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Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK) 26th November 2020

Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost o...

Green Recovery Capacity Building Scheme (Wales) 26th November 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 are available for environmental organisations in Wales to increase capacity within the environmental non-governmental organisation (eNGO) sector, making them...

Grants to Support Residential Outdoor Education Centres Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 26th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a £2 million recovery fund to support third and private sector residential outdoor education centres in Scotland that hav...

Covid-19 Funding to Support Freelancers within the Sport Sector (Wales) 26th November 2020

The Welsh Government has launched a £3 million Covid-19 support package to help self-employed and freelance workers within the sport sector recuperate losses which they have experienced as a resul...

Funding to Deliver a More Circular Economy within Disadvantaged Communities (Scotland) 26th November 2020

The Scottish Community Alliance has made grants of up to £1,000 available to organisations who are full members of Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) to deliver a more circular economy wi...

Funding to Recruit Digital History Makers for Anti-Smoking Campaign (Greater Manchester) 25th November 2020

Voluntary Sector North West are working in partnership with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to recruit twelve young people living in Greater Manchester as Digital History...

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Funding Available to Help Community Businesses Raise Community Shares Capital (England) 2020-11-24

Community businesses that want to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, or expand their business in response to Covid-19 can apply for grant funding of up to £5,000 and m...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach Programme to Re-open for Applications - Very Short Deadline (Scotland) 2020-11-23

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exlusion su...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 2020-11-23

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused toward...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 2020-11-23

From the 1st December 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projec...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 24th November 2020

Nesta, the innovation agency, has announced changes to its Cultural Impact Development Fund, which offers investment up to £150,000 for arts and culture organisations. The Cultural Impact Develop...

Development Funding for Museums Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 18th November 2020

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to Accredited Scottish museums to deliver projects that will help them build resilience and address some of the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Museums Galleries Scotland Covid-19 Museums Development Fund will give priority to projects which aim to re-engage wit...

Funding to Help Musicians Purchase New Instruments (Northern Ireland) 18th November 2020

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has launched three funding programmes offering support for artists and groups to purchase new instruments up until March 2021. Using investment from the Department for Communities, the £300,000 Musical Instruments Scheme aims to increase the quality of music-making in Northern Ireland by...

Funding to Boost Digital Developments in Museums and Galleries (UK) 16th November 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to museums and galleries across the UK for creative digital engagement. UK Research and Innovation has partnered with the Museums Association and creative design agency, The Liminal Space, to launch a new two-strand £400,000 Digital Innovation and Engagement for Museums fund to help mus...

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Business Development
Business Development
Grants to Support Residential Outdoor Education Centres Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 26th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a £2 million recovery fund to support third and private sector residential outdoor education centres in Scotland that hav...

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK) 25th November 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Social Investment Business have launched a Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for social enterprises and charities which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 without requiring personal guarantees and char...

Funding Available to Help Community Businesses Raise Community Shares Capital (England) 24th November 2020

Community businesses that want to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, or expand their business in response to Covid-19 can apply for grant funding of up to £5,000 and matched equity investment of up to £25,000 through the Power to Change ReBoost Fund. A total of £375,000 is available. Addition...

Welsh Government Launches Challenge for Innovative ideas in Response to Covid-19 (Wales) 11th November 2020

The Welsh Government is making a total of £250,000 available to support businesses with innovative products and services that will help communities and the public sector in Wales adapt to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available through the Small Business Research Initiative for...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Funding Packages for Science in Schools Days (UK) 24th November 2020

The Royal Institution will open its 2021 Science in Schools grant scheme for applications from primary and secondary schools/academies on the 4th January 2021. The annual programme aims to support...

Grants to Support Organisations Working with Children & Young People (Bristol) 23rd November 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 (£30,000 for partnership applications) are available to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations working with local children and young people aged 8-19 years in Bristol. Through the Bristol City Council Youth Sector Support Fund programme, the Quartet Foundation will provide f...

Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 19th November 2020

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to enable registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The John Lyon’s Charity’s Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes wh...

Grants for Youth Work Activity Programmes for Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 16th November 2020

YouthLink Scotland is accepting applications from charities, and community and youth organisations for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund. A total of £700,000 is available in funding for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes for disadvantaged young peopl...

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Community Development
Community Development
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK) 25th November 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Social Investment Business have launched a Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for social enterprises and charities which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic....

£1.4 Million Funding to Develop Local Social Prescribing Activities (England) 25th November 2020

The National Academy for Social Prescribing and Arts Council England have announced the launch of a new £1.4 million Thriving Communities Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities across England. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical a...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) 24th November 2020

The Health Lottery South East has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in specific areas of Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordsh...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside) 24th November 2020

The Health Lottery North West has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in specific areas of Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside that are most affected by health inequali...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Grants to Support Residential Outdoor Education Centres Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 26th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a £2 million recovery fund to support third and private sector residential outdoor education centres in Scotland that hav...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

From the 1st December 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college....

Funding for Local Community Projects (Greater London & South Wales) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for community projects in Greater London and South Wales. The £40,000 UK Community Challenge is open to a wide range of existing local groups and individuals (once they form a team) or community organisations (including schools) to start new projects in their community, from...

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Employment
Employment
Funding for Innovative Technologies to Improve Work Opportunities for Low-Paid Workers (UK) 17th November 2020

Funding is available for innovative ideas that use new technologies to create better work opportunities for low paid and insecure workers. The Resolution Foundation has brought together leading cha...

Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK) 9th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall...

Funding for New Solutions to Youth Unemployment (England) 17th September 2020

Voluntary or community-sector organisations working with unemployed young people can apply for funding to help them overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. The funding which is being made available through the Youth Futures Foundation is looking to new solution to youth unemployment that can be tested, evaluated and, wh...

Funding to Create Green Jobs Following the Coronavirus Pandemic (England) 26th August 2020

Charities and environmental organisations will be able to apply for a share of £40 million to create thousands of new jobs to help the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The UK Governments £40 Million Green Challenge Fund will support projects to restore nature and tackle climate change by creating a...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Funding to Deliver a More Circular Economy within Disadvantaged Communities (Scotland) 26th November 2020

The Scottish Community Alliance has made grants of up to £1,000 available to organisations who are full members of Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) to deliver a more circular economy wi...

Green Recovery Capacity Building Scheme (Wales) 26th November 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 are available for environmental organisations in Wales to increase capacity within the environmental non-governmental organisation (eNGO) sector, making them more sustainable and improving their reach into under-represented communities. The National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership...

Funding for Community Projects to Improve Cycle Routes (Scotland) 23rd November 2020

Equipment and training 'bundles' are available to registered charities, social enterprises and other constituted community groups for small projects which benefit people or wildlife across traffic-free National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The Love Your Network grant, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustran...

Funding for Local Community Projects (Greater London & South Wales) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for community projects in Greater London and South Wales. The £40,000 UK Community Challenge is open to a wide range of existing local groups and individuals (once they form a team) or community organisations (including schools) to start new projects in their community, from...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK) 26th November 2020

Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost o...

£1.4 Million Funding to Develop Local Social Prescribing Activities (England) 25th November 2020

The National Academy for Social Prescribing and Arts Council England have announced the launch of a new £1.4 million Thriving Communities Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities across England. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical a...

Emergency Covid-19 Fund to Support Vulnerable Communities (Scotland) 25th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Weir Charitable Trust has launched a one-off £200,000 Emergency Fund to support the most vulnerable people across Scotland. Charities, and community and voluntary organisations can apply for funding to support projects addressing loneliness and isolation, mental health support, and f...

Funding to Recruit Digital History Makers for Anti-Smoking Campaign (Greater Manchester) 25th November 2020

Voluntary Sector North West are working in partnership with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to recruit twelve young people living in Greater Manchester as Digital History Makers who will support their campaign to make smoking history. Grants of £300 are available for successful applicants aged 16-24...

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Housing
Housing
Emergency Funding for Charities Financially Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of...

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund Opens for Applications (England) 6th November 2020

Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can now apply for funding of between £10,000 and £100,000 to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter. The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will award grants to support tradition...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship,...

Funding to Help End Homelessness (Wales) 13th October 2020

Funding of £10 million has been made available to combat homelessness in Wales. Charities, voluntary and community organisations and agencies that work with local authorities and with people experiencing homelessness can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to address the causes and impact of homelessness. Projects will need t...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Grants for UK-German Collaborative Research Projects in the Arts & Humanities (UK & Germany) 25th November 2020

The German Research Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council have launched the third call for collaborative research proposals, bringing together arts and humanities researchers in t...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 20th November 2020

Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if th...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 17th November 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research proj...

Funding for Innovative Technologies to Improve Work Opportunities for Low-Paid Workers (UK) 17th November 2020

Funding is available for innovative ideas that use new technologies to create better work opportunities for low paid and insecure workers. The Resolution Foundation has brought together leading charitable foundations and social investors to launch the £1.3 million Workertech Partnership to provide seed funding and support fo...

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International
International
Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciproca...

Latest Round of UK Aid Match Open to Applications (UK) 9th November 2020

A new round of UK Aid Match is now open for applications from UK charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that help developing countries tackle the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, help girls access quality education, and end preventable deaths through tackling malnutrition or malaria. UK Aid M...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 13th October 2020

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...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 2nd October 2020

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 countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s Department for International...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Funding for Building Maintenance & Improvements for Education Establishments (England) 17th November 2020

The latest round of the UK Government’s Condition Improvement Fund is now open to academies, multi-academy trusts, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools across England. The Fund provide...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 13th November 2020

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viab...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 5th November 2020

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and acc...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 28th October 2020

Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grant...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to...

Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants to £18,000 (England) 2nd October 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that grants available to help communities in urban and deprived areas plan their local neighbourhoods will almost double to £18,000. The grants which are made available through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme provides funding to neighbourhood plann...

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 1st September 2020

A new housing fund has been launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundati...

Funding to Support Local Housing Projects (UK) 9th June 2020

UK registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects that will support the most vulnerable and strengthen local communities. Through the Nationwide Community Grant, the Nationwide Building Society will award £22 million over...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 2nd November 2020

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England) 27th October 2020

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, West Sussex and Lincolnshire where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural commu...

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 28th August 2020

Businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Two or more businesses applying together can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-size...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 20th August 2020

Schools, Parish Councils and other community based organisations in rural England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities and also make money by selling it back to the grid, can apply for funding through the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigat...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Funding Packages for Science in Schools Days (UK) 24th November 2020

The Royal Institution will open its 2021 Science in Schools grant scheme for applications from primary and secondary schools/academies on the 4th January 2021. The annual programme aims to support...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

From the 1st December 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college....

Funding for Local Community Projects (Greater London & South Wales) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for community projects in Greater London and South Wales. The £40,000 UK Community Challenge is open to a wide range of existing local groups and individuals (once they form a team) or community organisations (including schools) to start new projects in their community, from...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Covid-19 Funding to Support Freelancers within the Sport Sector (Wales) 26th November 2020

The Welsh Government has launched a £3 million Covid-19 support package to help self-employed and freelance workers within the sport sector recuperate losses which they have experienced as a resul...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 25th November 2020

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 22nd February 2021. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 11th November 2020

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...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 6th November 2020

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 £500 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside l...

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