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Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Carlton TV Region)


Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in the Carlton ITV Region (Example of areas within the awarding region Gerrards Cross, Enfield, Croydon) can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects lasting up to 12 months are available through the Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart grant scheme. In res...

2nd March 2021


Active Communities Programme Now Open (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk)


The Health Lottery East has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in specific areas of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also supports Communities of Interest. These are groups of people who have thin...

22nd February 2021


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...

27th January 2021


Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton)


Charities, community groups and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to deliver campaigning, fundraising and/or volunteering opportunities for young people age 10 to 20 years old, or up to 25 for disabled people. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation is inviting applications for the #iwill Fund for projects that engage young people aged between ten and twenty, and up to twenty-five for disabled young people, in volunteering, fundraisin...

4th December 2020


Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent)


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

19th October 2020


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


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

21st September 2020


Grants of £1,000 Available for Tree Planting Projects (England / Various Locations)


Community based organisations such as schools, community groups or non-governmental organisations in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Hampshire can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for community projects that conserve, restore and protect indigenous trees and woodlands, forests, habitats and associated biodiversity; support community engagement in tree planting to promote reforestation and to increase awareness of the impor...

2nd September 2020


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


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

28th August 2020


UK Funding News


Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2021 Opens to Applications (UK)


Green entrepreneurs from across the UK are invited to compete for a place in the final of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2021. The international competition awards start-ups that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity to tackle pressing environmental challenges. This year, the competition is looking for sustainable innovations or solutions that people can relate to, which can be used in everyday life and/or that can be turned into a consumer product. There i...

8th March 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...

8th March 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 ...

8th March 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 June 2021. 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 o...

5th March 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...

5th March 2021


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 between £1,000 and £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 wh...

5th March 2021


Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)


Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The Theatre Improvement Scheme can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Theatres Trust in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation and the cl...

4th March 2021


Ocado Foundation for Good (UK)


Ocado has launched the Ocado Foundation for Good with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The programme will support ‘the many rather than the few’ by providing grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas: skills for the future, natural resources and responsible sourcing. Due to Covid-19 restrictio...

4th March 2021


Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Support Scheme (UK)


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is launching an Offshore Wind Investment Programme to support the delivery of manufacturing investment in the offshore wind supply chain. UK registered businesses can apply for grant funding for major investments in the manufacture of offshore wind components, including blades, towers, export and array cables, monopile foundations, and other strategically important components in disadvantaged or deprived regions across the UK. The total...

4th March 2021


Increased Support for Fishing & Shellfish Businesses (UK)


Catching and shellfish aquaculture businesses across the UK previously omitted from the Seafood Disruption Support Scheme can now apply for financial support after the government extended the scheme. The eligibility criteria will now include catching and shellfish aquaculture businesses which have been affected by a reduction in demand from the hospitality sector in the UK and abroad, as well as disruption of exports to the EU. The scheme will open in early March 2021 and provide a grant payment...

4th March 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 grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Society awarded a gr...

4th March 2021


Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK)


Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that influence financial wellbeing: income; spending; and as...

3rd March 2021


Research Competition into Supply Chain Development for Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (UK)


Up to £22 million in funding is available for research into supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives (PEMD) to support the UK’s drive towards net zero. The Innovation Funding Service, working with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest in business-led, supply chain focused, innovation projects that enable future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality and efficiency. UK registered businesses of any size can apply for funding fo...

3rd March 2021


£4.8 Million Bursary Fund for Lower Income University Students (UK)


A new £4.8 million bursary fund has been launched by JP Morgan and the Sutton Trust to remove barriers to in-demand, well-paying careers for lower-income university students. Bursaries of up to £5,000 will be available in the UK over the next ten years to help low income students access extra-curricular and enrichment activities that help improve their employability skills. The bursaries will help finance opportunities like internships, a semester abroad, volunteering experiences, additional t...

2nd March 2021


News and Media Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


A new £250,000 fund has been launched to enable people who are currently under or misrepresented in the news to have their stories read and heard. The News and Media Fund has been launched by Lankelly Chase, an independent foundation working with people across the UK to change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage. Funding of up to £30,000 is available to charitable and non-charitable organisations, constituted groups and networks to support the collection of independen...

2nd March 2021


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 technology can be used to reduce road offending and improve road safety. Grants of between £25,000 and £200,000 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 users. Projects might include evidence reviews...

2nd March 2021


Funding for Creative & Mental Health Opportunities for Ethnically Diverse Communities (UK)


The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme has launched a new Fund supporting projects that promote the use of art to address mental health problems in people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit arts organisations that focus on offering creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems in ethnically diverse communities across the UK. The type of work funded might include shadowing, internships ...

1st March 2021


Armed Forces Covenant Fund - New Funding Programmes Opening in April 2021 (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced new funding programmes opening in April 2021 to support veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, to recover from some of the wider impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme will provide grants of up to £100,000 for existing charitable projects which need short term support to continue. Round 2 of the NAAFI Fund will also open to provide grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to...

1st March 2021


Funding to Help Young People Volunteer in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old can apply for grants of up to £500 for actions which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. The funding is being made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. Applications must align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic. The deadline for applications is midday on the 21st March 2021....

1st March 2021


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


The Lloyd's Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre is inviting applications for grant funding to harness emerging technologies to develop its heritage and education resources.  The diversity of the Lloyd's Register Foundation’s collection means that a variety of technologies could be used to further its educational reach and impact. Technology start-ups, universities and data interrogation organisations can apply for a Digitial Innovations grant. A total of £200,000 is available t...

1st March 2021


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


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

26th February 2021


Grants to Support Young Adults with Learning Difficulties After They Leave School (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities that support young adults with learning difficulties after they leave school. The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust will provide funding to charities that promote education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation for young adults aged 18 to 25 across the UK, providing practical skills to support them to lead independent lives. Those aged 16+ who are not in formal education, training or work will also be considered. Priority will...

25th February 2021


Funding for Medical Health Charities (UK, Isle of Man & Republic of Ireland)


Registered charities, hospices and medical organisations within the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland can apply for grants to support medical projects, care, research or medical training. The Hospital Saturday Fund provides two types of funding: standard grants of up to £2,000 or €3,000, or large grants of up to £10,000 or €13,500. The Fund will also consider grants for running costs, however large grant applications should be towards specific projects, r...

25th February 2021


Climate Action Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of its £100 million Climate Action Fund is now open for applications. The fund which is available for the next 10 years is open to community-led partnerships (including schools and colleges) to enable communities to reduce their carbon footprint and work together to share their learning. This round will focus on supporting medium-scale to large-scale projects addressing waste and consumption. Two types of funding are available - ...

25th February 2021


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...

25th February 2021


Funding to Help Develop Novel Technical Ideas (UK)


Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to individuals and small groups or organisations based in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try. Through the “I’ve Got an Idea” Fund, the Prospectory will provide funding to cover the costs of making and/or testing a novel technical idea, that would deliver a social or environmental benefit, and is intriguing, inventive and has an element of fun. The first award made in 2020 enabled a community in Wales to build a fr...

24th February 2021


Funding Available for Green Projects (UK)


Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recycling bins for the school canteen area. The bins in the c...

24th February 2021


Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually with your overseas partner school. Schools can still apply for funding for travel at a later date. The funding is being made available through the British Council in partners...

24th February 2021


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


A new initiative has been launched by the PRS Foundation 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 Power Up Participant 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, ma...

23rd February 2021


Funding to Build Resilience in Rural Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. Supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, the Prince’s Countryside Fund will provide one year of grant funding to locally-focussed, legally-constituted not-for-profit organisations for innovative projects that build resilience through community-led solutions in villages and hamlets with populations of less than 3,000 ...

23rd February 2021


Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or social care, supporting foodbanks, increasing the num...

22nd February 2021


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


Songwriters and producers working in popular music genres can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to further develop their careers. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, The Hitmaker Fund was initiated by PRS Foundation with The Ivors Academy Trust. Applications can be made by songwriters / producers directly or by their representatives. Applicants must have at least 5 credited works registered with PRS for Music – this means a reputa...

22nd February 2021


NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK)


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

22nd February 2021


Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK)


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

22nd February 2021


Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK)


Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees....

18th February 2021


Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales)


Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice which received a grant of £20,...

18th February 2021


Funding to Help Energy Intensive Businesses Reduce Carbon Emissions (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)


A £40 million government scheme has been announced to help polluting industries find new ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency. Businesses in energy-intensive sectors, including steel, paper, pharmaceuticals, and food and drink, will be able to apply for grants of up to £14 million through the UK government’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund. Funding will help businesses across England, Wales & Northern Ireland to cut their carbon emissions, while reducing their ...

17th February 2021


The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK)


The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. In light of the current situat...

17th February 2021


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


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

17th February 2021


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK)


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund will open for applications in March 2021. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to funding could help move forward their care...

17th February 2021


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


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 11th April 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and gal...

17th February 2021


Funding to Help Musicians Build their Careers (UK)


Funding is available to help independent, entrepreneurial music creators of all genres and disciplines build their career. The Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to empower musicians across the UK who are at a crucial point in their career. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 will fund professional development opportunities and creative projects for solo artists, composers, group members, s...

16th February 2021


Funding to Support Women’s Organisations During the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


Grants of up to £40,000 are available to charitable women’s organisations across the UK working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic. With funds from the Tampon Tax Fund, Rosa UK and Smallwood Trust have collaborated to create the Women Thrive Fund which will enable organisations to respond to the crisis and support women and girls to overcome the barriers they face. Applicants can also as...

16th February 2021


£20 Million Fund to Support SMEs with Changes to Trade Rules with the EU (UK)


The UK Government has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the European Union (EU). SMEs who trade only with the EU will be encouraged to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for each trader to pay for practical support including training and professional advice to help them to prepare for the implementation of import controls which come into force from April and July...

16th February 2021


Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK)


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

15th February 2021


Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. The Society will consider individual applications up to the value of £5,000...

15th February 2021


£23 Million Seafood Disruption Support Scheme Now Open (UK)


Seafood exporting businesses across the UK that have been affected by the new requirements for exporting to the EU can apply for financial support from the UK Government. The £23 million Seafood Disruption Support Scheme, administered by the Marine Management Organisation on behalf of Defra, will cover up to £100,000 of losses per business caused by delays related to the export of fresh or live fish and shellfish to the EU between 1-31st January 2021. Funding will be paid retrospectively to co...

12th February 2021


New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK)


Applications to the British Council's new £100 million Turing Scheme will open in March 2021 to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The scheme, which is designed to replace the Erasmus+ scheme, will be open to universities, further education and vocational education providers and schools. The application process will be a call for bids and will be open for six weeks with funding decisions expected in July. The first round of placements, which range from two or three days for primary sc...

12th February 2021


National Lottery Heritage Fund Reopens for Applications (UK)


Applications for National Lottery Grants for Heritage have re-opened for applications. The focus for 2021 – 22 will be to support projects that will strengthen the recovery of the Heritage sector from the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Lottery Heritage Fund will award grants of between £3,000 and £5 million to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK. Priority will now be given to heritage projects that: boost the local economy; encourage skills development...

12th February 2021


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. Example of support could include recreational trips, m...

11th February 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...

11th February 2021


Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK)


Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable. The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At the end of the process the organisation should be able...

10th February 2021


Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2021....

10th February 2021


£11 Million Fund for Energy Entrepreneurs to Turn Green Ideas into Reality (UK)


The UK Government has announced £11 million in funding to help the UK’s energy entrepreneurs to turn their clean and green ideas into real products and services that help eliminate carbon emissions. The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund seeks to drive forward new clean technologies across all sectors of UK industry. The latest round of funding will support between 15 and 20 projects, with each successful bidder receiving up to £1 million. Projects could include innovations that boost home energy eff...

9th February 2021


Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2021 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland)


Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £1,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Tesco’s Bags of Help programme and can cover a broad range of projects and can be used: to purchase sports kit, litter pickers, camping equipment; improvements to buildings; the development of outdoor space such as a play area or woodland; running a community event or supporting seasonal activities. A...

9th February 2021


Grants for Charities Supporting People who are Homeless (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to UK registered charities to support people who are homeless. Priority to applications that help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, a group which has been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is being made through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and is available to UK registered charities with an income and expenditure of £1,000,000 and over. The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2021....

8th February 2021


Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide)


Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results, and Patagonia are particularly keen to support effort...

8th February 2021


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


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

8th February 2021


Funding to Create Resilient Rural Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. The Prince’s Countryside Fund will award funding from the Barclays 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Fund to support farming and rural communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19, to expand on new services that have emerged to support the local community during this time and to build future resilience. Applications are encouraged from community-led organisation...

5th February 2021


Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, Social Investment Business have launched a Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for social enterprises and charities which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 without requiring personal guarantees and charging no interest fees or interest for twelve months. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal business can resume for organisations that are facing finan...

5th February 2021


Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales)


The Ford Britain Trust's large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 and for grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications to t...

5th February 2021


School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)


UK schools, colleges or home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resources; transport; marketing and public...

5th February 2021


Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their community. Expressions of interest must be submitted v...

4th February 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 build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that...

4th February 2021


Music for All Re-opens it Grant Making Programme (UK)


Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. The funding is being made available by the charity Music for All...

4th February 2021


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...

4th February 2021


Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (Wales)


The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications.  Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Wales for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to support both project and organisation core costs....

3rd February 2021


Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International)


Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the current funding round is the 30th April 2021....

3rd February 2021


Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas)


Charities working at a local level in both the UK and in developing countries can apply for grants of around £5,000 for projects that may find it difficult to raise funding from other sources. The funding is being made available through the Hilden Charitable Fund and within the UK their focus is on Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Charities working in developing countries on community developm...

3rd February 2021


Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


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

3rd February 2021


Funding to Support Swimming Organisation Affected by the Covid-19 (UK)


Swimming and aquatic clubs and organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 through the Swimathon Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund 2.0. Funding is available to help cover loss of revenue or fixed costs such as equipment or pool hire and event hosting fees for an event which has now been cancelled. Priority will be given to organisations who were not eligible for and have not received fun...

2nd February 2021


People's Postcode Trust Opens for Applications (Scotland)


The People’s Postcode Trust has re-opened its grants programme and will award grants on a monthly basis until October 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Scotland for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to support both project and...

2nd February 2021


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. 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. Grants of up to £7,500 will be available for projects that teach the under 25’s financial skills during these turbulent times. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 26th February 2021 or earlier if the charity has accepted 40 applicat...

2nd February 2021


Funding to Support Research into Privacy & Data Protection Issues (UK)


Applications are invited for the final round of funding for the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Privacy Innovation Grants Programme which supports independent research into privacy and data protection issues and develops privacy-enhancing solutions. Grants of up to £100,000 are available to academic institutions, trade and industry associations, civil society groups, or organisations with a genuine commitment to public benefit outcomes, for projects that promote good practice with...

1st February 2021


Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK)


The Royal Society has announced that its Partnership grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Through the grant scheme any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM relat...

1st February 2021


Big Society Capital Launches its Ideas for Impact Initiative (UK)


Big Society Capital has launched a call for new ideas that will use social impact investment to address social issues in the UK. The Ideas for Impact initiative will offer charities, social enterprises and fund managers up to £30,000 of development funding and related support for ideas with the greatest potential to transform people's lives. The funding is intended to help sustainable enterprises to test new business models that will help tackle the issues that are affecting vulnerable people, ...

29th January 2021


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...

29th January 2021


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


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

29th January 2021


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust also provides smal...

28th January 2021


Grants Available for the Planting and Care of Trees, Orchards and Hedges (UK)


Schools and community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting of and caring for trees, orchards and hedges. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 12th February 2021. All projects must be completed and payments claimed by 31 March 2021....

26th January 2021


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


Deutsche Bank has announced that its Awards for Creative Enterprise (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-for-...

26th January 2021


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


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 microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets, broadcasts, activities at science festivals and audi...

26th January 2021


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


The Jerusalem Trus has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons....

25th January 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...

22nd January 2021


The National Lottery Community Fund - Growing Great Ideas Programme (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas Fund has £25 million available to fund projects that support long-term societal change and are future-focussed. The National Lottery Community Fund wants to invest in different combinations of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term that demonstrate an ability to seed and grow alternative systems, develop and test new ways of building a stronger civil society, and to learn and adapt as they go. This could inv...

22nd January 2021


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


Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme 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...

22nd January 2021


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 digital adult vocational education. The funding is available for projects lasting between 3 and 12 months to scope and test digital technologies that can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. The funding is being made available through the UFi VocTech Trust - Seed 2021 grant and is available to training organisations across the UK, including colleges, charities, trade b...

21st January 2021


Funding to Improve Lives Through Better Supply Chain Practices (UK)


The Chartered Institute for Supply and Procurement has announced that it is looking to support a charity that is based and operating within the UK that improves supply chains or develop new ones, eradicates poor practices within supply chains, develops best practice or supports individuals within the chain to access information and support. One grant of between £10,000 and £50,000 is available for activities which improve access to education for individuals to lift themselves out of poverty, i...

20th January 2021


International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2021 (International)


Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced their annual search for climate solutions. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises whose activities take place in low- and middle-income countries worldwide with categories promoting innovation in natural climate solutions, energy access, and cooling for informal settlements such...

20th January 2021


Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK)


Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. The grants will be awarded to teacher-higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. Every year, the Society identifies an area of...

19th January 2021


Awards for Sustainable Energy Projects Opens to Entries (UK)


Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced that the UK competition for their 2021 Ashden Awards is now open to entries. This year, three categories target initiatives in the UK: green skills training; green community initiatives; and climate innovation. As well as a cash grant of £10,000, winning organisations will receive development support, networking opportunities and PR support, so their ideas can be ...

19th January 2021


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


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 funding is being made available through the Institute of Mathematics Education Grants Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities that would not be possible und...

19th January 2021


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 19th April 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s collection. Please note: the fund is currently heavily ...

19th January 2021


Audio Content Fund Opens for Applications - Deadline Extended Until 25th January 2021(UK)


The Audio Content Fund has launched a new funding round. A total of £400,000 is available to fund independent producers making high quality, public service content for UK commercial and community radio. Supported by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the fund aims to support programming that is traditionally more difficult to support on a commercial basis (such as documentaries, comedy, drama, events). Applications can be for content in a variety of formats, but bids must com...

18th January 2021


Funding of up to £500,000 Available to Local Partnerships to Strengthen Relationships Between Economic Development and Health - Deadline Extended (UK)


The Health Foundation has launched a new £1.72m funding programme for local partnerships to use economic development strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities. The Healthier Lives programme will support three to four partnerships across the UK with funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for up to three years. Partnerships will be led by a local authority or a statutory regional body and will bring together a range of organisations including an academic and collaboration pa...

18th January 2021


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 21st February 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices. Applicants need to deta...

14th January 2021


University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £400 are available to university student mathematical societies to fund activities to enhance their programmes for their members and to promote mathematics. Grants can cover, for example, mathematical activities, helping students to participate in and attend the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Conference, careers, promotional or networking activities and quizzes. Apply to the Institute of Mathematics at any time....

14th January 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...

14th January 2021


Expansion of Dormant Assets Scheme to Aid Coronavirus Recovery (UK)


The Government has announced a major expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme to support the UK as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme, which allows banks and building societies to donate funds to good causes and charities from dormant accounts, will now include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment, wealth management, and securities sectors. More than £800 million will be made available to continue supporting urgent work to tackle youth unemployment, expand access ...

13th January 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 laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects that show the potential to delay, slow, stop reverse ...

13th January 2021