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Apply for Dacorum Community Grants


The next closing date for applications to the Dacorum Community Grants scheme is the 27th May 2016.  The fund is open to community and voluntary groups and makes grants of up to £5,000.  In very exceptional circumstances the grant panel may consider applications for grants of up t...

7th April 2016




Funding News for East of England


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 3rd June 2020 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. Previo...

18th March 2020


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...

3rd December 2019


Funding to Tackle Crime (Bedfordshire)


The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire has announced that the Grant Fund has re-opened for applications. The Fund seeks to support organisations and projects whose work helps to prevent offending, protect communities and support victims of crime to cope, recover and move forward. For the financial year 2020/21 the Police and Crime Commissioner will be seeking bids that focus on early intervention and on domestic abuse. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to local community group...

6th November 2019


High Sheriff Calls for Applications (Essex)


Voluntary and community organisations in Essex can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for community initiatives that address crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour. The funding has been made available from the High Sheriff’s Fund which is being managed by the Essex Community Foundation. Projects that have received funding previously include a personal safety scheme for older people, educating young people about the dangers of carrying a knife and a project to deter drug and alcoh...

4th October 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


Government Unlocks £150 Million from Dormant Accounts for Coronavirus Response (UK)


The UK Government has announced £150 million of funding is to be made available from dormant bank and building society accounts to help charities, social enterprises and vulnerable individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The release of £71 million from the government’s dormant assets scheme will be accelerated alongside £79 million already recouped that will be made available to help charities’ coronavirus response and recovery. The funding will support urgent work to tackle you...

22nd May 2020


Funding to Help Charities Deliver Better Services Through Technology (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced a new digital funding strand to their joint Tech for Good programme. The aim is to help charities and not-for-profit organisations deliver better services for their communities through technology. The £230,000 Explore programme will provide grant funding of £5,000 for individual organisations or £7,500 for collaborative projects. A 12-week support programme will also be provided to explore how digital technology could transform the w...

22nd May 2020


Care Home Support Package to Help Reduce Coronavirus Infections (England)


The UK Government has introduced £600 million of funding to tackle the spread of coronavirus in care homes. The Infection Control Fund will be allocated to local authorities to ensure that care homes can continue to take the necessary measures to prevent and stop the spread of the virus within their sites by restricting permanent and agency staff to working in only one care home wherever possible. Funding will be used to help providers pay for additional staff and/or maintain the normal wages o...

22nd May 2020


Covid-19 Funding for Organisations Working to Support People in Prison (UK)


Clinks, which supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system has launched a Covid-19 Response Fund to assist organisations working in the criminal justice system during the pandemic. Clinks is distributing £275,000 on behalf of Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice in recognition of the continued challenges presented to voluntary organisations at this time. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to organisations with an existing r...

22nd May 2020


Tree Challenge Fund - Deadline Extended (England)


Community and volunteer groups as well as Town Councils and individuals can apply for a share of £10 million for small scale tree planting projects in cities and towns across England. Launched in May 2019, the Urban Tree Challenge Fund aims to support the planting of more than 130,000 trees in towns and cities. This announcement of round two opening follows the success of round one, which saw thirteen large scale projects from local authorities and large organisations awarded grants to plant ...

22nd May 2020


Independent Age Grants Fund (UK)


Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people, has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus. The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round Independent Age will make £500,000 available. Charities working with older people will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The first closing date will be at 9am on the 4th Jun...

21st May 2020


Funding for Research into Social, Behavioural and Design Aspects of Healthy Ageing (UK)


£9.5 million funding is available to enable interdisciplinary academic-led teams to carry out research into social, behavioural and design aspects of healthy ageing. Outline proposals are invited for research grants of up to £2 million for a period of up to 36 months for academics based at UK Research Organisations. Proposals are expected to make a significant contribution to disseminating this knowledge, helping to inform innovators and positively influence market behaviours. Projects could, ...

21st May 2020


Funding for Innovative Citizen Science Projects (UK)


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are making £1.5 million funding available to enable researchers with no prior experience of using citizen science methods to develop their expertise, and projects that extend citizen science methods into new research disciplines. Citizen science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur scientists. Through the Citizen Science Collaboration Grant eligible institutions and research organisations can apply for up to £375,000 to fund multid...

21st May 2020


Grants for NEXT Employees with Children (UK)


The Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust are providing grants for parents or carers working for retailer NEXT who are experiencing financial difficulty or are facing an unexpected change in circumstances such as redundancy or long-term illness. The Trust will provide grants to support children (0-18 years) whose parents or carers have been working for NEXT for at least one year, or previously worked for them within the last nine years. Funding is available for items which are essential for chi...

21st May 2020


Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK)


Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Enhanced Equipment grant scheme and applications to ...

21st May 2020


£37.3 Million Available for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (England)


Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England. Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants from the Family Fund for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys. £10 million of the total has been committ...

20th May 2020


Funding to Support Heritage Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the Heritage Fund launched a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to support people and organisations working in heritage across the UK. Now in its second phase, additional funding of between £50,000 and £250,000 will be available to past and current grantees to cover essential costs for up to four months. This might include independent heritage attractions that are highly dependent on visitor income, contributions towards increasing digital activities, and test...

20th May 2020


Funding for International Development Projects (UK / International)


UK not for profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250,001 and £4,000,000 for projects that support the UK’s commitment to achieving the Global Development Goals whilst considering the longer term impacts of COVID-19. Applicant organisations must be registered as a not-for-profit organisation in the UK OR registered in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index or in a country considered by DFID to be of high or moderate fragility. The funding is being m...

20th May 2020


Funding for Homelessness Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (England)


The UK Government has announced a £6 million Coronavirus (Covid19): Homelessness Response Fund to provide support for frontline homelessness and rough sleeping charitable organisations directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available to incorporated charitable frontline organisations to help alleviate the financial impact of Covid-19, and to enable them to provide new or adapted services to homeless and vulnerable people affected by the crisi...

19th May 2020


Funding to Support Dairy Farmers Through Coronavirus (England)


Dairy Farmers in England will be able to apply for government funding of up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the fund is to support those most in need due to a decrease in demand for their products as bars, restaurants and cafes have been forced to close. Eligible dairy farmers will be to entitled to funding which covers 70% of their lost income during April and May 2020 to ensure they can continue to operate and sustain production capacit...

19th May 2020


£1 Million Crowdfunding Support for Sports Clubs And Organisations (England)


Sport England has committed another £1 million to combating the impact of coronavirus by match funding money raised by sports clubs and community activity groups through the fundraising platform Crowdfunder. Through the ‘Active Together’ partnership with Crowdfunder Sport England are matching crowd funds of up to £10,000 raised by clubs and organisations hit by the coronavirus crisis. Clubs and organisations can sign up via the Crowdfunder website. They’ll then need to set their crowdfu...

18th May 2020


Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)


Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Help Musicians want to highlight that in this round they welcome applications that will explore the the use of remote, digital or online collaboration tools or performance spaces. For example, the...

18th May 2020


Biochemical Society - Outreach Grants Programme Deadline Extended (UK)


The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme deadline has been extended until the 24th September 2020. The original deadline was the 1st July 2020. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For pri...

18th May 2020


Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK)


Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Woman make ...

18th May 2020


Funding to Support Armed Forces Communities During the Coronavirus Crisis (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has announced £6 million in funding for Armed Forces charities and community interest companies who are delivering services to veterans, Armed Forces families, and others from the Armed Forces community. Through the Covid-19 Impact Programme for Armed Forces Communities grants of up to £60,000 are available to help organisations continue to provide much needed support in key areas such as mental and physical health, support to the elderly, dome...

15th May 2020


Funding to Tackle Loneliness During the Coronavirus Outbreak (England)


Charities, and benevolent and philanthropic frontline organisations can apply for a share of £5 million of UK Government funding to help tackle loneliness during the period of social distancing. Through the Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 are available to help organisations to continue and adapt their work in helping vulnerable people affected by social isolation. Funding is available for services that can provide immediate, targeted relief such as fac...

15th May 2020


BBC Children in Need Covid-19 Response Grants (UK, Isle of Man & the Channel Islands)


In response to the coronavirus, BBC Children in Need are temporarily pausing their current grant programmes to launch two new Covid-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under. The funding will be open to current grantees and new applicants to help them to respond and adapt to the impact of the coronavirus. From the 18th May 2020 current grant-holders will be able to apply for funding of up to £5,000 over a si...

15th May 2020


Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK)


Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation 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 project and the needs...

15th May 2020


Funding Available for Zoo’s and Aquaruims (England)


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £14 million fund to support Zoos and Aquariums in England in response to financial losses incurred due to Covid-19. Establishments covered by the Zoo Licensing Act will be able to bid for grants of up to £100,000 through the Zoo Support Fund. The grant can be used to cover animal care costs that can not be lowered such as keepers’ wages, animal feed and bedding, veterinary care, electricity, and waste removal. In addit...

14th May 2020


Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales)


Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. The next clo...

14th May 2020


Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales)


Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The funding is being made available through the Jerusalem Trust and applications can be submitted at any time....

14th May 2020


Funding for Food Aid Charities (England)


Grants of up to £100,000 are available to frontline food aid charities that are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. This includes providing food for people that can not afford food or who have moved into temporary accommodation as a result of COVID-19, for example those who have left home due to domestic abuse, newly released prisoners, the newly homeless. The funding is being made available through the Department for Env...

13th May 2020


The North Face Launch Covid-19 Explore Fund (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, American outdoor recreation product company The North Face have created a Covid-19 Explore Fund. The aim of the €1 million fund is to provide critical financial support to conservation groups and organisations, outdoor charities, outdoor industry associations and organisations or companies involved in the following sports/ activities: camping, environmental education, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, indoor rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, trai...

13th May 2020


Funding to Support Legal Action Related to Covid-19 (UK)


The Baring Foundation has announced three new funding streams as part of its £1 million Strengthening Civil Society Programme to support their grant holders and broader civil society when taking legal action related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £40,000 are available to all registered charities, including current grant holders, with legal expertise in the area they work in to help protect vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the impact of covid-19. The deadline for this round is midday...

13th May 2020


Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children with additional needs. Grants are available for singl...

13th May 2020


Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK)


Small charities and constituted community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects. In response to the Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily...

13th May 2020


New £10 Million Fund for Domestic Abuse Charities (England)


The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a new £10 million fund for domestic violence charities to ensure that they can continue operating and keep bedspaces open for victims and their children fleeing from abuse during COVID-19 emergency. The Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund is part of a wider £76 million fund promised to domestic violence and abuse charities to support domestic abuse safe accommodation charities until the 30 S...

12th May 2020


Funding to Prepare Football Pitches for When Football Resumes (England and Wales)


Clubs and organisations can apply for a share of a new £9.6 million fund to help get their natural and artificial grass pitches ready for when Government advice allows football to start being played again. Two levels of funding are available through the Football Foundation’s Pitch Preparation Fund: grants of up to £1,500 are available to FA National League System Clubs, FA Women’s Pyramid clubs, and Welsh Premier League clubs; and grants of up to £5,000 are available to eligible affiliate...

12th May 2020


Funding to Support People of Colour Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


The Resourcing Racial Justice Fund provides funding to individuals and communities working towards racial justice. In response to the coronavirus, the Fund will provide financial support to organisations, grassroots and community groups, and individuals who are working to tackle the impact of Covid-19 on those who identify as people of colour (POC). Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations that respond to the immediate needs of the more at risk and vulnerable, an...

12th May 2020


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK)


Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Societ...

12th May 2020


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


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

12th May 2020


Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK)


The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or supply cover required for the teacher to attend the approp...

12th May 2020


Movement for Good Awards Launched (UK & Ireland)


Insurance company Ecclesiastical has launched a new £1 million fund. Through the Movement for Good Awards, the company will award £1,000 to 500 charities during phase 1 and awards of £50,000 to 10 charities during phase 2. During phase 1, members of the public can nominate charities online. The closing date for nominations is the 24th May 2020. Winners will be selected at random. Phase 2 will be launching late in the summer and the funding criteria will be developed in line with the evol...

11th May 2020


Funding to Support Swimming Organisation Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


Swimming and aquatic clubs and organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship due to the effects of the coronavirus can apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 through the Swimathon Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.  , Funding is available to help cover loss of revenue or fixed costs  such as equipment or pool hire and event hosting fees for an event which has now been cancelled, club kit subsidies, and insurance premiums. Applications which relate to the financial impact fo...

11th May 2020


Funding to Support Engagement with Museum Collections during the Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the difficulties facing museums due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new £350,000 fund.  The Sustaining Engagement with Collections fund will make grants of up to £30,000 to support innovative projects which allow Museums to explore different ways to support engagement with collections while physical access is not available.  This might include digital research and development, or the hiring of an expert to help build a stronger profile an...

11th May 2020


Covid-19 Grant Round to Support Vulnerable Young People at Risk of Youth Violence (England and Wales)


Charities, social enterprises, for-profit companies and public sector agencies can apply for funding to a new £6.5 million fund to support and test work that supports vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence in England and Wales during the Covid-19 crisis. This can include the digital or virtual delivery of support programmes; and face-to-face activity that can be delivered whilst adhering to social distancing/stay at home guidelines. The funding has been made available through the ...

11th May 2020


School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)


UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resources; transport; marketing and publicity; other purposes...

11th May 2020


Funding to Support Artists and Visual Art Freelancers Affected by Covid-19 (England & Ireland)


Funding of £1.5 million is available to all artists and visual arts freelancers in England and Northern Ireland who are experiencing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus crisis. The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund will provide hardship grants of between £1,500 and £2,500 per person to enable individuals, including those on short-term PAYE contracts, to survive financially while they explore other ways of sustaining themselves. Of the new fund, £1 million will be available to appli...

7th May 2020


Special Research Grants to Address Issues Relevant to the Covid-19 Pandemic. (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands)


The British Academy is providing grants to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences that will directly address issues relevant to the coronavirus pandemic. The call is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is open to all researchers of postdoctoral or equivalent level, in the fields of humanities and social sciences, in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Applicants are encouraged to propose innovate ideas and projects with the po...

7th May 2020


Covid-19 Support Package for the Electrical Waste Recycling Sector (UK)


The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Fund (WEEE Fund) has announced a £5.6 million Covid-19 support package to help the electrical waste recycling sector manage disruption caused by the crisis. The support package is aimed at electrical waste treatment centres and reuse organisations that have been forced to close or operate at a reduced service. Through the WEEE Support Grants and Loan Package, £5 million of interest free loans are available to electrical waste treatment facilities a...

7th May 2020


London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK)


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

7th May 2020


Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK)


Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable. The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At the end of the process the organisation should be able...

6th May 2020


Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International)


Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the current funding round is the 10th September 2020....

6th May 2020


Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK)


Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, DFID will be prioriti...

6th May 2020


Barclays' 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme (UK)


Barclays‘ Bank has announced the launch of its £10 million 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme. Through the 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme, Barclays' Bank are making 100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities working to support vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19, and the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis. The programme will focus on supporting charity partners who are meeting the immediate needs of people in their communities...

5th May 2020


Emergency Funding for Mental Health Services Affected by Coronavirus (England)


Emergency grants of up to £1,000 are available to user-led organisations and smaller unconstituted community groups in England which continue to provide mental health services and additional support during the coronavirus pandemic. Through the National Survivor User Network’s (NSUN) Covid-19 Fund, grants will be available to support community action, peer support, mutual aid, and other activities. This might include helping with costs such as moving support groups online, IT equipment, mobile...

5th May 2020


Funding to Support Community Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus (England)


In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Power to Change have launched a £12 million crisis support package to provide immediate and medium-term support for community businesses supporting the vulnerable and isolated in England. The emergency package includes £7 million in rescue funding, which offers grants of up to £25,000 to contribute to trading incomes losses incurred between April and June 2020. This will initially be available to current and previous Power to Change grantees, and to co...

5th May 2020


Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK)


Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is 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 i...

5th May 2020


Funding for Young People to Respond to the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)


The Alec Dickson Trust his inviting applications of up to £1,000 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. Applications must also align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic, including safe-distancing and regular handwashing, and any other official governmental advice regarding COVID-19. Applicants should complete the short application f...

4th May 2020


New Funding Round Open for UK Tampon Tax Fund (UK)


Charities and organisations with charitable purposes from across the UK can now apply for funding of £1 million or more from the latest round of the UK government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The Fund allocates monies generated from the VAT on sanitary projects to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls. Applications should focus on one of four categories: violence against women and girls, young women’s mental health, or the general programme. Applications for this round of...

4th May 2020


T Level Capital Fund Opens for Applications - Deadline Extended (England)


The Government has announced that it is inviting existing T Level providers to apply to the T Level Capital Fund. The fund will be delivered in two parts. Eligible providers can bid for funding to refurbish existing buildings or create new spaces, while funding for specialist equipment such as digital and audio-visual kit, will be allocated to all providers in Spring next year. A total of £95 million will be available. The funding is available to organisations that are on the list of provide...

4th May 2020


Funding to Become Britain's First Fully Electric Bus Town - Deadline Extended (England – outside London)


Local authorities in England can now apply to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town. The winning area will receive up to £50 million to help pay for a brand-new fleet of electric buses, reducing emissions and cleaning up the air in their community. The £50 million fund is part of a total £170 million allocated to improve services and make bus journeys greener, easier and more reliable. The funding is available to English Local Authorities outside of London. The deadline for expression...

4th May 2020


Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)


The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration for the course and a proportion of the travel and su...

4th May 2020


Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)


Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helen’s. The grants are made available ...

4th May 2020


Emergency Funding for Community Radio Stations Financially Affected by Covid-19 (UK)


Community radio stations that are facing severe financial difficulty and are at risk of closure due to the Covid-19 crisis can bid for grants to meet their urgent needs. The £400,000 Community Radio Fund administered by Ofcom will be redirected to provide emergency support for relevant stations to help meet their core costs. There is no limit to how much can be applied for but those who request smaller amounts are more likely to be awarded the full amount requested. Applicants must be community...

1st May 2020


Ministry of Defence Open Call for Innovation to Improve Defence and Security (UK)


The Ministry of Defence is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK. Proposals for the Defence and Security Accelerator programme will be accepted from the private sector, academia and individuals in the UK or overseas and is looking for concepts, products or services from a wide range of technology areas at varying stages of maturity. Applicants may submit proposals for defence or security although it is expected that some proposals will be relevant to both. Th...

1st May 2020


Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or social care, supporting foodbanks, increasing the num...

1st May 2020


Funding to Bring Communities Together Regardless of Faith or Race (England)


The Ministry of Housing has launched a £2 million Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme to support projects that bring communities together, regardless of faith or race. Charities and other established community organisations as well as consortiums can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 for projects lasting nine months The aim of the scheme is to support organisations that are working to bring different faith and ethnic groups together and to tackle religiously and racially ...

1st May 2020


New Funding Available to Implement Court Judgement with the Potential to Achieve Social Change (UK)


A new round of funding has been announced for civil society organisations to implement a court judgment or the outcome of a litigation process that has the potential to achieve social change for people facing discrimination and disadvantage. The funding is being made available by the Baring Foundation and grants of up to £30,000 for a period of up to one year are available to charities and other not for profit organisations to help civil society organisation during the implementation phase afte...

1st May 2020


Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)


State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Fermanagh & Omag, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Newry, Mourne & Down, West Lothian, North East Lincolnshire, Wakefield and Wolverhampton can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600; Infant and Junior schools up to £300;...

1st May 2020


Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust Hospice Fund - Open for Applications (UK)


The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has announced that it is accelerating its annual Hospice Fund programme, in recognition of the additional pressures many hospices are experiencing due to COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on normal activities. For 2020, the Trust has simplified the application process and amended its normal eligibility criteria. The available funding will be used to provide one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support hospices’ core costs. Applications will only be acc...

30th April 2020


Funding for Ideas that Address the Impacts of Covid-19 (UK)


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are inviting proposals from UK businesses for research projects and related data collection of up to eighteen months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The UKRI will support innovative proposals on any topics which gather critical data and resources quickly for future research use and which support the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential. Funding is for new ...

30th April 2020


Funding to Support Pet Rescue Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands)


Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount. Funding must have a direct impact on animal welfare...

30th April 2020


Technology Support for Children and Schools during Coronavirus (England)


The Department for Education has issued guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education for disadvantaged children and schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This will include digital devices such as laptops and tablets as well as internet access. Laptops and tablets will be provided for disadvantaged families, children and young people who do not currently have access to them. Internet access will be provide...

30th April 2020


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


The Grants 4 Schools "Funding Alert Newsletter" is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants 4 Schools website and is circulated to our subscribers on a fortnightly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 18 pages of the latest funding news....

30th April 2020


Funding to Support Charities and not-for-profit Organisations responding to the Covid-19 Outbreak (UK)


UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations responding to the Covid-19 outbreak can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000. The Clothworkers’ Foundation’s Emergency Capital Programme will provide small capital grants to allow charities with an annual income of less than £2 million to purchase essential items in order to adapt or increase their services for beneficiaries outside the London area. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and at-risk groups ...

29th April 2020


Funding to Support Public Engagement with Environmental Science in Response to Covid-19 (UK)


The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting proposals for public engagement with environmental science which understand, address or mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak. A total budget of £50,000 is available from the Covid-19 Public Engagement Grant, with individual grants of up to £10,000 being made available to research organisations. The aim of the fund is to help researchers find different and better ways of engagement, including data collection methods which can ...

29th April 2020


Emergency Funding to Help Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, Hope for the Young have launched a Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support vulnerable young refugees or asylum seekers up to 30 years of age who are in need of immediate financial support. Grants of up to £250 will be available for up to twelve weeks and will be allocated on a case by case basis to help relieve social isolation and financial hardship. Funding is available to help with costs such as purchasing food, medication and toiletries, and essential utili...

29th April 2020


Funding to UK Seafood Innovation Fund (UK, EU)


The second round of the UK Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund is now open for applications. Organisations from all sectors in the UK or EU can apply for funding from the £10 million research and development fund to develop innovative ideas, products and technology which will benefit the sustainability, productivity and profitability of the UK’s fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries. Applicants will be able to bid for up to £50,000 for feasibility studies, or up to £250,000 for ful...

28th April 2020


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 ...

28th April 2020


£50 Million Emergency Funding to Support the Heritage Sector During the Coronavirus Crisis (UK)


In response to the coronavirus, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has created a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund as part of a support package to help safeguard heritage sites and organisations. Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations to ensure stability and longer-term recovery by covering unavoidable, essential costs which cannot be met for up to four months. To be eligible, organisations must be a current or previous recipient of a grant from t...

27th April 2020


Competition for Green Business Entrepreneurs (England and Scotland)


Individuals such as researchers, students, consultants or new start-ups with a green business idea have the opportunity to win an award of up to €10,000 through ClimateLaunchpad’s Green Business Ideas Competition. If successful, applicants will join a bootcamp which will help put ideas into a solid business plan. Applicants will then have the opportunity to pitch their idea during national and regional finals. Winners of each regional final will go onto the global grand final. The runner up ...

27th April 2020


Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK)


Songwriters and producers working in popular music genres can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to further develop their careers. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, The Hitmaker Fund was initiated by PRS Foundation with The Ivors Academy Trust. Applications can be made by songwriters / producers directly or by their representatives. Applicants must have at least 5 credited works registered with PRS for Music – this means a reputa...

27th April 2020


Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK)


Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation costs, or lost income from the sale of surplus to animal...

24th April 2020


Funding to Support the Creative Development of Established Composers (UK)


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to established composers in the UK who are at pivotal stages in their career. Support is available through the PRS Foundation’s Composers’ Fund to help the creative development of up to fifteen talented composers per year who can demonstrate how this kind of funding would support the long-term development of their career and their music in both in the UK and overseas. Funding can help with costs such as recording costs, promotion and performance of exis...

23rd April 2020


Rural Mobility Fund - Deadline Extended to the 4th June 2020 (England)


The Department for Transport is inviting applications from Local Authorities under the Rural Mobility Fund to trial on-demand bus services in rural or suburban areas. The focus of the fund is on setting up services where they do not already exist. A total of £20 million available and the DfT expect to see a range of project sizes coming forward, many of which would receive funding of between £500,000 and £1.5 million. All tiers of local government in England with responsibility for transpor...

23rd April 2020


National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK)


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. The Foundation Grant Programme can award grants of up to £10,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works costing up to £10,000 and will cover no more than 50% of costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but p...

23rd April 2020


PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK)


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund is now open for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to funding could help move forward their career. To be el...

23rd April 2020


Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK)


The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Taverners minibuses are based on the current Ford Trans...

23rd April 2020


Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK)


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

23rd April 2020


Funding for Further Education Remote Learning (UK)


The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi), which aims to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce, has launched a new call for proposals under its Voctech Now Fund; aimed specifically at the Further Education Sector. The Voctech Now Fund aims to support the Further Education Sector who need to move to digital delivery methods in order to keep their learners engaged, as existing face to face delivery models are restricted as a result of Covid-19. VocTech Now, we will be making 10 additional gra...

22nd April 2020


Funding to Support Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK)


The Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Response Fund to support registered charities that ate helping local communities affected by the coronavirus. Funding will support groups and activities that help vulnerable people who are self-isolating, co-ordinate community response, provide emergency support such as food banks, help with loss of income and ensure health and wellbeing is maintained. The £100,000 fund will make donations of between £250 and ...

22nd April 2020


Funding to Support Music Creators Experiencing Hardship Due to the Coronavirus (UK)


Self-employed, freelance or unemployed music creators experiencing a significant impact on their work, income and ability to complete planned musical activities due to the coronavirus can apply for grants of £750. The PRS Foundation’s Sustaining Creativity Fund offers funding to help emerging music creators adapt and sustain their music in response to the current changing conditions. Funding can be spent on anything that enables them to continue writing, recording and making creative plans du...

22nd April 2020


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 12 noon on the 5th October 2020. Previous organisations supported i...

22nd April 2020


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


Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the William and Jane Morris Fund and the closing date for...

22nd April 2020


£5 million Funding to Support VCS Mental Health Providers Affected by Coronavirus (England)


The Department of Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus. Through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, small and large grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to help increase mental support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems. This might include befriending support, support or a...

21st April 2020


Music for All Extends Application Deadline to 1st November 2020 (UK)


Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. Grants of up to £2,500 are available. The funding is being made ...

21st April 2020


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...

21st April 2020


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 circumstance as well as strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music which is England's largest children's music charity. Youth Making's funding programme is made up of three separate funds. These are Fund A which offers sm...

21st April 2020


£100 million Programme of Loans and Investment for Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)


Charities and, social enterprises in disadvantaged areas facing financial hardship and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus will be able to apply for emergency funding from a £100 million programme of loans and investment. The emergency package is made up of a £25 million Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund to provide emergency loans with no fees or interest for the first twelve months; £29 million for smaller, emergency loans to small businesses in more deprived areas; and up to ...

20th April 2020


Nominations for Community Grants to Provide Support for Charities Affected by Coronavirus (UK)


The OneFamily Foundation is inviting its customers to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to help them to continue providing support to those affected by the coronavirus, or who themselves are struggling to maintain their usual services. Examples for nominations might include foodbanks, support groups or homeless charities. The Foundation has already helped more than two hundred good causes deliver projects such as helping disability charities invest i...

20th April 2020


£8 Million Funding to Support Adoptive Families Affected by Coronavirus (England)


The Department for Education has announced that up to £8 million will be available to provide emergency support for adoptive families affected by the coronavirus. Through the COVID-19 Adoption Support Fund local authorities and regional adoption agencies will be able to pay for therapy for families whose adopted children may have already suffered trauma, and be made more anxious due to social distancing and the uncertainty of the effects of the virus. This support could include virtual peer to ...

20th April 2020


COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant – Phase 2 (England)


The UK Government in collaboration with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched phase 2 of its Emergency Surplus Food Grant. The aim of the £1 million grant scheme is to provide support to small and micro-sized not-for-profit food redistributors who can redistribute surplus food from retailers, wholesalers and food manufacturers to vulnerable people and those in need who are affected by the coronavirus. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to help with capit...

20th April 2020


Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK)


Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Microbiology Society who reside in the UK or Republic of Ireland can apply under the Microbiology Society Educa...

20th April 2020


Paul Hamlyn Foundation £20 million Emergency Fund in Response to Coronavirus (UK)


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation provides funding to organisations in the arts world which aim to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, enabling them to realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. In response to the coronavirus, the Foundation has created a £20 million Emergency Fund to provide additional support to some organisations already funded by the Foundation. The aim of the funding is to support immediate and longer-term concerns which may inclu...

17th April 2020