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Funding to Support Communities Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) 29th July 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dorset Community Foundation and BCP Council have launched a new fund to help grassroots groups supporting local communities in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. £50,000 in funding is available through the BCP Living Legacy Fund to support registered charities, community and voluntary organisations, CICs, and social enterprises with the recovery and strengthening of local communities following the i...

Challenge to Fill the Skills Gap in the Power Electronics, Machines & Drives Industry (UK) 29th July 2021

UK-registered organisations will be able to apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative projects that fill gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will award grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 for 3-month projects that deliver a clear game-changing intervention, which would the...

Local Connections Fund - Deadline Extended (England) 29th July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of the £4 million Local Connections Fund has re-opened for applications. The Local Connections Fund provides grants of £300 - £2,500 to small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) that are working to reduce loneliness by helping people build connections across their communities. A total of £2 million is available in this funding round. Organisations...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 29th July 2021

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available, to support organisations who are looking to provide essential support and services to directly facilitate in the recovery from Covid-19, or who have lost significant core income and req...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 29th July 2021

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 £500 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 waterway...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease ( Dorset, Cornwall, Devon) 29th July 2021

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Dorset, Cornwall and Devon can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) Healthy Heart grant scheme. The closing date for applications is 5pm on th...

The Centre for Social Justice Awards 2022 (UK) 28th July 2021

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is inviting nominations for its annual Awards to celebrate charities, social enterprises and profit with purpose companies who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty in the most deprived areas of the UK. Four winners (one each from four different income categories) will receive grants of £10,000 to help them scale their impact, and have their work showcased in front of hundreds...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 28th July 2021

School Exchange visits put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now go ahead with funding from the Department for Education, in partnership with the British Council. Secondary Schools already awarded funding under the International Exchanges for Schools in England programme 2019-20 are eligible to continue under the programme in 2021-22 to enable students to spend time exchanging knowledge, culture and experiences with other pupils around...

Funding to Trial Higher Education Short Courses.(England) 28th July 2021

The Office for Students (OfS) is launching a Challenge Competition in August 2021 to trial higher education short courses. £2 million in Government funding will be available to around twenty providers for the development and delivery of new, short courses at higher technical and degree levels, that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. The trial will also test the interest of both students and...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 28th July 2021

The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The scheme provides seed corn grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 for individual researchers or collaborative research par...

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 28th July 2021

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now to apply to the Field Family Trust. The next meeting of Trustees is on the 14th of October 2021 and applications will remain open for up to 6 weeks but may close sooner if the maximum number of applications are received. Organisations applying must have an annual income of under £1m and be working in the West Midlands and London...

Funding for Organisations Delivering Services to Blind & Partially Sighted People (London) 27th July 2021

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to organisations delivering services to blind and partially sighted people in London (within the M25). The Vision Foundation’s Vision Fund will award funding to registered charities, CIOs, CICs, and exempt charities such as educational establishments for innovative projects that address barriers experienced by blind and partially sighted people, including barriers to employment and taking part in physic...

Funding to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing (Somerset) 27th July 2021

Charities, CICs, social enterprises, unincorporated groups and other voluntary sector organisations can apply for funding for projects which improve the mental health and wellbeing of residents in Somerset. Open Mental Health Community Grants, delivered by the Somerset Mental Health Alliance, will award grants of up to £15,000 for projects which support those affected by moderate to severe mental ill health. Local groups/individuals who are n...

Funding Call for Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation Competition (UK) 27th July 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new £19.5 million funding call to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies within the UK. The Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation 2.0 Competition will award funding for industry or academic-led projects in two lots: grants of up to £1 million for projects developing and piloting mid-stage CCUS innovation; and gra...

Funding to Help Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty (UK) 27th July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK. Registered grassroots charities can apply for funding from Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund for projects which support children and communities in three areas: hunger, shelter, and nature. These ‘pillars’ represent the core elements of the organic clothing brand’s main mission statement. Projects in this round should...

Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK) 27th July 2021

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable music programme and can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positi...

£50 Million Investment to Build & Improve Grassroots Football Pitches (UK) 26th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK. The funding will be made available in 2022 to enable more people to access high-quality football pitches that can be used for football and other sports. The investment, which will prioritise disadvantaged communities, will aim to address health inequalities, encouraging children and young people to get more active while ens...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 26th July 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Envi...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 26th July 2021

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available through the National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone programme and applications from the Trust’s priority areas of the North...

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 26th July 2021

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance mi...

Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 26th July 2021

Nesta, the innovation agency, has announced changes to its Cultural Impact Development Fund, which offers investment up to £150,000 for arts and culture organisations. The Cultural Impact Development Fund, which was previously a loan fund, will now include grants up to 10 per cent of the total investment. The £3.1 million Fund has been restructured to make it more responsive to the economic shock of COVID-19 and aims to offer more flexible...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 2021

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 25th July 2021

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 34 pages of the latest funding news.

Funding to Address Loneliness & Isolation in Older People (Scotland) 23rd July 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charitable organisations in Scotland working to address loneliness and isolation in older people. The Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund Grants Programme, delivered by Foundation Scotland, awards funding for activities or projects that improve older people's access to social activity, reduce their feelings of loneliness or isolation, increase the availability of local projects or activity, or respond to l...

Funding for Mental Health Services Working with Young Women (Northern Ireland & Greater Manchester) 23rd July 2021

The Pilgrim Trust has launched a new five-year funding programme to support mental health services working with young women aged 16-25. The Young Women and Mental Health PLUS Fund aims to improve the mental health of young women by increasing their access to high quality, age and gender specific mental health services. Three-year funding of between £60,000 to £90,000 is available to ten to twelve organisations providing support either in-hou...

Funding for Activities that Help People Mitigate the Impact of Welfare Reform (Scotland) 23rd July 2021

Grants of up to £8,000 are available to support local, community-based organisations in Scotland to deliver activities that help people mitigate the impact of poverty and welfare reform. The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund aims to give charities, community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises, housing associations, and CICs the opportunity to test out new approaches, develop their workforce and add capacity, so that they can...

Funding to Connect & Support Local Communities (Scotland) 23rd July 2021

The Scottish Government has launched the second phase of the Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund to support charities, community and voluntary groups, membership groups, and social enterprises across Scotland who are delivering activities that connect and support people within their local community. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable organisations with an annual income of up to £50,000 to continue to deliver support o...

£1 Million Funding for Archives Sector (UK) 23rd July 2021

The Wolfson Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Archives have announced that their partnership funding programme, Archives Revealed, will award £1million to archive services over the next three years. The programme aims to open up significant archive collections to the public for research and enjoyment by awarding Cataloguing Grants of up to £45,000 for archives to create catalogues of important archival collections, as well as Sc...

£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England) 23rd July 2021

Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackling fuel poverty, and supporting green jobs. £160 million in funding will b...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 23rd July 2021

UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profit or academic organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects that reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The funding is being made available through the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, which will award grants totalling £1 million over the next three years. The Fund is looking to support ideas that will go on to mak...

Applications Re-Open for the Co-op Community Fridge Fund (UK) 22nd July 2021

The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities. Donations are provided by local food businesses, producers, house...

Movement for Good Awards (UK & Republic of Ireland) 22nd July 2021

Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding. Thirty charities will each receive a £10,000 grant for innovative, larger, longer-term projects which support the advancement of education and skills, rural/community development, climate change/environment, equality/human rights, and arts/culture/h...

Funding to Recruit Volunteers Experiencing Disadvantage or Barriers to Volunteering (Scotland) 22nd July 2021

The Scottish Government has made £3.3 million in funding available to help small to medium third sector organisations recruit volunteers who experience disadvantage or barriers to volunteering. Charites, community groups and voluntary organisations can apply for a maximum of £30,000 over a three-year period from the Volunteering Support Fund 2021-24 to recruit a minimum of thirty-six volunteers with thirteen who experience disadvantage or wo...

Funding for Community Sports Projects (Greater London) 22nd July 2021

The Mayor of London has made funding available for community projects which use sport and physical activity to improve the lives of Londoners. The Sport Unites Fund provides funding across two strands for community sports projects taking place between summer 2021 and June 2022 across Greater London. The New Ideas strand awards grants of up to £10,000 to individuals, informal groups and not-for-profit organisations for projects that have not p...

Funding to Help Excluded & Disadvantaged Communities Connect with Nature (Wales) 22nd July 2021

Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 are available to encourage people from marginalised and disadvantaged communities across Wales to get in touch with nature. £400,000 in funding is available through the Local Places for Nature: Breaking Barriers programme to support communities including black and minority ethnic, refugee, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups, and those experiencing poverty, unemployment and ill health who live in urban or...

Grants for Youth-Led Initiatives to Reduce Youth Violence (Westminster, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and Hackney) 22nd July 2021

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available for youth-led initiatives which help reduce violence affecting young people in London. £123,327 in funding is available through the Peabody Community Foundation’s Young People’s Fund for grassroots community organisations working with young Peabody residents aged 11 to 25 years and the wider community to develop and design projects which respond to the issue of violence affecting young...

Grants for Tree & Hedgerow Planting (England) 22nd July 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for volunteer Tree Wardens and community groups to plant new hedgerows, hedgerow trees and to gap up existing hedgerows in rural and urban areas across England this winter. As part of the Tree Council’s year-long Close the Gap programme, their Community Hedge Fund is open to applications from registered charities, community groups, incorporated organisations, schools and tree wardens for projects which c...

Funding to Install Energy Saving Upgrades & Low Carbon Heating in Low-Income Households (England) 21st July 2021

Local authorities and Local Energy Hubs can apply for a share of £350 million in funding to help them install energy saving upgrades and low carbon heating in low-income households in England. The Sustainable Warmth Competition will award funding to upgrade the worst insulated owner occupier and private rented homes via two existing schemes: the Local Authority Delivery scheme (Phase 3) will upgrade low-income households heated by mains gas;...

Grants to Support Digital Volunteering Opportunities in the Heritage Sector (UK) 21st July 2021

Grants of up to £100,000 available for not-for-profit organisations and partnerships working in the heritage sector to create and support new digital volunteering opportunities. A total of £1 million in Funding is available through the National Lottery Heritage Fund - Skills for Heritage Tranche 8: Digital Volunteering Fund to support digital activities and/or activities that can be carried out remotely. Activities should provide opportuniti...

Scottish Power Foundation Opens for Applications (UK) 21st July 2021

Charities in the UK can now apply for funding of between £35,000 and £200,000 through the Scottish Power Foundation. The Foundation supports projects which make a difference to the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded to charities that make a positive difference in education, training, arts and culture and environmental initiatives. Applying for funding is highly competitive each year. Charities w...

Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK) 21st July 2021

Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges....

Near Neighbours Small Grants Fund Re-opens for Applications (England) 21st July 2021

Local groups and organisations working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities to improve their communities can apply for grants of £250 to £3,000 from the Near Neighbours Fund. The fund operates in specific areas of Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Black Country, Nottingham, Birmingham, Peterborough, Luton, Leicestershire, West London, and East London. Grants awarded in...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Perth, Fife, Dundee & Angus) 21st July 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Perth, Fife, Dundee & Angus to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Stores in Central Scotland area include: Bathgate, Alloa, Wishaw, Airdrie Manse Place, Stirling, Motherwell, Falkirk, Polmont, Airdrie High Street, Whitburn and Cumbernauld. Previous projects support...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st July 2021

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...

GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK) 20th July 2021

The 2022 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based charities across the UK. Up to twenty awards ranging from £4,000 to £50,000 will be made to recognise and reward charities working in a health-related field (operating for at least three years, with an income between £120,000 and £3 million) that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellb...

Funding to Re-Open Day Hospice Services Forced to Close as a Result of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man & the Channel Islands) 20th July 2021

The Rank Foundation is inviting applications to their 2021 grants programme: Re-imagining Day Hospice Services, aimed at re-opening Day Hospice care forced to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme aims to award between five and seven grants of up to £20,000 to hospices that are members of Hospice UK in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands for projects which use new approaches to both virtu...

Youth Arts Fund: Bursary Programme Opens to Applications (Scotland) 20th July 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has made £300,000 in funding available to support early career artists and creative practitioners across Scotland who have a lack of accessible support. The Youth Arts Fund: Bursary Programme will support between ten and twenty-five arts/creative organisations in the arts, screen and creative industries with grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 to host up to five bursaries for ar...

Funding for Projects which Tackle Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour (Cumbria) 20th July 2021

Charities, voluntary and community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, and schools can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for projects which tackle crime and anti-social behaviour across Cumbria. The Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund will support projects which reduce the risk of offending or re-offending, enhance community engagement, provide services to victims and the vulnerable that meet their needs, and create oppor...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 20th July 2021

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 25th August 2021 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through the...

Government Launches Community Ownership Fund (UK) 19th July 2021

The UK government has launched a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks and corner shops, etc. The move is part of the UK Government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community. The first bidding round closes on 13th August...

Future Farming Resilience Fund to Open in August (England) 19th July 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is making tailored business support available to farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. The Future Farming Resilience Fund will support farmers or land managers in receipt of Basic Payment Scheme payments from August 2021 through to March 2022 to help them navigate the changes during this period. The support will enable farmers to understand the cha...

Grants for Cross Community Projects for Disadvantaged Young People (Northern Ireland) 19th July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for community projects that give disadvantaged young people from different cultural, ethnic or religious communities in Northern Ireland the chance to work together on creative, practical or outdoor projects. Hope for Youth NI - Grants for Cross Community Projects will provide funding to organisations in Northern Ireland which provide opportunities to young people aged 11 to 18 in the arts, music, sport, d...

PH Holt Foundation Opens New £250,000 Resilience Fund (Merseyside) 19th July 2021

The PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund which aims to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon charities already supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in Merseyside. This is a one-off grant fund available to eligible organisations with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes, and who can demonstrate how the funding will make a difference. New and previous applic...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 19th July 2021

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 14th September 2021. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that a...

GlaxoSmithKline Invites Applications to its Grow Programme (UK) 16th July 2021

GlaxoSmithKline are inviting applications to their Grow Programme 2022 from community-based charities supporting the health and wellbeing of the least privileged and more diverse communities in the UK. The programme, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, will make up to fifteen awards ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 to charities working in a health-related field (running for at least one year, with an income between £20,000 and £120,00...

Funding Programme to Reduce Marine Litter (Northern Ireland) 16th July 2021

Organisations in Northern Ireland responsible for managing free to access public open space can apply for funding to purchase equipment for projects to reduce marine litter. The Live Here Love Here Marine Litter Capital Grants scheme will award grants of between £500 and £40,000 to constituted groups, businesses and statutory bodies (between £500 and £5,000 for non-constituted groups) to support projects such as seagull-proof bins, gull/ro...

Grants to Increase the Use of Recycled Materials (Wales) 16th July 2021

Grants of up to £770,000 are available to organisations in Wales to increase the use of recycled materials. The Circular Economy Fund, administered by WRAP on behalf of the Welsh Government, offers large-scale grants to businesses seeking capital investment funding to increase their use of recycled materials in existing or new manufactured products, packaging or components. Funding can also be used to extend the useful life-time of products/m...

Funding to Teach Cyber Resilience to Children & Young People (Scotland) 16th July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to youth work organisations in Scotland for projects that embed cyber resilience as a key element in informal learning for young people. The funding is being made available through a partnership between YouthLink Scotland and the Scottish Government. A total of £25,000 is available to support young people’s cyber resilience to be safe and secure in the digital world, use technology to become successfu...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 16th July 2021

Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The funding is being made available through the Institute of Mathematics Education Grants Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 16th July 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 6th September 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s...

Additional Round of the Wales and Africa Grant Scheme to Open to Applications (Wales) 15th July 2021

The Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. This funding round will enable community groups and organisations throughout Wales to work with their African Partners to adopt new ways of working as a partnership and to alleviate impacts currently being experienced by African partners due to the pandemic or to enable resuming 'business as usual' activity. Grants of between £3,000 and £15,000. Requests f...

Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK) 15th July 2021

The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers.  Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as fund...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th July 2021

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £2,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 15th July 2021

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 16 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...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 15th July 2021

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become e...

Funding to Support Vulnerable People and Communities Impacted by Covid-19 (UK) 14th July 2021

UK charities can apply for one of 50 grants of £100,000 each to support vulnerable people and communities impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis. The funding is being made available through the Barclays 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme. To be eligible for the grants UK charities will need to have an income of at least £1 million per year. The funding can be used...

Grants to Support Older People's Mental Health (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset and North Somerset) 14th July 2021

Grants of up to £45,000 are available to charities and community groups to help them continue to support older people who are suffering from mental health issues developed through lockdown, including anxiety, depression and loss of confidence. The St Monica Trust’s Mental Health and Older People Fund 2021 will award funding to at least five organisations in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset and North Somerset for pro...

Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund for Children’s Social Care Announced (England) 14th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a new £24 million recovery fund aimed at tackling harms facing vulnerable children, and boosting Covid-19 recovery for the children’s social care sector in England. The Children’s Social Care Covid-19 Regional Recovery and Building Back Better Fund will support projects tackling the issues facing society’s most vulnerable children, including Female Genital Mutilation abuse, care for unaccompanied asylum-s...

£10 Million Scheme to Help Pupils Boost Core Skills (England) 14th July 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Education has announced a £10 million funding initiative to provide focused English and Maths catch-up sessions for pupils starting primary and secondary school. The scheme, which will begin in the Autumn term 2021, will provide specialist training and materials, including grants of up to £6,000 for each eligible school for validated phonics programmes, along with resources, and additi...

£20 Million Emergency Fund to Support Arts & Cultural Organisations at Risk of Closure (England) 14th July 2021

Cultural organisations at imminent risk of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for emergency funding to help them return to financial viability. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support will provide funding between £25,000 and £3 million to not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations in England which haven’t received funding and face collapse within twelve...

London’s Connected Communities Programme Opens for Applications (London) 13th July 2021

Community organisations are invited to apply for funding to help tackle poverty and inequality in London. The Trust for London’s Connected Communities Programme will provide funding for initiatives which help disadvantaged and underrepresented people to access their rights and entitlements, and to speak out about issues which directly affect them. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however, the average grant will be around £80,00...

New £10 Million Grant Scheme to Help People Struggling to Pay their Rent During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Wales) 13th July 2021

The Welsh Government is introducing a new £10 million grant scheme to help people struggling to pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tenancy Hardship Grant is designed to support people living in private rented accommodation who have fallen behind on their rent by more than eight weeks between the 1st March 2020 and the 30th June 2021. The grant will be open to people who are not receiving housing-related benefits and have dev...

Funding for Public Activities & Events to Engage Communities with Climate Matters (Scotland) 13th July 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to museums, libraries and historic environment organisations in Scotland for public facing activities and events focused on engaging communities with climate matters. The #COP26Conversations Fund will provide funding for small scale, community focused events and activities in the build up to and during COP26 in November. Activities could include a one-off event or workshop to explore the impact of climate...

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 13th July 2021

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment to enhance the teaching of science, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and Secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metallurgy a...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 13th July 2021

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...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th July 2021

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 to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 12th July 2021

Public, private, and third sector organisations in England can apply for funding to support the development of low and zero carbon heat networks. The £10 million Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Transition Scheme supports the commercialisation of low-carbon heat network projects (including the supply of cooling), and will help organisations prepare for early applications to the full GHNF scheme when it is launched by the Department of Business...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 12th July 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK emplo...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 12th July 2021

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 12th July 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th September 2021. 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...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 12th July 2021

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 12th July 2021

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 28th February 2022 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 fo...

Funding to Help Save Nationally Important Heritage Assets at Risk of Loss Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 9th July 2021

Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage...

Funding to Support Legal Action to Tackle Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System (UK) 9th July 2021

The Baring Foundation, in collaboration with the Legal Education Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has launched a new fund for charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK undertaking legal action to address racial injustice in the criminal justice system (CJS). Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support which engages with all aspects of the CJS: policing, courts, prisons, and the probation service. Funding c...

Grants to Support the Costs of a Holiday for Disadvantaged, Disabled, Sick & Convalescent Children (Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire & North West Derbyshire) 9th July 2021

The Charity Service are inviting applications from individuals or groups/organisations to support the cost of a short respite holiday, day trip or activity for disabled, sick, convalescent or disadvantaged children whose family are unable to afford the cost. The Cinderella Fund will award grants of around £1,000 to residents who live in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire and North West Derbyshire. Applications must be co...

Small Grants for Arts Projects (Leeds) 9th July 2021

Grants of between £100 and £1,200 are available to support not-for-profit arts events and arts projects taking place in Leeds. Individuals, arts organisations, community and voluntary groups, commercial organisations, and groups of organisations can apply for funding from the Leeds Inspired Small Grants for Arts Projects for activities which increase access to arts and enable people to participate fully and with greater confidence. Funding i...

Funding for Charity Building Projects (London) 9th July 2021

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London undertaking building projects of less than £200,000 can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The building work can include general refurbishments or a specific scheme; repairs; creating disabled access; or fulfilling of Health and Safety requirements or fire protection. The funding is being provided through the Rose Foundation and the next closing date for applications is the 31st...

Funding to Support Local Communities (Leeds) 8th July 2021

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals and small, un-constituted voluntary groups to improve the lives of disadvantaged residents in Leeds. The Leeds Community Foundation’s Leeds Fund: Micro Grants will provide funding for new or existing volunteer-led activities which aim to address inequalities, create opportunities, and improve the health and wellbeing of those most in need, such as children and young people, people with disab...

Funding to Make London Greener (London) 8th July 2021

The Mayor of London, in partnership with Thames Water, has launched the latest round of the Grow Back Greener Fund to make London greener, fairer, healthier and more resilient to climate change. A total of £1.2m is available in this round, across two themes: access to green space; and climate adaptation and water. Charities, community groups, tenants and residents’ associations, local authorities, schools and other not-for-profit organisati...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 8th July 2021

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each uear the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives which benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantage...

Funding to Alleviate Social Deprivation (Scotland) 8th July 2021

The Volant Charitable Trust’s Grants programme has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to support Scottish charities and projects that help alleviate social deprivation, particularly amongst women, children and young people at risk. Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to three years to support work that will make a las...

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 8th July 2021

UK primary or secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run STEM investigation projects for students aged between 5 and 18. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership grants scheme. To qualify for funding projects need to involve a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The next closing date fo...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Yorkshire and the Humber ) 8th July 2021

The Health Lottery London West 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 areas of South West, West and North West London and Berkshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also supports Comm...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th July 2021

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 and not for profit organisations 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 p...

Innovation Fund Supporting Plant Nurseries to Increase & Diversify Domestic Tree Supply (England) 7th July 2021

The Forestry Commission, in collaboration with Defra, is launching a new innovation fund supporting nurseries to increase and diversify domestic tree supply in England. The £1 million Tree Production Innovation Fund will award grants of up to £200,000 to encourage the development and adoption of new technologies and ways of working that will enhance the quantity, quality and diversity of planting stock available for tree planting. Public bod...

Nominations for the Science Teacher Awards 2021 Now Open (UK) 7th July 2021

The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) is inviting nominations for their Primary Science Teacher Awards 2021 which recognises talented science teachers from early years education through KS1 and KS2 across the UK. The Awards are open to innovative and creative primary school teachers (full or part-time) who inspire colleagues, engage pupils in science, and contribute to developing science in their school and beyond. Winners will receive a p...

Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing in Communities (Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield) 7th July 2021

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other third sector organisations can apply for funding for projects which improve the health and wellbeing of residents across Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. Through the Local Care Direct Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Leeds Community Foundation are making two-year grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 available for organisations supporting people whose health and wellbeing are negatively a...

Grants to Support Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Improvements (UK) 7th July 2021

The NatureSave Trust has announced that the next funding round will open from the 1st September 2021. Each year the Trust donates 10% of their income generated from Naturesave Insurance and uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK. The Trust will provide grants of between £500 to £2,500 to charities and voluntary and grassroots organisations for projects focused on nature conservation and biodiversity improvements. Pr...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Operate in a Coronavirus Safe Way (England) 7th July 2021

Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. The funding which is being made available through the Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants Fund and can cover costs such as minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses for clubs in areas of high...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 7th July 2021

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities that are for the public good and which bene...