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Funding to Support People with Long-Term Health Conditions to Get Active (UK) 16th April 2021

To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities and other not-for-prof...

Funding to Empower Women and Womens Organisations (England, Northern Ireland & Scotland) 16th April 2021

Funding is available to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. The fund i...

Funding Call to Improve the Basic Skills Needs of Employed People (London) 16th April 2021

The Government has launched a funding call for projects in the London LEP area that address the basic skills needs of employed people, particularly in SMEs and micro businesses, and support recover...

Funding to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 16th April 2021

Creative Scotland has launched the latest round of their Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop the...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war m...

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Funding to Empower Women and Womens Organisations (England, Northern Ireland & Scotland) 2021-04-16

Funding is available to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. The fund i...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2021-04-15

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lo...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 2021-04-13

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resili...

Grants to Support Grassroots Community Sports Clubs Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 2021-04-12

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Made by Sport, in partnership with the Cash4Clubs scheme, has launched a new Covid-response fund to enable grassroots community sports clubs across the UK to imp...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war m...

Funding to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 16th April 2021

Creative Scotland has launched the latest round of their Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase their work. The Fund, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal, will provide grants of up to £1,000 for organisations and indi...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 15th April 2021

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the pr...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 14th April 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 27th June 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The T...

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Business Development
Business Development
Zoo Animals Fund (England) 9th April 2021

The new fund will provide funding of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 9th April 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their a...

Funding Programme to Support Digital Innovation within Cultural Businesses (Scotland) 1st April 2021

In response to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million digital support programme to help Scotland’s creative and cultural sector develop digital capabilities. The Creative Digital Initiative will provide financial support to help small and medium-sized creativ...

Grants to Help Businesses in the Retail & Hospitality Sectors to Reopen Safely (England) 1st April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 restrictions, the UK Government has launched a support scheme to help businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors in England to reopen safely. The Restart Grant scheme will provide eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector with a one-off grant of up to £6,000, and businesses in t...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 15th April 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2021. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and chari...

Grants to Support Organisations Working with Children & Young People (Bristol) 15th April 2021

Bristol City Council has launched the ‘Youth Sector Support grant programme – Partnerships’ to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people aged 8-19 years. The programme will provide funding to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations for projects and collaborations t...

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 12th April 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority ar...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 7th April 2021

Not for profit organisations and schools, 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...

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Community Development
Community Development
Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop the...

Resilient Communities Fund Opens for Applications (Central Southern England) 14th April 2021

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has launched a new £200,000 funding round to support and protect vulnerable communities across the distribution operator’s central southern England network area. Grants of up to £20,000 are being made available through the Resilient Communities Fund to charities, community groups...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 13th April 2021

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 13th April 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 15th April 2021

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lo...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 14th April 2021

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...

European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK) 14th April 2021

The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better. The competition will award three €50,000 prizes for early-stage sustainable ideas that will power the European economy’...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 12th April 2021

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the tea...

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Employment
Employment
Funding Call to Improve the Basic Skills Needs of Employed People (London) 16th April 2021

The Government has launched a funding call for projects in the London LEP area that address the basic skills needs of employed people, particularly in SMEs and micro businesses, and support recover...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 15th April 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2021. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported wil...

European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK) 14th April 2021

The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better. The competition will award three €50,000 prizes for early-stage sustainable ideas that will power the European economy’...

Funding to Help Marginalised Individuals Re-engage with Education, Training, & Employment (London) 25th March 2021

In response to the impact of Covid-19 on the London economy and on disadvantaged and marginalised communities, the UK Government is seeking to fund projects that support individuals to re-engage with education, training, or employment. This call for proposals seeks to support projects in the London LEP area that address the i...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK) 14th April 2021

The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the b...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 12th April 2021

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 4th June 2021. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community s...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 12th April 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine con...

Sky Media Announces £2 Million Sky Zero Footprint Fund 9th April 2021

As part of its campaign to be a net-zero carbon business by 2030, Sky Media has announced a new competition to help firms in the media sector reduce their impact on the climate. The Sky Zero Footprint Fund is available to media agencies, creative agencies and brands to support businesses to accelerate their own sustainability...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop the...

Funding to Empower Women and Womens Organisations (England, Northern Ireland & Scotland) 16th April 2021

Funding is available to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. The fund is divided into two strands. Seed funding grants of between £500 and £1,000 will support small women’s groups to establish and...

Funding to Support People with Long-Term Health Conditions to Get Active (UK) 16th April 2021

To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations to help people to get active across the UK. Two funds are available. In England the Tackling Inequalities Fund...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 15th April 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2021. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported wil...

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Housing
Housing
Funding to Support Rough Sleepers During the Winter (England) 13th April 2021

A £ million fund has been launched to enable small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations to provide winter services for people sleeping ro...

Grants for Charities Supporting People who are Homeless (UK) 8th April 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities to support people who are homeless. Priority to applications that help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, a group which has been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is being made through the Austin and Hope Pilkington T...

Additional Funding for Green Home Upgrades (England) 30th March 2021

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the UK Government has announced an additional £300 million in funding for green home upgrades in lower income households. The additional funding will be delivered through both the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme and Social Ho...

Funding to Install Low Carbon Heating Solutions In Public Sector Estates (UK) 24th March 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced to support public sector organisations in tackling heat decarbonisation of their estates. £75 million in funding will be available to support projects which install low carbon heating solutions at sites using a fossil-fuelled heating sys...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 9th April 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Tr...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 9th March 2021

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease o...

Research Competition into Supply Chain Development for Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (UK) 3rd March 2021

Up to £22 million in funding is available for research into supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives (PEMD) to support the UK’s drive towards net zero. The Innovation Funding Service, working with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest in business-led, supply chain...

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 3rd March 2021

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals f...

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International
International
Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2021

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and oth...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 31st March 2021

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants t...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 29th March 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually wi...

British Council Unlimited Micro Awards (UK) 25th March 2021

Individual or groups of disabled artists in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to develop collaborative projects with artists in selected countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance. The British Council’s Unlimited Micro Awards, administered by Unlimited, will support twenty pairs...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 8th April 2021

To help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable, the National Lottery Community Fund is awarding grants of up to £1 million to enable voluntary, community and public s...

Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 8th April 2021

Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions. The f...

Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (England) 6th April 2021

Not-for-profit organisations, such as charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and parish and town councils can apply for grants of up to £350,000 towards the capital costs of restoring redundant or underused historic buildings for the benefit of the local community. The funding is being made avai...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 1st April 2021

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. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (England) 6th April 2021

Not-for-profit organisations, such as charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and parish and town councils can apply for grants of up to £350,000 towards the capital co...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 16th November 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship,...

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 1st September 2020

A new housing fund has been launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundati...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 26th March 2021

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would...

Government Launches £250 Million Scheme to Tackle Slow Broadband Speeds in Rural Areas (UK) 24th March 2021

Households and businesses in rural areas can apply for funding to help with poor broadband speeds as part of a new £250 million Government initiative. The Government will provide vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections where existing...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 18th February 2021

Schools, Parish Councils and other community based organisations in rural England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities and also make money by selling it back to the grid, can apply for funding through the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigat...

Funding to Create Resilient Rural Communities (UK) 5th February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. The Prince’s Countryside Fund will award funding from the Barclays 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Fund to support farming and rural communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19, to expand...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 15th April 2021

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lo...

Funding to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Loan Sharks (England) 15th April 2021

Local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for activities that highlight the dangers of Loan Sharks. The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is made available from money seized from convicted loan sharks by the England Illegal Money Lending Team...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Covid-19 (County Durham) 15th April 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, social enterprises, and town, parish or community councils supporting the most vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Believe Housing Association area. The Coronavirus Crisis Fund will support projects in County Durham t...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 14th April 2021

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grant...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Funding to Support People with Long-Term Health Conditions to Get Active (UK) 16th April 2021

To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities and other not-for-prof...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 14th April 2021

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grant...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 12th April 2021

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 4th June 2021. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community s...

Grants to Support Grassroots Community Sports Clubs Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 12th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Made by Sport, in partnership with the Cash4Clubs scheme, has launched a new Covid-response fund to enable grassroots community sports clubs across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people affected by the pandemic. The #ClubsInCrisis Fund will provide grants of up to £2,02...

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