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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...

13th January 2022


Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England)


The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The Trust funds schemes and projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of £1,000 to £5,000 are normally available to a wide range of organisations including Charities, schools, sports clubs. Projects supported will be operating within the ar...

7th January 2022


Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust - Investing in Families (Kent)


The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust offers grants to registered not-for-profit organisations that are working to meet the needs of families with a wide-range of problems, including debt; drug and alcohol abuse; mental health issues; domestic abuse; caring for a sick or disabled family member and the short and long-term impacts of bereavement. One-off awards of up to £30,000 or a grant of £5,000 to £15,000 per year for up to three years are available. Priority is given to organisations worki...

7th January 2022


Funding to Support Vulnerable People Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Portsmouth)


Charities and voluntary sector organisations can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to support vulnerable residents to re-engage with their communities following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Portsmouth City Council’s Reconnecting Communities Fund will award funding for one-off projects and initiatives that will help residents classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, and those who needed to self-isolate during the pandemic, to access their local community and to safely return to more...

23rd December 2021


Funding for Community Waste Prevention Projects (Hampshire)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support locally-based community groups, small businesses, schools, charities and parish councils across Hampshire to deliver projects, products and services which prevent household waste. Hampshire County Council’s Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund will award funding for projects which will introduce new waste prevention, reuse or repair projects to local areas, which is proven to work elsewhere and will help build a network of waste prevention serv...

22nd December 2021


Funding to Help Unemployed People Move Towards Employment, Training or Education (Thames Valley Berkshire)


Voluntary sector organisations and small businesses in the Thames Valley Berkshire region are invited to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to support local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over to move towards employment, training or education. The ESFA Community Training Grants will fund a range of innovative projects which help prepare participants for work by providing opportunities to learn and upskill in anything from industry-specific training...

29th November 2021


Funding To Support Access to Education for Children & Young People (Kent & East Sussex)


The Bedgebury Foundation is inviting applications to its grant-making programme which supports access to education for children and young people in Kent and East Sussex, where lack of funding is a barrier to achievement. The Foundation offers three categories of grant: Programme for Individuals - for children and young people under the age of 25 with additional learning needs, showing excellence or needing a second chance with vocational training; Teaching and Training - for those adults involve...

25th November 2021


Funding to Tackle Isolation & Loneliness (Oxfordshire)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities, community groups and social enterprises for projects which tackle social isolation, loneliness and additional mental health issues amongst communities in Oxfordshire as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s Community Resilience Fund: COVID Isolation and Loneliness will provide support for people already facing challenging circumstances including families/parents, older people, people living in r...

14th October 2021


UK Funding News


Initiative to Tackle Anti-Black Racism & Disparities within the Music Industry (UK)


The PRS Foundation has re-opened their Power Up Participant Programme to tackle anti-Black racism and disparities within the music industry. Run in partnership with YouTube Music, Beggars Group and the Black Music Coalition, the programme aims to break down barriers to create a fairer and more equitable music industry. The initiative will support 40 Black music creators and industry figures a year, working in any genre or sub-sector across the UK by providing grants of up to £15,000, marketing ...

21st January 2022


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...

21st January 2022


Tesco Launches its Little Helps Campaign to Support Local Communities (UK)


Tesco has launched a campaign to give 60 charities and community projects grants of up to £5,000 to help make a difference to their communities. The grants are available charities, schools, voluntary and community organisations and other not-for-profit organisations. Priority will be given to projects that provide food and support to young people, such as food banks, children’s breakfast clubs, specialist advice to manage mental health, equipment for a holiday club, meals on wheels services,...

20th January 2022


Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK)


Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators. Groups of six members or less can also apply. The funding is being made available by Help Musicians, the independent UK charity for professional musicians of all g...

20th January 2022


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support UK and International Social Relief Projects (UK)


UK Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for international social relief projects. Didymus, the grant making charity, will award funding for projects that support work amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK, Africa, and Central and South America which encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, promote religious understanding, and opportunities for women. Funding is also available for existing projects of smaller charities to ensure their long-term ...

20th January 2022


“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK)


Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interesting place. The fund is looking for ideas that are bas...

20th January 2022


Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK)


Grants of up to £3,000 are available to help independent music creators of all genres and disciplines to record and release music. The grants can be used to fund the cost of recording and releasing a new body of work by music creators across the UK who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). The funding is being made available through Help Musicians Record and Release fund. Applications can be made at any time but should be ma...

19th January 2022


£5 Million Government Scheme for Technologies Producing Hydrogen from Biomass (UK)


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a new £5 million programme for innovative technology which produces clean energy from waste. The Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme will support the development of innovative technologies that will generate hydrogen from biomass and waste feedstocks via bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS). Applicants from small businesses and large companies to research institutions and universities can apply for grants of up to £...

19th January 2022


The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Funding can also be used for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects. The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational deve...

19th January 2022


Funding to Address Structural Inequalities Within the UK Immigration System (UK)


Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund. The Foundation also has a particular interest in the lives of young people who lack permanent status in the ...

19th January 2022


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


The Micro Biology Society has announced that the Education and Outreach grants programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme, members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microb...

19th January 2022


Driving the Electric Revolution - Building Talent for the Future 2 Opens to Expressions of Interest (UK)


UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4.5 million in funding for innovative skills, talent, and training projects for Power Electronics, Motors and Drives (PEMD). Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution – Building Talent for the Future 2 competition will invest in projects costing between £50,000 and £1 million, to create and deliver course content and materials that will support skills, talent and training across PEMD manufacturing and supply chains. Opportuni...

18th January 2022


Funding to Commemorate the Lives of Members of the BAME Community Lost During the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


Grants of £500 are available to local not-for-profit groups, households and individuals for events and activities which commemorate the lives of members of the Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic (BAME) community which have been lost during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. This could include anything from a memorial service to commissioning a work of art for the community, and/or further fundraising activities which help recipients commemorate the lives of those lost in a way that is meaningful...

18th January 2022


Small Grants Programme for Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK)


The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small charities who are providing vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £3,000 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 ...

18th January 2022


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


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

18th January 2022


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


The Ragdoll Foundation, which provides grants to not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media, has announced that its main grants programme will close for applications on the 28th February 2022. Through the main programme, grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions...

18th January 2022


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 ...

17th January 2022


Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autumn Funding Round (England and Wales)


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

17th January 2022


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...

17th January 2022


Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK)


The Ogden Trust is seeking applications to its School Partnerships programme. The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of schools and established collaborations, as well as providing regional support through place-based partnerships. Partnerships can include primary schools, secondary schools, or ideally a mix of both. Grants are for up to £2,500 per academic year for the first three years and £1,000 in the fourth year for activ...

14th January 2022


Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs Open for Applications (UK)


Deutsche Bank has announced that its Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE) is open for applications. The Awards will provide a cash prize fund of £60,000 and business support for a year to aspiring individuals who want to go into business in the creative industries. Applicants must be 18-30 years old and have a strong idea or an existing business in the creative industries. They must have a desire to create positive social impact through their enterprise. The eventual business can be not-...

14th January 2022


Grants for Digital Vocational Learning Projects (UK)


Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 are available for early-stage projects that use technology to improve vocational education. The grants are available to organisations across the UK, including charities, trade bodies, learning providers, employers, private companies, community interest companies and other not for profit organisations. The funding is being made available through the VocTech Trust Seed Fund and will provide funding for that show how digital technologies can be used in inno...

13th January 2022


Grants 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 25th June 2022. Funding could be used to cover road closures required to hold an event, decorations, flags and banners,...

13th January 2022


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...

13th January 2022


Changes to Children in Need Grant Making Programme (UK)


The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will launch in Spring 2022. The aim of the strategy is to improve accessibility, equity, diversity and inclusion, and make it easier for projects to apply for funding. Their Main and Small Grants Programme has been paused whilst this new strategy is put into action. Existing projects will continue to receive funding and support, and grants will continue to be awarded through their various partnership programmes. ...

12th January 2022


Funding to Improve the Lives of People Suffering from Social Exclusion (UK & Republic of Ireland)


Charities and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Republic of Ireland can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that improve access to employment, training, housing, mobility, or leisure for disadvantaged and socially excluded people. The grants are being made through the VINCI UK Foundation and can be used to purchase, upgrade or refurbish transport, equipment, ICT, tools, furniture and facilities for long-lasting projects costing up to £100,000. This could, for exam...

12th January 2022


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...

12th January 2022


Funding for Projects Promoting Blood and Organ Donations Amongst Minority Ethnic Communities Deadline Extended (UK)


Community and faith/beliefs organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to build support for blood and organ donations amongst Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities. The NHS Blood and Transplant Community Investment Scheme 2022/23 will support organisations to engage, educate and recruit more donors. In this latest round of funding, the scheme has broadened its scope to cover a range of health inequalities including blood, organ and stem cells to add...

11th January 2022


Arts-Based Learning Fund (UK)


Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Projects can last for two to three years. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund. The Foundation is particularly interested in fund...

11th January 2022


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 130 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 accessori...

11th January 2022


Grants to Improve & 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...

10th January 2022


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


The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. 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 under existing ...

10th January 2022


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...

10th January 2022


National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the 31st October 2022....

10th January 2022


Funding of up to £100,000 Available to Charities Helping Young People Success at School (UK)


Impetus, a charity that aims to help young people, has announced that they are looking to partner with UK charities and social enterprises who are helping disadvantaged young people aged 5 to 24 to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed at school. As an Impetus charity partner, organisations will receive between £50,000 and £100,000 in unrestricted funding in the first year, plus a host of other support such as pro-bono expert advice and peer learning forums. Organisation...

7th January 2022


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 ...

6th January 2022


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


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

6th January 2022


Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children with additional needs. Grants are available for singl...

5th January 2022


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Schools, charities and not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme and has in the past provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and outdoor spaces; specialist equipment and facilities; and projects that promote health and wellbeing. The funding available is for capital items only and will not suppor...

5th January 2022


Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support the most vulnerable migrants as well as empower migrant...

5th January 2022


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


The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can 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 under existing funding schem...

4th January 2022


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


Barclays, in partnership with Sported, has launched a new fund to make playing football more accessible at grassroots level. Through the Barclays Community Football Fund, 5,550 community groups across the UK wishing to start offering football or expand their existing provision, will receive grants and additional support to develop inclusive football activities. The fund will primarily support girls and young people in deprived or underrepresented areas through local organisations to reduce inequ...

4th January 2022


Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that the next round of its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st February 2022. The MSE Charity gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. This round will support projects which aim to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to people living with long term challenges such as dementia, autism, learning difficulties, disabilities, car...

4th January 2022


Funding to Help Community Businesses Recover from the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


Community businesses in disadvantaged and under-represented communities in England that want to issue shares to their community to support their recovery from COVID-19 can apply for financial support through the Community Shares ReBoost fund; and the Community Shares Booster Programme. Both programmes provide development grants to prepare a community share offer as well as match equity investment. The funding is delivered by Co-operatives UK and funded by Power to Change and the Architectural ...

4th January 2022


£26 Million Government Funding for Innovative Biomass Projects (UK)


In an effort to help the UK reach net zero by 2050, the Government has launched Phase 2 of their Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, to increase production of sustainable biomass that can be used to power homes and businesses. This round of funding is open to applications from projects previously supported under Phase 1 of the programme. The projects will be taken from the design stage through to the demonstration stage, showcasing new methods to grow biomass feedstock such as algae, seawee...

24th December 2021


Grants for UK-Germany Public Health Workshops (UK)


The British Council is making grants of up to £35,000 available for workshops which address public health challenges in the UK and Germany. The British Council will support workshop events organised between UK and German academic principal investigators, with a focus on policy, impact and public health. Workshops should aim to build or strengthen UK-German networks, create mentoring opportunities for early career researchers, and establish or develop research links, with the potential for longe...

24th December 2021


Grants to Support Music Making (UK & Ireland)


To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at community groups and schools that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes. This round will award musical instruments or grants of up to £2,000 for three different types of ...

24th December 2021


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 promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months ...

23rd December 2021


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


Sea-Changers has launched their Coastal Fountain Fund 2022 to help reduce the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on coastal habitats. The fund helps community organisations across the UK to purchase water fountain bottle filling stations for installation in busy or particularly environmentally important coastal areas. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to cover the cost of purchasing one water fountain unit and does not cover installation or maintenance costs. Applications from Wales,...

22nd December 2021


Grants of up to £40,000 Available to Organisations Led by and for Black and Minoritised Women and Girls (UK)


Two-year grants of up to £40,000 are available to specialised organisations in the UK that are led by and for Black and minoritised women and girls. The funding is for organisational development work relating to areas such as strategy, governance, leadership, alliances and partnerships, funding, demonstrating impact and systems and processes and is available to organisations that have been established for three years or more, and which have an average income of less than £100,000 per year. The...

21st December 2021


Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK)


State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate that their l...

21st December 2021


Funding to Support the Beauty Industry Following the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


To support the UK beauty industry following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Beauty Backed Trust is due to re-launch its Grant Programme for those that need extra support and guidance while they get back on their feet. Two types of grants are available through the programme which will award funding of up to £5,000 along with training and mentoring support. Start-up Grants will support individuals whose plans to enter or continue a career in the beauty industry were ended last year because of the pand...

20th December 2021


Funding for Projects which Make it Easier for People to Talk About Death & Dying (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands & Isle of Man)


Funding is available to support innovative and creative arts and culture projects in communities across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man which open up conversations about dying, death and bereavement in new and creative ways. Hospice UK’s Dying Matters Community Grants Programme 2022 will award funding to registered charities, CIOs and CICs for projects that reach new and diverse audiences, with a particular focus on inequalities and inclusion. Two type...

20th December 2021


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available through the National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone programme and applications from the Trust’s priority areas of the North East of England, Northern Ireland and Wales are enco...

20th December 2021


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK)


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

20th December 2021


Afghanistan Veterans’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


Grants of between £35,000 and £300,000 are available to help UK Armed Forces charities increase capacity in services and initiatives that offer supportive comradeship, engagement and wellbeing efforts for veterans who have served in Afghanistan and other recent conflicts and the wider veterans community. Organisations are invited to apply for one of four strands of funding from the Afghanistan Veterans’ Fund for projects that respond to the increased needs in veterans by improving wellbeing ...

17th December 2021


Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK)


Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each uear the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives which benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are...

17th December 2021


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


The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 with fourth and fifth place both re...

17th December 2021


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 closing date for applications to the small and large grants programmes is the 7th February 2022....

17th December 2021


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


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

17th December 2021


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...

17th December 2021


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 ...

17th December 2021


Funding for Black, Asian & Global Majority Artists to Perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK)


Funding is available to help UK-based Black, Asian and Global Majority artists bring work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022. The Pleasance Theatre Trust Generate Fund provides financing, mentorship and programming opportunities to help artists overcome barriers due to their race or ethnicity that would otherwise prevent them from performing. A total of £10,000 in funding is available in this round, with theatre or children’s productions receiving an investment of up to £5,000. For pro...

16th December 2021


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 preclinical and clinical research. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects that show the potential to delay, slow, stop reverse or prevent the progression of Parkinson’s disease. There a...

16th December 2021


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 ...

16th December 2021


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...

16th December 2021


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)


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

14th December 2021


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 and not for profit organisations 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, depen...

14th December 2021


Grants to Improve Diversity in Experimental Biology (UK)


The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) is seeking applications for initiatives which improve diversity in experimental biology in the UK. SEB members who have held their membership for a minimum of one year can apply for Diversity Grants of up to £1000 to help tackle barriers to inclusion, and support initiatives that promote diversity in academia and science, specifically within the field of experimental biology. This could include making the workplace a more inclusive environment by holdi...

13th December 2021


National Lottery Grants for Heritage (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £5 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people; boost the local economy ; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellbeing; create better pl...

13th December 2021


Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Support Education, Training & Career Development in the Arts, Culture, & Heritage Sectors (UK)


The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has launched a new funding round to support education, training, and career development in the arts, culture, and heritage sectors across the UK. Grants of up to £25,000 per year for three years are available to enable people to develop skills and careers, and increase access to and promote diversity in the arts and heritage by reaching communities and individuals who would otherwise not participate. Organisations should aim to break down social, economic, and...

10th December 2021


Funding to Tackle Big Environmental Science Questions (UK)


The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is making £12 million in funding available to support innovative, large-scale and complex projects that tackle big science questions and have the potential to produce world-leading research. Grants of between £1,200,000 and £3,700,000 are available to UK research organisations for proposals that can support pure, applied, technology-led or policy-driven research but still address, or provide the means to address, clearly defined scientific quest...

10th December 2021


Funding to Support Animal Protection, Environmental & Human Rights Groups (UK / International)


LUSH, the handmade cosmetics company, is offering funding to small not-for-profit organisations and campaign groups from the UK and around the world that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment and human rights. LUSH Charity Pot grants award funding to ‘non-violent direct action’ groups for projects that aim to create long-term change, and are unpopular and often overlooked by other funders. They also prefer projects that stop abuse from happening in the first place. F...

10th December 2021


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Improve the Quality of Life of Sick Children in Hospitals & Hospices (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to improve the quality of life of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. The Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity provides funding for projects that ensure that whilst in hospital and hospice care, children can still play, socialise and recuperate from treatment in a child-friendly environment. Funding could support, for example, the provision of life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, a range of...

9th December 2021


Grants of up to £1,500 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Little Lives UK is offering grants of up to £1,500 through its Children’s Community Support Programme to provide services to disadvantaged and disabled children. The programme is open to applications from children’s groups and organisations such as play groups or sports classes. The Children’s Community Support Programme is also open to applications from other projects, as long as their primary objective focuses on providing services to disadvantaged and disabled children. There is no ...

8th December 2021


Funding to Support Vulnerable 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 living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnera...

8th December 2021


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...

8th December 2021


Support Programme to Help SMEs Attend or Exhibit at Overseas Trade Shows & Conferences (UK)


Small to medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) exporting, or thinking about exporting, can apply for support to attend and exhibit at approved overseas trade shows and conferences. The UK Government’s UK Tradeshow Programme aims to educate SMEs about the benefits of exhibiting, by providing both general and event-specific training on how to make the most of trade shows, with some businesses also receiving a grant of either £2,000 or £4,000 to contribute towards eligible exhibition costs such as ...

7th December 2021


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


The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme is the 28th March 2022. 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...

7th December 2021


Applications Re-Open for the Co-op Community Fridge Fund (UK)


The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations across the UK to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities. Donations are provided by local food businesses, producers, households and gardens, saving food from goi...

6th December 2021


Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)


Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been around £14,000. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 7th January 2022....

6th December 2021


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


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

3rd December 2021


Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support initiatives that encourage young people to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue STEM-related further education or vocational training, particularly in the area of Materials Science. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers’ Foundation with priority given to projects engaging young people between the ages of 12 and 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds with a preference for urban areas outside London and particula...

2nd December 2021


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 March 2022. 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 and ...

2nd December 2021


Funding to Support the Re-Opening of Hospice Day Care Services (England, Wales, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)


Grants of up to £35,000 are available to help adult hospices and children’s hospices re-open day care services in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through their 2021/22 Hospice Grants - Re-Imaging Day Hospice Services, the Masonic Foundation in partnership with Hospice UK, will award between eight and ten grants to support projects within hospices in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man that use new approaches to both virtual and safe face-to-face services. Projects could...

1st December 2021


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


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

1st December 2021


Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK)


Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Grants are generally awarded towards new builds, refurbishment and technical equipment. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme. To be eligible schools must be state-funded, have at least two years of exam results available and ...

1st December 2021


Automotive Transformation Fund Re-opens to Applications (UK)


UK registered businesses will be able to apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital investment and R&D projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK. Funded by the UK Government, the Automotive Transformation Fund aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain by providing support for projects involving the latest technology in batteries, electric motors and drives, power electronics, fuel cells, and recycling. This round of ...

30th November 2021


Funding to Improve the Display & Interpretation of Nationally Significant Museum Collections (UK)


The Wolfson Foundation has launched a new funding round to support museums and galleries undertaking projects to improve the display and interpretation of nationally significant collections for the public. Grants, usually in the range of £50,000 to £500,000 (minimum £15,000), are available to registered charities and local authorities for creating new galleries, refurbishment and equipment, or occasionally, education and learning spaces. Projects should aim to improve future sustainability, i...

30th November 2021


New Legal Fund to Tackle Race Discrimination (England, Scotland & Wales)


The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new fund to tackle race discrimination and help victims seek justice, including through legal proceedings where appropriate. From December 2021, legal practitioners will be able to apply for a share of £250,000 in funding to seek advice and help to resolve complaints of race discrimination, harassment, and victimisation from individuals against organisations who may have broken equality law. This may include, for example, cases in employme...

29th November 2021


Grants for the Planting of Trees, Hedges & Orchards to Enhance Wildlife & Biodiversity (UK)


Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get children and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting trees, hedges and orchards to enhance wildlife and biodiversity. The Tree Council’s Trees and Hedgerows for Wildlife & Biodiversity Fund will support projects which benefit local animals and insects, or are situated in a location where animals are cared for, such as charitable resc...

25th November 2021


Funding to Encourage Volunteering Amongst Young People (UK)


The Alec Dickson Trust provides support for young people who aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised and disadvantaged by society, through volunteering or community service. In this round of funding, the Trust are calling for applications of up to £500 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old. The Trust particularly like to fund innovative projects that are long-lasting and sustainable, which try to...

25th November 2021


Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN in 2022 (UK)


The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not be able to participate. The Trust typically offers up to £100 per pupil eligible for pupil premium or equivalent to support trips which give students the opportunity to learn about the physics research that is taking place as well as meeting some of the physicists wh...

24th November 2021


Funding for Circular Economy Projects (UK)


UK charities, academia, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies and businesses in the textiles, food, household and technology sectors can apply for grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 for projects that will accelerate the transition to a more circular economy. The idea of a circular economy is to design out waste and get the most value from every stage of a product's life. To be eligible for funding, projects should challenge the outdated 'take, make, dispose' model. This could ...

24th November 2021


Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK)


Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation will award funding to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which should provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and aim to improve the financial stability of the organisation. Match...

24th November 2021


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 28th February 2022....

24th November 2021


Funding for Charities Working with Older People (UK)


Grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 are available to charitable organisations which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated. The Wolfson Foundation will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and improve the financial stability of the organisation. Match funding is requi...

23rd November 2021


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

23rd November 2021


£1.7 Million Competition to Reduce Plastic Pollution (UK)


WRAP and Innovate UK are making £1.7 million in funding available to innovators, investors and key industry stakeholders for plastics reduction projects in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa. The International Circular Plastics Flagship Competition will award grants of between £50,000 to £250,000 to enable UK businesses, including not-for-profits and research institutions, to conduct feasibility studies and implement a small scale in-country pilot trial of the intervention to reduce plastic...

22nd November 2021


HSBC UK Launches £500 Million Green SME Fund (UK)


HSBC UK has announced a new £500 million funding initiative to help small and medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) transition to net-zero. The Green SME Fund is available for businesses with a turnover of less than £25 million and will offer 1% cashback on loans, starting from £1,000, to help SMEs reduce their carbon emissions and invest in a range of green solutions and initiatives. To further help SMEs in the transition to a low-carbon economy, HSBC is also launching a Sustainability Assessmen...

22nd November 2021