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Funding for the Expansion of Selective State Schools (England) 19th February 2019

The Department for Education has announced that it has launched a second funding round under its Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF). Up to £50 million is available in 2019/20. Local Authoriti...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 19th February 2019

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimmin...

Heritage Community Development Grant (Scotland) 19th February 2019

Thanks to additional funding from Historic Environment Scotland, projects that are community-led are now eligible to apply to the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Community Development Grant Program...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 19th February 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 7th May 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education a...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 19th February 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...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 19th February 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th June 2019 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations...

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New £7 million Heritage Impact Fund Launched (UK) 2019-02-18

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced the launch of its new £ 7 million Heritage Impact Fund. The Heritage Impact Fund is a partnership between the Architectural Heritage Fund, Histori...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 2019-02-18

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; gras...

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...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Heritage Community Development Grant (Scotland) 19th February 2019

Thanks to additional funding from Historic Environment Scotland, projects that are community-led are now eligible to apply to the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Community Development Grant Program...

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 18th February 2019

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Grant scheme (up to £25,000) is the 23rd April 2019. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply...

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (UK) 18th February 2019

UK Registered Charities can apply to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for a grant of £500 to £5,000 for projects focusing on the arts, medical welfare and the environment. The Trust has a particular focus on organisations supporting disadvantaged and disabled children. Applications for core or project cost are considered....

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 18th February 2019

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air ven...

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Business Development
Business Development
Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 19th February 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...

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 (where the eligible project costs are up to £1 million) are available to support collaborative research and development projects t...

£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...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 19th February 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 7th May 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education a...

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...

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...

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Community Development
Community Development
Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 19th February 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th June 2019 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations...

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...

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...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Funding for the Expansion of Selective State Schools (England) 19th February 2019

The Department for Education has announced that it has launched a second funding round under its Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF). Up to £50 million is available in 2019/20. Local Authoriti...

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 18th February 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 17th May 2019 to apply for a grant from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given to assisting schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; supporting extra curricula activities (e.g...

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 or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths T...

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...

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Employment
Employment
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 blin...

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...

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...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (UK) 18th February 2019

UK Registered Charities can apply to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for a grant of £500 to £5,000 for projects focusing on the arts, medical welfare and the environment. The Trust has a partic...

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 their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Fo...

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...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 19th February 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th June 2019 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 19th February 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 7th May 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 19th February 2019

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community. This could include a grant towards providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section...

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...

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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
Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 19th February 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...

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 (where the eligible project costs are up to £1 million) are available to support collaborative research and development projects t...

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...

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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
Heritage Community Development Grant (Scotland) 19th February 2019

Thanks to additional funding from Historic Environment Scotland, projects that are community-led are now eligible to apply to the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Community Development Grant Program...

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 18th February 2019

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Grant scheme (up to £25,000) is the 23rd April 2019. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 18th February 2019

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air ven...

New £7 million Heritage Impact Fund Launched (UK) 18th February 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced the launch of its new £ 7 million Heritage Impact Fund. The Heritage Impact Fund is a partnership between the Architectural Heritage Fund, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland and Rathbone Greenbank Investments. The fund offers tailored loan finance of up to £500,...

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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
Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 18th February 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 17th May 2019 to apply for a grant from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given t...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 18th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial p...

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 or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths T...

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...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 19th February 2019

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimmin...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 18th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial p...

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 canoeing. Grants ranging from £2,000 to £20,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside...

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...

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