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Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children & Young People (South East - excluding London & Greater London)


Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs throughout the South East (excluding London & Greater London) can apply for grants of up to £30,000 through the Peter Harrison Foundation Positive Futures for Children and Young People grant scheme. The aim of the grant scheme is to support projects that improve the lives of children and young people who are physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged. Previously funded organisations include the Douglas Bader Foundation which received a grant of ...

5th April 2024


Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England)


The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The Trust funds projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to a wide range of organisations including charities, schools, sports clubs. Projects supported will be operating within the area directly affected by op...

12th December 2023


New Fund to Support Rural Businesses (Buckinghamshire)


Buckinghamshire Council has launched a new fund to support small rural businesses. The Bucks Rural Business Grant programme will provide £1.8 million in capital grants over two years to help micro and small enterprises in rural areas to grow and create jobs. Businesses can apply for grants of up to £300,000 to cover the cost of building works and equipment, and can be used for a variety of purposes, including net zero infrastructure, farm diversification, tourism initiatives, food and drink pr...

20th September 2023


Funding to Tackle Rural Crime (Hampshire & Isle of Wight)


The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has launched a new fund to tackle rural crime. Charities, CIOs, social enterprises, town and parish councils, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of £5,001 and over for either physical item/s or to support a project that will help to prevent crime, reduce offending, and support victims of crime in rural areas. These often include machine thefts, hare coursing – which leads to illegal gambling – po...

24th March 2023


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Community Needs (Berkshire)


Charitable organisations, community groups, and projects that address the most important and pressing concerns within the communities of Berkshire can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Vital For Berkshire Fund. This fund is designed to support organisations, community groups, and initiatives that work towards addressing vital needs in the area, such as (but not limited to) physical and mental health, supporting young and vulnerable people or groups, combating isolation, tackling poverty...

11th January 2023


Grants to Help Voluntary Sector Organisations Manage Increasing Costs to Deliver Services (East Sussex)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in East Sussex working to support vulnerable people that have been hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis. The Winter Support Fund aims to help local organisations manage increasing costs to deliver services this winter. This might include increased running costs such as salaries, fuel, electricity, heating, and volunteer expenses; supplying additional resources such as recruiting extra staff; and supporting organisations t...

17th November 2022


Funding to Help More Girls Get Fit through Football (West Berkshire & North Hampshire)


Inspired by the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 win, Greenham Trust has launched a £30,000 fund to help more girls, women and gender inclusive groups get active and healthy through football. The Trust is inviting charitable organisations including community groups, sports clubs, and schools in West Berkshire and North Hampshire to apply for grants of up to £1,500 for new initiatives that encourage girls and women, whatever their age or ability, to become involved in football-based activities to enhance...

30th September 2022


Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust - Investing in Families (Kent)


The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust offers grants to registered not-for-profit organisations that are working to meet the needs of families with a wide-range of problems, including debt; drug and alcohol abuse; mental health issues; domestic abuse; caring for a sick or disabled family member and the short and long-term impacts of bereavement. One-off awards of up to £40,000 or a grant of £5,000 to £20,000 per year for up to three years are available. Priority is given to organisations worki...

26th July 2022


UK Funding News


Funding to Make Visual Art Education More Inclusive (UK)


Grants of up to £25,000 per year are available for innovative projects that support UK visual art organisations, such as museums, non-commercial galleries, art education organisations, and studio providers, to make art education more inclusive and engaging for young people, regardless of background or ability. The Freelands Foundation’s Inclusive Practices Fund will support projects that create a sense of community and belonging to help young people in primary and secondary school to connect ...

12th June 2024


Funding to Support Core Costs of Small Charities (UK)


UK charities and social enterprises supporting children and young people, disadvantaged families, prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for funding to help cover their core costs. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000 are available. However, only a few large grants are awarded. The funding will support small-scale, local initiatives that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, and ensure that funds awarded will promote community cohe...

12th June 2024


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK)


Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of February 2024 to be considered at the Autumn meeting....

12th June 2024


£50,000 Grant Competition for University-Based Social Enterprises (UK)


The Ford Family Foundation has launched a new funding competition to help enterprising university students and recent graduates in the UK grow their businesses. The Impact Accelerator Fund welcomes applications from social innovators passionate about making a positive difference with their emerging businesses, from tackling poverty or promoting social inclusion to advancing equitable education and employment or creating community initiatives. The winner will receive a £20,000 grant and a tailor...

11th June 2024


£1.5 Million Fund to Tackle the Digital Divide (UK)


The UFI Voctech Trust has launched a new funding call for projects that develop technology to help people most impacted by the digital divide to get the skills they need for work. The VocTech Challenge Impact Network + Grant Fund seeks innovative technological ideas that tackle one of three challenges: employer integration, pathways into and within work, and vocational language barriers. Successful applicants will each receive between £200,000 and £250,000 to refine and deploy their solutions....

11th June 2024


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


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

11th June 2024


Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK)


Grants are now available to support children and young people in the UK experiencing a crisis or emergency.  The grants which are made available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme support families with children up to the age of 17 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 that are critica...

10th June 2024


Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK)


Schools, community groups, and other non-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants through the International Tree Foundation’s UK Community Tree Planting Programme. This funding supports community-led projects that enhance biodiversity, increase tree cover, and engage communities in conservation. There are two funding streams: Community Woodlands/Hedging for planting 100-25,000 trees per year with funding up to £1.95 per tree plus maintenance grants, and Community Orchards for plant...

10th June 2024


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theatres. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theatres in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and critical machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 17th January 2025....

10th June 2024


Buttle UK Support for Boarding Grant (UK)


Funding is available to offer boarding school places to children facing significant and ongoing crises at home. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK’s Support for Boarding grant and covers boarding school fees and additional costs such as school trips and uniforms. Eligible uses of the grant include funding boarding school placements in both independent and state boarding schools with strong pastoral support. The grant is specifically aimed at children aged 11-15 whose famili...

7th June 2024


Funding for Teacher Visits to Germany (UK)


UK teachers can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Professional Enrichment Programme, designed to facilitate intercultural exchanges and enhance professional development. The grant covers up to 75% of costs, including travel, accommodation, insurance, and supply teacher cover. This programme, funded by UK-German Connection, aims to enrich the school curriculum and promote bilateral networking. Eligible applicants include qualified UK teachers of any subject and school type. Applicatio...

6th June 2024


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


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

6th June 2024


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support classical projects in the UK.  The funding is being made available through the Classical Association. The Classical Association is an educational charity that makes classical subjects widely accessible.  The grants typically fund activities undertaken by schoolteachers, students, academics and organisations with the aims of supporting the teaching and learning of classical subjects and topics, primarily in UK schools, but also amongst the wide...

6th June 2024


Royal Society of Biology - Outreach and Engagement Grants (UK)


The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) offers several grants to help members of the RSB who are looking to run outreach and engagement events. Members who have an idea for an outreach event or activity and are looking for additional funds to help make it a success can apply up to £200, £500 or £1,000 towards event costs. The RSB look to fund a wide range of public engagement and outreach events and activities. The grant scheme is open to members of the Royal Society of Biology who are members as...

5th June 2024


Grants to Support Work that Improves Living Standards and Financial Fairness (UK)


Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies, and universities for strategic work to enhance the living standards and personal finances of people on low-to-middle incomes. The funding is offered through the Aberdeen Financial Fairness Trust's grant programme, which seeks proposals focused on policy, research, and advocacy in income, spending, and assets, including wages, pensions, taxation, gambling, borrowing and...

5th June 2024


Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK)


Grants between £20,000 and £70,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people in times of crisis. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a turnover of £20,000 - £500...

5th June 2024


Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK)


The DPO Centre, a leading Data Protection Officer resource centre delivering expert data protection and privacy advice, invites applications to their Charity and Community Fund, which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate. Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compliance failure across their organisation, leading to f...

4th June 2024


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects that fall into the following categories will be considered: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society, i.e., social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published, and awards are made according to the values of the ...

4th June 2024


Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK)


Community groups and other not for profit organisations within a two mile radius of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the One Stop Community Partnership programme. The programme, administered by the environmental charity Groundwork, will support projects and activities tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-income families, running youth sports teams, improving the local environment, and reducing waste in the communit...

3rd June 2024


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


Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for purchasing textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The Society awards the grants for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the next closing date for applications is the 1st November 2024....

3rd June 2024


UK Government Announces £8.5 Million in Funding for AI Safety Research (UK)


The UK Government is investing £8.5 million in research grants to improve society’s resilience to the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI). The grants will be awarded to projects that address systemic AI safety problems, such as deepfakes and cyberattacks, and promote its beneficial uses, such as increased productivity. The AISI Systemic Safety Programme aims to attract proposals from a broad range of researchers and will offer around 20 exploratory or proof-of-concept grants. The prog...

31st May 2024


Hilden Charitable Fund Re-Opens its UK Funding Programme (UK)


The Hilden Charitable Fund has reopened its UK funding programme and is now accepting applications. The fund is offering grants ranging from £5,000 to £7,000. It focuses on two key areas: supporting asylum seekers and refugees by integrating them into the community and aiding prisoners, especially women, with coping, maintaining family bonds, and successful resettlement post-release. They also welcome applications for post-release projects to reduce reoffending. Eligible applicants include reg...

31st May 2024


New Bursary Launched to Attract Underrepresented Pupils into Engineering (UK)


EngineeringUK is launching its STEM bursary scheme to help school students get creative and inspired by STEM through fun hands-on activities. The initiative, launched to address financial constraints faced by many schools, particularly targets those with a significant proportion of students underrepresented in engineering. Under the scheme, primary schools meeting EngineeringUK's Priority Schools criteria can apply for a £550 bursary to participate in engaging experiences facilitated by Neon, ...

30th May 2024


Home Office Launches Transition to eVisa Fund (UK)


The Home Office is offering £3 million in grants through its Transition to eVisa Fund to support organisations aiding vulnerable customers in transitioning from physical immigration documents to eVisas. Eligible organisations must provide trusted, community-based assistance to vulnerable individuals. The funding targets various vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, mental health conditions, victims of domestic abuse, individuals experiencing homelessness, older individuals, and t...

30th May 2024


Funding for Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK)


Grants are available for UK registered charities seeking to enhance and improve people’s lives through advancing the arts, health and medical welfare, and the environment. The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust typically awards grants of between £500 and £6,000 for projects and core costs, with a preference for small-scale, locally based initiatives. Community services could include promoting access to the arts, conservation activities, music and art therapy to improve mental health and wellbeing...

30th May 2024


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 up to £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 whose income is ...

30th May 2024


Funding to Address Social Issues Facing Communities (England, Scotland & Wales)


Charitable organisations can now apply for up to £400 worth of funding for projects that directly impact families and solve significant social issues in communities across England, Scotland and Wales. The Warburtons Community Grant scheme will support a range of activities which improve Health, Place or Skills for families in their community. Funding is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation and can be used to cover specific costs that will benefit the cause (eg. buying equipment to supp...

29th May 2024


Funding for Leisure Activities for Children with Additional Needs (UK)


The Happy Days Children’s Charity is inviting applications for funding towards trips, respite breaks and group activity holidays for disadvantaged children and young people with additional needs. The charity awards funding for different types of activities to support families with children aged 3-17 who have a disability, a special need or have been abused. Activities include family day trips, and family holiday breaks. Applications can be submitted by parents, guardians, grandparents or sibli...

29th May 2024


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


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

28th May 2024


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


Homelessness charities and hospices in England and Wales can apply for advice, support and grant funding to help with their construction projects. The grant is being provided by the Construction Industry's Charity (CRASH), and can be used for a variety of purposes, including refurbishing or renovating buildings, building new facilities, improving accessibility, and installing energy-saving measures. The grant is open to registered charities that provide services to single homeless people over th...

28th May 2024


Funding to Provide Early Years Education for Armed Forces Families (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust offers grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to support early years education for children from Armed Forces families through the Armed Forces Families Fund: Early Years Programme. These grants, available to early childhood education providers, Local Authorities, and childminder training organisations, aim to increase capacity, enhance learning environments, and provide staff training. Projects can run for up to two years, to improve access to quality educat...

24th May 2024


The National Lottery Community Fund Announces Major Expansion of its Grassroots Funding Programme (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a major expansion of its grassroots funding programme. The new three-year Corporate Plan aims to reach over 80% of communities across the UK. The funding is focused on four community-led missions supporting communities to come together, be environmentally sustainable, help children and young people thrive, and enable people to live healthier lives. In addition to expanding its grassroots funding, the programme plans to award over half of all gran...

23rd May 2024


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


Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery, has announced that round 9 of the NextGen Fund will re-open for applications on the 31st of May, 2024. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people, including singers, songwriters, producers, DJs, managers and agents who do not have the fin...

23rd May 2024


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


Schools in deprived areas across the UK can apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4. The funding is being mad...

23rd May 2024


Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)


Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs, fundraising to support the station, administration costs, financial management and reporting, community outreach, and more. A total of £400,000 is available. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been around £14,000. The closing date for applications is 5p...

23rd May 2024


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


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

23rd May 2024


Funding to Support the Promotion of the Arts for Public Benefit (UK)


Grants are available to UK arts-based organisations for activities and projects that promote the arts for public benefit. These grants are provided by the Jerwood Foundation, which expects to award up to £2 million annually to support excellence and emerging talent in the arts and crafts. While no specific grant amount is given, previous awards have ranged from £1,000 to £150,000 to support artists and arts organisations to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity. Trustee...

22nd May 2024


Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK)


The Seven Friends Foundation has reopened for applications. It offers small grants of between £300 and £3,000 to charities and charitable projects in deprived areas of the UK that are unpopular or do not receive widespread public attention. This could be due to negative focus within the media, difficulty accessing funding, political controversy, or the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause. Examples of these types of groups or causes could be asylum seekers, ex-offenders, sex worke...

22nd May 2024


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the project's overall cost) from the Rowing Foundation to support junior & student rowers and adaptive rowing for all ages. This funding, targeted towards groups ineligible for larger grants or with smaller needs, helps purchase equipment like boats, sculls, ergos, oars, and safety gear, aiming to increase participation in rowing among young people, disabled individuals, and tho...

22nd May 2024


Funding to Empower Vulnerable, Disadvantaged & Under-Represented Communities (UK - Various Locations)


Grants of up to £500 are available to charitable organisations working with vulnerable, disadvantaged or under-represented communities. The Bentley Motors Ltd Advancing Life Chances Small Grants Programme provides funding across 19 locations where Bentley has a presence in the community. The programme aims to empower these communities by removing barriers and improving access to services, education, and employability; helping people develop life skills; safeguarding the environment and boosting...

21st May 2024


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


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

21st May 2024


Funding Available for Disabled Gardeners (UK)


Grants are available to individuals through the Gardening with Disabilities Trust to enable them to continue gardening despite advancing illness, age, or disability. To apply for a grant, individuals must provide a letter from their doctor or other healthcare professional indicating their disability and a copy of another official document, such as a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or a Blue Parking Badge. The Trust offers various support measures, including adapting private gardens to meet t...

20th May 2024


Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2024 (UK)


The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £200,000 to fund the further growth of their business and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2024. To be eligible, a disabled entrepreneur must own at least 50 per cent of the applying company. The overall winner will receive a top prize of £100,000, £60,000 for the second-placed winner, and £ 40,000 for the third-place winner. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on...

20th May 2024


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme, which has previously provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and outdoor spaces, specialist equipment and facilities, and projects promoting health and wellbeing. The funding available is for capital items only and will not suppo...

20th May 2024


Wolfson Foundation- Funding for Places (UK)


The Wolfson Foundation has announced that its main grants Programme – Funding for Places – has re-opened for applications. Through Funding for places, a wide range of organisations working across the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, heritage, humanities & the arts can apply for capital grants for buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. There is a two-stage application process, and the deadline for stage 1 applications is the 1st of July 2024.  Org...

17th May 2024


Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust is offering grants of up to £5,000 to talented early-career individuals and groups in the arts, particularly music, who couldn't pursue their project or activity without financial support. Individuals and groups must be recommended by an appropriate institution, college, Arts Festival or similar organisation. Funding is available towards special tuition or coaching costs, to participate in external competitions, support for a specially arranged performance, and to receive supp...

17th May 2024


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

16th May 2024


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


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

16th May 2024


Schools can Apply for Grants of up to £500 for Local Activities (UK)


Local retailer Nisa has launched a new funding round for its Heart of the Community initiative, focusing on supporting schools and local causes. Funded through the Making a Difference Locally Awards Charity, a total of £50,000 is available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, school, charity, or good cause. Up to £500 will be awarded to local causes supporting children with back-to-school uniforms and enriching summer experiences such as holiday clubs, fetes, and community trips. To a...

15th May 2024


Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK)


Grants of up to £60,000 are available to support school initiatives that reduce food waste. The Eat It Up fund, provided by the environmental charity Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, aims to support six innovative projects addressing various aspects of food waste. The fund welcomes applications from UK-registered schools and other organisations such as charities, social enterprises, community interest companies, universities, colleges, local authorities, and micro/small businesses with a s...

15th May 2024


Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK)


Grants of up to £60,000 are available to support initiatives that reduce food waste. The Eat it Up fund, which is made available by the environmental charity Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, will support six innovative projects that tackle various aspects of food waste, such as pre-farmgate waste, waste prevention in manufacturing and processing, minimising waste from retailers, and repurposing surplus food in communities or households. The fund can support ideas that are ready to test or ...

15th May 2024


Grants of up to £500 Available to Support Local Good Causes (UK)


Local retailer Nisa has launched a new funding round of its Heart of the Community initiative. Funded through its Making a Difference Locally Awards Charity, a total of £50,000 is available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, school, charity, or good cause. Up to £500 will be awarded to local causes supporting children with back-to-school uniforms and enriching summer experiences such as holiday clubs, fetes, and community trips. To apply for a donation, local schools and good cause...

15th May 2024


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


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

14th May 2024


Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


Grants are available for UK schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club and a funding towards the running costs. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should be able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme, which must show that at least 40% of their pupils qualify for free ...

14th May 2024


Funding for Children’s Sports Kit & Equipment (UK)


Grants of up to £750 are available to local children's sports clubs or organisations in the UK to purchase new kits. Applications will be considered for any team sport, from football to netball, hockey to volleyball. The funding is being made available through the Poundland Foundation’s Kit 4 Kids grant scheme, open to registered charities, community interest companies, and unregistered organisations with an income of under £10,000 per year. Money for the Foundation comes from in-store fundr...

13th May 2024


New Award Launched to Celebrate Sharing Communities (UK)


Ahead of the annual Big Lunch event, an annual get-together for neighbours and communities, Eden Project Communities, in partnership with FareShare and City & Guilds, has launched a new Sharing Tables Award to highlight the importance of communities sharing friendship, food, skills, and resources. The winning community will receive a package worth £5,000 to support this year's event and kick-start more local activities. The awards package includes a bespoke table for community gatherings, fund...

10th May 2024


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK - excl. Greater London)


Grants of up to £15,000 are available to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who are experiencing or may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The Allen Lane Foundation Young People's Programme is keen to support young people (outside Greater London) who are facing difficult challenges and barriers to accessing support and opportunities, particularly children who are considered persis...

10th May 2024


New Fund to Support Early Career Music Promoters (England)


The PRS Foundation has launched a new fund to support the career development of music promoters in England. The Early Career Promoter Fund offers grants of up to £3,500 and capacity-building support to help early career independent promoters of all genres with the booking, programming and promotion of gigs, concerts, showcases, tours and other performances, and the costs associated with these activities, as well as helping promoters build their skills. The scheme will also help to address under...

9th May 2024


Funding Programme to Advance the Transition to Net Zero (UK)


The ORIT Impact Fund Programme offers grants of up to £10,000 and volunteer support to groups and individuals. These grants aim to accelerate the UK's transition to net zero by funding innovative projects that enhance the environment and strengthen communities. ORIT is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that promote a "just transition" to ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits from the green economy. The programme aims to foster new solutions to environmental and socia...

9th May 2024


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


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

9th May 2024


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


Organisations with a Community Directplus account at the Co-operative Bank, such as registered charities, co-operatives, and credit unions, can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003, the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £1,000,000 to more than 1,100 local causes. The funds can support special projects and fundraising activities and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Previous projects supported include Digital L...

9th May 2024


Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK)


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

8th May 2024


Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grassroots and local charities currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community across the UK. The funding, which is being made available through Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme, can be used to cover projects, core costs, building projects, or essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision for charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum that can show fi...

8th May 2024


Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity (UK)


Environmental charity Naturesave Trust has announced that the May – June 2024 funding round is now open for applications. The theme for this funding round is tackling soil degradation and keeping carbon in the soil. The Naturesave Trust, an environmental charity, has announced that its funding round for May – June 2024. This funding round focuses on addressing soil degradation and preserving carbon within the soil. The Trust invites applications from charities, voluntary organisations, ...

8th May 2024


The Royal Countryside Fund Announces New Funding Strategy (UK)


The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) has announced a new £15 million strategy to extend its support for farming and rural communities across the UK. Over the next four years, the RCF plans to increase and diversify its support programmes to reach even more rural communities and farm businesses. The strategy intends to support 2,000 more farms, focusing on the most rural areas on a county-by-county basis. This includes a £3 million investment in rural community-led projects through a new grants pro...

7th May 2024


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects that support the teaching and learning of physics. The Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme will award grants for projects centered on physics and developed with current evidence in mind, potentially offering partial funding for general science projects with a clear physics component. All applicants must be based in the UK and working predominantly in England. There is one round ...

7th May 2024


Funding to Promote Science in Schools (UK)


The Royal Institution has re-opened its Science in Schools scheme, which aims to support science education in state-funded primary or secondary schools in the UK. The programme aims to enhance children's science education, meet teachers' Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, engage families in science education, and raise funds for participating schools. The Science in Schools grants are awarded annually and provide participating schools with free visits from professional prese...

7th May 2024


£750,000 Fund to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK)


£750,000 in funding is available for projects that make it easier for UK householders to reuse and recycle their electrical goods. Material Focus’ Electricals Recycling Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for projects seeking to grow or develop existing household waste and recycling collection services for small household electricals, and grants of up to £50,000 for projects that seek to innovate new collection methods. Applications are sought from a range of organisations including lo...

3rd May 2024


Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales)


Applications are invited from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational and educational opportunities in the countryside. ...

3rd May 2024


Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK)


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

3rd May 2024


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


Charities registered in the UK that are 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 wildlife conservation, 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 fun...

3rd May 2024


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote teaching the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding 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 individual pupils...

3rd May 2024


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


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

2nd May 2024


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


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

2nd May 2024


Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK)


Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme and is an extension of the Society's Partnership Grants Programme. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projects. The Partnership Grants scheme operates annually and f...

2nd May 2024


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 for 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, have ...

2nd May 2024


Funding Opportunities for Musicians (UK)


Grants of up to £500 will soon be available to support UK musicians at pivotal stages in their career. The Help Musicians Fast Track Awards programme aims to help musicians grow or sustain their income, or participate in something that could take their career to the next level. The funding can go towards anything from courses, networking opportunities and equipment to recording, releasing and performing costs. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 and over, have no more than £10,000 in savings...

1st May 2024


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


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

1st May 2024


King Charles III Charitable Fund Launches New Funding Round (UK)


The King Charles III Charitable Fund has launched a new funding round of its Small Grants Programme to support projects that will improve people’s lives and build sustainable communities across the UK. The fund will allocate up to £5,000 in grants to around 100 community-based organisations, including charities, community interest companies, and parish councils each year. The fund aims to support small-scale projects that can potentially create substantial impacts within their communities, es...

1st May 2024


Grants to Promote Physics Amongst Under-Represented Young People (UK)


The Institute of Physics is now accepting submissions for its Public Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS), which has been updated to support Limit Less. This programme encourages under-represented youth in the physics community to continue their physics studies after 16 years of age. The programme seeks to engage families with young people under 16 from under-represented groups, including girls and young women, disabled youth, LGBTQ+ youth, youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Black Caribbean you...

1st May 2024


Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England)


UK schools and early years’ settings can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to buy books for their libraries and encourage more children to read for pleasure. The LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme will help schools to provide children with a range of non-curriculum books to improve their reading standards, particularly amongst children experiencing disadvantage or underrepresentation. Any grant awarded will be made in the form of credit to be spent within six months on the LoveReading...

1st May 2024


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


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

1st May 2024


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Launches New Funding Priorities (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new funding framework to better serve Armed Forces communities across the UK. This new framework will deliver £30 million in Covenant Funding over the next three years. Developed with input from the community, the framework sets out strategic themes for the Covenant Fund, which will be developed into funding programmes that will run each year. The first programmes will open in the Summer of 2024 and will be built around the themes of improving...

30th April 2024


Funding to Help UK Hospices Build Career Pathways for Volunteers (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help UK hospices build career pathways for volunteers. Hospice UK’s Volunteer to Career is a clinically led programme, whereby local volunteers considering a career in healthcare are recruited by hospices to undertake 60 hours of certificated training over the course of one year. Volunteers will be supported throughout the year by a dedicated Clinical Lead at each participating hospice. The funding will contribute towards the cost of supporting Clinica...

30th April 2024


The Charles Hayward Foundation (UK / International)


UK registered charities, and not-for-profit organisations seeking financial assistance for their projects can apply for funding from the Charles Hayward Foundation. The focus of the Foundation is on supporting projects in the sectors of heritage and conservation, criminal and social justice, older people, and overseas aid. The next deadline for the main grants programme for both UK and overseas projects is the 16th August 2024....

30th April 2024


Applications for Funding Towards School Trips to CERN (UK)


The Ogden Trust, which promotes the teaching and learning of physics, has announced that secondary schools that are or have been members of its School Partnerships programme can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for trips to the CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. This grants aim to allow disadvantaged students to experience one of the world's foremost centers for scientific research and to learn about the physics research that is taking place at CERN, as well as meet some of ...

30th April 2024


Grants of up to £7,000 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK)


Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time....

29th April 2024


Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK)


Grants of up to £3,000 are available to primary and secondary schools to support the teaching of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The grants are made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grant scheme. The scheme aims to enhance science education by encouraging collaboration between schools and professional scientists or engineers. Eligible applicants include primary and secondary school teachers and practising scientists or engineers. Projects ...

29th April 2024


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


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

29th April 2024


£8 Million Fund for Smart Shipping Decarbonisation Technologies (UK)


The Department for Transport is offering up to £8 million in funding to support UK-registered organisations developing innovative smart shipping technologies for maritime decarbonisation. The Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by supporting collaborative feasibility studies on scalable technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vessels. This could include projects ranging from self-driving boats to automated ...

26th April 2024


Grants Available for Community Projects (UK)


Charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and municipally funded museums across the UK can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 for projects that positively impact local communities. The funding is made available through the Steel Charitable Trust Rolling Grants programme, which supports various projects and activities that make a real impact on arts and heritage, education, environment, health, and social or economic disadvantage. Funding can be used to cover core costs, ca...

25th April 2024


£60 Million Funding Call for Satellite Constellation Ideas (UK)


The UK Space Agency has launched a new funding call for innovations that will help build the capabilities of the UK’s satellite constellations. The Connectivity in Low Earth Orbit (C-LEO) programme will provide up to £60 million of grant funding over the next four years to support companies and researchers to develop innovative satellite communications technology. This funding will be targeted towards proposals with technology readiness levels of between 4 and 6 in the following technology ar...

25th April 2024


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Enable Museums to Better Engage with the Public (UK)


Accredited museums or partnerships of museums and other organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to two years that aim to bring their collections closer to people by enhancing accessibility and engagement with the public. The funding, which is being provided through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Collection Fund aims to award approximately 12 grants per year, distributed across two funding rounds. The funding focuses on existing collections; applicants a...

24th April 2024


Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK)


Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to support serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of beneficiaries, the importance of the grant to the applica...

24th April 2024


Development Programme to Support Early Career Teachers of Physics (UK)


The Ogden Trust is inviting applications for its Early Career Teacher Development programme, which offers free mentoring and support for early career physics teachers from initial teacher training through to their fifth year of teaching. There are two strands within the programme to offer the support needed as teachers progress through their early teaching career: the teaching core physics programme; and the developing physics specialisms programme. All those who successfully apply for the Early...

23rd April 2024


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


UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges, are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences as well as the study, exhibition and conservation of fine art. The Finnis Scott Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications for one...

23rd April 2024


Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)


Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to break through to the next level of their careers. 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 a publisher. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund. The next ...

23rd April 2024


£1.3 Million Competition to Support Innovative Transport Solutions (UK)


Organisations with innovative ideas that could transform the transport sector can apply for a share of £1.3 million in government funding to develop their technologies. The Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) programme offers grants up to £45,000 for UK businesses and universities. These grants fund research into innovative transportation ideas that aim to improve the transportation system and boost economic growth. This year’s competition is seeking proposals focused on nation-sp...

22nd April 2024


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


Grants of up to £2,400 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 wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educational toys, tuition, etc); clothing and school unifor...

22nd April 2024


Funding to Improve Menstrual Health Education & Support for Underrepresented Women (UK)


Funding is being made available to improve education and raise awareness on common women's health issues, particularly among under-served communities across the UK. The Women’s Health Community Fund will award grants of up to £5,000 to small, grassroots organisations and community groups for projects that provide information and support around menstrual health and related gynaecological conditions, particularly for those from lower income families, ethnically diverse communities, those with d...

19th April 2024