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Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Move to Digital Learning (UK) 30th March 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to vocational training providers who need to move to digital delivery methods in order to keep their learners engaged. The funding has been made available as existing face to face delivery models have been restricted, as a result of Covid-19 and the closure of training facilities. This is a very targeted funding programme aimed at projects that can be implemented quickly. The funding is available to cha...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 30th March 2020

Not for profit organisations working solely to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders can apply for grants to help them to implement changes to enhance their long term sustainability. Grants ranging from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years are available. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office. The funding is being made...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 30th March 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s DFID. Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Projects supported will be working to streng...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 30th March 2020

From the 1st May 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects invo...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 30th March 2020

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 1st September 2020. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants. The Trust makes grants to...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 30th March 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureau, charities, etc in London and the South East of England that provide free legal advice services. The funding is being made available through the London Legal Support Trust, which is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need ti...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 29th March 2020

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 week's Newsletter contains 32 pages of the latest funding news.

Funding to Provide Support for Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull) 27th March 2020

The Two Ridings Community Foundation has announced an emergency fund to help those affected by the coronavirus in North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull. Small charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 from the Two Ridings Community Foundation Coronavirus Community Fund. The fund has two streams of activity and groups can only apply for up...

Funding to Provide Support for Vulnerable Groups and Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (Devon) 27th March 2020

Charities and community organisations can apply for funding to help the most vulnerable affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Devon. Through the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, the Devon Community Foundation will provide support in two stages: response and recovery. Initially, funding will be provided to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups which will be older people who are most seriously affected by social isola...

Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK) 27th March 2020

Grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 are now available to commercial and not-for-profit organisations of any size to support clothing or linen waste textile recycling and re-use. The aim is to keep waste textiles out of landfill so that it remains a valuable resource. WRAP is offering a total of £1.5 million in grants for projects that use innovative ideas, technologies and equipment, and that fit a range of criteria, including demonstra...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) 27th March 2020

The Quartet Community Foundation has announced emergency funding to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Funding of up to £5,000 for a single organisation and up to £20,000 for partnerships is available to small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims to help vulnerable groups including the elderly (aged...

Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 27th March 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for small one-off projects lasting up to one year that promote the life-chances of children and young people through education and family support. State schools; Independent schools with charitable status; Local authorities; Exempt and Registered charities and national organisations with a track record and reputation of working to benefit children and young people can apply. The work must be carried out in...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 27th March 2020

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisation...

Arts Council England – Covid19 Funding Support (England) 26th March 2020

Arts Council England (ACE) has made £160m of emergency funding available to organisations and individuals who will need it during the Covid-19 crisis. It has also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of funding. These emergency funding streams will be open to applications in the near future. The Arts Council will make £90m available to its National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and is...

Funding to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation (Tower Hamlets) 26th March 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects that tackle loneliness and social isolation within the borough of Tower Hamlets. The funding will support local actions that help people to connect with each other, enjoy each other’s company and enhance their quality of life. This can include activities such as volunteer befrienders, support to use the internet, projects to increase confidence in you...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 26th March 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 26th March 2020

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 24th August 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000....

Small Grants for Organisations with an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 26th March 2020

Small not for profit organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London can apply for grants of £1,000 and £10,000 per year for up to three years. Grants can cover capital or revenue costs. Projects supported will include greening and growing projects which bring communities together and improve the local environment and those that enable disadvantaged people to actively participate in the arts, sports and health and...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities and Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales) 25th March 2020

The Steve Morgan Foundation has announced an emergency hardship fund for those affected by the coronavirus in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside. Funding of up to £1 million per week for twelve weeks is available to charities and not-for-profit organisations to help with the costs of additional emergency services to support people affected by the coronavirus. The Steve Morgan Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Fund will help those affected by th...

New Funding Programme Announced to Keep Children Safe from Crime and Violence (UK) 25th March 2020

A new £6 million fund has been launched to support organisations working to prevent youth offending and make communities safer. Comic Relief and the Youth Endowment Fund have joined forces to help keep children safe from violence by co-designing a new funding programme with help from young people affected by youth violence; and those organisations and individuals with experience of prevention. The programme will aim to ensure that children mo...

Funding to Support NHS Mental Health and Well Being Projects (County Durham and Darlington) 25th March 2020

Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support mental health and wellbeing projects that enhance the work of the NHS in County Durham and Darlington. Registered charities, volunteer-led organisations, Social enterprises, and other organisations with clear charitable purposes can apply for funding for both one year and two-year projects of up to £10,000 per year from the NHS Health Improvement Fund. Projects to reduce smoking, create smoke...

New £3 Million Fund to Boost Health in Disadvantaged Areas (England) 25th March 2020

The King's Fund in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3 million Healthy Communities Together programme to empower voluntary and community sector organisations and the local health and care sector to work together to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities. The programme consists of two phases. In phase 1, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding and a package of learning and...

Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales) 25th March 2020

The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 25th March 2020

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 5th June 2020 for the next trustees meeting...

Funding to Help Entrepreneurs Start Up and Grow their Organisation (UK) 24th March 2020

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland have announced that the Social Entrepreneurs Programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £1,000 and £7,000 are available to individuals with an interest in helping people or improving the environment develop the skills, strengths and networks necessary to start up and grow social enterprises, charities, and community projects. People with all abilities and from all backgrounds are invite...

Funding to Bring Communities Together (Bradford) 24th March 2020

Legally constituted organisations can apply for grants of between £2,500 to £5,000 to fund projects that will benefit the local community in Bradford by bringing people from different backgrounds and communities together. This could include projects that help refugee and asylum seekers overcome language barriers and finding work, creating opportunities to help people participate in community and civic life, projects that address racial or r...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 24th March 2020

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually av...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 24th March 2020

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 24th August 2020. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which po...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 24th March 2020

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities, including training for teachers and supply cover, reciprocal visits to international partners schools, and hosting community events. Individual schools can also apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop partnership activities with existing or new partner schools...

Taking Teaching Further (England) 23rd March 2020

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round 3 of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open. The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative that will support Further Education (FE) Colleges and Sixth Forms to recruit people with industry experience to retrain as FE teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-d...

Funding to Encourage Young People with Experience of Care to Share Their Views (Scotland) 23rd March 2020

Young people aged between 18-35 who currently live in Scotland and have at least three months experience of the care system can now apply for grants of between £100 and £2,000 to attend events such as workshops, seminars, network events and national gatherings, where they can contribute to discussions either as a participant or as a presenter. The funding is being made available through the Life Changes Trust’s Conference Grant which aims...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 23rd March 2020

Registered charities and organisations with a charitable purpose within the greater Bristol area can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Society of Merchant Venturers Charity. The primary areas supported are social needs; youth; education; environment; social enterprise; health care; culture and the arts; and projects that will benefit greater Bristol and its economic development. The charity meets four times a year, typically in J...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 23rd March 2020

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 2020. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. 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 the...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 23rd March 2020

Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The funding can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust in partnership wit...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 23rd March 2020

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equip...

Funding of £8 million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK) 20th March 2020

The Home Office has announced a further £8 million of funding to help vulnerable EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. Charities and local authorities can apply for further funding to provide face-to-face, online and telephone support which may include legal support, caseworker services or general advice as either individual or in group...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Community Projects (London) 20th March 2020

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...

£6.5 Million Fund Launched to Increase the Use of Recycled Materials (Wales) 20th March 2020

The Welsh Government has launched a new £6.5 million fund to increase the use of recycled materials. The £6.5 million fund will offer grants to businesses of any size seeking capital investment funding to increase their use of recycled materials in manufactured products, components or packaging. Eligible businesses may either apply for a small scale grant from approximately £25,000 up to €200,000 or a ‘large scale’ grant from €200,0...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (North-East Scotland and the Highlands) 20th March 2020

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in North-East Scotland and the Highlands 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 st...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 20th March 2020

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation 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 last between 12...

Grants of up to £5,00 to Provide Practical Support for the Homeless (Leeds) 19th March 2020

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Big Change Leeds Fund to help provide practical support to meet the needs of people in Leeds who are homeless, rough sleeping or in need. The fund will enable those working with individuals in or displaced from the City Centre to feel safe and supported. Funding is being made available via donations to the Big C...

Funding to Promote Coastal Economic Growth and Regeneration (Wales) 19th March 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund will re-open applications to the Coastal Communities Fund on the 1st April 2020. This funding round will apply to Wales only. The Community Fund provides grants to support the economic development of UK coastal communities. Public, private and not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 for projects that will support the economic development of coastal communities i...

Funding to Provide Support for Vulnerable People Affected by the Coronavirus (Northern Ireland) 19th March 2020

The Community Foundation Northern Ireland has made grants of £2,500 available to community groups that are helping people aged 50 and over who are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. The aim of the Coronavirus Community Fund is to offer emergency funding to deal with issues which are arising due to the virus and the need for self-isolation. The focus will be on reducing the potential for loneliness and the feeling of isolation, ensuring the...

Funding of Up to £500,000 Available to Encourage Female Innovators (UK) 19th March 2020

Funding of £500,000 is being made available to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators, helping them develop their ideas and expand their businesses. Grants of £50,000 each and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support are offered to female inventors to develop solutions that tackle major economic and societal change, such as climate change, developing new treatments and services for healthcare patien...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 19th March 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 22nd May 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 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, E...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 19th March 2020

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets,...

Funding for Young Entrepreneurs (UK) 18th March 2020

Innovate UK has announced the launch of its £2.2 million Young Innovators Programme in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. Through the programme, grants of £5,000, as well as one-on-one coaching and an allowance to cover living costs, will be available to 18-30 year olds with a creative and ground-breaking business idea. Studies from Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation support organisation, shows that half of young people in th...

Funding to Explore Innovative Approaches to Target Mental Health for Students (England) 18th March 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has made £1 million available to tackle some of the barriers faced by groups of students who may be at risk of poor mental health. Higher education providers can apply for grants of between £70,00 and £200,000 for projects which provide innovative approaches to improving mental health for students and aim to strengthen links between the health and higher education sector. The projects should focus on...

Funding to Inspire and Motivate Young People (London and Essex) 18th March 2020

Small grants of up to £750 are now available to schools, colleges, youth clubs and other not for profit organisations who work with young people aged 11-25. The Leader Award Grant programme is being made available by the Jack Petchey Foundation which was set up to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential. The grant can be used in whatever way the organisation feels would benefit...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 18th March 2020

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 3rd June 2020 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 project or...

Charities Encouraged to Apply to the £15 Million Tampon Tax Fund (UK) 17th March 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that it is inviting large charities to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Applications should be for £1 million or more. The aim of the Tampon Tax Fund is to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing. Charities that successfully bid for funding are expected to dist...

Grants for Community Based Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 17th March 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 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 or...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 17th March 2020

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The fundi...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (West Midlands) 17th March 2020

The Health Lottery West Midland has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in certain areas of the West Midlands region of England for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-p...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 17th March 2020

Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available thr...

Apply for Grants of up to £50,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & Surrey) 17th March 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 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 eligible the project needs to be located in one or more of the 32 London Boroughs and/or the City of London, Surrey, South North...

Sustainable Agriculture Bursary for Undergraduate Students (UK) 16th March 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, agriculture or a related field and have confirmed the Royal Agricultural University or the University of Reading as their firs...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & Surrey) 16th March 2020

Grants of between £50,001 and £250,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports and leisure facilities in London and Surrey. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) that have already shown a commitment to encouraging and supporting people who are not physically active to participate in sporting activities. To be eligible, applicants must have in place robust busine...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 16th March 2020

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...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 16th March 2020

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. A total of £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects. To apply, organisations need to complete an eligibility survey to determine whether the applicant organis...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th March 2020

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...

GEM Radio and Free Radio – Cash For Kids (East and West Midlands) 13th March 2020

Gem Radio working in partnership with Free Radio are making grants of up to £2,000 available to individuals, groups or children’s charities who support local young people who are ill, disabled, disadvantaged, suffer abuse or neglect or who simply need additional support. They provide funding through the Cash for Kids grant scheme which is part of Bauer Radio’s network of local charities which operate across twenty-two areas around the UK....

Funding to Bring Communities Together Through Food (UK) 13th March 2020

The Soil Association has announced that schools, nurseries, charities, care homes, community groups, housing associations and other not-for-profit organisations in specific location within the UK can now apply for small grants of between £50 and £150 to host Food for Life Get Togethers events. The aim of these events is to use the power of good food to connect people of all ages and from different backgrounds to get more people eating healt...

Funding to Champion the Rights of Deaf and Disabled People (London) 13th March 2020

Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPPOs) in London can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to champion the rights of Deaf and Disabled people. The fund is being made available by Trust for London and City Bridge Trust as part of Phase 2 of their Strengthening Voices, Realising Rights Initiative. The aim of the fund is to assist DPPOs in their work to tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality that Deaf and Disabled people face...

Magic Little Grants 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 13th March 2020

Online fundraising platform Localgiving has announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme is now open for applications. Small charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £500 to support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000 or be in their first year of operation. A total of 900 grants will be av...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 13th March 2020

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...

Funding to Bring Communities Together Regardless of Faith or Race (England) 12th March 2020

The Ministry of Housing has launched a £2 million Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme to support projects that bring communities together, regardless of faith or race. Charities and other established community organisations as well as consortiums can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 for projects lasting nine months The aim of the scheme is to support organisations that are working to bring different faith and ethnic gr...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 12th March 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 accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will re...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 12th March 2020

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and proje...

Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (London) 12th March 2020

Professional Theatre Companies in London can apply for grants of £250 - £2000 through the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. Each year, the Foundation awards between twenty and thirty grants to smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London. There are two rounds of funding, with deadlines in February and August. The Foundation has two major aims: to help professional productions in need of financial support and to introduce high-qu...

International School Exchange for Disadvantaged Students (England) 11th March 2020

Travel grants of up to £15,000 are now available for schools and further education colleges in England to take pupils aged 9-19 years on international school visits. The funding has been available through a new £2.5 million Department for Education programme; in partnership with the British Council and will be principally focused on supporting children from a disadvantaged background and schools with above-average numbers of students receivi...

Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 11th March 2020

Community groups as well as schools located in an area that is off the mains gas grid can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that benefit the local community. Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. Initial application is followed by a public vote on the Calor Rural Comm...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 11th March 2020

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust is currently accepting applications through its General Fund. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in Avon and Somerset for projects that improve community safety. This can include protecting local people and property from crime; reducing anti-social behaviour; etc. The closing date for applications is the 1st June 2020.

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 11th March 2020

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 25th May 2020. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision...

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK) 11th March 2020

Not-for-profit organisation and local authorities as well as partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5 million to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings, monuments and envir...

Funding to Encourage Conversations About Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (UK) 10th March 2020

Individuals, charities, community groups, statutory organisations and educational institutions can apply for grants of between £1,500 and £3,000 from the Lankelly Chase Foundations's Connected Grants Programme to promote and support new conversations about severe and multiple disadvantage in their local area. The funding is available to cover costs incurred in organising and running an activity or event such as venue hire, catering, material...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 10th March 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. Initiatives supported i...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 10th March 2020

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority for funding will initially be given to transformational projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Highland and the Scottish Borders. Funding of up to 66% of total project costs is available up to a maximum of £250,000...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 10th March 2020

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2020. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British Scho...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 10th March 2020

Schools, nurseries and other educational settings in the North of England can apply for funding to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale. The funding aims to improve the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills; supportin...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 9th March 2020

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 9th March 2020

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 9th March 2020

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...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 9th March 2020

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...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 9th March 2020

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 4th June 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be withi...

Funding for Physical Improvements on the National Cycle Network (Scotland) 6th March 2020

Community groups can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 for projects which benefit people or wildlife across National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The funding is being made available through the Sustrans Love Your Network grant fund and will be available to registered charities, social enterprises and other constituted community group for physical improvements on the National Cycle Network. The closing date for applications is...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 6th March 2020

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2020. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice:...

Funding to Support Community Businesses (England) 6th March 2020

Community groups in England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 as well as tailored business support to help them develop their community businesses ideas. The funding gives community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea, and will also give them support and tools to start setting it up. The funding is being made available through the Community Business...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 6th March 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 24th April 2020. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Education I...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 6th March 2020

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes i...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 6th March 2020

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 22nd May 2020. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 6th March 2020

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...

Grants of up to £750,000 Available for Heritage and Environmental Projects (UK) 5th March 2020

Not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore and improve a natural and built environment have an opportunity to apply for grants of £250,000 – £750,000. Projects are expected to be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area. The type of projects that can be funding include restoring, modernising and improving facilities such as cultural, heritage or...

Fire Safety Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 5th March 2020

Electrical Safety First, a leading UK consumer safety charity, has just opened its Fire Safety Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help reduce electrical fires and accidents in UK homes. The Fire Safety Fund is open to community services such as local Fire and Rescue Services, Trading Standards and charities, as well as other organisations promoting an electrical safety message. Preference will be given to those applications addres...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 5th March 2020

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists,...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 5th March 2020

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 30th June 2020 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for in...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 5th March 2020

Individuals that have Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or care for someone with MND can apply for small grant of up to £1,000 towards the cost of a holiday or other ‘time out'. The aim is to give people suffering from MND and their carers the chance to enjoy quality time outside their usual routine. People with MND who do not have a carer are not eligible to apply for this grant programme. The grants can be used to go on a holiday, take a regula...

Funding for Projects that Help Young People Support Each Other Through Bereavement (UK) 4th March 2020

Co-op Foundation has launched the latest round of its #Iwill Fund. Through the fund charities, social enterprises or other form of not-for-profit voluntary or community groups can apply for funding to deliver peer support and/or youth-led advocacy projects to help young people up to the age of 20 experiencing bereavement. In this round, £50,000 is available and the Foundation expect to make around 5 grants of up to £10,000 each, for 1 year....

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 4th March 2020

A new housing fund has launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundation. The Community Led Housing Fund (CLH) is open for applications for loans, standby facilities and, in partnership with Powe...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 4th March 2020

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made...