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Funding to Support People with Long-Term Health Conditions to Get Active (UK) 16th April 2021

To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations to help people to get active across the UK. Two funds are available. In England the Tackling Inequalities Fund will provide grants of up to £5,000. Applications are particularly welcome from disability-led and BAME-led organisati...

Funding to Empower Women and Womens Organisations (England, Northern Ireland & Scotland) 16th April 2021

Funding is available to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. The fund is divided into two strands. Seed funding grants of between £500 and £1,000 will support small women’s groups to establish and run micro women’s empowerment projects in their local area that support women to build skills and confidence and decre...

Funding Call to Improve the Basic Skills Needs of Employed People (London) 16th April 2021

The Government has launched a funding call for projects in the London LEP area that address the basic skills needs of employed people, particularly in SMEs and micro businesses, and support recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The call seeks to support projects which address pay gaps and improve basic skills by providing learning for all age groups, upgrading the knowledge, skills and competences of the workforce, promoting flexible learning p...

Funding to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 16th April 2021

Creative Scotland has launched the latest round of their Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase their work. The Fund, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal, will provide grants of up to £1,000 for organisations and individuals involved in the Scottish Traditional Arts including dance, music and storytelling. The £36,500 fund can also su...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop their capacity and confidence to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for comm...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 16th April 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...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Covid-19 (County Durham) 15th April 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, social enterprises, and town, parish or community councils supporting the most vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Believe Housing Association area. The Coronavirus Crisis Fund will support projects in County Durham that are tackling isolation and financial hardship during the crisis. Support could include foodbanks, help with shopping...

Grants to Support Organisations Working with Children & Young People (Bristol) 15th April 2021

Bristol City Council has launched the ‘Youth Sector Support grant programme – Partnerships’ to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people aged 8-19 years. The programme will provide funding to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations for projects and collaborations that result in a diverse range of services and support the play and youth sector. Activities should be preventative and f...

Funding to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Loan Sharks (England) 15th April 2021

Local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for activities that highlight the dangers of Loan Sharks. The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is made available from money seized from convicted loan sharks by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Organisations will need to demonstrate the positive impact their project would have on their community, and how...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 15th April 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2021. 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: Children, Young People & Families; Elderly & Isolated; Vulnerable Adults; Employability, Skil...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 15th April 2021

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 15th April 2021

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lothian can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three years; Infant...

European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK) 14th April 2021

The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better. The competition will award three €50,000 prizes for early-stage sustainable ideas that will power the European economy’s green and digital future through job creation, growth and European competitiveness. This will include identifying skil...

Resilient Communities Fund Opens for Applications (Central Southern England) 14th April 2021

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has launched a new £200,000 funding round to support and protect vulnerable communities across the distribution operator’s central southern England network area. Grants of up to £20,000 are being made available through the Resilient Communities Fund to charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations working to protect and enhance vulnerable community members. The fund will also suppor...

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 14th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with sub...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 14th April 2021

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 £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool che...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 14th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available t...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 14th April 2021

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

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 14th April 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 27th June 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority...

Funding to Support Rough Sleepers During the Winter (England) 13th April 2021

A £ million fund has been launched to enable small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22. The Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will provide £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue funding, and will be managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice. A webinar to set out key information about...

£4 Million Funding for Councils to Support Families to Resolve Parental Conflict (England) 13th April 2021

To support more families to resolve parental conflict, the Department for Work and Pensions’ Reducing Parental Conflict programme will now provide funding to enable councils in England to train frontline staff who regularly come into contact with families experiencing severe relationship difficulties. £3.87 million in funding has been made available to provide support and intervention aimed at resolving parental conflict, not domestic abuse...

Funding to Tackle Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Older People (Scotland) 13th April 2021

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to community groups and third sector organisations to support older people across Scotland who are most at risk from social isolation, loneliness and a reduction in wellbeing from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions. A total of £54,000 in funding is available through Impact Funding Partners’ Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund 2021 to maintain existing services, or for additional a...

Funding for Charities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Central England) 13th April 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 Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 13th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 13th April 2021

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

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 13th April 2021

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eli...

Grants to Support Grassroots Community Sports Clubs Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 12th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Made by Sport, in partnership with the Cash4Clubs scheme, has launched a new Covid-response fund to enable grassroots community sports clubs across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people affected by the pandemic. The #ClubsInCrisis Fund will provide grants of up to £2,021 to local sports clubs and third sector organisations using sport to help young people develop life skills, reduce crim...

Grants to Encourage Participation in the Arts (England) 12th April 2021

The Arts Council England has launched a new round of their Creative People and Places National Portfolio Fund. The aim of the Fund is to support arts projects in places where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. Grants of between £750,000 and £1 million will be available to bring creative opportunities to communities in 66 eligible locations not currently engaging with the arts. The Arts Council is keen to e...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 12th April 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support c...

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 12th April 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 for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 12th April 2021

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

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 12th April 2021

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 4th June 2021. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted organisations or g...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 12th April 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,...

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 11th April 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 31 pages of the latest funding news.

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 9th April 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible ap...

Sky Media Announces £2 Million Sky Zero Footprint Fund 9th April 2021

As part of its campaign to be a net-zero carbon business by 2030, Sky Media has announced a new competition to help firms in the media sector reduce their impact on the climate. The Sky Zero Footprint Fund is available to media agencies, creative agencies and brands to support businesses to accelerate their own sustainability initiatives and engage audiences with environmental issues through the power of TV and advertising. Five winning advert...

Funding to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women & Girls (Scotland) 9th April 2021

Frontline organisations working to tackle violence against women and girls in Scotland can apply for a share of up to £13 million to help them develop and further their work over the next three years. The Delivering Equally Safe Fund, has now re-opened to applications to support organisations and projects that broaden access to support survivors, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. Priority will be given to organisations suppor...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 9th April 2021

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last...

Zoo Animals Fund (England) 9th April 2021

The new fund will provide funding 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. The fund also offers grants to support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially close, and is open to those zoos which have already received support through the £14 million Zoo Support Fund. The...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 9th April 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 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 or the...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 2021

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Funding Available to Organisations Tackling Racial Inequality and Deprivation (UK) 8th April 2021

Organisations working with deprived communities within the UK experiencing racial inequality can apply for grants of up to £10,000. To be eligible applicant organisations need to be a UK Registered Charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with an income of below £500,000 per year. In addition to tackling racial inequality, organisations must also be working to address social, health or educational needs. The funding is being made avai...

Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 8th April 2021

Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions. The funding can be used to install low carbon heating systems to replace a fossil-fuelled heating system that are coming to t...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 8th April 2021

To help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable, the National Lottery Community Fund is awarding grants of up to £1 million to enable voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings. Delivered in partnership by the National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Scottish Land Fund enables both urban and rural communities to successfully manage...

Grants for Charities Supporting People who are Homeless (UK) 8th April 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities to support people who are homeless. Priority to applications that help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, a group which has been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is being made through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and is available to UK registered charities with an income and expenditure of £1,000,000 and over. The closing da...

Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 8th April 2021

Community groups, charities and grass root organisations across the UK can apply for funding to raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both. The Home Office is making a total of £500,000 in funding available for phase two of the Windrush Community Fund. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for activities including holding events, producing and distributing marketing m...

Small Grants for Arts Projects (Leeds) 8th April 2021

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

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 8th April 2021

Grants and bursaries 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 the highway network and the roa...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 8th April 2021

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which receiv...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2021

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

New £20 Million Fund to Divert Young People from Violence (England and Wales) 7th April 2021

A new £20 million fund has been launched to evaluate different diversion approaches that work best at preventing 10 to 17-year-olds in England and Wales from becoming involved in violence. The funding is being made available through the Youth Endowment Fund’s - Another chance - Diversion from the criminal justice system – themed funding round. Diversion approaches could include mental health support, whole family interventions or mento...

Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes for Young Carers (UK) 7th April 2021

In response to the impact that the Covid-19 crisis has had on the education of young carers and young adult carers in the UK, the Triangle Trust 1949 has opened a new funding round to address learning gaps linked to the pandemic. Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for up to two years (£60,000 in total) to expand on existing projects that aim to raise...

Support for Voluntary and Community Organisations in Former Coalfield Communities (North East, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands & Yorkshire) 7th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations addressing local needs in former coalfield communities. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Coalfields Recovery & Resilience Fund will support organisations that are delivering community support services in the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current issues/challenges in their co...

Funding Available to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 7th April 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...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Anglia TV Region) 7th April 2021

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in the Anglia ITV Region (Example of areas within the awarding region are Cambridge, Clacton on Sea, Great Yarmouth) can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects lasting up to 12 months are available through th...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 7th April 2021

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 7th April 2021

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 7th April 2021

Not for profit organisations and schools, can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstance as well as strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music which is England's largest children's music charity. Youth Music runs a number of different funding streams, each...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 6th April 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections....

£200 Million Summer School Fund (England) 6th April 2021

To support young people in England who have suffered the most disruption to their education as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government is providing £200 million in summer school funding. State-funded secondary and special schools, non- maintained special schools and pupil referral units will receive from £59.70 per place per day to deliver a one- or two-week programme offering a blend of educational, sport, enrichment and wellbe...

Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK) 6th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new £6 million programme to provide short-term support for existing charitable projects supporting Armed Forces communities in the UK. The Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 to Armed Forces charities and charities with an existing track record of supporting Armed Forces communities. Two funding t...

We Love MCR Charity Re-Launches Stronger Communities Fund (Manchester) 6th April 2021

We Love MCR have re-launched its Stronger Communities Fund to help with post-Covid recovery work across the City of Manchester. Charities, community groups and individuals are invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 for initiatives that will bring their communities together. The Fund wants to celebrate and invest in Manchester's diverse, multicultural neighbourhoods, and is looking to support projects which have one or more of the followi...

Tramsformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 6th April 2021

From the 12th April 2021, small organisations working with marginalised groups will 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 b...

Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (England) 6th April 2021

Not-for-profit organisations, such as charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and parish and town councils can apply for grants of up to £350,000 towards the capital costs of restoring redundant or underused historic buildings for the benefit of the local community. The funding is being made available through the Transformational Project Grants scheme which is administered by the Architectural Heritage Fund and is...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2021

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round 4 of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative that will recruit people with industry experience to retrain as teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-down basis. Colleges and Sixth Forms can draw...

Return to Play: Community Asset Fund (England) 6th April 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 Help Businesses in the Retail & Hospitality Sectors to Reopen Safely (England) 1st April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 restrictions, the UK Government has launched a support scheme to help businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors in England to reopen safely. The Restart Grant scheme will provide eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector with a one-off grant of up to £6,000, and businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors with a one-off grant of up to £18,000. Local coun...

Funding Programme to Support Digital Innovation within Cultural Businesses (Scotland) 1st April 2021

In response to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million digital support programme to help Scotland’s creative and cultural sector develop digital capabilities. The Creative Digital Initiative will provide financial support to help small and medium-sized creative and cultural businesses improve digital marketing skills and explore new ways to reach out to and engage with people....

Funding to Support Vulnerable People Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (Cheshire East, Warrington, Cheshire West & Chester) 1st April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cheshire Community Foundation is providing funding to support voluntary and community organisations working with the most vulnerable and isolated people impacted by the crisis. Through the Cheshire and Warrington Pandemic Recovery Programme 2021, grants of between £3,000 and £15,000 are available to help charities, social enterprises and CICs adapt and develop their services for strategic, co-ordinat...

Programme to Support Underprivileged Children During the Covid-19 Pandemic (London) 1st April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Little Lives UK are making grants of up to £1,500 available to support London based organisations working with underprivileged children who are in need of support during the crisis. Charitable children’s groups and organisations, such as play groups or sports classes, can apply for funding from the Children's Community Support Programme to provide a range of initiatives which allow children to access fr...

Inspiring London Through Culture (London) 1st April 2021

Charities and community Interest Companies can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to keep London’s Square Mile as the creative heart of a world-leading city of culture. Supported projects must deliver some or all their benefits within the Square Mile or amongst communities from the Square Mile. The focus will be on promoting access for all to participate in the City of London’s cultural offer; developing innovative practice and skills; del...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 1st April 2021

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination. Application are being accepted on a rolling basis...

New £120 Million Scheme for Zero-Emission Buses (England) 31st March 2021

To improve air quality in towns and cities across England, the UK Government has launched a new fund help local transport authorities introduce zero-emission buses. The £120 million Zero Emission Buses Regional Area scheme will allow local authorities to bid for funding to purchase green buses and reduce carbon emissions from local public transport. To ensure the funding is used quickly, the government is calling on consortia of local transpo...

Funding to Improve the Lives or People Living with Disabilities (Devon & Cornwall) 31st March 2021

The Clare Milne Trust are inviting applications to their latest round of funding to support and improve the lives of people living with disabilities in or close to Devon and Cornwall. The Trust award a small number of carefully researched one-off grants to small registered charities with good volunteer support working directly with people suffering from any physical or mental disability such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, downs syndrome, mus...

Funding to Restore Damaged Peatlands (Scotland) 31st March 2021

To further Scotland’s aim of reaching net-zero by 2045, the Scottish Government has expanded the eligibility criteria to its £22 million Peatland Restoration Fund to restore damaged peatlands. As well as smaller projects, this round will now include large-scale schemes over multiple years, enabling more flexible planning of projects and investment in people and machinery. NatureScot will administer some of the fund, with a portion going di...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 31st March 2021

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

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 31st March 2021

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants 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 supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charitie...

Additional Funding for Green Home Upgrades (England) 30th March 2021

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the UK Government has announced an additional £300 million in funding for green home upgrades in lower income households. The additional funding will be delivered through both the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator to support households with incomes under £30,000pa with energy efficiency impro...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Grass Football Pitches (England) 30th March 2021

To prevent the cancellation of thousands of football matches in England each year, the Football Foundation has launched a new £14 million fund to improve and maintain the quality of grass pitches. The Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund will provide eligible grassroots clubs, leagues, charities and National League System Clubs (Step 1-6) a grant of £2,500 to enhance pitches that are considered 'poor' or 'basic', or £750 to help them sustain pitche...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 30th March 2021

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. There is a two stage application process and stage 1 a...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 30th March 2021

Not for profit youth organisations that support disadvantage young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years to help them to sustain or expand their work. The funding is available to support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include developing volunteers; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th March 2021

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

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 29th March 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

Funding to Bring Communities Together Through Food (UK) 29th March 2021

The Soil Association has announced that schools, nurseries, charities, care homes, community groups, housing associations and other not-for-profit organisations in specific location within the UK can now apply for small grants of £150 to host Food for Life Get Togethers events. The aim of these events is to use the power of good food to connect people of all ages and from different backgrounds to get more people eating healthily, strengthen...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 29th March 2021

The Ford Britain Trust's large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 and for grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th March 2021

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 29th March 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...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 29th March 2021

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

Funding to Commemorate the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has established a fund to enable Scottish communities to commemorate those who have lost their lives to the virus. Community groups, faith groups and those hit hardest by the pandemic will be supported by commissioned artists to develop projects that reflect local people’s experiences of the pandemic. The £4.1 million Covid Community Memorial Projects fund, which will be administ...

Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK) 26th March 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new project...

Scottish Government Announces New £30 Million Third Sector Growth Fund (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Scottish Government is establishing a new £30 million fund to help Scotland’s third-sector organisations access loans to recover and grow. The Third Sector Growth Fund will help charities and social enterprises access loans and explore forms of social investment to become more sustainable in the long-term. The Fund will have three elements: a £15 million Social Catalyst fund will offer investment to...

Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK) 26th March 2021

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, working with Spotify, has launched a new funding round to develop the careers of songwriters and producers working in popular music genres in the UK. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, the Hitmaker Fund awards grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. Applications can be made by songwriters or producers directly (or by their re...

Funding to Support the Reopening & Recovery of Community-Run Leisure Centres (England) 26th March 2021

Sport England has launched a new £5 million fund to help with the reopening and recovery of community-run leisure centres when lockdown ends. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available through the Community Leisure Recovery Fund to support leisure centres who provide a general leisure offer such as swimming, sports hall, fitness, and health and wellbeing facilities. Funding will support the difference between income and expenditure during Apr...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 26th March 2021

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

Funding to Help Marginalised Individuals Re-engage with Education, Training, & Employment (London) 25th March 2021

In response to the impact of Covid-19 on the London economy and on disadvantaged and marginalised communities, the UK Government is seeking to fund projects that support individuals to re-engage with education, training, or employment. This call for proposals seeks to support projects in the London LEP area that address the impacts of Covid-19 on the groups most adversely affected, for example women, over 50’s, those with health problems, lo...

British Council Unlimited Micro Awards (UK) 25th March 2021

Individual or groups of disabled artists in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to develop collaborative projects with artists in selected countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance. The British Council’s Unlimited Micro Awards, administered by Unlimited, will support twenty pairs of artists during the Coronavirus pandemic to build connections through small shared online work collaborations. Fundin...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 25th March 2021

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterway...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 25th March 2021

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 24th May 2...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 25th March 2021

To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual har...

Government Launches £250 Million Scheme to Tackle Slow Broadband Speeds in Rural Areas (UK) 24th March 2021

Households and businesses in rural areas can apply for funding to help with poor broadband speeds as part of a new £250 million Government initiative. The Government will provide vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections where existing broadband speeds are less than 100Mbps. Applications can only be made when two or more residents or eligible small or me...