scheme. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities that would not be possible und...

6th January 2023


Research Competition to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Food & Drink Products (UK)


UK registered businesses will be able to apply for a share of £20 million in funding to support the development of innovative solutions to address significant nutrition challenges. Innovate UK’s Better Food for All: Innovation for Improved Nutrition Competition is open to projects that aim to improve the nutritional quality of food and drink products consumed by the UK population. Projects must cost between £250,000 and £1 million and can involve collaboration with academic institutions, r...

6th January 2023


Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Business Start-Ups (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available for business start-ups looking to use location or property data to create a product or business. The Geovation Accelerator programme, a partnership between the Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry, aims to help launch and grow innovative solutions that address social, environmental, and economic challenges through the use of data and technology. In addition to funding, successful applicants will also receive a range of support services including access to m...

6th January 2023


Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK)


The DPO Centre, which is a leading Data Protection Officer resource centre, delivering expert data protection and privacy advice, will be 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 or...

5th January 2023


Funding to Encourage Disadvantaged Communities to Get Active (England)


Grants of up to £15,000 are available to charities, voluntary and community groups, local authorities, clubs, schools, and other not-for-profit organisations delivering sports and physical activities to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged communities in England. Schools are eligible to apply if their sports facilities are open for use by the wider community. The funding is made available through Sport England’s Small Grants Programme which aims to encourage inactive and less act...

5th January 2023


Grants to Improve and Develop Allotments (UK)


Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support. Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a long-term lease is in place. Applications will be as...

5th January 2023


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


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

5th January 2023


New Round of Government Funding for Collaborative Farming Communities (England)


The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund, run by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, is accepting applications from individuals or organisations who work with farmers, foresters, and other land managers to improve and protect the local natural environment through agri-environment schemes and training. Facilitators must submit plans showing how they will work together and share knowledge to improve and protect their local natural environment. The fund will prioritise projec...

4th January 2023


Government Announces New £1 Million Fund to Increase Access to Automated External Defibrillators in Underrepresented Communities (England)


The government is launching a £1 million fund to increase the number of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in underrepresented communities in England. This funding will be managed by an independent partner, who will oversee grant applications from organisations seeking funding to purchase and install AEDs. The fund's independent partner will work with the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that the AEDs are placed in areas with high foot traffic, vulnerable populations, rural ...

4th January 2023


Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £7,500 for projects that enhance the financial life skills of people across the UK. The funding which is being made available through the MSE Charity's grants programme will support groups that help to improve and deliver personal financial skills to families, children, and young people, including schools-based work, family outreach services, and support for migrants, lone parents, and victims and survivors of domestic abuse. The closi...

4th January 2023


Grants Available for Performing Arts Professionals to Explore Sustainable Touring and Collaboration (England)


Support is available for performing arts professionals in England and Denmark through a partnership between Arts Council England, and the Danish Arts Foundation.The programme aims to support the development of environmentally responsible approaches to international touring and collaboration between artists and companies in both countries. Twenty artists and companies, 10 from each country, will participate in a three-month online programme focused on reducing the carbon and environmental impacts...

3rd January 2023


Government Pledges £200 Million to Support the Holiday Activities and Food Programme in 2023 (England)


The UK government has announced £200m in funding during 2023 to support the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, which provides free meals and activities to children in disadvantaged areas during school holidays. The programme started as a pilot in 2018 and has supported around 600,000 children over the summer of 2022 at over 8,000 clubs, events, or organised activities in England. Funding for the programme in 2023 will allow every local authority in England to continue supporting families in...

3rd January 2023


Funding to Support the Provision of Palliative and End-of-Life Care to Economically Disadvantaged People (England, Wales, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man)


Grants of up to £35,000 are available to fund projects that aim to bring sustainable change to hospice care in England and Wales. These grants are intended to support the provision of palliative and end-of-life care to people with low socioeconomic status. The funding, which is being provided through the Masonic Charitable Foundation and administered by Hospice UK, will fund between 8 and 10 grants totalling £300,000. The funding is available to independent adult and children's hospices that ...

3rd January 2023


Grants of up to £20,000 Available for Projects that Bring About Long term Community Change (UK)


Grassroots community organizations in the UK can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £20,000 for projects aimed at achieving long-term change through community organising, campaigning, and democratic engagement. These grants are intended for organisations that are based in and accountable to their community, but lack the resources to achieve their goals. The Civic Power Fund prioritises organisations led by individuals who have firsthand experience of the injustice they are trying to addres...

3rd January 2023


Grants of up to £75,000 Available to Modernise Village Halls (England)


Village halls across England can now apply for grants of between £7,500 and £75,000 to improve and modernise their facilities up to a maximum of 20 per cent of eligible project costs. The Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Fund has been launched in England to provide capital grants to improve and modernize their facilities. The fund is managed by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and aims to support around 125 village halls over a three-year period. The fund will be open to applicati...

3rd January 2023


Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK)


The Ogden Trust is currently accepting applications for its School Partnerships programme. This programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to improving physics education. It is open to both primary and secondary schools and includes teacher professional development opportunities. The programme provides funding to schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of schools and established collaborations, as well as providing regional support through pla...

3rd January 2023


Amazon Literary Partnership Opens for Applications (UK)


The Amazon Literary Partnership has launched its fourth year of grants to provide funding to literary organisations that develop emerging writers, support diversity, celebrate storytelling, and/or build trust author's career. Applicants must be a registered UK nonprofit whose primary mission is to develop emerging writers, support diversity, celebrate storytelling and/or build a career with as a writer. Organisations must be structurally and financially sound; show energy, passion and reach; hav...

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