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Grants Available to Tackle Hate Crime (Manchester)


Grants of £500 are available to voluntary and community organisations and local authorities in Manchester to help tackle hatred and discrimination. The funding is made available through the Manchester Community Safety Partnership’s Hate Crime Awareness Grants Programme which makes funding available annually to support projects across the city that promote awareness of hate crime, how to report it; and to celebrate diversity and promoting cohesion within communities. Only projects that will ...

17th June 2022


Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester)


Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes. Grants of a maximum of £3,000 are awarded to a broad range of projects including, for example, play areas, community fun days, community growing projects, riding for the disabled, that are delivered by not-for-profit organisations. Projects supported must be within a 10-mile radius of the Airport and priority is given to those areas most exposed to aircraft noise. The nex...

14th June 2022


Youth Diversion Fund Re-Opens for Projects During the Summer Holidays (Merseyside)


Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner has re-opened the Youth Diversion Fund to prevent young people from becoming involved in anti-social or criminal behaviour. This round of funding will award grants of up to £5,000 to charities, community groups or social enterprises for safe and engaging diversionary projects for children and young people taking place during the six-week school summer holiday in 2022. The funding is made available using money raised through the Police Property Act to...

24th May 2022


Micro Grants to Support Mental Wellbeing (Greater Manchester)


Grants of up to £750 are available to voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations for projects which help to improve the mental wellbeing of people in Greater Manchester (including Glossop). Funded by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GM Mental Wellbeing Grants will fund activities that benefit people from communities including carers, BAME communities, people living with long term physical or mental health conditions, LGBTQ+ communities, Disabled people, milita...

20th May 2022


Funding to Provide Financial Help to those in Debt & Financial Hardship (North West England)


Registered charities, voluntary and other not-for-profit organisations, and public benefit entities can apply for grants of up to £40,000 to assist people experiencing financial hardship who are unable to meet the cost of water charges. The United Utilities Trust Fund aims to help people out of water debt, and support local organisations delivering services within the Fund’s geographic area of North West England, who can deliver money and debt advice/financial literacy projects that encourage...

17th May 2022


Grants of up to £10,000 for Science and the Arts Projects (North West of England)


Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Awards of £500 to £10,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £2,000). The funding is being made available through the Granada Foundation and the next closing date is the 5th July 2022....

11th May 2022


Funding to Provide Financial Help to those in Debt & Financial Hardship (North West England)


Registered charities, voluntary and other not-for-profit organisations, and public benefit entities can apply for grants of up to £40,000 to assist people experiencing financial hardship who are unable to meet the cost of water charges. The United Utilities Trust Fund aims to help people out of water debt, and support local organisations delivering services within the Fund’s geographic area of North West England, who can deliver money and debt advice/financial literacy projects that encourage...

10th May 2022


Funding to Support the Third Sector in Improving Mental Health Services (North Cumbria)


Community organisations in north Cumbria can apply for a share of £250,000 in funding to help people with severe mental illness gain better access to services and support. The funding is made available through the NHS Community Mental Health Transformation Programme, which will award grants of up to £75,000 through three separate funds: the Healthier Lifestyles Fund which will support interventions that target health risks such as smoking, obesity, and frailty; the Positive Changes Fund which ...

27th April 2022


UK Funding News


£4.5 Million Fund Launched to Support Victims & Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (England & Wales)


The Home Office is making £4.5 million in funding available to voluntary sector organisations providing nationally accessible support to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. Organisations can apply to the Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Fund, either as a single organisation or as a consortium of several organisations, to provide services and activities that directly support victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in England and Wales. The funding is availabl...

1st July 2022


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 ...

1st July 2022


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grantmaking programme. Grants of up to £6,000 are available to UK charities and constituted not for profit organisations to support practical projects and initiatives, which aim to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with, and recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. The closing date for applications is the 2...

1st July 2022


New £1 Million Fund to Support Black Entrepreneurs to Launch & Grow their Own Businesses (UK)


Sky, in partnership with the Black Equity Organisation, is making £1 million in funding available over three years to support Black entrepreneurs to launch and grow their own businesses in the UK. The Future 100 Growth Fund will support young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30 of Black African, Black Caribbean, Black British and/or Mixed-race descent who are looking to bring a business concept to life, scale up a fledgling business, or have the beginnings of a thriving business. The fund will provid...

30th June 2022


Research Grants Available to Help Make Transport More Inclusive (UK)


UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme to undertake research into the problems that disabled people face in the transport system and how they can be solved. Grants of between £50,000 and £1 million are available over three years to help organisations produce free, accessible data and findings to help make transport more inclusive. This could include, for example, looking at independent journeys taken by people with sight loss, research to help unders...

30th June 2022


Community Business Trade Up Programme Opens for Applications - Deadline Extended (England)


The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced that its Community Business Trade Up programme is open. The programme is open to community businesses in England that exists to improve their local neighbourhood, village or town and who want to start or build their income from trading and sales, and become more sustainable. The programme will provide businesses with mentoring support and a Match Trading grant worth up to £5,000 which is designed to challenge them to grow their income by matchin...

30th June 2022


£128 Million to Improve Access to the Arts & Culture (England)


To help improve access to the arts and culture, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is making a total of £128 million in funding available to cultural venues including museums, galleries and public libraries in England. Organisations are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the financial support which will be distributed across three funds: the £49.4 million Cultural Development Fund which aims to increase access to arts and culture in areas of low engagement; the £...

30th June 2022


Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK)


The Ogden Trust's School Partnerships programme is due to re-open for applications in September 2022. The School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. The programme works with primary and secondary schools and includes a range of teacher CPD. The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of schools and established collaborations, as well as p...

30th June 2022


Funding to Empower Disadvantaged Young People into Positions of Leadership (England)


Grants of up to £40,000 are available to youth-focused charities and not-for-profit organisations in England that are working to support young people aged 10-30 who have experienced injustice into positions of leadership. The funding is being made available through the Listening Fund’s Advisers’ Fund which aims to allow organisations to create leadership opportunities that enable disadvantaged young people to shape their own strategies, support services and systems. It will target young pe...

29th June 2022


Sea-Changers 2022 Innovation Fund is Open for Applications (UK)


A new £30,000 fund has been launched to encourage and support new ideas and projects for marine conservation in the UK. Applications are being accepted from all types of UK based organisations, including charities and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations, companies, schools, universities or students who are carrying out marine conservation related activities, and community groups. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Innovation Fund 2022 will award £10,000 to pr...

29th June 2022


Movement for Good Awards Re-Opens to Nominations (UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)


The Benefact Group has launched a new round of their Movement for Good Awards to support good causes in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Through the £1 million fund, the company will award £1,000 to 250 registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, or community interest companies from the second draw of the campaign which takes place in September. Members of the public can nominate charities online and winners will be selected at random. Applicants will also ...

29th June 2022


£4.1 Million Prize for Innovations to Help Dementia Patients (UK)


A new £4.1 million prize for innovations to help change the lives of people living with dementia will open to applications in the autumn. Innovators will be invited to develop technologies that learn about the lives and routines of people living with early-stage dementia, employing assistive technology and machine learning to adapt as their condition progresses, and thereby helping them remain independent in their homes. The Alzheimer’s Society, Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council wi...

28th June 2022


Funding to Develop, Expand & Improve Active Travel Options for Disabled People (UK)


UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand and improve active travel options for disabled people. Grants of between £100,000 and £4 million are available over three years to help charities and organisations, including universities, to ensure disabled people have equal opportunity to make decisions about how they travel in the UK by providing access to quality and affordable ac...

28th June 2022


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...

28th June 2022


Grants of £30,000 Available to Enhance the Income Potential of Social Organisations (England)


Environmental organisations and organisations led by those from Black and Minoritised communities can apply for grants and other business support measures to help build their financial resilience by developing and exploring new models of generating income through trading. The funding is being made available through the Social Investment Business Enterprise Fund.  As well as the grant, applicants who successfully apply to the programme can receive tailored business support, including joining a p...

27th June 2022


Ovo Foundation Launches New £1 Million Climate Changers Programme (UK)


The Ovo Foundation has launched a new £1 million Climate Changers Programme to work with charities and projects that support children and young people to connect with nature, and equip them with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to take action on the climate crisis. The Foundation is looking to work with partners to campaign for better climate change education; increase opportunities for children and young people to learn from and connect to nature in / around schools; and inspire...

27th June 2022


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 (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 After. For international projects ...

27th June 2022


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


The Micro Biology Society has announced that the Education and Outreach grants programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme, members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microb...

27th June 2022


Funding Available to Support Social Businesses Raise Finance through Community Share Issues (England)


Community businesses in England that are looking to launch or in the early stage of launching a community share issue can apply for grants and equity match funding of up to £25,000. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Community Shares Booster Fund. Two funding streams are available. Development grants – averaging £5,000 are available to prepare a community share offer and Equity match investment of up to £25,000 providing the minimum share offer target is achi...

24th June 2022


Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales)


Small charities. community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to support projects that benefit their local communities. This could include preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; and supporting marginalised groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Magic Little Grants programme which is run by the Postcode Community Trust in partnership...

24th June 2022


Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England)


Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000, most will be under £5,000 and only in a few...

24th June 2022


Grants to Assist Families in Need (England - Former Coalfield Areas)


Voluntary and community organisations operating in the former coalfield areas of England can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to provide support to low-income families in need. The funding is being made available through the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts Small Grants Programme. The type of projects supported include food poverty projects; information, advice & guidance projects; social groups; projects supporting the homeless or any other project which would benefit those in crisis. 50% of th...

23rd June 2022


Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK)


Funding is available to assist neighbourhood-based community projects to build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Individuals and small, not-for-profit businesses can apply 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 lon...

23rd June 2022


Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Community and Education Projects (UK)


Registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, and schools/PTAs can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 for projects which benefit local communities. The funding is made available by the Ford Britain Trust Large Grants programme to support a range of projects focusing on the advancement of education, the environment, children, those with disabilities, youth activities and local communities. Applications will be considered from all UK locations. However, organisations based in Esse...

23rd June 2022


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


Grants of up to £60,000 are available for projects that improve the quality of life of forcibly displaced people and their host communities. The funding which is being made available through the JAC Trust is available to registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally. Priority will be given to proposals that can show a positive engagement between displaced people and their host communities. Please note the JAC Trust does not curren...

23rd June 2022


Focus Futures Green Goal Award (UK)


To encourage new businesses or those looking to start a business to think about their carbon footprint and environmental impact, Focus Futures is giving people the opportunity to receive awards worth a total of £20,000. To be considered for this award, applicants must have a business idea or be a start-up that is less than two years old. For the first place, new businesses will receive an award worth £5,000, the second place an award of £2,000 and 13 runner ups will receive an award of £1...

22nd June 2022


The Latest Edition of the Grants 4 Schools Funding Alert Newsletter Now Available to Download


The Grants 4 Schools "Funding Alert Newsletter" is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants 4 Schools website and is circulated to our subscribers on a fortnightly basis. This week's Newsletter contains 23 pages of the latest funding news....

22nd June 2022


Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK)


Not-for-profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to help young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to help youth organisations to sustain or expand their work. The funding is available to support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include developing volunteers; additional fundraising or income gene...

22nd June 2022


Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)


The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 30th September 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....

22nd June 2022


Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales)


Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and up to half a day of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own building and more than five staff. There will be fo...

21st June 2022


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


The Tree Council has announced that it will re-open its Branching Out fund in July. Through the Fund, schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK will be able to 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 will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees; reasonable costs of non-plastic protection and supports, ...

21st June 2022


Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England)


Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature ...

21st June 2022


New £7.8 Million Fund for Woodland Creation and Tree Planting (England)


Local Authorities in England can apply to a new £7.8 million fund to kickstart woodland creation and tree planting. A minimum of 50 Local Authorities will be awarded up to £150,000 each to recruit the new staff and expertise needed to drive forward woodland creation and tree planting plans. The Funding is being made available through the Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund which is being delivered by the Forestry Commission in partnership with Defra as part of the £750 million Nature for Cli...

20th June 2022


Great Big Green Week Community Fund - Deadline Imminent (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not for profit organisations, charities and schools to help organise local events, activities and festivals that celebrate action and progress being made on climate change during the Great Big Green Week 2022. The funding is being made available through the Great Big Green Week Community Fund and can be used to help pay for, equipment, one-off events, volunteer expenses and flyers, social media advertising, etc. The final closing date for applications i...

20th June 2022


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 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...

20th June 2022


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 ...

20th June 2022


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity's grants programme has re-opened for applications. Originally, the programme was due to re-open in September but the opening date has been brought forward due to the cost-of-living crisis. The MSE Charity gives grants of up to £7,500 to not for profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.  The theme for this round is 'Developing Resilience' and will focus on supporting organisations who provide urg...

20th June 2022


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...

17th June 2022


Funding to Support Activities & Events During Chemistry Week 2022 (UK)


The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced that its Chemistry Week Grants programme is open for application. Grants of up to £500 are available to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week in November 2022. Chemistry Week is an annual celebration of the chemical sciences. The programme is open to applications from RSC members and non-members. The RSC’s Chemistry Week Grants 2022 will fund activities and events themed around and supporting the topic of Sustainability including ...

17th June 2022


Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK)


The Matthew Good Foundation has launched the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 wi...

17th June 2022


Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales)


Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders. The funding is available to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations; help older people get online; to help with unexpected bi...

17th June 2022


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 rebuild their lives.  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 C...

17th June 2022


Grants of up to £5,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales)


Small community groups, local charities and individuals can apply for grants of between £100 and £5,000 for equipment and to support projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding can be used for day trips, outings and group holidays in the UK, activities, transport as well as equipment and materials. Grants for individuals, must be completed by a third party who knows the individual in a professional or community-based capacity such as healthc...

16th June 2022


Industrial Energy Transformation Fund – Phase 2 Opens for Applications (England, Wales or Northern Ireland)


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched the second phase of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund. The aim of the fund is to provide grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies, and for the deployment of industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects. A total of £70 million is available for feasibility and engineering studies to enable companies to investigate identified energy efficiency and decarbonisation projects prior to maki...

16th June 2022


Grants to Support Music Making (UK & Ireland)


To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at community groups and schools that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing sustainable music programmes. This round will award musical instruments or grants of up to £1,500 for seven different types of projec...

16th June 2022


£200 Million Fund Launched to Help Farmers Reach Net-Zero (UK)


Virgin Money PLC has launched a new £200 million fund to help the UK agriculture sector transition to net zero. The Agri E Fund will offer low-cost loans for farmers to invest in suitable adaptations to their businesses which will reduce their on-farm emissions. Loans with 0% arrangement fees can be provided when farmers complete a carbon audit, and are looking to borrow over £50,000 to invest in emission reducing initiatives, like renewable energy, energy efficiency initiatives or activities ...

15th June 2022


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK & Worldwide)


Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations in the UK and Worldwide can apply for grants of up to $50,000 from the EA Animal Welfare Fund which supports advocacy, research, and movement-building work aimed at improving the wellbeing of animals, primarily farmed and wild animals, in relatively neglected geographic regions around the world. The fund has historically supported many different interventions, including research that improves understanding of relevant issues, and campaigns that push la...

15th June 2022


Grants for Digital Vocational Learning Projects (UK)


Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 are available for early-stage projects that use technology to improve vocational education. The grants are available to organisations across the UK, including charities, trade bodies, learning providers, employers, private companies, community interest companies and other not for profit organisations. The funding is being made available through the VocTech Trust Seed Fund and will provide funding for that show how digital technologies can be used in inno...

15th June 2022


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 that improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The abrdn Financial Fairness Trust’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; a...

14th June 2022


Funding to Encourage Diversity in University Engineering Departments (UK)


The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a new funding round for projects within UK university engineering departments that address the unequal outcomes experienced by students from underrepresented 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 characteri...

14th June 2022


Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK)


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

14th June 2022


UK Research and Innovation Launches the Rethinking Public Dialogue Fund (UK)


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce has launched a new £480,000 fund to investigate the effective of current methods for consulting the public (public dialogue) in shaping research and innovation priorities. The Rethinking Public Dialogue Fund aims to test and evaluate new possibilities for consulting the public, and capture evidence about their effectiveness that can help de-risk these approaches for policy makers, resea...

13th June 2022


New £30 Million Funding Launched to Help Farmers Boost their Business (England).


Farmers in England can now apply for funding of between £25,000 and £300,000 to help them boost their businesses and add extra value to their produce. The funding is being made available through the new £30 million Farming Investment Fund (FIF) . Funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs the grants can be used to purchase equipment to process, diversify and add value to their products after they have been harvested or reared. This could include premises and equipment ...

13th June 2022


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. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programmes is the 4th July 2022....

13th June 2022


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...

13th June 2022


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 September 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 ...

13th June 2022


Social Investment Fund Opens to Tackle Inequality & Promote Racial Justice (UK)


A new multi-million pound social investment fund focused on tackling inequality and promoting racial justice in the UK, has opened to applications from diverse-led social enterprises looking to grow their impact. The Growth Impact Fund, managed by Big Issue Invest, will invest between £50,000 and £1.5 million in social businesses to support early-stage founders from underrepresented groups who have previously been excluded from investment. It is expected to support 50 to 60 organisations throu...

10th June 2022


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


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

10th June 2022


Funding to Address Structural Inequalities Within the UK Immigration System (UK)


Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund. The Foundation also has a particular interest in the lives of young people who lack permanent status in the ...

10th June 2022


Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International)


The Volant Trust has still accepting applications through its Covid-19 Response Fund. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The level of grant awarded is at the discretion of the Trustees. The final closing d...

10th June 2022


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 No...

10th June 2022


Funding to Support Business Growth in the Moving Image Industry (England, outside of London)


Creative England has reopened their New Ideas Fund to applications from individuals and small to medium sized enterprises working on screen-based storytelling including film, television, animation, games, immersive media or technology that supports these industries. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to support the development of new and innovative ideas to help business growth in the English regions outside of London. Applications for funding of between £10,000 and £25,000 c...

9th June 2022


Community Ownership Fund Round 3 to Open to Applications (UK)


The UK government has announced that Round 3 of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest. The fund is part of the government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community, and will make grants (on a matched funding basis) available to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks and corner...

9th June 2022


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


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

9th June 2022


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


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

9th June 2022


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 cities should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given f...

9th June 2022


Round Four of the UK in a Changing Europe Senior Fellowship Programme Opens to Applications (UK)


The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced a fourth round of the UK in a Changing Europe Senior Fellowship Programme. The ESRC expects to support between eight and ten senior fellows for up to thirty months to analyse the UK’s changing geopolitical landscape, in areas such as UK-EU relations and the evolving security and economic environment. Independent research organisations and other institutes approved by UK Research and Innovation are eligible to apply for the funding, ...

8th June 2022


Grants of up to £2,200 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


Local children’s groups and organisations such as playgroups and sports classes providing services to support disadvantaged and disabled children can apply for grants of up to £2,200. The funding is being made available through the Little Lives UK Children’s Community Support Programme. There is no minimum grant that groups can apply for, and Little Lives UK will additionally support the work of successful applicants through their social media channels and on our website. Four or five gra...

8th June 2022


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


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

8th June 2022


£3 Million Fund to Support Village Hall Improvement Projects (England)


A new £3 million fund has been announced to enable 125 village halls in England to upgrade and modernise their premises, so that they can continue to meet the needs of their communities. The funding has been made available by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund will provide funding over three years for capital improvement projects to create bigger, brighter, contemporary spaces tha...

7th June 2022


Applications Invited for Youth Investment Fund Pilot (England)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is making funding available for the construction of up to four pilot youth facilities in advance of the launch of Phase 2 of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF). The funding will support four organisations delivering youth work in ‘left behind’ areas of England to pilot a youth facility and the delivery process associated with their construction. It will provide the DCMS with feedback and learning from the build process that can inform ...

7th June 2022


Match Funding Campaign to Support Vulnerable & Underrepresented Women & Girls (England & Scotland)


The Big Give has launched this year’s Christmas Challenge match funding campaign which supports charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in England and Scotland. The Christmas Challenge is making up to £25,000 in match funding available to enable charities that are led by and for women and girls to run their own match funding campaign between the 29th November and the 6th December 2022. The Big Give will also provide resources, tr...

7th June 2022


Funding to Improve the Lives of Children & Young People (UK)


Local community groups can apply for grants of between £500 and £1500 to support a broad range of activities that contribute to improving children’s lives and contribute towards transforming local communities. The funding is being made available through round 2 of the Asda Foundation’s Under 18 Better Starts Grant. As a result of the cost of living crisis, the focus for round 2 funding is on ensuring children are supported during the summer. It could be providing essential food over the s...

7th June 2022


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...

7th June 2022


Grants to Help Home Owners Install Low Carbon Heating Systems (England & Wales)


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in partnership with Ofgem, has launched a new scheme to encourage property owners in England and Wales to install low carbon heating systems. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is offering grants of up to £6,000 towards the cost of having air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or biomass boilers (for rural properties) installed in place of existing gas, oil or electric heating. Homes and small non-domestic buildings on and off the gas ...

6th June 2022


Grants for Tackle the Impact of the Rising Cost of Living on Communities and to Support Refugees (UK)


Grants of up to £1,500 are available for community groups and organisations to support a broad range of activities that contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives across the UK. The funding is available through the Asda Foundation’s Empowering Local Communities Fund Round 2. The focus of this funding round is to address the impact the rising cost of living is having on communities and supporting refugees arriving in the UK. Applications should be made through each local...

6th June 2022


Funding to Promote Science in Schools Deadline Extended (UK)


The Royal Institution has announced that a new round of its Science in Schools grant scheme is open for applications. Through the scheme, state-funded primary or secondary schools, academies and maintained schools in the UK can apply for a fully funded school visits from a Royal Institution professional presenters worth £800. These visits are designed to support children’s science education at KS1, KS2 and KS3; meet career and personal development requirements for teachers; engage families; ...

6th June 2022


Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)


Arts Council England has announced that its Developing your Creative Practice programme is open for applications. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support the development of independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities to make a step-change in their practice. The closing date fo...

6th June 2022


Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK)


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

2nd June 2022


Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK)


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

2nd June 2022


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...

2nd June 2022


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of £2,000 - £9,000 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 ...

2nd June 2022


Funding to Aid the Career Progression of School Music Teachers (UK)


The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable teachers across the UK and Ireland to apply for grants of up to £1,500 towards the cost of a one-off music course or training. The UMUKSF Teacher Awards will provide the funding towards a recognised course, training or a qualification to aid the career progression of school music teachers delivering the national curriculum. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants to over 7,000 schools, individual stud...

1st June 2022


GWR Community Fund Opens to Applications (West & South West of England, Wales, London & Midlands)


Great Western Railway (GWR) has launched a new fund to support local communities and address areas of social need along the train operator’s network. As part of GWR’s franchise agreement with the Department for Transport, the train operator will award funding to community and voluntary groups, local authorities, places of study, and not-for-profit organisations for projects that open up rail travel to more communities by focusing on inclusion and diversity, engagement and education, environm...

1st June 2022


Funding to Protect Cultural Heritage at Risk Due to Conflict or Climate Change (UK & Worldwide)


Grants of up to £2 million are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK and overseas for projects that protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict or climate change in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia. The British Council, in partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport, is making the funding available through the Cultural Protection Fund which will award funding to organisations working in partnership for projects that keep cultural heritage sites and...

1st June 2022


Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


Grants are available for UK primary 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. 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 qualify for free school meals and that the ...

1st June 2022


Tesco Community Grants (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 through the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Every three months, three local good causes/ projects are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK.  Grants will be awarded depending on the num...

1st June 2022


Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland)


Interest-free loans are available for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play. The Take it Away Scheme works with 130 music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument available, such as traditional instruments like violins, clarinets, guitars and pianos, contemporary equipment like synthesizers, drum machines and recording equipment, or musical accessori...

1st June 2022


Round 12 of Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit Opens to Applications (England & Wales)


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a new round of its Heat Networks Delivery Unit which provides funding and guidance for local authorities in England and Wales who are developing heat network projects, helping them through each development stage. This round will also allow registered social landlords, property developers, universities, NHS Trusts, and other government departments to apply for the funding of techno-economic feasibility studies and detailed pro...

31st May 2022


Funding to Strengthen the Bilateral Ties Between the US & the UK (UK & US)


Grants of up to $50,000 are available for projects that promote and strengthen the bilateral ties between the United States and the United Kingdom. Individuals, think tanks, government institutions, academic institutions, and non-governmental, not-for-profit and civil society organizations, are invited to submit proposals for projects that focus on at least one of four priority areas including expanding economic opportunities for youth and underserved populations; promoting the US-UK Special Rel...

31st May 2022


Funding to Support Projects that Benefit Local Communities - Deadline Extended (UK, Isle of Man)


Grants of up to £3,000 are available for small voluntary and community groups to support projects that benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects that help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as food and community spaces; improving mental wellbeing; helping young people develop new skills and make a difference in their com...

31st May 2022


Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England)


The Veolia Environmental Trust has re-opened for applications. Grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Environmental Bodies that are enrolled with ENTRUST, the regulator of The Landfill Communities Fund can ...

31st May 2022


National Churches Foundation Grants (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the 31st October 2022....

31st May 2022


Grants to Support Young People Experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (UK)


Grants up to £25,000 are available for UK registered charities or Community Interest Companies working to prevent the occurrence of and/or support recovery from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The funding, which is available through the Leathersellers’ Main Charity Grants programme - Adverse Childhood Experiences, will enable charities run by and for people with lived-experience of ACE to provide trauma-informed and evidence-based interventions that support deprived and under-represente...

30th May 2022


Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support the most vulnerable migrants as well as empower migrant...

30th May 2022


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. Grants ...

27th May 2022


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


Charities working in rural areas to support rural development can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. In addition, the Trust's Centenary Award is now open for applications. The annual a...

27th May 2022


Research Starter Funding to Boost the Future of Farming (England)


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, in partnership with UK Research & Innovation, has launched round 2 of the Farming Innovation Programme. The programme supports collaborative research and development projects that enable England’s agricultural and horticultural sectors to be more environmentally sustainable and resilient, whilst moving the sectors towards net zero. This latest round invites farmers, growers or foresters to apply for a share of £1 million in funding to deve...

26th May 2022


£8.8 Million Fund Opens to Support Domestic Tree Production (England)


Tree seed and sapling suppliers - as well as new entrants looking to diversify into the sector - can apply for a share of £8.8 million in funding to support domestic tree production in England. The Forestry Commission's Tree Production Capital Grant aims to help tree nurseries and suppliers invest in facilities and equipment which improve, expand or automate their operations. This might include investing in machinery such as transplanting systems and grading machines, improved polytunnels and i...

26th May 2022


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 Wolfson Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, 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...

26th May 2022