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People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain) 21st January 2020

The People's Postcode Trust's Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. People's Postcode Trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain under the themes: Promoting human rights; Comb...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st January 2020

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and heal...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (South West) 21st January 2020

The Health Lottery South 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 commu...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st January 2020

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadva...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st January 2020

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 incl...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (UK / Northern Ireland) 20th January 2020

The Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme has re-opened for applications.  Grants will be awarded within each of the UK’s 12 regions throughout the year. The first reg...

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Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (UK / Northern Ireland) 2020-01-20

The Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme has re-opened for applications.  Grants will be awarded within each of the UK’s 12 regions throughout the year. The first reg...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 2020-01-20

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 and...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 2020-01-17

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

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 2020-01-17

From the 1st May 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...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding for Areas Least Engaged in Arts and Culture (England) 16th January 2020

Grants of up to £2million are available to areas that have been identified as being least engaged in the Arts and Culture in England. The funding is being made available through the Arts Council...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 15th January 2020

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2020 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are avai...

Funding for Music and Arts Projects for People with Disabilities (UK) 14th January 2020

From the 1st February 2020 grants of up to £1,000 will be available to projects that improve access to Music and the Arts for people with physical, learning and mental health disabilities. To be eligible applicants need to be registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1 million. The funding is be...

Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK) 13th January 2020

Individuals of school age, teachers and schools can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers, and help children afford a classical music education, no matter...

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Business Development
Business Development
Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 20th January 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 28th February 2020. The awards are specifically intended to e...

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 17th January 2020

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suit...

£6.5 Million Fund Launched to Increase the Use of Recycled Materials (Wales) 15th January 2020

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 eith...

Funding of up to £10,000 Available for Business Start Ups (UK) 8th January 2020

From the 13th January 2020 funding and support will be available to business start-ups who want to create a product or business using location or property data. Grants of up to £10,000 will be available alongside a range of support which includes access to mentors, workspace, product development support, marketing and PR sup...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st January 2020

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 incl...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st January 2020

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st February 2020, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies with an annual income of under £100,000 will be able to apply for grants of £500 to £1,000 towards a playscheme that runs for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days during the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes in...

Funding for Projects that Help Young People Succeed in Adulthood (UK) 16th January 2020

A new fund has been launched to help young people aged 11-25 to succeed in adulthood. Grants of between £100,000 and £200,000 are available for projects that for example provide holistic support through mentoring or coaching and build life skills or improve young people’s ability to gain sustainable employment. The fu...

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Community Development
Community Development
Active Communities Programme Now Open (South West) 21st January 2020

The Health Lottery South 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 commu...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st January 2020

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities, CIOs and...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 20th January 2020

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 5th March 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facil...

Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 20th January 2020

The Ministry of Defence offers grants of up to £10,000 to help Communities to organise Armed Forces Day events. Armed Forces Day will be on the 27th June 2020. The grant will pay for up to £50% of the cost of the event. The remainder will need to be raised by the community. The funding can be used to pay for road closur...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st May 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...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 16th January 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 14th January 2020

The Scottish Library and Information Council has announced that the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIC) has re-opened for applications. School Library Managers in Scottish state schools are able to apply for funding to support innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. Previously supported include a teenage se...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 10th January 2020

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health p...

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Employment
Employment
Active Inclusion Fund Opens for Applications (Wales) 16th January 2020

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action has announced that the Active Inclusion Fund is now open for applications. The fund aims to support projects that reduce economic inactivity in Wales and imp...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 23rd December 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2020. 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 supporte...

Thrive Access to Employment Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 18th November 2019

Social enterprises across the UK can access business support and investment of up to £50,000 to develop innovative ideas that improve access to employment for people that are disadvantaged in the labour market or to develop products and services for an ageing society. The funding is being made available through the Thrive:...

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th November 2019

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 20th January 2020

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 5th March 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and regist...

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2020 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland) 16th January 2020

Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Tesco’s Bags of Help programme and can cover a broad range of projects and can be used: to purchase sports kit, litter pickers, ca...

£6.5 Million Fund Launched to Increase the Use of Recycled Materials (Wales) 15th January 2020

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 eith...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 15th January 2020

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as project...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Active Communities Programme Now Open (South West) 21st January 2020

The Health Lottery South 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 commu...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st January 2020

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities, CIOs and...

People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain) 21st January 2020

The People's Postcode Trust's Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. People's Postcode Trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain under the themes: Promoting human rights; Combatting discrimination; and Preventing poverty. Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 (£10,000 i...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 20th January 2020

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 and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kell...

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Housing
Housing
£1 Million funding Boost for South Yorkshire Flood Charity (Yorkshire and Humber) 2nd January 2020

The Government has announced that it will provide a £1 million boost to help vulnerable people affected by flooding in South Yorkshire. The funding will be provided to the South Yorkshire Flood D...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 17th December 2019

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to a...

Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th December 2019

The Warm Homes Fund has re-opened for applications. The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million grant scheme funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Fund provides capital funding for the installation of affo...

Homes in Community Hands: Funding Programme Opens for Applications (England) 15th November 2019

Community groups have the opportunity to apply for funding to help them to take forward innovative community led housing projects. Grants are available to build or refurbish well-built, affordable and future-proof homes designed around the needs of local people. A total of £4.2 million is available as revenue grants over the...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 20th January 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 28th February 2020. The awards are specifically intended to e...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 2nd January 2020

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th March 2020.The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisation...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 16th December 2019

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease o...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 16th December 2019

Over three years the Ecosurety Exploration Fund will invest £1million in projects that can reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment through innovation or research in the UK. The Fund are looking to support ideas up to £150,000 that will go on to make a bigger impac...

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International
International
Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 9th January 2020

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 for Palliative Care in Africa (UK / International) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of palliative care across Africa and in particular to items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. The funding is being made available through the True Colour Trust Small Grants programme for Africa and priori...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 6th January 2020

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development is inviting schools to apply for a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or grant...

Wales for Africa Grant Scheme (Wales) 19th December 2019

The Welsh Government Wales for Africa Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. The scheme allows community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access funding of between £500 and £5,000 for small-scale Wales-Africa projects. Up to £230,000 is available per year. Funding will be allocated under 4 thematic area...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Football Stadia Improvement Fund (England and Wales) 16th December 2019

Funding of £6.5million is available annually to provide financial assistance towards a wide range of stadia projects, including the construction of new stands, installation of floodlights, turnsti...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 9th December 2019

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. The Foundation Grant Programme can award grants of up to £10,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative work...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 3rd December 2019

From the 18th March 2020, not for profit organisations such as registered charities, community councils, community groups and local authorities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to fund community recycling and biodiversity projects as well as improvements to public amenities, parks and historic buildings. T...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 28th November 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is t...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 6th January 2020

Community and voluntary groups tackling key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible, projects...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England) 3rd December 2019

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

Government Launches New Development Corporation Competition (England) 19th November 2019

The government has announced the launch of a new £10 million capacity fund to generate innovative proposals for new business-backed development corporations and similar delivery models. Local authorities individually or working in partnership can apply for up to £10 million over three years for proposals focus on housing a...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th August 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applican...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
£2 Million Fund Opens for Flood Affected Farmers (South Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and the Midlands) 17th January 2020

A £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property in the devastating floods in November has opened for applications. The Farming Recovery Fund is open for appl...

Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England) 24th December 2019

The Government is making £3 million available 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 meeti...

Funding for Rural Business Start Ups (UK) 9th December 2019

A share of £5000 of funding is available for UK citizens over the age of 18 who are starting a new business in a rural area. To be eligible individuals must be able to demonstrate how the business will support rural communities, the countryside or rural sustainability. The Rural Start-up Fund has been made available by a par...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 26th November 2019

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 have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st January 2020

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 incl...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st January 2020

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st May 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 teach...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 16th January 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (Manchester, London, Bristol, Oxford) 10th January 2020

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play outdoor sport. Gran...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 9th January 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...

Football Stadia Improvement Fund (England and Wales) 16th December 2019

Funding of £6.5million is available annually to provide financial assistance towards a wide range of stadia projects, including the construction of new stands, installation of floodlights, turnstiles, or even relocating to an entirely new ground. Capital grants are available to clubs from the EFL, National League, Women’s...

Apply for Grants of up to £50,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & Surrey) 12th December 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. To be eligible...

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