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Government Launches New Fund to Attract Industry Professionals into Further Education (England) 22nd June 2018

The Department for Education has launched a new initiative and fund to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. The progr...

Funding to Tackle Local Health Inequalities (Kent and Medway) 22nd June 2018

A programme which provides grant funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year for projects designed and led by local people that target areas most affected by health inequalities is now open. P...

£20 Million Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness (UK) 22nd June 2018

From the end of July 2018, charities and community groups will have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund work that supports isolated people and those suffering from loneliness. Grants will g...

The Good Neighbourhood Fund Opens for Applications (London) 22nd June 2018

Organisations in London working to support older people, refugees and asylum seekers and people with mental health problems can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for up to two years...

Crowdfunding Creativity Programme – Enhance your Crowdfunding Skills and Get 25% Match Funding Towards Your Project (Scotland) 22nd June 2018

Creative Scotland in partnership with Paved With Gold has launched a pilot mentoring and match-funding scheme for those working in the creative industries looking to embark on a crowdfunding campai...

Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (UK) 22nd June 2018

Funding of up to £5 million is available to restore historic buildings. The programme provides grants to support not-for-profit organisations in partnership with the private sector for the restora...

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Government Launches New Fund to Attract Industry Professionals into Further Education (England) 2018-06-22

The Department for Education has launched a new initiative and fund to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. The progr...

Funding to Develop Music Opportunities for Young People (Scotland) 2018-06-20

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 20th August 2018 to apply for f...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2018-06-15

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 of up to £5,000 Available to Bring Together Diverse Communities (England) 2018-06-13

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, can apply for gra...

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Business Development
Business Development
Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2018

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that the Enterprise Hub Launch Pad competition is open for applications. The Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition will award entrepreneurs in the UK a...

Public Service Mutuals Receive £1m Funding Boost (UK) 13th June 2018

Following the launch of the successful Mutuals Support Programme in January 2018 which provided 12 organisations with support to set up or grow as Public Service Mutuals, a second round of funding has been announced. Organisations aiming to establish themselves or expand as Public Service Mutuals can apply for a share of £1...

Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK) 12th June 2018

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV), which supports teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental problems, has announced that its Autumn 2018 Tech for Good Ventures is open for applications. The programme is looking to invest up to £20,000 (in exchange for 6% equity) in ambitious technology start-ups tha...

Funding Round for New Community Businesses Opening Soon (England) 11th June 2018

Aspiring community groups have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to help them to set up their own community business. The programme supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage. To be eligible to apply, businesse...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (UK) 22nd June 2018

Funding of up to £5 million is available to restore historic buildings. The programme provides grants to support not-for-profit organisations in partnership with the private sector for the restora...

Crowdfunding Creativity Programme – Enhance your Crowdfunding Skills and Get 25% Match Funding Towards Your Project (Scotland) 22nd June 2018

Creative Scotland in partnership with Paved With Gold has launched a pilot mentoring and match-funding scheme for those working in the creative industries looking to embark on a crowdfunding campaign. The Crowdfunding Creativity programme is open to individuals, groups and creative businesses and aims to provide people who a...

Feature Documentary Development: Call for Applications (Northern Ireland) 21st June 2018

Northern Ireland based production companies have until Friday 28th September 2018 to apply for funding to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories from Northern Ireland resident filmmakers. Grants of up to a maximum of £7,500 (based on a budget of £10,000) are available...

Funding to Make Museums More Resilient (Scotland) 21st June 2018

Accredited museums in Scotland can apply for grants of between £5,000 to £40,000 for actions that develop their financial resilience and that make them more sustainable. Projects could relate to developing a more enterprising approach to income generation; developing the skills of staff members and volunteers; and / or rais...

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Community Development
Community Development
The Good Neighbourhood Fund Opens for Applications (London) 22nd June 2018

Organisations in London working to support older people, refugees and asylum seekers and people with mental health problems can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for up to two years...

Funding to Tackle Local Health Inequalities (Kent and Medway) 22nd June 2018

A programme which provides grant funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year for projects designed and led by local people that target areas most affected by health inequalities is now open. Projects supported will be small and local, could cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; or a community of inter...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 21st June 2018

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently accepting applications under its Armed Forces Community Covenant Small Grant Scheme. The aim of the National Covenant Fund is to support the armed forces community. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support the integration of armed force personnel within their community and t...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 21st June 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
Government Launches New Fund to Attract Industry Professionals into Further Education (England) 22nd June 2018

The Department for Education has launched a new initiative and fund to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. The progr...

New Fund Announced to Enhance Early Years Home Learning (North of England) 18th June 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced that organisations in the north of England have until the 27th July 2018 to apply to a new £5 million Early Years Home Learning Environment fund to trial projects that support parents improve their children’s early language and literacy skills at home before they start schoo...

New £1.7m Fund Launched to Help Cover the Cost of School Uniforms, School Sports Kit and For Wider Activities such As Scouts and Guides and Sports Outside of School (Wales) 18th June 2018

Parents in Wales will soon be able to access a new £1.7m fund to help cover the cost of school uniforms, school sports kit and for wider activities such as scouts and guides and sports outside of school. The new fund, announced by the Welsh Government will also cover equipment for activities within the curriculum, such as d...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 15th June 2018

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the tea...

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Employment
Employment
New Apprenticeship Bursaries for Young People Leaving Care (England) 30th May 2018

From the 1 August 2018, extra financial support will be available for young people aged 16 – 24 who are leaving care and want to start an apprenticeship. The UK Government has announced a new £1...

Grants of up to £300,000 Available to Help People Return to Work (England) 15th May 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that help people back into work after time out caring. Funding is available for projects that help returners update their skills, provide other training, or support businesses to increase employment opportunities for returners. The fund will prioritise projects that focus...

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 14th May 2018

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay...

New Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 27th April 2018

A combination of business support as well as potential access to finance are available to social enterprises that improve access to employment for those excluded from the labour market. Designed to give social enterprises the chance to grow their business and deliver greater social impact, up to 20 ventures will be supported...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Community and Renewable Energy Scheme Opens for Applications (Scotland) 19th June 2018

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The sc...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 18th June 2018

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks;...

Smart Tracking of Waste: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th June 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination. The Government is to invest up to £400,000 in projects that use digital technology to record and track the movement of waste through the economy. The investment is part o...

Grants for Communities Affected by Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh) 15th June 2018

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based or working in the areas affected by the operations of Edinburgh Airport have until Friday 6th July 2018 to apply for funding in this latest round. Projects supported can include those focussing on sport and health, environment, educat...

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International Opportunities
International Opportunities
Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 13th June 2018

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...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 2nd June 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to 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 or youth focus. Most a...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 25th May 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...

Grants for Small-Scale Wales-Africa Projects (Wales) 10th May 2018

A new £230,000 grant fund has opened to support community groups and organisations throughout Wales working on small-scale Wales-Africa projects. Replacing the funding previously available through Hub Cymru Africa, grants will support new and existing Wales for Africa projects under four under 4 thematic areas: Health; Susta...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
The Good Neighbourhood Fund Opens for Applications (London) 22nd June 2018

Organisations in London working to support older people, refugees and asylum seekers and people with mental health problems can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for up to two years...

£20 Million Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness (UK) 22nd June 2018

From the end of July 2018, charities and community groups will have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund work that supports isolated people and those suffering from loneliness. Grants will go to organisations already delivering work that is proven to benefit individuals and society. The aim is to use a range of strateg...

Funding to Tackle Local Health Inequalities (Kent and Medway) 22nd June 2018

A programme which provides grant funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year for projects designed and led by local people that target areas most affected by health inequalities is now open. Projects supported will be small and local, could cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; or a community of inter...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Southampton, Brighton, Farnborough) 21st June 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities can apply between 29th June and 13th August 2018 for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 month...

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Housing
Housing
Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 19th June 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...

Funding to Combat Youth Homelessness (Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, and Birmingham) 11th June 2018

Charities working to support young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing or are at high risk of homelessness have until 30th June 2018 to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £70,000 for up two years work. As well as helping at risk young people to avoid homelessness, the funding can be used to support those in ne...

New Capital Grant Scheme Launched to Provide Accommodation for Vulnerable People (West Midlands) 22nd May 2018

Housing organisations, charities and others that have a successful track record and expertise in delivering capital projects and support for vulnerable/ disadvantaged people are being invited to apply for grants of between £500,000 and £1.35 million to provide accommodation solutions for vulnerable people. A total of three...

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 2nd May 2018

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham City Centre that have an income of less than £500,000 per year and who support the disadvantaged and those marginalised within the community. This includes the Black Count...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Apply for Funding to Create a Network of Digital Pathology, Imaging and AI Centres (UK) 19th June 2018

Through the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), hospitals, the NHS, research organisations and industry can join forces to apply for a share of £50 million to establish a net...

Smart Tracking of Waste: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th June 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination. The Government is to invest up to £400,000 in projects that use digital technology to record and track the movement of waste through the economy. The investment is part o...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that promote the innovative use of digital technology to increase the number of adults accessing vocational learning. The funding is available to larger, more established organisations, including charities, trade bodies and existing learning providers and others in the pri...

New Fund to Support Social Technology Projects (UK) 4th June 2018

A new grant funding programme to empower a new generation of technology that transforms lives will open in July 2018. Charities and social enterprises will be eligible to apply to a new £0.5 million grant funding programme for early stage ventures. Following the evolution of socially motivated tech grant maker Nominet Trust...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (UK) 22nd June 2018

Funding of up to £5 million is available to restore historic buildings. The programme provides grants to support not-for-profit organisations in partnership with the private sector for the restora...

Funding for Large Heritage Projects (UK) 19th June 2018

Not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations have until the 16th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to support larger heritage project. This can include for example archaeological sites; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; cultu...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 18th June 2018

Registered Charities, churches, Parish Councils, Local Authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use...

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment relating to the teaching of science and technology; or projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. To be eligible the school / sixth form college needs to be in receipt of an outst...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th June 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 £45,000 for new buildings; upgrad...

Funding for Local Regeneration Projects (Scotland) 29th May 2018

A capital grant fund that will support locally developed regeneration projects involving local communities has just re-opened to Stage One applications. All 32 Scottish local authorities individually, or as urban regeneration companies (URCs) or other special purpose vehicles (SPVs) are eligible to apply. Projects of any size...

Funding to Restore Coastal Heritage Sites (England) 21st May 2018

Local communities, charities and councils can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to fund the repair and restoration of at-risk coastal heritage sites. Examples of projects funded in the past include places like the Pavilion Theatre within the Grade II* Winter Gardens building of Blackpool – and Swanage’s historic Victori...

New £23 Million Programme to Support for Neighbourhood Planning Re-opens for Applications (England) 3rd April 2018

A new £23 million programme to support communities to improve their local area has re-opened for applications. The My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme has over the last four years, supported over 2,300 local groups to develop a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. In April 2018, both programme...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding for Land Managers and Farmers to Enhance the Environment (England) 8th June 2018

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a new, simplified Countryside Stewardship Scheme that aims to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance th...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th June 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 £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all app...

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 5th June 2018

As part of its commitment to make fibre broadband available throughout the UK, BT has made available a £2 million grants scheme for communities with an Ofsted registered school. The Community Fibre Partnerships programme is aimed at the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. Through the programme co...

Solway, Border and Eden LEADER Programme Opens for Applications (Cumbria) 31st May 2018

The Solway, Border and Eden LEADER programme has opened for applications. Leader is a European funding programme designed to support the development of the rural economy by providing grants to small businesses and communities. The programme will run from 2015-2020 with £2.261 million available for projects in the Solway, Bor...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Funding for Community Sports (Scotland) 21st June 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc in Stirling and Forth Valley to run sporting activities for the benefit of pe...

Funding Available to Increase Participation in Sports (England, Scotland and Wales) 29th May 2018

Small charities and community groups with annual incomes of under £50,000 have the opportunity to access funding to deliver projects which help to overcome barriers to participation in sport and recreation. Projects benefitting from funding will either overcome barriers to participation in physical activities in creative way...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 28th May 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...

Development Grants for Sport (Wales) 23rd May 2018

Sports Clubs or Associations, Youth Clubs and Community Groups in Wales looking to establish a new team, develop new training facilities or purchase much needed equipment to take their project to the next level could be eligible to apply for a grant to help them. Development grants of £1,501 to £25,000 are available from Sp...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Funding to Develop Music Opportunities for Young People (Scotland) 20th June 2018

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 20th August 2018 to apply for f...

New Fund Announced to Enhance Early Years Home Learning (North of England) 18th June 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced that organisations in the north of England have until the 27th July 2018 to apply to a new £5 million Early Years Home Learning Environment fund to trial projects that support parents improve their children’s early language and literacy skills at home before they start schoo...

Funding Available to Tackle Child Poverty (Scotland) 18th June 2018

Communities and charities with new ideas to tackle child poverty will be given the opportunity to bid for part of a new £7.5 million Innovation Fund. Announced as part of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, the fund, financed by the Scottish Government and the Hunter Foundation, is now open for applications from commun...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 15th June 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,...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Government Launches New Fund to Attract Industry Professionals into Further Education (England) 22nd June 2018

The Department for Education has launched a new initiative and fund to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. The progr...

Funding for Community Sports (Scotland) 21st June 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc in Stirling and Forth Valley to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund and applicants need to be b...

Funding to Develop Music Opportunities for Young People (Scotland) 20th June 2018

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 20th August 2018 to apply for funding. Projects supported will particularly focus on those young people who would not normally have the chance to participate, pr...

New £1.7m Fund Launched to Help Cover the Cost of School Uniforms, School Sports Kit and For Wider Activities such As Scouts and Guides and Sports Outside of School (Wales) 18th June 2018

Parents in Wales will soon be able to access a new £1.7m fund to help cover the cost of school uniforms, school sports kit and for wider activities such as scouts and guides and sports outside of school. The new fund, announced by the Welsh Government will also cover equipment for activities within the curriculum, such as d...

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