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Funding to Tackle Hate Crimes (Manchester)


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

24th May 2024


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


Registered charities, voluntary and other not-for-profit organisations, and public benefit entities can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to assist people experiencing financial hardship who are unable to meet the cost of water charges. The United Utilities Trust Fund aims to help people out of water debt and support local organisations delivering services within the Fund’s geographic area of North West England, which can deliver money and debt advice/financial literacy projects that encourag...

14th May 2024


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


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

13th May 2024


Grants to Support Grassroots Community Groups (Greater Manchester)


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

8th May 2024


Funding to Help Reduce Household Waste (Greater Manchester)


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

30th April 2024


Grants to Support Grassroots Community Groups (Greater Manchester)


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

9th April 2024


Funding to Create Positive Change Amongst Communities (Liverpool)


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

27th March 2024


Grants of up to £2,500 Available for Local Community Projects (North West)


Community organisations located in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, and Lancashire will soon be able to apply for grants from the Onward Community Fund. The fund is provided by Onward, a provider of homes in the North West. Grants of up to £2,500 are available to support local projects that make a positive difference in the communities they serve. This year the fund is interested in supporting projects that aim to support people and communities facing increased challenges due to the cost-of-li...

20th March 2024


UK Funding News


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


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

29th May 2024


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


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

29th May 2024


Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England)


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

29th May 2024


Funding to Help Local Communities Develop Neighbourhood Plans (England)


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

28th May 2024


Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK)


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

28th May 2024


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


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

28th May 2024


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


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

24th May 2024


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


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

24th May 2024


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


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

23rd May 2024


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


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

23rd May 2024


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


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

23rd May 2024


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


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

23rd May 2024


Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


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

23rd May 2024


Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)


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

23rd May 2024


Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK)


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

23rd May 2024


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


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

22nd May 2024


Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK)


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

22nd May 2024


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


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

22nd May 2024


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


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

21st May 2024


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


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

21st May 2024


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


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

21st May 2024


Funding Available for Disabled Gardeners (UK)


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

20th May 2024


Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2024 (UK)


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

20th May 2024


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


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

20th May 2024


Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)


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

20th May 2024


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


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

17th May 2024


Wolfson Foundation- Funding for Places (UK)


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

17th May 2024


Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK)


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

17th May 2024


Funding for Racial Justice & Mental Health Projects (England)


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

16th May 2024


Grants for Community & Environmental Projects (England & Scotland)


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

16th May 2024


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


Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store, tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-income families, running youth sports teams, improving the...

16th May 2024


Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)


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

16th May 2024


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


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

16th May 2024


Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England)


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

15th May 2024


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


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

15th May 2024


Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK)


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

15th May 2024


Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK)


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

15th May 2024


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


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

15th May 2024


Funding to Support Village Hall Improvement Projects (England)


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

15th May 2024


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


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

14th May 2024


Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK)


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

14th May 2024


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


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

13th May 2024


New Award Launched to Celebrate Sharing Communities (UK)


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

10th May 2024


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


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

10th May 2024


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


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

10th May 2024


New Fund to Support Early Career Music Promoters (England)


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

9th May 2024


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


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

9th May 2024


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


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

9th May 2024


Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK)


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

9th May 2024


Taking Teaching Further Programme Opens for Registration (England)


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

8th May 2024


Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK)


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

8th May 2024


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


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

8th May 2024


Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity(UK)


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

8th May 2024


The Royal Countryside Fund Announces New Funding Strategy (UK)


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

7th May 2024


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


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

7th May 2024


Funding to Promote Science in Schools (UK)


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

7th May 2024


Funding for Tree Planting Projects (England)


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

7th May 2024


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


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

3rd May 2024


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


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

3rd May 2024


Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK)


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

3rd May 2024


Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK)


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

3rd May 2024


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


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

3rd May 2024


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


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

2nd May 2024


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


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

2nd May 2024


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


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

2nd May 2024


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


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

2nd May 2024


Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK)


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

2nd May 2024


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 for 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, have ...

2nd May 2024


Funding Opportunities for Musicians (UK)


Grants of up to £500 will soon be available to support UK musicians at pivotal stages in their career. The Help Musicians Fast Track Awards programme aims to help musicians grow or sustain their income, or participate in something that could take their career to the next level. The funding can go towards anything from courses, networking opportunities and equipment to recording, releasing and performing costs. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 and over, have no more than £10,000 in savings...

1st May 2024


Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Change (UK)


The UK's National Lottery Community Fund has £20 million in funding for community-led projects to inspire more people to take climate action. The funding is being made available through the Climate Action Fund - Our Shared Future to support projects that reach more people by integrating climate action into local communities' daily lives and interests or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration across various locations. To be eligible, applications must be submit...

1st May 2024


King Charles III Charitable Fund Launches New Funding Round (UK)


The King Charles III Charitable Fund has launched a new funding round of its Small Grants Programme to support projects that will improve people’s lives and build sustainable communities across the UK. The fund will allocate up to £5,000 in grants to around 100 community-based organisations, including charities, community interest companies, and parish councils each year. The fund aims to support small-scale projects that can potentially create substantial impacts within their communities, es...

1st May 2024


Grants to Promote Physics Amongst Under-Represented Young People (UK)


The Institute of Physics is now accepting submissions for its Public Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS), which has been updated to support Limit Less. This programme encourages under-represented youth in the physics community to continue their physics studies after 16 years of age. The programme seeks to engage families with young people under 16 from under-represented groups, including girls and young women, disabled youth, LGBTQ+ youth, youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Black Caribbean you...

1st May 2024


Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England)


UK schools and early years’ settings can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to buy books for their libraries and encourage more children to read for pleasure. The LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme will help schools to provide children with a range of non-curriculum books to improve their reading standards, particularly amongst children experiencing disadvantage or underrepresentation. Any grant awarded will be made in the form of credit to be spent within six months on the LoveReading...

1st May 2024


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 the critical life skills necessary to gain 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 ...

1st May 2024


New Funding Programme to Encourage People to Get Active (England)


Sport England has launched a new fund to encourage more people to get active. The Movement Fund, worth £160 million over the next four years, will offer crowdfunding pledges, grants and resources to provide physical activity opportunities for the people and communities who need it the most. Eligible projects could receive up to £15,000 to cover a wide range of costs and items that will help deliver positive change, particularly for those facing barriers to activity, such as people on lower inc...

30th April 2024


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Launches New Funding Priorities (UK)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new funding framework to better serve Armed Forces communities across the UK. This new framework will deliver £30 million in Covenant Funding over the next three years. Developed with input from the community, the framework sets out strategic themes for the Covenant Fund, which will be developed into funding programmes that will run each year. The first programmes will open in the Summer of 2024 and will be built around the themes of improving...

30th April 2024


Funding to Help UK Hospices Build Career Pathways for Volunteers (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help UK hospices build career pathways for volunteers. Hospice UK’s Volunteer to Career is a clinically led programme, whereby local volunteers considering a career in healthcare are recruited by hospices to undertake 60 hours of certificated training over the course of one year. Volunteers will be supported throughout the year by a dedicated Clinical Lead at each participating hospice. The funding will contribute towards the cost of supporting Clinica...

30th April 2024


The Charles Hayward Foundation (UK / International)


UK registered charities, and not-for-profit organisations seeking financial assistance for their projects can apply for funding from the Charles Hayward Foundation. The focus of the Foundation is on supporting projects in the sectors of heritage and conservation, criminal and social justice, older people, and overseas aid. The next deadline for the main grants programme for both UK and overseas projects is the 16th August 2024....

30th April 2024


Applications for Funding Towards School Trips to CERN (UK)


The Ogden Trust, which promotes the teaching and learning of physics, has announced that secondary schools that are or have been members of its School Partnerships programme can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for trips to the CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. This grants aim to allow disadvantaged students to experience one of the world's foremost centers for scientific research and to learn about the physics research that is taking place at CERN, as well as meet some of ...

30th April 2024


Grants of up to £7,000 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK)


Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time....

29th April 2024


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


Early Years, Infant, Primary and Secondary school settings in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor resources and two hours of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The next closing date for applications is the 6th September 2024....

29th April 2024


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


Grants of up to £3,000 are available to primary and secondary schools to support the teaching of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The grants are made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grant scheme. The scheme aims to enhance science education by encouraging collaboration between schools and professional scientists or engineers. Eligible applicants include primary and secondary school teachers and practising scientists or engineers. Projects ...

29th April 2024


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


UK-registered charities working to combat human rights abuses can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years. The funding is available to charities supporting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, criminal justice reform, and access to justice. The funding is being made available through the AB Charitable Trust. It typically makes one-off grants to eligible charities with annual incomes between £150,000 and £1.5 million and limited investments or surpluses. The nex...

29th April 2024


£8 Million Fund for Smart Shipping Decarbonisation Technologies (UK)


The Department for Transport is offering up to £8 million in funding to support UK-registered organisations developing innovative smart shipping technologies for maritime decarbonisation. The Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by supporting collaborative feasibility studies on scalable technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vessels. This could include projects ranging from self-driving boats to automated ...

26th April 2024


Grants Available for Community Projects (UK)


Charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and municipally funded museums across the UK can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 for projects that positively impact local communities. The funding is made available through the Steel Charitable Trust Rolling Grants programme, which supports various projects and activities that make a real impact on arts and heritage, education, environment, health, and social or economic disadvantage. Funding can be used to cover core costs, ca...

25th April 2024


£60 Million Funding Call for Satellite Constellation Ideas (UK)


The UK Space Agency has launched a new funding call for innovations that will help build the capabilities of the UK’s satellite constellations. The Connectivity in Low Earth Orbit (C-LEO) programme will provide up to £60 million of grant funding over the next four years to support companies and researchers to develop innovative satellite communications technology. This funding will be targeted towards proposals with technology readiness levels of between 4 and 6 in the following technology ar...

25th April 2024


New Funding Opportunity to Help Farmers Manage Water Resources (England)


Groups of farmers in England are being offered funding to work together to store water and protect against the impact of drought. The £1.6 million government fund will help farmers investigate different methods to manage water in their area. Projects could include multi-farm reservoirs, treated wastewater recycling systems, and water trading and sharing schemes. The fund will support around 20 screening studies and will also investigate water demand and availability in the most water-stressed a...

25th April 2024


£200 Million Boost to Help Schools Attract & Keep Top Teachers (England)


The Department for Education is making a £200 million investment to support schools and colleges in England to attract and retain the teachers they need in vital subjects. From September, up to £6000 will be available for teachers working in key STEM and technical subjects such as maths, construction engineering, and manufacturing, as well as early years education. The incentive is being offered through the government’s levelling up premium doubling payments scheme to support schools in disa...

25th April 2024


Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Enable Museums to Better Engage with the Public (UK)


Accredited museums or partnerships of museums and other organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to two years that aim to bring their collections closer to people by enhancing accessibility and engagement with the public. The funding, which is being provided through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Collection Fund aims to award approximately 12 grants per year, distributed across two funding rounds. The funding focuses on existing collections; applicants a...

24th April 2024


Grants & Loans for Social Housing Projects (England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands & Isle of Man)


Grants and interest-free loans are available to registered charities and small organisations providing affordable homes for vulnerable people in need in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands & Isle of Man. The Quaker Housing Trust provides support through two separate programmes to help housing projects that meet the needs of people undergoing transitions in their lives, such as those seeking asylum, recovering from addiction, leaving prison, or moving from domestic abuse. Best Practice ...

24th April 2024


Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK)


Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to support serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of beneficiaries, the importance of the grant to the applica...

24th April 2024


Grants of up to £250,000 Available to Address the Cost-of-Living Crisis (England, Wales & Scotland)


In response to the cost-of-living crisis, Social Investment Business (SIB) is making a mixture of unrestricted loans and grants available to help charities and social enterprises to continue to meet the needs of communities in deprived areas of the country. The Cost-of-Living Fund provides non repayable grants ranging from £10,000 to £250,000 to help organisations already assisting people impacted by the cost-of-living crisis to maintain, increase, launch or improve products or services. The g...

23rd April 2024


Development Programme to Support Early Career Teachers of Physics (UK)


The Ogden Trust is inviting applications for its Early Career Teacher Development programme, which offers free mentoring and support for early career physics teachers from initial teacher training through to their fifth year of teaching. There are two strands within the programme to offer the support needed as teachers progress through their early teaching career: the teaching core physics programme; and the developing physics specialisms programme. All those who successfully apply for the Early...

23rd April 2024


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 as well as the study, exhibition and conservation of fine art. The Finnis Scott 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...

23rd April 2024


Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)


Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to break through to the next level of their careers. 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 a publisher. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund. The next ...

23rd April 2024


£1.3 Million Competition to Support Innovative Transport Solutions (UK)


Organisations with innovative ideas that could transform the transport sector can apply for a share of £1.3 million in government funding to develop their technologies. The Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) programme offers grants up to £45,000 for UK businesses and universities. These grants fund research into innovative transportation ideas that aim to improve the transportation system and boost economic growth. This year’s competition is seeking proposals focused on nation-sp...

22nd April 2024


Funding to Support Local Community Projects (England, Scotland & Wales)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities for projects that positively impact communities across England, Scotland, and Wales. The Morrisons Foundation provides funding to support projects that tackle poverty and social deprivation, enhance community spaces, facilities and services, and improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. The funding will support both capital spend and direct project delivery costs. Priority is given to smaller organisations with an annual...

22nd April 2024


Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK)


Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educational toys, tuition, etc); clothing and school unifor...

22nd April 2024


Funding to Improve Menstrual Health Education & Support for Underrepresented Women (UK)


Funding is being made available to improve education and raise awareness on common women's health issues, particularly among under-served communities across the UK. The Women’s Health Community Fund will award grants of up to £5,000 to small, grassroots organisations and community groups for projects that provide information and support around menstrual health and related gynaecological conditions, particularly for those from lower income families, ethnically diverse communities, those with d...

19th April 2024


SPAR Community Cashback Scheme Opens to Applications (UK)


Convenience retailer SPAR is inviting applications for its £100,000 Community Cashback Scheme, which awards grants to voluntary or community organisations and charities which make a difference within their local area. The scheme allows shoppers across the UK to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for an organisation or charity they feel deserves funding. Applicants will need to share the exceptional contribution a local organisation has made to their community and what the grant would be put to...

19th April 2024