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Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant. There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for and applications are accepted any anytime. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 18th April 2019

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 10 years. The funding is being made av...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can still apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and ba...

Grants for Cultural Projects Led by Small Groups (London) 18th April 2019

Community-led cultural organisations in London can apply for grants of between £1,000-£5,000 to support arts, culture and heritage projects and activities. The funding aims to help groups that usually miss out on grants because they are too small, too informal or from marginalised communities. Priority is given to projects that support people on lower incomes and connect communities that lack access to cultural resources and funding. The f...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 18th April 2019

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

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th April 2019

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally and physical disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment & activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The funding is being made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the British and...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring for others. Projects can last up to 6 months. To apply young people need to submit an application form and a 2 minute vi...

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 17th April 2019

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans of up to £50,000 to grow their trading activities to generate more sustainable income. Organisations based in a more deprived area, or whose work mainly benefi...

Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England) 17th April 2019

Loan funding is available to community sports organisations that need investment to enable them to grow and become more sustainable by generating more or new income. Unsecured loans of £50,000 to £150,000, repayable over 3 to 5 years, are available to help the development of new projects, operations and revenue streams. Loans will not cover capital costs but could be an investment to support, for example, a community café or other facility...

The School Explorer Fund (London) 17th April 2019

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 £2,000 are available for activities that could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 17th April 2019

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...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 17th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities. The funding is available through the Football Foundation's Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme and can be used to buy capital items such as portab...

Funding Available to Improve the Yorkshire Landscape (Yorkshire) 16th April 2019

Community groups, schools and voluntary groups in Yorkshire who need support for initiatives such as improving wildlife areas, running outdoor education activities, creating tree trails or orchards or regenerating local woodland can now apply for grants of up to £4000. The Trees for Life Fund will support projects that increase tree cover, improve access to woodland, enhance habitats and provide environmental education. Applications will be a...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 16th April 2019

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. This is a...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 16th April 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 7th May 2019. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices.

Funding for Study Support Weekends (London Borough of Newham) 16th April 2019

The East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, which is available to all state secondary schools in Newham. Study support weekends must have an academic focus, although other elements, such as outdoor activities, may be incorporated into the programme for the weekend. There must also be a clear link either to essential transferable study skills or directly to a curriculum topic. Grants of up to £4,000 are available...

Funding for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence (UK) 16th April 2019

Registered Charities and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £18,000 to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Transform Foundation which offers two types of grants. A grant of £5,000 to be spent on Facebook advertising and a website grant of up to £18,000 to cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specific...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 16th April 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Address Rural Poverty (Wales) 15th April 2019

Voluntary or community organisations, schools, social enterprises and statutory organisations in Wales can apply for grants of up to £500,000 for projects that will make a positive impact on the lives of people and communities living in poverty in rural Wales. To be eligible for funding projects will need to be delivered by partnerships of different organisations and focus on helping people who struggle to meet their basic needs or access se...

Capital Grants for Arts and Cultural Organisations (England) 15th April 2019

Arts and cultural organisations have until the 14th May 2019 to apply for capital grants of between £100,000 and £499,999 to improve their buildings and equipment as well as their capacity to engage with digital audiences. The funding is available to properly constituted arts and/or cultural organisations based in England. This includes but is not limited to National Portfolio Organisations, National Portfolio consortium partners, arts organ...

Funding to Strengthen the Criminal Justice Sector (England and Wales) 15th April 2019

Grants of £30,000 to £300,000 are available are available to voluntary sector organisations to support work in the criminal justice system. The funding is available for work that is focused on influencing positive change in policy and practice by supporting the specialist voluntary sector organisations to become stronger and to speak up within the current very difficult prisons and probation environment. To be eligible for funding applicant...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 15th April 2019

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...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 15th April 2019

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Gree...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 15th April 2019

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...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 12th April 2019

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

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 12th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop their capacity to engage in community relations work. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for community relations work in Northern Ireland. Grants can cover a range of project costs includi...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 12th April 2019

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools, occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools who have experienced the loss of resources through critical incidents such as fire or flood. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, arte...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 12th April 2019

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The next grant scrutiny meeting for independent grant making trust London Catalyst is on the 3rd September 2019. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. To be eligible to apply, charities must be working with an expert he...

Grants for International Youth Activities (UK) 12th April 2019

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention 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 two years work. Where a grant is awarded for 2018, the same amount will be awar...

New £60 Million Fund to Support Young Peoples TV Programming (UK) 11th April 2019

The hunt for the next big thing in radio and young peoples television has begun, applications are now open for a share of a £60 million fund which has been set up to provide a boost to the UKs Radio and Television sector. The fund aims to reverse the trend that now see’s a significant amount of programming on children’s channels consisting of repeats. This is the first fund to specifically focus on television for young people under the ag...

Funding Available to Third-Sector Groups Developing Ways to Reduce Loneliness and Isolation (Leeds) 11th April 2019

Community groups, charities, social enterprises and other charitable organisations have until noon on the 16th May to apply for grants of £5000 - £10,000 from the final round of the Time to Shine Small Funds programme. The programme is designed to help third-sector groups to develop ways of reducing loneliness and isolation and strengthen communities benefiting older people (over 50’s). The Time to Shine Fund is managed by Leeds Older Peop...

Developing the Use of Data from Clinical Audits to Improve Health Care (UK) 11th April 2019

Researchers have until the 16th May to apply to the Insight Research Programme. This is a £1.6 million programme which is being made available to give four or five teams of researchers up to £400,000 to conduct original and ambitious research that has the potential to transform the use of data from national clinical audits and patient registries as a mechanism for improving health care quality in the UK. The funding is being made available...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Sugar Intake (Suffolk) 11th April 2019

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to towards projects which encourage a reduction in sugar intake and a healthier lifestyle in young people. The funding is targeted specifically at PTAs or Friends of Schools/PRUs, or community group such as Brownies, Scouts and youth projects. Priority will be given to those organisations working in areas of high deprivation. This is a rolling programme; apply at any time. The Sugar Reduction Fund is offer...

Research Small Grants Programme for Hospices (UK) 11th April 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to full members of Hospice UK (Adult or Children’s hospices) to undertake a small research project. Research projects supported will offer practical research that includes patient and public involvement and offers results that may be shared through open access publications. The research may take place over up to two years, however no more than £500 will be granted in total. This is an open call with limit...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK) 11th April 2019

Registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and cover the areas of social welfare; education and training; as well as Textiles and Heritage. Smaller and larger grants may also be awarded. The Charity’s Committee meets five times a year and applicat...

Grants of up to £25,000 for Theatres at Risk (UK) 10th April 2019

Theatres at Risk can now apply for up to £25,000 of funding from the Theatres Trust, Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme. The funding will support the early stage concept and viability works and is also available for organisational support. These first stages of a project provide the foundations for both the organisation and the project and enable progress on the long journey to restore, reopen or revitalise theatres. The programme i...

Funding Available for Innovative Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 10th April 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia. Applications are welcome from organisations and people with ideas, passion and ability to realise innovative public engagement projects – from those within or outside the research community, those with a track record in dementia engagement and those looking to apply their skills for the first time. The funding is being made available by Alzhe...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 10th April 2019

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

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 10th April 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 10th April 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 20th June 2019 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...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Scotland) 9th April 2019

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Scotland can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects funded include Ayr United Football...

Grants for Community Projects (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool) 9th April 2019

Charitable organisations with proposals for community projects that help to improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England can apply at any time for a grant of up to £1,000 from the Sir James Knott Trust. Larger grants are also available, the average is £4,500, and applications for these should be submitted by Friday June 28th at 3pm to be considered at the next meeting of the Trustees. The Trust prefers to...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 9th April 2019

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 9th April 2019

Community radio stations can apply for funding 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; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in 2017 was £14,292. The closing date for applications will be 5p...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 9th April 2019

Armed Forces charities and other organisations can apply for grants of up to a maximum of £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families. The funding can last for up to three years. In the last year the Foundation awarded almost £500,000 by way of grants and donations to over 50 small charities. Many of the charities supported are smaller bodies that cannot afford marketing te...

Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK) 9th April 2019

Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 29th April 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding. The scholarships are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England will replace any other gov...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 9th April 2019

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 31st July 2019 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. Proj...

Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England) 8th April 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Improve Life Chances of Disadvantage Children (England and Wales) 8th April 2019

Registered charities have until the 14th May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000 per annum for up to three years for work which will improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales. The funding available will support work targeted at groups of 0-3 year olds which will specifically improve the reach to these targeted groups and bring about improved defined outcomes. The funding is being made avai...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 8th April 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is 2nd September 2019. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which powe...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 8th April 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is May 27th 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equip...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 8th April 2019

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

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th April 2019

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can l...

Grants for Community Safety Projects (County Durham & Darlington) 5th April 2019

Volunteer-led organisations including registered charities, Community Interest Organisations, Social enterprises and Community Interest Companies can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £7,500 to help them to deliver projects and initiatives that help keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence. Preference is given to projects that can show they are embedded in a community focusing on a specific locality and a...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland) 5th April 2019

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 2nd September 2019. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tacklin...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 5th April 2019

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

Funding for Projects That Encourage Youth Volunteering and Social Action (London) 5th April 2019

From September grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 will be available to community projects encouraging young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action. Projects can focus on any area of volunteering or social action such as sports, arts, media, environment, inter-generational, music, etc., but should also encourage good mental health and wellbeing. The funding is being made available by Team London In partnership with Thrive LDN...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 5th April 2019

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

Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England) 5th April 2019

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme. Grants of at least £20,000 are available to state funded secondary schools to help deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin in England. To be eligible schools need to have an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding' or ‘Good', are committed to developing a strong curriculum presence of Mandarin Chinese and can ensure students study Mandarin...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 5th April 2019

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Grants to Tackle Women’s Homelessness (England) 4th April 2019

Homeless Link has been awarded £2 million from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s “Tampon Tax Fund” to deliver an onward grants programme enabling increased investment in direct support to women who are, or are at risk of, homelessness across England. The funding will be distributed to front-line organisations of all sizes to enable them to develop and deliver effective, gender and trauma informed services for women experienci...

Grants of Available for Projects that Benefit the Elderly (Berkshire) 4th April 2019

Registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations working in Berkshire can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to deliver a project that benefits the elderly. Projects supported will aim to improve health and well-being, improve access to facilities, advice and training, and to overcome problems such as illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty. The funding is being made available throu...

Sustainable Fashion: Call for Proposals (UK) 4th April 2019

This call for proposals is to find and fund communications, education and campaigning initiatives that will catalyse and expedite the establishment of a sustainable fashion system. Proposals are invited for projects that will challenge and change supply and demand; identify and implement key levers for change; and build the movement for sustainable fashion. Grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 will be awarded to charities or other organis...

Tree Futures Grant Opens for Applications (UK) 4th April 2019

The Tree Council’s Tree Futures Grant scheme has just opened. This scheme replaces the three separate programmes previously available i.e. Trees for Schools, Community Trees and Orchard Windfalls and includes a new category, hedgerow planting, for the first time. Grants of 80% of the costs for projects costing between £300 and £1000 are available. The remaining 20% can come from the applicant organisations own funds, county, district or bo...

Funding Available for Faith Based Projects Tackling Poverty (Scotland) 4th April 2019

Locally based faith groups in Scotland have until the 26th July 2019 to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to tackle poverty in urban and rural communities. To be eligible projects will need to be rooted in faith. Examples of work previously funded include weekly support classes for teenage mums, a community café for local people to access healthy food and a space to alleviate loneliness and family breakdown support programmes. The funding i...

Funding for Summer Play Schemes (UK) 4th April 2019

Small community groups and voluntary agencies can apply for funding to run summer play schemes for children in disadvantaged communities. Projects submitted should be for children aged 5 to 18 years, locally based with strong volunteer support and last from 2 to 6 weeks. Priority will be given to projects which show they include children from refugee families and black and minority ethnic communities. Applications are accepted from voluntary a...

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 4th April 2019

Voluntary organisations, charities, schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates and also to promote literacy and a love of reading. There are two application rounds each year. The deadline f...

New £1 Million Charity Award Scheme to be Launched (UK & Ireland) 3rd April 2019

Ecclesiastical, an insurance business that offers insurance products and risk management services to customers in the faith, heritage, charity, education and real estate markets, is launching a programme designed to give £1 million to charities has announced that it will give £1 million to charities through its new Movement for Good awards. Grants of up to £1,000 will be awarded to 500 eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 3rd April 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 31st May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NF...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 3rd April 2019

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 30th September 2019.

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 3rd April 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 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 between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language a...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 3rd April 2019

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 of...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 3rd April 2019

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

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 3rd April 2019

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...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2nd April 2019

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity ha...

Woodroffe Benton Foundation (UK) 2nd April 2019

Charitable organisations are eligible to apply to the Woodroffe Benton Foundation for a small one-off grant in the range £500 to £2,500. Activities that may be funded will include those supporting people in need, hardship or distress; care and accommodation for the sick and elderly; education (primarily in Derbyshire) and environmental projects. Applications are considered at the Trustees' quarterly meetings with the next being in July 2019...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects Supporting Young Children (UK) 2nd April 2019

Registered and exempted Charities are able to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help them to deliver projects aimed at young children that tackle child exploitation; provide mentoring and support children’s clubs and activities. Priority is given to projects addressing mental health. Organisations eligible to apply will have an operating income of at least £1,000,000 and be submitting a bid for a project that relates to children aged bet...

Funding Available to Increase Engineering Knowledge Among Young People (UK) 2nd April 2019

From the 22nd June 2019, schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver UK-based educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants w...

Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 2nd April 2019

Community-based charities working directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier can apply for funding through the Dunhill Medical Trust. Funding is available under two schemes. Project Grants of between £5,000 - £40,000 are available for time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people. Building and Physical Infrastructure Grants are aw...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd April 2019

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 2nd April 2019

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...

Healthy Holidays Bradford Grants (Bradford) 1st April 2019

Projects that promote Healthy Holiday activities with a food component for school-aged young people can apply for grants of up to £6,000. Projects funded will be local community activities delivered in the most deprived areas of the city that prioritise children who are eligible for free school meals. Third sector groups or organisations are invited to apply as the main applicant in partnerships with libraries, schools or public health bodies...

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 1st April 2019

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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 1st April 2019

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 2nd September 2019 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,00...

Involving People in Health Research and Innovation - Funding of up to £3 Million Available (UK / International) 1st April 2019

Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and ec...

Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 1st April 2019

Hallmoor Parents Teachers Friends Association and Mayfield School were amongst some of the Parent Teacher Associations and schools that have recently received funding through the True Colours Trust UK Small Grants Programme. Through the programme, charities and projects with a charitable purpose can apply for funding that supports disabled children and their families. Grants of up to £10,000 are usually available for hydrotherapy pools; multi...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 1st April 2019

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 1st April 2019

The Elephant Trust has announced the next deadline for applications is the 17th June 2019. 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...

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Support People with Mental Health Conditions (London) 29th March 2019

Registered charities who are working in London with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions have until the 25th May 2019 to apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible to apply charities must be working with an expert health agency/provider and priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £250,000. Examples of the type of project that have previously been funded include a program...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 29th March 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK but operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas...

Funding for Tourism Marketing Projects (Scotland) 29th March 2019

VisitScotland has announced that it is accepting expressions of interest from groups of tourism businesses for the next round of the VisitScotland Growth Fund. Grant awards from £10,000 to a maximum of £40,000 are available for up to 50% of approved marketing activity. Of particular interest are applications that have a strong focus on content creation that is created for online use i.e. that is high quality and sharable on digital channels....

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 29th March 2019

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on the 14th June 2019 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 and social...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 29th March 2019

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many gra...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 29th March 2019

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs are able to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with fu...

Grants for Community Projects (Harwich) 28th March 2019

Voluntary and community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants from offshore wind farm Galloper’s community fund to support their local projects and activities. The Galloper’s Community Fund aims to support Harwich-based charitable, educational and environmental initiatives that otherwise might not go ahead due to a lack of funding. A total of £10,000 is available each year. Previous recipients have included We are Music,...

Places of Worship Security Funding Boost (England & Wales) 28th March 2019

The Home Secretary has announced a boost in funding for the Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme. A total of £1.6 million will be available to reassure communities and safeguard places of worship, this represents a doubling of the amount awarded for 2018/19. The scheme currently provides grants of up to £56,000 for protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject, or may be vulnerable to a hate crime attack inclu...

Resilient Communities Fund (Central Southern England) 28th March 2019

Constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working in the South Central England area can apply for grants of £1,000 up to a maximum of £20,000. Priority will be given to projects which support communities who are particularly remote or isolated and have experienced emergency events due to poor weather in the past; demonstrate innovative approaches to improving the resilience of vulnerable community me...

Funding for Work with Disadvantaged Young People (Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 28th March 2019

Organisations with charitable aims based and working with children and young people in Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for work responding to sudden, new, emerging, or unmet needs and emergency situations. Work funded may, for example, include funding for a project in danger of closure; a response to a particular need that has recently emerged within a com...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 28th March 2019

Community and voluntary groups tackling key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for projects that address one of three themes: Skills; Employment; or Health. Grant requests can include a maximum of £2,000 capital costs. A total of £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects. To apply, organisations need to complete an eligibility sur...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 28th March 2019

School Library Managers can now apply for funding from the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIF). The funding is administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council on behalf of the Scottish Government. A total of £150,000 is available to innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts but projects must be completed within twelve months. The deadline for applications is Friday 31...