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Funding for Charities to Adapt Services to Respond to Covid-19 (UK) 29th October 2020

Charities, CICs and registered social and healthcare providers can apply for funding to develop new or adapt existing services that respond to the COVID-19 situation. The funding is being made available through the Peter Sowerby Foundation’s new Increasing Access Fund. The Fund is aimed specifically at ensuring or increasing access to key services and activities for beneficiaries who have struggled with access due to COVID-19. The program...

Funding for Community Support Initiatives (Great Britain & Ireland) 29th October 2020

The Ireland Funds Great Britain Grant Round has opened for applications. The Fund aims to support initiatives that contribute to community development, peace and reconciliation, education, and the arts and culture. This could include positive mental and physical health projects, support for vulnerable members of society, new and equal opportunities in education, employment and personal development, and community arts initiatives. This year, a...

Business Support Programme for Heritage Organisations (Scotland) 29th October 2020

Museums Galleries Scotland is inviting applications for the National Lottery Heritage Fund Business Support Programme, ‘Surviving to Thriving’ to support heritage organisations to develop sustainable business models. The programme will deliver a comprehensive resilience and leadership training programme for approximately forty heritage organisations across Scotland. Training will be tailored to the needs of participants, focusing on four m...

Funding for Organisations Tackling Food Poverty (UK) 29th October 2020

Charities, community and voluntary groups, parish and town councils, parent teacher associations and other not-for-profit organisations tackling food poverty can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding raised through sales of the Co-op’s summer picnic range. The emergency funding will be distributed by forty-six community foundations across the UK, with awards likely to range between £2,000 and £10,000. Local organisations best place...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 29th October 2020

Organisations, groups or individuals can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 for new community safety projects or schemes in North Yorkshire and the City of York. The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire – Community Fund will invest in projects at a local level which can achieve positive outcomes for individuals and communities, helping them to “Be Safe and Feel Safe”. This might include diversionary activit...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 29th October 2020

Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applicat...

Funding for Capacity Building and Organisational Resilience in the Heritage Sector (England) 28th October 2020

Funding is available to support not-for-profit organisations that can help support digital development in the heritage sector across England. Through the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s £2.5 million Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, funding is available to organisations in three tranches: to answer the sector's most pressing and frequently asked digital questions; for digital business support, including help with designing new digita...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 28th October 2020

Small grants of up to £500 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders: The funding streams include home essentials to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility...

Funding to Support Food Programmes for Vulnerable Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Devon, Plymouth & Torbay) 28th October 2020

Charities, community and voluntary groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations which are supporting vulnerable communities across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay during the coronavirus outbreak can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £3,000. Through the Community Food Programme, the Devon Community Foundation will administer funding raised by the Co-op to support food programmes with a focus on foodbanks and provision of...

Grants to Improve and Develop Cycling Facilities (England) 28th October 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available to charities, clubs, community organisations, and education establishments for the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England. The Places to Ride: small grants programme can support improvements to an existing cycling facility, developing a learn to ride area, providing cycle storage solutions or purchasing equipment to support those fr...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 28th October 2020

Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the...

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 28th October 2020

Help Musicians UK together with MOBO Trust have announced the second round of the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Exceptionally talented artists and groups can apply for grants of up to £3,000. Grants can cover a variety of the costs of any opportunity that will have a significant impact on the artist’s creativity and career. This year, the fund has expanded in investment and enhanced its support package, aiming to empower musicians to drive forw...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 28th October 2020

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 22nd November 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 o...

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund Opens for Applications (England) 27th October 2020

Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can now apply for funding of between £10,000 and £100,000 to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter. The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will award grants to support traditional, dormitory-style night shelter provision and will seek to produce a legacy for the future of winter homelessness supp...

Funding to Support Women’s Sector Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England) 27th October 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to women’s sector organisations in England that are working with women most at risk of poverty and financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Frontline Women’s Fund will help approximately thirty small organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties to enable them to continue providing support for women aged 18 and over. Organisations supporting and led by B...

Grants to Combat Fuel Poverty & Improve Energy Efficiency (London, the East and South East of England) 27th October 2020

Round 4 of the UK Power Network’s Power Partners Scheme is now open for applications. Up to forty grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 are available to help charities and other not-for-profit organisations in London, the East and South East of England to combat fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency and support people in vulnerable circumstances, particularly those experiencing difficulties resulting from Covid-19. This round will focus o...

Grants to Support the Wellbeing of Young Children (Manchester) 27th October 2020

Voluntary, community and social enterprise groups/organisations can apply for grants for projects that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of children in North Manchester from conception to the age of two. One grant of £100,000 and three grants of £50,000 are available from the First 1000 Days Fund for activities and opportunities that give mothers, fathers and families living in north Manchester the best start in life by developing emot...

Funding to Support Physical Activity to Improve Mental Health (London) 27th October 2020

The second and final round of the Active Londoners Fund – part of the Mayor of London’s Sport Unites programme – is now open for applications. A further £340,000 in funding is available to individuals, charities, community groups, social enterprises, local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations who use sport and other kinds of physical activity to improve the physical and mental health of Londoners. Grants of between £5,000...

Chronicle Sunshine Fund (North East) 27th October 2020

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

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England) 27th October 2020

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

Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme (Leicestershire and Rutland) 26th October 2020

The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has announced that the Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants programme has opened for applications. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for a wide range of projects that respond to the to the pandemic. These include projects addressing mental health, domestic violence isolation getting back to work and making changes so that services can be delivered outside. Eligible applicants include chari...

Funding to Support a Green Recovery from Covid-19 (Scotland) 26th October 2020

Not-for-profit community-based organisations, as well as schools and nurseries in Scotland can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support a green recovery from Covid-19. The Community Climate Asset Fund is a £3.5 million Scottish Government fund, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides capital funding for assets which tackle climate change such as equipment to support commu...

Funding to Provide Health and Wellbeing Services for Disadvantaged People (North Somerset) 26th October 2020

Local charities, and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations providing health & wellbeing services for disadvantaged people in North Somerset can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The North Somerset Community Partnership Grant has been set up by the Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Community Partnership to support small community-based organisations which help people disadvantaged by poverty, disability, age,...

Grants to Support the Wellbeing of Young People (Salford) 26th October 2020

Salford-based voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding for projects supporting youth wellbeing and mental health. Through the Youth Wellbeing Fund 2020/21, Salford CVS will provide funding of up to £2,500 for youth-led wellbeing projects, or up to £7,500 for co-led projects supporting youth emotional wellbeing and mental health. Projects must be inspired and develo...

Grants to Support Road Safety Awareness (Cumbria) 26th October 2020

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charities, voluntary and community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, and schools for projects designed to reduce the risk of death and injury on Cumbria’s roads. This round of funding from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund will focus on raising awareness of ‘road safety’. Projects might include local road safety campaigns, support interventions and re-education to target vuln...

Deadline Extended for Funding to Inspire Young People to Take Part in Environmental Learning & Action (England) 26th October 2020

Forty grants of up to £18,000 are available to registered charities and not for profit organisations in England to employ Green Mentors who will inspire groups of young people aged 10-14 years in environmental social action projects such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. The Green Influencers scheme is being funded through the #iWill Fund and the Ernest Cook Trust and will provide up to £50% of a full time salary, including on-c...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 26th October 2020

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Schools Library Programme.  State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries will be able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation may also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture. Preference w...

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 26th October 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £200,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can cons...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 25th October 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 34 pages of the latest funding news.

Urgent Funding to Support Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities Affected by Covid-19 (England) 23rd October 2020

The Charities Aid Foundation is offering £20 million in financial support to charitable organisations in England to enable the continuation of services supporting the people hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available for small and mid-sized charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups includi...

Sport England Launches New £16.5 Million Fund To Support Sport and Physical Activities during the Covid-19 pandemic (England) 23rd October 2020

Sport England has launched a new fund that will support groups, clubs and organisations that have been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19. The Return to Play Fund, is made up of three parts: a £10m small grants which will provide grants of between £300 and £10,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-19-safe environment; a £5m Co...

Funding for Scottish Islands to Ditch Single-Use Packaging (Scotland) 23rd October 2020

£600,000 is being made available by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund to encourage shops on Scottish islands to ditch single-use packaging and move to reusable options. The Islands Green Recovery Programme Refillery Fund will allow small and medium sized enterprises to gain funding of up to £100,000 to offer groceries to customers in packaging-free refill dispensers. This includes dispensers for dry goods such as...

Healthy Schools Transition Fund Closing Date Extended (Salford) 23rd October 2020

Salford CVS has announced that the closing date for their Healthy Schools Transition Fund has been extended until 12pm on the 6th November 2020. The Fund provides grants of between £25,000 to £40,000 to support vulnerable pupils who are due to transition from Primary School to Secondary School in Salford. It can also support pupils for whom need emerges after transition. Applications must be led by the Secondary School with involvement of at...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 23rd October 2020

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £1...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 23rd October 2020

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The funding is being made available through London Catalyst which runs a number of different grant making programmes. The next grant scrutiny meeting is on the 9th February 2021. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. Thi...

Funding to Address the Impact of Covid-19 on Biodiversity & the Illegal Wildlife Trade (UK) 22nd October 2020

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs has launched the Darwin and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Round for projects which directly address the impact of Covid-19 on biodiversity or the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), and supports the early stages of recovery from the pandemic. Current or recent recipients of main project funding for the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and the Illegal Wildlife Trad...

Funding to Alleviate Mental Health Issues (UK & Global) 22nd October 2020

The Gamesys Foundation is a newly formed charity, set up by the Gamesys Group to alleviate Mental Health Issues. Funding is available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations with an income of more than £50,000 who support individuals suffering from mental health issues, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field. The Foundation will also consider funding for other types of organisation so long as they can be...

Funding to Tackle Homelessness (UK) 22nd October 2020

Community groups and small to medium sized organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects and activities addressing homelessness. This can include tackling the root causes, tackling re-insertion in society or developing a response to the challenges which have arisen as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The funding is being made available by the Isla Foundation’s Tipping Point Grants scheme and can be used to help fund...

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 Grants Programme (Manchester) 22nd October 2020

Awards of £1,000 are available to support projects across the city of Manchester that promote awareness of hate crime and how and where to report it. Local voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, and public sector organisations can apply for one of ten £1,000 grants for projects that take place during Hate Crime Awareness Week between the 1st and 7th February 2021. Applicants should think up new ways of raising awareness which ca...

Metro Mayor Launches New Environment Fund (Liverpool City Region) 22nd October 2020

A £500,000 Community Environment Fund has been launched by the Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region (LCR) for projects that will make a difference to the environment and to the wellbeing of the people who live there. Charities, community groups, schools and colleges, faith groups, residents’ associations and other not-for-profit groups can apply for funding to aid a green recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic by expanding their work and...

Funding to Support the Creative Development of Individual Cultural and Creative Practitioners (England) 21st October 2020

Arts Council England have reopened their Developing Your Creative Practice Fund to help individual cultural and creative practitioners explore new ways of working and to better respond to the changing environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 are available to help individuals with their own creative development which could include research, time to create new work, travel, training, developing ide...

Funding for Women’s Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England) 21st October 2020

Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations that are supporting women who are experiencing poverty and low income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund is open to organisations across England and will provide grants to cover costs including staff salaries, running costs/overheads, project costs, and goods and equipment to supp...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (North of England) 21st October 2020

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition is now open for applications.  The competition aims to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science. Grants of up to £25,000 over two years are available to te...

Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales) 21st October 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications for the £2.3 million Local Places for Nature 2020 grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available. Funding must be used to create a natural asset, particularly in areas of deprivation or urban or peri-urban areas, such as flower rich meadows or verg...

Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 21st October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose pr...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 21st October 2020

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

Digital Connectivity Programme for Councils Opens for Applications (England) 20th October 2020

Local authorities in England are invited to bid for up to £20,000 of match funding for projects which enhance digital connectivity to ensure that all residents, local businesses and their workforce have access to reliable broadband. With access to fast and reliable digital connectivity becoming even more necessary due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Digital Connectivity Programme will help co...

Green Health Grants to Improve Health, Wellbeing and the Environment (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Knowsley, St Helens and Wigan or Leigh) 20th October 2020

Voluntary and community groups and other not-for-profit organisations in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan and Leigh can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects which contribute towards the conservation, protection and improvement of the environment whilst benefiting the health and wellbeing of local communities. The City Health Care Partnership Foundation is offering funding for volunteer led activities, proje...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 20th October 2020

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 newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among...

Funding for Youth Groups in Rural Areas (Scotland) 20th October 2020

Youth groups operating in rural communities can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 to provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people. The funding is being made available in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community based youth work. The funding is being provided through Youth Scotland and is supported by The Robertson Trust and The Gannochy Trust. There ar...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 20th October 2020

Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 25th January 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Prior...

Funding for Community Businesses to Remain Financially Viable (England) 19th October 2020

Community businesses in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis will shortly be able to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to adapt and evolve to the changing circumstances, and to remain financially viable. There are no restrictions on the grants; and they can be used to cover core staffing costs, contribute to meeting capital costs of adapting community businesses and ensuring that they can continue to provide the vital suppo...

Funding to Promote Young People’s Engagement with Care Homes (England) 19th October 2020

Charities, local authorities and not for profit organisations can apply for funding of up to £31,000 for activities that promote young people’s engagement with care homes. The Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project will link together young people aged 5- 14 years in schools or youth groups from deprived areas with older people living in care homes across England. The project is funded through the #iwill Fund an...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (England, Wales and Scotland) 19th October 2020

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across England, Wales and Scotland to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fun...

Funding to Support the Creative Sector During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 19th October 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available to help the creative and culture sector in Scotland adapt and respond to the current challenging circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Creative Scotland’s Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development, has separate funding strands for Individuals and Organisations to help them to explore new ways of working, take creative risks, think about how to reach audiences in different ways,...

Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent) 19th October 2020

Registered not-for-profit organisations in Kent can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for projects that support the rehabilitation of offenders and to help reduce the consequences of their imprisonment. Grants are offered to local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or planning to offer their services in the county. Collaborative/partnership working is particularly welcome, but consortium applications must...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 19th October 2020

Schools, nurseries and other educational settings in the North of England can apply for funding of up to £100,000 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 communicatio...

Funding for Charities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Central England) 16th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund will provide immediate financial support for charities, community groups, and local good causes suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic. Grants of between £100 to £5,000 (the average grant is £2,000) are available to employees and members of Central England Co-operative for projects which help local communities deal with the impact of...

Funding to Support Organisations Occupying Historic Buildings (England) 16th October 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support charities, social enterprises, town/parish/community councils and other not-for profit organisations occupying historic buildings in England to develop new business plans and strategies in light of the Covid-19 crisis. The Architectural Heritage Fund’s £1 million Cultural Recovery Programme will enable organisations at risk of no longer trading viably as a direct result of the Covid-19 pande...

Funding to Tackle the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on BAME Communities (England) 16th October 2020

Small Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) -led charities, voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises in England can apply for support to help tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Voice4Change England’s Covid-19 Partnership Fund will provide organisations with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of th...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 16th October 2020

Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement fund to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term su...

Grants for Education Projects (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 16th October 2020

Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported will demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclus...

Development Funding for Museums Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 15th October 2020

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to Accredited Scottish museums to deliver projects that will help them build resilience and address some of the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Museums Galleries Scotland Covid-19 Museums Development Fund will give priority to projects which aim to re-engage with communities, develop digital capacity, and strengthen workforce resilience and capacity, thereby providing positive ou...

Competition Opens for New Wave of Institutes of Technology (England) 15th October 2020

The competition for the second wave of new Institutes of Technology (IoT) has been launched by the UK Government. Eight new state of the art Institutes will bring together colleges, universities and employers, to offer higher level technical training in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including digital, construction, advanced manufacturing and engineering. £120 million has been made available for this second wave t...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (East, South East, North and North East London and Kent) 15th October 2020

The Health Lottery London East has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in specific areas of the London East Health Lottery 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...

Funding for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 14th October 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 26th June 2021. Funding could be used to cover road closures requi...

AIM History Makers Opens for Expressions of Interest (UK) 14th October 2020

Museums, galleries and cultural facilities can apply for funding of up to £75,000 for projects that use the life and achievements of extraordinary, lesser known historical figures to inspire and educate visitors and users. The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Biffa Award History Makers Scheme will fund the creation of new exhibitions, displays and interpretation of the lives and achievements of historical figures who have made a signi...

Funding to Support the Arts Sector (Wales) 14th October 2020

The Arts Council of Wales has announced new funding to help the arts sector meet the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and develop new ways of working. The ‘Connect and Flourish’ Fund will provide grants of between £500 and £150,000 to create opportunities for individual artists and creative professionals to work with creative partner organisations to help them re-imagine themselves and develop new ideas and activities, or different wa...

Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund (Scotland) 14th October 2020

Funding is available to increase the numbers of NHS employees in Scotland cycling to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cycling Scotland is inviting NHS Scotland health boards to apply for funding of between £2,500 and £15,000 to enable their employees to purchase a bike or lock for their cycle commute. The Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund will provide certificates to the value of £500 to cover the cost of a bicycle and essential accessorie...

£25 Million Available to Help Farmers Boost Productivity (England) 14th October 2020

Grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 are available to help boost the productivity of the farming sector in England. The UK Government has made £25 million available for the final round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme to help farmers become more productive, efficient and resilient, and to benefit the environment. Farmers can use funding to invest in the latest technology and equipment – from livestock monitoring...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 14th October 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 30th November 2020.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK) 13th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,0...

Funding to Help End Homelessness (Wales) 13th October 2020

Funding of £10 million has been made available to combat homelessness in Wales. Charities, voluntary and community organisations and agencies that work with local authorities and with people experiencing homelessness can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to address the causes and impact of homelessness. Projects will need to respond to the fast-changing environment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is being made available through...

Funding to Support the Maintenance and Sustainability of Historic Places of Worship (Northern Ireland) 13th October 2020

The National Churches Trust have launched their Treasure Ireland Project. This is a new community grants programme that aims to support an improvement in the maintenance and sustainability of historic places of worship in Northern Ireland. Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects costing up to £100,000 at listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses of any Christi...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 13th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in Avon and Somerset for projects that improve road safety and prevent road traffic injuries. The funding is being made available through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust’s Road Safety Grant. The closing date for applications is the 30th November 2020.

Funding for Young Athletes (UK) 13th October 2020

Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to ma...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 13th October 2020

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

Grants to Support Healthcare Innovation in Response to Covid-19 (UK) 12th October 2020

In response to the challenges of delivering healthcare to all who need it during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Foundation has launched a programme to build knowledge, skills and confidence within NHS providers to successfully adopt and adapt innovations and improvements. The Adopting Innovation programme is inviting partnerships between NHS providers and local health systems across the UK to establish four innovation hubs which wil...

Support for Creative Freelancers Affected by Covid-19 (Wales) 12th October 2020

Freelancers working in the cultural and creative sectors in Wales that have been forced to cease work and/or face difficultly restarting because of the impact of Covid-19 restrictions will be able to apply for a share of £7 million in funding. Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grants will provide funding of up to £2,500 to freelancers whose work has direct creative/cultural outcomes in the sub sectors of the arts, creative industries, arts a...

Health & Wellbeing Grant Open to Applications (Bristol) 12th October 2020

Grants of up to £20,000 per year are available to support charities and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations based and working in the Bristol local authority area which provide health & wellbeing services. The Bristol City Funds: Bristol Community Health (BCH) Health and Wellbeing Fund will provide funding for a maximum of two years to either transform and strengthen local organisations themselves or for the delivery of ac...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 12th October 2020

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding of up to £1 million through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme which distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules funds projects that support energy consumers in vulnerable situations. The scheme offers charities the opportunity to apply for grants of differing amounts to deliver a range of new and innovati...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 12th October 2020

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 2nd February 2021. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent living st...

Funding for Financial Capability Projects to Support the Under-25’s (UK) 9th October 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the February 2021 round of grant funding will be for financial capability projects which support young people under 25 years of age. Charities, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply for funding for projects which will target and support the younger generation who need help to develop and learn personal financial life skills, particularly du...

Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK) 9th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 30th April 2021. Grants will be awarded in July 2021.

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 9th October 2020

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...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 9th October 2020

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the education and health for young people with disabilities; mental health issues and life limiting conditions. Applications from schools and hospitals are welcomed as long as they are made through an appropriate registered charity. The funding is being made available through the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme and the next closing date for...

Funding to Improve the Mental Health of Students (England) 8th October 2020

Funding of £1 million is being made available to higher education providers in England to improve mental health support for students. The Office for Students has re-launched the Mental Health Funding competition and is inviting universities and colleges to develop and implement projects that provide targeted approaches to improving mental health for particular groups of students who may be more at risk, and strengthen links between the health...

Training Fund to Help Boost the Numbers of Vets Qualified to Certify Animal Products for Export (UK) 8th October 2020

Defra has launched a £300,000 fund to boost the number of vets that are qualified to certify products of animal origin and equines for export in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. From the 1st January 2021 an Export Health Certificate will be needed to export live animals or animal products to the EU. The new fund aims to boost the certification capacity by providing free online training for vets and local authority offici...

Hardship Fund Reopens for Sports Clubs (Northern Ireland) 8th October 2020

The Sports Hardship Fund has re-opened to help sports clubs and other organisations in Northern Ireland delivering sporting activities, who are still experiencing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This phase of funding will provide grants of £2,000 for new applicants, and now applies to sports clubs that are struggling because of the increased costs of hiring as well as owning or leasing facilities. Grants of £1,000 may also b...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 8th October 2020

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. 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 available. Hi...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 8th October 2020

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

Funding to Help Build Resilience Within the Social Sector (UK) 7th October 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have su...

Funding for Projects Which Address Systemic Societal Issues Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th October 2020

Charities can apply for a share of £3 million in funding to help communities across Great Britain recover from problems highlighted or exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Postcode Recovery Fund will offer grants of between £500,000 and £1 million for projects lasting between 12-24 months which tackle a systemic societal issue related to the pandemic. Priority will be given to projects which address educational inequalities, homelessne...

New Remote Education Support for Schools, Colleges and Teachers (England) 7th October 2020

Additional remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate is being made available to Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England. As part of the package, the Government will provide an additional 100,000 laptops to support children most in need if they are required to learn at home. Over £1 million of additional funding will also be invested to expand the EdTech Demonstrator programme which prov...

Funding to Address Social Isolation Within the Armed Forces Community (UK) 7th October 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust are making funding available to address social isolation in specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach. Through the Tackling Loneliness programme, the Trust are making grants of £70,000 available to Armed Forces units or bases, and charities and community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities. The programme...

Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (Luton & Bedfordshire) 7th October 2020

Charities, community groups and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support projects which aim to make social action part of life for as many young people from lower social economic groups as possible. The Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation are inviting applications for the #iwill 2020 Fund for projects that engage young people aged between ten and twenty, and up to twenty-five for dis...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 7th October 2020

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 11th January 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...

£200 Million Port Infrastructure Fund Opens for Bids (UK) 6th October 2020

The UK Government has announced the launch of a £200 million fund for ports to build new border facilities as the Brexit transition period draws to a close. The Port Infrastructure Fund will provide one-off grants to enable ports to function properly post-Brexit when import laws will be altered. The Fund is targeted at those ports that have the space to build new border infrastructure on their current sites so that they are ready to handle ne...