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Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 14th October 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Funding for Events and Festivals (Scotland) 14th October 2019

Grants of between £300 and £1500 are now available to organisations running accredited museums in Scotland to enable them to stage an event that is part of a wider local or regional event programme or festival. The Museums Galleries Scotland Festival Fund is designed to help museums to develop local and regional relationships in order to increase their audience development potential. Events included in the application must be open to members...

Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK) 14th October 2019

Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Microbiology Society who reside in the UK or Republic of I...

£200,000 Available for Projects that Support Veterans and their Families (Scotland) 14th October 2019

Scottish organisations working with veterans and their families are now able to apply for a share of £200,000 of funding. Funding is available for projects that provide new or innovative approaches to improving the lives of veterans and their families. It is particularly aimed at helping the veteran’s community overcome any disadvantage experienced as a result of service, as well as supporting projects that help veterans and their families...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 14th October 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 34 pages of the latest funding news.

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2019

Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be eligible for a grant. Projects invited to apply could benefit from grants that have previously ranged from £2,600 - £32,000. Projects supported will tackle the underlying problems in the local area and make a real long-term difference by transformi...

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 11th October 2019

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme has re-opened for applications. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 11th October 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 available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects...

Funding Available to Improve Air Quality (England) 11th October 2019

Local Authorities can apply for a share of £2 million to support a wide range of projects to help improve air quality across England. Applicants in previous years have been awarded funding to install electric vehicle charging points, improve cycling infrastructure and develop local online air quality resources. Since it was established, the Air Quality Grant scheme has awarded more than £61 million to a variety of projects, benefitting schoo...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 11th October 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 11th December 2019 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular proje...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support People Living with Dementia (UK) 10th October 2019

Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea for a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia can now apply for support of up to £100,000 of funding and business support. Funding is available from the Alzheimer’s Society Accelerator Programme to develop either products or services which during the 12 months will be developed and evaluated to ensure that they will...

Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire - Safer Communities Fund (West Yorkshire) 10th October 2019

Grants of up to £6,000 are now available to voluntary and community groups, charities and other not for profit groups in West Yorkshire. Funding is available from the Police and Crime Commissioner of West Yorkshire's Safer Communities Fund which is financed by monies recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The current round will focus on projects that tackle, prevent or support the following priorities: Road Safety, Burglary, Honour Based...

PRS Foundation – Resonate Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 10th October 2019

The PRS Foundation has announced that the Resonate fund has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to encourage professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to orchestras who commit to exploring contemporary UK repertoire as part of a season/tour and longer-term audience development programme. The Resonate fund is open to all full a...

Grants of up to £50,000 per Year Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (England and Wales) 10th October 2019

Registered charities can now apply for funding of up to £50,000 per annum for 1, 2 or 3 years for projects that work with some of the most disadvantaged 0-3 year olds in England and Wales. Grants provided will support work which improves the life chances of 0-3 year olds by investing in early intervention and preventative work. The funding has been made available by the Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust and previously supported projects have incl...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 10th October 2019

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events that promote an understanding of Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget....

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 9th October 2019

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is 12 noon on the...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 9th October 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 5th February 2020. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small...

The 2020 applications for Nuffield Research Placements are Due to Open on Monday 14 October 2019 (UK) 9th October 2019

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK will be able to apply for a bursary to develop their research and quantitative skills. Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social sci...

£5 Million Available to Work With Partners in Africa on Innovative Agriculture and Food Projects that Alleviate Poverty (UK / International) 9th October 2019

Organisations working with partners in Africa on innovative agriculture and food projects can apply to a £5million fund. Innovation in agriculture and food systems is low in developing countries, particularly in Africa where only 28% of farmland is planted with modern crops compared with 65% globally. The funding is being made available by the Department for International Development and the Global Challenges Research Fund and is managed by I...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 9th October 2019

Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in 2017 was £14,292. The closing date for applications is the 5pm...

Funding for Innovative Social Ideas (Wales) 8th October 2019

Community organisations and registered charities in Wales can now apply for a share of £1.5 million. Support is available for innovative projects that encourage positive social change. Grants are awarded for up to five years and can fund project activities, operating costs and organisational development costs. To be eligible, projects must be innovative and test new approaches which tackle a new or emerging issue or new approaches which aim t...

Community Shares Booster Programme (England) 8th October 2019

Funding is still available from the £3million Community Shares Booster programme which is being managed by Power to Change. This is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England. The programme provides existing community businesses that are either planning to make or have recently launched community shares offers with match funding of up to £100,000 in equity investment made on equal terms with o...

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants (England) 8th October 2019

From the 21st October 2019 charities and other local organisations in the South West, South East, London, Central and East of England can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects to address local housing issues. Support is available for housing projects that seek to help the most vulnerable; for example, helping people to keep their homes in difficult times; or working to ensure people thrive within their home environment. Projects that...

Home Secretary Launches £25 Million Fund to Prevent Burglary and Theft in Crime Hotspots (England and Wales) 8th October 2019

A new £25million fund has been announced to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime hotspots. The Safer Streets Fund has been made available by the Home Office and Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales will be able to apply for funding for measures aimed at preventing acquisitive crime in disproportionately affected areas. Initiatives could target vehicle theft, robbery or burglary, among other crimes, and could i...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 8th October 2019

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Fermanagh & Omag, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Newry, Mourne & Down, West Lothian, North East Lincolnshire, Wakefield and Wolverhampton can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants o...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 8th October 2019

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 43 is open to applications for events from January 2020 onwards. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the citie...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 7th October 2019

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include community and voluntary...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 7th October 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 (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation m...

Funding for STEM Enrichment and Enhancement Activities in Schools (UK) 7th October 2019

The Royal Institution (Ri) is offering UK state schools grants of up to £500 to host STEM Enrichment and Enhancement activity for their teachers and students. Funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the scheme is designed to help integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development. Activities enrich or go beyond the curriculum and often use resources...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 7th October 2019

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 categories: small grants - up to £2,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects inc...

Chronicle Sunshine Fund (North East) 7th October 2019

Parents and carers of a child under the age of 19 living with a disability in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham can now apply for funding to purchase equipment such as specialist beds, wheelchairs, trikes, IT and sensory equipment that is not available through the NHS, local authorities or any other sources. Organisations and schools may also apply on the child’s behalf. For most individual applications the full cost of the equ...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 7th October 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th February 2020 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent li...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 4th October 2019

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Gree...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 4th October 2019

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can l...

Lake District Foundation Fund (North West) 4th October 2019

Community groups and small charities in Cumbria can now apply for up to £2500 of funding for projects lasting no more than 2 years that promote sustainable development in the Lake District. To be eligible projects should focus on at least one of the following: The Environment; Wildlife; Cultural Heritage of the Lake District and Cumbria. Funding has been made available by the Lake District Foundation which promotes the Lake District and Cumbr...

High Sheriff Calls for Applications (Essex) 4th October 2019

Voluntary and community organisations in Essex can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for community initiatives that address crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour. The funding has been made available from the High Sheriff’s Fund which is being managed by the Essex Community Foundation. Projects that have received funding previously include a personal safety scheme for older people, educating young people about the dangers of c...

Grants of up to £10 Million Available to Develop New and more Efficient Ways to Produce the UK’s Food (UK) 4th October 2019

The UK Government has announced that up to £20 million of grant funding is available to businesses to develop new and more efficient ways to produce the UK’s food. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production Challenge will invest in large scale and ambitious projects that help UK food production break out of a traditional land-based model and move towards a sustainable position of net-zero emissions. Areas of work co...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 4th October 2019

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eli...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 3rd October 2019

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2020.

Historic England - National Capacity Building Programme (England) 3rd October 2019

Historic England has announced that the National Capacity Building Programme is now open for applications. Funding is available for England wide activities and projects that promote the conservation, understanding and sustainable management and development of the historic environment. Applications must refer to the Historic England Corporate Plan, and identify how they will align with Historic England’s strategic objectives and activities. A...

Grants of up to £30,000 to Apply Collective Intelligence to Solve Social Challenges (UK) 3rd October 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are now available for non-profit organisations, charities, academic institutions, private companies, community organisations and local authorities to help grow the field of collective intelligence design. The funding is being managed by Nesta as part of the £500,000 Collective Intelligence Programme and will support experiments that help generate new insight and knowledge on how to design and apply collective intellig...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Provide Short Breaks for Disabled Young People (Scotland) 3rd October 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are now available to charities and voluntary organisations in Scotland working to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for disabled children and young people (aged 20 and under). A total of £1.1million is being made available through The Better Breaks programme managed by Shared Care Scotland. The programme funds a wide range of short breaks projects and activities. These can include breaks away (i.e...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 3rd October 2019

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 2nd October 2019

Armed Forces charities and other organisations can apply for grants of up to a maximum of £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families. The funding can last for up to three years. In the last year the Foundation awarded almost £500,000 by way of grants and donations to over 50 small charities. Many of the charities supported are smaller bodies that cannot afford marketing te...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2nd October 2019

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 2nd October 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available t...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 2nd October 2019

Grants are available to not for profit organisations and schools in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset in the South West of England for welfare and art projects which help to improve the quality of local life. Grants can cover the core running costs or project costs of small established organisations who have a proven record of making a significant difference. For example, Dartington Hall trust received a grant to support a b...

Funding for Hospital Parent and Carer Rooms (UK) 2nd October 2019

All UK hospitals with a PICU (a ward specialising in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of children with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs) are invited to apply via their hospital charity for grants of up to £20,000 to renovate or create parent and carer rooms. Up to £1,500 (which will be deducted from the total grant amount) may be available in advance towards the costs of designing a room. Offered by the Tr...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 2nd October 2019

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full publi...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (Glasgow and West Central Scotland) 1st October 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and West Central Scotland to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Previous projects supported have included wheelchair sports clubs and special Olympics events. Applicants to the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund must be located where there is currently an Aldi store. T...

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 1st October 2019

Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation working within an NGO or a university research department can apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years conservation and/or research work. High priority will be given to gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work; using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy or d...

Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK) 1st October 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organi...

Funding Available to Improve the Yorkshire Landscape (Yorkshire) 1st October 2019

Community groups, schools and voluntary groups in Yorkshire who need support for initiatives such as improving wildlife areas, running outdoor education activities, creating tree trails or orchards or regenerating local woodland can now apply for grants of up to £4000. The Trees for Life Fund will support projects that increase tree cover, improve access to woodland, enhance habitats and provide environmental education. The next closing date...

Grenfell Young People’s Fund Opens for Applications (London) 1st October 2019

The London Community Foundation has announced that organisations directly supporting children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to three years. The Grenfell Young People’s Fund aims to improve the lives of children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. This can include improving the wellbeing of young people; ensuring that young people are engaged, empo...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 1st October 2019

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund has opened for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to fu...

British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Opens for Application (UK) 30th September 2019

The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. The scheme offers £500-£1,000 grants to community groups that run their own science activities during British Science Week (6-15 March 2020) aimed at audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity during. This can include people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME); people with low socioeconomic status, inclu...

British Science Week 2020 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK) 30th September 2019

The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week are now open for applications. As part of the British Science Week (BSW), which is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths; state funded schools in challenging circumstances can apply for grants to organise their own science and engineering events. To be eligible students must be from a school that fulfils one or more of the fol...

£30 million for Low Carbon Projects (Scotland) 30th September 2019

A new £30 million fund is now available to businesses and organisations in Scotland for innovative solutions to heat buildings. The fund will provide financial assistance for up to 50% of the total eligible costs of a capital project, up to a maximum of £10 million, where that project can demonstrate innovative and low carbon ways of heating buildings, including heat pumps, as well as supporting industrial projects focused on reducing emissi...

Support for Survivors of Abuse (Scotland) 30th September 2019

Scottish registered charities, community-based organisations and eligible social enterprises offering emotional and practical support to survivors of childhood abuse can now apply for a share of a new £10 million fund. The funding aims to help organisations to improve access to services which can reduce the inequalities and disadvantage experienced as a result of childhood abuse. The support can range from individual talking therapies and gro...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th September 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 contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given...

Funding to Overcome Severe and Multiple and Severe Disadvantage (Southward and Lambeth) 27th September 2019

Charities with a turnover of between £25,000 and £300,000 operating in Southward and Lambeth can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years for projects that bring communities together, helping residents overcome severe and multiple challenges. The funding is unrestricted, which means that they can be used by the charity in a way they choose. The funding is being made available through the Peter Minet Trust. There...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 27th September 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 4th December 2019.The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; Music; and Medical Research Travel grants. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or...

Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme (London) 27th September 2019

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 project will need to be Clarion residents. The funding is being provided through the Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme and is designed to support Clarion residents of all ages to get and stay online and to use the internet as an everyday tool,...

Grants for Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 27th September 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 support low-carbon behaviour changes, increase climate literacy and reduce carbon emissions. The funding could be used, for example, organising a community consultation event and survey work, engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development o...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 27th September 2019

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 26th September 2019

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

Funding of up to £15,000 Available to Enhance Green Spaces in the City of London (London) 26th September 2019

Voluntary organisations, charities and community interest companies can now apply for funding of between £2,000 and £15,000 for projects which will impact the City of London Corporations green spaces. Projects should address one of the following themes: Connecting communities with their green spaces; improving the conservation value of green spaces; improving knowledge of the biodiversity of green spaces; improving mental health through the...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Community Projects (London) 26th September 2019

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are now available to charities, CIC’s, CIO’s and voluntary organisations working for the benefit of communities or beneficiaries within the City of London and its housing estates across London. The Stronger Communities Fund is part of the City of London Corporation Central Grants programme and has been separated into the following sub-themes: Developing stronger neighbourhoods and communities; and promo...

Bath & West Community Energy Fund Grant (South West) 26th September 2019

Local community projects in Bath and the surrounding area, including West Wiltshire, and in South Somerset working to reduce carbon emissions and/or tackle fuel poverty can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5000. Funding has been made available by the Bath and West Community Energy fund which is the mechanism through which Bath and West Community Energy distributes surplus income for community benefit. Priority will be given to appl...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 26th September 2019

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 75% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available to Develop Citizen Science (UK) 25th September 2019

A new £400,000 fund will be launched to encourage researchers and innovators to experiment with citizen science. Citizen science is an important way in which diverse groups of people can participate and collaborate in research and innovation. This could include crowdsourcing data, working with volunteers to analyse existing datasets, collaborating with communities in designing research programmes, and approaches to innovation that involves di...

£40 Million Available to Develop Ideas that could help Older People Enjoy Active Lives (UK) 25th September 2019

Businesses and public sector organisations of any size can now apply for a share of £40 million to develop ideas that could help people to enjoy healthier and more active lives in older age. Rising life expectancy poses significant challenges for health services. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to £2 million to invest in stage 1 of the Healthy Ageing Trailblazers competition which aims to establish large, multi-disci...

Grants of up to £2,500 Available to Reduce Crime and Disorder (Cumbria) 25th September 2019

Grants of up to £2,500 are now available to community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, charities, voluntary groups and schools in Cumbria for projects that reduce crime and disorder in local areas The funding is being made available through the Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund which distributes funds accumulated as a result of the disposal of property coming into the possession of the police and the proceeds from...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 25th September 2019

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 25th September 2019

Charitable organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to 3 years to increase their capacity to deliver quality services. Grants can cover running costs and core salaries for not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 who work in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside. This is Round 3 of the Greggs...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 24th September 2019

The School Holiday Activity Fund has grants available to help charities and state schools deliver activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. Up to £4,000 is available for act...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 24th September 2019

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools (including middle schools), occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The fundi...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 24th September 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 £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterw...

National Lottery Community Fund Announces New £7.5 Million Fund (UK) 24th September 2019

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that it will be making a special £7.5 million pot of funding available to mark The National Lottery’s 25th birthday. The fund, CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994. Thanks to National Lottery players, £40 billion has been raised for good causes so far, funding over half a million (...

Funding for Front of House Theatre Lighting (UK) 24th September 2019

Not-for-profit theatres, both amateur and professional, with less than a 500-seat capacity can now apply for the opportunity for a full upgrade to their Front-of-House lights. The funding is provided by a partnership between the Theatres Trust and GDS, who manufacture LED lighting equipment and controls, and will allow one theatre to benefit from a full upgrade to its front-of-house lights. The GDS Front of House fund will deliver a complete s...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses to Improve their Trading (England) 23rd September 2019

Community Businesses in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve their income from trading and to improve their impact and sustainability. The funding which is being provided through the Community Business Trade Up Programme aims to enhance the skills of those who run Community businesses. In addition to the grants, the scheme includes a learning programme of 12 days spread over nine months. The closing date for application...

Funding Available to Support the Adoption of Ebikes and Ecargo Bikes (Scotland) 23rd September 2019

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups to support the adoption of e-bikes and ecargo bikes as an alternative to car journeys. The funding which is being made available through Transport Scotland is providing grants of up to £25,000 towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial e-bikes (Category A fund);...

National Express Foundation Grants (West Midlands, East London & South Essex) 23rd September 2019

Community groups and education institutions in the former West Midlands county and in the areas of East London and South Essex, can apply for funding for projects that support young people to continue with their education and positively engage with their communities. Colleges and universities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year to distribute to disadvantaged students as bursaries to complete higher education courses; and Community...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (London East) 23rd September 2019

The Health Lottery London East has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups in certain areas of East London for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations,...

Grant Programme for Arts Award Centres (UK) 23rd September 2019

Arts Award Centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue can apply for grants of between £100 and £1,500 to support their work. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in the UK with priority given to those working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used to support the organisation to pilot, embed or develo...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 20th September 2019

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 20th September 2019

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. For 2018/2019 applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applicati...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK) 20th September 2019

Local authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue services or UK based registered charities can now apply for funding to improve road safety. Projects should either be pilots, trials or evaluation of a practical road safety intervention. All projects should link to local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures and should have the potential to be scalable. The Road Safety Trus...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 20th September 2019

Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them to implement a step change in their development. The aim is to provide core funding to support organisations to build increased sustainability for the future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community inter...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 20th September 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 9th January 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church tr...

Funding to Improve Cycling Facilities in Universities and Colleges (Scotland) 19th September 2019

Colleges and Universities in Scotland who are actively working to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy travel choice for students and staff can now apply for capital funding of up to £25,000. Funding is available to improve cycling facilities and physical infrastructure, such as cycle parking, signage and changing facilities. The funding is available through Transport for Scotland’s Campus Development Fund and the closing date for...

UK Aid Match Opens for Applications (UK) 19th September 2019

UK Aid has announced that the UK Aid Match programme is open for applications. UK Aid Match brings charities, the British public and the UK government together to change the lives of the worlds poorest and most vulnerable people. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal by an individual living in the UK, the UK government will also contribute £1 of UK aid up to £2million. To be eligible to apply for UK Aid Match funding, the ap...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group...

Comic Relief Community Fund Launched (England) 19th September 2019

Comic Relief has launched its Community Fund. Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding to help them develop their organisation through a Capacity Building Grant of up to £500 or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant of up to £4,000. This new funding programme aims deliver long lasting community driven change. Both funding programmes accept applications on a rolling basis...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 19th September 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. To be eligible, projects need to address one of three themes: Skills; Employment; or Health. Grant requests can include a maximum of £2,000 capital costs. A total of £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects. To apply, organisations need to complete an...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 18th September 2019

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 the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which receiv...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 18th September 2019

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund.  The aim of the fund is to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application to be successful it must meet at least one of the following objectives: bring the c...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Mus...

Funding for Museums to Purchase Equipment (Scotland) 17th September 2019

Independent accredited museums in Scotland can apply for grants to purchase small equipment. This can include items such as ICT, audio-visual, environmental monitoring or collections care equipment. Organisations can apply for £300 to £600 (up to 100% of total purchase costs).  The funding is being made available through the Museums, Galleries Scotland Purchase Fund.  This is a rolling fund to which applications can be accepted at any time...