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Building Connections Fund Youth Strand - Tender Opportunity 14th November 2018

As part of our Building Connections Fund Youth strand (in partnership with Government), the Co-op Foundation is inviting tenders from organisations with the right skills and expertise to deliver tw...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This coul...

Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Charities in Scotland have until the 3rd January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financi...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales) 14th November 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 disad...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 14th November 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 t...

£15 Million Fund Announced to Help Struggling Colleges Improve (England) 13th November 2018

The Government has announced that Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges in England will benefit from a new £15 million fund to drive improvements across further education through the introduct...

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Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to make a Difference (Scotland) 2018-11-14

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This coul...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales) 2018-11-14

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 disad...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2018-11-09

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or negle...

Funding to Make Young People Future Ready (UK) 2018-11-08

A new £250,000 fund to support that promote wider skills in secondary-age (11-18) young people is now open to expressions of interest. Grants of £35,000 to £50,000 are available for work that fo...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding for Development Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 13th November 2018

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for proj...

Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 12th November 2018

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply to a new fund set up to increase access to film education in communities across Scotland. The fund is open to local authorities, colleges and universities, cinemas, film festivals and libraries, community film clubs and societies. Funding of up to £15,000 is availab...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 9th November 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st February 2019 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn...

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 8th November 2018

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Grant scheme (up to £25,000) is the 11th February 2019. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can app...

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Business Development
Business Development
Funding of £40 Million Available for Business-Academic Partnerships (UK) 9th November 2018

Businesses and not-for-profit organisation of any size can apply for a share of up to £40 million to take part in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The aim of the programme is to help busine...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th November 2018

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer business the opportunity to access...

Funding Available for Charitable Organisations to Become More Enterprising (England) 8th November 2018

Charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The grants are available through the Enterprise Development Programme, a five year, £40 million programme funded by Access - The Foundation for...

Funding for Tourism Marketing Projects (Scotland) 1st November 2018

Visit Scotland has announced that it is now accepting expressions of interest from constituted groups of tourism businesses for the VisitScotland Growth Fund. The fund supports collaborative tourism marketing projects that focus on growth in the tourism sector and ensure that visitors experience the true Spirit of Scotland. I...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 14th November 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 t...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales) 14th November 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 of up to £500 Available to Young People to make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring...

Building Connections Fund Youth Strand - Tender Opportunity 14th November 2018

As part of our Building Connections Fund Youth strand (in partnership with Government), the Co-op Foundation is inviting tenders from organisations with the right skills and expertise to deliver two key contracts to tackle youth loneliness by strengthening local youth services. Two invitations to tenders are available for up...

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Community Development
Community Development
Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Charities in Scotland have until the 3rd January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financi...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 9th November 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 Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 9th November 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing esta...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 14th November 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 t...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 13th November 2018

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher a...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 13th November 2018

The Drapers' Company supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - inclu...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 13th November 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline will be the 25th January 2019. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinbu...

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Employment
Employment
Kent Community Foundation Themed Programmes (Kent) 8th November 2018

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 30th November 2018. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and...

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 5th November 2018

UK registered charities, CIO’s, educational establishments and social enterprises which are registered limited companies can apply for one off grants of up to £20,000 for work that supports blind and partially sighted people living within the M25. Grants are available for projects that improve access to education or emplo...

Funding for Projects that Empower Disadvantaged Young Women (England) 1st November 2018

Voluntary organisations working to empower young women who are marginalised and disadvantaged can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £70,000 for projects that support women aged 16–30 who are unemployed and for whom there is limited existing provision, to access decent and sustainable employment. A total funding pot...

£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 scheme will award grants of up to £50,000 to grassroots community groups in Birmingham, Bradford, and Barking & Dagenham, three areas...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This coul...

New Grants for Environmental Projects (Wales) 13th November 2018

A second round of a grant funding programme that helps communities most affected by proximity to a landfill site or waste transfer station is now open. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available. There will also be an opportunity to apply for one nationally significant grant award of £50,000 to £250,000 per year....

Funding to Reduce Food Waste (Scotland) 12th November 2018

New grant funding has been announced to encourage food manufacturers and their supply chains to reduce food waste, achieve sustainable business growth and contribute to the Scottish Government's food waste reduction target. Grants of up to £1m are available to small to medium sized businesses working across the Scottish food...

New Funding to Fight Air Pollution - Opens Soon (UK) 12th November 2018

A £5 million competition aiming to reduce the cause of vehicle emissions, minimise the amount of particulates produced and improve air quality will open on 12th November 2018. The deadline to register is midday, 9th January 2019. Organisations of any size, working alone or with others, can lead a project with the competition...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Charities in Scotland have until the 3rd January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financi...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 13th November 2018

The Drapers' Company supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - inclu...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 13th November 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to undertake legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects v...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches New Grants Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 12th November 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 smal...

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Housing
Housing
Funding for Local Housing Projects (UK) 29th October 2018

Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the...

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 total of £450,000 is available to fund work that will improve the ability of PRS tenants to have a voice in their personal housin...

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,...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
New Funding to Fight Air Pollution - Opens Soon (UK) 12th November 2018

A £5 million competition aiming to reduce the cause of vehicle emissions, minimise the amount of particulates produced and improve air quality will open on 12th November 2018. The deadline to regi...

Google Launches AI Impact Challenge (International) 12th November 2018

Google has issued a call to organisations around the world to submit their ideas on how they would use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to address challenges in society. Successful organisations will receive a grant as well as customised support from Googles AI experts. This challenge is open to charities and not for profit organ...

Funding of £40 Million Available for Business-Academic Partnerships (UK) 9th November 2018

Businesses and not-for-profit organisation of any size can apply for a share of up to £40 million to take part in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The aim of the programme is to help businesses turn academic research into viable products and services that will lead to growth and future development. KTPs can either bu...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th November 2018

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer business the opportunity to access...

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International Opportunities
International Opportunities
Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 26th October 2018

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitati...

Grants for Small-Scale Wales-Africa Projects (Wales) 26th October 2018

The second round of this grant fund that supports community groups and organisations throughout Wales working on small-scale Wales-Africa projects has just opened. A total of £53,865 is available as small grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support small-scale projects that contribute to Wales' delivery of the UN Sustaina...

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 over four years to registered not for profit civil society organisations in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that...

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...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 8th November 2018

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Gr...

Grants of £50,000 Available for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 7th November 2018

The National Churches Trust has announced that the Cornerstone Grants Programme is now open for applications. The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. The Trust will also consider projects t...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Improvements to UK Theatres (UK) 6th November 2018

Theatres across the UK run by charities and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. To be eligible the applicant must own or manage theatres with titles or sig...

Grants of £50,000 Available for the Repair and Adaptation of Scotland’s Historic Buildings (Scotland) 2nd November 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and Community Councils in Scotland have until 9am on the 11th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Community Development Grant which a...

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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) 1st November 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
Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 9th November 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 withi...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 26th October 2018

The Princes Trust Countryside Fund will re-open for applications in January 2019. Each year, the fund provides more than £1m in grants to projects across the UK. Organisations and charities that support farmers, rural businesses and communities can apply for grants of up to £50,000. Funding is available for both capital and...

Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme (England) 24th October 2018

The government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity and increase yields. The first round of funding for small grants was launched in February and the government is on course to grant mo...

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, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire and Scotland where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a diff...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 13th November 2018

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be de...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 13th November 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline will be the 25th January 2019. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinbu...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 9th November 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st February 2019 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 9th November 2018

School Library Managers can now apply for funding from the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIF). The funding is administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council on behalf of the Scottish Government. A total of £150,000 is available to innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. There are no minimum...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 7th November 2018

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority will initially be given to transformational projects which...

Grants of up to £2000 Available to Increase Access to Sport (Suffolk) 6th November 2018

Registered charities and community groups looking to provide opportunities that will increase participation in sports activity for those who struggle to access mainstream sports activities due to disability, isolation, disadvantage etc, can now apply for funding of up to £2000 from the Suffolk Community Foundation. Suffolk C...

Grants for Sports, Arts, Leisure and Community Groups (Epping Forest District) 24th October 2018

Local voluntary and community groups providing community services, cultural or sport activities to residents of the Epping Forest district can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. Grants can cover up to 50% of the costs of new projects or initiatives or ongoing work. The funding can be used to cover a ran...

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 organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. To be eligible...

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