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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


Grants to Improve & Develop Community Allotments (Kent & Medway)


Grants of up to £7,500 are available to encourage the expansion of community allotments or to establish new sites across Kent and Medway. Allotments wishing to apply should be properly established as a community resource, with a governing document, trustees or a management committee, and a named bank account. The funding is being made available through the Kent Community Foundation’s Amity Allotment Fund to cover start-up costs for new allotments or ongoing expenses for more established sites...

24th March 2022


UK Funding News


Funding to Support Crafts, Heritage & Classical Music Projects (UK)


The Radcliffe Trust is offering grants to UK charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects in traditional crafts, heritage, and classical music. The funding supports training, education, and skill development in these areas through two schemes: the Music Scheme which supports classical music performance and training, particularly for those with special needs, youth orchestras, and projects at secondary and higher levels; and the Heritage & Crafts Scheme which supports craft and c...

1st March 2024


£200,000 Fund for Innovation in Education Assessment Methods (UK)


Education charity, NCFE, is making £200,000 in funding available to help the UK’s education sector develop new and innovative approaches to assessment. The funding will support organisation’s including training providers, qualification developers, awarding bodies, quality assurers, EdTech companies, and colleges, to develop ideas for better assessment that meets the needs of today’s learners and educators. The funding can be used for anything project-related including people’s time, e...

1st March 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 as well 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 able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme which must be able to show that at least 40% of their pupils qualif...

1st March 2024


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


The Froebel Trust has launched a new call for proposals for its Research Grantts programme. The aim of the programme is to support high quality research by individual researchers and partnerships which advance knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches in early childhood education and care. The Trust is offering two types of Open Call Research Grants. Seed corn grants up to £5,000; and larger grants of up to £10,000 for researchers who have an established...

29th February 2024


EV Charging Scheme for Schools & Education Institutions (UK)


To boost the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, the government has extended the Workplace Charging Scheme to support state-funded schools and education institutions to install EV chargepoint sockets at their sites. Eligible institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can receive 75% off the cost of purchasing and installing chargepoints, up to £2,500 per socket. There is a limit of 40 sockets per institution. Successful applicants will receive a voucher that is val...

28th February 2024


Co-op Charity Launches Third Round of the Carbon Innovation Fund (UK)


The Carbon Innovation Fund (CIF), a partnership between the Co-op Foundation and the Co-op, is now open for applications for its third round with a total of £3.5 million available for grants. The focus of this round is to find sustainable ways to create a thriving food and farming sector, without damaging peatlands across the UK. Funded through Co-op donations raised from the sale of compostable carrier bags, the Fund will award grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 to around ten projects. T...

28th February 2024


Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK)


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

28th February 2024


Grants of Up to £200,000 Available to Suport Refugees and Asylum Seekers (UK)


Organizations in the UK specialising in supporting refugees and asylum seekers can apply for grants of up to £200,000 over 3 - 5 years through Comic Relief's Re-Rooted: Safety and Security for Refugees & Asylum Seekers programme. This funding supports both service delivery (direct assistance addressing multiple needs) and influencing and advocacy work (focused on safer routes and improved outcomes). Comic Relief encourages proposals that prioritise holistic services and that involve refugees an...

27th February 2024


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme re-opens for Applications (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has reopened for applications.   The programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to primary and secondary schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.   To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school ...

27th February 2024


Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £1,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation’s Social Impact Grants Programme will provide funding for projects which support young people living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. The programme will fund projects which are aligned to selected awareness days. This roun...

26th February 2024


Funding for Late-Stage Science & Technology Commercialisation (UK)


The Science and Technology Facilities Council is seeking applications for the Late-stage commercialisation scheme 2024, to support the development and commercialisation of technologies within the particle physics, astronomy, and nuclear physics (PPAN) community. This scheme aims to turn scientific discoveries into real-world solutions for challenges faced by both the PPAN community and the wider UK. It focuses on technologies developed in areas like particle astrophysics, astronomy, quantum scie...

26th February 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 overall cost of the project) 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, ultimately aiming to increase participation in rowing among young people, disabled ind...

26th February 2024


Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport Grant Scheme (UK)


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

22nd February 2024


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation is offering grants of up to £6,000 to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations that are working on practical projects and initiatives aimed at improving the physical and mental health of individuals with or recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded in special cases. The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2024....

22nd February 2024


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


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

21st February 2024


Funding to Support Community Projects that Reduce Energy Consumption (UK)


The UK's National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has announced that the £8.5 million Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate will close to applications at 12pm on the 1st March 2024. Through the fund, community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants ranging from £500,000 to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years for community-led projects to reduce household energy use. By addressing household energy use, these projects aim to reduce carbon emissions while benefiting people's finances, heal...

20th February 2024


Funding to Improve Participatory Arts & Mental Health Provision for Men (UK)


A £1 million fund has been launched to help UK arts organisations develop new activities involving men with mental health problems. The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme will award grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support charities and not-for-profit arts organisations to provide new and attractive creative opportunities for men who are not already taking part, and encourage those men who are least likely otherwise to take part. Activities can be for men only, or mixed gender creat...

20th February 2024


Funding for International Educational & Work Placements (UK)


Schools, colleges and universities can now apply for funding to provide young people with international study and work opportunities. The funding is being made available through the Government’s Turing Scheme, which aims to give students the chance to develop new skills, gain international experience and boost their employability, particularly for young people from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. Funding will vary depending on the type of placement and the country visited, and ...

20th February 2024


Funding for Collaborative Projects that Support Primary Science Teaching (UK & Ireland)


Grants of up to £600 (€690) are being made available to support the teaching of science in primary schools in the UK in Ireland. The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Primary Science Teaching Empowerment Fund is designed to help schools plan and organise collaborative projects or events aimed at improving science teaching at primary level, and developing leadership skills in teachers and technicians. The funding will cover event costs and up to one day of teaching so that teachers can plan the p...

20th February 2024


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK)


The PRS for Music Foundation, a major funder of new music in the UK, has reopened its Composers' Fund for applications. The fund provides grants of up to £15,000 to composers with a strong record who are at a stage in their career where funding can help them progress. revious projects have included recordings, the promotion and performance of existing works, international co-commissions and development, performer collaboration, residencies, sabbaticals or childcare costs and project or promotio...

20th February 2024


Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK)


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

19th February 2024


Funding to Make the Chemical Sciences More Inclusive & Diverse (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being provided through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund to support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. The grant scheme is open to everyone including, but not limited to, members of t...

19th February 2024


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


From the 27th March 2024 groups of community organisations in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3 million to involve more people in climate action. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community Fund – Climate Action Fund. The funding can be used for projects and action that reach more people by either integrating climate action into the daily lives and interests of local communities or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration...

19th February 2024


Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring, work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations that have a local KFC restaurant in their community. Expressions of interest must be submitted via a two-minute...

19th February 2024


£8.5 Million Fund to Support Community Projects that Reduce Energy Consumption (UK)


The UK's National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has £8.5 million in funding available for community-led projects focused on the connection between energy use and climate change. Through the Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate, community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants ranging from £500,000 to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years. By addressing household energy use, these projects aim to reduce carbon emissions while benefiting people's finances, health, and well-being. The NLCF...

16th February 2024


Grants to Support Disadvantaged Young People through Educational & Sporting Activities (UK)


UK charities, educational institutions and NHS Trusts seeking funding to support those under the age of 18 who are living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty can apply for funding through the Hargreaves Foundation. The Foundation aims to help children and young people to fulfill their potential and improve their wellbeing, self-esteem, and independence through educational and sporting activities. This could include initiatives that improve academic engagement an...

16th February 2024


Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Projects that Support Disadvantage People (UK / International)


UK-based registered charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 to £10,000 to enhance the lives of people facing social and economic challenges, particularly amongst the sick, elderly, disabled, and other disadvantaged groups in the UK. Grants will be awarded to fund special projects or purchase specific equipment, rather than funding general operating costs or salaries of the charity. The Foundation also considers supporting overseas projects, provided the applicant charity is UK-registe...

16th February 2024


Screwfix Foundation (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities. Applications are ...

16th February 2024


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


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

16th February 2024


Grants to Protect Oceans & Enhance Marine Biodiversity (UK)


Marine conservation charities are invited to apply for funding for projects that help to protect the ocean and enhance marine biodiversity. The ScottishPower Foundation Marine Biodiversity 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 community and/or wider society. It is anti...

15th February 2024


Tesco Stronger Starts Programme (UK)


Tesco is inviting applications from schools and other not for profit organisation for projects and activities that give children across the UK a stronger start in life.  The grants will help schools and other organisations provide nutritious food and healthy activities that support young people’s physical health and mental wellbeing, such as breakfast clubs or snacks, and equipment for healthy activities. Every three months, three local good causes/ projects are selected to be in the blue tok...

15th February 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...

14th February 2024


Funding to Support Rural Business Start-Ups (UK)


Forest Holidays, in partnership with the Royal Countryside Fund, is offering financial support to rural entrepreneurs planning to launch a start-up business in the countryside. A total of £5,000 is available from the Rural Start-Up Fund to be awarded to one winning business or shared between a number of rural start-ups in the UK. Successful applicant(s) will also receive mentoring support from a relevant expert in the Forest Holidays team. Related areas of expertise include but are not limited ...

13th February 2024


Funding to Make Playing Football More Accessible at Grassroots Level (UK)


Grassroots community groups across the UK can apply for grants of £1,000 to launch or expand accessible football for under-represented young people living in the UK's most deprived areas. The funding which is being made available through the Barclays Community Football Fund will support activities working with women and girls, racially diverse communities, young people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community from lower socio-economic areas. The funding can be used to cover costs such as ven...

13th February 2024


Grants for Innovative Sculpture Projects (UK/International)


The Henry Moore Foundation has announced that art galleries, museums, and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and worldwide can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that support innovative sculpture projects. The funding is offered across the following categories: new projects and commissions; acquisitions and collections; research and development; and conferences, lectures, and publications. Grants can be used to support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conf...

12th February 2024


Grants to Improve Recycling in Public Spaces (UK)


Funding is available for initiatives that improve recycling facilities in public spaces across the UK. The Hubbub in the Loop Grant Fund will award two projects with grants of up to £12,500 to invest in the local recycling infrastructure such as new bins or improvements to old bins, etc. Funding is also available for awareness-raising campaigns and evaluation of the project. Projects must include the collection of plastic bottles and cans, and could also include the collection of glass and co...

12th February 2024


Funding for Local Community Projects (UK)


Charities, schools and community organisations operating within a 15-mile radius of a Moto Motorway Services site can apply for funding for projects and activities that deliver benefits to local communities across the UK. Moto in The Community Trust will fund different types of projects provided they directly benefit the communities where Moto is present or where it has a significant staff catchment. The average grant awarded is £1,000, however, larger grants maybe agreed. In addition, successf...

12th February 2024


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


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of exceptional female, trans, and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at various stages of their careers. The funding can be used to support touring, recording, promotion, marketing, community projects involving top-quality music creators, music creator residencies, and live performances featuring new UK music. This funding opportunity is part of the PRS for Music Foundation’s Woman Make Music Grant...

12th February 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 the advancement of 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. The types of services provided to communities could include promoting access to the arts, conservation activities, music and art therapy to...

9th February 2024


Grants to Promote Mental Health & Wellbeing for Young People (UK)


Funding is available for registered charities that are core-focused on mental-health-related matters.to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults across the UK. The funding is made available by the Pixel Fund, which generally awards grants of between £2,500 and £5,000 for specific projects that will provide a measurable difference to children and young adults under 26 years old. No single grant is ever more than 5% of the annual income of an org...

9th February 2024


Grants to Support Work which Tackles Financial Problem and Improves Living Standards (UK)


Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies, and universities for strategic work aimed at enhancing the living standards and personal finances of those 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 areas such as income, spending, and assets, including wages, pensions, taxation, ga...

9th February 2024


Funding to Support Innovation in Education Assessment Methods (UK)


Education charity, NCFE, in partnership with Ufi VocTech Trust, has launched a new round of the Assessment Innovation Fund, to help the UK’s education sector develop new and innovative approaches to assessment. This round focuses on assessment within vocational education, helping UK adults develop the skills they need to gain and maintain employment. Two organisations will be awarded up to £150,000 funding each for large-scale impact projects lasting between 18 and 24 months. Applications are...

8th February 2024


Funding Available for Youth-led Nature Projects (UK)


Grants of £500 are available for youth-led projects that celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi in exciting and engaging ways. The funding is made available through Grow Wild’s Youth Grants programme to support young people to deliver a wide range of creative projects that will inspire communities and help people connect to each other and nature. Grants can be used for anything project-related, from basic materials and equipment to resources or training. Young people aged 14 to 25 ...

8th February 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 focus of the funding is on existing collections, and ...

8th February 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 wouldn't be able to 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 r...

8th February 2024


Funding for Youth-Led Creativity Programmes (UK)


The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that their Youth-Led Creativity Programme will re-open to applications with a revised funding strategy to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. The programme will support work led by and for young people who are underrepresented in arts and culture, encouraging them to use their creativity to improve their lives, careers, and the world around them. This includes young people who are D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, experie...

7th February 2024


Funding Campaign to Encourage Participation in Horizon Europe (UK)


A new government campaign has been launched to encourage UK businesses, academics and researchers to apply for Horizon Europe funding. Horizon is the world’s largest programme of research collaboration in science, innovation and technology, with grants averaging £450,000. The campaign will highlight the benefits of Horizon participation for businesses, particularly smaller firms involved in R&D, which might not have previously considered applying, as well as academics and researchers nationwi...

7th February 2024


Grants to Support Serving Soldiers, Veterans & their Families (UK)


Charities and organisations that provide support to soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families will soon be able to apply for funding from ABF the Soldiers’ Charity. A variety of projects and activities can be funded, including mental health support, educational programmes and employment assistance, family support, housing assistance, independent living, and elderly care. This might include helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life after service, assisting elderly veterans to keep their ...

7th February 2024


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


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

7th February 2024


Funding for Security & Community Protection Projects (UK)


The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has opened its Grant for Good Causes Fund for 2023-2024. Through the fund, the SIA distributes money recovered through proceeds of crime confiscation orders to good causes in the UK. The funding will support registered charities and community interest companies in delivering projects that benefit the private security industry and help to protect the public, such as preventing terrorism and crime, or protecting vulnerable people and communities. The closing d...

6th February 2024


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


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that support and improve access to employment and training for people living with disabilities. The funding will be awarded by the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust to charities that have an operating income and expenditure of between £100,000 and £1 million. The Trust will continue to prioritise charities that work in BAME communities, in light of Black Lives Matter and the growing awareness that these communities ha...

6th February 2024


King Charles III Charitable Fund Launches New Small Grants Programme (UK)


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

6th February 2024


Funding Available for Innovative Community Projects (UK)


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

6th February 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, physical and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme and has in the past provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and outdoor spaces; specialist equipment and facilities; and projects that promote health and wellbeing. The funding available is for capital items only and will not suppor...

6th February 2024


£20 Million in Funding Available to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland & Wales)


The Energy Redress Scheme is now open for its seventh funding round. A total of £20 million is available for charities and community energy groups to apply for grants through four funding streams. Projects will be considered that focus on supporting households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, the development of innovative products and services related to domestic energy use, or carbon emissions reduction projects. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 20th February 2024....

5th February 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...

5th February 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 as well as practicing scientists or engineers. Pr...

5th February 2024


£1 Million Fund to Help Mental Health Charities Improve their Services (UK)


The Prudence Trust is making £1 million in funding available to improve the services of registered charities and CICs offering mental health support to young people aged 11-25 across the UK. The aim of this funding is to support charities to better understand how their service works and how it can be improved. It is anticipated that between 5 to 8 grants of various sizes will be awarded. Proposals must demonstrate a clear plan for measuring impact. This could include the design of more effectiv...

2nd February 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 aimed at addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is made available through the Royal Society’s Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme. This programme is an extension of the Society's Partnership Grants. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projects. The Partnership Grants scheme operates on an annu...

2nd February 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 ...

2nd February 2024


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


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

2nd February 2024


Funding to Support Classical Music Performance & Training (UK)


UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to support classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants programme generally awards grants in the region of £2,500 to £7,500, and is particularly interested in supporting music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. Applications are considered und...

1st February 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 £40,000 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...

1st February 2024


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £6,000 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...

1st February 2024


Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK)


Grants of up to £12,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2024....

1st February 2024


Funding to Help People Displaced Due to Climate Change (UK)


Registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to deliver initiatives that increase the climate resilience of forcibly displaced people and their host communities. The funding is made available by the JAC Trust for projects taking place globally, except the UK, that strengthen livelihoods, reduce vulnerabilities, and contribute to environmental recovery and protection. Proposals that display a positive engagement between displaced individuals a...

31st January 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...

30th January 2024


Funding for UK Teachers to Visit German Schools (UK)


A funding opportunity is available to provide UK teachers with the opportunity to visit a German school and gain insights into the German education system. The UK-German Connection Professional Enrichment Programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to cover up to 75 % of the costs of a one- or two-week visit to a German school during the summer term of 2023-24. The Programme will provide teachers with the opportunity to develop their professional skills and knowledge, and will cover the costs of tr...

30th January 2024


New Funding Opportunity for the Migration Sector (UK)


As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief has announced that it will be launching a new fund for organisations that are supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and/or who are doing influencing work for safer routes and improved outcomes for people affected. The opportunity will be for organisations that are already working in this area. Information about the funding and the application process will be made available in February 2024....

30th January 2024


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


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

30th January 2024


£50 Million Fund for Research Collaborations to Tackle Global Challenges (UK)


The British High Commission Pretoria has announced that up to R1 billion (£50 million) of funding is being made available to support UK-South Africa science and research collaboration, including support of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory. Over the next two years, the International Science Partnership Fund will support UK and South African researchers and innovators to co-design and co-fund multi-disciplinary projects that address priorities on climate, health and jobs. This includes inve...

29th January 2024


Grants of up to £800,000 Available to Maximise the Benefits of Existing Bioscience Research (UK)


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is inviting proposals for its latest Follow-on Funding call. A total of £2.25 million is available to help UK research organisations maximise the commercial, economic, and societal benefits of their bioscience research. Both early-stage projects aimed at de-risking innovative ideas and later-stage projects that encompass significant technical milestones are supported. The full economic cost (FEC) of a project can be up to £800,000. 80%...

29th January 2024


Grants for Animal Welfare Projects (UK)


Funding is available to help frontline animal welfare organisations across the UK to provide a second chance to animals who have been affected by the illegal pet trade. The Naturewatch Foundation will make at least £5,000 in funding available each year to support projects that help with the rescue or rehabilitation of dogs, cats or rabbits who have been exploited for breeding and selling. The funding can be used for things like veterinary care, behavioural support, specialist facilities or equi...

29th January 2024


£2.8 Million Fund to Boost Financial Advice Services for Older People (England, Scotland & Wales)


Not-for-profit organisations providing advice for elderly people who may be at risk of financial hardship can apply for a share of £2.8 million in funding to increase the capacity of their services. The Independent Age Boosting Advice fund will support organisations to deliver advice for elderly people in priority areas across England, Scotland and Wales to help them access the financial support they are entitled to, such as pension credit, attendance allowance and carers allowance, and to prot...

29th January 2024


New Funding Initiative to Support the Development of Music Creators (UK)


The PRS Foundation has launched a new funding model to support not-for-profit organisations working across the UK to support talented music creators at any career level and in any genre. The Talent Development Network will offer grants of up to £25,000 per year for up to 3 years to support music creator development programmes, involving the creation, performance and promotion of new music, with a particular focus on creative and career development (eg a commission, residency, education project ...

26th January 2024


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


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

26th January 2024


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


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

26th January 2024


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


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

26th January 2024


Competition for Research Ideas to Address Real-World Challenges (UK)


The Open University (OU) has announced the launch of its Open Societal Challenges Programme, Challenge Us! This new initiative seeks innovative research ideas that tackle real-world problems facing people across the UK and worldwide. The programme will be open to OU students and recent graduates, UK charities, and businesses based in Milton Keynes, and will focus on the themes of Tackling Inequalities, Living Well, and Sustainability. Grants of at least £25,000 will be awarded, with at least on...

25th January 2024


Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK)


Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The National Garden Scheme Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliative care courses including degree, masters, and PhD leve...

25th January 2024


Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK)


Funding is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for funding to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or be able to attract funding from other sources for the ...

24th January 2024


Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK)


UK charities, voluntary organisations and schools can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties, together with autism. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme, and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes including w...

24th January 2024


Digital Infrastructure Grants for Cultural Organisations (UK)


Non profit cultural organisations in the US and UK can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to improve their digital infrastructure. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Digital Accelerator Programme offers two years of funding, technical support, and leadership development to help organisations to strengthen their operations, generate revenue, fundraise, engage audiences, and expand programming opportunities. The programme supports projects in content creation, CRM/ticketing, digital archives/asset mana...

24th January 2024


Match Funding Campaign to Improve Mental Health (UK)


The Big Give has launched a match funding campaign to support charities working to improve the mental health of people in the UK. The Big Give Kind²Minds Fund is making up to £50,000 in match funding available to enable mental health charities to run their own match funding campaign during two weeks in May. As part of Big Give’s multi-model of match funding, charities can select either the 1:1 Model (for up to £10,000 of Champion Funding) or the Pledge Model (for up to £50,000 of Champion ...

23rd January 2024


Bursaries to Support Hospice Staff to Improve Care through Art & Music Therapy (UK)


Bursaries are available to help hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers through music and art therapy. The Society for Disabled Artists (SODA) Bursaries will support hospice staff to gain Art and Music Therapy qualifications, including accredited Masters and Bachelors degrees, along with professional diplomas like Art Therapy Supervision. Applicants can apply for a maximum of 50% of course or module fees, ...

23rd January 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. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, grants will be awarded for projects that are based around physics and developed with current evidence in mind – part-funding may be considered for general science projects where there is a clear physics component. All applicants must be based in the UK and working predominantly ...

23rd January 2024


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


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

22nd January 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 Prize Draw Community Collection will help fund any type of project, such as setting up a breakfast club, resourcing after-school activities, purchasing new playground equipment, upgrading an ICT suite, or kickstarting big projects. The fund opens to applications every half-term, and applications should be submitted by a memb...

22nd January 2024


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


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

22nd January 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...

22nd January 2024


Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


Hospices across the UK are invited to apply for funding to deliver courses and study days specifically focused on dementia care for people nearing the end of life. Grants of up to £2,000 are available per course to a hospice to run a training course at free or heavily discounted cost to local care home staff to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s area of operation. The funding aims to make education and training as inexpensive and widely available as possib...

19th January 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 Spring meeting....

19th January 2024


Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK)


The Seven Friends Foundation is offering 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 in accessing funding, political controversy, or because 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 workers, LGBT+ and peop...

18th January 2024


Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK & Ireland)


The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable schools across the UK and Ireland 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 helped over 10,000 students, schools, and teachers improve their access to ...

18th January 2024


Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN - Apply by 1st December (UK)


The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students. To be eligible for funding, students must be eligible for pupil premium, the 16-19 bursary, or be a scholarship pupil at an independent school. The Trust offers grants of up to £2,500 to support trips that give students the opportunity to learn about the physics research that is taking pla...

18th January 2024


Funding to Help Create a Fair & Sustainable Economy (UK)


Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding for projects and activities that help to create fairness and sustainability in the economy. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation’s 4D Economy Grants to support the development of new economic ideas and approaches that push for and create a more just and sustainable economy based on the four D’s : Diversified; Decarbonised; Democratised; Decentralised. Most grants will be in the ...

17th January 2024


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


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

17th January 2024


Funding to Reduce School Exclusions (England)


Youth charity Impetus, in partnership with the Henry Smith Charity, is seeking applications from charities and other third sector organisations working to improve school engagement and reduce exclusions. Two organisations will receive funding of £100,000 per year for at least two years to deliver high quality interventions that will tackle the rising number of school exclusions and improve outcomes for disadvantaged young people who are struggling to engage in mainstream and/or alternative prov...

16th January 2024


Grants to Support the Further Education and Training of Young Adults with Learning Difficulties (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities that support young adults with learning difficulties after they leave school. The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust will provide funding to charities that promote education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation for young adults aged 18 to 25 across the UK, providing practical skills to support them to lead independent lives. Those aged 16+ who are not in formal education, training or work will also be considered. Priority will...

16th January 2024


Funding Adventurous Activities for Young People (UK)


The Pawprint Trust has reopened its annual grant scheme, allowing young people from across the UK to apply for funding for life-changing adventures that develop their skills, capacities, and capabilities. The funding will support young people aged 11-25 who need a bit of extra help with their fundraising for projects and activities both locally and abroad. Examples of projects and activities previously supported include international trips, camping adventures, personal development projects, prov...

16th January 2024