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Environmental and Sustainability Grants for the Community (London and South East) 23rd October 2018

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies for projects that reduce energ...

Commonwealth Grants Programme (International) 23rd October 2018

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced that the next funding round for its grants programme will open for applications on the 1st November 2018. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 o...

Funding to Support Young People’s Attainment in Education (London) 23rd October 2018

Schools is inner London can apply for funding to encourage and support children and young people’s attainment through initiatives that help them engage with, and stay in, education. The funding i...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 23rd October 2018

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 23rd October 2018

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trus...

Grants of up to £25,000 per Year Available for Projects that Support Young People (London and South East) 22nd October 2018

Grants of up to £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies to improve the lives of young people aged up...

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Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 2018-10-22

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organi...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 2018-10-19

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improv...

New £4 Million Programme Launched to Reduce Serious Stress in Veterans, Their Carers and Families (UK) 2018-10-09

A New £4 million programme has been launched to provide funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. This programme will fund a s...

Funding Available to Reduce the Energy Usage of Academies, Sixth Forms and Free Schools (England) 2018-10-03

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) can apply for loans of between £8,000 and £150,000 to reduce their energy usage through the instal...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 22nd October 2018

Independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice can apply to a new initiative aimed at giving them the time and space...

Made in Scotland Opens for Application (Scotland) 18th October 2018

Applications have opened for Made in Scotland 2019 - the annual curated showcase of music, theatre and dance taking place as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Made in Scotland celebrates the wealth and diversity of work being produced in Scotland, and through being presented at the world’s largest arts festival provide...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (England) 17th October 2018

The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 28th January 2019. ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCCs with the eligible costs of essential fabric...

Funding for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 15th October 2018

Grants of £500 - £3,000 are available to professional musicians to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career. The funding can support opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including PR & marketing costs, time to create and ac...

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Business Development
Business Development
Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 11th October 2018

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 23rd November 2018. The awards are specifically intended to e...

Funding Available to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England) 1st October 2018

UnLtd, the charity for Social Entrepreneurs is seeking applications to its Impact Fund. The fund aims to address one the key challenges for early stage social ventures: getting to access to capital. The Impact Fund will invest in around 35 social ventures over the next three-years. Initially, the UnLtd Impact Fund is looking...

Business Innovation Grants: Round Three (UK) 24th September 2018

Round Three of this business innovation competition will open on Monday 24 September 2018. Worth a total of £20 million, the investment will fund the delivery of game changing or disruptive innovations that have significant potential for impact on the UK economy. UK-based business of any size or research and technology organ...

Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England) 21st September 2018

A new loan funding opportunity is available to community sports organisations that need investment to enable them to grow and become more sustainable by generating more or new income. Unsecured loans of £50,000 to £150,000, repayable over 3 to 5 years, are available to help the development of new projects, operations and re...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants of up to £25,000 per Year Available for Projects that Support Young People (London and South East) 22nd October 2018

Grants of up to £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies to improve the lives of young people aged up...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programmes (England and Wales) 19th October 2018

Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start...

Funding to Raise the Educational Outcomes of SEND Pupils (England) 19th October 2018

Organisation working in schools and other educational settings, such as further education colleges, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, early years settings, charities, local authorities, academy chains, universities, social enterprises and businesses can apply for funding for projects which improve att...

Funding to Develop and Deliver Short Break Projects for Young People with Disabilities (Scotland) 18th October 2018

Third sector organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for children and young people with disabilities (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult and/or young carers). Short breaks projects and activities can include breaks away (including over...

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Community Development
Community Development
The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 23rd October 2018

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 19th October 2018

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature...

New Fund Launched for Young People to Improve their Local Communities (Scotland) 16th October 2018

A new fund has been launched to give young people (aged 12 – 25) and youth groups in Scotland grants of up to £3,000 to put their ideas into action and change the places where they live for the better. Young people can apply for grants of up to £500 for smaller seed corn grants to engage with others in the community to de...

Funding for Projects Addressing Crime (West Yorkshire) 16th October 2018

Not for profit organisations in West Yorkshire can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities. The funding is being provided through the latest bidding round of the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire the Fund. Managed by Leeds Community Foundation, the High Sheriff of West Yorkshi...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Funding to Support Young People’s Attainment in Education (London) 23rd October 2018

Schools is inner London can apply for funding to encourage and support children and young people’s attainment through initiatives that help them engage with, and stay in, education. The funding i...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th October 2018

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Wolverhampton can apply for grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of fu...

Funding for Study Support Weekends (London Borough of Newham) 19th October 2018

The East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, which is available to all state secondary schools in Newham. Study support weekends must have an academic focus, although other elements, such as outdoor activities, may be incorporated into the programme for the weekend. There must also be a clear link...

Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarships (England) 17th October 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in partnership with the Department for Education has announced that it will be awarding £28,000 of tax free funding to 130 talented individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Applications open on the 31st October 2018 and will close on the 28t...

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Employment
Employment
£1.2 Million Fund Launched to Support to Young People Facing Barriers to Employment (Birmingham, Bradford, and Barking & Dagenham) 15th October 2018

A £1.2 million fund using money from dormant bank accounts has been launched to help small community groups grow so they can better support young people facing barriers to employment. The new sche...

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay...

Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 5th September 2018

A combination of business support as well as potential access to finance are available to social enterprises that improve access to employment for those excluded from the labour market. Designed to give social enterprises the chance to grow their business and deliver greater social impact, up to 20 ventures will be supported...

New Apprenticeship Bursaries for Young People Leaving Care (England) 1st August 2018

From the 1 August 2018, extra financial support will be available for young people aged 16 – 24 who are leaving care and want to start an apprenticeship. The UK Government has announced a new £1,000 bursary payment to help with the first year of an apprenticeship to help with the transition into the workplace. The scheme i...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Environmental and Sustainability Grants for the Community (London and South East) 23rd October 2018

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies for projects that reduce energ...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 19th October 2018

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 19th October 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add...

eBike Grant Fund Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland) 17th October 2018

Local authorities, public sector agencies, colleges, universities and community groups in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects that lead to the large-scale adoption of ebikes. The type of projects that will be supported include the creation of bike pools, hire or loan schemes, of pedal-assisted elect...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 23rd October 2018

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trus...

Grants for Social Events for Older People (Wales) 22nd October 2018

Fully constituted older people’s groups in Wales can apply for grants of up to £150 to organise social events during this winter. The type of activities that can be funded include Christmas lunches or Christmas parties; New Year celebrations; Chinese New Year celebrations; outings to the theatre or pantomime; Christmas sho...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 18th October 2018

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous gra...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches New Grants Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 18th October 2018

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50.  The Later Life Grant programme offers both sm...

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Housing
Housing
Transforming the Private Rented Sector (UK) 18th October 2018

Organisations that work directly with tenants have until the 18th November 2018 to apply for funding for projects that strengthen the voice of tenants in the private rented housing sector (PRS). A...

New £20 Million Fund to Help Homeless People into Private Rented Accommodation (England) 16th October 2018

The Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help homeless people into private rented accommodation. The fund is open to bids from Local Councils to help set up or maintain existing schemes that provide financial support to help people who are at risk of homelessness access or maintain their tenancies. This can incl...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 12th October 2018

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities,...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 18th September 2018

Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported organisations include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
New £1.4 Million Funding Competition To Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics (UK) 16th October 2018

A new £1.4 million funding competition has been launched for applicants who demonstrate creative business ideas to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic, and which bring greater circularity...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 11th October 2018

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 23rd November 2018. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Fundi...

New £15 Million Fund Announced to Support the Use of Digital Tools to Support People and Communities (UK) 10th October 2018

A new £15 million funding programme has been announced to help the charity and voluntary sector use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities. The fund which will open for applications on the 22nd October 2018 will offer grants of up to £500,000 to both existing organisations that want to use digital to...

Funding for Ideas from the UK’s Cultural and Creative Community (UK) 4th October 2018

Cultural and creative organisations, not-for-profit or commercial can get funding of up to £10,000 and mentoring support to develop a digital idea that addresses a social challenge and produces a social benefit. The ideas can be anything from a game to an interactive installation, as long as it seeks to generate a direct so...

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International Opportunities
International Opportunities
Commonwealth Grants Programme (International) 23rd October 2018

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced that the next funding round for its grants programme will open for applications on the 1st November 2018. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 o...

UK Aid Match Will Open on the 22nd October 2018 (UK) 17th October 2018

The Department for International Development has confirmed the latest £20 million round of UK Aid Match will open on the 22nd October 2018. This UK Aid Match funding round will encourage wildlife and conservation charities to apply for funds for projects that tackle wildlife crime and deforestation – and so reduce poverty...

Modern Slavery Innovation Fund – Round 2 Due to Open this Week (UK) 15th October 2018

The Government has announced that the second round of the Modern Slavery Innovation Fund will open for applications this week. A total of £5 million will be available to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle modern slavery around the world. So far it has supported projects such as GoodWeave and AllianceHR to tackle...

Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK) 5th October 2018

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention (47 member states of Council of Europe plus Kazakhstan, Holy See and Belarus) can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activity, stru...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 23rd October 2018

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (England) 17th October 2018

The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 28th January 2019. ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCCs with the eligible costs of essential fabric...

Capital Funding for Academies and Sixth Form Colleges (England) 15th October 2018

Single academy trusts, small multi-academy trusts (MATs) and sixth-form colleges can apply for capital funding to keep buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition. Funding is also available to support expansion p...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 12th October 2018

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities,...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 2nd October 2018

Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England are be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect their areas...

Grow Wild Spaces Community Grants (UK) 28th September 2018

Grow Wild which aims to transform communal spaces by sowing and growing UK native plants has announced that local voluntary, community, parish and town councils, youth groups, health authorities, health boards, prisons and secondary schools; etc. can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £4,000 to create a "Grow Wild Commu...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 25th September 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all app...

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 3rd September 2018

Community organisations and schools in London can apply for small gardening grants awarded by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, neglected sites and green public open spaces in all 33 London Boroughs. The grants can be used for a variety of projects, including pl...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 8th October 2018

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surre...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 25th September 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all app...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 4th September 2018

Charities and community groups are amongst the organisations invited to apply for funding for sustainable development projects that build capacity and genuinely support or involve communities within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Grants of up to £10,000 for up to 50% of project costs are available. The Sustainable Develop...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd August 2018

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for community projects that focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. This dedicated programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is open now to applications from organisations and groups that have a p...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 22nd October 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organi...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 22nd October 2018

Grants of between £20,001 and £150,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports and leisure facilities in London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) that have already shown a commitment to e...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 15th October 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events that promote an understanding of Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education o...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 11th October 2018

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 22nd October 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organi...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 22nd October 2018

Grants of between £20,001 and £150,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports and leisure facilities in London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) that have already shown a commitment to e...

£3m Aspiration Fund to Help Boost Sports in the Tokyo Games (UK) 17th October 2018

Olympic and Paralympic sports outside the World Class Programme will be able to bid for additional investment to help more talented athletes compete at Tokyo 2020. The £3 million Aspiration Fund will allow sports who do not currently receive full UK Sport funding to develop plans to help teams and athletes qualify. Sports el...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 11th October 2018

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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