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£200,000 Available for Projects that Support Veterans and their Families (Scotland) 14th October 2019

Scottish organisations working with veterans and their families are now able to apply for a share of £200,000 of funding. Funding is available for projects that provide new or innovative approache...

Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK) 14th October 2019

Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or pr...

Funding for Events and Festivals (Scotland) 14th October 2019

Grants of between £300 and £1500 are now available to organisations running accredited museums in Scotland to enable them to stage an event that is part of a wider local or regional event program...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 14th October 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulate...

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2019

Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 14th October 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for y...

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Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 2019-10-14

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulate...

Funding Available to Improve Air Quality (England) 2019-10-11

Local Authorities can apply for a share of £2 million to support a wide range of projects to help improve air quality across England. Applicants in previous years have been awarded funding to inst...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 2019-10-11

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...

Funding for STEM Enrichment and Enhancement Activities in Schools (UK) 2019-10-07

The Royal Institution (Ri) is offering UK state schools grants of up to £500 to host STEM Enrichment and Enhancement activity for their teachers and students. Funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundat...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding for Events and Festivals (Scotland) 14th October 2019

Grants of between £300 and £1500 are now available to organisations running accredited museums in Scotland to enable them to stage an event that is part of a wider local or regional event program...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 11th October 2019

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 projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made ava...

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 11th October 2019

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme has re-opened for applications. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, l...

PRS Foundation – Resonate Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 10th October 2019

The PRS Foundation has announced that the Resonate fund has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to encourage professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to orchestras who commit to exploring contemporary UK rep...

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Business Development
Business Development
Community Shares Booster Programme (England) 8th October 2019

Funding is still available from the £3million Community Shares Booster programme which is being managed by Power to Change. This is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops commu...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 4th October 2019

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 businesses the opportunity to acce...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses to Improve their Trading (England) 23rd September 2019

Community Businesses in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve their income from trading and to improve their impact and sustainability. The funding which is being provided through the Community Business Trade Up Programme aims to enhance the skills of those who run Community businesses. In addition to th...

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 projects that encourage staff and visitors to travel by bike. The type of projects that can be supported includes the installation o...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 14th October 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for y...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 11th October 2019

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 projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made ava...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 10th October 2019

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 of up to £50,000 per Year Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (England and Wales) 10th October 2019

Registered charities can now apply for funding of up to £50,000 per annum for 1, 2 or 3 years for projects that work with some of the most disadvantaged 0-3 year olds in England and Wales. Grants provided will support work which improves the life chances of 0-3 year olds by investing in early intervention and preventative wo...

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Community Development
Community Development
Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2019

Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 11th October 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 11th December 2019 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees...

Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire - Safer Communities Fund (West Yorkshire) 10th October 2019

Grants of up to £6,000 are now available to voluntary and community groups, charities and other not for profit groups in West Yorkshire. Funding is available from the Police and Crime Commissioner of West Yorkshire's Safer Communities Fund which is financed by monies recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The current rou...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 9th October 2019

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friend...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK) 14th October 2019

Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or pr...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 10th October 2019

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...

The 2020 applications for Nuffield Research Placements are Due to Open on Monday 14 October 2019 (UK) 9th October 2019

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK will be able to apply for a bursary to develop their research and quantitative skills. Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 8th October 2019

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Fermanagh & Omag, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Newry, Mourne & Down, West Lothian, North East Lincolnshire, Wakefield and Wolverhampton can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level...

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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
Funding Available to Improve Air Quality (England) 11th October 2019

Local Authorities can apply for a share of £2 million to support a wide range of projects to help improve air quality across England. Applicants in previous years have been awarded funding to inst...

Lake District Foundation Fund (North West) 4th October 2019

Community groups and small charities in Cumbria can now apply for up to £2500 of funding for projects lasting no more than 2 years that promote sustainable development in the Lake District. To be eligible projects should focus on at least one of the following: The Environment; Wildlife; Cultural Heritage of the Lake District...

Grants of up to £10 Million Available to Develop New and more Efficient Ways to Produce the UK’s Food (UK) 4th October 2019

The UK Government has announced that up to £20 million of grant funding is available to businesses to develop new and more efficient ways to produce the UK’s food. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production Challenge will invest in large scale and ambitious projects that help UK food production bre...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 3rd October 2019

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 and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The fundin...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 14th October 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for y...

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2019

Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be eligible for a grant. Projects invited to apply could benefit from grants that have previously ranged from £2,600 - £32,000. Pro...

£200,000 Available for Projects that Support Veterans and their Families (Scotland) 14th October 2019

Scottish organisations working with veterans and their families are now able to apply for a share of £200,000 of funding. Funding is available for projects that provide new or innovative approaches to improving the lives of veterans and their families. It is particularly aimed at helping the veteran’s community overcome an...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support People Living with Dementia (UK) 10th October 2019

Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea for a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia can now apply for support of up to £100,000 of funding and business support. Funding is available from the Alzheimer’s Society Accelerator Programme to...

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Housing
Housing
Nationwide Building Society Community Grants (England) 8th October 2019

From the 21st October 2019 charities and other local organisations in the South West, South East, London, Central and East of England can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects to address...

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 organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to a...

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...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support People Living with Dementia (UK) 10th October 2019

Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea for a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia can now apply for suppor...

£5 Million Available to Work With Partners in Africa on Innovative Agriculture and Food Projects that Alleviate Poverty (UK / International) 9th October 2019

Organisations working with partners in Africa on innovative agriculture and food projects can apply to a £5million fund. Innovation in agriculture and food systems is low in developing countries, particularly in Africa where only 28% of farmland is planted with modern crops compared with 65% globally. The funding is being ma...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 4th October 2019

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 businesses the opportunity to acce...

Grants of up to £30,000 to Apply Collective Intelligence to Solve Social Challenges (UK) 3rd October 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are now available for non-profit organisations, charities, academic institutions, private companies, community organisations and local authorities to help grow the field of collective intelligence design. The funding is being managed by Nesta as part of the £500,000 Collective Intelligence Programme...

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International
International
£5 Million Available to Work With Partners in Africa on Innovative Agriculture and Food Projects that Alleviate Poverty (UK / International) 9th October 2019

Organisations working with partners in Africa on innovative agriculture and food projects can apply to a £5million fund. Innovation in agriculture and food systems is low in developing countries,...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 3rd October 2019

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoo...

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 poorest and most vulnerable people. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal by an individual living in the UK, the UK...

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...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 7th October 2019

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 for Hospital Parent and Carer Rooms (UK) 2nd October 2019

All UK hospitals with a PICU (a ward specialising in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of children with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs) are invited to apply via their hospital charity for grants of up to £20,000 to renovate or create parent and carer rooms. Up to £1,500 (which will be de...

Funding for Front of House Theatre Lighting (UK) 24th September 2019

Not-for-profit theatres, both amateur and professional, with less than a 500-seat capacity can now apply for the opportunity for a full upgrade to their Front-of-House lights. The funding is provided by a partnership between the Theatres Trust and GDS, who manufacture LED lighting equipment and controls, and will allow one th...

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. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is t...

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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...

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...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England) 31st May 2019

Groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for grants through the Neighbourhood Planning grant scheme. The scheme provides three types of grants. Basic grant funding of up to £9,000 to undertake a neighbourhood plan; additional grant funding of up to £8,000 for those g...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 7th October 2019

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...

Grants of up to £10 Million Available to Develop New and more Efficient Ways to Produce the UK’s Food (UK) 4th October 2019

The UK Government has announced that up to £20 million of grant funding is available to businesses to develop new and more efficient ways to produce the UK’s food. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production Challenge will invest in large scale and ambitious projects that help UK food production bre...

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...

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...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 14th October 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for y...

Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK) 14th October 2019

Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Fu...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 11th October 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 11th December 2019 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 10th October 2019

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...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (Glasgow and West Central Scotland) 1st October 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and West Central Scotland to run sporting activi...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 24th September 2019

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £2,000 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside...

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 projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; H...

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...

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