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New Leader Programme coming to Herefordshire


A new LEADER Programme in Herefordshire will be launched in January 2015 for 6 years subject to a successful bid for funds. 

 

The LEADER Programme aims to encourage strong economic growth and improve the productivity and competitiveness of local businesses in rural area...

27th January 2015




Funding News for East Midlands


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


The latest round of the East Midlands Airport Community Fund is open to applications from communities around East Midlands airport. Charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during t...

1st July 2021


East Midlands Academic Health Science Network - Patient and Public Involvement Fund (East Midlands)


The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) have launched their annual patient and public involvement fund, offering 15 awards of £1,000 to successful organisations and groups in the region. This funding is aimed at East Midlands health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. EMAHSN welcome applications that encourage patient and citizen involvement in health and care innov...

30th June 2021


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. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund. In order for an application to be successful, it 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 facili...

25th January 2021


Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme (Leicestershire and Rutland)


The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has announced that the Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme has opened for applications. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for a wide range of projects that respond to the to the pandemic. These include projects addressing mental health, domestic violence isolation getting back to work and making changes so that services can be delivered outside. Eligible applicants include charities, not for profit organisations and social enterpr...

26th October 2020


Relief Fund and Volunteer Scheme to Support Vulnerable People Affected by Covid-19 (East Midlands)


East Midlands Airport has opened phase 2 of its Covid-19 Relief Fund for charities and local voluntary and community groups which are helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of up to £1,000 and / or voluntary help from airport staff to allow organisations to continue to deliver much-needed support. The Fund has already helped foodbanks with the purchase of over 41,000 essential items that were in ‘high demand, groups making scrubs for th...

21st August 2020


Funding to Help Small Businesses Recover from the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Leicestershire)


Leicestershire County Council has launched a £750,000 fund to help rural businesses and independent retail businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund small businesses from every sector within the county with fifty employees or less can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help them survive the downturn by, for instance, developing online sales and diversifying into new product areas. The scheme will provide 5...

30th July 2020


Funding to Support Communities Affected by COVID-19 (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)


Voluntary and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can apply for a share of £100,000 to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by Covid-19. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire’s Prevention Fund 2020/2021 has been expanded to include applications which can support the welfare and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged affected by the crisis and to allow organisations to continue to deliver much needed emergency support within ...

28th April 2020


UK Funding News


Safety of Women at Night Fund Opens to Applications (England & Wales)


£5 million in funding has been made available by the Home Office for interventions which focus on the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in public spaces at night. Charities, community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises, cooperatives, Local Authorities, Police and Crime Commissioners, and the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police can bid for up to £300,000 in funding to help women and girls feel safer in the night-time economy, in venues, towns and cit...

30th July 2021


Grants to Provide Immediate Help in Response to Unanticipated Environmental Issues (UK / International)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help environmental groups and organisations in the UK respond quickly to unexpected crises or opportunities with potentially significant environmental outcomes. The Environmental Funders Network’s Rapid Response Fund will support projects anywhere in the world that need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate, but the applicant organisation must be UK based. Applications are welcome for work on all enviro...

30th July 2021


Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England)


Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers - because of who they are, where they live or what they’re going through. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young people; young adults; youth justice system; young peo...

30th July 2021


Challenge to Fill the Skills Gap in the Power Electronics, Machines & Drives Industry (UK)


UK-registered organisations will be able to apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative projects that fill gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will award grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 for 3-month projects that deliver a clear game-changing intervention, which would the industry’s skills needs. The competition will be op...

29th July 2021


Local Connections Fund - Deadline Extended (England)


The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of the £4 million Local Connections Fund has re-opened for applications. The Local Connections Fund provides grants of £300 - £2,500 to small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) that are working to reduce loneliness by helping people build connections across their communities. A total of £2 million is available in this funding round. Organisations that received funding in the first round, will not be...

29th July 2021


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...

29th July 2021


The Centre for Social Justice Awards 2022 (UK)


The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is inviting nominations for its annual Awards to celebrate charities, social enterprises and profit with purpose companies who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty in the most deprived areas of the UK. Four winners (one each from four different income categories) will receive grants of £10,000 to help them scale their impact, and have their work showcased in front of hundreds of leading figures from across the country. Organisat...

28th July 2021


Funding for International School Exchanges (England)


School Exchange visits put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now go ahead with funding from the Department for Education, in partnership with the British Council. Secondary Schools already awarded funding under the International Exchanges for Schools in England programme 2019-20 are eligible to continue under the programme in 2021-22 to enable students to spend time exchanging knowledge, culture and experiences with other pupils around the world. Grants can cover international travel for ...

28th July 2021


Funding to Trial Higher Education Short Courses.(England)


The Office for Students (OfS) is launching a Challenge Competition in August 2021 to trial higher education short courses. £2 million in Government funding will be available to around twenty providers for the development and delivery of new, short courses at higher technical and degree levels, that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. The trial will also test the interest of both students and employers in shorter provision aimed at developing sk...

28th July 2021


Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK)


The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The scheme provides seed corn grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 for individual researchers or collaborative research partnerships and networks across the UK to develop innov...

28th July 2021


Funding Call for Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation Competition (UK)


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new £19.5 million funding call to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies within the UK. The Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation 2.0 Competition will award funding for industry or academic-led projects in two lots: grants of up to £1 million for projects developing and piloting mid-stage CCUS innovation; and grants of up to £5 million for projects developing late...

27th July 2021


Funding to Help Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK. Registered grassroots charities can apply for funding from Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund for projects which support children and communities in three areas: hunger, shelter, and nature. These ‘pillars’ represent the core elements of the organic clothing brand’s main mission statement. Projects in this round should focus on the ‘hunger pillar’, such as food banks,...

27th July 2021


Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable music programme and can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. The funding is being made availab...

27th July 2021


£50 Million Investment to Build & Improve Grassroots Football Pitches (UK)


The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK. The funding will be made available in 2022 to enable more people to access high-quality football pitches that can be used for football and other sports. The investment, which will prioritise disadvantaged communities, will aim to address health inequalities, encouraging children and young people to get more active while ensuring more people can enjoy football. The Football As...

26th July 2021


Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England)


The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Environmental Bodies that are enrolled with ENTRUST, the ...

26th July 2021


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK)


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

26th July 2021


Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK)


The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance misuse; disadvantaged minority communities; disadvantag...

26th July 2021


Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England)


Nesta, the innovation agency, has announced changes to its Cultural Impact Development Fund, which offers investment up to £150,000 for arts and culture organisations. The Cultural Impact Development Fund, which was previously a loan fund, will now include grants up to 10 per cent of the total investment. The £3.1 million Fund has been restructured to make it more responsive to the economic shock of COVID-19 and aims to offer more flexible financial support to organisations as they adapt. The...

26th July 2021


Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales)


Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made available through CRASH the construction and property i...

26th July 2021


£1 Million Funding for Archives Sector (UK)


The Wolfson Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Archives have announced that their partnership funding programme, Archives Revealed, will award £1million to archive services over the next three years. The programme aims to open up significant archive collections to the public for research and enjoyment by awarding Cataloguing Grants of up to £45,000 for archives to create catalogues of important archival collections, as well as Scoping Grants of up to £3,000 to fund expert advice o...

23rd July 2021


£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England)


Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackling fuel poverty, and supporting green jobs. £160 million in funding will be available in this round for projects delivering up ...

23rd July 2021


Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK)


UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profit or academic organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects that reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The funding is being made available through the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, which will award grants totalling £1 million over the next three years. The Fund is looking to support ideas that will go on to make a bigger impact beyond the initially funded project...

23rd July 2021


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


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

22nd July 2021


Movement for Good Awards (UK & Republic of Ireland)


Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding. Thirty charities will each receive a £10,000 grant for innovative, larger, longer-term projects which support the advancement of education and skills, rural/community development, climate change/environment, equality/human rights, and arts/culture/heritage. Two winners will receive an additional £50,...

22nd July 2021


Grants for Tree & Hedgerow Planting (England)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available for volunteer Tree Wardens and community groups to plant new hedgerows, hedgerow trees and to gap up existing hedgerows in rural and urban areas across England this winter. As part of the Tree Council’s year-long Close the Gap programme, their Community Hedge Fund is open to applications from registered charities, community groups, incorporated organisations, schools and tree wardens for projects which can take place on private or public land where the com...

22nd July 2021


Funding to Install Energy Saving Upgrades & Low Carbon Heating in Low-Income Households (England)


Local authorities and Local Energy Hubs can apply for a share of £350 million in funding to help them install energy saving upgrades and low carbon heating in low-income households in England. The Sustainable Warmth Competition will award funding to upgrade the worst insulated owner occupier and private rented homes via two existing schemes: the Local Authority Delivery scheme (Phase 3) will upgrade low-income households heated by mains gas; and the Home Upgrade Grant (Phase 1) will upgrade low...

21st July 2021


Grants to Support Digital Volunteering Opportunities in the Heritage Sector (UK)


Grants of up to £100,000 available for not-for-profit organisations and partnerships working in the heritage sector to create and support new digital volunteering opportunities. A total of £1 million in Funding is available through the National Lottery Heritage Fund - Skills for Heritage Tranche 8: Digital Volunteering Fund to support digital activities and/or activities that can be carried out remotely. Activities should provide opportunities for members of the public to volunteer to support ...

21st July 2021


Scottish Power Foundation Opens for Applications (UK)


Charities in the UK can now apply for funding of between £35,000 and £200,000 through the Scottish Power Foundation. The Foundation supports projects which make a difference to the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded to charities that make a positive difference in education, training, arts and culture and environmental initiatives. Applying for funding is highly competitive each year. Charities will need to fill in an eligibility form and an applic...

21st July 2021


Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK)


Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges. Two levels of funding are available for projects that...

21st July 2021


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity. Applicatio...

21st July 2021


GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK)


The 2022 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based charities across the UK. Up to twenty awards ranging from £4,000 to £50,000 will be made to recognise and reward charities working in a health-related field (operating for at least three years, with an income between £120,000 and £3 million) that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Award winners will also be offered training and...

20th July 2021


Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)


Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 25th August 2021 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Momentum Fund and prior...

20th July 2021


Government Launches Community Ownership Fund (UK)


The UK government has launched a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks and corner shops, etc. The move is part of the UK Government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community. The first bidding round closes on 13th August 2021 with another seven bidding rounds expected to ta...

19th July 2021


Future Farming Resilience Fund to Open in August (England)


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is making tailored business support available to farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. The Future Farming Resilience Fund will support farmers or land managers in receipt of Basic Payment Scheme payments from August 2021 through to March 2022 to help them navigate the changes during this period. The support will enable farmers to understand the changes that are happening as a result of the Agricultur...

19th July 2021


Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK)


The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 14th September 2021. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after...

19th July 2021


GlaxoSmithKline Invites Applications to its Grow Programme (UK)


GlaxoSmithKline are inviting applications to their Grow Programme 2022 from community-based charities supporting the health and wellbeing of the least privileged and more diverse communities in the UK. The programme, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, will make up to fifteen awards ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 to charities working in a health-related field (running for at least one year, with an income between £20,000 and £120,000) to help with their day-to-day operation. They will...

16th July 2021


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


Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The funding is being made available through the Institute of Mathematics Education Grants Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities that would not be possible und...

16th July 2021


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 6th September 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 heavi...

16th July 2021


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. The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers.  Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purc...

15th July 2021


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales)


Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. The next cl...

15th July 2021


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


Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The trust prefers to support charities wh...

15th July 2021


Funding to Support Vulnerable People and Communities Impacted by Covid-19 (UK)


UK charities can apply for one of 50 grants of £100,000 each to support vulnerable people and communities impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis. The funding is being made available through the Barclays 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme. To be eligible for the grants UK charities will need to have an income of at least £1 million per year. The funding can be used to: help for people experiencing physical and mental...

14th July 2021


Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund for Children’s Social Care Announced (England)


The UK Government has announced a new £24 million recovery fund aimed at tackling harms facing vulnerable children, and boosting Covid-19 recovery for the children’s social care sector in England. The Children’s Social Care Covid-19 Regional Recovery and Building Back Better Fund will support projects tackling the issues facing society’s most vulnerable children, including Female Genital Mutilation abuse, care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, preventing adolescents from being ca...

14th July 2021


£10 Million Scheme to Help Pupils Boost Core Skills (England)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Education has announced a £10 million funding initiative to provide focused English and Maths catch-up sessions for pupils starting primary and secondary school. The scheme, which will begin in the Autumn term 2021, will provide specialist training and materials, including grants of up to £6,000 for each eligible school for validated phonics programmes, along with resources, and additional training and support days for teachers to suppor...

14th July 2021


£20 Million Emergency Fund to Support Arts & Cultural Organisations at Risk of Closure (England)


Cultural organisations at imminent risk of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for emergency funding to help them return to financial viability. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support will provide funding between £25,000 and £3 million to not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations in England which haven’t received funding and face collapse within twelve weeks of their application date. Up to £1 million is...

14th July 2021


Government Fund to Support New Ideas for Cleaning Up Space Deadline Extended (UK)


Businesses, not-for-profit organisations and academics are invited to apply for a share of up to £800,000 in funding from the UK Space Agency to develop ideas for space debris removal missions. The UK Space Agency is looking to fund two active debris removal feasibility studies through its Space Surveillance and Tracking programme, which aims to make space safer and more sustainable. The studies requested may enable a UK Active Debris Removal mission launching as soon as 2025 to remove two or m...

14th July 2021


Funding for School Science Projects (UK)


Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment to enhance the teaching of science, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and Secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metallurgy and materials science education from primary school to...

13th July 2021


British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK)


The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the grant may be used as part-funding for larger projects...

13th July 2021


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


Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets, broadcasts, activities at science festivals and audi...

13th July 2021


Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England)


Public, private, and third sector organisations in England can apply for funding to support the development of low and zero carbon heat networks. The £10 million Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Transition Scheme supports the commercialisation of low-carbon heat network projects (including the supply of cooling), and will help organisations prepare for early applications to the full GHNF scheme when it is launched by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy in the spring of 2022....

12th July 2021


Local Authorities Invited to Apply for a Share of £3 Million to Extend Pupil Premium Plus into Further Education (England)


Local Authorities in England are being invited to submit proposals to a new £3 million pilot to extend its “pupil premium plus” (PP+ post 16 ) scheme into further education. The PP+ post-16 pilot is funded through the Department for Education and will run for two terms, from 4 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. It aims to test the extension of financial support to looked-after children and care leavers in general further education (FE) colleges across a spread of Local Authorities. Local auth...

12th July 2021


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


Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the 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 matter to them mo...

12th July 2021


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Society awarded a grant of £2,000 to volunteers...

12th July 2021


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th September 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices. Applicants need to det...

12th July 2021


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


Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers and Children Looked ...

12th July 2021


The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland)


Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2022 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for individual choristers having places at recognised c...

12th July 2021


Funding to Help Save Nationally Important Heritage Assets at Risk of Loss Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK)


Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage. £20 million is available to support UK organisatio...

9th July 2021


Funding to Support Legal Action to Tackle Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System (UK)


The Baring Foundation, in collaboration with the Legal Education Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has launched a new fund for charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK undertaking legal action to address racial injustice in the criminal justice system (CJS). Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support which engages with all aspects of the CJS: policing, courts, prisons, and the probation service. Funding can be used for all activities related to legal action...

9th July 2021


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


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

8th July 2021


Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK)


UK primary or secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run STEM investigation projects for students aged between 5 and 18. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership grants scheme. To qualify for funding projects need to involve a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The next closing date for applications is the 30th November 2021....

8th July 2021


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit organisations to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can last between 12 and 36 months, depen...

8th July 2021


Funding to Set Up New Ventures that Improve the Mental Health of Young People (UK)


Funding and investments of up to £250,000 is available to UK entrepreneurs looking to set up new companies to improve children and young people’s mental health. The funding is being made available through the Zinc Venture Builder Programme. The programme aims to help build new companies that tackle the biggest social challenges in the developed world. Each year the programme has a different mission and this year’s mission is to ensure that every child and young person can develop and main...

7th July 2021


Innovation Fund Supporting Plant Nurseries to Increase & Diversify Domestic Tree Supply (England)


The Forestry Commission, in collaboration with Defra, is launching a new innovation fund supporting nurseries to increase and diversify domestic tree supply in England. The £1 million Tree Production Innovation Fund will award grants of up to £200,000 to encourage the development and adoption of new technologies and ways of working that will enhance the quantity, quality and diversity of planting stock available for tree planting. Public bodies will be required to partner with private sector t...

7th July 2021


Nominations for the Science Teacher Awards 2021 Now Open (UK)


The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) is inviting nominations for their Primary Science Teacher Awards 2021 which recognises talented science teachers from early years education through KS1 and KS2 across the UK. The Awards are open to innovative and creative primary school teachers (full or part-time) who inspire colleagues, engage pupils in science, and contribute to developing science in their school and beyond. Winners will receive a package including £1,000 prize money, science resourc...

7th July 2021


Grants to Support Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Improvements (UK)


The NatureSave Trust has announced that the next funding round will open from the 1st September 2021. Each year the Trust donates 10% of their income generated from Naturesave Insurance and uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK. The Trust will provide grants of between £500 to £2,500 to charities and voluntary and grassroots organisations for projects focused on nature conservation and biodiversity improvements. Previous projects which have been funded include an ini...

7th July 2021


Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Operate in a Coronavirus Safe Way (England)


Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. The funding which is being made available through the Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants Fund and can cover costs such as minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses for clubs in areas of high deprivation, the Fund will now also support ongoing r...

7th July 2021


Premier League Launches Defibrillator Fund for Grassroots Facilities (England)


The Premier League has announced that it will provide funding for the implementation of more than two thousand defibrillators at grassroots football clubs and facilities in England. Working in partnership with the Football Foundation and the FA, a first phase of the Premier League Defibrillator Fund will provide defibrillators in time for the start of the 2021/22 season to Football Foundation funded facilities which are currently without a life-saving device onsite. In the second phase, which is...

6th July 2021


#SaveLiveComedy Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)


The #SaveLiveComedy Fund has re-opened for a short window of applications from professional individuals within the live comedy industry in the UK who are in financial need as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The hardship fund provides emergency grants of £500 for those most in need who have been without the majority of their work since March 2020, including comedians, promoters, producers, stage managers, technicians and off-stage creatives including directors, designers, and photographers. I...

6th July 2021


Grants To Support Innovation in Teaching & Learning in Geography in Higher & Secondary Education (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects to research, develop and/or pilot innovations in teaching and learning in any field of geography in higher or secondary education in the UK. The Royal Geographical Society’s Ray Y Gildea Jr Awards are available to teachers who are currently employed and actively teaching students either at secondary school level, or within the higher education sector. Examples of previous projects funded by the award include: four geography and science teacher...

6th July 2021


Funding to Help People at Acute Risk of Displacement Due to Climate Change (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally for projects that support people who have been forcibly displaced and returnees to respond to the climate crisis; and promote environmental recovery and protection. The funding is being made available through the JAC Trust and projects can last up to 12 months. The deadline for applications is midnight on the 1st August 2021....

6th July 2021


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


Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow...

6th July 2021


Funding to Support Youth Organisations Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to youth organisations in England which have not had access to the crisis funding they need to survive the Covid pandemic. Established in partnership with the Julia & Hans Rausing Trust, UK Youth’s £1.36 million UK Youth Fund – Covid Resilience aims to ensure that grassroots youth organisations that have struggled due to the pandemic have the resources required to reopen or bring their level of delivery back to pre-Covid levels and ensure they have the...

5th July 2021


Return of Supporters Fund (England)


The Premier League has launched the Return of Supporters Fund which will enable eligible clubs in EFL League One and Two, the National League (Step 1) and the Women’s Super League to apply for funding for fan-engagement projects ahead of the 2021/22 season. The new initiative will award grants of up to £6,000 through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) to support activities and events designed to strengthen the relationship between clubs and their fans. The closing date for applicatio...

5th July 2021


Funding to Support the Business Events Industry to Restart Domestic Events (UK)


A new fund supporting the recovery of the UK business events industry from the Covid-19 pandemic will provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting domestic events up to the 17th December 2021. Visit Britain’s Domestic Support Fund provides funding to not-for-profit organisations, including associations and charities, holding meetings or conferences of between one hundred and five hundred people to a maximum value of £15,000. Support is based on the number of delegates att...

5th July 2021


Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales)


The Ford Britain Trust's large grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000.  Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications to the large grants programme is the 31st July 2021.  The Trust also runs a s...

5th July 2021


Funding to Tackle the Digital Divide (UK)


The UFI Voctech Trust has launched a funding call for projects that build the confidence and ability of adults most impacted by the digital divide to help them get the skills they need for work. The VocTech Challenge Grant Fund will award funding of up £160,000 to develop or deploy current and emerging technologies which will improve accessibility, create a supportive learning environment, and offer increased personalisation and motivation to start or keep on learning. UK Charities, private com...

2nd July 2021


New £50 Million Partnership to Boost Funding to Black & Minoritised Community-Led Charities (England)


The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of the Phoenix Way Partners, has announced a new £50 million partnership to boost funding and support to black and minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups across England. The ‘Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels from leaders from black and minoritised communities who will work with the National Lottery Fund to identify the challenges faced by those with lived experience of...

2nd July 2021


Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales)


The Energy Saving Trust has announced that the latest round of their Energy Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open to applications from charities in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme supports projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. There are four funds open in this funding round totalling £4.8 million. These are: the Small Project Fund for grants of between £20,000 and £49,999; the Main ...

2nd July 2021


Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new projects; and satisfy basic needs. Groups that have carried ...

2nd July 2021


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...

2nd July 2021


Funding to Support Genetic Disorder Charities Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


In response to the Coronavirus, Jeans for Genes has announced that they will be focusing their latest round of funding on supporting genetic disorder charities across the UK to adapt, respond and recover from the effects of the pandemic. In this round, unrestricted grants of £2,500 will be awarded to support charities that aim to improve the quality of life of children with genetic disorders. To be eligible, charities must have an annual income of under £200,000 and be disorder specific or one...

1st July 2021


Funding to Enable Regional Museums to Borrow Works from National Collections (UK)


Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to enable regional museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives to borrow works from national collections, encouraging the sharing of works more widely across the UK, whilst raising the profile of their own collections. The Garfield Weston Foundation, in partnership with Art Fund, awards grants to cover the costs associated with securing and displaying a loan and to support activity related to maximising the impact of the loan. ...

1st July 2021


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 ...

1st July 2021


Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK)


Grants of up to £15,000 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...

1st July 2021


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


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

1st July 2021


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


Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funded projects include the Booth ...

1st July 2021


Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi, educational toys, tuition, etc; clothing and school...

30th June 2021


Funding to Protect Nationally Important Heritage which is at Risk Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


Public sector organisations, charities, voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a share of £40 million in funding to protect nationally important heritage which is at risk due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) - Covid-19 Response Fund will allocate £20 million in funding to safeguard nationally important heritage assets within England such as works of fine and decorative art, museum collections, archives, and histo...

30th June 2021


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


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

30th June 2021


Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children i...

30th June 2021


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


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 10th October 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...

30th June 2021


Higher Technical Education Provider Growth Fund (England)


The Education and Skills Funding Agency is launching a new £18 million Fund to support Technical Education providers in building and creating additional capacity to grow high quality provision and raise the prestige of approved Higher Technical Qualifications amongst learners and employers. The Provider Growth Fund is open to applications from Further Education Colleges, Higher Education Providers, independent training providers, Institutes of Technology, and consortia. The closing date for ap...

29th June 2021


Defra Launches Farming in Protected Landscapes Grant Scheme (England)


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a new grant scheme to support farmers and land managers in England’s forty-four ‘protected landscapes’ in England (National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Norfolk Broads). The Farming in Protected Landscapes scheme will fund infrastructure or activities that deliver on at least one of four themes - climate, nature, people and place. Each of the forty-four protected areas will be allocated a budget and w...

29th June 2021


£220 Million in Funding to Help the Cultural, Heritage & Creative Sectors Move Towards Reopening at Full Capacity (England)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched the third and final round of the Culture Recovery Fund to help the cultural, heritage and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity. Approximately £220 million in funding will be available via two funding streams: the Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support programme will help organisations that have already received funding from the Culture Recovery Fund; and the Culture Re...

29th June 2021


Funding to Encourage People to Get Involved in their Local Community (UK)


Not for profit organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help improve community spaces and deliver sustainable and healthy activities for communities in the UK. The funding is being made available through a new fund launched by the National Lottery in partnership with furnishing retailer IKEA Limited. The £1.5 million Places Called Home Fund aims to encourage people to build on the community relationships created during the Covid-19 pandemic, to make communities ...

29th June 2021


Grants to Install Security Measures for Places of Worship Experiencing Hate Crime - Deadline Extended (England & Wales)


The UK Government has made funding available to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime at places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales. The Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme will award grants of up to £56,000 to individual places of worship of all faiths, apart from the Jewish community (that have access to s separate scheme), for the installation of up to three protective security measures and improvements. This could include CCTV, fe...

29th June 2021


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Woman make ...

29th June 2021


£160 Million Support Boost for Families Struggling with Food & Utility Costs (England)


The Department for Work and Pensions has announced an extension to the Covid Local Support Grant. The boost is worth an extra £160 million to families in England who are struggling with food, key utility costs and other essentials. The scheme will now run until the end of September 2021, in line with the end of other Covid-related support. Councils will be able to continue to provide support and adapt their offer to suit the needs of families. Since the beginning of the scheme, support has incl...

28th June 2021


Funding to Broaden Innovation in Forestry (East of England & East Midlands, Yorkshire & the North East of England, the South West, & the South East & London)


The Forestry Commission has launched a number of regional funds in England that support forestry businesses and conservation organisations that are working with land owners to better manage their existing woodlands. Grants of up to £70,000 are available which may be used on one project or for a number of smaller projects to encourage and broaden innovation in forestry that results in the improved ecological conditions of existing woodlands and the role they play in climate change. Funding from ...

28th June 2021


New £9.5 Million Further Education Professional Development Programme Opens for Applications (England)


The Department for Education has launched a new £9.5 million fund to strengthen the professional development of Further education teaching staff. Further education providers are being invited to partner up and submit bids for up to £500,000 to develop approaches to professional development and training that improve teaching practices and enable career progression. The FE Professional Development Grant will provide training and support to staff to strengthen skills and confidence to use technol...

28th June 2021