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YouthBank - Do you want to be part of the team giving out money to young people?


Bucks Youth Bank is a grant-making panel for young people's projects that benefit the community. There are 2 panels, one in Aylesbury and one in Wycombe.<><>We give grants to local groups of young people or individuals aged 13-19. Funding can be for new projects the young people want to start or exi...

17th January 2003




£10,000 funding opportunity for Communities & Voluntary groups in the South Bucks area


Community Impact Bucks is working with Bucks County Council and the Beeches Local Area Forum (LAF) on a Participatory Budgeting process.<><>The Beeches LAF; which brings together elected members and other stakeholders in the local area; have £10,000 that they would like community and voluntary grou...

17th January 2003




Funding News for South East


Funding to Help Unemployed People Move Towards Employment, Training or Education (Thames Valley Berkshire)


Voluntary sector organisations and small businesses in the Thames Valley Berkshire region are invited to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to support local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over to move towards employment, training or education. The ESFA Community Training Grants will fund a range of innovative projects which help prepare participants for work by providing opportunities to learn and upskill in anything from industry-specific training...

29th November 2021


Funding To Support Access to Education for Children & Young People (Kent & East Sussex)


The Bedgebury Foundation is inviting applications to its grant-making programme which supports access to education for children and young people in Kent and East Sussex, where lack of funding is a barrier to achievement. The Foundation offers three categories of grant: Programme for Individuals - for children and young people under the age of 25 with additional learning needs, showing excellence or needing a second chance with vocational training; Teaching and Training - for those adults involve...

25th November 2021


Funding to Tackle Isolation & Loneliness (Oxfordshire)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities, community groups and social enterprises for projects which tackle social isolation, loneliness and additional mental health issues amongst communities in Oxfordshire as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s Community Resilience Fund: COVID Isolation and Loneliness will provide support for people already facing challenging circumstances including families/parents, older people, people living in r...

14th October 2021


Kent Community Foundation (Kent)


The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 30th November 2021. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Children, Young People & Families; Elderly & Isolated; Vulnerable Adults; Employability, Skills & Enterprise . Priority will be given to grou...

3rd September 2021


Funding to Support Environmental Projects Initiated by School Students (Buckinghamshire)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available to primary and secondary schools in Buckinghamshire to support environmental projects initiated and led by the school’s students. The Heart of Buck’s Green Schools Fund makes grants available to School Councils or similar student bodies affiliated to schools operating in the area administered by Buckinghamshire Council. Projects put forward for consideration should be environmental improvement schemes or ideas which are designed to reduce waste, improve ...

30th August 2021


Funding to Help Reduce the Incidence of Male Suicide (Buckinghamshire)


Registered charities, community groups, social enterprises, CICs, parish and town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for initiatives that promote positive mental health for men and boys in Buckinghamshire, specifically with the aim of reducing the incidence of male suicide. The Heart of Bucks’ Saving Lives Fund will support projects such as those that improve access to mental health services, help to educate and raise awareness of male suicid...

5th July 2021


Low Carbon Workspaces Grants (South East)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire to help them invest in low carbon technologies and energy-saving upgrades. The purpose of the grant funding is to help businesses reduce their energy bills and overheads, cut their carbon emissions, and boost their eco-credentials; as part of the UK goal to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050. Grants fund one-third of the cost of upgrad...

23rd June 2021


Funding to Support Disadvantaged People Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Sussex)


The Sussex Community Foundation has reopened the Sussex Crisis Fund in a new Support and Recovery phase to support community and voluntary sector organisations working to help disadvantaged people experiencing greater health inequalities and financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support both online or in person activity that reconnects people and communities, offers mental health and well-being support, provides advice and support ...

12th May 2021


UK Funding News


Grants for Digital Vocational Learning Projects (UK)


Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 will be made available for early-stage projects that use technology to improve vocational education. The UFi VocTech Trust will provide funding for projects lasting between three to twelve months which show how digital technologies can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. Applications for their VocTech Seed grant will be open between the 12th January 2022 and the 9th February 2022 to all organisations across the UK, including charities, t...

3rd December 2021


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


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

3rd December 2021


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


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support initiatives that encourage young people to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue STEM-related further education or vocational training, particularly in the area of Materials Science. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers’ Foundation with priority given to projects engaging young people between the ages of 12 and 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds with a preference for urban areas outside London and particula...

2nd December 2021


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2022. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British School at Athens Easter Course; and school teaching and ...

2nd December 2021


Funding to Support the Re-Opening of Hospice Day Care Services (England, Wales, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)


Grants of up to £35,000 are available to help adult hospices and children’s hospices re-open day care services in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through their 2021/22 Hospice Grants - Re-Imaging Day Hospice Services, the Masonic Foundation in partnership with Hospice UK, will award between eight and ten grants to support projects within hospices in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man that use new approaches to both virtual and safe face-to-face services. Projects could...

1st December 2021


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to 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 i...

1st December 2021


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


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

1st December 2021


Automotive Transformation Fund Re-opens to Applications (UK)


UK registered businesses will be able to apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital investment and R&D projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK. Funded by the UK Government, the Automotive Transformation Fund aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain by providing support for projects involving the latest technology in batteries, electric motors and drives, power electronics, fuel cells, and recycling. This round of ...

30th November 2021


Funding to Improve the Display & Interpretation of Nationally Significant Museum Collections (UK)


The Wolfson Foundation has launched a new funding round to support museums and galleries undertaking projects to improve the display and interpretation of nationally significant collections for the public. Grants, usually in the range of £50,000 to £500,000 (minimum £15,000), are available to registered charities and local authorities for creating new galleries, refurbishment and equipment, or occasionally, education and learning spaces. Projects should aim to improve future sustainability, i...

30th November 2021


New Legal Fund to Tackle Race Discrimination (England, Scotland & Wales)


The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new fund to tackle race discrimination and help victims seek justice, including through legal proceedings where appropriate. From December 2021, legal practitioners will be able to apply for a share of £250,000 in funding to seek advice and help to resolve complaints of race discrimination, harassment, and victimisation from individuals against organisations who may have broken equality law. This may include, for example, cases in employme...

29th November 2021


Grants of up to £40,000 Available to Organisations Led by and for Black and Minoritised Women and Girls (UK)


Two-year grants of up to £40,000 are available to specialised organisations in the UK that are led by and for Black and minoritised women and girls. The funding is for organisational development work relating to areas such as strategy, governance, leadership, alliances and partnerships, funding, demonstrating impact and systems and processes and is available to organisations that have been established for three years or more, and which have an average income of less than £100,000 per year. The...

25th November 2021


Grants for the Planting of Trees, Hedges & Orchards to Enhance Wildlife & Biodiversity (UK)


Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get children and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting trees, hedges and orchards to enhance wildlife and biodiversity. The Tree Council’s Trees and Hedgerows for Wildlife & Biodiversity Fund will support projects which benefit local animals and insects, or are situated in a location where animals are cared for, such as charitable resc...

25th November 2021


Funding to Encourage Volunteering Amongst Young People (UK)


The Alec Dickson Trust provides support for young people who aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised and disadvantaged by society, through volunteering or community service. In this round of funding, the Trust are calling for applications of up to £500 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old. The Trust particularly like to fund innovative projects that are long-lasting and sustainable, which try to...

25th November 2021


Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN in 2022 (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 Organization for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not be able to participate. The Trust typically offers up to £100 per pupil eligible for pupil premium or equivalent to support trips which give students the opportunity to learn about the physics research that is taking place as well as meeting some of the physicists wh...

24th November 2021


Funding for Circular Economy Projects (UK)


UK charities, academia, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies and businesses in the textiles, food, household and technology sectors can apply for grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 for projects that will accelerate the transition to a more circular economy. The idea of a circular economy is to design out waste and get the most value from every stage of a product's life. To be eligible for funding, projects should challenge the outdated 'take, make, dispose' model. This could ...

24th November 2021


Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK)


Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation will award funding to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which should provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and aim to improve the financial stability of the organisation. Match...

24th November 2021


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 28th February 2022....

24th November 2021


Funding for Charities Working with Older People (UK)


Grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 are available to charitable organisations which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated. The Wolfson Foundation will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and improve the financial stability of the organisation. Match funding is requi...

23rd November 2021


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, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The grants are made through the Wolfson Foundation’...

23rd November 2021


£1.7 Million Competition to Reduce Plastic Pollution (UK)


WRAP and Innovate UK are making £1.7 million in funding available to innovators, investors and key industry stakeholders for plastics reduction projects in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa. The International Circular Plastics Flagship Competition will award grants of between £50,000 to £250,000 to enable UK businesses, including not-for-profits and research institutions, to conduct feasibility studies and implement a small scale in-country pilot trial of the intervention to reduce plastic...

22nd November 2021


HSBC UK Launches £500 Million Green SME Fund (UK)


HSBC UK has announced a new £500 million funding initiative to help small and medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) transition to net-zero. The Green SME Fund is available for businesses with a turnover of less than £25 million and will offer 1% cashback on loans, starting from £1,000, to help SMEs reduce their carbon emissions and invest in a range of green solutions and initiatives. To further help SMEs in the transition to a low-carbon economy, HSBC is also launching a Sustainability Assessmen...

22nd November 2021


£3.5 Million Fund Launched for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3.5million fund for community-led commemorative events and activities to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. The Platinum Jubilee Fund will award grants of up to £50,000 to seventy projects across the UK that bring people together to celebrate, build relationships, and create new opportunities and a legacy for future generations and the environment. Charities, voluntary and community organisation, schools, statutory bod...

19th November 2021


£100,000 Fund Launched for Green Tech Start-ups (UK)


Simmons & Simmons has launched a new fund to support UK green tech start-ups who seek to utilise technology to restore environmental balance and biodiversity, and to tackle climate change. The GreenTech fund will award a share of £100,000 worth of legal advice from across the firm’s network to four emerging climatetech and cleantech organisations for innovative solutions that attempt to halt and reverse the climate crisis. Support will be tailored to the specific needs of each organisation. T...

19th November 2021


Global Start Up Energy Transition Awards (UK, International)


National and international start-up companies working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change are invited to apply to the Start Up Energy Transition Awards 2022. The aim of the competition is to recognise global start-up companies that have developed innovative products and/or services that contribute to energy system transformation. Applicants can apply to one of five categories, all with the aim of clean energy promotion: clean energy generation, demand-side innovation, ...

18th November 2021


Funding for High Achieving State School Students to Explore US Study (UK)


The Sutton Trust is inviting applications to its US Programme which offers high achieving state school students the opportunity to explore studying in the United States to experience what it's like being an international student in the US. The programme includes two virtual residentials in the UK, before all students spend a week in the US staying on campus at a leading US university and visiting a variety of other American universities to help them decide if being an international student is ...

18th November 2021


Training Bursaries to Support Heritage Craft Skills Amongst Black & Ethnically Diverse Groups (UK)


Grants of up to £4,000 are available for under-represented Black and ethnically diverse groups across the UK to support the development of heritage craft skills. The Heritage Crafts Association’s Training Bursary for Black and Ethnically Diverse Makers seeks to support those who may be starting out on their journey in craft or at the point where they want to turn a hobby into a career, or where they are already a maker who is looking to further develop their heritage craft skills. The program...

17th November 2021


Emergency Grants Programme to Support Afghan Evacuees (UK)


Allchurches Trust is offering grants to churches and Christian charities which are supporting Afghan evacuees who are resettling in the UK from Afghanistan. The Afghan Evacuees Emergency Grants Programme will help Christian organisations to cover associated costs. This could include costs such as personal items, accommodation and furniture, language support, volunteer expenses, rental costs of church halls/buildings, and help with integrating and settling such as befriending groups and drop-in s...

17th November 2021


Warm Homes Fund Re-Opens to Applications (England, Wales & Scotland)


National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions have announced that the latest round of the Warm Homes Fund is now open to applications. The fund incentivises the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households with the aim of reducing bills, increasing comfort in non-gas fuel poor households, and improving health outcomes. This round is accepting bids from local authorities and registered social landlords working with other local partners across England, Wales and Scotland fo...

17th November 2021


Small Grants Programme for Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK)


The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small charities who are providing vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme 2021-22 will award grants of up to £3,000 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 charities receive a decision within ...

16th November 2021


Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK)


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

16th November 2021


Woodward Charitable Trust (UK)


Charities, social enterprises, that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for grants that cover their core costs. The funding is being made available through the Woodward Charitable Trust and two types of grants are awarded. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact. Priority is given to projects that make good use o...

16th November 2021


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


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

16th November 2021


Ecclesiastical Invites Charity Nominations for Prize Draw (UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)


Ecclesiastical Insurance will be making a total of £120,000 in donations during twelve days in December to charities, not-for-profit organisations, or community interest companies to help them continue to deliver their vital work. Anyone can nominate an organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man to be awarded £1,000 from the prize draw called “12 days of giving”. Ten winners will be drawn at random each weekday from the 6th December to the 21st December 202...

15th November 2021


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 £30,000 for projects and activities supporting 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...

15th November 2021


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


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

15th November 2021


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 ...

15th November 2021


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...

15th November 2021


New Fund Announced to Support the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (UK)


The Coop Foundation are launching a new £3 million fund to support food and farming projects that are tackling the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Funded through Co-op donations raised from the sale of compostable carrier bags and Co-op Foundation funds, the Carbon Innovation Fund will award grants of between £75,000 and £100,000 to around ten projects per year for three years. Eligible organisations will include UK charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and local, ...

12th November 2021


Funding Available for Green Projects (UK)


Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recycling bins for the school canteen area. The bins in the c...

12th November 2021


Bursaries for UK-German School Partnerships (UK)


Schools across the UK are invited to apply for Partnership Bursaries to help them maintain existing links with schools in Germany. UK-German Connection is awarding bursaries of £1,000 for a range of joint activities between existing partner schools which support direct contact between young people from both countries. They can be used for more than one activity in a year and to support multiple target groups. Bursaries can cover pupil or teacher travel, accommodation and subsistence, materials...

11th November 2021


Competition to Improve the Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes (UK)


UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million in funding for digital innovation projects that will improve the sustainability of manufacturing processes. Funding from the Made Smarter Innovation: Sustainable Smart Factory competition, delivered by UK Research and Innovation, will support the development of digital innovations to improve the sustainability of manufacturing processes, resulting in either reduced material or reduced energy consumption. The c...

11th November 2021


Funding for Community Support Initiatives (Great Britain & Ireland)


The Ireland Funds Great Britain Grant Round 2021/22 has opened for applications. The Fund aims to support initiatives that contribute to community development, culture, peace and reconciliation, and education. This could include support for vulnerable members of society, new and equal opportunities in education, and employment, and connecting communities with Irish culture and heritage. Charities and other not-for-profit organisations across Ireland and Great Britain with an annual income of les...

10th November 2021


Funding to Support the Work of Small Charities (UK)


Charities supporting sick and disadvantaged people across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 from the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Ann Rylands Small Donations programme. Funding is intended to support projects of a humanitarian nature or supplement core funding, with priority given to organisations supporting the elderly, people with disabilities or living with serious illness, or those facing challenges with mental health, social exclusion, homelessness or other difficulties in ...

10th November 2021


Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK)


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

10th November 2021


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


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

10th November 2021


British Council Launches Future of English Research Grants (UK)


The British Council is seeking applications for their Future of English - Research Grants 2022. The scheme will support a programme of research to provide data, develop new and innovative research methods, and give actionable insights for policy makers, educators and other key stakeholders on key trends associated with the role of English as a global language. Grants of up to £250,000 are available to UK Higher Education institutions or approved Independent Research Organisations eligible to re...

9th November 2021


Research & Development Funding to Support the Sustainability & Productivity of the UK Seafood Industry (UK)


The UK Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund has re-opened for applications. Organisations from all sectors in the UK can apply for funding from the £10 million research and development fund to develop innovative ideas, products and technology which will benefit the sustainability, productivity and profitability of the UK’s fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries. Applications for collaborative projects that include both seafood sector organisations and technology businesses will be enco...

9th November 2021


Competition Seeking Ideas on How to Improve Britain’s Roads (UK)


The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund is running a competition for primary and secondary schools and colleges which seeks ideas on how to improve Britain’s roads. Two prizes of £5,000 and four runner up prizes of £2,000 are on offer to encourage new and creative thinking about what road users, and society, expect from the roads of the future. Applicants are encouraged to be creative with their submissions, and could include a model, a simulation, a 3D fly through, a poem, a painting, a song, or a scul...

8th November 2021


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


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

8th November 2021


Outdoor Learning Officer Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (UK)


The Ernest Cook Trust has announced that it is accepting applications for funding through its Outdoor Learning Officer Grant scheme. The Trust believes that inspirational educators and mentors are key to engaging people with the environment. The scheme provides funding to charities and not for profit organisations that want to employ learning officers/outdoor educators. The Trust will provide up to £15,000 per year (estimated as 50% of a full-time salary including on costs) for up to three y...

8th November 2021


Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK)


The Ogden Trust is seeking applications to its School Partnerships programme. The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of schools and established collaborations, as well as providing regional support through place-based partnerships. Partnerships can include primary schools, secondary schools, or ideally a mix of both. Grants are for up to £2,500 per academic year for the first three years and £1,000 in the fourth year for activ...

4th November 2021


Applications Now Open for APM Research Fund (UK)


UK Researchers, academics and project specialists can apply for funding from the Association for Project Management (APM) Research Fund for projects which advance the art, science, theory and practice of project management. Funding of £5,000 is available for small-scale research projects, along with seed funding of £25,000 for projects of a larger scale, ambition, and impact that seek to address key issues that are either directly involved in or related to, the management of projects, programm...

4th November 2021


Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK)


The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the lead applicant being a school and the second partner being a STEM professional from academia or...

4th November 2021


School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)


UK schools, colleges or home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resources; transport; marketing and public...

4th November 2021


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 5th January 2022. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areas: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices. Applica...

3rd November 2021


Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Improve Community Buildings & Outdoor Spaces (UK)


The Asda Foundation has launched a new grants programme to help small grassroots organisations improve local community spaces and places across the UK. The Investing in Spaces and Places Grant will provide funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 to help with building repairs, building improvement/development, and/or outdoor improvement/development for properties which the community organisations either own or lease. Costs could include materials, tradespeople, and equipment purchases/rental. F...

3rd November 2021


Grants of up to £1,500 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Little Lives UK is offering grants of up to £1,500 through its Children’s Community Support Programme to provide services to disadvantaged and disabled children. The programme is open to applications from children’s groups and organisations such as play groups or sports classes. The Children’s Community Support Programme is also open to applications from other projects, as long as their primary objective focuses on providing services to disadvantaged and disabled children. There is no ...

2nd November 2021


Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. Example of support could include recreational trips, m...

2nd November 2021


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 Fe...

2nd November 2021


Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales)


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

1st November 2021


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


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

1st November 2021


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


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

1st November 2021


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


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

29th October 2021


Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK)


Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that influence financial wellbeing: income; spending; and as...

29th October 2021


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


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

29th October 2021


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


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

28th October 2021


Funding for Small Charities and Recognised Churches (UK)


Small UK registered charities and recognised churches can apply for grants of between £250 and £4,000 for projects that benefit UK residents. This can include but is not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers. The grants can be spent on short breaks (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people), equipment (such as white goods), or capital costs (refurbishment or minor building work). Applicants must have already raised a third of the total co...

26th October 2021


Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)


Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 16th November 2021 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Momentum Fund and pri...

26th October 2021


Funding to Help Children & Young People Make Good Lifestyle Choices (UK & Ireland)


Insurance Company, Ansvar, is making funding available to registered charities in the UK and Ireland whose work specifically focuses on educating children and young people about making good lifestyle choices. The Ansvar Donations Programme will award three charities with grants of £15,000 a year for three years, totalling £45,000 for new or existing projects that benefit children and young people. This could include activities which teach children about the effects of drugs and alcohol, how to...

25th October 2021


Funding for Initiatives that Deliver Benefits to Local Communities (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...

25th October 2021


Heat Pump Ready Programme Launched (UK)


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced a new Heat Pump Ready Programme to help the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The programme will support technical innovation for the development of lower cost, smaller and more efficient heat pump systems. The funding will be split into three separate delivery streams: up to £30 million in funding will be available through stream one for solutions for high-density heat pump deployment; £25 million in funding...

25th October 2021


Social Investment Business Recovery Loan Fund (UK)


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Social Investment Business has launched a loan fund to support UK charities and social enterprises impacted by the crisis. Offering repayable and flexible finance, the Recovery Loan Fund will work under the terms of the UK Government’s Recovery Loan Scheme, which supports access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Fund offers loans of one to six years, worth between £100,000 and £1.5 million for all fundi...

22nd October 2021


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


The Energy Saving Trust has announced that the latest round of the Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open to applications from charities in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme supports projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations to reduce their bills by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. There are four funds open in this funding round totalling £5.75 million to enable charities to deliver a range of new and inn...

22nd October 2021


Tesco Community Grants (UK)


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

22nd October 2021


Funding to Strengthen Regional Museums and Galleries (UK)


Applications are now being accepted through the John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund 2021/22 which aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. A total of £500,000 in funding is available each year for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out, and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change. The Foundation’s focus is on visual and d...

21st October 2021


OneFamily Foundation Community Grants (UK)


The OneFamily Foundation has announced that the next round of Community Grants will open to nominations on the 9th November 2021. Customers will be invited to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to support activities that benefit the local community. Examples could include setting up a new club/group/class, or the development of an outside play area for a nursery. The Foundation has already helped more than two hundred good causes deliver projects such...

21st October 2021


Funding Extension of £3 Million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK)


The Home Office has announced a further £3 million of funding to help vulnerable and at-risk EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK. The funding will support the network of seventy-two grant funded organisations, which includes charities, local authorities and community groups, to support people across the UK in applying to the EUSS who have vulnerabilities such as language barriers or limited access to...

20th October 2021


Funding to Support Local Communities During the Winter Months (UK)


Charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, and social enterprises across the UK that have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support local communities during the winter months. The Arnold Clark Community Fund will accept applications from organisations working to support food banks, toy banks, poverty relief, and housing and accommodation. Only one application will be accepted per organisation and applicants will be rando...

20th October 2021


Funding for UK and International Collaborative Arts Projects (UK)


The British Council has launched a new £3.5 million programme to help arts and culture organisations develop and deliver creative and innovative projects in collaboration with international partners. International Collaboration Grants will support organisations (including consortia, community-based and artist-led) to work together with international organisations on digital, face-to-face, and/or hybrid artistic projects. Small grants of up to £20,000 and large grants of £75,000 will s...

20th October 2021


Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK)


Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection and supports, and other aids to establishment such as...

20th October 2021


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 24th January 2022. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support....

20th October 2021


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Incease 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 critical life skills necessary for 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 Thomas...

19th October 2021


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 or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, a small number of 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 t...

18th October 2021


Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing through Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of around £3,000 to £4,000 to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers’ Marine Conservation Social Fund, will support three or four projects that will achieve marine conservation outcomes and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation, alongside social, heal...

16th October 2021


Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 25th June 2022. Funding could be used to cover road closures required to hold an event, decorations, flags and banners,...

15th October 2021


Funding to Encourage Diversity in University Engineering Departments (UK)


The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a new funding programme for projects in UK university engineering departments that address the unequal outcomes experienced by students from minoritised groups. Grants of up to £100,000 are available through the Diversity Impact Programme for bold, ambitious and transformative projects lasting 12-18 months that inspire change in university engineering departments and achieve equal outcomes for students irrespective of their diversity characteristics...

15th October 2021


Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People Achieve their Potential Through the Sport of Sailing (UK)


Approximately £200,000 in funding is available to individuals, charities and sailing organisations in the UK to help disadvantaged young people under the age of 25 to achieve their potential through the sport of sailing. The Trustees of the John Merricks Sailing Trust are seeking to award organisations with funding for legacy projects that will last for at least ten years. Preference will be given to dinghy or windsurfing initiatives, however, all proposals that fit the objectives of the charit...

14th October 2021


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


Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months ...

14th October 2021


Funding for Young Athletes (UK)


Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to make a difference, helping the recipients make the diff...

13th October 2021


Phase 3 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK)


Phase three of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is now open to applications from public sector organisations across the UK. The scheme aims to support organisations to install low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working lives. There is no cap on the value of grant funding that organisations can apply for, and the total of funding available will be confirmed after the government’s autumn Spending Rev...

12th October 2021


Funding for Game-Changing & Commercially Viable Research & Development Ideas (UK)


UK registered businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million in funding for game-changing and commercially viable research and development (R&D) ideas that can significantly impact the UK economy. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, provides funding for innovation R&D from a variety of technologies, markets and research categories, including: feasibility projects; industrial research projects; and experimental development projects. A...

12th October 2021


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


The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 23rd January 2023. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and g...

12th October 2021


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


Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible applicants need to be aged 16 or over, living in the UK...

11th October 2021


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


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

11th October 2021


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


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

11th October 2021


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


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

11th October 2021


Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK)


Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March 2022....

8th October 2021


Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK)


Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £6,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising communal awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Organisations must plant a minimum of 50 trees per £1,000 of grant funding on...

7th October 2021


UK Arts Councils to Pilot New Fund for International Artistic Collaboration (UK)


Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be made available to support individuals and organisations working in the creative and cultural sector across the four nations of the UK to develop international partnerships and co-create projects. Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International have combined to launch the £100,000 Four Nations International Fund, for digital, co-creation and networking projects involving partne...

7th October 2021


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


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

7th October 2021