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Funding to Help People Displaced Due to Climate Change (UK) 31st January 2024

Registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to deliver initiatives that increase the climate resilience of forcibly displaced people and their host communities. The funding is made available by the JAC Trust for projects taking place globally, except the UK, that strengthen livelihoods, reduce vulnerabilities, and contribute to environmental recovery and protection. Proposals that display...

New Funding Opportunity to Improve Health Outcomes for Marginalised Communities (Manchester) 31st January 2024

Manchester Council has announced that it will be launching a new fund for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations that are working to address health inequalities amongst marginalised and underrepresented communities. The aim of the Community Health Equity Manchester Grant Programme 2024 is to improve the health outcomes of communities who already experience discrimination and disadvantage such as disabled people, LGBTQI...

£20 Million Available to Support Vulnerable Households At Risk from Cold Homes (England, Scotland and Wales) 31st January 2024

Charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for grants to support vulnerable households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, develop innovative products and services related to domestic energy use, or support carbon emissions reduction projects. A total of £14 million is available for grants through four funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Ofgem Energy Industry...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Central England) 31st January 2024

The Central England Co-operative has re-opened its Community Dividend Fund to support good causes, groups and charities in central England. Grants of between £100 and £3,000 are available to members of Central England Co-operative for projects that aim to develop and improve communities by supporting access to food; health and wellbeing; inclusion of vulnerable, excluded, or hard to reach groups; and the environment. The next deadline for ap...

Funding to Improve Community Health & Wellbeing (Dorset) 30th January 2024

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding for projects which improve the health and wellbeing of residents in Dorset. The Dorset Community Foundation, in partnership with Community Action Network, are making one-year grants of up to £10,000, and two-year grants of up to £80,000 available for organisations supporting disadvantaged people whose health and wellbeing are negatively af...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 30th January 2024

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of care experienced young people. Fo...

Funding for UK Teachers to Visit German Schools (UK) 30th January 2024

A funding opportunity is available to provide UK teachers with the opportunity to visit a German school and gain insights into the German education system. The UK-German Connection Professional Enrichment Programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to cover up to 75 % of the costs of a one- or two-week visit to a German school during the summer term of 2023-24. The Programme will provide teachers with the opportunity to develop their professional...

New Funding Opportunity for the Migration Sector (UK) 30th January 2024

As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief has announced that it will be launching a new fund for organisations that are supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and/or who are doing influencing work for safer routes and improved outcomes for people affected. The opportunity will be for organisations that are already working in this area. Information about the funding and the application process will be made available in Februar...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 30th January 2024

UK-registered charities working to combat human rights abuses can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years. The funding is available to charities supporting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, criminal justice reform, and access to justice. The funding is being made available through the AB Charitable Trust and typically makes one-off grants to eligible charities with annual incomes between £150,000 and £1.5...

£50 Million Fund for Research Collaborations to Tackle Global Challenges (UK) 29th January 2024

The British High Commission Pretoria has announced that up to R1 billion (£50 million) of funding is being made available to support UK-South Africa science and research collaboration, including support of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory. Over the next two years, the International Science Partnership Fund will support UK and South African researchers and innovators to co-design and co-fund multi-disciplinary projects that address prior...

Grants of up to £800,000 Available to Maximise the Benefits of Existing Bioscience Research (UK) 29th January 2024

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is inviting proposals for its latest Follow-on Funding call. A total of £2.25 million is available to help UK research organisations maximise the commercial, economic, and societal benefits of their bioscience research. Both early-stage projects aimed at de-risking innovative ideas and later-stage projects that encompass significant technical milestones are supported. The full economi...

Grants for Animal Welfare Projects (UK) 29th January 2024

Funding is available to help frontline animal welfare organisations across the UK to provide a second chance to animals who have been affected by the illegal pet trade. The Naturewatch Foundation will make at least £5,000 in funding available each year to support projects that help with the rescue or rehabilitation of dogs, cats or rabbits who have been exploited for breeding and selling. The funding can be used for things like veterinary car...

£2.8 Million Fund to Boost Financial Advice Services for Older People (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th January 2024

Not-for-profit organisations providing advice for elderly people who may be at risk of financial hardship can apply for a share of £2.8 million in funding to increase the capacity of their services. The Independent Age Boosting Advice fund will support organisations to deliver advice for elderly people in priority areas across England, Scotland and Wales to help them access the financial support they are entitled to, such as pension credit, a...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 29th January 2024

Schools, charitable organisations and other groups in Scotland supporting the education of young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply for funding to the John Watson Trust. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, Edinburgh received a grant of £1,000 to support...

New Funding Initiative to Support the Development of Music Creators (UK) 26th January 2024

The PRS Foundation has launched a new funding model to support not-for-profit organisations working across the UK to support talented music creators at any career level and in any genre. The Talent Development Network will offer grants of up to £25,000 per year for up to 3 years to support music creator development programmes, involving the creation, performance and promotion of new music, with a particular focus on creative and career develo...

Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK) 26th January 2024

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

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 26th January 2024

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each year the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill, and otherwise disadvantage...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 26th January 2024

Organisations, groups or individuals can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 for new community safety projects or schemes in North Yorkshire and the City of York. The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire – Community Fund will invest in projects at a local level which can achieve positive outcomes for individuals and communities, helping them to “Be Safe and Feel Safe”. This might include diversionary activit...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 26th January 2024

Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the Microbiology Society's Education and Outreach programme for members in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools. These grants are intended for innovative outreach activities that support relevant science teaching or initiatives and developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Eligible activities include talks, workshops, d...

Competition for Research Ideas to Address Real-World Challenges (UK) 25th January 2024

The Open University (OU) has announced the launch of its Open Societal Challenges Programme, Challenge Us! This new initiative seeks innovative research ideas that tackle real-world problems facing people across the UK and worldwide. The programme will be open to OU students and recent graduates, UK charities, and businesses based in Milton Keynes, and will focus on the themes of Tackling Inequalities, Living Well, and Sustainability. Grants o...

Grants to Help Vulnerable Communities Manage the Cost-of-Living Crisis (Scotland) 25th January 2024

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, the National Lottery Community Fund is making funding available to voluntary or community organisations for projects that help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing financial hardship. Through the Cost-of-Living Support Fund, grants of between £20,001 and £75,000 will be awarded for activity that increases resilience and reduces the impact of, or prevents financial inse...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 25th January 2024

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The National Garden Scheme Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliative...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available to Support Community Projects (Scotland) 25th January 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available through Community Connect, a funding initiative run by Scotmid. Through the programme, financial support is available to local groups and charities for projects benefiting communities near Scotmid or Semichem stores. Projects should be completed within 24 months of receiving the award. To determine funding distribution, Scotmid members play a crucial role by collecting Community Connect votes every time t...

Funding for Community Climate Action Projects (Leeds) 25th January 2024

Grants are available to support climate action projects in neighbourhoods in Leeds. Charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Action Leeds Community Small Grants programme, with the funding available to those with an annual income of up to £150,000. The types of activities that could be funded include local initiatives to reduce carbon and increase access to green spaces, su...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 25th January 2024

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2024 to apply for funding from the Ouseley Trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees fo...

Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK) 24th January 2024

Funding is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for funding to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or b...

Grants for Voluntary & Community Energy Efficiency Projects (Northern Ireland) 24th January 2024

Voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for energy efficiency projects. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community Fund - Sustainable Community Buildings programme, to help groups improve the environmental performance of their buildings. The fund will support improvements like solar panels, insulation, energy-efficient lighting, and heat pumps. Applicants...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 24th January 2024

UK charities, voluntary organisations and schools can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties, together with autism. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme, and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and resp...

Big Issue Invest Opens New Loans Programme (England) 24th January 2024

Big Issue Invest has launched a new fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact. The Impact Loans England programme is designed to help organisations grow, diversify, or buy new assets. Flexible loans of between £20,000 to £400,000 are available with up to 20% of this amount as a grant, with terms of between 1 to 8 years and an interest rate of between 7.5%-8.5%. There is potential for up to 12 months of initial in...

Digital Infrastructure Grants for Cultural Organisations (UK) 24th January 2024

Non profit cultural organisations in the US and UK can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to improve their digital infrastructure. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Digital Accelerator Programme offers two years of funding, technical support, and leadership development to help organisations to strengthen their operations, generate revenue, fundraise, engage audiences, and expand programming opportunities. The programme supports projects in content...

Funding to Support Collaborative Net Zero Projects (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset & Dorset) 23rd January 2024

Plymouth University is offering grants of up to £7,500 to support collaborations between enterprises and researchers in tackling carbon-related challenges, as part of their commitment to advancing the region's transition to Net Zero. The Net-Zero Solutions Fund aims to foster partnerships between businesses from any sector in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset - including social enterprises, the self-employed, SMEs and also large companies...

Bursaries to Support Hospice Staff to Improve Care through Art & Music Therapy (UK) 23rd January 2024

Bursaries are available to help hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers through music and art therapy. The Society for Disabled Artists (SODA) Bursaries will support hospice staff to gain Art and Music Therapy qualifications, including accredited Masters and Bachelors degrees, along with professional diplomas like Art Therapy Supervision. Applicants can...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 23rd January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, 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 physics component. All applican...

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 23rd January 2024

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now apply to the Field Family Trust for grants of up to £5,000. Organisations applying must have an annual income of under £1 million and be working in the West Midlands and London (within the boundaries of the M25). The Trustees will consider applications for a wide variety of purposes, such as outreach, engagement, equipment, furni...

Grants to Help Creative Individuals & Organisations Engage with the Public (Wales) 22nd January 2024

The Arts Council Wales are making grants of up to £50,000 available for the development and creation of high-quality arts experiences that help creative individuals and organisations in Wales engage with and connect to the wider public. “Create”, a National Lottery Arts Funding programme, will provide opportunities for individuals and organisations, including festivals, to produce and present their best work. Applications of up to £10,00...

People's Trust for Endangered Species - Conservation Insight Grants (UK / International) 22nd January 2024

Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question that will...

Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK) 22nd January 2024

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

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 22nd January 2024

Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery,  has announced that round 6 of the NextGen Fund has opened for applications. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people including singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agen...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd January 2024

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering, and aesthetics, including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside park...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Families During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (South of England) 19th January 2024

Funding is available to support vulnerable families during the cost-of-living crisis. The Cash for Kids Cost of Living Fund 2024 will support families in the South of England who have a genuine need for help and are suffering from disadvantage due to the crisis, allowing them to apply for grants of £50 per child which can be used for basic essentials such as food, heating, clothing, and school uniform. Service providers who support vulnerable...

Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 19th January 2024

Hospices across the UK are invited to apply for funding to deliver courses and study days specifically focused on dementia care for people nearing the end of life. Grants of up to £2,000 are available per course to a hospice to run a training course at free or heavily discounted cost to local care home staff to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s area of operation. The funding aims to make education and t...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Small and Micro Businesses (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) 19th January 2024

Businesses in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), a government initiative to support economic growth and levelling up across the UK. The grants are available to businesses of all sizes, but priority will be given to micro and small businesses. The grants can be used to support a wide range of activities, including start-up and growth; exporting; research and d...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 19th January 2024

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of February 2024 to be considered at the Spring meeting.

Grants of up to £4,000 Available for Community Projects (Manchester) 18th January 2024

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

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 18th January 2024

Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild h...

Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN - Apply by 1st December (UK) 18th January 2024

The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students. To be eligible for funding, students must be eligible for pupil premium, the 16-19 bursary, or be a scholarship pupil at an independent school. The Trust offers grants of up to £2,500 to support trips that give students the opportunity t...

Funding to Help Create a Fair & Sustainable Economy (UK) 17th January 2024

Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding for projects and activities that help to create fairness and sustainability in the economy. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation’s 4D Economy Grants to support the development of new economic ideas and approaches that push for and create a more just and sustainable economy based on the four D’s : Diversified; Decarbonised; Dem...

Funding to Alleviate Social Deprivation (Scotland) 17th January 2024

The Volant Charitable Trust’s Grants programme has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to support Scottish charities and projects that help alleviate social deprivation, particularly amongst women, children and young people at risk. Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to three years to support work that will make a las...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th January 2024

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

Grants to Support the Further Education and Training of Young Adults with Learning Difficulties (UK) 16th January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities that support young adults with learning difficulties after they leave school. The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust will provide funding to charities that promote education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation for young adults aged 18 to 25 across the UK, providing practical skills to support them to lead independent lives. Those aged 16+ who are not in formal education, tr...

Funding Adventurous Activities for Young People (UK) 16th January 2024

The Pawprint Trust has reopened its annual grant scheme, allowing young people from across the UK to apply for funding for life-changing adventures that develop their skills, capacities, and capabilities. The funding will support young people aged 11-25 who need a bit of extra help with their fundraising for projects and activities both locally and abroad. Examples of projects and activities previously supported include international trips, ca...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 16th January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theaters. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theaters in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and crucial machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 7th June 2024.

Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England) 15th January 2024

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The funding is made available through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund which supports organisations who want to trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo - or all three. Projects could, for example, be a new community organisation testi...

Grants for Water Fountain Bottle Filling Stations in Coastal Areas (UK) 15th January 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to community organisations across the UK through the Coastal Fountain Fund 2023, launched by Sea-Changers, to purchase and install water fountain bottle filling stations in busy or ecologically important coastal areas. The fund aims to reduce the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on coastal habitats. The funding is for the costs of purchasing a water foundation only, rather than for installation o...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th January 2024

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...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autumn 2023 Funding Round (England and Wales) 15th January 2024

The Jerusalem Trust is currently accepting grant applications to its Small Grants to Schools Scheme for the Spring Term 2024. The grants can be used to support the purchase of teaching resources for Christianity in Religious Education in state primary and secondary schools in England and Wales. Each grant cannot exceed £600, and applications can be submitted at any time. The grants can be used to purchase various teaching resources such as te...

Funding to Create Awareness of Public Access Rights (Scotland) 12th January 2024

Grants of up to £1,500 are available for community-based projects focused on public access rights within Scotland. The funding is made available through the ScotWays Small Grants Programme, which aims to safeguard and create awareness around rights of way and public access more generally in Scotland. Potential projects may include route maintenance, mapping, signing and producing leaflets to make information about routes available to the publ...

Football Foundation Announces Funding Opportunities for 2024 (England & Wales) 12th January 2024

Grassroots football clubs, charities, community and voluntary groups, local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to improve the facilities of grassroots football clubs in England. The Football Foundation, supported by funding from the Premier League, The FA, and the Government, provides grants of up to £25,000 for everything from new goalposts, to changing pavilions, grass pitches that can be...

The Foyle Foundation to End its Grants Giving Programme (UK) 12th January 2024

The Foyle Foundation has announced that after 25 years, it will end its Grants Giving Programme in 2025. The Foundation currently awards funding in the areas of the Arts, Learning, Community, School Libraries and Health. Arts and learning charities can apply for grants through the Main Grants Scheme. This can include major building projects. Small charities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 via the Small Grants Scheme; and...

Funding to Create Opportunities for Young People to Engage with Arts (London) 12th January 2024

State schools of all types (primary, secondary, special, and nurseries) in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, and the Cities of London and Westminster can apply for grants up to £5,000 to collaborate with arts organisations and expand young people's access to the arts, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. The funding, which is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 12th January 2024

Charities supporting rural development, in particular, the education of young people and the relief of poverty within rural areas can apply for funding through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The focuses of the funding is on providing financial support to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on rural communities. Grants available are for £1,000 and upwards.  Larger grants are used to support organisations that have a si...

Heart of the Community Awards 2024 (UK) 11th January 2024

Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has launched a new round of their Heart of the Community Awards. The awards will be supporting food pantries across the UK, with a total of £50,000 in funding available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, charity or good cause. The donations of up to £1,000 per store will help food pantries provide essential food and other supplies to people in need. 50 winning causes will be sele...

Major Grants Programme Launched to Address Veterans' Housing Needs (UK) 11th January 2024

Charities and registered social housing providers with experience in supporting Veterans are invited to apply for grants of £75,000 to £500,000 through the Major Capital Grants programme. This new initiative, launched by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, aims to alleviate the housing challenges faced by Veterans, contributing to the government's ambition to reduce Veteran homelessness and end rough sleeping. The Trust is also able to off...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 11th January 2024

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

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 11th January 2024

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

Grants to Support Music Making (UK) 10th January 2024

Community groups and individuals in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,000 or musical instruments to develop sustainable community-based music programmes. The Music for All - Community Project Funding programme is looking to support different types of projects based on electric guitars and amplifiers; acoustic guitars; community projects supporting those with learning and cognitive challenges; community projects supporting those with deg...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Vulnerable People with their Housing Needs (Yorkshire and the North East) 10th January 2024

The Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for projects that assist vulnerable individuals in need of a secure and safe home. Registered charities based in Yorkshire or the North East regions are eligible to apply for multi-year grants ranging from £25,000 to £100,000. Charities with a turnover of less than £1 million can also apply for small grants of up to £1,000 for projects throughout the UK. The funding...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 10th January 2024

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for preclinical and clinical research. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects that show the potential to delay, slow, stop reverse or prev...

Funding Opportunity to Advance the UK’s Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th January 2024

As part of the effort to advance the UK’s transition to Net Zero, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is making £9.25 million in funding available to support UK research organisations to establish a flagship transdisciplinary research programme in systems approaches. The funding will support up to two five-year research programmes to deliver co-created, cutting edge research into the development and implementation of systems approaches to Net...

£7.8 Million Fund to Strengthen the Resilience of the UK Food System (UK) 9th January 2024

UK research organisations are invited to apply for share of £7.5 million in funding to develop initiatives that will strengthen the resilience of the UK food system. The funding, which is made available by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, will support interdisciplinary projects that improve the resilience of the UK food system to cascading risks and systemic shocks, such as pandemics, climate change, pests and disea...

Funding to Provide Support for Dementia Carers (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) 8th January 2024

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

Funding for Environmental & Community Projects (Wales) 8th January 2024

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

Education Endowment Foundation Announces First Funding Round for 2024 (England) 8th January 2024

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced details of their first funding round for 2024. The Foundation funds and evaluate projects taking place in educational settings in England that will raise the attainment and wider outcomes of 2 to 19-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding round will focus on the priority areas of writing and secondary mathematics. The funding will support different types of research that will bene...

Land Aid Re-Opens Routes Out of Homelessness Grants Programmes (UK - Various Regions) 8th January 2024

LandAid, the UK property industry's homelessness charity, has reopened its Routes Out of Homelessness Grant Programmes. These grants are available to charities and non-profits across the North-East of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which aim to create new bedspaces for young people aged 16-25 who are or have been homeless. The funding will be allocated via three grant programmes. The Safe Places programme provides funding for...

Funding for Students to Study & Work Abroad (UK) 5th January 2024

Schools, colleges and universities will soon be able to apply for funding to support students to study and work abroad during the 2024-25 academic year.  The funding, which is made available through the Government’s Turing Scheme, aims to support students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups, to study and work in a wide range of areas including healthcare, the environment and construction in over 16...

£9 Million Fund to Support Disabled People to Live Independently (Scotland) 5th January 2024

The Scottish Government has announced that the Independent Living Fund will re-open to applications in spring 2024. The fund will offer financial help to disabled people, supporting them to live more independently within the community. A total of £9 million in funding will be available to support a phased reopening of the fund, which will see an additional 1,000 disabled people receive maximised self-directed support payments. Further details...

Funding for Projects that Strengthen Local Communities (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for local projects that help strengthen communities across England, Scotland and Wales. The Delamere Dairy Foundation will provide support for charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations delivering projects that benefit communities through the advancement of agriculture and environmental protection, by improving the lives of young people and education, and relievi...

Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK) 5th January 2024

The DPO Centre is inviting applications to their Charity and Community Fund which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations with access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate. Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compliance failure across their organisation, leading to fewer data breaches. Organisations can apply...

New Fund to Help Organisations Grow their Social Impact (UK) 4th January 2024

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced the launch of a new £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact. A mixture of unsecured loans and grants will be available to social organisations operating across the UK, including those with international projects. The funds will be unrestricted, allowing organisations to invest in infrastructure and capacity building, which are often not covered by grant fund...

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 4th January 2024

Charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational...

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works & Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 4th January 2024

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

Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity(UK) 3rd January 2024

Environmental charity, Naturesave Trust, has announced that the September – October funding round is now open for applications.  The theme for this funding round will be sustainable food. The Trust will be looking to support community projects working to reduce food waste and food insecurity. In previous funding rounds, the Trust has awarded grants of between £500 to £2,500. The closing date for applications is the 29th February 2024.

Grants of up to £18,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 3rd January 2024

Grants of up to £18,000 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...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 3rd January 2024

The Matthew Good Foundation has opened the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £15,000 between five shortlisted projects every three months, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will re...

Grants of up to £150,000 Available to Protect Water and Land Environments (UK) 2nd January 2024

UK charities and non-profit organisations working to protect, restore, or sustainably manage the natural world are eligible to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 per year, for up to three years from the John Ellerman Foundation's People and Planet funding scheme. Launched to promote a healthier environment for both people and nature, the scheme prioritises projects that enhance ocean health through stronger marine protected area...

Funding for Projects that Raise People’s Quality of Life (England & Wales) 2nd January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, specialist schools, CIOs, and other not-for-profit organisations including scout and guide groups, and housing associations, that are working to raise the quality of life for people in England and Wales. The Bernard Sunley Foundation aims to provide greater opportunities for the young, elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged by supporting capital projects in the areas of community, education, he...

Grants to Address Climate Change & Help People Live Sustainably (Wales) 22nd December 2023

Voluntary and community groups in Wales can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects that address climate change in communities and help people live in a more sustainable way. The Sustainable Steps Wales - Egin Grants scheme, which is funded through the Dormant Assets Scheme and administered by the National Lottery Community Fund, will support projects that enable people to act on climate change, reduce their impact on the climate, and...

New £10 Million Fund to Support Community Projects That Reduce Energy Consumption (UK) 21st December 2023

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) is making £8.5 million in funding available for community-led projects focused on the connection between energy use and climate change. Through the Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate, community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants ranging from £500,000 to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years. By addressing household energy use, which accounts for 20% of the country's carbon emission...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 21st December 2023

Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders. Whilst priority will be given to funding essential items including clothing, food, medicines, and books, the funding can also...

Funding for Charity Building Projects (London) 21st December 2023

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London planning building refurbishment projects of less than £200,000 can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The building work can include general refurbishments or a specific scheme; repairs; creating disabled access; or fulfilling of Health and Safety requirements or fire protection. The funding is being provided through the Rose Foundation and applications can be submitted until the...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Schools for Youth-Led Social Action Projects (England) 20th December 2023

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for primary and secondary schools or academies in England to deliver youth-led social action projects. The funding, which is made available through the Ormiston Trust’s Youth Social Action Fund 24 25, will support activities that improve the lives of young people and their communities. This could include volunteering, campaigning, and supporting peers as well-being mentors. There are five main funding ar...

Competition Announced to Create a New National Forest (England) 20th December 2023

A competition for a new national forest will be launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to help people across the country access nature. Communities will be able to put their local areas forward, with applicants assessed on how the new forest would transform the local area, create habitats for wildlife and help the country meet net zero targets. The winning location will receive up to £10 million to help fund the proj...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 19th December 2023

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

Funding for UK Teachers to Visit German Schools (UK) 18th December 2023

A new funding programme has been launched to provide UK teachers with the opportunity to visit a German school and gain insights into the German education system. The UK-German Connection Professional Enrichment Programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to cover the costs of a one- or two-week visit to a German school. The Programme will provide teachers with the opportunity to develop their professional skills and knowledge, and will cover the...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 18th December 2023

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, sup...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Install Solar Panels on Larger Commercial and Industrial Roofs (South West) 15th December 2023

Small and medium-sized enterprises and registered charities in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to install solar panels on their larger commercial and industrial roofs. The funding is being provided through the West of England’s Green Business Grants scheme, which aims to help businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and cut their energy costs. Applicants will nee...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 15th December 2023

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Glasgow, Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackburn, Denbighshire, Newport, Torfaen, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon are able to apply for grants from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The Edina Trust offers £700 primary school science grants and £500 early years science grants. The Science Grant Scheme runs in each area for three years, before moving on to a ne...

New Grant Scheme Launched to Support Green Careers (Wales) 13th December 2023

Organisations in Wales can now apply for funding of up to £3 million from the Sustainable Steps Wales: Green Careers grant scheme, which aims to help young people (aged 16 – 30) with disabilities and young people from ethnically minoritised communities (BAME) develop green careers. Examples of green careers could be anything from an administrative assistant for an environmental consultant, to a cook at a zero waste café, or a trainee engin...

The National Churches Trust’s Medium Grants Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 13th December 2023

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Grants will never exceed 50% of the net project costs for this phase. The National Churches Trus...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 13th December 2023

Interest-free loans are available to musicians at all stages for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play music. The loans which are made available through the Take it Away Scheme works with 130 music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument and can also be used for musical equipment, software and tu...