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Funding to Support Communities Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) 29th July 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dorset Community Foundation and BCP Council have launched a new fund to help grassroots groups supporting local communities in Bournemouth, Christchurch an...

Challenge to Fill the Skills Gap in the Power Electronics, Machines & Drives Industry (UK) 29th July 2021

UK-registered organisations will be able to apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative projects that fill gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives...

Local Connections Fund - Deadline Extended (England) 29th July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of the £4 million Local Connections Fund has re-opened for applications. The Local Connections Fund provides grants of £300 - £2,50...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 29th July 2021

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Commu...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 29th July 2021

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in can...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease ( Dorset, Cornwall, Devon) 29th July 2021

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Dorset, Cornwall and Devon can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or...

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Local Connections Fund - Deadline Extended (England) 2021-07-29

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of the £4 million Local Connections Fund has re-opened for applications. The Local Connections Fund provides grants of £300 - £2,50...

Funding to Help Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty (UK) 2021-07-27

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK. Registered grassroots charities can apply for funding from Frugi’s Happ...

£50 Million Investment to Build & Improve Grassroots Football Pitches (UK) 2021-07-26

The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK. The funding will be made available in 2022 to enable more people to access...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 2021-07-25

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 circula...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK) 27th July 2021

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable musi...

Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 26th July 2021

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 Development Fund, which was previously a loan fund, will now include grants up to 10 per cent of the total investment. The £3.1 million...

£1 Million Funding for Archives Sector (UK) 23rd July 2021

The Wolfson Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Archives have announced that their partnership funding programme, Archives Revealed, will award £1million to archive services over the next three years. The programme aims to open up significant archive collections to the public for research and enjoyment by awarding...

Movement for Good Awards (UK & Republic of Ireland) 22nd July 2021

Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding. Thirty charities will each receive a £10,000 grant for innovative, larger, longer-term projects which support the advancement of...

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Business Development
Business Development
Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th July 2021

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit orga...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 1st July 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their a...

Funding to Support Business Planning & Strategy for Companies Working in Moving Image for Storytelling (England – outside of London) 23rd June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support registered sole traders and small to medium sized enterprises working in moving image for storytelling, including film, television, games and immersive media, to build meaningful connections and create opportunities for business growth. Creative England’s Business Planning Gr...

Low Carbon Workspaces Grants (South East) 23rd June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire to help them invest in low carbon technologies and energy-saving upgrades. The purpose of the grant funding is to help businesses reduce their energy bills and ove...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 28th July 2021

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now to apply to the Field Family Trust. The next meeting of Trustees is on the 14th of...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 28th July 2021

The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The schem...

Funding to Help Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty (UK) 27th July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK. Registered grassroots charities can apply for funding from Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund for projects which support children and communities in three areas: hunger, shelter, and nature. These ‘pillars...

Grants for Youth-Led Initiatives to Reduce Youth Violence (Westminster, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and Hackney) 22nd July 2021

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available for youth-led initiatives which help reduce violence affecting young people in London. £123,327 in funding is available through the Peabody Community Foundation’s Young People’s Fund for grassroots community organisations working with young Peabody residents aged 11 to...

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Community Development
Community Development
Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 29th July 2021

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Commu...

Local Connections Fund - Deadline Extended (England) 29th July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of the £4 million Local Connections Fund has re-opened for applications. The Local Connections Fund provides grants of £300 - £2,500 to small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) that are working to reduce loneliness by helping peopl...

Funding to Support Communities Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) 29th July 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dorset Community Foundation and BCP Council have launched a new fund to help grassroots groups supporting local communities in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. £50,000 in funding is available through the BCP Living Legacy Fund to support registered charities, community and volunt...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 26th July 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted no...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Challenge to Fill the Skills Gap in the Power Electronics, Machines & Drives Industry (UK) 29th July 2021

UK-registered organisations will be able to apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative projects that fill gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 28th July 2021

The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The schem...

Funding to Trial Higher Education Short Courses.(England) 28th July 2021

The Office for Students (OfS) is launching a Challenge Competition in August 2021 to trial higher education short courses. £2 million in Government funding will be available to around twenty providers for the development and delivery of new, short courses at higher technical and degree levels, that enable flexible, blended l...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 28th July 2021

School Exchange visits put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now go ahead with funding from the Department for Education, in partnership with the British Council. Secondary Schools already awarded funding under the International Exchanges for Schools in England programme 2019-20 are eligible to continue under the progr...

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Employment
Employment
Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 11th June 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 2021. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and ch...

Funding to Encourage Employers to Host T Level Industry Placements (England) 2nd June 2021

Employers can claim £1,000 for every T Level student they host on an industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme launched by the Department for Education. The technical qualifications, which have been created in conjunction with more than 250 employers and are equivalent to three A Levels, consist of a mixture of c...

Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK) 10th May 2021

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 Boost to Get More Young People into Work (England) 3rd February 2021

Businesses in England can apply for grants of £1,000 to help with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. The new scheme, announced by the UK Government, will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need to get a job or start further education or training, while boosting product...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Funding Call for Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation Competition (UK) 27th July 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new £19.5 million funding call to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologi...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 26th July 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted no...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 23rd July 2021

UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profit or academic organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects that reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The funding is being made available through the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, which will aw...

£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England) 23rd July 2021

Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, red...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease ( Dorset, Cornwall, Devon) 29th July 2021

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Dorset, Cornwall and Devon can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 29th July 2021

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available, to support organisations who are looking to provide essential sup...

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 28th July 2021

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now to apply to the Field Family Trust. The next meeting of Trustees is on the 14th of October 2021 and applications will remain open for up to 6 weeks but may close sooner if the maximum number of applications are r...

The Centre for Social Justice Awards 2022 (UK) 28th July 2021

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is inviting nominations for its annual Awards to celebrate charities, social enterprises and profit with purpose companies who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty in the most deprived areas of the UK. Four winners (one each from four different income categori...

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Housing
Housing
Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 2021

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quanti...

£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England) 23rd July 2021

Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, red...

Funding to Install Energy Saving Upgrades & Low Carbon Heating in Low-Income Households (England) 21st July 2021

Local authorities and Local Energy Hubs can apply for a share of £350 million in funding to help them install energy saving upgrades and low carbon heating in low-income households in England. The Sustainable Warmth Competition will award funding to upgrade the worst insulated owner occupier and private rented homes via two...

New £10 Million Grant Scheme to Help People Struggling to Pay their Rent During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Wales) 13th July 2021

The Welsh Government is introducing a new £10 million grant scheme to help people struggling to pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tenancy Hardship Grant is designed to support people living in private rented accommodation who have fallen behind on their rent by more than eight weeks between the 1st March 2...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Funding Call for Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation Competition (UK) 27th July 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new £19.5 million funding call to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologi...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 23rd July 2021

UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profit or academic organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects that reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The funding is being made available through the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, which will aw...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th July 2021

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit organisations to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the o...

£600,000 Competition Launched to Inspire Future Space Scientists (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a competition to inspire the next generation of British space scientists and engineers. The competition will call on young people aged 16 or above to design a nanosatellite to support the UK’s decarbonisation drive. Entries are being welcomed from anyone in the UK, either individually or as pa...

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International
International
Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 28th July 2021

School Exchange visits put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now go ahead with funding from the Department for Education, in partnership with the British Council. Secondary Schools already a...

Additional Round of the Wales and Africa Grant Scheme to Open to Applications (Wales) 15th July 2021

The Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. This funding round will enable community groups and organisations throughout Wales to work with their African Partners to adopt new ways of working as a partnership and to alleviate impacts currently being experienced by African partners du...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 12th July 2021

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants t...

Funding to Help People at Acute Risk of Displacement Due to Climate Change (UK) 6th July 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally for projects that support people who have been forcibly displaced and returnees to respond to the climate crisis; and promote environmental recovery and protection. The fundin...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 2021

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quanti...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 26th July 2021

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available throu...

Government Launches Community Ownership Fund (UK) 19th July 2021

The UK government has launched a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks and corner shops, etc. The move is part of the UK Government’s strategy to...

Funding for Charity Building Projects (London) 9th July 2021

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London undertaking building projects of less than £200,000 can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The building work can include general refurbishments or a specific scheme; repairs; creating disabled access; or fulfilling of Health and Safety requirements or fire prote...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 26th July 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or out...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

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,...

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 1st June 2021

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...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Movement for Good Awards (UK & Republic of Ireland) 22nd July 2021

Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding....

Future Farming Resilience Fund to Open in August (England) 19th July 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is making tailored business support available to farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. The Future Farming Resilience Fund will support farmers or land managers in receipt of Basic Payment Scheme payments from August 2021 through t...

Defra Launches Farming in Protected Landscapes Grant Scheme (England) 29th June 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a new grant scheme to support farmers and land managers in England’s forty-four ‘protected landscapes’ in England (National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Norfolk Broads). The Farming in Protected Landscapes scheme will fund infrastr...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 7th June 2021

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
Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 28th July 2021

School Exchange visits put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now go ahead with funding from the Department for Education, in partnership with the British Council. Secondary Schools already a...

Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK) 27th July 2021

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable music programme and can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a v...

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 26th July 2021

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the pr...

Funding for Community Sports Projects (Greater London) 22nd July 2021

The Mayor of London has made funding available for community projects which use sport and physical activity to improve the lives of Londoners. The Sport Unites Fund provides funding across two strands for community sports projects taking place between summer 2021 and June 2022 across Greater London. The New Ideas strand award...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 29th July 2021

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in can...

£50 Million Investment to Build & Improve Grassroots Football Pitches (UK) 26th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK. The funding will be made available in 2022 to enable more people to access high-quality football pitches that can be used for football and other sports. The investment, which will prioritise disadvantaged...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Perth, Fife, Dundee & Angus) 21st July 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Perth, Fife, Dundee & Angus to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Stores in Central Scotland area include: Bathgate, Alloa, Wishaw, Airdrie Manse...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 7th July 2021

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grant...

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