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Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works and Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 19th December 2018

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,...

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 19th December 2018

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on the 15th March 2019 to apply for grants of £500 upwards to support work that aims to reduce i...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 19th December 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limite...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 19th December 2018

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 19th December 2018

From the 26th December 2018, registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs will be able to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 fo...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 19th December 2018

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

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Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2018-12-19

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limite...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects (UK) 2018-12-07

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM subjects....

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Strengthen Family Ties (UK) 2018-12-06

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital an...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 2018-12-05

Charity 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...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 19th December 2018

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

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works and Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 19th December 2018

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,000 in total and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are excepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of wors...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 18th December 2018

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 Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 towa...

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Business Development
Business Development
Funding for Customs Intermediaries and Traders (UK) 10th December 2018

Customs intermediaries, traders and small to medium sized businesses completing customs declarations can now apply for grants to support training and IT improvements thanks to new investment from t...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 6th December 2018

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to early stage charities, social enterprises and community interest groups to help with their development and growth. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. To apply, applicants must register at the start of each funding round (6...

Grants to Help SMEs to Navigate Brexit (Wales) 3rd December 2018

A new fund worth £1million has been made available to Welsh SMEs to help them to prepare for and navigate the challenges of Brexit. Open for applications from Wednesday 28 November 2018, small to medium sized businesses registered to trade in Wales that have been trading for over 12 months will have the opportunity to bid fo...

Businesses Encouraged to Apply for New Fund to Support manufacturing (North East) 29th November 2018

Manufacturing businesses in the North East of England are now able to apply to the Collaborative Projects Fund following the launch of a £5.1million project by the University of Sunderland. The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) project is a multi-million pound scheme to support small and medium-sized manufacturing ent...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 19th December 2018

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

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 19th December 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life,...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 14th December 2018

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment...

Healthy Holidays Programme (Leeds) 14th December 2018

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) provides grants of up to £6,000 to support locally-based community activities across Leeds through their Healthy Holidays Programme. Projects should be delivered in the most deprived areas of Leeds i.e. priority neighbourhoods as identified by Leeds City Council and its partners. Projects sho...

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Community Development
Community Development
Funding for Community Facilities (England) 19th December 2018

From the 26th December 2018, registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs will be able to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 fo...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 19th December 2018

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities a...

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 19th December 2018

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on the 15th March 2019 to apply for grants of £500 upwards to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. Projects that respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the del...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 18th December 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 18th December 2018

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

Round 2 of the Taking Teaching Further Programme Opens for Applications (England) 18th December 2018

The second round of the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme has opened for applications and is inviting bids from colleges and post-16 providers to attract industry professionals to teach in further education. The programme is divided into two strands: one to provide financial support for up to 150 industry experts to...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 towa...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 17th December 2018

Church of England Schools in the diocese of London that have pupils in need of financial help can apply for a grant to help with the cost of school journeys or daytrips. Grants of up to £500 for secondary schools (to a maximum of £2000 for multiple pupils) and £500 for primary schools are available. Priority is given to ap...

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Employment
Employment
Funding to Use Digital Technologies for Vocational Training (UK) 7th December 2018

A funding programme that aims to raise the skills level of the UK workforce through digital solutions for vocational learning will re-open on the 15th January 2019. Grants of up to £50,000 will be...

Provident Social Impact Fund (Bradford) 7th December 2018

Small not for profit organisations and social enterprises across Bradford can apply to Leeds Community Foundation for a grant to support activities that seek to alleviate the underlying problems that prevent social inclusion and enjoyment of a full modern life. The Provident Social Impact Fund will run for 12 months and will...

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 4th December 2018

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that applications for funding will re-open for applications in January 2019. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to independent small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment...

Funding Available to Create Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Addiction (England) 26th November 2018

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 for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 19th December 2018

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 14th December 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support projects that can help communities in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland build a more sustainable and equal society. Applications are welcomed from charities, community groups, businesses or individuals for projects that advance environmental protection or improvement, suppo...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 12th December 2018

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 25th March 2019 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to...

New £5 Million Fund to Safeguard Scotland’s Natural Heritage (Scotland) 11th December 2018

A new £5 million fund is due to open on the 7th January 2019 to support the management and safeguarding of Scottish heritage assets for future generations. Projects funded may include (but are not limited to) visitor centres, cultural centres, digital interpretation and new products or services which promote the region’s n...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 19th December 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limite...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 18th December 2018

Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund. This grant is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset to enable communities t...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 18th December 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support...

EU Settlement Grants Scheme Now Open (UK) 17th December 2018

The Home Office has allocated up to £9 million of grant funding for voluntary and community sector organisations that are willing to support vulnerable EU citizens and their family members with making their EUSS applications to obtain their new UK immigration status. Grants will be available in two categories: For projects c...

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Housing
Housing
Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 18th December 2018

Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previous...

Housing Helps’ New Ideas Competition (London) 7th December 2018

Charities, research bodies and organisations with an interest in a social injustice can apply for an award of £10,000 to fund a feasibility study into an issue where housing could be part of the solution. Awards will be made to organisations that have identified an under researched or particular injustice. Apply by midday on...

New Fund Announced to Provide Move-On Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Victims of Domestic Abuse (England excl. London) 6th December 2018

As part of its Rough Sleeping Strategy, the Government has launched a new £50 million fund to free up hostel spaces by increasing the availability of affordable or second stage housing, for rough sleepers, those in hostel accommodation, and victims of domestic abuse currently living in refuges. The fund will provide capital...

Scottish Government Launches £150 Million Building Scotland Fund (Scotland) 22nd November 2018

Organisations such as businesses; housing associations and universities can apply for loan finance through the new Building Scotland Fund. The £150 million Building Scotland Fund aims to help the development of new affordable and private sector housing; the development of modern industrial and commercial property; and suppor...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Testing of New Medical Technologies (UK) 7th December 2018

Small and medium-sized companies can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to support real-world testing of new medical devices, diagnostics and technologies in the NHS. The funding is aimed bus...

Housing Helps’ New Ideas Competition (London) 7th December 2018

Charities, research bodies and organisations with an interest in a social injustice can apply for an award of £10,000 to fund a feasibility study into an issue where housing could be part of the solution. Awards will be made to organisations that have identified an under researched or particular injustice. Apply by midday on...

£1.5 Million Geospatial Competition to Improve Public Services Opens for Applications (UK) 5th December 2018

This is a new competition aiming to further boost to the UK’s status as a world leader in digital innovation. A total of £1.5 million is available as grants of between £50,000 to £750,000. UK-based organisations eligible to apply will be businesses of any size, academic organisation, higher education institutes, charitie...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 26th November 2018

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 18th January 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Fundin...

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International Opportunities
International Opportunities
UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 10th December 2018

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people o...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 4th December 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Americas. Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Projects supported will be workin...

Funding for Projects that Address the Development Needs of Young Children (UK, Kenya and Malawi) 27th November 2018

Grants of up to £150,000 will be available to organisations within the UK for projects that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school. The funding is available to organisations that directly support families with young children; e...

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

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded i...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Funding for Community Facilities (England) 19th December 2018

From the 26th December 2018, registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs will be able to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 fo...

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works and Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 19th December 2018

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,000 in total and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are excepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of wors...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 18th December 2018

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 Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 17th December 2018

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air ven...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 12th December 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrad...

Grants Available for the Creation and Refurbishment of Pocket Parks (England) 11th December 2018

Community groups in England have until the 25th January 2019 to apply for funding to establish new pocket parks or to refurbish existing parks. Pocket parks are small plots of land, often about the size of a tennis court, and mostly seen in urban spaces. A total of £1,000,000 is available and community groups can bid for g...

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 3rd September 2018

Community organisations and schools in London can apply for small gardening grants awarded by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, neglected sites and green public open spaces in all 33 London Boroughs. The grants can be used for a variety of projects, including pl...

Funding Available to Support for Neighbourhood Planning (England) 17th August 2018

Town and Parish Councils as well as local groups can apply for grants of up to £9,000 as well as technical support for the development of Neighbourhood Plans or Neighbourhood Development Orders. Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and enables communities to influence fut...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 12th December 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrad...

North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER Programme Re-Opens for Applications (Yorkshire & Humberside) 12th December 2018

This funding programme designed to support the development of the rural economy provides grants of £5,000 - £35,000 to small businesses and community organisations for usually 40% of project costs. Having been closed to new applications since February 2018, a small amount of additional funds has now become available for app...

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

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

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

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

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 18th December 2018

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

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 towa...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 17th December 2018

Church of England Schools in the diocese of London that have pupils in need of financial help can apply for a grant to help with the cost of school journeys or daytrips. Grants of up to £500 for secondary schools (to a maximum of £2000 for multiple pupils) and £500 for primary schools are available. Priority is given to ap...

Healthy Holidays Programme (Leeds) 14th December 2018

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) provides grants of up to £6,000 to support locally-based community activities across Leeds through their Healthy Holidays Programme. Projects should be delivered in the most deprived areas of Leeds i.e. priority neighbourhoods as identified by Leeds City Council and its partners. Projects sho...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Grants to Encourage Women and Girls into Sport (Scotland) 17th December 2018

Local Authorities or Scottish Governing Bodies of Sports with projects being delivered in partnership with other organisations can apply for a share of a £300,000 funding pot announced by the Scot...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 5th December 2018

Charity 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, for example, the Baldwin Trust, Whizz-Kidz, Aspire and Ridi...

Grants for to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 5th December 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Indivi...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 4th December 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities. The funding is available through the Football Foun...

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