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Latest Copy of the Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 18th June 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Insight Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circula...

Fund Opens to Reduce Waste from Plastic Packaging and Textiles (England) 18th June 2019

The government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a £4.7 million grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles. Organisations in England can apply fo...

New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 18th June 2019

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster part...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 18th June 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...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 18th June 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fin...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 18th June 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 19th July 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encou...

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New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 2019-06-18

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster part...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2019 (UK) 2019-06-10

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £100,000 to fund the further growth of their business, and become Stelios Disabled Entr...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2019-06-06

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of L...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 2019-06-05

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can be used...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 18th June 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fin...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 17th June 2019

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 13th August 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves o...

Funding to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 17th June 2019

Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply for small-scale repayable finance to enhance their social impact and help them to become more resilient. The aim of this £3.7 million Fund is to enable risk-taking, ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance i...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 17th June 2019

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment or to fund music courses and training can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to m...

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Business Development
Business Development
Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 18th June 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 19th July 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encou...

Fund Opens to Reduce Waste from Plastic Packaging and Textiles (England) 18th June 2019

The government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a £4.7 million grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles. Organisations in England can apply for government funding for innovative solutions to drive up the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic packaging such as plastic trays...

New £14 million Fund to Help Small Businesses to Compete Globally (Scotland) 10th June 2019

Public bodies, academic organisations and charities across Scotland are invited to apply for a share of a new £14 million fund that aims to help manufacturing businesses to improve their productivity and upskill their workforce. Maximum grant levels are not specified; awards will represent up to 50% of eligible project costs...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2019 (UK) 10th June 2019

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £100,000 to fund the further growth of their business, and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. Applicants can be businesses operated by and/or for the benefit of disabled people; or employers whose...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Funding Available For Care Experienced Young People To Achieve their Potential (Scotland) 17th June 2019

Young people aged 21 to 26 who have at least 3 months of care experience can apply for funding to support their personal development, achieve their potential and reach as high as possible in life....

Healthy Schools Fund Partnership Challenge (Salford) 14th June 2019

Salford CVS has announced that its Healthy Schools Fund Partnership Challenge is now open for applications. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to schools working in partnership with one Salford-based community or voluntary organisation to help improve the health and wider wellbeing of children in primary schools. These p...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 12th June 2019

The John Lyon's Charity has announced that its Schools in Partnership Fund is open for applications. Through the programme, the charity is making grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 11th June 2019

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

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Community Development
Community Development
Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 18th June 2019

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

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 18th June 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...

New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 18th June 2019

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster partnerships between public libraries and researchers. Public libraries can apply on their own or in partnership with other libraries...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 14th June 2019

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...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th June 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 to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 12th June 2019

The John Lyon's Charity has announced that its Schools in Partnership Fund is open for applications. Through the programme, the charity is making grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 11th June 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring t...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 10th June 2019

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enr...

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Employment
Employment
Funding Available to Create Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Addiction (England) 14th June 2019

Enterprises and charities run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction can apply for a tailored mix of support to help grow their business. T...

New £14 million Fund to Help Small Businesses to Compete Globally (Scotland) 10th June 2019

Public bodies, academic organisations and charities across Scotland are invited to apply for a share of a new £14 million fund that aims to help manufacturing businesses to improve their productivity and upskill their workforce. Maximum grant levels are not specified; awards will represent up to 50% of eligible project costs...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 7th June 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 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...

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 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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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 18th June 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fin...

Fund Opens to Reduce Waste from Plastic Packaging and Textiles (England) 18th June 2019

The government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a £4.7 million grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles. Organisations in England can apply for government funding for innovative solutions to drive up the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic packaging such as plastic trays...

Funding Opportunity for Heritage and Environmental Facilities (UK) 10th June 2019

Not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore and improve a natural environment have an opportunity to apply for grants of £250,000 – £750,000. Projects are expected to be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area and may be, for ex...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 5th June 2019

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 29th August 2019. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational fac...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 18th June 2019

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

New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 18th June 2019

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster partnerships between public libraries and researchers. Public libraries can apply on their own or in partnership with other libraries...

Funding for Digital Technology for Adult Social Care (UK) 17th June 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to develop technology that creates more efficient and effective adult social care systems. Proposals are invited for technology that can track data in real-time and use it to inform how resources are deployed and prioritised to the best effect. This could include usi...

Funding Available For Care Experienced Young People To Achieve their Potential (Scotland) 17th June 2019

Young people aged 21 to 26 who have at least 3 months of care experience can apply for funding to support their personal development, achieve their potential and reach as high as possible in life. Examples of previous funding include: business start-up; vocational courses such as art & design materials or cookery classes; vol...

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Housing
Housing
Community Grants for Housing Projects (Northern Ireland, Wales, West of England, North West, North Midlands and the North East of England) 12th June 2019

Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects. The aim of the grants is support the most vulnerable mem...

Funding Available to Provide Move-On Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Victims of Domestic Abuse (England excl. London) 11th June 2019

As part of its Rough Sleeping Strategy, the Government has made available a £50 million fund to free up hostel spaces by increasing the availability of affordable or second stage housing, for rough sleepers, those in hostel accommodation, and victims of domestic abuse currently living in refuges. The fund will provide capita...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 11th June 2019

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

New Funding to Help Charities Build Homes for Vulnerable People and Families (UK) 10th June 2019

A new fund has been launched to help charities build homes for vulnerable people and their families. The aim is to support 30 organisations to house 10,000 people over the next 10 years through long-term, flexible loans and quasi-equity investments ranging from £250,000 to £2 million. The first investment has been awarded t...

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Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation, Research and Development
Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 18th June 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 19th July 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encou...

Funding for Digital Technology for Adult Social Care (UK) 17th June 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to develop technology that creates more efficient and effective adult social care systems. Proposals are invited for technology that can track data in real-time and use it to inform how resources are deployed and prioritised to the best effect. This could include usi...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Digital Innovation in Education (England) 7th June 2019

A new £4.6 million fund has been launched to help support the more effective use of technology in UK schools and colleges. The funding is available to a range of organisations, including social enterprises, charities and private enterprises to develop their products and build the evidence base for what works across four cha...

Funding of up to £300,000 Available for Digital Vocational Training Projects (UK) 7th June 2019

The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi) has announced the VocTech Impact Fund is open for applications. The Voctech Impact Fund aims to raise the skills of the UK workforce skills through digital solutions in vocational learning. The fund offers grants of £150,000 - £300,000, for projects lasting up to 18 months. This call is ope...

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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
The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 3rd June 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 (...

Development Grants for Sport (Wales) 29th May 2019

Sports Clubs or Associations, Youth Clubs and Community Groups in Wales looking to establish a new team, develop new training facilities or purchase much needed equipment to take their project to the next level could be eligible to apply for a grant to help them. Development grants of £1,501 to £25,000 are available from Sp...

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 fund to regenerate and revive historic high streets in England. Grants of between £250,000 and £2 million are available through...

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...

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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) 18th June 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...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England) 31st May 2019

Groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for grants through the Neighbourhood Planning grant scheme. The scheme provides three types of grants. Basic grant funding of up to £9,000 to undertake a neighbourhood plan; additional grant funding of up to £8,000 for those g...

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 fund to regenerate and revive historic high streets in England. Grants of between £250,000 and £2 million are available through...

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...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 14th June 2019

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 withi...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 4th June 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 1st November 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...

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 31st May 2019

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

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...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 18th June 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fin...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 17th June 2019

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment or to fund music courses and training can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to m...

Healthy Schools Fund Partnership Challenge (Salford) 14th June 2019

Salford CVS has announced that its Healthy Schools Fund Partnership Challenge is now open for applications. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to schools working in partnership with one Salford-based community or voluntary organisation to help improve the health and wider wellbeing of children in primary schools. These p...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th June 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...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas of the UK to play outdoor s...

Magic Little Grants 2019 (England, Scotland and Wales) 7th June 2019

Small charities and community groups that are either in their first year of operation or have an annual income of under £250,000 are being offered the chance to apply for a grant of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical activities which help to overcome barriers to participation. The cash can be used to help suppor...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 6th June 2019

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority for funding will initially be given to transformational projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; H...

New £1 Million Fund to Diversify People Coaching and Volunteering in Sport (England) 5th June 2019

A new £1 million fund has been launched to engage women and/or BAME communities in volunteering or coaching opportunities. The aim is to help ensure people working in sport and physical activity such as coaches and volunteers are skilled, motivated, valued, and are representative of their community. There is no expectation o...

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