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Museums, Galleries Scotland Announces Extra Capital Funding Round (Scotland) 19th February 2018

Museums, Galleries Scotland has announced a one-off funding round for capital grants of between £5,000 and £40,000. Applications will need to be submitted by the 8th March 2018 to be considered. The fund is to support museums to deliver capital projects that will support the strategic development of the museum and contribute to the delivery of the aims of the National Strategy. The capital funding can be used to pay for new constructions; r...

National Express Foundation Grants (West Midlands, East London & South Essex) 19th February 2018

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

Funding to Make Swimming More Accessible (UK) 19th February 2018

Grants of funding of between £500 and £2,500 are available to innovative and sustainable projects which will help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible. To be eligible for a Swimathon grant organisations need to be supported by pools that are participating in Swimathon. Some of examples of groups that Swimathon Foundation Community grants will support, but are not limited to community groups, swi...

Grants to Prevent or Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 19th February 2018

A wide range of not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and organisations such as community centres can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for work which is not part of the normal curriculum and where the school can show that children experiencing some kind of disadvantage will benefit are also accepted. Grants are usually awarded for one year...

Funding for Projects that Support Women’s Social and Economic Equality (Scotland) 19th February 2018

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to constituted communities across Scotland for projects that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. To be eligible for funding the total project cost must not exceed £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Women’s Fund for Scotland and the closing date for applications is the 5th March 2018.

Grants for Schools and Young Peoples Projects (Southwark) 19th February 2018

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 9th February 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given to assist schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; support extra curricula activities (e.g. school trips, after school clubs, holiday clubs, uniformed organisations) for children and young people...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 16th February 2018

A competition to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science re-opens on 23rd February 2018. Funding of up to £15,000 will be available for 10 winning ideas that help disadvantaged children and teenagers to recognise and then realise their academic potential. The competition is free to enter, open to any teacher working in...

Grants to Prevent or Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 16th February 2018

A wide range of not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and organisations such as community centres can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for work which is not part of the normal curriculum and where the school can show that children experiencing some kind of disadvantage will benefit are also accepted. Grants are usually awarded for one year...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 16th February 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2018. 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.

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 16th February 2018

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 6th September 2018. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, h...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 16th February 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability. Grants can be for up to three years. Previous projects supported include Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds...

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 16th February 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th May 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the health of young people in three key areas: Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small charity and gen...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

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

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Community Trust’s Sma...

£10,000 Available to Business Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs (UK) 15th February 2018

Three awards of £10,000 are available to business start-ups and entrepreneurs with ideas on how to apply machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence to real life solutions across the public, defence or retail sectors. The awards are made available through BT’s Infinity Lab Programme and the closing date for applications is the 12th March 2018.

Grants for Overseas Work with Vulnerable Communities (UK) 15th February 2018

UK registered charities working overseas can apply for grants of between £2,000 - £10,000 from a total budget of £75,000 for work that enables people to address the basic needs of some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. Grants will be awarded to projects that might require the funding from October 2018, that have clear objectives and are cost effective, proven solution models to sustainable outcomes. The closing date is 31st M...

Social Action Project Funding for Young People aged 15-24 (UK) 15th February 2018

Individual or groups of young people aged 15-24 living in the UK have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £500 for a social action project around the celebration of equality and inclusivity. Grants will support innovative and inspiring ideas that change the world for the better. Funded projects could include film, radio, journalism or general media, that focus on using digital technology to harness a big idea that thinks outside the...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 15th February 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 16th March 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that incl...

Small Project Fund for Museums and Galleries (Scotland) 14th February 2018

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for up to £5,000 towards up to 75% of the cost of a small project that will help the museum to develop. Supported projects should demonstrate an enterprising approach either with an innovative way of solving a problem or involving income generation, offer skills development for staff and/or volunteers) and help to raise the museum’s profile. Non-profit, non-Accredited org...

Funding to Celebrate Women Gaining the Right to Vote (England) 14th February 2018

Local and community groups across England can apply for grants of up to £125,000 to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. The grant has two types of funding. Small grants of between £300 and £2,000; and large grants of between £2,000 and £125,000. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018. The closing date for round 1 of the large grants programme is the 27th February 2018. The small grants programme is cur...

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (Wales) 14th February 2018

Grants of between £500 and £20,000 are available to not for profit and other community organisations for projects and/or events which will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Proposed projects should also reflect and celebrate diversity and the Welsh Government are particularly interested in activities that involve or benefit women from other under-represented groups, including BAME women, disabled women and LGBT+ women. Acti...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 14th February 2018

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

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 14th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for innovative projects that improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce using digital technology. The grants aim to support projects at a relatively early stage of development to the point where they can demonstrate their potential to customers or funders and reach the market. The funding is being made available through the UFI Charitable Trust’s VocTech Fund and will support projects lasting up...

The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK) 14th February 2018

The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music masking grants programme is the 31st August 2018. Through its music grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at seconda...

Cash Prizes for Ideas to Feed the World by 2050 (UK & Worldwide) 14th February 2018

Teams of a minimum of 3 people between the ages of 18-35 from any country in the world with ideas about how to improve global food security have the opportunity to take part in a challenge to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. Winning teams will also have a chance to participate in a Start-up Bootcamp, an intense, 12-week training program which culminates in a Global Summit. The closing date to submit a pitch is 4th May 2018.

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Darlington, Bridlington, Newcastle) 13th February 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The closing date for applications is the 2nd April 2018.

New £60m Grant Scheme Opens for Farmers and Land Owners (England) 13th February 2018

Farmers and Land Managers can apply for a share of £60 million to help improve farm and forestry productivity and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy. Farmers and landowners can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 towards the costs of equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rural Payments Agency’s Countryside productivity scheme and the closing date for applications is the 14th March 2018. The...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th February 2018

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadlin...

Funding for Projects that Support Women and Girls (UK / International) 13th February 2018

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally that support and transform the lives of women. Priority is given to projects that promote lesbian and transgender rights; tackle violence against women and girls; support disabled women and girls. The funding is being made available through the Feminist Review Trust who are particularly interested in applications for hard to fund projects. The deadline for ap...

Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme (UK) 13th February 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest in the countryside; and literacy, numeracy and science can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT). The Trust operates two grant making programmes. The small grants programme (under £4,000); and the large grants programme (grants between £4,000 and £12,000). The small grants programme deals mainly with requests for support from state schools and...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 13th February 2018

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 39 is open to applications. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the cities of Edinburgh 1st June 2018.

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 13th February 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and has recently made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and th...

New Fund to Promote Work Place Equality Opens for Applications (Scotland) 12th February 2018

A new £500,000 fund has been launched to support private businesses in reducing employment inequalities, discrimination and barriers in the workplace. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available. In exceptional circumstances, applications of up to £100,000 will be considered. To be eligible applicants should be a private business or a third sector organisation whose project proposes to work with private business. There are four par...

Funding to Tackle Religious-Based-Hate Crime Affecting Students (England) 12th February 2018

Universities and Colleges in England have until noon on the 28th February to submit expressions of interest to apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that tackle religious-based hate crime affecting students. The funding is being made available through the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund and the funding is available to Universities and Colleges directly funded by the HEFCE. Funded projects will...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 12th February 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be...

Grants of £50,000 Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 12th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 per project are available to not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; and Supporting the elderly. The funding is being provided through the Royal British Legion's External Gr...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 12th February 2018

Young people or groups of young people aged between 14 and 20 who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry can apply for grants of up to £600. The will be awarded to those young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial help to develop this further. Individual applicants and groups of individuals can apply. Funding is available to young...

Treating Organic-rich Water for Home Supply: Apply for Funding (Scotland) 12th February 2018

A competition opens on 12 February 2018 for organisations of any size that can demonstrate a route to market for point-of-use (POU) water treatment systems to deliver clean water to homes in Scotland. Up to 5 grants of a maximum of £30,000 will be available to fund up to 5 Phase One feasibility studies. Grants of up to £150,000 will be awarded to develop the two most promising ideas in Phase Two. The deadline for registration is midday on 18...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Support Grants (England & Wales) 9th February 2018

Registered charities in England and Wales helping people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, sickness and disability or barriers to education and employment can apply for grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Applications can be submitted through the small grants programme for grants of between £500 - £5,000; and through the large grants programme for grants of £5,000 and above. The closing date for the small grants program...

Capital Grants to Create Multi-Sport Facilities: Programme Opens Soon (Northern Ireland) 9th February 2018

From 1st March 2018, councils, voluntary sports clubs, voluntary/community sector organisations, schools (education authorities on behalf of schools), governing bodies of sport, companies limited by guarantee and charities will be able to apply for a capital grant of up to £1 million to create a multi-facility sports environment with a mixture of indoor and / or outdoor provision. The funding is being made available through the Sport Norther...

Funding Available to Celebrate Armed Day (UK) 9th February 2018

Individuals and local groups that would like to hold an event to celebrate the work of the Armed Forces can apply for funding from the Ministry of Defence. Applicants should try to hold their event on or in the weeks around Saturday 30 June 2018. The amount of funding the MoD will provide must cover 50% or less of the total costs of running the event and the deadline for submitting applications is Monday 30th April 2018.

Funding for Grassroots Football for Women and Girls and Disabled People (England) 9th February 2018

Grassroots football teams that wish to create new women and girls and disabled football teams are being offered the opportunity to apply for grants of £1,500. The grants can help clubs pay for FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and football kit and equipment through a bespoke voucher. The funding is being made available through the Football Associations “Grow the Game” programme which aims...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 9th February 2018

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

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 9th February 2018

The Elephant Trust has announced the next deadline for applications is the 3rd April 2018. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 8th February 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 8th February 2018

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects run at a primary or secondary school or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. The aim is to make the teaching of science more interesting within primary and secondary schools. The Partnership grants scheme allows teachers to increase their scientific knowledge and to give scientists and engineers the chance to...

Support for Children with Challenging Lives (England and Wales) 8th February 2018

Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary working with children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 years who are or have recently experienced life threatening medical or mental health conditions, bereavement or homelessness will soon be able to apply for a two-night break package. The programme re-opens on 1st March 2018 and aims to offer challenging and enjoyable activities in amazing locations as a break from daily life.

Farm Business Grants Programme: Round 3 Now Open (Wales) 8th February 2018

The third application window for the Welsh Government’s Farm Business Grant (FBG), designed to improve the economic and environmental performance of agricultural holdings, is open for application until midnight on 16th March 2018. FBG funding aims to help farmers make their businesses more efficient, resilient and environmentally friendly by providing a contribution towards capital investments in items of equipment and machinery. This lates...

Funding to Support Artists and Bands (England) 8th February 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is 6pm on the 29th May 2018. Artists or bands at a crucial tipping point in their careers who are showing current progression and growth can apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitte...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 8th February 2018

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers throughout the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations or to cover the costs of external trainers in schools/educational institutions. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 7th February 2018

Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the a...

The Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 7th February 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme is the 8th May 2018. The programme aims to build a more resilient, fairer and sustainable economic system and to build local economic resilience. Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants through the Foundation. Grants in the past have been...

Developing New Ways to Diagnose Asthma: Apply for Funding (UK) 7th February 2018

Researchers and businesses can now apply for a share of £1.25 million to develop tools to accurately diagnose asthma and help patients receive personalised care. The funding is being made available through Asthma UK and Innovate UK. This funding aims to invest in ideas that improve the diagnosis of asthma so that patients can receive better, personalised treatment more quickly. The competition is seeking proposals with potential for adoption...

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants (UK/International) 7th February 2018

Researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK who wish to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges have until the 21st March 2018 to apply for up to £25,000 worth of funding from The Academy of Medical Sciences. To be eligible to apply, both applicants must have completed a PhD or have experience at an equivalent level; have...

Grants to Engage Young People and Adults in Science and the Arts (North West of England) 7th February 2018

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England can apply for grants for projects that will encourage and promote the sciences and the arts. Projects that will engage and inspire people of all ages to take an interest in science are particularly welcome. Previously, grants of £500 to £60,000 have been awarded to support a wide range of activities and have included capital costs for buildings, work in sch...

Improving Health Through Digital Innovations: Apply for Funding (UK) 7th February 2018

Small to medium sized businesses working with at least one partner can apply for a share of £8million to develop digital technologies that help to maintain or improve health care while reducing costs in a number of priority areas for the NHS. Projects ranging in size between £300,000 and £1 million and lasting up to 30 months could attract up to 70% of their project costs. The competition, which is run by Innovate UK opens on the 15 Februar...

Grants to Support Digital Publishing - Deadline Approaching (Scotland) 6th February 2018

Scottish-based book publishers aiming to bring their books to a new digital audience have until Friday 23 February 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £1,000. Spread over two funding rounds annually and with a total of £8,000 available, the fund aims to help publishers to access digital matters training or consultancy, attend digital events overseas or to help market their digital books and content.

Scottish Government Announces £120 Million Pupil Equity Funding (Scotland) 6th February 2018

Scotland’s schools are in line to receive a share of over £120 million next year to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. Pupil Equity Funding is being allocated to 2,387 schools in 2018/19. The money will be spent at the discretion of teachers and school leaders on localised initiatives to close the poverty related attainment gap. The £120 million Pupil Equity Funding forms part of the £179 million Attainment Scotland Fund for...

£100,000 Fund Launched to Transform Older People’s Services (Bristol) 6th February 2018

Organisations who are working with older people in the Bristol area have until the 22nd of February to apply for funding of up to £15,000. Six leading charitable trusts have joined forces to create a £100,000 fund that will benefit the lives of older people living in Bristol. The fund will be managed by Bristol Ageing Better, a Big Lottery funded programme that is working with individuals and organisations to reduce isolation and loneliness...

Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market (England & Wales) 6th February 2018

The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 14th June 2018. The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rented housing standards. Through its grants programme, the Foundation is looking to support bids which promote knowledge of landlord's obligations or tenant's rights and responsibilities. Charitable organisations including housing associations and community...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 6th February 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 6th February 2018

Registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver projects tackling health issues (but not medical research) amongst people in vulnerable groups such as the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers and those suffering from domestic abuse; etc). Those with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 can apply until 28th February 2018 for up to £1,000; organisati...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 6th February 2018

Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 to cover capital and revenue costs for projects that help more people regardless of age, background or ability, to play more sport or to be more active more often. The focus of the Grants Programme is on adul...

Penultimate Call for Proposals to the East Leicestershire LEADER Programme (Leicestershire) 5th February 2018

East Leicestershire LEADER has re-opened for applications and will close on 30th April 2018. Leader is a European funding programme designed to support the development of the rural economy by providing grants to small businesses, community groups, farmers, landowners and social enterprises for projects that will benefit the rural economy under six programme priorities covering projects that will increase farm productivity; support micro and sm...

Funding for Community Based Projects (Leicestershire) 5th February 2018

The SHIRE Community Grant programme has re-opened for a final round of applications in 2017-18 and is accepting bids for capital projects only, these could include; the purchase of equipment, tools, machinery, vehicles or improvements to a building. The SHIRE Community Grant programme aims to enable voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which directly benefit the most vulnerab...

New Food Waste Reduction Fund Now Accepting Expressions of Interest (England) 5th February 2018

A new £500,000 fund has been launched to support the redistribution of quality surplus food to people in need throughout England. Not for Profit organisations that redistribute food to people in need can apply for grants of £20,000 - £75,000 for new pilot projects to be evaluated and, if successful, replicated and implemented more widely. Organisations applying will need to demonstrate they plan to work in partnership with food businesses...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 5th February 2018

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support projects run by charities, not for profit organisations and community groups to run projects that develop the money management skills of people suffering from Dementia; Autism; Learning Difficulties; Disabilities; Caring Responsibilities; Mental Illness Brain Injuries; and Strokes. The funding is being made available through the MSE Charity; which is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups...

Grants to Attend German Language Courses (UK) 5th February 2018

UK schools are being offered the opportunity to send students to one of three two-week German language course this summer. Each course is for 12 pupils and one accompanying teacher and will take place in three different locations in Germany in July and August (dates to be confirmed). The deadline for applications is the 1st March 2018. Two Options are available: Option One is for pupils who are currently in year 12 (England, Wales) / year 13 (...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 5th February 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK / International) 5th February 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2018. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply. The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible to apply the applicant organisations should be a UK registered charity; have independently examined up to date annual accounts; and have an...

Grants of up to £30,000 to Help Early Stage Charities and Social Enterprises Grow (UK) 5th February 2018

From the 3rd April 2018, early stage charities, community interest companies and social enterprises will have the opportunity to register to apply for development funding of up to £30,000. To be eligible the applicant organisation needs to have an annual income less than £1million. As part of the application process,, organisations must register some basic contact details at the start of each funding round. Registration is run on a first-...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Access to Affordable Credit (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

A new £1 million fund has been launched to help tackle the high costs paid by low income borrowers in Scotland to high cost credit companies, including pay day loan firms and door step lenders. The new fund will help more people access affordable credit, delivered on a not-for-profit basis by a range of social enterprises. The new Affordable Credit Loan Fund has been set up by the Carnegie UK Trust, in partnership with Social Investment Scot...

Funding for Developing Temporary Projects on Vacant and Under Utilised Open Spaces (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

Glasgow City Council in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association, seeks applications from community groups/organizations interested in developing temporary projects on vacant and under-utilised open spaces in Glasgow. Grants of between £1,000 and £4,500 available. To be eligible, projects must be based in Glasgow. Applications are invited in Spring and Autumn of each year and the next deadline for submitting applications is 5pm on the...

Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

As part of the WWI Commemorative Programme, secondary schools can get help with the cost of making a visit to any First World War Western Front battlefield site. Grants of up to £2,000 per visit are available up to and including the 2018–19 school year. The aim is to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Any Scottish secondary school can apply for a subsidy. Funding...

New Funding Programme Announced for the Arts (England) 2nd February 2018

From 1st March 2018 the Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. Project Grants is a new open access programme for arts and museum projects and for arts projects in and with libraries. An increased budget means that additional funding will be available to support museums and libraries and offer more support to creative and digital media projects. The fund will also continue to help support thousands...

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 2nd February 2018

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham City Centre that have an income of less than £500,000 per year and who support the disadvantaged and those marginalised within the community. This includes the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The funding which is being made through the...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 2nd February 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. The next closing date for applications 12th March 2018.

Grants of up to £20,000 Available for Fire Prevention Initiatives (UK) 1st February 2018

Grants are available to fire and rescue services, trading standards, community safety and not-for-profit organisations to deliver fire prevention initiatives in local communities. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to single organisations with larger grants of up to £20,000 considered for partnership and/or bigger projects. Funded projects will have demonstrated a community need for the project and identified clear objectives and outcome...

Grants of £150,000 Available to Support Effective Arts Based Learning in Primary Schools (UK) 1st February 2018

Partnerships consisting of arts/cultural organisations and primary schools have until the 23rd March 2918 to apply for grants of up to £150,000 to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. The aim of the funding is to fund projects that help teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to deliver effective arts-based lear...

Farm Business Grants Programme: Round 3 Now Open (Wales) 1st February 2018

The third application window for the Welsh Government’s Farm Business Grant (FBG), designed to improve the economic and environmental performance of agricultural holdings, has opened for applications and will remain open until midnight on 16th March 2018. FBG funding aims to help farmers make their businesses more efficient, resilient and environmentally friendly by providing a contribution towards capital investments in items of equipment a...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Tackle Local Health In-Equalities (Cheshire East, West, Warrington, Chester, Halton) 1st February 2018

Small community groups can apply for grants of £50,000 for projects lasting up to two-years that address local health inequalities in Cheshire East, West, Warrington, Chester, Halton. Grants are available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village as well as communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address s...

Funding for Emerging and Enabling & Health and Life Sciences Projects (UK) 1st February 2018

Businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of £19 million to develop new products and services in in the health and life sciences. Projects supported will address one of four priority areas: Emerging Technologies: Digital Technology: Enabling Capabilities or Space Applications. Eligible submissions will be partnerships that include an SME, range in size from £35,000 to £2 million and last from 3 months to 3 y...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 1st February 2018

Young people aged 16 or 17 by 31 August 2018 living in the UK who are studying and interested in science - especially ecology, geography, geology or the environment have until Friday the 22nd June to apply for one of 15 scholarships offered by the Field Studies Council. The Awards cover 85% of the costs of a 5-day residential course held in Shropshire (travel bursaries may also be available). The Scholarships represent a long-term opportunit...

Funding to Tackle Local Health Inequalities (Wiltshire, Bristol, South Gloucestershire) 31st January 2018

Small community groups in Wiltshire, Bristol, South Gloucestershire have until 1pm on the 19th February 2018 to apply for grants of £50,000 for projects lasting up to two-years that address local health inequalities. Grants are available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village as well as communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and w...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 31st January 2018

Grants up to £20,000 are available for the restoration of important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. Grants can be made to not-for-profit organisations such as trusts, charities and CICs and are for capital funding only. Applications will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and the grant is to be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of or having...

Grants Available to Develop Community – University Research Partnerships (North West England and South West England) 31st January 2018

Local community organisations and university researchers in the North West and South West regions of England are invited to establish research collaborations to develop ideas that will benefit their community via the Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI). At each event, small grants of £500 to £1000 (£7000 in total at each event) are available for ‘thinking time’ where teams of community partners and academics can work tog...

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 31st January 2018

UK based not for profit organisations that are working in any country that appears in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and with an annual income of less than £250,000 have until the 29th March 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that aim to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised. The funding is being made available through the Small Charities Challenge Fund which is administered by UK Aid. The c...

Funding Available for Projects that Engage Young People in Engineering (UK) 31st January 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to schools and other educational organisations that engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The grants are also available for projects that improve wider engineering literacy. The closing date for applications is the 6th April 2018.

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund (Birmingham) 31st January 2018

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 23rd February 2018. The Trust makes grants of up to £3,000 to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Since the Trust's inception in 1998 over £1.5 million has been invested in over 600 local projects. The Trust will support projects relating to: Heritage conservation: Environm...

Small Grants Available for Games Developers (UK) 30th January 2018

Game developers have until the 23rd February 2018 to apply for funding of up to £5,000 and the opportunity to attend a national consumer games show and exhibit their playable demo to the public. Applicants must have no more than 50 employees and must complete the development of a prototype game between Spring and Autumn 2018. Teams successful at this stage will then have the chance to pitch to the panel of industry judges for the chance to r...

Hanfod Cymru Small Grant Scheme Now Open for 2018 (Wales) 30th January 2018

Registered Charities can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to deliver projects that address the educational, artistic, cultural and social needs of people living in Wales. Supported projects will include (but not exclusively support) those that encourage the usage or acquisition of the Welsh language. Grants of a few hundred pounds up to £10,000 are available for up to 100% of project costs. Priority is given to practical initiatives rooted...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 30th January 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing sports and leisure amenities or to build new facilities that will enable not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. The funding is being made available through the London Marathon Charitable Trust Small Grants Programme. To be eligible the...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 30th January 2018

Organisations and charities that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities will be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the 30th April 2018 onwards. Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. To be eligible to apply to the Princes Trust Countryside Fund projects must improve the prospects or viability for family farm businesses; to sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy. The closin...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 30th January 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to community led projects that contribute towards the health and wellbeing of people in Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens or Wigan. This can include activities such as dance, drama or football, etc. The funding is being made available through the City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) Foundation and to be eligible, applicants must be not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annua...

Grants to Support Improvements in Science Education (England) 30th January 2018

A new research funding stream has been launched with the aim of closing the science attainment and progression gap between disadvantaged pupils aged 5 – 16 and their more affluent peers. Researchers, school teachers, experts in formal learning or those working in an education setting within a charity, social enterprise or local authority, are invited to submit proposals for practical school interventions. Supported approaches will focus on...

Grants for Children’s Cancer Charities (North and Midlands Regions of England) 29th January 2018

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal has announced that UK registered charities and Community Interest Companies can apply for grants of between £250 and £10,000 for projects supporting children or anyone affected by cancer. To be eligible organisations applying must have had at least two years of activity and be able to submit their latest annual accounts. The appeal funds projects operating in the North or the Midlands. Preference will be given to...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 29th January 2018

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

Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for Applications (England) 29th January 2018

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a new, simplified Countryside Stewardship Scheme that aims to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment. The programme consists of four simpler, quicker to apply for offers (Arable, Lowland grazing, Mixed farming and Upland) that will complement the current Higher Tier and Mid-Tier offers. Each offer has a set of options, requirements, pa...

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme Now Open for 2018 (UK) 29th January 2018

The Sutton Trust has re-opened its Summer Schools programme for applications. The Summer Schools programme provides students from non-privileged backgrounds with an opportunity to taste student life. During previous application rounds, the programme has provided an opportunity to over 1700 students to experience student life at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King's College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL....

Funding for Research to Develop and Test Ideas for Teacher Retention (England) 29th January 2018

Research grants of between £75,000 and £750,000 are available to researchers, school leaders and teachers in England to test ideas that aim to support science teachers to remain in the profession for longer. The research project can last for up to three years. Areas of research could include (but are not limited to): Teacher mentoring programmes; continuing professional development; reducing teacher workload; support for teacher wellbeing;...