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Funding to Support Migrant and Refugee Charities Affected by the Pandemic (England) 14th August 2020

The Barrow Cadbury Trust has re-opened the COVID-19 Support Fund. The fund provides emergency response funding to organisations suffering acute financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic...

Funding to Support Dairy Farmers Affected by the Coronavirus - Deadline Extended (England) 14th August 2020

Dairy farmers in England can apply for government funding of up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to sustain their business. The aim of the fund is t...

Enovert Community Trust (England) 14th August 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 11th December 2020. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects,...

Grants for Community Based Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 14th August 2020

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 that would support...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 14th August 2020

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fun...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 14th August 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 19th October 2020. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make i...

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Phoenix Fund Opens for Applications (England) 2020-08-12

The National Lottery Community Fund together with the Global Fund for Children have launched a new £1.4 million fund. The Phoenix Fund, which is now open for applications, will provide grants of...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 2020-08-12

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50....

Apply for up to £20,000 from Postcode Neighbourhood Trust (Great Britain) 2020-08-05

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust has re-opened for applications until the 19th August 2020. The Trust aims to provide funding in Great Britain to organisations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loca...

National Lottery Announces Changes to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (England) 2020-08-04

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the deadline for applying to Government allocation of funding to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) is 12 noon on the 17th August 2...

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Arts, Culture & Heritage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 14th August 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 19th October 2020. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make i...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 14th August 2020

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viab...

Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund (England) 12th August 2020

Arts Council England has announced thatits new Culture Recovery Fund has opened for applications. The fund will make grants of between £50,000 to £3 million to cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure. The type of organisations that can apply include Cult...

Theatre Reopening Fund (UK) 11th August 2020

The UK Theatres Trust has announced that in response to the Coronavirus, they have repurposed the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (Theatre Reopening Fund) to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing me...

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Business Development
Business Development
Funding to Support Dairy Farmers Affected by the Coronavirus - Deadline Extended (England) 14th August 2020

Dairy farmers in England can apply for government funding of up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to sustain their business. The aim of the fund is t...

Round 2 of the Social Enterprise Support Fund Opens for Applications (England) 13th August 2020

Social Enterprises affected by the Coronavirus pandemic can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000. To be eligible for support social enterprises must have been incorporated for at least a year and most of their beneficiaries need to be in England. In addition, the social enterprise’s annual income must have b...

Zoo Animals Fund Opens for Applications (England) 10th August 2020

The new fund will provide funding of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund also offers grants to support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potenti...

Grants of up to £1 Million Available for the Recovery of Foundation Industries (UK) 10th August 2020

UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries such as cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and bulk chemicals. Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through Innovate UK to invest in innovative resea...

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Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 11th August 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years to help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the ba...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 10th August 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 30th October 2020. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 ha...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 6th August 2020

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil t...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 6th August 2020

Grant of up to £500 are available to individuals aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change in the issues that matter to them. The funding can be used by individuals to get their idea up and running and will help cover some of those costs. In addition, business support is available for those who decide to turn their idea...

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Community Development
Community Development
Enovert Community Trust (England) 14th August 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 11th December 2020. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects,...

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund (Wales) 13th August 2020

Viridor has committed to make £50,000 a year available for the Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community to support projects across Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan. This scheme will be funded for the next 25 years. Charities, and properly constituted not-for-profit groups, can apply for funding of...

Round 2 of the Social Enterprise Support Fund Opens for Applications (England) 13th August 2020

Social Enterprises affected by the Coronavirus pandemic can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000. To be eligible for support social enterprises must have been incorporated for at least a year and most of their beneficiaries need to be in England. In addition, the social enterprise’s annual income must have b...

Phoenix Fund Opens for Applications (England) 12th August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund together with the Global Fund for Children have launched a new £1.4 million fund. The Phoenix Fund, which is now open for applications, will provide grants of up to £20,0000 to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their commun...

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Education and Training
Education and Training
Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme (London) 11th August 2020

Not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to provide social housing residents with digital skills. To be eligible for grant funding the majority of beneficiaries of the pr...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 11th August 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 6th August 2020

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil t...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 4th August 2020

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affec...

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Employment
Employment
Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 11 or Older (UK) 16th July 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 o...

Funding to Create Green Jobs Following the Coronavirus Pandemic (England) 3rd July 2020

Charities and environmental organisations will be able to apply for a share of £40 million to create thousands of new jobs to help the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The UK Governments £40 Million Green Challenge Fund will support projects to restore nature and tackle climate change by creating a...

Funding to Promote Sustainable Economic Growth and Jobs in Coastal Communities (Wales) 19th June 2020

Charities, voluntary and community organisations, and public or private sector organisations, can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 for projects which deliver economic growth and regeneration in either coastal communities or town centre areas in coastal communities in Wales. The funding is being made availab...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 4th June 2020

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 2020. 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...

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Energy, Environment and Transport
Energy, Environment and Transport
Grants for Community Based Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 14th August 2020

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 that would support...

Enovert Community Trust (England) 14th August 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 11th December 2020. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing commun...

Funding for Affordable Clean Energy Solutions (International) 7th August 2020

£20 million of UK aid funding is available to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for low carbon, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Solutions must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing provision...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 5th August 2020

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support of up to £1,500 for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th September 2020. The funding is available to registered or recognised charit...

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Health, Justice and Welfare
Health, Justice and Welfare
Funding to Support Migrant and Refugee Charities Affected by the Pandemic (England) 14th August 2020

The Barrow Cadbury Trust has re-opened the COVID-19 Support Fund. The fund provides emergency response funding to organisations suffering acute financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th August 2020

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will gr...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 13th August 2020

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The funding is being made available through London Catalyst which runs a number of different grant making programmes. The next grant scrutiny...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 13th August 2020

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those wit...

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Housing
Housing
Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants to £18,000 (England) 12th August 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that grants available to help communities in urban and deprived areas plan their local neighbourhoods will almost double to £1...

Emergency Funding for Homeless Organisations (UK) 6th August 2020

Local homelessness organisations that require emergency financial assistance can apply for grants of up to £100,000 to the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund. A total funding pot of £5.5 million is available. The funding aims to provide emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations, preventing closure...

£266 million Housing Fund for Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 22nd July 2020

The UK Government has announced a £266 million housing fund for rough sleepers and vulnerable people. The Next Steps Accommodation Programme makes funding available to councils and their local partners to help break the cycle of homelessness by ensuring as few people as possible helped off the streets and into emergency acco...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 22nd June 2020

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
Grants of up to £1 Million Available for the Recovery of Foundation Industries (UK) 10th August 2020

UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries such as cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metal...

Funding for Affordable Clean Energy Solutions (International) 7th August 2020

£20 million of UK aid funding is available to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for low carbon, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Solutions must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing provision...

National Space Innovation Programme Launched (UK) 7th August 2020

A new £15 million National Space Innovation Programme has launched to help the UK compete more effectively on the world stage with other countries. As part of the programme, the UK Space Agency is inviting proposals for high-risk, high-reward projects to develop new technologies, products or services with the potential to...

Advanced Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 31st July 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Advanced Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 28th August 2020. The awards are aimed at building sustained relationships between small and medium-sized companies and universities or Further Education colleges in Scotland who may have prev...

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International
International
Volant Trust Announces Launch of Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 12th August 2020

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community...

Funding for Affordable Clean Energy Solutions (International) 7th August 2020

£20 million of UK aid funding is available to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for low carbon, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Solutions must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing provision...

Funding to Improve the Quality of Life of Forcibly Displaced People (UK / International) 27th July 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to small charities and other non-profit organisations for projects which help forcibly displaced people and their host communities, as well as people at acute risk of displacement due to the effects of climate change. Through the JAC Trust’s Climate Change and Displaced People Grant P...

Defra's Darwin Initiative Announces New Funding Round (UK) 24th July 2020

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) Darwin Initiative which aims to help developing countries to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty is now open to applications for three of its programmes. Funding of between £50,000 and £500,000 is available for ‘Main Projects’ which tackle key threat...

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Land Buildings and Equipment
Land Buildings and Equipment
Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 14th August 2020

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fun...

Theatre Reopening Fund (UK) 11th August 2020

The UK Theatres Trust has announced that in response to the Coronavirus, they have repurposed the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (Theatre Reopening Fund) to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing me...

B&Q Community Reuse Scheme (UK) 29th July 2020

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 17th July 2020

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and acc...

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Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration
Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants to £18,000 (England) 12th August 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that grants available to help communities in urban and deprived areas plan their local neighbourhoods will almost double to £1...

Funding for Community Nature Projects (Wales) 27th July 2020

Community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a share of £1 million in funding to enable communities in Wales to acquire, restore and enhance nature. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available for projects that can be seen "from your doorstep". This means where people live, work, access pub...

Funding to Promote Sustainable Economic Growth and Jobs in Coastal Communities (Wales) 19th June 2020

Charities, voluntary and community organisations, and public or private sector organisations, can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 for projects which deliver economic growth and regeneration in either coastal communities or town centre areas in coastal communities in Wales. The funding is being made availab...

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (UK) 4th July 2019

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income. The aim is to generate a regular income that allows community organisati...

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Rural Development
Rural Development
Funding to Support Dairy Farmers Affected by the Coronavirus - Deadline Extended (England) 14th August 2020

Dairy farmers in England can apply for government funding of up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to sustain their business. The aim of the fund is t...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 4th June 2020

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can 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 farms, Federations of Young...

Agricultural Bursaries for Undergraduate Students (UK) 3rd June 2020

Undergraduate students starting university in September 2020 can now apply for a £5,000 bursary from the Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund to promote sustainable farming. The Sustainable Agriculture Bursary is available to prospective undergraduate students who have a genuine interest in a career in farming, agricu...

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...

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Schools and Colleges
Schools and Colleges
Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 13th August 2020

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project c...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 11th August 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 10th August 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 30th October 2020. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 ha...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th August 2020

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East P...

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Sports and Leisure
Sports and Leisure
Enovert Community Trust (England) 14th August 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 11th December 2020. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects,...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 13th August 2020

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grant...

£10 Million Fund to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 31st July 2020

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for funding to improve the environments where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in facilities and equipment ahead of England hosting the 2021 Rugby League World Cup that create environments that are access...

£15 Million Investment to Improve Dedicated Cycling Facilities (England) 30th July 2020

British Cycling and Sport England are working closely to develop a national network of cycling facilities across England through a £15 million investment programme from the UK Government. The Places to Ride programme will provide funding to any not-for-profit organisation that is developing cycling activity in their communit...

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