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Grants for Environmental Projects (North Devon Coast AONB) 25th April 2018

Grants of between £100 and £5000 are available to communities, agencies and businesses to help them to get a great, sustainable project off the ground. Projects supported will take place within the North Devon Coast AONB and address themes of health and wellbeing or Historic Environment and Local Heritage. Grants of of between £100 and £5000 will be awarded at two levels: Up to £500 – via a short application form and Over £500 – vi...

Aspirational Awards for Care Experienced Young People (Scotland) 25th April 2018

Care experienced young people aged 21-26 can apply for an Award to transform their lives by helping them to realise an ambition or dream or achieve a long-term goal. Flexible awards can cover the costs of a range of activities from start-up business support to volunteering abroad. Good applications will demonstrate careful thought about the future; clarity about what the applicant wants to achieve; determination by evidencing the steps already...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens Soon (UK) 25th April 2018

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme will re-open for application on the 25th June 2018. Grants of up to £1,000 will be available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For...

Heritage Lottery Fund Final Deadline to Apply Under Current Guidelines (UK) 25th April 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations looking for funding to support projects relating to national, regional and local heritage have until the 16 August 2018 to apply to Heritage Lottery Fund under the current guidelines. Grants of over £100,000 and up to £5 million are available for projects that may include for example buildings, collections, archaeological sites, cultural traditions or communiti...

National Space Technology Programmes Funding Opportunity (UK) 25th April 2018

The National Space Technology Programmes Pathfinder project call aims to develop the capability of the UK space sector by providing seed funding for early stage innovative ideas. Project proposals are sought for space technology research and development projects in areas including: early Technology Readiness Level (TRL) innovation; technology proof of concept; small technology developments; establishing new industrial research collaborations;...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 25th April 2018

Organisations and charities that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities will be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the 30th April 2018 onwards. Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. To be eligible to apply to the Princes Trust Countryside Fund projects must improve the prospects or viability for family farm businesses; to sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy. The closin...

Sport England Launches New Pilot Project that Will Improve the Quality of PE (England) 24th April 2018

Sport England has announced that they are looking for up to 50 secondary schools to take part in a pilot project designed to give pupils a more positive experience of Physical Education and sport. The pilot, which is in partnership with the Teaching School Council, is being put together to help shape a national programme that will offer specialist training and mentoring to at least two teachers in every secondary school in England by 2020. S...

Funding to Help the Growth of Credit Unions (UK) 24th April 2018

Credit Unions in the UK have until the 18th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to strengthen their financial position and to give them the capacity to develop new strategies for sustained and effective growth. Two kinds of grants will be available. Large awards (of between £50,000 and £100,000) will provide a contribution to a credit union's reserves or capital activities, and help remove barriers to growth and innovation; and...

New £4 Million Funding Scheme to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (UK) 24th April 2018

A new £4 million grant scheme has been launched to support projects within the UK that tackle violence against women and girls. It is anticipated that 40 grant awards of £60,000 - £120,000 will be made for projects lasting between 1 and 3 years. Larger grants may be awarded for partnership bids. The funding is being made available through the Tampon Tax and is supported by Comic Relief in partnership with the Department for Digital, Cul...

Grants for Small Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Areas (Dorset) 24th April 2018

Small locally led groups operating in Dorset have until noon on 11th May 2018 to apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support their day to day costs. Applications are accepted from constituted voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and community interest companies that are working in disadvantaged areas. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief's Core Strength Local Comm...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 24th April 2018

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded include Kanaama Interactive Community Support, Uganda which received a grant of £3,000 towards a microcredit fund suppo...

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Action Fund 2018-19 (Hertfordshire) 24th April 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support community and voluntary initiatives which will reduce crime and make Hertfordshire a safer place to live. A total of £150,000 has been made available to the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Action Fund from the Proceeds of Crime, the fund is being administered by the Hertfordshire Community Foundation. Grants are available to support projects rather than being solely used for run...

Grants of up to £300,000 for Community Businesses (England) 24th April 2018

Community Businesses in England are able to apply for grants of up to £300,000 to make their business more sustainable. Grants are available towards capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs as well as project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Trust’s Community Business Fund. Pre...

Funding for Organisations Working with People Furthest from the Labour Market (Wales) 23rd April 2018

Wales Voluntary Action has announced that the Active Inclusion Fund will be open to applications on 27th April for those organisations on their Approved Beneficiary List (ABL). The Active Inclusion Fund supports organisations that helps people to move closer to the employment market. Grants of £25,000 up to £1.5 million are available at five levels with match funding required. There are two programme strands; both aim to engage participants...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd April 2018

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for community projects that focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. This dedicated programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is open now to applications from organisations and groups that have a proven track record of community partnership working. Projects should aim to reinvigorate community networks by assistin...

New Funding Opportunity for Heritage and Environmental Facilities (England & Northern Ireland) 23rd April 2018

A new funding opportunity offering grants of £250,000 – £750,000 to not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres has been announced. Projects should be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life and may be, for example, a theatre, gallery, museum, concert hall, arts or heritage centre, lighthouse...

Funding for Smart Energy Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd April 2018

Regional and local organisations, charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help people to understand the benefits of installing Smart Energy meters. Eligible organisations will be supporting people who are over the age of 60 with no personal internet access, those over the age of 65 and those who are severely or profoundly deaf. The funding is being made available through Smart Energy GB and the closing date for...

Grants to Improve Teaching in Secondary Schools - New Funding Round (England) 23rd April 2018

A new funding round for high-potential, cost effective projects to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 – 18 in schools and education settings across England has just opened for applications. Schools, colleges and other organisations working in educational settings have until 5pm on the 5th July 2018 to apply to Round 14 of the Education Endowment Foundation’s grant programme. This Round seeks applications f...

Grants for Community Projects (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool) 23rd April 2018

Charitable organisations working to improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England can apply to the Sir James Knott Trust for grants to support their work or for new projects. Grants are awarded at two levels: under £1,000 and over £1,000 with the latter awarded at meetings held three times a year and the next closing date for applications is the 15th of June2018  at 4.00pm.  Applications for grants of bel...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 23rd April 2018

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

London Homelessness Awards 2018 Launched (London) 20th April 2018

Registered social landlords, local councils, London NHS and health related organisations and voluntary organisations have until 2pm on the 15th May 2018 to apply for the London Homelessness Awards 2018. The awards have been running for 20 years and recognise the creativity and imagination that agencies can bring to services for homeless people. To be eligible to apply, projects must be London based and either improve services to the homeless,...

Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 20th April 2018

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,00...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 20th April 2018

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 20th April 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £600 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and adds to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availa...

Grants to Tackle Poverty and Inequality (London) 20th April 2018

Organisations looking for funding to deliver imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London's social problems can apply for funding to help them to deliver their work. The average grant size is £80,000 and the maximum available £150,000. The funding is being made available by the Trust for London and makes the grants via seven funding programmes. These are: Good Homes & Neighbourhoods; Better Work; Decent Living Standards; Share...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 20th April 2018

Community and voluntary groups are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England. A total of £125,000 will be available to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment - developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health - supporting projects that...

Funding for Projects in the International Quarter (London) 19th April 2018

Not for Profit organisations working to support the local communities around the International Quarter, London, can apply for up to £5,000 to build inclusive places, creating a welcoming and diverse place to live, work, play and learn. Eligible applicants can include community groups, registered charities, tenants and residents’ associations, companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or community interest companies. Friends of scho...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 19th April 2018

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 26th June 2018 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular project o...

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 19th April 2018

Grants of up to £600 (in exceptional cases £1,000) are available for projects that tackle marine litter. The funding is available to marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations for projects that clean beaches and provide recycling options for materials gathered. Previous projects supported include Mill Strand Integrated School, Portrush, Northern Ireland which received a grant of £300 for litter picking as part of outdo...

Grants Available to Develop Community – University Research Partnerships (West Midlands and London) 19th April 2018

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) has launched the Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI). Funded by Power to Change and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, CUPI supports community organisations (including community businesses, charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations) and university researchers to create trusting and useful research collaborations which benefit all the partners...

£4 Million Available to Museums and Galleries to Improve their Displays and Facilities (England) 19th April 2018

Museums and galleries across England can apply for a share of £4 million to improve displays and facilities. Funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation, these grants will be used for renovation and improvement projects in 39 museums and galleries. It will allow museums and galleries to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces. To date, the partnership has com...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 19th April 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japane...

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 18th April 2018

Limited funds for new applications are still available for projects concerned with alleviating the social effects of alcohol abuse/misuse within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. Applications are accepted for specific projects from registered charities. National Charities may apply where the funds will be ring-fenced for work within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. General running costs are not normally supported. Appl...

Capital Grants to Create Multi-Sport Facilities (Northern Ireland) 18th April 2018

A new capital grants programme financed by National Lottery funds and managed and administered by Sport Northern Ireland has extended its application deadline until 4pm on the 18th May 2018. The Multi-Facility Fund aims to partially address identified sports facility deficits by contributing to targets outlined in The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation (2009-2019) – Sport Matters and supports the objectives of Sport...

Farm Business Grants Programme Due to Re-Open for Applications on the 30th April (Wales) 18th April 2018

The fourth application window for the Welsh Government’s Farm Business Grant (FBG), designed to improve the economic and environmental performance of agricultural holdings, is due to re-open for applications from the 30th April to the 29th June 2018. FBG funding aims to help farmers make their businesses more efficient, resilient and environmentally friendly by providing a contribution towards capital investments in items of equipment and ma...

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 18th April 2018

Not for profit organisations based in the UK that are working in any country that appears in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and with an annual income of less than £250,000 have until the 27th September 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years from The Small Charities Challenge Fund. The fund is being managed by UK Aid direct and provides grant funding of up to £50,000 for projec...

Funding for Community Based Projects (Leicestershire) 18th April 2018

The next deadline to apply for funding through the SHIRE Community Grant programme is he 14th May 2018. The SHIRE Community Grant programme aims to enable voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which directly benefit the most vulnerable people in Leicestershire. Any constituted ‘not-for-profit' community group, registered charity, Town/Parish Council, social business/enterpri...

Funding to Challenge Gender Inequality (UK) 17th April 2018

Not for profit organisations run by, for and with women in the UK have until 5pm on the 29th May 2018 to apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 to support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change. The type of activities supported include coaching for a service user to speak at an event; presentation, media or lobbying training to su...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley) 17th April 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year are available to not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups in Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley with annual incomes of under £350,000 for projects in most affected by health inequalities. Projects can cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village or a community of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset) 17th April 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The funding is being made available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects support...

Career Development Grants for Artists and Bands (England) 17th April 2018

Artists or Bands based in England who are at a crucial tipping point in their careers can apply for a grant of £5,000 to £15,000 to help them to break through to the next level. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available thr...

Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving 2018 (UK) 17th April 2018

From the 1st May 2018, small community groups and organisations have the opportunity to apply for small grants of £500 to make a positive difference in their neighbourhood. To be in with a chance of receiving an award, groups must show a real commitment to their local community and demonstrate how they will make a difference and enhance lives in the neighbourhood. Preference will be given to volunteer orientated groups, who are used to rely...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 17th April 2018

Independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice can apply to a new initiative aimed at giving them the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities. Grants of £2,000 - £10,000 are being offered by Arts Council England through Developing your Creative Practice. The closing date for applications is the 16th May 2018.

The Summer Play Scheme Programme 2018 Opens for Applications (UK) 16th April 2018

The Hilden Charitable Funds Summer Play Scheme is now open for applications. The Fund supports community groups and voluntary agencies with an income of less than £150,000 that run summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5 and 18 in disadvantaged communities. Supported schemes should be locally based, last between two and six weeks and have strong volunteer support. Some priority will be given to projects which show that they are...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 16th April 2018

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities have until the 1st May 2018 to 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 p...

Funding Boost for Rural Tourism (Scotland) 16th April 2018

A new fund designed to help tourism in rural areas in Scotland is now open for applications from Local Authorities or National Park Authorities for projects that have strong support from local communities and tourism groups. Grants of £50,000 to £300,000 are available. Supported projects may include, for example, parking, camping facilities, disposal points (especially for camper vans) and toilet provision. The fund is being made availabl...

Funding for Communities Affected by Loan Sharks (England) 16th April 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding of up to £5,000 available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The funding can be used on projects that contribute to raising the awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks; prevents crime and disorder and publicises the Stop Loan Sharks message; promotes the work of the Illegal...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 16th April 2018

Grants up to £20,000 are available for the restoration of important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. Grants can be made to not-for-profit organisations such as trusts, charities and CICs and are for capital funding only. Applications will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and the grant is to be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of or having...

Funding for the Repair and Conservation of Churches (Yorkshire) 16th April 2018

Christian churches of any denomination that are used for public worship and situated in Yorkshire have until the 24th August 2018 to apply for funding to the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust for repairs to the church fabric; the conservation of fixtures and fittings; or repairs to bells, clocks and organs. In the last 10 years, grants to individual churches have ranged in size from £250 up to £112,492. In order to be eligible for funding a...

Grants for Physics-based Events and Activities (UK & Ireland) 13th April 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to schools, organisations and individuals for running physics-based events and activities that raise public awareness of, and engagement with, contemporary physics especially for those not previously interested in the subject. Funded projects should also inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics; reach adult and family audiences beyond the classroom and dev...

Grants for Young People’s Social Action Projects (UK) 13th April 2018

Young people aged 15 – 24 years are being invited to apply for one of 20 grants of £500 to help them to #SpringForward with their social action project. Grants will be awarded to innovative and inspiring ideas that are imaginative and that include the use of digital technology. Funded projects can be, for example, skills workshops, podcasts, journalism pieces, live events, community initiatives or apps. Grants will be awarded to imaginativ...

Grants Available Towards Medical Projects, Capital Projects and Medical Training (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands & Republic of Ireland) 13th April 2018

Registered medical health charities, hospices and medical organisations in need of funding have until the 23rd April 2018 to apply for a standard grant of up to £2,000 or 18th June 2018 for a large grant of up to £10,000. Grants are awarded by the Hospital Saturday Fund for specific projects that may include research or equipment, medical care, hospice/respite care and in support of medical training.

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 13th April 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector. Youth Making's funding programme is m...

Funding Available for Adults and Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 13th April 2018

Individuals and charitable organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 (£5,000 for individuals) to support the needs of adults and children with physical disabilities in England. Funding is available to assist those individuals with a disability to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. In the case for funding for individuals applications must be supported and completed by a third party sponsor....

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th April 2018

The Society for Microbiology provides grants to support the teaching of microbiology has announced that the next application deadline to its Science Education and Outreach grant scheme is the 1st October 2018. The scheme is open to Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an impr...

Funding Available to Support Volunteering (Scotland) 12th April 2018

Community and voluntary organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve the way the recruit, manage and support volunteers; especially in helping disadvantaged individuals to overcome barriers that stops them from volunteering. The total amount of funding available is £3.3 million between 2018 and 2021. The funding is being made available through the Voluntary Action Fund and the closing date for applications is...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th April 2018

The Health Foundation, which is an independent health and health care charity has announced that the Q Initiative has re-opened for applications. Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join the Q programme. This is a fully funded programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. Fellows will be join...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 12th April 2018

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 el...

Funding for Innovative Healthcare Projects (UK) 12th April 2018

UK businesses working in the healthcare sector can apply to the Biomedical Catalyst for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative products and processes to healthcare challenges. Projects should develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. This could include projects that aim to prevent disease or manage chronic health conditions; detect or diagnose disease earlier; provide tailored treatments that change the u...

East End Connect: Support for Social Enterprise Growth (Hackney, Barking & Dagenham) 12th April 2018

Early stage Social Entrepreneurs in Hackney, Barking & Dagenham have until the 1st August 2018 to apply for support of up to £5,000 through the East End Connect scheme. This is a partnership of the charity UnLtd and UBS and will support 42 social entrepreneurs over the next three years. The support also includes with one-to-one support and specialist advice. There will also be some support for a small number of established social ventures t...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme Opens for Applications (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 12th April 2018

Heathrow Community Fund's Communities Together Fund offers grants of £2,500 up to £25,000 per year for up to two years to charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. The awards are funded by Heathrow's passengers - who donate foreign and British currency every day in Heathrow's baggage...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 11th April 2018

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income...

Funding Available to Reduce Social Isolation Through the Teaching of Digital Skills (Scotland) 11th April 2018

Community groups and not for profit organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help reduce isolation and improve job opportunities through the teaching of digital skills. The funding is being made available through the Digital Participation Charter Fund. To date, this fund has supported 143 organisations to help 15,000 vulnerable people gain basic digital skills. All organisations which are funded become signatories...

New Grant Scheme Launched to Restore Historic Farm Buildings (England) 11th April 2018

A new £2 million grant scheme is being piloted this year in five National Parks this year, offering funding for land managers to restore their historic farm buildings. The National Parks are Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The aim of the scheme is to help save the iconic historic farm buildings in the English National Parks from falling out of use. Owners of these buildings can apply...

Funding for Tourism Marketing Projects (Scotland) 11th April 2018

Visit Scotland has announced that it is now accepting expressions of interest from constituted groups of tourism businesses for the VisitScotland Growth Fund. The fund supports collaborative tourism marketing projects that focus on growth in the tourism sector and ensure that visitors experience the true Spirit of Scotland. It also helps businesses to build their digital capability and to market and measure their outputs and success more effec...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 11th April 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 31st May 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including hom...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 10th April 2018

Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund. This grant is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset to enable communities to come together and tackle issues in their local area relating to the priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan. T...

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 10th April 2018

Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants of up to £1,000 (e.g., equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. In addition, the...

Tudor Trust Issues New Grant Application Guidelines (UK) 10th April 2018

Tudor Trust has just issued updated grant application guidelines. The Trust particularly wants to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society i.e. organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. The Trust aims to provide flexible funding that is responsive to the needs identified by organisations themselves; grants take the form of core fun...

The UK Community Foundations Announces New £3.4 Million Programme to Support Women and Girls in Local Communities (UK) 10th April 2018

The UK Community Foundations has been awarded £3.4million from the Tampon Tax Fund to support women and girls in local communities. UK Community Foundations will lead a programme called ‘TribeWomen’ with all 46 Community Foundations across the UK to fund projects which will help women and girls have the best future possible. TribeWomen will focus on three core areas of funding: building skills and confidence, improving health and wellbein...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 10th April 2018

The Elephant Trust has announced the next deadline for applications is the 25th June 2018. 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 lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given...

Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 9th April 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants gas re-opened for applications until the 30th April 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special educational needs an...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 9th April 2018

Community and voluntary groups in Northern Ireland can apply for funding to help co develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Grants may be awarded towards the cost of community events, festivals, residential activities; seminars, workshops or discussion groups; fees for trainers, speakers, artists or facilitators; etc. The funding is being awarde...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 9th April 2018

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

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 9th April 2018

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by WREN, a L...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 2018

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

Grants to Tackle Poverty in Africa (UK) 6th April 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to small charities working towards poverty reduction activities in Africa; especially projects that tackle poverty through advancing women's empowerment. Priority will be given to projects in Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, although other low income Sub-Saharan countries may be considered. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hodges Trust a...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Launches Second Funding Round for 2018 (UK) 6th April 2018

Registered charities in the UK can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for health related projects. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an operating income AND operating expenditure of at least £1,000,000. Priority will be given to projects focusing on homelessness; domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders; training/education; counselling/support; refugees and asylum seekers; activities for those with limited access or opportunities. T...

£1 Million Available for Projects that Improve Education and Learning (UK) 6th April 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects that build on proven models of success or test new approaches to education and learning. Projects must support Edge’s plan for education and focus on technical and professional learning and skills shortages in the UK. They must also address in detail at least one of the funding themes: Improve t...

Reaching Communities Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2018

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its Reaching Communities Programme has re-opened for applications. Reaching Communities provide grants of over £10,000 to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need, including hard to reach communities. The fund is available to not for profit and statutory organisations such as local authorities, charities, co-operatives, social enterprise and schools. During this financial £...

Micro Grants for Volunteer Led Youth Projects (Scotland) 5th April 2018

Youth Scotland is offering micro grants of between £100-£500 to small, volunteer-led youth projects and clubs to enhance existing provision for young people or increase capacity to deliver a specific project or programme. Member groups and affiliated Area Associations associated with Youth Scotland are eligible to apply to cover work in communities all over Scotland, including rural areas, towns and cities. This new scheme, established as a...

New Challenge Prize Aims to Help Farmers in Africa Tackle Fall Armyworm (UK / International) 5th April 2018

Nesta has launched the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize to help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa combat the invasive, crop-eating pest, fall armyworm. The fall armyworm is an extremely invasive pest species that eats the crops that farmers depend on. It attacks more than 80 plant species, including maize, which more than 200 million people across sub-Saharan Africa depend upon. Since appearing on the African continent in 2016, it has already caused more...

Funding to Celebrate Armed Forces Day - Saturday 30 June 2018 (UK) 5th April 2018

Individuals and local groups including schools that want to hold an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 (for up to 50% of costs) from the Ministry of Defence. Events can take place anywhere in the UK and can be used for a wide range of activities such as a picnic in the park, themed BBQ, street party or fête. Apply by Monday 30th April 2018. Event organisers should in the first instance register their...

Grants for Ambitious Feminist and Women’s Rights Organisations (UK & International) 5th April 2018

Organisations led by the women, girls and/or trans and intersex people working anywhere in the world have until 17th April 2018 to apply for grants of €5,000 to €50,000 to support their organisations and initiatives. In order to be eligible to apply for the grants organisations must have an annual income of less than €200,000; be working from a feminist and/or women's rights perspective; self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or...

New Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (England) 5th April 2018

Schools in disadvantaged areas of England are being encouraged to register their interest in the new UK government National School Breakfast Programme. Targeting the most disadvantaged areas of the country – including the Department for Education’s 12 Opportunity Areas – the funding will benefit over 1,770 schools to help make sure every child gets the best start in life. A share of £72 million will help create opportunities and raise e...

The Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity (UK) 5th April 2018

Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for a one-off capital grant of up to £1,000 (e.g., equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. To be...

Youth Hostel Association Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 5th April 2018

The Youth Hostel Association's (YHA's) Educational Breaks Programme has re-opened for applications.Grants of up to 50% of the costs of taking up to 10 students aged between 8 and 18 on an educational break are available; where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where they face additional social challenges. Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or grou...

Grants for Marine Projects (UK) 4th April 2018

Smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities are eligible to apply for grants in the region of £1,200-£5,000 for projects that foster a wider understanding, by a broad public, of the oceans and the threats they face. Projects supported may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama. Successful projects will be innovative in making a contribution to raising awarenes...

Low-Income Households to Help Design £55 Million Scheme to Tackle Financial Vulnerability (UK) 4th April 2018

The Big Lottery Fund, have announced plans to work with low-income households to develop a £55 million scheme to help boost access to appropriate financial services and products. Over the next four months, the new £55 million financial inclusion programme will be developed through a series of interviews, events and workshops which put the voices of those vulnerable to financial difficulties at the centre of the process. Their input will shap...

London Together Fund (London) 4th April 2018

Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available to support projects in London that use sport to bring people together from different backgrounds and strengthen local communities. The aim is to strengthen social integration within the capital. Projects can last between 12 and 24 months. The funding is being made available through the London Together Fund; a joint initiative between Comic Relief and the Mayor of London and the closing d...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon) 4th April 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year are available to not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon with annual incomes of under £350,000 for projects in most affected by health inequalities. Projects can cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village or a community of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics...

Nesta Announces Good Help Awards (UK) 4th April 2018

Innovation foundation ‘Nesta’ has launched the Good Help Award for practitioners running innovative ‘good help’ programmes which have the potential to transform public services across the country. A first prize of £15,000 and two further prizes of £5,000 each will be awarded to three organisations that are taking a creative approach to helping people manage and overcome a range of issues - from long-term health conditions and homele...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 4th April 2018

The next round of Ofcom's Community Radio Fund has re-opened for applications. Funded by the UK Government's Administered by Ofcom, the Fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; volunteer organisation and support. Grants ca...

Department for Education to Test Approaches to Support Teachers Returning To Work (West Midlands and South East of England) 3rd April 2018

Schools from across the West Midlands and the South East are being asked to take part in a government programme designed to help teachers return to the classroom after a career break. Together with schools in these areas, the Department for Education will test the best approach to supporting teachers who have taken time out of their careers, providing funding to help them after they return to the classroom. It’s part of the drive to help sch...

Funding for Church Based Social Action Projects (UK) 3rd April 2018

The Cinnamon Project Lab competition is looking for ambitious church-based social action projects that want to develop their initiatives so other churches can replicate them. Two winners will receive a prize from Cinnamon Network and Mercers’ Company consisting of a development grant of £30,000, plus support from the Cinnamon Incubator which includes: expert coaching, world class professional advice, targeted marketing and access to industr...

Three €50,000 Prizes for Place- Based Solutions that Create Opportunities for Young People (UK / Europe) 3rd April 2018

The 2018 European Social Innovation Competition, RE:THINK LOCAL, has opened for applications. This year’s edition of the competition will award €150,000 to social innovators, entrepreneurs, students, designers, tech enthusiasts, educators; etc with ideas that take a place-based approach that tackle youth unemployment and develop solutions that support young people to participate in the economy. The competition is particularly interested...

New Funding for Social Integration Projects Based on Sport (London) 3rd April 2018

Grants of £25,000 to £150,000 are available through this new fund for projects that use sport to improve social integration across London by bringing people together from different backgrounds. A broad range of projects delivered by not-for-profits and social businesses within the London boundary that aim to strengthen local communities will be supported by this new initiative from Comic Relief and the Mayor of London. Projects can last betw...

Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England) 3rd April 2018

A grant programme that supports inspiring, locally-based, existing community-led businesses is due to re-open on 24th April 2018. Awarding grants of between £50,000 and £300,000, the programme aims to help community businesses such as shops, farms, community hubs, transport and energy schemes to progress towards self-sufficiency. Businesses supported will be locally rooted; accountable to the community; trading for the benefit of the local...

New £23 Million Programme to Support for Neighbourhood Planning Re-opens for Applications (England) 3rd April 2018

A new £23 million programme to support communities to improve their local area has re-opened for applications. The My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme has over the last four years, supported over 2,300 local groups to develop a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. In April 2018, both programmes have changed but continue to offer a one-stop-shop for inspiration, information, advice and grants of up to £9,000 to...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 3rd April 2018

The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies has re-opened for rapplications. The Trust is offering development funding of up to £30,000 and business support to expand the capacity of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £1...