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Grants for Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 24th May 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to Scottish community groups to scope out potential climate action projects. The funding can be used by the community groups to develop ideas which would suppor...

Surviving Winter Grant (West of England) 24th May 2019

The Surviving Winter Grants Programme is now open for applications for projects to be delivered during the Winter of 2019. Grants of up to £2,000 will fund the activities of voluntary and communit...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Tackle Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 24th May 2019

Not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and schools can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for...

Grants for Projects Supporting Young People (UK) 24th May 2019

From 1st July 2019, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver projects that offer support for young people aged between 11 and 25...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Young People Realise their Potential (Scotland) 24th May 2019

Voluntary and community organisations as well as social enterprises can apply for grants of £10,000 to £100,000 for projects that help young people across Scotland aged eight to 24 to become more...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 24th May 2019

Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply...

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New £44 Million Fund to Regenerate Historic High Streets Opens for Application (England) 2019-05-23

Not-for-profit organisations such as local authorities, charitable trusts, or other public sector organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new £44 million...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 2019-05-23

Charities 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, servic...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 2019-05-22

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

Funding for Innovative Grassroot Projects that Bring Londoners Together (London) 2019-05-21

Grants of between £10,000 and £85,000 are available to innovative projects that promote a sense of community in London by bringing together families from diverse backgrounds to come together for...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding for Creative Cross-Border Music Projects (UK and Ireland Region) 22nd May 2019

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for up to 8-10 projects per year that aim to stimulate and strengthen cross-border collaborations between music creators, performers and presenters. The fundi...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 20th May 2019

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made ava...

Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 20th May 2019

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply for funding to increase access to film education in communities across Scotland. The fund is open to local authorities, colleges and universities, cinemas, film festivals and libraries, community film clubs and societies. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for pi...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 20th May 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 21st August 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 cons...

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Business Development
Business Development
New Fund Launched to Support Social Enterprises (Scotland) 10th May 2019

Social Enterprises, charities and community groups in Scotland that create jobs and protect the environment can now benefit from a new £17 million investment fund to expand and grow their activit...

£6.5 Million Fund Launched to Increase the Use of Recycled Materials (Wales) 9th May 2019

The Welsh Government has launched a new £6.5 million fund to increase the use of recycled materials. The £6.5 million fund will offer grants to businesses of any size seeking capital investment funding to increase their use of recycled materials in manufactured products, components or packaging. Eligible businesses may eit...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 7th May 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 7th June 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Co...

New Funding Round of Greenshoots Investment Initiative Launches Soon (England) 2nd May 2019

A new round of an investment initiative that enables independent games developers from the English Regions (outside Greater London) to kick-start the development and release of a new game launches on the 21st May 2019. The Greenshoots Fund supports games companies in early stage development and helps to stimulate the wider ga...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Young People Realise their Potential (Scotland) 24th May 2019

Voluntary and community organisations as well as social enterprises can apply for grants of £10,000 to £100,000 for projects that help young people across Scotland aged eight to 24 to become more...

Grants for Projects Supporting Young People (UK) 24th May 2019

From 1st July 2019, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver projects that offer support for young people aged between 11 and 25 years. Projects supported will focus on mentoring and support, feature clubs and activities and priority will be given to those ad...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 23rd May 2019

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the sa...

Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) 23rd May 2019

Registered charities, schools and international charities can apply for a share of £40,000 for projects lasting 1 or 2 years that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively to achieve high quality learning and education. Grants can be used to cover, for example, costs directly related to the pr...

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Community Development
Community Development
North Somerset Community Partnership Fund Grant (North Somerset) 23rd May 2019

Voluntary and community groups and organisations in North Somerset have until 26th June 2019 to apply to the current round of the North Somerset Community Partnership Fund. Projects and activities...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 22nd May 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 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 applican...

Funding Available for Small Community Projects (UK) 22nd May 2019

Small, local organisations needing funding for projects that help communities come together have until 16th June 2019 to apply for a grant. The Local Community Fund supports projects that make a difference to local communities near to Co-op stores and funeral homes. The funding is available to not for profit organisations and...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 20th May 2019

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire (including Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (including Southampton and the Isle of Wight), Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex can apply for grants of between £500...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) 23rd May 2019

Registered charities, schools and international charities can apply for a share of £40,000 for projects lasting 1 or 2 years that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and cre...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 22nd May 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...

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 21st May 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 23rd August 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 (...

£40,000 Available for Projects That Improve Parental Engagement in Maths for Secondary Students (UK) 21st May 2019

Funding of £40,000 is available to support two projects using digital technology to improve parental engagement in maths for secondary students (11-16 years old). The funding which is available to social enterprises, charities and private enterprises working closely with schools. Interventions can be delivered within the sc...

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Employment
Employment
One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 17th May 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...

Grants Available to Get people Back into Employment (Kent, Medway, Essex, Thurrock, Southend and East Sussex) 25th April 2019

Third sector organisations of any size and small organisations from other sectors are eligible to apply for grants of £10,000 to £20,000 to deliver projects that help those furthest from the job market improve their skills and/or get into work or training. Community Grants will be awarded to organisations working with peopl...

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 charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported wil...

£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...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Grants for Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 24th May 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to Scottish community groups to scope out potential climate action projects. The funding can be used by the community groups to develop ideas which would suppor...

New £10 Million Fund for Urban Tree Planting Opens Soon (England) 22nd May 2019

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced that it will be launching a new £10 million Urban Tree Challenge Fund. The new fund will be inviting applications from individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs to plant see more than 130,000 trees across England’s towns and cities. Grants will be...

Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England) 17th May 2019

Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by investing in infrastructure such as weighing equipment, storage solutions, warehouses, industrial freezers and fridges, labeling equip...

£25 Million to Support Low-Carbon Propulsion Technology in the Automotive Sector (UK) 15th May 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million to support low-carbon propulsion technology in the automotive sector. The funding is available through an Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition to support pre-production projects that can enhance the UK’s long-term capabilities and supply chain in zero-...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Tackle Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 24th May 2019

Not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and schools can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for...

Surviving Winter Grant (West of England) 24th May 2019

The Surviving Winter Grants Programme is now open for applications for projects to be delivered during the Winter of 2019. Grants of up to £2,000 will fund the activities of voluntary and community groups which address the immediate needs of older people in crisis due to fuel poverty. Supported work will help to keep activit...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 23rd May 2019

Charities 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. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Char...

North Somerset Community Partnership Fund Grant (North Somerset) 23rd May 2019

Voluntary and community groups and organisations in North Somerset have until 26th June 2019 to apply to the current round of the North Somerset Community Partnership Fund. Projects and activities funded will benefit the health or wellbeing of people in North Somerset who are disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, loc...

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Housing
Housing
Funding to Improve Access to Health Services for Rough Sleepers (England) 17th May 2019

Partnerships involving Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are being invited to bid for a share of up to £1.9 million to test models of improving access to health services for peop...

New £8.5 million Fund to Help Communities Deliver Discounted Homes (England) 14th May 2019

A multi-million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes has been launched by the Government. Volunteer groups will be able to apply for between £10,000 and £50,000 to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes, get planning permission for them and to provide other technical support. Further fre...

Local Housing Project Grant Scheme (UK various) 8th May 2019

Local housing projects, including charities and other local organisations, that support the most vulnerable and seek to find new approaches to increase the supply of housing or reinvent renting for both tenants and landlords will soon be able to apply for a grant of up to £50,000. The Nationwide Community Grant scheme opens...

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...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
£25 Million to Support Low-Carbon Propulsion Technology in the Automotive Sector (UK) 15th May 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million to support low-carbon propulsion technology in the automotive sector. The funding is available through an Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 7th May 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 7th June 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Co...

Funding Available for Travel and Subsistence Costs for Researchers (UK) 7th May 2019

Research groups in the UK and France have until the 27th June 2019 to apply for up to £2,240 each year to encourage reciprocal mobility over a two-year period between early career researchers in both countries. Funding is available for researchers working in the following scientific domains: Ecology & Environment; Engineerin...

New Funding Round of Greenshoots Investment Initiative Launches Soon (England) 2nd May 2019

A new round of an investment initiative that enables independent games developers from the English Regions (outside Greater London) to kick-start the development and release of a new game launches on the 21st May 2019. The Greenshoots Fund supports games companies in early stage development and helps to stimulate the wider ga...

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International
International
Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 16th May 2019

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds...

Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People (UK, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia) 29th April 2019

Comic Relief is seeking proposals from a range of organisations (community based, user-led, faith based or non-governmental) that provide mental health support to children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop. Grants of £150,000 up...

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 (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are...

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...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
New £44 Million Fund to Regenerate Historic High Streets Opens for Application (England) 23rd May 2019

Not-for-profit organisations such as local authorities, charitable trusts, or other public sector organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new £44 million...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 16th May 2019

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

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Church Building Projects (England, Northern Ireland & Wales) 15th May 2019

The National Churches Trust has announced that its Gateway Grants programme has re-opened for applications until the 12th September 2019. The Gateway Grant programme offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, providing support to churches prepa...

Heritage Community Development Grant (Scotland) 13th May 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 Programme for up to £50,000. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with a...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
New £44 Million Fund to Regenerate Historic High Streets Opens for Application (England) 23rd May 2019

Not-for-profit organisations such as local authorities, charitable trusts, or other public sector organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new £44 million...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 22nd May 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 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 applican...

Regeneration Capital Grant Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 30th April 2019

All 32 Scottish Local Authorities individually or via Urban Regeneration Companies or other Special Purpose Vehicles are eligible to apply to the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund for support for locally developed regeneration projects that involve local communities. The aim of the work should be to help to support and create j...

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 one of three themes: Skills; Employment; or Health. Grant requests can include a maximum of £2,000 capital costs. A total of £1...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 22nd May 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading,...

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 lives of people and communities living in poverty in rural Wales. To be eligible for funding projects will need to be delivered by...

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...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 24th May 2019

Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply...

Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) 23rd May 2019

Registered charities, schools and international charities can apply for a share of £40,000 for projects lasting 1 or 2 years that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively to achieve high quality learning and education. Grants can be used to cover, for example, costs directly related to the pr...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 22nd May 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...

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 21st May 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 23rd August 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 (...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 24th May 2019

Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 23rd May 2019

Charities 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. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Char...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 14th May 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...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Sporting Facilities (Wales) 9th May 2019

Sport Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government, has launched a new fund, 'A Place for Sport', with up to £1m available for sports clubs and organisations across Wales. The fund will support projects seeking to improve, protect or create new sporting facilities. Applications are invited from community sport groups and can...

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