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Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Prio...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Prio...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Prio...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Prio...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Prio...

Grants for UK/Canadian Business Partnerships (UK) 15th February 2019

UK businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £5 million to work with Canadian partners on highly-innovative productivity projects that target global markets. Grants of up to £200,000 (where the eligible project costs are up to £1 million) are available to support collaborative research and development projects that will result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological ri...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 15th February 2019

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,000 in total and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but particularly from those in...

Funding for Theatre and Dance Companies (Scotland) 15th February 2019

Applications are invited from Scotland based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring. Touring must include a minimum of 12 locations across Scotland over a maximum two year period. A total of £2 million is available with no minimum or maximum award levels set. The main aim is to provide greater access to a variety of exp...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th February 2019

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 £5,000 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. The next closing date for applications is the 24th March 2019.

European Democracy Action Grants (UK & Europe) 15th February 2019

Individuals over the age of 18 can apply for grant funding to support innovative and provocative ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. The aim is to tackle the new divisions and polarisation facing Europe. Priority is given to proposals related to, and taking place before or during the European elections (May 23-26). Grants of up to 50,000 euro (for individuals up to 30,000 euro) can be used to cover a...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 15th February 2019

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 15th February 2019

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or suppl...

Funding for Sport for Change Projects (London) 14th February 2019

Charities working in London to improve social integration through sport-based projects can now apply for grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 to support 1- or two-years work. Grants will be awarded to projects that provide regular opportunities to create sustained, meaningful relationships between participants and communities that lead to at least one of the following outcomes: Increased opportunities to regularly bring people together fro...

Final Round of Strategic College Improvement Fund Now Open (England) 14th February 2019

The final Round of this innovative multi-million-pound fund to boost the quality of education offered across the further education sector is now open for applications. The aim is to support colleges to deliver better outcomes for learners, employers and local communities. FE colleges and sixth-form colleges graded by Ofsted as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ will be able to apply for grants of £80,000 and £200,000 to work with...

Funding to Help Isolated and Marginalised Women Return to Work (England) 14th February 2019

A grants programme that provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations and social enterprises running projects aimed at helping marginalised women overcome barriers that prevent them from returning to work has just reopened. A total of £500,000 will be awarded as grants of up to £100,000 - the majority of awards are expected to be between £50,000 and £100,000. Grants will only be awarded for start-up costs of new projects...

Grants from Gem Radio Cash for Kids (East Midlands) 14th February 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to families, community projects and small local charities in the East Midlands who support children up to the age of 18 that are living in poverty, with a serious illness or disability or are subject to neglect or abuse. The funding is being made available through the Gem Radio Cash for Kids grants programme. To be eligible applicants need to live within the Free Radio broadcast area. Applications close a...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 14th February 2019

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £2,000 to £20,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterw...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 14th February 2019

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 5th September 2019. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving 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, h...

Grants from Free Radio Cash for Kids (West Midlands) 13th February 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to families, community projects and small local charities who support children up to the age of 18 that are living in poverty, with a serious illness or disability or aresubject to neglect or abuse. The funding is being made available through the Free Radio Cash for Kids grants programme. To be eligible applicants need to live within the Free Radio broadcast area. Applications close at 11:59pm on Friday...

Agnes Hunter Trust Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland) 13th February 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Agnes Hunter Trust's main grants programme is the 15th March 2019. The main programme which is open to registered charities in Scotland makes grants of between £3,000 and £15,000 per year to charities that help disabled people; and charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. Such charities may assist specific groups of...

Funding for Urgent Building Projects in Small Theatres (London) 13th February 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small theatres in London undertaking small building projects that address urgent repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Theatres can also apply for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings but these are considered low priority by the Trustees. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust’s Lon...

Artistic Career Development Grants (UK) 13th February 2019

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support may, for example, be needed several years after graduating from conservatoire or being on the road with a band. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalis...

Next-generation Digital Healthcare: Apply for Funding (England, Scotland and Wales) 13th February 2019

UK-based small or medium-sized business (SME) working alone or in collaboration with others can apply for a share of £5 million to develop digital health innovations. The competition is for innovation collaborative research and development projects involving a variety of technologies, but must either improve health and wellbeing, transform care to improve quality or control costs and enable change. Up to 70% of the cost of projects valued at...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 13th February 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds b...

New £3.2 Million Fund Launched to Support Community Businesses (England) 12th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched that will provide community groups and organisations with grants of up to £15,000 to develop or start a new community business. Over the next three years, the fund will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs and will also give them support and tools to start setting up thei...

The Transforming Construction Network Plus - Round 1 Call for Small Projects (UK) 12th February 2019

Funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Transforming Construction Network Plus is a new research fund to bring together experts from a range of disciplines to transform the way buildings are designed, built, powered, managed and used and how to change the construction sector to address concerns of productivity, skills and user experiences. The first round of funding calls for Small Projects is now open for applications and will close...

Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 12th February 2019

Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines are able to apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Eligible musicians will be over 18 and may be a solo instrumentalist, conductor, composer, vocalist, singer songwriter or a multidiscip...

£2 million Investment to Help Small Businesses to Grow (UK) 12th February 2019

UK-based businesses of any size, public sector, university or research and technology organisations, charities and not-for-profit companies can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to prove and test ideas that enable small businesses to become more productive. Projects must start by 1st September 2019 and can last up to 12 months. The deadline for applications to the Business Basics Fund is at midday on 17th April 2019.

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund Opens for Applications (Yorkshire) 12th February 2019

The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund is currently seeking applications from organisations in Yorkshire keen to organise a range of activities to promote healthy living and social inclusion. Activities might involve guided rides in the local community, a basic bike skills course or maintenance workshop, or simply the freedom to ride on a safe route with family and friends. Schools, village halls, community centres, charities and so...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 12th February 2019

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

Funding for Women’s and Disability Football Teams (England & Wales) 11th February 2019

Organisations wishing to set up women and girls football teams and disability teams have until the 28th March 2019 to apply for a grant. Funding for up to £1,500 per team are available. The funding is available to not for profit organisations that are planning to set up one or more teams over the next two years. The grants can be used for facility hire, CRB checks, affiliation fees, coaching courses and promotion and publicity, etc. The fund...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 11th February 2019

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support their work. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding can be used for general running costs or capital purchases. Repeat applica...

Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK) 11th February 2019

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

Arts Grants for Voluntary Organisations (Redbridge Borough) 11th February 2019

Voluntary organisations and community groups based or planning to work in the Borough of Redbridge can apply for grants of up to £3,000 (most will be under £2,000) from a total of £27,000 available each year. Projects based around visual arts, dance, music, theatre, combined arts, film or crafts will be innovative, time limited, new ideas that may include events, workshops and activities for people to participate in. Research and developmen...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Scotland) 11th February 2019

The Health Lottery Scotland has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,0...

Grants Available for Projects that Open Employment Opportunities for Women on Low Incomes (UK) 11th February 2019

Charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £15,000 for projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. This funding is available for existing projects that can identify and document good practice in achieving positive outcomes for women. Although the funding is open to application from throughout...

Funding for Projects Supporting Innovative Uses of Digital Technology in the Design and Delivery of Adult Social Care (England) 8th February 2019

A grant funding programme that supports digital innovation in social care has now re-opened for a third funding round. The funding which is available to local authorities can support a wide range of activities; ranging from new assistive technology to data analytics to predict demand. Ten authorities will receive up to £30,000 to design a digital solution to address a specific issue with their service, with eight receiving up to a further £9...

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 8th February 2019

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

Funding for Arts and Culture Projects in Disadvantaged Areas (Yorkshire) 8th February 2019

Small, locally based groups or organisations working in areas of disadvantage in York and North Yorkshire can apply for a grant of between £500 and £2,000 to support projects that use arts or other cultural activity to enrich and change the lives of those in need. Applicant groups should be mainly volunteer led and have an annual income of under £200,000. Successful projects have included drop in art sessions for adults with mental health i...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 8th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched to provide support to local communities in breaking down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and helping to build a more cohesive and inclusive community for all. Applications are invited from community-led grassroots groups and organisations working at a very local/community level. This could be a housing estate or distinct community. Applications will be particularly encouraged...

Funding for Community Initiatives to Counter Extremism (England and Wales) 8th February 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to civil society and community organisations working to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. All projects must include targeted activity to counter known extremist activity at a local level. Applications are invited for projects lasting up to 6 months that can...

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK) 8th February 2019

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across England and Scotland are invited to apply for funding to start or improve ‘magic’ breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant of up to £500 for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free...

New Funding for Innovative Projects to Beat Plastic Pollution (UK) 7th February 2019

This new £1 million Fund has been launched in response to concern about plastic pollution. Funded by money from the sale of Waitrose’s 5p carrier bags, the programme aims to fast-track a small number of high quality, innovative projects that rethink how we all use and dispose of plastic. Grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 are available to projects lasting over one year that can start in April 2019. Organisations eligible to apply wil...

Funding Available to Increase Engineering Knowledge Among Young People (UK) 7th February 2019

Schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver UK-based educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants will be awarded at two lev...

Grants to Prevent/Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 7th February 2019

A wide range of not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and organisations such as community centres can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for work which is not part of the normal curriculum and where the school can show that children experiencing some kind of disadvantage will benefit are also accepted. Grants are usually awarded for one year...

Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK) 7th February 2019

Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 4th March 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding. The scholarships are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England will replace any other gove...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 7th February 2019

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st July 2019 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam Prima...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 7th February 2019

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 28th May 2019. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th February 2019

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Community Trust’s Smal...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th February 2019

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects to help people - ensuring they have the skills, opportunities and rights to improve their lives. To be eligible, projects should focus on the prevention of poverty; promotion of human rights; and combatting discrimination for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 6th February 2019

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 6th February 2019

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

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 6th February 2019

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

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 6th February 2019

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th February 2019

Any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The closing date for ap...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces First Funding Round for 2019 (UK) 5th February 2019

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that it has launched a new funding round. Grants of £1,000 are available to registered charities for projects relating to children and young people. During 2019 priority will be given to projects working with child exploitation; mentoring and support; clubs and activities; and mental health. To be eligible to apply, the charity...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 5th February 2019

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th February 2019

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: material...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 5th February 2019

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 42 is open to applications for events from January 2020 onwards. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the citie...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 5th February 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 4th February 2019

Not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annual incomes of under £30,000 can now apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship. The funding is available to support volunteer led activities, projects or one-off events related to health or wellbeing that may include, for example, dance, drama or football etc. The next deadline for The City Health Car...

National Grid Landscape Enhancement Grant (England and Wales) 4th February 2019

Any of the 30 AONBs and National Parks which contain or are impacted by National Grid’s transmission infrastructure can submit an Expression of Interest for projects that visual improvement schemes that will reduce the landscape and visual impacts of existing National Grid electricity transmission lines. National Grid’s Landscape Enhancement Initiative aims to provide up to £24 million over six years (2015-2021) and will remain open until...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Medium Grants Programme (Scotland) 4th February 2019

This Medium Grants Programme invites applications for between £10,001 and £25,000 for one years work from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will fall under two themes: Developing and Improving Local Communities and Financial literacy and Financial Inclusion projects. Apply by 12 noon Thursday 4th A...

Bank of Scotland Foundation - Small Grants Programme (Scotland) 4th February 2019

This Small Grants Programme invites applications for between £1,000 and £10,000 from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will encourage the involvement of those too often excluded; work with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation or improve the standard of...

Music for Alice – Final Funding Round (UK) 4th February 2019

Music for Alice encourages applications from any UK based group, organisation or charity that has a formerly constituted character and can demonstrate that securing funding will enable them to improve lives through music. Grants of up to £1,000 to purchase musical instruments or equipment are available. There are two categories: "Music for Youth" for applicants focussed on using music to improve lives for 0-19 year olds; "Music for Health" fo...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 4th February 2019

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants will be made available under the ‘Children, Youth and Families’ theme and will support projects focusing on building financial capability skills through schools...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 4th February 2019

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

Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England) 1st February 2019

A grant programme that supports locally-based, existing community-led businesses is due to re-open on the 24th April 2019. Awarding grants of between £50,000 and £300,000, the programme aims to help businesses such as shops, farms, community hubs, transport and energy schemes to progress towards self-sufficiency. This could be through increasing trading income, securing an asset or significantly reducing revenue costs. Offered by Power to...

Funding for Technological Solutions to Managing the Care of People In Custody (UK) 1st February 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a technological solution for managing the care and welfare of persons in police custody. Solutions proposed will provide a system of remote health monitoring and a viewing platform for the police that will improve custody health and welfare outcomes. This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition with total of £150,000 available to 5 research and development contracts in th...

Funding Available to Help Town Centres and High Streets Thrive (England) 1st February 2019

Communities across the country can bid for up to £50,000 to help make town and city centres more attractive for business. The latest round of the British Improvement Districts Loan Fund will support business owners and local leaders in coming together to deliver additional local services and upgrade commercial areas for the benefit of business. The funds can only be used for the development of new BID Proposals. In previous rounds, the averag...

Funding Announced for Innovative Road Design Projects (England) 1st February 2019

Up to £20 million is available for innovation projects that support the design, management and use of road networks fit for the future of mobility. This Small Business Research Initiative is for projects where feasibility has not yet been proven and is open to organisations of any size working alone or with others from business, the research base or the third sector as subcontractors. Projects must change the way UK roads are designed, manage...

New Grant Scheme to Give Disadvantaged Children a "Fair Start" (Scotland) 1st February 2019

A new grant scheme which will help families with the costs associated with the transition to school will open for applications on 3rd June 2019. Delivered by Social Security Scotland, the Best Start Grant School Age payment will offer £250 to help with things such as educational toys and after school activities. The aim is to bring equality to children across Scotland by giving them a help towards a fairer start. Parents or carers will be eli...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 1st February 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

Geovation Accelerator Programme (UK) 31st January 2019

Start-up businesses using location or land and property data in their products and services can now apply to receive funding, business support and the strategic backing of Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry. The Geovation Programmes GeoTech and PropTech will take award winners through four phases over the course of 12 months and offer at least six months of focussed support including a grant of up to £20,000 grant funding (in two phases) an...

Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 31st January 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities in an off-grid location (any location that is not connected to a mains or natural gas grid and uses an alternative energy source). Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. I...

Grants for Projects Promoting Physical and Mental Health (London) 31st January 2019

The first round of a new fund that aims to tackle inactivity and improve the physical and mental health of Londoners is now open for applications. Individuals and organisations are eligible to apply for localised sport and physical activity projects. Grants of up to £5,000 for a small local project or event that will take up to 12 weeks to complete and of between £25,000 and £75,000 for larger projects that will take up to 12 months are ava...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 31st January 2019

State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from...

Funding for Digital Technology Projects that Address Social Needs (UK) 31st January 2019

Comic Relief in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Tech for Good programme, which was developed to enable charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services, will be open for applications from February 11th to March 25th 2019. Thirteen successful organisations will receive funding of up to £48,000 for nine months work plus technical expertise and an intensive support prog...

Challenge Fund for Healthcare Technologies Opens for Applications (UK) 30th January 2019

UK small to medium sized businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and processes that could offer better outcomes for patients. The fund will support new technologies that prevent disease and support proactive management of health conditions; detect and diagnose disease earlier, leading to better patient outcomes; and develop tailored treatments that offer potential cures or change an underlying d...

Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (Scotland) 30th January 2019

Farmers, groups of farmers and other land managers with land in Scotland and who are registered with the Scottish Government’s Rural Payments Scheme can apply for funding to develop and implement farming practices that will help to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage. A wide range of management options and capital items are available. The 2019 Agri-Environment Climate Scheme application round is now open and closes on Friday 12...

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) 30th January 2019

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 15th March 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small o...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 30th January 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline will be the 15th March 2019. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that include school...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 30th January 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland through the Alpha Fund to support projects that enhance local community facilities or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements. All projects must be located within ten miles of Mullaghglass landfill site. During 2018, funding will be available through two funding streams. The Alpha Main Grants Programme for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 and the Alpha Small Gra...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 29th January 2019

UK based not for profit organisations and schools can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 29th January 2019

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LT...

Challenge Fund for Healthcare Technologies: Call for Feasibility Studies (UK) 29th January 2019

UK small to medium sized businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and processes that could offer better outcomes for patients. The fund will support new technologies that prevent disease and support proactive management of health conditions; detect and diagnose disease earlier, leading to better patient outcomes; and develop tailored treatments that offer potential cures or change an underlying d...

Funding for Projects that Benefit Local Communities (Scotland) 29th January 2019

A fund that supports projects that benefit local communities in Scotland centred around Scotmid or Semichem stores in its three Scottish regions (North; East; West) has just re-opened. Local community groups can apply for grants of up to £15,000. Applications subsequently receive votes from Scotmid members every time they make a purchase. Three Groups in each region will be shortlisted and the group with the most votes receives £15,000. The...

Grants for Short Film Makers (Northern Ireland) 29th January 2019

A new round of a fund that is aimed at supporting Northern Ireland resident filmmakers has opened. The funding is aimed at filmmakers from groups that are underrepresented in the film and television sector. Applicants must have a proven track record in short film production with one or more writing or directing credits in the past three years and be a resident in Northern Ireland. For this first call of 2019 producer/directors in Northern Irel...

Grants for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (North East) 29th January 2019

Voluntary organisations that work with asylum seekers, prisoners' families and people with drug problems living in the ancient diocese of Durham have until the 26th April 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000 per year for up to three years. The area consists of Hartlepool, Stockton, Darlington, County Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland. The funding is being made available...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 28th January 2019

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...

Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK) 28th January 2019

This investment programme is seeking strong and ambitious teams with an innovative idea that use technology to address challenges in one of six impact areas: Health; Civic engagement; sustainability; Tech to support young people; Education and WorkerTech. Selected teams will be looking to turn their idea into a successful for-profit business. The programme will invest up to £20,000 in exchange for 6% equity. In addition, the programme offers:...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 28th January 2019

A grant programme that aims to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to collections care within their museum has re-opened with applications invited by 31st March 2019. Grants of up to £10,000 are on offer (the average is the region of £5,000) for work that may include, for example, tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to imple...

Funding for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Voluntary Groups (Reading) 28th January 2019

Arts, culture, heritage and voluntary groups are being invited to bid for funding to run activities over 12 months to engage local people, particularly those less likely to access cultural opportunities. There are three grant levels: Up to £15,000 for arts, culture and heritage programmes to work with older people; up to £30,000 for Cultural Short Breaks; and up to £30,000 for Mental Health and Wellbeing projects. All projects will use arts...

Grants to Help Households Become More Energy Efficient (London, the South East and East of England) 28th January 2019

Up to 40 not-for-profit organisations and community groups can access grants of between £2,000 to £20,000 to help households across London and the South East of England to save money by being more energy efficient. The funding is aimed at maximising income for vulnerable households through face-to-face energy efficiency advice, including tariff switching and time of use tariff awareness; new registrations for the Priority Service Register;...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation: First Deadline for 2019 Announced (UK) 28th January 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 12th April 2019. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices.

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 28th January 2019

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people in Scotland have until 5pm on 31st March 2019 to apply for a grant towards training and continuing professional development. The aim of the Fund is to strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Grants can support a wide range of professional development activity and training including for example: Attendance at conferences; masterclass...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 25th January 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 31st May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NF...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 25th January 2019

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 28th February 2019 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of children (aged 13 or under) experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. 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 t...

Grants of up to £5000 Available to Support Community Arts and Environmental Projects (Wales) 25th January 2019

Charitable and not for profit, voluntary groups working with local authorities and organisations working with young people can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 for projects that focus on Arts and the Environment. Grants can be used to cover projects costs, volunteer costs, purchase of equipment and training costs that enable the delivery of projects. Bids from organisations presenting projects that are volunteer-based, particularly those fro...

Funding to Reduce Poverty in the Developing World (UK) 25th January 2019

UK Aid Direct has announced that the next funding round for its Community Partnership and Impact Grants Programmes will open for applications on Monday 4th March 2019. Grants will be available to small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Under the Community partnership scheme, small organisations can apply for grants of up to £250,000 f...