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Funding for Community Energy Resilience Projects (the North East, Yorkshire & northern Lincolnshire)


Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to deliver community energy resilience projects across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. The funding is made available through the Northern Powergrid Foundation Community Grants programme, which aims to support projects addressing energy-related challenges including fuel poverty, energy resilience and the net zero transition. Projects could include prog...

12th April 2024


Grants for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Community & Public Buildings (East Midlands)


Charities, community groups, parish councils, schools and other statutory bodies around East Midlands Airport (EMA) can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to install energy-saving measures in community and public buildings such as schools, village halls, and sports facilities. The EMA Low Carbon Energy Fund will contribute towards solar panels, LED installations, electric charging points, air and ground source heating, and similar proven low carbon technologies. Projects must be completed within...

7th March 2024


Funding for Community Eco-Gardens (East Midlands)


Schools, charities, and other not-for-profit organisations around East Midlands Airport (EMA) can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to create their own eco-gardens. The EMA Eco-Garden Fund encourages designs for gardens or green spaces that incorporate clever and innovative ways to make any space available more environmentally friendly and provide lasting benefit to communities. To be considered for funding, applicants must demonstrate how their gardens will provide opportunities for outdoor le...

4th March 2024


East Midlands Airport Community Sponsorship Fund (East Midlands)


Charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects and events that benefit local communities around East Midlands Airport (EMA). The funding is made available through the EMA Community Sponsorship Fund, which aims to bring lasting benefit to those areas most affected by the airport’s operations. Grants of up to £200 are available for smaller projects that, without support, might otherwise not be able to take place. Applications for gr...

26th February 2024


East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands)


Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. Applications must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbreak; bring the community closer together through facilities for sport, recreation and other leisure-time activities; support young people to prepare for employment; offer envir...

18th January 2024


Grants to Help Reduce the Impacts of Poverty (Leicester)


Organisations working to address poverty in Leicester, such as charities, community groups, schools and businesses, are invited to apply for grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to provide support for people from underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. The funding is aimed at anti-poverty projects that will benefit families and children, support mental health and target debt, help those who are digitally excluded, address the poverty experienced by those in work, and that promote sust...

11th September 2023


Grants of up to £15,000 for Projects to Help Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease (Northern Ireland)


Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations in Northern Irelland with an income of less than £1 million per year can apply for funding for local community projects that actively promote a healthy heart, and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease for adults. The Heart Research UK Heart Grant Scheme 2023 awards grants of up to £15,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting up to twelve months that encourage people ...

21st August 2023


Community and Place Fund (Amber Valley)


Amber Valley Borough Council is offering funding to local non-profit organizations and charities as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). The council has £160,000 available over two years and eligible groups can apply for grants ranging from £5,000 to £10,000. The funding will focus on themes of Culture and Communities and/or Health and Wellbeing, and must meet certain criteria such as supporting local arts and cultural events, community engagement programs, and measures to improve e...

23rd March 2023


UK Funding News


SPAR Community Cashback Scheme Opens to Applications (UK)


Convenience retailer SPAR, is inviting applications for its £100,000 Community Cashback Scheme which awards grants to voluntary or community organisations and charities which make a difference within their local area. The scheme gives shoppers across the UK the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for an organisation or charity they feel deserves funding. Applicants will need to share the exceptional contribution a local organisation has made to their community and what the grant ...

19th April 2024


Music for All Opens New Funding Round (UK)


Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK seeking to bring music to their community. Grants are available to community groups, schools and individuals under a number of different categories, each with their own criteria and award amounts. This round will support projects working with underprivileged children aged 4-11 years; people with chronic diseases and conditions; groups with mental health challenges and those affected by lo...

19th April 2024


£11 Million Fund to Improve Freshwater Habitats (England – Specified Areas)


Farmers and land managers, community groups, councils, and other environmental or not-for-profit organisations in England can apply for a share of £11 million in government funding to improve freshwater habitats. The Water Restoration Fund will support projects which restore and improve the water environment of rivers and their headwaters, lakes, canals, ponds, wetlands and estuaries in specified geographical areas, using fines collected from water companies. Two types of grants are available: ...

18th April 2024


GiveStar Adventure for Good Grants (UK)


UK residents aged 18 and over who are planning to embark on an adventure to raise funds for charity can apply for a share of £20,000 in funding from the GiveStar Adventure for Good Grant. The grant supports individuals who seek adventure and want to make a difference by helping to cover any costs associated with the challenge, such as buying specialist gear, paying for flights, accommodation, and camera equipment etc. The fund has previously supported challenges such as running the entire lengt...

18th April 2024


“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK)


Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000. Schools and groups of school children can also apply if the idea is technically inventive and novel and delivers either an environmental or social benefit. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating diverse technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of h...

18th April 2024


Funding Available to Improve Grass Football Pitches (England)


Community football clubs in England can apply for funding to improve their pitches thanks to the 'Power Up Your Grass Pitch' campaign. Launched by the Premier League, the FA, and the Football Foundation, the initiative aims to improve over 20,000 pitches by 2030. To support the campaign, the Football Foundation has developed an app called 'PitchPower'. This online tool empowers community football clubs and organisations to conduct their own grass pitch inspections. Once these inspections are co...

17th April 2024


Grants to Help Older People and Adults with Disabilities Lead More Fulfilling Lives (England, Scotland & Wales)


Funding of between £100 and £2,500 is available for individuals and small community groups to help older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. The funding which is being made through the Barchester's Charitable Foundation focuses on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and enabling people to be active and engaged. Individual...

17th April 2024


The National Churches Trust’s Medium Grants Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Grants will never exceed 50% of the net project costs for this phase. The National Churches Trusts's Medium Grants Programme is also now able to offe...

17th April 2024


Funding Available for Innovative Community Projects (UK)


Aviva has partnered with Crowdfunder to support small charities and community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their communities and are looking to raise up to £50,000. The Aviva Community Fund will match each donation given, up to the value of £250, to support projects that enhance community resilience, with a focus on two main areas: Climate Action and Financial Wellbeing. This winter, the focus will be on supporting projects with a focus on Financial Wellbeing and the first 200 fin...

17th April 2024


Jerusalem Trust (England and Wales)


The Jerusalem Trust is currently accepting grant applications to its Small Grants to Schools Scheme for the Summer Term 2024. The grants can be used to support the purchase of teaching resources for Christianity in Religious Education in primary, middle and secondary state schools in England and Wales. The maximum grant is £600, and applications can be submitted at any time. The grants can be used to purchase various teaching resources such as textbooks, teacher resources, artifacts, videos, ta...

17th April 2024


Match Funding Campaign to Support Vulnerable & Underrepresented Women & Girls (UK)


The Big Give has opened a match funding campaign to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in the UK. The Women and Girls Match Fund is making up to £10,000 in match funding available to enable charities that are led by and for women and girls to run their own match funding campaign during one week in October. Priority will be given to applications from charities that are led by Black and minoritised women and girls, LGBTQ...

16th April 2024


Funding to Support Migrant Justice (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is making grants of up to £60,000 per year (over 3 to 5 years) available to support not-for-profit organisations working towards migrant justice in the UK. The Migration Fund aims to support organisations to build on their services to strengthen relationships with migrants and diaspora communities, and help them plan for positive change. The Foundation will consider applications for core funding and funding dedicated to specific programmes and partnerships. Potential ...

16th April 2024


Grants for Community & Environmental Projects (England & Scotland)


Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects that improve communities and the environment. The funding is made available through the SUEZ Communities Fund for projects that improve public amenities, repair religious or historic buildings, or support biodiversity in areas surrounding Suez landfill sites. The maximum grant amount is £50,000 for projects in England and £25,000 for projects in Scotland. Funding typically covers materials, equipment, and contractors for im...

15th April 2024


Funding to Make Music Activity More Inclusive (England)


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

15th April 2024


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


Individuals such as researchers as well as museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries, etc can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools through the Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund. The fund aims to support projects that enhance the science communication abilities of chemists. The primary goal is to enable chemists to effectively engage with schools and public aud...

15th April 2024


Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK)


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

15th April 2024


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...

15th April 2024


The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Announces New Grants Strategy (UK)


The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund has announced its new grants strategy for 2024. This year, the Trust is looking for projects focusing on vulnerable young women and girls across the UK who have been in the criminal justice system or who are at a high risk of entering it. The aim of the funding will be to either reduce the number of young women or girls who reoffend, or reduce the number of those who receive a first conviction. This funding opportunity will open on the 18th April 2024 with a view to ...

12th April 2024


People's Trust for Endangered Species - Conservation Insight Grants (UK / International)


Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question that will enable conservationists to undertake critical conser...

12th April 2024


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


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

12th April 2024


Grants Available to Protect Family Finances from Climate Change and the Impact of Net Zero Policies (UK)


Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for funding for strategic work that will protect and improve the finances of people on low-to-middle incomes as the UK adapts to climate change and works towards meeting Net Zero targets. The abrdn Financial Fairness Trust’s Climate Change and Household Finances in the UK grant programme invites proposals from organisations seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research in...

11th April 2024


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


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

11th April 2024


Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK)


Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood, w...

11th April 2024


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 or equipment 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 Foundati...

11th April 2024


Funding to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK)


Material Focus has announced that its Electricals Recycling Fund is due to reopen to applications for projects that make it easier for UK householders to recycle their electrical goods. This round of funding will support projects that test new and practical ways for people to reuse and recycle their electricals, introduce kerbside collections, and add more collection points and bring banks. The funding will be available to a range of organisations including local authorities, waste collection au...

10th April 2024


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


Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery,  has announced that round 6 of the NextGen Fund has opened for applications. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people including singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in t...

10th April 2024


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


Not for profit organisations working towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which received a grant of £2,000; and the Grandparents Association...

10th April 2024


Grants for Cultural Organisations Working to Create Social Justice (UK)


Grants ranging from £90,000 to £300,000 are available to build the capacity of cultural organisations that use art to create positive social change, particularly amongst historically underfunded communities across the UK. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Fund provides core funding to arts organisations over three years, to increase their sustainability and to deepen the impact of their work. The Foundation will fund up to 50% of an organisation’s annual turnover. Priority will be given to a...

9th April 2024


Funding to Reduce the Likelihood of Children Becoming Involved in Crimes (England & Wales)


A £3.5 million fund has been launched to evaluate the effectiveness of psychological therapies delivered to children across England and Wales, who are at risk of becoming involved in crime and violence or those already involved in the youth justice system. The funding is being made available through the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) - Psychological Therapies Fund, for projects that aim to treat psychological and emotional problems for children and young people aged 11 to 18, through one-to-one, gr...

9th April 2024


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theaters. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theaters in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and crucial machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 7th June 2024....

9th April 2024


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


Small grants of up to £500 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. The funding which is being made available through the charity Friends of the Elderly assists individuals and couples who are of or over the state pension age, have savings of less than £5,000, and do not meet the criteria for other funders. The funding aims to assist with various needs such as purchasing a new fridge, paying unexpected bills, obtaining food and clothing, or ...

9th April 2024


Major Grants Programme Launched to Address Veterans' Housing Needs (UK)


Charities and registered social housing providers with experience in supporting Veterans are invited to apply for grants of £75,000 to £500,000 through the Major Capital Grants programme. This new initiative, launched by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, aims to alleviate the housing challenges faced by Veterans, contributing to the government's ambition to reduce Veteran homelessness and end rough sleeping. The Trust is also able to offer larger grants of £500,000 to £1million for excep...

8th April 2024


Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities across the UK to fund summer playschemes for disadvantage children between the ages of 5-16 years. Charities with an annual income of less than £100,000 can apply for funding to run playschemes for a minimum of two weeks or ten days during the summer holidays. Priority will be given to small, local schemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. If the app...

8th April 2024


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


UK-registered charities working to combat human rights abuses can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years. The funding is available to charities supporting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, criminal justice reform, and access to justice. The funding is being made available through the AB Charitable Trust and typically makes one-off grants to eligible charities with annual incomes between £150,000 and £1.5 million and limited investments or surpluses. The nex...

8th April 2024


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


Organisations with a Community Directplus account at the Co-operative Bank, such as registered charities, co-operatives, and credit unions, 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 £1,000,000 to more than 1,100 local causes. The funds can support special projects and fundraising activities and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Previous projects supported include Digital L...

8th April 2024


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of £2,000 - £9,000 are available to promote and support links between the UK and Japan. The 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 Sch...

8th April 2024


New Funding Opportunity for the Youth Homelessness Sector (UK)


Comic Relief has launched a new funding opportunity for organisations specialising in supporting young people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness in the UK. The Every Step of the Way: Safe & Supported Beyond Homelessness funding programme offers grants of up to £200,000 over 3 to 5 years to support organisations to provide tailored, inclusive and accessible services, enabling young people aged 16 to 25 to access the right support at the right time. This funding can be used to support servi...

5th April 2024


Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK)


Grants of up to £500 are available to schools and educational organisations across the UK seeking funding to kickstart projects that will benefit their students. The Twinkl Community Collection Prize Draw will help fund any type of project, such as setting up a breakfast club, resourcing after-school activities, purchasing new playground equipment, upgrading an ICT suite, or kickstarting big projects. The fund opens to applications every half-term, and applications should be submitted by a memb...

5th April 2024


£150,000 Fund to Support Fishing (England)


Angling clubs, and local authorities, as well as commercial fisheries and other community organisations can apply for a share of £150,000 in funding to support fishing in England. The funding is made available through the Environment Agency’s Angling Improvement Fund, which reinvests fishing licence income back into projects that aim to improve habitat and facilities for anglers across the country. This latest round will award grants of up to £6,000 for projects seeking to tackle predation o...

5th April 2024


Funding for New Housing Ideas to Support Vulnerable Young People at Risk of Homelessness (UK)


Frontline organisations across the UK are invited to apply for funding of up to £10,000 to conduct short-term studies to assess the feasibility of housing and support models for young people who have experience of the care system, mental health problems or difficult education experiences. The funding is part of Commonweal Housing’s Call for New Ideas programme, which aims to support innovative projects that address social injustice. The feasibility studies will be used to determine if there i...

4th April 2024


Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK)


Funding is available to help public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enables them to explore further their interest in the arts, and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the costs associated with paying students for their time to...

4th April 2024


Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support creative and innovative approaches which have lasting ...

4th April 2024


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


Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. Eligible work includes, but is not limited to, stained glass windows, sculpture, furniture, internal monuments, tombs, and wall paintings. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Pr...

4th April 2024


Funding to Improve Employment & Training for Disabled People (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that support and improve access to employment and training for people living with disabilities. The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust awards the funding to charities that have an operating income and expenditure of over £1 million. The Trust will continue to prioritise charities that work in BAME communities, in light of Black Lives Matter and the growing awareness that these communities have been disproportionately af...

3rd April 2024


Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport Grant Scheme (UK)


Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) throughout the United Kingdom can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to the Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport grant scheme. The aim of the grant scheme is to provide opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enable people who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their potential. The grants can be used for a variety of pu...

3rd April 2024


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK)


The Leathersellers Company is currently seeking applications from small Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations that are providing vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Committee will meet regularly t...

3rd April 2024


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


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

3rd April 2024


Funding to Encourage Participation in Folk Singing (England)


Groups and individuals in England can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to deliver events and activities that encourage participation in folk singing. The funding will support new organisers as well as existing groups who are interested in making changes to the events they already run to increase and diversify participation, particularly amongst groups that are currently marginalised or underrepresented in England's folk scene. The types of costs that could be supported include venue hire, promo...

2nd April 2024


Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (England & Wales)


Public, private and third sector organisations in England and Wales can apply for funding to improve the performance of existing heat networks. The £32 million Heat Network Efficiency Scheme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will provide funding to heat network operators to make improvements to existing heat networks or communal heating projects that are not performing to their maximum efficiency, resulting in better outcome for customers and operators. The...

2nd April 2024


Grants of up to £18,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK)


Grants of up to £18,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible applicants need to be aged 16 or over, living in the UK...

2nd April 2024


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


In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue STEM-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and particularly areas in the north and midlands with a manufactu...

2nd April 2024


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools. The funding is being made availabl...

2nd April 2024


Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Change (UK)


The UK's National Lottery Community Fund has £20 million in funding for community-led projects to inspire more people to take climate action. The funding is being made available through the Climate Action Fund - Our Shared Future, to support projects that reach more people by either integrating climate action into the daily lives and interests of local communities or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration across various locations. To be eligible, applications ...

28th March 2024


Grants of up to £75,000 Available to Help BAME Communities Experiencing Economic Inequity (England & Wales, excl. London)


Grants of up to £75,000 is available to charities and CICs led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to help people experiencing economic inequity. The funding is made available through the Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Fund. As well as the grants, the Foundation will also offer development support to enable organisations to provide immediate and long-term support. The funding will support around forty organisations in England and Wales (outside of London) th...

28th March 2024


Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK)


UK primary and secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support STEM projects for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The funding, which is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants Scheme will can be used to purchase equipment for projects in science, mathematics, engineering or computing (STEM). To qualify for funding, projects need to work in partnership with a practising scientist/engineer currently working in...

28th March 2024


Funding to Support Families in Need (UK)


Voluntary sector organisations in the UK working on the frontlines of family support can apply for grants of £10,000-£100,000 for a period of one to three years. These funds, made available through the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, can be used for core costs, salaries, running expenses, and project costs. The programme prioritises organisations with an annual income up to £500,000 located in, or serving of high deprivation. Focus areas include family support in deprived communities, with...

28th March 2024


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


Charities supporting rural development, in particular, the education of young people and the relief of poverty within rural areas can apply for funding through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The focuses of the funding is on providing financial support to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on rural communities. Grants available are for £1,000 - 50,000.  Larger grants are used to support organisations that have a significant impact on rural communities at a national leve...

28th March 2024


New £7 Million Community Fund to Transform Rural Green Spaces (England)


The UK Government is launching a new fund £7 million fund to support rural communities across England to create, restore and enhance their green spaces. The Community Green Spaces Fund will provide grants of up to £75,000 to help communities create orchards, kitchen gardens, and wildflower areas around village halls and other green spaces. The funding will also support the development of natural play areas for children and improve accessibility with new paths, seating, and disabled parking spa...

27th March 2024


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


Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree Health Pilot Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. It expands on support already available through the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Tree Health grant. To be able to participate, the woodland needs to be located in North West England, the West Midlands or the Sou...

27th March 2024


Public Engagement Spark Awards Opens to Applications (UK)


Public Engagement Spark Awards is open to applications. Awards of up to £20,000 are available to schools as well as scientists and engineers, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups, etc to deliver high-quality public engagement activities that inspire and involve target audiences. Activities should focus around the remit of the STFC science programme which includes astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, computational science, nucle...

27th March 2024


Funding to Improve Participation in the Biosciences (UK)


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has announced a funding call to increase participation and engagement in the biosciences amongst under-represented or minoritised groups across the UK. Grants in the range of £50,000 to £100,000 will enable research organisations to provide peer support, networking, and related activities that improve equality, diversity, and inclusion for their members. Collaboration and partnership between networks, communities and other orga...

26th March 2024


Funding for Local Road Safety Projects (UK)


Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue Services, UK-based registered charities, universities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for funding for local road safety projects. The Road Safety Trust is the funding available for projects which have the potential for being brought to scale - with the ultimate goal of reducing deaths and injuries both locally and across the UK. Through the Trust’s Small Grants Programme grants of between £10,000 a...

25th March 2024


Funding for Large Scale Built and Natural Environment Projects (England, Scotland and Wales)


Grants of between £250,000 and £1,000,000 are available for projects that restore or improve the built or natural environment. The Biffa Award Partnership Grants scheme aims to promote learning, curiosity, and public engagement through facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres, or restoring and improving the environment and its habitats. Projects that are the majority funded by Biffa Award, work in partnership with other organisations, and engage with the public will receive pre...

25th March 2024


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Grants ranging from £500 to £2,750 are available for schools, youth groups, non-profit organisations, and charities to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disadvantaged or disabled children who are 13 years old or younger. Applications from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK will be given priority. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the total cost of a holiday or trip, which can last from one to seven days. The funding is being offered by the Henry Smith...

25th March 2024


Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Community and Education Projects (UK)


Charitable organisations, not forprofit organisations, and schools/PTAs can apply for grants up to £3,000 from for projects relating to education, environment, children, disabilities, youth activities, and community benefits. The funding is being made available through the Ford Britain Trust and will prioritise projects near Ford locations in Essex (including East London), Bridgend (including South Wales), Southampton, Daventry, Manchester, and Liverpool. Funding is for capital projects like r...

22nd March 2024


Funding to Support the Development of Songwriters & Composers (UK)


To support the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres at different stages of their career, the PRS Foundation is inviting applications to the latest round of the Open Fund for Music Creators. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre, and to enable the UK’s ...

22nd March 2024


Grants of up to £2,000 Available for Environmental, Community, and Music Projects (Scotland)


The Cruach Trust, a small Scottish charity, is offering grants of up to £2,000 for projects related to the natural environment, community, and music. Eligible organisations include registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts, and other bodies, with a preference for Scottish small and local charities. Organisations with an income exceeding £500,000 will not be considered. Examples of grants include support for horticultural apprenticeships, grants for gardens, wildlife, and the natura...

22nd March 2024


Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The funding is made available through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund which supports organisations who want to trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo - or all three. Projects could, for example, be a new community organisation testing out different ways of supporting nurseries to embe...

21st March 2024


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


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

21st March 2024


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


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

21st March 2024


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


Registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and in exceptional circumstances Community Interest Companies can apply for grants for projects that support offenders and ex-offenders as well as into work and helping specific less popular groups within the criminal justice sector. The funding is being made available through the Weavers' Company who are looking specifically to support projects helping offenders find work as well as projects that support marginalised groups. A secon...

21st March 2024


New Funding Opportunity for the Racial and Gender Justice in Communities (Northeast England, Wales, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and Humber)


As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief, has announced that it will be launching a number of new multi-year funding programmes. Funding programmes announced include support for organisations in the Northeast of England, Wales, West Midlands, and Yorkshire, promoting racial and gender fairness and equity. Comic Relief will also launch a programme to fund women and feminist movements in Sierra Leone, offering multiyear, flexible, and core funding. Another initiative targets organisatio...

20th March 2024


Funding to Support Museums to Undertake Infrastructure & Maintenance Work (England)


Local and regional accredited museums and local authorities in England can apply for a share of £23.8 million in funding to enable them to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance backlog work which is beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets. The funding will support capital expenditure from £50,000 to £5 million for work that improves their core infrastructure, and reduces the immediate risks to buildings, visitors, staff and collections. Up to 10 per cent of the tota...

20th March 2024


The Foyle School Library Scheme Final Deadline Announced (UK)


The Foyle Foundation has announced that its School Library Scheme will finally close to applications on the 30th September 2024. The scheme awards grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to UK state schools to improve or establish their libraries. Priority is given to primary schools up to Key Stage 2, but secondary schools that need books and reading resources for catch-up reading programmes for Key Stage 3 pupils and/or transition reading programmes for feeder/local primary schools will also be...

20th March 2024


Grants Available for Tree Planting Projects in Urban Areas (England)


Grants are available to community and volunteer groups as well as town councils and individuals for tree planting projects in socially deprived urban and peri-urban areas in England. The funding is being made available through the 5th round of the Forestry Commissions Urban Tree Challenge Fund which aims to support people’s health and wellbeing by levelling-up access to nature. The fund provides 80% of standard costs for planting large trees and their establishment costs. The remaining 20% mus...

20th March 2024


Funding to Boost the Capacity of Charities (UK)


Capital grants of up to £250,000 are available to expand the capacity of UK registered charities and CIO’s working to improve the quality of life for people in need, particularly those living on very low incomes who have a disability or long-term illness. The Edward Gostling Foundation makes the funding available through its Capital Grant Programme. This programme encourages organisations to bring forward major capital projects costing £1 million or more that align with one or more of the fo...

19th March 2024


Funding for Tree Planting Projects (England)


Local government bodies in England, such as Borough, District, City Councils, County Councils, Unitary and Metropolitan Boroughs, can apply for grants ranging from £50,000 to £300,000 for the planting and natural colonisation of trees in areas that are not part of established woodland areas. These areas include parklands, riparian zones, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths, as well as trees in hedgerows and field boundaries. The primary goal of these grants is to help restore tree cover in...

19th March 2024


Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)


Arts Council England has announced that its Developing your Creative Practice programme is open for applications. Grants of up to £12,000 are available to support the development of independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities to make a step-change in their practice. The next closing da...

19th March 2024


Grants of up to £7,500 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People (England, Scotland and Wales)


Grants of up to £7,500 are available to grassroots charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people in England, Scotland and Wales. The McCarthy Stone Foundation’s Community Grants Programme will support the delivery of befriending and other 1-1 direct support services that are designed to reduce levels of loneliness and social isolation experienced by people aged over 65. The funding will support the core and project costs of smaller organisations with annual...

18th March 2024


Funding to Support the Education of Armed Forces Children (UK)


Grants of up to £80,000 are available for schools, academies, colleges, and local authorities to support the education of Service children aged 14-18 in the UK. Through the Service Pupil Support programme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award funding for projects which support service pupils who may be at risk of not reaching their full educational potential, including those with additional needs, who would benefit from targeted, evidence-based interventions to close learning gaps. T...

18th March 2024


Applications to Open for Funding Towards School Trips to CERN (UK)


The Ogden Trust provides grants to secondary schools that are or have been members of its School Partnerships programme, aimed at covering expenses for trips to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. This initiative seeks to enable disadvantaged students to experience one of the world's foremost centers for scientific research. To be eligible for funding, students must be eligible for pupil premium, the 16-19 bursary, or be a scholarship pupil at an independent school. The Trust o...

18th March 2024


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


The Matthew Good Foundation has opened the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £15,000 between five shortlisted projects every three months, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £5,000, second place £3,500, third...

18th March 2024


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK)


Small Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enable them to rebuild their lives.  Typically, such organisations operate residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £500,000 and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funded projects include the Booth Centre, an advice and ac...

18th March 2024


£2.5 Million Fund to Deliver Specialist Mobility Equipment for Veterans (UK)


£2.5 million in government funding is available to provide seriously injured veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life. The Veterans’ Mobility Fund will deliver grants and equipment for veterans with mobility needs linked to their service, providing aids usually unavailable through the NHS, such as specialist wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and orthotics such as splints and braces. The fund is administered by Help for Heroes and Blesma, and will deliver s...

15th March 2024


New Funding Opportunity for the Youth Homelessness Sector (UK)


As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief has announced that it will be launching a new fund for organisations that specialise in providing support to young people aged 16-25 in the UK, who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. The opportunity will be for organisations that are already working in this area. Information about the funding and the application process will be made available in April 2024....

15th March 2024


Funding for Projects that Teach Children about the Countryside (England and Wales)


Charities, Schools, PTAs and other not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged children connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational and educational opportunities ...

15th March 2024


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


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

14th March 2024


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


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

14th March 2024


Funding Boost for Small Legal Hub Organisations (UK)


Grants of up to £150,000 over three years are available for expert legal organisations which support and collaborate with other civil society organisations (CSOs) to create expert legal hub organisations that use the law and human rights-based approaches to drive social change across the UK. The funding will help smaller ‘hub’ organisations to scale their activities to enable them to work with more CSOs to challenge discrimination and disadvantage and create long-term social change. Applica...

13th March 2024


Grants of up to £2 Million Available to Save Local Community Assets (UK)


The UK government has announced that the final round of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest. This is a £150 million initiative from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and is designed to help community groups take ownership of assets that are at risk of being lost, such as pubs, community halls, gardens, and sports clubs. The maximum grant available per project is £2 million although it is expected that most awards will be fo...

13th March 2024


Funding Call for Research into Care Sector Labour Force Shortages (UK)


UK Research and Innovation, in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council has announced that €900,000 of funding is being made available to help research organisations, technological and innovation institutions, universities, and other higher education institutions conduct research into labour force shortages within the care sector. The call aims to address how new forms of technological development and digitisation have the potential to mitigate labour shortages. Projects must ...

13th March 2024


Grants of £1,000 Available to Support Grassroots Football (UK)


Grassroots football organisations across the UK can now apply for a share of £150,000 to support children under the age of 18 to play football. The funding is being made available through a partnership between Tesco’s Stronger Starts programme and the Sun Newspaper’s Footie for All Campaign. 150 grants of £1,000 are available that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as buying new equipment, improving facilities, or funding coaching courses. The fund was introduced to help grassroot...

12th March 2024


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


Local volunteer led-groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver cycling events to get people back on their bikes this summer. The Big Bike Revival Programme will support organisations across England to deliver a summer programme of activity that will encourage people who do not currently cycle to consider either starting or returning to cycling, especially people experiencing social, economic and health deprivation, people f...

12th March 2024


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


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

12th March 2024


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Glasgow, Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester City, Blackburn with Darwen, Denbighshire, Newport, Torfaen,  Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon can apply for grants from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The Edina Trust offers £700 primary school science grants and £500 nursery science grants. The Science Grant Scheme runs in each area for three years, before moving on to a new area. Grants can be used for science weeks, s...

12th March 2024


Funding to Support Local Armed Forces Day Events (UK)


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

11th March 2024


Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works & Small Repairs to Churches (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £5,000 (exceptionally up to £10,000)are available to churches across the UK requiring urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection, Building Survey or Condition Report.. The funding will enable listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, to investigate or address small problems and control building deterioration. This could include improvements to rainwater systems; removing ...

11th March 2024


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


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

11th March 2024


Funding to Improve Menopause Support for Underrepresented Women (UK)


Holland and Barrett, in partnership with Wellbeing of Women, has launched a new fund to address inequalities in menopause care amongst under-served communities across the UK. The Women’s Health Community Fund will provide small grants to groups and individuals for projects that raise awareness and improve education around the menopause, particularly amongst those from lower income families, ethnically diverse communities, those with disabilities and LGBTQ+. The types of activities that could b...

8th March 2024


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing major, urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding, which is made available through the National Churches Trust’s Large Grants Programme, will cover up to 50% of larger, more complex projects costing over £80,000 incl. VAT.  Funding is also available for projects costing more than £30,000 incl. VAT that improve facilities such as kitchens and accessible toilets, etc to enable increased community use. P...

8th March 2024