All Funding News

Community Partnering Fund Opens for Applications (North of England) 31st January 2020

Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid have launched the latest application round of the Community Partnering Fund. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to third sector organisations and community groups in the North of England for projects that alleviate hardship associated with fuel poverty; promote energy efficiency and encourage interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and related career...

Launch of Safer Streets Fund (England & Wales) 31st January 2020

A new £25 million scheme to tackle burglary and theft in crime hotspots has been launched by the Policing Minister. The Safer Streets Fund is open for bids from police and crime commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to fund initiatives aimed at stopping these offences happening in the first place. The fund is specifically designed for areas that need to tackle theft, robbery, and burglary – known as acquisitive crimes. Successful a...

Funding for Outdoor Learning (UK) 31st January 2020

UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. Priority will be given to schools that are located in areas of high deprivation and/or have pupils who are living in deprived areas; and are committed to enabling outdoor learning and see environmental engagement as an important part of education. The funding is being made available through the Ernest Cook Ou...

£2 Million Fund Opens for Flood Affected Farmers (South Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and the Midlands) 31st January 2020

A £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property in the devastating floods in November has opened for applications. The Farming Recovery Fund is open for applications from farmers with affected land in parts of South Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and the Midlands. Farmers can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £25,000. The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2020.

Active Inclusion Fund Opens for Applications (Wales) 31st January 2020

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action has announced that the Active Inclusion Fund is now open for applications. The fund aims to support projects that reduce economic inactivity in Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market. This can include young people; people with low skills; people with work limiting health conditions; carers; people from jobless households; BAME individuals; and those a...

Grant Programme for Arts Award Centres (UK) 31st January 2020

Arts Award Centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue can apply for grants of between £100 and £1,500 to support their work. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in the UK with priority given to those working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used to support the organisation to pilot, embed or develo...

Grants for Human and Legal Rights Organisations (UK) 31st January 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession. Projects supported will be working to promote human rights, provide access to justice or to provide legal education. Priority is particularly given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities. Applications are assessed at quarterly Trustee...

£500 Million to Bring Back Historic Rail Lines (England and Wales) 30th January 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) is inviting local MPs to work with local authorities and community groups across England and Wales to propose how they could use £500 million of funding to reinstate axed local services. As well as looking for new ideas, DfT will also use the £500 million fund to progress the development of closed lines and stations already being considered for restoration. To make sure that growing towns and communities ar...

YHA Family Support Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 30th January 2020

The Youth Hostel Association is offering a free two-night stay with meals in Youth Hostels in England and Wales to families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances. One break per year at a YHA Youth Hostel (a list of participating hostels is on the website) is available to families with up to two adults and children aged 2 – 18 years where the annual h...

Funding for Physical Improvements on the National Cycle Network (Scotland) 30th January 2020

Community groups can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 for projects which benefit people or wildlife across National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The funding is being made available through the Sustrans Love Your Network grant fund and will be available to registered charities, social enterprises and other constituted community group for physical improvements on the National Cycle Network. The closing date for applications is...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 30th January 2020

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...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 30th January 2020

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development is inviting schools to apply for a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or grants of up to £3,000 for a one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th January 2020

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 Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 29th January 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 13th March 2020. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School,...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 29th January 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 23rd March 2020. 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. Priority...

Funding for Physical Activity Community Projects (London) 28th January 2020

Not for profit organisations, informal groups and individuals can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 for activities that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. The funding is being made available through the Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund and will support recognised sporting activities a...

Funding for Projects Supporting Disadvantaged People (Scotland) 27th January 2020

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to housing associations and voluntary organisations linked to housing associations for projects that help provide solutions for people in housing need. This can include the provision of services to older people to enable them to continue living at home; provision of services promoting digital participation and access to online services to digitally excluded individuals and groups; and provision of services...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 2020

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for application. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audi...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 2020

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Sport England Launches New Major Event Volunteer Fund (England) 24th January 2020

Sport England has launched a new Major Event Volunteer Fund to address volunteer shortages within grassroots sports. The aim of the fund is to help national governing bodies, event hosts and other organisations make it easier and more attractive for existing volunteers at national sporting events to continue their volunteering experience in sport at a community level. The funding is available to national governing body or organisation hosting...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 24th January 2020

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...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 24th January 2020

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or suppl...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 23rd January 2020

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community. This could include a grant towards providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section of society; a grant towards equipment or improvements at a pool which will encourage either increased participation; a g...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Adult Hospices to Improve Buildings and Outside Spaces (UK) 23rd January 2020

Adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that improve the physical environment within which hospices deliver care. A total of £100,000 is available and the programme primarily supports capital costs but revenue costs that help deliver the capital activity can be included in the project costs. It is important that the pro...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 23rd January 2020

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and registered charities in Scotland working with young people aged 8 to 25 years can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. The fund will cover the cost of accommodation as wel...

Mayor of London Launches New Fund to Tackle Extremism (London) 22nd January 2020

Civil society organisations in London that can deliver projects which counter violent extremism in London can now apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Mayor of London’s Shared Endeavour Fund. The aim of the fund is to support civil society groups that are standing together against hate, intolerance and extremism. The closing date for applications is 10pm on the 22nd March 2020.

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd January 2020

Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing 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 qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve t...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 22nd January 2020

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is 12 noon on the...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st January 2020

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st January 2020

The School Holiday Activity Fund has grants available to help charities and state schools deliver activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. Up to £4,000 is available for act...

Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 20th January 2020

The Ministry of Defence offers grants of up to £10,000 to help Communities to organise Armed Forces Day events. Armed Forces Day will be on the 27th June 2020. The grant will pay for up to £50% of the cost of the event. The remainder will need to be raised by the community. The funding can be used to pay for road closures required to hold an event, including to allow for parades and marches; decorations, flags and banners; newspaper and...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 20th January 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 28th February 2020. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Educatio...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 20th January 2020

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 5th March 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be with...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 20th January 2020

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become e...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st May 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects invo...

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 17th January 2020

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. The fun...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 17th January 2020

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 2020. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant 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 support...

Funding for Areas Least Engaged in Arts and Culture (England) 16th January 2020

Grants of up to £2million are available to areas that have been identified as being least engaged in the Arts and Culture in England. The funding is being made available through the Arts Council England which will be allocating at least £39 million through the second funding round of the Creative People and Places Fund. Projects eligible to apply must be led by consortia of organisations and must include community groups and/or grass-roots...

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2020 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland) 16th January 2020

Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Tesco’s Bags of Help programme and can cover a broad range of projects and can be used: to purchase sports kit, litter pickers, camping equipment; improvements to buildings; the development of outdoor space such as a play area or woodland; running a...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 16th January 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £2,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects inc...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 15th January 2020

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Funding is available for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities but must be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a group or individual actin...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 15th January 2020

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 15th January 2020

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 2020 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 Music and Arts Projects for People with Disabilities (UK) 14th January 2020

From the 1st February 2020 grants of up to £1,000 will be available to projects that improve access to Music and the Arts for people with physical, learning and mental health disabilities. To be eligible applicants need to be registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1 million. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and the closing date for applications will be the 28th F...

Funding for Projects Supporting Young People (England and Wales) 14th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities in England and Wales working with young people aged 0-25. The funding is available for projects that lead to employment, accreditation, further education, training and integration. The funding is being made available through the Joanies Fund and is administered by Herefordshire Community Foundation. The funding is available for running costs, both project and core costs, and capital...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 14th January 2020

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.  The aim of the fund is to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application to be successful it must meet at least one of the following objectives: bring the c...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 13th January 2020

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £1...

Track 2000 Legacy Fund (Wales) 10th January 2020

Registered small-medium size charities, community voluntary groups or small social enterprises based in South Wales with an income of £500,000 or less can apply for funding of between £5,000 and £35,000 through the Track 2000 Legacy Fund. Funding is available for projects relating to Education and Training, Environmental Improvements and Strengthening Disadvantaged Communities who face poverty or hardship. Projects can last for up to 2 ye...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 10th January 2020

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or labo...

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (UK) 10th January 2020

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that the next round of the Collections Fund is now open for applications. Run by the Museums Association (MA) and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the fund awards grants to projects that bring Museum collections closer to people. Grants of up to £90,000 over two years are available to Museums for ideas that make a strong link between the collection, the people the organisation wants t...

Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (Manchester, London, Bristol, Oxford) 10th January 2020

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play outdoor sport. Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainability, for e...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 10th January 2020

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 9th January 2020

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

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 9th January 2020

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LT...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 9th January 2020

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or...

Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 9th January 2020

Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply to a £3.7 million loan fund to enhance their social impact. Repayable finance of between £25,000 and £150,000 is available. The Fund will pioneer the use of financial incentives to help organisations achieve their social impact targets. Organisations will be able to get a reduction in the headline interest rate for loans with terms between two and five years by successfully evid...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available to churches and Christian organisations to help them connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their area. Support is available for projects that focus on improving the lives of young people (aged 0-18) and encouraging church growth as young people discover faith for themselves and begin to play an active part in church communities. Examples of the types of items...

Grants of up to £5,000 for Palliative Care in Africa (UK / International) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of palliative care across Africa and in particular to items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. The funding is being made available through the True Colour Trust Small Grants programme for Africa and priority is given to equipment for patients; palliative care for children and young people; palliative care medicines; capital...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 8th January 2020

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions a...

Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 7th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for small one-off projects lasting up to one year that promote the life-chances of children and young people through education and family support. State schools; Independent schools with charitable status; Local authorities; Exempt and Registered charities and national organisations with a track record and reputation of working to benefit children and young people can apply. The work must be carried out in...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 7th January 2020

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisation...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 6th January 2020

Community and voluntary groups tackling key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible, projects need to address one of three themes: Skills; Employment; or Health. A total of £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects. To apply, organisations need to complete an eligibility survey to determine whether the applicant organis...

Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales) 3rd January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening. Funding could cover, for example, site prep...

£1 Million funding Boost for South Yorkshire Flood Charity (Yorkshire and Humber) 2nd January 2020

The Government has announced that it will provide a £1 million boost to help vulnerable people affected by flooding in South Yorkshire. The funding will be provided to the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund which has raised over £500,000 already, with the government pledging to match all funds raised up to the value of £1 million. The government has also pledged a further £300,000 of match-funding for other eligible areas...

Government Announces New £1.5 Million Fund to Save the Pub (England) 2nd January 2020

The government has announced a new £1.5 million fund to support community pubs. The funding will help an estimated 100 new groups to take ownership of and save their local pub or support their essential community services based in pubs in rural and remote areas. The £1.15 million fund will support community pubs through two key programmes. £650,000 will be allocated to the More Than a Pub programme which provides small grants and speciali...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 2nd January 2020

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th March 2020.The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or th...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 24th December 2019

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually av...

Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England) 24th December 2019

The Government is making £3 million available to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country. Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms. The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The remaining funding comes from a combination...

Funding for School Arts Visits (London) 24th December 2019

State primary schools and special schools (primary or secondary) are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to help children to access and take part in arts activities at the many high-class institutions in London. Activities could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience or to a museum or art gallery. Grants could cover, for example, travel costs and contributions towards participation activities. The funding is being made...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 23rd December 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2020. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase th...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 23rd December 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 11th March 2020 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular project...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 20th December 2019

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support of up to £1,500 for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th September 2020. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects...

Museum Development Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 20th December 2019

Museums Galleries Scotland has announced that the Museum Galleries Scotland Museums Development Fund is now open for applications. Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can now apply for grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 (or up to £60,000 for museums caring for Recognised Collections for projects relating to those collections) to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations in line with the...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England) 20th December 2019

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The deadline for receipt of grant applications is the 16th March 2020. The Trust funds schemes and projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of £1,000 to £5,000 are normally available to...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 20th December 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available t...

Funding for Biology Science Festivals (UK) 19th December 2019

Individuals and organisations who wish to hold a one day biology science festival can apply for grants of up to £500. The aim is to support the celebration of life sciences and to engage the public and families with an array of outreach activities that cover a large range of bioscience topics. 10 grants will be available to run events between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020. The Big Biology Day grants have been made available by the...

New funding Available in Northern Ireland, Thanks to Tesco Bags of Help (Northern Ireland) 19th December 2019

Communities in Northern Ireland will soon be able to apply for a share of more than £125,000 for local projects that benefit people and places. The money will be made available from the sale of reusable Bags of Life in stores across the country, the Bags of Help Scheme has been made available by Tesco’s and is administered by Groundwork UK. Tesco customers will decide where the money goes, casting their votes for shortlisted charities usin...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 18th December 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 29th February 2020. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and jus...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 18th December 2019

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full publi...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 18th December 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activ...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 17th December 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 20th March 2020 for the next trustees meeti...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 17th December 2019

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...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2019

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 17th December 2019

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets,...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 17th December 2019

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 16th December 2019

Over three years the Ecosurety Exploration Fund will invest £1million in projects that can reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment through innovation or research in the UK. The Fund are looking to support ideas up to £150,000 that will go on to make a bigger impact beyond the initially funded project - especially those that may ordinarily struggle to get off the ground. The £1 mi...

Football Stadia Improvement Fund (England and Wales) 16th December 2019

Funding of £6.5million is available annually to provide financial assistance towards a wide range of stadia projects, including the construction of new stands, installation of floodlights, turnstiles, or even relocating to an entirely new ground. Capital grants are available to clubs from the EFL, National League, Women’s FA National League and Welsh Premier League down to the lower levels of the FA National League System. to improve safet...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 16th December 2019

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...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 13th December 2019

Registered charities and organisations with a charitable purpose within the greater Bristol area can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Society of Merchant Venturers Charity. The primary areas supported are social needs; youth; education; environment; social enterprise; health care; culture and the arts; and projects that will benefit greater Bristol and its economic development. The charity meets four times a year, typically in J...

Arts Council/ V&A Purchase Grant Fund (England) 13th December 2019

The Arts Council England has announced that the V&A Purchase Fund has been renewed until 2022. Accredited museums, specialist libraries and record repositories accredited under the Archive Service Accreditation Scheme can now apply for a share of the £724,000 of funding available this year. The fund enables regional museums and cultural organisations to strengthen the quality, relevance and standard of their permanent collections and supports...

Arts Impact Fund (England) 13th December 2019

Arts Council England has announced that loans of between £150,000 and £600,000 are available to entrepreneurial arts and cultural organisations. The aim of the loans isto increase the resilience of art and culture in England. The loans can be used, among other things, to acquire new assets, improve built infrastructure, develop new ventures or scale up existing revenue streams. The Arts Impact Fund is created and funded by Bank of America...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & Surrey) 12th December 2019

Grants of between £20,001 and £250,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports and leisure facilities in London and Surrey. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) that have already shown a commitment to encouraging and supporting people who are not physically active to participate in sporting activities. To be eligible, applicants must have in place robust busine...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 12th December 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 23rd March 2020. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which pow...

Apply for Grants of up to £50,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & Surrey) 12th December 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. To be eligible the project needs to be located in one or more of the 32 London Boroughs and/or the City of London, Surrey, South North...

Funding Available to Promote Cycling and Walking (Scotland) 11th December 2019

Grants of £25,000 are now available to social housing providers, local authorities and registered social landlords in Scotland who actively promote walking and cycling options for their residents. Funding is available for infrastructure proposals such as secure cycle parking, street furniture such as seating, litter bins, bollards and planters as well as improvements to access points and lighting. The Social Housing Fund is supported by the S...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 11th December 2019

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. This is a...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 11th December 2019

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 23rd March 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000....

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 10th December 2019

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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland) 10th December 2019

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 23rd March 2020. 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; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling s...