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Funding Available to Build the Resilience of Community Groups and Enterprises (Norfolk) 27th October 2021

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Norfolk can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to implement new ideas and innovative ways of working that will stimulate sustainable services, and grow capacity to support vulnerable people. The funding is being made available through the Norfolk Community Foundation Empowering Communities Fund. It is anticipated that the Fund will be distributed over a number of rounds....

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Increase the Number of Disabled People Involved in Sport (Northamptonshire) 27th October 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to sports clubs, groups and non-profit organisations to increase the number of disabled people involved in all aspects of sport, recreation and physical activity within Northamptonshire. This can include projects catering for people with a disability, sensory impairment and/or mental health problems. To be eligible projects must cater for people aged 5+ to reflect change in Sport England target and must b...

Care Leavers and Disadvantaged Pupils to Benefit from £126 Million Investment in New Laptops and Tablets (England) 27th October 2021

The Department for Education has announced that up to half a million more disadvantaged children and young people in England will receive new laptops and tablets to support their education and help keep them connected to peers and professionals, through the expansion of the Get Help with Technology programme. This will include devices for children with a social worker and those leaving care; children in schools and colleges; and for children w...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Support STEM Education (West Midlands) 27th October 2021

Charities, not-for-profits, community groups and schools across the West Midlands Combined Authority area can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to further STEM education. Grants can support projects for a maximum of one year. The funding is being made available through the Millennium Point Charitable Trust which over the last 5 years has awarded over £2,000,000 in grants. The closing date for applications is the 3rd December 2021.

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 27th October 2021

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £2,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

Transport Scotland Launches #AndSheCycles Campaign (Scotland) 26th October 2021

Grants, support, advice and equipment are available to encourage more young women (aged 13-18) to cycle. The #AndSheCycles campaign has been developed with young women across Scotland to address the gender cycling gap and aims to empower young female cycling ambassadors in schools, colleges and youth groups to encourage more young women to cycle. As part of the campaign, young women will take part in a three part interactive workshop to help...

Funding for School Visits to High-Quality Arts Events (Wales) 26th October 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools for single visits to arts and cultural events in Wales. Go and See Grants will fund the cost of tickets and transport for visits to high-quality arts events in galleries, theatres, arts centres and other venues which contribute to and enrich learning for children up to 16 years of age. This could include visits to performances and exhibitions or visits to experience arts professionals developing...

Funding to Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 26th October 2021

To help local communities to respond to climate change, Volunteering Matters are inviting local groups of volunteers to apply for funding of between £50 and £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Funded by NatureScot, Action Earth grants can be used for planting projects, and wildlife habitat creation and will cover costs such as plants, tools, materials and volunteer expenses. Priority will be given to activities...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (North of England) 26th October 2021

Teachers in the North of England can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential. The funding is being made available through the Let Teachers Shine competition which aims to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in English, Maths or Science. Projects can last up to 2 years....

Funding for Small Charities and Recognised Churches (UK) 26th October 2021

Small UK registered charities and recognised churches can apply for grants of between £250 and £4,000 for projects that benefit UK residents. This can include but is not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers. The grants can be spent on short breaks (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people), equipment (such as white goods), or capital costs (refurbishment or minor building work). Applic...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 26th October 2021

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 16th November 2021 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. 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 made available through t...

Grants of up to £25,000 to Highlight the Achievements of Minority Communities (London) 25th October 2021

Following a review of London landmarks and monuments, community led organisations are now being invited to submit applications for grants of up to £25,000 to help refresh public spaces by highlighting the achievements of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, women, LGBTQ+ communities and disabled people in the public realm. The funding is being made available by the Mayor of London’s new £1million Untold Stories grant programme a...

Funding to Help Children & Young People Make Good Lifestyle Choices (UK & Ireland) 25th October 2021

Insurance Company, Ansvar, is making funding available to registered charities in the UK and Ireland whose work specifically focuses on educating children and young people about making good lifestyle choices. The Ansvar Donations Programme will award three charities with grants of £15,000 a year for three years, totalling £45,000 for new or existing projects that benefit children and young people. This could include activities which teach ch...

Funding for Initiatives that Deliver Benefits to Local Communities (UK) 25th October 2021

Charities, schools and community organisations operating within a 15-mile radius of a Moto Motorway Services site can apply for funding for projects and activities that deliver benefits to local communities across the UK. Moto in The Community Trust will fund different types of projects provided they directly benefit the communities where Moto is present or where it has a significant staff catchment. The average grant awarded is £1,000, howev...

Heat Pump Ready Programme Launched (UK) 25th October 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced a new Heat Pump Ready Programme to help the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The programme will support technical innovation for the development of lower cost, smaller and more efficient heat pump systems. The funding will be split into three separate delivery streams: up to £30 million in funding will be available through stream one for solutions for high-...

Farming Innovation Programme Launched to Boost the Future of Farming (England) 25th October 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, in partnership with UK Research & Innovation, has launched a new £17.5 million Farming Innovation Programme to boost the future of farming. The programme will support collaborative research and development projects that enable England’s agricultural and horticultural sectors to be more environmentally sustainable and resilient, whilst moving the sectors towards net zero. The fund consist...

Funding for Community Sports Projects (Greater London) 25th October 2021

The Mayor of London has made funding available for community projects which use sport and physical activity to improve the lives of Londoners. The Sport Unites Fund provides funding across two strands for community sports projects taking place between summer 2021 and June 2022 across Greater London. The New Ideas strand awards grants of up to £10,000 to individuals, informal groups and not-for-profit organisations for projects that have not p...

Digital Skills Initiative to Support Employment & Financial Health (Bournemouth, East London, Glasgow and Edinburgh) 22nd October 2021

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to support projects in Bournemouth, East London, Glasgow and Edinburgh that help people gain the essential digital skills, confidence and motivation they need for work, business and managing money. The funding is being made available through the Good Things Foundation, in partnership with JP Morgan Power Up 2.0 Fund and will support up to ten organisations who are members of the Online Centres Network....

Funding to Promote Active Travel (Scotland) 22nd October 2021

Paths for All are making grants of up to £3000 available for projects which promote active travel, and increase public knowledge of the sustainable travel options which are available in local communities across Scotland. Community Active Travel Grants will help communities to improve paths in their area to make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short every day journeys, for example to school and places of work. Projects could...

Funding for Clean Growth Projects (Devon) 22nd October 2021

Devon County Council has launched its Green Innovation Fund. Grants of up to £200,000 are available to businesses, charities, social enterprises and public-sector organisations in Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay) for innovative products and services which demonstrate economic benefits, generating new jobs, apprenticeships, training opportunities, or business creation as well as measurable environmental benefits, such as carbon savings. T...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 22nd October 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that the latest round of the Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open to applications from charities in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme supports projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations to reduce their bills by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. There are four funds open in this funding round totalling £5.75 million...

Tesco Community Grants (UK) 22nd October 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by T...

Community Grants Programme Opens to Applications (West Ealing) 21st October 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for community projects that benefit Clarion Housing residents and the wider community in the West Ealing area. Clarion Housing’s West Ealing Community Grants Programme will award funding for projects that provide opportunities to people aged under 25, promote wellbeing and support older people, and provide positive activities to support families and communities. Funding could be used to support costs suc...

£15 Million Fund to Help Improve Mental Wellbeing (Scotland) 21st October 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new £15 million Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund to support adult community-based initiatives across Scotland that help tackle the impact of social isolation, loneliness and the mental health inequalities made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. Grass roots community groups and organisations will be able to apply for funding for activities and programmes that help people to re-connect and revital...

Funding to Strengthen Regional Museums and Galleries (UK) 21st October 2021

Applications are now being accepted through the John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund 2021/22 which aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. A total of £500,000 in funding is available each year for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out, and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development o...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support UK and International Social Relief Projects (UK) 21st October 2021

UK Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for international social relief projects. Didymus, the grant making charity, will award funding for projects that support work amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK, Africa, and Central and South America which encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, promote religious understanding, and opportunities for women. Funding is also available for existing pro...

OneFamily Foundation Community Grants (UK) 21st October 2021

The OneFamily Foundation has announced that the next round of Community Grants will open to nominations on the 9th November 2021. Customers will be invited to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to support activities that benefit the local community. Examples could include setting up a new club/group/class, or the development of an outside play area for a nursery. The Foundation has already helped mo...

Funding to Support Community Activity for Young People (Greater Manchester) 21st October 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to grassroots community groups working with young people aged 11-25 years within the boundary of the M60 motorway. The NOMA Fund, working in partnership with Forever Manchester, aims to encourage and fund a range of grassroot community activity for young people, including volunteering. The fund can support a wide range of activities and groups are encouraged to apply for funding to work with young people i...

Funding Extension of £3 Million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK) 20th October 2021

The Home Office has announced a further £3 million of funding to help vulnerable and at-risk EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK. The funding will support the network of seventy-two grant funded organisations, which includes charities, local authorities and community groups, to support people across the UK in applying to the EUSS who have vulnerabi...

Funding to Support Local Communities During the Winter Months (UK) 20th October 2021

Charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, and social enterprises across the UK that have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support local communities during the winter months. The Arnold Clark Community Fund will accept applications from organisations working to support food banks, toy banks, poverty relief, and housing and accommodation. Only one application will be a...

Funding for UK and International Collaborative Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2021

The British Council has launched a new £3.5 million programme to help arts and culture organisations develop and deliver creative and innovative projects in collaboration with international partners. International Collaboration Grants will support organisations (including consortia, community-based and artist-led) to work together with international organisations on digital, face-to-face, and/or hybrid artistic projects. Small grants of...

Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 20th October 2021

Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection...

Funding of Up to £10,000 Available to Tackle Social Deprivation (North East) 20th October 2021

Registered charities exempted or excepted organisations can now apply for up to £10,000 of funding for core costs and charitable activities that benefit the residents of Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside. Priority will be given to projects that ease social deprivation and/or enrich the fabric of the local community and the quality of life of individuals within that community. The funding is being made available from the...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2021

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 24th January 2022. 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.

Funding to Help People Live Happier, Healthier Lives (Salford) 19th October 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for Salford-based voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations for social prescribing activities which improve health and wellbeing. The Wellbeing Matters Community Asset Fund is seeking to award funding to local groups and organisations to help them establish themselves as providers of community activities and services that Salford CVS’s Wellbeing Matters can connect people into, which in t...

Funding to Increase the Number of Youth Workers (Cumbria) 19th October 2021

The High Sheriff of Cumbria has launched a new initiative to increase the number of youth workers. The Better Tomorrows Fund, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, will award grants of up to £25,000 to charitable, not-for-profit organisations setting up or providing new youth work opportunities for local people in Cumbria. The three-year initiative will fund youth work salaries, with the ultimate objective of substantially increasing...

£750,000 Programme to Support the Arts & Culture Sector to Safely Reopen (Northern Ireland) 19th October 2021

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has opened a new £750,000 fund on behalf of the Department for Communities, to support arts and culture organisations as they re-open after the Covid-19 lockdown. The Health and Safety Capital Programme will support the purchasing of equipment and/or minor works required to address any health and safety issues created as a result of the pandemic or that have been an outstanding maintenance issue. This coul...

Bank of Scotland Foundation's Reach Programme to Re-open for Applications in December - Very Short Deadline (Scotland) 19th October 2021

The Bank of Scotland has announced that its Reach Programme will reopen for applications at 12 noon on the 6th December 2021. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 will be available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exclusion such as minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people and drug users, etc. The funding is being made available throu...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Incease Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 19th October 2021

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 critical life skills necessary for 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 seekers. T...

Funding to Support Women Affected by Poverty (Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Middlesbrough / Teesside, Kingston upon Hull, Newcastle, Liverpool / Merseyside, and West Yorkshire) 18th October 2021

Phase two of the Smallwood Trust Women’s Sector Resilience Fund has been launched to support local networks of organisations working with and for women affected by poverty in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Middlesbrough/Teesside, Kingston upon Hull, Newcastle, Liverpool/Merseyside, and West Yorkshire. £1.5million in funding is available in this round to support approximately three networks over three years to reduce gendered poverty in th...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Help Young People (West Midlands) 18th October 2021

Applications are invited from charities and community groups for a share of a new £200,000 pot of funding which is being made available to help young people (aged 15 – 24) in the West Midlands make-up for time lost during the pandemic. Grants of up to £20,000 are being made available through the National Express Foundation to help young people gain the qualifications they need, to build the skills that will help them get jobs, and to help...

Funding to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing (Somerset) 18th October 2021

Charities, CICs, social enterprises, unincorporated groups and other voluntary sector organisations can apply for funding for projects which improve the mental health and wellbeing of residents in Somerset. Open Mental Health Community Grants, delivered by the Somerset Mental Health Alliance, will award grants of up to £15,000 for projects which support those affected by moderate to severe mental ill health. Local groups/individuals who are n...

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales) 18th October 2021

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant schem...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 18th October 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, a small number of grants will be awarded for projects that are based around physics and developed with current evidence in mind – part-funding may be considered for general science projects where there is a clear...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Glasgow and West Central Scotland) 18th October 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and West Central Scotland 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 and West Centr...

Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing through Marine Conservation (UK) 16th October 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of around £3,000 to £4,000 to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers’ Marine Conservation Social Fund, will support three or four projects that will achieve marine conservation outcomes and increase the number of people taking a...

New Fund to Support Victims, Survivors & Witnesses of Crime (Scotland) 15th October 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new three-year funding programme which will invest at least £10 million per year to provide practical and emotional support to victims, survivors and witnesses of crime across Scotland. The Victim-Centred Approach Fund will award core funding, project funding or a mixture of both to help support specialist services for those bereaved by crime in Scotland or abroad, provide court advocacy support for surv...

Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 15th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 25th June 2022. Funding could be used to cover road closures requi...

Funding to Encourage Diversity in University Engineering Departments (UK) 15th October 2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a new funding programme for projects in UK university engineering departments that address the unequal outcomes experienced by students from minoritised groups. Grants of up to £100,000 are available through the Diversity Impact Programme for bold, ambitious and transformative projects lasting 12-18 months that inspire change in university engineering departments and achieve equal outcomes for stu...

Grants to Help BAME Communities Overcome Complex Social Issues (England & Wales) 15th October 2021

The Lloyds Bank Foundation is inviting applications to its Racial Equity Fund from charities led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in England and Wales. Two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support are available to enable organisations with a yearly income of £25,000 to £1 million to support BAME communities to overcome complex social issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse, mental...

Funding to Remove Barriers to Employment for Young People (South Yorkshire) 14th October 2021

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has launched a pilot funding programme for community organisations addressing unemployment for young people aged 14-30 years in South Yorkshire. With money raised from donors and employers, the South Yorkshire Themed Programme for Young People – Employment and Employability will award grants of up to £15,000 over three years (up to £5,000 per year) to support vulnerable and marginalised young people...

Funding to Tackle Isolation & Loneliness (Oxfordshire) 14th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities, community groups and social enterprises for projects which tackle social isolation, loneliness and additional mental health issues amongst communities in Oxfordshire as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s Community Resilience Fund: COVID Isolation and Loneliness will provide support for people already facing challenging circumstances includi...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People Achieve their Potential Through the Sport of Sailing (UK) 14th October 2021

Approximately £200,000 in funding is available to individuals, charities and sailing organisations in the UK to help disadvantaged young people under the age of 25 to achieve their potential through the sport of sailing. The Trustees of the John Merricks Sailing Trust are seeking to award organisations with funding for legacy projects that will last for at least ten years. Preference will be given to dinghy or windsurfing initiatives, however...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Music-Making Projects for Disadvantaged and Disabled Young People (England) 14th October 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers - because of who they are, where they live or what they’re going through. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Adult Physical & Mental Health (Cambridgeshire) 13th October 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, community groups and social enterprises across Cambridgeshire that are delivering sport and healthy activity projects supporting physical and mental health. The GVC Fund, administered by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, will support projects that use sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas, and support adults with mental or physical health problems...

£300 Million in Government Funding to Recruit & Retain World-Class Teachers (England) 13th October 2021

The Department for Education is making over £300 million in funding available to attract and develop world-class teachers. Graduates applying to train as teachers in 2022/23 in high-demand subjects such as maths, physics and computing can apply for bursaries of up to £24,000, and existing teachers in all state schools in England can access free courses to develop their skills. The National Professional Qualifications will help them develop a...

Funding to Help Strengthen the Voluntary Sector (Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, Warwickshire and the City of Birmingham) 13th October 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Berkeley Foundation has launched a new Resilience Fund to help strengthen the voluntary sector in Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, Warwickshire and the City of Birmingham. The fund will help to build resilience in organisations working to enable young people, aged 16-25, to overcome barriers to work and kick-start their career...

Entries Open for Second Round of Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge (England & Wales) 13th October 2021

The second round of the Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge has opened to applications for initiatives that transform water and wastewater services through innovation and collaboration from within and outside the water sector. A total of £39 million in funding is available through two streams: grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through the Catalyst Stream which closes to entries at 12pm on the 8th December 2021; and gran...

Funding for Young Athletes (UK) 13th October 2021

Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to ma...

Additional Funding to Help the Cultural, Heritage & Creative Sectors Move Towards Re-Opening at Full Capacity (England) 12th October 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has made further funding available to help the cultural, heritage and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity. Theatres, museums, galleries, independent cinemas and organisations that manage heritage sites, venues or attractions in England that are at risk of ceasing trading and have already received funding from previous rounds of the C...

Phase 3 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th October 2021

Phase three of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is now open to applications from public sector organisations across the UK. The scheme aims to support organisations to install low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working lives. There is no cap on the value of grant funding that organisations can apply for, and the total of funding available will be c...

Funding for Game-Changing & Commercially Viable Research & Development Ideas (UK) 12th October 2021

UK registered businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million in funding for game-changing and commercially viable research and development (R&D) ideas that can significantly impact the UK economy. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, provides funding for innovation R&D from a variety of technologies, markets and research categories, including: feasibility projects; industrial resear...

London’s Connected Communities Programme Opens for Applications (London) 12th October 2021

Community organisations are invited to apply for funding to help tackle poverty and inequality in London. The Trust for London’s Connected Communities Programme will provide funding for initiatives which help disadvantaged and underrepresented people to access their rights and entitlements, and to speak out about issues which directly affect them. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however, the average grant will be around £80,00...

Small Grants for Arts Projects (Leeds) 12th October 2021

Grants of between £100 and £1,200 are available to support not-for-profit arts events and arts projects taking place in Leeds. Individuals, arts organisations, community and voluntary groups, commercial organisations, and groups of organisations can apply for funding from the Leeds Inspired Small Grants for Arts Projects for activities which increase access to arts and enable people to participate fully and with greater confidence. Funding i...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 12th October 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 23rd January 2023. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Prior...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 11th October 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible ap...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 11th October 2021

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (North West) 11th October 2021

The Health Lottery North West has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also supports Communities...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 11th October 2021

Grants 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 trust received a grant to support a b...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 11th October 2021

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

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 11th October 2021

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

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund (England) 8th October 2021

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has launched phase two of their Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund to tackle food poverty within the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas in England. An additional £100,000 in funding is available to food banks; food parcels schemes; and meal delivery services etc to support families that are going hungry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £2,500 are available to purchase ess...

Funding to Encourage Communities Disproportionately Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic to Become Active (England) 8th October 2021

Sport England are making a further £20 million in funding available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the country continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Together Fund will help community organisations to recover and grow and enable them to reach and engage communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic to become active or get more active. This includes lower socio-economic groups, culturally d...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Support Men’s Physical & Mental Health (London) 8th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and community groups across London that are delivering sport and healthy activity projects supporting men's physical and mental health. The GVC Fund, administered by the London Community Foundation, will support projects that use sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas, and support men with mental or physical health problems to become more active. This cou...

Funding to Help People Get Active (Greater Manchester) 8th October 2021

To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity, Greater Sport and GM Moving have launched phase 3 of their Tackling Inequalities Fund to help people get active. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local community organisations across Greater Manchester to help reduce the negative impact on activity levels in under-represented groups, with a specific focus on lower socio-ec...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Opens for Applications (Central England) 8th October 2021

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to develop and improve communities. The funding is being made available through the Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund and is available to good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises in central England that are full members of the Central England Co-operative. The types of projects supported include access to healthy food; health and wellbeing...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 8th October 2021

Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 7th October 2021

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £6,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising communal awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Organisations must plant...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 7th October 2021

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item bein...

Grants to Support Isolated People During the Winter Months (Glasgow) 7th October 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to local organisations supporting people in Glasgow City who may be isolated over the winter months. Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership have made funding available through the Winter Social Wellbeing Fund for activities which support individuals most at risk of social isolation and loneliness as well as those most impacted by coronavirus such as women, vulnerable young people (16+), older people, m...

Grants to Support People at Risk of Loneliness & Isolation (Manchester) 7th October 2021

Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Manchester are invited to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help people most at risk of loneliness and isolation. One Manchester is making a total of £50,000 in funding available through their Social Recovery Fund for organisations that help isolated people to get the help they need to make friends and socialise in their community. Priority will be given to projects supporting in...

UK Arts Councils to Pilot New Fund for International Artistic Collaboration (UK) 7th October 2021

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be made available to support individuals and organisations working in the creative and cultural sector across the four nations of the UK to develop international partnerships and co-create projects. Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International have combined to launch the £100,000 Four Nations International Fund, for digital,...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 7th October 2021

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eli...

Grants to Support Vulnerable People in Need of Shelter & Housing (Cambridgeshire) 6th October 2021

Grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 are available to local charities and community groups and organisations supporting vulnerable people in Cambridgeshire who are in need of shelter and housing. The Cambridge Building Society Community Fund is available to charitable groups operating within a 15-mile radius of The Cambridge’s branch and store network which are supporting vulnerable people with their housing needs. This might include proje...

Steve Morgan Foundation 20th Anniversary Awards (North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire) 6th October 2021

The Steve Morgan Foundation is inviting applications to their 20th Anniversary Awards to celebrate the work of third sector organisations in North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire. Charities and not-for-profit organisations helping children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly, or those that are socially disadvantaged can submit applications in a maximum of two award categories: best entrepreneurial charity or...

Government Announces £500 Million Expansion of Plan for Jobs (UK) 6th October 2021

To support the country’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government has announced a £500 million expansion of its Plan for Jobs package. The boost in funding will help support people into jobs, including unemployed people over the age of 50 and workers leaving the furlough scheme. Those on the lowest wages will also be helped to progress in their careers and existing schemes targeting young people will be extended into...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for the Creation of Sustainable & Resilient Outdoor Spaces (Northern Ireland) 6th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 will be made available to charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools and other not-for-profit organisations in Northern Ireland for the creation of sustainable & resilient outdoor spaces such as community gardens, pocket parks and forests, allotments, rain gardens, green roofs, ponds and living walls, etc. The Living Places and Spaces Fund will open for applications on the 1st November 2021 until 5pm on...

Arts Council England Launches New Capital Investment Programme (England) 6th October 2021

Arts Council England has announced that its new Capital Investment Programme is now open for applications. The aim of the programme is to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic and improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. Grants of between £100,000 and £750,000 will be available to charities, CIOs, CICs, statutory bodies and...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 6th October 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support c...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England) 6th October 2021

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Lincolnshire where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include community and voluntary organisation...

Government Launches a New £500 Million Fund to Help Vulnerable Households (UK) 5th October 2021

To support the UK’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Work and Pensions has launched a new £500 million fund to help vulnerable households meet daily needs over the winter. The Household Support Fund will help those most in need via small grants to afford basic essentials such as food, clothing and utilities. In England, the fund will be distributed by councils, and the money will be made available to local authorities...

Funding to Protect Marine & Land-based Habitats & Species in the UK Overseas Territories (UK & UK Overseas Territories) 5th October 2021

The John Ellerman Foundation has launched a new UK Overseas Territories Fund for practical conservation activities which support the protection and restoration of marine and land-based habitats and species in the UK Overseas Territories. The Foundation expects to make a variety of small, medium and larger grants, and will consider short-term grants as well as multi-year funding for periods of up to three years. UK registered charities working...

Grants of up to £2,000 Available to Provide Children’s Food & Enrichment Activities (Salford) 5th October 2021

Salford-based voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to provide food and/or enrichment activities for children aged 4 to16 for two weeks during the December holidays 2021. The Healthy Holidays Fund - Winter 2021 will support projects that promote healthy, fun enriched holidays, particularly for children eligible for free school meals. Funding can cover costs such as staff costs, venue hir...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available to Support Organisations Working to Alleviate Domestic Abuse & Child Poverty (Camden, Haringey, Islington or Westminster) 5th October 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to local not-for-profit groups working with women who have experienced abuse, and primary school aged children who are growing up in poverty or facing challenging circumstances in Camden, Haringey, Islington and Westminster. The Two Magpies Fund supports organisations working in the fields of domestic abuse, human trafficking, sexual abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation or modern slavery, as...

Funding to Support the Maintenance and Sustainability of Historic Places of Worship (Northern Ireland) 5th October 2021

The National Churches Trust have launched their Treasure Ireland Project. This is a new community grants programme that aims to support an improvement in the maintenance and sustainability of historic places of worship in Northern Ireland. Grants of between £500 and £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 Christi...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 5th October 2021

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit organisations 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 p...

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund Phase 2 Opens to Applications (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) 4th October 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions, has opened to applications. £60 million in funding is available to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of energy efficient and low carbon technologies at industrial sites, along with feasibility and engineering studies. Al...

Funding to Support Research Collaborations Between the Cultural Sector & Academic Researchers (UK) 4th October 2021

The Centre for Cultural Value has launched a new fund to support research collaborations between the cultural sector and academic researchers across the UK. The Collaborate Fund aims to support projects that will contribute to deeper understanding of the differences arts, culture, heritage and screen makes to people’s lives, as well as the range of research methodologies used to explore cultural value. Around fifteen projects will be support...

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 4th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with sub...