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Funding to Tackle Violent Extremism (London)


Grants of up to £45,000 are available to charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations for projects which identify opportunities to counter violent extremism and hate crime offences in London. The funding is being made available through the Shared Endeavour Fund, which supports initiatives that raise awareness; build psychosocial resilience; empower people to challenge intolerant, hateful and extremist attitudes and behaviours; and support stakeholders such a...

18th May 2022


Funding to Increase Economic Empowerment Among Black & Minoritised Communities (London)


The Trust for London has partnered with City Bridge Trust to launch a new £4 million fund to address racial injustice amongst black and minoritised communities in London. The Racial Injustice Fund will support black and minority-led charitable organisations to build their capacity, and fund work that has the potential to increase incomes and wealth in under-represented communities. Grants are available for up to five years and will support both core and project funding. Applicants also have the...

18th May 2022


Funding to Support the Education of Children & Young People (Southwark)


The Newcomen Collett Foundation supports the education of residents of the London Borough of Southwark who are under the age of 25 through various grant-making programmes. The Foundation awards grants to schools and other groups for equipment and extra-curricular activities such as school trips, after school clubs, uniformed organisations and holiday clubs, and to support organisations who provide educational opportunities such as visiting theatre companies and musicians. A total of £100,000 in...

17th May 2022


School Holiday Activity Fund Opens for May Half Term (London)


Grants of up to £4,000 are available to enable registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The John Lyon’s Charity’s School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current Government Guidelines for young people in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & ...

26th April 2022


Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme (London)


Not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to provide social housing residents with digital skills. To be eligible for grant funding the majority of beneficiaries of the project will need to be Clarion residents. The funding is being provided through the Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme and is designed to support Clarion residents of all ages to get and stay online and to use the internet as an everyday tool, safely and confidently. Applications are open on a r...

22nd April 2022


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London)


Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000are available to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordinating the support of other available professionals. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity’s Schools in Partnership Fund and is available to schools in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harr...

22nd April 2022


New Initiative Launched to Improve People’s Experience of Temporary Accommodation (London)


A new programme of funding and other support is available for organisations who are working to make people’s experience of temporary accommodation (TA) as short, safe and healthy as possible. Funded by Trust for London and the Oak Foundation, the three-year Better Temporary Accommodation for Londoners initiative aims to strengthen the voice, influence and connections of Londoner’s living in TA and ultimately to improve their experience of TA. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £150...

13th April 2022


Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London)


Registered London charities that are helping people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support their work. The funding is being made available through London Catalyst which runs a number of different grant making programmes. The next grant scrutiny meeting is on the 6th September 2022. This will consider applications to the Project and Samaritan's grants programmes. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four week...

11th April 2022


UK Funding News


Funding to Boost Global Success for Independent Film, TV & Video Games (UK)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed its UK Global Screen Fund will be extended for three years with an additional £21 million in funding, to support the industry to develop new talent, create jobs and target new audiences around the world. Funding will be allocated in three strands: International Distribution Funding will support the sale and distribution of UK feature films in target countries and at major film festivals; International Business Development will sup...

25th May 2022


Grants to Improve the Educational Outcomes & Life Chances of Young Carers & Care Experienced Young People (UK)


The British and Foreign Schools Society is inviting proposals to its grant programme to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers or Care Experienced Young People under the age of 25 in the UK. Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 will support schools, academies, colleges and registered charities to help young people to attend and engage in mainstream school life, access further education, employment or training opportunities. The Society is also keen to receive appli...

25th May 2022


Funding to Help Voluntary & Community Organisations Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK)


The National Emergencies Trust in partnership with Crowdfunder UK is making £1.2 million in match funding available to help voluntary and community organisations overcome the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding aims to support organisations including UK charities, CIC’s, churches and other religious organisations by helping them to counter financial challenges created by the pandemic, including the inability to fundraise in the usual ways, reductions in staff and volunteers, and inc...

24th May 2022


Scholarship Grants for Displaced People (UK)


The Open University (OU) has launched a new fund to support people displaced by conflict or crisis. The Open Futures Sanctuary Scholarship programme will provide the opportunity for new, UK-resident students who have been displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures, to study for free. This might include refugees, forced migrants, and those fleeing armed conflict. The fund will make twelve scholarships available eac...

24th May 2022


Hilden Charitable Fund Launches Two New Funding Programmes (UK)


Following a review of it grants making, the Hilden Charitable Fund has launched two new funding programmes that are now open for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £7,000 are available to charities and community interest companies for projects that support the needs and integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees as well as projects that help prisoners (especially women) cope and/or maintain family bonds and to be better able to resettle positively when released. The Fund also welcomes...

23rd May 2022


Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN in 2022 (UK)


The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not be able to participate. The Trust typically offers up to £100 per pupil eligible for pupil premium or equivalent to support trips which give students the opportunity to learn about the physics research that is taking place as well as meet some of the physicists who w...

23rd May 2022


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


The Froebel Trust will be opening its Open Call Research Grants Scheme on the 7th June 2022. The aims to support high quality research by individual researchers and partnerships which advances knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches in early childhood education and care. In 2022, the Trust are offering two types of Open Call Research Grants. Seed corn grants up to £5,000; and larger grants for researchers who have an established research reputation from...

23rd May 2022


Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK)


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

23rd May 2022


Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)


The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open on the 20th June 2022. 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 to not for profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. In this funding round, grants of up to £7,500 will be available for projects focused on building financi...

23rd May 2022


New £1 Million Fund to Boost Reusable Packaging (UK)


Organisations across the UK can apply for a share of £1 million in funding for innovative projects that increase the uptake of reusable packaging in the food and drink sector. The funding is being made available through the Bring It Back Fund’, launched by Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, which is looking for projects that help shift people’s habits by making it easier for them to use alternatives to single-use packaging. This could include promoting behaviour change, undertaking new...

20th May 2022


New Fund Launched to Tackle Chewing Gum Litter (UK)


A new grant scheme has been launched to help local authorities across the UK to clean chewing gum off of pavements and invest in long-term behaviour change to prevent gum from being dropped in the first place. The Chewing Gum Task Force Grant Scheme, administered by Keep Britain Tidy and supported by chewing gum producers, will award grants of up to £20,000 to fund street cleansing and/or the purchase of cleaning equipment. Larger grants of up to £70,000 are available for two or more councils ...

20th May 2022


Funding for Charities Working with Older People (UK)


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

20th May 2022


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


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

20th May 2022


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

19th May 2022


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


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

19th May 2022


The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK)


Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Funding can also be used for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects. The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational deve...

18th May 2022


Rosa Opens its Stand With Us Fund (UK)


Grant making charity Rosa which supports Women’s organisations has announced the launch of its Stand With Us Fund. The fund offers one-year grants of up to £25,000 to support organisations run by and for women who stand up and take action to address violence against women and girls (VAWG). The funding can be used to support organisational development work that empowers and strengthens frontline VAWG organisations. The funding is available to organisations with an average annual income over ...

16th May 2022


BBC Children in Need Launch New £10 Million Fund for Black-led Youth Social Action (UK)


BBC Children in Need, working in partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra, have launched a £10 million programme to empower Black children and young people through youth social action. The ‘We Move: Youth Social Action Fund’ is open to not-for-profit organisations across the UK currently working with disadvantaged children and young people, at least 75% of whom self-identify as Black, to empower them to use their voice to tackle subjects that matter to them. This could include activities such as in...

16th May 2022


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK)


The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline for applications is 5pm on the 1st June 2022. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areas: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices....

16th May 2022


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


UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications for one-off grants up to £10,000, but because of the ...

16th May 2022


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


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

16th May 2022


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 & reporting; community outreach; etc. 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 5pm on the 5pm on the 10th June 2022. ...

16th May 2022


Strategic Innovation Fund to Open for Applications (UK)


UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced the challenge areas for the next round of the Strategic Innovation Fund to help energy networks accelerate the transition to net zero at the lowest cost to consumers. Four innovation challenge areas have been identified as the priorities that this year’s project proposals should address: supporting a just energy transition; preparing for a net zero power system; improving...

13th May 2022


Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund. The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2023 to help ...

13th May 2022


£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK)


£10 million in funding is being made available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood industry, including the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors. The funding will be used to improve employment opportunities in coastal communities by investing in new training courses to address skills and training gaps, and improving existing courses to increase take-up, completion and workforce retention. The funding is being made available by the Department for Envi...

13th May 2022


£2 Million Fund to Help the Media Sector Reduce their Impact on the Environment (UK & Ireland)


As part of its campaign to be a net zero carbon business by 2030, Sky Media has reopened the Sky Zero Footprint Fund to help firms in the media sector reduce their impact on the environment. The £2 million competition is open to media agencies, creative agencies and brands to support businesses in the UK and Ireland to accelerate their own sustainability initiatives and engage audiences with environmental issues through the power of TV and advertising. Five winning advertisements will be select...

13th May 2022


European Cultural Foundation Launches Europe Challenge (UK & Europe)


The European Cultural Foundation has launched an open call for their 2022 Europe Challenge which bring libraries and communities together to define their most pressing challenges, and supports them to find ways to tackle these. Communities & libraries taking part will benefit from funding of up to 10,000 EUR to support projects that will make a positive change and address challenges facing communities including social, economic and climate crises. Project support including planning, financial, m...

12th May 2022


London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK)


Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are four application rounds each year and the next closin...

12th May 2022


Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK)


Grants of up to £1,000,000 are available for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The funding will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections. The funding, which is made available through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Bringing People Together pro...

11th May 2022


Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


The Institute of Mathematics is currently accepting applications to its Education Grant Scheme. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities that would not be possible und...

10th May 2022


Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support UK and International Social Relief Projects (UK)


UK Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for international social relief projects. Didymus, the grant making charity, will award funding for projects that support work amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK, Africa, and Central and South America which encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, promote religious understanding, and opportunities for women. Funding is also available for existing projects of smaller charities to ensure their long-term ...

10th May 2022


Screwfix Foundation (UK)


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

10th May 2022


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


Little Lives UK is offering grants of up to £2,200 through its Children’s Community Support Programme to provide services to disadvantaged and disabled children. The programme is open to applications from children’s groups and organisations such as play groups or sports classes. The Children’s Community Support Programme is also open to applications from other projects, as long as their primary objective focuses on providing services to disadvantaged and disabled children. There is no ...

9th May 2022


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


The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme has opened the first funding round in phase two of the scheme. A total of £27 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills across England, Scotland and Wales. Projects should also focus on enabling a just transition to national net zero carbon emissions targets and reducing the impact of climate change associated with energy consumption. The s...

9th May 2022


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


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

9th May 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 8th June 2022....

9th May 2022


Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living (UK)


Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, has launched a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Money raised through donations and recycled mobile phones, will be awarded to community causes, with Neighbourly helping to identify the types of causes most impacted, and customers also asked to vote for causes they would like to see receive support. The giffgaff emergency fund will donate grants of up to £1...

6th May 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 ...

6th May 2022


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


Charities registered in the UK and 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 the conservation of wildlife, 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 fu...

6th May 2022


Funding to Support Projects that Benefit Local Communities (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...

5th May 2022


Funding to Support Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Projects (UK)


The UK government is making funding available to support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects to ensure the country has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system. Delivered by Innovate UK, strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure to support low carbon hydrogen projects that are able to start construction rapidly. UK registered businesses of any size, working alone or in collaboration, can apply for grants of between £200,0...

5th May 2022


Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK)


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

5th May 2022


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


UK primary or secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run STEM investigation projects for students aged between 5 and 18. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership grants scheme. To qualify for funding projects need to work in partnership with practising scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. There is a two-stage application process and both stage 1 and ...

5th May 2022


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


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

5th May 2022


Funding to Provide Targeted Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has opened a new fund to provide targeted support for Armed Forces communities across the UK. The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme offers funding for up to three years, with grants of up to £100,000 available, for projects that help address complex needs amongst veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, especially where evidence has highlighted gaps in support and provision. This could include addressing hidden or compe...

4th May 2022


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


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

4th May 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 Ju...

4th May 2022


Funding to Promote Science in Schools (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; ...

3rd May 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 supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 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...

3rd May 2022


Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnera...

3rd May 2022


Grants for Projects Encouraging Veganism (UK & Worldwide)


The Vegan Society is making funding available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan. Grants of around £1,000 are available for projects in the UK and worldwide that raise awareness of veganism in a positive way, promote it in an exciting or unique way to non-vegans, and support people from marginalised backgrounds to access veganism. Previously supported projects have included an event to engage Christians with veg...

29th April 2022


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


Young people in the UK starting out in the music industry can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to support creative projects, ideas or businesses. This can include singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves. The grant can be used towards starting a record label, launch a single, or provide a platform that supports underrepresented voices, etc. Funding can also cover costs linked to career development, audience developme...

29th April 2022


Funding to Build Community Research Consortia to Address Health Disparities (UK)


UK research organisations will be able to apply for up to £250,000 in funding to build community research consortia to address health disparities across the country. The funding will support diverse but complementary groups of academics to work together with non-academic partners, community organisations and health system partners, to build a consortium that will deliver research linking local community asset research and activity with place-based health deprivation research. Led by the Arts an...

28th April 2022


Net Zero Hydrogen Fund Competition Launched (UK)


To ensure the UK has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system, the government has launched a new fund to support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects. Delivered by Innovate UK, strand 1 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will support development expenditure costs for industrial research projects that will contribute to the at-scale production of low carbon hydrogen by 2025. UK registered businesses of any size, working alone or in collaboration, can apply fo...

27th April 2022


Funding to Improve the Quality of Life for Serving Armed Forces Personnel (UK)


Army, Air and Naval units are encouraged to apply for funding for projects that improve the quality of life for serving personnel and their families living on or near an Armed Forces base or station in the UK or overseas. Grants of up to £25,000 are available through the NAAFI Fund for projects that help serving personnel and their families be healthier and more active, as well as providing activities or enhancing spaces to socialise in order to improve their mental health. Grants of up to £50...

27th April 2022


Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Support the Housing Needs of Vulnerable People (UK)


UK registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to support their work in tackling housing issues affecting vulnerable people. The grants are being made available across 11 UK regions through the £4 million Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme. The program will fund between 50% to 100% of the total cost of projects lasting up to two years to help prevent people from losing their home, help people into a home or support...

27th April 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 April 2022


Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK)


Grants of up to £3,000 are available to help independent music creators of all genres and disciplines to record and release music. The grants can be used to fund the cost of recording and releasing a new body of work by music creators across the UK who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). The funding is being made available through Help Musicians Record and Release fund. Applications can be made at any time but should be ma...

26th April 2022


Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. The Society will consider individual applications up to the value of £5,000...

26th April 2022


Apply for a Defibrillator Grant of up to £300 (UK)


Grants of £300 are available to sports clubs, schools parish councils, community groups and individuals who are fundraising for a public access defibrillator in their area. The grants are being made available by London Hearts which is a leading heart charity in the UK with the aim of placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training. To be eligible applicants need to confirm that they are or will be fundraising for a defibrillator. Applications can be submi...

25th April 2022


Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities that would not be possible under existing funding schem...

25th April 2022


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


Grants of £500 are available to community groups across the UK to start offering football or expand their existing provision to under-represented young people. The Barclays Community Football Fund will primarily support girls and young people in deprived or underrepresented areas through local organisations to reduce inequalities in the participation in sport and physical activity. This includes culturally diverse communities, young people with disabilities, and young people from the LGBTQ+ co...

25th April 2022


The Cruach Trust (UK)


The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support to preserve gardens across the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 12th September 2022. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have included grants for gardens, wildlife and the natural environment; grants for music, t...

25th April 2022


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that are based in an area which is classified as falling in...

25th April 2022


Motability Announces New Wheelchair Grants Programme (UK)


Motability which is a national charity that supports the transport needs of disabled people has announced the launch of its Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme. Charities and organisations can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £4 million to improve and expand access to good quality affordable wheelchairs. Grants are available to fill current gaps in provision for groups of people who are excluded from receiving help from existing sources/providers; to enable charities and organisations ...

22nd April 2022


Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK)


Charities and organisations working in the Community Transport sector catering for disabled people can apply for grants ranging from £100,000 to £4 million to expand and improve community transport options. The funding which is being made available through Motability, can support staff or volunteer training and costs; the increase in the number of vehicles available in the community to help organisations support disabled people; local, regional, or national initiatives to increase awareness o...

21st April 2022


Grants of up to £3,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK)


The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small charities who are providing vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £3,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Committee will meet regularly to ensure charities receive a decision within a month ...

21st April 2022


The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK)


Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. The majority of funds, will be awarded for physical library/reading books. The Foundation can consider a contribution towards e-readers and electronic reading r...

21st April 2022


Funding & Support to Help Build Financial Resilience & Support a Transition to Net Zero (UK & Ireland)


Social enterprises across the UK and Ireland are invited to apply for funding to create new ways that help people build financial resilience or support a transition to net zero. Working in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Royal London will provide grants of £20,000/€24,000 in the first year (with opportunities to access further funding in years two and three), along with business support, to help entrepreneurs develop and scale-up their social ventures. Potential solution...

20th April 2022


UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UK)


The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has launched the £2.6 billion UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to level up all parts of the United Kingdom. A total of £2.6 billion is available through the Fund to replace the old EU structural Funds. All areas of the UK will be receiving an allocation from the Fund via a funding formula rather than a competition. The spending of the Fund at a local level will be planned and delivered by councils and mayoral authorities across Engl...

19th April 2022


Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK)


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

19th April 2022


£12.5 Million Competition to Develop Solutions for Reducing Farming Emissions (UK)


UK registered organisations, academic institutions, and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £12.5 million in funding for collaborative research projects developing solutions that reduce farming emissions and help the sector adapt to climate change. Projects should benefit farmers, growers or foresters in England by addressing the major on-farm or immediate post farmgate challenges or opportunities in livestock, plants, novel food production systems, and/or bioec...

19th April 2022


Funding to Help People with Parkinson's to Become & Stay Active (UK)


Community groups and organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to help people with Parkinson's to become and stay active. The Funding is for new activities that encourage people affected by Parkinson’s to participate in physical activity and sport, or increased participation in these areas. This could be anything fun and enjoyable that encourages people, particularly those from isolated and ethnic communities, to get moving such as a walking group, joining a Parkinson's...

19th April 2022


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


Youth Music has announced that their NextGen fund will re-open to applications on the 25th April. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Funding could help people including singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves, to start a record label, launch a single, or provide a plat...

19th April 2022


£12 Million Competition Launched to Boost the Growth of Tech Start-Ups (UK)


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced a new competition to provide support for small tech firms and digital start-ups. The Digital Growth Grant scheme will award one successful bidder with up to £12.09 million in funding to deliver skills training and support services to the digital and tech sector, particularly in transformative/emerging technologies, over two years and help grow regional support networks across the UK. The successful organisation will receive the ...

19th April 2022


Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK)


UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per year for up to three years. Previous projects supported...

19th April 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...

19th April 2022


New Initiative for Ideas that Solve Sustainability Challenges (UK & Worldwide)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available for ideas that solve sustainability challenges, both for the environment and for people, from around the world. Up to twenty microgrants will be awarded to help individuals aged over 18, charities and community organisations to transform their ideas for a fair and sustainable future into a reality. Ideas could be a digital tool, a physical product, an event, a campaign or a new technology. Applicants must be based in the country where the initiative will tak...

15th April 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 April 2022


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £6,000 are usually available. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there...

14th April 2022


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

14th April 2022


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that benefit some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation to support community-based living for the disabled in Rwanda; and Just ...

13th April 2022


National Lottery Community Fund Begins Review on Future Community Support (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has launched an 18-month Strategy Renewal process that will shape how it supports people and communities to prosper and thrive in the future. The process is starting with a six-week anonymous survey which will enable diverse communities from across the UK to join in conversations about their hopes and ambitions and the challenges they face, as well as sharing their views on the best ways lottery funding might support their communities. The input gained ...

12th April 2022


Funding to Support Primary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants are available to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) across the UK to cover the cost of direct expenses incurred in planning, conducting, and developing research for a defined project of up to two years. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost for either collaborative or individual projects whi...

12th April 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...

12th April 2022


Open Call for Projects Researching Young People’s Experience of Emotional Support (UK)


A new £750,000 programme has been launched to fund research into young people’s experience of emotional support and the effect this has on their mental health outcomes. The Health Foundation’s Emotional Support for Young People programme will support four to six teams across the UK, with up to £200,000 funding each, to complete research projects over twelve to eighteen months. These will help develop the evidence base on what shapes the emotional support that young people experience. Appli...

11th April 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...

11th April 2022


Funding for Links with Japan (UK)


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

11th April 2022


Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the William and Jane Morris Fund. Applications can be su...

8th April 2022


Funding to Provide Solutions for Diet, Health & Nutrition Challenges (UK)


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is making £9.68 million in funding available to research organisations for solutions to diet and health challenges in the UK. The Diet and Health Open Innovation Research Club will award funding to five Innovation Hubs to support collaborative research and development over five years between businesses and academic researchers, along with other users of research, policy makers and wider stakeholders that address key challenges within th...

7th April 2022


Grants to Improve & Develop Allotments (UK)


Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support. Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a long-term lease is in place. Applications will be as...

7th April 2022


Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support creative and innovative approaches which have lasting ...

7th April 2022


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 16th May 2022....

7th April 2022


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


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

7th April 2022


Funding Available for Youth-led Nature Projects (UK)


Grants of £500 are available for youth-led projects that celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi in exciting and engaging ways. Young people aged 14 to 25 are encouraged to use visual art, music, poetry, dance, or theatre to reach and inspire communities and help people connect to each other and nature. The funding, which is made available through Grow Wild’s Youth Grants, can be used for anything project-related, from basic materials and equipment to resources or training. Young pe...

5th April 2022


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools. The funding is being made availabl...

4th April 2022


Funding for Further Education Students and Apprentices to Study & Work Abroad (UK)


Applications are now open to the UK Government’s Turing Scheme. The Scheme supports students from the UK to study and work abroad. Eligible Further Education (FE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions can apply for funding for apprentices and students to learn at an overseas partner FE or VET provider or take part in traineeships during the 2022-23 academic year. Organisations will receive funding towards delivering placements, which includes providing students, parti...

1st April 2022


Funding for Higher Education Students to Study & Work Abroad (UK)


UK higher education institutions can now apply for funding to support students to study and work abroad during the 2022-23 academic year.   The funding which is being made available through the Government’s Turing Scheme aims to support students, including those from disadvantaged and non-traditional backgrounds to study at a non-UK university or get work experience through a traineeship in an international organisation. The scheme will be open to applications from the 31st March 2022 unt...

1st April 2022


Funding for Charities Supporting Young People in the Arts (UK)


In response to the effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on all areas of the arts, the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust will be making funding available to support people in the early stages of their career, specifically performers and creatives. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities with a minimum income or expenditure of £2,000,000 to support talented young people working in the arts who are facing particular hardships as a result of the pandemic. The closing date fo...

1st April 2022


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


In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and particularly areas in the north and midlands with a ma...

1st April 2022