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Active Communities Programme Now Open (Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire)


The Health Lottery South 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 Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The progr...

24th November 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


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


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

28th August 2020


Step Change Fund Opens for Applications (Oxfordshire)


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

25th August 2020


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


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

24th August 2020


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


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

24th July 2020


Kent Community Foundation (Kent)


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

4th June 2020


UK Funding News


Funding Packages for Science in Schools Days (UK)


The Royal Institution will open its 2021 Science in Schools grant scheme for applications from primary and secondary schools/academies on the 4th January 2021. The annual programme aims to support student’s education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), meet continuing professional development requirements (CPD) for teachers, engage families, and raise funds for schools by providing funding packages worth £800 for Science in School Days activities. These include two school sh...

24th November 2020


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

23rd November 2020


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


From the 1st December 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. T...

23rd November 2020


“I’ve got an Idea” Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interesting place. The fund is looking for ideas that are bas...

20th November 2020


Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK)


Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Enhanced Equipment grant scheme and the next deadlin...

20th November 2020


Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas)


Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Chariti...

20th November 2020


Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK)


The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activity. For example, an application might involve a univ...

19th November 2020


Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK)


Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applications from existing chemistry clubs looking to expand/...

19th November 2020


The New National Lottery Infrastructure Programme (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £400,000 Infrastructure Programme. The programme is designed to support established and newly emerging Infrastructure organisations that support other local and regional voluntary and community sector organisations, networks, groups and/or communities. The overall aim of the programme is to help Infrastructure organisations become stronger, more resilient and responsive to the changing environment. Between 8 and 10 infrastructure organisa...

18th November 2020


Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK)


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

18th November 2020


Funding to Provide Meals for those in Need in the Run Up to Christmas (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant Scheme to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas. Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs. Funding could be used to provide food parcels, Christmas...

17th November 2020


Funding for Innovative Technologies to Improve Work Opportunities for Low-Paid Workers (UK)


Funding is available for innovative ideas that use new technologies to create better work opportunities for low paid and insecure workers. The Resolution Foundation has brought together leading charitable foundations and social investors to launch the £1.3 million Workertech Partnership to provide seed funding and support for ventures that use technology to improve workers’ pay, prospects, power and career choices. Applications are invited from charities, companies, CICs and cooperatives acro...

17th November 2020


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. Initiatives supported in the past have included data collection and analysis...

17th November 2020


Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK & Republic of Ireland)


The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is making grants of up to £25,000 available to universities, consortia of organisations, individuals, charities and other not-for-profit organisations to support the design and implementation of chemistry outreach programmes for school students. Through their Chemistry for All Outreach Grants: Putting Research into Practice, the RSC are seeking applications which interpret the findings from their Chemistry for All project which set out to explore and address...

16th November 2020


Funding to Boost Digital Developments in Museums and Galleries (UK)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to museums and galleries across the UK for creative digital engagement. UK Research and Innovation has partnered with the Museums Association and creative design agency, The Liminal Space, to launch a new two-strand £400,000 Digital Innovation and Engagement for Museums fund to help museums and galleries in starting, scaling up or evaluating innovations made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Mindsets for Museums of the Future’, a programme run in ...

16th November 2020


Funding for Initiatives to Transform Lung Cancer Care (UK & Global)


Round two of the Initiatives in Lung Cancer Care (ILC2) programme has been launched by the Lung Ambition Alliance to support registered charities and not-for-profit organizations focused on lung cancer care. The programme will support projects which increase screening and early diagnosis, deliver innovative medicine, and improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with lung cancer around the world. ILC2 offers three categories of funding of up to $100,000 which vary according to the size...

16th November 2020


Funding to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable (UK)


Businesses of any size, non-government bodies, charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 for industrial research and early-stage feasibility projects investigating ways to reduce, reuse or recycle plastic packaging. The funding which is being made through the Innovate UK’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme can fund projects lasting up to 18 months. Applicants can work alone or with other organisations and researchers. Proje...

13th November 2020


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...

13th November 2020


Funding for Outdoor Residential Visits for Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Funding is available for environmental and farm-based outdoor learning centres across the UK to provide opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to experience the benefits of an Outdoor Week of Learning (OWL). The Ernest Cook Trust’s OWL Collaboration grant awards were created in response to the experiences of disadvantaged young people during the Covid-19 pandemic, the financial circumstances of outdoor learning centres, and the ongoing climate and environmental climate. Th...

12th November 2020


Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges, charities and other not-for-profit organisations who wish to carry out projects or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, a small number of grants will be awarded for projects that are based around physics and developed with current evidence in mind – part-funding may be considered for general science projects where there is a clear physics componen...

12th November 2020


New Funding Programme to Strengthen Relationships Between Economic Development and Health (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...

11th November 2020


Finnis Scott Foundation (UK)


Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applications is the 18th December 2020 for the next trustees meeting of the Finnis Scott Founda...

11th November 2020


Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK)


Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) licensed coach or course fees for official LTA dev...

11th November 2020


Funding for Digital Arts and Cultural Collaboration (UK / International)


Arts and cultural organisations in the UK and selected Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to collaborate digitally on international projects. The funding is available to organisations to devise new virtual ways of working internationally, in turn creating a climate-friendly approach to international collaboration and artistic exchange. Applications must be a partnership between at least one UK organisation and one organisation based in one of ...

10th November 2020


HMRC Grant Funding for Advice Services (UK)


HMRC is making funding of £4.98 million available to charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and co-operatives to help them provide advice and support hard to reach people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements, including those who are digitally excluded. This might include those with disabilities, mental health or learning difficulties; those on low income or in debt; older people; migrants; or ca...

10th November 2020


Emergency Funding for Charities Financially Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: education relating to non-domestic animals; visual and perfo...

10th November 2020


OneFamily Foundation Community Grants Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


The OneFamily Foundation is inviting its customers to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to help disability charities invest in their resources, community groups tackle isolation amongst the older generation and schools invest in their pupils’ future. The Foundation has already helped more than two hundred good causes deliver projects such as helping disability charities invest in their resources, and community groups tackle isolation amongst the ol...

10th November 2020


Woodward Charitable Trust (UK)


Charities, social enterprises, and community interest companies can apply for funding of up to £3,000 through the Woodward Charitable Trust. The Trust supports projects that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, and ensure that funds aw...

10th November 2020


Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme (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...

10th November 2020


Latest Round of UK Aid Match Open to Applications (UK)


A new round of UK Aid Match is now open for applications from UK charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that help developing countries tackle the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, help girls access quality education, and end preventable deaths through tackling malnutrition or malaria. UK Aid Match is run by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office which matches public donations to charity appeals up to a maximum of £2 million over a three-month period. Fo...

9th November 2020


Funding to Support Families in Need (UK)


Not for profit front line organisations working directly with families in need can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000. This can include one year grants and grants for up to three years. Organisations applying should have a focus on family support in local areas of deprivation and this may further include early intervention; families coping with addiction; and prisoners' families. The funding is available for core costs, salaries, running and project costs. Grants can be for u...

9th November 2020


Funding for Armed Forces Day Events (UK)


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

9th November 2020


Funding for Projects that Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced that its Positive Pathways Programme is open for applications.  Fixed grants of  £35,000 for one year are available for projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces.  The funding is available to Armed Forces charities and CICs that have substantial experience in working with veterans. The closing date is noon on the 30th November 2020....

9th November 2020


The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK)


Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events that promote an understanding of Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be made at any time and applicants ...

9th November 2020


Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK)


Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterways and oceans through support, for example practical k...

6th November 2020


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...

6th November 2020


Comic Relief Launches Global Majority Fund (UK)


Comic Relief have launched a new £2.1 million Global Majority Fund to assist with Covid-19 response work within communities experiencing racial inequality. The Fund will make 10-15 investments of between £150,000 - £250,000 to charities, voluntary and community organisations and other not-for-profit groups for up to 18 months to organisations. These intermediate organisations will use the investment to make grants to smaller local organisations that are focused on addressing Covid-19 needs a...

5th November 2020


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will represent a maximum of 50% of the project cost. The nex...

5th November 2020


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses 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...

5th November 2020


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 November 2020


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...

3rd November 2020


Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales)


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

2nd November 2020


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...

2nd November 2020


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...

2nd November 2020


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 Fe...

2nd November 2020


Funding Programme to Address Challenges in Migration & Integration to Re-open to Applications (UK)


Grants of between £30,000 and 400,000 will be available to enable not-for-profit organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration across the UK. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund will re-open to applications on the 30th October 2020 for work that influences migration system reform, improves access to support services, supports communities to live well together and thrive, and addresses challenges for people who have migrated,...

30th October 2020


Arts-Based Learning Fund to Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund will re-open to applications on the 30th October 2020. The Foundation will accept applications from arts organisations that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit companies can apply for grants of between...

30th October 2020


Funding for Charities to Adapt Services to Respond to Covid-19 (UK)


Charities, CICs and registered social and healthcare providers can apply for funding to develop new or adapt existing services that respond to the COVID-19 situation. The funding is being made available through the Peter Sowerby Foundation’s new Increasing Access Fund. The Fund is aimed specifically at ensuring or increasing access to key services and activities for beneficiaries who have struggled with access due to COVID-19. The programme is split into three distinct funding streams: Digi...

29th October 2020


Funding for Community Support Initiatives (Great Britain & Ireland)


The Ireland Funds Great Britain Grant Round has opened for applications. The Fund aims to support initiatives that contribute to community development, peace and reconciliation, education, and the arts and culture. This could include positive mental and physical health projects, support for vulnerable members of society, new and equal opportunities in education, employment and personal development, and community arts initiatives. This year, applications responding to the Covid-19 crisis are als...

29th October 2020


Funding for Organisations Tackling Food Poverty (UK)


Charities, community and voluntary groups, parish and town councils, parent teacher associations and other not-for-profit organisations tackling food poverty can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding raised through sales of the Co-op’s summer picnic range. The emergency funding will be distributed by forty-six community foundations across the UK, with awards likely to range between £2,000 and £10,000. Local organisations best placed to support people and communities affected by food ...

29th October 2020


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


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

28th October 2020


Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK)


Help Musicians UK together with MOBO Trust have announced the second round of the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Exceptionally talented artists and groups can apply for grants of up to £3,000. Grants can cover a variety of the costs of any opportunity that will have a significant impact on the artist’s creativity and career. This year, the fund has expanded in investment and enhanced its support package, aiming to empower musicians to drive forward their businesses at a crucial time.  This could ...

28th October 2020


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


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

28th October 2020


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


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

26th October 2020


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


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

26th October 2020


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


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

23rd October 2020


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)


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

23rd October 2020


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


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

22nd October 2020


Funding to Alleviate Mental Health Issues (UK & Global)


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

22nd October 2020


Funding to Tackle Homelessness (UK)


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

22nd October 2020


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


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

21st October 2020


Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK)


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

21st October 2020


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


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

20th October 2020


Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK)


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

20th October 2020


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


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

20th October 2020


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


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

19th October 2020


Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK)


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

15th October 2020


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


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

15th October 2020


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


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

15th October 2020


AIM History Makers Opens for Expressions of Interest (UK)


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

14th October 2020


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK)


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

13th October 2020


Funding for Young Athletes (UK)


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

13th October 2020


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


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

13th October 2020


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


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

12th October 2020


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


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

12th October 2020


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


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

9th October 2020


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


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

9th October 2020


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


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

9th October 2020


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


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

8th October 2020


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


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

8th October 2020


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


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

7th October 2020


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


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

7th October 2020


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


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

7th October 2020


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


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

7th October 2020


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


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

6th October 2020


Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK)


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

6th October 2020


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


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

6th October 2020


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


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

5th October 2020


NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK)


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

5th October 2020


Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK)


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

5th October 2020


Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)


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

5th October 2020


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


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

5th October 2020


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


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

2nd October 2020


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


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

2nd October 2020


Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)


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

2nd October 2020


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


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

1st October 2020


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


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

1st October 2020


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


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

1st October 2020


Teacher Development Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


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

1st October 2020


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


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

30th September 2020