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Bupa UK Foundation Announces New Funding Round (UK) 14th August 2018

From the beginning of September, projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers will be able to apply for funding through the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation's purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing. Since 2015 the Bupa UK...

New Fund Launched to Fight Homelessness in the (UK India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria) 14th August 2018

Local Community groups can apply for grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 for projects that prevent homelessness and shelter insecurity in the UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria. Grants of up to £750,000 are available to organisations working within a wider partnership. The funding is available for 3-5 years and can be used to cover the core costs/ overheads of an organisation/partnerships, or specific projects and activities,...

Police Property Act Fund Opens for Applications (Merseyside) 14th August 2018

The Police Commissioner for Merseyside is able to award charitable grants to organisations that deliver community projects that reduce crime, improve public safety or support victims. This funding under the Police Property Act is from the sale of property which has come into the police’s possession where the owner of the property cannot be identified and where a court order has been made. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support dive...

Funding for Community Safety Projects (Essex) 14th August 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Previously funded projects include the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs which received funding through the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex Community Safety Development Fund to provide safe environments for young people to gather, away from threats of drugs, alcohol & crime. The total funding availabl...

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 14th August 2018

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on Friday 14th September 2018 to apply for grants of £500 upwards to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. Projects that respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the delivery of services and activities to address disadvantage may be supported. Under the themes of reducing health an...

The School Explorer Fund (London) 14th August 2018

The School Explorer Fund is open to all state primary schools in the Charity's State Schools in the nine boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and the City of London. Schools can apply to the John Lyon's Charity to assist primary school children access the arts. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for activities that could include visits to the theatre, a musical experien...

UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 14th August 2018

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1 and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint a...

Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market (England & Wales) 13th August 2018

The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 17th September 2018. The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rented housing standards. Through its grants programme, the Foundation is looking to support bids which promote knowledge of landlord's obligations or tenant's rights and responsibilities. Charitable organisations including housing associations and comm...

Funding for Community Projects Aiming to Reduce Crime and Anti-social Behaviour (East Riding of Yorkshire) 13th August 2018

Voluntary & Community groups and not for profit agencies can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support projects that can demonstrate appropriate consultation and benefit either directly or indirectly to Irwell Valley Homes residents or neighbourhoods. The aim is to fund work that supports local people in finding solutions to local problems and to encourage positive change. The next deadline to apply to the Irwell Valley Golden Foundation i...

Aviva Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 13th August 2018

The Aviva Community Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 11th September 2018. Community organisations and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects falling into one of the following three categories: Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Skills for Life. Applicants will need support from the community for their application in the form of votes and the most voted for applications will go through to...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 13th August 2018

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. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the...

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midlands) 13th August 2018

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund, which was established in April 2002 and since then over £920,000 has been awarded to over 1180 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 13th August 2018

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

Grants to Support the Cataloguing and Scoping of Archives: Round 2 Opens October 2018 (UK) 10th August 2018

A new funding programme launched in February 2018 to support the cataloguing and scoping of archives is due to re-open for a second round in October 2018. 'Archives Revealed' is the only source of funding available in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives and comprises two funding strands: Cataloguing Grants of up to £40,000 and Scoping Grants of up to £3,000 are available. Public sector bodies; registered charities; other...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects. (UK) 10th August 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM subjects. All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. Funding is available via two funding streams. The small grants programme (grants under £4,000) supports state schools and small regis...

Capital Grants Available for Improvements to Small Theatres (London) 10th August 2018

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres in London to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres. Open-air venues are also eligible. Priority is given to projects that address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements and...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 10th August 2018

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

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 10th August 2018

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding 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 to schools which can clearly...

Sainsbury's Local Food Partner Programme (UK) 10th August 2018

Sainsbury's continues to expand its Local Food Partner Programme and is accepting applications from local charities to join the network. Local food partner charities can collect dry and tinned food donated by customers and/or fresh food donated by Sainsbury's to distribute in the community. Applicants must be a registered charity, have appropriate Food Hygiene certification and be able to collect donated food regularly from your partner stor...

Grants to Improve Community Open Spaces (London) 9th August 2018

Community groups in London that are engaged in improving community open spaces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The scheme supports improvement projects across all types of open space – in parks, on housing estates, in town centres, in woodlands and in school grounds. The scheme which is made available through Groundwork London offers three tiers of grants. Small grants of £500 up to £1,000; Standard grants of £1,000 up to £3,0...

Lloyds Bank Foundation: Invest Strand Opens Soon (England and Wales) 9th August 2018

Registered charities with incomes between £25,000 and £1 million working with people over the age of 17 facing complex social issues will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £100,000 through the Lloyds Bank Foundation Invest programme. The programme will open for applications on the 28th August 2018 and close on the 5th October 2018.

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 9th August 2018

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications under the ‘Life Changing Transitions’ theme on the 2nd September 2018 and close on the 30th September 2018. In this round, applications for projects funded will be focussing on building financial skills by assisting charities and other not for profit groups who support people who are experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdo...

Greggs Foundation Environmental Grants Final Round Now Open to Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 9th August 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects delivered by existing not for profit organisations and schools that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community. Small locally based and community led not for profit organisations who have a Greggs shop in their region and a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum are eligible to apply once per calendar year. The funding is being made available through...

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund (Wales) 9th August 2018

Viridor has committed to make £50,000 a year available for the Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community to support projects across Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan. This scheme will be funded for the next 25 years. Charities, and properly constituted not-for-profit groups, can apply for funding of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that positively impact their local community. Funding decisions are based on a se...

Capital Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Improve Accessibility of Theatres (UK) 9th August 2018

Capital grants of up to £20,000 are available to make Theatres more accessible. To be eligible to apply to the scheme, applicants must demonstrate that they own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 15 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; run a year-round programme of live performance, of no less than 30 performances a year; have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structur...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 9th August 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. The next closing date for applications 29th October 2018.

Funding for Improvements to Community Based Healthcare Services (England) 8th August 2018

Grants of up to £2,500 will be awarded to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare. The funding is available to voluntary, community or social enterprise groups that have done some significant patient, service-user or carer involvement work that’s improved healthcare services. The funding is being made available through the NHS Community Grants programme and the closing date for...

Froebel Trust - Open Call Research Grants 2018 (UK) 8th August 2018

The Froebel Trust has allocated £150,000 for new research grants to be awarded in 2018. Resarch grants are open to research and educational institutions and individuals that share the Trust's goal of increasing and advancing the knowledge and application of Froebelian principles in the teaching of children from 0 to 8. The Trust actively encourages new applicants who have not previously received funding from the Trust. The deadline for applic...

Grants for Sports, Arts, Leisure and Community Groups (Epping Forest District) 8th August 2018

Local voluntary and community groups providing community services, cultural or sport activities to residents of the Epping Forest district can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. Grants can cover up to 50% of the costs of new projects or initiatives or ongoing work. The funding can be used to cover a range of expenditure, for example, equipment, publicity costs, new buildings, building repairs and improvements; vehicles...

Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK) 8th August 2018

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention (47 member states of Council of Europe plus Kazakhstan, Holy See and Belarus) can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activity, structural activities or an annual work plan. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of €25,000 per year for up to...

Grants to Organisations and Schools Running the Achievement Award Scheme (Greater London and Essex) 8th August 2018

The Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged between 11 and 25. The Small Grant Scheme allows those organisations running the Achievement Award Scheme well to apply for a grant of up to £750 to enhance their work with young people. Grants can support a large variety of projects and will be assessed based on need, the benefit they will provide to young people and the involvement that youn...

Funding for LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 8th August 2018

Young People aged 14 – 30 can apply for grants of up to £500 for LGBT Projects within their community. The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves. Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and funded projects must create at least 2 new volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds (in addition to the applicant). vInspired cashpoint must...

Funding to Stop Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and Within their Communities (UK) 7th August 2018

Women’s organisations can apply for grants of between £5,00 and £25,000 for projects that aim to stop sexual harassment and abuse of women at work and within their communities. The funding is being made available through the Justice and Equality Fund: Now’s the Time programme. The closing date for applications is the 27th September 2018. Applicants need to submit a short video explaining who they are, what they want to do and why the...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 7th August 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st September 2018. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. Th...

Funding for Personal and Social Development Projects for Young People (London) 7th August 2018

Youth organisations in London are being invited to apply for funding to deliver a personal and social development programme for young people who are at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training (NEET). A total of £200,000 is available to deliver five projects during 2018-19. Grants of up to £40,000 per project are on offer to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to deliver the programme in th...

WWI Classroom Project Grants Available to Secondary Schools (Scotland) 7th August 2018

Secondary Schools in Scotland can apply for a grant of up to £250 to help with a WWI classroom project of their own choosing. Offered as part of the Scottish Government’s five-year WWI Commemorative Programme to mark the centenary of the First World War, the grant programme aims to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Schools can choose to create projects based ar...

Funding for Disability Tennis Wheelchairs and Equipment (UK) 7th August 2018

Special schools, disability groups and associations, etc, have until the 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. This can include wheelchairs; court hire; coaching fees; and equipment packages which will include rackets; balls; mini net and coaching aids such as: cones and throw down marker lines. Individuals can also apply for grants of up to £...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th August 2018

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Wolverhampton can apply for 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...

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 7th August 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 9th October 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a smal...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 7th August 2018

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

New Funding Available to Tackle Serious Violence (England and Wales) 6th August 2018

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) working with Community safety or other local partnerships are eligible to apply for grants of up to £700,000 to support early intervention work that steers young people (under 18) and young adults (up to 25) away from violent crime. The funding which is available for projects lasting up to 2 years is part of a new £22 million fund made available through the Home Office. The closing date for submitting...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 6th August 2018

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £5,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. The next closing date for applications is the 24th September 2018 fo...

Funding for Local Environmental Projects (UK) 6th August 2018

Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects that improve the local physical environment and also benefit the wider community. The Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant Scheme is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops. The type of activities that could be funded include for example a growing project in a local primary school; volunteers who complete litter picking exercises in their...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 6th August 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st November 2018 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...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 6th August 2018

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 26th October 2018 to apply for grants of between £50 and £600. Funding will be awarded to young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial help to develop this further. Individual applicants and groups of individuals can apply. The fundin...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 6th August 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 add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availab...

Grants to Reduce Employment Inequalities: Round Two Now Open (Scotland) 3rd August 2018

Private businesses and third sector organisations proposing to work with private business have until noon on the 30th August 2018 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to help them to reduce employment inequalities, discrimination and barriers in the workplace. Of particular interest are businesses working in the arts, culture, leisure, tourism, finance, manufacturing, construction, agriculture and fishing, transport and communic...

Funding to Engage Low Income Households with the Smart Meter Roll Out (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations can now apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out. This funding round focuses on supporting individuals on a low income. The funding is being made available through the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund and the closing date for applications is the 3rd September 2018.

Grants for Tree Planting Schemes (London) 3rd August 2018

Schools as well as other formally constituted organisations such as community groups, charities, housing associations and private landowners who own or manage green spaces, can apply for grants of £5,000 to £50,000 for tree planting through the Greener City fund. Grants will be awarded to organisations working with a diverse range of people as volunteers to help to connect local communities to nature by planting trees across the capital. Thi...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 31st August 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful ap...

Funding for Development Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 3rd August 2018

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Monthly grants are made to support the conservation of wildlife and the environment by the HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust. The Trust makes grants of between £250 and £1,000 (sometimes up to £5,000) to general, environmental and wildlife charities, so long as they are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales or they are exempt or excepted charities (within the meaning of the Charities Act 2011). Supported charities will...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 2nd August 2018

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd August 2018

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

Grants for School Trips (London) 2nd August 2018

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 31st October 2018. This fund exists to give grants to individuals attending Church of England Schools in the diocese of London in need of financial help. Priority is given to help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally met from statutory fu...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 2nd August 2018

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently accepting applications under its Armed Forces Community Covenant Small Grant Scheme. The aim of the National Covenant Fund is to support the armed forces community. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support the integration of armed force personnel within their community and the coordination and delivery of support services. Schools, registered charities, community interest companies, local aut...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 2nd August 2018

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 2nd August 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...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 1st August 2018

Local community groups, neighbourhood watch schemes, parish councils, charities, voluntary groups, and schools across Cumbria can access grants of up to £2,500 to undertake specific projects that aim to reduce crime and disorder and link with one or more of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan. Projects funded will include those that help to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour within the local community or create opportunities for...

Vision for Sport in Wales and Healthy and Active Fund Announced (Wales) 1st August 2018

A new £5m fund to encourage and share ideas for helping people live healthy and active lives has just been announced. The first phase investment of £5m over three years will focus on improving physical activity levels, encouraging solutions to take advantage of collaboration, existing community assets such as clubs, schools and workplaces, and new technology. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund application process will be announced i...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 1st August 2018

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

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 1st August 2018

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15 December 2018 to apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. P...

The Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 1st August 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants re-opens for applications from the 1st August 2018 until the 31st October 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 specia...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 1st August 2018

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

Small Grants for Organisations With an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 31st July 2018

Small not for profit organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London have the chance to apply for grants of £1,000 and £10,000 for up to two years work. Grants can cover capital or revenue costs. Projects supported will include greening and growing projects which bring communities together and improve the local environment and those that enable disadvantaged people to actively participate in the arts, sports and he...

Cycling Grants Fund Opens for Applications (London) 31st July 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 for up to three years are available to community organisations operating within Greater London working with people who want to cycle more but who need support and encouragement to do so. Only new projects or organisations who have not applied before are eligible to apply. The aim is to provide funding to get cycling projects off the ground or appeal to a new audience. Cycling Grants London is funded by Transport for Lo...

Wash Fens LEADER: Applications Closing (South East Lincolnshire) 31st July 2018

The application process is closing for the Wash Fens LEADER programme is closing; Expressions of Interest must now be submitted by the 1st September 2018. Local businesses, farmers, foresters and those involved in tourism, heritage and community initiatives can apply for grants of £2,500 upwards to support activities that will boost the rural economy.

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 31st July 2018

The next closing date for applications to the William and Jane Morris Fund is the 31st August 2018. The Fund accepts applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 for grants of between £500 and £3,000 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...

Walking for Health Grants Now Available (Scotland) 31st July 2018

A fund that offers grants of up to £5,000 to projects that can demonstrate that they will increase the number of people in their community walking has opened for applications. Paths for All, a charity that promotes good heath through walking, offers the grants to support the delivery of walking activity across Scotland and will be seeking applications through its Heath Walk Fund. Constituted community groups are invited to apply with unconsti...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 31st July 2018

Grants of between £20,001 and £150,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports and leisure facilities in London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) that have already shown a commitment to encouraging and supporting people who are not physically active to participate in sporting activities. To be eligible, ap...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 31st July 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. To be eligible the project needs to be located in in one or more of the 32 London Boroughs and/or the City of London, Surrey, South N...

National Express Foundation (West Midlands and Kent) 30th July 2018

Community groups and education institutions in the former West Midlands county and in the areas of East London and South Essex, can apply for funding for projects that support young people to continue with their education and positively engage with their communities. Colleges and universities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year to distribute to disadvantaged students as bursaries to complete higher education courses; and Community...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Blackpool, Macclesfield, Kendal) 30th July 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities can apply between 20th July and 6th September 2018 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 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous p...

Grants for Community and Voluntary Organisations (Warwickshire) 30th July 2018

Each of Warwickshire’s 57 County Councillors have been allocated a pot of £6000 to support small-scale projects within their division that aim to build community solutions to local issues and improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live there. Particular preference will be given to applications which: Improve community assets and their sustainability; Improve access to services; Improve financial capability; and/or, Reduce lon...

£10 million Research Competition Launched to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (UK) 30th July 2018

A £10 million research competition has been launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance in humans. The funds will be used to encourage the development of innovative scientific approaches to stopping antimicrobial resistance and to infection control and prevention. The competition will be run by Innovate UK through a Small Business Research Initiative that has two strands: Strand One for feasibility and exploration projects, Strand Two for mor...

Funding to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Affected Countries (UK) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £300,000are available from UK registered charities and organisations to protect cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries. The Fund is for projects (work or activity that is defined at the outset and will contribute to achieving the outcomes of the Fund) focusing on the protection of cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in one or more of the Fund’s target countries. Eligible organisations will be working, or in...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 27th July 2018

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

Combating Rural Isolation with Technology: Apply for Funding (South Wales) 27th July 2018

Organisations of any size can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to develop technologies that connect both young people and older adults in rural areas. This is a challenge fund that consists of three parts: reducing loneliness for digitally excluded older people; co-ordinating transport to increase people’s ability to travel whilst reducing public subsidy; and better connecting people in rural areas to improve well-being. Applications for...

Funding for Community Sports (Perth, Fife, Dundee and Angus) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc in Stirling and Forth Valley to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund and applicants need to be based in the vicinity of an Aldi supermarket. In 2017 the Fund awarded a total of £50,000 to 115 projects. The Fund op...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 27th July 2018

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 27th July 2018

Owned or managed theatres of all sizes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are invited to apply for capital grants of up to £20,000 to improve the accessibility of the venue either through changes to the building or its systems. Priority will be given to projects that potentially represent best practice case studies and those that serve the needs of the audience and include evidence of consultation with users and potential users...

New Funding to Support Children Affected by Domestic Abuse (England and Wales) 26th July 2018

Charities, local authorities and other local commissioners working to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse are set to benefit from an £8 million fund recently announced by the Government. Grants of a minimum of £500,000 will be awarded with no maximum amount set. Offers of funding will be determined by the diversity of applications received. Grants will not exceed 25% of the applicant organisations annual turnover. Conso...

Applications Open for Community Safety Grants (Suffolk) 26th July 2018

Voluntary and community groups, charities, Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies delivering services that help make Suffolk a safer place to live, work, travel and invest in can apply for grants of between £250 and £20,000 to support their work. Grants can be spent on core costs & project costs. Projects supported will meet one of five key themes: Volunteering and rural communities; hate crime; business crime; substance misuse;...

Electric Vehicle Charging for Public Spaces: Funding for Feasibility Studies (UK) 26th July 2018

UK business can apply for innovation grants to design, develop and deploy innovative electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public areas. This call is for Phase One feasibility study projects that are collaborative and business-led i.e. from UK based infrastructure providers, local authorities, urban planners or designers, energy providers and hardware manufacturers. Total phase 1 feasibility study projects should cost between £75,000 an...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 26th July 2018

The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is the 31st August 2018 at 5pm.

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 26th July 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...

Farm Business Grants Programme Due to Re-Open for Applications on the 6th August (Wales) 26th July 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 6th August to the 5th October 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...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 26th July 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 12pm (noon) on 16 Augu...

Grants of up to £2000 Available to Promote Ecological Science to a Wider Audience (UK) 25th July 2018

Schools, museums, libraries and community groups can apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience and to and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested. Applications from museums and schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The funding is being made available...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 25th July 2018

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 26th October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £55,000. 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...

Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK) 25th July 2018

Charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship can apply for funding to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from the usual sources. Assistance will also be considered for training and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions. The Trustees additionally wish...

Grant Programme Now Open for Projects Benefitting Clarion Housing Group Residents (Various Locations England) 25th July 2018

Charities, community organisations and voluntary groups working primarily for the benefit of Clarion Housing Group residents have until noon on Friday 21 September 2018 to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects offering positive activities, support services or improvements to community spaces. Managed by the environmental charity Groundwork, the funding is available to eligible groups with an annual income of less than £...

Funding to Improve the Education, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Of Children (UK) 25th July 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Grants to Support Childrens Health and Education (UK) 25th July 2018

Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year charities for projects that improve education and health for children and young people with disabilities; those who are sick in hospital; and those who are life limited (requiring palliative care). Grants can be made for up to two-years. The grants are awarded through the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme and the closing date for applications is the 9th October...

New Programme Launched to Use the Arts to Bring About Positive Change in Communities (England) 24th July 2018

A new fund has been launched that will provide funding of between £50,000 and £300,000 to disadvantaged areas in England to use arts and creativity to make positive changes in their community. To qualify, areas must demonstrate need such as having higher levels of unemployment, a higher proportion of children in poverty or lower levels of health compared to the general population. This new programme is a collaboration between the Calouste...

Hospice Grants for Conditions Other Than Cancer (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) 24th July 2018

Hospices looking to deliver projects which reduce the barriers and blocks to hospice care for elderly people (80+ years) living and dying with conditions others than cancer or children and young people living with life limiting conditions other than cancer can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to support projects up to 18 months work. Eligible applicants will need to be full members of Hospice UK. The closing date for applications is 5pm on...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 24th July 2018

The next round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 24th July 2018

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 17th August 2018. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Education...

Grants Available for Music Performance and Education Projects (UK) 24th July 2018

Groups and organisations that provide music performances and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding have until the 14t September to apply for funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences. The funding is bein...

Funding for Young People’s Social Action Projects (UK) 23rd July 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to young people aged 15-25 who have innovative and inspiring ideas about making positive changes to their community. Projects supported will help young people who feel isolated or excluded to make friends. The young people targeted may be outside of the school system, unable to participate in activities, or having to spend a lot of time in hospital. Projects could include film, radio, journalism or general m...