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Funding to Improve Lives Through Better Supply Chain Practices (UK) 20th January 2021

The Chartered Institute for Supply and Procurement has announced that it is looking to support a charity that is based and operating within the UK that improves supply chains or develop new ones, e...

Emergency Covid-19 Grants for BAME Communities (Greater Manchester) 20th January 2021

Small BAME-led charities, community groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations responding to the needs of their communities in Greater Manchester during the Covid-19 pandemi...

Additional Funds for Grassroots and Independent Venues (Scotland) 20th January 2021

The Scottish Government is making an additional £7.1 million in funding available to secure the future of as many grassroots music venues and independent museums as possible. £4 million will be m...

Community Winter Support Grant Funding Re-Opens (Devon) 20th January 2021

The Devon Community Foundation has re-opened their Community Food Programme: Winter Support Grant to charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations that are providing emergency...

International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2021 (International) 20th January 2021

Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced their annual search for climate solutions. The competition for t...

Funding to Help Young People Create Social Change (North East, North West, Yorkshire & the Humber) 20th January 2021

Young people aged between 18 and 25 across the North of England are being given the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurship to create social change in their communities. The Virgin Money Foun...

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Funding of up to £500,000 Available to Local Partnerships to Strengthen Relationships Between Economic Development and Health - Deadline Extended (UK) 2021-01-18

The Health Foundation has launched a new £1.72m funding programme for local partnerships to use economic development strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities. The Healthier Live...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 2021-01-18

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixt...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 2021-01-18

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding of up to £1 million through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme which distribute pay...

Funding to Develop and Improve Community Partnerships (England) 2021-01-15

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strat...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Additional Funds for Grassroots and Independent Venues (Scotland) 20th January 2021

The Scottish Government is making an additional £7.1 million in funding available to secure the future of as many grassroots music venues and independent museums as possible. £4 million will be m...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 19th January 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 19th April 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorpo...

Audio Content Fund Opens for Applications - Deadline Extended Until 25th January 2021(UK) 18th January 2021

The Audio Content Fund has launched a new funding round. A total of £400,000 is available to fund independent producers making high quality, public service content for UK commercial and community radio. Supported by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the fund aims to support programming that is traditional...

Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas Re-Opens to Applications (England) 18th January 2021

The British Film Institute has announced that the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England is now open to applications. The Fund aims to support independent cinemas whose businesses have been interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating...

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Business Development
Business Development
Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas Re-Opens to Applications (England) 18th January 2021

The British Film Institute has announced that the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England is now open to applications. The Fund aims to support independent cine...

Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund (Scotland) 13th January 2021

From late January 2021, adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 through the Marine and Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund. Administered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, the fund will support essential re-commissioning and re-start costs for busin...

Funding of up to £10,000 Available for Business Start Ups (UK) 12th January 2021

Business start-ups that are looking to create a product or business using location or property data can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Geovation Accelerator programme. This is a partnership between the Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry that aims to help launch and grow...

Funding Available to Help Community Businesses Raise Community Shares Capital (England) 11th January 2021

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

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 20th January 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Fu...

Funding to Help Young People Create Social Change (North East, North West, Yorkshire & the Humber) 20th January 2021

Young people aged between 18 and 25 across the North of England are being given the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurship to create social change in their communities. The Virgin Money Foundation Young Change Makers Fellowship Programme is a joint initiative between Virgin Money Foundation, National Lottery Community...

T Level Capital Fund Opens for Applications (England) 18th January 2021

The Department for Education has launched a new multi-million pound fund to provide world-class facilities and equipment for young people studying the new T Level qualifications from 2022. T Level providers across the country can bid for a share of £135 million, through the T Level Capital Fund, to upgrade classrooms and bui...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 13th January 2021

Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disa...

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Community Development
Community Development
Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 20th January 2021

Grants of between £20 and £500 are being made available to local transport schemes in North Somerset which are typically run by local volunteers to provide accessible, efficient and affordable tr...

Funding to Help Young People Create Social Change (North East, North West, Yorkshire & the Humber) 20th January 2021

Young people aged between 18 and 25 across the North of England are being given the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurship to create social change in their communities. The Virgin Money Foundation Young Change Makers Fellowship Programme is a joint initiative between Virgin Money Foundation, National Lottery Community...

Emergency Covid-19 Grants for BAME Communities (Greater Manchester) 20th January 2021

Small BAME-led charities, community groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations responding to the needs of their communities in Greater Manchester during the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. ‘Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities - Small Grants’ will provide...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Deadline Imminent (England) 19th January 2021

Through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces....

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 19th January 2021

Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educ...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 19th January 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. The grants will be awarded to teacher-higher education p...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 18th January 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 14th January 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually wi...

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Employment
Employment
Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Assist Long Term Unemployed back into Work (West Yorkshire) 14th January 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations and small businesses for local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over move towa...

Funding to Help the Long-term Unemployed into Work (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) 17th December 2020

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that support the long-term unemployed back into work and/or training. The ESF Black Country Community Grants Programme aims to engage with disadvantaged communities in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall...

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

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

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

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

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 20th January 2021

Grants of between £20 and £500 are being made available to local transport schemes in North Somerset which are typically run by local volunteers to provide accessible, efficient and affordable tr...

International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2021 (International) 20th January 2021

Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced their annual search for climate solutions. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises whose activities take pl...

Awards for Sustainable Energy Projects Opens to Entries (UK) 19th January 2021

Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced that the UK competition for their 2021 Ashden Awards is now open to entries. This year, three categories target initiatives in the UK: green skills training; green community initiatives; and cli...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th January 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding of up to £1 million through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme which distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules funds projects that support energy consumers in vulnerable situations. The...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 20th January 2021

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The funding i...

Community Winter Support Grant Funding Re-Opens (Devon) 20th January 2021

The Devon Community Foundation has re-opened their Community Food Programme: Winter Support Grant to charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations that are providing emergency food support for vulnerable families in Devon who have been particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme, which is...

Emergency Covid-19 Grants for BAME Communities (Greater Manchester) 20th January 2021

Small BAME-led charities, community groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations responding to the needs of their communities in Greater Manchester during the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. ‘Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities - Small Grants’ will provide...

Funding to Improve Lives Through Better Supply Chain Practices (UK) 20th January 2021

The Chartered Institute for Supply and Procurement has announced that it is looking to support a charity that is based and operating within the UK that improves supply chains or develop new ones, eradicates poor practices within supply chains, develops best practice or supports individuals within the chain to access informati...

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Housing
Housing
Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Deadline Imminent (England) 19th January 2021

Through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plan...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 5th January 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, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, h...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th December 2020

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 Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 16th November 2020

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

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 14th January 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 21st February 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Resear...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 13th January 2021

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...

New Competition Launches to Help Find More Efficient Ways to Make Core Materials (UK) 8th January 2021

Funding of between £1 million and £2 million (per project) will be available to help businesses and research organisations look for original ideas to help improve industrial processes for manufacturing core materials. UK Research and Innovation are launching a new competition to find more efficient ways to make core materia...

Funding for Not for Profit Organisations to Develop Digital Services (UK) 7th January 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services during the Covid-19 crisis. Over £1 million will be available to individual not for profit organisations or those working in partnership to define, test and develop use...

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International
International
International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2021 (International) 20th January 2021

Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced their annual search for climate solutions. The competition for t...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 14th January 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually wi...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 7th January 2021

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivatio...

Grants for International Youth Activities (UK) 5th January 2021

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activities and supporting annual work plans. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 5th January 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...

B&Q Community Reuse Scheme (UK) 27th November 2020

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding...

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

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

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

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

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Deadline Imminent (England) 19th January 2021

Through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plan...

Funding for Projects to Transform Local Neighbourhoods (Scotland) 16th December 2020

Local communities can apply for funding for simple, quick and temporary solutions to make their streets more pleasant places to live in. Delivered by Sustrans Scotland with funding from Transport Scotland, the Pocket Places programme is working in partnership with local residents in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Fife and Inverclyde...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 16th November 2020

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

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

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

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 15th January 2021

Voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland can apply for Technical assistance funding through the Scottish Land Fund. The Scottish Land Fund provides grants to voluntary, co...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 15th December 2020

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young...

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

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, West Sussex and Lincolnshire where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural commu...

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 28th August 2020

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

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 19th January 2021

Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educ...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 19th January 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. The grants will be awarded to teacher-higher education p...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 18th January 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000...

T Level Capital Fund Opens for Applications (England) 18th January 2021

The Department for Education has launched a new multi-million pound fund to provide world-class facilities and equipment for young people studying the new T Level qualifications from 2022. T Level providers across the country can bid for a share of £135 million, through the T Level Capital Fund, to upgrade classrooms and bui...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Meet the Challenges of the New Lockdown Measures (England) 18th January 2021

Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the challenges of the new lockdown measures and to return to play in a coronavirus...

Return to Play: Community Asset Fund (England) 13th January 2021

Sports clubs, charities and not for organisations can apply for grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 to help clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play. The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund provides capital funding, to help local sports clubs and organisations to a...

Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund (Scotland) 13th January 2021

From late January 2021, adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 through the Marine and Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund. Administered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, the fund will support essential re-commissioning and re-start costs for busin...

Funding for Local Projects Supporting Arts, Community, Sport or the Environment (Wales) 12th January 2021

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust is a grant giving organisation which aims to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Wales, by investing in inspirational sporting, arts, environmental and community-based projects. The Trust’s income is generated through a levy on every ticket purchased by people a...

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