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Latest Copy of the Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 18th June 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Insight Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 40 pages of the latest funding news.

Fund Opens to Reduce Waste from Plastic Packaging and Textiles (England) 18th June 2019

The government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a £4.7 million grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles. Organisations in England can apply for government funding for innovative solutions to drive up the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic packaging such as plastic trays, pots and tubs, plastic films and pouches, as well as funding for innovative projects that boost the recycling of texti...

New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 18th June 2019

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster partnerships between public libraries and researchers. Public libraries can apply on their own or in partnership with other libraries. Public libraries are encouraged to bring their own ideas and definitions of these areas and to identify issues which...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 18th June 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...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 18th June 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history projects. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 20th September 2019 for the next trustees meeting of th...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 18th June 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 19th July 2019. 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 In...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 18th June 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th October 2019 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent liv...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Wales) 17th June 2019

The Health Lottery Wales has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 17th June 2019

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment or to fund music courses and training can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The funding has to be made for music educatio...

Funding to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 17th June 2019

Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply for small-scale repayable finance to enhance their social impact and help them to become more resilient. The aim of this £3.7 million Fund is to enable risk-taking, ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes and increase their capability to articulate, achieve, monitor and evaluate their inte...

Funding Available For Care Experienced Young People To Achieve their Potential (Scotland) 17th June 2019

Young people aged 21 to 26 who have at least 3 months of care experience can apply for funding to support their personal development, achieve their potential and reach as high as possible in life. Examples of previous funding include: business start-up; vocational courses such as art & design materials or cookery classes; volunteering abroad; specialised qualifications; internships; funding towards a PHD. The funding is being provided by the L...

Funding for Digital Technology for Adult Social Care (UK) 17th June 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to develop technology that creates more efficient and effective adult social care systems. Proposals are invited for technology that can track data in real-time and use it to inform how resources are deployed and prioritised to the best effect. This could include using technology to improve the point of entry into adult social care; creating more dynamic and flexible care systems that...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 17th June 2019

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 13th August 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being...

Healthy Schools Fund Partnership Challenge (Salford) 14th June 2019

Salford CVS has announced that its Healthy Schools Fund Partnership Challenge is now open for applications. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to schools working in partnership with one Salford-based community or voluntary organisation to help improve the health and wider wellbeing of children in primary schools. These partnerships will work to engage families and communities in the life of schools to improve the health and wider wellbein...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 14th June 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the...

Grants for Community Projects (Lancashire) 14th June 2019

Community groups, charitable companies and charities can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to support them in making where they live a safer and better place. This small grant scheme aims to assist groups in tackling local concerns such as protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and reoffending, anti-social behaviour and re-offending, supporting vulnerable people and victims and developing safe and confident communities. There are no dea...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 14th June 2019

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 2nd September 2019. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants will be made available to not for profit groups and charities assisting people experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationsh...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 14th June 2019

Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Cr...

Funding Available to Create Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Addiction (England) 14th June 2019

Enterprises and charities run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction can apply for a tailored mix of support to help grow their business. The Forward Enterprise Fund provides access to unsecured loans between £25,000 and £150,000 for revenue and / or capital projects for up to a 5-year term. The funding is being made available through the Social Investment Business’s Forward Enterpr...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 14th June 2019

Charities and community groups are amongst the organisations invited to apply for funding for sustainable development projects that build capacity and genuinely support or involve communities within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Grants of up to £10,000 for up to 50% of project costs are available. The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) has been allocated £200,000 for 2018/19 to support projects which bring organisations together in partn...

Windrush Justice Fund: Apply for Funding (UK) 13th June 2019

Small grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available to grassroots organisations supporting people affected by the Windrush crisis. The Fund aims to support a range of services and activities, planned and ongoing, including assisting people with applications to the Windrush Taskforce and the Windrush Compensation Scheme. Applications are open to community groups and small civil society organisations with a strong track record of working wit...

Funding to Promote Awareness of Hate Crimes (Manchester) 13th June 2019

Community groups and other not for profit organisations in Manchester can apply for grants of between £250 and £500 to hold an event that promotes awareness of hate crime during the period July to December 2019. The funding which is being made available through the Hate Crime Awareness Grants programme has a total budget of £10,000 meaning 20 to 40 grants in all are potentially available. The main aims of these grants are to raise awarenes...

Grants for Good Causes (Leicestershire) 13th June 2019

Charities and constituted voluntary and community groups operating in Leicestershire and working to promote or improve health, education, innovation or social development have until 31st July 2019 to apply for a grant of between £2,000 and £10,000. Grants can be used to fund consumables, activities or project costs, salaries, equipment or volunteer costs with no more than 10% of the project costs being for operational/core costs. Applicant g...

Grants for Community Music Projects (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. Grants of up...

Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas of the UK to play outdoor sport. Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainabil...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for M...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th June 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,...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 13th June 2019

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

New Funding Available to Develop Technologies to Help People Affected by Abuse (UK) 12th June 2019

Not for profit organisations based in the UK with experience of working with people affected by abuse are being offered the chance to apply for funding of up to £50,000 (up to £75,000 for consortia bids) to develop digital solutions to improve the safety of people affected by abuse. The funding is for the development of digital tools, approaches, services and ideas at very early stages of development. The grants are being made available thro...

Community Grants for Housing Projects (Northern Ireland, Wales, West of England, North West, North Midlands and the North East of England) 12th June 2019

Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects. The aim of the grants is support the most vulnerable members of the community by preventing people from losing their home or helping vulnerable people in to a home. The funding is being made available through the Nationwide Community Grant Scheme. New and innovative approaches to increasing the supply o...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 12th June 2019

Revenue grants of between £200 and £500 are available to not for profit organisations and schools in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset in the South West of England for welfare and art projects which help to improve the quality of local life. Grants can cover the core running costs or project costs of small established organisations who have a proven record of making a significant difference. For example, Dartington Hall tr...

Grants for Human and Legal Rights Organisations (UK) 12th June 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession. Projects supported will be working to promote human rights, provide access to justice or to provide legal education. Priority is particularly given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities. Applications are assessed at quarterly Trustee...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 12th June 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux, charities, etc in London and the South East of England that provide free legal advice services. The funding is being made available through the London Legal Support Trust, which is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need t...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 12th June 2019

The John Lyon's Charity has announced that its Schools in Partnership Fund is open for applications. Through the programme, the charity is making grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordinating the support of other available professionals. The...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 11th June 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activ...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Projects that Fight Poverty and Discrimination (England, Scotland and Wales) 11th June 2019

From the 31st July 2019, registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 for projects that prevent poverty; promote of human rights; and combat discrimination for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Trust’s Small Grants Programme and the closing date for submitting a...

Funding for Projects Supporting Young People (England and Wales) 11th June 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 (sometimes more) are available to registered charities in England and Wales working with young people aged 0-25. The funding is available for projects that lead to employment, accreditation, further education, training and integration. The funding is being made available through the Joanies Fund. Applicants should offer innovation and an entrepreneurial approach, and strong evidence of consultation with young people in...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 11th June 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st August 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK and 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 ar...

The Pargeter Trust Fund - Next Deadline Announced (Kent) 11th June 2019

Charities, voluntary and community groups providing services and support or advice to older people can apply to the Pargeter Trust Fund for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. The Trust is particularly interested in reaching smaller grassroots organisations (as opposed to larger organisations) in Kent working to improve health and wellbeing; improve access to facilities, advice and training; and overcoming a range of problems that...

Funding Available to Provide Move-On Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Victims of Domestic Abuse (England excl. London) 11th June 2019

As part of its Rough Sleeping Strategy, the Government has made available a £50 million fund to free up hostel spaces by increasing the availability of affordable or second stage housing, for rough sleepers, those in hostel accommodation, and victims of domestic abuse currently living in refuges. The fund will provide capital grants contributing towards the costs of developing move-on accommodation for these groups. Revenue funding will also...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2019 (UK) 10th June 2019

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £100,000 to fund the further growth of their business, and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. Applicants can be businesses operated by and/or for the benefit of disabled people; or employers whose workforce is made up of significant numbers of disabled people. The overall winner will receive a top prize of £30,000....

New Funding to Help Charities Build Homes for Vulnerable People and Families (UK) 10th June 2019

A new fund has been launched to help charities build homes for vulnerable people and their families. The aim is to support 30 organisations to house 10,000 people over the next 10 years through long-term, flexible loans and quasi-equity investments ranging from £250,000 to £2 million. The first investment has been awarded to Hull Women’s Network to enable them to create safe homes for women and children fleeing violence and abuse. Pre-appl...

Funding Opportunity for Heritage and Environmental Facilities (UK) 10th June 2019

Not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore and improve a natural environment have an opportunity to apply for grants of £250,000 – £750,000. Projects are expected to be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area and may be, for example, new meadows, wildlife re-introduction or site access improvements. The funding is being made available through th...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 10th June 2019

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

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK) 10th June 2019

The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 - £5 Million is the 20th August 2019. The Heritage Fund provides grants to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings, mo...

New £14 million Fund to Help Small Businesses to Compete Globally (Scotland) 10th June 2019

Public bodies, academic organisations and charities across Scotland are invited to apply for a share of a new £14 million fund that aims to help manufacturing businesses to improve their productivity and upskill their workforce. Maximum grant levels are not specified; awards will represent up to 50% of eligible project costs in the Lowlands and Uplands and up to 75% in the Highlands and Islands. Grants can be used towards direct staff costs o...

Funding of up to £300,000 Available for Digital Vocational Training Projects (UK) 7th June 2019

The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi) has announced the VocTech Impact Fund is open for applications. The Voctech Impact Fund aims to raise the skills of the UK workforce skills through digital solutions in vocational learning. The fund offers grants of £150,000 - £300,000, for projects lasting up to 18 months. This call is open to projects from all sectors and using any digital technologies. Ufi are not looking to support learning management sy...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Digital Innovation in Education (England) 7th June 2019

A new £4.6 million fund has been launched to help support the more effective use of technology in UK schools and colleges. The funding is available to a range of organisations, including social enterprises, charities and private enterprises to develop their products and build the evidence base for what works across four challenge areas. These are formative assessment; essay marking; parental engagement; and timetabling. Grants of up to £1...

Magic Little Grants 2019 (England, Scotland and Wales) 7th June 2019

Small charities and community groups that are either in their first year of operation or have an annual income of under £250,000 are being offered the chance to apply for a grant of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical activities which help to overcome barriers to participation. The cash can be used to help support the general costs involved in running new or existing activities that inspire people to participate in sports or exerc...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 7th June 2019

Not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annual incomes of under £30,000 can now apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship. The funding is available to support volunteer led activities, projects or one-off events related to health or wellbeing that may include, for example, dance, drama or football etc. The next deadline for The City Health Car...

£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK) 7th June 2019

A £3 million specialist pot of funding has been launched specifically to support renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects submitted by charities or Community Interest Companies supporting the armed forces community. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. All projects funded will be for renovations or improvement to community c...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 7th June 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase the...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 7th June 2019

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...

Funding for Early Intervention Support for Children at Risk (London, the City of Birmingham and the South of England) 6th June 2019

Community-led organisations working to develop life skills and resilience among children who are vulnerable to involvement in violence can apply for a share of £350,000 to support their work. In particular the funding will support targeted prevention and early-intervention support work with 8-14-year olds at risk of exclusion. The aim is to support work that will equip children with the skills they need to make positive life choices. Smaller,...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 6th June 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 has...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 6th June 2019

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority for funding will initially be given to transformational projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Highland and the Scottish Borders. Funding of up to 66% of total project costs is available up to a maximum of £250,000...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 6th June 2019

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2019. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the Briti...

New £1 Million Fund to Diversify People Coaching and Volunteering in Sport (England) 5th June 2019

A new £1 million fund has been launched to engage women and/or BAME communities in volunteering or coaching opportunities. The aim is to help ensure people working in sport and physical activity such as coaches and volunteers are skilled, motivated, valued, and are representative of their community. There is no expectation of how long the project should be, or how much it will cost – ideas and project outlines are welcomed. The funding is b...

Grants of up to £15,000 for Science and the Arts Projects (North West of England) 5th June 2019

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Awards of usually £500 to £15,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £3,000) to support a wide range of activities that have in the past included capital costs for buildings, work in scho...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 5th June 2019

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 awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th June 2019

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: material...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 5th June 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...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 5th June 2019

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 29th August 2019. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 4th June 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...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales) 4th June 2019

Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 4th June 2019

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £15,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and grants of between £10,000 and...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 4th June 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 1st November 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 th...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 4th June 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...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th June 2019

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...

£2 million Fund to Develop Horizontal Spaceflight (UK) 3rd June 2019

Potential spaceports can now submit applications to enable research into the market opportunities offered by new and emerging horizontal spaceflight technologies. Grant recipients will then be able to use this research to develop an individual business case for offering horizontal launch services from the UK in the early 2020s. Individual applicants can apply for up to £500,000 of funding for up to 75% of the costs of the project. Applicants...

Grants for Games Developers (England) 3rd June 2019

Games companies based in any of the English regions outside of Greater London are invited to apply for an investment of up to £100,000 to help them grow. These repayable investments aim to help talented and individual games developers to overcome the hurdles of investment, marketing and discoverability and enable them to build a portfolio. Repayment options are flexible and may be a combination of loan and revenue share options that should be...

New Funding Programme from Power to Change (UK) 3rd June 2019

A major new funding programme to help communities save their local pub through community ownership is due to open in the Summer 2019. To date, the More Than A Pub programme has supported 190 communities and seen 26 pubs open their doors under community ownership since 2016. Community pubs offer a range of services ranging from retail and post office, social clubs and volunteering opportunities. Further details are to be announced in Spring 2019.

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 3rd June 2019

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation m...

Grants to Help Museums and Galleries to Achieve Accreditation (Scotland) 3rd June 2019

Museums in Scotland holding the status of ‘working towards Accreditation’ can apply for between £150 and £1,500 to help them to develop the standards necessary to achieve Accreditation. The Accreditation Scheme is a voluntary scheme that sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It is a baseline quality standard that helps to guide museums to be the best they can be for current and future museum users. Grants can cover the...

New £200 Million Fund for the Prevention of Youth Crime and Violence (England and Wales) 31st May 2019

The first round of a new £200 million fund that aims tackle youth offending is now open for applications and will close on the 23rd July 2019. Grants of up to £200,000 for up to two years work will be available to support programmes and community partnerships working with children aged 10 – 14 who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. Charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authoriti...

New Fund Available to Social Enterprises (Scotland) 31st May 2019

A new fund for Scotland has been announced that will enable social enterprises, charities and voluntary groups to deliver community projects that make a social impact while also contributing to the wider economy. Organisations will be able to access affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 and £1.7 million from this £17million Fund. The loans take the form of ‘Patient Capital’, a repayable form of investment that can be used fo...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 31st May 2019

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England) 31st May 2019

Groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for grants through the Neighbourhood Planning grant scheme. The scheme provides three types of grants. Basic grant funding of up to £9,000 to undertake a neighbourhood plan; additional grant funding of up to £8,000 for those groups meeting specific criteria and grants of up to £10,000 for groups that wish to evaluate the case for bringing forw...

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 31st May 2019

Businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Two or more businesses applying together can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable con...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 31st May 2019

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 31st May 2019

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st October 2019. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 30th May 2019

Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve t...

Grants for Talented Music Writers and Producers (UK) 30th May 2019

Funding is available to UK based songwriters and producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits. The aim of the funding is to support songwriters and producers in the creation of new music. The funding is open to those music professionals who have a previous track record and who are proactive with their careers. Grants of up to £10,000 are on offer together with in-kind support from t...

Travel Grants for International School Visits (England) 30th May 2019

Travel grants are now available to enable groups of secondary school pupils to visit a partner school in any country (Europe, or wider World) for a minimum of four nights. Visits can be used to enhance curriculum teaching, improve language learning or help build soft skills. Priority is given to applications that feature young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as visitors or hosts. Offered through a new £2.5 million Department for Educati...

Funding for Physical Activity Community Projects (London) 30th May 2019

A new, one-year rolling programme has opened for funding applications that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. Grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 will be available for projects that should be based around well recognised sports or more informal exercise-based activity such as scoo...

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Support People with Mental Health Conditions (London) 30th May 2019

Registered charities who are working in London with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions have until the 6th August 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 progr...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 30th May 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 2nd August 2019. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School,...

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th May 2019

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successfu...

New £10 Million Fund for Urban Tree Planting Now Open (England) 29th May 2019

A new fund has opened that will support the planting of 130,000 trees across England’s towns and cities. Announced by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs the new £10 million Urban Tree Challenge Fund will offer grants over the next two years to individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs. This will be a challenge fund that will require applicants to find match funding. The Fund is now open for block bids i.e. for fun...

Grants for Inter Faith Projects Organised by Young People (UK) 29th May 2019

Small Grants of up to £800 are available for events and projects that promote understanding and co-operation between different faiths groups and are organised for and by young people aged 11-25 years. Applications are welcomed from non-statutory organisations e.g. youth clubs, scout and guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations for projects that address common interests. Bids can also be made by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hind...

Grants of £10,000 Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 29th May 2019

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcoh...

'Step Up!': the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme (UK and International) 29th May 2019

‘Step Up!': the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme, is now open for applications. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to non-profit and charitable organisations supporting youth-focused projects on either non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention or wellbeing. Priority is given to projects that are led by young people, well thought through, with realistic and easy to measure outcomes, that identify or meet new or unmet needs,...

Development Grants for Sport (Wales) 29th May 2019

Sports Clubs or Associations, Youth Clubs and Community Groups in Wales looking to establish a new team, develop new training facilities or purchase much needed equipment to take their project to the next level could be eligible to apply for a grant to help them. Development grants of £1,501 to £25,000 are available from Sport Wales to any group in Wales that holds it’s own bank account and is looking to further develop sport in the commun...

Funding for Projects that Divert Young People Away from Crime (Scotland) 28th May 2019

Youth projects in Scotland are set to benefit from an £18 million fund that aims to help support young people, families and communities most affected by crime. Using money recovered from criminals, grants are awarded to support youth organisations helping them to provide events and activities for young people aged 10 – 24 years that divert them away from anti-social behaviour and crime. The funding will be made available through Phase 5 of...

Foundational Economy Challenge Fund Opens for Applications (Wales) 28th May 2019

The Welsh Government’s Foundational Economy Challenge Fund offers funding of up to £100,000 from a total pot of £3million to support public, private or third sector organisations and businesses active in the foundational economy. The Foundational Economy refers to those business in everyday use, for example care and health services, food, housing, energy, construction, tourism and retailers on the high street. The aim is to help organisat...

Funding for the Installation of Affordable Heating Systems in Disadvantaged Households (England, Scotland and Wales) 28th May 2019

From the 5th August 2019, Local Authorities (LAs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to apply for funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. The funding is being made available through the Warm Homes Fund and funding is available in three categories: Urban homes and communities: Rural homes and commu...

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 28th May 2019

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme will open for applications on the 11th July 2019. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to...

Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 28th May 2019

Community-based charities working directly with older people 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 awarded for accommodation/developments in the built and/or specific pieces of...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 28th May 2019

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...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 28th May 2019

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...