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Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK) 23rd April 2019

Creative and entrepreneurial independent music creators have until the 17th May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund professional development opportunities. The funding is availa...

Insight Research Programme 2019 (UK) 23rd April 2019

The Health Foundation’s £1.6m Insight Research Programme 2019 invites researchers to submit ideas for research that advances the development and use of data from national clinical audits and pat...

Application Guidelines Funding for Projects that are Helping Young People Reach their Potential (London) 23rd April 2019

Grants of between £30,000 and £500,000 are available for projects that are helping children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. A...

Arts Council England Elevate Programme (England) 23rd April 2019

Arts organisations, accredited museums, museum support organisations and libraries can apply for grants of £75,000 to £100,000 in the second round of the Arts Council England’s Elevate programm...

Funding for Projects that Empower Young People (Northern Ireland) 23rd April 2019

Voluntary or community organisations are eligible to apply for grants of £10,000 to £500,000 for projects lasting one to five years that give young people aged 8 to 25 the ability to overcome the...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd April 2019

From May 2019, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £50,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. Sixth form...

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Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 2019-04-17

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This coul...

Funding for Projects that Address Rural Poverty (Wales) 2019-04-15

Voluntary or community organisations, schools, social enterprises and statutory organisations in Wales can apply for grants of up to £500,000 for projects that will make a positive impact on the l...

Capital Grants for Arts and Cultural Organisations (England) 2019-04-15

Arts and cultural organisations have until the 14th May 2019 to apply for capital grants of between £100,000 and £499,999 to improve their buildings and equipment as well as their capacity to eng...

Funding Available for Innovative Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 2019-04-10

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia. Applications are welcome from organisations and people with ideas, passion and ability to realis...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts Council England Elevate Programme (England) 23rd April 2019

Arts organisations, accredited museums, museum support organisations and libraries can apply for grants of £75,000 to £100,000 in the second round of the Arts Council England’s Elevate programm...

Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK) 23rd April 2019

Creative and entrepreneurial independent music creators have until the 17th May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund professional development opportunities. The funding is available to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines who already have an active career and track record, with...

Grants for Cultural Projects Led by Small Groups (London) 18th April 2019

Community-led cultural organisations in London can apply for grants of between £1,000-£5,000 to support arts, culture and heritage projects and activities. The funding aims to help groups that usually miss out on grants because they are too small, too informal or from marginalised communities. Priority is given to projects...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 16th April 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 7th May 2019. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not conside...

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Business Development
Business Development
Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th April 2019

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innov...

Funding for Tourism Marketing Projects (Scotland) 29th March 2019

VisitScotland has announced that it is accepting expressions of interest from groups of tourism businesses for the next round of the VisitScotland Growth Fund. Grant awards from £10,000 to a maximum of £40,000 are available for up to 50% of approved marketing activity. Of particular interest are applications that have a str...

Funding to Prepare for Brexit (Scotland) 26th March 2019

Small and medium sized businesses in Scotland can apply for a share of £2 million to help them to prepare for Brexit. Grants of up to £4,000 are available to businesses employing up to 250 staff and can be used for activities including consultancy support, professional fees, external training, and international market resea...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 21st March 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 26th April 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Funding for Projects that Empower Young People (Northern Ireland) 23rd April 2019

Voluntary or community organisations are eligible to apply for grants of £10,000 to £500,000 for projects lasting one to five years that give young people aged 8 to 25 the ability to overcome the...

Application Guidelines Funding for Projects that are Helping Young People Reach their Potential (London) 23rd April 2019

Grants of between £30,000 and £500,000 are available for projects that are helping children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. A total of £30 million has been made available for projects in local communities that support a range of education, sport, cultura...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th April 2019

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally and physical disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment & activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The fundi...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring...

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Community Development
Community Development
One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can still apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants a...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant. There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for and applications are accepted any anytime. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across En...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 17th April 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland through the Alpha Fund to support projects that enhance local community facilities or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements. All projects must be located within ten miles of Mullaghglass landfill site. During 2018, funding will be available through...

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 17th April 2019

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans of up to £50,000 to grow their trading...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 18th April 2019

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that su...

Funding for Study Support Weekends (London Borough of Newham) 16th April 2019

The East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, which is available to all state secondary schools in Newham. Study support weekends must have an academic focus, although other elements, such as outdoor activities, may be incorporated into the programme for the weekend. There must also be a clear link...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK) 11th April 2019

Registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and cover the areas of social welfare; education and training; as well as Textiles and...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 9th April 2019

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 31st July 2019 to apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children...

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Employment
Employment
Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 12th March 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and chari...

£1.6 Billion Stronger Towns Fund Announced (England) 11th March 2019

The Government will launch a £1.6 billion fund this year to boost growth and give communities a greater say in their future after Brexit. The Stronger Towns Fund will be targeted at places that have not shared in the proceeds of growth in the same way as more prosperous parts of the country. It will be used to create new job...

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 18th February 2019

UK registered charities, CIO’s, educational establishments and social enterprises which are registered limited companies can apply for one off grants of up to £20,000 for work that supports blind and partially sighted people living within the M25. Grants are available for projects that improve access to education or employ...

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...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 17th April 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland through the Alpha Fund to support projects that enhance local community facilities or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvem...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring...

Funding Available to Improve the Yorkshire Landscape (Yorkshire) 16th April 2019

Community groups, schools and voluntary groups in Yorkshire who need support for initiatives such as improving wildlife areas, running outdoor education activities, creating tree trails or orchards or regenerating local woodland can now apply for grants of up to £4000. The Trees for Life Fund will support projects that incre...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 10th April 2019

Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes. Grants of a maximum of £3,000 are awarded to a broad range of projects including, for example, play areas, community fun days, community growing projects, riding for the disabled, that are delivered by...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Application Guidelines Funding for Projects that are Helping Young People Reach their Potential (London) 23rd April 2019

Grants of between £30,000 and £500,000 are available for projects that are helping children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. A...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th April 2019

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally and physical disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment & activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The fundi...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 18th April 2019

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...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 16th April 2019

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the...

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Housing
Housing
Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 18th April 2019

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 to Tackle Women’s Homelessness (England) 4th April 2019

Homeless Link has been awarded £2 million from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s “Tampon Tax Fund” to deliver an onward grants programme enabling increased investment in direct support to women who are, or are at risk of, homelessness across England. The funding will be distributed to front-line organisation...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 29th March 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK but operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and...

Community Led Homes Start-Up Support Programme (England) 26th March 2019

Up to £10,000 of revenue funding is available to early stage voluntary and community organisations exploring community led housing England. The aim is to help groups of local people to develop their own community led housing solutions and become ready to apply for further pre-development revenue grants from other programmes....

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Research Small Grants Programme for Hospices (UK) 11th April 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to full members of Hospice UK (Adult or Children’s hospices) to undertake a small research project. Research projects supported will offer practical research t...

Developing the Use of Data from Clinical Audits to Improve Health Care (UK) 11th April 2019

Researchers have until the 16th May to apply to the Insight Research Programme. This is a £1.6 million programme which is being made available to give four or five teams of researchers up to £400,000 to conduct original and ambitious research that has the potential to transform the use of data from national clinical audits...

Funding Available for Innovative Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 10th April 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia. Applications are welcome from organisations and people with ideas, passion and ability to realise innovative public engagement projects – from those within or outside the research community, those with a track record in deme...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th April 2019

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to acce...

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International
International
Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 15th April 2019

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 for International Youth Activities (UK) 12th April 2019

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 activity, structural activities or an annual work plan. Eligible organisations can apply for...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 2nd April 2019

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoo...

Combating Food Shortages in Africa: Competition Opens Soon (UK) 25th March 2019

A competition aimed at increasing the rate and scale of development in ground-breaking agricultural and food systems technology in Africa opens on 1st April 2019. UK-based businesses of any size and based within any sector or discipline may apply in collaboration with a partner from one of the eligible African countries. A sh...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 18th April 2019

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...

Capital Grants for Arts and Cultural Organisations (England) 15th April 2019

Arts and cultural organisations have until the 14th May 2019 to apply for capital grants of between £100,000 and £499,999 to improve their buildings and equipment as well as their capacity to engage with digital audiences. The funding is available to properly constituted arts and/or cultural organisations based in England....

Grants of up to £25,000 for Theatres at Risk (UK) 10th April 2019

Theatres at Risk can now apply for up to £25,000 of funding from the Theatres Trust, Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme. The funding will support the early stage concept and viability works and is also available for organisational support. These first stages of a project provide the foundations for both the organis...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 29th March 2019

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs are able to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available mu...

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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) 28th March 2019

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 for projects that address...

£1.6 Billion Stronger Towns Fund Announced (England) 11th March 2019

The Government will launch a £1.6 billion fund this year to boost growth and give communities a greater say in their future after Brexit. The Stronger Towns Fund will be targeted at places that have not shared in the proceeds of growth in the same way as more prosperous parts of the country. It will be used to create new job...

New Funding for Urban Parks and Green Spaces (UK) 27th February 2019

A new £10 million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ initiative is a new national initiative to enable places across the UK to develop ambitious solutions to secure and enhance the future of public parks and greenspaces for long term public benefit. Up to eight local authorities and communities will receive support to develop an...

£13 Million of New Funding to Rejuvenate Local Parks and Green Spaces (England) 25th February 2019

The UK Government has announced that Councils across the country are to benefit from more than £13 million funding to rejuvenate and create green spaces for the benefit of all. £9.7 million of new funding will be awarded to local councils to better maintain, protect and increase their recreational spaces. An additional £...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding for Projects that Address Rural Poverty (Wales) 15th April 2019

Voluntary or community organisations, schools, social enterprises and statutory organisations in Wales can apply for grants of up to £500,000 for projects that will make a positive impact on the l...

Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England) 8th April 2019

The Government has launched a new £3 million fund 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 m...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 3rd April 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 for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 27th March 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 grid and uses an alternative energy source). Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from red...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd April 2019

From May 2019, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £50,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. Sixth form...

Application Guidelines Funding for Projects that are Helping Young People Reach their Potential (London) 23rd April 2019

Grants of between £30,000 and £500,000 are available for projects that are helping children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. A total of £30 million has been made available for projects in local communities that support a range of education, sport, cultura...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 18th April 2019

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

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can still apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 17th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations t...

Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England) 17th April 2019

Loan funding is available to community sports organisations that need investment to enable them to grow and become more sustainable by generating more or new income. Unsecured loans of £50,000 to £150,000, repayable over 3 to 5 years, are available to help the development of new projects, operations and revenue streams. Loa...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 16th April 2019

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoo...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 8th April 2019

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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