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Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK) 18th January 2019

Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used...

Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 18th January 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together t...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 18th January 2019

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 18th January 2019

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

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 communi...

Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 18th January 2019

Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is avail...

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Applications Open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme (England) 2019-01-16

Applications are now invited for the Community Business Trade Up Programme, an initiative that helps the leaders of community businesses in England by offering a learning programme and matched trad...

New Funding for Food Re-Distribution Organisations (England) 2019-01-16

Food redistribution organisations are being invited to apply for the first part of a £15million pilot scheme to reduce food waste. In this initial round, £5 million will be awarded to charities a...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2019-01-15

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or negle...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2019-01-15

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
Grants Available to Celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (Scotland) 17th January 2019

Organisations that wish to celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters by holding an event can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000. The funding is available to legally co...

Arts Leadership Funding Announced (England) 16th January 2019

Leadership development providers such as training providers; universities and business schools; etc are invited to apply for grants of £150,000 to £1 million, to deliver a range of programmes to arts and cultural leaders at all stages of their careers. The aim is to ensure arts and cultural leaders are appropriately skille...

John Feeney Charitable Trust (Birmingham) 14th January 2019

The John Feeney Charitable Trust awards grants to registered charities based in or have a working presence in the City of Birmingham. Projects supported will be working in the arts, heritage and open spaces within or near to the City of Birmingham. For example, in 2018, Celebrating Sanctuary Festival – a programme of World...

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 11th January 2019

Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants of up to £1,000 (e.g. equipment, capital building works, etc). Trust...

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Business Development
Business Development
Applications Open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme (England) 16th January 2019

Applications are now invited for the Community Business Trade Up Programme, an initiative that helps the leaders of community businesses in England by offering a learning programme and matched trad...

Government Re-Launches and Extends Better Broadband Scheme (UK) 14th January 2019

The Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for a further year until 31st December 2019. The scheme offers a subsidised basic broadband connection to businesses and private dwellings where occupiers are unable to access download speeds of at least 2 mbps, and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband rollout within...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 9th January 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to early stage charities, social enterprises and community interest groups to help with their development and growth. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. To apply, applicants must register at the start of each funding round. Nu...

Grants Available for SMEs Looking to Export (UK) 2nd January 2019

Applications are now open for UK businesses to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to attend international trade shows. The financial support is for UK SMEs to participate in overseas exhibitions and conferences that cover a range of sectors, from education to aerospace and creative to maritime. Successful businesses can use th...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 15th January 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 limite...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 15th January 2019

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Sc...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 14th January 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supporte...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 11th January 2019

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability...

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Community Development
Community Development
East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 16th January 2019

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available...

Applications Open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme (England) 16th January 2019

Applications are now invited for the Community Business Trade Up Programme, an initiative that helps the leaders of community businesses in England by offering a learning programme and matched trading grant of up to £10,000. The aim is to help 80 social businesses to grow their income from trading and to improve their impact...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk) 15th January 2019

The Health Lottery South West has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £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 Com...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 9th January 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to early stage charities, social enterprises and community interest groups to help with their development and growth. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. To apply, applicants must register at the start of each funding round. Nu...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 18th January 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together t...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 17th January 2019

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects the Society is looking to support project...

Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK) 16th January 2019

The Royal Society for Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to its Network Members to run a project for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate that the project supports the celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table ; that the project h...

Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK) 15th January 2019

Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 4th February 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding....

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Employment
Employment
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 communi...

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...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 14th January 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supporte...

Kent Community Foundation Themed Programmes (Kent) 27th December 2018

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supporte...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK) 18th January 2019

Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 9th January 2019

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

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 8th January 2019

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities a...

Funding for Businesses to Design Vehicles Powered by Low Carbon Tech (UK) 4th January 2019

A £20 million funding competition has been announced that will invest in business projects that support the design, build and manufacture of zero and low emission vehicles and technologies. Offered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) applications are welcomed from UK-based later-stage R&D projects that require funding to...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 18th January 2019

Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is avail...

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 Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 18th January 2019

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The next grant scrutiny meeting for independent grant making trust London Catalyst is on the 7th May 2019. Applicants are advised to submit b...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 18th January 2019

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25). Applicants should note...

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Housing
Housing
Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market (England & Wales) 15th January 2019

The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 1st February 2019. The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rente...

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...

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) 7th January 2019

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 25th January 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic v...

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...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK) 18th January 2019

Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used...

Funding for Disruptive, High-impact Aerospace Technologies (UK) 17th January 2019

UK based businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTOs) are all eligible to apply for a share of up to £2 million to carry out feasibility projects that could enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. The aim is to support and speed up industry...

Government Re-Launches and Extends Better Broadband Scheme (UK) 14th January 2019

The Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for a further year until 31st December 2019. The scheme offers a subsidised basic broadband connection to businesses and private dwellings where occupiers are unable to access download speeds of at least 2 mbps, and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband rollout within...

Funding for Businesses to Design Vehicles Powered by Low Carbon Tech (UK) 4th January 2019

A £20 million funding competition has been announced that will invest in business projects that support the design, build and manufacture of zero and low emission vehicles and technologies. Offered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) applications are welcomed from UK-based later-stage R&D projects that require funding to...

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International Opportunities
International Opportunities
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 alarm...

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...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 10th January 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 (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are...

Funding for Projects that Address the Development Needs of Young Children (UK, Kenya and Malawi) 7th January 2019

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to organisations within the UK for projects that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school. The funding is available to organisations that directly support families with young children; especi...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 18th January 2019

Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is avail...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 8th January 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...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 2nd January 2019

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – P...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 21st December 2018

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
£675 Million Available to Transform Local High Streets and Town Centres (England) 31st December 2018

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 to...

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...

Grants Available for the Creation and Refurbishment of Pocket Parks (England) 11th December 2018

Community groups in England have until the 25th January 2019 to apply for funding to establish new pocket parks or to refurbish existing parks. Pocket parks are small plots of land, often about the size of a tennis court, and mostly seen in urban spaces. A total of £1,000,000 is available and community groups can bid for g...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
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 l...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 8th January 2019

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for community projects that focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. This programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is now open to applications from organisations and groups that have a proven trac...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 24th December 2018

Charities and community groups are amongst the organisations invited to apply for funding for sustainable development projects that build capacity and genuinely support or involve communities within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Grants of up to £10,000 for up to 50% of project costs are available. The Sustainable Develop...

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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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 18th January 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together t...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 16th January 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...

Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK) 15th January 2019

Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 4th February 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding....

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 14th January 2019

Any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing sci...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 16th January 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 c...

Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2019 (England, Scotland and Wales) 20th December 2018

The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit...

Grants to Encourage Women and Girls into Sport (Scotland) 17th December 2018

Local Authorities or Scottish Governing Bodies of Sports with projects being delivered in partnership with other organisations can apply for a share of a £300,000 funding pot announced by the Scottish Government. The aim of the funding is to ensure that more women and girls are participating in sport and physical activity. T...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 5th December 2018

Charity or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under, for example, the Baldwin Trust, Whizz-Kidz, Aspire and Ridi...

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