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Grants for Community Based Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 28th January 2020

Grants of up to £500 are available to Scottish community groups to scope out potential climate action projects. The funding can be used by the community groups to develop ideas that would support low-carbon behaviour changes, increase climate literacy and reduce carbon emissions. The funding could be used, for example, organising a community consultation event and survey work, engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development or...

Grants for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (North East) 28th January 2020

Voluntary organisations that work with disadvantage people in the community and living in the ancient diocese of Durham have until the 14th February 2020 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 through the Hospital of...

Funding to Improve Health Care Within Communities (UK) 28th January 2020

Funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 is available to support up to five teams across the UK for two to three years to improve health care through collaboration between those who use health services and those who deliver them. The funding is available to support collaborations between providers of NHS services and voluntary or community sector organisations, such as charities or social enterprises. The funding is being made available th...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 28th January 2020

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

Funding for Physical Activity Community Projects (London) 28th January 2020

Not for profit organisations, informal groups and individuals can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 for activities that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. The funding is being made available through the Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund and will support recognised sporting activities a...

Funding to Support the Homeless (Bristol) 27th January 2020

Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District in partnership with Caring in Bristol have launched TAP for Bristol. This is a new funding initiative managed by the Quartet Community Foundation that will provide personal budgets to clients experiencing homelessness issues. The Foundation is looking for a partnership of organisations perhaps led by a single provider, to distribute these funds as they see fit, with some key parameters. The...

Funding for Projects Supporting Disadvantaged People (Scotland) 27th January 2020

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to housing associations and voluntary organisations linked to housing associations for projects that help provide solutions for people in housing need. This can include the provision of services to older people to enable them to continue living at home; provision of services promoting digital participation and access to online services to digitally excluded individuals and groups; and provision of services...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 2020

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for application. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audi...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 27th January 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 31 pages of the latest funding news.

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 2020

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Working with Unpaid Carers (UK) 24th January 2020

Not for profit organisations working with unpaid carers can apply for development grants of up to £80,000. The funding is available for up to three years. The grants can be used to enable organisations working with unpaid carers to make a step change such as diversifying their income streams or setting up a social enterprise to help them become more sustainable in the long term. The funding is being made available through the Triangle Trust a...

Funding Available to Help Young People Explore the Nature, History and Culture of Scotland’s Coasts and Waters (Scotland) 24th January 2020

As part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters, YouthLink Scotland has launched a new small grants programme that will support young people from across Scotland to get involved in the themed year. The Scottish Government funded programme will make grants of up to £2,000 available to local groups and organisations offering informal learning opportunities for young people to explore the nature, history and culture of Scotland’s lochs, rivers...

Sport England Launches New Major Event Volunteer Fund (England) 24th January 2020

Sport England has launched a new Major Event Volunteer Fund to address volunteer shortages within grassroots sports. The aim of the fund is to help national governing bodies, event hosts and other organisations make it easier and more attractive for existing volunteers at national sporting events to continue their volunteering experience in sport at a community level. The funding is available to national governing body or organisation hosting...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 24th January 2020

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

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 24th January 2020

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...

Grant Programme Now Open for Projects Benefiting Clarion Housing Group Residents (England – Various Locations) 23rd January 2020

Not for profit organisations such as constituted community groups, registered charities, companies limited by guarantee, PTA or Friends of School groups, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies working primarily for the benefit of Clarion Housing Group residents have until noon on 11th March 2020 to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects supporting residents, delivering local initiatives and improving neighbour...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 23rd January 2020

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community. This could include a grant towards providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section of society; a grant towards equipment or improvements at a pool which will encourage either increased participation; a g...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Adult Hospices to Improve Buildings and Outside Spaces (UK) 23rd January 2020

Adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that improve the physical environment within which hospices deliver care. A total of £100,000 is available and the programme primarily supports capital costs but revenue costs that help deliver the capital activity can be included in the project costs. It is important that the pro...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 23rd January 2020

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and registered charities in Scotland working with young people aged 8 to 25 years can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. The fund will cover the cost of accommodation as wel...

Funding Available for Projects that Help Young People Support Each Other On the Move Up to Secondary School (England) 22nd January 2020

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to schools and community organisations in England for peer to peer support projects focused on improving children’s wellbeing during the period in which they move from primary to secondary school. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation’s #iwill Fund and it is anticipated that up to 8 projects will be supported. The Co-op Foundation welcome applications from organisations wor...

Mayor of London Launches New Fund to Tackle Extremism (London) 22nd January 2020

Civil society organisations in London that can deliver projects which counter violent extremism in London can now apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Mayor of London’s Shared Endeavour Fund. The aim of the fund is to support civil society groups that are standing together against hate, intolerance and extremism. The closing date for applications is 10pm on the 22nd March 2020.

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd January 2020

Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve t...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 22nd January 2020

Travel grants of up to £15,000 are now available for secondary school and further education colleges in England to take your pupils on international school visits, through a new Department for Education programme in partnership with the British Council. The visit can be used to enhance any curriculum subject teaching: it does not have to be a language exchange, although these are welcomed. The grants are aimed at young people from disadvanta...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 22nd January 2020

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

People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain) 21st January 2020

The People's Postcode Trust's Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. People's Postcode Trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain under the themes: Promoting human rights; Combatting discrimination; and Preventing poverty. Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales). Small organisations and community groups that are not formally registered as a charity can apply for up to £2...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st January 2020

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities, CIOs and SCIOs can apply for grants up to £20,000. Other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000. Th...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (South West) 21st January 2020

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

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st January 2020

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

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st January 2020

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

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (UK / Northern Ireland) 20th January 2020

The Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme has re-opened for applications.  Grants will be awarded within each of the UK’s 12 regions throughout the year. The first regional grant scheme will open in Northern Ireland on the 24th January 2020. Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations will be able to apply for up to £10,000 for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the ris...

Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 20th January 2020

The Ministry of Defence offers grants of up to £10,000 to help Communities to organise Armed Forces Day events. Armed Forces Day will be on the 27th June 2020. The grant will pay for up to £50% of the cost of the event. The remainder will need to be raised by the community. The funding can be used to pay for road closures required to hold an event, including to allow for parades and marches; decorations, flags and banners; newspaper and...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 20th January 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 28th February 2020. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Educatio...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 20th January 2020

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 5th March 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be with...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 20th January 2020

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

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st February 2020, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies with an annual income of under £100,000 will be able to apply for grants of £500 to £1,000 towards a playscheme that runs for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days during the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Projects suppor...

£2 Million Fund Opens for Flood Affected Farmers (South Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and the Midlands) 17th January 2020

A £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property in the devastating floods in November has opened for applications. The Farming Recovery Fund is open for applications from farmers with affected land in parts of South Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and the Midlands. Farmers can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £25,000. The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2020.

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 17th January 2020

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

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 17th January 2020

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. The fun...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 17th January 2020

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 2020. 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 up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding support...

Funding for Projects that Help Young People Succeed in Adulthood (UK) 16th January 2020

A new fund has been launched to help young people aged 11-25 to succeed in adulthood. Grants of between £100,000 and £200,000 are available for projects that for example provide holistic support through mentoring or coaching and build life skills or improve young people’s ability to gain sustainable employment. The funding is being provided through the Comic Relief Future Lookin' Good Youth (Safe Place To Be) programme. Comic Relief w...

Funding for Areas Least Engaged in Arts and Culture (England) 16th January 2020

Grants of up to £2million are available to areas that have been identified as being least engaged in the Arts and Culture in England. The funding is being made available through the Arts Council England which will be allocating at least £39 million through the second funding round of the Creative People and Places Fund. Projects eligible to apply must be led by consortia of organisations and must include community groups and/or grass-roots...

Active Inclusion Fund Opens for Applications (Wales) 16th January 2020

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action has announced that the Active Inclusion Fund is now open for applications. The fund aims to support projects that reduce economic inactivity in Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market. This can include young people; people with low skills; people with work limiting health conditions; carers; people from jobless households; BAME individuals; and those a...

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2020 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland) 16th January 2020

Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Tesco’s Bags of Help programme and can cover a broad range of projects and can be used: to purchase sports kit, litter pickers, camping equipment; improvements to buildings; the development of outdoor space such as a play area or woodland; running a...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 16th January 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £2,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects inc...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Cycling and Walking (Scotland) 15th January 2020

An additional £350,000 of Scottish Government funding is now available for registered social landlords across Scotland to make it easier and more accessible for people to walk and cycle as part of everyday journeys. Housing associations and tenement residential properties across Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to encourage active travel within communities and prioritises areas of high deprivation. The funding can be used for...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 15th January 2020

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Funding is available for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities but must be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a group or individual actin...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 15th January 2020

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

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 15th January 2020

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2020 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees fo...

Funding for Music and Arts Projects for People with Disabilities (UK) 14th January 2020

From the 1st February 2020 grants of up to £1,000 will be available to projects that improve access to Music and the Arts for people with physical, learning and mental health disabilities. To be eligible applicants need to be registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1 million. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and the closing date for applications will be the 28th F...

Funding for Projects Supporting Young People (England and Wales) 14th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities in England and Wales working with young people aged 0-25. The funding is available for projects that lead to employment, accreditation, further education, training and integration. The funding is being made available through the Joanies Fund and is administered by Herefordshire Community Foundation. The funding is available for running costs, both project and core costs, and capital...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 14th January 2020

The Scottish Library and Information Council has announced that the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIC) has re-opened for applications. School Library Managers in Scottish state schools are able to apply for funding to support innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. Previously supported include a teenage sensory reading programme in the Highlands and a mental health and wellbeing initiative in Clackmannanshire. There are no...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 14th January 2020

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The next grant scrutiny meeting for independent grant-making trust London Catalyst is on the 4th May 2020. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. To be eligible to apply, charities must be working with an expert health a...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 14th January 2020

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

Power to Change Institute Invites Research Proposals (England) 13th January 2020

The Power to Change Research Institute is inviting expressions of interest for high-quality research projects on volunteering in the community business sector in England. The Institute is inviting applications from those who understand the needs of community businesses best, be they: community businesses themselves; organisations that represent or support them; academics; research organisations or think-tanks. The Institute are particularly in...

Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK) 13th January 2020

Individuals of school age, teachers and schools can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers, and help children afford a classical music education, no matter what their financial background. Decca, the biggest classical record label in the UK is supporting the launch of the new...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 13th January 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 3rd February 2020. 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 are available for projects that focus on building the financial capabilities of people living with dementia; autism; learning difficulties;...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 13th January 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...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 13th January 2020

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services. This can include (but is 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...

Track 2000 Legacy Fund (Wales) 10th January 2020

Registered small-medium size charities, community voluntary groups or small social enterprises based in South Wales with an income of £500,000 or less can apply for funding of between £5,000 and £35,000 through the Track 2000 Legacy Fund. Funding is available for projects relating to Education and Training, Environmental Improvements and Strengthening Disadvantaged Communities who face poverty or hardship. Projects can last for up to 2 ye...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 10th January 2020

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or labo...

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (UK) 10th January 2020

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that the next round of the Collections Fund is now open for applications. Run by the Museums Association (MA) and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the fund awards grants to projects that bring Museum collections closer to people. Grants of up to £90,000 over two years are available to Museums for ideas that make a strong link between the collection, the people the organisation wants t...

Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (Manchester, London, Bristol, Oxford) 10th January 2020

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play outdoor sport. Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainability, for e...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 10th January 2020

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 9th January 2020

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools, Colleges and Universities wishing to apply...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 9th January 2020

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

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 9th January 2020

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...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 9th January 2020

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or...

Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 9th January 2020

Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply to a £3.7 million loan fund to enhance their social impact. Repayable finance of between £25,000 and £150,000 is available. The Fund will pioneer the use of financial incentives to help organisations achieve their social impact targets. Organisations will be able to get a reduction in the headline interest rate for loans with terms between two and five years by successfully evid...

Music Export Growth Scheme is Open for Applications (UK) 8th January 2020

The Music Export Growth Scheme, which supports small and medium-sized independent record labels and music management companies to introduce UK music overseas has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to assist with marketing campaigns. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have annual turnover of €50m or less and no more than 249 employees. Applications must include detailed campaign proposals s...

Funding of up to £10,000 Available for Business Start Ups (UK) 8th January 2020

From the 13th January 2020 funding and support will be available to business start-ups who want to create a product or business using location or property data. Grants of up to £10,000 will be available alongside a range of support which includes access to mentors, workspace, product development support, marketing and PR support, professional and personal development and access to a range of open and proprietary datasets. The Geovation Accele...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available to churches and Christian organisations to help them connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their area. Support is available for projects that focus on improving the lives of young people (aged 0-18) and encouraging church growth as young people discover faith for themselves and begin to play an active part in church communities. Examples of the types of items...

Grants of up to £5,000 for Palliative Care in Africa (UK / International) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of palliative care across Africa and in particular to items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. The funding is being made available through the True Colour Trust Small Grants programme for Africa and priority is given to equipment for patients; palliative care for children and young people; palliative care medicines; capital...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 8th January 2020

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions a...

Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 7th January 2020

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

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 7th January 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 7th January 2020

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £15,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and large grants of between £10,00...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 7th January 2020

Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Cr...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 7th January 2020

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

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 6th January 2020

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now to apply to the Field Family Trust. The next meeting of Trustees is on the 9th April 2020 and applications will close on 6 weeks prior to the meeting or when sufficient applications for the meeting have been received. Organisations applying must have an annual income of under £1m and be working in the West Midlands and London (wi...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 6th January 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 6th January 2020

Community and voluntary groups tackling key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible, projects need to address one of three themes: Skills; Employment; or Health. A total of £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects. To apply, organisations need to complete an eligibility survey to determine whether the applicant organis...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 6th January 2020

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

Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales) 3rd January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening. Funding could cover, for example, site prep...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 3rd January 2020

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 10th February 2020 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through t...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 3rd January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available...

£1 Million funding Boost for South Yorkshire Flood Charity (Yorkshire and Humber) 2nd January 2020

The Government has announced that it will provide a £1 million boost to help vulnerable people affected by flooding in South Yorkshire. The funding will be provided to the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund which has raised over £500,000 already, with the government pledging to match all funds raised up to the value of £1 million. The government has also pledged a further £300,000 of match-funding for other eligible areas...

Government Announces New £1.5 Million Fund to Save the Pub (England) 2nd January 2020

The government has announced a new £1.5 million fund to support community pubs. The funding will help an estimated 100 new groups to take ownership of and save their local pub or support their essential community services based in pubs in rural and remote areas. The £1.15 million fund will support community pubs through two key programmes. £650,000 will be allocated to the More Than a Pub programme which provides small grants and speciali...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 2nd January 2020

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th March 2020.The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or th...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Charities to Supporting Vulnerable People (Scotland) 2nd January 2020

From the 10th February 2020, registered Charities in Scotland with an income less than £1 million per annum will be able to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 over one year to support vulnerable people. The funding will be available for charities that address disadvantage or social exclusion. This can include homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illi...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 24th December 2019

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

Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England) 24th December 2019

The Government is making £3 million available to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country. Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms. The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The remaining funding comes from a combination...

Funding for School Arts Visits (London) 24th December 2019

State primary schools and special schools (primary or secondary) are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to help children to access and take part in arts activities at the many high-class institutions in London. Activities could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience or to a museum or art gallery. Grants could cover, for example, travel costs and contributions towards participation activities. The funding is being made...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Due to Open for Applications (UK) 23rd December 2019

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

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 23rd December 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2020. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase th...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 23rd December 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 11th March 2020 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular project...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 20th December 2019

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support of up to £1,500 for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th September 2020. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects...

Museum Development Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 20th December 2019

Museums Galleries Scotland has announced that the Museum Galleries Scotland Museums Development Fund is now open for applications. Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can now apply for grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 (or up to £60,000 for museums caring for Recognised Collections for projects relating to those collections) to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations in line with the...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England) 20th December 2019

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The deadline for receipt of grant applications is the 16th March 2020. The Trust funds schemes and projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of £1,000 to £5,000 are normally available to...