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Government Announces New Fund to Support Creative Projects in the Northern Powerhouse (Northern England) 21st May 2018

The Government has announced a new £3 million Fund to support creative and cultural organisations across the Northern Powerhouse. The funding, which follows an Industrial Strategy sector deal for...

New Fund Announced to Enhance Early Years Home Learning (North of England) 21st May 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced that from the end of May 2018, organisations in the north of England will be able to apply to a new £5 million Early Years Home Learning Environmen...

Funding to Restore Coastal Heritage Sites (England) 21st May 2018

Local communities, charities and councils can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to fund the repair and restoration of at-risk coastal heritage sites. Examples of projects funded in the past inclu...

HealthLives (Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest) 21st May 2018

The People’s Health Trust Active Communities programme in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham and Waltham Forest (HealthLives) is now open for applications and will close at 1 pm on...

Grants for Projects Promoting Music as a Positive Aid to Mental Wellbeing (UK) 21st May 2018

Young people aged 15-24 could be in with the chance of receiving up to £500 in funding for social action project ideas that explore the role music plays in facilitating positive mental wellbeing....

Smart Energy GB in Communities – Round 2 Now Open (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st May 2018

The second round of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is now open for applications. Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have a trusted voice with...

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Funding Available to Help Celebrate the Centenary of the End of World War One (UK) 2018-05-17

As part of the centenary of the end of World War One communities across the UK have the opportunity to apply for small grants to purchase up to 10 silhouette Tommies to hold their own remembrance e...

Grants of up to £300,000 Available to Help People Return to Work (England) 2018-05-15

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that help people back into work after time out caring. Funding is available for projects that help returners update their skills, provide othe...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 2018-04-26

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improv...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 2018-04-25

Organisations and charities that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities will be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the 30th April 2018 onwards. Funding will be avail...

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Business Development
Business Development
Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 18th May 2018

From the 23rd July 2018, small charities, social enterprises and community interest groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 plus support to unlock growth, sustainability and effic...

The Infinity Lab – Better World Innovation Challenge 2018 (UK) 16th May 2018

BT Infinity Lab is offering business start-ups and small companies funding of up to £10,000 through the Better World Innovation Challenge 2018. The aim of the challenge is support ideas that make use of technology to improve the lives of others. This may include for example helping single parents juggle childcare with thei...

Funding Available to Grow Social Enterprises (UK) 14th May 2018

Social Entrepreneurs that want to grow their business can apply for grants of up to £15,000. As well as the funding, social entrepreneurs will have access to a support package that includes 12 months mentoring; expert advice networking with investors, corporate partners and other successful entrepreneurs. To be eligible...

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (Scotland) 4th May 2018

Small and medium size businesses in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland interested in investing in Gigabit connectivity are being encouraged to take advantage of a UK wide voucher programme. Offered by the UK Government, individual business can claim up to £3,000 towards the cost of full fibre connection or join together w...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Funding to Restore Coastal Heritage Sites (England) 21st May 2018

Local communities, charities and councils can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to fund the repair and restoration of at-risk coastal heritage sites. Examples of projects funded in the past inclu...

Government Announces New Fund to Support Creative Projects in the Northern Powerhouse (Northern England) 21st May 2018

The Government has announced a new £3 million Fund to support creative and cultural organisations across the Northern Powerhouse. The funding, which follows an Industrial Strategy sector deal for the creative industries earlier this year, will mean arts projects and enterprises which support their local communities, in areas...

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 18th May 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects...

Funding Available to Help Celebrate the Centenary of the End of World War One (UK) 17th May 2018

As part of the centenary of the end of World War One communities across the UK have the opportunity to apply for small grants to purchase up to 10 silhouette Tommies to hold their own remembrance event. The funding is available to schools, registered charities, community organisations and places of worship, etc. As part of...

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Community Development
Community Development
HealthLives (Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest) 21st May 2018

The People’s Health Trust Active Communities programme in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham and Waltham Forest (HealthLives) is now open for applications and will close at 1 pm on...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 18th May 2018

From the 23rd July 2018, small charities, social enterprises and community interest groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 plus support to unlock growth, sustainability and efficiency. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year). To apply for funding, or...

Funding for Community Based Projects (Leicestershire) 17th May 2018

The next deadline to apply for funding through the SHIRE Community Grant programme is he 9th July 2018. The SHIRE Community Grant programme aims to enable voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which directly benefit the most vulnerable people in Leicestershir...

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 16th May 2018

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSm...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
New Fund Announced to Enhance Early Years Home Learning (North of England) 21st May 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced that from the end of May 2018, organisations in the north of England will be able to apply to a new £5 million Early Years Home Learning Environmen...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 18th May 2018

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowled...

Funding to Support Armed Forces Children in School (Wales) 11th May 2018

A new interim £200,000 fund for Wales that will offer support to the children of Armed Forces personnel in Wales has been announced. The Supporting Service Children in Wales Fund will be administered by the Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Project and hosted by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA). Sc...

New Funding to Support Bright Disadvantaged Pupils Announced (England) 10th May 2018

A £23 million programme to help the brightest pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to reach their educational potential has been announced by the UK government. Opening in Autumn 2018, state-funded schools and multi academy trusts, charities and research organisations, independent schools and universities will be eligible t...

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Employment
Employment
Grants of up to £300,000 Available to Help People Return to Work (England) 15th May 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that help people back into work after time out caring. Funding is available for projects that help returners update their skills, provide othe...

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 14th May 2018

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay...

Funding for Organisations Working with People Furthest from the Labour Market (Wales) 23rd April 2018

Wales Voluntary Action has announced that the Active Inclusion Fund will be open to applications on 27th April for those organisations on their Approved Beneficiary List (ABL). The Active Inclusion Fund supports organisations that helps people to move closer to the employment market. Grants of £25,000 up to £1.5 million ar...

New Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 27th February 2018

A combination of business support as well as potential access to finance are available to social enterprises that improve access to employment for those excluded from the labour market. Designed to give social enterprises the chance to grow their business and deliver greater social impact, up to 20 ventures will be supported...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Smart Energy GB in Communities – Round 2 Now Open (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st May 2018

The second round of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is now open for applications. Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have a trusted voice with...

New Grants for Environmental Projects (Wales) 18th May 2018

A new grant funding programme to help communities most affected by proximity to a landfill site or waste transfer station has been launched. Grants of between £5,000 and £49,999 will be available through two grant rounds per year. There will also be an opportunity to apply for one nationally significant grant award of £50,...

Design and Trial Smart Energy and Transport Systems: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th May 2018

Businesses, universities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations can now apply for a share of up to £41.5million which has been made available to invest in both the design and practical demonstration of new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand in heating, power and...

Funding Available for New Walking and Cycling Routes (Scotland) 14th May 2018

Public and not for profit organisations such as National parks; Regional Transport Partnerships; Further and higher education institutions; Housing associations, NHS organisations and Constituted community groups; etc can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £2 million to develop new walking and cycling infrastructure in...

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International Opportunities
International Opportunities
Grants for Small-Scale Wales-Africa Projects (Wales) 10th May 2018

A new £230,000 grant fund has opened to support community groups and organisations throughout Wales working on small-scale Wales-Africa projects. Replacing the funding previously available through...

Grants of up to £4 Million for Large Scale Projects within Developing Countries (UK / International) 4th May 2018

Not for profit organisations and charities registered in the UK with an annual income of less than £10 million have until the 13th June 2918 to apply for grants of up to £4 million for large scale projects that address poverty in the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) and countries DFID considers t...

Grants of up to £250,000 for Community Projects within Developing Countries (UK / International) 3rd May 2018

Small not for profit organisations and charities registered in the UK have until the 13th June 2918 to apply for grants of up to £250,000 for projects that address poverty in the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) and countries DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility. The funding is being...

Funding for Projects that Empower Women and Combat Identity Based Violence (UK / International) 2nd May 2018

Small not for profit organisations and charities registered in the UK; one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI, or in a country considered to be of high or moderate fragility can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 to further women’s social, economic and political empowerment; and to combat identity-base...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Smart Energy GB in Communities – Round 2 Now Open (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st May 2018

The second round of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is now open for applications. Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have a trusted voice with...

Grants for Projects Promoting Music as a Positive Aid to Mental Wellbeing (UK) 21st May 2018

Young people aged 15-24 could be in with the chance of receiving up to £500 in funding for social action project ideas that explore the role music plays in facilitating positive mental wellbeing. Awards are available for projects that might include film, radio, journalism or general media. Go Think Big’s Music & Healthy Mi...

HealthLives (Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest) 21st May 2018

The People’s Health Trust Active Communities programme in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham and Waltham Forest (HealthLives) is now open for applications and will close at 1 pm on the 6th June 2018. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year are available for projects put forward by not for profit organ...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th May 2018

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in th...

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Housing
Housing
Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 1st May 2018

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popula...

London Homelessness Awards 2018 Launched (London) 20th April 2018

Registered social landlords, local councils, London NHS and health related organisations and voluntary organisations have until 2pm on the 15th May 2018 to apply for the London Homelessness Awards 2018. The awards have been running for 20 years and recognise the creativity and imagination that agencies can bring to services f...

Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market (England & Wales) 2nd April 2018

The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 14th June 2018. The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rented housing standards. Through its grants programme, the Foundation is looking to support bids which promote knowledge of landlord's ob...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 19th March 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
Design and Trial Smart Energy and Transport Systems: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th May 2018

Businesses, universities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations can now apply for a share of up to £41.5million which has been made available to invest in both the d...

£17 Million Available to Test Immersive Audience Experiences (UK) 17th May 2018

Creative businesses have until midday on the 1st August 2018 to apply for a share of £17million to test immersive experiences with mass audiences or to develop new ideas for the creative industries. Immersive experiences blur the line between the physical and simulated world. They use virtual, mixed, and augmented reality te...

The Infinity Lab – Better World Innovation Challenge 2018 (UK) 16th May 2018

BT Infinity Lab is offering business start-ups and small companies funding of up to £10,000 through the Better World Innovation Challenge 2018. The aim of the challenge is support ideas that make use of technology to improve the lives of others. This may include for example helping single parents juggle childcare with thei...

Competition for Businesses Developing Low and Zero Emission Technologies Opens for Applications (UK) 3rd May 2018

Proposals are invited from businesses for collaborative UK based R&D projects that significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality. Projects coming forward must focus on technologies directly linked with the long-term development of zero-emission capability, such as motors, batteries, power electronics,...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Funding to Help Churches Develop High Quality Sustainable Repair and Community Projects (UK) 9th May 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applic...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (London) 3rd May 2018

Small Theatres in London have until noon on Monday 15 October 2018 to apply for a capital grant of up to £5,000 to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised, amateur owned or managed theatres and op...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 30th April 2018

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...

Heritage Lottery Fund Final Deadline to Apply Under Current Guidelines (UK) 25th April 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations looking for funding to support projects relating to national, regional and local heritage have until the 16 August 2018 to apply to Heritage Lottery Fund under the current guidelines. Grants of over £100,000 and up to £5 million are available...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Funding to Restore Coastal Heritage Sites (England) 21st May 2018

Local communities, charities and councils can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to fund the repair and restoration of at-risk coastal heritage sites. Examples of projects funded in the past inclu...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 1st May 2018

Community and voluntary groups are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England. A total of £125,000 will be available to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportun...

New £23 Million Programme to Support for Neighbourhood Planning Re-opens for Applications (England) 3rd April 2018

A new £23 million programme to support communities to improve their local area has re-opened for applications. The My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme has over the last four years, supported over 2,300 local groups to develop a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. In April 2018, both programme...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 6th February 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 £45,000 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
Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 3rd May 2018

Charites 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...

New Small Grant Scheme for the Northumberland Coast (Northumberland) 27th April 2018

A new Community Environmental Projects Fund has opened with grants of £750 - £1,000 available to enable local community volunteers to make a contribution to their village or parish. Public, private, and voluntary sector organisations, individuals, businesses, community groups and local authorities are all eligible to apply...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 25th April 2018

Organisations and charities that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities will be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the 30th April 2018 onwards. Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. To be eligible to apply to the Princes Trust Countryside Fund projects must improve the...

Farm Business Grants Programme Due to Re-Open for Applications on the 30th April (Wales) 18th April 2018

The fourth application window for the Welsh Government’s Farm Business Grant (FBG), designed to improve the economic and environmental performance of agricultural holdings, is due to re-open for applications from the 30th April to the 29th June 2018. FBG funding aims to help farmers make their businesses more efficient, res...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 17th May 2018

The Rowing Foundation has re-opened its grants programme. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) an...

Funding for Community Sports (Scotland) 15th May 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc in West and South West Scotland to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund and applicants need to b...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 10th May 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. To be eligibl...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 10th May 2018

Grants of between £20,001 and £150,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports and leisure facilities in London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) that have already shown a commitment to e...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Grants for Projects Promoting Music as a Positive Aid to Mental Wellbeing (UK) 21st May 2018

Young people aged 15-24 could be in with the chance of receiving up to £500 in funding for social action project ideas that explore the role music plays in facilitating positive mental wellbeing....

New Fund Announced to Enhance Early Years Home Learning (North of England) 21st May 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced that from the end of May 2018, organisations in the north of England will be able to apply to a new £5 million Early Years Home Learning Environment fund to trial projects that support parents improve their children’s early language and literacy skills at home before they st...

Grants to Support Childrens Health and Education (UK) 20th May 2018

Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year charities for projects that improve education and health for children and young people with disabilities; those who are sick in hospital; and those who are life limited (requiring palliative care). Grants can be made for up to two-years. The grants are aw...

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 18th May 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Grants to Support Childrens Health and Education (UK) 20th May 2018

Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year charities for projects that improve education and health for children and young people with disabilities; those who are sick in...

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 18th May 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 18th May 2018

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowled...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 17th May 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Wessex Youth Trust is the 1st November 2018. The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools pre-schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years. Applications from self-help organisa...

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