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Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 1st September 2021

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 1st September 2021

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of...

Higher Education Short Course Trial Competition (England) 31st August 2021

The Office for Students (OfS) has launched a Challenge Competition to trial higher education short courses. A total of up to £2 million in government funding is available to around twenty providers for the development and delivery of new, short courses at higher technical and degree levels, that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. The trial will also test the interest of both students and emp...

New Fund for Projects Tackling Climate Change (Essex) 31st August 2021

Essex County Council is making grants of up to £20,000 available to support voluntary and community organisations and schools delivering activities tackling climate change in the county. A total of £500,000 in funding is available through the Climate Action Challenge Fund to support community activities that embeds behavioural change in residents around key climate issues. This could include activity such as community gardening projects, pro...

Community Shares Booster Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England) 31st August 2021

The £3million Community Shares Booster programme has reopened for applications. Funded in partnership by Power to Change and the Architectural Heritage Fund, the programme provides existing community businesses that are either planning to make or have recently launched community shares offers with match funding of up to £100,000. Development grants of up to £10,000 are also available to help societies get investment ready and meet standa...

Funding for Outreach Activities that Engage Audiences with the Study of Hormones (UK) 31st August 2021

The Society for Endocrinology is inviting applications that may be suitable as resources for their You and Your Hormones website, an online resource for the public and school children to learn about endocrinology. Full and Early Career Members of the Society for Endocrinology can apply for Public Engagement grants of up to £1,000 for activities which might include hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms such as quizzes, online vide...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 31st August 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop their capacity and confidence to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for comm...

Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing through Marine Conservation (UK) 30th August 2021

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

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 30th August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

Funding for Green Home Upgrades (England) 27th August 2021

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the UK Government is making up to £160 million in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. Grants of up to £16,000 are available to registered providers of social housing, including Private and Local Authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures that will help lower household energy bil...

New £4 Million Fund Launched to Increase Community-Led Affordable Housing (England) 27th August 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £4 million grant programme to increase community-led affordable housing. The Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021 to 2022 will allow community-led housing groups in England (outside of the Greater London Authority area) to take responsibility for local housebuilding and help them to deliver housing that is affordable locally and remains under the control of th...

Greenhall Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 27th August 2021

The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund will re-open for applications on 1st September 2021. The objectives of the fund is to improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Only the first 100 applications received will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration an...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 27th August 2021

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 18 & Over (UK) 26th August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities which increase the communication skills of disadvantaged people aged 18 and over in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust to provide support for groups such women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seeke...

Electric Bike Loan Scheme for Individuals (Scotland) 26th August 2021

To encourage sustainable and active travel, Transport Scotland are making interest-free loans of up to £6,000 available to help Scottish residents purchase new electric bikes, including cargo and adapted cycles. The scheme offers interest-free loans for individuals, repayable over four years, that can be used for: 2 x ebikes capped at £3,000 each; 1 x family eCargo bike capped at £6,000; or 1 x adapted cycle. Applicants must not make any ot...

Music Export Growth Scheme is Open for Applications (UK) 26th August 2021

The Music Export Growth Scheme, which supports small and medium-sized independent record labels and music management companies to introduce UK music overseas has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to assist with marketing campaigns overseas. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have annual turnover of €50m or less and no more than 249 employees. Applications must include detailed campaign pr...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 26th August 2021

To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual har...

Funding for Emergency Laptops & Support for Schools (Southwark) 25th August 2021

The Newcomen Collett Foundation supports the education of residents of the London Borough of Southwark who are under the age of 25 through various grant-making programmes. The Foundation awards grants to schools for equipment and extra-curricular activities, and to support organisations who provide educational opportunities such as visiting theatre companies and musicians. Funding of up to £300 is also available for emergency laptops for pupi...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 25th August 2021

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...

Department for Education Trust Capacity Fund (England) 24th August 2021

Single-academy, multi-academy and newly forming trusts in England can apply for a share of £24 million in funding to develop their capacity to grow. The Fund has a particular focus on supporting strong trusts, and strong schools forming trusts, to take on underperforming schools in areas of higher need. Funding from the Department for Education’s Trust Capacity Fund will be available in two strands: strand A will award grants of between £5...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Lothians & Scottish Borders) 24th August 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in the Lothians & Scottish Borders to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Stores in Central Scotland area include: Haddington, Edinburgh, Gorgie Park Road, Berwick upon Tweed, Linlithgow, Musselburgh, Gilmerton Road, Tranent, Livingston, North Berwick, Chesser, Portobe...

Funding for Events & Activities Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 (Scotland) 23rd August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups and organisations in Scotland to host events and activities celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. Delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland, the Community Stories Fund will provide an opportunity for new, creative events, activities and programming which spotlight stories inspired by, created, or written in Scotland. The Fund a...

Funding to Support Activities & Events During Chemistry Week 2021 (UK) 23rd August 2021

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) members, Teach Chemistry registered schools and RSC registered ChemSocs can apply for grants of up to £750 to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week in November 2021. The RSC’s Chemistry Week Grants 2021 will fund activities and events themed around and supporting the topic of 'Sustainability', and will enable RSC members and member networks to share their passion for chemistry within their local c...

Funding to Support Freelance & Self-Employed Artists & Creative Practitioners (Scotland) 23rd August 2021

Grants of between £500 and £100,000 are available to support the creative development of individual practitioners working in the arts and creative industries in Scotland. The Open Fund for Individuals will support creative activity such as a specific project, production or a period of research and development for up to 24 months. It can support an individual’s time where this is related to specific creative outcomes. Creative Scotland is m...

Asda Foundation - Bringing Communities Back Together Grant Phase 2 (UK) 23rd August 2021

The Asda Foundation has launched phase 2 of its Bringing Communities Back Together Fund. The fund aims to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK. Through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; or hold a g...

New £400,000 e-Cargo Bike Fund Launched (England) 20th August 2021

A new £400,000 funding round has been launched by the Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust for the purchase of ecargo bikes, to support small businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution. The eCargo Bike Grant Fund will give businesses in England an opportunity to introduce e-cargo bikes into their everyday transport operations and will cover up to 40% of the total cost, with a maximum of £2,500 for two-wheel models a...

Grants of £500 to Encourage More People to Try BMX (UK) 20th August 2021

To celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions and the success of Team GB BMX at the Olympics, Access Sport is offering BMX bike clubs grants of £500 to run open days that enable thousands of beginners to try out BMX across the UK. Funding will give clubs the opportunity to try to remove barriers to inclusion by opening their tracks up to the public or promoting the club to a new audience, particularly in deprived areas. Access Sport are al...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 20th August 2021

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

Grant Programme to Empower Young People to Create a More Resilient & Mentally Healthy Future (Wales) 19th August 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new programme to improve Young People’s mental health and resilience, with a focus on collaborative, innovative youth work where the young people being affected are at the forefront of decision making. The Mind Our Future grant programme will award a share of £10 million in grant funding to up to ten third sector and public sector organisations in Wales working in partnerships for initiativ...

Tesco Community Grants (UK) 19th August 2021

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

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 19th August 2021

To help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable, the National Lottery Community Fund is awarding grants of up to £1 million to enable voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings. Delivered in partnership by the National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Scottish Land Fund enables both urban and rural communities to successfully manage...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th August 2021

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme has re-opened for applications. Small charities. community groups, school and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their services. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000. As well as recei...

Funding of Up to £10,000 Available to Tackle Social Deprivation (North East) 19th August 2021

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

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 19th August 2021

Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available thr...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 18th August 2021

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

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 18th August 2021

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is open for applications. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 18th August 2021

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trus...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 17th August 2021

The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 17th August 2021

UK schools, colleges or home school groups 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 support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes:...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th August 2021

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The F...

Community Ownership Fund (UK) 16th August 2021

The UK government has announced that Round 2 of the new £150 million Community Ownership Fund is due to re-open for applications in December 2021. The fund is part of the UK Government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community and will make grants to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices,...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 16th August 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 16th August 2021

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...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 16th August 2021

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

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 16th August 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 10th October 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Prior...

Grants to Improve Local Towns and Neighbourhoods (Scotland) 13th August 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a new £10 million multi-year fund to help towns and neighbourhoods recover. The Scotland Loves Local Fund, administered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, will provide 50% match funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 for projects run by groups such as town centre partnerships, chambers of commerce or community and charity trusts in order to transform towns and neighbo...

Funding to Help Tackle Barriers to Music Education (International – Outside of UK) 13th August 2021

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music is accepting applications for their International Sponsorship Fund 2022. The fund aims to help tackle barriers to music education. Grants of between £1,000 and £4,000 are available for projects which focus on musical tuition, training for teachers, music employment, social inclusion and psychological wellbeing. Eligible projects must benefit musicians outside the UK and Ireland and encourag...

Volunteers' Expenses Fund - Round 2 Opens to Applications (Salford) 13th August 2021

Grants of up to £750 are available to small Salford-based voluntary, community or social enterprise sector organisations to meet the costs of paying out expenses to support volunteers. Through the Volunteers Expenses Fund - Round 2, Salford CVS will award funding to cover out-of-pocket expenses including protective clothing/specialist equipment; refreshments and meals; care of dependants during volunteering; DBS checks; public transport; own...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (North Somerset) 12th August 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support community-based organisations addressing disadvantage in North Somerset. The Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Partnership have set up the North Somerset Realising Potential Fund to support local charitable activity where a small amount of funding can make a big difference. The Fund will support local voluntary and community groups and organisations that strengthen and improve the...

Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (Salford) 12th August 2021

Salford CVS has launched a second round of their Wellbeing Fund. The fund gives grants of up to £1,000 to small voluntary, community or social enterprise sector organisations undertaking health and wellbeing projects for the benefit of Salford residents most affected by Covid-19. Eligible projects for the grants include those which fall under one or more of the established ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’: connect, be active, take notice, keep l...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 12th August 2021

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of betwee...

Funding to Support the Work of Small Charities (UK) 12th August 2021

Charities supporting sick and disadvantaged people across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 from the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Ann Rylands Small Donations programme. Funding is intended to support projects of a humanitarian nature or supplement core funding, with priority given to organisations supporting the elderly, people with disabilities or living with serious illness, or those facing challenges with mental health, soc...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 11th August 2021

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbrea...

Grants for Education Projects (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 11th August 2021

Registered charities and educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported should demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclusiveness. The next me...

Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust (North East Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and the Eastbourne) 10th August 2021

The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust is a grant making family charity which awards funding to UK registered charities, CIOs and CICs for capital projects which benefit communities in North East Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and the Eastbourne area. Grants of between £250 and £10,000 are typically awarded for charitable causes and projects in areas which are local or relevant to Chatsworth, Bolton Abbey and the other Devonshire Group est...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Open to Applications (Central England) 10th August 2021

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

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22 Announced (UK) 10th August 2021

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering Women in Innovation Awards to at least twenty female entrepreneurs across the UK. The 2021/22 Awards aim to fund and support women with innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. Female founders, co-founders and senior decision makers within UK registered micro or SME businesses that have been operating for at least one year are eligible for an award of £50,00...

Grants to Help Museums Become More Resilient (Scotland) 10th August 2021

Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects that will help them to become more resilient. Museum Galleries Scotland’s Museum Development Fund will provide funding for activities which produce positive outcomes for collections, audiences, workforce and sustainability. Projects should focus on re-engaging with communities, developing digital capacity, workforc...

New £7 Million Fund Launched to Support More Flexible Apprenticeship Opportunities (England) 9th August 2021

The Government has launched a new £7 million flexi-job apprenticeship scheme to make apprenticeships more flexible in response to the changing world of work. Flexi-job apprenticeships will help employers overcome structural barriers to making greater use of apprenticeships. Sector bodies, groups of employers and other interested organisations are being invited to register as Flexi-job apprenticeship agencies and to apply for grants of between...

Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 6th August 2021

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

Funding for to Support Arts and Creative Organisations and Individuals (Scotland) 6th August 2021

Grants of between £500 and £100,000 are available to enable individuals and organisations working in the arts and creative sectors explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances. The funding is available to organisations and groups whose work or project involves the arts, screen and creative industries as well as freelance and self-employed artists and creative practitioners in Scotlan...

Funding to Support the Creative Development of Individual Cultural and Creative Practitioners (England) 6th August 2021

Arts Council England has reopened its Developing Your Creative Practice Fund. The aim of the fund is to help individual cultural and creative practitioners explore new ways of working and to better respond to the changing environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 are available to help individuals with their own creative development which could include research, time to create new work, travel, tr...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 5th August 2021

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

£30 Million Investment to Provide Changing Places Toilets (England) 4th August 2021

£30 million worth of funding is being made available by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to increase the number of Changing Places toilets across England. Local Authorities can bid for a proportion of the funding to install facilities and increase the number of Changing Places toilets in places such as country parks, public spaces, tourist attractions, and transport networks. The aim of the programme is to ensure more d...

New Funds for Touring Theatre and Dance (Scotland) 4th August 2021

Scotland-based dance and theatre artists, venues, theatres, companies and producers are invited to apply for a share of £2 million in funding for live performance tours from summer 2022. With support from The National Lottery and the Scottish Government, this round of Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance has two strands of funding: strand one is open to applications from artists, companies and producers to tour live work;...

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

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

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 4th August 2021

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 4th August 2021

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 deadline...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 3rd August 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is be...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 2nd August 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 2nd August 2021

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 2nd August 2021

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 2nd August 2021

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 to Provide Immediate Help in Response to Unanticipated Environmental Issues (UK / International) 30th July 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help environmental groups and organisations in the UK respond quickly to unexpected crises or opportunities with potentially significant environmental outcomes. The Environmental Funders Network’s Rapid Response Fund will support projects anywhere in the world that need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate, but the applicant organisation must be UK b...

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 30th July 2021

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

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 30th July 2021

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...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 29th July 2021

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available, to support organisations who are looking to provide essential support and services to directly facilitate in the recovery from Covid-19, or who have lost significant core income and req...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 28th July 2021

School Exchange visits put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now go ahead with funding from the Department for Education, in partnership with the British Council. Secondary Schools already awarded funding under the International Exchanges for Schools in England programme 2019-20 are eligible to continue under the programme in 2021-22 to enable students to spend time exchanging knowledge, culture and experiences with other pupils around...

Funding to Trial Higher Education Short Courses.(England) 28th July 2021

The Office for Students (OfS) is launching a Challenge Competition in August 2021 to trial higher education short courses. £2 million in Government funding will be available to around twenty providers for the development and delivery of new, short courses at higher technical and degree levels, that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. The trial will also test the interest of both students and...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 28th July 2021

The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The scheme provides seed corn grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 for individual researchers or collaborative research par...

Funding to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing (Somerset) 27th July 2021

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

£50 Million Investment to Build & Improve Grassroots Football Pitches (UK) 26th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK. The funding will be made available in 2022 to enable more people to access high-quality football pitches that can be used for football and other sports. The investment, which will prioritise disadvantaged communities, will aim to address health inequalities, encouraging children and young people to get more active while ens...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 26th July 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Envi...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 26th July 2021

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available through the National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone programme and applications from the Trust’s priority areas of the North...

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 26th July 2021

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

Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 26th July 2021

Nesta, the innovation agency, has announced changes to its Cultural Impact Development Fund, which offers investment up to £150,000 for arts and culture organisations. The Cultural Impact Development Fund, which was previously a loan fund, will now include grants up to 10 per cent of the total investment. The £3.1 million Fund has been restructured to make it more responsive to the economic shock of COVID-19 and aims to offer more flexible...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 2021

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

Funding for Mental Health Services Working with Young Women (Northern Ireland & Greater Manchester) 23rd July 2021

The Pilgrim Trust has launched a new five-year funding programme to support mental health services working with young women aged 16-25. The Young Women and Mental Health PLUS Fund aims to improve the mental health of young women by increasing their access to high quality, age and gender specific mental health services. Three-year funding of between £60,000 to £90,000 is available to ten to twelve organisations providing support either in-hou...

Funding to Connect & Support Local Communities (Scotland) 23rd July 2021

The Scottish Government has launched the second phase of the Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund to support charities, community and voluntary groups, membership groups, and social enterprises across Scotland who are delivering activities that connect and support people within their local community. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable organisations with an annual income of up to £50,000 to continue to deliver support o...

£1 Million Funding for Archives Sector (UK) 23rd July 2021

The Wolfson Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Archives have announced that their partnership funding programme, Archives Revealed, will award £1million to archive services over the next three years. The programme aims to open up significant archive collections to the public for research and enjoyment by awarding Cataloguing Grants of up to £45,000 for archives to create catalogues of important archival collections, as well as Sc...

£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England) 23rd July 2021

Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackling fuel poverty, and supporting green jobs. £160 million in funding will b...

Funding for Community Sports Projects (Greater London) 22nd July 2021

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

Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK) 21st July 2021

Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges....

Near Neighbours Small Grants Fund Re-opens for Applications (England) 21st July 2021

Local groups and organisations working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities to improve their communities can apply for grants of £250 to £3,000 from the Near Neighbours Fund. The fund operates in specific areas of Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Black Country, Nottingham, Birmingham, Peterborough, Luton, Leicestershire, West London, and East London. Grants awarded in...

Future Farming Resilience Fund to Open in August (England) 19th July 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is making tailored business support available to farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. The Future Farming Resilience Fund will support farmers or land managers in receipt of Basic Payment Scheme payments from August 2021 through to March 2022 to help them navigate the changes during this period. The support will enable farmers to understand the cha...

PH Holt Foundation Opens New £250,000 Resilience Fund (Merseyside) 19th July 2021

The PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund which aims to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon charities already supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in Merseyside. This is a one-off grant fund available to eligible organisations with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes, and who can demonstrate how the funding will make a difference. New and previous applic...

Funding Programme to Reduce Marine Litter (Northern Ireland) 16th July 2021

Organisations in Northern Ireland responsible for managing free to access public open space can apply for funding to purchase equipment for projects to reduce marine litter. The Live Here Love Here Marine Litter Capital Grants scheme will award grants of between £500 and £40,000 to constituted groups, businesses and statutory bodies (between £500 and £5,000 for non-constituted groups) to support projects such as seagull-proof bins, gull/ro...

Additional Round of the Wales and Africa Grant Scheme to Open to Applications (Wales) 15th July 2021

The Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. This funding round will enable community groups and organisations throughout Wales to work with their African Partners to adopt new ways of working as a partnership and to alleviate impacts currently being experienced by African partners due to the pandemic or to enable resuming 'business as usual' activity. Grants of between £3,000 and £15,000. Requests f...

Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK) 15th July 2021

The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers.  Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as fund...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th July 2021

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