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Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester)


Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes each year. 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, and riding for the disabled, that not-for-profit organisations deliver. 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 next de...

6th June 2024


Funding to Tackle Hate Crimes (Manchester)


Community organisations operating in Manchester can apply for grants of £500 to support projects that address and challenge hate crimes and incidents within the city. The funding is part of the Hate Crime Awareness Grants Summer-Autumn 2024 Programme and will offer twenty awards. The grants aim to promote cohesion, raise awareness of hate crime, increase reporting, and improve victim experiences. This funding is provided by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester City Council, an...

24th May 2024


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 £50,000 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, which can deliver money and debt advice/financial literacy projects that encourag...

14th May 2024


Grants of up to £4,000 Available for Community Projects (Manchester)


Charities, community groups, CICs, and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £4,000 to support initiatives that foster community unity. The We Love MCR Stronger Communities Fund aims to acknowledge and invest in Manchester's diverse and multicultural neighbourhoods. The fund is specifically interested in backing projects that align with one or more of the following themes: early years assistance, addressing loneliness and social exclusion, enhancing and preserving public spaces, and ...

13th May 2024


Grants to Support Grassroots Community Groups (Greater Manchester)


Grassroots community groups in Greater Manchester can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to support their work and strengthen local communities. The Forever Manchester Awards 2024 aims to encourage and support small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves and encourage people to get involved as volunteers. As these groups better understand their communities, funding can be used in whatever way they feel would be most beneficial for their community. Applicants must ha...

8th May 2024


Funding to Help Reduce Household Waste (Greater Manchester)


Community and voluntary sector groups can apply for a share of £220,000 in funding to deliver projects that help to reduce household waste in Greater Manchester. The Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester and Suez initiative aimed at reducing household waste and contamination, increasing recycling and encouraging reuse. Two types of grants are available: Community grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that benefit individual council...

30th April 2024


Grants to Support Grassroots Community Groups (Greater Manchester)


Grassroots community groups in Greater Manchester can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to support their work in the community. The Auto Trader Community Fund aims to encourage and support grassroots community organisations to undertake projects and activities that are to the benefit of their local community.  There is no limit to the type of request organisations can make to allow them to support their community.  Applicants must be based in one of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester a...

9th April 2024


Funding to Create Positive Change Amongst Communities (Liverpool)


In recognition of their 50th anniversary, Local Solutions has launched a new £50,000 social impact fund to empower change and inclusivity across the Liverpool City Region. The Community Empowerment Fund provides grants up to £2,000 to increase opportunities for local individuals and voluntary groups to deliver services that make a difference to people’s lives. The fund will support smaller projects, ideas, and initiatives that inspire voluntary social action, empowering people to achieve the...

27th March 2024


UK Funding News


Funding to Make Visual Art Education More Inclusive (UK)


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

12th June 2024


Funding to Support Core Costs of Small Charities (UK)


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

12th June 2024


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


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

12th June 2024


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


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

11th June 2024


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


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

11th June 2024


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)


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

11th June 2024


Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK)


Grants are now available to support children and young people in the UK experiencing a crisis or emergency.  The grants which are made available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme support families with children up to the age of 17 who are living with financial, health and social difficulties by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs, such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, clothing, and other items and services that are critica...

10th June 2024


Grants of up to £75,000 for Charities Led by and Working with d/Deaf and Disabled People (England and Wales)


Small and local charities in England and Wales led by and working with d/deaf and disabled people experiencing poverty can apply for a three-year unrestricted grant of up to £75,000.  The funding is available through the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. To be eligible, applicants must be led by the communities they serve, provide advice and/or advocacy on social security, deliver services that meet the individual needs of the Disabled people they support, and have an annual income...

10th June 2024


Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK)


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

10th June 2024


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


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

10th June 2024


Buttle UK Support for Boarding Grant (UK)


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

7th June 2024


Funding to Enhance Mental Health Provision in Schools and Colleges (England)


The Department for Education (DfE) offers the Senior Mental Health Lead Training Grant, to support schools and colleges in enhancing their mental health provision. This initiative reflects a growing recognition of the importance of mental health in educational settings. It aims to equip senior leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a sustainable, whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. Eligible schools and colleges in England can apply for up to £1,200 in fundi...

7th June 2024


Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children & Vulnerable Older People (England & Wales)


Funding is available for registered charities that are working to support disadvantaged children and young people, as well as vulnerable older people in England and Wales. The Masonic Charitable Foundation Charity Grants programme awards Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, and Large grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 to support projects that are focusing on: children affected by domestic abuse; early years; children with special educational needs and disabilities; and people with d...

7th June 2024


New Fund Launched for Community Organisations to Enhance Energy Efficiency (England)


Community organisations in England can apply for a share of £250,000 of funding to reduce energy usage and carbon footprint.  The funding is being made available through the Energy Efficiency Sharematch fund. It can be used to install on-site energy generation measures like solar panels and heat pumps, improve building energy efficiency through insulation and LED lighting, and upgrade operational equipment to more energy-efficient alternatives. Funded by Access – The Foundation for Social In...

6th June 2024


Funding for Teacher Visits to Germany (UK)


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

6th June 2024


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


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

6th June 2024


The Classical Association Grants (UK)


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

6th June 2024


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


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

5th June 2024


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


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

5th June 2024


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


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

5th June 2024


Funding to Prevent Violence Black and Racially Minoritised Young People (England and Wales)


Not-for-profit organisations actively working with Black and racially minoritised young people can apply for a share of £2.2 million to support work that prevents violence and fosters positive development. The funding is provided through round 2 of the Phoenix Fund: Children and Youth, which aims to address systemic issues and challenges these young people face. The grants can be used for educational programmes, mentorship schemes, community engagement activities, mental health support services...

4th June 2024


Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK)


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

4th June 2024


Youth Hostel Offers Bursary Scheme for Towards Residential Stays (England & Wales)


Schools and colleges in areas of high deprivation in England and Wales can apply for support towards the cost of a residential stay at a YHA-owned hostel. The funding is made available through the Youth Hostel Association’s Bursary scheme. The scheme is open to primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, and schools offering alternative provisions or colleges based in areas of high social deprivation with high numbers (upwards of 20%) of children receiving pupil premium or free schoo...

4th June 2024


Childs Charitable Trust (UK)


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

4th June 2024


Funding Available to Retrofit Buildings with Energy-Generating or Saving Technologies (England)


Community businesses can apply for financial support ranging from £10,000 to £150,000 to help stabilise or reduce energy costs, supporting the transition to more sustainable energy practices. The funding, made available through the Power to Change Energy Resilience Fund, can be used for various projects, including retrofitting buildings with energy-generating or saving technologies. Up to 40% of the total funding can be provided as a grant, with additional energy audit grants available betwee...

3rd June 2024


Grants Available for Tree Planting Projects in Urban Areas (England)


Grants are available to community and volunteer groups, town councils, and individuals for tree planting projects in England's socially deprived urban and peri-urban areas. The funding is being made available through the Forestry Commission Urban Tree Challenge Fund, which aims to support people’s health and well-being by levelling-up access to nature. The fund provides 80% of standard costs for planting large trees and their establishment costs. The remaining 20% must be met through match fun...

3rd June 2024


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


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

3rd June 2024


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


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

3rd June 2024


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


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

31st May 2024


Funding for Racial Justice & Mental Health Projects - Deadline Extended (England)


Not-for-profit groups led by and for Black people and people of colour with lived experience of mental illness, distress, or trauma can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Synergi Small Grants Fund Round 2: Democratising Policy. The Fund will support collective care, campaigning, and capacity-building activities across England to promote mental health and racial justice. The funding could be used for campaigning (including protest work), piloting new ideas, organisational development, ...

31st May 2024


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


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

31st May 2024


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


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

30th May 2024


Home Office Launches Transition to eVisa Fund (UK)


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

30th May 2024


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


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

30th May 2024


Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK)


Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The trust prefers to support charities whose income is ...

30th May 2024


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


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

29th May 2024


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


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

29th May 2024


Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England)


The Veolia Environmental Trust has launched its latest funding round, offering grants to support community and environmental initiatives. Available grants include Community Grants and Habitat and Biodiversity grants, both ranging from £10,000 to £75,000, designed for not-for-profit organisations and local authorities. These grants aim to develop or enhance community buildings and outdoor spaces and conserve, restore, and improve threatened habitats and biodiversity. Additionally, for larger la...

29th May 2024


Funding to Help Local Communities Develop Neighbourhood Plans (England)


Local communities in England can apply for grants of up to £18,000 and technical support to help them develop neighbourhood plans. A neighbourhood plan is a community-driven initiative that allows residents to shape the future development of their area, including housing. The Neighbourhood Planning Support Programme, administered by Locality on behalf of the UK government, helps local councils and neighbourhood forums to cover the costs associated with preparing a neighbourhood plan or neighbou...

28th May 2024


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


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

28th May 2024


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


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

28th May 2024


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


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

24th May 2024


Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in making, learning, and earning in music. This funding is provided through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund, which supports organisations looking to trial new work, test innovative methods, or challenge the status quo. Eligible projects could, for example, include a new community organisation exploring different ways to integrate music-making into nur...

24th May 2024


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


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

23rd May 2024


Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Disadvantaged Young People Move into Employment (England & Wales)


Funding is available to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales to help young people from low-income backgrounds free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. The Skinners’ Charity Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years through their Young People’s Vocational Development Charities Programme to help young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) to move into employment or become employment-ready. The programm...

23rd May 2024


£2.2 Million Fund Opens in Response to the Cost-of-Living Crisis Facing Women (England)


The National Lottery Community Fund has provided £2.2 million in funding for round two of the Women's Urgent Support Fund. The fund aims to tackle the effect of the cost-of-living crisis on women. Administered by the Smallwood Trust, the Fund will award three-year grants of between £15,000 and £60,000 to enable around 35 women’s-led community organisations to respond to the increase in demand for urgent and basic needs from women in England who are most at risk of poverty due to the crisis....

23rd May 2024


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


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

23rd May 2024


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


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

23rd May 2024


Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)


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

23rd May 2024


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


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

23rd May 2024


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


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

22nd May 2024


Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK)


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

22nd May 2024


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


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

22nd May 2024


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


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

21st May 2024


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


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

21st May 2024


Funding Available for Disabled Gardeners (UK)


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

20th May 2024


Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2024 (UK)


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

20th May 2024


Grants to Help Get People Back on their Bikes this Summer (England)


Local volunteer led-groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver cycling events to get people back on their bikes this summer. The Big Bike Revival Programme will support organisations across England to deliver a summer programme of activity that will encourage people who do not currently cycle to consider either starting or returning to cycling, especially people experiencing social, economic and health deprivation, people f...

20th May 2024


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

20th May 2024


£3 Million Support Package to Scale Up Creative Businesses (UK – Various Regions)


UK-registered micro, small and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for a share of £3 million in government funding for innovation projects to grow their business. The Create Growth Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £30,000, alongside targeted business support packages to support creative businesses to scale and become investment ready. Eligible businesses include those operating in advertising and marketing; architecture; design; film, TV and radio; photography; I...

17th May 2024


Wolfson Foundation- Funding for Places (UK)


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

17th May 2024


Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK)


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

17th May 2024


Grants for Community & Environmental Projects (England & Scotland)


Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects that improve communities and the environment. The funding is made available through the SUEZ Communities Fund for projects that improve public amenities, repair religious or historic buildings, or support biodiversity in areas surrounding Suez landfill sites. The maximum grant amount is £50,000 for projects in England and £25,000 in Scotland. Funding typically covers materials, equipment, and contractors for improvement wor...

16th May 2024


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

16th May 2024


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


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

16th May 2024


Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England)


As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is making around £1.2 billion in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures that will help to deliver energy-efficient homes, reduce c...

15th May 2024


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


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

15th May 2024


Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK)


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

15th May 2024


Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK)


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

15th May 2024


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


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

15th May 2024


Funding to Support Village Hall Improvement Projects (England)


Village halls across England can apply for grants to improve and modernise their facilities. Launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund will provide capital only grants of up to £5,000 for capital improvement projects to create welcoming spaces that encourage more people to make use of their village halls, and bring people together. Grants are intended to support smalle...

15th May 2024


£11 Million Fund to Improve Freshwater Habitats (England – Specified Areas)


Farmers and land managers, community groups, councils, and other environmental or not-for-profit organisations in England can apply for a share of £11 million in government funding to improve freshwater habitats. The Water Restoration Fund will support projects that restore and improve rivers' water environment and their headwaters, lakes, canals, ponds, wetlands and estuaries in specified geographical areas, using fines collected from water companies. Two types of grants are available: Develop...

14th May 2024


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


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

14th May 2024


Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


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

14th May 2024


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


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

13th May 2024


New Award Launched to Celebrate Sharing Communities (UK)


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

10th May 2024


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


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

10th May 2024


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. Projects that will help enhance the self-confidence, teamwork skills and future employability of children and young people are of particular interest. In most cases, grants are made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000, most will be under £5,000, and in only a few cases w...

10th May 2024


New Fund to Support Early Career Music Promoters (England)


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

9th May 2024


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


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

9th May 2024


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


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

9th May 2024


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


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

9th May 2024


Taking Teaching Further Programme Opens for Registration (England)


Registrations for the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme 2024 are now open. The TTF is a Department for Education-funded initiative that supports further education providers to recruit people with industry experience to retrain as teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Funding will also support recruits who will teach English, maths, or science and provide support to students with special educational needs and disabilities. Funding of either £15,200 ...

8th May 2024


Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK)


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

8th May 2024


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


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

8th May 2024


Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity (UK)


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

8th May 2024


The Royal Countryside Fund Announces New Funding Strategy (UK)


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

7th May 2024


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


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

7th May 2024


Funding to Promote Science in Schools (UK)


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

7th May 2024


Funding for Tree Planting Projects (England)


Local government bodies in England, such as Borough, District, City Councils, County Councils, Unitary and Metropolitan Boroughs, can apply for grants ranging from £50,000 to £300,000 for the planting and natural colonisation of trees in areas that are not part of established woodland areas. These areas include parklands, riparian zones, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths, and trees in hedgerows and field boundaries. The primary goal of these grants is to help restore tree cover in non-wo...

7th May 2024


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


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

3rd May 2024


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


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

3rd May 2024


Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK)


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

3rd May 2024


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


Charities registered in the UK that are working to offer sanctuary, rehoming, and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with wildlife conservation, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charities when further financial support might be given if fun...

3rd May 2024


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


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

3rd May 2024


Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Organisations Can Apply for Funding to Improve Energy Efficiency (England)


Eligible voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England can now apply for funding to help them reduce their energy costs and improve their energy efficiency. The £25.5 million VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is part of a package of over £100 million of support being delivered by the government to help frontline delivery organisations with the increased cost of living. The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme offers two types of funding: Funding for independent energy assess...

2nd May 2024


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


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

2nd May 2024


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


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

2nd May 2024


Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales)


Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day trips.The foundation also offers grants of up to £1,0...

2nd May 2024


Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK)


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

2nd May 2024