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International Opportunities Fund for Arts Organisations & Creative Professionals (Wales)


Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support the development of relationships, collaborations and networks between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and international partners. The funding which is being made available through the Arts Council of Wales International Opportunities Fund. The funding will support activity taking place in person, digitally or both, and could be used to cover costs such as artists fees, activity costs (e.g., travel, transport, rehearsal spac...

27th September 2022


The National Lottery Community Fund Announces New Priorities in Response to the Cost of Living Crisis (Wales)


The National Lottery Community Fund has announced new priorities for community groups applying for funding to support communities in Wales with the cost of living crisis. Grants of up to £10,000 and grants of £10,001 and over are available to help organisations who may be experiencing current cash flow problems or increased demand as a result of the cost of living crisis, to deliver activities or to support them to change and adapt to new and future challenges. The Fund will reach out to exist...

20th September 2022


£23 Million in Funding to Support Communities During the Cost of Living Crisis (Wales)


Charities, voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales can apply for a share of £23 million in National Lottery funding to make a positive impact upon their communities. Organisations can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support them to change and adapt to new and future challenges, including the current cost of living crisis. The People and Places Fund will award medium grants of between £10,001 and ...

16th September 2022


£1 Million Fund to Help Economically Inactive & Unemployed Individuals to Start Up a Business (Wales)


The Welsh Government is making £1 million of funding available to help economically inactive and unemployed individuals to start up a business in Wales. The Barriers to Start Up Grant will award grants of up to £2,000 to enable people not in education, employment or training to overcome barriers to starting their own business. The grant will come as a part of a package of support that will include one-to-one advice and webinars to build confidence in business practices and develop plans for st...

9th September 2022


Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales)


The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications to the Local Places for Nature grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available. This funding is primarily for projects located or servicing the needs of communities in the 50% most deprived areas; or community food growing projects anywhere in Wales; or organisations/groups representing a black, Asian...

9th September 2022


Wales and Africa Grant Scheme Re-Opens to Applications (Wales)


The Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa Grant Scheme 2022 -25 has opened for applications from community groups and organisations throughout Wales that work with partnerships in Sub Saharan Africa. This funding round will award grants of up to £25,000 to support and encourage civil society, business and public bodies in Wales to take action on poverty in Africa that make a tangible contribution to issues such as health, lifelong learning, climate change and environment and sustainable livelih...

31st August 2022


Funding to Improve Sports Facilities (Wales)


Sport Wales, in partnership with Crowdfunder, is making funding available to sports clubs or community organisations looking to create, enhance, or redevelop sports facilities for the benefit of the community. A Place for Sport is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £15,000. Sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations delivering sport or activity in Wales are invited to run their own crowdfunding campai...

25th August 2022


Funding to Help Excluded & Disadvantaged Communities Connect with Nature (Wales)


Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 are available to encourage people from marginalised and disadvantaged communities across Wales to get in touch with nature. £400,000 in funding is available through the Local Places for Nature: Breaking Barriers programme to support communities including black and minority ethnic, refugee, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups, and those experiencing poverty, unemployment and ill health who live in urban or near urban areas to identify and address barriers to...

11th August 2022


UK Funding News


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Announces New Strategy for a Fairer Future (UK)


The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that their Fairer Future grants stream will re-open to applications with a revised funding strategy to make more of a difference for people in the UK. The funding will support projects that tackle injustice and structural inequality to create a more inclusive society, with a focus on five priority areas: arts and creativity making change; children and young people's rights; racial justice; gender justice; and migrant justice. The Foundation are keen ...

30th September 2022


Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to Open for Applications (England)


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced that Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is expected to open to applications from public sector organisations in England in October 2022. Up to £635 million in funding will be allocated to single and multi-year projects for the installation of low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working lives. Applications will be allocated on a first-com...

30th September 2022


New Fund Launched to Support Organisations to Become More Energy Efficient (UK)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to help organisations across the UK to become more energy efficient. Charities working with disability, mental health or older people; hospices and palliative care organisations; historic buildings and landscapes; libraries and archives; and museums, galleries and performing arts organisations previously awarded capital grant funding by the Wolfson Foundation can apply for funding for refurbishment, maintenance works and equipment that will improve the envi...

30th September 2022


Grants to Assist Families in Need (England - Former Coalfield Areas)


Voluntary and community organisations operating in the former coalfield areas of England will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to support low-income families in need. The funding, which is being made available through the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts Small Grants Programme, will support projects including food poverty projects; information, advice & guidance projects; social groups; projects supporting the homeless or any other project which would benefit those in crisis. 50% of th...

29th September 2022


Funding to Develop UK Space Clusters (UK)


To help accelerate the development of a thriving, resilient and well-connected space ecosystem across the UK, the UK Space Agency is making funding available to support the development of world-class UK space clusters. Two funding pots are available: pot A will award grants of up to £20,000 to help applicants to scope and develop locally-led High Impact Projects that will catalyse investment and deliver more jobs, skills and capabilities for the area; and pot B will award grants of between £30...

29th September 2022


Grants to Encourage Deaf Children & Young People to Participate in Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £150 are available to support deaf children and young people to get involved in events and activities, groups, and clubs across the UK. The funding, which is made available through the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Inclusion grants, will support activities that help to build confidence, independence and development in deaf children and young people aged 5-18 years, particularly those from lower incomes and with more complex needs. This could include initiatives such as ...

29th September 2022


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


The British Academy is inviting applications to the British Academy/Wolfson Fellowships, which provide researchers with time away from some of their administrative and teaching duties to pursue their research in the humanities and social sciences. It is expected that six awards of up to £130,000 will be offered. Awards can be used flexibly: at least £90,000 for time buy out, and up to £40,000 for research and travel expenses and dissemination of findings to ensure their work reaches a global ...

29th September 2022


Funding for Projects that Benefit the Lives of Young Deaf People (UK)


Young deaf people can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to create projects that make positive changes for themselves and other young deaf people across the UK. The funding, which is made available through the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Make a Change Fund, will support projects that benefit the lives of deaf young people aged 8 to 25, such as improving their local area, addressing an issue they face, or pushing for greater inclusion. Creative projects involving art, drama, music, film...

28th September 2022


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


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

28th September 2022


Funding to Help Support Domestic Tree Seed Production (England)


The Forestry Commission, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, has launched a new £1.2 million fund to boost domestic tree seed production. The Seed Sourcing Grant will help to improve the quantity, quality, and diversity of England’s seed supply, support green jobs, and ensure the availability of planting stock to meet domestic tree planting needs and targets. Any UK-based public, private or third sector organisation can apply for funding to deliver activi...

28th September 2022


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


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

28th September 2022


£4.34 Million Prize for Innovations to Help Dementia Patients Stay Independent (UK / International)


A new £4.34 million prize for innovations to help change the lives of people living with dementia has opened to applications. Innovators are invited to develop technologies that learn about the lives and routines of people living with early-stage dementia, employing assistive technology and machine learning to adapt as their condition progresses, and thereby helping them remain independent in their homes. Innovate UK, the Alzheimer’s Society and Challenge Works will award £3.34 million in se...

28th September 2022


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


Grants of up to £80,000 are available to support nurseries providing childcare for children from Armed Forces families across the UK. Applications are accepted for projects lasting up to two years which help enhance the learning environment of nurseries on or within a 5-mile radius of an Armed Forces base or unit, to meet the specific needs of Service children aged 0-5 years. Funding could, for example, be used to provide training for key staff, or for outdoor equipment designed to be used by y...

27th September 2022


Grants to Support the Study of Castles (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 (incl. VAT) are available to individuals and organisations for research that enhances the understanding and knowledge of castles across the UK. Grants will initially focus on new work on castles, such as architectural and geophysical surveys, radio-carbon dating, or projects that enhance the general public’s understanding of castles. The funding, which is being made available by the Castle Studies Trust, will cover costs specific to carrying out research and site work,...

27th September 2022


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


The Matthew Good Foundation has launched the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £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 wi...

27th September 2022


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...

27th September 2022


Funding to Support Womens and Girls Organisations (UK)


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

26th September 2022


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 year 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...

26th September 2022


BFI Audience Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


Organisations with direct experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development can now apply for funding of between £20,000 and £200,000 for a range of audience-facing activities to boost diversity and inclusivity, and to build a broad film culture across the UK. The British Film Institute Audience Fund, which is funded through the National Lottery, provides two types of awards: Project Awards – these support clearly defined time-limited proposals to increase audience choice...

26th September 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...

26th September 2022


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 rebuild their lives.  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 C...

26th September 2022


Loan Fund Investing in New & Improved 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...

23rd September 2022


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


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

23rd September 2022


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


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

23rd September 2022


Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England)


Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature ...

23rd September 2022


Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not-for-profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £2,500 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding is being made available through Sea-Changers Main Grants programme which closes to applications on the 30th September 2022. Smaller grants...

22nd September 2022


Funding to Support the Education of Refugee and Displaced Children (Europe and Middle East)


The Al Madad Foundation has announced a new call for proposals to support the education of refugee and displaced children in Europe and the Middle East. This call will support civil society institutions and schools to deliver projects that specifically address innovative and sustainable solutions to accessing formal education as well as employment-focused vocational training, answering specific needs and presenting realistic solutions for refugee and displaced children and youths. A total of £1...

22nd September 2022


Funding to Support Young Offender Employment Projects (UK)


Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises, and community interest companies in the UK can apply for funding for projects which support young people with criminal convictions (up to the age of 25) to find meaningful and secure employment. The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund will award grants of up to £60,000 over two years for projects which improve employment opportunities and reduce the risk of re-offending. Priority will be given to proposals supporting young people from Black, Asian a...

22nd September 2022


British Science Week 2023 Grants Available to Schools (UK)


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

22nd September 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...

22nd September 2022


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 sustainable music programmes. This round will award musical instruments or grants of up to £1,500 for five different types of project...

21st September 2022


Funding for Innovations that Improve the Lives of People Affected by Dementia (UK)


Grants of up to £100,000 are available for the development of new products and services that will improve the lives of people affected by dementia across the UK. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Accelerator Programme will support ‘innovators’ such as engineers, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs to turn their products or services into a reality. This could include a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia, or an innovative idea for a new servic...

21st September 2022


Funding to Improve Early Years Support for Deaf Children (UK)


The National Deaf Children’s Society is inviting proposals for new projects that will help further improve early years support for deaf children and their families across the UK. Grants of between £25,000 to £50,000 are available through the Early Years Research Challenge Fund for initiatives, particularly those co-produced with families, that develop strategies and resources needed by parents to build communication and language skills with deaf children at home; improve information and prac...

21st September 2022


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


Grants of up to £15,000 are available to support cross-border collaborations between UK and Republic of Ireland based music creators, performers and presenters. The funding which is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme can be used to support the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres. Support is given to up to 8-10 projects per year. The application deadline is the 29th September 2022....

21st September 2022


National Lottery Heritage Fund Launches Dynamic Collections Campaign (UK)


The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched its Dynamic Collections campaign to support the heritage sector to address long-term challenges, many of which have been made worse by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will also help organisations build on innovative ideas and trends developed over the past few years, particularly in digital engagement. Museums, archives, historic libraries and community organisations which hold collections across the UK can apply for grants of up to £25...

21st September 2022


Funding Available for Projects that Improve Road Safety (UK)


UK-based organisations, both public and professional associations, registered charities and university departments are invited to submit applications for innovative projects which focus on how engineering, infrastructure and technological measures can be used to reduce road offending and improve road safety. Grants of between £25,000 and £300,000 are available for up to three years from the Road Safety Trust’s Major themed grants programme for projects which aim to protect vulnerable road us...

20th September 2022


Grants to Help Get People Back on their Bikes (England)


Cycling UK is inviting volunteer led-groups, local authorities, and other not-for-profit organisations to deliver cycling events in an effort to get people back on their bikes. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support organisations across England to deliver the Big Bike Revival Programme in the form of local events until the end of October 2022. The aim is to encourage people who do not currently cycle to consider either starting or returning to cycling, especially people experiencing so...

20th September 2022


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


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

20th September 2022


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


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

16th September 2022


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 November 2022....

16th September 2022


British Gas Trust Launces Energy Support Fund (England, Wales and Scotland)


The British Gas Trust has launched a new Energy Support Fund to help British Gas customers in England, Wales and Scotland who are struggling to pay their energy bills. This fund, has been set up in response to the increasing cost of living and rising inflation, including Ofgem’s most recent price cap increase. Through the fund, thousands of eligible British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £1,500, can apply for grants to help pay their energy bills over the coming months. The fund w...

15th September 2022


Funding to Support the Development of a Just Society (UK)


Grants of up to £150,000 per year, for up to three years are available to UK based charities and non-governmental organisations that are working towards the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability. The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation supports projects that address systemic threats to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability by seeking to change policy, attitudes and values at a national, European or internat...

15th September 2022


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


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

15th September 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...

15th September 2022


Teacher Development Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)


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

15th September 2022


Funding to Improve Mental Health Care Services through Immersive Technology (UK)


Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation is making up to £4 million in funding available to UK registered businesses and collaborative partners for research and development projects that improve delivery of mental health and wellbeing services through the application of immersive technologies. The Mindset Extended Reality (XR) for Digital Mental Health Competition will award funding for feasibility projects costing between £50,000 and £100,000 that develop digital therapeutic Extended ...

14th September 2022


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


Young people in the UK starting out in the music industry can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to support creative projects, ideas or businesses. This can include singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves. The grant can be used towards starting a record label, launch a single, or provide a platform that supports underrepresented voices, etc. Funding can also cover costs linked to career development, audience developme...

14th September 2022


£22 Million in Funding Available to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales)


A total of £22 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. Ther...

13th September 2022


BBC Children in Need to Begin Launching New Funding Programmes (UK)


The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will begin launching in autumn 2022. The strategy will focus on empowering disadvantaged children and young people, building awareness and empathy around issues, and building partnerships to bring communities and investors together. Project-based funding will continue to be offered, and funding for core/organisational costs will be offered as a separate grants scheme. These schemes will open to applications in October 2...

13th September 2022


£6.5 Million Investment to Provide Changing Places Toilets (England)


£6.5 million in funding is being made available by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to increase the number of Changing Places toilets across England. Local Authorities can bid for a proportion of the funding to install facilities and increase the number of Changing Places toilets in places such as country parks, public spaces, tourist attractions, and transport networks. The aim of the Changing Places Fund is to ensure more disabled people can take part in everyday activ...

13th September 2022


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 2023. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British School at Athens Easter Course; and school teaching and ...

13th September 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...

13th September 2022


Funding to Tackle Racial Injustice (UK)


A new £3 million fund has been launched to grow, sustain, and strengthen Black and Global Majority communities that are challenging racial injustice in the UK. Grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are available per year for up to five years to individuals, collectives, social movements, and not-for-profit groups led by and for Black and Global Majority people whose purpose and practices are focused on collectively addressing racial justice and intersectionality, and challenging oppressive sys...

12th September 2022


Funding to Test Different Ways of Protecting Woodlands from Pests and Disease (England)


Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree Health Pilot Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. To be able to participate, the woodland needs to be located in North West England, the West Midlands or the South East and London. The level of funding available depends on the species of trees, the type of pests an...

12th September 2022


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


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

12th September 2022


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...

12th September 2022


Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)


Arts Council England has announced that its Developing your Creative Practice programme is open for applications. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support the development of independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities to make a step-change in their practice. The closing date fo...

12th September 2022


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 ...

9th September 2022


Grants to Support Community Organisations During the Cost of Living Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support local charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK following increases in their rent, utility bills and food costs as a result of the cost of living crisis. The funding is being made available through the Asda Foundation’s Cost of Living Grant to help organisations keep their buildings open, and/or to continue to support those most impacted through the provision of meals, community cafes, food parcels, deliver...

8th September 2022


Grants for Charities Supporting BAME Arts Communities (UK)


In response to the effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on all areas of the arts, the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust is making funding available to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and individuals involved in the arts. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities with a minimum income or expenditure of £1 million for activities that support BAME artists and groups, provide outreach projects within BAME communities, and initiatives that increase p...

8th September 2022


National Lottery Launches People’s Projects Programme (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund, in partnership with ITV, UTV and the Sunday Mail, has launched the People’s Projects, a £4.37 million programme which gives the public the chance to have a say in how National Lottery funding is spent in their community. The programme will award grants of up to £70,000 to charities, voluntary or community organisations, schools, parish and community councils, and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that bring people together and help communiti...

8th September 2022


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...

8th September 2022


Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK)


The Ogden Trust's School Partnerships programme has re-opened for applications.  The School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. The programme works with primary and secondary schools and includes a range of teacher CPD. 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 s...

7th September 2022


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK)


Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of February 2023 to be considered at the Spring meeting....

7th September 2022


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 18th October 2022....

7th September 2022


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


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

7th September 2022


£2 Million in Funding to Help with the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK)


To help with the cost-of-living crisis, the Aviva Community Fund is offering an additional £2 million in match funding for causes supporting financial wellbeing in their communities across the UK. The Cost of Living Boost will support charities and social enterprises to deliver initiatives that help disadvantaged and vulnerable people take control of their wellbeing by giving them tools to be more financially independent. Aviva has teamed up with the fundraising platform Crowdfunder and will ma...

6th September 2022


Funding to Support the Sustainability of User-led Support Groups (England)


Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to not-for-profit groups in England providing community spaces where people of shared identity and experience come together in support of one another's wellbeing. The funding is made available by the National Survivor User Network through the Sustaining Spaces Fund to support the continuation of spaces which promote connection and healing among people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress. This could be in the form o...

6th September 2022


£110 Million Levelling-Up Fund for Rural Communities (England)


Rural businesses such as farms, village halls and pubs will be able to bid for a share of £110 million in funding as part of a new Government scheme to support the rural economy in England. The funding will be delivered by local authorities to support schemes that create jobs and increase countryside productivity. This could include support for farm businesses looking to diversify by opening a farm shop, wedding venue or tourism facilities; improvements to village halls, pubs and other rural hu...

6th September 2022


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK & Worldwide)


Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations in the UK and Worldwide can apply for grants of up to $50,000 from the EA Animal Welfare Fund which supports advocacy, research, and movement-building work aimed at improving the wellbeing of animals, primarily farmed and wild animals, in relatively neglected geographic regions around the world. The fund has historically supported many different interventions, including research that improves understanding of relevant issues, and campaigns that push la...

6th September 2022


Grants of up to £2,200 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Local children’s groups and organisations such as playgroups and sports classes providing services to support disadvantaged and disabled children can apply for grants of up to £2,200. The funding is being made available through the Little Lives UK Children’s Community Support Programme. There is no minimum grant that groups can apply for, and Little Lives UK will additionally support the work of successful applicants through their social media channels and on our website. Four or five gra...

6th September 2022


Space Cluster Development Funding Call (UK)


To help accelerate the development of a thriving, resilient and well-connected space ecosystem across the UK, the UK Space Agency is making funding available to support the development of world-class UK space clusters. Two funding pots are available: pot A will award grants of up to £20,000 to help applicants to scope and develop locally-led High Impact Projects that will catalyse investment and deliver more jobs, skills and capabilities for the area; and pot B will award grants of between £30...

5th September 2022


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


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

5th September 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 ...

5th September 2022


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


From September 2022, state-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Blackpool, Bridgend, Glasgow,  Knowsley, Liverpool, Neath Port Talbot, Sandwell and South Ayrshire are able to apply for grants from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three years; Infant and Junior schools up to ...

5th September 2022


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


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

5th September 2022


Cost of Living Grants to Support Older People (UK)


Charities and community organisations working with older people can apply for grants of £40,000 to help those aged 65+ with the cost-of-living crisis. The grants are being made available by the charity, Independent Age, who are looking to award 25 grants of £40,000 (£1million total). The fund will support projects such as advice and information initiatives; budgeting advice and/or support to access better energy deals; and short-term help, such as access to grants to deal with one-off cost...

2nd September 2022


UK Space Agency - Launch UK Technology Investment Programme (UK)


The UK Space Agency is now inviting applications from organisations, including industry and academia, that are interested in developing their technology, products, services or capabilities, related to the Launch UK Technology Investment Programme to support the development of technology within the UK’s launch supply chain. Grants of between £10,000 and £400,000 per project are available to UK project teams to support the development of their technology, products, services and capabilities. ...

2nd September 2022


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...

2nd September 2022


London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK)


Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are four application rounds each year and the next closin...

2nd September 2022


Funding to Help Support Tree Seed Production (England)


The Forestry Commission is launching a new Seed Sourcing Grant to support the sector in increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of tree seed production in England. The grant forms part of the government’s Nature for Climate Fund, which aims to create, restore and protect vital climate-regulating ecosystems including peatlands and woodlands. The funding will support any UK-based public, private or third sector organisation to deliver activities including developing a site management pla...

1st September 2022


Funding to Give Social Housing Residents a Voice (England)


Not-for-profit organisations with social housing sector experience can apply for a share of £500,000 in funding to deliver training and support for social housing residents in England to help them speak up and raise issues with their landlords. The funding will help organisations to offer residents a range of accessible ways in which they can learn. The funding is made available by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities through the Resident Opportunities and Empowerment progra...

1st September 2022


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


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

1st September 2022


Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK)


The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced that its Supporting Rural Communities Grant Programme has re-opened for applications. The fund awards grants of up to £25,000 over two years to constituted community groups in rural areas across the UK for innovative projects that support the resilience and viability of communities in remote rural areas. The Fund is particularly keen to encourage applications from groups and organisations with projects in hamlets, villages and small market towns. Th...

1st September 2022


Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK)


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

1st September 2022


Screwfix Foundation (UK)


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

1st September 2022


Cost of Living Support Fund Launched (England, Northern Ireland or Wales)


In response to the cost of living crisis in the UK, Sense, the national disability charity, has launched a fund to provide financial support to people with complex disabilities who live in the family home and are on low incomes. The Sense Cost of Living Support Fund will award grants of £500. All applications must be completed on the individual’s behalf by a social care professional nominated by Sense. This can be a support worker, service manager or a social care worker. There are no r...

31st August 2022


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


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

31st August 2022


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


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

31st August 2022


Zendesk Foundation Tech for Good Impact Awards (UK & Worldwide)


Global charities and other not-for-profit organisations tackling a wide range of social problems are invited to apply for a share of $500,000 in funding to improve their efficiency and magnify their impact among vulnerable or disadvantaged populations. The Zendesk Foundation’s Tech for Good Impact Awards 2022 will provide a comprehensive programme of support by donating Zendesk software, expertise, and grants of up to $50,000. Organizations and their proposed projects should fit within the Fou...

30th August 2022


Grants to Help Reduce Waste and Over Consumption (UK)


Applications are now being accepted to the latest round of the NatureSave Trust’s grants programme, which is focusing on the circular economy. Each year the Trust donates a percentage of their income generated from Naturesave Insurance and uses these funds to support environmental and conservation projects across the UK. This funding round will provide grants of between £500 to £2,500 to help charities, community groups and social enterprises to deliver projects to reduce waste and over cons...

30th August 2022


Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that support Armed Forces communities become less isolated and engage more in their local area. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force ...

30th August 2022


Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK)


UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supporting young people in applying for jobs and towards ...

30th August 2022


Funding Boost for Multi-Sport Facilities (England)


The Football Foundation has announced its plan to commit approximately £92 million over the next three years, into multi-sport projects that support both football and an additional sport, such as rugby, cricket, netball, and basketball. As part of this investment, the Foundation’s PitchPower app will now be available to community clubs and organisations across cricket, rugby league, and rugby union as well as football to enable them to carry out their own sport-specific pitch inspections. Onc...

26th August 2022


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


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

26th August 2022


R&D Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Heavy Goods Vehicles (UK)


Grants of between £20 million and £90 million are available to UK businesses and research organisations for research and development projects to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell trucks. The ‘Zero Emission Road Freight Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Demonstration’, part of the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Road Freight Demonstration programme, will help kick-start the deployment of long haul zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by funding multi-year on-road demonstrations of hydro...

26th August 2022


Funding to Boost Global Success for Independent Film, TV & Video Games (UK)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed its UK Global Screen Fund will be extended for three years with an additional £21 million in funding, to support the industry to develop new talent, create jobs and target new audiences around the world. Funding will be allocated in three strands: International Distribution Funding will support the sale and distribution of UK feature films in target countries and at major film festivals; International Business Development will sup...

26th August 2022


Funding to Support Genetic Disorder Charities (UK)


Funding is being made available to genetic disorder charities working to make a tangible difference to the lives of those living with a genetic condition in the UK. The Jeans for Genes Grant Programme will be comprised of two funding strands: grants of up to £3,000 will be available towards core costs to help genetic condition charities become stronger, more resilient and sustainable; or project grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations working with...

25th August 2022


R&D Funding for Long Haul Zero Emission Heavy Goods Vehicles (UK)


UK businesses and research organisations are invited to apply for a share of up to £140 million for research and development projects to demonstrate battery electric trucks. The ‘Zero Emission Road Freight Battery Electric Truck Demonstration’, part of the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Road Freight Demonstration programme, will help kick-start the deployment of long haul zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by funding multi-year on-road demonstrations of battery electric H...

25th August 2022


Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund. The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2023 to help ...

25th August 2022