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New £20 Million Fund to Help Keep Children Out of the Criminal Justice System (England & Wales) 3rd March 2021

A new £20 million fund has been launched to investigate how diversionary programmes can keep children can keep children aged 10-17 years out of the criminal justice system. The Youth Endowment Fu...

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 financ...

Funding to Reduce Loneliness & Social Isolation Amongst Older People (Leeds) 3rd March 2021

Charities, voluntary or community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of between £3,000 and £5,000 for projects that reduce loneliness amongst...

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 In...

Magic Little Grants 2021 Are Now Open for Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd March 2021

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme has re-opened for applications. Small char...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 3rd March 2021

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 30th June 2021. This fund exists to give grants to...

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Magic Little Grants 2021 Are Now Open for Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 2021-03-03

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme has re-opened for applications. Small char...

News and Media Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 2021-03-02

A new £250,000 fund has been launched to enable people who are currently under or misrepresented in the news to have their stories read and heard. The News and Media Fund has been launched by Lan...

Funding for Youth Groups in Rural Areas (Scotland) 2021-03-02

Youth groups operating in rural communities can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 to provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people. The funding is being made availa...

Climate Action Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 2021-02-25

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of its £100 million Climate Action Fund is now open for applications. The fund which is available for the next 10 years is open to...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding & Support Programme to Build the Capacity of Heritage Sector Organisations (UK) 26th February 2021

The School for Social Entrepreneurs has partnered with the National Lottery Heritage Fund to provide funding and a support programme to build the capacity of heritage sector organisations to streng...

Funding to Support the Maintenance and Sustainability of Historic Places of Worship (Northern Ireland) 23rd February 2021

The National Churches Trust have launched their Treasure Ireland Project. This is a new community grants programme that aims to support an improvement in the maintenance and sustainability of historic places of worship in Northern Ireland. Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available for urgent and essential maintenanc...

New Initiative to Tackle Anti-Black Racism & Disparities within the Music Industry (UK) 23rd February 2021

A new initiative has been launched by the PRS Foundation to tackle anti-Black racism and disparities within the music industry. Run in partnership with YouTube Music, Beggars Group and the Black Music Coalition, the Power Up Participant Programme aims to break down barriers to create a fairer and more equitable music industry...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 22nd February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and...

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Business Development
Business Development
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 In...

£8 Million Government Funding for Manufacturers to Go Digital (North West, North East, Yorkshire & the Humber, & West Midlands) 24th February 2021

£8 million in government funding is available for small and medium sized enterprises to help them modernise, go digital and create new jobs. This additional funding, part of the governments Made Smarter Adoption programme, will support up to 1,000 small and medium sized manufacturers across the North West, North East, Yorksh...

Emergency Funding for Flood-Hit Businesses (Wales) 24th February 2021

Businesses in Wales affected by recent floods will be able to apply for up to £2,500 of emergency Welsh Government funding. The Business Flood Relief Grant, administered by Business Wales, will support small and medium sized enterprises (including sole traders and micro businesses) to recover from damage and disruption cause...

Additional Covid-19 Funding for Zoos & Aquariums (Scotland) 19th February 2021

Zoos and aquariums in Scotland can apply for a share of an additional £2.5 million in funding to help them continue to care for their animals through the coronavirus pandemic. Establishments covered by the Zoo Licensing Act which are experiencing severe financial difficulties will be able to apply for a 0% unsecured loan or...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
New £20 Million Fund to Help Keep Children Out of the Criminal Justice System (England & Wales) 3rd March 2021

A new £20 million fund has been launched to investigate how diversionary programmes can keep children can keep children aged 10-17 years out of the criminal justice system. The Youth Endowment Fu...

Funding for Youth Groups in Rural Areas (Scotland) 2nd March 2021

Youth groups operating in rural communities can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 to provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people. The funding is being made available in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community-based youth work. The f...

Funding to Help Young People Volunteer in Response to Covid-19 (UK) 1st March 2021

UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old can apply for grants of up to £500 for actions which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. The funding is being made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. Applications must align with Public Health England guidance...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 25th February 2021

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools...

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Community Development
Community Development
Magic Little Grants 2021 Are Now Open for Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd March 2021

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme has re-opened for applications. Small char...

£1 Million London Resilience Fund Opens for Applications (London) 2nd March 2021

The Mayor of London, in partnership with Nesta Challenges, has launched a new £1 million innovation programme to help London’s businesses and community groups emerge stronger from the current coronavirus crisis, and to ensure the capital is better prepared for future challenges. The Mayor’s Resilience Fund is open to ear...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Birmingham City & Solihull) 1st March 2021

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has re-opened to applications from small community-based organisations in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for local projects which benefit the community and environment through heritage conservation, environment improvement, spo...

Project Funding to Support Local Communities & the Environment (West Midlands & South West England) 1st March 2021

Charities and other good causes in the West of England can apply for funding for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered Charities can apply for grants up to £20,000 to support both project and organisation core costs. Small organisations and community groups that are not formally...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 3rd March 2021

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 30th June 2021. This fund exists to give grants to...

£4.8 Million Bursary Fund for Lower Income University Students (UK) 2nd March 2021

A new £4.8 million bursary fund has been launched by JP Morgan and the Sutton Trust to remove barriers to in-demand, well-paying careers for lower-income university students. Bursaries of up to £5,000 will be available in the UK over the next ten years to help low income students access extra-curricular and enrichment activ...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 26th February 2021

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...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 24th February 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...

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Employment
Employment
Funding to Help the Long-term Unemployed into Work (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) 12th February 2021

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that support the long-term unemployed back into work and/or tra...

Funding to Help the Long-term Unemployed into Work (Staffordshire) 9th February 2021

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to support the long-term unemployed back into work and/or training. The ESF Community Grants Programme aims to engage with disadvantaged communities in Staffordshire to deliver a range of skills and employm...

Funding Boost to Get More Young People into Work (England) 3rd February 2021

Businesses in England can apply for grants of £1,000 to help with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. The new scheme, announced by the UK Government, will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need to get a job or start further education or training, while boosting product...

£200,000 Fund Launched to Provide Young Mancunians with Employment or Educational Opportunities (Manchester) 29th January 2021

We Love MCR has launched a new £200,000 fund to give disadvantaged young Mancunians financial support to allow them to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach. The Manchesters' Rising Stars Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to young people aged 16 to 25 years old (or up to 30 if the individual has lived...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Funding Available for Projects that Improve Road Safety (UK) 2nd March 2021

UK-based organisations, both public and professional associations, registered charities and university departments are invited to submit applications for innovative projects which focus on how tech...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Birmingham City & Solihull) 1st March 2021

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has re-opened to applications from small community-based organisations in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for local projects which benefit the community and environment through heritage conservation, environment improvement, spo...

Project Funding to Support Local Communities & the Environment (West Midlands & South West England) 1st March 2021

Charities and other good causes in the West of England can apply for funding for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered Charities can apply for grants up to £20,000 to support both project and organisation core costs. Small organisations and community groups that are not formally...

Grants for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities & the Environment (North East, North West, Yorkshire & the Humber) 26th February 2021

The Postcode Neighbourhood Trust has reopened its grants programme and will award grants monthly until October 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in the North of England for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding to Reduce Loneliness & Social Isolation Amongst Older People (Leeds) 3rd March 2021

Charities, voluntary or community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of between £3,000 and £5,000 for projects that reduce loneliness amongst...

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...

New £20 Million Fund to Help Keep Children Out of the Criminal Justice System (England & Wales) 3rd March 2021

A new £20 million fund has been launched to investigate how diversionary programmes can keep children can keep children aged 10-17 years out of the criminal justice system. The Youth Endowment Fund - another chance: diversion from the criminal justice system’ seeks to understand how offering alternatives to arrest, convic...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Carlton TV Region) 2nd March 2021

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in the Carlton ITV Region (Example of areas within the awarding region Gerrards Cross, Enfield, Croydon) can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,...

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Housing
Housing
Homes England to Launch Bidding for Strategic Partnerships (England) 24th February 2021

Homes England has updated its strategic partnership programme, with not-for-profit registered providers, for-profit providers and developers, and local authorities amongst those able to bid for fun...

Fund Launches to Increase Access to Immigration Advice for Rough Sleepers (Greater London) 18th February 2021

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has announced £233,000 of funding for charitable organisations to support people that are sleeping rough in London with accessing free immigration advice. Frontline homeless, migrant and advice organisations who are supporting destitute migrants sleeping rough, or in emergency or hostel typ...

£30 Million Waking Watch Relief Fund Now Open for Applications (England) 3rd February 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £30 million Waking Watch Relief. The fund is targeted at cities across England with most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding and is designed to protect lease holders from the high cost of Waking Watches by providing funding for fire alarms. The...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Deadline Imminent (England) 19th January 2021

Through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces....

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
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 In...

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...

Lloyd's Register Foundation - Digitial Innovations Grant - Deadline Extened (UK) 1st March 2021

The Lloyd's Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre is inviting applications for grant funding to harness emerging technologies to develop its heritage and education resources.  The diversity of the Lloyd's Register Foundation’s collection means that a variety of technologies could be used to further its education...

Funding for Medical Health Charities (UK, Isle of Man & Republic of Ireland) 25th February 2021

Registered charities, hospices and medical organisations within the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland can apply for grants to support medical projects, care, research or medical training. The Hospital Saturday Fund provides two types of funding: standard grants of up to £2,000 or €3,000,...

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International
International
Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 24th February 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 reciproca...

New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 12th February 2021

Applications to the British Council's new £100 million Turing Scheme will open in March 2021 to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The scheme, which is designed to replace the Erasmus+ scheme, will be open to universities, further education and vocational education providers and schools. The application process wil...

Additional Round of the Wales and Africa Grant Scheme to Open to Applications (Wales) 3rd February 2021

The Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. This extra round of funding for 2020-21 will enable community groups and organisations throughout Wales to work with their African Partners to adopt new ways of working as a partnership and to alleviate impacts currently being experienced b...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 7th January 2021

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivatio...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Financial Support for Flood-Damaged Sports Facilities (England-Various) 16th February 2021

Emergency flood relief funding is available to community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help them repair flood-damaged facilities. A targeted flood relief option has been added to...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 10th February 2021

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 viab...

Funding to Improve the Condition of Further Education Colleges Buildings & Estates (England) 2nd February 2021

The Department for Education has announced that Further Education colleges and designated institutions in England can now bid for capital funding from the Further Education Capital Transformation Fund to improve the condition of their estate and buildings. The minimum threshold for projects is £500,000 with no uppe...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 1st February 2021

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available throu...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Deadline Imminent (England) 19th January 2021

Through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plan...

Funding for Projects to Transform Local Neighbourhoods (Scotland) 16th December 2020

Local communities can apply for funding for simple, quick and temporary solutions to make their streets more pleasant places to live in. Delivered by Sustrans Scotland with funding from Transport Scotland, the Pocket Places programme is working in partnership with local residents in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Fife and Inverclyde...

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 to Build Resilience in Rural Communities (UK) 23rd February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. Supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and the NFU M...

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 for Research and Innovation Projects to Improve Rural Business Productivity (England) 10th February 2021

The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) has launched a new funding round to improve rural business productivity and associated challenges. £100,000 is available for Round 1 of the Research & Innovation Fund which will provide funding up to a maximum of £15,000 for projects lasting up to 6 to 8 months. Pr...

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
Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 3rd March 2021

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 30th June 2021. This fund exists to give grants to...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Birmingham City & Solihull) 1st March 2021

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has re-opened to applications from small community-based organisations in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for local projects which benefit the community and environment through heritage conservation, environment improvement, spo...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 25th February 2021

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools...

Climate Action Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 25th February 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of its £100 million Climate Action Fund is now open for applications. The fund which is available for the next 10 years is open to community-led partnerships (including schools and colleges) to enable communities to reduce their carbon footprint and work togeth...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 22nd February 2021

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 2nd April 2021. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 18th February 2021

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Char...

Financial Support for Flood-Damaged Sports Facilities (England-Various) 16th February 2021

Emergency flood relief funding is available to community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help them repair flood-damaged facilities. A targeted flood relief option has been added to Sport England’s Return to Play Fund to provide support for local authorities, leisure operators and other not-for-profit organi...

New Funding to Help Schools Open their Sports Facilities (England) 9th February 2021

£10.1 million of funding is being made available to enable schools in England to open their sports and swimming facilities outside of the school day to encourage pupils to be more physically active once the Covid-19 pandemic is over. The funding, which will be distributed through Sport England and Active Partnerships, who wi...

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