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Funding for Organisations that Support Victims of Hate Crime (West Midlands) 27th January 2021

Organisations across the West Midlands that support victims of hate crime can apply for funding from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victims Fund. A budget of up to £200,000 is available for a regional hate crime service which will support people to cope and recover from the effects of crime. The service will work with all strands of hate crime including disability, transgender identity, race/ethnicity or nationality, reli...

Dormant Accounts Fund NI Opens for Applications (Northern Ireland) 27th January 2021

£20 million in funding is to be made available from dormant bank and building society accounts to help the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability. The Dormant Accounts Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for between one and three years to support voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit orga...

Funding to Provide Health and Wellbeing Services for Disadvantaged People (North Somerset) 27th January 2021

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

Funding for Music Making Projects for Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 27th January 2021

Organisations – including Schools and Education Trusts - working with children and young people that are disadvantaged, disabled or face other barriers to music education. can apply for grants of between £30,001 and £150,000 for music-making projects. Funding is also available for workforce and organisational development activities. The grants are made available through the Youth Network Fund ‘B’ and expressions of interest should be...

Zoo Animals Fund Application Deadline Extended (England) 27th January 2021

The deadline for applications to the UK Government’s £100 million Zoo Animals Fund has been extended until the 26th February 2021. The fund will provide grants of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Funding will also support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England) 27th January 2021

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. 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 a wide range of organisations including Charities, schools, sports club...

Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales) 27th January 2021

Churches can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of building's maintenance services. The grant will cover up to 50% of the cost of works. The funding is available towards the following services: Rainwater goods maintenance; lightning protection system repairs; asbestos removal; masonry repairs and high level maintenance. The National Churches Trust accepts applications from listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses...

Funding for Emergency Laptops & Support for Schools (Southwark) 26th January 2021

The Newcomen Collett Foundation supports the education of residents of the London Borough of Southwark who are under the age of 25 through various grant-making programmes. The Foundation awards grants to schools for equipment and extra-curricular activities, and to support organisations who provide educational opportunities such as visiting theatre companies and musicians. Funding of up to £300 is also available for emergency laptops for pupi...

£1 Million Financial Support for Childminding Sustainability and Recovery (Scotland) 26th January 2021

Funding of £1 million has been made available by the Scottish Government for childminding businesses which have been financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have been placed on them. Grants of up to £1,000 will be made available to eligible childminding providers based on their level of need, to support their sustainability and recovery from the crisis. Further detail on the funding is still to be developed an...

Mayor of London Launches Food Roots Incubator Programme (London) 26th January 2021

The Mayor of London has launched a Food Roots Incubator programme. The programme will offer grants of £10,000 - £15,000 to new and existing cross-sector food partnerships. The aim is to help them grow, diversify, become more sustainable and take forward initiatives that address food insecurity amongst marginalised and excluded Londoners who have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The deadline for applications is 12pm o...

Grants Available for the Planting and Care of Trees, Orchards and Hedges (UK) 26th January 2021

Schools and community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting of and caring for trees, orchards and hedges. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 12th February 2021. All projects must be completed and payments claimed by 31 March 2021.

Funding to Overcome Barriers to Volunteering (Wales) 26th January 2021

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to voluntary and third sector organisations, to tackle barriers to volunteering. The focus this year will be on projects supporting the Well-being of Future Generations Act. The Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) aims to improve the way that Wales achieves economic, social, environmental and cultural Well-being. Volunteering by young people is encouraged through this grant and 30% of the funding...

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise Open for Applications (UK) 26th January 2021

Deutsche Bank has announced that its Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) is open for applications. The Awards will provide a cash prize fund of £60,000 and business support for a year to aspiring individuals who want to go into business in the creative industries. Applicants must be 18-30 years old and have a strong idea or an existing business in the creative industries. They must have a desire to create positive social impact through th...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach Programme Re-opens for Applications - Very Short Deadline (Scotland) 26th January 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exclusion such as minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people and drug users, etc. The funding is being made available through the Bank of Scotland Foundation's Reach Programme and is available to registered charities in Scotland that have been operating...

People's Postcode Trust To Re-open for Applications on the 1st February 2021 (Scotland) 26th January 2021

The People’s Postcode Trust has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st February 2021 and will award grants on a monthly basis until October 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Scotland for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 26th January 2021

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

Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 25th January 2021

Councils, schools and community groups have the opportunity to bid for funding to hold their own local events to celebrate and commemorate the positive impact of the Windrush Generation on modern Britain. A total of £500,000 is available for bids from charities and community groups. Grants of £2,500 and up to £25,000 will be awarded for innovative, active community engagement projects making a positive impact in at least one of three areas:...

Funding to Support Post Covid-19 Renewal for Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (London) 25th January 2021

Local charities and not for profit organisations in London can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help their recovery and renewal in a post Covid-19 future. The funding is being made available through the London Community Response Renewal grants and will support organisations over a full year starting from April 2021. The focus of the Renewal grants is on building strong communities; a new deal for young people; and ensuring a robust safet...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 25th January 2021

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. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbrea...

Funding to Deliver Local Social Prescribing Activities (Manchester) 25th January 2021

The Big Life Group have announced the launch of the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities to people over the age of 18. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Funding will encourage new and established groups and organisations to build capacity and deliver projects to support social pres...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (Wales) 25th January 2021

The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st February 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Wales for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply for gr...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 25th January 2021

The Jerusalem Trus has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons.

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 22nd January 2021

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

The National Lottery Community Fund - Growing Great Ideas Programme (UK) 22nd January 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas Fund has £25 million available to fund projects that support long-term societal change and are future-focussed. The National Lottery Community Fund wants to invest in different combinations of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term that demonstrate an ability to seed and grow alternative systems, develop and test new ways of building a stronger civil socie...

Additional Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 22nd January 2021

An additional £1.5m of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs and organisations in England a...

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 22nd January 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young people; young adults; youth justice system; young people facing barriers; an...

Funding to Help Young People Create Social Change (North East, North West, Yorkshire & the Humber) 22nd January 2021

Young people aged between 18 and 25 across the North of England are being given the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurship to create social change in their communities. The Virgin Money Foundation Young Change Makers Fellowship Programme is a joint initiative between Virgin Money Foundation, National Lottery Community Fund and Northern Soul which aims to support young people in the North East, North West, Yorkshire & the Humber who are...

Funding to Promote Awareness of Smart Meters to People on Low Income and those without Access to the Internet (England, Scotland and Wales) 22nd January 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to charities and other not for profit organisations for projects to help those who are offline and on a low income, understand and benefit from smart meters. Grants will be awarded to regionally-based organisations, with local networks, that are able to reach people who are on a low income and who have no personal internet access anywhere, inside and outside home, including via mobile devices. Housing ass...

Grants for Education Projects (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 22nd January 2021

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

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 22nd January 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have...

Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund Opens for Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st January 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that the new Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund has opened to applications. The fund can award grants between £50,000 and £500,000 to projects that demonstrate measurable and lasting reductions in the carbon intensity of energy end use and accelerate the transition to net zero carbon; and have a realistic prospect of delivering broadly replicable benefits to existing and/or future energy consumers. The fu...

Funding for Youth Groups and Organisations Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic (England) 21st January 2021

Local youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations can apply for funding help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic. Local groups can apply for grants of up to £250,000 and national umbrella groups £2 million. The funding is made available through the UK governments Youth Covid-19 Support Fund and will cover essential business expenditure, such a...

Funding and Advice to Support Community Spaces at Risk Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic (London) 21st January 2021

Local charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations affected by the pandemic can apply for grants of up to £25,000 of last resort to protect at-risk spaces such as cultural, youth and education centres, and social clubs. A total of £750,000 is available through the Community Spaces at Risk support programme which also provides one-to-one crisis support, specialist business and property advice. Eligible organisations wil...

Funding to Help Communities Disproportionately Affected by Covid-19 Share their Experiences (London) 21st January 2021

The Mayor of London has launched a new programme to help London’s diverse communities recover after the Covid-19 pandemic. The Community-Led Recovery programme provides two funding streams to help communities disproportionately impacted by the crisis share their lived experience and lay foundations for the future. Community-Led Action Grants offer grants up to £9,000 to start social action projects. London Community Story Grants offer grant...

Funding to Support the Development of Community Organisations (Leeds) 21st January 2021

Funding of £30,000 over two years (£15,000 per year) is being made available by the Leeds Community Foundation to support the development of community organisations. The ‘Leeds Fund Strategic Grants – Resilience,’ will focus on developing charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations themselves; rather than a specific project or group of people. Funding can be used to cover core costs and encourage strategic deve...

Grants for Digital Vocational Learning Projects (UK) 21st January 2021

Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 are available for early-stage projects that use technology to improve digital adult vocational education. The funding is available for projects lasting between 3 and 12 months to scope and test digital technologies that can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. The funding is being made available through the UFi VocTech Trust - Seed 2021 grant and is available to training organisations...

Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st January 2021

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to enable registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The John Lyon’s Charity’s Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current Government Guidelines for young people in the boroughs of Barnet, Bren...

Funding to Improve Lives Through Better Supply Chain Practices (UK) 20th January 2021

The Chartered Institute for Supply and Procurement has announced that it is looking to support a charity that is based and operating within the UK that improves supply chains or develop new ones, eradicates poor practices within supply chains, develops best practice or supports individuals within the chain to access information and support. One grant of between £10,000 and £50,000 is available for activities which improve access to education...

Emergency Covid-19 Grants for BAME Communities (Greater Manchester) 20th January 2021

Small BAME-led charities, community groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations responding to the needs of their communities in Greater Manchester during the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. ‘Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities - Small Grants’ will provide funding for services and activities that support the health and wellbeing of members of vulnerable Black, Asian & Minori...

Additional Funds for Grassroots and Independent Venues (Scotland) 20th January 2021

The Scottish Government is making an additional £7.1 million in funding available to secure the future of as many grassroots music venues and independent museums as possible. £4 million will be made available through the Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund which will re-open to live music venues that were financially sustainable before the pandemic to help prevent their permanent closure and keep them stable until April 2021. This fun...

Community Winter Support Grant Funding Re-Opens (Devon) 20th January 2021

The Devon Community Foundation has re-opened their Community Food Programme: Winter Support Grant to charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations that are providing emergency food support for vulnerable families in Devon who have been particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme, which is run in partnership with Devon County Council, will provide support during the winter months, with a particular focus on...

International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2021 (International) 20th January 2021

Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced their annual search for climate solutions. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises whose activities take place in low- and middle-income countries worldwide with categories promoting innovation in natural climate solutions, ene...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 20th January 2021

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The funding is being made available through London Catalyst which runs a number of different grant making programmes. The next grant scrutiny meeting is on the 11th May 2021. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. This is...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 19th January 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. The grants will be awarded to teacher-higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Insti...

Funding to Benefit Disadvantaged Communities (South Yorkshire) 19th January 2021

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to volunteer-led charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in South Yorkshire for projects which will make a difference to their local communities. South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation’s Community Grants Programme will provide funding for projects that benefit disadvantaged communities Funding can be used to cover costs such as equipment, build...

Awards for Sustainable Energy Projects Opens to Entries (UK) 19th January 2021

Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced that the UK competition for their 2021 Ashden Awards is now open to entries. This year, three categories target initiatives in the UK: green skills training; green community initiatives; and climate innovation. As well as a cash grant of £10,000, winning organisations will receive development support, networking...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 19th January 2021

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

Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Deadline Imminent (England) 19th January 2021

Through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces. There is additional grant funding available for groups based in or areas where 30% or more of the neighbourhood area or...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 19th January 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 19th April 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s co...

Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas Re-Opens to Applications (England) 18th January 2021

The British Film Institute has announced that the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England is now open to applications. The Fund aims to support independent cinemas whose businesses have been interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021. The Fund will provide Business Sustainability Grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 pe...

T Level Capital Fund Opens for Applications (England) 18th January 2021

The Department for Education has launched a new multi-million pound fund to provide world-class facilities and equipment for young people studying the new T Level qualifications from 2022. T Level providers across the country can bid for a share of £135 million, through the T Level Capital Fund, to upgrade classrooms and buildings in readiness for students starting courses in September 2022. Part of this funding will also be made available to...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Meet the Challenges of the New Lockdown Measures (England) 18th January 2021

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

Funding of £1,000 Available to Deliver a more Circular Economy within Disadvantaged Communities (Scotland) 18th January 2021

The Scottish Community Alliance has made grants of up to £1,000 available to organisations who are full members of Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) to deliver a more circular economy within disadvantaged communities in Scotland, and contribute to a green recovery from the impacts of Covid-19. Funding from the Pockets and Prospects £5,000 micro-fund can be used on either capital or revenue expenditure to support projects with a cle...

Funding of up to £500,000 Available to Local Partnerships to Strengthen Relationships Between Economic Development and Health - Deadline Extended (UK) 18th January 2021

The Health Foundation has launched a new £1.72m funding programme for local partnerships to use economic development strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities. The Healthier Lives programme will support three to four partnerships across the UK with funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for up to three years. Partnerships will be led by a local authority or a statutory regional body and will bring together a range of org...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 18th January 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical l...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th January 2021

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

Funding for to Support Arts and Creative Organisations and Individuals (Scotland) 15th January 2021

Creative Scotland is making grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 available to enable individuals and organisations working in the arts and creative sectors explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances. The funding is available to organisations and groups whose work or project involves the arts, screen and creative industries as well as freelance and self-employed artists and creativ...

Funding Available to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 15th January 2021

Community Groups in Scotland can now apply for equipment and training bundles for projects which benefit people or wildlife across National Cycle Network routes. Examples of the items that can be funded include: Litter picking equipment; Bike trailers for transporting tools and equipment; Hand tools; Power tools; Specialist advice. The Love Your Network grant fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, seeks to empow...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 15th January 2021

Voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland can apply for Technical assistance funding through the Scottish Land Fund. The Scottish Land Fund provides grants to voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings to help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable. Technical assistance grants of £2,500 and £30,000 are available to help prepare to purchas...

Community Safety Development Fund (Essex) 15th January 2021

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (Essex) Fund has re-opened for applications. The Fund has a total of £300,000 available as grants of up to £20,000 for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Bids are welcomed for work and projects that are victim-focused and support the PFCC to provide victims with the services they are entitled to under the Ministry of Justice’s Code of Prac...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 15th January 2021

Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes. Grants of a maximum of £3,000 are awarded to a broad range of projects including, for example, play areas, community fun days, community growing projects, riding for the disabled, that are delivered by not-for-profit organisations. Projects supported must be within a 10-mile radius of the Airport and priority is given t...

Funding to Develop and Improve Community Partnerships (England) 15th January 2021

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. During the current Coronavirus crisis, The National Lottery Community Fund will support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. S...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Assist Long Term Unemployed back into Work (West Yorkshire) 14th January 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations and small businesses for local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over move towards employment, training or education in West Yorkshire. The ESF Community Grants have re-opened to applications with priority given to projects that support those aged 50 years and over, those with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women, and people...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 14th January 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 21st February 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street o...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Traditional Artists and Organisations Showcase their Work (Scotland) 14th January 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. In general, individuals (over 18), groups and organisations either based in Scotland, or undertaking work in Scotland, can apply to this fund. The funding is being made available through the Traditional Arts Small Grants Fund. A...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 14th January 2021

The Robertson Trust has announced that small charities and constituted community groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000 through the Wee Grants for Wee Groups scheme. To be eligible organisations must have an income of less than £25,000 per year and must fit within the Trusts funding strands. These are tackling the financial and material effects of poverty on people and communities; ensuring people have emotional wellbeing, and confiden...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 14th January 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually with your overseas partner school. Schools can still apply for funding for travel at a later date. The funding is being m...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 14th January 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is be...

Expansion of Dormant Assets Scheme to Aid Coronavirus Recovery (UK) 13th January 2021

The Government has announced a major expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme to support the UK as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme, which allows banks and building societies to donate funds to good causes and charities from dormant accounts, will now include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment, wealth management, and securities sectors. More than £800 million will be made available to continue supporting urg...

Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund (Scotland) 13th January 2021

From late January 2021, adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 through the Marine and Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund. Administered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, the fund will support essential re-commissioning and re-start costs for businesses, aimed at those who have been significantly affected by the pandemic due to their seasonality and high set up cost...

Grants of Up to £35,000 Available to Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) 13th January 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 each are available to support projects which seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care, in particular for people over the age of 85, people from black and minority ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people from socially deprived communities. The funding has been made available by the Masonic Charitable Foundation under the Hospice Grants – Improving Equality and Diversity in Hos...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 13th January 2021

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

Return to Play: Community Asset Fund (England) 13th January 2021

Sports clubs, charities and not for organisations can apply for grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 to help clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play. The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund provides capital funding, to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces so people within their community can return to play and physical activity, saf...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 13th January 2021

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...

Tramsformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 12th January 2021

Small organisations working with marginalised groups will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The funding is being made available t...

Funding for Local Projects Supporting Arts, Community, Sport or the Environment (Wales) 12th January 2021

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust is a grant giving organisation which aims to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Wales, by investing in inspirational sporting, arts, environmental and community-based projects. The Trust’s income is generated through a levy on every ticket purchased by people attending public events at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Local registered charities, community groups and other not-...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 12th January 2021

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

Funding of up to £10,000 Available for Business Start Ups (UK) 12th January 2021

Business start-ups that are looking to create a product or business using location or property data can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Geovation Accelerator programme. This is a partnership between the Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry that aims to help launch and grow innovative solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges that harness the power of data and technology....

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 12th January 2021

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

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire) 12th January 2021

The Health Lottery East Midlands has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in specific areas of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit o...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 12th January 2021

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This week's Newsletter contains 29 pages of the latest funding news.

Funding to Open Career Opportunities for Young People in the Music Industry (UK) 11th January 2021

Businesses, collectives and not-for-profits working in the music industries can apply for grants of £5,000 - £30,000 to help open up sustainable work opportunities and careers in music for people aged 18-25, particularly those who are underrepresented; and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent. This includes both musicians and those who want to work in wider industry roles. The funding is being made a...

Sports Northern Ireland Launches Project Re-Boot (Northern Ireland) 11th January 2021

Sport Northern Ireland has announced the launch of Project Re-boot. This is part of the ‘Supporting Sport to Build Back Better’ initiative and will provide project grants of up to £25,000 to support the engagement and re-engagement of participants into sport, particularly people from groups who have been especially impacted by Covid-19. The funding is available to constituted sports club which are affiliated to a governing body of sport;...

Funding Available to Help Community Businesses Raise Community Shares Capital (England) 11th January 2021

Community businesses that want to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, or expand their business in response to Covid-19 can apply for grant funding of up to £5,000 and matched equity investment of up to £25,000 through the Power to Change ReBoost Fund. A total of £375,000 is available. Additional business development support may also be provided where required, and will be prioritised to help community businesse...

Funding to Support the Creative Development of Individual Cultural and Creative Practitioners (England) 11th January 2021

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

Grants of up to £15,000 for Science and the Arts Projects (North West of England) 11th January 2021

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Awards of usually £500 to £10,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £2,000). The funding is being made available through the Granada Foundation and the next closing date is the 10th Febr...

Project Funding to Provide Emotional & Spiritual Support During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 8th January 2021

The Paristamen CIO’s 2021 large grant programme is now open for applications. This year, the theme of the grant will be “Christian Hope in a Post-Covid Scotland.” Christian charities and churches across Scotland can bid for a one-off grant of £20,000, to support an innovative project that will enable individuals, families and communities to receive emotional and spiritual support during the Coronavirus pandemic, and to spread the notion...

New Competition Launches to Help Find More Efficient Ways to Make Core Materials (UK) 8th January 2021

Funding of between £1 million and £2 million (per project) will be available to help businesses and research organisations look for original ideas to help improve industrial processes for manufacturing core materials. UK Research and Innovation are launching a new competition to find more efficient ways to make core materials such as glass, metal, and cement, and to improve productivity and competitiveness, either in the relevant industry or...

Covid-19 Emergency Loan Fund for UK Social Enterprises (UK) 8th January 2021

Social Investment Business has announced that their Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund will close to new applications at 11.59pm on the 31st March 2021. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 with no fees or interest for the first twelve months to social enterprises and charities which are facing financial difficulty and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is intended...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 8th January 2021

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

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 8th January 2021

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...

Surviving Winter Grant (West of England) 8th January 2021

The Surviving Winter Grants Programme is now open for applications for projects to be delivered during the Winter of 2020/21. Grants of up to £3,000 will fund the activities of voluntary and community groups which address the immediate needs of older people in crisis due to fuel poverty. Supported work will help to keep activities going during winter months e.g. the provision of advice and/or information, preventative work to beat isolation a...

Funding for Not for Profit Organisations to Develop Digital Services (UK) 7th January 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services during the Covid-19 crisis. Over £1 million will be available to individual not for profit organisations or those working in partnership to define, test and develop user-centred digital solutions to create more impact for the people they work with. Applications that aim to adapt or re-pu...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 7th January 2021

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 7th January 2021

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...

GEM Road Safety Charity 7th January 2021

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...

Childrens Winter Clothing Fund to Open for Applications in January 2021 (Scotland) 6th January 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million children’s winter clothing fund. Through the fund Nurseries and other Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings can apply to the fund for help to buy winter clothing for young children who need it. The fund will be open to any setting delivering funded ELC and will ensure that three and four year olds and eligible two year olds have access to suitable outdoor clothing during their t...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Community Businesses (East of England) 6th January 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support established and new community businesses in the East of England through the current pandemic. The funding is being made available through a partnership between East Anglian housebuilder Hopkins Homes and national charity the Plunkett Foundation. As well as funding, the scheme is also providing free support and expertise from the charity’s central support service and network of advisors. Gra...

Funding for Charities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Central England) 6th January 2021

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

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 6th January 2021

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme is due to open for applications on the 11th January 2021. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative researc...