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Funding to Improve Access to Health Services for Rough Sleepers (England) 17th May 2019

Partnerships involving Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are being invited to bid for a share of up to £1.9 million to test models of improving access to health services for peop...

Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England) 17th May 2019

Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by inve...

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 17th May 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities that offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 17th May 2019

Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off gr...

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 17th May 2019

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 blin...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th May 2019

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is avail...

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Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England) 2019-05-17

Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by inve...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 2019-05-16

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds...

New £8.5 million Fund to Help Communities Deliver Discounted Homes (England) 2019-05-14

A multi-million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes has been launched by the Government. Volunteer groups will be able to apply for between £10,000 and £50,000 to help...

Funding for School Projects to Benefit Disadvantaged Young People (London) 2019-05-13

Groups of state schools, working in partnership can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordina...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 16th May 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National...

Museum Development Fund (Scotland) 15th May 2019

Museums in Scotland that are caring for Recognised Collections can apply for grants of between £5,000 to £40,000 for projects that will help them to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations. Grants of up to £60,000 are available for projects relating to those collections. Grants will be awarded fo...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 15th May 2019

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buil...

Heritage Community Development Grant (Scotland) 13th May 2019

Thanks to additional funding from Historic Environment Scotland, projects that are community-led are now eligible to apply to the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Community Development Grant Programme for up to £50,000. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with a...

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Business Development
Business Development
New Fund Launched to Support Social Enterprises (Scotland) 10th May 2019

Social Enterprises, charities and community groups in Scotland that create jobs and protect the environment can now benefit from a new £17 million investment fund to expand and grow their activit...

£6.5 Million Fund Launched to Increase the Use of Recycled Materials (Wales) 9th May 2019

The Welsh Government has launched a new £6.5 million fund to increase the use of recycled materials. The £6.5 million fund will offer grants to businesses of any size seeking capital investment funding to increase their use of recycled materials in manufactured products, components or packaging. Eligible businesses may eit...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 7th May 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 7th June 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Co...

New Funding Round of Greenshoots Investment Initiative Launches Soon (England) 2nd May 2019

A new round of an investment initiative that enables independent games developers from the English Regions (outside Greater London) to kick-start the development and release of a new game launches on the 21st May 2019. The Greenshoots Fund supports games companies in early stage development and helps to stimulate the wider ga...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 16th May 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 23rd July 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales) 16th May 2019

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...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 8th May 2019

The School Holiday Activity Fund has grants available to help charities and state schools deliver activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 8th May 2019

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Livin...

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Community Development
Community Development
East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 16th May 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...

Near Neighbours Small Grants Fund Re-opens for Applications (England) 14th May 2019

Local groups and organisations, who are working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities, have until 11th October 2019 to apply for grants of £250 to £5,000 from the Near Neighbours fund. The fund which operates in specific areas of L...

Funding to Tackle Poverty In Scotland’s Most Disadvantaged Communities (Scotland) 14th May 2019

Community and third sector organisations in Scotland’s most disadvantaged and fragile communities can apply for funding of between £3,000 and £250,000 to develop a more holistic response in tackling poverty, inequality and disadvantage. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Government’s Investing in C...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Yorkshire and Humberside) 13th May 2019

The Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live....

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 17th May 2019

Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off gr...

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 17th May 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities that offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry e...

Funding to Support Young People’s Attainment in Education (London) 16th May 2019

Schools is inner London can apply for funding to encourage and support children and young people’s attainment through initiatives that help them engage with, and stay in, education. The funding is available for projects that aim to reduce truancy levels amongst pupils attending primary and secondary schools; to reduce level...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 16th May 2019

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and with above-average numbers of pupil premium students. Young people are encouraged to stay with host families where possible,...

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Employment
Employment
One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 17th May 2019

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 blin...

Grants Available to Get people Back into Employment (Kent, Medway, Essex, Thurrock, Southend and East Sussex) 25th April 2019

Third sector organisations of any size and small organisations from other sectors are eligible to apply for grants of £10,000 to £20,000 to deliver projects that help those furthest from the job market improve their skills and/or get into work or training. Community Grants will be awarded to organisations working with peopl...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 12th March 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 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 supported wil...

£1.6 Billion Stronger Towns Fund Announced (England) 11th March 2019

The Government will launch a £1.6 billion fund this year to boost growth and give communities a greater say in their future after Brexit. The Stronger Towns Fund will be targeted at places that have not shared in the proceeds of growth in the same way as more prosperous parts of the country. It will be used to create new job...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England) 17th May 2019

Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by inve...

£25 Million to Support Low-Carbon Propulsion Technology in the Automotive Sector (UK) 15th May 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million to support low-carbon propulsion technology in the automotive sector. The funding is available through an Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition to support pre-production projects that can enhance the UK’s long-term capabilities and supply chain in zero-...

Funding Available to Protect the Scottish Countryside (Scotland) 15th May 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to organisations in Scotland that investigate how technology can deliver better targeted information to land owners, developers and local authorities etc to minimise the effects of development on the Scottish countryside and the local environment. A total of £250,000 has been allocated...

Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme Opens for Applications (Wales) 15th May 2019

The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS) is now open for applications. The fund is open to applications from community organisations within 5 miles of an eligible landfill or waste transfer site for projects that protect the local environment. The scheme funds projects with focuses on Biodiversity, Waste Minimisa...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th May 2019

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is avail...

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 17th May 2019

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 employ...

Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England) 17th May 2019

Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by investing in infrastructure such as weighing equipment, storage solutions, warehouses, industrial freezers and fridges, labeling equip...

Funding to Improve Access to Health Services for Rough Sleepers (England) 17th May 2019

Partnerships involving Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are being invited to bid for a share of up to £1.9 million to test models of improving access to health services for people with co-occurring mental ill-health and substance misuse problems who are currently, or at risk of returning to, sleeping rough...

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Housing
Housing
Funding to Improve Access to Health Services for Rough Sleepers (England) 17th May 2019

Partnerships involving Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are being invited to bid for a share of up to £1.9 million to test models of improving access to health services for peop...

New £8.5 million Fund to Help Communities Deliver Discounted Homes (England) 14th May 2019

A multi-million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes has been launched by the Government. Volunteer groups will be able to apply for between £10,000 and £50,000 to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes, get planning permission for them and to provide other technical support. Further fre...

Local Housing Project Grant Scheme (UK various) 8th May 2019

Local housing projects, including charities and other local organisations, that support the most vulnerable and seek to find new approaches to increase the supply of housing or reinvent renting for both tenants and landlords will soon be able to apply for a grant of up to £50,000. The Nationwide Community Grant scheme opens...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 18th April 2019

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, h...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
£25 Million to Support Low-Carbon Propulsion Technology in the Automotive Sector (UK) 15th May 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million to support low-carbon propulsion technology in the automotive sector. The funding is available through an Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 7th May 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 7th June 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Co...

Funding Available for Travel and Subsistence Costs for Researchers (UK) 7th May 2019

Research groups in the UK and France have until the 27th June 2019 to apply for up to £2,240 each year to encourage reciprocal mobility over a two-year period between early career researchers in both countries. Funding is available for researchers working in the following scientific domains: Ecology & Environment; Engineerin...

New Funding Round of Greenshoots Investment Initiative Launches Soon (England) 2nd May 2019

A new round of an investment initiative that enables independent games developers from the English Regions (outside Greater London) to kick-start the development and release of a new game launches on the 21st May 2019. The Greenshoots Fund supports games companies in early stage development and helps to stimulate the wider ga...

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International
International
Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 16th May 2019

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds...

Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People (UK, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia) 29th April 2019

Comic Relief is seeking proposals from a range of organisations (community based, user-led, faith based or non-governmental) that provide mental health support to children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop. Grants of £150,000 up...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 15th April 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...

Grants for International Youth Activities (UK) 12th April 2019

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activity, structural activities or an annual work plan. Eligible organisations can apply for...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 16th May 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Church Building Projects (England, Northern Ireland & Wales) 15th May 2019

The National Churches Trust has announced that its Gateway Grants programme has re-opened for applications until the 12th September 2019. The Gateway Grant programme offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, providing support to churches prepa...

Heritage Community Development Grant (Scotland) 13th May 2019

Thanks to additional funding from Historic Environment Scotland, projects that are community-led are now eligible to apply to the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Community Development Grant Programme for up to £50,000. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with a...

Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales) 13th May 2019

Churches can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of building's maintenance services. The grant will cover up to 50% of the cost of works. The funding is available towards the following services: Rainwater goods maintenance; lightning protection system repairs; asbestos removal; masonry repairs and high level main...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Regeneration Capital Grant Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 30th April 2019

All 32 Scottish Local Authorities individually or via Urban Regeneration Companies or other Special Purpose Vehicles are eligible to apply to the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund for support for loc...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 28th March 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 for projects that address one of three themes: Skills; Employment; or Health. Grant requests can include a maximum of £2,000 capital costs. A total of £1...

£1.6 Billion Stronger Towns Fund Announced (England) 11th March 2019

The Government will launch a £1.6 billion fund this year to boost growth and give communities a greater say in their future after Brexit. The Stronger Towns Fund will be targeted at places that have not shared in the proceeds of growth in the same way as more prosperous parts of the country. It will be used to create new job...

New Funding for Urban Parks and Green Spaces (UK) 27th February 2019

A new £10 million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ initiative is a new national initiative to enable places across the UK to develop ambitious solutions to secure and enhance the future of public parks and greenspaces for long term public benefit. Up to eight local authorities and communities will receive support to develop an...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding for Projects that Address Rural Poverty (Wales) 15th April 2019

Voluntary or community organisations, schools, social enterprises and statutory organisations in Wales can apply for grants of up to £500,000 for projects that will make a positive impact on the l...

Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England) 8th April 2019

The Government has launched a new £3 million fund to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country. Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new m...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 3rd April 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 31st May 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 farm...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 12th March 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
Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 17th May 2019

Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off gr...

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 17th May 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities that offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry e...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 16th May 2019

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and with above-average numbers of pupil premium students. Young people are encouraged to stay with host families where possible,...

Funding for STEM Projects (West Midlands) 14th May 2019

Schools, colleges and not-for-profit organisations in the West Midlands can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects. Organisations can apply to one of three funding categories. Grants of under £2,000; up to £2,000 for schools and education specific project...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 14th May 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 can...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Sporting Facilities (Wales) 9th May 2019

Sport Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government, has launched a new fund, 'A Place for Sport', with up to £1m available for sports clubs and organisations across Wales. The fund will support projects seeking to improve, protect or create new sporting facilities. Applications are invited from community sport groups and can...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (West & South West Scotland) 2nd May 2019

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

Funding Available for Projects that Increase Participation in Sport (London) 30th April 2019

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available for projects that aim to increase participation in sport and activity across communities in London. The idea is to support work that helps more inactive people to become physically active. Constituted community groups, registered charities, companies limited by guarantee,...

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