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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...

23rd April 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


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...

18th 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


Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK)


The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable schools across the UK and Eire to apply for grants of up to £1,500 towards the cost of musical resources. The UMUKSF School Awards will provide funding for schools teaching the national curriculum to improve their music department through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants to over 7,000 schools, individual students and teachers to impr...

12th May 2021


Funding to Sustain Rural Services using the Local Pub (England, Scotland & Wales)


Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable rural pub owners, licensees, and local communities to work together to help support and sustain local services in England, Scotland and Wales. Pub is the Hub’s Community Services Fund will assist projects which support the needs of local communities by using pubs to offer a new service or replace a service that has already been lost, such as a local shop, library, post office or community centre, or encouraging the local sourcing of products, pro...

12th May 2021


Funding for Tree Planting Projects in Urban & Peri-Urban Areas (England)


The Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened to applications from community and volunteer groups as well as Town Councils and individuals for tree planting projects in cities and towns across England. This third round of funding is open to applications from small organisations or community groups for between £10,000 and £30,000 for smaller, focused areas of planting; and block bids of over £250,000 with no upper limit to enable multiple projects that are either geographically dispersed or focu...

12th May 2021


Funding to Help Musicians Build their Careers (UK)


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

12th May 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...

12th May 2021


Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)


Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.  Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters or multidisciplinary artists ar...

12th May 2021


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK)


UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre. Funding is also available for projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available through the Leche Trust a...

12th May 2021


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


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

12th May 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...

12th May 2021


Grants to Support Video Games Development (UK)


Grants of up to £25,000 are available to support UK video games development. The UK Games Fund, run by the UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company, supports the UK’s early-stage games development and digital interactive business and creative ecosystem. This funding round will help new and young games development businesses with fewer than 50 employees to create working prototype games. Applicants should already have completed some early concept work and have a proof-of-concept ...

11th May 2021


Toyota Parasport Fund Reopens (England)


Registered charities, voluntary and community clubs, and other not-for-profit organisations that provided disabled adults and young with sporting activities can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to restart their activities when the relaxing of coronavirus restrictions allow them to do so. The funding is being made available through the Toyota Parasport Fund. A total of £200,000 is available and the grants can be used for additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation stations,...

11th May 2021


Funding to Support New Ideas and Projects for Marine Conservation (UK)


Sea-Changers has announced a new funding call to encourage and support new ideas and projects for marine conservation in the UK. The Sea-Changers Innovation Fund will support one application of no more than £2000 to encourage the development of innovative projects and solutions to tackle and mitigate marine conservation challenges such as pollution, climate change and unsustainable fishing practices. Applications are accepted from a wide range of UK based organisations including charities, comm...

11th May 2021


Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK)


Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters or multidisc...

11th May 2021


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...

11th May 2021


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 3rd September 2021. Grants will be awarded in November 2021....

10th May 2021


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


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

10th May 2021


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


Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Grants are generally awarded towards new builds, refurbishment and technical equipment. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme. To be eligible schools must be state-funded, have at least two years of exam results available and ...

10th May 2021


Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)


Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helen’s. The grants are made available ...

10th May 2021


Grants to Support Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Improvements (UK)


Applications are now being accepted to the latest round of the NatureSave Trust’s grant programme. Each year the Trust donates 10% of their income generated from Naturesave Insurance and uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK. This funding round 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 includ...

7th May 2021


Funding for Projects that Provide Targeted Support for Veterans in Hospital Settings (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust are making grants of up to £120,000 available for projects across the UK that pilot better ways of supporting veterans and their families when they are in a hospital setting. The Supporting Armed Forces in Acute Hospital Settings programme will work with Veteran Aware NHS hospitals to pilot innovative projects that provide targeted support for veterans. The programme will provide funding towards the costs of employing the full time equivalent of an additiona...

7th May 2021


Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (England)


Not-for-profit organisations, such as charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and parish and town councils can apply for grants of up to £350,000 towards the capital costs of restoring redundant or underused historic buildings for the benefit of the local community. The funding is being made available through the Transformational Project Grants scheme which is administered by the Architectural Heritage Fund and is part of the wider Transforming Places Through Herita...

7th May 2021


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given fo...

7th May 2021


Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales)


Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant scheme, and is funded by the players of People’s Postcod...

6th May 2021


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


Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are currently available for large scale Built Environment or Natural Environment projects. This could include transforming cultural, heritage or visitor centres to attract more visitors; or projects that protect, enhance and safeguard habitats or species. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Award Partnership Grants scheme and preference will be given to projects in which Biffa Award is the majority funder; which work in partnership w...

6th May 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...

6th May 2021


Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK)


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

6th May 2021


Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new funding programme to enable local authorities to continue to help people from Armed Forces communities to access services and support in their local areas. Through the Sustaining Delivery programme, local authorities that received funding under the Strengthening Delivery of the Covenant programme can apply for grants of £25,000 to: continue or finalise project activities; and/or to embed the work that was delivered with their initial grant...

5th May 2021


The Co-op Local Community Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK, Isle of Man)


The Co-op have announced a new funding round to support projects which benefit local communities in the vicinity of Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK and the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as food and community spaces; improving mental wellbeing; or helping young people develop new skills and make a difference in their community. Preference will ...

5th May 2021


Funding to Support the Creative Development of Individual Cultural and Creative Practitioners (England)


Arts Council England have reopened their Developing Your Creative Practice Fund to help individual cultural and creative practitioners explore new ways of working and to better respond to the changing environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 are available to help individuals with their own creative development which could include research, time to create new work, travel, training, developing ideas, networking or mentoring. Eligibility has been exp...

5th May 2021


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


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

5th May 2021


Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK)


UK charities and charitable organisations, including school Parent Teacher Associations, are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. The Finnis Scott Foundation will award funding to cover capital or revenue expenditure, with preference given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applications is 4pm on the 4th June 2021, for the next trus...

4th May 2021


Capital Grants to Support Brownfield Land Release & Self and Custom-Build Projects (England)


The One Public Estate (OPE) partnership has launched the Brownfield Land Release Fund to support local authorities across England to release brownfield sites for housing development and self and custom-build plots. OPE partnerships are invited to coordinate applications to the £75 million fund from local authorities, of which, £25 million will be allocated for self and custom-build projects. Funding is available for site levelling, groundworks and demolition, small scale infrastructure, highwa...

4th May 2021


Grants to Promote Railway Arch Businesses (England & Wales)


Match-funding grants of up to £2,500 are available to help tenants of The Arch Company run events and activities to promote their business. Any individual tenant or group of tenants across England and Wales can apply for a grant to help run activities on Arch Day 2021, such as promotional offers for customers, branded decorations for the festivities, or live entertainment. Funding will help business owners that operate beneath the railway arches to attract new customers, support the local commu...

4th May 2021


Summer Schools Programme Opens to Applications to Help Students Recover Lost Learning (England)


Schools in England can now register to offer a summer school to help students recover learning they have lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools are encouraged to bid for a share of £200 million in government funding to support children who have experienced the most disruption by offering two-week summer schools that provide a blend of educational, sport, enrichment and wellbeing activities, with a focus on pupils making the transition into year 7. The Summer Schools programme will provide s...

4th May 2021


Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


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

30th April 2021


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK)


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

29th April 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...

29th April 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...

29th April 2021


UK Global Screen Fund Launched to Boost Global Exports of UK Content (UK)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with the British Film Institute, has launched a £7 million one-year pilot fund to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector. The UK Global Screen Fund will support the sector including film, TV, animation, documentary and interactive narrative games to become more competitive internationally by funding business development and co-production, as well as supporting pr...

28th April 2021


Funding & Support to Help Build Financial Resilience (UK & Ireland)


Royal London has launched a new programme working with social enterprises across the UK and Ireland, to create new ways of building financial resilience to events such as job loss, separation, serious illness or bereavement, and wider scale, prolonged events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, or climate change. Working in partnership with Year Here and the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Royal London will provide grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 along with business support, to enable ten ind...

28th April 2021


Funding to Support People and Communities Living with Mental Ill-Health, Trauma & Distress (England & Wales)


Grants of between £200 and £500 are available to peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups in England and Wales for activities which benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress. The funding is being made available through the National Survivor User Network’s Side by Side Fund and can be used to help community member-led groups to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, or make their group more sustainable. Applications are...

28th April 2021


Public Engagement Spark Awards Opens to Applications (UK)


The 2021 funding round of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Public Engagement Spark Awards is open to applications. Awards of up to £15,000 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 sc...

27th April 2021


College Collaboration Fund Opens New Application Round (England)


FE colleges, sixth form colleges, and designated institutions can apply for funding of up to £500,000 to collaborate and share good practice and expertise in developing common quality improvement priorities. The funding is being made available through the Department of Education College Collaboration Fund. A total of £5.4 million is available in this funding round for work which addresses at least one of the fund’s three quality improvement themes: quality of education; financial and resou...

27th April 2021


Grants Programme for Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK)


The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or accessibility. Eligible projects include small capita...

27th April 2021


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


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

27th April 2021


Funding for Maintained Schools with Service Children of Frequently Moved or Absent Parents (UK)


The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund to assist publicly funded schools, academies and free schools in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2021/22 to help overcome the impact of mobility and/or sep...

26th April 2021


Children’s Summer Activity Grants (UK)


To help connect children from disadvantaged backgrounds with nature, the charity Social Farms and Gardens, in partnership with the Hilden Charitable Fund, are providing small grants to support summer activities for children. Eighteen grants of £1,500 are being made available through the Children's Summer Activities Programme to charities, schools, CIC’s and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are existing members of Social Farms & Gardens. Funding can be used to help the everyday...

26th April 2021


Funding for Outreach Activities that Engage Audiences with the Study of Hormones (UK)


The Society for Endocrinology is inviting applications that may be suitable as resources for their You and Your Hormones website, an online resource for the public and school children to learn about endocrinology. Full and Early Career Members of the Society for Endocrinology can apply for Public Engagement grants of up to £1,000 for activities which might include hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms such as quizzes, online videos and podcasts, and online website material to reinf...

26th April 2021


Grants to Protect the Ocean & Enhance Marine Biodiversity (UK)


Applications are now open to the ScottishPower Foundation Marine Biodiversity Fund. Marine conservation charities are invited to apply for funding for projects which help to protect the ocean and enhance marine biodiversity. The Fund will finance one multi-year project that contributes to the protection and enhancement of the marine/coastal environment. Projects must take place in the UK and its territorial waters and should incorporate an educational outreach element to engage with the local co...

23rd April 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 will be 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...

23rd April 2021


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


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

23rd April 2021


Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities - Deadline Reminder (England, Scotland and Wales)


Community groups as well as schools located in an area that is off the mains gas grid can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that benefit the local community. Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. The initial application is followed by a public vote on the Calor Rural Community Fund website. The funding is being made ava...

22nd April 2021


Women Make Music Grants Programme (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 ...

22nd April 2021


Funding for Primary & Secondary School Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK)


Schools can apply for funding through the Governments new Turing Scheme to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The funding is available to UK primary and secondary schools, and national school consortiums. The funding will support two types of placements abroad for the 2021-22 academic year: short-term placements lasting from three days to two months for pupils of any age; and long-term placements which can last from two to six months for pupils aged 14 and over. Funding will ...

21st April 2021


Funding for Charities that Support Back, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities (England & Wales)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support charities that are led by and support black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) communities across England and Wales. The funding will support initiatives which help people from BAME communities to overcome complex social issues, and which helps them to develop new skills, confidence, independence, and security. More than half of the trustee boards of those that apply must self-identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic. This can also include Jew...

21st April 2021


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 April 2021


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation to support community-based living for the disabled i...

21st April 2021


Funding to Support Projects Which Benefit Local Communities (UK, Isle of Man)


The Co-op have announced a new funding round to support projects which benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support; support the mental or physical health of a community through wellbeing activities; or help people develop skills ...

20th April 2021


BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme Expanded (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children who are living with financial, health and social difficulties, by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, clothing, and other items and services t...

20th April 2021


New £20 Million Fund to Divert Young People from Violence (England and Wales)


A new £20 million fund has been launched to evaluate different diversion approaches that work best at preventing 10 to 17-year-olds in England and Wales from becoming involved in violence. The funding is being made available through the Youth Endowment Fund’s - Another chance - Diversion from the criminal justice system – themed funding round. Diversion approaches could include mental health support, whole family interventions or mentoring (for example). The Youth Endowment Fund is aimi...

20th April 2021


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


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

20th April 2021


UK Community Renewal Fund (UK)


To help local areas prepare for the launch of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022, the Government has launched a one year UK Community Renewal Fund. The £220 million fund will support local communities most in need, by piloting programmes and new approaches that empower them to explore how best to tackle local challenges whether through building skills, supporting local businesses, supporting communities and places, or providing employment support. To ensure the funding reaches the most in ne...

19th April 2021


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


The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme supports energy consumers in vulnerable situations by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached 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 Fund for grants of between £50,000 and £750,000; the In...

19th April 2021


Tesco Community Grants Now Open to Applications (UK)


The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by Tesco customers every three months, with grants awarde...

19th April 2021


Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme Re-opens for Applications (England)


Applications to the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme have re-opened for applications for the 2021 – 22 financial year. Through the scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces. Additional grant funding is available for groups based in or areas where 30%...

19th April 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...

19th April 2021


Funding to Support People with Long-Term Health Conditions to Get Active (UK)


To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations to help people to get active across the UK. Two funds are available. In England the Tackling Inequalities Fund will provide grants of up to £5,000. Applications are particularly welcome from disability-led and BAME-led organisations The fund will close once enough applications have...

16th April 2021


Funding to Empower Women and Womens Organisations (England, Northern Ireland & Scotland)


Funding is available to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. The fund is divided into two strands. Seed funding grants of between £500 and £1,000 will support small women’s groups to establish and run micro women’s empowerment projects in their local area that support women to build skills and confidence and decrease social isolation; and Women’s Sector grants of ...

16th April 2021


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is being made available through the War Memorials Trust an...

16th April 2021


Funding to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Loan Sharks (England)


Local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for activities that highlight the dangers of Loan Sharks. The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is made available from money seized from convicted loan sharks by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Organisations will need to demonstrate the positive impact their project would have on their community, and how their project contributes to delivering the IMLT’s...

15th April 2021


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


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

15th April 2021


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lothian can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three years; Infant and Junior schools up to £300 per year for three yea...

15th April 2021


European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK)


The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better. The competition will award three €50,000 prizes for early-stage sustainable ideas that will power the European economy’s green and digital future through job creation, growth and European competitiveness. This will include identifying skills gaps as well as approaches to development and trai...

14th April 2021


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


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces...

14th April 2021


Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available to AIM members that are either registered charities or...

14th April 2021


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


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 27th June 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 gall...

14th April 2021


Funding to Support Rough Sleepers During the Winter (England)


A £ million fund has been launched to enable small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22. The Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will provide £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue funding, and will be managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice. A webinar to set out key information about the fund will be held on the 15th April 2021 with fur...

13th April 2021


£4 Million Funding for Councils to Support Families to Resolve Parental Conflict (England)


To support more families to resolve parental conflict, the Department for Work and Pensions’ Reducing Parental Conflict programme will now provide funding to enable councils in England to train frontline staff who regularly come into contact with families experiencing severe relationship difficulties. £3.87 million in funding has been made available to provide support and intervention aimed at resolving parental conflict, not domestic abuse. This includes tackling the issue of frequent, inten...

13th April 2021


Funding for Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being made av...

13th April 2021


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


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

13th April 2021


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


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

13th April 2021


Grants to Support Grassroots Community Sports Clubs Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Made by Sport, in partnership with the Cash4Clubs scheme, has launched a new Covid-response fund to enable grassroots community sports clubs across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people affected by the pandemic. The #ClubsInCrisis Fund will provide grants of up to £2,021 to local sports clubs and third sector organisations using sport to help young people develop life skills, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, improve employability sk...

12th April 2021


Grants to Encourage Participation in the Arts (England)


The Arts Council England has launched a new round of their Creative People and Places National Portfolio Fund. The aim of the Fund is to support arts projects in places where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. Grants of between £750,000 and £1 million will be available to bring creative opportunities to communities in 66 eligible locations not currently engaging with the arts. The Arts Council is keen to encourage long-term collaborations between local commu...

12th April 2021


Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support creative and innovative approaches which have lasting ...

12th April 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. 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 people facing barriers; and organisations and the workforce. Funding is provide...

12th April 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...

12th April 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...

9th April 2021


Sky Media Announces £2 Million Sky Zero Footprint Fund


As part of its campaign to be a net-zero carbon business by 2030, Sky Media has announced a new competition to help firms in the media sector reduce their impact on the climate. The Sky Zero Footprint Fund is available to media agencies, creative agencies and brands to support businesses to accelerate their own sustainability initiatives and engage audiences with environmental issues through the power of TV and advertising. Five winning advertisements will be selected based on their commitment t...

9th April 2021


Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK)


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

9th April 2021


Zoo Animals Fund (England)


The new fund will provide funding of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund also offers grants to support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially close, and is open to those zoos which have already received support through the £14 million Zoo Support Fund. The Zoo Animals Fund will remain open for applications u...

9th April 2021


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 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 detail ho...

9th April 2021


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...

9th April 2021


Funding Available to Organisations Tackling Racial Inequality and Deprivation (UK)


Organisations working with deprived communities within the UK experiencing racial inequality can apply for grants of up to £10,000. To be eligible applicant organisations need to be a UK Registered Charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with an income of below £500,000 per year. In addition to tackling racial inequality, organisations must also be working to address social, health or educational needs. The funding is being made available through the Global Majority Fund which was laun...

8th April 2021


Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK)


Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions. The funding can be used to install low carbon heating systems to replace a fossil-fuelled heating system that are coming to the end of its useful life. . Applicants can also use...

8th April 2021


Grants for Charities Supporting People who are Homeless (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities to support people who are homeless. Priority to applications that help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, a group which has been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is being made through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and is available to UK registered charities with an income and expenditure of £1,000,000 and over. The closing date for applications is the 30th April 2021....

8th April 2021


Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England)


Community groups, charities and grass root organisations across the UK can apply for funding to raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both. The Home Office is making a total of £500,000 in funding available for phase two of the Windrush Community Fund. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for activities including holding events, producing and distributing marketing materials, accessing and using communication channels,...

8th April 2021


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


Grants and bursaries are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing 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 qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, for example roadside parks and ope...

8th April 2021


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


Not for profit organisations that work 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 Associati...

8th April 2021


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


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

8th April 2021


Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes for Young Carers (UK)


In response to the impact that the Covid-19 crisis has had on the education of young carers and young adult carers in the UK, the Triangle Trust 1949 has opened a new funding round to address learning gaps linked to the pandemic. Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for up to two years (£60,000 in total) to expand on existing projects that aim to raise educational outcomes for young carers up to the age o...

7th April 2021