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Grants for UK/Canadian Business Partnerships (UK) 15th February 2019

UK businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £5 million to work with Canadian partners on highly-innovative productivity projects that target global markets. Grants of up to £200,000 (...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 15th February 2019

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programm...

Funding for Theatre and Dance Companies (Scotland) 15th February 2019

Applications are invited from Scotland based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work f...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th February 2019

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £5,000 from the Ha...

European Democracy Action Grants (UK & Europe) 15th February 2019

Individuals over the age of 18 can apply for grant funding to support innovative and provocative ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. The aim is to tackle...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 15th February 2019

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Libr...

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New £3.2 Million Fund Launched to Support Community Businesses (England) 2019-02-12

A new funding programme has been launched that will provide community groups and organisations with grants of up to £15,000 to develop or start a new community business. Over the next three years...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 2019-02-08

A new funding programme has been launched to provide support to local communities in breaking down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and helping to build a more cohesive and...

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK) 2019-02-08

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across Eng...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2019-02-06

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...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding for Theatre and Dance Companies (Scotland) 15th February 2019

Applications are invited from Scotland based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work f...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 14th February 2019

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 5th September 2019. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their ca...

Artistic Career Development Grants (UK) 13th February 2019

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support may, for example, be needed several years after graduatin...

Funding for Urgent Building Projects in Small Theatres (London) 13th February 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small theatres in London undertaking small building projects that address urgent repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Theatres can also apply for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings but t...

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Business Development
Business Development
Grants for UK/Canadian Business Partnerships (UK) 15th February 2019

UK businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £5 million to work with Canadian partners on highly-innovative productivity projects that target global markets. Grants of up to £200,000 (...

£2 million Investment to Help Small Businesses to Grow (UK) 12th February 2019

UK-based businesses of any size, public sector, university or research and technology organisations, charities and not-for-profit companies can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to prove and test ideas that enable small businesses to become more productive. Projects must start by 1st September 2019 and can last up to 12 mon...

New £3.2 Million Fund Launched to Support Community Businesses (England) 12th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched that will provide community groups and organisations with grants of up to £15,000 to develop or start a new community business. Over the next three years, the fund will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a...

Funding Available to Help Town Centres and High Streets Thrive (England) 1st February 2019

Communities across the country can bid for up to £50,000 to help make town and city centres more attractive for business. The latest round of the British Improvement Districts Loan Fund will support business owners and local leaders in coming together to deliver additional local services and upgrade commercial areas for the...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants from Gem Radio Cash for Kids (East Midlands) 14th February 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to families, community projects and small local charities in the East Midlands who support children up to the age of 18 that are living in poverty, with a seri...

Grants from Free Radio Cash for Kids (West Midlands) 13th February 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to families, community projects and small local charities who support children up to the age of 18 that are living in poverty, with a serious illness or disability or aresubject to neglect or abuse. The funding is being made available through the Free Radio Cash for Kids grants programme....

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK) 8th February 2019

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across England and Scotland are invited to apply for funding to start or improve ‘magic’ breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant o...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 6th February 2019

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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Community Development
Community Development
Funding for Sport for Change Projects (London) 14th February 2019

Charities working in London to improve social integration through sport-based projects can now apply for grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 to support 1- or two-years work. Grants will be awa...

New £3.2 Million Fund Launched to Support Community Businesses (England) 12th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched that will provide community groups and organisations with grants of up to £15,000 to develop or start a new community business. Over the next three years, the fund will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Scotland) 11th February 2019

The Health Lottery Scotland has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Commu...

Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK) 11th February 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links b...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 15th February 2019

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 15th February 2019

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contribut...

Final Round of Strategic College Improvement Fund Now Open (England) 14th February 2019

The final Round of this innovative multi-million-pound fund to boost the quality of education offered across the further education sector is now open for applications. The aim is to support colleges to deliver better outcomes for learners, employers and local communities. FE colleges and sixth-form colleges graded by Ofsted a...

Agnes Hunter Trust Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland) 13th February 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Agnes Hunter Trust's main grants programme is the 15th March 2019. The main programme which is open to registered charities in Scotland makes grants of between £3,000 and £15,000 per year to charities that help disabled people; and charities that assist with the education and tr...

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Employment
Employment
Funding to Help Isolated and Marginalised Women Return to Work (England) 14th February 2019

A grants programme that provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations and social enterprises running projects aimed at helping marginalised women overcome barriers that prevent t...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 22nd January 2019

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. Applications ar...

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 18th January 2019

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that its grants programme has opened for applications. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment exclusion. Projects supported will...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 15th January 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months are available to support innovative and creative projects that show the potential to have a real impact in the world of vocational learning. The scheme is open to all organisations, including businesses, charities, trade bodies, existing learning providers and empl...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 13th February 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing...

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 8th February 2019

Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation working within an NGO or a university research department can apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years conservation and/or research work. High priority will be given to gathering evidence needed to undertake...

New Funding for Innovative Projects to Beat Plastic Pollution (UK) 7th February 2019

This new £1 million Fund has been launched in response to concern about plastic pollution. Funded by money from the sale of Waitrose’s 5p carrier bags, the programme aims to fast-track a small number of high quality, innovative projects that rethink how we all use and dispose of plastic. Grants of between £150,000 and £3...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 6th February 2019

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
European Democracy Action Grants (UK & Europe) 15th February 2019

Individuals over the age of 18 can apply for grant funding to support innovative and provocative ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. The aim is to tackle...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th February 2019

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £5,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic...

Grants from Gem Radio Cash for Kids (East Midlands) 14th February 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to families, community projects and small local charities in the East Midlands who support children up to the age of 18 that are living in poverty, with a serious illness or disability or are subject to neglect or abuse. The funding is being made available through the Gem Radio Cash for K...

Funding to Help Isolated and Marginalised Women Return to Work (England) 14th February 2019

A grants programme that provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations and social enterprises running projects aimed at helping marginalised women overcome barriers that prevent them from returning to work has just reopened. A total of £500,000 will be awarded as grants of up to £100,000 - the majority of...

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Housing
Housing
Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) 30th January 2019

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 15th March 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cate...

Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales) 11th January 2019

Local authorities, housing associations and their partners are invited to submit bids to a £150 million fund that aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The key, but not exclusive, focus for this round is on rural homes and communities – some of the most severely fuel poor households are those...

New Fund Launched to Support the Building of Affordable Homes (England) 26th December 2018

The government is making available £163 million across England up to 2020 to 2021 to support an increase in housing supply in England by increasing the number of additional homes delivered by the community-led housing sector. The aim is to provide housing that is affordable at local income levels and remains so in perpetuit...

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

Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported organisations include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Grants for UK/Canadian Business Partnerships (UK) 15th February 2019

UK businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £5 million to work with Canadian partners on highly-innovative productivity projects that target global markets. Grants of up to £200,000 (...

Next-generation Digital Healthcare: Apply for Funding (England, Scotland and Wales) 13th February 2019

UK-based small or medium-sized business (SME) working alone or in collaboration with others can apply for a share of £5 million to develop digital health innovations. The competition is for innovation collaborative research and development projects involving a variety of technologies, but must either improve health and wellb...

The Transforming Construction Network Plus - Round 1 Call for Small Projects (UK) 12th February 2019

Funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Transforming Construction Network Plus is a new research fund to bring together experts from a range of disciplines to transform the way buildings are designed, built, powered, managed and used and how to change the construction sector to address concerns of productivity, skil...

Funding for Technological Solutions to Managing the Care of People In Custody (UK) 1st February 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a technological solution for managing the care and welfare of persons in police custody. Solutions proposed will provide a system of remote health monitoring and a viewing platform for the police that will improve custody health and welfare outcomes. This is ph...

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International Opportunities
International Opportunities
Funding to Reduce Poverty in the Developing World (UK) 25th January 2019

UK Aid Direct has announced that the next funding round for its Community Partnership and Impact Grants Programmes will open for applications on Monday 4th March 2019. Grants will be available to...

£2.5 Million to Boost for International Exchanges for Schools (England) 24th January 2019

The UK Government has announced a £2.5 million funding boost to ensure that more disadvantaged pupils can take part in international exchanges and visits. Later this year, schools in England will be able to apply for grants to take pupils aged 11 and above to visit partner schools around the world, giving them the chance to...

Grants to Tackle Hunger in the Poorest Countries (UK & International) 14th January 2019

Grants of £30,000 - £50,000 per year for up to three years are available to legally incorporated not-for-profit organisations working to address the root causes of hunger in countries rated alarming or serious on the Global Hunger Index who are affected by climate change. Projects meeting one of two goals - stop children dy...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 11th January 2019

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have bee...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 15th February 2019

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programm...

Funding for Urgent Building Projects in Small Theatres (London) 13th February 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small theatres in London undertaking small building projects that address urgent repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Theatres can also apply for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings but t...

The Transforming Construction Network Plus - Round 1 Call for Small Projects (UK) 12th February 2019

Funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Transforming Construction Network Plus is a new research fund to bring together experts from a range of disciplines to transform the way buildings are designed, built, powered, managed and used and how to change the construction sector to address concerns of productivity, skil...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 23rd January 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Funding Available to Help Town Centres and High Streets Thrive (England) 1st February 2019

Communities across the country can bid for up to £50,000 to help make town and city centres more attractive for business. The latest round of the British Improvement Districts Loan Fund will suppo...

£675 Million Available to Transform Local High Streets and Town Centres (England) 3rd January 2019

The Government has announced that it is inviting applications to a new £675 million “Future High Streets Fund”. Local Authorities can bid for grants of up to £25 million to transform their town centres and local high streets into modern vibrant community hubs. Up to £55 million of the Fund has also been allocated to su...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 20th December 2018

Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect their areas. A total of £125,000 is available in this funding round to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in o...

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

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all app...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 31st January 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities in an off-grid location (any location that is not connected to a mains or natural gas...

Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (Scotland) 30th January 2019

Farmers, groups of farmers and other land managers with land in Scotland and who are registered with the Scottish Government’s Rural Payments Scheme can apply for funding to develop and implement farming practices that will help to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage. A wide range of management options and cap...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 25th January 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 31st May 2019 to 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 farm...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 9th January 2019

Organisations and charities that support farmers, rural businesses and communities can apply for grants of up to £50,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue costs and must meet at least one of the following key rural issues: improve the prospects or viability for family farm businesses; sustain rural communiti...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 15th February 2019

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 15th February 2019

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contribut...

Final Round of Strategic College Improvement Fund Now Open (England) 14th February 2019

The final Round of this innovative multi-million-pound fund to boost the quality of education offered across the further education sector is now open for applications. The aim is to support colleges to deliver better outcomes for learners, employers and local communities. FE colleges and sixth-form colleges graded by Ofsted a...

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund Opens for Applications (Yorkshire) 12th February 2019

The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund is currently seeking applications from organisations in Yorkshire keen to organise a range of activities to promote healthy living and social inclusion. Activities might involve guided rides in the local community, a basic bike skills course or maintenance workshop, or simply...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 14th February 2019

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...

Funding for Sport for Change Projects (London) 14th February 2019

Charities working in London to improve social integration through sport-based projects can now apply for grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 to support 1- or two-years work. Grants will be awarded to projects that provide regular opportunities to create sustained, meaningful relationships between participants and communi...

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund Opens for Applications (Yorkshire) 12th February 2019

The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund is currently seeking applications from organisations in Yorkshire keen to organise a range of activities to promote healthy living and social inclusion. Activities might involve guided rides in the local community, a basic bike skills course or maintenance workshop, or simply...

Funding for Women’s and Disability Football Teams (England & Wales) 11th February 2019

Organisations wishing to set up women and girls football teams and disability teams have until the 28th March 2019 to apply for a grant. Funding for up to £1,500 per team are available. The funding is available to not for profit organisations that are planning to set up one or more teams over the next two years. The grants c...

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