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Funding to Tackle Hate Crimes (Manchester) 24th May 2024

Community organisations operating in Manchester can apply for grants of £500 to support projects that address and challenge hate crimes and incidents within the city. The funding is part of the Hate Crime Awareness Grants Summer-Autumn 2024 Programme and will offer twenty awards. The grants aim to promote cohesion, raise awareness of hate crime, increase reporting, and improve victim experiences. This funding is provided by the Greater Manch...

Funding of Up to £40,000 Available to Provide Advice Services for Marginalised Communities (England - Various Regions) 24th May 2024

Grassroots community organisations operating in specific areas of the East of England, West Midlands, the South East and the East Midlands, with annual incomes below £500,000 are invited to apply for grants between £20,000 and £40,000 to address the critical advice needs of marginalised communities facing financial, social disadvantages, and discrimination. The aim is to improve their mental and physical health. The funding is available th...

New Funding Programme to Support Vulnerable People (Scotland) 24th May 2024

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, the Bank of Scotland Foundation has announced a new funding programme to improve the quality of life for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people. The Energise Programme will offer two-year unrestricted grants of £20,000 (£10,000 per annum) to help small and local charities continue to provide their vital services and become more sustainable. The funding can be used towards core costs, delivery co...

Funding to Provide Early Years Education for Armed Forces Families (UK) 24th May 2024

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust offers grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to support early years education for children from Armed Forces families through the Armed Forces Families Fund: Early Years Programme. These grants, available to early childhood education providers, Local Authorities, and childminder training organisations, aim to increase capacity, enhance learning environments, and provide staff training. Projects can run for...

Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England) 24th May 2024

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in making, learning, and earning in music. This funding is provided through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund, which supports organisations looking to trial new work, test innovative methods, or challenge the status quo. Eligible projects could, for example, include a new community organisation explor...

The National Lottery Community Fund Announces Major Expansion of its Grassroots Funding Programme (UK) 23rd May 2024

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a major expansion of its grassroots funding programme. The new three-year Corporate Plan aims to reach over 80% of communities across the UK. The funding is focused on four community-led missions supporting communities to come together, be environmentally sustainable, help children and young people thrive, and enable people to live healthier lives. In addition to expanding its grassroots fundin...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Disadvantaged Young People Move into Employment (England & Wales) 23rd May 2024

Funding is available to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales to help young people from low-income backgrounds free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. The Skinners’ Charity Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years through their Young People’s Vocational Development Charities Programme to help young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) to move int...

£2.2 Million Fund Opens in Response to the Cost-of-Living Crisis Facing Women (England) 23rd May 2024

The National Lottery Community Fund has provided £2.2 million in funding for round two of the Women's Urgent Support Fund. The fund aims to tackle the effect of the cost-of-living crisis on women. Administered by the Smallwood Trust, the Fund will award three-year grants of between £15,000 and £60,000 to enable around 35 women’s-led community organisations to respond to the increase in demand for urgent and basic needs from women in Engla...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 23rd May 2024

Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery, has announced that round 9 of the NextGen Fund will re-open for applications on the 31st of May, 2024. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people, including singers, songwriters, produc...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 23rd May 2024

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40%...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 23rd May 2024

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 and reporting, community outreach, and more. A total of £400,000 is available. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been aro...

£20 Million Capital Fund for Retail, Hospitality, & Leisure SMEs (Wales) 22nd May 2024

The Welsh Government is making £20 million of capital funding available to support SMEs in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors. The Future Proofing Fund will provide grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to help eligible businesses reduce their running costs and increase their profitability through investment in renewable energy technology, improvements to their premises, and upgrades to systems or machinery. The funding will suppor...

Funding to Support the Promotion of the Arts for Public Benefit (UK) 22nd May 2024

Grants are available to UK arts-based organisations for activities and projects that promote the arts for public benefit. These grants are provided by the Jerwood Foundation, which expects to award up to £2 million annually to support excellence and emerging talent in the arts and crafts. While no specific grant amount is given, previous awards have ranged from £1,000 to £150,000 to support artists and arts organisations to continue to deve...

Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK) 22nd May 2024

The Seven Friends Foundation has reopened for applications. It offers small grants of between £300 and £3,000 to charities and charitable projects in deprived areas of the UK that are unpopular or do not receive widespread public attention. This could be due to negative focus within the media, difficulty accessing funding, political controversy, or the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause. Examples of these types of groups or ca...

Grants to Support Educational Visits (London & Essex) 22nd May 2024

Funding is available to support schools and youth organisations in London and Essex with the costs of visiting museums, theatres, science shows and more. The Jack Petchey Foundation’s Educational Visit Grants provide funding of up to £1,200 (£20 per head) for up to two trips per calendar year to schools and clubs that successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme. SEND schools/organisations, pupil referral units, and alternative education...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 22nd May 2024

Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the project's overall cost) from the Rowing Foundation to support junior & student rowers and adaptive rowing for all ages. This funding, targeted towards groups ineligible for larger grants or with smaller needs, helps purchase equipment like boats, sculls, ergos, oars, and safety gear, aiming to increase participation in row...

£1.5 Million Fund to Tackle the Digital Divide (UK) 21st May 2024

The UFI Voctech Trust is launching a funding call for projects that develop technology to help people most impacted by the digital divide to get the skills they need for work. The VocTech Challenge Impact Network + Grant Fund seeks innovative technological ideas that tackle one of three specific challenges: employer integration, pathways into and within work, and vocational language barriers. Successful applicants will each receive between £2...

Funding to Empower Vulnerable, Disadvantaged & Under-Represented Communities (UK - Various Locations) 21st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to charitable organisations working with vulnerable, disadvantaged or under-represented communities. The Bentley Motors Ltd Advancing Life Chances Small Grants Programme provides funding across 19 locations where Bentley has a presence in the community. The programme aims to empower these communities by removing barriers and improving access to services, education, and employability; helping people develop l...

Grants to Help Museums Become More Resilient (Scotland) 21st May 2024

Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £60,000 for projects that will help them to become more resilient. The Museums, Galleries Scotland Museum Development Fund aims to support museums in delivering medium-sized, strategic, sustainable development projects in line with their business plans and Scotland’s museums and galleries Strategy. Projects can run over 2 years. Appli...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 21st May 2024

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure 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 traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside park...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Scotland) 21st May 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations, including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and the West to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund, and to be eligible, projects must be located where there is currently an Aldi store. Stores in the Glasgow areas include Ruthergle...

Funding to Help Sports Clubs to Become More Energy Efficient (Wales) 20th May 2024

Sport Wales has announced that its Energy Saving Grants programme will reopen to applications on the 22nd May 2024. Grants of up to £25,000 will be available to help sports clubs become more energy-efficient and sustainable. The funding can be used towards energy-saving measures such as installing solar panels or better insulation, installing energy-efficient LED lighting and motion sensors, improving heating and hot water systems, and sustai...

Funding to Tackle Youth Homelessness (London) 20th May 2024

Charities in London can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to support young people between the ages of 16 to 25 who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. The 2024 Youth Homelessness Support Fund will help organisations to create homes for young people, support them into accommodation (emergency, supported or move-on accommodation), and help ensure they do not experience homelessness in the first place. The funding could...

Funding to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 20th May 2024

Creative Scotland has launched the latest round of its Tasgadh—Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund, which provides support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour, and showcase their work. The Fund, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal, will provide grants of between £250 and £1,000 to organisations and individuals involved in Scottish Traditional Arts, including dance, music, and storytelling. The fund can als...

Funding Available for Disabled Gardeners (UK) 20th May 2024

Grants are available to individuals through the Gardening with Disabilities Trust to enable them to continue gardening despite advancing illness, age, or disability. To apply for a grant, individuals must provide a letter from their doctor or other healthcare professional indicating their disability and a copy of another official document, such as a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or a Blue Parking Badge. The Trust offers various support m...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2024 (UK) 20th May 2024

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £200,000 to fund the further growth of their business and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2024. To be eligible, a disabled entrepreneur must own at least 50 per cent of the applying company. The overall winner will receive a top prize of £100,000, £60,000 for the second-placed winner, and £ 40,000 for the third-pla...

Grants to Help Get People Back on their Bikes this Summer (England) 20th May 2024

Local volunteer led-groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver cycling events to get people back on their bikes this summer. The Big Bike Revival Programme will support organisations across England to deliver a summer programme of activity that will encourage people who do not currently cycle to consider either starting or returning to cycling, especially people experienc...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th May 2024

Schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme, which has previously provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and outdoor spaces, specialist equipment and facilities, and projects promoting health and wellbeing. The funding a...

Long Term Funding Programme to Tackle Discrimination & Marginalisation (London) 17th May 2024

Organisations supporting frontline charities tackling social inequality in London can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 a year for seven to 10 years through the City Bridge Foundation’s Anchor Programme. This programme is specifically aimed at supporting equity-led infrastructure organisations that are working to tackle marginalisation among people with one or more protected characteristics such as race, sexuality, gender, o...

£3 Million Support Package to Scale Up Creative Businesses (UK – Various Regions) 17th May 2024

UK-registered micro, small and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for a share of £3 million in government funding for innovation projects to grow their business. The Create Growth Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £30,000, alongside targeted business support packages to support creative businesses to scale and become investment ready. Eligible businesses include those operating in advertising and marketing; arc...

Funding Available to Increase Opportunities for Young People in Disadvantaged Areas to Play Sport (Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, Greater London & West Midlands) 17th May 2024

Local community groups and sports clubs working in deprived areas of Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, Greater London, and the West Midlands can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund (AIPFF). The fund, which is administered by Access Sport, aims to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play sport. Projects should focus on including young people (up to the age of 25) who would ot...

Grants of up to £7,500 Available To Support Vulnerable People (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) 17th May 2024

Registered charities, constituted community and voluntary organisations, community interest companies, and social enterprises in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area can apply for grants of up to £8,500 from the BCP Food and Energy Support Fund. The grant scheme, administered by the Dorset Community Foundation, is intended to cover a wide range of support for vulnerable and low-income households in the most need of support. Th...

Wolfson Foundation- Funding for Places (UK) 17th May 2024

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that its main grants Programme – Funding for Places – has re-opened for applications. Through Funding for places, a wide range of organisations working across the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, heritage, humanities & the arts can apply for capital grants for buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. There is a two-stage application process, and the deadline fo...

Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK) 17th May 2024

The Fidelio Trust is offering grants of up to £5,000 to talented early-career individuals and groups in the arts, particularly music, who couldn't pursue their project or activity without financial support. Individuals and groups must be recommended by an appropriate institution, college, Arts Festival or similar organisation. Funding is available towards special tuition or coaching costs, to participate in external competitions, support for...

Funding for Racial Justice & Mental Health Projects (England) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit groups led by and for Black people and people of colour with lived experience of mental illness, distress, or trauma can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Synergi Small Grants Fund Round 2: Democratising Policy. The Fund will support collective care, campaigning, and capacity-building activities across England to promote mental health and racial justice. The funding could be used for campaigning (including protest wo...

Funding of up to £200,000 Available for Community & Environmental Projects (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 16th May 2024

Local charities, volunteer and community groups, schools, colleges and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent Water region can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £200,000 to support new local community projects. The funding is being made available through the Severn Trent Water Community Fund. It will support projects that help people lead healthier lifestyles, gain new skills, create better places to live in and use, and...

Grants for Community & Environmental Projects (England & Scotland) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects that improve communities and the environment. The funding is made available through the SUEZ Communities Fund for projects that improve public amenities, repair religious or historic buildings, or support biodiversity in areas surrounding Suez landfill sites. The maximum grant amount is £50,000 for projects in England and £25,000 in Scotland. Funding typically covers mate...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 16th May 2024

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store, tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-incom...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 16th May 2024

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. Grants are awarded towards capital costs such as new buildings, refurbishing existing buildings, and equipment. The funding is available for projects focused on helping pupils develop skills that would help them gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The grants are made through the...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequality (UK) 16th May 2024

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

Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England) 15th May 2024

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is making around £1.2 billion in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures that...

Funding to Support Community-Led Activities (Scotland) 15th May 2024

Grants are available to support improvement within Scotland's local communities and the wellbeing of individuals most in need. Voluntary and community-led organisations can apply for grants ranging from £20,001 to £150,000. These grants aim to facilitate both long-term initiatives and short-term activities, including those aiding community recovery from COVID-19. Funding can be used for staff costs, equipment, premises costs, overheads, buil...

Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK) 15th May 2024

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to support initiatives that reduce food waste. The Eat it Up fund, which is made available by the environmental charity Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, will support six innovative projects that tackle various aspects of food waste, such as pre-farmgate waste, waste prevention in manufacturing and processing, minimising waste from retailers, and repurposing surplus food in communities or households....

Grants of up to £500 Available to Support Local Good Causes (UK) 15th May 2024

Local retailer Nisa has launched a new funding round of its Heart of the Community initiative. Funded through its Making a Difference Locally Awards Charity, a total of £50,000 is available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, school, charity, or good cause. Up to £500 will be awarded to local causes supporting children with back-to-school uniforms and enriching summer experiences such as holiday clubs, fetes, and community trips....

Funding to Support Village Hall Improvement Projects (England) 15th May 2024

Village halls across England can apply for grants to improve and modernise their facilities. Launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund will provide capital only grants of up to £5,000 for capital improvement projects to create welcoming spaces that encourage more people to make use of their village halls, and bring p...

£11 Million Fund to Improve Freshwater Habitats (England – Specified Areas) 14th May 2024

Farmers and land managers, community groups, councils, and other environmental or not-for-profit organisations in England can apply for a share of £11 million in government funding to improve freshwater habitats. The Water Restoration Fund will support projects that restore and improve rivers' water environment and their headwaters, lakes, canals, ponds, wetlands and estuaries in specified geographical areas, using fines collected from water...

Funding to Provide Financial Help to those in Debt & Financial Hardship (North West England) 14th May 2024

Registered charities, voluntary and other not-for-profit organisations, and public benefit entities can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to assist people experiencing financial hardship who are unable to meet the cost of water charges. The United Utilities Trust Fund aims to help people out of water debt and support local organisations delivering services within the Fund’s geographic area of North West England, which can deliver money and...

Funding to Create Opportunities for Young People to Engage with Arts (London) 14th May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to state schools (including special and nursery schools) in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, and the Cities of London and Westminster to collaborate with arts organisations to expand young people's access to the arts. Priority is given to collaborations focusing on young people from underrepresented backgrounds. The funding, made available through the John...

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 14th May 2024

Grants are available for UK schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club and a funding towards the running costs. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should be able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme, which must sho...

Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme (London) 14th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to provide social housing residents with digital skills. The funding is being provided through the Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme. It is designed to support Clarion residents of all ages in getting and staying online and using the internet as an everyday tool safely and confidently. To be eligible for grant funding, most project beneficiaries must be Clarion resident...

Funding to Support Black & Global Majority-led Charities & Social Enterprises (Greater London) 13th May 2024

Grants are available to support the growth of Black-led charities and social enterprises in London. The Do it Now - Innovative Now funding programme will provide 64 London-based organisations with £12,000 in grant funding, bespoke support, and £3,000 in compensated capacity building. The programme, delivered in partnership with the City Bridge Foundation, will help organisations build their financial resilience and operational readiness and...

Grants to Help Creative Individuals & Organisations Engage with the Public (Wales) 13th May 2024

The Arts Council Wales is making grants of up to £50,000 available for developing and creating high-quality arts experiences that help creative individuals and organisations in Wales engage with and connect to the wider public. “Create”, a National Lottery Arts Funding programme, will provide opportunities for individuals and organisations, including festivals, to produce and present their best work. Applications of up to £10,000 can be...

Grants of up to £4,000 Available for Community Projects (Manchester) 13th May 2024

Charities, community groups, CICs, and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £4,000 to support initiatives that foster community unity. The We Love MCR Stronger Communities Fund aims to acknowledge and invest in Manchester's diverse and multicultural neighbourhoods. The fund is specifically interested in backing projects that align with one or more of the following themes: early years assistance, addressing loneliness and social ex...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 13th May 2024

Parents and carers of a child under the age of 19 living with a disability in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham can now apply for funding to purchase equipment such as specialist beds, wheelchairs, trikes, IT and sensory equipment that is not available through the NHS, local authorities or any other sources. Organisations and schools may also apply on the child’s behalf. There are quarterly application meetings for the Evening...

Grants of up to £50,000 for Community-led Energy Efficiency Projects (Northern Ireland) 10th May 2024

As part of its new funding strategy, the National Lottery Community Fund will make grants of up to £50,000 available to help community organisations across Northern Ireland make their buildings more energy efficient. The Sustainable Community Buildings programme will help organisations carry out improvements to their venues by installing energy efficiency measures such as solar panels, battery storage, ground-source heat pumps, and energy-eff...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK - excl. Greater London) 10th May 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who are experiencing or may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The Allen Lane Foundation Young People's Programme is keen to support young people (outside Greater London) who are facing difficult challenges and barriers to accessing support and opportuni...

Funding to Improve the Mental Health of Young Women (North East & North West of England, Yorkshire & Humber, Northern Ireland) 10th May 2024

The Pilgrim Trust has announced that its Young Women in Mind grant programme (previously known as the Young Women’s Mental Health programme) will reopen to applications on the 13th May 2024. The programme provides grants of between £60,000 and £100,000 (spread over three years) to help improve the mental health of women aged 16-25 by increasing their access to high-quality, age and gender-specific mental health provisions. This round of f...

Grants of up to £15,000 for Projects to Help Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease (England North) 10th May 2024

Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations in the north of England can apply for funding for local community projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease. The Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grant Scheme awards grants of up to £15,000 for projects lasting up to twelve months that encourage people to look after their hearts and pr...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 10th May 2024

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Projects that will help enhance the self-confidence, teamwork skills and future employability of children and young people are of particular interest. In most cases, grants are made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000,...

New Fund to Support Early Career Music Promoters (England) 9th May 2024

The PRS Foundation has launched a new fund to support the career development of music promoters in England. The Early Career Promoter Fund offers grants of up to £3,500 and capacity-building support to help early career independent promoters of all genres with the booking, programming and promotion of gigs, concerts, showcases, tours and other performances, and the costs associated with these activities, as well as helping promoters build the...

Funding Programme to Advance the Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th May 2024

The ORIT Impact Fund Programme offers grants of up to £10,000 and volunteer support to groups and individuals. These grants aim to accelerate the UK's transition to net zero by funding innovative projects that enhance the environment and strengthen communities. ORIT is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that promote a "just transition" to ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits from the green economy. The programme ai...

Funding to Provide Support for Dementia Carers (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) 9th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that provide relief, respite and support for full-time unpaid carers caring for a loved one with dementia. The funding, which is made available through the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation’s Dementia Carers Fund, will support charitable projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that give support to unpaid carers who need to attend appointments of...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th May 2024

The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations that provide vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis...

Funding to Support the Maintenance and Sustainability of Historic Places of Worship (Northern Ireland) 9th May 2024

The National Churches Trust has re-opened the Treasure Ireland grants programme. The programme aims to support improved maintenance and sustainability of historic places of worship in Northern Ireland. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 are available for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects costing up to £100,000 at listed and unlisted churches, chapels, and meeting houses of any Christian denomination originally built as...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 9th May 2024

Organisations with a Community Directplus account at the Co-operative Bank, such as registered charities, co-operatives, and credit unions, 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 £1,000,000 to more than 1,100 local causes. The funds can support special projects and fundraising activities and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Opens for Registration (England) 8th May 2024

Registrations for the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme 2024 are now open. The TTF is a Department for Education-funded initiative that supports further education providers to recruit people with industry experience to retrain as teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Funding will also support recruits who will teach English, maths, or science and provide support to students with special educationa...

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Announces Funding Round (Wales) 8th May 2024

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust has announced that it is now accepting grant applications from registered charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales. The Trust's aim is to improve the quality of life for individuals who reside and work in Wales, by investing in inspirational sporting, arts, environmental, and community-based projects. The Trust generates its income through a levy on every ticket purcha...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 8th May 2024

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enable them to explore further their interest in the arts and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the cost...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK) 8th May 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grassroots and local charities currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community across the UK. The funding, which is being made available through Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme, can be used to cover projects, core costs, building projects, or essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision for charities with a turno...

Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity(UK) 8th May 2024

Environmental charity Naturesave Trust has announced that the May – June 2024 funding round is now open for applications. The theme for this funding round is tackling soil degradation and keeping carbon in the soil. The Naturesave Trust, an environmental charity, has announced that its funding round for May – June 2024. This funding round focuses on addressing soil degradation and preserving carbon within the soil. The Trust invites a...

The Royal Countryside Fund Announces New Funding Strategy (UK) 7th May 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) has announced a new £15 million strategy to extend its support for farming and rural communities across the UK. Over the next four years, the RCF plans to increase and diversify its support programmes to reach even more rural communities and farm businesses. The strategy intends to support 2,000 more farms, focusing on the most rural areas on a county-by-county basis. This includes a £3 million investment in...

Grants to Improve the Health of Vulnerable People (London) 7th May 2024

London Catalyst, in partnership with the Hospital Saturday Fund, has launched a new round of ‘Partners for Health’ to improve the health of vulnerable people across London. The programme will award grants of up to £15,000 (the average award is £8,000) to registered charities for collaborative social action projects tackling health and social care inequalities experienced by vulnerable people, including those with long-term health conditi...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 7th May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects that support the teaching and learning of physics. The Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme will award grants for projects centered on physics and developed with current evidence in mind, potentially offering partial funding for general science projects with a clear physics component. All applicants must be based in the UK and...

Funding to Promote Science in Schools (UK) 7th May 2024

The Royal Institution has re-opened its Science in Schools scheme, which aims to support science education in state-funded primary or secondary schools in the UK. The programme aims to enhance children's science education, meet teachers' Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, engage families in science education, and raise funds for participating schools. The Science in Schools grants are awarded annually and provide participa...

Funding for Tree Planting Projects (England) 7th May 2024

Local government bodies in England, such as Borough, District, City Councils, County Councils, Unitary and Metropolitan Boroughs, can apply for grants ranging from £50,000 to £300,000 for the planting and natural colonisation of trees in areas that are not part of established woodland areas. These areas include parklands, riparian zones, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths, and trees in hedgerows and field boundaries. The primary goal of...

£750,000 Fund to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK) 3rd May 2024

£750,000 in funding is available for projects that make it easier for UK householders to reuse and recycle their electrical goods. Material Focus’ Electricals Recycling Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for projects seeking to grow or develop existing household waste and recycling collection services for small household electricals, and grants of up to £50,000 for projects that seek to innovate new collection methods. Applications...

Funding for Environmental & Community Projects (Wales) 3rd May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations working in the Welsh Water area, for projects that benefit local communities. The funding is made available through the Welsh Water Community Fund, which supports local projects that protect and enhance the environment, and help improve the health and wellbeing of communities. The Fund has previously helped community groups to purchase new essent...

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 3rd May 2024

Applications are invited from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreation...

Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK) 3rd May 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools and educational organisations across the UK seeking funding to kickstart projects that will benefit their students. The Twinkl Community Collection Prize Draw will help fund any project, such as setting up a breakfast club, resourcing after-school activities, purchasing new playground equipment, upgrading an ICT suite, or kickstarting big projects. The fund opens to applications every half term, a...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 3rd May 2024

Charities registered in the UK that are working to offer sanctuary, rehoming, and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with wildlife conservation, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charities...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 3rd May 2024

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote teaching the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding 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 Greek are especially...

Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Organisations Can Apply for Funding to Improve Energy Efficiency (England) 2nd May 2024

Eligible voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England can now apply for funding to help them reduce their energy costs and improve their energy efficiency. The £25.5 million VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is part of a package of over £100 million of support being delivered by the government to help frontline delivery organisations with the increased cost of living. The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme offers two ty...

Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK) 2nd May 2024

UK primary and secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support STEM projects for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The funding, which is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants Scheme, can be used to purchase equipment for science, mathematics, engineering, or computing (STEM) projects. To qualify for funding, projects need to work in partnership with a pra...

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works & Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 2nd May 2024

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 (exceptionally up to £10,000)are available to churches across the UK requiring urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection, Building Survey or Condition Report.. The funding will enable listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, to investigate or address small problems and control building deterioration. This could...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 2nd May 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day t...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 2nd May 2024

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme and is an extension of the Society's Partnership Grants Programme. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projects....

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 2nd May 2024

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Grants are generally awarded for new builds, refurbishment, and technical equipment. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme. To be eligible, schools must be state-funded, hav...

Funding Opportunities for Musicians (UK) 1st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 will soon be available to support UK musicians at pivotal stages in their career. The Help Musicians Fast Track Awards programme aims to help musicians grow or sustain their income, or participate in something that could take their career to the next level. The funding can go towards anything from courses, networking opportunities and equipment to recording, releasing and performing costs. To be eligible, applicants must...

Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Change (UK) 1st May 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund has £20 million in funding for community-led projects to inspire more people to take climate action. The funding is being made available through the Climate Action Fund - Our Shared Future to support projects that reach more people by integrating climate action into local communities' daily lives and interests or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration across various l...

Grants to Promote Physics Amongst Under-Represented Young People (UK) 1st May 2024

The Institute of Physics is now accepting submissions for its Public Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS), which has been updated to support Limit Less. This programme encourages under-represented youth in the physics community to continue their physics studies after 16 years of age. The programme seeks to engage families with young people under 16 from under-represented groups, including girls and young women, disabled youth, LGBTQ+ youth, youth fr...

Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England) 1st May 2024

UK schools and early years’ settings can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to buy books for their libraries and encourage more children to read for pleasure. The LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme will help schools to provide children with a range of non-curriculum books to improve their reading standards, particularly amongst children experiencing disadvantage or underrepresentation. Any grant awarded will be made in the form of cr...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 1st May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with the critical life skills necessary to gain employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seek...

New Funding Programme to Encourage People to Get Active (England) 30th April 2024

Sport England has launched a new fund to encourage more people to get active. The Movement Fund, worth £160 million over the next four years, will offer crowdfunding pledges, grants and resources to provide physical activity opportunities for the people and communities who need it the most. Eligible projects could receive up to £15,000 to cover a wide range of costs and items that will help deliver positive change, particularly for those fac...

Funding to Help Reduce Household Waste (Greater Manchester) 30th April 2024

Community and voluntary sector groups can apply for a share of £220,000 in funding to deliver projects that help to reduce household waste in Greater Manchester. The Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester and Suez initiative aimed at reducing household waste and contamination, increasing recycling and encouraging reuse. Two types of grants are available: Community grants of up to £10,000 are a...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Launches New Funding Priorities (UK) 30th April 2024

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new funding framework to better serve Armed Forces communities across the UK. This new framework will deliver £30 million in Covenant Funding over the next three years. Developed with input from the community, the framework sets out strategic themes for the Covenant Fund, which will be developed into funding programmes that will run each year. The first programmes will open in the Summer of...

Funding to Help UK Hospices Build Career Pathways for Volunteers (UK) 30th April 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help UK hospices build career pathways for volunteers. Hospice UK’s Volunteer to Career is a clinically led programme, whereby local volunteers considering a career in healthcare are recruited by hospices to undertake 60 hours of certificated training over the course of one year. Volunteers will be supported throughout the year by a dedicated Clinical Lead at each participating hospice. The funding w...

The Charles Hayward Foundation (UK / International) 30th April 2024

UK registered charities, and not-for-profit organisations seeking financial assistance for their projects can apply for funding from the Charles Hayward Foundation. The focus of the Foundation is on supporting projects in the sectors of heritage and conservation, criminal and social justice, older people, and overseas aid. The next deadline for the main grants programme for both UK and overseas projects is the 16th August 2024.

Applications for Funding Towards School Trips to CERN (UK) 30th April 2024

The Ogden Trust, which promotes the teaching and learning of physics, has announced that secondary schools that are or have been members of its School Partnerships programme can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for trips to the CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. This grants aim to allow disadvantaged students to experience one of the world's foremost centers for scientific research and to learn about the physics research t...

Grants of up to £7,000 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 29th April 2024

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th April 2024

Early Years, Infant, Primary and Secondary school settings in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor resources and two hours of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The next closing date for application...