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Grants of up to £30,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK) 20th September 2019

Local authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue services or UK based registered charities can now apply for funding to improve road safety. Projects should either be pilots, trials or evaluation...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 20th September 2019

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. For 2018/2019 applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 20th September 2019

Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them t...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 20th September 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Th...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 20th September 2019

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such...

Comic Relief Community Fund Launched (England) 19th September 2019

Comic Relief has launched its Community Fund. Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding to help them develop their organisation through a Capac...

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Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 2019-09-20

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such...

Comic Relief Community Fund Launched (England) 2019-09-19

Comic Relief has launched its Community Fund. Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding to help them develop their organisation through a Capac...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 2019-09-18

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is avail...

Trust Capacity Fund Opens for Applications (England) 2019-09-17

The Department for Education has launched a new £17 million fund to support the growth and development of academy trusts across England. The Trust Capacity Fund has four strands; each with its ow...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 20th September 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Th...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits be...

Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK) 17th September 2019

Creative and entrepreneurial independent music creators can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund professional development opportunities. The funding is available to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines who already have an active career and track record, with a focus on independent music...

Funding for Museums to Purchase Equipment (Scotland) 17th September 2019

Independent accredited museums in Scotland can apply for grants to purchase small equipment. This can include items such as ICT, audio-visual, environmental monitoring or collections care equipment. Organisations can apply for £300 to £600 (up to 100% of total purchase costs).  The funding is being made available through t...

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Business Development
Business Development
Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Encourage Cycling to Work (Scotland) 16th September 2019

Businesses and Organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to commute. The funding is available for capital pr...

Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England) 12th September 2019

Community Businesses in England working for the benefit of their local community can now apply for grants of up to £300,000 to make their business more sustainable. Grants will be available towards capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs as well as project-specific reve...

Funding for Tourism Marketing Projects (Scotland) 12th September 2019

Visit Scotland has announced that it is accepting expressions of interest from groups of tourism businesses for the next round of the VisitScotland Growth Fund. Grant awards from £10,000 to a maximum of £40,000 are available. Of particular interest are applications that have a strong focus on digital content creation that i...

New £16 Million Fund Launched to Train Thousands More Customs Experts (UK) 10th September 2019

A new government £16 million fund is now available to help businesses train staff in making customs declarations, and to help businesses who support others to trade goods to invest in IT. This is to ensure that trade with the EU continues as smoothly as possible after Brexit on 31 October 2019. Customs agents currently help...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 13th September 2019

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now to apply to the Field Family Trust. The next meeting of Trustees is in April 2020 a...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 11th September 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 30th November 2019. 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 supporte...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 11th September 2019

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are...

Funding for Projects that Help Young People Volunteer (London) 11th September 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £15,000 are available to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run one-year projects which encourage young Londoners aged between 10 and 20 to volunteer or take part in social action. To be eligible to receive funding projects need to demonstrate how the proje...

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Community Development
Community Development
Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 19th September 2019

Community and voluntary groups tackling key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible, projects...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days,...

Comic Relief Community Fund Launched (England) 19th September 2019

Comic Relief has launched its Community Fund. Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding to help them develop their organisation through a Capacity Building Grant of up to £500 or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant of up to £4,000. This new funding prog...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 18th September 2019

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund.  The aim of the fund is to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the J...

Trust Capacity Fund Opens for Applications (England) 17th September 2019

The Department for Education has launched a new £17 million fund to support the growth and development of academy trusts across England. The Trust Capacity Fund has four strands; each with its own eligibility criteria. These are; supporting strong multi-academy trusts (MATs) to grow and innovate in areas of long-standing n...

Funding to Engage People with Science and Technology (UK) 16th September 2019

The Science and Technology Facilities Council has announced that its Spark Awards programme has re-opened for applications.  Grants of up to £15,000 are available to fund public engagement activities that inspire and involve audiences with science and technology. Activities must focus on astronomy, solar and planetary scien...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 13th September 2019

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit...

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Employment
Employment
Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 11th September 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 30th November 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and...

Funding for Local Employment and Training Projects (North East) 7th August 2019

Third sector and small organisations in Tees Valley are invited to apply to a new £2.7 million grants programme aimed at improving employment and social inclusion. The Tees Valley Community Grants Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to run projects, which must support unemployed or inactive people aged...

Funding Available to Create Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Addiction (England) 14th June 2019

Enterprises and charities run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction can apply for a tailored mix of support to help grow their business. The Forward Enterprise Fund provides access to unsecured loans between £25,000 and £150,000 for revenue and / or capital projects...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Grants of up to £30,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK) 20th September 2019

Local authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue services or UK based registered charities can now apply for funding to improve road safety. Projects should either be pilots, trials or evaluation...

Funding to Improve Cycling Facilities in Universities and Colleges (Scotland) 19th September 2019

Colleges and Universities in Scotland who are actively working to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy travel choice for students and staff can now apply for capital funding of up to £25,000. Funding is available to improve cycling facilities and physical infrastructure, such as cycle parking, signage and changing f...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days,...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include:...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 20th September 2019

Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them t...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 20th September 2019

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. For 2018/2019 applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled wo...

Funding to Improve Cycling Facilities in Universities and Colleges (Scotland) 19th September 2019

Colleges and Universities in Scotland who are actively working to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy travel choice for students and staff can now apply for capital funding of up to £25,000. Funding is available to improve cycling facilities and physical infrastructure, such as cycle parking, signage and changing f...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include:...

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Housing
Housing
Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 20th September 2019

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such...

Sovereign Launches £60,000 Fund in Partnership with The Good Exchange (South East and South West England) 6th September 2019

Not-for-profit online matching platform The Good Exchange has partnered with Sovereign, one of the largest housing associations in the UK, to launch a new £60,000 fund for community investment across the south of England. Communities and charities in Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshir...

Grants of up to £400,000 Available to Organisation Delivering Housing First Services (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 5th September 2019

Organisations currently delivering or planning to deliver Housing First services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £400,000 to make their services more effective and sustainable. The Housing First Programme is a grants programme that offers stable, affordable housing alongs...

Funding to Assist Rough Sleepers During this Winter (London) 4th September 2019

Local Authorities and not for profit organisations in London providing shelter for homeless people can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 to expand provision and support services that help people rough sleeping during the winter. The funding will be available to open shelters continuously after Christmas until...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 19th September 2019

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 clinica...

Grants Available to Tackle Social Challenges in Developing Countries (UK) 17th September 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of £9.3 million to trial innovations that tackle global societal challenges in low-income and emerging economies. The fund aims to encourage UK businesses to work with overseas partners to develop innovations that could transform lives in countries that receive overseas development assista...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 6th September 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 11th October 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Fundin...

Applying for the 5G Rural Connected Communities Project (UK) 29th August 2019

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched a new £30 million competition to test 5G applications in rural areas, along with plans to improve and extend mobile coverage. The Rural Connected Communities (RCC) competition will fund up to 10 5G research and development projects to run over the course of two...

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International
International
UK Aid Match Opens for Applications (UK) 19th September 2019

UK Aid has announced that the UK Aid Match programme is open for applications. UK Aid Match brings charities, the British public and the UK government together to change the lives of the worlds poo...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 17th September 2019

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have bee...

Grants Available to Tackle Social Challenges in Developing Countries (UK) 17th September 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of £9.3 million to trial innovations that tackle global societal challenges in low-income and emerging economies. The fund aims to encourage UK businesses to work with overseas partners to develop innovations that could transform lives in countries that receive overseas development assista...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Build the Capacity of Small International Development Charities (UK) 16th September 2019

Grants of up to £100,000 are being made available to organisations with the ability to build the capacity of small British charities working in international development. Funding is available to UK-registered not-for-profit organisations or groups of UK-registered not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of less th...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 20th September 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Th...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 9th September 2019

Not for profit organisations such as registered charities, community councils, community groups and local authorities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to fund community recycling and biodiversity projects as well as improvements to public amenities, parks and historic buildings. The funding is being made a...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (UK) 23rd August 2019

The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 27th January 2020. 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 to Bring Heritage Buildings Back into Use (England) 31st July 2019

Charities and not for profit organisations such as co-operatives, parish and town councils can apply for grants of up to £350,000 for the repair, restoration and adaptation of a heritage building located in a high street or town centre and to bring it back into use. The funding is being made available through the Architectu...

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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 and Yorkshire) 19th September 2019

Community and voluntary groups tackling key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible, projects...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th August 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applican...

Funding of up to £50,000 Available to Improve Access to Green Spaces (London) 19th July 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to schools, charities and other organisations in London to improve access to green spaces and nature. This could include creating a community garden, improving parks and other green spaces for people and wildlife; greening school playgrounds to create natural play space a...

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (UK) 4th July 2019

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income. The aim is to generate a regular income that allows community organisati...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Applying for the 5G Rural Connected Communities Project (UK) 29th August 2019

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched a new £30 million competition to test 5G applications in rural areas, along with plans to improve and extend mobile coverage. The R...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 28th August 2019

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 of £2.4 Million Available to Farmers to Improve the Environment (England) 20th August 2019

Groups of farmers and landowners can apply for a share of £2.4 million to deliver large-scale environment improvement in their area over the next three years. Improvements could include natural flood prevention, enhancing wildlife habitats or planting more trees. To apply, groups must submit plans showing how they will work...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 16th August 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 1st November 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits be...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 13th September 2019

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit...

Funding to Integrate the Armed Forces into their Local Community (UK) 12th September 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, ve...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 12th September 2019

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

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 3rd September 2019

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...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (The Lothians & Scottish Borders) 2nd September 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in the Lothians & Scottish Borders to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Previous projects supported have included wheelchair sports clubs and special...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Sports Clubs (UK) 22nd August 2019

Sports clubs are able to apply for grants of between £500 and £1,000 to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club. To be eligible the club needs to be registered with their National Governing body or their local authority The funding is being mad...

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