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South Cambs Announces Funding Fair 2005


South Cambridgeshire District Council has announced that the Funding Fair 2005 will be held on Wednesday the 21st September 2005 between 3 - 7pm at Girton College, Cambridge.<><>Aimed at Parish Councillors, voluntary groups and non-profit making groups, the event will bring local and national fundin...

5th August 2005




Funding Available to Strengthen Communities Through Sports


Community and voluntary groups are being invited to apply for funding of up to £5,000 through the Sports Relief Grant programme. Sport Relief is administered by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and provides funding to locally based groups for work which uses sports and exercise to stre...

4th August 2005




Funding News for East of England


Community Safety Development Fund (Essex)


The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (Essex) Fund has re-opened for applications. The Fund has a total of £300,000 available as grants of up to £20,000 for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Bids are welcomed for work and projects that are victim-focused and support the PFCC to provide victims with the services they are entitled to under the Ministry of Justice’s Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. New projects and continuat...

2nd July 2019


Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire)


Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 9th October 2019 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular project or service for which the funds are being sought. Pre...

24th June 2019


Funding for Projects that Encourage Sugar Intake (Suffolk)


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to towards projects which encourage a reduction in sugar intake and a healthier lifestyle in young people. The funding is targeted specifically at PTAs or Friends of Schools/PRUs, or community group such as Brownies, Scouts and youth projects. Priority will be given to those organisations working in areas of high deprivation. This is a rolling programme; apply at any time. The Sugar Reduction Fund is offered by Public Health Suffolk in conjunction with Suffo...

11th April 2019


UK Funding News


ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (UK)


The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 27th January 2020. ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCCs with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Applications are considered on the grounds of the ...

23rd August 2019


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Community Projects (UK)


The Charities Aid Foundation has announced that the Tourle Foundation Fund will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2019. The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people within the the UK. To be eligible to apply, organisations must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people and have an annual income of below £100,000. Priority will be given to organisations that find...

23rd August 2019


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; and 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 and the next closing date fo...

23rd August 2019


Grants of up to £35,000 Available to Support Youth – Led Projects to Improve Community Spaces (England)


Grants of up to £35,000 are available to community organisations in England for projects that empower young people (aged 10-20 years) to have a say in how community spaces that matter to them are managed. This scheme is the first of three themed funding strands being provided through a £3 million extension to the Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund. Projects should benefit young people (aged 10-20 years) in areas of deprivation and should have had input from young people themselves. Applications ar...

22nd August 2019


Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses to Improve their Trading (England)


Community Businesses in England can to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve their income from trading and to improve their impact and sustainability. The funding which is being provided through the Community Business Trade Up Programme aims to enhance the skills of those who run Community businesses and includes a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000 as well as a learning programme of 12 days spread over nine months. The programme is due to re-open for applications from the 17th Sept...

22nd August 2019


Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Sports Clubs (UK)


Sports clubs are able to apply for grants of between £500 and £1,000 to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club. To be eligible the club needs to be registered with their National Governing body or their local authority The funding is being made available through the Cash4Clubs scheme which is funded by Betfair in partnership with SportsAid and the closing date for applications is the 23rd September 2019....

22nd August 2019


Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK)


The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 - £5 Million is the 19th November 2019. The Heritage Fund provides grants to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings, monuments and environments; and languages, etc. The f...

22nd August 2019


Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK)


The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th October 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small organisation (with an annual turnover of not more th...

22nd August 2019


Nuffield Foundation Announces new £15 Million Strategic Fund (UK)


The Nuffield Foundation is calling for applications to its new £15m Strategic Fund for ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade. This is an opportunity for researchers to develop original and challenging ideas, to work collaboratively across disciplines, and to influence social policy in a period of rapid change and uncertainty for our society. Through the Strategic ...

21st August 2019


Professional Development Grants for Teachers (UK)


Teachers and head teachers are being offered an opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project of their choice, in the UK or abroad, aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development. The grant, of up to £5,000, covers the cost of travel, accommodation, materials and supply cover (to a maximum or £2,000) to the applicant’s school. The funding is being made available through the Goldsmiths’ Company and the closing date for applications...

21st August 2019


Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK)


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

21st August 2019


Grants of Up to £100,000 Available for Cyber Skills Training (England)


Training providers and charities in England can apply for grants of up to £100,000 to work with employers to increase the diversity and numbers of those working in the UK’s cyber security sector. The funding is being made available through the UK Government’s third bidding round of the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF). The CSIIF already provides funding to a number of training programmes targeting groups underrepresented in the cyber security sector. A number of previously funded ...

20th August 2019


Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England)


From the 11th September 2019, Community Businesses in England will be able to apply for grants of up to £300,000 to make their business more sustainable. Grants will be available towards capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs as well as project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Trust’s Community Business Fund. Previous grants have ...

20th August 2019


Funding of £2.4 Million Available to Farmers to Improve the Environment (England)


Groups of farmers and landowners can apply for a share of £2.4 million to deliver large-scale environment improvement in their area over the next three years. Improvements could include natural flood prevention, enhancing wildlife habitats or planting more trees. To apply, groups must submit plans showing how they will work together and share knowledge to protect and enhance their local environment, in line with their local Countryside Stewardship priorities. The funding is being made available...

20th August 2019


Funding of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK)


Small community groups working towards tackling discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors have until the 16th September 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. The funding is available to non-profit organisations (including groups that are not formally registered) based in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. The grants are being made available through the Edge Fund which is int...

19th August 2019


Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download


The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 35 pages of the latest funding news....

19th August 2019


Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK)


Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st December 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £100 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants can have more impact. Priority is...

16th August 2019


Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available to AIM members that are either registered charities or...

16th August 2019


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 1st November 2019 to 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. The NFU Mutual Charita...

16th August 2019


Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland)


State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from one bursary....

15th August 2019


Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK)


SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made available through the Lords Taverners, the UK's leading y...

15th August 2019


Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK)


Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal Geographic Society Innovative Geography Teaching Gra...

14th August 2019


University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £360 are available to university student mathematical societies to fund activities to enhance their programmes for their members and to promote mathematics. Grants can cover, for example, mathematical activities, helping students to participate in and attend the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Conference, careers, promotional or networking activities and quizzes. Apply to the Institute of Mathematics at any time....

14th August 2019


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


Not for profit organisations that work 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 Associati...

14th August 2019


Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK)


From September 2019, creative and entrepreneurial independent music creators will be able to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund professional development opportunities. The funding is available to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines who already have an active career and track record, with a focus on independent music creators. Applicants can be a solo artist, composer, group member, songwriter, producer or a multidisciplinary artist. Bands or ensembles of...

13th August 2019


Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)


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

13th August 2019


Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK)


Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision. Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools. Previous grants awarded have ranged in size from £100...

13th August 2019


National Archives Scoping Grants (UK)


The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for it Scoping Grants is the 28th October 2019. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s collection. Please note: the fund is currently heavily...

12th August 2019


Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 ...

12th August 2019


Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK)


Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds by challenging attitudes, values and ideologies that p...

12th August 2019


Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK)


Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline for applications is the 31st January 2020....

12th August 2019


Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England)


Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects. Youth Making's funding programme is made up of thre...

12th August 2019


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 and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 27th October 2019 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; human rights, particularly acc...

9th August 2019


Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)


The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme is due to re-open for applications on the 10th October 2019. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research ...

9th August 2019


Homes in Community Hands: Funding Programme Opens for Applications (England)


Community groups have the opportunity to apply for funding to help them to take forward innovative community led housing projects. Grants are available to build or refurbish well-built, affordable and future-proof homes designed around the needs of local people. A total of £4.2 million is available as revenue grants over the next three years (up to 2021). The average grant will be £50,000. Small amounts of capital funding averaging around £25,000 are also available to applicants to sit alongs...

8th August 2019


Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK)


Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The funding is being made available through the Trusthouse Charitable...

8th August 2019


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...

7th August 2019


Awards for Conservationists Now Open (International)


Applications for the Whitley Awards 2020 are now open. Whitley Awards of up to £40,000 are for dynamic mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in developing countries. Winners tend to be nationals of the country in which they are working looking to scale up work that is proven to be effective and would benefit from further funding and profile boost. To be eligible, projects must involve local communities at the grassroots level and deliver practical action tha...

6th August 2019


Funding to Support Community Businesses (England)


From the 6th August 2919, community groups in England will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 as well as tailored business support to help them develop their community businesses ideas. The funding will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea, and will also give them support and tools to start setting it up. The funding is being made available through the Community Business Bright Ide...

6th August 2019


Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK)


The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. 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 £5,000 are usually available. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees...

5th August 2019


Building Resilient Local Economies (UK)


Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 7th October April 2019. Previous organisations supported include...

5th August 2019


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


Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15th December 2019 to apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educatio...

5th August 2019


Funding to Support Refugees Along Key Migrant Routes (UK / International)


Comic Relief are launching a funding programme for organisations supporting refugees on the move along the key migration routes, from Middle East and North Africa to Europe, including the UK. The overall aim is to support refugees and people seeking whether that be in the country of destination, transition country or country of origin. Eligible organisations need to be registered in a European, Middle Eastern or North African country. Organisation's registered in European countries must have an ...

2nd August 2019


Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas)


Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Chariti...

2nd August 2019


Funding for the Installation of Affordable Heating Systems in Disadvantaged Households (England, Scotland and Wales)


From the 5th August 2019, Local Authorities (LAs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to apply for funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. The funding is being made available through the Warm Homes Fund and funding is available in three categories: Urban homes and communities; Rural homes and communities; Specific energy efficient/health related solu...

2nd August 2019


Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK)


Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities that offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities through outreach activities. The Chemistry Society’s Small Grants Outreach Fund is run on a rolling basis with the next deadline being 12 noon on t...

2nd August 2019


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK)


Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is being made available through the War Memorials Trust an...

2nd August 2019


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK)


The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. 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 cla...

1st August 2019


Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK)


Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by health or social care professionals on behalf the...

1st August 2019


Funding to Bring Heritage Buildings Back into Use (England)


Charities and not for profit organisations such as co-operatives, parish and town councils can apply for grants of up to £350,000 for the repair, restoration and adaptation of a heritage building located in a high street or town centre and to bring it back into use. The funding is being made available through the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Transformational Project Grants. Transformational Project Grants are part of the Transforming Places Through Heritage programme and the closing date f...

31st July 2019


Grants for Community Health Projects (England)


Voluntary, community or social enterprise groups that can showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare can apply for grants of up to £2,500. To be eligible applicants will need to provide details of the successful involvement project they have completed, along with details of how they plan to use the grant to share and showcase their work in a creative way. The funding is being made available through NHS England and NHS Improvement Community Grant Scheme 2019. Th...

30th July 2019


Commercialising Quantum Technologies - Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses can apply for a share of up to £33 million to work with others on developing new products and services that exploit quantum technologies. Projects must aim to speed up commercialisation of second-generation quantum technologies and should address at least 1 of the following areas: connectivity and techniques for securing data in storage and in flight; situational awareness including autonomous systems; sensors and detectors for the built environment, transport and infrastructure; ima...

30th July 2019


Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales)


Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Priority is given to projects in disadvantaged areas as well...

30th July 2019


Businesses can Apply for a Share of £30 Million to Make Manufacturing Smarter (UK)


The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has up to £30 million to invest in projects that use industrial digital technologies to transform manufacturing productivity. The competition aims to support projects that can achieve short-term impact and rapid technology development through industrial digitalisation across a range of sectors from aerospace to food and drink and pharma. They should fit into one of 4 themes: smart, connected factory, including use of real-time data to optimise efficiency ...

29th July 2019


Funding Available to Councils to Help them Meet their Local Housing Needs (England)


Local Authorities in England can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them meet their local housing need. The funding is available to councils to help the them procure the provision of bespoke expert support to transform the delivery of homes and places, the quality and security of existing homes, and/or to prevent and reduce homelessness. The funding is being made available through the Local Government Association’s Housing Advisers Programme 2019/20 and is available to councils or gr...

26th July 2019


£33.5 Million to Support Schools to Improve (England)


A new £17 million Trust Capacity Fund will be launched in September to encourage high-performing academy trusts to provide assistance to schools that are most in need of school improvement. The funding will be available until the end of the financial year. The Fund will also be available to support smaller academy trusts that wish to merge into existing or new academy trusts, creating new clusters of schools and provide high-potential academy trusts with funding to meet challenges associated ...

26th July 2019


Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK)


Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no application deadlines. Examples of the support given inclu...

26th July 2019


Seafood Innovation Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has launched a new £10 million research and development fund to encourage innovation in the UK fishing and seafood industries. The Seafood Innovation Fund will provide grants of up to £250,000 to foster, encourage and financially support innovative technologies and methods to support more sustainable and productive fisheries and seafood production. This call will provide support to feasibility studies and larger R&D projects. The focus wil...

25th July 2019


Grant Programme Now Open for Projects Benefiting Clarion Housing Group Residents (England – Various Locations)


Not for profit organisations such as constituted community groups, registered charities, companies limited by guarantee, PTA or Friends of School groups, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies working primarily for the benefit of Clarion Housing Group residents have until noon on 13th September 2019 to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects supporting residents, delivering local initiatives and improving neighbourhoods. The funding is available to eligible grou...

25th July 2019


Greenhall Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK)


The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund will re-open for applications on 1st September 2019. The objectives of the fund is to improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Only the first 100 applications received will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration and they will meet in November 2019 to allocate the fun...

25th July 2019


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on the projec...

25th July 2019


Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England)


Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement fund to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term sustainable solution is developed, for example through ...

24th July 2019


Funding to Increase the Recycle Rates for Non Household Municipal Waste (England)


Grants of between £25,000 to £170,000 are available to increase recycling rate for non-household municipal business waste (NHM) which is generated by sectors such as hospitality and food service, education, health, transport, retail, wholesale and offices. A total of £1million capital funding is available to organisations that either collect or facilitate collection of this waste to provide new or improved recycling services/operations; and provide new infrastructure and better access to ser...

24th July 2019


£3 Million Available for Developing Components for Smart Energy Systems (UK)


UK businesses and researchers can apply for a share of up to £3 million to support projects to develop important technology components that improve the efficiency of local energy systems. The funding is available through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge. Funding is available for feasibility studies and for larger research and development projects. The deadline for applications is at midday on 9 October 2019....

24th July 2019


Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK)


Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising. Applications should address one of the key themes of the Foundation: Health...

24th July 2019


Centre for Social Justice Awards 2020 (UK)


Charities, small voluntary groups, or other projects tackling social issues at the local level are invited to apply for the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards 2020. The annual CSJ Awards programme recognises local groups that address a range of entrenched social issues. Six cash prizes of £10,000 will be awarded to charities, small voluntary groups and other local projects that display innovation and effectiveness in addressing the root causes of poverty, turning lives around and reversing ...

23rd July 2019


Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland)


The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th October 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £...

23rd July 2019


£100 Million National Lottery Climate Action Fund Launched (UK)


The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund that will enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency. Whilst the types of activities will differ from place to place it is expected that all funded projects will have one thing in common: the ability to deliver high impact community-led climate action. This includes in areas such as sustainable energy, sustainable transport, consumption, food and protecting and regenera...

22nd July 2019


Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK)


The Royal Society for Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to its Network Members to run a project for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate that the project supports the celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table; that the project has a significant aspect which is related to the chemical sciences; and that the project has a clearly identified target audience. Funding is open all year round and will consi...

22nd July 2019


Invitation to Apply for Funding to Promote Organ Donation within BAME Communities (England & Wales)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to organisations is England and Wales to positively engage local communities in organ donation, address myths and barriers, and increase support for organ donation among black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities. The funding is being made available through NHS Blood and Transplant and is part of the Government’s commitment to building support for organ donation amongst black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities. The deadline ...

19th July 2019


Funding Available to Support Armed Forces Families (UK)


A new £7.5 million funding programme has been launched to support Armed forces families. The focus of the programme is on supporting the families rather than serving personnel or veterans. The funding will be available for projects that focus on one of the following: young people from armed forces families; families and carers of veterans and serving families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Removing Barriers to Family Life programme. There a...

19th July 2019


Funding Call: Knowledge Frontiers – International Interdisciplinary Research (UK)


The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and / or medical sciences, with a focus on hazard and risk, cultures of forecasting, and the meaning of resilience. The purpose of each project will be to develop new international research ideas. The Academy particularly encourages applications led by scholars in the hu...

18th July 2019


British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK)


The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the grant may be used as part-funding for larger projects...

18th July 2019


Funding Available to Support Arts Based Teaching in Primary Schools (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that it will re-open its Teacher Development Fund (TDF) in September 2019. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. ...

18th July 2019


Funding to Integrate the Armed Forces into their Local Community (UK)


Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Local Grants Programme and applicants are expected to hav...

18th July 2019


£2 Million Support Fund Opens for Applications for Schools with Armed Forces Children (UK)


State funded schools that cater for pupils of military service families can apply for a share of £2 million. The funding is available to help meet the need of pupils that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another resulting in a change of school for the child and/or have Service children whose parents are subject to deployment such as on operational tours, long exercises, training courses etc. Applications can be accepted from Maintained ...

17th July 2019


Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)


Theatres of all sizes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are invited to apply for capital grants of up to £20,000 to reduce their environmental impact. From sedum roofs to new windows, building management systems to more efficient water heaters, funding will be given to projects that demonstrate how a small intervention can have a big impact. The closing date for applications is the 13th September 2019....

17th July 2019


Grants for Inter Faith Projects Organised by Young People (UK)


Small Grants of up to £800 are available for events and projects that promote understanding and co-operation between different faiths groups and are organised for and by young people aged 11-25 years. Applications are welcomed from non-statutory organisations e.g. youth clubs, scout and guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations for projects that address common interests. Bids can also be made by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faith groups and from those of no f...

17th July 2019


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


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

16th July 2019


£10 Million Available to Work on Highly Innovative, Late Stage Projects (UK).


Micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of £10 million in loans to support cutting-edge innovations become successful commercial realities. The funding should be used to develop new products and services, or highly innovative uses of existing ones. Applications can come from any technology and in any part of the economy, as long as they are sufficiently disruptive. Projects must focus on commercialisation, growth or scale-up, and priority will be given for project...

16th July 2019


National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. The Foundation Grant Programme can, for a limited time only, award grants of up to £10,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works costing up to £20,000 and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, ...

16th July 2019


Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (UK)


Museums, galleries and partnerships from across the UK can apply for grants of between £20,000-£120,000 to support projects that can demonstrate the significance, distinctiveness and power of collections to people and deliver social impact for people and communities. Projects can last up to three years. To be considered for funding, applications must both work with an existing collection or collections to improve understanding of them and increase their use; and through that collections work, ...

16th July 2019


Hospice Funding to Support People Living with Progressive Lung Disease (UK)


Adult and children’s Hospices that are members of Hospice UK can apply to a new grants programme to support people living with progressive lung disease. The Breathe Easy programme provides grants of up to £40,000 to support projects running over a period of 18 months. The grants will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice enabled approach to lung health. The total available funding in this grant round is £500,000 and it is anticipated that between twelve and fifteen grants in thi...

15th July 2019


Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme Opens for Applications (England)


The second funding round for the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme has opened for applications. Through the initiative, farm businesses can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to help them invest in new and innovative technology. Grants are available for all farm types, including livestock, horticulture and arable businesses, with a total pot of £15 million available to fund investments in new technology. The closing date for applications is the 3rd September 2019....

15th July 2019


£1 Million Available for Lifeboat Charities (UK)


Lifeboat charities across the UK can now bid for government funding for life-saving equipment. A total of £1 million is available. The fund is open to search and rescue teams in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to buy new boats, engines or other equipment. So far, the £6 million scheme has paid for 82 new boats, more than 1,800 items of equipment for rescue operations and in excess of 5,000 items of crew kit to keep volunteers safe on missions. To be eligible Charities will need...

11th July 2019


Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK)


From the 1st September 2019, primary and secondary schools in the UK will be able to apply to become an Ogden school partnership and access funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together to promote physics both with primary and secondary education. Partnerships of schools can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training. Partnerships can be a mix of maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent...

11th July 2019


2020 GSK Impact Awards Now Open for Applications (UK)


The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for registered charities working to make a positive difference to community health in the UK. Funded by British pharmaceutical company GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund, the awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. The overall winner will receive 40,000 and up to 10 winner...

10th July 2019


Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)


Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 11th September 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundati...

10th July 2019


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...

10th July 2019


Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)


Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25). 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 Vulnerable Young Migrants and the closing dat...

10th July 2019


Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)


Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 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 is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 30th September 2019....

10th July 2019


Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales)


The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The Foundation uses the money to support breakfast clubs throug...

10th July 2019


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Develop New Community Energy Business Models (England)


The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has announced that Round 2 of its Next Generation Fund has opened for applications. Through this fund, established and experienced community energy businesses in England have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £100,000 and expert advice to develop local innovative business models in areas such as for example time-of-use tariffs, electric-car charging or battery storage; etc. Next Generation is designed to stimulate innovation in the community bu...

9th July 2019


The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK)


UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and ...

9th July 2019


BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK)


The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas or electric cookers and other essential household item...

9th July 2019


Funding to Protect Places of Worship from Hate Crimes (England and Wales)


Places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales that are vulnerable to hate crime can apply for grants of up to £56,000 to enhance their protective security measures. Applicants can submit bids for up to 3 protective security measures. The security measures must be specifically for hate crimes and cannot include measures for general improvements, lead theft, security upgrades or measures to tackle anti-social behaviour or other criminality unconnected with hate cri...

8th July 2019


New £3.5 Million Fund to Develop Data Access and Sharing Methods (UK)


UK Research and Innovation has announced that it will invest up to £3.5 million to develop responsible data access and sharing methods in the accountancy, insurance and legal services sectors. The first part of this competition involves individuals participating in a 3-day residential Innovation Lab to develop their collaborative proposals. Applicants are invited across a range of disciplines and backgrounds to create project teams – consortia – that might not otherwise work together. Follo...

8th July 2019


Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK)


Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) licensed coach or course fees for official LTA dev...

8th July 2019


Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England)


Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply to a £3.7 million loan fund to enhance their social impact. Repayable finance of between £25,000 and £150,000 is available. The Fund will pioneer the use of financial incentives to help organisations achieve their social impact targets. Organisations will be able to get a reduction in the headline interest rate for loans with terms between two and five years by successfully evidencing that they have achieved their social impact go...

8th July 2019


Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales)


Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful with those located near to a Greggs shop most likel...

5th July 2019